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Dakota Johnson: Anastasia is boring

February 13th, 2014 6:20am EST
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Dakota Johnson insists her 'Fifty Shades of Grey' character is "kind of boring".
The 24-year-old actress is currently filming the big screen adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel and despite the raunchy subject matter, she thinks her character Anastasia Steele - who gets entangled in an S&M relationship with kinky businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) is quite dull.
She said: "A lot of getting into the character's head, in Ana's headspace before she meets Christian, so it's a lot of reading, which I love. She's an English major, so that's kinda boring."
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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...
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Dakota Johnson has no shame

February 6th, 2014 12:30pm EST
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Dakota Johnson has "no shame".
The 24-year-old actress is to portray Anasasia Steele opposite Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in the big-screen adaptation of E. L. James' 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy and she insists he has no concerns about shooting any of the raunchy scenes.
She said: "I don't have any problem doing anything. The secret is I have no shame."
And Dakota insists she was more interested in the "emotional" aspects of the story than any of the sexy scenes.
Asked what intrigued her about the books, she told the new issue of America's Elle magazine: "Reading the book, I found mys...
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Chrissy Teigen buries 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

December 29th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen buried 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in the sand after reading two pages.
The Sports Illustrated model, who is married to R&B singer John Legend, bought the best-selling erotic novel by E.L. James to read on holiday in Mexico but wasn't impressed by its "horrendous" content.
The 28-year-old star shared her reading plans on Twitter on Thursday (12.26.13), writing: "Need a book for our holiday away. Kind of want to read '50 shades' and basically mystery science library it for you via twitter. (sic)"
But a day later she admitted that she had already thrown in the towel.
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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 ...
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'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...
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Rita Ora joins Fifty Shades of Grey

December 2nd, 2013 6:20pm EST
Rita Ora
Rita Ora has joined the cast of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.
The 'R.I.P.' singer will play the adopted sister of lead character Christian Grey in the erotic thriller, based on the hugely successful novel by E.L. James, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Pop singer Rita will star alongside Jamie Dornan, who plays Christian and Dakota Johnson who will portray his lover, Anastasia Steele.
Rita, 23, has previously made an appearance in British film 'Spivs' when she was 14, and reportedly beat Rihanna to win a cameo role in 'Fast and Furious 6', where she impressed co-star Vin Diesel with her perfo...
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Hunnam: Jamie will be great

November 19th, 2013 9:20pm EST
Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam thinks Jamie Dornan will make a "great" Christian Grey.
The 33-year-old British actor, who dropped out of the upcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' adaptation of the erotic novel, has wished Jamie all the best as he prepares to take on the lead role.
Charlie told TMZ: "I'm sure he'll do a great job. I don't really know his work, but I know Sam [Taylor Johnson], the director, is amazing, and she has fantastic taste, so I'm sure he'll do a great job."
Charlie was originally cast as billionaire Christian, alongside Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, but exited the role in mid-Octob...
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Dakota Johnson thought about sex during 50 Shades audition

November 18th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson was thinking about her neighbours having sex when she landed the lead role in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.
The 24-year-old actress had been recalling watching her neighbours' bedroom antics just before receiving a call informing her she would be playing Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel.
Dakota told Entertainment Weekly magazine: "The phone rang and I remember looking out of this apartment to an apartment across the street. And I was looking at all of these people in their windows. And I thought, 'How funny would it be if I were watching people ha...
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Dakota: I burst into tears

November 16th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson burst into tears when she was told she had the role in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.
The actress, who has been cast as Anastasia Steele in the adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel, said she was thinking about sex the moment she was offered the life-changing part.
She told Entertainment Weekly magazine: "The phone rang and I remember looking out of this apartment to an apartment across the street.
"And I was looking at all of these people in their windows. And I thought, 'How funny would it be if I were watching people having sex right now?'
"They [management] said 'You got the ...
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Jamie Dornan: 'I'm a fairly worldly guy'

November 15th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan isn't afraid of the sex scenes in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.
'The Fall' actor - who is replacing Charlie Hunnam for the role of sadomasochistic billionaire Christian Grey - wasn't "shocked" by the raunchy scenes which he will have to tackle with co-star Dakota Johnson - who has been cast as love his love interest, Anastasia Steele - in the adaptation of E.L. James' bestselling trilogy.
He told Entertainment Weekly magazine: "I'm a fairly worldly guy. I grew up in a very liberal place. I'm not saying we had a playroom, but I'm not shocked [by the sex in the book]. It's essential to...
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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...
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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...
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Dakota Johnson helping Fifty Shades producers find new Christian Grey

October 23rd, 2013 3:12am EDT
Dakota Johnson
Actress Dakota Johnson has taken on an active role in helping producers find the perfect star to portray her onscreen lover in the Fifty Shades Of Grey film following Charlie Hunnam's recent departure.

The Sons of Anarchy star pulled out of playing Christian Grey in the big screen adaptation of writer E.L. James' erotic novel earlier this month (Oct13), leaving Universal Pictures bosses scrambling to recast his role.

However, producer Michael De Luca reveals they've been receiving a helping hand from Johnson, the daughter of Hollywood veterans Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, as they sea...
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Trending: Kim Kardashian's Engagement Ring Sold, 'Fifty Shades' May Lose Dakota Johnson, Kutcher Highest Paid

October 16th, 2013 10:01am EDT
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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...)

