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Woody Allen to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

Woody Allen will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards in January. The honorary Golden Globe is awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment." The last comedian to be given the honor was Robin Williams back in 2005.

Allen has written and directed more than 45 movies, and already won Golden Globes for The Purple Rose of Cairo and Midnight in Paris, as well as Oscars for Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Midnight in Paris. He was also a top-notch standup back in the day and a fantastic prose writer, which are [...]

Andrew Dice Clay Says Woody Allen Discussed Returning to Standup with Him

A couple weeks ago, Woody Allen said in an interview that he's been "toying with the idea" of returning to standup after seeing Mort Sahl perform recently. Now, Andrew Dice Clay, who played a supporting role in Allen's latest film, Blue Jasmine, tells THR that Allen talked to him about doing standup again. "We got into the whole conversation about how he started, and then we talked about where I started, and it really got his juices going again," said Clay. He added, "I hope he does it. I think he should do Radio City with me, personally."

There may be no comedian pairing more mismatched than [...]

Woody Allen's Next Movie Is Called 'Blue Jasmine'

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Woody Allen's new movie, which was filmed in New York last year, and the studio announced the official title and plot for the movie today. Called Blue Jasmine, this is the first film Allen has made in New York City since 2009's Whatever Works after making his last three movies in Rome, Paris, and London. Blue Jasmine is about the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife. For the film, Woody Allen assembled the kind of all-star cast that only he can pull together, with Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally [...]

Guess Who Directed the Best New Woody Allen Movie? (Hint: It Wasn't Woody)

For the past 20 years, nearly every Woody Allen release has prompted critics to declare, “Woody’s BACK!” And for people who enjoy his films, “particularly the early funny ones,” it’s always thrilling to hear. This summer, it also happens to be true. The unique comic vision, the underdog as hero, the awkward love interest, and the hilarious one-liners are back on the big screen…just not in Blue Jasmine. The unique comic voice belongs to Lake Bell, the writer, director and star of In A World.

Bell’s stunning debut had me humming Seems Like Old Times. It sounds awful to admit, but yes, I’ve left Woody for a younger woman. And I’d feel [...]

Louis C.K. Talks About the Buddy Movie Woody Allen Wants to Make with Him

In an interview with The NY Times yesterday, Woody Allen talked about wanting to write a buddy movie for he and Louis C.K. to star in after working with him briefly on his new movie, Blue Jasmine. Today, The NY Times caught up with Louis C.K. to interview him about the six Emmy nominations he received this morning and asked about the possibility of a Louis C.K./Woody Allen movie. Here's what C.K. had to say:

We had lunch, and I thought having lunch with him was my rewarding moment. And then after lunch, we shot one more scene and I got a big laugh on the set, [...]

This Week in Comedy: Two Leave 'Parks and Rec,' and 'The Simpsons' Nears Cable Syndication

-Rashida Jones and Robe Lowe are both leaving Parks and Recreation. Showrunner Mike Schur explained the decision was creative, not financial, and made sure to mention it's a happy departure. Here's a list of 8 Parks and Rec side characters worthy of [...]

Woody Allen Wants to Write a Movie to Star in with Louis C.K.; Is "Toying With" Returning to Standup

Louis C.K. and Woody Allen worked together for the first time this past year on Blue Jasmine (out July 26th), Allen's latest film that C.K. played a supporting role in, but Allen says he's been trying to come up with an idea for a movie for him and his fellow writer/director/actor/standup to star in. In an interview out today, Allen told The New York Times:

I’d love to do a movie with him and me, a comedy. I’m looking for some idea that would work, for the two of us to do. Of course I hope that people aren’t disappointed that I don’t act with him [in Blue Jasmine], [...]