Woody Allen brushed off the controversial rape joke made by a French actor at the 69th Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony on Wednesday evening (11May16).
Master of ceremonies Laurent Lafitte shocked the audience at Wednesday's opening night premiere of Allen’s comedy Cafe Society, when he said: “It’s very nice that you’ve been shooting so many movies in Europe, even if you are not being convicted for rape in the U.S.”
The joke, reportedly drew gasps from the audience, as host Lafitte appeared to reference the allegations of sexual abuse levelled at the director by adopted daughter Dylan O' Sullivan Farrow.
Allen, 80, batted off the joke during a lunch in Cannes as he continued to promote his new comedy. And in response to a question from publication Variety he said: “I am completely in favor of comedians making any jokes they want.
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Kristen Stewart has defended her decision to work with Woody Allen.
The 26-year-old actress stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell and Blake Lively in the director's latest offering Cafe Society. However, her decision to appear in the film was slammed by Woody's estranged son Ronan Farrow, who said that by doing so she and the rest of the film's cast were ignoring the director's links to an alleged child molestation scandal.
But Kristen insists she and Jesse discussed in depth whether or not to star in the film.
“I was like, ‘What do you think? We don’t know any of these people involved. I can personalise situations, which would be very wrong'," Kristen told The Hollywood Reporter. "At the end of the day, Jesse and I talked about this. If we were persecuted for the amount of s**t that’s been said about us that’s not true, our lives would be over. The experience of making the movie was so outside of that, it was fruitful for the two of us to go on with it."
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Woody Allen is still smitten with his wife of 20 years because she's the greatest companion.
The filmmaker sparked controversy when he went public with his romance with Soon-Yi Previn, his ex-partner Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, in the early 1990s. They wed in 1997 and Woody insists he made the right choice to spend the rest of his life with his Korea-born wife, who is 36 years younger than the director.
"One of the great experiences of my life has been my wife," he tells the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter. "She had a very, very difficult upbringing in Korea - she was an orphan on the streets, living out of trash cans and starving as a six-year-old. And she was picked up and put in an orphanage.
"I've been able to really make her life better. I provided her with enormous opportunities, and she has sparked to them. She's educated herself and has tons of friends... and got a college degree and went to graduate school, and she has travelled all over with me now. She's very sophisticated and has been to all the great capitals of Europe. She has just become a different person.
Continue reading: Woody Allen Raves About 20-Year Marriage To Soon-yi
Mia Farrow - 2016 Time 100 Gala, Time's Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center at the Times Warner Center - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 26th April 2016
Dylan Farrow is pregnant with a baby girl.
The 30-year-old adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen made the announcement as she attended TIME’s 100 Gala on Tuesday night (26Apr16). Dylan couldn't hide her blossoming bump as she wore a strapless grey beaded gown while posing with her mother at the event.
She also revealed she's expecting a daughter, with her due date coming this fall.
However, she refused to be drawn on what moniker she and her husband have chosen for the tot.
Continue reading: Mia Farrow To Be A Grandmother For The Tenth Time
Tony Bennett and Mia Farrow are among the celebrities paying tribute to Frank Sinatra Jr.
The bandleader son of legendary singer Frank Sinatra died unexpectedly on Wednesday (16Mar16) aged 72 after suffering a heart attack while on tour in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Family Guy creator Seth was quick to remember Sinatra Jr., who he worked with on the animated sitcom. He wrote on his Twitter.com page: "Frank Sinatra, Jr. was a friend to Family Guy, and a friend to me. I'm saddened at his passing, but grateful to have known him. RIP, Frank."
Sinatra Jr. was the son of Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy, and the brother of singer and actress Nancy Sinatra and TV producer Tina Sinatra.
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Witches are scary once again.
The directorial feature debut of Robert Eggers has put the scariness back into witch culture with a critically-acclaimed slow-burning horror that even had Stephen King terrified. 'The Witch' doesn't rely on jumpy moments or grotesque imagery, merely unsettling scenery and a menacing film score. It's a precious release for the horror genre, because genuinely enjoyable (and scary) occult-based films are very few and far between.
We've racked our brains to think of ten of the best witch horrors of all time:
'The Witch' is the horror film to beat this year
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Frank Sinatra allegedly asked Marilyn Monroe to marry him to ‘save her from herself’, a new biography claims.
A new Frank Sinatra biography has revealed some interesting details about the crooner’s obsession with Marilyn Monroe and their long, turbulent relationship. New details have come to light suggesting Sinatra was besotted with Monroe and even proposed to her.
Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe photographed together in 1962 at Sinatra's house in Nevada.
Frank Sinatra was impotent and had a ''penile implant'' which didn't work, a new book has claimed.
Frank Sinatra was impotent and had a ''penile implant'', a new book has claimed.
The 'New York, New York' hitmaker reportedly had a device fitted to aid his bedroom skills, but it quickly failed because he tried to use it too soon.
In 'Sinatra: The Chairman', the second volume of James Kaplan's biography of the star, the author wrote: ''[In 1983, Sinatra had] been complaining, seriously and humorously, about impotence for a long time; at some point he was reportedly fitted with a penile implant. According to talk in urological circles the device had failed because Frank tried to use it too soon.''
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Director Woody Allen Is Convinced His Marriage To Soon-yi Previn Has Stood The Test Of Time Because She "Responded" Well To His "Paternal" Nature.
The Annie Hall filmmaker's relationship with Previn, who is more than three decades his junior, began in controversy in 1992 as she was the adopted daughter of Allen's then-girlfriend, actress Mia Farrow.
Farrow dumped Allen when she discovered nude photos he had taken of Previn, and in 1997, the unlikely couple became husband and wife.
Allen admits the scandalous start of their romance prompted Previn to turn to him for support, and it was his fatherly nature which brought them closer together.
Continue reading: Woody Allen: 'Age Gap With Wife Soon-yi Previn Works Well For Marriage'
Outspoken Singer Morrissey Has Taken Aim At An Under-fire Dentist Who Killed A Protected Lion During A Hunting Trip In Zimbabwe.
Dr. Walter Palmer hit headlines around the world after he shot Cecil the lion with a crossbow earlier this month (Jul15) when the beast was allegedly lured out of a protected area by guides.
Several stars including Ricky Gervais, Mia Farrow, Olivia Wilde, and Tippi Hedren have spoken out to condemn the cruel killing, and now fervent animal rights campaigner Morrissey has joined the chorus of disapproval and branded Palmer "evil".
He also compared the dental surgeon to U.S. TV presenter Melissa Bachman, who caused outrage in 2013 when she was pictured smiling and standing proudly over the corpse of a lion she had stalked and killed during a hunt in South Africa.
Continue reading: Morrissey Brands Lion-shooting Dentist 'Evil'
Mia Farrow - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Mia Farrow speaking at a press conference briefing at United Nations about her visit to the Central African Republic. - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 22nd July 2014
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