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Over 20 Years Worth of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's Big City Love

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Over 20 Years Worth of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's Big City Love
Sarah Jessica Parker may be best known for her role as perennial city girl Carrie Bradshaw, but there's something else in her life that has stood the test of time: her marriage to fellow actor Matthew Broderick. Their love story reads like a Woody Allen movie: Sarah Jessica and Matthew met in 1991 after being introduced at a theater company by one of Sarah Jessica's brothers. They tied the knot in 1997 with a civil ceremony on Manhattan's Lower East Side - she famously wore a black wedding gown! - and have since become parents to son James Wilkie and twin daughters Tabitha and Loretta.

They're not just one of Hollywood's longest-running celebrity couples, though - Matthew and Sjp are also widely recognized as famous figures in the Big Apple. They live in the West Village, champion important causes like arts education and music programs, and support the NYC Ballet and Unicef.
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Ronan Farrow Defends His Mom and Sister Amid His Brother's Latest Claims

Ronan Farrow Defends His Mom and Sister Amid His Brother's Latest Claims
Ronan Farrow is coming to the defense of his mom, Mia Farrow, and sister, Dylan Farrow. The journalist took to Twitter on Thursday to address claims made by his brother, Moses Farrow, in a lengthy essay. In the post, entitled "A Son Speaks Out," Moses defends his father, Woody Allen, against allegations of assault. Moses also makes accusations of his own against Mia. "I'm a very private person and not at all interested in public attention. But, given the incredibly inaccurate and misleading attacks on my father, Woody Allen, I feel that I can no longer stay silent as he continues to be condemned for a crime he did not commit," Moses wrote in his post. "I was present for everything that...
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Ronan Farrow Stands Up For Mom And Sister: ‘My Mother Did An Extraordinary Job Raising Us’

Journalist Ronan Farrow is standing up for those he loves most. The journalist behind The New York Times expose of Harvey Weinstein penned an essay on Twitter in defence of his mother, Mia Farrow, and his sister, Dylan Farrow. Related: Moses Farrow Defends Woody Allen Against Sister’s Molestation Charges “Not worth saying much to dignify the repeated campaign to
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L.A. County Prosecutors Won’t Bring Sex Charges Against Former Agent Tyler Grasham

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney will not bring any charges against former talent agent Tyler Grasham, a spokesman for the office told TheWrap. Four men have accused Grasham of sexual misconduct.

According to a document provided by the office, prosecutors found that the statute of limitations had passed on two accusers’ accusations. A third was referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office “for misdemeanor filing consideration,” and prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence supporting the fourth accusation.

Grasham was fired in October 2017, the day after TheWrap reported on the first accusation. The other accusers subsequently came forward.

Also Read: Woody Allen's Son Moses Farrow Defends Dad: 'Condemned for a Crime He Did Not Commit'

A man who answered the phone at a number registered to Grasham hung up on a reporter who sought comment Thursday.

The D.A.’s document, a charge evaluation worksheet, said the first accuser,
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Moses Farrow Resurfaces to Defend Woody Allen, Accuse Mia Farrow of Abuse

He’s giving a new side to an old story. Moses Farrow — one of the many adopted children of Mia Farrow — has come forward, accusing his famous mother of child abuse while insisting that Woody Allen is innocent and never molested daughter Dylan Farrow. In the harrowing account, Moses, 40, accused his mother of abuse, claiming that he and his siblings were “brainwashed” while living under what he believes to be his mother’s toxic roof. In his public plea for his father’s innocence, he specifically referenced a 2014 New York Times piece by his sister, in which she recalls specific details of the assault that took place in 1992. “When I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set,
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Ronan Farrow Calls Brother Moses Farrow’s Blog Post Defending Woody Allen a ‘Smear Campaign’ Against Their Sister

Ronan Farrow Calls Brother Moses Farrow’s Blog Post Defending Woody Allen a ‘Smear Campaign’ Against Their Sister
Ronan Farrow has responded to his brother Moses Farrow’s essay defending their father Woody Allen, calling the blog post published yesterday a “smear campaign” meant to discredit their sister Dylan Farrow’s accusations of sexual molestation against the Oscar-winning filmmaker. The journalist and reporter seems loath to even do that much in a Twitter post, as he says he “didn’t want to draw attention” to the latest attack on his sister.

