Top Stories

Woody Allen Latest News, Photos, and Videos

Dylan Farrow Reacts to Woody Allen's Memoir Being Canceled

Dylan Farrow has reacted to the news that Hachette Book Group has cancelled Woody Allen‘s memoir.

The 34-year-old estranged daughter of the filmmaker and brother, Dylan, voiced their criticism of the publishing group earlier this week when they announced their plans to publish Woody‘s book in April.

Their criticism was supported by many walkouts from the staff of Little, Brown and Company.

“To each and every individual who, at great professional risk to themselves, stood in solidarity with my brother, myself, and all victims of sexual abuse yesterday: words will never describe the debt of gratitude I owe to you,” Dylan wrote in a note on social media.

Dylan‘s brother Ronan also called out the company, who published his own book, “Catch & Kill” last year.

Woody Allen's Memoir Dropped by Publisher After Staff Walk-Out

Woody Allen‘s memoir will no longer be published by Hatchette.

The publishing company revealed that the 84-year-old director’s A Propos of Nothing will no longer be published, according to a statement via THR on Friday (March 6).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Woody Allen

“Hachette Book Group has decided that it will not publish Woody Allen’s memoir A Propos of Nothing, originally scheduled for sale in April 2020, and will return all rights to the author,” they said.

“The decision to cancel Mr. Allen’s book was a difficult one. At HBG we take our relationships with authors very seriously, and do not cancel books lightly. We have published and will continue to publish many challenging books. As publishers, we make sure every day in our work that different voices and conflicting points of views can be heard. Also, as a company, we are committed to offering a stimulating, supportive and open work environment for all our staff. Over the past few days, HBG leadership had extensive conversations with our staff and others. After listening, we came to the conclusion that moving forward with publication would not be feasible for HBG.”

The news comes after staff walked out at the publishing company in protest.

Ronan and Dylan Farrow also issued statements about Woody‘s memoir. See what they said…

Woody Allen Photo Gallery

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.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ronan Farrow

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…

Dylan Farrow Responds to Woody Allen's Upcoming Memoir, Calls It 'Deeply Upsetting'

Dylan Farrow is speaking out after it was announced that her father Woody Allen will be releasing a memoir via a division of Hachette Book Group.

Grand Central Publishing announced that the book “is a comprehensive account of his life, both personal and professional, and describes his work in films, theater, television, nightclubs, and print. Allen also writes of his relationships with family, friends, and the loves of his life.”

Dylan has alleged that her father molested her as a child, but he denies any wrongdoing. She says Hachette’s decision to acquire the book is an “utter betrayal” because the company also released her brother Ronan Farrow‘s book “Catch and Kill.”

In her statement she said, “Hachette’s publishing of Woody Allen’s memoir is deeply upsetting to me personally and an utter betrayal of my brother whose brave reporting, capitalized on by Hachette, gave voice to numerous survivors of sexual assault by powerful men. For the record, I was never contacted by any fact checkers to verify the information in this ‘memoir,’ demonstrating an egregious abdication of Hachette’s most basic responsibility. On the other hand, my story has undergone endless scrutiny and has never been published without extensive fact checking. This provides yet another example of the profound privilege that power, money, and notoriety affords. Hachette’s complicity in this should be called out for what it is and they should have to answer for it.”

READ MORE: Woody Allen Defends Himself & His Track Record With Actresses

Vanessa Hudgens Would Love to Work with Woody Allen

Vanessa Hudgens is opening up about her desire to expand her acting career and the directors she’d like to work with… including controversial filmmaker Woody Allen.

The 30-year-old actress also listed directors like Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Gaspar Noé while chatting with Los Angeles Times.

“I love Woody Allen films. Vicky Christina Barcelona is one of my favorite movies,” Vanessa said in the interview.

Vanessa was asked about her choice to mention Woody, “given the allegations of sexual abuse against him.”

“I don’t know him. I’ve never met him,” she responded. “I only know what I’ve heard. And the fact is, I love his films and I love the romantic worlds that are created within [them].”

READ MORE: Scarlett Johansson Talks Defending Woody Allen & Speaks About All Her Controversial Comments in the Past

Woody Allen Defends Himself & His Track Record With Actresses

Woody Allen is defending himself.

The 83-year-old director spoke out in an interview with France24 after Scarlett Johansson defended the Rainy Day in New York director in a THR cover story.

“I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses [and] not one of them has ever complained about me, not a single complaint. I’ve worked with, employed women in the top capacity, in every capacity, for years and we’ve always paid them exactly the equal of men. I’ve done everything that the #MeToo movement would love to achieve,” he said.

He also said he doesn’t worry about fallout in Hollywood.

“I couldn’t care less. I’ve never worked in Hollywood. I’ve always worked in New York and it doesn’t matter to me for a second. If tomorrow nobody would finance my films and nobody would finance my theater plays or nobody would publish my books, I’d still get up and write because that’s what I do. So I will always work. What happens to it commercially is another matter.”

Dylan Farrow, who alleged for years that her father Woody sexually abused her when she was a child, spoke out against Scarlett Johansson for defending Woody Allen.

READ MORE: Woody Allen Has No Plans to Retire, Says He’ll Probably Die on Set

Woody Allen Has No Plans to Retire, Says He'll Probably Die on Set

Woody Allen says he’s never going to retire from making movies.

The 83-year-old director has faced years of controversy after being accused of child molestation by his daughter Dylan Farrow.

“I never think of retiring. It’s not just something that has occurred to me,” Allen said during a press conference in San Sebastian on Tuesday (July 9).

“My philosophy, since I started many years ago in show business, is that no matter what happens is to keep focused on my work,” he added (via Screen Daily). “No matter what happens in my life with my wife, children, current events, politics or illness, I focus on my work and that’s all that really absorbs my time and effort seven days a week. I deal mostly with human relations, people and comedy. So I don’t think of retiring.”

“I’ll probably die in the midst of setting a film shot one day on the set, making a movie,” he said.

Allen is beginning production on a new untitled film, starring Christoph Waltz and Gina Gershon.