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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...
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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...
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Charlie Hunnam backs out of Fifty Shades of Grey

October 12th, 2013 10:40pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
Actor Charlie Hunnam has quit the movie adaptation of bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey.

The British star won the coveted role of Christian Grey in August (13) and author E.L. James confirmed the news on 2 September (13), announcing Dakota Johnson would be playing his love interest, Anastasia Steele, in the film.

The Sons of Anarchy star has spent the past month chatting about the role and how excited he was to be playing Grey, but now James and the producers are looking for a new star.

A statement from movie executives at Universal Pictures on Saturday (12Oct13) reads: "The filmmakers of ...
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Charlie Hunnam drops out of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

October 12th, 2013 4:10pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.
The British actor, 33, was set to play bondage-loving billionaire Christian Grey in Sam Taylor-Johnson's upcoming adaptation of the erotic novel but has decided he is too busy filming 'Sons of Anarchy' to "adequately prepare" for the role.
Universal Studios issued the following statement to Deadline.com: "The filmmakers of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam's immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey."
The first f...
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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 JustJared.com, 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...
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Charlie Hunnam excited to play Christian Grey

September 8th, 2013 7:05pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam says he has "a tangible chemistry" with Dakota Johnson.

The British actor, 33, will play bondage-loving billionaire Christian Grey in Sam Taylor-Johnson's upcoming adaptation of the erotic novel, 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' opposite the little known actress, 23, who will portray Anastasia Steele, and is very excited to take on the role.

He told the Hollywood Reporter: "As soon as we got in the room and started reading with Dakota, I knew that I definitely wanted to do it, because there was a tangible chemistry between us.

"It felt kind of exciting and fun and weird and compell...
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'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 Change.org 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...
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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Producer Defends Casting

September 3rd, 2013 1:38pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
'Fifty Shades of Grey' producer Dana Brunetti has defended the film's casting following fan backlash.

Avid readers of E.L. James' best-selling erotic novel took to social media to protest the hiring of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson in the lead roles in the big screen adaptation of the book, but Brunetti has hit back, insisting producers took great care in selecting the actors who will bring Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele to life.

He wrote on Twitter: "There is a lot that goes into casting that isn't just looks. Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other act...
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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...
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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...
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Dakota Johnson And Charlie Hunnam Cast As Leads In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey', Producers Defend Choices

September 2nd, 2013 11:32pm EDT
Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam
The roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in next summer's movie adaptation of erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey have finally been cast.

Author E.L. James, who penned the Fifty Shades trilolgy of 'mommy porn', announced on her Twitter page Monday that actress/model Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam would be filling the lead roles.

"I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey," James wrote, followed shortly after with, "T...
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Melanie Griffith thrilled with daughter's Fifty Shades casting

September 2nd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith is a proud mum after learning her daughter Dakota Johnson has landed the lead in the movie adaptation of E.L. James' scandalous novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.

James herself announced the casting on Monday (02Sep13), revealing Charlie Hunnam would be playing Christian Grey opposite Johnson's Anastasia Steele, and Griffith jumped on Twitter to celebrate.

She wrote, "My beautiful child Dakota has been chosen to play Anna Steele in 50 Shades. Look out world! Here she comes!!! #proudmama."

Meanwhile, producer Michael De Luca has revealed the pairing of Hunnam and Johnson was eas...
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Robert Pattinson Was Close To Fifty Shades Of Grey Role?

September 2nd, 2013 7:30pm EDT
Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson was E.L. James' choice for 'Fifty Shades of Grey', according to Bret Easton Ellis.

He has claimed the author behind the erotic novel wanted the former 'Twilight Saga' star to play the lead in the upcoming movie adaptation.

He wrote on Twitter: "Talked to E.L. James at a party over the summer: her first choice for Christian was Rob Pattinson and Matt Bomer was never in the running."

The screenwriter - who penned the script for 'The Canyons' - also said he drunkenly suggested porn star James Deen for the lead role after he impressed in the noir thriller.

He added: "When E...
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Dakota Johnson Considered For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role

August 21st, 2013 12:55pm EDT
Dakota Johnson
Little-known actress Dakota Johnson may star in 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' The 23-year-old actress-turned-model - who shared a love scene with Justin Timberlake in 'The Social Network' - has emerged as a top contender to play Anastasia Steele in Sam Taylor-Johnson's movie adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel, according to The Wrap.

Johnson is the daughter of veteran actor Don Johnson, best known for TV shows 'Miami Vice' and 'Nash Bridges', and actress Melanie Griffith.

It's thought producers are looking for a young, up-and-coming actress to play the role of virginal Anastasia, who embarks...
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Melanie Griffith's girl is Fifty Shades frontrunner

August 21st, 2013 3:11am EDT
Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith's actress daughter Dakota Johnson has emerged as the favourite for the female lead in the big screen adaptation of raunchy bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey.

The 23-year-old former model, whose father is Miami Vice legend Don Johnson, is currently a "serious contender" to play the book's heroine Anastasia Steele, according to movie industry website TheWrap.com.

A host of famous faces, including Emma Watson, Kate Beckinsale and Alexis Bledel, have reportedly been considered for the coveted part, but Johnson is said to be a favourite as she has few film credits to her name.

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