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Taran Killam: 'Freedom To Mock Is Our Greatest Weapon'

March 2nd, 2015 4:17pm EST
Taran Killam and Dakota Johnson
Saturday Night Live regular Taran Killam has defended a sketch that many found to be offensive on the show's latest episode.

Killam and host Dakota Johnson spoofed a Toyota Camry commercial during Saturday night's episode, in which a father drops his daughter at the airport to join the U.S. Army.

The SNL version features Killam as the dad and Johnson as his daughter, only when they get to the airport she joins terrorist group ISIS and one of them mutters "death to America" as they drive off with his daughter.

The bit came under fire on social media for being tasteless and offensive, but ...

Offensive Or Not -- SNL's Terrorist Spoof

March 1st, 2015 7:26pm EST
Dakota Johnson Joins ISIS In Tasteless 'SNL' Skit
Saturday Night Live pushed the boundaries of good taste with a parody of a Toyota commercial that makes you wonder whose side they're on, anyway.

The skit spoofed a commercial in which a father drops his daughter off at the airport to join the US Army with a heartfelt goodbye, only the SNL version featured the father (Taran Killam) dropping his daughter (this week's host Dakota Johnson) so she can go overseas and fight with terrorist group ISIS.

The parody has received mixed reviews, with many calling it depraved and tasteless -- especially considering it glorifies a terror group that rut...

Dakota Johnson Is Officially Single

February 21st, 2015 10:26am EST
Dakota Johnson Splits With Rocker Boyfriend
"Fifty Shades of Grey" star Dakota Johnson and her boyfriend, Welsh rocker Matthew Hitt, have split up.

The pair sparked romance rumors last summer after they were spotted holding hands in New York City. Their relationship cooled down prior to the release of Johnson's erotic film.

A source told, "Sometime over the holidays, they broke up. Her life was getting too crazy and it wasn't something that he wanted to be a part of. It wasn't a bad break."

Johnson, 25, previously dated "Last Man Standing" actor Jordan Masterson in 2013.

Meanwhile, the actress recently revealed sh...

Dakota Johnson Stole Kinky Stuff From The Set Of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

February 18th, 2015 11:56am EST
Dakota Johnson Stole 'Lots Of Underwear' & A Flogger From 'Fifty
Dakota Johnson didn't leave the set of "Fifty Shades of Grey" empty handed. She swiped a few items to keep as mementos.

"I stole lots of the underwear," Johnson confessed during a Twitter Q&A with Glamour UK. "They were comfortable."

What else did she swipe? The actress, who plays submissive college student Anastasia Steele, also took one of the sex toys. "I do have a flogger in my house,” she added.

But it's not getting much use. "It's in the garage with dust," she confessed.

Johnson and her co-star Jamie Dornan cover Glamour UK's March 2015 issue, and the actress says she doesn't wa...

Dakota Johnson Sizzles At The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' London Premiere (See Pics!)

February 13th, 2015 8:34pm EST
Dakota Johnson Sizzles At The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' London Prem
Dakota Johnson drew lots of looks on the grey carpet for the London premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey at Leicester Square, wearing a gorgeous off-white Saint Laurent gown with a plunging neckline that showed off some serious cleavage.

The actress was joined by her on-screen beau, Jamie Dornan, who looked as wooden in his photos as some critics have called his acting in the film.

Related: Dakota Johnson Gets Naked In W Magazine For 'Fifty Shades' Spread - See The Pics!

Johnson, on the other hand, reportedly shines and gives a top-notch performance.

The film's subject matter and rating hav...

Which Groups Are Objecting To 'Fifty Shades of Grey?'

February 13th, 2015 7:09pm EST
Which Groups Are Objecting To 'Fifty Shades of Grey?'
Seeing "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend? You don't have to be bashful about it. We all have the right to watch kinky, yet still-tame-enough-to-keep-the-R-rating sexual escapades.

But not everyone thinks that way. In fact, several truckloads of people don't think that way, because there's a long list of theaters, organizations and even entire countries that don't like "Fifty Shades."

