All of this arrived Tuesday in a box so big I thought maybe someone was sending me a suffocated animal. I asked my boss John Cook if I could keep it and he said, "Do you even want it?" An iPod and a bottle of Moët? Yes, that is an instant Friday/living Mariah Carey song. Whatever. I was going to watch Soderberg's Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, anyway (I wanna see Michael Douglas and Matt Damon fuck!). Now I'm gonna watch it in class, like Liberace would if he were alive today and used headphones for the sound on his TV. Anyway, this is the sort of shameless shit that networks do to try to buy positive coverage. We'll see if it works.

Here is the note that HBO sent with this package:

Liberace once said, "Too much of a good thing is wonderful!", and we couldn't agree more. The legendary entertainer lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. To bring you a taste of that luxury and celebrate the premiere of HBO's Behind the Candelabra, please enjoy this selection of items inspired by the King of Bling himself. From a custom Moet & Chandon bottle to selections from the film's soundtrack (available May 21st) you have everything you need to gete in the spirit for the premiere of Behind the Candelabra.