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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...

Charlie Hunnam: 'I Bit Off More Than I Could Chew'

September 10th, 2014 8:56am EDT
Charlie Hunnam Quit 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Because He Had A Nerv
"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam is finally revealing the real reason he quit "Fifty Shades of Grey." The TV star had signed on to play billionaire Christian Grey in the erotic thriller, but a hectic schedule and too much stress led him to dump the role two months after he joined the project.

He told that he was initially thrilled to land the role: "I wouldn't have signed up in the first place if I didn't want to do it. It was a really, really difficult time in my life. I started talking about this thing and I just got so excited. I fell in love with the character and st...

Here's The 'Fifty Shades Of Frozen' Mashup You Must See!

August 14th, 2014 11:14pm EDT
Anna & Hans Go Mommy-Porn In 'Frozen' & 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' M
It was only a matter of time before someone found a way to mix Disney's smash hit Frozen with upcoming mommy-porn adaptation Fifty Shades Of Grey, and YouTuber Tranceart Violeta is that someone.

"Fifty Shades of Frozen" made its debut just over a week ago, and the video features the audio from the official "Fifty Shades Of Grey" trailer but with scenes from the Best Animated Feature Oscar-winner.

While Anna takes on the role of Anastasia Steele in the trailer, it's Prince Hans, not Kristoff, who gets the part as the businessman with the S&M fetish, Christian Grey.

And don't forget to loo...

Lucy Hale Auditioned For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' Says It Was 'Very Sexual'

August 5th, 2014 6:45pm EDT
Lucy Hale Auditioned For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' Says It Was 'Ve
"Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale reveals in the new issue of Cosmpolitan that she auditioned for the role of Anastasia Steele in "Fifty Shades of Grey."

The actress had a tough time vying for the part because the dialogue made her a little uneasy.

"That audition was so uncomfortable!" she admits. "It's exactly what you thought it would be: a big monologue but very, very sexual…there were some things that I was so embarrassed to be reading out loud, but it’s one of those things where you have to commit wholeheartedly or you’re going to make a fool of yourself."

Dakota Johnson ended up...

Watch Julia Roberts Take A Ball To The Face!

August 1st, 2014 11:42am EDT
Julia Roberts and Jimmy Fallon
Julia Roberts looked like she had her face rearranged during a new game with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.

In a simple contest titled "Face Balls," Julia and Jimmy threw beach balls at one another's faces in order to produce the funniest slow-motion replay.

In the first round, the two threw smaller balls and laughs as they watched the hilarious recap on a big screen behind them. Jimmy's face was practically flattened by the inflatable, while Julia looked funnier bracing for the hit than actually taking it.

What Julia Roberts did on my show tonight was legendary. She is awesome. #...

Why Are The Roots Watching The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer?

July 31st, 2014 11:32am EDT
Questlove watching Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer
Everyone's been talking about the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer since its release a week ago, and Jimmy Fallon thought he'd have a little fun with it during Tuesday night's episode of The Tonight Show.

The host pranked house band The Roots by sitting them all down individually and filming their reactions.

Unbeknownst to the band, a very frightening image was inserted at a random spot in the trailer, causing drummer Questlove & co. to nearly jump out of their skin.

Best thing is, it was all captured on tape. Check it out below...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer Is Most Viewed Of 2014

July 29th, 2014 1:12pm EDT
'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer Is Most Viewed Of 2014
More people have watched the "Fifty Shades Of Grey" trailer than other movie trailer this year. The nearly two-and-a-half-minute clip shows college student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and billionaire businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) meeting for the first time - and then things get hot.

The seductive trailer, which features the couple's burgeoning S&M relationship, was released online on July 24 and had over 36.4 million YouTube views within its first week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

That's more than "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (31 million), "Godzilla" and "Tran...

Anti-Porn Groups Slam 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer For Promoting Rape & Sexual Violence

July 25th, 2014 10:04am EDT
Anti-Porn Groups Slam 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer For Promoti
The new "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer is drumming up controversy from conservative groups who aren't fond of what they believe shows violence against women.

Dawn Hawkins is the executive director of Morality in Media, which fights against porn and indecency. She believes the trailer "deceives the public with a visually appealing melodramatic love story that romanticizes and normalizes sexual violence."

She added that the film promotes "rape and sexual violence culture [that] is now permeating our society."

The film centers on a college student, Anastasia Steele, who embarks on an S&M re...

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...

Beyonce Teases Involvement With 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

July 21st, 2014 5:16pm EDT
Beyonce Teases Involvement With 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'
Over the weekend, Beyonce posted a 15-second "Fifty Shades of Grey" teaser on Instagram, prompting many to speculate about her involvement in the film.

