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E L James Reveals Director for Fifty Shades of Grey Movie

E L James Reveals Director for Fifty Shades of Grey Movie

Originally posted 06/19/2013 05:00PM

E L James, the author of the best selling franchise Fifty Shades of Grey, has remained tight-lipped about the upcoming film adaptation – until now.

On Wednesday, James, 50, revealed on Twitter that the movie had finally found its director.

"I'm delighted & thrilled to let you guys know that Sam Taylor-Johnson has agreed to direct the film of Fifty Shades of Grey," James Tweeted.

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Amy Adams, Keira Knightley, Jude Law & More Celebrate Film in Toronto | Amy Adams, Keira Knightley

Amy Adams, Keira Knightley, Jude Law & More Celebrate Film in Toronto

Originally posted 09/09/2012 12:15PM

That's one full house!

The Soho House celebrated the second day of the Toronto Film Festival on Friday with parties for Imogene, The Master and Anna Karenina.

Trudie Styler was one of the first guests to arrive. Wearing a white dress, Styler – who co-produced Imogene – sipped on a Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktail and happily greeted Kristen Wiig and Darren Criss, who star in the film.

Upstairs, The Master star Amy Adams arrived in an elegant black dress and spent most of the party chatting with guests.

Julianne Moore was also spotted mingling with guests and relaxing after a busy day of festival activities.

Meanwhile at the Anna Karenina bash, Keira Knightley – who wore a black Elie Saab Haute Couture gown – spent most of the evening talking with costar Aaron Johnson and his wife, filmmaker Sam Taylor Wood.



Nearby, Jude Law enjoyed a Grey Goose cocktail as he laughed with friends.

On Saturday, Soho House hosted an event following the premiere of Silver Linings Playbook: The film's star Bradley Cooper held court on a corner couch, snacking and chatting with other guests.

Chris O'Dowd and new wife, Dawn Porter were also in attendance and enjoyed seafood salads, meatballs and other light fare.

Woody Harrelson happily posed for photos with fans, while Alexander Skarsgard enjoyed a beer with female friend.

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul – in town to promote Smashed – also made the scene, chatting with fans and fellow stars alike. He even recounted when he and fiancé Lauren Parsekian saw Sally Field on a recent flight and "were completely starstruck," says a source. "But she had the same reaction toward him!" Who wouldn't?

Also in the club: Happy couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, who hung out with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And Glee star Chord Overstreet, who was sporting a hat, chatted up Krasinski a bit.


– Kristin Boehm and Lesley Messer

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Aaron Johnson Marries Sam Taylor-Wood

UpdatePosted 06/22/2012 09:00PM

Aaron Johnson Marries Sam Taylor-Wood

Originally posted 06/22/2012 05:45PM

Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson have taken their romance to the next level.

The couple, who have been together since meeting on the set of Taylor-Wood's directorial debut Nowhere Boy and got engaged in October 2009, were married on Thursday in Somerset, England, they confirm to the Associated Press.

Taylor-Wood wore a dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, while Johnson wore a suit by Tom Ford. Both husband and wife will now use the surname Taylor-Johnson.

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Aaron Johnson, Sam Taylor-Wood Expecting Second Child

Aaron Johnson, Sam Taylor-Wood Expecting Second Child

Originally posted 07/29/2011 05:00PM

Aaron Johnson is getting ready to pull double-daddy duty – his fiancée, filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood, is expecting the couple's second child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The Kick-Ass star, 21, and Taylor-Wood, 44, whose romance raised eyebrows because of their 23-year age difference, are already the proud parents of a baby girl, Wylda Rae, who just turned 1.

After stepping out together as a couple last spring, Johnson defended their relationship. "I've got a wonderful woman. I'm an old soul, and she's a young soul."

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It's a Girl for Kick Ass Actor and 43-Year-Old Fiancée

It's a Girl for Kick Ass Actor and 43-Year-Old Fiancée

Originally posted 07/08/2010 05:25PM

Kick Ass actor Aaron Johnson and his fiancée Sam Taylor-Wood – whose romance made headlines because of their 23-year age difference – are now the proud parents of a baby girl.

Taylor-Wood, 43, a filmmaker and the 20-year-old British actor welcomed Wylda Rae to the world on Wednesday in London, their rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The couple, who met in 2009 on the set of her directorial debut, Nowhere Boy, raised eyebrows when they first stepped out together at a premiere earlier in the year. Taylor-Wood is already a mother of two from an 11-year marriage to art dealer Jay Jopling.



"I've got a wonderful woman," Johnson said in April. "I'm an old soul and she's a young soul."

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Kick-Ass Actor's Fiancée Defends Their 24-Year Age Gap

Kick-Ass Actor's Fiancée Defends Their 24-Year Age Gap

Originally posted 04/27/2010 12:55PM

Teenage Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson's fiancée, who is 24 years his senior, doesn't care if people are shocked by their age difference – and says it's "sexist" to even make it an issue.

"The amount of men I know with the same age gap [with younger women] that we have – how come no one says anything about that?" Sam Taylor-Wood tells Harper's Bazaar in its April issue. "It's totally sexist. I try to ignore it."

The British artist and filmmaker adds: "I've made lots of big decisions in my life that have shocked people. I've never really thought of other people's opinions, so why start now?"

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Kick-Ass Star Aaron Johnson's Surprising Romance with Woman Twice His Age

Kick-Ass Star Aaron Johnson's Surprising Romance with Woman Twice His Age

Originally posted 04/25/2010 09:00AM

Newcomer Aaron Johnson has a lot of reasons to smile. His superhero film Kick-Ass was the number one movie at the box office last weekend, and off screen he's engaged to be married to his seven-months-pregnant fiancée, British artist Sam Taylor-Wood.

Life could not be any better – if only his relationship with his onetime director wasn't raising so many eyebrows.

At 43, Taylor-Wood is 24 years older than Johnson and already a mother of two from an 11-year marriage to art dealer Jay Jopling. Despite the age difference and existing family, Johnson is madly in love. "I've got a wonderful woman," says the 19-year-old. "She's lovely and she's a fantastic mother."

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