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Posted at 8:05 AM ET, 05/17/2010

Woody Allen defends Polanski; Ryan Seacrest on a date?

By Jen Chaney


Monday

Celebrity Beat: Woody Allen comes to Roman Polanski's defense; latest Polanski accuser, Charlotte Lewis, says the director told her he slept with all of his actresses ... Mary-Kate Olsen, other celebs were onboard plane forced to make emergency landing in Virginia ... Chemistry between Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan was obvious on "Wall Street 2" set, says Oliver Stone ... Claudia Schiffer and husband, "Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaughn, welcome daughter ... Rocker Ronnie James Dio dies of stomach cancer.

Crime Watch: Former Food Network chef Juan-Carlos Cruz arrested in murder-for-hire plot ... Michael Douglas's son, Cameron Douglas, moved to minimum security prison in Lewisburg, Pa.

Video Awesomeness:

Jake Gyllenhaal, hitting on the ladies and busting a move to Duran Duran, after the "Prince of Persia" premiere in Moscow (via E! Online)

Rumor Mill: Ryan Seacrest reportedly spotted on date with Julianne Hough, formerly of "Dancing With the Stars" ... Gwen Stefani uses loose-fitting top, laptop case to supposedly mask alleged third pregnancy... Tiger Woods and wife Elin no longer on speaking terms ... Kevin Costner not interested in owning Field of Dreams... "Celebrity Rehab" unable to attract celebrities.

Pop Culture Mix: "Iron Man 2" hangs on to top box office spot ... Winnie Mandela not happy about biopic starring Jennifer Hudson ... "Napoleon Dynamite" to become animated series ... There may be closure -- in the form of two-hour movies -- for the recently canceled "Law and Order" and "Heroes" ... NBC fall schedule -- complete with shows from J.J. Abrams and Jerry Bruckheimer -- revealed... Adrien Brody joins cast of Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," which also will star Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard and, yes, France's First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

A fan-made promo trailer for the "Lost" finale (oh, and if you're in the D.C. area, don't forget about tonight's Previously on Lost show in Arlington):

By Jen Chaney  | May 17, 2010; 8:05 AM ET
Categories:  Daily Mix, Pop Culture  | Tags:  Celebrity, Daily Mix, Pop Culture  
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Comments

You know, if I were in trouble for sexual misconduct, the last person I would want defending me would be Woody Allen.

Apparently the new reality show curse is not divorce -- it's jail.

Posted by: epjd | May 17, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Woody Allen comes to Roman Polanski's defense.

With friends like that, who needs enemies?


Mary-Kate Olsen, other celebs were onboard plane forced to make emergency landing in Virginia.

Thank goodness for the lack of excess weight.


Former Food Network chef Juan-Carlos Cruz arrested in murder-for-hire plot.

When food-poisoning would've been so much easier? I'd think he knows how to season food in order to conceal an off-flavor.


Winnie Mandela not happy about biopic starring Jennifer Hudson.

JHud might want to watch out for Winnie's goons.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 17, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

"Woody Allen comes to Roman Polanski's defense" - but neither of them willing to let the other babysit.


"Mary-Kate Olsen, other celebs were onboard plane forced to make emergency landing in Virginia" - too much star power messing with the navigation systems?


RIP, Ronnie James Dio.


Medical advances mean that within a few short years, Gwen Stefani will not have to use laptop case to hide a pregnancy; she'll be able to use it to carry a fetus to term.

Wife, caddy, swing coach: at the rate Tiger Woods is losing people, he's going to be starring in a remake of The Omega Man by next weekend.

Winnie Mandela should be happier - that biopic originally starred Ernie Hudson.

Posted by: byoolin1 | May 17, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Woody Allen's defense of Polanski?

What help could that be?

Woody Allen says, "well, since Roman did not RAISE the child as a sibling to his own children, it was ok to rape her at age 13? Oh, wait...no - it is fine to RAISE her as your child as well, as long as you do not legally adopt her. Then, rape at age 13 is fine! Even if you aren't sure she is 13 b/c there was no birth certificate - perhaps she is 12. But still, I defend Roman b/c we over indulged geniuses must be allowed to rape children! It is our right!"

Posted by: Amelia5 | May 17, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Utterly brilliant, Amelia!

