As other celebs rush to distance themselves, Dunham clambers into the Dylan Farrow/Woody Allen debate.
Lena Dunham has become one of the only celebrities to comment publically on the familial tension between director Woody Allen, his ex-girlfriend Mia Farrow and their adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. Dylan and Mia have accused the filmmaker of molesting his daughter when she was young, with Dylan detailing her abuse in a New York Times open letter.
'Girls' Star Lena Dunham Has Offered Her Two Cents On Claims Woody Allen Molested His Daughter.
In her letter, Dylan admonishes actors who have worked with Allen by name, including Scarlett Johansson and Cate Blanchett, claiming they had "turned a blind eye" to her father's behaviour and had condoned his actions by continuing to work with him. Allen has fiercely denied the claims, which were first dismissed by a police investigator in the early nineties, but Mia and Dylan have pressed on with their allegations.
Cate Blanchett will still win the Oscar for best actress.
Given the recent Woody Allen scandal - which actually got buried under the weight of the Philip Seymour Hoffman news this month - some commentators have speculated on the race for best actress at the Oscars, suggesting that Cate Blanchett's predicted streamrolling of her fellow nominee isn't so cut and dry.
Cate Blanchett [L] in Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine'
In a 1,000 word open letter to Woody Allen in the New York Times, his adopted daughter Mia Farrow accused the acclaimed filmmaker of molesting her as a child. Allen has been investigated in the past though was never prosecuted and has consistently denied any wrongdoing.
Continue reading: Cate Blanchett's Oscar Is Safe And Sound, Despite Woody Allen Scandal
The film maker has hit back at claims he abused his adopted daughter when she was 7-years-old
The last week has been dominated by Dylan Farrow’s allegations that Woody Allen sexually abused her when she was 7-years-old. Now, after some relative silence, Allen has issued a response, doubting whether Farrow even penned the open letter.
Serious allegations of sexual abuse have been levied against Woody Allen
"Not that I doubt Dylan hasn’t come to believe she’s been molested, but if from the age of 7 a vulnerable child is taught by a strong mother to hate her father because he is a monster who abused her, is it so inconceivable that after many years of this indoctrination the image of me Mia wanted to establish had taken root?"
Moses Farrow has spoken out against his sister Dylan Farrow's open letter detailing Woody Allen's alleged molestation.
Woody Allen has denied allegations he sexually assaulted his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow.
Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow alleged, in an open letter published in The New York Times, that Allen had sexually abused her at the age of 7. A separation, fierce custody battle and 22 years have not pacified or resolved the large family or their particularly unique brand of issues.
A complicated tribute for a complicated guy.
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."
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.
The regularly scheduled Golden Globes broadcast was briefly interrupted for some Farrow family history.
Possibly the most entertaining part of last night’s Golden Globes (apart from JLaw’s red carpet shenanigans) had to have been Ronan Farrow’s live Twitter coverage. A particular gem was this one:
Like the People's Choice Awards but hate democracy? Watch the Golden Globes!
Like the People's Choice Awards but hate democracy? Watch the Golden Globes!— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) January 12, 2014
Human-rights activist Ronan Farrow talks about his recent work and current rumours surrounding his parents on the red carpet at The Blue Card Annual Benefit - an event for the charity which raises money for needy Holocaust survivors. His mother Mia Farrow was also seen at the event as well as Blue Card co-President Mimi Lieber.
Ronan Farrow is joining Alec Baldwin on MSNBC.
Ronan Farrow, the 25-year-old son of Mia Farrow and one of either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra, will host his own one-hour weekday show on MSNBC starting in early 2014.
"It's a show about why the news matters to you - and what you can do to be a part of the story. I'm excited to shake up people's expectations for cable news. And to get a ton of Twitter followers," Farrow said in a funny press release that also noted he was "two seasons behind on Breaking Bad."
Farrow, who is the latest newcomer to the MSNBC fold following the acquisition of Alec Baldwin, graduated from college aged 15 and Yale Law School at 21. He spent several years working as an Obama administration foreign-policy official, has a Rhodes Scholarship, is a freelance journalist published in The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and has that television look, too. Basically, he's living the dream, this guy.
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The multi-talented son of Mia Farrow is taking to television.
Ronan Farrow, the son of actress Mia Farrow, is joining MSNBC to host his own weekday show that will reportedly focus on youth activism. The 25 year-old law school graduate, journalist and human rights activist has also worked as part of the Obama administration as a foreign policy official, founded the State Department's Office of Global Youth Issues, and is adviser to youth on the Nigerian AIDS epidemic, Angola and Darfur.
