Private life does not resonate in my movies: Woody Allen

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Woody Allen has opened up about his relationship with wife Soon-Yi Previn, saying he was “paternal” when they first got together and initially never imagined their “fling” would turn into a long-term marriage, People reports. “I’ve been married now for 20 years, and it’s been good,” he tells NPR in an interview. “I think that was probably the odd factor, that I’m so much older than the girl I married.The 79-year-old ‘Annie Hall’ director, whose films have been read by viewers as thinly veiled takes on his real life, said audience come to watch his films because they want to and not because of his private life, reported Entertainment Weekly. “I never see any evidence of anything in my private life resonating in film.

Director Woody Allen is convinced his marriage to Soon-Yi Previn has stood the test of time because she “responded” well to his “paternal” nature. I’m 35 years older, and somehow, through no fault of mine or hers, the dynamic worked.” “I was paternal,” he says. “She responded to someone paternal. If I come out with a film people want to see they flock to see it, which means they see it to degree of ‘Manhattan’ or ‘Annie Hall’ or ‘Midnight in Paris’. “I always had a small audience. The filmmaker’s relationship with Previn, who is more than three decades his junior, began in controversy in 1992 as she was the adopted daughter of Allen’s then-girlfriend, actress Mia Farrow. Allen admits the scandalous start of their romance prompted Previn to turn to him for support, and it was his fatherly nature that brought them closer together.

It was just a good-luck thing.” Previn, 44, grew up alongside Allen, who lived and worked with Previn’s adoptive mom, Mia Farrow, in the ’80s and early ’90s. Allen’s relationship with Farrow infamously fell apart when Farrow discovered intimate pictures of Previn in Allen’s possession. “I started the relationship with her, and I thought it would just be a fling, it wouldn’t be serious,” Allen says in the interview. “But it had a life of its own. You always hear from people, ‘Well, if you want to have a good relationship you have to work at it.’ But there’s nothing else in your life that you really love and enjoy that you have to work at… It seemed to work in our favor, actually.” Allen, whose latest film, “Irrational Man,” was released earlier this month, also asserts that his films are not a reflection of his personal life.

If the reviews are good, they probably come.” Christine Ouzounian, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s former nanny who found herself at the center of a cheating scandal this week, sought work caring for celebrity children simply because she believed it paid “good money” — and didn’t care about having intimate access to stars, says a friend. “She was never obsessed with celebrities and only saw working as a nanny for celebs as a good business opportunity to make good money,” a childhood friend of Ouzounian tells People. In a statement released to Newsweek in 1992, written when she was 21 years old, Previn was pretty adamant that she didn’t want her relationship with Allen characterized by his paternalism. “Please don’t try and dramatize my relationship with Woody Allen,” she wrote. “He was never any kind of father figure to me.” Previn later continued, “I’m not a retarded little underage flower who was raped, molested and spoiled by some evil stepfather — not by a long shot. Ouzounian’s friend says she is “shocked about the Ben situation,” in part because she knows the Santa Monica native is close to her family and seemingly grounded. “Christine still lives in the family house where she grew up with her twin sister. I admit it’s offbeat, but let’s not get hysterical.” Allen told NPR he didn’t think the relationship would amount to much, which seems almost counter-intuitive, given the scandal that initially surrounded it and continues to follow him.

He and Roman Polanski are members of a club that is dubious at best, known as auteurs who have escaped any real consequences for their actions despite being accused of sexual abuse toward underage girls. Ouzounian began working with Affleck and Garner’s three children this spring, and one pal said she was with the family in the Bahamas when they announced their divorce June 30. A judge said Thursday he believes a group of elderly nuns improperly sold their hilltop convent to a businesswoman but delayed any efforts by church officials to finalize a competing sale to pop singer Katy Perry, The Associated Press reports. While the judge preliminarily ruled that entrepreneur Dana Hollister’s purchase of the convent is invalid, he ordered her to pay $25,000 a month to support the nuns and denied representatives for Los Angeles’ Catholic archbishop or Perry access to the convent during the dispute.

Lupita Nyong’o, who won an Oscar for her role in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” will make her New York stage debut in September, the AP reports. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Nyongo’s stage credits include playing Perdita in “The Winter’s Tale” and Sonya in “Uncle Vanya,” both at Yale Repertory Theater.

The Mexican-born Kenyan will next appear in the anticipated “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” and will voice a character in Jon Favreau’s take on Disney’s “The Jungle Book.” Sam Smith, Kanye West, the Who and Coldplay top the lineup for the 2015 iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, set for Sept. 18 and 19 at the MGM Grand, the Los Angeles Times reports. This year’s event, promoting iHeartRadio’s nationwide network of broadcast radio stations, also will feature brief performances by Demi Lovato, David Guetta, Kenny Chesney, the Weeknd, Tove Lo and Lil Wayne. Additionally, Fall Out Boy, Disclosure, Hozier, Jason Derulo, Duran Duran, Prince Royce, Diplo, Trey Songz, the Killers, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, Janet Jackson and others still to be announced will take part in the festival.

Performances will be broadcast live on iHeartRadio’s 858 stations in 150 markets, and the shows will be broadcast as a TV special over two nights Sept. 29 and 30 on the CW network. The festival will be emceed as usual by radio personality Ryan Seacrest, whose “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” show is carried on 170 stations across the U.S.

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