Allen considers wife lucky part of his life

NEW YORK - Woody Allen says his relationship with wife Soon-Yi Previn, which has a ''more paternal feeling,'' is ''one of the truly lucky things that happened to me in my life.''

Allen, a two-time Oscar winner, married Previn in 1997. She is the adopted daughter of Andre Previn and Mia Farrow, Allen's former girlfriend.

Stewart hoped her 'Apprentice' would Trump competition

NEW YORK - Before her version of ''The Apprentice'' began, Martha Stewart thought she was saying ''you're fired'' to Donald Trump.

While ''The Apprentice: Martha Stewart'' hasn't done well in the ratings, Stewart initially had much higher hopes - even that her NBC show would eclipse Trump's original.

''I thought I was replacing The Donald,'' Stewart says in the Nov. 14 issue of Fortune magazine. ''It was even discussed that I would be firing The Donald on the first show.''

Rourke voted British 'man of the year'

LONDON - British movie fans have voted Mickey Rourke ''man of the year'' for his portrayal of the swaggering down-on-his-luck Marv in ''Sin City.''

''Batman Begins,'' the most recent adventure of the comic superhero starring Christian Bale in the title role, was voted top film of 2005.

Depardieu to end film career

PARIS - Gerard Depardieu told a newspaper that he's ending his film career - and swears he wasn't drunk when he said it.

''I'm in the process of stopping filming,'' the Oscar-nominated actor was quoted as saying in weekly Le Parisien Dimanche. ''I'm a guy who's leaving! A guy who's not drunk. For once.''

- From wire reports