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Ronan Farrow Talks Going To College At 11 On “The Daily Show”

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Ronan's New MSNBC Show Debuts On Monday

This is refreshing: a member of the Farrow family is in the news and it’s not related to the Woody Allen child molestation accusation saga. Ronan Farrow, 26-year-old prodigy and son of Mia and maybe Frank Sinatra, is the host of a new MSNBC talk show, which debuts on Monday. The former Rhodes Scholar, who has logged time at both the United Nations and the Obama administration, will host “Ronan Farrow Daily,” airing at 1 p.m. EST. Last night Ronan hit up “The Daily Show” to discuss his unconventional life story: college at 11, working for the UN at 16, and Yale Law at 18. He’s a little bit more awkward and dorky than I would have thought, but that will add to his charm on his new show, I think? The cable news landscape (not you, Rachel Maddow!) needs all the help it can get, so I for one see smarty-pants Ronan as the freshest breath of air. [The Daily Show]

Ronan Farrow Slams Golden Globes For Their Tribute To Woody Allen

  • Well done, Ronan Farrow: the MSNBC host reminded us all that his estranged “father,” Woody Allen — c’mon, he looks like Frank Sinatra — who received a tribute at last night’s Golden Globes ceremony, was accused molesting Ronan’s sister, Dylan, when she was seven-years-old. I guess Hollywood doesn’t want to think about that part. (For his part, Woody has always denied it.) Nevertheless, Ronan has been praised all last night and this morning on Twitter by sexual abuse survivors and their advocates for his bold statement. [Twitter.com/RonanFarrow]
  • E! apologized to Michael J. Fox for using his Parkinson’s disease as a “fun fact” during their live stream of red carpet coverage. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Melissa McCarthy is hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Super Bowl Weekend. [Splitsider]
  • Kiara Belen, runner up from season 19 of “America’s Next Top Model,” was arrested on Saturday morning on suspicion of DUI. [TMZ] Keep reading »

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]

Ronan Farrow To Host Show On MSNBC

  • Ronan Farrow, a humanitarian, Rhodes scholar and former Obama administration wonk, who also happens to be the son of Mia Farrow and maaaaybe Frank Sinatra, will host an hour-long show on MSNBC.  I normally hatehatehate nepotism, but Ronan Farrow is so freaking smart and accomplished. [And hot, she forgot to add. -- Amelia] [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Zooey Deschanel is producing two new TV shows: “Freelancers,” about a lawyer who loses her job and then has to rent coworking space, and “Lies I Tell My Daughter,” based on a Hello Giggles column by Julia Obst. [AV Club]
  • Charlie Hunnam was reportedly only going to earn $125K to play Christian Grey in “50 Shades Of Grey,” perhaps explaining why he suddenly dropped out of the film this weekend. Meanwhile, producers are blaming his departure on “over-the-top demands.” [Eonline, RadarOnline]
  • Dallas high school students don’t think their Spanish teacher, AKA former Playboy model Cristy Nicole Deweese, should have been fired. [New York Post] Keep reading »

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 »

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 »

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