Mia Farrow, Ronan's Mother, Has Caused A Stir Recently.
Speaking about the upcoming arrival of Ronan's show MSNBC chief Phil Griffin said that "Ronan has established himself as a provocative, independent journalist capable of challenging people's assumptions and empowering audiences," in a statement announcing the news. "His show will be a game changer for MSNBC, representing a fresh approach to how we deliver news."
Continue reading: Ronan Farrow Given Weekday Show On MSNBC, Focus On Youth Activism
Mia Farrow's son will present a new weekday news show that will try and entice younger viewers into political involvement
Ronan Farrow wants to "empower" the younger generation of America and ignite a fire in their bellies that will bring about a new age of political enlightenment and interest in what's going on in the Capitol. How is he going to do this? With his own TV show of course, as MSNBC have handed Mia Farrow's son his very own weekday programme.
Talk of Ronan getting his own show has been around for a while now, and on Wednesday, 16 October, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that an agreement had been made and the young Farrow had been given his TV hosting debut. Ronan has appeared on television before, as an guest on some MSNBC and CNN programmes, however his as-yet-untitled show will be the first time he will present a show by himself.
Previously, the 25-year-old Yale law graduate has worked for the Obama administration as foreign policy official, as well as working alongside Hillary Clinton in an advisory role. Mia and Woody Allen's son has also gained experience working within various charities and is a published journalist, having written for The Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune and The Atlantic. He has also sold his first book, Pandora's Box: How American Military Aid Creates America’s Enemies, to Penguin Press, which explores the circumstances leading to some recent international crises, and is expected in bookshops by 2015.
Continue reading: Ronan Farrow Officially Handed His Own Show On MSNBC
Ronan Farrow has a bright future.
Ronan Farrow may well be Woody Allen's biological son, then again, he could be Frank Sinatra's. In a Vanity Fair interview that probably didn't do Ronan any favors this week, his mother Mia Farrow made the case for old blue eyes being the daddy.
Ronan hasn't seen Woody for years and his likeness to Sinatra is striking, however, it's not wise to use the 25-year-old as the subject of gossip, speculation and celebrity tittle-tattle. This guy is arguably the smartest guy in the family - whether that includes Woody, or Frank - and he's got a big future.
Ronan has been a determined human rights activist since graduating from Bard College at the ripe old age of 15. "I grew up with altruism on display in a pretty intense way," he told Forbes, referring to his 10 adopted siblings, some of whom suffer from severe disability.
Continue reading: Forget Sinatra, Ronan Farrow Is The Brains Of The Family
Mia Farrow claims her son, Ronan Farrow, may "possibly" have been fathered by the late Frank Sinatra.
Mia Farrow stated her son Ronan Farrow could "possibly" have been fathered by Frank Sinatra. Farrow, who was married to Sinatra from 1966-68, was in a relationship was in a relationship with Woody Allen at the time of her son's birth. In Vanity Fair's November issue, Farrow and her eight children (biological and adopted) discussed their home life and their relationships with their mother's three partners.
Mia Farrow claims her son Ronan is "possibly" Frank Sinatra's son.
A DNA test to determine Ronan's paternity has never been undertaken, had Sinatra truly been the father of Ronan, he would have been 73 at the time of his birth. Allen responded "The article is so fictitious and extravagantly absurd that he is not going to comment."
Continue reading: Frank Sinatra's Widow: Mia Farrow's Paternity Claims Are "Phony"
Ronan, a human rights activist and journalist, is said to be in discussions with the network over fronting his own show
Ronan Farrow, the only biological child of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, looks like he may be joining MSNBC's weekend line-up with his very own show. Farrow, a journalist and human rights activist, is said to be in advanced talks with the usually-liberal network over a show in which he will address various human rights concerns and other political concerns. He probably won't be discussing the week's hottest gossip though, like whether his father might actually be Frank Sinatra.
Initially reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be Farrow's first real leap into television, although he has appeared on MSNBC and CNN's programs in the past. The 25-year-old isn't being handed the job just because of his famous name either, as Ronan has a rich history of journalistic duties and charitable work behind him. Most recently, Farrow has worked for President Obama's foreign policy department as well as at the State Department, where he founded the Office of Global Youth Issues. He also served as an advisor to Hilary Clinton during the Arab Spring uprising.
Much like his mother, Ronan has long been a staunch campaigner for the protection of children caught in conflict, and despite his young age, has developed an impressive resume of charitable pursuits and work within various non-governmental organisations, in addition to his work with Obama and Clinton. He has addressed the ongoing AIDs pandemic in Africa and the genocide in Darfur and is a published journalist, writing on the subject of human rights for The Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune and The Atlantic.
