Fifty Shades Director Says 'No' to Next Installment, Is Done 

Fifty Shades of Grey Director Sam Taylor-Johnson told Deadline she will not be returning to direct the sequel. We previously reported Taylor-Johnson and Fifty Shades author E.L. James sparred a bit over the film's artistic vision, and it's unclear how much their beef impacted this decision. » 3/25/15 11:15pm Wednesday 11:15pm

Contractors Aren't Quite Done With 50 Shades 'Sex Room' in Cut SNL Skit

In an SNL clip that was cut for time this week, Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele is surprised to find that Christian's playroom renovations are a bit behind schedule. Instead, she meets contractors Nico and Sal Renzetti, who assure her: "We're putting together a real nice sex room for you, miss." » 3/03/15 10:10am 3/03/15 10:10am

'Why Not Take a Nap?': 11 Reasons I Will Not See 50 Shades, By a Mom

What happens when you invite your mom to see 50 Shades of Grey? (Well, first of all, don't ever do that.) Here's one way it might go down, from Jez reader Heather: "I invited my mom to go see 'Fifty Shades' for a project I'm working on, but she declined. Not only did she decline, she declined in listicle form." » 2/13/15 6:15pm 2/13/15 6:15pm

Theaters Ask That You Leave Whips at Home When You See Fifty Shades

There's only a week left before Fifty Shades of Grey descends on cinemas everywhere, and the people running the movie theaters have become a little concerned that customers will be bringing more than just their imaginations to the film. AMC Theaters is already preparing for this by inviting fans to come to the movie… » 2/06/15 11:45am 2/06/15 11:45am

Watch John Oliver Audition For the Sexxxy Lead in Fifty Shades of Grey

John Oliver, sexy British man thanks to his humor, dimples and general Britishness, has thrown his hat into the ring to play 50 Shades of Grey's sex bomb Christian Grey. In fact, he's pretty good ... if you like bespectacled sarcastic thin men because of their humor, dimples and general Britishness. » 1/26/15 9:30am 1/26/15 9:30am

Fifty Shades Getting All Your Fave Musicians Into Bondage, Rough Sex

The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack is hot as HEAAAYYYLL, and as its accompanying videos roll out, there is something we've noticed: this music is getting all your fave musicians in the MOOD. To do something NAUGHTY. To their OWN MUSIC. Terius "The-Dream" Nash's "Kelly's '12 Play'" this ain't. » 1/22/15 5:50pm 1/22/15 5:50pm

Watch The Roots Lose Their Shit Over the '50 Shades' Trailer

Everyone's buzzing about the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, because Fifty Shades isn't so much a work of fiction as a culture-wide essay prompt. Easily the best take is this bit from Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show, who filmed The Roots reacting to a remixed version—with a scary scream-y face added. » 7/30/14 11:00am 7/30/14 11:00am

The Most Glorious Few Seconds of Kathie Lee and Hoda Ever

As previously discussed, Beyoncé has been tapped to record a new version of "Crazy In Love" for the movie Fifty Shades of Grey. On The Today Show Thursday, Hoda and Kathie Lee took it upon themselves to watch the trailer (again) and channel their inner sex goddesses, culminating in the most glorious few seconds of… » 7/24/14 12:40pm 7/24/14 12:40pm

​Beyoncé Teases 50 Shades of Grey Trailer with "Crazy in Love" Cover

Because Beyoncé really does run the world, yesterday the Chosen One posted a teaser of the trailer for the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie to her Instagram. It features all of four shots of movie footage before ending with her super sultry cover of everyone's favorite part of "Crazy in Love" with all the "uh ohs." » 7/20/14 12:00pm 7/20/14 12:00pm

​Jezebel's Advent Calendar of Crap, Day 1: Fifty Shades of Grey

Perhaps you are familiar with the holiday tradition of the advent calendar, with each new day until Christmas containing some sort of treat (or, if your parents were religious sticklers, a verse from the Book of Luke). But, of course, Jezebel is a palace of heresy, so instead we're presenting you with an advent… » 12/02/13 3:30pm 12/02/13 3:30pm

How Much Weird Sex Can the Fifty Shades Movie Even Show?

We're all VERY excited about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, as the chance to see some real live fake sex on the big screen just doesn't come often enough. To that end, we're also very concerned that some of the best real live fake sex from the book won't make it on to the big screen, as the filmmakers have indicated » 9/09/13 6:00pm 9/09/13 6:00pm