Diablo Cody, Oprah Winfrey
Diablo Cody and Oprah Winfrey are teaming up for an HBO comedy, according toThe Hollywood Reporter.
The untitled project is based on Dr. Julie Holland's upcoming book Moody Bitches, which explores the effects of drugs people are being offered and suggests effective natural therapies. The HBO comedy will focus on "the truth about the drugs you're taking, the sex you're not having, the sleep you're missing and what's really making you crazy," which is conveniently also the subtitle of Holland's book.
Diablo Cody, Josh Schwartz
This is a match made in teen heaven.
Fox has picked up Prodigy, a one-hour pilot from Diablo Cody and Josh Schwartz,Entertainment Weekly reports.<
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
After the New York State Senate passed a law Friday night allowing same-sex marriages, Twitter exploded with an outpour of love and support from celebrities. Here are some of the best tweets:
"It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!" —Neil Patrick Harris
"I've already proposed, he said yes! Thank god!" —David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris' partner
"I'm thrilled about the news from NY. Marriage equality! Every day we get a little closer. What an amazing feeling. —Ellen DeGeneres
Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody is expecting her first child.
The Oscar winner, 31, announced the happy news via Twitter. "Thanks for the congrats on my fetus...
Diablo Cody is going back to high school again. The Oscar winner will turn the Sweet Valley High book series into a movie, Variety reports.
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Cody will also produce the film adaptation with her manager, Mason Novick, Adam Siegel and Marc Platt.
First published in 1983, the Sweet Valley novels chronicled ...
Diablo Cody is known as the mind behind Juno's sassy, Oscar-winning script, as well as a chief force driving Showtime's United States of Tara. But Tuesday night (9 pm/ET), the ingénue is stepping in front of the camera for the first time for a guest-role on the CW's 90210. In a cameo that has her gushing, Cody arrives at West Bev just as Tori Spelling returns as Donna Martin, now a fashion designer. Cody asks her to help with a red-carpet dress. TVGuide.com chatted with the writer to find out what it was like to film with her heroes, and, a year after winning her Oscar, if she feels like she's breaking new ground for women in Hollywood.
Tara writer-producer Diablo Cody
As United States of Tara concludes its first season (Sunday, 10 pm/ET on Showtime), our leading lady is on the cusp of confronting a possible key to her multiple personalities, with her family (mostly) there to support her. Tara's (Toni Collette) decision to go off her medication for Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) has had significant impact on everyone around her. Each family member seeks closure, while new questions are raised. TVGuide.com caught up with Diablo Cody — the series writer and co-producer with Steven Spielberg — to get her take on the final freshman episode, find out where the show's going next season, which alter was the toughest to tackle — and why it was compared with her Oscar-winning script for Juno. Plus: Check back next week for the scoop on Cody's 90210 appearance with Tori Spelling and more.
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Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Showtime's United States of Tara (Sundays, 10 pm/ET) is returning for a second season.
At least one of the show's writers had her fingers crossed for a Season 2 — and not just because she likes her job. "We really had a hard time putting everything we wanted to do [with the series] in 12 episodes — and that's not always the case!" Alexa Junge told TVGuide.com at the series' outset. "[Tara's] got a good story to tell, and we're just getting rolling here."
Juno's Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody has created a new dramedy for Showtime about a married, suburban artist with two kids — and she happens to suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), commonly referred to as multiple personalities. Diablo sat down with TVGuide.com to talk about transitioning from film to television writing, working with Steven Spielberg and a dream cast, and what it's like to write so many different personalities for Tara. The United States of Tara premieres Sunday at 10 pm/ET.
TVGuide.com: Let's talk about DID. Did you get to talk to people who actually suffer from the disorder?
Diablo Cody: Yes I did. We actually have one consultant working on the show who is a mother who lived with DID and raising her kids. She's no longer living with DID, but she had it, and she gave us a lot of insight into the disorder.
TVGuide.com: The main cause of DID is thought to be a result of traumatic incident during childhood. Are we ever going to find out what Tara's incident is?
Cody: Later in the season, we deal with the source of Tara's disorder extensively. We do talk about the trauma that caused it, but at this point, the family is not exactly sure what the incident was that triggered it.
TVGuide.com: Was there any inspiration behind the character of Tara's sister Charmaine (Rosemarie DeWitt), or did you just decide Tara needed an evil nemesis sister?
Cody: I wouldn't necessarily call Charmaine a nemesis; she's an...
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Showtime has picked up 12 episodes of The United States of Tara, to begin filming this summer. Penned by Oscar winner Diablo Cody (Juno), the series centers on a wife and mother with a multiple personality disorder, to be played by Little Miss Sunshine's Toni Collette.As previously reported, John Corbett will costar as Collette's husband. Steven Spielberg will produce. Will Cody successfully segue into writing for television? Can she move from portraying teen angst to that of adults? Showtime, luckily, is giving us the chance to find out. Anna DimondUse our Online Video Guide to see some of Diablo Cody.Related: John Corbett Allies with United States of Tara Toni Collette's Got Personalities in Spielberg Series Multiple-personality Series Seeks Singular "Extraordinary" Star