E.L. WOODY: BRUNO STRIKES OUT
We just LOVE this story. By now you fans know that Sacha Baron Cohen’s next movie will be all about Bruno, his gay Austrian fashionista character. Bruno, along with Ali G and Borat, has been a staple on Cohen’s HBO comedy show. Lucky you, we have a first hand report of an intended “victim” of Bruno’s here in Hollywood. Bruno BEGGED E.L. Woody, the King of Paparazzi in Hollywood, to do an interview about his popular Celebrities Uncensored TV show. At that time, Woody had no knowledge of Bruno and turned him down several times but he was persistent and Woody finally gave in. They arranged to meet at Antonio’s restaurant on Melrose and then drive around in a truck and film a few Hollywood hotspots. No nonsense Woody was immediately suspicious because he said “The eight people in the group looked like a bunch of leprechauns in lederhosen.” Woody remembers that Bruno “had an odd accent “and was fawning all over him, complimenting his work. Woody couldn’t help wisecracking “Where are your Lucky Charms?”
“It didn’t look like a professional crew – my bullshit meter went up to ten.” said Woody. A hand printed (in pencil) release was thrust in front of Woody to sign. Curious , Woody went along for the ride. But when they got in the truck, flamboyantly gay Bruno started asking all about homosexuality. “Is Tom Cruise gay? Is Keanu Reeves gay? Is Brad Pitt gay?” and Woody started steaming. Is EVERYONE in Hollywood gay?” Bruno persisted. Eventually Bruno started coyly flirting with Woody, a former Green Beret and onetime editor of Easy Rider magazine, and asked “Are YOU gay?” THAT did it! Woody called them a “bunch of phonies” and dumped them all on the street. Soon after, Woody’s lawyer called Bruno and threatened to sue -so you won’t be seeing this footage anywhere. Too bad!