The clip features a woman exhaling, followed by a man looking out a window (presumably Christian Grey) while he impatiently taps his finger, a woman's dress being pulled up her thigh, and a door opening as a version of Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" plays in the background.

It oozes sex.

It isn't the first time Beyonce has been linked to the film. In March, her song "Haunted" appeared in footage shown at CinemaCon. The extent of the pop star's...

E.L. James Teases First Look At Christian Grey From 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

June 18th, 2014 1:56pm EDT
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey
The author of Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James, has given fans of the series the first look at the movie adaptations version of one of the main characters, Christian Grey.

The photo shows Jamie Dornan in a car with the caption, "Happy Birthday Christian Grey." The photo also appeared on the movie official social profiles. It’s the first time we've seen Dornan in character on set, but not everyone was pleased with the model’s take on Christian.

"Honestly think Ian Somerhalder would have been a better choice for Christian," one user wrote. Another countered, "Jamie is hot and a far better a...

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...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Teaser Poster Revealed

January 25th, 2014 8:00pm EST
FIfty Shades of grey poster
Focus Features has released a teaster poster for its highly anticipated film "Fifty Shades of Grey." The image depicts Christian Grey presumably standing at his office window and gazing out at the city of Seattle. The tagline reads: "Mr. Grey will see you now."

Rumors have circulated that stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson could be completely naked in scenes of the erotic film.

Producer Dana Brunetti said in a recent interview there would be two versions of the film - one rated R and another rated NC-17.

A source told RumorFix, "Fifty Shades of Grey producers know they have to make th...

Max Martini: An Underrated Star's Breakout On The Big Screen

January 20th, 2014 12:17pm EST
Max Martini
For four seasons, we enjoyed watching Max Martini's nuanced and intense performance on CBS's The Unit - so we were thrilled when this underrated actor broke out on the big screen with roles in blockbuster flicks Pacific Rim and Captain Phillips. BFTV had the chance to sit down with Max last week to discuss his successful 2013, and how his career is changing because of it.

"I had a great year," he reflected. "It kind of started with Pacific Rim. I got Pacific Rim, I was offered a part in Batman that I couldn't do because of Pacific Rim. Then I got a movie called 42 I didn't do, because at t...

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 ...

Dylan Neal Lands 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role

December 5th, 2013 10:03am EST
Dylan Neal
Canadian actor Dylan Neal has been cast been cast in upcoming motion picture version of Fifty Shades of Grey.

The 44-year-old star is the latest addition to join the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel and will take on the role of Bob Adams, stepfather to Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, and husband to her mother, Carla portrayed Jennifer Ehle.

Neal, who is best known for his villainous role as Arrow's Dr.Anthony Ivo is set to join Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who is taking on the role of kinky millionaire Christian Grey, on set in Vancouver, this week.

The news comes aft...

Marcia Gay Harden Joins 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

December 4th, 2013 8:22am EST
Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden will play Christian Grey's mother in the big-screen adaptation of the bestselling erotic novel "Fifty Shades Of Grey."
Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey while Dakota Johnson is Anastasia Steele. The film centers on a young college girl who gets involved in a bondage relationship with a wealthy man.

Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the flick, which also stars Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle and Eloise Mumford.

Producers are aiming to release two versions of the film, both an R-rated and NC-17 version that will include more explicit and graphic sex scenes as depicted...

'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...

British Singer Rita Ora Joins 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

December 3rd, 2013 11:00am EST
Rita Ora
U.K. singer Rita Ora has been cast as the adopted sister of lead character Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) in the highly anticipated film "Fifty Shades of Grey."

The erotic film, also starring Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson in Vancouver, Canada, with a 2015 release date. The film centers on a young college girl who gets involved in a bondage relationship with a wealthy man.

It isn't Ora's first foray into acting. She attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London as a teenager and at age 14 made an appearance in the British film "Spivs."


Max Martini Lands 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role

November 27th, 2013 9:55am EST
Max Martini
Pacific Rim star Max Martini has been cast in Fifty Shades of Grey.

According to Deadline, the 43-year-old actor will play Jason Taylor, who is S&M-loving billionaire Christian Grey's bodyguard and head of his security team, in the film adaptation of E. L. James' best-selling novel.

Martini will appear alongside Jamie Dornan, who plays male lead Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson, who has been cast as his love interest Anastasia Steele.

Dornan and Johnson are currently preparing for the film's steamy sex scenes and The Fall actor, who is replacing Charlie Hunnam in the film, previously c...

Eloise Mumford Cast In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

November 23rd, 2013 12:00pm EST
Eloise Mumford
The cast of "Fifty Shades Of Grey" is now complete. Eloise Mumford has been cast as Kate Kavanagh in the movie adaptation of E.L. James' bestselling book.

The actress has appeared in the film "So Undercover" and the TV series "Lonestar."

