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  • 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...
  • A Blot On The Jewish People

    08/19/2014 2:00:40 AM PDT · by idov · 147 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 | Dov Ivry
    There are lots of famous Jewish atheists from Sigmund Freud to Ayn Rand to Isaac Asimov to Woody Allen. How do you think the Jewish community would have reacted if what follows had happened? A Jewish couple, atheists, artists, puts on an exhibit in which they critique five major religions with artworks and commentary. At the end of the first day the gallery owner comes up to them and says, you are attacking Islam and that means you favor the Jews in "Palestine." This is "racism." They try to explain that they are critiquing five major religions equally, did not...
  • MST3k Becomes the Biggest Crowd-Funded Video Project in Internet History

    12/12/2015 3:10:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    pastemagazine.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | Jim Vorel
    Mystery Science Theater 3000 smashed through all known barriers Friday night to prove itself the king of geeky TV when its total on Kickstarter (including its add-on shop) soared past $6.3 million. The show, which went off the air in 1999, became the most successful crowdfunded video project of all time, surpassing the Veronica Mars movie, which previously held the title with $5.7 million. The MST3k project’s ultimate goal had been $5.5 million to produce a new, 12-episode season of the cult series, in an attempt to prove to various networks or online streamers that there was a demand for...
  • Here’s where to tune in to this year’s MST3K Turkey Day

    11/24/2015 7:12:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    avclub.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Katie Rife
    This year’s edition of the sacred MSTie tradition known as Turkey Day should be an especially festive affair, considering that the Kickstarter to fund a new season of MST3K has already exceeded its $2 million goal with 22 days left to go in the campaign. Thus, MST3K creator Joel Hodgson will carve up six juicy, tender classic episodes of the show beginning at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT next Thursday, AD. As it has for the past two years, the marathon will be presented by Shout! Factory, and live-streamed through the web portal at www.BringBackMST3K.com.
  • Creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Starts Kickstarter Campaign to #BringBackMST3K

    11/10/2015 2:39:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    pastemagazine.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Eric Van Allen
    In a not-too-distant future, you could be watching brand-new episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Joel Hodgson, the creator and original host of MST3K, has turned to Kickstarter to campaign for a new season of the cult-classic movie-riffing series. Returning to the line-up are the original bots, Tom Servo and Crow, to mock and joke through each unbearable film. The asking price? $2 million is the initial goal, which will allow the team to shoot three brand new episodes of MST3K. Each additional $1.1 million after that will allow them to shoot another three episodes, up to 12 episodes. The...
  • Four episodes of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' coming to TPT

    03/14/2015 7:35:35 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-14-15 | Amy Carlson Gustafson
    Way before people were making fun of TV shows via Twitter, the guys from "Mystery Science Theater 3000" were on TV making fun of movies. Really bad movies. Now the cult comedy favorite is returning to the small screen thanks to Twin Cities Public Television. That's right, the irreverent show is public TV fare. TPT will be airing four classic episodes of the beloved low-budget show starting on March 21 (10 p.m.) and for the three following Saturdays. Fans of the "MST3K," which started in the Twin Cities at KTMA in the late '80s before moving to Comedy Central (originally...
  • 2014 MST3K Turkey Day Marathon

    11/27/2014 8:29:56 AM PST · by Signalman · 37 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/27/2014 | self
    For all of you fans of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Youtube will present an MST3K marathon beginning at 12PM EST (9AM PST) Whadda ya think, sirs? click the link.