No Release?

Woody Allen's 'Rainy Day in New York' may never see the light of day

Woody Allen's latest film, "Rainy Day in New York," may never be released.


The film, which is to be distributed by Amazon, may never make it to the screen, according to sources familiar with the project, reports Page Six.

"'Rainy Day' will either not come out or [will] get dumped by Amazon without any p.r. or theatrical release," is how one film executive put it.

Amazon reps did not return Page Six's requests for comment.

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Allen has always been a coveted writer-director with which to work, and he's always been able to get the best talent to star in his films — but those days may be over.

"He's having trouble casting his new film," claims the film-industry insider.

Of course, all this is coming following the news that stars of his films are moving away from the director and donating their movie salaries from his pictures to charity.

Dylan Farrow, Allen's adopted daughter with former girlfriend and actress Mia Farrow, accused him of having molested her in 1992 when she was 7 years old. He denied the accusations, and in 1993, a court was unable to find "credible evidence" to support Dylan's claims.


Despite the court's inability to find said "credible evidence," as well as Allen's denial, things became even more disheartening when, at the same time, Allen had an affair with Mia's then 19-year-old adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, who is still his wife two decades later.

Allen has continued to work since the allegations first surfaced. But things are different now in the #MeToo era, which came to fruition with the help of Allen's own son, journalist Ronan Farrow, after movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was ousted from Hollywood as many accounts of his predatory behavior were made public in an October 2017 report in the New Yorker. Stars are now in a "with him or against him" situation when it comes to Allen.

Many members of the "Rainy Day" cast have since distanced themselves from the director. Timothée Chalamet says he will give his earnings from the film to charities that support victims of assault. Selena Gomez is said to be donating her salary to #TimesUp.

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"Rainy Day" cast members Greta Gerwig, Colin Firth, Chloë Sevigny, Rachel Brosnahan, Ellen Page and David Krumholtz have all spoken out with regret about having worked with the director.

Additionally, Mira Sorvino, who famously won an Oscar for her work in Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite" in 1996, apologized to Dylan for having worked with her adoptive father.

Allen has made almost 50 movies and is known for creating Oscar bait: Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Penélope Cruz ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), Michael Caine ("Hannah and Her Sisters") and Diane Keaton ("Annie Hall") have all won Academy Awards for their performances in his projects.

But with all that has happened since the Me Too and Time's Up movements began, those who have worked with Allen in the past cannot afford to do so now — as things have certainly changed.


"Now, if a woman says [abuse] happened, it happened," said a Hollywood publicist to Page Six. "After #MeToo, it's utterly different circumstances. Actors don't want their careers tarnished."

However, there are still a few stars who have remained quiet on the subject or have been vague with their comments regarding Allen.

When the New York Post reached out to those in his latest film to talk about their positions on the subject, reps for Liev Schreiber, Jude Law, Cherry Jones and Elle Fanning did not respond. (Previous Allen stars Penelope Cruz, Michael Caine, Meryl Streep, Anjelica Huston, Sean Penn, Emma Stone and Steve Carell have also remained quiet.)

Kate Winslet, who has publicly spoken out against Weinstein, whom she has worked with, starred in Allen's "Wonder Wheel," as well as in Roman Polanski's 2011 movie "Carnage." She told the New York Times that "as the actor … you just have to step away and say, 'I don't know anything, really, and whether any of it is true or false.' "


As one Hollywood agent put it to Page Six, in terms of speaking out about Allen, "You're damned if you do, damned if you don't," and "maybe saying nothing is the best thing."

"After all, is Cate Blanchett supposed to give back her Oscar?" asked the agent.

Meanwhile, Diane Keaton, who has appeared in eight Allen films and dated the director in the 1970s, is standing by him, offering, "I believe my friend."


Some movie sources predict that if "Rainy Day in New York" does come out of the darkness and into the sunlight, none of its cast will come out to support it.

"There will be no premiere, no print or TV ads, no interviews. No one will promote it," a film distribution insider told Page Six.

And, according to, the Goodspeed Opera House — a nonprofit in Connecticut, which launched "Annie," and has been a well-known name in musical theater talent for more than 40 years — announced that it was ending the upcoming production of Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" due to the mounting controversy surrounding him.

