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Allen Likes Playing Father To His Wife

Acclaimed director WOODY ALLEN loves to play "daddy" to his young wife SOON-YI PREVIN, and insists the massive age gap between them defuses any conflict in their marriage. The 69-year-old sparked an international scandal...

Allen: 'I Still Make Mistakes'

WOODY ALLEN is already dismissing the significance of his 70th birthday next month (01DEC05), insisting he has gained nothing from his advancing years. The ANNIE HALL director is convinced there are no possible benefits...

Rivers' Comedy Born Out Of Childhood Unhappiness

Talk show host and comedienne JOAN RIVERS credits her unhappy school years with inspiring her hilarious stand-up routines. The 72-year-old funnywoman admits she was a loner as a child but claims the experience gave...

Allen Loved Gambling With Marvin, Savalas And Bronson

Veteran comedian WOODY ALLEN loved making JAMES BOND spoof CASINO ROYALE in 1960s London, because he spent his time gambling with a posse of screen tough guys. Allen found he had a lot of...

Johansson Scared To Use British Swear Words

SCARLETT JOHANSSON is convinced her American accent lets her down when she uses British swear words. The 20-year-old actress, who has filmed two WOODY ALLEN movies in London, is reluctant to use UK...

Johansson Defended By Cox

British acting veteran BRIAN COX has blasted the producers of THE ISLAND for blaming poor ticket sales on the SCARLETT JOHANSSON's performance. The 59-year-old star leaped to the blonde star's defence after film bosses...

Johansson Keen To Work With Burton

Screen siren SCARLETT JOHANSSON is desperate to work with maverick director TIM BURTON after hearing EWAN McGREGOR enthuse about the movie-maker on the set of THE ISLAND. The GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING...

Life Imitates Art For Villainous Walken

Actor CHRISTOPHER WALKEN fears strangers see him as a genuine villain, because he usually plays evil characters. The SLEEPY HOLLOW star is so entrenched in his bad-guy persona, he admits he often believes he's...

Brave Johansson Insists The Show Must Go On Despite Bombings

Actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON is determined not to let London's bombings upset her summer plans in the British capital - in fact she can't wait to get back there. Currently promoting her new action movie...

Ballerinas Honoured In Spain

Ballet sensations MAYA PLISETSKAYA and TAMARA ROJO were honoured in Spain on Wednesday (29JUN05) with the country's prestigious Asturias Prize for the arts - the first time the trophy has been awarded to dancers....

Allen Not Interested In September 11

Director WOODY ALLEN has dismissed the September 11th attacks as a negligible historical event not worthy of the silver screen. The MELINDA AND MELINDA filmmaker regards the al-Qaeda attacks on America's east coast as...

Johansson Trains As A Journalist

Movie beauty SCARLETT JOHANSSON is taking journalism classes and even learning shorthand as research for an upcoming role. The LOST IN TRANSLATION star is embarking on a crash course in the essentials, as she...

Allen Laughs Off 'Sex And Violence' Claims

Legendary filmmaker WOODY ALLEN has laughed off claims his new film MATCH POINT is full of sex and violence. Allen's London-set drama stars Irish heart-throb JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS, SCARLETT JOHANSSON and EMILY MORTIMER and premiered...

Sevigny Ignored By Allen

CHLOE SEVIGNY was shocked when director WOODY ALLEN ignored her at baseball game - only a day after he directed the actress in MELINDA AND MELINDA. Sevigny was one of Allen's leading ladies in...

Spielberg Voted Best Director

Legendary film-maker STEVEN SPIELBERG has been voted the greatest director of all time. Spielberg - the talent behind huge blockbuster hits including SCHINDLER'S LIST, E.T., CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and SAVING PRIVATE...

Rhys-meyers: 'Allen's Experience Demands Respect'

Irish actor JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS loved working with WOODY ALLEN on new movie MATCH POINT - because the legendary filmmaker's experience put him totally at ease. Rhys-Meyers found it easy to place his faith in...

Allen Praises Brits' Acting 'Gene'

Veteran filmmaker WOODY ALLEN enjoyed shooting his new movie MATCH POINT in London because he loves the English accent, particularly when spoken by actors. The MANHATTAN star loves the local dialect so much he...

Match Point Sparks Johansson's Filming Fears

Screen beauty SCARLETT JOHANSSON suffered so many panic attacks while shooting WOODY ALLEN's new movie MATCH POINT, she was convinced she'd have to quit the movie. The 20-year-old actress admits she's often nervous before...

Allen: 'Scarlett Put Art Above Money'

WOODY ALLEN has praised SCARLETT JOHANSSON for waiving her usual multi-million dollar fee to star in two of his movies. The veteran New York director admits he's never able to offer his cast and...

Allen Hits Out At Hollywood

WOODY ALLEN has slammed the American film industry for letting financiers have too much involvement in the movies they fund. The quirky New York director, whose latest work MATCH POINT was set and shot...

Woody Allen's Winslet Snub

Director WOODY ALLEN has taken a swipe at actress KATE WINSLET, claiming he only cast her in his new movie MATCH POINT because he thought he had to use an all-British cast. Winslet and...

Allen Inspired By Gloomy London

WOODY ALLEN found the notoriously bad British weather the perfect inspiration for his new movie MATCH POINT. The legendary director travelled to London to make his first movie outside his native New York, and...

Cannes Head Urges Jury To Focus On Film-making

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL head GILLES JACOB has urged this year's (05) jury to focus on film-making, not politics, after anti-GEORGE W BUSH documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 claimed the Palme D'Or honour last year (MAY04). As...

Wiest's Daughter Arrested For Assault And Robbery

The daughter of double OSCAR winner DIANNE WIEST has been arrested on charges of physically attacking a classmate - and stealing his iPOD. EMILY WIEST, 17, and two teenage pals from New York's The...

Allen Sticks With Johansson

Legendary director WOODY ALLEN is so impressed with the acting talents of SCARLETT JOHANSSON, he has cast her again in his next movie. The curvy 20-year-old stars in Allen's film MATCH POINT, which screens...

Messing: 'I Never Dreamed Of Stardom'

Flame-haired actress DEBRA MESSING has to pinch herself sometimes because she never dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star as a child. The WILL + GRACE beauty, 36, was determined to live a conventional life...

Allen's Confidence Boosted By Johansson

Neurotic film-maker WOODY ALLEN is unusually confident about his forthcoming film MATCH POINT - because it features the "strong" acting talents of SCARLETT JOHANSSON. Allen cast the 20-year-old Johansson last summer (04) after his...

Mitchell Feared Allen Would Sack Her

Hollywood beauty RADHA MITCHELL found playing the same character in different incarnations in WOODY ALLEN's latest film MELINDA AND MELINDA so tough, she thought the legendary film-maker would sack her. The PITCH BLACK actress...

Mitchell Thought Allen Offer Was A Hoax

Australian actress RADHA MITCHELL thought it was a hoax when she received a call from legendary director WOODY ALLEN asking her to star in MELINDA AND MELINDA - until she received the script. The...

Cabaret Star Bobby Short Dies

New York cabaret singer BOBBY SHORT has died from leukaemia at New York's Presbyterian Hospital at the age of 80. The triple GRAMMY AWARD nominee embodied cabaret sophistication and earned the nickname 'Miniature King...

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