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Actress DIANE KEATON is desperate for a new man, but can't find anyone to take her. The Oscar winner has dated Woody Allen, Warren Beatty and Al Pacino - but never married. And at 62, she insists she is ready to settle down. She tells American talk show host David Letterman, "I like kissing men. But in real life they don't seem to want to kiss me."


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Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend 4298878 News

Fresh from the critical and box office success of Behind The Candelabra, for which he made off with a haul of awards for his portrayal of Liberace, Michael Douglas returns in a new romantic comedy And So It Goes.

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Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton star in And So It Goes

Alongside Diane Keaton, Douglas plays a curmudgeonly real estate agent on the verge of retirement who suddenly has a granddaughter thrust upon him by his estranged son. Determined to continue with his life, he in turn foists the nine-year-old child upon his neighbour [Keaton]. But gradually, Douglas’ character opens up his heart to both his granddaughter and neighbour, learning to readjust his priorities in life.

More: Michael Douglas to play Hank Pym in 'Ant-Man'

Not the most original of themes but, in the hands of legendary director Rob Reiner (Stand By Me, When Harry Met Sally), And So It Goes prominently relies on the ‘feel good’ factor and is set to tug at the heartstrings in a comfortingly familiar way, if you’re into that sort of thing. Douglas is also very much at home in the lead role, having starred in other successful romantic comedies such as You, Me & Dupree (2006) and the 2003 remake of The In-Laws.

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas in Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes'

Initial reviews have been mixed and point out that And So It Goes is clearly aiming for older audiences, those who perhaps do not visit cinemas more than once every couple of years. Some critics have been won over by the film’s fundamental warmth, though others have attacked it for clumsiness and over-predictability. The Hollywood Reporter says it “starts off clumsily but grows more engaging as it continues”, while Variety is a lot less kind, stating that “you never feel anything significant is at stake for anyone – save for a paycheck”.

Ouch. But if anybody can turn a seemingly predictable script into box office gold, then a Reiner / Douglas team stand the best chance.

More: Diane Keaton on those Woody Allen allegations

Watch And So It Goes trailer below:

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Fresh from the critical and box office success of Behind The Candelabra, for which he made off with a haul of awards for his portrayal of Liberace, Michael Douglas returns in a new romantic comedy And So It Goes.

And So It Goes
Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton star in And So It Goes

Alongside Diane Keaton, Douglas plays a curmudgeonly real estate agent on the verge of retirement who suddenly has a granddaughter thrust upon him by his estranged son. Determined to continue with his life, he in turn foists the nine-year-old child upon his neighbour [Keaton]. But gradually, Douglas’ character opens up his heart to both his granddaughter and neighbour, learning to readjust his priorities in life.

More: Michael Douglas to play Hank Pym in 'Ant-Man'

Not the most original of themes but, in the hands of legendary director Rob Reiner (Stand By Me, When Harry Met Sally), And So It Goes prominently relies on the ‘feel good’ factor and is set to tug at the heartstrings in a comfortingly familiar way, if you’re into that sort of thing. Douglas is also very much at home in the lead role, having starred in other successful romantic comedies such as You, Me & Dupree (2006) and the 2003 remake of The In-Laws.

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas in Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes'

Initial reviews have been mixed and point out that And So It Goes is clearly aiming for older audiences, those who perhaps do not visit cinemas more than once every couple of years. Some critics have been won over by the film’s fundamental warmth, though others have attacked it for clumsiness and over-predictability. The Hollywood Reporter says it “starts off clumsily but grows more engaging as it continues”, while Variety is a lot less kind, stating that “you never feel anything significant is at stake for anyone – save for a paycheck”.

Ouch. But if anybody can turn a seemingly predictable script into box office gold, then a Reiner / Douglas team stand the best chance.