“Not worth saying much to dignify the repeated campaign to discredit my sister, often by attacking our mother,” Farrow writes. “This happens every time Dylan speaks, so this is all I’ll offer: My mother did an extraordinary job raising us, and none of my siblings with whom I’ve spoken ever witnessed anything but love and care from a single mom who went through hell to keep her kids safe.”

Farrow then notes that his brother
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Ronan Farrow Answers Brother Moses Farrow’s Defense of Woody Allen: ‘Smear Campaign’

Ronan Farrow Answers Brother Moses Farrow’s Defense of Woody Allen: ‘Smear Campaign’
Ronan Farrow has said his brother Moses Farrow’s defense of Woody Allen is part of a “smear campaign.”

Moses Farrow wrote in a lengthy blog post Wednesday saying that Allen, his adopted father, has been “condemned for a crime he did not commit.” Dylan Farrow, Allen’s adopted daughter with ex-girlfriend Mia Farrow, has said Allen sexually assaulted her in an attic at Mia Farrow’s Connecticut home on Aug. 4, 1992. Moses Farrow, whom Allen and Farrow also adopted, said he was at the house that day and that nothing happened.

Ronan Farrow took the side of his mother and sister in a Twitter post Thursday.

Also Read: Woody Allen's Son Moses Farrow Defends Dad: 'Condemned for a Crime He Did Not Commit'

“Not worth saying much to dignify the repeated campaign to discredit my sister, often by attacking our mother. This happens every time Dylan speaks, so this is
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Woody Allen’s Son Defends His Father And Accuses Mia Farrow Of Abuse And Brainwashing

The Time’s Up and #MeToo movements have allowed victims of abuse to come forward unlike any time before. For years, Woody Allen has been at the center of child molestation allegations made by his daughter Dylan Farrow. As we’ve seen, these movements aren’t going away. And so it would seem, neither are Farrow’s allegations against Allen.

Recently, Moses Farrow, adopted son of Mia Farrow and Allen, has come to the filmmaker’s defense.
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Woody Allen’s Son Moses Farrow Defends Dad: ‘Condemned for a Crime He Did Not Commit’

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Woody Allen’s Son Moses Farrow Defends Dad: ‘Condemned for a Crime He Did Not Commit’
Woody Allen’s son Moses Farrow defended his filmmaker father against his sister Dylan Farrow’s accusations of sexual abuse, saying their mother, Mia Farrow, coached Dylan to lie.

“I’m a very private person and not at all interested in public attention,” Moses Farrow wrote in a blog post titled “A Son Speaks Out.” “But, given the incredibly inaccurate and misleading attacks on my father, Woody Allen, I feel that I can no longer stay silent as he continues to be condemned for a crime he did not commit.”

In the piece, Moses Farrow says Mia Farrow was well-versed in “coaching, drilling, scripting, and rehearsing — in essence, brainwashing” her children. Moses Farrow said he “witnessed siblings, some blind or physically disabled, dragged down a flight of stairs to be thrown into a bedroom or a closet, then having the door locked from the outside.” He says Mia Farrow slapped
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Moses Farrow Writes Essay Defending Woody Allen and Accusing Mia Farrow of Abuse and Brainwashing

Moses Farrow, the adopted son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, has written a lengthy personal essay in which he defends his father against child molestation accusations made by Dylan Farrow, and accuses his mother of abusing and brainwashing him as a child. The essay, titled “A Son Speaks Out,” was published May 23 on Moses’ Blogspot page.

“I’m a very private person and not at all interested in public attention,” Moses writes. “But, given the incredibly inaccurate and misleading attacks on my father, Woody Allen, I feel that I can no longer stay silent as he continues to be condemned for a crime he did not commit.”

Moses writes that living under Mia Farrow’s roof was “impossible if you didn’t do exactly what you were told, no matter how questionable the demand.” Moses was adopted from South Korea by Mia, and then adopted by Allen in 1991. He
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Woody Allen's son Moses Farrow defends father over sexual assault claims

Farrow says he ‘can no longer stay silent’ about accusations made by his sister and claims she was coerced into making them

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s adopted son, Moses Farrow, on Wednesday defended his father from allegations of sexual assault made by his sister.

