Scoop: Woody Allen has a few words about Soon-Yi

Woody Allen, promoting his new movie “Cafe Society” (starring Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey and Kristen Stewart) premiering in Cannes next week, had some interesting thoughts to share in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

He said he doesn’t know where his ex, Mia Farrow, lives today, and that he was “immune” to scandal surrounding his initial relationship with now-wife Soon-Yi (whom Farrow adopted). Describing his wife, who’s 35 years his junior, he said, “I adore her, and she’s given me a wonderful life. We’ve been married 20 years,” and also, “I’ve been able to really make her life better.”

(There was no mention of daughter Dylan Farrow, who has accused him of molesting her.}

About his upcoming Amazon TV series’ star Miley Cyrus, he says he first noticed her when his kids were watching “Hannah Montana” and thought, “Who is that girl? She’s got such a good delivery.”

He answered a few questions about politics, too, calling himself a “Hillary [Clinton] fan,” though he does “like Bernie [Sanders] very much.” He called Donald Trump, who was in his movie “Celebrity,” affable.


Janet Jackson, 49, is going to be a mom.

Just days before Mother’s Day, and a few weeks before her 50th birthday on May 16, the singer told “Entertainment Tonight” she’s pregnant with her first child.

The news comes just after she announced she will be postponing her tour to start a family with husband Wissam Al Mana. (TMZ is reporting that show ticketholders won’t be receiving refunds anytime soon.)

Jackson will join quite a list of over-40 celebrity moms including: Eva Mendes, Gwen Stefani, Halle Berry, Rachel Zoe, Brooke Shields, Madonna, Tina Fey, Marcia Cross, Celine Dion, Helen Hunt, Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Connelly, Nicole Kidman and Susan Sarandon,


If we’re reading the website carefully, it appears that actress-entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow will be in The City today at her new pop-up shop in a Frank Lloyd Wright building at 140 Maiden Lane, signing copies of her cookbook “It’s All Easy.” (Try the tangy chicken piccata.) Folks interested in the goop MRKT (a “fully-shoppable, physical expression of the brand, touching on everything from home, to fashion, to health and wellness, to clean beauty”) have just a few weeks to check out the store, which wil be open through May 22.


Singer Chris Brown is 27. … Singer Adele is 28. … Actor Henry Cavill is 33. … Singer Craig David is 35. … Actress Tina Yothers is 43. … Newsman Brian Williams is 57. … Singer Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen is 57. … S.F. Mayor Ed Lee is 64. … Singer Googoosh is 66.

— Staff, wire reports

Examiner Staff

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