Mia Farrow claims that her son's biological father could "possibly" be Frank Sinatra.
Mia was married to the legendary singer from 1966 to 1968 and in a recent interview with Vanity Fair she admitted Sinatra and herself "never really split up" as he was the love of her life.
The interviewer then asked if Ronan, her son, could be Frank's son and she replied "possibly".
Another packed week in the entertainment world was dominated by the Breaking Bad finale on AMC Sunday. Walter White's story finally came to an end, but how did things finish? Elsewhere, Marc Jacobs unexpectedly left Louis Vuitton, and Tom Clancy died aged 66.
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Leaving Vuitton: HUGE news from the fashion world this week, with Marc Jacobs announcing his departure from Louis Vuitton to focus on his own collections. Jacobs has been with the house for 16 years, establishing himself as one of the finest designers of the planet. If not the best. Read more about his departure here.
Could Ronan Farrow be the son of Frank Sinatra?
The Rosemary's Baby star Mia Farrow has hinted that her son Ronan, apparently with Woody Allen, may actually be the son of her ex-husband Frank Sinatra. The actress was married to the legendary singer from 1966 to 1968 though their relationship continued sporadically, including during her early years with director Allen.
Woody Allen Has Re-Established His Reputation Over The Past Decade
In a new interview with Vanity Fair's special correspondent Maureen Orth, Farrow hinted that it's entirely possible that Sinatra is the biological father of Ronan, now 25. When directly asked whether this was the case, Farrow said "Possibly," adding, "We never really split up."
Continue reading: Awkward: Mia Farrow Claims Woody Allen's Son May Be Frank Sinatra's
The diva has gotten rid of her famous locks in favour of the much shorter number, debuting the look on Instagram last night
Beyonce is the latest star to try out the ever-popular 'pixie' look, as the singer has chopped off her once flowing locks in favour of a much easier to handle look. The star uploaded a trio of images showing off her new look to her Instagram page yesterday (8 August) and since then it has been awash with comments from fans and onlookers, with some praising the new look as a revelation, whilst other think it is a major fashion misstep.
Beyonce showed off her new look on Instagram this week
The 'Crazy In Love' pop diva debuted the look on her Instagram, posting three un-captioned images of herself, but what is it about this new look that means so much? Usually when a star chops off their locks, it is done in a bid to reinvent themselves and cast off a previous image - ala Rihanna and Emma Watson - so is this new look a nod in the direction of her alter ego Sasha Fierce, or is this a new persona emerging from Bey? Maybe it has nothing to do with a statement at all, and after her near miss with an electric fan during a recent Toronto show, perhaps Bey just fancied something different when se last visited her hairdresser.
Why did you ever doubt them? It seems as though Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are still going strong, despite reports of a recent breakup. Although the couple have had their problems in recent months, it looks as though everything is back to normal and the pair were snapped canoodling in Salt Lake City this week.
E! Online obtained photographs of Bieber and the Wizards of Waverly Place star kissing in the airport, with Gomez sitting on her boyfriend's lap and cuddling him. Aww. The pair have actually been spending plenty of time with each other lately, hopping on a jet together in Van Nuys, California, last Wednesday. The photographs will please fans of the A-list couple, especially considering Gomez was pictured getting close to Woody Allen and Mia Farrow's 25-year-old son Ronan Farrow last week. A Twitter picture uploaded by Ronan featured the caption, "Do not challenge the lovely @selenagomez to a dance-off. You will lose."
Bieber and Gomez called it quits in November, though tabloid reports concerning their makeups and breakups have been omnipresent through 2012.
Even though he's essentially a pampered slacker, Abe (Gelber) exudes confidence, relentlessly going after the depressed Miranda (Blair) despite her hesitance. Living in the shadow of his successful doctor brother (Bartha), Abe works for his father (Walken), but does virtually nothing and resents the fact that his hard-working cousin (Booth) gets the credit. But then Abe feels hard-done by everyone he encounters, creating an arch-rival in Miranda's ex (Mandvi). But at no point does Abe's inner life come close to the reality around him.
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Adapted for the screen by Francis Ford Coppola in just three weeks after Truman Capote was fired (so the story goes), Gatsby tells the story of the mysterious and elusive Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford), a superrich businessman who likes to throw wild weekend-long, gin-soaked parties at his sprawling Long Island estate. But who is he? Where did he come from? Rumors abound, but no one seems to know for sure, and as long as the band keeps playing and the booze keeps flowing, no one seems to care all that much.
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