Woody Allen

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Woody Allen Gets Another Celeb Defender

And a critic in Judd Apatow

(Newser) - Diane Keaton is the latest celebrity to defend Woody Allen from allegations that he sexually molested his adopted daughter in 1992. Keaton—who won the best actress Oscar for her role alongside Allen in 1977's Annie Hall, which Allen also directed—took to Twitter on Monday to describe Allen... More »

ScarJo's Woody Allen History Haunts Her Attack on Franco

Star ripped James Franco for sex misconduct allegations, but some blast her for support of Allen

(Newser) - James Franco has been caught up in controversy ever since he appeared at the Golden Globes wearing a Time's Up pin, leading to cryptic allegations from actress Ally Sheedy and more detailed sexual-misconduct accusations from five other women. Now Scarlett Johansson has jumped into the fray, using her podium... More »

Dylan Farrow Speaks on TV for First Time About Woody Allen

32-year-old says of alleged 1992 sexual assault: 'I want to show my face and tell my story'

(Newser) - One person vigorously reupping her claims in the wake of the #MeToo movement: Dylan Farrow, who continues to insist her father, Woody Allen, molested her when she was a child at the home of her mother, Mia Farrow. On Thursday, Farrow appeared on CBS This Morning and says she wishes... More »

Alec Baldwin: 'Renunciation' of Woody Allen Must Stop

Baldwin speaks out as Dylan Farrow interview is set to air this week

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin has denounced other Hollywood stars who've condemned director Woody Allen over sexual abuse claims. The actor, who has worked with Allen on films including To Rome With Love, made his argument in a series of tweets Tuesday in which he called the ongoing controversy "unfair and... More »

Mira Sorvino to Dylan Farrow: 'I Believe You'

Actor apologizes to Woody Allen's daughter in open letter

(Newser) - "I believe you!!!" Mira Sorvino writes in an open letter to Dylan Farrow published by the HuffPost . The actor reached out to Woody Allen's daughter Wednesday to apologize for starring in her father's Mighty Aphrodite—for which she won an Oscar—while ignoring Farrow's claims... More »

Dylan Farrow: No #MeToo Reckoning for My Father

Farrow says same system that protected Harvey Weinstein continues to shield Woody Allen

(Newser) - Last year Ronan Farrow slammed the media for protecting his father, Woody Allen, on the sexual abuse allegations surrounding him. Now Farrow's sister, Dylan Farrow, who has detailed the abuse she says she suffered at Allen's hands, takes to the Los Angeles Times to muse on the #MeToo... More »

A 'Witch Hunt' Against Powerful Men? Damn Straight

Lindy West takes on 'cultural malfunction' she says created men like Woody, Weinstein, Trump

(Newser) - Lindy West isn't the only person miffed that Woody Allen recently piped in on the Harvey Weinstein scandal , saying it shouldn't turn into a "witch hunt" —but she's one of the few conceding that "yes, this is a witch hunt. I'm a witch... More »

Woody Allen Doesn't Want Weinstein-Inspired 'Witch Hunt'

He says he feels 'sad' for producer

(Newser) - Woody Allen says he's sad for everybody involved in the Harvey Weinstein scandal—including Harvey Weinstein. The whole thing "is very sad for everybody involved," he tells the BBC . "Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed... More »

Adopted Son of Woody, Mia: Farrow Was Physically Abusive

And Moses Farrow again says she coached daughter Dylan to accuse Allen of abuse

(Newser) - The adopted son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow alleges that Farrow was abusive toward their children. Moses Farrow's accusations were made to Eric Lax, who has now written a book about Allen's film career to be published Tuesday. A newly released excerpt of Start to Finish: Woody ... More »

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 »

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