More: Diane Keaton on those Woody Allen allegations

Watch And So It Goes trailer below:

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Oren Little is a wealthy realtor well-known for his abhorrent personality and generally poisonous attitude towards anyone who disagrees with or annoys him. Having spent a career lying and cheating his way through lucrative housing deals, he's just about ready to retire - but, unfortunately for him, a quiet lapse into old age is not what awaits him. When his estranged son arrives on his doorstep with his young daughter, Oren is horrified that he has now been charged with taking care of her. He attempts to get his neighbour Leah to take her in, but he soon begins to realise that there's a lot more love in his heart than he, or anybody, had ever thought. As well as finally opening his arms to his granddaughter, he is even starting to feel for Leah - though, being so used to offending people, even his attempts to be nice don't turn out right.

'And So It Goes' is a moving romantic comedy about how, maybe, you can teach an old dog new tricks. It has been directed and written by Oscar nominees Rob Reiner ('The Bucket List', 'When Harry Met Sally...', 'The Princess Bride') and Mark Andrus ('As Good as It Gets', 'Life as a House', 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood') and is due to hit cinemas this summer on July 11th 2014 in the US.

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Diane Keaton On Woody Allen Molestation Allegations: "I Believe My Friend" 4178843 News

The controversy surrounding Woody Allen and Mia Farrow's bizarre family continues but Diane Keaton doesn't believe the rumours alleging Allen molested his adopted daughter.

Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton has defended Woody Allen in a recent interview with a British newspaper.

Allen's adopted daughter with Mia Farrow, Dylan Farrow, wrote an editorial in The New York Times in which she alleges Allen sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old. Allen responded in an open letter stating he had no history of sexual assault and the timing of the allegations, at the same time as his divorce to Farrow, appears suspicious.

More: Woody Allen's new muse Emma Stone dazzles in 'Magic in the Moonlight'

Keaton was in a relationship with Allen during the 1970s and they worked together on numerous occasions including Annie Hall in which she starred opposite and was directed by Allen. Their romantic relationship may be truly over but it is evident Keaton still considers Allen a close friend and she has defended him in a recent interview with The Guardian.

Read more: Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow, Woody Allen's Adoptive Daughter, Pens Open Letter Detailing Alleged Sexual Abuse.

Keaton spoke to the British paper in order to promote her second autobiography entitled Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty and was questioned about her attitude to Allen after the allegations of sexual abuse resurfaced. Whilst Keaton has frequently discussed her old friend and former lover, she has been silent for the last few months.

On Allen, Keaton said "I love him," continuing by describing his qualities. She said "He's the strongest person I've met in my life. He's made of steel. And talk about a work ethic - he's one of the people that really did teach me that you have to work hard. But he wanted to. He's the most disciplined person I've known, with the exception of my dad."

Woody Allen and Soon Yi Previn
Woody Allen with his wife and Mia Farrow's adopted daughter Soon Yi Previn.

Farrow referenced Keaton in her editorial and claimed she was turning a blind eye to the truth, along with a host of other celebrities. Farrow wrote "You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?" Keaton has seemingly not forgotten Farrow but only remembers meeting her on a few occasions and would not consider Farrow or her mother Mia friends. When asked if she was resentful of being referenced in the editorial, she replied "No. What are they going to do? Who else are they going to drag in? They have to drag someone in. I don't resent it, not for a second."

Read more: Woody Allen Responds to Dylan Farrow Allegations, Questions Mother's Influence.

Keaton continued by emphasising her distance from the Farrow family. She embellished on the question of resentment by stating, "[I'm not] not really [resentful]. That I didn't know her? I saw her maybe three times. I didn't know her. It's not a bad accusation. I was never friends with Mia - I was friendly. Sort of like I'm friendly with you. I like you, I like the way you are. I like the way she is, too. She's very charming. But I never knew her as a friend. A friend - that's a commitment. It's as close as you can get to family, and sometimes it's even closer. Friendship requires a lot of time. I don't have a lot of friends; I have acquaintances and people I think are charming, and I like to see them."

Keaton concluded her discussion of the allegations made against Allen by simply stating "I have nothing to say about that. Except: I believe my friend."

Keaton's second autobiography, Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty, is available from Tuesday 6th May.

Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow's adopted daughter has alleged Allen molested her.

