12:08 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Fifty Shades of Grey
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 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 09/18/2012 01:05PM
Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James is a far cry from the sultry characters she's created in her best-selling novels.
For a woman whose trilogy introduced the controversial BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism) lifestyle to much of the nation, the married mother of two is surprisingly mum. When asked about the sexual relationship that made the Fifty Shades series bedroom fodder for many at Monday's "Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album" event at Manhattan's Soho House, James politely declined.
"I don't want to comment on that," she told Alicia Quarles of E! News.
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.
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