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The past is not dead for Diablo Cody…

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…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)
+ 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]

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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