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Scarlett Johansson on Woody Allen's sex abuse scandal: 'I'm unaware that there's been a backlash'

As most people now know, Dylan Farrow wrote an open letter on Feb. 1 claiming that she had been sexually abused by her adoptive father, Woody Allen. Allen quickly denied the allegations in an essay of his own, but more recently, some of Allen’s collaborators have been joining the conversation — including Scarlett Johansson, who shared her opinion with The Guardian in a new interview.

“I think it’s irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on,” Johansson said. “That just feels irresponsible to me.”

The actor continued: “I’m unaware that there’s been a backlash. I think he’ll continue to know what he knows about the situation, and I’m sure the other people involved have their own experience with it. It’s not like this is somebody that’s been prosecuted and found guilty of something, and you can then go, ‘I don’t support this lifestyle or whatever.’ I mean, it’s all guesswork.”

She ended by saying,  “I don’t know anything about it. It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other.”

Johansson’s rep hasn’t yet responded to EW’s request for comment.

Oscars 2014: Sally Hawkins is rendered speechless by Oscar nom

It had been less than 24 hours since Blue Jasmine actress Sally Hawkins returned from Los Angeles and the Golden Globes ceremony when she was throttled with the stunning news that she’d been nominated for an Oscar for her turn as Ginger, Jasmine’s working-class sister who reluctantly takes in the former socialite when she shows up on her doorstep penniless in Woody Allen’s latest film.

“I’m in a state of overwhelm, so thrilled and delighted,” said Hawkins, who had just returned from an unglamorous grocery-shopping outing to find herself bombarded with phone calls from family, friends, and her emotional agent.

“I had just stumbled through the door with bags in hand, tripping over suitcases that had yet to be unpacked,” said Hawkins, who had yet to eat the lunch she had bought for herself.

The 37-year-old actress, best known for her work with British writer-director Mike Leigh, said that though she knew her time on set with Jasmine star Cate Blanchett and Woody Allen was special, she never at the time imagined it could lead to an Oscar nomination.
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Golden Globes: Party Report! Inside scoop from all the after-ceremony festivities

EW is inside all the Golden Globes parties tonight. Check out our reports from inside all the carousing and celebrating. Check back often for updates and follow us on Twitter at #EWglobes.
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John Turturro on directing Woody Allen in 'Fading Gigolo' -- POSTER PREMIERE

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We’re used to seeing veteran actor and director John Turturro as all sorts of characters – from a playwright in Barton Fink to Agent Simmons in the Transformers films to the iconic Jesus Quintana in The Big Lebowski. But in his upcoming film, Fading Gigolo, which he wrote, directed, and stars in, Turturro assumes the oldest profession – alongside his unlikely pimp, played by Woody Allen.

Allen plays a bookstore owner and Turturro his younger florist neighbor. After a chance conversation with Allen’s dermatologist, played by Sharon Stone, Turturro is roped into assisting with her “plumbing” needs and his new career takes off from there. His relationships span from the wealthy women of New York to a quiet, repressed Hasidic Jewish woman from Brooklyn, played by Vanessa Paradis.
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Diane Keaton to accept Cecil B. DeMille Award on Woody Allen's behalf at Golden Globes

Woody Allen has never been one for awards shows, or Los Angeles for that matter. When the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their plans to honor the prolific filmmaker with the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony, the big question was whether or not Allen would turn out to accept it.

In a move that’s perfectly suited for his and co-star Diane Keaton’s Annie Hall alter egos, Keaton has agreed to accept the Award at the 71st Golden Globes on behalf of her onetime partner, and longtime friend, director, and co-star, EW confirmed Tuesday. Annie always liked Los Angeles more than Alvy after all.

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Golden Globes to honor Woody Allen's career

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The organizers of the Golden Globe Awards say they will honor Woody Allen for his contributions to filmmaking.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Friday that Allen will receive the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award.

A tribute to the 77-year-old actor, writer, and director will be included in the 71st annual Golden Globe ceremony set for Jan. 12. Morgan Freeman and Martin Scorsese are among the previous recipients.

Allen’s much-honored films include Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Midnight in Paris, which won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for its screenplay last year.

As 'Blue Jasmine' goes wide, savor its secret weapon: It's the most topical movie Woody Allen has ever made

When you think back on the great Woody Allen films, they have so many different dimensions. They are dramatic (Crimes and Misdemeanors), they are hilarious (Bananas), they are touching (The Purple Rose of Cairo), they are dramatic and hilarious and touching (Manhattan), they are sublimely bittersweet romantic (Annie Hall), they are drop-dead clever (Zelig), they are darkly sexy and thrilling (Match Point), they are even cheerfully up front about their own lack of consequence (Broadway Danny Rose). But a word that virtually never springs to mind in connection with a Woody Allen film is 
”topical.” On rare occasions, he has tried to be topical, and the results haven’t usually worked out too well (e.g., his toothless satire of the new gossip culture in Celebrity, or every time he makes a reference to rock & roll). That’s not to say that all of Allen’s movies are unconnected to their time. One of the things I cherish about Manhattan is the way that it pinpoints New York in its transitional end-of-the-’70s moment, when professors were becoming yuppies, love and art were finding a rival in real estate, and comedy was turning into an assembly-line commodity. Manhattan is great time-capsule material, but it’s not exactly ripped from the headlines. READ FULL STORY

'Fading Gigolo' trailer: It's hard out here for Woody Allen as a pimp -- VIDEO

In Fading Gigolo — a real movie we did not make up — Woody Allen plays Murray, a mild-mannered septuagenarian bookseller who earns extra money by pimping out his buddy, Fioravante (John Turturro, who also wrote and directed).

Following in the footsteps of trailblazing comedies like Hung and Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo, the film looks like it will portray the life of a male prostitute as fun and idyllic — who wouldn’t want to earn money by sleeping with voracious hotties like Sofia Vergara and Sharon Stone? In other words: Taxi Driver, this ain’t. (Curiously, though, the poster doesn’t picture Allen or Turturro, electing instead to focus on a naked woman’s torso and nether-regions. Thanks for the equal-opportunity objectification.)
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Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine': Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins do a sister act -- EXCLUSIVE

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Do you hear the one percent raging about getting a job? (The horror!)

You will in the following clip, which gives a sneak peek at Woody Allen’s latest project. Cate Blanchett plays the film’s title character, a Manhattan socialite forced to flee her privileged life after splitting with her wealthy Wall Street shark of a husband (Alec Baldwin). Jasmine finds refuge in San Francisco, where she shacks up with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins) — though as the video shows, rebuilding her life entirely will be more difficult than she could have imagined.
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Casting Net: 'The Giver' gets its Jonas; Plus, 'Veep' star heads to 'Inherent Vice,' more

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• It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news about the film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s dystopian novel The Giver, but things are moving forward. Jeff Bridges has been attached to the project for over a year to play the Giver, and now, Brenton Thwaites has been cast as Jonas, the young boy chosen to be trained by the Giver.  Thwaites has appeared on a number of Australian televisions show and is also portraying the Young Prince in Maleficent. Fans of the book will remember we meet Jonas just as he’s about to turn 12. Thwaites is already in his 20s. Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games) is set to direct the project for The Weinstein Company. Filming will commence in South Africa this fall. [Deadline]

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