And in some cases, those groups have achieved their goal: banning "Fifty Shades" from theaters.

Let's take a look at who's fighting to keep Christian Grey's "Red Room of Pain" off our virgin screens.


Just How Explicit Will 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Be

February 12th, 2015 9:01pm EST
Just How Explicit Will 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Be?
In just a few short days, audiences will pack themselves like sardines into our nation's movie theaters, eager to see "Fifty Shades of Grey" and all the steamy hot sexing contained within.

They know what they're paying to see. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, repeatedly undressing, then committing explicit bondage deeds on each other.

But just how explicit will "Fifty Shades" get? For a movie that's been hyped up as a ninety-minute nationwide scandal, we don't actually know how graphic the movie's going to be.

Will it tastefully push the camera into a corner every time a character's pant...

See Dakota Johnson Naked Before 'Fifty Shades' Opens In Theaters

February 12th, 2015 11:30am EST
Dakota Johnson Gets Naked In W Magazine For 'Fifty Shades' Sprea
Dakota Johnson is obviously not afraid to show off her naked body -- on screen and off. The "Fifty Shades of Grey" star, who attended the film's premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany on Wednesday (above), is featured in provocative photos in the latest issue of W magazine.

Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith's daughter is featured in one shot in which she lies completely naked on the floor as her co-star Jamie Dornan (fully clothed) gazes off into the distance while sitting in a chair behind her. Va va voom!

Now bring on some naked shots of Dornan!

The film centers on the love a...

Dakota Johnson Shows Off Her Sexy Voice On Fallon

February 11th, 2015 12:46pm EST
Dakota Johnson on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
"Fifty Shades of Grey" star Dakota Johnson was one of Jimmy Fallon's guests on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday night, and the actress joined the host in taking turns saying things in their best sexy voices. Unfortunately those things weren't so sexy.

Johnson had Fallon go first, saying, "First is worst, second is best," to which the host quipped, "that doesn't even rhyme!"

Dakota made the sentence "Excuse me while I go slip into a pair of old sweatpants" sound super-sexy, but Fallon fell a bit short with his "Star Wars" quote.

While discussing her movie, which hits theaters on Friday, Dakota ...

Does 'Fifty Shades Of Grey's' Dakota Johnson Regret Doing Film's Raunchy Sex Scenes?

February 8th, 2015 5:04pm EST
Does 'Fifty Shades Of Grey's' Dakota Johnson Regret Doing Film's
Dakota Johnson reveals that sex on camera isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Despite having two famous actors as parents and a grandmother who was film legend Alfred Hitchcock's muse, Dakota Johnson has lived a reliatively quiet life. That is, until she agreed to be the star of the hotly anticipated film "Fifty Shades of Grey."

Now the world knows who she is, and every inch of her body as well, as the actress dared to bare and put herself out there for many of the infamous S&M sex scenes in the wildly popular book series by E.L. James.

“There is something very scary about thinking everyone...

What Was The Most Painful Part About Filming 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?

February 7th, 2015 10:21am EST
Dakota Johnson Says Waxing Was Worse Than Spanking For 'Fifty Sh
So what was the most painful part of filming "Fifty Shades of Grey?" Not whips and chains. Waxing.

Dakota Johnson, who plays submissive Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film, said waxing her body hurt more than spanking.

The actress had to have smooth skin for the scenes she shared with Jamie Dornan in the infamous red room and required more waxing than most women typically need, according to the Daily Star.

She told Glamour magazine that the pair also shared a personal trainer to get in tip top shape.

She explained: "It was important to me that Ana’s body look like that of an active co...

Filming Sex Scenes Was Harmful To Dakota Johnson's Health

February 4th, 2015 6:07pm EST
Dakota Johnson Got Whiplash Filming 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Sex S
It wasn't all fun and games filming "Fifty Shades of Grey." Dakota Johnson, who plays submissive character Anastasia Steele in the highly antipated bondage film, suffered an injury after her co-star Jamie Dornan threw her on the bed one too many times.

