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Fifty Shades Preview Makes Film Seem Surprisingly More Romantic Than Sexual

Fifty Shades Preview Makes Film Seem Surprisingly More Romantic Than Sexual

Originally posted 03/26/2014 05:15PM

Should the film adaptation of E L James's best-selling S&M-themed novel be called 50 Lighter Shades of Grey?

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It's Official: E L James Confirms Jamie Dornan Is Christian Grey | Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey: E L James Confirms Star Is Christian Grey

Originally posted 10/25/2013 10:40AM

It's official now.

Author E L James has confirmed previous reports that Jamie Dornan is set to play Christian Grey in the film adaptation of her erotic best-selling book Fifty Shades of Grey.

The author Tweeted her excitement Thursday, writing: "Stow your twitchy palms ladies?our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1."

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No Fifty Shades? No Problem! Charlie Hunnam Serves as Best Man at Wedding | Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam Serves as Best Man at Friend's Wedding

Originally posted 10/13/2013 04:00PM

Charlie Hunnam doesn't seem too upset about exiting Fifty Shades of Grey.

The same day Universal Pictures and Focus Features released a joint statement that the Sons of Anarchy actor and the "filmmakers of Fifty Shades of Grey ... have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam's immersive TV schedule," he served as the best man in a friend's wedding.

Hunnam, 33, "seemed in really good spirits and spent time with his closest friends and his girlfriend," a source tells PEOPLE. He gave a sentimental toast and longtime girlfriend Morgana McNelis caught the bouquet.

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Katie Couric's Romance Scores, While Fifty Shades Casting Angers | Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson, Katie Couric

Katie Couric's Romance Scores, While Fifty Shades Casting Angers

Originally posted 09/07/2013 10:00AM

Who doesn't love a love story with a happy ending? Katie Couric provided one this week with news of her engagement, and readers lapped it up.

Conversely, fans saw red over who'll play the leads once Fifty Shades of Grey hits the screen.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions this week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and wow.

To tell us what you think of what's going on in the news, go to the icons appearing at the bottom of every story and click on the appropriate reaction.

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Melanie Griffith Thrilled Her Daughter Dakota Johnson Will Be in 50 Shades

Melanie Griffith Thrilled Her Daughter Dakota Johnson Will Be in 50 Shades

Originally posted 09/03/2013 09:30AM

Melanie Griffith is 50 shades of delighted!

The actress spoke out Monday of her joy after author E L James revealed that Griffith and Don Johnson's daughter Dakota Johnson has been cast as Anastasia in the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey.

"My beautiful child Dakota has been chosen to play Anna Steele in 50 Shades," Griffith, 56, wrote on Twitter. "Look out world! Here she comes!!! #proudmama."

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It's Official: Dakota Johnson & Charlie Hunnam Cast in Fifty Shades

UpdatePosted 09/02/2013 03:00PM

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam Cast as Leads in Fifty Shades of Grey

Originally posted 09/02/2013 12:00PM

Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey have been waiting with bated breath to find out who would bring the erotic novel to life on the big screen.

Now, they know: On Monday, author E L James Tweeted, "I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey."

The daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, Johnson, 23, is a model-turned-actress who has been seen in The Social Network and the short-lived sitcom Ben and Kate.

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Check Out the Latest Casting Rumor for Fifty Shades of Grey | Charlie Hunnam

Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Rumor: Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam

Originally posted 08/23/2013 09:15AM

Is Grey going blond?

While the names of countless Hollywood stars have been bound to the leading roles in the film adaptation of E L James's mega-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, recent rumors tie two towheaded, younger actors to the project: Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam.

Johnson, 23 – daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith – is a former model who turned heads in The Social Network and the short-lived sitcom Ben and Kate.

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Sex Sells! Fifty Shades Author E L James Tops Forbes' List

Fifty Shades of Grey Author E L James Tops Forbes' Top-Earning Authors List

Originally posted 08/14/2013 07:30AM

E L James won't be saying "laters, baby" anytime soon.

The author of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has topped Forbes magazine's list of top-selling authors.

James earned an estimated $95 million from her kinky tale of romance between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele – which was originally written as fan fiction based on Twilight's vampire characters. (We hope James is sending Twilight author Stephenie Meyer a huge thank-you present.)

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Robert Pattinson & Fifty Shades of Grey Author E L James Party Together | Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson & Fifty Shades of Grey Author E L James Party Together

Originally posted 06/25/2013 06:00AM

Sounds like Robert Pattinson has got some friends in high places.

On Saturday night, the Twilight saga heartthrob hosted a party at his Los Feliz, Calif., home to celebrate Arbitrage director Nicholas Jarecki's 34th birthday.

Of the roughly 100 guests, the famous faces included Heather Graham, Ellen Page, Michelle Rodriguez, Sarah Roehmer and Emilie de Ravin, a source tells PEOPLE.

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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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