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  • Stephen King slams Hachette Book Group for dropping Woody Allen memoir

    03/09/2020 1:58:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 7, 2020 | Eileen AJ Connelly
    Hachette Book Group scrapped “Apropos of Nothing,” which was scheduled to come out next month, after Allen’s estranged son, Ronan Farrow, blasted the publisher on Twitter and dozens of employees staged a walkout Thursday. He has been a vocal supporter of his sister, Dylan, who has accused Allen of molesting her as a child. “The Hachette decision to drop the Woody Allen book makes me very uneasy. It’s not him; I don’t give a damn about Mr. Allen. It’s who gets muzzled next that worries me,” King tweeted Friday evening. “Once you start, the next one is always easier,” he...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/6/2020 Newsdump Friday

    03/06/2020 11:50:55 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/6/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Former President Bill Clinton has something to say about Monica Lewinsky, a staff shakeup at the White House and a publisher backs away from the memoir of film director Woody Allen but first.... Another crackdown on elites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched by the country's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. High ranking members of the royal family under arrest reportedly for treason plotting a coup.... President Trump changing the White House Chief of Staff... From northwestern Syria the cease-fire agreed to by the Russian and Turkish presidents appears to be holding but.... In Portland, Oregon...
  • Dylan Farrow ‘grateful’ after Woody Allen memoir axed by publisher

    03/06/2020 3:07:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The daughter who has accused Woody Allen of molesting her decades ago is “in awe and so very grateful” to protesting staffers of the publisher set to put out the Oscar-winning director’s now canceled memoir. Just over an hour after Hachette Book Group announced it had axed Allen’s April 7 set “Apropos of Nothing” book following a March 5 employee walkout, Dylan Farrow took to social media with a heartfelt reaction: The sudden move Friday by HBG also follows scathing assertions by Dylan’s brother Ronan Farrow that he would no longer work with the company that put out his best...
  • Nick Apollo Forte dies, played a memorable role in Woody Allen film

    03/01/2020 4:00:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 27, 2020 | JOE ERWIN
    Nick Apollo Forte, a lounge singer who gave an engaging performance in Woody Allen’s film “Broadway Danny Rose,” died Wednesday at age 81. The singer — born Nicola Antonio Forte — began his career at age 15 under the stage name Nicky Redman and opened for Della Reese at Harlem’s Apollo Theater in 1957. He later adopted the stage name Nick Apollo. Forte, a native of Waterbury, Conn., recorded albums in addition to his live shows. When Allen was looking for someone to play a lounge singer in 1984′s “Broadway Danny Rose,” he came across Forte’s album “Images” in a record store...
  • Quentin Tarantino apologizes to Roman Polanski rape victim

    02/08/2018 11:40:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Variety ^ | February 8, 2018 | Brent Lang
    Quentin Tarantino has apologized to Samantha Geimer after suggesting that she wanted to have sex with Roman Polanski when she was 13. SNIIP Facing an online backlash, Tarantino has changed his position and called his remarks “cavalier.” “Fifteen years later, I realize how wrong I was,” Tarantino said. “Ms. Geimer WAS raped by Roman Polanski.” SNIP
  • Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 defense of Roman Polanski rediscovered online ('She Was Down With It')

    02/06/2018 12:11:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, February 6, 2018, | Kate Feldman
    Amid controversy over Uma Thurman’s near-fatal “Kill Bill” stunt, a 15-year-old interview with Quentin Tarantino went viral online Monday. The 2003 Howard Stern interview included an almost eight-minute defense of Roman Polanski by the famous director. “He didn’t rape a 13-year-old. It was statutory rape. It’s not the same thing. He had sex with a minor. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down...it’s like one of the most violent crimes in the world,” Tarantino told the shock jock. “You can’t throw the word ‘rape’ around. It’s like throwing the...
  • Epstein’s social contacts with Katie Couric, George Stephanopoulos, other celebs scrutinized

    09/14/2019 11:34:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | July 10, 2019 | Martha Ross
    ‘Good Morning America’ host denies being friends with Epstein, ex-president downplayed travels together, and royal couple long ago expressed regret The new arrest of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has resurrected multiple reports about the wealthy and powerful people who once enjoyed the financier’s friendship or who socialized with him over the years, both before and after he was investigated in the mid-2000s for sexually abusing multiple underage girls at his estate in Palm Beach, Florida. For example, a much-cited Daily Beast report described how Epstein hosted a dinner party for longtime friend Prince Andrew in 2010 at his nine-story...
  • George Stephanopoulos Says It Was A Mistake To Dine With Epstein After His First Stint In Jail

