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Mariel Hemingway Says Woody Allen Tried to Seduce Her When She Was a Teenager

In Woody Allen’s 1979 comedy Manhattan, the filmmaker, then 44, dated a 17-year-old character played by Mariel Hemingway. The part earned Hemingway an Oscar nomination, and, according to the actress in a forthcoming memoir, also the unwanted romantic attention of Allen.

In Out Came the Sun, which will be released on April 7, Hemingway claims that Allen attempted to lure her to Paris once she turned 18—two years after she had filmed Manhattan. “Our relationship was platonic, but I started to see that he had a kind of crush on me, though I dismissed it as the kind of thing that seemed to happen any time middle-aged men got around young women,” writes Hemingway. The actress suggests that Allen attempted to act upon the crush by flying to her parents’ home in Idaho and inviting the teen to Europe.

The actress cautioned her parents “that I didn’t know what the [sleeping] arrangement was going to be [in Paris], that I wasn’t sure if I was even going to have my own room. Woody hadn’t said that. He hadn’t even hinted it. But I wanted them to put their foot down. They didn’t. They kept lightly encouraging me.”

Hemingway says that she woke up at night with the realization that “no one was going to get their own room. His plan, such as it was, involved being with me.” She says that she went into his guest room and woke him up asking, “I’m not going to get my own room, am I? I can’t go to Paris with you.” The actress says that Allen left Idaho the next morning.


I look forward to getting her book. I highly recommend the documentary "Running From Crazy" about her, her family, and depression.

I had always suspected he made advances on Mariel. In Manhattan, no character mentions how odd/sick it is for a 40-something to date a teenager, nor do they mention age difference. Look for that if you watch the film.
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Wed Apr 8, 2015, 09:51 PM (44 replies)

The young man who filmed Walter Scott's murder...(question)

Was his video instantly being uploaded to the net? God, he seemed to be so close and so unobscured - right in plain sight. So confident and brave, when there was like a 95 percent chance his camera would be taken away and himself in physical danger. This was an incident of a lot of luck and courage - and more courage than luck.
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Wed Apr 8, 2015, 02:49 PM (3 replies)

Brian Williams thought "brain tumor" was behind gaffes

On Feb. 4, the night that Williams would apologize for saying that he had been riding in a helicopter that came under fire, he and NBC News president Deborah Turness were exchanging emails about the wording of his apology when she and other executives became frustrated with what Williams was (and was not) saying, according to Vanity Fair.

"He couldn’t say the words ‘I lied,’ ” an NBC insider told the magazine. “We could not force his mouth to form the words ‘I lied.’ He couldn’t explain what had happened. [He said,] ‘Did something happen to [my] head? Maybe I had a brain tumor or something in my head?’ He just didn’t know. We just didn’t know. We had no clear sense of what had happened. We got the best [apology] we could get.”


This is from a new Vanity Fair article, that you can read here (or in the May issue which is not out yet) http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/04/nbc-news-brian-williams-scandal-comcast
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Tue Apr 7, 2015, 04:22 PM (3 replies)

Joke Scarborough's floater: Running for Senate

"I've already said at some point, I want to get back into service, public service, and hopefully I can do it while a Republican’s at the White House," Scarborough told rightwing talk radio host Hugh Hewitt.

Scarborough said he had is eye on Sen. Bill Nelson's (D-FL) seat, and expressed interest in challenging Nelson in 2018 when the senator runs for reelection.


Lori, Lori, Lori! Oops, I meant to say Lordy, Lordy, Lordy!

EDIT: In 2003 Joe was on the Don Imus show and the dead intern Lori was brought up. Joe and Imus joked that she got pregnant (by Joe) and thus had to be killed. The audio doesn't seem to exist online anymore, and it can't be good for him!; there is at least transcripts of it online.
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Sat Apr 4, 2015, 08:21 PM (8 replies)

Anyone notice every Repub calling Ted Cruz a "smart guy?"

Specifically that phrase - "smart guy." Like when there was a period of a couple months or so when Mitt Romney was constantly referred to, specifically, as a "family man." Republicans must've gotten a memo about Cruz.
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Wed Mar 25, 2015, 01:06 PM (8 replies)

How much of a non-story will the lack of GOP at Selma be?

I'm shocked they can't even make it look like they care. How hard is it for GOPers to be there, planned months in advance? How little will the media report on this extremely telling story?
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Sat Mar 7, 2015, 06:02 PM (13 replies)

Morning Joe's Friday night show comes in last in ratings

MSNBC’s pre-Super Bowl experiment, Morning Joe at Night, failed to ignite much excitement in the ratings Friday night, with the 8 p.m. ranking last in the 25-54 demo in primetime with just 65K viewers despite the promise of Katy Perry. The second hour improved slightly to 72K in the demo.

Between 8 and 10 p.m. ET, Morning Joe at Night came in third place in both the demo total viewers, behind Fox News and CNN. Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor was #1 overall with 494K in the demo and 2.826M total viewers.

Posted by wheniwasincongress | Mon Feb 2, 2015, 11:04 PM (3 replies)

Why are conservatives allegedly NOW "breaking up" with Palin?

What was different about her recent speech in Iowa than any from the past couple years? I keep seeing articles declaring the right is now officially over her because of THIS speech.
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Sat Jan 31, 2015, 02:47 PM (8 replies)

Rachel tonight: "well-known political figure on the right losing his job"

Rachel Maddow's Twitter:
We've got some news to break tonight about a well-known political figure on the right losing his job. 9pm ET, MSNBC.

What's this about?

It's Bryan Fischer from the America Family Association.
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Wed Jan 28, 2015, 08:05 PM (85 replies)

Romney and Jeb Bush to Meet in Utah

Source: NY Times

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are scheduled to meet privately this week in Utah, raising the possibility that the two former governors will find a way to avoid competing presidential campaigns that would split the Republican establishment next year, two prominent party members said Wednesday night.
Mr. Bush proposed the meeting, according to one of the party members familiar with the planning, who did not want to be quoted by name in discussing a secret meeting.
Mr. Bush, a former Florida governor, and Mr. Romney, who was governor of Massachusetts, are neither friends nor adversaries. But Mr. Bush offered little help to Mr. Romney in his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, and tensions have grown since Mr. Bush said that he was exploring a presidential bid.

Mr. Bush has been critical of the way Mr. Romney ran his 2012 campaign, and Mr. Romney has raised questions in private about whether Mr. Bush, who has worked in the finance industry in recent years, would be vulnerable to the attacks that so damaged his own campaign against President Obama.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/us/politics/romney-and-jeb-bush-to-meet-raising-speculation-on-presidential-race.html?_r=0
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Thu Jan 22, 2015, 06:31 PM (12 replies)
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