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Woody Allen Wins $5m Settlement From Clothing Company

18th May 2009

Director Woody Allen has agreed a $5 million (£3.3 million) out-of-court settlement with the American Apparel clothing company over the unauthorised use of his image.The fashion firm had used an image of Allen in his...

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Kidman Pulls Out Of Allen's Star-studded Feature

13th May 2009

NICOLE KIDMAN has pulled out of the star-studded cast of director WOODY ALLEN's new London-based movie. The legendary filmmaker has landed Antonio Banderas, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts and Freida Pinto for the as-yet-untitled...

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Fascinating Fact 7334

10th May 2009

WOODY ALLEN will stage Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi for the second time at the opening of the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy next month (26Jun09). The Hollywood director made his directorial opera debut...

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Allen Spared Humiliation By Court Rival

7th May 2009

The head of the clothing company suing WOODY ALLEN has vowed not to bring the film-maker's former lover MIA FARROW to the stand - because he wants to avoid humiliating the star. The Annie Hall director...

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Allen Urges Court To Ban Farrow

5th May 2009

WOODY ALLEN is desperate to prevent MIA FARROW taking the stand in an upcoming court case - he fears "lurid" allegations from their custody battle will be dredged up once more. The Annie Hall director launched...

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Allen Granted Victory In Ongoing Ad Case

28th April 2009

WOODY ALLEN has won the latest round of his battle against clothing giant AMERICAN APPAREL - the judge has ruled he does not have to prove the company's advertisements are "sleazy". The Annie Hall director filed...

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Woody Allen: New York Is Expensive For Filmmaking

24th April 2009

Acclaimed director WOODY ALLEN has stated that he cannot usually afford to make films in his beloved New York, which was the location for some of his most famous releases.His comments came as he premiered...

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Defendant Intends To Attack Woody's Personal Life

16th April 2009

Woody Allen has accused lawyers for American Apparel of launching a "scorched earth" defense against his $10-million lawsuit against the clothing company. Allen had claimed in his suit that by using his image on billboards...

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Allen Fires Back At Clothing Bosses Over Soon-yi

16th April 2009

WOODY ALLEN has fired back at bosses of an American clothing company, insisting they've engaged in a "despicable effort to intimidate" him by dragging up details of his marriage to adopted daughter SOON-YI PREVIN. The Oscar-winning...

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Allen Challenged To Prove His Worth

9th April 2009

Bosses at clothing giant American Apparel have demanded WOODY ALLEN prove he can command a fee of $10 million (£6.8 million) for appearing in commercials. The Annie Hall director filed suit against the company last year...

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Fascinating Fact 7062

26th March 2009

WOODY ALLEN has found a new muse in NICOLE KIDMAN. The actress will join Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto and pal Naomi Watts in Allen's untitled new movie, according to Daily Variety....

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Fascinating Fact 6946

3rd March 2009

ROBERT DE NIRO's Tribeca Film Festival will celebrate WOODY ALLEN's return to making movies in New York by opening on 22 April (09) with WHATEVER WORKS, his first movie shot in his hometown since 2004....

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Banderas Next Big-name Added To Allen Cast

27th February 2009

Movie heartthrob ANTONIO BANDERAS has joined the star-studded cast in legendary filmmaker WOODY ALLEN's next picture. The Legend of Zorro star will star in the as-yet-untitled project alongside Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts and Slumdog...

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Allen Hires Watts As His New Muse

24th February 2009

NAOMI WATTS is eager to follow in the footsteps of Oscar winner PENELOPE CRUZ - she has signed to star in WOODY ALLEN's latest movie. The Aussie actress has been cast in the as-yet-untitled film alongside...

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Slumdog Millionaire Star Cast In Woody Allen Film

24th February 2009

Having enjoyed the Oscar-winning success of Slumdog Millionaire, Freida Pinto can now celebrate being cast in Woody Allen's latest film.The Indian model-turned-actress, who plays romantic lead Latika in Danny Boyle's best picture winner, is the...

