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

Barbara Walters Clears Things Up: Woody Allen Is the Best Dad Ever

This entire conversation is so fucking gross. Barbara Walters announced on The View today that she's spent, like, a bunch of time around Woody Allen and his daughters and he is "as sensitive, and as loving and as caring" a father as she's ever seen. And also the statute of limitations has run out, so nya nya. » 2/03/14 8:15pm 2/03/14 8:15pm

What We Should Talk About When We Talk About the Dylan Farrow Case

Unless you shut down your laptop or smartphone and smashed them under a rock, then you've probably seen all of the articles swirling around this weekend (or past week and month) concerning the 1992 child molestation investigation against Woody Allen. In reading these articles, or seeing them bandied about on Facebook… » 2/03/14 4:30pm 2/03/14 4:30pm

Beyoncé Has Already Upstaged the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Sensing, perhaps, that last year's Super Bowl halftime act would be hard to beat and that Bruno Mars already had enough pressure to perform well this evening, Beyoncé kept quietly to herself last night, thumbing through a dogeared copy of Anna Karenina as she contemplated the youthful short-sightedness of Vronksy.… » 2/02/14 11:30am 2/02/14 11:30am

What You Should Know About the Abuse Allegations Against Woody Allen

Last night at the Golden Globes, the legendary director and writer Woody Allen was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award. Everyone applauded–except for Allen's former family. "[D]id they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?" Allen's… » 1/13/14 8:25pm 1/13/14 8:25pm