Woody Allen

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Susan Sarandon Has Harsh Words for Woody Allen

'I think he sexually assaulted a child'

(Newser) - Susan Sarandon has slammed Woody Allen at the Cannes Film Festival where allegations of sexual assault have been renewed against the director. Speaking at a "Woman in Motion" talk on Sunday, Sarandon said of Allen: "I think he sexually assaulted a child and I don't think that'... More »

Woody Allen Hit With Rape Joke at His Cannes Film Premiere

French comedian appears to compare him to Roman Polanski

(Newser) - Woody Allen's Cafe Society opened the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday, and at the premiere, the master of ceremonies drew gasps from the crowd with one of his comments: "You’ve shot so many of your films here in Europe and yet in the US you haven’t even... More »

Ronan Farrow: Media Gives Woody Allen, Cosby a Pass

He takes on PR, reporters, himself for being complicit in silencing sex-abuse survivors

(Newser) - Woody Allen's star-studded Cafe Society is the opening flick Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival , and in a probably-not-coincidentally-timed piece in the Hollywood Reporter , his son with Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, pens a scathing essay on the "culture of acquiescence" surrounding his famous filmmaker dad, specifically regarding Allen'... More »

Woody Allen: I Made Soon-Yi's Life Way Better

Filmmaker reflects on his once-controversial relationship

(Newser) - Woody Allen was completely "immune" to the scandal that erupted when he got involved with Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of his then-partner Mia Farrow, and wasn't traumatized by it "in the slightest," he tells the Hollywood Reporter in a new cover story. "I worked... More »

Woody Allen's TV Series Gets a Surprising Star

Miley Cyrus will join Allen, Elaine May

(Newser) - A year after it was first announced, Woody Allen's Amazon TV series finally has a cast. The six-episode series will star Allen himself alongside Miley Cyrus and Elaine May, who last acted in Allen's 2000 film Small Time Crooks, report Deadline and Reuters . Cyrus confirmed her new role... More »

Writers Pick Funniest Screenplay Ever

'Annie Hall' gets the honors

(Newser) - The Writers Guild of America thinks Woody Allen penned the funniest movie of all time. In a newly released list of the 101 funniest screenplays, Allen's Annie Hall tops the list, reports the Hollywood Reporter . Allen himself starred in the 1977 film with Diane Keaton. Most of the top... More »

Woody: I Thought Soon-Yi Would Just Be a Fling

Usually reticent director dishes on wife, insecurities, 'sensible' life in NPR interview

(Newser) - It's weird to be fascinated listening to someone describe a totally boring life. But when that someone is the reclusive Woody Allen, it's easy to get sucked in by details that are usually hard to come by. In an interview with NPR , the 79-year-old director elaborates on his... More »

Mariel Hemingway: Woody Allen Hoped to Seduce Me at 18

So she claims in new memoir

(Newser) - When Mariel Hemingway was just 18, she starred as Woody Allen's girlfriend in 1979's Manhattan—and she reveals in an upcoming memoir that the director, then in his mid-40s, appeared to hope life would imitate art. "Our relationship was platonic, but I started to see that he... More »

A Woody Allen TV Show? What It Means

Big things for streaming TV—and likely controversy: James Poniewozik

(Newser) - Woody Allen is set to write and direct a TV series on Amazon Prime , and the news has big ramifications for the filmmaker, the company, and the TV industry, writes James Poniewozik in Time . First of all, the legendary director's willingness to make a TV show proves that "... More »

Amazon Scores Woody Allen's First TV Series

He'll write and direct half-hour episodes on Prime

(Newser) - Woody Allen is getting ready to make his first-ever TV series, though in a press release, he doesn't quite sound prepared: "I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin." The filmmaker will write and... More »

Scarlett Johansson: Dylan Farrow Letter 'Irresponsible'

She addresses Woody Allen controversy

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson was one of the many Hollywood VIPs publicly called out by Dylan Farrow for working with Woody Allen despite Farrow's claim that Allen molested her—and now ScarJo has hit back a bit. The quote comes as part of a much larger Guardian profile: "I think... More »

Feminist 'Lynch Mob' Is Wrong on Woody Allen

Cathy Young: It's ridiculous to presume he's guilty based on dogma

(Newser) - In an essay at Time , Cathy Young takes issue with those in the "feminist camp" who are arguing so strongly that Woody Allen must be guilty of molesting daughter Dylan Farrow. The problem is that they're convicting him based on principle rather than on fact, writes Young. Women... More »

Dylan Farrow on Allen's Response: 'I Won't Be Silenced'

She responds to the director's 'New York Times' column

(Newser) - Woody Allen firmly denied yesterday that he molested daughter Dylan Farrow when she was a child; now Farrow has responded to him. "I won't let the truth be buried and I won't be silenced," she says in the Hollywood Reporter . "I have never wavered in... More »

Woody Allen: 'Of Course, I Did Not Molest Dylan'

In the New York Times, he blames years of 'indoctrination' by Mia Farrow

(Newser) - Woody Allen takes to the New York Times to rebut for what he says will be the final time accusations that he molested daughter Dylan . The charges were "crazy" when Mia Farrow raised them 21 years ago, and a police investigation not only cleared him but concluded that Dylan... More »

Dylan Farrow: I Wasn't Brainwashed

Brother's betrayal 'lowest form of evil,' she says

(Newser) - Dylan Farrow wants to make one thing clear: She was not brainwashed by her mother, Mia Farrow, into believing that her father, Woody Allen, molested her when she was 7. "People are saying that I am not actually remembering what I remember," she tells People in an... More »

Dylan Farrow's Brother: Woody Didn't Molest Her

Moses Farrow blames Mia for cultivating Allen hatred

(Newser) - Moses Farrow, brother to Dylan Farrow and adopted son of Woody Allen, minces no words when it comes to his sister's allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of their father: "Of course Woody did not molest my sister," Moses, 36, tells People . "She loved him... More »

Blanchett, Baldwin React to Dylan Farrow Accusations

As Woody Allen's camp shifts focus to Mia Farrow

(Newser) - In her letter detailing sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of adopted father Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow called out several celebrities for continuing to work with the director. One line: "What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin?" Two of those... More »

Woody Allen: Sex Abuse Claims 'Untrue, Disgraceful'

State attorney believed Allen molested his daughter

(Newser) - Woody Allen called Dylan Farrow's allegations of child molestation "untrue and disgraceful" a day after Farrow renewed claims dating back to Allen's tempestuous relationship with actress Mia Farrow in the early 1990s. The movie director's publicist Leslee Dart said in an email today that Allen has... More »

Dylan Farrow: Allen Abuse 'Haunted Me'

Adopted daughter recounts sex assault, blasts Hollywood for celebrating director

(Newser) - After last month's Golden Globes tribute kicked up controversy over decades-old allegations of sexual abuse against Woody Allen, his accuser—adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, now 28 and living under a different name in Florida—is stepping forward to give her side of the story. In an open letter to... More »

Hollywood Blew It With Tribute to Woody Allen

Michelle Dean: Golden Globes event came off as 'blatantly dishonest'

(Newser) - By Twitter standards, one of the biggest, or at least loudest, stories out of this year's Golden Globes was the tribute to Woody Allen. That's largely thanks to the zinger of a tweet from Mia Farrow's son Ronan: "Missed the Woody Allen tribute—did they put... More »

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