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

Big Sean Releases Album, Naya Rivera Announces Plans to Release a Baby

In very exciting baby news, Naya Rivera—of Glee and The View—has announced that she and husband Ryan Dorsey are expecting their first child. Get pumped, everyone, because she is going to say the best (read: nuttiest) shit about pregnancy and motherhood. » 2/25/15 10:30am 2/25/15 10:30am

E.L. James Wants to Write Second Fifty Shades Script, Ruin Everything

Oh crap! If you enjoyed the first installment of Fifty Shades of Grey on the big screen, you're going to be a little upset at this news: The woman who wrote the terrible books now wants to write the terrible screenplays and ruin all your sexy fun by making the dialogue even more wooden and stilted than ever. » 2/19/15 10:30pm 2/19/15 10:30pm

Fifty Shades Made a Whole Lot of Money This Weekend

Fifty Shades of Grey made a godalmighty fortune this weekend, hoovering up $81.7 million at the box office. That makes it the biggest President's Day weekend opener ever, beating 2010's Valentine's Day. » 2/16/15 12:50pm 2/16/15 12:50pm

This Is Your Brain on the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy 

Gleefully shitting on Fifty Shades of Grey became its own pastime as soon as the books started climbing up bestseller lists. But as easy as it is to lambast a trilogy of books written from the standpoint of a sexual idiot savant with a fifth-grade reading level, there's something smarmy and inauthentic about knocking… » 2/12/15 11:50am 2/12/15 11:50am

Women Don't Like 'Salacious Slang,' Says E.L. James

Writing is hard work—no doubt about it. And writing about sex can be, no pun intended, even harder. But keeping that sex writing "classy and tasteful"? Well, that's a whole other ball game, says Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James. » 2/11/15 2:00pm 2/11/15 2:00pm

Who at Universal Is Throwing E.L. James Under the Bus?

While E.L. James reasonably takes the full blame for the Fifty Shades of Grey books, can she also take the full blame for the (what's likely to be) terrible quality of the movie? Certain people at Universal certainly want you to think so. » 2/05/15 4:10pm 2/05/15 4:10pm

No Fifty Shades of Grey for British #Teens

Nobody under the age of 18 will be admitted to UK showings of Fifty Shades of Grey. Serious question: Does anybody under the age of 18 want to see Fifty Shades of Grey? Pretty sure kids who grew up on the Internet probably think spanking and blindfolds are, like, so passé. » 2/02/15 11:50am 2/02/15 11:50am

Fifty Shades Writer Tried to Make Sure Movie Sucks as Much as the Book

Behind the making of every film is a powerful clash of egos; what makes the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie something of an anomaly is that those egos belong to women. » 1/22/15 11:50am 1/22/15 11:50am

Is This Random Italian Dude the Real Christian Grey?

It's perfectly natural to wonder about the inspiration for a character like Christian Grey. Is it purely Edward Cullen? Perhaps E.L. James' husband has hidden talents? All the author will say in a FAQ on her website is, "Now that would be telling…" » 2/10/14 11:00am 2/10/14 11:00am

The Fifty Shades Movie Will Be 'Tamer' Than The Book? BORING.

Pretty sure not a single person read Fifty Shades of Grey for anything other than the raunch. And yet, it seems the movie will be a toned-down adaptation. Then why bother? » 1/21/14 6:20pm 1/21/14 6:20pm

Fifty Shades of Grey Wine Wants You to Drink It. Now. Faster.

In this life, we can wear many hats. E.L. James is not only a fan of dirty dirty sex writing, she's also a vino aficionado. The scandalous (?) author is launching a collection of wines inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, and they're coming (sorry) to an Albertsons near you. » 9/25/13 9:30am 9/25/13 9:30am

The UK Is Amassing a Graveyard of Unrecyclable Fifty Shades Paperbacks

Fifty Shades of Grey — the best-selling book in British history, if your brain can even process such a statement — is no longer the buzzworthy bestseller it was back in the summer of our cultural innocence (2012). Sales might pick up again when the already disappointing movie hits theaters in 2014, but then again,… » 9/05/13 11:55pm 9/05/13 11:55pm

The Fifty Shades Movie Has Bound and Gagged Its Two Leads

You're staring into the bright, beautiful faces of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Dakota Johnson (of Social Network semi-renown) and Charlie Hunnam (of robot vs. giant lizards fame) have been cast as the leads in movie adaptation of EL James's extremely popular Fifty Shades of Grey. » 9/02/13 12:40pm 9/02/13 12:40pm

Justin Bieber Banned From Indoor Skydiving Spot for Being a Shithead

To your chagrin, the gum-snapping, Jnco-pants-wearing Icarus known as Justin Bieber has not yet flown into the sun. In fact, Biebs' reign of terror has now expanded well beyond the Greater Los Angeles area. He and his Little Rascals were banned for life from Las Vegas Indoor Skydiving after being disrespectful brats.… » 6/25/13 9:00am 6/25/13 9:00am

Fifty Shades of Making It Rain at Random House: E.L. James Is…

Not only was E.L. James' cult sadomasochistic masterwork Fifty Shades of Grey far and above the bestselling Random House title this year, it single-handedly helped keep Random House parent company Bertelsmann maintain overall group profit levels despite stagnant conditions in its TV, magazine, and music publishing… » 3/26/13 3:50pm 3/26/13 3:50pm

E.L. James' New Book Will Teach You How to Write Erotica

Want to write about someone taking a steamy dump on your chesticles? Well, you're in luck, because E.L. James is set to release a journal/how-to book that schools you in the fine art of leaving it all on the page. You'll scribble down the desires of your inner goddess in an instructional novela that's sure to set your… » 3/13/13 10:00am 3/13/13 10:00am

Universal, E.L. James Sue Adult Film Company Behind Unimaginative 50…

As far as I'm concerned, making a porn parody of 50 Shades of Grey seems kind of redundant (wouldn't you rather see something unexpected like Good Night and Good Fuck or Black Hawk Pants Down or I'm Argo-ing To Come All Over You?) but happened nevertheless: 50 Shades of Grey: The XXX Adaptation. And although the… » 12/01/12 12:30pm 12/01/12 12:30pm

Wife Reads Fifty Shades of Grey, Divorces Husband for Not Being Erotic…

You've heard it all before: Relationship totally 100% healthy and not headed for doom in any way; wife picks up dirty book for a little light beach reading; WIFE FUCKING LOVES IT; wife buys erotic underpants and wiggles around in front of husband; husband does crossword puzzle; wife demands intercourse and naughty… » 11/13/12 4:40pm 11/13/12 4:40pm