Leslee Dart, Allen's longtime spokeswoman, did not give new comment when Deadline reached out to her but rather reiterated her previous response to the allegations about Allen's relationship with Dylan:

"When this claim was first made more than 25 years ago, it was thoroughly investigated by both the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and New York State Child Welfare. They both did so for many months and independently concluded that no molestation had ever taken place…But even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time's Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn't make it any more true today than it was in the past. I never molested my daughter – as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago."

Court doc reveal...

Tristan Thompson allegedly urged mistress to get abortion

Tristan Thompson wanted a woman he allegedly got pregnant to have an abortion, court documents claim. 

On Dec. 3, reported that a personal trainer named Maralee Nichols is expecting a child with the NBA player. The child is due on Dec. 3. 

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As part of a paternity lawsuit against the Sacramento Kings player, Maralee's lawyer filed a legal request to submit text messages purportedly sent between her and Tristan. Those messages reveal that Tristan allegedly urged Maralee to get an abortion. TMZ reported that Tristan also offered her $75,000 to stay quiet about the pregnancy and child.

Court docs obtained by Page Six read, "It is also apparent from the context and substance of these communications that they are from Tristan to Maralee, which reflects that Tristan is addressing the parties' relationship, and even with respect to her pregnancy insisting that she get an abortion and threatening that she will get next to nothing with lesser support requirements in Texas."

Maralee, who moved from Houston to Los Angeles, is suing for child support. An alleged text message from Tristan, posted to TMZ, shows him telling Maralee he "won't be involved" in the child's life.

The lawsuit reveals that Maralee and Tristan had sex on his 30th birthday in March, when he and Khloe Kardashian were still dating. Those same documents included a declaration from Tristan in which he admitted to having sex with Maralee several times at a hotel after the pair attended a party together.

He maintained the hookup was a one-time thing, but she says the relationship lasted months. 

Page Six noted that he filed a request in July for her to take a paternity test. It's not believed that she has, but Tristan said he will pay child support if the baby is his. 


This would be Tristan's third child, as he shares 4-year-old son Prince Thompson with ex Jordan Craig and 3-year-old daughter True with Khloe. 

Mea culpa

50 Cent apologizes after criticizing Madonna's Instagram pics

50 Cent is issuing a mea culpa to Madonna after seemingly mocking one of her Instagram posts. 


Last week, Madge posted a series of provocative images, pictures that she claimed Instagram took down. 50 Cent saw the snaps and compared Madonna to the Wicked Witch of the East under a fallen house in "The Wizard of Oz."

Madonna didn't take too kindly to 50's words and ripped the rapper. 

"Here is 50 Cent pretending to be my friend. Now you have decided to talk smack about me!" she wrote alongside a red carpet picture with 50. "I guess your new career is getting attention by trying to humiliate others on social media. The least elevated choice you could make as an artist and an adult."

She added, "You are just jealous you won't look as good as me or have as much fun when you are my age."

Upon seeing this, 50 took to Twitter to apologize. 

"I must have hurt Madonna feelings, she went and dug up a old MTV photo from 03," he wrote. "Ok Im sorry i did not intend to hurt your feelings. I don't benefit from this in anyway i said what i thought when i saw the picture because of where i had seen it before i hope you accept my apology."

Madonna has not responded. 

Money matters

George Clooney once turned down $35 million for one day of work

George Clooney once turned down a life-changing amount of money for one day's work because the paycheck would come from a "questionable" country. 

The actor, 60, didn't say what country that was, but implied that his wife, Amal, a human rights attorney, dissuaded him from taking the job. 

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"I was offered $35 million for one day's work for an airline commercial, but I talked to Amal about it and we decided it's not worth it," he told The Guardian. "It was [associated with] a country that, although it's an ally, is questionable at times, and so I thought, 'Well, if it takes a minute's sleep away from me, it's not worth it.'"

George is reportedly worth $500 million, so he's certainly in a position to back away from a massive payday. Also, the two-time Oscar winner is said to rake in more than $30 million for his role as spokesman for Nespresso.

Proving that money isn't really a concern for George anymore, he further added that he's not acting as much as he used to because he wants to spend more time with his wife and children. Plus, he's very particular about his projects.

"In general, there just aren't that many great parts – and, look, I don't have to act. My wife and I had this conversation when I turned 60 this summer. I said, 'I can still bounce around pretty good, and we both love what we do. But we gotta make sure we don't book ourselves silly,'" he said. "So, part of it is just us making sure we live our lives."

