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Matt Lauer Lashes Out at Ronan Farrow for Rape Allegation Reporting

Matt Lauer is firing off at Ronan Farrow following a recent New York Times story questioning the 32-year-old journalist’s reporting integrity, called “Is Ronan Farrow Too Good to Be True?”

The 62-year-old former TV news anchor, whose rape allegation was part of Ronan‘s book Catch & Kill, spoke out in a media column on Mediaite on Tuesday (May 19), called “Why Ronan Farrow Is Indeed Too Good to Be True.”

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“I was shaken, but not surprised, that few in the media were willing to thoroughly challenge the accusations against me, or the person making them,” he wrote.

“I had originally intended to release [Tuesday’s rebuttal] in November of 2019, but personal considerations at that time, and later news events impacting us all, delayed those plans…this week The New York Times published a piece that was highly critical of Ronan Farrow’s journalistic methods and standards,” he went on to write.

“The rush to judgment was swift,” Matt said of the allegation against him.

“In fact, on the morning I was falsely accused of rape, and before I could even issue a statement, some journalists were already calling my accuser ‘brave’ and ‘courageous’…I was also disappointed, but not surprised, that Ronan Farrow’s overall reporting faced so little scrutiny. Until this week’s critical reporting by The New York Times, many in the media perceived his work as inherently beyond basic questioning. However, [Farrow] was hardly an unbiased journalist when it came to anything to do with NBC, and he was rarely challenged as he dropped salacious stories in a daily marketing effort designed to create media attention for his book,” Matt wrote.

“This is not just about accusations against the former host of the Today show. It’s about whether changing social attitudes can be allowed to change the most fundamental rules of journalism…it’s about whether, as journalists, we have a responsibility to check facts and vet sources,” he continued. Click here to read the full piece.

“All I’ll say on this is that Matt Lauer is just wrong. Catch and Kill was thoroughly reported and fact-checked, including with Matt Lauer himself,” Ronan later wrote on Twitter.

Ronan Farrow recently called out his book publisher for this reason.

Ronan Farrow Calls Out His Publisher for Acquiring Father Woody Allen's Memoir

Ronan Farrow is not happy with his publisher, Hachette.

The 32-year-old journalist, who helped to bring forth allegations against Harvey Weinstein, called out his publisher for acquiring his father Woody Allen‘s memoir.

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Grand Central Publishing, which is a division of Hatchette, announced they will publish Woody‘s book, Apropos of Nothing, on April 7.

“Hachette, my publisher, acquired Woody Allen’s memoir after other major publishers refused to do so and concealed the decision from me and its own employees while we were working on Catch and Kill—a book about how powerful men, including Woody Allen, avoid accountability for sexual abuse. I’ve also told Hachette that a publisher that would conduct itself in this way is one I can’t work with in good conscience,” he wrote on Twitter.

“My sister Dylan has never been contacted to respond to any denial or mischaracterization of the abuse she suffered at the hands of Woody Allen—a credible allegation maintained for almost three decades, backed up by contemporaneous accounts and evidence,” he went on to say.

“I’ve encouraged Hachette, out of respect for its readers, authors and reputation, to conduct a thorough fact check of Woody Allen’s account, in particular any claim that implies my sister is not telling the truth.”

Woody Allen has maintained his innocence amid allegations of abusing his daughter, Dylan. Here’s what she said about the book…

Matthew McConaughey Says He Had to 'Un-Brand' Himself From Just Starring in Rom-Coms

Matthew McConaughey is all smiles on the red carpet as he arrives at the HISTORYTalks & Leadership Event on Saturday (February 29) at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The 50-year-old Oscar winner looked handsome in a gray plaid suit as he attended the event.

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During the event, Matt opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about changing the direction of his career and said he had to “un-brand” himself from just starring in romantic comedies.

“I took off, and had an un-branding phase. Not a re-branding phrase, an un-branding phase,” Matt recalled after the birth of his son Levi in 2008. “I said, ‘I’m out.’”