Dornan plays S&M obsessed businessman Christan Gray in the movie, and the pair admits that acting out one particular scene was a bit dangerous. Dornan was required to push Johnson onto a bed, and after multiple takes, the actress injured her neck.

She told Glamour magazine, "Jamie would be the first one to throw a blanket over me. And he di...

'Fifty Shades': Dakota Johnson Gets Tied Up For The Weeknd (NSFW)

January 22nd, 2015 8:04pm EST
Dakota Johnson Is All Tied Up In The Weeknd's Scorching 'Earned
Dakota Johnson is all tied up in the first official video from the soundtrack to "Fifty Shades of Grey," which hits theaters next month.

The actress, who plays the lead role of Anastasia Steele in the flick, is bound in ropes while wearing just a fleshtone bra and undies, and she's suspended over a stage as Canadian R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, performs his sure-to-be hit single "Earned It."

Johnson isn't the the only one steaming up the video as dancers wearing just pasties over their nipples and black "X's" on their bare buttocks move erotically in the background.

The video...

Was Dakota Johnson Trying To Tell Us Something With Her Golden Globes Dress?

January 13th, 2015 7:39pm EST
Dakota Johnson Wore 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' On The Golden Globes
Dakota Johnson helped the already strong buzz for next month's "Fifty Shades of Grey" on the red carpet at this year's Golden Globes, showing off her sexy legs in a silver strapless Chanel Couture dress.

But the dress that Johnson, who was a presenter at the Globes, wore had an even bigger significance when it comes to her hotly anticipated movie, which is based on the "mommy porn" novel by British author E.L. James.

Johnson, 25, appears to have consciously chosen the outfit -- which not only shimmered in silver, but featured a gray bodice and was the 50th design shown at Chanel's Fall 20...

2015 Golden Globes Fashion: The Best, Worst & Most Exposed Stars

January 12th, 2015 9:24am EST
The Best & Worst Dressed At The 2015 Golden Globe Awards
Strapless gowns dominated the red carpet at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. Celebrities flooded the red carpet wearing big smiles and flaunting their fabulous figures wearing Versace, Marchesa, Alexander McQueen and other designer clothing.

Fashion highlights included Viola Davis in a crimson Donna Karan gown with a beaded bodice and Katie Holmes looking simple yet stunning in Marchesa.

In contrast, Keira Knightley's custom-made dress reportedly took 30 people to make, but it was a little dowdy for the star-studded affair.

Check out the best and worst of the night and...

Is 'Fifty Shades' Worthy Of The Berlin Film Festival?

December 23rd, 2014 8:13am EST
'Fifty Shades Of Grey' To Premiere At The Berlin Film Festival
Highly anticipated erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey is set to make its debut at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in Berlin, Germany on February 11, two days ahead of its U.S. release on Friday, Feb. 13, just in time for Valentine's Day weekend.

The film's stars, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, along with director Sam Taylor-Johnson, are expected to attend the premiere.

The movie is based on the first novel in author E.L. James' Fifty Shades trilogy, which was critically panned despite selling millions of copies and being translated into 51 languages worldwide.


New Sexy 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer (Watch)

November 14th, 2014 10:08am EST
Sexy New 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer More Risqué Than Before
"50 Shades of Grey" just got a little racier!

Universal Pictures revealed the second trailer for the highly-anticipated movie "50 Shades of Grey" and after much criticism over the tame nature of the first teaser, the studio went all out to make viewers hungry for more.

Through the course of this week, the film studio released several posters in anticipation for the new trailer. On Thursday, fans received the gift of a NSFW trailer to the adaptation of the sexy novel.

The first trailer for the film was viewed over 37 million times on YouTube, making it one of the most popular movie traile...

The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer Has Finally Arrived

July 24th, 2014 9:16pm EDT
The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer Has Finally Arrived
The first trailer for "Fifty Shades of Grey" is finally here! The nearly two-and-a-half-minute clip shows college student Anastasia Steele and billionaire businessman Christian Grey meeting for the first time.

