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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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
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.
Respect the Chemistry: After five seasons, Breaking Bad came to its explosive conclusion on Sunday, finishing Walter White's journey from "Mr Chips to Scarface." Check out which episodes our writers chose as their favorite.
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.
We mourn the loss of one of our most esteemed poets; the man described as a "colossus of literature"
Seamus Heaney, the Nobel Prize in Literature award-winning poet, has died aged 74 after a short illness. "The death has taken place of Seamus Heaney. The poet and Nobel Laureate died in hospital in Dublin this morning after a short illness. The family has requested privacy at this time." a statement on behalf of the family said, via Sky News.
The Brilliant Heaney Will Be Greatly Missed.
The Co. Derry-born poet's distinctive writing style with quiet exaltations of the everyday and potent visual imagery employed through the descriptive passages of his verse helped foster a league of fans, as well as a Nobel Prize for literature, especially in his poignant reflection of Ireland's troubles. For generations of younger Britons, Nobel Laureate Heaney will have been one of the poets encountered through the GCSE English anthology who brought the themes in poems such as 'The Death of a Naturalist' to the attention of classroom discussions.