Sober living

Demi Lovato ditches controversial 'California sober' lifestyle

Demi Lovato's lifestyle is changing.

The singer, who uses pronouns they/them, announced that they are no longer "California Sober." Instead, they are now legitimately sober. 


On Dec. 2, the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer posted a message on Instagram, saying, "I no longer support my 'California sober' ways. Sober sober is the only way to be."

"California sober" was a lifestyle that allowed for alcohol and marijuana use in moderation. Why Demi decided to change their ways isn't known. 

For a while, Demi often praised the "California sober" lifestyle, and wasn't shy about their marijuana use. They even released a song called "California Sober."

The lifestyle is not without its detractors or people who just roll their eyes at the gray area of sobriety. 

Back in July, "Vanderpump Rules" alum Lala Kent, who's been sober since 2018, called the stance "super offensive."

"You know, there are people out there who work their a** off to never take themselves out of reality and to never place themselves in an altered state," she said on the Behind The Velvet Rope podcast. "You know, they don't even, when they have a cold, take DayQuil or NyQuil. So to say that you're, like, 'California sober' or this type of sober is extremely offensive, I think."

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Demi's battle with substance abuse is well documented. In 2018, they survived a near-death overdose and went to rehab. 

In a March 2021, chat with CBS News, Demi said they "best identified" with "California sober." 

"I really don't feel comfortable explaining the parameters of my recovery to people, because I don't want anyone to look at my parameters of safety and think that's what works for them, because it might not," they said. "I am cautious to say that, just like I feel the complete abstinent method isn't a one-size-fits-all solution for everybody, I don't think that this journey of moderation is a one-size-fits-all solution for everybody."

Ink sisters

Dakota Johnson gave Olivia Coleman a tattoo with at-home kit

Olivia Colman has a permanent reminder of her "The Lost Daughter" co-star Dakota Johnson.

During a chat with Town & Country, Dakota spoke of the film's cast celebrating after a New York Film Festival screening in October. After a late night of revelry — "It was a lot of Talking Heads, the Cranberries," Dakota says — the cast went back to their hotel. 

It was then that Dakota pulled out a stick-and-poke tattoo kit and went to work on Olivia, giving the Oscar winner her first tattoo.

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"Maybe it was me being completely seduced by this gorgeous person and wanting her to think I was cool," Olivia says. "Or maybe it was my midlife crisis."

Dakota seems to have a somewhat different take, believing it had more to do with a post-vaccine mentality.

"The thing is, people are not behaving normally. If you go to a party, you… rage," she said, alluding to the fact that people were quarantined for so long due to the pandemic. 

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Unlike Olivia, Dakota is no stranger to getting inked. Earlier this year she told James Corden she practiced stick-and-poke tattooing on herself, adding that she's a "big fan" of permanent ink.

"I'm not a tattoo fiend. I mean, I have like 11 or 12. I don't know," she said. 

Among Dakota's tattoos is a dying sunflower to represent climate change, the word "tender" on her arm and an infinity design, which she got with boyfriend Chris Martin.

Canceled shows

Carlos Santana cancels shows after 'unscheduled heart procedure'

Carlos Santana has canceled all of his December concerts after undergoing an "unscheduled heart procedure."

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The music icon made the announcement on Twitter on Dec. 1, but he didn't go into specifics.

The 74-year-old said he wanted to give "some clarity with some specificity to what's going on with [his] physicality."

"Last Saturday, I had an incident where I asked my wife to take me to the hospital because I had this thing happening in my chest. So when we went there we found out we needed to take care of it," he said in a video. "I'm going to be taking time out for a little bit to make sure I replenish and I rest and I catch up with my health, so when I play for you I play the way I'm used to and I give you 150 percent. I wouldn't show up unless I can do that."

The Twitter announcement dubbed the medical situation as an "unscheduled heart procedure."

The "Smooth" hitmaker was set for a series of concerts in Las Vegas as part of his residency show at House of Blues. He will return to the residency in 2022.

Daddy's girl

Eminem's daughter proves she's one of his biggest fans

Hailie Jade Mathers is no fake fan. 

While sharing the results of her annual Spotify use, Eminem's daughter proved to the world that she's one of her father's biggest fans. 

