Michael Douglas credits his success to a ‘big d***’ & his health to no-gluten diet

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas is still promoting Ant-Man, which arrives in theaters today. Douglas hasn’t had the easiest time of things. His mother, Diana Dill, passed away a few weeks ago. Douglas has been up and down with his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones, and his son’s been in and out of prison. Douglas also went through a lengthy battle with throat cancer, which he claims was caused by HPV, not smoking. His health seems to have stabilized, and his career is on the upswing with the Marvel connection.

Douglas recently talked about how American actors are “too sensitive and asexusal,” so I guess he feels the need to swing his wang around. Douglas decided to attribute his decades of enduring success to having a big one:

Michael Douglas didn’t hesitate when George Wayne — known for his impertinent interviews in Vanity Fair — asked about his key to superstardom.

At the party after Monday night’s screening of “Ant-Man, in which Douglas plays a scientist who is able to shrink atoms, Wayne said, “Your father had his cleft chin. Omar Sharif had the gap in his teeth …”

“I have a big d - - k,” Douglas said with a smile before moving into the crowd at the Knickerbocker Hotel rooftop, which included Malin Akerman, Alysia Reiner and Pat Cleveland.

[From Page Six]

Do we believe him, and does it matter? Douglas also spoke with the Daily Mail about his gluten-free craze. He’s certain that the diet switch has helped his health, cleared his memory, given him energy, and helped him lose weight. Of the gluten-free lifestyle, Douglas says, “I must give it high recommendations for you out there.

Douglas is just one of several celebrities who have joined the gluten-free craze. He doesn’t mention having celiac disease, only that the new lifestyle has had some really good effects on his body. At least he doesn’t sound too pushy in his recommendation. The gluten-free crowd already has a lot of outspoken advocates.

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

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  1. Bethie says:

    So he’s kinda weird, yeah?

    • Kiddo says:

      LMAO. He sounds INCREDIBLY insecure, trying to push this whole manly man thing.
      (I was going to say down our throats, I guess I just did, and it made me vomit)

      Sorry Michael, no one sees you as a masculine sex symbol, try as you might to promote that.

      • Joan says:

        I wish you would have said “down our throats”. Fantastic double entendre for dirty minds like myself!! 🙂 Thanks for the laugh, Kiddo!!

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Agree. He has always struck me as very vain, and vanity isn’t masculine to me.

      • Tracy says:

        Doesn’t sound “insecure” to me, just sounds like he couldn’t care less about some stupid question intended to be provocative. He’s not the slightest bit interested in having to prove himself anymore.

  2. Izzy says:

    He already lost a lot of weight when he was treated for cancer, so maybe GF helped him stay trim, but it certainly had nothing to do with his weight loss initially.

    As for his other claim, I’ll chalk that up to a joke. The reporter was stupid enough to i sinuate that those other actors met with long-term success because of physical attributes instead of talent, so the reporter deserved that sassy comeback.

  3. Kiki says:

    This when this old man needs to shut his mouth about his private life and his parts. This is too much information that isn’t necessary.

  4. Hudson Girl says:

    I am a Celiac so, I get SO annoyed at people who disparage Gluten Free eating. I have no problem with people who do it when they don’t have to. But… HOW?! I miss pizza and beer SO much.

    My theory is, those that go GF optionally, benefit because they are eliminating that many more Non-GMO’s from their diet. Eating Non-GMO hopefully will be the next thing to catch on.

    • MariaTR says:

      Totally agree. Folks who jump on the latest elimination diet bandwagon are right that they feel better, but it’s not necessarily “gluten” or “carbs” that are the problem, it’s that eliminating those things often forces you to eat less processed garbage and more whole foods. And of course you end up feeling better!

    • Leftovers says:

      I make my own pizza when I absolutely can’t resist (not that often), and it is simply delicious. There are some good GF pizza base recipes out there.

    • lisa says:

      i dont have celiac disease but i gave up all processed foods which would include wheat and sugar to help with migraines. the benefits were so amazing, i think it is easy to keep up with. i am off all medications which imo is better than any food.

      • TheOtherViv says:

        how long did it take and were you on triptans/imitrex before?

