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Must-Have Scenes for the FIFTY SHADES Movie

Aside from the obvious scenes we all want to see (aka the sex scenes) in the Fifty Shades movie, there are other moments in the book I really hope make it to the big screen. These are scenes that are so funny, so character revealing, or just so classic Fifty Shades I can’t imagine a film without them.  Below, my top five. 1. Ana interviews Christian Grey.  Ana is out of her depth when she stumbles – literally – into the office of billionaire mogul Christian Grey to conduct an interview. She is awkward and bungles things a bit, asking among other things “Are you gay, Mr. Grey?” But he is clearly taken with her. Why it belongs in the [...]

Jamie Dornan Wins Big at IFTA Awards

Jamie Dornan, aka Christian Grey, won in the best actor category for his role in The Fall at yesterday’s Irish Film and Television Academy awards. Around here, we all know he wins the award for “Actor We’re Most Looking Forward to Seeing In Love Scenes in February.” Until then, check out this pic of him and his gorgeous wife, Amelia Warner. (A tough act to follow, Dakotah!) Personally, I want to get my hands on copies of The Fall and also New Worlds. From what the press is saying about these two dramas, he’s got the acting chops to back up those Irish good looks. It’s looking promising for Fifty Shades. Jamie Dornan and wife Amelia Warner at the IFTA [...]

FIFTY SHADES: The Lines I Can’t Live Without

There’s a lot of excitement for the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film. As much as I’m looking forward to seeing Christian and Anastasia brought to life on the big screen, the book lover in me is already thinking about my favorite dialogue that I don’t want to see lost in translation. These are some lines I hope make the final cut: 1. “I thought you were a natural born submissive. But quite frankly, Anastasia, I’m not sure you have a submissive bone in your body.” – Christian Grey 2. “If you were mine, you wouldn’t be able to sit down for a week after the stunt you pulled yesterday.” – Christian Grey 3. “I’m not a hearts and flowers [...]

Fifty Shades Revealed

The first footage of Fifty Shades of Grey was revealed today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Universal debuted a clip showing Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey meeting for the very first time. The Hollywood Reporter says, “The clip showed leads Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele) and Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) meeting in Grey’s office (“Mr. Grey will see you now,” says the receptionist), in coffee shops, and the hardware store where Anastasia works, all familiar scenes from the book.” And, “While based on E.L. James’s erotic novel, the film looks to be more romantic than sexual. There was a brief glimpse of Johnson wearing a black blindfold in a red room, but most of the focus was on the couple’s courting ["courtship"]. [...]

How Jamie Dornan Gets in the Mood

Those lucky Brits – they get the royals and Jamie Dorman’s next on-screen project: While we have to wait until February to see Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades, they have the upcoming U.K. television series New Worlds.  But at least Americans can take credit for the source of his sexy inspiration. According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, Dornan said that he  watched a DVD marathon of Sex and the City to get himself in the mood to shoot racy sex scenes. Chalk one up for this side of the pond!


It’s only been a month since filming wrapped on Fifty Shades of Grey, but star Dakota Johnson already has her eye on her next role. Deadline Hollywood reports that the actress is in talks to play the love interest of Johnny Depp in the film Black Mass, the story of Irish mobster Whitey Bulger and FBI agent John Connolly. But Fifty Shades fans, don’t worry: Deadline also reports that she is slated to return for three – possibly four – future Fifty Shades movies. Who are you more excited to see her with onscreen, Jamie Dornan or Johnny Depp?

Motherly Love: Marcia Gay Harden and FIFTY SHADES

Mothers never get the attention they deserve, and the world of Fifty Shades of Grey is no exception. We’ve read a lot about Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, but what about the woman playing mama Grey, Marcia Gay Harden? The Oscar winning actress cast as Dr. Grace Trevelyan tells Entertainment Weekly she “shame read” the book in order to prepare for the role. Marcia, honey, the only shame is that you haven’t read it before now. But on a more positive note, she gives the thumbs up to the casting of her on-screen devilishly dominant son: “He’s beautiful. He’s chiseled beauty and the camera eats it up. He’s an Irish boy.” How’s that for motherly love?

Fifty Shades of Chicken

To celebrate National Poultry Day, we have a very special treat for you. From our friends over at The Recipe Club, we bring you the trailer and a recipe from our all-time favorite cookbook featuring sultry poultry.  If you loved Fifty Shades of Gray, you’ll devour Fifty Shades of Chicken—a great cookbook that sizzles in more ways than one. Read on for a short excerpt from the book, plus a recipe that’s just a little bit naughty.    And don’t forget to watch the trailer which we promise will put you in the mood…for chicken.  

Angelina Jolie on Fifty Shades Rumors

How close was Angelina Jolie to directing Fifty Shades of Grey? Back in 2012, before Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson were even considered for the main roles of Christian and Anastasia, there were reports that Angelina Jolie was in talks to direct the film adaptation of E.L. James’ bestselling novel.