The controversy surrounding Woody Allen and Mia Farrow's bizarre family continues but Diane Keaton doesn't believe the rumours alleging Allen molested his adopted daughter.

Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton has defended Woody Allen in a recent interview with a British newspaper.

Allen's adopted daughter with Mia Farrow, Dylan Farrow, wrote an editorial in The New York Times in which she alleges Allen sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old. Allen responded in an open letter stating he had no history of sexual assault and the timing of the allegations, at the same time as his divorce to Farrow, appears suspicious.

More: Woody Allen's new muse Emma Stone dazzles in 'Magic in the Moonlight'

Keaton was in a relationship with Allen during the 1970s and they worked together on numerous occasions including Annie Hall in which she starred opposite and was directed by Allen. Their romantic relationship may be truly over but it is evident Keaton still considers Allen a close friend and she has defended him in a recent interview with The Guardian.

Read more: Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow, Woody Allen's Adoptive Daughter, Pens Open Letter Detailing Alleged Sexual Abuse.

Keaton spoke to the British paper in order to promote her second autobiography entitled Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty and was questioned about her attitude to Allen after the allegations of sexual abuse resurfaced. Whilst Keaton has frequently discussed her old friend and former lover, she has been silent for the last few months.

On Allen, Keaton said "I love him," continuing by describing his qualities. She said "He's the strongest person I've met in my life. He's made of steel. And talk about a work ethic - he's one of the people that really did teach me that you have to work hard. But he wanted to. He's the most disciplined person I've known, with the exception of my dad."

Woody Allen and Soon Yi Previn
Woody Allen with his wife and Mia Farrow's adopted daughter Soon Yi Previn.

Farrow referenced Keaton in her editorial and claimed she was turning a blind eye to the truth, along with a host of other celebrities. Farrow wrote "You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?" Keaton has seemingly not forgotten Farrow but only remembers meeting her on a few occasions and would not consider Farrow or her mother Mia friends. When asked if she was resentful of being referenced in the editorial, she replied "No. What are they going to do? Who else are they going to drag in? They have to drag someone in. I don't resent it, not for a second."

Read more: Woody Allen Responds to Dylan Farrow Allegations, Questions Mother's Influence.

Keaton continued by emphasising her distance from the Farrow family. She embellished on the question of resentment by stating, "[I'm not] not really [resentful]. That I didn't know her? I saw her maybe three times. I didn't know her. It's not a bad accusation. I was never friends with Mia - I was friendly. Sort of like I'm friendly with you. I like you, I like the way you are. I like the way she is, too. She's very charming. But I never knew her as a friend. A friend - that's a commitment. It's as close as you can get to family, and sometimes it's even closer. Friendship requires a lot of time. I don't have a lot of friends; I have acquaintances and people I think are charming, and I like to see them."

Keaton concluded her discussion of the allegations made against Allen by simply stating "I have nothing to say about that. Except: I believe my friend."

Keaton's second autobiography, Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty, is available from Tuesday 6th May.

Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow's adopted daughter has alleged Allen molested her.

4th May 2014 4021847
Diane Keaton put clothes peg on 'bulbous' nose 4174775 News

Diane Keaton used to put a clothes peg on her nose because it was too ''bulbous''.

The 68-year-old actress - who is strongly opposed to plastic surgery - wasn't happy with the shape of her nose from a young age and confessed she often used her own home remedies to try and change its shape.

Talking on US chat show 'The View', she explained: ''It's something every woman feels. I'm not the only woman who gets up in the morning and says to themselves ... gotta work on that nose.

''Well, I knew that when I was about 10 years old and I looked in the mirror and I said that's kind a bulbous - that kind of round thing there doesn't work, so I starting thinking and this is when I developed [the idea].

''I put a bobby pin on my nose and that wasn't good enough so then so I put clothes pins on my nose because it covered more surface area.''

Diane also stopped by 'The Tonight Show' with host Jimmy Fallon, where she played beer pong.

