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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Is A Huge Hit -- At The 2016 Razzies!

2/28/2016 1:49pm EST
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Fifty Shades of Grey was the big winner -- or should we say loser -- at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards on Saturday night.

The annual event, better known as the "Razzies", is held the night before the Oscars and honors the worst performances and films of the past year. This year it was director Sam Taylor-Johnson's adaptation of E.L. James' hit novel of the same name -- despite the film making over $570 million at the box office.

The film won five Razzies total, including Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Combo for the chemistry -- or lack thereof -- between stars Jamie Dornan and Dak...

Kim Basinger Joins 'Fifty Shades Darker'

1/29/2016 8:43am EST
Kim Basinger To Play Christian Grey's Former Lover Elena In 'Fif
Kim Basinger has joined the cast of "Fifty Shades Darker" as Christian Grey's former lover and business partner, Elena Lincoln, who first introduced him into the world of S&M, according to Variety.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are reprising their roles as Grey and Anastasia Steele in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" sequel. Also returning are Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini. James Foley is taking over for Sam Taylor-Johnson to direct the erotic flick.

Johnson recently told Access Hollywood: We're gonna start filming that soon... I think it's gonna be exciting to go back and deve...

Seven Ways 'Fifty Shades' Got It Wrong

12/7/2015 11:21am EST
Seven Truths About BDSM that You Won't Find in 'Fifty Shades of
I've spent a year researching the BDSM community. I've gone to parties, developed friendships with kinksters, and read just about everything there is to read about dominance and submission.

What I've found is so much weirder than Fifty Shades of Grey could even imagine. There are a hundred shades of difference between the novel and authentic kink.

Christian Grey was a psychologically damaged man with an angry streak and an inability to smile. The truth is nothing E.L. James could conceptualize in her wildest dreams comes close -- not because it's more extreme than her depiction, but becau...

'Fifty Shades' Author E.L. James Should Really Stay Off Twitter

6/30/2015 8:34pm EDT
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Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James hosted a Twitter Q&A on Monday. Would you believe it didn't quite go as planned? Because the Q&A backfired about as catastrophically as anything on Twitter possibly could.

According to Mirror, on Monday afternoon E.L. James sat down and invited questions about herself and her work, via the hashtag #AskELJames. "Mon 29 Jun at 6pm UK time, @e_l_james will be doing a live chat with @twitterbooks. Use #AskELJames to ask a question," announced the official Fifty Shades of Grey Twitter account.

And almost immediately after, disaster struck. It took no time...

Thief Steals 'Fifty Shades' Spin-Off Manuscript

6/10/2015 9:03am EDT
New 'Fifty Shades' Novel Stolen From Warehouse
EL James' new book, "Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian," has been stolen from a warehouse one week before its scheduled release on June 18. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

Earlier this month, the author revealed she was releasing a follow-up to her best-selling trilogy. The book will be told from the perspective of kinky businessman Christian Grey. The original novel, "Fifty Shades Of Grey," is told from the point of view of college student Anastasia Steele.

Natalie Higgins, PR director at Penguin Random House, told Britain's The Times newspaper abou...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Fans Are Finally Getting What They Want

6/1/2015 10:16am EDT
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E L James announced today that she will be releasing a new version of her best-selling "Fifty Shades Of Grey" from the perspective of Christian. The book, titled "Grey," will be published on June 18 (fans may recall that's the date of Christian's birthday).

James revealed on Twitter: "Hello all. For those of you who have asked, Christian's POV of #FSOG is published on 18th June for his birthday. It's called GREY... I hope you enjoy it. #FiftyShades #Grey."

Fans responded on Instagram with comments including, "Thank you," "My mom is going to flip! Lol," and "OMG!!!! We finally get what we'...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' (Unrated Edition) Released

5/7/2015 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' (Unrated Edition)
Can bondage play a part in a budding romance? We’re gonna find out as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Fifty Shades of Grey (Unrated Edition)" out May 8 from Universal Home Entertainment. We review the rules of the red room below!

