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Liam Neeson realised he was 'drinking too much'

March 27th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson quit drinking last year.
The 61-year-old actor has revealed he made the conscious decision to ditch alcohol after he realized he had been boozing "too much" since the death of his wife Natasha Richardson, following a skiing accident in Montreal, Canada in March 2009.
The 'Non-Stop' star told the April issue of GQ magazine: "I was drinking too much. It started since my wife died.
"Never at work, never would do it like that, but this time of night? Sitting with you, I'd easily have--I'd be on my second bottle. Before we finished, I would have been halfway down a third."
The Northe...

Woody Allen's Spanish statue defaced amid renewed molestation accusations

February 9th, 2014 8:21pm EST
Woody Allen's Spanish statue defaced amid renewed molestation ac
A bronze statue of Woody Allen in the Spanish city of Oviedo has been defaced by locals after his estranged daughter, Dylan Farrow, renewed allegations of child molestation against the revered director.

The tribute, which was erected in 2002, became a target for protesters after Farrow, Allen's adopted child with ex-wife Mia Farrow, repeated claims she first made in 1992 in a blog post published by the New York Times last week, suggesting the Hollywood director sexually abused her when she was seven years old.

Allen vehemently denied the accusations in his own open letter in the Times on ...

Rosie O'Donnell Believes Mia Farrow's Daughter In Woody Allen Abuse Allegations

February 8th, 2014 10:15pm EST
Rosie O'Donnell Believes Mia Farrow's Daughter In Woody Allen Ab
Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell has spoken out in support of Mia Farrow's daughter Dylan after she renewed allegations of molestation against her estranged father Woody Allen.

Dylan Farrow opened up for the first time about the shocking accusations she made during her parents' custody battle back in 1992, suggesting the filmmaker had sexually abused her when she was seven, in a New York Times blog piece published last weekend.

Actress Mia tweeted her support for her adopted child after the column and her claims were picked up by major news outlets, and now O'Donnell, who was also a victim of c...

Woody Allen's daughter will not be 'silenced'

February 8th, 2014 3:40pm EST
Woody Allen
Woody Allen's daughter has hit back at him for denying allegations he sexually abused her.
Dylan Farrow, who claims the 'Blue Jasmine' director molested her when she was seven, insists she will not be "silenced" by the Hollywood star, 78, who said his open letter in the New York Times on Friday (02.07.14), in which he blamed his ex-partner Mia Farrow for exploiting their adopted child, would be his "final word" on the matter.
After reading the filmmaker's response, the 28 year old released the following statement today (02.08.14): "Once again, Woody Allen is attacking me and my family in an...

Woody Allen admits son looks like Frank Sinatra

February 8th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Woody Allen
Woody Allen has admitted Ronan Farrow "looks a lot like" Frank Sinatra.
The 'Blue Jasmine' director addressed his ex-partner Mia Farrow's recent claims that their only biological child's real father could be the legendary late singer in an open letter, in which he strongly denied molesting their adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was seven.
Responding to the speculation for the first time, the 78-year-old star wrote in the New York Times: "Is he my son or, as Mia suggests, Frank Sinatra's? Granted, he looks a lot like Frank with the blue eyes and facial features, but if so what does thi...

Woody Allen Responds To Dylan Farrow's Molestation Claims

February 8th, 2014 11:30am EST
Woody Allen Responds To Dylan Farrow's Molestation Claims
Woody Allen has responded to molestation accusations made by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, insisting the claims are the result of a vindictive campaign by his former partner Mia Farrow.

Dylan Farrow repeated claims she first made in 1992 in a blog post published by the New York Times last week, suggesting the Hollywood director sexually abused her when she was seven years old.

Allen's representatives have insisted the claims are false, and the filmmaker himself has now responded to the allegations in a piece also published by the New York Times.

The Annie Hall director suggests Dyla...

Woody Allen denies molestation allegations

February 8th, 2014 6:20am EST
Woody Allen
Woody Allen has hit back at allegations he molested his daughter Dylan Farrow.
The iconic filmmaker - whose adopted child recently spoke out claiming he had abused her at the age of seven - has penned an open letter in which he denies any wrongdoing and insists she has been "exploited" by her mother Mia.
He wrote in the New York Times: "Of course, I did not molest Dylan. I loved her and hope one day she will grasp how she has been cheated out of having a loving father and exploited by a mother more interested in her own festering anger than her daughter's well-being."
The 'Blue Jasmine' dir...

