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Ronan Farrow On Frank Sinatra Paternity Rumors: “I Appreciate How Hilarious It Is”

“You know, I wasn’t there, so I don’t have a lot more to offer than you. Of course, it is a distraction … But I take it in stride. Look, we all have, you know, our family histories to bear … so … You know, that story has been out there for years. It was somewhat surprising to see it break in such a huge way of late. I’m fairly … I mean, I appreciate how hilarious it is. I mean, it’s a ridiculous situation. That said, I’m pretty unfazed by it in substance, because it’s been out there both publicly and privately for so long. You know, I have a relationship that I’m very happy with, you know, with all parties involved. For me, the imperative is ‘all right, we’ve talked about it, I get a kick out of it, everyone gets a kick out of it. Let’s move onto the substance,’ — which is one reason I’m so excited to be rolling out [his new show on MSBNC]. … Look, I grew up in a family with ten adopted siblings, so you know, if anything, I consider it an insult to them to obsess too much over the question of genetic provenance.”

Here’s soon-to-be-MSNBC host Ronan Farrow‘s game response to a tenacious reporter from New York magazine looking for a scoop straight from the horse’s mouth. To great hullaballoo, Ronan’s mother Mia Farrow recently told Vanity Fair that it is possible that Frank Sinatra is her son’s biological father instead of Woody Allen. (Ronan responded by tweeting, “Listen, we’re all *possibly* Frank Sinatra’s son.” ) I give Ronan credit for having a sense of humor about his sperm donor and also his attitude about the unimportance of “genetic provenance.” That reminds me of something I wrote back when the tabloids (and, um, her mom) were trying to make Khloe Kardashian’s biological parentage a thing: family is family. Obsessing over who is the “real” sister or “real” father is actually kind of offensive. Kudos to Ronan for agreeing. [NYMag.com] [Image via Getty]

Both Woody Allen & Frank Sinatra’s Widow Beg To Differ On Ronan Farrow Paternity Gossip

  • Frank Sinatra’s widow Barbara Sinatra called the rumors that Ol’ Blue Eyes fathered Ronan Farrow — instead of Woody Allen, long-presumed to be Ronan’s dad — a “bunch of junk.” A rep for Allen also told the AP the Vanity Fair article with Mia Farrow’s comment that Ronan could “possibly” be Sinatra’s son were “fictitious” and “extravagantly absurd.” [People]
  • Here’s what we know about the 34-year-old Connecticut woman who was shot dead by police today after she attempted to ram the gate of the White House. [New York Daily News, New York Post]
  • Here’s Guillermo Del Toro’s monster-filled opening for the Halloween episode of “The Simpsons”! [IndieWire]
  • Horrible: a TGI Friday’s waiter in Texas is accused of putting bacon in a Muslim woman’s drink. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Mia Farrow’s Daughter Dylan Breaks Her Silence About Alleged Woody Allen Molestation

  • Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Dylan has spoken out in a new Vanity Fair article (the same one which revealed Mia’s suspicion that Frank Sinatra might have fathered son Ronan) about the allegations that Woody Allen molested her as a child. “There’s a lot I don’t remember, but what happened in the attic I remember,” she told the magazine. “I remember what I was wearing and what I wasn’t wearing. … I was cracking. I had to say something. I was seven. I was doing it because I was scared. I wanted it to stop.” Woody Allen has denied doing anything inappropriate with his once-adopted daughter, but given that he married another adopted child he helped raise, I’m not so sure we can trust Allen’s assessment of what’s okay and what’s not. [Celeb Dirty Laundry] Keep reading »

Is Ronan Farrow Possibly Frank Sinatra’s Son?!

Call Jerry Springer! Or, you know, whichever A+ list Hollywood bigwig deals with such things. Mia Farrow has confessed that her hunky, brilliant son Ronan Farrow, thought to be the son of estranged husband/general asshole Woody Allen, miiight actually be Frank Sinatra’s kid. Whoa. Keep reading »

Ronan Farrow, Woody Allen’s Estranged Son, Serves Up Epic Diss On Father’s Day

Just in case you are unclear about the sordid back story, Ronan Farrow is the 24-year-old biological son (who was accepted to Yale Law at 15) of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. Woody famously left Mia for their adopted daughter — and Ronan’s adopted sister — Soon-Yi. I particularly like the fact that Mia retweeted Ronan joke with a simple “Boom.” [Hyper Vocal]

Rest In Peace, Vidal Sassoon: A Tribute

We’ve lost two great visionaries this week: writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away on Tuesday at 83, and just yesterday we received the news that Vidal Sassoon, 84, died peacefully in his Los Angeles home due to natural causes stemming from his enduring leukemia. He eclipsed a troubling childhood in Britain, placed by his destitute immigrant mother in an orphanage for seven years following the departure of his philandering father, and began a hairdressing apprenticeship at only 14. He said of his vision, “If I was going to be hairdressing, I wanted to change things. I wanted to eliminate the superfluous and get down to the basic angles of cut and shape.”

Sassoon’s architectural insight freed women from the constraint of the stiff, artificial-looking styles of the late ’50s and early ’60s by pioneering sensual, low-maintenance hair that didn’t require wearing “hair curlers to bed” or “weekly trips to the salon.” Grace Coddington, the creative director of Vogue, was a model for the stylist in the 1960s, and said yesterday of Mr. Sassoon, “He changed the way everyone looked at hair. Before Sassoon, it was all back-combing and lacquer; the whole thing was to make it high and artificial. Suddenly you could put your fingers through your hair!” Coddington wore an original version of the stylist’s classic helmet-like five-point bob cut: “He didn’t create it for me; he created it on me. It was an extraordinary cut; no one has bettered it since. And it liberated everyone.”

After the jump, a few of the master’s most iconic cuts. Rest in peace, Sassoon. [NY Times] Keep reading »

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