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Scarlett Johansson: Sex Scenes Are Not A Big Deal

Scarlett Johansson has made light of her upcoming sex scenes with Oscar-winner Javier Bardem in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona.The Lost in Translation actress shares a steamy tryst with the No Country for Old Men...

By on 06 August 2008

Allen Lives To Make Dreaded Opera Bow

Moviemaker WOODY ALLEN has been forced into honouring a promise to direct an opera - because he's not dead. The revered film mogul declined offers to take charge of an opera for years, while the...

Goode Surprised To Be Hired By Allen

British actor MATTHEW GOODE was surprised to land a role in MATCH POINT - because he was convinced he had offended the film's director WOODY ALLEN. Goode recalls an awkward audition for the role as...

Allen Lets Lovers Cruz + Bardem Babble In Spanish

WOODY ALLEN was so comfortable with his VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA co-stars JAVIER BARDEM and PENELOPE CRUZ he let them ad-lib scenes in Spanish - even though he couldn't understand them. The moviemaker could only stand...

Allen's Producer Joffe Dies

WOODY ALLEN's manager and co-producer CHARLES JOFFE has died. He was 78. Joffe passed away Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Wednesday (09Jun08), following a long illness. He had helped shape the careers of many...

Allen Slams Sex Rumours

WOODY ALLEN has denied rumours of racy sex scenes between PENELOPE CRUZ and SCARLETT JOHANSSON in upcoming movie VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA. Johansson and Cruz appear in a steamy scene together as well as taking part...

Deniro + Hoffman Snub Allen Film

ROBERT De NIRO, JACK NICHOLSON and DUSTIN HOFFMAN refused to star in a movie by filmmaker WOODY ALLEN because they were not offered enough money. The Oscar-winning moviemaker claims the Hollywood actors snubbed the chance...

American Apparel Hits Back At Allen

LATEST: Executives at clothing company American Apparel have hit back at WOODY ALLEN's claims they used his image in their advertising without permission, insisting the campaign was meant as a parody. The veteran director sued...

Oscar-winning Director Sydney Pollack Dies Aged 73

Academy award-winning director Sydney Pollack has died at the age of 73.The Out of Africa helmer died of cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, with his family around him, according to his...

By on 27 May 2008

Scarlett For Summer Festival Gigs?

Actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON has hinted that she may play some festival dates this summer, in support of her album of TOM WAITS covers, which was released yesterday (May 19th).The GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING star...

By on 20 May 2008

Johansson Denies Premiere Snub

LATEST: SCARLETT JOHANSSON has denied she snubbed the premiere of WOODY ALLEN's latest movie VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA because movie bosses refused to cater to her diva demands. The blonde beauty - who stars in the...

Woody: Barcelona, Si; Russia, Nyet

Appearing at a news conference in Cannes, where his latest movie, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, had its world premiere over the weekend, Woody Allen was asked by an enthusiastic fan/reporter from Uzbekistan when he might make...

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...

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