Title: "Fifty Shades of Grey (Unrated Edition)"

Grade: 3

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Marcia Gay Harden

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 129 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment


The Flick: As a film "Fifty Shades of Grey" has both good and bad points. On the positi...

Curious For More? 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD May 8

5/7/2015 5:36am EDT
Check Out 'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' Now On Digital And On Blu-ray
Based on the immensely popular novel by E.L. James, "Fifty Shades of Grey" centers on innocent college student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), who meets the young, brilliant and beautiful entrepreneur Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and is surprised to discover that she desires him deeply. In turn, Christian finds himself intrigued by, and unable to resist, the extremely attractive and independent Ana.

However, Christian makes clear that their relationship must proceed on his own terms. Initially hesitant about Christian's shocking erotic preferences, Ana uncovers the man's secrets, demon...

'Fifty Shades' Sequel Gets A Screenwriter

4/23/2015 4:55pm EDT
James and Leonard
The Fifty Shades of Grey sequel may currently be out a director, but producers have found a screenwriter for the series' second film -- none other than author E.L. James's husband Niall Leonard.

Leonard, who has no experience with film screenplays, has written several novels and television scripts in the past; and producer Michael De Luca is thrilled about the new scribe.

"Niall is an outstanding writer in his own right, with multiple established credits, and we are lucky to have him join Team Fifty," De Luca told The Hollywood Reporter.

Kelly Marcel wrote the screenplay for the first fi...

'Fifty Shades' Sequel To Get A New Director

3/26/2015 12:39pm EDT
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Director Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequels to the wildly popular "Fifty Shades of Grey" film.

The director had infamous clashes with the book series' author, E.L. James, over the way the films were adapted from her hugely successful novels

In a statement to Us Weekly, Taylor-Johnson revealed she will not be back to helm the proposed film sequels titled "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed."

"Directing Fifty Shades of Grey has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful," Taylor-Johnson told Us in a statement.

"I forged clo...

Dark Clouds For 'Fifty Shades' Sequel

3/22/2015 1:02pm EDT
'Fifty Shades Darker' Already In Jeopardy?
Production for the sequel of "Fifty Shades of Grey" titled "Fifty Shades Darker," has already been announced, but it might be without director Sam Taylor-Johnson.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the film's producer Dana Brunetti shared that Taylor-Johnson's involvement in the second film has not been confirmed.

"We literally have no idea what we're going to do. I have not even met with the studio or anybody yet about the second film," he said. "We always said, 'Let's get this first one out and released and then we'll regroup and figure out what we're going to do on the n...

What Did Jamie Dornan's Wife Really Think Of 'Fifty Shades'?

3/14/2015 10:22am EDT
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Despite reports to the contrary, Jamie Dornan insists his wife Amelia Warner has been very supportive of his work on "Fifty Shades Of Grey" and has not asked him to quit the franchise.

Last month, rumors surfaced that the actor decided not to reprise his role as S&M-loving businessman Christian Grey in the sequels "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed." Some speculated his wife wasn't pleased with the role and was instrumental in Dornan's decision to end his involvement with the franchise.

The star's rep dismissed the story at the time, and now Dornan has come forward to set the r...

Another Country Takes Issue With 'Fifty Shades Of Grey's' Sexual Content

3/5/2015 11:22am EST
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Censors in Indian have banned "Fifty Shades of Grey" from cinemas. The chief executive of India's Central Board of Film Certification, Shravan Kumar, didn't give a reason for the action; however, he said Universal Pictures will have an opportunity to appeal the decision.

The film board reportedly objected to some of the film's dialogue, according to an insider.

The movie, based on E.L. James' bestselling erotic novel, has also been banned in Malaysia, Indonesia and Kenya due to its sexual content.

"Fifty Shades of Grey" centers on the love affair between submissive college student Anasta...