      • lisa says:


        i started to feel better immediately.it took over year to be off the meds. i was on imitrex before the triptans . at the time i changed my diet, i was on a triptan and a narcotic pain med. now i take an occasional ibuprofen, like once a month.

        i cant say it would work for everyone but it is easy enough to try and there is nothing to lose.

  5. Belle Epoch says:

    Keeping it klassy.

  6. Dhavynia says:

    I’m glad he has a big dong?
    He aged rapidly after his cancer scare but he seems to have recovered pretty well so I guess gluten free doesn’t hurt.
    I always liked him so he can talk about his dong all he wants lol

    • Lauren II says:

      Remember Fatal Attraction? And Basic Instinct? Sharon and Glenn seemed to be enjoying Michael’s skills.

      Michael was a manly man with erotic love scenes. Intelligent with a gravelly voice, not too pretty.

      A lot of male actors today are asexual – like BCOOP-CREEPY.

      I guess Michael misses his youth, and his dick wandering years/decades.

  7. Goats on the Roof says:

    As a person with Celiac disease, it bugs me no end to hear about people going GF for the hell of it. What I would give to go into a restaurant and order whatever I want! And the bread, my god, I miss fluffy bread. Nevermind me, I’ll be over here in the corner, pouting.

    • frivolity says:

      My condolences. 🙁 I don’t know what I’d do without good European bread and pasta … I hope you have found some decent alternatives!

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      If it wasn’t a diet trend your life would probably be harder. Now there are aisles just for gluten free products and restraints making gluten free dishes. No offense and sorry twit you can’t eat bread, but it’s idiots like this that made your life just a little bit easier.

    • Crumpet says:

      You have my sympathies. GF is a silly health fad craze that will hopefully run it’s course. Gluten is a wheat protein, nothing more, nothing less. If you don’t have celiacs, there is no reason to avoid it. If people want to eat less processed foods, fine. But don’t pretend gluten is some demon stealing our health (unless, of course, you have celiacs).


  8. Prairiegirl says:

    It’s Hollywood. Isn’t it always about whose dick is biggest? LOL.

  9. Tig says:

    I do wonder if he’s losing it a bit. That bizarre interview re manly men and now this? If he needed a cheeky comeback, say great hair, a great smile- but this? Great example for the 16 yr old son still at home. After this promo is over, hope he takes a breather. Don’t care how old you are, losing a parent is tough sledding.

  10. GlimmerBunny says:

    I think he’s joking. I’m so excited to see Ant-Man this weekend, mainly because I think Paul Rudd is super hot!

  11. PHD gossip says:

    He had tongue cancer, not throat cancer. He owned up to it later.

  12. tracking says:

    Such a crass egomaniac. I find him incredibly annoying.

  13. AntiSocialButterfly says:

    Zero evidence* for his claim- zero. Saggy b@lls, yes, sure… he’s rather aged, after all.
    (*- unabashed and self-proclaimed certified trouser inspector here)

  14. Yoohoo says:

    It’s a joke. That question didn’t deserve a deep meaning of life answer. I think he’s getting older and doesn’t give a hoot anymore. He’ll say what he wants. I agree with him about actors these days. In the 80s and 90s there was Arnold, Bruce, Jean Claude, Steven Segal, and Sylvester. There aren’t many actors with that level of masculinity anymore. Now actions hero’s are funny not necessarily super manly and tough.

  15. ncboudicca says:

    He may be gluten-free for his health, for real. I think that people with celiac disease who do NOT follow a GF diet are at much higher risk for oral cancers? So maybe the underlying cause of his cancer was celiac disease, and he’s eating correctly now. He may not want to admit to that, given that he’s already lied once about his cancer. Just a thought.

    • Venus says:

      No, people with celiac disease who don’t follow a GF diet are a higher risk for intestinal lymphoma, not oral cancers. The intestines get all messed up because of the immune response to the gluten. Oral cancer has completely different causes.

  16. seesittellsit says:

    Well, let’s see it, then!