Dylan Farrow insists she wasn't brainwashed

February 6th, 2014 11:20pm EST
Mia Farrow
Dylan Farrow has hit back at suggestions she has been "brainwashed" by Mia Farrow.
Woody Allen's adopted daughter, who spoke out at the weekend alleging he had abused her at the age of seven, insists she wasn't coached by her mother despite her older brother Moses' recent claims the allegations were merely part of Mia's "vengeful" response to her former partner's affair with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.
The 28 year old also denied she came forward before the Oscars in a bid to ruin the 'Blue Jasmine' director's career and told PEOPLE.com: "People are saying that I am not actually re...

Dylan Farrow heartbroken by brother's attack

February 6th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow and Woody Allen's adopted daughter Dylan has been left heartbroken by remarks made by her brother Moses, dismissing her allegations she was molested by the filmmaker as a child.

Dylan Farrow went public with accusations she first made over 20 years ago in a New York Times blog article published on Saturday (01Feb14). In the piece, she alleged her director father had sexually abused her when she was seven.

Allen's publicist and lawyer jumped to the star's defence and even Moses, his adopted son with ex-wife Mia Farrow, took the filmmaker's side, accusing his estranged mother of ...

Woody Allen defended by son

February 5th, 2014 10:20am EST
Woody Allen
Dylan Farrow's brother has defended Woody Allen.
The 'Blue Jasmine' filmmaker's adopted daughter spoke out at the weekend alleging he had abused her at the age of seven, but her older sibling Moses insists the allegations were part of his mother Mia Farrow's "vengeful" response to her former partner's affair with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.
Moses - who is estranged from his mother and several of his siblings - said: "My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister. And I hated him for her for years. I see now that this wa...

Lena Dunham praises Dylan Farrow

February 4th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham has voiced her support for Dylan Farrow.
The 'Girls' creator and star praised Woody Allen's adopted daughter, 28, for being "courageous" after she penned an open letter over the weekend alleging the 'Blue Jasmine' director, 78, had abused her at the age of seven.
The 27-year-old actress shared a link to Dylan's letter on Twitter and wrote: "To share in this way is courageous, powerful and generous. Please read."
She added: "Grateful my timeline is full of so much love and respect for Dylan."
But Lena later hit back at some of her followers for suggesting Dylan had falsely accuse...

Woody Allen feels 'sad' for Dylan

February 4th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Woody Allen
Woody Allen feels "overwhelming sadness" for Dylan Farrow.
The 'Blue Jasmine' filmmaker's adopted daughter spoke out at the weekend alleging he had abused her at the age of seven, but the director's lawyer insists none of the allegations are true and were simply "implanted" by her mother, Woody's former partner Mia Farrow.
Lawyer Elkan Abramowitz told the 'Today' show: "His reaction is one of overwhelming sadness because of what has happened to Dylan.
"She was a pawn in a huge fight between him and Mia Farrow years ago, and the idea that she was molested was implanted in her by her mother. ...

Woody Allen's lawyer slams 'vengeful' ex

February 4th, 2014 4:20am EST
Woody Allen
Woody Allen's lawyer has blamed a "vengeful lover" for Dylan Farrow's sexual abuse claims.
The 'Blue Jasmine' director's adopted daughter wrote an open letter for the New York Times at the weekend - in which she made a series of accusations about the filmmaker abusing her at the age of seven - and his legal representative Alkan Abramowitz appears to have suggested Dylan's mother, Woody's former partner Mia Farrow, made up the accusations.
Alkan told CNN: "It is tragic that after 20 years a story engineered by a vengeful lover resurfaces, even though it was fully vetted and rejected by indep...

Mia Farrow Defends Daughter Following Abuse Claim

February 4th, 2014 3:13am EST
Mia Farrow Defends Daughter Following Abuse Claim
Actress Mia Farrow is standing by her adopted daughter Dylan Farrow following the publication of a blog in which she repeated allegations her father Woody Allen had abused her during childhood.

Dylan, who was adopted by Allen and his now ex-wife Mia Farrow during their doomed marriage, wrote a piece published over the weekend in which she reiterated the claims she made during the couple's custody battle in 1992.

In the aftermath of the headline-grabbing blog, Allen's representatives once again maintained the director's innocence and insisted the claims were fabricated by Farrow, but the a...

Tributes pour in for Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 2nd, 2014 3:20pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Tributes have flooded in for Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The 46-year-old Oscar winner was found dead this morning (02.02.14) of an apparent drugs overdose, and many have rushed to pay their respects to the star, widely regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation.
Mia Farrow wrote on Twitter: "OH NO!!!!! Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. A truly kind, wonderful man and one of our greatest actors - ever."
Actress Andie MacDowell added: "Phillip Seymour Hoffman was not only a genius actor but a kind, generous man RIP."
Philip is survived by his partner, costume designer Mimi O'Donnell, ...

