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Scarlett Johansson Says Dylan Farrow Was ‘Irresponsible’ For Naming Her In That Open Letter To Woody Allen

ScarJo speaks

In early February, Dylan Farrow famously released an open letter to her estranged father Woody Allen openly accusing him of sexually abusing her when she was a young child. In that letter, as you may recall, Farrow name checked a few famous actors who have worked with Allen professionally over the years in an attempt to get them to comment publicly about her claims. At the time, only Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin had anything to say. In a new interview with The Guardian, Scarlett Johansson was asked about her inclusion in the letter and she finally comments publicly. According to ScarJo, it was “really irresponsible” for Dylan Farrow to name her (and the other actors) in the letter. Click below to read exactly how Scarlett feels about the whole Dylan Farrow/Woody Allen issue. More »

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Michael Musto Tells Madonna To ‘Stop Fearing The Aging Process’ In A New Open Letter

"I feel you overly obsess on younger acts"

New York City writer Michael Musto, who made a name for himself writing for The Village Voice thruout the 1980s and beyond, has penned an open letter to Madonna in an attempt to bestow upon her some of his friendly advice. While Musto freely admits that he and Madonna aren’t really friends (at all), he still felt compelled to pen and share his letter to her publicly. As you can read below, Musto takes Madonna to task about her recent behavior (particularly her appearance at the Grammy Awards, her appearance on Miley Cyrus: Unplugged and her idiotic decision to refer to her son Rocco John as the N-word) and lays out — point blank — his opinion about her antics. Click below to read Michael Musto‘s open letter to Madonna in full and see what you think about what he has to say. More »

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Alec Baldwin Quits At Life And Writes A Really REALLY Long Goodbye Letter To The World

"It’s good-bye to public life ... I’m done with it."

In recent months, Alec Baldwin has been having difficulties with his public life. A string of physical altercations with the paparazzi have been heightened in the public consciousness by a string of offensive comments on his part about gays (which led to his firing from MSNBC) and as a result, Alec now feels that he can no longer move forward as a public figure. In a very long, kind of meandering yet detailed treatise chronicled in the new issue of New York magazine, Baldwin explains to the world that he has decided to say goodbye to public life and retire into a private life outside of the public eye … or, at least, that’s what he is saying right now. It’s entirely possible that Alec will change his mind at some point in the future (maybe weeks from now, maybe months from now) and he will say, Just kidding, I want to stay famous but for now … he’s out. Click below to read excerpts from Baldwin‘s LOOOOOONG ass letter and bid adieu to the paparazzi ass-kicking hothead who seemingly loves to complain about as much as he apparently likes to write about his complaints in an overly dramatic way (like writing goodbye letters in major national magazines). More »

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Dylan Farrow Issues A Response To Woody Allen’s Response To Her Original Letter

"[N]othing he says or writes can change the truth."

Last night Woody Allen published an open letter response to the open letter that daughter Dylan Farrow published last weekend that described the sex abuse she suffered at the hands of her father 21 years ago. Just a short time ago, Farrow issued an open letter response to her father’s response letter. It’s clear that Dylan was prepared to respond to her father’s official statement and was ready to refute his refutations regarding her abuse allegations. Click below to read Dylan‘s response letter, which she issued to The Hollywood Reporter, in full. More »

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Woody Allen Responds To Dylan Farrow’s Sex Abuse Allegations With An Open Letter Of His Own

"Of course, I did not molest Dylan."

Just one day short of a week since Dylan Farrow published an open letter in the New York Times wherein she described in some detail the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her father Woody Allen, Allen has released an open letter of his own in response to the allegations also published in the NY Times. Earlier in the week, we heard from Woody Allen‘s lawyer and publicist who spoke out in his defense as well as his son Moses Farrow who also spoke out in his defense. At last, we hear from Allen himself … in his own words. Presented below is the full text of Woody Allen‘s open letter response to Dylan‘s letter. As you can read for yourselves, Allen takes great pains to defend himself from the allegations that he sexually abused his daughter and makes clear that this is the last time he will address this matter. Dylan had her say, now Woody has his. More »

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Dylan Farrow Explains Why She Released That Open Letter Chronicling Her Sexual Abuse

"All I have is the truth and that is all I put out there"

It has been almost a week since Dylan Farrow released that open letter in the New York Times where she describes in some detail the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her father Woody Allen. There has been a lot of backlash in the wake of the release of that letter, most recently from Dylan‘s brother Moses Farrow who has spoken out in defense of their father. Dylan spoke with People magazine about her decision to come forward with her story and talks very candidly about her reasons for sharing so publicly and the negative feedback she’s endured as a result. Click below to read excerpts from Dylan‘s interview with People and get a better sense of why she decided to open up about publicly about her sexual abuse claims. More »

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Actor Shawn Pyfrom Opens Up About His Addictions In An Open Letter

"something i must share…"

In the wake of the tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who succumbed to his addiction demons when he was found dead in his apartment early Sunday morning, actor Shawn Pyfrom (Desperate Housewives) has bravely penned an open letter on his official website wherein he talks very candidly about his addiction struggles. As you can read below, Pyfrom honestly reveals his initial fear at sharing such a personal part of his life with the world but he has decided that sharing his story may help save the lives of other people who struggle with addictions of their own. Shawn‘s letter is a powerful read, I hope you will take the time to read it in full. More »

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Cate Blanchett & Alec Baldwin React Publicly To Dylan Farrow’s Letter

She Said / He Tweeted

Over the weekend, Dylan Farrow published an open letter in The New York Times revealing in some detail the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her father Woody Allen. In the letter, as you may recall, Farrow mentions Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and other actors who have worked with Allen in an attempt, I think, to inspire them to consider who they choose to associate with (ie. her abusive father) and maybe to get them to respond. Today we learn that both Cate and Alec have reacted publicly in the wake of Farrow‘s letter. While neither actor addresses Farrow directly, it’s clear that their comments have special importance because they come after Farrow name-checked them in her letter. Click below to read what they have to say. More »

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Dylan Farrow Writes An Open Letter About A Life Of Sexual Abuse At The Hands Of Her Father, Woody Allen

'Woody Allen is a testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault...'

This morning I finally sat down and read two pieces that I’d been hearing about over the last couple of days. The first was an article titled The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast. I have to admit, I stopped reading it at a certain point when I began to strongly disagree with the way the author positioned his argument. And it needs to be said that I went in with a very open mind; I went in like the big Woody Allen fan that I am. Or that I was. Anyway, I’m still working my way through Weide‘s essay in defense of Allen, but I did finish reading Dylan Farrow‘s open letter. Click inside for more.
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Lorde Pens A Thank You Letter To The People Of New Zealand

"I just wanted to say thank you for the time you've given me"

Kiwi singer Lorde enjoyed a very successful night at the Grammy Awards on Sunday when she walked away with a couple of awards and she wants her fans in New Zealand that she appreciates all the love and support they have given her on her rise to the top of the music heap. Lorde took out a full page ad in the New Zealand Herald so that she could share a hand-written letter to the people of New Zealand … which I think speaks volumes about the young singer’s maturity and mindfulness. Click below to see Lorde‘s letter to the people of New Zealand and find out just how much she loves the people back home. More »

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