  17. Leftovers says:

    Living gluten-free is not a craze. I am not coeliac, but have been diagnosed with a non-coeliac gluten intolerance. I went gluten free in January and feel like a new person because gluten (and dairy) were doing a number on my body, bread and cheese having been my favourite things my entire life. Every positive outcome Michael describes has happened to me, and I echo his sentiments.

    Not everybody is intolerant, but being affected by gluten isn’t exclusive to coeliacs, so perhaps this is an opportunity for the author of this text to learn a bit more about this rather than just attributing it to a “craze”.

    • Gardenia says:

      I completely agree with you. It’s a bit dismissive and narrow-minded to call the gluten-free diet a “craze”, like it’s just some pointless little trendy thing that’s going to go away soon. It’s not, and should not go away. Everyone can benefit from cutting gluten out.

      I’m not coeliac either, but I’ve greatly benefited from going gluten free: I feel more clear-headed, have more energy, sleep better, my mood is better, and the chronic nerve pain I had is all but gone. I’ve lost a little weight too, although that’s not why I went gluten free.

      There are a couple of excellent books out there about the effects of gluten on health, particularly neurological health. Grain Brain, by Dr David Perlmutter, is an enlightening read.

    • Konspiracytheory says:

      + 1

    • MAC says:

      Thanks for pointing out its not a craze. It got me out of a wheel chair.

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  18. casey says:

    I am somewhat surprised (and disappointed) that such a successful, seemingly intelligent celebrity with access to the best medical/health resources is so naive when it comes to health. As other posters have pointed out, jumping on the gf bandwagon makes no sense when you are not celiac or otherwise medically unable to have gluten. But then again, think back to Oprah in the late 80’s and “optifast”…

    • Ksweet says:

      There are other reasons to go GF other than celiac disease. I have an autoimmune disease and gluten has been proven to increase the presence of the antibodies that attack the body. For me, going gluten free has also taken me from severe chronic pain and inflammation to living a relatively normal life.

      Please, everyone stop calling it a craze, because if it didn’t make a huge difference in my health I would still be eating all the foods I love. If I accidentally get some wheat in my body I feel it immediately, so it’s not worth it and it is NOT a fad I’m following. It’s so rude and dismissive when we are depriving ourselves of things we love to be called “naive” and “fad followers”.

  19. kri says:

    Gosh, he’s lovely, isn’t he? What a charmer and obviously he loves and respects women…..gag. What a pr!ck. Is he Sean Penn’s role model?

  20. Andrea says:

    I took a food sensitivity test a few months back because my rosacea has gotten out of control and no derm has helped me at all. I was found to have an intolerance to wheat and since I have eliminated it, my energy level has increased as well as my rosacea has cleared up. I now stay away from all the foods that i came up as sensitive to and only eat them 1-2 times per month(peanut, eggs, bananas, pineapple, and kidney beans were all on it). I still eat rice, quinoa, and GF breads, but the lack of wheat I cannot rave about enough how much it has helped me, not to mention help to lose a bit of weight too. Personally, I think instead of Gf, people should consider wheat free or minimizing wheat in their diets.

  21. serena says:

    Looks like death warmed up. Why bother after this point?

  22. Ravensdaughter says:

    Let me share one potential side effect of a gluten free diet-constipation. My sister was being supportive of her husband going gluten free, and she lasted about two weeks. It makes sense, since a wheat free diet means dropping a major source of fiber.
    Obviously, that can be managed with something like daily psyllium-a wheat free option-but I’m not a fan of Metamucil and neither is my sister!
    Maybe Michael Dick..errr, Douglas…didn’t have that side effect since he seems to be the poster child for TMI.
    Condolences on the death of his mother. No matter how old you are, it’s always hard to lose a parent.

    • Andrea says:

      I’m wheat free for 2 months now and have never been constipated.

      • lisa says:

        ive been wheat and sugar free over 10 years now and i can honestly say im never constipated. i would assume the constipation ravensdaughter is talking about is due to what her relative is eating, not what they arent eating.

  23. Size Does Matter says:

    A big problem with today’s wheat is that it was developed in a lab in the mid-20th century to be quick-growing and drought-resistant. It is such a far cry from what wheat used to be, the worst of the GMOs. And it is everywhere and nobody really knows how the modifications will affect us all long term. Such a source of empty calories. But if you replace gluten food with the alternative starch-based gluten-free substitute junk foods, you lose the benefit of losing the gluten.