"What was he like?" a friend asks Ana in a voice over. "He was...polite, intense, smart. Really intimidating," she answers.

Dakota Johnson plays Anastsia and Jamie Dornan portrays Christian, a professional with a secret - he has a penchant for sadomasochism.

As Ana and Christian start getting to know one another, Grey says: "I exercise control in all things, Miss Steel."

She repl...

Dakota Johnson On 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Sex Scenes: 'I Have No Shame'

February 6th, 2014 9:01pm EST
Dakota Johnson ELLE Magazine
The film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey may still be over a year away, but star Dakota Johnson is showing off why she was chosen to take on the lead role of Anastasia Steele in the film in the March issue of ELLE magazine.

The 24-year-old wore sexy Donna Karan Signature Collection thigh-highs for the shoot, which also features fashions from Burberry, John Galliano, Jason Wu, Missoni and DSQUARED.

Dakota, the daughter of actor Don Johnson and actress Melanie Griffith, took some time out from shooting the movie and discussed why she took on the role, which is sure to involve some steamy...

Rumor Patrol: Full-Frontal 'Fifty Shades', Julia Roberts Pregnant, More

December 14th, 2013 3:03pm EST
Fifty Shades of Grey
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Full-Frontal Nudity In Fifty Shades of Grey: We knew the film adaptation of Fifty Shades would be steamy - but now rumors are saying stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson could be completely naked in scenes of the erotic film.

Verdict: Leaning True. While it has not been confirmed, there are several hints the film is headed that way. For example, producer Dana Brunetti said in a recent interview there ...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Begins Filming In Vancouver, Producers Hope To Release Rated R & NC-17 Versions

December 3rd, 2013 4:30pm EST
Fifty Shades of Grey begins filming
The first photos from the Vancouver set of Fifty Shades of Grey have surfaced, showing stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan dining together at a cafe.

The two stars look serious in their meeting, as if all the 'fun' has yet to get underway.

Shortly before the photos surfaced, British author E.L. James, who wrote the novel the film is based upon, posted an image of the clapper board used to start the cameras rolling. "Action," she captioned the photo.

Producers of the film plan to release two versions of the film, one to maintain the standards of an R-rating and an unrated or NC-17 versi...

Jamie Dornan And Dakota Johnson Make First Appearances As 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Characters

November 14th, 2013 11:00am EST
Fifty Shades of Grey Entertainment Weekly
Fifty Shades of Grey stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan have done their first photoshoot together for the film, giving fans a first look at their characters from the highly-anticipated film.

The new photos, which appear in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, show Dornan, who replaced "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam in the film, in character as the S&M obsessed Christian Grey, and Johnson, daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, as Anastasia Steele, the virginal college student he seduces.

Based on E.L. James' best-selling novel, the film promises lots of explicit sex sce...

Kate Hudson, Kate Beckinsale & More Stars Sizzle At LACMA Art + Film Gala - See The Pics!

November 4th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Kate Hudson
Tons of celebrities stepped out to honor Martin Scorsese at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art + Film Gala on Saturday.

The filmmaker was recognized for helping the museum during the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 and for his work on film restoration.

Several stars feted the guest of honor. Kate Hudson looked incredible in a cream colored Gucci gown with a silver sparkling plunging neckline. Kate Beckinsale also looked fab in a light blue, sequined strapless dress.

Leonardo DiCaprio posed with Scorsese, looking dapper in a navy blue suit.

Fergie showed off her post-baby...

Trending: Kim Kardashian's Engagement Ring Sold, 'Fifty Shades' May Lose Dakota Johnson, Kutcher Highest Paid

October 16th, 2013 10:01am EDT
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian's Engagement Ring From Kris Humphries Sells For $749,000
The 16.21-carat Lorraine Schwartz rectangular-cut diamond engagement ring that Kim Kardashian was given by second husband Kris Humphries sold at an auction on Tuesday. (keep reading...)

