The Cannes Film Festival sure has managed to stir up a lot of controversy!
Not only has Woody Allen made headlines, but now Jodie Foster is using the platform to bring up great points and speak out against male filmmakers!
While helping to promote the film she directed, Money Monster, Foster sat down during Variety and Kering's Women in Motion talk to slam male filmmakers for relying too heavily on rape as motivational backstory for female characters.
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The 53-year-old also dished on the shifting business of the entertainment world and claimed that "studio executives are scared" of women.
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It looks like Woody Allen's facing some more controversy as the famed director's PR team allegedly banned The Hollywood Reporter from a publicity event at the Cannes Film Festival!
In case you didn't know, Woody's estranged son, Ronan Farrow, recently wrote an essay for THR in which he discussed the alleged abuse the Oscar-winner inflicted upon his sister, Dylan Farrow.
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Even though the 80-year-old is out promoting his new flick Cafe Society at the film festival, he already commented on Ronan's essay claiming he's "said everything [he has] to say about" the situation. However, he apparently hasn't done all he has to do!
That's because it's now being reported that Allen's publicist, Leslee Dart, banned
When it comes to jokes about rape, Blake Lively isn't laughing.
The actress blasted the Cannes Film Festival for allowing a controversial rape joke about Woody Allen to be part of the opening night ceremony.
Over a Thursday lunch for the filmmaker's new movie Café Society, the 28-year-old said it was "disappointing" when MC Laurent Lafitte made a dig at Allen's sexual abuse accusations.
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She told Variety:
Yesterday we told you Woody Allen's estranged son Ronan Farrow released a poignant essay on the alleged sexual abuse the Oscar-winner inflicted upon his sister, Dylan Farrow.
The Hollywood Reporter column just so happened to be released the same day as Allen's latest film Café Society premiered at Cannes.
When asked directly about the 28-year-old's piece by reporters in France, the 80-year-old responded:
"I've said everything I have to say about the whole situation in The New York Times. I have so moved on. I never think about it. I work and do my movies."
He NEVER thinks about it?!
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In case you didn't know, the Times article he is referencing is from back in 2014 where he wrote:
On Wednesday, it was reported that Woody Allen was the subject of a rape joke while at the opening ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival.
Reportedly, French comedian Laurent Lafitte, who served as the event's master of ceremonies, shocked the audience by calling out the controversial director before the premiere of Allen's new film Cafe Society.
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As Woody Allen is in Cannes promoting his new film Cafe Society, his estranged son Ronan Farrow is promoting his new essay on the alleged abuse the Oscar-winner inflicted upon his sister, Dylan Farrow.
The Hollywood Reporter published the piece penned by the 28-year-old on Wednesday, where he criticizes the media's coverage of Dylan's powerful open letter written to her dad in 2014.
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In case you don't remember, the 30-year-old recounted just how Woody sexually assaulted her when she was seven.
Well in his new essay, Ronan admits not wanting her piece to come out, confessing:
"I had worked hard to distance myself from my painfully public family history and wanted my work to stand on its own. So I had avoided commenting on my sister's allegations for years and, when cornered, cultivated distance, limiting my response to the occasional line on Twitter. My sister's decision to step forward came shortly after I began work on a book and a television series. It was the last association I wanted. Initially, I begged my sister not to go public again and to avoid speaking to reporters about it. I'm ashamed of that, too."
But he continued:
"I told her she walked like a relief pitcher coming in from the bullpen. I was expecting this beautiful creature to emerge and walk on. She suddenly looks like a guy coming out of a bullpen to walk out to the mound."
- Woody Allen on noticing Kristen Stewart's surprisingly intimidating walk while filming in his upcoming comedy Café Society.
[Image via Cannes Film Festival.]