“Elle Fanning & Selena Gomez were cast in Woody Allen’s new movie” links

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Elle Fanning & Selena Gomez have joined the cast of Woody Allen’s new movie. You guys, this is really gross. [Dlisted]
Does anyone want to see The Glass Castle? I don’t. [LaineyGossip]
Billie Lourd is inheriting a lot from her mom’s estate. [Wonderwall]
The last meme comes out of Kenya and it’s pretty good. [Buzzfeed]
I kind of love-hate Elizabeth Olsen’s bizarre look here. [GFY]
Art & politics and everything in-between. [Pajiba]
Gerard Butler looks like he had a rough night. [JustJared]
Kylie Jenner is 20 years old today. [IDLY]
I thought C. Thomas Howell was David Letterman. [Seriously OMG WTF]
Oprah Winfrey is really shilling her new diet. [Socialite Life]

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  1. Katie says:

    Elon Musk and Amber Heard were seen making out on the Gold Coast yesterday.

    I’d love to know what exactly is going on there.

  2. Blaire Carter says:


    • INeedANap says:

      What gets me is that not only are they young they’re sort of known (especially in Gomez’s case) for having very doll-like, youthful features. He’s spilling his fetish all over the screen again.

  3. Lynnie says:


    Found this article on the Dlisted comment section. Worth a read.

    Selena has already been cancelled for me, but I’m sad that I’m gonna have to cancel Elle too 😢. I will be getting popcorn to see how Selena and her stans spin this one though lol. If her BLM comment is anything to go by it’ll be a doozy.

    • rachel says:

      I’m so sad about Elle. I always supported her and I loved the fact that she always prioritize female directors in her carrer, but Woody Allen it’s impossible to forgive.

      • milla says:

        She is very young. And yes. He is a creep but his movies are interesting and its business not her personal choice. It is always a good career move to work with him . Also, his female leads are more powerful cos i am pretty sure hes afraid of women.

      • serena says:

        I agree, she is very young and this is undoubtely a mistake she’ll (hopefully) regret.

    • Jamieee says:

      It’s all gross, but I am getting really sick of only the women (and on top of that, only certain women) being held to account for working with him.

      Allen makes films with generally better than average roles for women, and a lot of the actresses in his films have gone on to be nominated for or win awards, or seen their careers change for the better. Obviously it’s a devil’s bargain, but you can see the appeal from a young actresses point of view.

      His films rarely do anything for actors careers though, especially these days. There’s no particular benefit to signing on if you’re a man. And yet, actors like Steve Carrell, Colin Firth, Joaquin Phoenix, Jesse Eisenberg, Corey Stoll and Justin Timberlake have all worked with him since the accusations by Dylan re-surfaced, and they’ve all avoided the heat their female co-stars have gotten. I don’t think Carrell even got a single question about it while promoting Cafe Society, even though he was right there while Blake Lively and Kirsten Stewart were being slammed left and right.

      Why do only the up and coming young actresses have to justify themselves?

      • Sarah says:

        VERY good point. Lots of fawning over Firth and Carell especially, why are they never ‘cancelled’?

      • Lynnie says:

        Realistically all who work for him should be held accountable for their actions and cancelled equally I agree with you on that.

        Why it doesn’t shake that way irl I think boils down to good ol’ fashioned sexism, the similarities between Woody’s victim and the starlets he chooses, the fact that for many of the actresses it’s the biggest/one of the biggest things they’ve done, and the fact that the media knows the trainwreck excuses they say bring in the clicks/attention so they seek it out more.

        That being said my pity is extremely reserved for those that choose to work with him and end up getting flack for it, male or female.

      • shannon says:

        You are right. It killed me to have to cancel Colin Firth, I loved him so much, but I can’t see him the same way. I didn’t realize Steve Carrell had worked with Allen, too. Nooo!!! I love him, but I can’t. As for Elle and Selena, I’ve just added two more to my list of those I will never watch or support.

