I’ve always been a huge Diane Keaton fan, and her recent appearance on “Ellen,” during which she gulped down wine and giggled her way through topics as diverse as tantric sex (“For nine hours! That’s ridiculous!”), punching Robert De Niro in the face (“That was fun!”) and why she never got married (“What happened was … nobody ever asked me.”). The interview is a little confusing, but it’s also totally endearing. And for the record, Diane, I would marry you in a hot minute. [Huffington Post]
Woody Allen is not most people’s idea of a pin-up. But Diane Keaton, who starred in Woody’s iconic films “Annie Hall” and “Manhattan,” says their romance blossomed over her attraction to his “great body.” (For his part, Diane says Woody fell for her because “he loved neurotic girls.” How … sweet?) In the 65-year-old actress’ memoir, Then Again, she writes:
It was his manner that got me, his way of gesturing, his hands, his coughing and looking down in a self-deprecating way while he told jokes. He was even better-looking in real life. He had a great body, and he was physically very graceful.
I still don’t see it — either ’70s Woody or the Woody Allen of today, who is a bona fide senior citizen at age 75. The guy just screams “geeky sex perv” to me. But hey, to each their own.
Diane Keaton does have a point about something, though: sometimes a younger woman’s attraction to an older dude isn’t necessarily because he’s “hot,” but because he is good-looking for his age. Call it, if you will, “old guy hot.”
After the jump, dudes who are our
fathers’ grandfathers’ age who we still think are pretty fine! [Daily Mail UK]
In a 45-year career that’s been filled with screwball comedies, touching love stories and the occasional serious drama, there’s one thing that’s been a constant in Woody Allen’s filmography: his love for the ladies.
“My heart is in it more when I’m writing for women,” Allen said once in an interview, and he’s certainly given us some of the most memorable female characters in movie history. (Credit must also be given to Allen’s longtime casting director Juliet Taylor.)
Often starring opposite a neurotic schlub (played by Allen until recently), the Allen female character knows how to deliver a joke, exudes sexuality, and amidst adultery, arguments and other relationship problems is almost always clearer on what she wants than her male counterpart. Keep reading »
“La-di-da,” said Diane Keaton in “Annie Hall,” sticking her hands in her menswear trousers and fiddling with her fedora. “La-di-da.”
I was in my early 20s, a naïve actress who had just moved from New York City to Los Angeles to jumpstart my career, the first time I saw the classic, semi-autobiographical movie about the relationship between Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. I watched as Diane/Annie described her Midwestern childhood, met with her analyst, and made out with Woody Allen before moving on to a Hollywood record exec. I rolled my eyes. “Ugh,” I thought. “What’s wrong with this crazy woman? I will never be like her. She’s a men’s tie-wearing ditzy, clumsy, neurotic mess with a series of failed, overwrought relationships. No thank you.” Keep reading »
Diane Keaton will star in her own half-hour HBO series where she’ll play “a feminist icon who attempts to reignite the movement by starting a sexually explicit magazine for women,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Annie Hall working for a porn mag? Yes! Yes! Yes! The show’s writer, Marti Noxon, says Keaton is the first actress she considered for the role because there are so many similarities between her and Gloria Steinem. We don’t see the Keaton-Steinem similarities, though, other than the fact that we want them both to adopt us and share joint-custody. [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
It seems like a lot of actresses over 40 are stripping naked for roles these days. Sandra Bullock did it in “The Proposal,” Marisa Tomei got nakey in “The Wrestler” and “Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead,” Mary-Louise Parker took it all off on “Weeds,” Diane Keaton stripped in “Something’s Gotta Give,” and Kathy Bates went sans clothes in “About Schmidt.” What’s up with these relative oldsters getting undressed for the big and little screens? [ABC News] Keep reading »
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Catherine taught her
She has a degree
She’ll do anything for cold hard cash, except sign on to a bad movie deal [ MAD MONEY]
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