09:16 AM EDT 05/01/2013
Fifty Shades of Grey
Originally posted 04/24/2013 04:45PM
Is Alex Pettyfer closer to tying up the role of Christian Grey?
The actor, 23, shot a steamy sex scene for a movie version of EL James's erotic bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey, according to The Wrap.
Under the direction of two-time Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant, the scene captures ingénue Anastasia Steele losing her virginity to Grey, says The Wrap.
Originally posted 03/18/2013 08:20AM
Not gonna happen.
This is the pushback from Emma Watson, who has taken to Twitter to refute rumors that flamed up over this past weekend that she has been cast as the gorgeous but corruptible Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of E L James's Fifty Shades of Gray.
"Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Gray as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life," Tweeted Watson of the erotic role.
Originally posted 01/08/2013 07:45AM
Even with last year's runaway success, 2013 is already shaping up to be a 50 Shades of Grey kind of year.
A feature film based on the sexually charged book, which has sold 65 million copies around the world, is in the works for this year. And a musical spoof of the book, 50 Shades! The Musical, will open at New York City's Gramercy Theater on Friday, the New York Post reports.
The stage version is heavy with innuendo but scarce on nudity, unlike the book, which has drawn high praise and vicious criticism as "mommy porn" for its frank description of the bondage tinged relationship between Anastasia Steele, a student, and Christian Grey, her billionaire sexual provocateur.
Originally posted 12/13/2012 06:00AM
Barbara Walters's annual 10 most fascinating list always features an eclectic mix of captivating people – and this year is no different.
The special, which aired Wednesday night, highlighted the achievements and antics that kept fans enthralled. Among Walters's picks were Ben Affleck, who won critical acclaim for his political thriller Argo; Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas; Prince Harry; and even pint-sized beauty pageant star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson.
And her top pick as the Most Fascinating Person of 2012? Gen. David Petraeus, the decorated U.S. military hero and director disgraced by an affair that forced his resignation as director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Originally posted 09/28/2012 02:55PM
Think Ryan Gosling is the perfect choice to play Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaption of Fifty Shades of Grey? According to reports, so does author E L James's husband Niall Leonard – and the sexy actor may just be the frontrunner for the role.
So, what does author E L James think about Gosling's supposed casting?
"As usual, it's all been misreported," she recently told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show. "No, my husband has not spilled the beans."
Explains James: "What happened is that his local paper ... reported on my husband being the inspiration for Christian Grey," she tells Seacrest. "Underneath it, they put a picture of Ryan Gosling as well. So, that's how that [rumor] came about."
Originally posted 09/19/2012 03:30PM
This winter, Christian Grey will meet his true match – at least in the kitchen.
On Nov. 13, an established food industry professional plans to release anonymously Fifty Shades of Chicken, a cookbook from publisher Clarkson Potter that is inspired by the erotic literary phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey.
"Like so many others, Fifty Shades of Grey resonated for me," the writer – working under the pen name FL Fowler – tells PEOPLE in an email. "It evoked something I'd never been able to express. Then one day as I was tying up the ankles of a chicken for roasting, I realized why some of the scenes in the book were so strikingly familiar. It turns out I've been practicing BDSM for years – but with poultry."
Originally posted 08/19/2012 12:00PM
Thirsty for more Fifty Shades of Grey? Take a sip of this gin-based cocktail created by the bartender at The Heathman Hotel's restaurant.
While fans eagerly await the film adaptation of erotic book phenomenon, the real hotel featured in the steamy bestseller is offering readers a chance to indulge in their own Fifty fantasy.
At the Heathman Hotel in Portland, Ore. – where lovers Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele share many a sexy romp in the Shades series – hotel guests can select the "Inner Goddess" add-on ($40) for their stay. The deal includes a "beautiful white wine that Christian and Anastasia enjoy, complete with a little grey tie wrapped around the bottle neck," says general manager Chris Erickson.
Originally posted 07/12/2012 07:00PM
Could there be too much to know about Robert Pattinson?
Consider what he said Thursday at Comic-Con while promoting Breaking Dawn: Part 2.
When questioned, he and Kristen Stewart were mum on whether or not they've been reading E.L. James's sex-filled bestseller, 50 Shades of Grey – but the Twilight actor knows what he would do if the risqué read was right in front of him.
"I would just sit there and lick the pages," Pattinson, 26, told MTV's Josh Horowitz with a laugh on Thursday during an interview at the fest in San Diego, adding, "What are we live on?" – as he realized his silly response would gain attention.
Stewart, 22, on the other hand, was less upbeat about the topic.
When asked if she reads the novel in a book club with Pattinson and fellow Twilight star Taylor Lautner, she said simply, "That would be disgusting."
Originally posted 05/22/2012 12:30PM
Her boyfriend's lyrics could often pass for the mushy musings of Fifty Shades of Grey's favorite control freak, Christian Grey.
But when it comes to steamy romance, Selena Gomez might be feeling a little bit blue these days. (No offense, Justin Bieber.)
In a Funny or Die video parodying the erotic series-turned-book club sensation (turned movie deal!), Gomez meets Carl Blue, a painter, who does not share Grey or Bieber's good looks.
Originally posted 05/03/2012 04:25PM
EL James teared up as she took in the screams of more than 1,000 women from across Connecticut – and beyond – who paid $25 each to see her at a New Haven hotel Wednesday night.
"I'm pretty impressed by this turnout," the emotional Fifty Shades of Grey author told the event host, R.J. Julia Booksellers owner Roxanne Coady. "This is really f–––ing phenomenal. I didn't foresee this at all."
The audience on this latest stop of James's book tour included women of all ages, shapes, sizes and relationship status. And they didn't hold back with their personal questions for the author, whose books are holding firm at number one, two and three on the bestseller list.
One of the more bold questions: How did James's husband react to seeing her sexual fantasies on paper?
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