A Screenplay for a Short Film About a Woody Allen Pitch Meeting

The plot of the latest untitled Woody Allen film—"On a small college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student"—was recently brought to our attention. Here's how we imagine that pitch meeting going down. » 12/23/14 2:00pm Tuesday 2:00pm

The NYT Review of Woody Allen's New Movie Is Deliciously Scathing

There's a reason why New York Times film critic A.O. Scott made Jezebel's Hot 100. His criticism is consistently insightful, humorous and justifiably biting (like when he reviewed Adam Sandler's latest comedy with a succinct "It will make your children stupid"). The latest target for his ire: Woody Allen's Magic in… » 7/26/14 3:45pm 7/26/14 3:45pm

Woody Allen Barely Got a Mention in Cate Blanchett's Acceptance Speech

Last night, Cate Blanchett won the Best Actress category at the Academy Awards for her role in Blue Jasmine. Blue Jasmine was one of the most controversial films on the award show circuit this year, not because of its content, but because of the recently resurfaced sexual abuse allegations surrounding its director,… » 3/03/14 12:30pm 3/03/14 12:30pm

Alec Baldwin and Woody Allen Have More in Common Than You Might Think

On Sunday, Vulture published a truly epic flounce by middle aged badger-man Alec Baldwin entitled "I Give Up." As singularly whiny as the I'm Not Gay; F**s Love Me piece seemed, it reminded us a lot of something another man recently said in the face of even uglier accusations. In fact, when read as companion pieces,… » 2/25/14 12:20pm 2/25/14 12:20pm

Lady Gaga Bitten by Rogue Slow Loris on Set of New Video

The older I get the less genuine enthusiasm I can muster for publicist-orchestrated tabloid melodrama, but sometimes—sometimes!!!—a celebrity generates a headline that makes it all worth it. Case in point: Lady Gaga had an endangered slow loris shipped in for her video shoot at Hearst Castle (along with a kangaroo and… » 2/17/14 8:20pm 2/17/14 8:20pm

The 1995 Woody Allen/Mia Farrow TV Movie Is a Lurid, Campy Mess

Back in 1995, Fox aired a four-hour miniseries event, Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story, that focused on the actress's relationship with Woody Allen, his affair with her daughter Soon-Yi, the allegations that he molested their daughter Dylan and the couple's subsequent bitter custody battle. It was a melodrama… » 2/11/14 2:00pm 2/11/14 2:00pm

Woody Allen Responds to Dylan Farrow's Sex Abuse Allegations

Last Saturday, Dylan Farrow wrote an op-ed for the New York Times' blog detailing the (alleged) sexual abuse she experienced by Woody Allen. Farrow described what had happened to her in harrowing detail and also implored both those that worked with Allen as well as the general public not to ignore children whose lives… » 2/08/14 11:30am 2/08/14 11:30am

Mia Farrow's 1992 Valentine's Day Card to Woody Allen Is Pretty Scary

In February 1992, about one month after discovering that her boyfriend of 12 years was having an affair with her 20-year-old daughter, Mia Farrow gave a heart-shaped, Victorian-inspired card to Woody Allen for Valentine's Day. It featured a picture of Farrow's family, with pins stabbed through the hearts of all of her… » 2/06/14 4:30pm 2/06/14 4:30pm

Stephen King Sorry for Comment on Dylan Farrow's Abuse 'Bitchery'

After this Saturday's New York Times published Dylan Farrow's truly disturbing account of sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of her adopted father Woody Allen, author Stephen King responded with Tweet about the allegations' "palpable bitchery." After people were, understandably, upset, King responded by… » 2/06/14 11:20am 2/06/14 11:20am

​Who Wants to Remember Bill Cosby's Multiple Sex-Assault Accusations?

The thing about Dylan Farrow's open letter accusing her father, Woody Allen, of sexual abuse is: There was not much really new about it. It was new that Dylan Farrow herself was signing her name to the accusations, but Vanity Fair had covered the case, in grim detail, more than two decades ago. » 2/04/14 4:48pm 2/04/14 4:48pm