    • Crumpet says:

      It is true that we have modified what wheat used to be. But then we have been modifying our food plants for as long as we have been an agricultural society. Gluten is not a new protein – it has always been in wheat.

  24. Sally says:

    Didn’t he have a sex addiction and that is what led to his split from Diandra? Or am I getting him confused with someone else?

  25. I’ve never found him attractive. Ever. I think it’s his voice. And plus he has always had the looks of a stereotypical leading man–even just looking at him made me feel like I was supposed to find him attractive because of his hair, his smile, etc. Ladyboner killer.

    And the only person over sixty allowed to talk about their dick size is Liam Neeson. And maybe Willem Dafoe.

  26. Nikki says:

    My doctor told me to go gluten free for my arthritis. When people find out I don’t eat gluten, a LOT of time I get a hostile, “Do you have celiac disease, or did you just WANT to go gluten free?” It really bothers me as I don’t want to have to give my medical history OR lie. People can be very Judy against those they perceive as “jumping on the gluten free bandwagon”!!

    • Stephanie says:

      Has it helped your arthritis? I’m gluten intolerant and it definitely helped with many things including hip and knee injuries that hurt sometimes . My mom has really bad arthritis like her fingers are mangled looking . She would never give it up though , never . She’s completely addicted to wheat it’s basically her entire diet.

    • Crumpet says:

      Did it help? I am surprised your doctor recommended it, as there is no medical literature suggesting that gluten aggravates arthritis.

    • Carmen says:

      Those people sound rude and insensitive to me. Why should you have to explain your medical history to anyone? It’s nobody’s business what you eat. A friend of mine went vegan a few years ago and swears he never felt better. It’s totally not for me, but evidently it works fine for him.

    • Bjf says:

      I agree. I do not have Celiac’s, but I was advised by my DOCTOR to go gluten free to help NON-intestinal problems. It has greatly improved my life. I have been gluten free for years now. Believe me, if it didn’t help me, I wouldn’t still be gluten free. I miss bread. I miss normal pizza. I miss just being able to eat freely wherever I go. But, the taste just isn’t worth the consequences. Yes, there are people who are using it as a fad diet, but they won’t last. If anyone has an illness or ailment they just can’t shake, I recommend giving up gluten for a couple weeks. If you don’t feel any improvement, you haven’t lost much.

  27. G says:

    I mean we all honestly wondered how he pulled CZJ and now we know. Its funny because its probably true. LOL!

  28. EC0102 says:

    Just b/c there hasn’t been a medical study on something doesn’t mean someone’s experience should be negated. Wheat made me sick my whole life, but I tested negative for celiac and was told I should keep eating gluten – there was no way I had it. 10 years later, what do you know, I test positive for celiac. Could have spared myself a lot of pain and misery. People should be way more compassionate towards others trying to figure out their health.

    Should also stop criticizing the gluten free movement. The people JUDGING the non-celiacs who are gf are the problem. What do you care of someone else doesn’t eat gluten?All the articles that slam the gf diet but put (*oh, but we don’t mean celiac sufferers!) are still degrading our one and only treatment and making it be viewed in a negative light.

    I personally appreciate that I have a thousand more option than I would have five years ago, AND I tell restaurants I am medically gluten free.

    So I hope it doesn’t go away and I hope everyone who knows nothing about it all would back off.

    From, A huffy celiac

    • Bjf says:

      Yes! I honestly don’t know if it’s the gluten or some other named substance that wreaks havoc on my body – I am not a doctor nor a scientist. But, I do know that when I eat a gluten free diet, I don’t have the symptoms. And when I do eat gluten, I have symptoms. That’s enough for me. I don’t understand why my eating habits seem to piss off so many other people. I don’t force people to eat gluten free when they are with me.

  29. Greenieweenie says:

    My uncle had the same cancer. HPV causes the cancer, but smoking increases the likelihood of HPV becoming cancerous (and I think it also increases the rate at which the cancer grows). I don’t know why this claim is so shocking, it is well established medical knowledge.