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The Things They Say 11395

23rd February 2009

"A threesome wouldn't be right for me but I know people like that who live extreme lifestyles. I don't judge them. I just play them." Actress PENELOPE CRUZ on her role as a woman with...

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Pinto Lands Role In Next Allen Film

23rd February 2009

Model-turned-actress FREIDA PINTO will follow her movie debut in Oscar-winning SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE with a role in legendary filmmaker WOODY ALLEN's next picture. The 24-year-old was stunned when the Danny Boyle-directed film took home eight honours -...

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Allen's Voice Dubber Dies

19th February 2009

An Italian actor who dubbed the voices of WOODY ALLEN and CHARLIE CHAPLIN in movies has died, aged 81. Oreste Lionello passed away in Rome, Italy on Thursday (19Feb09) after a long illness, according to his...

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Allen Returns To London

11th February 2009

Filmmaker WOODY ALLEN is embarking on a new bid to conquer London - with the help of Hollywood stars SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS and JOSH BROLIN. Allen abandoned his native New York in 2005 to make three...

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Cruz's Rush Decision Over Vicky Cristina Barcelona

10th February 2009

WOODY ALLEN gave PENELOPE CRUZ just two hours to read the script for his film VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA and decide if she wanted a role in the project.The filmmaker sent the actress a copy asking...

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The Things They Say 11102

6th February 2009

"I was a little worried about being accepted into the 'cool gang'. Luckily I got on very well with them all." British actress REBECCA HALL was wary of working alongside SCARLETT JOHANSSON, PENELOPE CRUZ, and...

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Hall: 'Allen Stories Are A Myth'

6th February 2009

Actress REBECCA HALL was delighted to work with legendary filmmaker WOODY ALLEN - because stories of his eccentric behaviour are "all nonsense". The British star was wary of filming Allen's new movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona after...

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Cruz's Guilt Over Expletive-filled Spanish Scenes

5th February 2009

PENELOPE CRUZ turned the air blue while shooting VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA - after moviemaker WOODY ALLEN let her improvise her Spanish lines. The beauty, who is nominated for an Oscar for her role in the dark...

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Hypochondriac Allen Missed Out On Johansson/cruz Kiss

4th February 2009

Director WOODY ALLEN missed the same sex kiss between SCARLETT JOHANSSON and PENELOPE CRUZ in his new movie VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA - because he was busy having a suspicious mole tested. The two actresses were stunned...

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The Things They Say 10981

30th January 2009

"He has a great lack of social veneer, and you see so little of that sometimes in places like L.A. He speaks only when he has something to say and is really honest." PENELOPE CRUZ...

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The Things They Say 10943

28th January 2009

"It's fantastic. I am very excited by her second nomination. I hope she wins." TOM CRUISE is rooting for his ex-girlfriend PENELOPE CRUZ at the upcoming Oscars. Cruz is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress...

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The Things They Say 10890

26th January 2009

"I've seen it three times and I'd love to see it again." PENELOPE CRUZ is a big fan of her WOODY ALLEN film VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA....

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Cruz Treasures Allen's Spectacles

14th January 2009

Actress PENELOPE CRUZ took home a unique souvenir from the set of WOODY ALLEN's latest film VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA - a pair of the director's trademark spectacles. The Spanish beauty admits she was taken aback...

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The Things They Say 10778

14th January 2009

"I am almost always disappointed when I see my movies. When you're conceiving them at home. it's only happening in your mind and everything's fabulous. Then you find out that JAVIER (BARDEM) and PENELOPE (CRUZ)...

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Woody And Coen Brothers Among Wga Nominees

8th January 2009

The Coen Brothers and Woody Allen have been recognised for their screenwriting as the nominations for the Writers' Guild of America (WGA) awards were unveiled.The Coens received their fourth WGA nomination for Burn After Reading...

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