        I don’t know how anyone who read the court transcript or the VF article can have anything to do with Allen. All my support is for Dylan even if it is something as simple as never ever watching anything that creep directs ever again. I extend that to anyone who works with him after the allegations came to light. The list is getting long.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        Yes, a good reminder. I welcome people reminding me of ALL actors, not just the women, who put Hollywood success ahead of common human decency.

      • Tulsi 2020 says:

        Great point. And what about the people who crew on his films? And the theaters that screen his films? Are we suppossed to be boycotting them too?

      • magnoliarose says:

        For all the reasons above and the fact that society thinks women are more to blame when a male pervert does something gross. Women are supposed to righteous and less ambitious than men.
        I don’t support working with him. It isn’t necessary. This isn’t just Dylan he has a history of lewd behavior with children. I haven’t watched one of his films in years and I won’t. The actors who do I put in a category of actors that I won’t go out of my way to watch their work. I lose respect for them as human beings.

      • ravynrobyn says:

        Steve Carell has done TWO Woody Allen movis; first one was “Melinda & Melinda” with Will Ferrell.

      • Ksenia says:

        trying to delete my earlier comment…

  4. Green Is Good says:

    Woodyee loves casting YOUNG women. Creepy f@cker.

    • Maisie says:

      At least Selena & Elle are adults & only LOOK young. I wonder if Allen will play the “sophisticated, witty older man” both girls fall for & fight over. Or who he’ll choose to be his dithering alter ego in this outing – so far it’s included Kenneth Branagh, Leonardo Di Caprio, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Owen Wilson & Jesse Eisenberg. Yeah, they all look so much like him…

      • Fiorucci says:

        Both are very young looking for their ages. Faces pretty and on the childish side
        Which is kind of just a little bit gross, considering.
        Am I the only one who does think he’s gross, but still likes his movies? The last one I saw was the one in Rome so I’m not obsessively keeping up with it or buying cinema tickets but I do like them.

  5. CTgirl says:

    Woody is casting them younger and younger every year. He is such a parody of a dirty old man.

  6. Moxie Remon says:

    Can’t wait until he drops dead.

  7. minx says:

    Young enough to be his great granddaughters. Julia Roberts, Christina Ricci, Scarlett and others got too old for him, and Diane Keaton–forget it!

  8. rachel says:

    For a movie like The Glass Castle, not doing any festivals was a pretty bad sign. Add to that the release date and you could guess the movie was going to be pretty dull.

  9. CharlieBouquet says:

    That WAS a great article, thanks for posting:)
    I would ask people who work with him, would you leave your child alone with him? Why would you want to be directed by him then*shudder* Will never forgive Cate for signing on to a project with him. Pervy stale clammy vanilla mofo

  10. Juliette says:

    I really wanted to see The Glass Castle because I absolutely loved the book. Extremely disappointed that they cast Woody Harrelson in the role as the father. I don’t think Max Greenfield or Naomi Watts were the right choices either. Great talents but not who I pictured.

    Of course this is all based on how I envisioned the characters from reading the book. I would loved to have seen someone like Robert Carlyle play the father. I just don’t feel like WH has what it would take to really portray how awful and abusive the father was.

    This will most likely be something I will stream later, disappointing because I think the book deserved a better adaptation.

    • still_sarah says:

      I’ve seen the trailer. And I grew up with an alcoholic father. So between that and the trailer, there is nothing that makes me want to see this film. I believe that children need full-time parenting, not just the occasional sparkly effort in between emotional abuse, neglect, violence and being told implicitly that they caused it all. Not going to see a film that appears to gloss over these issues.

      • Juliette says:

        I completely agree. The book really captures how debilitating both mentally and physically growing up in the environment is. You get a real sense of what a screwed up childhood (that affects her entire adulthood) she had. Really too bad if the trailer is any indication.

        Sorry you had to go through that growing up. My husband’s entire family had issues with alcohol (most have been in jail more than once, divorces, assault charges etc.) and I see how it affected him and still does to this day.

    • Steph says:

      I disagree about Woody. Have you seen Natural Born Killers? He’s like personified evil in that.

      • Juliette says:

        Yes, he played evil very well I agree. However, I just am not sure that he’s the right fit for this particular role, This is totally on me but reading the book I just had a different idea of the father in mind. He may do a great job, just my preconceived notions about the characters.