“That anonymity, that being away, that not being the shirtless guy on the beach in a rom-com, by un-branding, then all of a sudden things came to me that I had been wanting to do,” Matt added. “Dramatic roles that I had been pursuing were coming my way.”

Other stars in attendance included Trevor Noah, journalist Ronan Farrow, activist Gloria Steinem, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, and tennis icon Billie Jean King.

If you missed it, Matt is trying to set up his mom with this actor’s dad!

15+ pictures inside of Matthew McConughey and the other stars at the event…More Here! »

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Leslie Mann & Megan Mullally Go Holographic at Vanity Fair Oscar Party with Hubbies!

Leslie Mann is radiant in a holographic dress while posing alongside her hubby Judd Apatow at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (February 9) at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 47-year-old actress and Judd, 52, were joined at the event by Megan Mullally and her husband Nick Offerman, as well as Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn, plus Derek Blasberg and Ronan Farrow.

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Before attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Judd shared a hilarious picture of himself in a hoodie with his adorable pet cat in his pouch: “All dressed for the Oscars,” Judd captioned with the photo.

FYI: Leslie Mann is wearing a Monique Lhuillier gown with State Property jewelry. Megan is wearing a Buccellati bracelet.

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Charlize Theron, Eva Longoria, & Kerry Washington Go Glam for THR's Women in Entertainment Gala 2019

Charlize Theron walks the white carpet alongside Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington as they arrive at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2019 Women in Entertainment Gala on Wednesday (December 11) at Milk Studios in Hollywood, Calif.

The actress all stepped out looking super chic as they showed their support for their fellow women in entertainment.

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Other stars in attendance included John Legend, Connie Britton, Chelsea Handler, Olivia Wilde and her Booksmart star Kaitlyn Dever, Sophia Bush, journalist Ronan Farrow, Mindy Kaling, True Blood actress Anna Paquin, and Suits actress Abigail Spencer.

FYI: Charlize is wearing a Givenchy suit and Anita Ko jewelry. Eva is wearing an outfit by Victoria Beckham. Kerry is wearing a Brock Collection dress, a Kendra Scott earring and ring, and Jennifer Meyer jewelry. Mindy is wearing an outfit by Tory Burch. Olivia is wearing a Michael Kors jumpsuit, Tabitha Simmons shoes, and Foundrae jewelry while carrying an Edie Parker clutch. Kaitlyn is wearing a Miu Miu dress.

READ MORE: Charlize Theron Accidentally Flashes Everyone While Celebrating SAG Awards Nominations!

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Ronan Farrow Explains Why He & Fiance Jon Lovett Haven't Started Planning Their Wedding Yet

Ronan Farrow is putting wedding preparations on the back burner.

The 31-year-old journalist and author shared in a new interview that he and fiance Jon Lovett are both “swamped with work” haven’t had time to start planning their wedding yet.

“[We] have not done one iota of planning,” Ronan shared with People. “The conversation so far has been only to assess whether it’s even possible to plan something for next year, given Jon’s anticipated level of business with the election cycle.”

Ronan and Jon announced their engagement last month. The two have been together since 2011.

“We will get there,” Ronan added. “We’ve committed to it publicly now.”

Ronan Farrow Is Engaged to Writer Jon Lovett

Ronan Farrow has revealed in his new book “Catch and Kill” that he is engaged to boyfriend Jon Lovett.

If you aren’t aware, Jon is a former speechwriter for President Barack Obama. He worked for the president during his first term and moved on to write for the comedy series 1600 Penn and HBO’s The Newsroom. He currently hosts the podcast Pod Save America.

In the book, Ronan revealed that he used a draft of his book as his way to pop the question.

“Later, when I decided some of that reporting would make its way into a book, I’d send him a draft, and put in a question, right on this page: ‘Marriage?’” Ronan wrote (via E! News). “On the moon or even here on earth. He read the draft, and found the proposal here, and said, ‘Sure.’”

Ronan met Jon shortly after he “left his job as a presidential speechwriter.”