Well, well, Michael Douglas certainly has some opinions about celebrity romances.
"I don't know about Brad Pitt," says Douglas, "leaving that beautiful woman [Jennifer Aniston] to go hold orphans for Angelina [Jolie]. I mean how long is that going to last?"
It's an odd comment, coming from someone who himself is a "Messenger of Peace" for the United Nations. Pitt's rep declined to fire back, but let's hope that UN goodwill ambassador Jolie shows him some diplomatic immunity.
Brad and Angelina aren't the only couple Douglas evaluates in the new issue of GQ.
Though he denies reports that he spurned treatment for sex addiction, the 61-year-old divorcé credits current wife Catherine Zeta-Jones with saving him from a meaningless bachelorhood.
"You learn to respect something of value and nurture it and treat it well," he says. "I mean, don't ask me what happened with Renee Zellweger [and her short-lived husband Kenny Chesney]. I don't know how you get married for four months. And Julia [Roberts] with Lyle [Lovett]. There must be some incredible things you find out one night. I mean, I don't know."
No question he communicates — constantly — with Zeta-Jones. The actress, who has the same ring-tone as on her T-Mobile commercials, calls him at least four times during his interview with GQ's Jeanne Marie Laskas, and once when he's giving a speech at the United Nations.
At the UN, he turns off his own phone's ringer, but later tells her "I was gonna … put you on the microphone. … If Mrs. [Kofi] Annan wasn't there, maybe I would have."
Safe in his domestic bliss, the star of the forthcoming "The Sentinel" still remembers doing his famous sex scenes in "Basic Instinct," "Fatal Attraction" and "Disclosure."
"I'd always go, 'Okay, I'm going to touch your breast here,' so it was never like, 'Hey what's going on?' I mean, you make a lady comfortable."
His screen romp with Sharon Stone may have sapped his energy for the "Basic Instinct" sequel.
"When Sharon and I did the f— of the century — it was eight days," he recalls. "It was tough. It was exhausting."