Which Film Topped The Weekend Box Office?

3/2/2015 9:40am EST
"Fifty Shades of Grey" is no longer the top film at the box office. Will Smith and Margot Robbie's "Focus" won the weekend with $19.1 million in ticket sales, bumping the erotic S&M thriller to the fourth spot.

"Focus" centers on Nicky (Smith), a seasoned master of misdirection, who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Robbie). After learning all his tricks, Jess abruptly breaks things off, and they meet again three years later in Buenes Aires where Nicky's involved in a very dangerous scheme

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" came in second with $11.7 million, follow...

Jamie Dornan's Future In The 'Fifty Shades' Franchise Is Uncertain

2/25/2015 3:19pm EST
Is Jamie Dornan Quitting 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?
The future of the "Fifty Shades Of Grey" series is in flux as director Sam Taylor-Johnson pulled out of future sequels and lead actor Jamie Dornan reportedly said he's walking away from the franchise.

Reports surfaced earlier this week that Dornan was quitting the series because his wife was not happy with the BDSM-centered material. Quick to dismiss the rumors, his rep told E! News: "All press reports are pure conjecture as the studio has not committed to a sequel as yet."

His PR firm London's PublicEye firm then followed up with a statement that read: "Jamie is delighted that the film i...

How Does ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ Compare To Other Erotic Romances?

2/19/2015 6:04pm EST
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The French got it right. In the U.S., “Fifty Shades of Grey” has an unsurprising R rating, while the Gallic country went with a 12, its second most lenient certification. Despite plenty of nudity from its two stars, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, “Fifty Shades” is relatively tame when it comes to R-rated sexuality. In fact, there is not one orgasm, real or fake, portrayed throughout the entire running time.

Whether or not “Fifty Shades of Grey” appeals to audience’s fantasies surely depends on personal preference. The book’s popularity can be explained to a great degree by the highly...

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

2/18/2015 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...

You HAVE To See Al Roker's 'Fifty Shades' S&M Outfit (Watch)

2/18/2015 8:39am EST
Al Roker Is The Latest To Get 'Fifty Shades' Leather Bondage Tre
Full Disclosure: no, Al Roker did not technically dress up in leather booty shorts and nipple tassels for an episode of the "Today" show.

Sorry to disappoint anyone with simultaneous fetishes for bondage gear and the "Today" weather guy.

What you see above is the product of "The Ellen Degeneres Show"-
Roker's head edited onto some poor, unfortunate-looking schlub's body, and inserted into that morning's "Today" show.

It's part of an ongoing gag from Ellen Degeneres- last week, she played a "Today" show clip where Matt Lauer had been edited to look like he was dressed out in his best "Fi...

Why Is 'Fifty Shades' Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Quitting The Franchise?

2/17/2015 10:02am EST
Why Is 'Fifty Shades' Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Quitting The F
"Fifty Shades of Grey" made more than $80 million this weekend. $80 million. With numbers like that, you'd think the cast and crew would be set for life.

Well, director Sam Taylor-Johnson won't be. It's come out that the "Fifty Shades" helmer is ready to abandon the franchise and "pull out" of all future sequels.

The Sun (via Huffington Post UK) tells us why: apparently, Taylor-Johnson and "Fifty Shades" author E.L. James were at each other's throats throughout the film's entire production.

"Sam won't be back for the Fifty Shades sequels. She wants out and Universal knows that's the righ...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Is A Box Office Hit

2/16/2015 8:28am EST
'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Dominates Holiday Weekend Box Office With
"Fifty Shades of Grey" took in a whopping $81.7 million during its first weekend of release, making it the second biggest February opening ever (behind 2004's "Passion Of The Christ.") The film made an additional $158 million worldwide.

The erotic thriller easily beat the number two release, "Kingsman: The Secret Service," which made $35.6 million. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water" came in third with $30.5 million. Rounding out the top five were "American Sniper" with $16.4 million and sci-fi flick "Jupiter Ascending" with $9.4 million.