Jimmy jokingly shouted, ''You calm down you crazy wino!'', as the actress had started drinking before the game had even begun.

Diane Keaton used to put a clothes peg on her nose because it was too ''bulbous''.

The 68-year-old actress - who is strongly opposed to plastic surgery - wasn't happy with the shape of her nose from a young age and confessed she often used her own home remedies to try and change its shape.

Talking on US chat show 'The View', she explained: ''It's something every woman feels. I'm not the only woman who gets up in the morning and says to themselves ... gotta work on that nose.

''Well, I knew that when I was about 10 years old and I looked in the mirror and I said that's kind a bulbous - that kind of round thing there doesn't work, so I starting thinking and this is when I developed [the idea].

''I put a bobby pin on my nose and that wasn't good enough so then so I put clothes pins on my nose because it covered more surface area.''

Diane also stopped by 'The Tonight Show' with host Jimmy Fallon, where she played beer pong.

Jimmy jokingly shouted, ''You calm down you crazy wino!'', as the actress had started drinking before the game had even begun.

30th April 2014 4174774
Diane Keaton Convinced She's Too Old For Plastic Surgery 4173983 News

Veteran actress Diane Keaton has ruled out undergoing plastic surgery to restore her youthful looks, because she is convinced she's too old.

The Annie Hall star, 68, reveals she used to contemplate going under the knife to hide the signs of ageing, but now she believes the opportunity has passed her by.

She tells People.com, "Looking in the mirror gets worse and worse - it's just hopeless! I should extend this, pull it all up... But I think it's too late.

"When I grew up, (plastic surgery) was the thing you would never do. That was horrible - you weren't authentic. Now I don't believe that for a second, but there's a point where you can't do it anymore because you become, like, a freak. People do the face-lift or the filler, and if you're too old you need to do both and you've created a new face! I haven't done anything.

"Luckily they help you out in the movies. A little airbrush, lighting."

Veteran actress Diane Keaton has ruled out undergoing plastic surgery to restore her youthful looks, because she is convinced she's too old.

The Annie Hall star, 68, reveals she used to contemplate going under the knife to hide the signs of ageing, but now she believes the opportunity has passed her by.

She tells People.com, "Looking in the mirror gets worse and worse - it's just hopeless! I should extend this, pull it all up... But I think it's too late.

"When I grew up, (plastic surgery) was the thing you would never do. That was horrible - you weren't authentic. Now I don't believe that for a second, but there's a point where you can't do it anymore because you become, like, a freak. People do the face-lift or the filler, and if you're too old you need to do both and you've created a new face! I haven't done anything.

"Luckily they help you out in the movies. A little airbrush, lighting."

30th April 2014 4021847
Woody Allen Denies Sexual Abuse Again, As Oscars Move Into Sight 4051639 News

Woody Allen has responded to the claims of sexual abuse made by his daughter Dylan Farrow in an open letter published by the New York Times. In the letter, Dylan speaks out publically for the first time regarding the accusations that Allen abused his adoptive daughter. The claims first surfaced in 1993 when the filmmaker and his then-girlfriend Mia Farrow were splitting up.

Woody Allen
Woody Allen Has Apparently Branded Dylan's Claims "Untrue And Disgraceful."

"What's your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house," writes Dylan. "He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother's electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me."

Since the allegations arose, Allen has consistently denied any wrong-doing and prosecutors decided not to press charges.

Dylan admonishes actors by name for "turning a blind eye" to her alleged abuse and continuing to work with and celebrate Allen. Dylan specifically names the stars of Allen's latest Oscar-nominated movie: "What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett?" Dylan writes. "Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?"

Mia Farrow
It Has Been Suggested That Dylan Was Coached By Her "Vengeful" Mother, Actress Mia Farrow.

Blanchett, who has already won an incredible 19 awards for her role as Jasmine, was at the Santa Barbara Film Festival over the weekend and was asked about the letter. "It's obviously been a long and painful situation for the family, and I hope they find some resolution and peace," she said, via The Guardian. Whereas Alec Baldwin firmly distanced himself from the allegations, tweeting "You are mistaken if you think there is a place for me, or any outsider, in this family's issue."

