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Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Read this: Woody Allen; Savannah Guthrie; Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

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“They always have it on Sunday night. And it’s always — you can look this up — it’s ALWAYS opposite a good basketball game . . . So it’s a great pleasure for me to come home and get into bed and watch a basketball game. And that’s exactly where I was, watching the game.”

Woody Allen explaining to Ann Hornaday why he never goes to the Academy Awards, nor even flipped the channel to watch this year when he won his fourth Oscar for the “Midnight in Paris” screenplay. At 76, the filmmaker insists that he’s not as neurotic as his fans think he is (“I’m very average”). Of his role in his new “To Rome With Love,” (review) he plays, as usual, one of the “few different kinds of things I can act credibly. I can play an intellectual or a lowlife.”

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“She’s like the smartest, hardest-working girl in school who is also kind of cool, but in a geeky kind of way.”

— An unnamed colleague of Savannah Guthrie, presumed heir to Ann Curry on NBC’s “Today,” (shown above with Al Roker) telling Monica Hesse why she’s good for the job: “There are not a lot of normal people in the business.” (**Updated, 2 p.m.: Savannah Guthrie officially named ‘Today’ co-anchor)

UPDATE 2 p.m.: Perhaps you’ve heard? Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are splitting up.

Looking for Friday’s Reliable Source column? Start here: Courtroom artists race at their own pace to capture Supreme Court health care ruling

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