Friday, February 22, 2008

Okay, two in a row: I (strongly dislike) "Diablo Cody"

                  "I write screenplays! Gargghhhh!"

I was about to head over to our delightful and life-altering radio program (every Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. on 89.7, KRUI — listen! please!), when I stumbled across this on

Cody To Wear Million Dollar Shoes to Oscars
Oscar nominee Diablo Cody will look like a million dollars when she steps out on the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday - literally. The Juno writer, a former stripper, has been chosen to wear footwear designer Stuart Weitzman's million dollar shoe to the big event at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The "Retro Rose" shoe features two Kwiat diamond roses, fixed to 1940s-style beige metallic T-strap high heels. More than 1,800 Kwiat diamonds weighing 100 carats were used to make the roses and 400 of them have been incorporated into the design of the shoe, which is worth over $1 million. Shoe mogul Weitzman has also created a ballerina flat with a similar diamond-like design, which Cody will change into after she walks the red carpet and kicks off her high heels. This is the first time Weitzman has created a changeover pair of shoes with a matching design element for use at the Academy Awards. He says, "I think it is great and typically Diablo that she chose to be not just glamorous but also practical in her choice of shoes for this year's Academy Awards."

Typical Diablo, eh? And while we're at it, might as well post Something Awful's pitch-perfect Juno satire: (thanks blogger Anna for the heads-up). This alone makes a pretty compelling argument for why Juno should walk away with the only door prize it should — Best Original Screenplay (though the statue is rightfully Ratatouille's).

Let's pray this year doesn't bring us another Crash-style wreck. Two movies are bafflingly qualified for all the top prizes — No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood — so let's not prove to everyone that the Oscars are are irrelevant as the Grammy's, mmk?


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