At this stage, it is unclear what effect the resurfaced claims will have on the critically-acclaimed Blue Jasmine's chances at the upcoming Academy Awards, where the comedy-drama is nominated for three awards. Allen is nominated for Best Original Screenplay whilst Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins are up for the Best Actress and Supporting Actress prizes respectively.

In her letter, the now-married Dylan addressed her father's continued movies success. "For so long, Woody Allen's acceptance silenced me. It felt like a personal rebuke, like the awards and accolades were a way to tell me to shut up and go away," the 28 year-old said.

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett Felt Compelled To Respond To Her Naming In Dylan's Letter.

Allen's lawyer Elkan Abramowitz said in a statement: "It is tragic that after 20 years a story engineered by a vengeful lover resurfaces even though it was fully vetted and rejected by independent authorities. The one to blame for Dylan's distress is neither Dylan nor Woody Allen," via CNN.

The filmmaker's representative Leslee Dart said on Sunday that Allen "read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful" and would respond "very soon." Whilst former Connecticut State's Attorney Frank Maco, who decided against pressing charges at the time, said "I hope [Dylan] had access to my written statement of decision. My statement is as valid today as it was 20 years ago."

Woody Allen has responded to the claims of sexual abuse made by his daughter Dylan Farrow in an open letter published by the New York Times. In the letter, Dylan speaks out publically for the first time regarding the accusations that Allen abused his adoptive daughter. The claims first surfaced in 1993 when the filmmaker and his then-girlfriend Mia Farrow were splitting up.

Woody Allen
Woody Allen Has Apparently Branded Dylan's Claims "Untrue And Disgraceful."

"What's your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house," writes Dylan. "He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother's electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me."

Since the allegations arose, Allen has consistently denied any wrong-doing and prosecutors decided not to press charges.

Dylan admonishes actors by name for "turning a blind eye" to her alleged abuse and continuing to work with and celebrate Allen. Dylan specifically names the stars of Allen's latest Oscar-nominated movie: "What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett?" Dylan writes. "Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?"

Mia Farrow
It Has Been Suggested That Dylan Was Coached By Her "Vengeful" Mother, Actress Mia Farrow.

Blanchett, who has already won an incredible 19 awards for her role as Jasmine, was at the Santa Barbara Film Festival over the weekend and was asked about the letter. "It's obviously been a long and painful situation for the family, and I hope they find some resolution and peace," she said, via The Guardian. Whereas Alec Baldwin firmly distanced himself from the allegations, tweeting "You are mistaken if you think there is a place for me, or any outsider, in this family's issue."

At this stage, it is unclear what effect the resurfaced claims will have on the critically-acclaimed Blue Jasmine's chances at the upcoming Academy Awards, where the comedy-drama is nominated for three awards. Allen is nominated for Best Original Screenplay whilst Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins are up for the Best Actress and Supporting Actress prizes respectively.

In her letter, the now-married Dylan addressed her father's continued movies success. "For so long, Woody Allen's acceptance silenced me. It felt like a personal rebuke, like the awards and accolades were a way to tell me to shut up and go away," the 28 year-old said.

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett Felt Compelled To Respond To Her Naming In Dylan's Letter.

Allen's lawyer Elkan Abramowitz said in a statement: "It is tragic that after 20 years a story engineered by a vengeful lover resurfaces even though it was fully vetted and rejected by independent authorities. The one to blame for Dylan's distress is neither Dylan nor Woody Allen," via CNN.

The filmmaker's representative Leslee Dart said on Sunday that Allen "read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful" and would respond "very soon." Whilst former Connecticut State's Attorney Frank Maco, who decided against pressing charges at the time, said "I hope [Dylan] had access to my written statement of decision. My statement is as valid today as it was 20 years ago."

