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Johansson Snubs Cannes Premiere

SCARLETT JOHANSSON snubbed the premiere of WOODY ALLEN's latest movie VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA at the Cannes International Film Festival after movies bosses reportedly refused to cater to her diva demands. The blonde beauty - who...

Allen Defends Set Location Of Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Director WOODY ALLEN has defended his decision to shoot his latest movie VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA in Spain, insisting he would have filmed in any European city, had he been offered the opportunity. The 72-year-old filmmaker...

Scarlett Johansson And Ryan Reynolds Confirm Engagement

Actors Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are engaged, it has been confirmed.After a year of dating, the pair have announced their engagement, People magazine reports.And the Lost in Translation star's representative Marcel Pariseau told the...

By on 06 May 2008

Allen's Language Row

WOODY ALLEN has sparked controversy in Spain - because his new movie VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA will be shown in English, even though both of the film's leading actors are of Spanish descent. The film -...

Allen Sues American Apparel

Veteran filmmaker WOODY ALLEN has filed legal papers accusing clothing company American Apparel of using his image in its advertising without his permission. The comedian claims he was never contacted by an American Apparel representative...

Cruz + Johansson Set For Lesbian Love Scene In Woody Allen Film

PENELOPE CRUZ and SCARLETT JOHANSSON are to steam up the big screen in WOODY ALLEN's new movie - by taking part in a reported lesbian sex scene. The actresses will lock lips and get hot...

Larry David Joins Woody Comedy

Larry David is to star in the upcoming project by Woody Allen, according to reports.The Curb Your Enthusiasm star has been lined up to play the lead role in the Manhattan director's next as-yet-untitled movie.Set...

By on 08 February 2008

Allen Fears Losing Johansson To Party Lifestyle

Film director WOODY ALLEN fears SCARLETT JOHANSSON will ruin her promising acting career by indulging in the party lifestyle - advising her to take inspiration from MERYL STREEP instead. The moviemaker worked with the 23-year-old...

Allen Signs Three-movie Deal With Spanish Producers

Film director WOODY ALLEN has signed a three-year deal with a Spanish distribution company to finance production on three of his films in the European country. The prolific filmmaker struck the pact with the Spain-based...

Cloverfield Is A Godzilla Of A Hit

Cloverfield turned out to be not quite the equal of 1998's Godzilla in its opening weekend, but the monster movie nevertheless became the biggest hit of the year as it took in $41 million domestically....

Movie Reviews: Cassadra's Dream

Critics are suggesting that Woody Allen has plunged off the track again with Cassandra's Dream. While acknowledging that the movie is "perfectly watchable," Kevin Crust in the Los Angeles Times observes that it's nothing to...

Allen Dismisses Johansson Collaboration Reports

Legendary filmmaker WOODY ALLEN has denied reports he is teaming up with SCARLETT JOHANSSON for a new New York-based movie. Johansson, who has starred in recent Allen films Match Point and Scoop, was said to...

Johansson To Make Directorial Debut

SCARLETT JOHANSSON is to make her directorial debut when she teams up with WOODY ALLEN to take charge of new movie NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU. The actress will take on her first behind-the-scenes role...

Allen, Friedkin + Cronenberg To Direct Operas

Movie directors WOODY ALLEN, WILLIAM FRIEDKIN and DAVID CRONENBERG will each direct a production for the Los Angeles Opera in the 2008/09 season. Allen will oversee Gianni Schicchi, one of three one-act operas that make...

Atwell Surprised By Allen Casting

British actress HAYLEY ATWELL was stunned to land a part in WOODY ALLEN movie CASSANDRA'S DREAM, after a "miserable", "nasty" and "horrible" audition process. The 25-year-old newcomer was convinced she had flunked the try-out, the...

Farrell's Struggle Working With Allen

COLLIN FARRELL took offence to WOODY ALLEN's directing style on new film CASSANDRA'S DREAM - deeming his approach to moviemaking too demanding. The Irish actor plays a brother to Ewan MCGregor's character in the movie,...

Gervais Turned Down Woody Allen

Comedian RICKY GERVAIS turned down the chance to star in a WOODY ALLEN movie, after discovering the director had cast minor British TV stars. The Office star accuses the legendary film maker of being seduced...

Allen Returns To New York

WOODY ALLEN is abandoning his globe-trotting film making exercise to direct a new movie in his native New York. After shooting exclusively in Manhattan for all his career, Allen turned his back on the Big...

Stars Shoot Short Movies For Striking Writers

A host of movie stars including SEAN PENN, WOODY ALLEN, TIM ROBBINS and HOLLY HUNTER have pledged their support for striking members of the writing union by shooting a series of short films. The clips...

Allen Says Adios To Spain

Woody Allen has canceled plans to film his next movie in Spain after controversy arose over funding that the film was expected to receive from the city of Barcelona and regional authorities. The funding reportedly...

Allen Quits Spanish Film Shoot

Filmmaker WOODY ALLEN has quit shooting his new movie in Barcelona over continued disagreements with locals upset that the film would be partially funded by public money. Spaniards were outraged when it was announced that...

Allen's Cruz Obsession

WOODY ALLEN was so infatuated with PENELOPE CRUZ on the set of VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, he was reduced to a stuttering mess in her presence. Allen wrote a part in the movie specially for Cruz...

Gervais Refuses To Work With Allen

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS turned down the chance to work with celebrated director WOODY ALLEN - because he is convinced the filmmaker has lost his ability to produce good movies. The creator of the U.K.'s...

Allen Denies Johansson Is His Muse

Oscar-winning director WOODY ALLEN is bemused when actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON is deemed his "muse" - because it simply isn't true. The 71-year-old has cast the Lost In Translation star in three of his most recent...

Allen: 'Europe Suits Me Better Than U.s.'

Oscar-winning director WOODY ALLEN has turned his back on Hollywood for good - because the U.S. movie industry is disrespectful of his creativity. The 71-year-old spent decades working in New York, but has since chosen...

Farrell's Son Has Special Needs

Actor Colin Farrell has talked of the difficulties of raising his son James, who has special needs.The four-year-old has a rare form of cerebral palsy called Angelman Syndrome, which can affect his motor skills and...

By on 16 October 2007

Allen Surprised He's Considered Influential

Oscar-winning director WOODY ALLEN is amazed he's considered a legend of the movie business, because he doesn't think his films have been influential. The 71-year-old, who has three Academy Awards, always felt the movies of...

Allen Banned From Casting 'Loose Cannons' Ryder And Downey

WOODY ALLEN was banned from casting WINONA RYDER and ROBERT DOWNEY JR for his 2002 movie MELINDA AND MELINDA, because no-one would insure the troubled stars. Ryder had only just been convicted of felony grand...

Allen Movie To Make North American Debut At Toronto Film Festival

Director WOODY ALLEN is set to unveil his latest film CASSANDRA'S DREAM to North America at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. The film, which stars Ewan MCGregor and Colin Farrell as brothers, makes its...

Allen Angers The Spanish

Director WOODY ALLEN has angered the Spanish public by gaining large filming grants for shooting his new film in Barcelona. Officials in the city have allocated $1.36 million (GBP680,000) to help fund the film, as...

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