It isn’t just E.L. James raking in all of that Fifty Shades of Grey dough. Jennifer Pedroza, an elementary schoolteacher from Fort Worth, Texas, just won $11.5 million due to a lawsuit she filed against Amanda Hayward, her former business partner. The two women worked for the Writer’s Coffee Shop, which initially…
Serious question: Why are celebrities still doing Twitter Q&As? Especially controversial celebrities? Well, you can hop on #AskELJames and ask her, but she probably won’t answer, because she’s busy ignoring all the other questions she got today.
When Kelly Marcel was first signed on to write the script for the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation, she was excited. “I... agreed to read the book and read it and then, having read it, much like you, I was like, ‘Oh, this is a movie and it’s something really, really interesting,’” she told Bret Easton Ellis on his
Because here in America we use every part of every franchise, like a frontierswoman slaughtering a hog, come June 18 E.L. James is planning to release Grey, which is Fifty Shades rewritten from Christian’s perspective. (June 18 is, of course, Christian’s birthday, but I’m sure you knew that already.) However, British…
Here’s the first teaser for Fifty Shades Darker. How are they already filming this movie? Aren’t they still writing this movie? Regardless, can’t wait...
Niall Leonard, E.L. James’ husband, will be writing the screenplay for the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel. If you listen closely, you can hear Dakota Johnson screaming into her Cobb salad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…"
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?
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.
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,…