…but it’s probably getting a bit tiresome. When your well-publicized backstory goes “blogger/stripper/memoirist/screenwriter,” you’d think the world would have figured out long before your Oscar win that there were nude photos of you out there somewhere on the inexhaustible internet. Erik Davis at Cinematical has the link, while on her own blog, Cody points out that she did originally post those photos herself: “Seriously, I thought nudity was only a scandal if it the photos were leaked by some crumb-bum rat or vengeful ex.”
More amusing is this item at Page Six, in which “a pal of the ex-stripper-turned-screenwriter” (who I strongly suspect is having a great time at the expense of the gossip column) is quoted as saying “She’s talking about getting a tattoo of [‘Juno’ star] Ellen Page’s face. She’s like, ‘Wouldn’t it look great?’ ” It goes on:
Meanwhile, the topless talents at Rick’s Cabaret NY were so excited about Cody being up for Best Screenplay Sunday night, they stopped dancing and stayed glued to the mammary mecca’s big-screen TVs as the winner was announced. They burst into tears when they heard Cody’s name. “She proves that if you follow your dreams, anything can come true,” gushed Charlotte, a busty brunette. The girls have even made a plaque for Cody that reads in part: “Dedicated to Diablo Cody, who has taken our calling to new levels.”
In less titillating news of attempting (or not) to leave the old days behind, Eric Bana tells the Herald Sun he’s done with comedy, though most of us outside of Australia weren’t aware the seemingly perma-sad-eyed actor had ever started with it:
“I know it is frustrating for people who like to see that stuff and I just tell them to go onto YouTube, I just had had enough of it.
“I did it for a long time back home where they probably don’t take me seriously and internationally people can’t believe I was once funny so it’s a good scenario, I enjoy that scenario.”
Having followed Mr. Bana’s advice, I’d like to recommend this clip from his ’90s sketch comedy show in which he interviews himself as Tom Cruise (with an accent that runs just a little Ray Liotta in “Goodfellas”). Greeeat.
+ Diablo Cody Nude Photos Surface After Oscar Win (Cinematical)
+ VIVA TRASH! (Myspace)
+ HER SKIN SEEKS PAGE (NY Post)
+ Eric Bana says he won’t be taking any more funny roles (Herald Sun)
[Photo: Diablo Cody on the Spirit Awards red carpet; Jennifer Graylock, 2008]