Mumford will play the best friend of sexy student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in the highly anticipated film.

Director Sam Taylor-Johnson cast Jamie Dornan as Christan Grey, Luke Grimes as Christian's brother, Elliot; Victor Rasuk as Anastasia's close friend, Jose; and Jennifer Ehle as her mother, Carla.

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...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Bumped to Valentine's Day 2015

November 13th, 2013 3:00pm EST
Fifty Shades of Grey
Following significant cast and crew changes over the past month, the release of "Fifty Shades Of Grey" has been pushed back from Aug. 1, 2014, to Valentine's Day weekend 2015.

In October, Charlie Hunnam, who was was supposed to play lead character Christian Grey, dropped out of the project, reportedly due a conflict with his "Sons of Anarchy" TV schedule. A short time later, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Patrick Marber was hired to rework the script.

British actor Jamie Dornan was then cast to play Christian opposite Anastasia Steel (Dakota Johnson).

According to Universal Pictures, the c...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Casting: Luke Grimes To Play Christian Grey's Brother

October 26th, 2013 2:30pm EDT
Luke Grimes
"True Blood" star Luke Grimes is reportedly taking on the role of Christian Grey's brother in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey."

Filming is scheduled to begin within days, and production had a major shake up after leading man Charlie Hunnam dropped out. He has since been replaced with Irish actor Jamie Dornan.

Grimes landed the role of Grey's adopted brother Elliot, a minor but pivotal role, according to Variety. The actor has appeared in films including "Taken 2" and "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane."

As previously announced, Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia St...

5 Things You Need To Know About 'Fifty Shades Of Grey's' Jamie Dornan

October 26th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Jamie Dornan
When Jamie Dornan was annouced as the new Christian Grey for the highly anticipated film "Fifty Shades of Grey," many fans and bloggers had to google him to find out who he was.

The actor, 31, is probably best known to U.S. audiences for playing the Huntsman in ABC's fairytale drama "Once Upon a Time" as well as Axel von Fersen in the 2006 historical drama "Marie Antoinette."

He also played a serial killer in the BBC crime series "The Fall" (2013).

Check out more fun facts about the star:

He was born in Ireland in 1982 and is also a musician. He once performed in a folk band and ev...

Octavia Spencer To Star In 'Murder, She Wrote' Reboot, 'Star Wars' Script Shake-up, Lady Gaga's Crazy New Outfits

October 25th, 2013 9:34am EDT
Star Wars
Octavia Spencer To Star In NBC's Reboot Of 'Murder, She Wrote'
Octavia Spencer has landed her first TV role. The Oscar-winning actress is set to star in a reboot of beloved 1980s murder mystery series Murder She Wrote. (keep reading...)

J.J. Abrams And Lawrence Kasdan To Finish Script For 'Star Wars: Episode VII' After Michael Arndt Pulls Out
A new screenwriting team for Star Wars: Episode VII has been announced following the departure of Oscar-winner Michael Arndt. News that the "Toy Story 3" scribe has left the project was confirmed on the official Star Wars website on Thursday. (keep ...

Charlie Hunnam Makes First Remarks Since 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Exit

October 22nd, 2013 1:02pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam still has a packed schedule, despite dropping out of the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation.

Hunnam made his first public appearance since leaving the production the other night at an event to benefit the One Heart Source Education Programs in Africa. Of course, the press covering the charity event had to ask him about his life post-Fifty Shades.

E! quotes him as saying, "I am doing good. I am just really concentrating on work. It's been a really busy time/ "I have had some family stuff going on so just trying to stay focused and stay positive and keep ...

Short List Of Replacements For Charlie Hunnam In 'Fifty Shades' Includes Francois Arnaud And Jamie Dornan

October 17th, 2013 10:57pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
With Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam out of Fifty Shades of Grey, numerous names have come up as possible replacements to play the dominant and sadistic Christian Grey.

Hunnam pulled out of the role just weeks before the planned start of filming, with reps for Universal Pictures releasing a statement that he quit because his "intense television schedule" conflicted with his preparations for the project.

Insiders have claimed that an unknown star would be cast into the role to avoid any fallout, but several other names have been tied to the part.

First up is Aaron Taylor-Johnson. John...

Charlie Hunnam Left 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Due To Low Pay?

October 17th, 2013 7:02pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
We've heard almost every rumor in the book trying to explain why Charlie Hunnam left the much-anticipated production of the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation. Apparently "scheduling conflicts" wasn't enough for some, who preferred the idea of Hunnam being uncomfortable with getting naked or didn't like his lack of creative control.

However, the Hollywood Reporter says one of the factors could have been the paltry salary offered to Hunnam: $125,000. E! News compares that figure to Robert Pattinson's salary in the first Twilight: $2 million. One could argue Hunnam's star power is much gre...