Woody Allen, Lover of Young New Things, Regrets His Deal With Amazon

Considering how much Woody Allen loves new things that are only blooming into their potential, it’s a huge surprise that the director is remorseful about signing on to do a deal with Amazon. His six-episode series hasn’t brought him any pleasure and he claims he doesn’t even know what a “streaming service” is.
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Garbage Human Woody Allen Tried to Seduce Teenage Mariel Hemingway

In her upcoming memoir Out Came the Sun, actress Mariel Hemingway, who played Woody Allen's 17-year-old girlfriend Tracy in 1979's Manhattan, states that Allen—known for his inappropriate and often predatory relationships with younger women (and girls)—tried to seduce her when she was a teenager. How sadly unshocking » 3/25/15 6:20pm 3/25/15 6:20pm

Lena Dunham: Woody Allen Is a 'Real Perv'

During the Power of Story: Serious Ladies panel at this year's Sundance, Lena Dunham discussed reproductive rights, campus sexual assault and, separately, the way that female auteurs are constantly compared to their characters while men like, say, Woody Allen, can sexualize teenagers in their movies for years and… » 1/26/15 10:10am 1/26/15 10:10am

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 12/23/14 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