In a nearly 5,000-word post, Moses elaborated further on claims he had made in previous interviews that his mother was physically abusive to him and her other children and that she coerced her daughter Dylan into accusing Allen of assault.
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"I Say What I Think": Remembering Judith Crist

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I say what I think of a film and why, and my readers know my tastes by now. Some hate my taste, and so I'm reliable for them, too, since they know they'll like what I hate.

--Judith Crist, American film critic

By Joe Elliott

This month marks the 96th birthday of American film critic Judith Crist (1922-2012). Crist was one of the most influential and controversial movie reviewers of her day. She was a founding film critic for New York magazine and spent over two decades serving as the in-house movie reviewer for TV Guide. In addition, she was a frequent contributor to NBC’s Today show for many years. She was very much a tell-it-like-it-is kind of critic, totally unafraid to speak her mind even when this got her into hot water with powerful people in the industry, which it sometimes did. While it’s hard to believe today,
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Diane Keaton movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Annie Hall,’ ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Reds’

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Diane Keaton movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Annie Hall,’ ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Reds’
Diane Keaton is one of those special actors who can shift from comedy to drama without missing a beat. She has been nominated for two Oscars in comedy (“Something’s Gotta Give” and winning for “Annie Hall”) and two in drama (“Reds” and “Marvin’s Room”). Keaton is now back in theaters joining Oscar winners Jane Fonda and Mary Steenburgen, as well as five-time Emmy Award winner Candice Bergen in Bill Holderman‘s comedy “Book Club.”

Keaton is also a key cast member in one of the seminal film series of all time — Francis Ford Coppola‘s “The Godfather” trilogy. Her heartbreaking turn as Kay Adams Corleone, a woman who sincerely believed that her husband was a good man, will forever be a part of motion picture history.

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A recipient of the 2017 American Film Institute life achievement award, Keaton has also been nominated
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Wamg Spotlights Stars of Comedy Book Club

(L-r) Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen in the film, Book Club, by Paramount Pictures. Photo credit: Melinda Sue Gordon © 2018 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

The new comedy Book Club, opening May 18, focuses on something that has long been a favorite of women of all ages – the book club. But this comedy has something extra to offer: four legendary stars with long and storied careers. Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen have garnered enough awards and nominations, including Oscars, and have demonstrated enough star staying-power on the big screen and the small one to qualify as bonafide Hollywood legends. Yet each woman has carved out her own unique path to that title.

They have some things in common, these legendary women. Each is multi-talented, playing both drama and comedy while working with an array of big-name directors and actors. As in any long career, each
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‘Book Club’ Film Review: Women-of-a-Certain-Age Sex Comedy Has Poignancy Beneath the Pratfalls

‘Book Club’ Film Review: Women-of-a-Certain-Age Sex Comedy Has Poignancy Beneath the Pratfalls
It’s a credit to TV’s greater curiosity and openmindedness that when I beheld the four stars of “Book Club” — actresses ranging in age from 65 to 80 — my thoughts turned to how recently I’d seen them on their respective shows or in headlines about their upcoming series.

The ensemble romantic comedy benefits enormously from Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Mary Steenburgen keeping their comedic and dramatic muscles warmed up. None of the women are asked to do anything too strenuous in “Book Club,” but their collective charisma — along with their male co-stars’ — add up to an irresistible charmfest.

The premise of “Book Club” sounds, to be honest, excruciatingly dumb: A quartet of elderly friends are inspired by the “50 Shades of Grey” books to spice up their sex lives. But first-time director Bill Holderman, who penned the script with Erin Simms, smartly adds a pinch of salt to the sweetness
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Exclusive Interview – Ingrid Rogers from Amazon’s Bosch

Tai Freligh interviews Ingrid Rogers from Amazon’s Bosch

Ingrid Rogers is no stranger to hard work, with an extensive history of accomplishments as a seasoned actress. All her hard work and dedication has led up to her current role in Amazon’s Bosch. With Bosch’s release of Season 4 on April 11th, and Season 5 already green-lit there is no sign of Ingrid slowing down in the future.

