WOODY ALLEN CONDEMNATIONS CONTINUE
The list of Woody Allen’s former colleagues speaking out against him grew longer this week as Colin Firth announced he would never work with the veteran writer-director again. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Hall, stars of Allen’s upcoming film, donated their salaries to the legal defense fun of the Time’s Up campaign. In a recent interview, accuser Dylan Farrow reasserted that Allen molested her when she was 7-years-old. Allen responded by issuing a statement denying the allegations. An investigation into the initial 1992 claims concluded that Farrow had not been abused. Alec Baldwin defended Allen on Twitter, claiming that working with him was “one of the priveleges of my career.”
TRUMP EXPOSÉ TO BECOME TV SERIES
Wall Street Journal writer Michael Wolff’s bestselling insider story of the Trump White House, Fire and Fury, is set to come to the small screen as television rights for the book were sold last week in a seven-figure deal. Fire and Fury, which tells the story of a chaotic year inside the executive branch, has been a global publishing sensation. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed the book’s claims, including the assertion that Trump “looked as if he had seen a ghost” upon hearing the election result, as
“tabloid fiction.” Wolff will executive produce the series alongside former BBC and Channel 4 executive Michael Jackson for U.S. production company Endeavor Content.
PADDINGTON 2 OFFICIALLY THE BEST FILM OF ALL TIME
The feelgood family adventure Paddington 2 this week became the highest-rated film on popular ratings site Rotten Tomatoes, with al; 167 contributing critics giving the sequel a positive review. Paddington 2 knocked Toy Story 2 off the top spot, which also has a 100% positive rating but only 164 reviews.