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Woody Allen chose Carole King over the Golden Globes on Sunday night. While Diane Keaton gave a beautiful speech about her 45 year friendship with Allen at the Globes, Woody was in New York attending the opening night of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”

His longtime friend and collaborator Douglas McGrath wrote the book for the musical. A friend told our Paula Schwartz, “Woody was looking for an excuse not to go to the Globes. He had to support Doug.”

Meantime, Woody’s son with Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow (born Satchel Farrow Allen), the 25 year old wannabe host of an MSNBC show, continued to demonstrate that’s he being manipulated by his mother and is not the genius that’s been advertised. Ronan Tweeted of Woody’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the questionable Hollywood Foreign Press: “Missed the Woody Allen tribute – did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?”

This nasty, deluded kid continues to carry out his mother’s dirty work. I feel sorry for him. He’s also skating on thin ice. If he’d written such a thing about anyone else, he’d be sued. He knows Allen won’t do it because Farrow is his son. It should be interesting to see if MSNBC is going to gamble on Farrow not getting them into legal trouble.

And then there’s the HFPA. They retaliated against Allen. When he said he wasn’t coming to their idiotic pageant, they promptly snubbed his movie “Blue Jasmine.” The only thing they couldn’t do was avoid Cate Blanchett, who was named Best Actress in that movie. To do so would have exposed these lamebrains to even more ridicule.

Why the do-do’s at the HFPA thought Allen would come to their show is a mystery. He’s only attended the Oscars once, in 2002, after 9-11, to support New York. Back in 1978, the Oscars were held on a Monday the night when “Annie Hall” won Best Picture, Director, Actress, and Screenplay.  Woody stayed in New York and played the clarinet with his jazz band.

As for Ronan Farrow, it’s enough already. Either come up with some hard evidence (there isn’t any) or stop slagging off your father. Go see a therapist and don’t involve the public. You’re supposed too smart for this crap.

Irony alert: so Woody chose Carole over the Globes. Carole, on the other hand, refused to attend the opening of her own show! I don’t know what she did instead.

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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