Greta Gerwig Finally Says She Won’t Work With Woody Allen Anymore

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“I can make different decisions moving forward”

After recently side-stepping a question about working with Woody Allen, director and actress Greta Gerwig finally said she'd never work with the accused child molester ever again. What's more, she expressed regret for having worked with him on his 2012 film, To Rome with Love.

When asked by The New York Times if powerful men in Hollywood deserve a second chance to return to work after facing allegations of sexual misconduct, Gerwig said, "I can only speak for myself and what I’ve come to is this: If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film. I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again. Dylan Farrow’s two different pieces made me realize that I increased another woman’s pain, and I was heartbroken by that realization."

Farrow is Woody's adopted daughter who has repeatedly accused him of sexually abusing her when she was a child. Allen has denied these accusations

Despite the mass reckoning powerful men faced in 2017 for sexual misconduct, from Harvey Weinstein to Matt Lauer, Allen's career remains intact. In fact, actors have bent over backward to defend working with him. Kate Winslet has said that, "on some level," Allen "is a woman." Selena Gomez said that the universe works in "interesting ways," when asked about working with the controversial director. 

Farrow criticized the recent Time's Up movement for neglecting to address her accusations against Allen. “It’s of course particularly hard for me as a survivor of sexual abuse to know that for these particular individuals I am not part of the ‘every woman’ they stand for,” she told BuzzFeed News. 

But, Farrow has expressed her appreciation for Gerwig's decision to not work with Allen again. "Greta, thank you for your voice. Thank you for your words," she wrote. "Please know they are deeply felt and appreciated."

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.