    07/15/2019 6:26:24 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/15/2019 | Andrew Kerr
    ABC host George Stephanopoulos said he regrets dining with Jeffrey Epstein about a year after the accused sex trafficker finished his first stint in jail for pleading guilty to soliciting an underage prostitute. “That dinner was the first and last time I’ve seen him,” Stephanopoulos said in an email to The New York Times. “I should have done more due diligence. It was a mistake to go.” Epstein hosted Stephanopoulos and a slew of other media insiders — including news anchors Katie Couric and Charlie Rose, comedian Chelsea Handler and director Woody Allen — at his Manhattan townhome in December...
  • Woody Allen's Secret Teen Lover Speaks: Sex, Power and a Conflicted Muse Who Inspired 'Manhattan'

    12/17/2018 6:54:28 PM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/17/2018 | Gary Baum
    In 1976, 16-year-old model Babi Christina Engelhardt embarked on a hidden eight-year affair with the 41–year-old filmmaker that mirrors one of his most famous movies. Now, amid the #MeToo reckoning and Allen’s personal scandals, she looks back with mixed emotions on their relationship and its unequal dynamic. Sixteen, emerald-eyed, blond, an aspiring model with a confident streak and a painful past: Babi Christina Engelhardt had just caught Woody Allen's gaze at legendary New York City power restaurant Elaine's. It was October 1976, and when Engelhardt returned from the ladies' room, she dropped a note on his table with her phone...
  • Woman says affair with Woody Allen began when she was 16

    12/17/2018 1:10:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 17, 2018 | Andrea Park
    A woman who says she was just 16 when she became Woody Allen's mistress in the 1970s is speaking out. Babi Christina Engelhardt, who says she was a teen model when she met the famed director in 1976, opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about her alleged eight-year affair with the "Annie Hall" filmmaker. Engelhardt, who now goes by Christina Engelhardt, told THR that she met Allen at the restaurant and celebrity hotspot Elaine's and gave him her phone number. She said soon, Allen, who was 41 at the time, called her and invited her to his Fifth Avenue penthouse...
  • Soon-Yi Previn Breaks Her Silence On Allegations Against Woody Allen

    09/19/2018 12:32:37 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Siverscreen.In ^ | 9/18/2018 | Aditha Narayan
    Soon-Yi Previn, Woody Allen’s wife and Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, has broken her silence on the sexual assault charges levelled against Allen by Farrow. Previn said that Farrow has taken advantage of #MeToo movement and paraded Dylan (whom Allen was accused of molesting) as a victim, as a result of which ‘a whole new generation was hearing about it when they shouldn’t.’ Previn, of Korean descent, was adopted by Farrow when she was married to musician and composer Andre Previn. According to child psychiatrist Paulina Kernberg, the relationship between Previn and Allen, who was Farrow’s partner for 12 years, “broke...
  • A SON SPEAKS OUT By Moses Farrow

    07/16/2018 2:02:24 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 28 replies
    http://mosesfarrow.blogspot.com ^ | May 23, 2018 | Moses Farrow
    I’m a very private person and not at all interested in public attention. But, given the incredibly inaccurate and misleading attacks on my father, Woody Allen, I feel that I can no longer stay silent as he continues to be condemned for a crime he did not commit. I was present for everything that transpired in our house before, during, and after the alleged event. Now that the public hysteria of earlier this year has died down a little and I have some hope that the truth can get a fair hearing, I want to share my story.
  • Woody Allen Thinks He ‘Should Be the Poster Boy for the Me Too Movement

    06/04/2018 12:39:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | June 4, 2018 | Kirsten Chuba
    Despite being the subject of criticism in the Me Too era, Woody Allen believes he should be the “poster boy” for the women’s movement because no actresses have accused him of any wrongdoings. In a new interview with Argentinian news outlet Periodismo Para Todos, the director says he’s a “big advocate of the Me Too movement,” and goes on to explain, “I should be the poster boy for the Me Too movement. Because I have worked in movies for 50 years. I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses and not a single one — big ones, famous ones, ones starting out...
  • The Fictitious Triumph of Roman Polanski