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Diane Keaton Toasts Woody Allen At Golden Globes, While The Farrows Sharpen Their Pitchforks 4024276 News

With all the news headlines that came out of that fateful Golden Globes night last Sunday, Woody Allen’s tribute and Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award could have gone largely unnoticed. The filmmaker wasn’t at the award show to pick it up in person, so instead Allen’s longtime collaborator Diane Keaton accepted it on his behalf, toasting her friendship with Allen. In her brief speech, Keaton said their 45-year friendship fills her heart with "pride, affection and even love."

Diane Keaton
The Annie Hall star heaped praise on the director, who kickstarted her career.

In the end though, it wasn’t the tribute or Keaton’s speech that drew the most media attention. On Monday, news websites were flooded with headlines about Allen’s family –ex-wife Mia Farrow and Allen’s son, journalist Ronan Farrow.

Emma Stone, Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon
So did his most recent star, Emma Stone.

The reason was a single biting tweet, posted by Ronan during the award show. Farrow’s live twitter coverage of the Golden Globes included the following status: “Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall? (sic),” referring to the accusations made by Allen and Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Dylan that the director molested her as a child.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"align=center lang="en"><p>Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?</p>&mdash; Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) <a href="https://twitter.com/RonanFarrow/statuses/422582684636807168" rel="nofollow" >January 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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This put more than a slight damper on the festivities, but even without it, Keaton’s toast was slightly bizarre. After Emma Stone – Allen’s starlet du jour – finished her speech, the Annie Hall actress took the stage. Stone stars in Allen's upcoming film, Magic in the Moonlight.

"It's kind of hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that 179 of the world's most captivating actresses have appeared in Woody Allen's films," she said, quoted by The Hollywood Reporter. "And there's a reason for this. And the reason is, they wanted to. They wanted to because Woody's women can't be compartmentalized. They struggle, they love, they fall apart, they dominate, they're flawed. They are, in fact, the hallmark of Woody's work. But what's even more remarkable is absolutely nothing links these unforgettable characters from the fact that they came from the mind of Woody Allen."

Woody Allen
Despite Allen's worldwide recognition, his personal life remains highly controversial. 

There were quotes by the filmmaker, a highlight reel and quite a bit of ego stroking going on. Finally, the speech wound down, with Keaton mentioning that if her longtime friend had been watching he'd say, "get the hook and get her off the God damn stage." After some mild swearing, dutifully bleeped out by the Golden Globes production team and a rendition of the Girl Scouts song, it was over, leaving everyone to wonder what on earth it was they had just witnessed.

Woody Allen, Soon-Yi Previn, The Revisionist Premiere
Woody Allen with his adopted daughter-turned-wife, Soon-Yi Previn.

With all the news headlines that came out of that fateful Golden Globes night last Sunday, Woody Allen’s tribute and Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award could have gone largely unnoticed. The filmmaker wasn’t at the award show to pick it up in person, so instead Allen’s longtime collaborator Diane Keaton accepted it on his behalf, toasting her friendship with Allen. In her brief speech, Keaton said their 45-year friendship fills her heart with "pride, affection and even love."

Diane Keaton
The Annie Hall star heaped praise on the director, who kickstarted her career.

In the end though, it wasn’t the tribute or Keaton’s speech that drew the most media attention. On Monday, news websites were flooded with headlines about Allen’s family –ex-wife Mia Farrow and Allen’s son, journalist Ronan Farrow.

Emma Stone, Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon
So did his most recent star, Emma Stone.

The reason was a single biting tweet, posted by Ronan during the award show. Farrow’s live twitter coverage of the Golden Globes included the following status: “Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall? (sic),” referring to the accusations made by Allen and Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Dylan that the director molested her as a child.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"align=center lang="en"><p>Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?</p>&mdash; Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) <a href="https://twitter.com/RonanFarrow/statuses/422582684636807168" rel="nofollow" >January 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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This put more than a slight damper on the festivities, but even without it, Keaton’s toast was slightly bizarre. After Emma Stone – Allen’s starlet du jour – finished her speech, the Annie Hall actress took the stage. Stone stars in Allen's upcoming film, Magic in the Moonlight.

