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Woody Allen Rips Damning Documentary

HBO film examines child sexual abuse allegations against director

(Newser) - Just after HBO showed a documentary Sunday night on the accusations of child sexual abuse against Woody Allen, the director issued a statement calling it a "hatchet job." The program, the first of four installments, looks into allegations that Allen molested Dylan Farrow when he was in a...

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...

After Decades of Silence, Soon-Yi Previn Speaks
After Decades of Silence,
Soon-Yi Previn Speaks

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...

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...

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

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...

16 Crazy Hollywood Custody Fights

From drunk cheeseburger-eating to bizarre affairs, accusations

(Newser) - There's nothing like a celebrity custody dispute to make Thanksgiving morning interesting in Hollywood. Radar rounds up 16 of the nastiest:
  • Who can forget the time David Hasselhoff was filmed, drunk, eating a cheeseburger off his floor, causing him to temporarily lose custody of his daughters? During his custody

Woody Allen's Son Rips 'Brother-in-Law' Pop

Ronan Farrow zings dad again for marrying sis

(Newser) - Woody Allen and Mia Farrow's brainiac son has ripped his famous dad as "my brother-in-law" because of the aging director's marriage to one of Farrow's adopted daughters. The zinger came on Father's Day. "Happy father’s day—or as they call it in my...

Gals Who Zero In on Famous Guys
 Gals Who Zero In 
 on Famous Guys 
...and vice versa

Gals Who Zero In on Famous Guys

Oksana isn't the only one who got notorious this way

(Newser) - Before she became a household name thanks to her troubled relationship with Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva had another baby with another famous guy: Timothy Dalton. She’s one of those Hollywood women who “use a series of famous partners as stepping-stones to their own notoriety,” writes Ben Widdicombe...

Woody Seeks to Block Ex, Wife Testimony in Racy Trial

American Apparel wants to prove director's endorsement not worth $10M

(Newser) - Woody Allen asked a judge yesterday to stop American Apparel from airing his dirty laundry in court, the AP reports. Allen, who is suing the clothing company for $10 million for using his image on billboards without permission, wants to block American Apparel’s summoning of ex Mia Farrow, his...

Allen Lawsuit Over Billboards Turns Racy

Defendant American Apparel uses director's love life against him

(Newser) - American Apparel plans to defend a $10 million lawsuit brought by Woody Allen over the unauthorized use of his photo on billboards by arguing that the company hasn't hurt his image—because he got there first. A lawyer for the clothing company tells the AP that the director's checkered romantic...

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