Woody Allen's attorney defends filmmaker from son's Twitter remarks

January 13th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Woody Allen
Woody Allen's lawyer has jumped to defend the filmmaker after his former partner Mia Farrow and their son Ronan attacked him on Twitter.com following a Golden Globes tribute on Sunday night (12Jan14).

Farrow posted a tweet as the director was honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the ceremony, suggesting she would no longer be watching, and his estranged son used social media to reignite allegations that the director sexually abused his own daughter when she was seven.

Ronan's remarks, which read, "Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where...

Ronan Farrow Bashes Golden Globes Over Woody Allen Tribute

January 13th, 2014 3:03pm EST
Ronan Farrow
Ronan Farrow, the son of actress Mia Farrow, took to Twitter to bash the Golden Globes for airing a tribute to his father Woody Allen.

Ronan wrote last night, "Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?"

The devastating post is in reference to Vanity Fair's piece on Mia Farrow, which was promoted via snippet claiming Ronan could be the son of Frank Sinatra after an alleged affair. Ronan teased at the time, "Listen, we’re all *possibly* Frank Sinatra’s son."

Another story in the piece, which ...

Mia Farrow criticises Golden Globes tribute to Woody Allen

January 13th, 2014 4:20am EST
Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow and her son have criticized the Golden Globe Awards' tribute to Woody Allen.
The 78-year-old filmmaker wasn't at the ceremony last night (01.12.14) to pick up the Cecil B. DeMille Award, with his 'Annie Hall' actress Diane Keaton collecting it on his behalf with a lengthy speech in praise of the director.
However, his former partner Mia - who accused Woody of molesting their adopted daughter Dylan, then seven, in 1992, allegations which were not upheld - made it clear she didn't plan to watch.
The 'Rosemary's Baby actress' - who recently claimed her son Ronan could have been fath...

Zoe Saldana cast in Rosemary's Baby TV remake

January 8th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana has been cast as the leading lady in the upcoming television remake of classic thriller Rosemary'S Baby.

The Avatar star will front a new four-part mini-series based on the 1967 suspense novel by Ira Levin.

Saldana will play Rosemary Woodhouse, the role which won Mia Farrow acclaim in Roman Polanski's 1968 movie adaptation.

That film was set in New York, but the 2014 version will move to Paris, France.

Mia Farrow's brother sentenced in sex abuse case

October 28th, 2013 9:30pm EDT
Mia Farrow
Actress Mia Farrow's brother has been sentenced to spend at least the next 10 years behind bars for sexually abusing two young Maryland neighbours between 2000 and 2008.

Businessman John Villiers-Farrow pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse in July (13), while maintaining his innocence, so he could hopefully land a lighter sentence.

His first victim and a friend claimed they had been abused countless times during sleepovers at Villiers-Farrow's home in Edgewater. Both boys were friends with the accused abuser's son.

One of the boys was six when the abuse began and the other alleged...

Ronan Farrow not concerned about paternity drama

October 22nd, 2013 8:31pm EDT
Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow's son Ronan is content to live with the mystery of his paternity after his actress mother revealed Frank Sinatra might be his father in a recent magazine interview.

The Rosemary's Baby star was married to Woody Allen when the 24 year old philanthropist and TV news personality was born, but she has since confessed that Ronan may have been the product of a final fling with her ex-husband Sinatra, revealing to Vanity Fair that she and the singer remained close after their split.

Ronan, who recently landed his own show on U.S. news network MSNBC, has been asked about his mother's c...

Ronan Farrow Confirmed To Host Talk Show For MSNBC

October 17th, 2013 10:49pm EDT
Ronan Farrow
Mia Farrow's son Ronan has been confirmed to host a new talk show on MSNBC.

Farrow, who worked as one of Barack Obama's foreign policy officials, will host a weekday show aimed at younger voters on the left-leaning network.

MSNBC president Phil Griffin made the announcement that the 25-year-old was joining the network on Wednesday, after which Farrow spoke with The Hollywood Reporter.

"I think what people crave is more involvement in the story," says the Rhodes scholar. "There has been a democratization of information. But what they still crave, and what I crave as a TV viewer, is a guid...

Carly Simon dropped Woody Allen from song after Farrow scandal

October 7th, 2013 8:30pm EDT
Woody Allen
Carly Simon dropped the mention of Woody Allen from her 1992 song Love Of My Life after the director left her good friend Mia Farrow for her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.

The singer/songwriter listed the filmmaker among the things she loved in the tune, but replaced his name with that of his ex after the scandalous split months later.

She confirms the story to Vanity Fair magazine as part of a new Farrow expose.