After finding her passion for acting in high school Ingrid began her pursuit in the entertainment world. Her hard work paid off with her break out role in the daytime drama, All My Children. From there she went on to work with pronounced directors including, Woody Allen and Joel Schumacher. Additionally, Ingrid has worked with Brian DePalma, who directed her in her starring role opposite Al Pacino and Sean Penn in Carlito’s Way. Ingrid’s many TV credits include Murder In The First,
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‘Perro Bomba,’ ‘Miriam Lies,’ ‘At Your Mercy’ Highlight Guadalajara Goes to Cannes

Five films, each in the final stages of post-production, have been selected to participate in Guadalajara Goes to Cannes, the works in progress partnership between the Cannes Film Market and Guadalajara International Film Festival (Ficg)

In Cannes the producers and filmmakers of the selected works will have the opportunity to pitch and show excerpts with the aim of securing sales, distribution and future festival pickups.

The selected films participated in March’s Guadalajara Construye, the industry section of the Mexican festival, where a number of them earned prizes which provided the means necessary to get the films to their current state.

Juan Caceres’ debut feature “Perro Bomba” was the big winner at Construye, where it took home four awards and had the industry professionals in attendance buzzing.

The film is the first to focus its narrative on Chile’s Haitian immigrant population, a group which has seen exponential growth in the last decade,
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The human touch by Anne-Katrin Titze

Matthew Miele with Anne-Katrin Titze inside Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle on Wes Anderson: "I saw him walk through here while we were filming." Photo: Leigh Wolfson

Crazy About Tiffany's director Matthew Miele's latest documentary, Always At The Carlyle, is set to open today in New York just days after The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala celebration for Andrew Bolton's Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

Anjelica Huston, George Clooney, Rita Wilson, Harrison Ford, Jeff Goldblum, Jon Hamm, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Jack Nicholson, Fran Lebowitz, Alan Cumming, Sofia Coppola, Naomi Campbell, Lenny Kravitz, Elaine Stritch, Nina Garcia, Paul Shaffer, Graydon Carter, Vera Wang, and Woody Allen are huge fans of The Carlyle Hotel and it is a post-gala celebration hotspot on each First Monday in May as shown in Always At The Carlyle.

Matthew Miele at Bemelmans Bar: "I think Wes hit it right on the head.
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Amazon Returns to Cannes With Triumphant Oscar Contender ‘Cold War’ and Signs of a Company Learning From Its Mistakes

Amazon Studios’ mission is to make commercial art films headed for critical, festival and (sometimes) awards acclaim. Despite some missteps, its slate shows signs of a developing strategy. In 2017, Amazon made a big splash at Cannes with two auteur-driven Competition films from Todd Haynes (“Wonderstruck”) and Lynne Ramsay (“You Were Never Really Here”), and wound up with a Best Actor prize for Joaquin Phoenix. Now, the company is back at the festival with competition entry “Cold War,” an immediate sensation that suggests the company is still very much in the game.

Last fall, Amazon dominated the New York Film Festival with opener “Last Flag Flying” from Richard Linklater, “Wonderstruck” as the centerpiece gala, and Woody Allen’s scandal-tainted “Wonder Wheel” closing it out — but taking those movies into the crowded fall marketplace was another matter. They floundered. A year later, the company seems to be trying to learn from its
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Amazon Returns to Cannes With Triumphant Oscar Contender ‘Cold War’ and Signs of a Company Learning From Its Mistakes

Amazon Studios’ mission is to make commercial art films headed for critical, festival and (sometimes) awards acclaim. Despite some missteps, its slate shows signs of a developing strategy. In 2017, Amazon made a big splash at Cannes with two auteur-driven Competition films from Todd Haynes (“Wonderstruck”) and Lynne Ramsay (“You Were Never Really Here”), and wound up with a Best Actor prize for Joaquin Phoenix. Now, the company is back at the festival with competition entry “Cold War,” an immediate sensation that suggests the company is still very much in the game.

Last fall, Amazon dominated the New York Film Festival with opener “Last Flag Flying” from Richard Linklater, “Wonderstruck” as the centerpiece gala, and Woody Allen’s scandal-tainted “Wonder Wheel” closing it out — but taking those movies into the crowded fall marketplace was another matter. They floundered. A year later, the company seems to be trying to learn from its
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