    03/25/2003 11:12:42 PM PST · by lainie · 12 replies · 154+ views
    ettashootka@yahoo.com | March 26, 2003 | M.R.J.
    Last night, the Academy Awards had an opportunity to have a Defining Moment. Hollywood had a chance to say something powerful, but the moment was lost. You might think I'm speaking about the current military action, where we're stumblingly thumping Iraq into submission, but I'm not. Michael Moore grabbed the moment to spout something about the war, but -- whether I agree with him or not -- I found his approach to dissent tacky and ill-timed. I sincerely hope none of the parents of dead or captured American soldiers saw his petulant 'attempted rant.' (Thank god Peter O'Toole, former inveterate...
  • Oprah Winfrey Asks Powerful Hollywood Women About Woody Allen in Time's Up Interview

    01/14/2018 11:08:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/14/2018 | Ryan Parker
    Winfrey sat down with Reese Witherspoon, Kathleen Kennedy, Natalie Portman, America Ferrera, Nina Shaw, Tracee Ellis Ross and producer Shonda Rhimes to discuss the impact their campaign has had in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Among the topics discussed during a CBS Sunday Morning segment hosted by Oprah Winfrey on the Time's Up initiative was director and accused sexual predator Woody Allen. Winfrey sat down with Reese Witherspoon, Kathleen Kennedy, Natalie Portman, America Ferrera, attorney Nina Shaw, Tracee Ellis Ross and producer Shonda Rhimes to discuss the impact their campaign has had in the wake of the Harvey...
  • Dylan Farrow attacks the stars of Woody Allen's new film on release day

    12/16/2017 12:02:27 PM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 16, 2017 | wenn
    Woody Allen's estranged daughter has blasted Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake for starring in her dad's latest movie, while sexual assault allegations hang over him.Dylan Farrow, who claims Woody molested her as a child, marked the release of her adopted dad's latest film "Wonder Wheel" on Friday by attacking the movie's stars. She took to Twitter to condemn the stars for agreeing to be part of Allen's latest project. "Today Woody Allen releases another film nationwide," she wrote. "People like @jtimberlake, @JimBelushi, #KateWinslet, and others will promote it and praise him for it.
  • Woody Allen’s New Film Includes a Sexual Relationship Between an Adult and a 15-Year-Old Girl...

    10/24/2017 2:38:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Indie Wire ^ | 10/23/17 | Zack Scharf
    Woody Allen’s new movie, “Wonder Wheel,” doesn’t open until December, but he’s already at work on his next project starring Elle Fanning, Jude Law, Selena Gomez, Rebecca Hall, and Timothée Chalamet. The movie is reportedly called “A Rainy Day in New York,” and its story could end up resulting in another controversy for the director. Page Six reports the movie stars Law as a middle-aged married man who “makes a fool of himself over every ambitious starlet and model.” The 44-year-old character allegedly has a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old “concubine,” played by Fanning.According to Page Six: “In the scene,...
  • Harvey Weinstein: Woody Allen 'sad' for producer over sexual assault allegations

    10/15/2017 7:20:42 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 15, 2017
    Woody Allen has said he is "sad" for Harvey Weinstein as the producer faces numerous allegations of sexual assault. The filmmaker said he had heard rumours but not "these horror stories" after a number of women came forward to accuse Weinstein of assault. Weinstein was voted off the board behind the Oscars on Saturday as a result of the allegations. Allen faced his own sex claims; accused of molesting his adopted daughter - a claim he has always strongly denied. Weinstein has been credited with reviving Allen's career after Allen was accused of abusing Dylan Farrow, his daughter with actress...
  • Banana Republics and the Nuts Who Run Them

    07/10/2016 6:08:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-10-2016 | MOTUS
    Remember back in the 70’s when Woody Allen was funny? What a great portfolio:Sleeper - So how would you feel if your name was Miles Monroe and you ran the Happy Carrot Health Food Store in Greenwich Village and you went into St. Vincent's Hospital for a minor operation one morning and woke up two hundred years in the future? And America had become a police state? Ha Ha! As if that could ever happen! And like anyone would ever admit that butter, steak and chocolate were good for you! Play it Again Sam - He's your average, ordinary movie...
  • My Father, Woody Allen, and the Danger of Questions Unasked (Ronan Farrow compares Woody to Cosby)

    05/11/2016 6:28:58 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/11/2016 | Ronan Farrow
    (snip) Some reporters have drawn connections between the press' grudging evolution on Cosby and a painful chapter in my own family's history. It was shortly before the Cosby story exploded anew that my sister Dylan Farrow wrote about her own experiences — alleging that our father, Woody Allen, had "groomed" her with inappropriate touching as a young girl and sexually assaulted her when she was 7 years old. Being in the media as my sister's story made headlines, and Woody Allen's PR engine revved into action, gave me a window into just how potent the pressure can be to take...