And suddenly Allen was not one of the things she loved anymore. She explains, "What a shock that all was. I will never see another Woody Allen movie."

Allen and Soon-Yi marri...

Sinatra's widow slams Mia Farrow paternity claims

October 3rd, 2013 6:20pm EDT
Mia Farrow
Frank Sinatra's widow has slammed claims Mia Farrow fathered a child with the singer.
Mia shocked the world this week by telling Vanity Fair's November issue that her 25-year-old son, Ronan Farrow, was "possibly" fathered by her ex-husband Frank Sinatra since she had continued sleeping with him long after they separated.
However, Barbara Sinatra - who was married to the legendary crooner from 1976 until his death in 1998 - has dismissed the allegation as a "phony deal".
The 85-year-old widow told Californian newspaper the Desert Sun: "I can't hardly believe that. It's just a bunch of junk. ...

Mia Farrow Says Frank Sinatra Could 'Possibly' Be The Father Of Her Son

October 2nd, 2013 8:22am EDT
Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow believes her son was "possibly" fathered by legendary crooner Frank Sinatra.

The Rosemary's Baby actress, who has four biological and five adopted kids from her marriages to composer Andre Previn and director Woody Allen, admits Sinatra who she was married for less than two years between 1966 and 1968, was the great love of her life and she continued sleeping with him long after they separated.

She admitted: "We never really split up."

Asked if Ronan, her only biological child with the filmmaker, could be Sinatra's child, she told Vanity Fair magazine: "Possibly."

Although no...

Stars captivated by Nik Wallenda's TV tightrope stunt

June 24th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Mia Farrow
Stars including Ryan Phillippe, Mia Farrow and Brooklyn Decker were on the edge of their seats on Sunday (23Jun13) as daredevil Nik Wallenda walked a tightrope above a gorge in Arizona on live TV.

Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda aired in the U.S. on the Discovery Channel, and celebrities took to their Twitter.com pages to share their awe as Wallenda made his way over the Little Colorado River Gorge, near the Grand Canyon, without a safety harness.

Actress/model Decker declared, "My stomach is inside my throat right now... Wow. Wow wow. Amazed/terrified", while Farrow proclaimed, "His poor ...

Rihanna And Other Stars Send Out Prayers And Condolences To Oklahoma Tornado Victims

May 21st, 2013 6:07pm EDT
Rihanna, Slash, and many other stars have reached out to offer their prayers to the people of Oklahoma following a devastating series of tornadoes.

Powerful tornadoes landed in Oklahoma City Monday, destroying several buildings. Currently, the death toll is over 90 people, with dozens being school children. The children were at Plaza Towers Elementary School when the storms ripped through the building.

Rihanna took to Twitter.com and posted the simple message, "Praying for Oklahoma." Slash wrote, "Horrible what the people in Oklahoma just went thru. The devastation they're facing now. & t...

Hollywood stars salute kidnap rescuer Charles Ramsey

May 8th, 2013 9:47am EDT
Mia Farrow and Gabrielle Union are among the stars who have saluted the Ohio man who helped rescue an abducted woman on Monday (06May13).

Charles Ramsey leaped into action to help free Amanda Berry after hearing her screaming in his neighbour's home in Cleveland, where she and two other women are believed to have been held captive for several years.

The restaurant dishwasher has since been hailed a national hero, and a host of famous faces have taken to Twitter.com to praise his bravery, with Sex and the City: The Movie actor Gilles Marini writing, "Thanks 4 (sic) helping those girls Char...

Mia Farrow's Brother Arrested For Child Sex Abuse

November 16th, 2012 9:11am EST
Mia Farrow
According to reports from Washington, D.C., Mia Farrow's brother John Charles Villiers-Farrow has been arrested and charged with child sex abuse.

On Wednesday, Villiers-Farrow, 66, was taken into custody after being accused of sexually abusing several children over several years. He faces counts of perverted practice, child abuse, sex abuse of a minor and assault charges.

Television network NBC 4 in Washington says two unnamed men claim they were abused from 2000 until 2008 by Villiers-Farrow, who was their neighbor in Edgewater, MD.

Villiers-Farrow's bail was reduced from an initial $80...

Star Pay Tribute To 9/11 Victims On 11th Anniversary

September 11th, 2012 11:51am EDT
Mia Farrow
Actress Mia Farrow and singer Mandy Moore are among the stars who have paid tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the 11th anniversary of the tragedy.

A host of famous faces took to Twitter.com on Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the atrocity, in which al-Qaeda terrorists killed almost 3,000 people in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.

U.S. President Barack Obama held a one-minute silence on the White House Lawn with wife Michelle by his side as victims' families gathered at Ground Zero in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and near Shanksville,...

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