"It's kind of hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that 179 of the world's most captivating actresses have appeared in Woody Allen's films," she said, quoted by The Hollywood Reporter. "And there's a reason for this. And the reason is, they wanted to. They wanted to because Woody's women can't be compartmentalized. They struggle, they love, they fall apart, they dominate, they're flawed. They are, in fact, the hallmark of Woody's work. But what's even more remarkable is absolutely nothing links these unforgettable characters from the fact that they came from the mind of Woody Allen."

Woody Allen
Despite Allen's worldwide recognition, his personal life remains highly controversial. 

There were quotes by the filmmaker, a highlight reel and quite a bit of ego stroking going on. Finally, the speech wound down, with Keaton mentioning that if her longtime friend had been watching he'd say, "get the hook and get her off the God damn stage." After some mild swearing, dutifully bleeped out by the Golden Globes production team and a rendition of the Girl Scouts song, it was over, leaving everyone to wonder what on earth it was they had just witnessed.

Woody Allen, Soon-Yi Previn, The Revisionist Premiere
Woody Allen with his adopted daughter-turned-wife, Soon-Yi Previn.

14th January 2014 3704259
Dustin Hoffman auctions off his prized possessions 3982650 News

Dustin Hoffman is auctioning off a selection of his prized possessions and antiques.

The 76-year-old actor has decided to sell hundreds of items and collectables from his triplex apartment in The San Remo apartment building on Central Park West in Manhattan, New York City.

The 'Meet The Fockers' star has organised over two hundred lots to go under the hammer with Nye & Co including furniture, art and movie paraphernalia from Hoffman's private screening room.

Highlights of the sale include ''a George III leather-upholstered easy chair, a mid-18th century Irish mahogany pier table, a Regency étagère, an oversized gate-leg table and a pair of Chinese pier tables with other examples of Asian furniture.''

The double Academy Award-winner will also be auctioning off collections from high end designers including Cartier, Baccarat, Steuben and Lalique glass and Biedermeier, Stickley and Qing Dynasty furniture.

Although the sale won't include props or memorabilia from his own movies he is offering two autographed and dated movie projectors with reels and lenses as well as black-and-white stills from the 1961 movie 'Lola' directed by Jacques Demy.

The lots also feature a collection of porcelain dolls starting at a mere $25 up to an initial asking price of $1,500.

The auction opened online on December 3, following Dustin's decision to unload his 8,000 square foot luxury apartment - previously home to Steven Spielberg, Steve Martin and Diane Keaton - and will continue until December 17.

Dustin Hoffman is auctioning off a selection of his prized possessions and antiques.

The 76-year-old actor has decided to sell hundreds of items and collectables from his triplex apartment in The San Remo apartment building on Central Park West in Manhattan, New York City.

The 'Meet The Fockers' star has organised over two hundred lots to go under the hammer with Nye & Co including furniture, art and movie paraphernalia from Hoffman's private screening room.

Highlights of the sale include ''a George III leather-upholstered easy chair, a mid-18th century Irish mahogany pier table, a Regency étagère, an oversized gate-leg table and a pair of Chinese pier tables with other examples of Asian furniture.''

The double Academy Award-winner will also be auctioning off collections from high end designers including Cartier, Baccarat, Steuben and Lalique glass and Biedermeier, Stickley and Qing Dynasty furniture.

Although the sale won't include props or memorabilia from his own movies he is offering two autographed and dated movie projectors with reels and lenses as well as black-and-white stills from the 1961 movie 'Lola' directed by Jacques Demy.

The lots also feature a collection of porcelain dolls starting at a mere $25 up to an initial asking price of $1,500.

The auction opened online on December 3, following Dustin's decision to unload his 8,000 square foot luxury apartment - previously home to Steven Spielberg, Steve Martin and Diane Keaton - and will continue until December 17.

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Uma Thurman buys apartment 3908696 News

Uma Thurman has splashed out $10 million on a new apartment.