        Woody is super talented so you he may just pull it off.

    • lucy2 says:

      I hated the book, it was so damn depressing (I know it was about her real childhood). I’m probably going to see the movie with some friends, and hopefully it’s better than the reviews so far. I like Brie a lot.

    • Steph says:

      Yeah, I really don’t know if what he would be good or not. He’s just amazing, though, and I’ve seen Natural Born Killers probably at least 10 times. I have the worst memory, though, so I remember that I loved the glass castle when I read it, but I have no idea what the plot was. I’m thinking it was that her mom was really mentally ill and it totally messed up the kids lives? Like maybe bipolar with delusions and paranoia? I’m going to read a summary right after this comment!

      ETA: wow, I was really off!

    • Anners says:

      I loved the book so much – it was heart breaking! I imagined someone like Fred Ward as the father (handsome, southern, but kind of sleazy) and Mare Winingham (or someone like that as Rose Mary). I probably won’t watch this until it hits Netflix, which is too bad :(

  11. D says:

    Another movies won’t be sering by the dude who marries his stepdaughter. He’s so gross can’t believe anyone wants anything to do with him. Career death imminent for these two.

  12. Lauren says:

    Elle will certainly act circles around Selena

  13. MelB says:

    Gerard Butler creeps me out.

  14. OriginallyBlue says:

    I really don’t understand people actively seeking him out and auditioning for his movies. He’s so gross and from I’ve heard from people who actually watch/ed his movies they aren’t that good anymore. I don’t care for Elle one way or the other, but I very much dislike Selena Gomez. I guess the requirement for his movies are one good actress and one passable one?

  15. Hunterca says:

    I feel like if Billy Bob Thornton and Timothy Olyphant had a baby, it would be C. T. Howell. Appearance-wise, that is.

  16. kimbers says:

    I have always said that actresses run to Allen to validate them as “serious actors”. While Elle has been in the industry quietly for years, her adult career isn’t very good. Gomez has also had failed success as an adult in the industry as well.

  17. LADIABLA says:

    Omg, can he just retire already? How long is this guy gonna stick around? Go away, Woody. Looks like he’s gonna hold on to the bitter end. Tough break, Soon-Yi

  18. lucy2 says:

    Has anyone told Woody they’re both over 18? He might change his mind on casting them. Shudder.

  19. Fiorucci says:

    For some reason Blake gets the most flack for working with him when she had the most to gain. The men mentioned above, Scarlett, cate, Kristen, Penelope and Ellen page needed the bump much less but still chose to work with him and are much less obsessively hated.

    The Kenyan meme is interesting.
    Never had to line up while voting in Canada , or (obviously) while sending my ballot to the USA. But I’d assume a bag of snacks is less remarkable in the North America than Kenya. Are people more proper about eating there?

    • Jamieee says:

      Right? And Kate Winslet is the lead in his next film, but somehow that casting news didn’t bring on any of the thinkpieces and outrage that working with Miley, and now Elle and Selena has.

      The more established actors who could easily line up better projects get a pass, and the actors who could actually benefit from being in an Allen film get all the negative press and tough questions.

      I’ve no great sympathy for anyone working with Allen, but I loathe the way people are picking and choosing who has to answer for it.

  20. ValM99 says:

    WHy DO ACTORS- ESPECIALLY WOMEM CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THIS CREEP!? Like I don’t understand dropping your morals to work with a sexual predator. As much as Elle, but especially Selena talk about women empowerment, and feminism they do the mess. Like no one seems to care he MARRIED his own daughter (I know she’s adopted, and abused Dylan Farrow as well. But they don’t care bc a.) it’s not them, and b.) they want a career boost. Blake Lively said he even, “empowered women.” Like tf? Emma Stone, Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, Rachel McAdams, Scarlett Johansson, Owen Wilson, Elle, Selena, and anyone who worked with Woody is cancelled. I remember Chris Evans saying he would never work with men like Woody or Polanski. He’s successful still! They don’t need those men. Idc how talented they are.