Dakota Johnson Having Second Thoughs About 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?
Actress Dakota Johnson is reportedly having a rough time with all the attention she's been getting since being cast as the submissive Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of novel Fifty Shades of Grey. (keep reading...)

Nirvana nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fa...

Dakota Johnson Having Second Thoughs About 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?

October 15th, 2013 11:01pm EDT
Dakota Johnson
Actress Dakota Johnson is reportedly having a rough time with all the attention she's been getting since being cast as the submissive Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

Just days after it was announced that lead Charlie Hunnam ("Sons of Anarchy") had pulled out of the production, sources tell E! news that Johnson is having difficulty dealing with the press.

"Dakota is having a very hard time dealing with all the press," a source tells E! News. "When she first got the role, it was way too much for her."

Now it seems that "everyone wants a piece" of her...

New Screenwriter Hired To Rework 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Script

October 15th, 2013 8:25am EDT
Charlie Hunnam
There's been another shake up on the "Fifty Shades of Grey" project. First, lead actor Charlie Hunnam quit, and now movie execs have hired a new screenwriter to rework the script.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Patrick Marber was hired on Friday, but his presence reportedly has nothing to do with Hunnam walking away from the project.

Producers and director Sam Taylor-Johson still plan on shooting the film beginning next month, insiders say, suggesting they already picked a replacement to play Christian Grey.

Frontrunners for the role include British sta...

Dakota Johnson Dating Actor Jordan Masterson

September 12th, 2013 11:58am EDT
Dakota Johnson Jordan Masterson
Dakota Johnson's new boyfriend has been revealed as The 40 Year-Old Virgin actor Jordan Masterson.

According to, the 23-year-old actress, who has just landed the lead in the Fifty Shades of Grey film, has reportedly been seeing the 27 year-old for the past year.

Like his girlfriend, whose parents are actress Melanie Griffith and actor Don Johnson, Jordan, comes from a Hollywood family.

His half-brothers are That '70s Show star Danny Masterson and Malcolm in the Middle actor Christopher Masterson. Jordan's half-sister is actress Alanna Masterson.

Dakota is on the verge of b...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Fans Start Petition Over Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson Casting

September 3rd, 2013 9:24pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
Hardcore "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans aren't very happy with the casting of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson as the leads in the movie adaptation of E.L. James' book.

The backlash has been so huge, there's an online petition on to find new leads for the upcoming film.

The author announced the casting of Hunnam ("Sons of Anarchy") and newcomer Johnson (daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith) on Monday. There are currently over 6,700 signatures by fans petitioning against the picks.

Producer Dana Brunetti defended the casting decision on Twitter, writing: "There is a lot t...

Melanie Griffith 'Proud' Of Daughter Dakota Johnson's 'Fifty Shades' Role

September 3rd, 2013 11:30am EDT
Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith is thrilled that her and Don Johnson's daughter Dakota Johnson has been cast in the erotic thriller "Fifty Shades of Grey."

The proud mom posted on Twitter on Monday, "My beautiful child Dakota has been chosen to play Anna Steele in 50 Shades. Look out world! Here she comes!!! #proudmama."

Author E.L. James announced the casting, revealing Charlie Hunnam would be playing Christian Grey opposite Johnson's Anastasia Steele. The film centers on a young college woman who gets involved in a bondage relationship with a wealthy man.

Producer Michael De Luca explained that there...

The Morning Roundup: 'Fifty Shades' Cast, Khloe Kardashian's Struggle, Electric Zoo Festival Ecstasy Deaths

September 3rd, 2013 10:23am EDT
Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam
It's official -- the movie adaptation of "mommy porn" novel "Fifty Shades Of Grey" has its stars. Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith's daughter Dakota will be taking on the role of Anastasia Steele, while Christian Grey will be played by "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam. They're the two stars who were apparently willing to take on the roles in the kinky sex story that involves lots of bondage and S&M. (story)

Two concertgoers at the Electric Zoo Dance Festival on Randall's Island in New York City died over the weekend after taking the drug MDMA, better known as ecstasy or "molly". The d...