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 17, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

'Jake Gyllenhaal, hitting on the ladies and busting a move to Duran Duran, after the "Prince of Persia" premiere in Moscow'

'Ryan Seacrest reportedly spotted on date with Julianne Hough, formerly of "Dancing With the Stars"'

Just give it up, fellas. Beards do not become you guys.

Posted by: yellojkt | May 17, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Sure glad I didn't read the "stars defend Roman Polanski" item in the coverage of the Cannes film festival. Who else is on board? Morgan Freeman?

Celebrity Rahab certainly has enough raw material to work with.

I mis-heard a news item yesterday and for a split second thought Michelle Obama was going to streak at the GW commencement. Glad I investigated further, as it didn't sound like something she'd usually do.


Posted by: reddragon1 | May 17, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Amelia5,
Brilliant. Lawrence Taylor needs these guys on his team.

Posted by: yellojkt | May 17, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

"'Celebrity Rehab' unable to attract celebs" - this belongs in Not News.

Woody Allen, you are a vile human being: your defense of Roman Polanski proves that like recognizes like.

Posted by: northgs | May 17, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

On Kevin Costner/Field of Dreams:

Of course he didn't want it. It's in the middle of Iowa...and it's not the complete field!

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2079

My husband and I took a 20-minute diversion on a road trip through Iowa to see it, but it's not exactly a destination on its own.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | May 17, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone else catch the interview with Keith Richards on today's NPR "Morning Edition"? He sounded (gasp) downright coherent, although not as much could be said for me at that early hour. (Tomorrow: Mick)

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 17, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Here's why I love Celebritology: You guys can wrap up the utter insanity of Woody Allen defending Polanski and deliver it in a three-line dose of hilarity. Never change, Lizards!

You know what, at least Jake Gyllenhaal's having fun. Good on him.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | May 17, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Oh wait - I'm mistaken. The people who owned the house bought out the other owners a few years back. Wasn't like that when we went in 2005 - it was really weird.

Anyway - it's still a corn field in Iowa. I don't know why Costner would have wanted it. Maybe they should have asked James Earl Jones ;)

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | May 17, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Woody Allen is just another airhead liberal ars$hole who thinks the laws are for everyone else.
Typical arrogant liberal pig.

Posted by: LarryG62 | May 17, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Woody Allen defends Roman Polanski....sounds like the beginning of a Leno joke.

Congrats to Mary-Kate Olsen on her safe landing and more importantly, for finally taking a good head shot.

Congrats to Claudia Schiffer and hubby for their new baby girl. Name to be revealed later. She is to join sibs Casper and Clementine. Since it is a girl, I'm guessing Wendy. They will have to try for Huckleberry later.

Ronnie James Dio, RIP. Rock on.


Posted by: hodie2 | May 17, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Chasmosaur, that would be EXCELLENT. I can picture James Earl Jones sitting on that porch, reading the paper with his glasses pushed down. Not a bad retirement.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | May 17, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Without you RJD...

We're a ship without a storm
The cold without the warm
Light inside the darkness that it needs, yeah

We're a laugh without a tear
The hope without the fear
We are coming - home

RIP you little man with a very very big voice.

After hearing about his passing I suddenly realized that I'll get to see more than a few of my rock n roll gods die.

I can't believe Ozzy outlived Ronnie Dio.

Posted by: wadejg | May 17, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

RIP jazz musician Hank Jones, age 91.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 17, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Yep, water seeks its own level, Woody Allen-Polanksi-Morgan Freeman, aka the Ick Nast Club.

RIP Ronnie James Dio. My teenage years wouldn't have been the same without his music.

Posted by: Californian11 | May 17, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Bawlmer:

Except the part where you're retiring in Iowa.

Although you are a scant 2 hours from the Future Birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2081

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | May 17, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

A man is safer with a hooker than with most women. An angry ladies word can smear the most upright gentlemen. It would be wise if a man was escorted with a chaperon. Having a sexual partner has become dangerous.

Posted by: melpol | May 18, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

A man is safer with a hooker than with most women. An angry ladies word can smear the most upright gentlemen. It would be wise if a man was escorted with a chaperon. Having a sexual partner has become dangerous.

Posted by: melpol | May 18, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: sallyworking2006 | May 18, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

The forgiveness of Polanski should not only come from Woody, it should come from the holy of holies, and that is the Pope. His understanding of the weakness of man and the temptations of the Devil can silence the angry mob that wants to crucify an aging hipster.

Posted by: melpol | May 18, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

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