The 'Kill Bill' actress - who has children Maya, 14, and Levon, 10, with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, and Rosalind, 15 months, with partner Arpad Busson - has been unveiled as the mystery buyer of a 13-room home in an exclusive New York complex that was previously owned by best-selling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford and her filmmaker husband Robert.

Uma was told on Monday (14.10.13) she had passed rigorous home co-operative board approvals and given the go-ahead to continue with the sale.

Barbara - who is looking to downsize after 18 years in the apartment - told the New York Post newspaper: ''Both Bob and I are thrilled that the sale of our apartment to Uma Thurman has been confirmed by the board. She and her three children will be a wonderful addition to the building.''

The 'Nymphomaniac' actress sold her seven-bedroom New York townhouse for $12 million last year.

The River House complex where her new apartment is located is so exclusive actresses and socialites such as Diane Keaton and Gloria Vanderbilt have been refused permission to move into the building.

Legendary star Joan Crawford reportedly commissioned a neon Pepsi sign which is visible to River House residents across the East River because she was so furious at having her application vetoed.

However, the board are said to have slightly relaxed their tough approval process.

Uma Thurman has splashed out $10 million on a new apartment.

The 'Kill Bill' actress - who has children Maya, 14, and Levon, 10, with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, and Rosalind, 15 months, with partner Arpad Busson - has been unveiled as the mystery buyer of a 13-room home in an exclusive New York complex that was previously owned by best-selling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford and her filmmaker husband Robert.

Uma was told on Monday (14.10.13) she had passed rigorous home co-operative board approvals and given the go-ahead to continue with the sale.

Barbara - who is looking to downsize after 18 years in the apartment - told the New York Post newspaper: ''Both Bob and I are thrilled that the sale of our apartment to Uma Thurman has been confirmed by the board. She and her three children will be a wonderful addition to the building.''

The 'Nymphomaniac' actress sold her seven-bedroom New York townhouse for $12 million last year.

The River House complex where her new apartment is located is so exclusive actresses and socialites such as Diane Keaton and Gloria Vanderbilt have been refused permission to move into the building.

Legendary star Joan Crawford reportedly commissioned a neon Pepsi sign which is visible to River House residents across the East River because she was so furious at having her application vetoed.

However, the board are said to have slightly relaxed their tough approval process.

16th October 2013 3908695
The Big Wedding 3695542 Film Reviews

An all-star cast very nearly goes down with the ship as filmmaker Justin Zackham (The Bucket List) indulges in relentlessly farcical silliness. Thankfully the actors play it relatively straight, injecting moments of dark emotion and sharp wit in between the corny wackiness. But the script is more interested in humiliating its characters than finding any genuine humour.

The eponymous nuptials are between Alejandro and Missy (Barnes and Seyfried), who haplessly watch their families implode as the big day approaches. Alejandro's adoptive dad Don (De Niro) and his long-time girlfriend Bebe (Sarandon) are planning the event, but Alejandro's deeply religious birth-mother (Rae) is coming from Colombia, so he asks his dad to pretend to still be married to his ex-wife Ellie (Keaton). Meanwhile, Alejandro's sister Lyla (Heigl) is having her own marriage crisis, while his brother Jared (Grace) can't keep his libido under control.

As the preparations continue, the plot gets increasingly tangled. But it also becomes strangely ingrown, as if these people have never met anyone outside their small circle of family and friends. Past secrets are revealed and dark peccadillos come to light, leading to a series of manic confrontations. Through it all, the film remains blandly amusing, although its rather extreme moments never quite escalate to Meet the Parents hilarity. Thankfully they avoid the strained goofiness of Death at a Funeral

De Niro, Keaton and Sarandon manage to find believably intriguing characters amid the slapstick while generating various sparks of chemistry between them. Barnes also has some enjoyable moments as the nice guy trying to calm the storm. But Seyfried barely registers, while Heigl and Grace are one-note characters we never really care about. And Williams is a bit pointless as the moralising, sardonic parish priest. As it goes along, the film raises issues of infidelity and mutual respect that get us thinking, even if the script would rather merely play them for laughs. But at least it keeps us smiling.

Rich Cline

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