Woody Allen

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Woody Allen Takes a Swing at His Son's Work

The filmmaker calls Farrow's reporting 'shoddy'

(Newser) - With Ronan Farrow on the ropes, his dad is taking a shot of his own. "People are beginning to realize that it isn't just in relation to me that his journalism has been kind of shoddy," Woody Allen tells the Telegraph . "And I'm not so... More »

Larry David Not Happy With Toilet Paper Hoarders

Entertainer sees a Wild West parallel in wide-ranging talk with Maureen Dowd

(Newser) - At a time when Americans are trapped at home, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times checked in with "the world's leading expert on the art of nothing"—none other than Larry David. The 72-year-old creator of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm had plenty to say on... More »

Woody Allen's Memoir Is Out: 'I Never Laid a Finger on Dylan'

Filmmaker also discusses the early days of his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn

(Newser) - Woody Allen's memoir, dropped by its original publisher after widespread criticism , has found a new home. The 400-page book, still called Apropos of Nothing, was released Monday by Arcade Publishing. With little advance notice, the 84-year-old filmmaker's book arrives at a time when much of the world is... More »

Woody Allen's Memoir Gets the Ax

Hachette drops memoir after Dylan, Ronan Farrow uproar, staff walkout

(Newser) - Woody Allen's upcoming memoir is apparently no longer upcoming. According to the Hollywood Reporter , publisher Hachette Book Group has decided to pull the director's book, Apropos of Nothing, a month before it was to hit shelves after outcry over child molestation allegations . Hachette said it would "return... More »

Ronan to Woody Allen Publisher: 'Imagine This Were Your Sister'

Hachette, which is publishing Allen's new memoir, also published Farrow's 'Catch and Kill'

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow and Woody Allen share the same book publisher, but Farrow wasn't happy to recently find out about this bond with his estranged father. Apropos of Nothing, Allen's new memoir due out April 7, is being published by Hachette, also the publisher for Farrow's Catch and ... More »

Woody Allen's Memoir Already Generating Controversy

Dylan Farrow blasts book as 'another example of the profound privilege that power ... affords'

(Newser) - Woody Allen's long-rumored memoir will be published next month, according to a Monday release from Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group. It was quickly followed by harsh words from Dylan Farrow, the daughter who claims Allen molested her as a young girl in the early 1990s.... More »

Jeff Goldblum's Woody Allen Comments Rankle Some

'I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty'

(Newser) - Jeff Goldblum has joined Scarlett Johansson in supporting director Woody Allen, despite the allegations he sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow decades ago. "Even though I feel like this cultural shift [the #MeToo movement] is very, very positive and long overdue and I support it wholeheartedly and take... More »

Dylan Farrow Answers Scarlett Johansson

Actress believes Woody Allen's denials of abuse

(Newser) - Dylan Farrow was unmoved by Scarlett Johansson's faith in Woody Allen, the Cut reports. The actress had said she believes Allen when he denies Farrow's accusation that he sexually abused her when she was 7. "Scarlett has a long way to go in understanding the issue she... More »

Scarlett Johansson on Woody Allen: 'I Believe Him'

Actress says she loves him and 'would work with him anytime'

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson is passionate about women's issues, and has been active with the Time's Up organization since its early days. But when it comes to Woody Allen, widely decried by the #MeToo movement for his alleged sexual abuse of his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, Johansson strongly differs. "... More »

Woody Allen Wants $68M From Amazon

Director sues over film deal that fell apart

(Newser) - Woody Allen is not happy that Amazon is refusing to distribute his latest film, and he's going to court over it. As the director has faced renewed scrutiny over daughter Dylan Farrow's allegations that he sexually abused her when she was seven, Amazon Studios had second thoughts about... More »

Woody Allen's 'Teen Lover' Speaks

Babi Christina Engelhardt: I cried when I saw 'Manhattan'

(Newser) - A California woman says she was Woody Allen's secret teenage lover—and is telling her story of adoration, disillusion, and threesomes with Woody and Mia Farrow. Babi Christina Engelhardt was apparently just 16 when she dropped a note at Allen's restaurant table in 1976 with her phone number:... More »

After Decades of Silence, Soon-Yi Previn Speaks

Woody Allen's wife blasts Mia Farrow in controversial 'New York' interview

(Newser) - One person we haven't heard from in decades "as controversies tumbled around her": Soon-Yi Previn, wife of Woody Allen and adopted daughter of Mia Farrow. "No more," writes Daphne Merkin in a piece in New York that's attracting plenty of attention—and backlash. Previn details... More »

Woody Allen's New Film May Be Shelved Indefinitely

Amazon Studios says 'no release date has ever been set'

(Newser) - Woody Allen, who has come under renewed scrutiny over daughter Dylan Farrow's 1992 abuse allegations in the wake of the #MeToo movement, may never see his latest film released. Amazon Studios signed a five-film deal with Allen in 2016, but struggled to get wide theatrical distribution for last year'... More »

Woody Allen: 'I Should Be the Poster Boy' for #MeToo

But he's not, he says, because he has great relationships with the women he works with

(Newser) - Speaking to an Argentine journalist in an interview that was broadcast Sunday night on the Argentinian news program Periodismo Para Todos, Woody Allen said he should be the poster boy for the #MeToo movement, the AP reports. Allen, whose adopted daughter Dylan Farrow alleges he sexually abused her when she... More »

Woody Allen's Son Moses Farrow: He's Innocent

Says his adopted father did not molest Dylan Farrow, and she quickly refutes him

(Newser) - The adopted son of Woody Allen says the molestation allegations against the Hollywood icon are bogus, reports the Guardian . Moses Farrow writes in a lengthy blog post that Allen did not molest Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter. "(G)iven the incredibly inaccurate and misleading attacks on my father, Woody Allen,... More »

Javier Bardem 'Very Shocked' at How Woody Allen Is Treated

'I have doubts' about Dylan Farrow's sexual abuse allegations against director dad, Bardem says

(Newser) - If Woody Allen were to throw a dinner party, he could probably count on invites being accepted by Diane Keaton , Alec Baldwin , and now, Javier Bardem. In a new interview in Paris Match , the Spanish actor says he's "very shocked at this sudden treatment" of Allen, who's... More »

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 »

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