Fandango's "Fifty Shades" pre-sales were am...

Watch: The LEGO Version Of The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer

2/15/2015 7:27pm EST
There's A LEGO Version Of The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer
YouTubers Antonio and Andrea Toscano have made a new LEGO video for the site, this time a shot-for-shot adaptation of the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer.

The two amateur filmmakers edited the parody trailer brick-by-brick with their own LEGOs, and the spoof blew up online, garnering over four million views on the video sharing website since its Feb. 2 release.

A disclaimer on the YouTube page says that LEGO has nothing to do with the video and that they weren't involved, other than "the fact that I have bought a lot of their products during my life," said Antonio.

Related: Dakota Johnson G...

Madonna Slams 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

2/14/2015 3:30pm EST
Madonna On 'Fifty Shades Of Grey': 'It's Not Very Sexy'
Insert the "I am not impressed" meme here. Madonna has opened up about reading "Fifty Shades of Grey," and not only did she think it wasn't very sexy, she also found the love scenes unrealistic.

The trilogy of books by E.L. James were released a few years ago, and the highly anticipated first film opens in theaters this weekend. Madonna won't be waiting in line to go to the theater.

She told "It's pulp fiction. It's not very sexy. Maybe for someone who has never had sex before. I kept waiting for something exciting and crazy to happen in that red room thing, and I was lik...

5 Better Valentine’s Day Movies Than 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

2/14/2015 8:01am EST
5 Better Valentine’s Day Movies Than 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'
Cupid, hold your fire! Couples may be jonesing for more than getting struck by the romance arrow this Valentine’s Day. If the highly-anticipated BDSM movie “Fifty Shades of Grey”- hitting theaters this weekend - is any indication of lovers kinky interests, so are its much-hyped accessories that—SURPRISE!—are forbidden in movie theaters. As an alternative, load up Netflix and check out these five movies that are just as good, if not better, then “Fifty Shades of Grey” at combining romance with S&M.

“Last Tango in Paris” (1972) *NSFW*

No movie was more scandalized than this French/Ameri...

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

2/13/2015 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?'

2/13/2015 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.


Is 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Really A Date Movie?

2/13/2015 1:37pm EST
Is 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Really A Date Movie?
The long-awaited adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” arrives in theatres just in time for Valentine’s Day this weekend. The box office release schedule has traditionally taken advantage of the holiday, with recent dramatic fare like “Endless Love,” “Safe Haven,” and “The Vow,” as well as rom-coms like “About Last Night,” “Just Go With It,” and of course, “Valentine’s Day.” “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” looks poised to tower over those past date night options at the box office, but is is really the best option for a night out with your significant other?

The “Fifty Shades” book series began a...

Is 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Going To Be Very Explicit?

2/12/2015 9:01pm EST
Is 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Going To Be Very Explicit?
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...

Really? France Is Letting Kids Watch 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

2/12/2015 5:41pm EST
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France is allowing children as young as 12 watch the erotic film "Fifty Shades of Grey." The highly anticipated film, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, opens in theaters around the world this week, and while moviegoers under 17 aren't allowed to see it in the United States without parental supervision, middle school kids in France will be able to purchase tickets on their own.

Authorities from France's Centre National du Cinema (CNC) made the decision, which has many scratching their heads.

Jean-François Mary, president of the CNC's classification commission, defended the action...

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

2/12/2015 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...

Does The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Soundtrack Deliver?

2/11/2015 11:00pm EST
Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack
Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t just a book or a motion picture – it’s a movement! No the presence of Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t changing something of macro importance, but it certainly expounds upon sex in ways many have never experienced - understatement. That said, the relationship between Ana and Christian is not the focus here – it is the accompanying original motion picture soundtrack. Such a bold film requires a soundtrack to match, and overall, the ‘nifty’ Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack does the job.

Fifty Shades of Grey mixes old and new throughout its course. It opens soundly wit...