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Woody Allen book pulped after walkout at publisher

Woody Allen book pulped after walkout at publisher

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A US publishing house has cancelled plans to publish a memoir by Woody Allen, the award-winning film director who has been accused of sexual abuse. Hachette Book Group (HBG) acted on Friday a day after its employees staged a walkout in New York and Boston to protest against the publication.Allen's son and daughter, Ronan and Dylan Farrow, had condemned the deal.Mr Farrow, a journalist, wrote a book for HBG last year about how powerful men avoid punishment for misconduct.Mr Farrow is Allen's son with actress Mia Farrow. His adopted sister, Dylan Farrow, has accused Allen of sexually abusing her in 1992 when she was seven years old. He denies the claim, which was investigated at the time but led to no criminal charges. ...
Roman Polanski: Actress walkout as he wins best director at ‘French Oscars’

Roman Polanski: Actress walkout as he wins best director at ‘French Oscars’

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Several actresses have walked out of the C├ęsar awards ceremony in Paris after Roman Polanski, who was convicted of the statutory rape of a 13 year old in 1977, won best director.The awards - France's equivalent of the Oscars - have been mired in controversy after Polanski's An Officer and a Spy received 12 nominations.The Polish-French director fled the US after his rape conviction in the 1970s. He has since faced other accusations of sexual assault. The slow-burning Polanski saga Actress's MeToo moment shocks French cinema An Officer and a Spy, or J'accuse in French, is about the Dreyfus affair in 19th Century France and won a total of three awards on Friday night. Polanski and members of his crew did not attend the event, with
Allison Janney, Kerry Washington join walkout in protest of Kavanaugh

Allison Janney, Kerry Washington join walkout in protest of Kavanaugh

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Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Celebrities including Kerry Washington, Allison Janney and Debra Messing donned black on Monday and joined a walkout in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.The Time's Up organization spread word online of a nationwide walkout at 1 p.m. Monday in support of Ford, one of two women who have leveled accusations against Kavanaugh. Allison Janney, star of CBS sitcom Mom, posted a photo to Twitter showing her wearing black with co-stars Anna Faris and Mimi Kennedy while posting with a "#BelieveWomen" sign. "We stand with #ChristineBlaseyFord," Janney tweeted. Rachel Bloom, writer and star of CW comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, tweeted a photo showing her writing staff wearing black during the walkout. "We walked o...
'Disgusting': Cannes film sparks mass walkout

'Disgusting': Cannes film sparks mass walkout

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More than 100 people have reportedly walked out of the latest film by Lars Von Trier during a premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Some of those who left early called the dark and grisly serial killer comedy The House that Jack Built "disgusting" and "torturous".The movie, starring Matt Dillon as the lead, is written and directed by the Danish filmmaker, who was banned from Cannes in 2011 for saying he sympathised with Adolf Hitler.Dillon portrays a serial killer as he carries out 12 murders and shows the mutilation of women and children. Walked out on LarsvonTrier . Vile movie. Should not have been made. Actors culpable— Showbiz 411 (@showbiz411) May 14, 2018 One of those who left before the end was the Showbiz 411.com ...