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Toward the end of every calendar year, the audio streaming service sends it customers a snapshot of their usage and it highlights the artist that the user listened to most over the past year. On Dec. 1, the 25-year-old shared the results of her Spotify report, and her top artist was none other than her dad. 

In fact, Spotify said she's in the top 3 percent of Eminem's listeners overall, according to her TikTok post.

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Outside of his song lyrics, Eminem is relatively private when it comes to Hailie. In a March 2020 appearance on the Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson podcast, the rapper briefly spoke about his daughter, who he shares with ex-wife Kimberly Mathers.

"She's doing good," Em said of Hailie. "She's made me proud for sure."

Hailie rarely speaks about her dad in public, too, but she did mention him in a 2018 interview with Daily Mail.

"We are very close," she said. 

Dark time

Colton Underwood took 'medication daily' hoping to suppress homosexuality

Colton Underwood struggled so much with his sexuality that he started abusing medications.

In his new Netflix docuseries, "Coming Out Colton," the former "The Bachelor" star says, "I was suppressing my sexuality so hard that I was taking medication daily to deal with depression and anxiety, and that made me a paranoid freak."

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His struggle became bad enough that he contemplated suicide. 

During a chat with a longtime friend, Colton recalled hitting "rock bottom" one night when he "took a lot of Xanax" in hopes that he would not "wake up the next morning."

"I didn't trust a whole lot of people, and I was trying to do anything and everything I could to protect a secret," he says on the Netflix series, which premieres on Dec. 5.

Colton's attempted suicide came after his breakup with Cassie Randolph in May 2020. A few months after the split, Cassie got a restraining order against Colton, accusing him of stalking and harassment. She also alleged that Colton put a tracking device on her car. She eventually dropped the restraining order after she and Colton reached a "private agreement," he said.


Cassie met Colton in late 2018 on season 23 of "The Bachelor." The pair didn't get engaged after he gave her the final rose on the ABC show, though they briefly lived together. She even cared for him while he recovered from COVID-19 early last year.

After their split, though, Colton "started to spiral," he confesses on his new show. "I lost my mind, and I did some things, I said some things that I'm not proud of."

For her part, Cassie continues to be frustrated with her ex's public life. 

"Cassie really just wants to move past any drama having to do with Colton. She's being roped back into all this Colton mess because of the Netflix show," a source told Page Six. "There are a lot of bad memories associated with the end of their relationship and she wishes there was a way to completely separate herself from his narrative." 

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Colton is now dating political strategist Jordan C. Brown. 

Health update

Wendy Williams claims 'lots more Wendy stuff' is coming as she leaves 'wellness center'

Wendy Williams claims she's "doing fabulous" amid reports that her eponymous talk show is on verge of being canceled. 

While being surrounded by friends and family, the TV host was spotted leaving a "wellness center" in Miami on Dec. 1. In video posted by The Shade Room, a photographer asked Wendy if she's "sad" about her show getting "canceled." Although the cancelation of "The Wendy Williams Show" is mere rumor at this time, the 57-year-old remained silent.

While wearing a red Versace robe and walking barefoot to an awaiting SUV, Wendy was also asked how she's doing. Replying in third person, she said, "Wendy is doing fabulous." She then promised "lots more Wendy stuff."

Wendy hasn't been on the air in months. According to reports, Wendy was voluntarily admitted to a New York City hospital on Sept. 14 for a psychiatric evaluation. Around the same time, her team announced that the premiere date for her 13th season would be pushed back two weeks. Since then, a platoon of guests hosts have taken the reigns of the show, including Bill Bellamy, Leah Remini, Michael Rappaport, Fat Joe and Michelle Visage. 

Wendy is reportedly dealing with "ongoing health issues" as her chair is filled. She has yet to return for her 13th season.

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Meanwhile, there is growing chatter that "The Wendy Williams Show" could be on the chopping block as she continues to be MIA. Interestingly enough, RadarOnline reports that ratings are actually up without her there. 

"No one expected ratings to go up 32% without Wendy. The fill-in hosts were just supposed to keep the show's lights on until Wendy was well enough to return," a source told the online outfit. "It was assumed that without Wendy, the audience would not watch, but the has not been the case."

If the show is axed, Sherri Shepherd is reportedly the frontrunner to take over the chair permanently. Incidentally, Sherri is currently set to fill in the final weeks of the show before the holiday break.