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Sam Taylor-Johnson Covers Red, Reveals "Hardest Thing" About Directing Fifty Shades of Grey

23 January 2015 7:56 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sam Taylor-Johnson knew directing Fifty Shades of Grey, the movie, would be quite an undertaking. She understood, too, that the film, based on the first book of E.L. James' erotic trilogy, had a very enthusiastic, built-in fan base, so rest assured: She made every effort to stay true to the book on the big screen! "I've practically eaten it," Taylor-Johnson, 47, tells Red magazine's March issue. "I have read it over and over." She admits she had to set some hard limits when it came to keeping creative control. "I want to protect my vision and that's the hardest thing," she says. "There are so many voices. You have to try and keep all those people at bay. You think, you »

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson Get Intimate in Ellie Goulding’s New Video

22 January 2015 11:28 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Music video for “Love Me Like You Do” features extensive scenes from the upcoming film adaptation of E.L. James’ bestseller

Trailers and clips from “Fifty Shades of Grey” have been hitting the Internet for a while now, but Ellie Goulding serves up some new snippets from the highly-anticipated new film in her music video for “Love Me Like You Do,” from the film’s soundtrack.

As Goulding makes her way through an opulent house, and a couple of ballroom dancers share some rather intimate moves, fans are treated to extensive clips from the film, including a dance scene between stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. »

- Jason Hughes

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Selling Romance Over Whips Is Working

22 January 2015 8:54 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Steamy Jamie Dornan-Dakota Johnson adaptation is tracking for a Valentine’s opening north of $45 million

Persuading moviegoers to view “Fifty Shades of Grey” more as a romance rather than “mommy porn” has been a primary goal of the film’s marketers. And it’s working, if the pre-release box-office tracking that came online Thursday is on the money.

Focus Features and Universal Pictures’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” is heading for an opening north of $45 million when it rolls out on Friday, Feb. 13, Those are early numbers and could well rise before the Valentine’s Day debut. It’s »

- Todd Cunningham

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Dakota Johnson Strips Down to Hang Up in The Weeknd’s ‘Earned It’ Music Video

22 January 2015 8:29 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director of the upcoming movie, also directed the music video

Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson is on full display in The Weeknd’s new music video for his single “Earned It,” which is on the highly anticipated movie’s soundtrack.

Not only is she stripped down, she’s hung up on the ceiling by ropes dangling her just above the R&B crooner’s funky head of hair.

Also Read: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Joins Facebook, Verizon on ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Top Sexual Exploiters

Sam Taylor-Johnson, the filmmaker who directed the Feb. 13 Universal Pictures release, »

- Greg Gilman

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'Fifty Shades' Meets 'Twilight' -- Jamie Dornan and Robert Pattinson are Friends!

22 January 2015 3:37 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Edward Cullen and Christian Grey are buddies!

To the delight of Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey fans everywhere, Jamie Dornan revealed that he has a budding bromance with Robert Pattinson. "I don't remember what we talked about the last time I saw him," Dornan told Variety when asked about his friendship with the Twilight heartthrob. "I think we just got drunk."

News: Dakota Johnson Gets Tied Up in The Weeknd's Fifty Shades of Grey Video

The Fifty Shades of Grey star says he met Pattinson, 28, after he wrapped filming on the erotic book-turned-movie. As fans of both franchises know, E.L. James wrote Fifty Shades as a piece of Twilight fan fiction, and reportedly wanted Edward Cullen himself (Pattinson) to take on the leading role of S&M enthusiast Christian Grey.

Video: The Iconic Fifty Shades of Grey Scene that Didn't Make the Cut

That being said, Dornan is insistent on differentiating between the two movies. "By the »

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Jamie Dornan and Robert Pattinson Are Friends, "Got Drunk" During Last Hangout

22 January 2015 1:48 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Hot bromance! In surprising news that will leave fans swooning, Jamie Dornan revealed in a new interview that he's friends with fellow Brit Robert Pattinson. "I don't remember what we talked about the last time I saw him," Dornan, 32, said in Variety's upcoming cover story. "I think we just got drunk." The hunky duo first met after Dornan wrapped filming Fifty Shades of Grey. The Twilight alum, ironically, was author E L James' first choice for Christian Grey. But despite the funny coincidence, Dornan refuses to see [...] »

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Dakota Johnson Is All Tied Up In First Music Video From ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

21 January 2015 2:21 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I’m really not sure what’s going on in this music video from the upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey movie, but it sure gives us the kind of tone the filmmakers are going with for the adaptation of the E.L. James movie that hits cinemas next month.

Seductive. Sexy. Stringy. There are three words to describe it. Take a look at Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastacia in the film in this, the first music video from the soundtrack from The Weeknds, entitled ‘Earned It. The video, directed by the film’s helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson and shot by the cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, the vid show Johnson’s character all tangled up in some kind of weird ropey contraption.

The soundtrack hits on February 10th, with the film arriving four days later. Beyoncé, Jessie Ware, Sia, Ellie Goulding and many more also appear on the hit list.

Watch the sexy video for ‘Earned It’ below. »

- Paul Heath

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' TV Spot Features New Beyonce Song

21 January 2015 2:14 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Universal Pictures released the full track list for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, which debuts online and in retailers on February 10, just three days before the adaptation hits theaters February 13. Today, the studio has released a new TV spot, which showcases one of the songs on this soundtrack, Beyonc&#233 Knowles' "Haunted." We also get some new footage, which may hint at the "unusual behavior" cited by the MPAA when they handed out an R rating earlier this month.

Based on the hit novel by E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey centers on the love affair that heats up between two polar opposites, 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and innocent college student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). Fifty Shades of Grey spawned two novel sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, with the trilogy selling over 70 million copies worldwide in both print and e-book formats.

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"Fifty Shades of Grey" Director Reveals the One Gross-Out Scene That Won't Be In the Film!

21 January 2015 12:45 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Warning: This post will contain some explicit sexual language from E L James' incredibly popular "Fifty Shades of Grey." Proceed with caution!Fans are expecting a lot of things from the upcoming big screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- but there's at least one scene from the book we now know won't be in the film.In a new interview with Variety, director Sam Taylor-Johnson reveals they never even shot the book's infamous tampon scene. "It was never even discussed," she says.Haven't read the book? Here's the passage in question below ... and yes, it's pretty graphic."His breathing is ragged, matching mine. 'When did you start your period, Anastasia?' ... He reaches between my legs and pulls on the blue string and gently takes my tampon out and tosses it into the nearby toilet. Holy f**k. And then he's inside me."Yeah, probably for the »

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‘Fifty Shades’ Star On His Friendship With Robert Pattinson

21 January 2015 12:29 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Calling all “Twilight” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans: Christian Grey has had dinner with Edward Cullen.

Jamie Dornan, who headlines the upcoming Focus Features adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling novel, opened up to Variety about spending some time with Robert Pattinson.

They became friends after Dornan filmed “Fifty Shades” last year, a role that Pattinson reportedly turned down. Pattinson’s performance as Edward in the “Twilight” films helped inspire James to write “Fifty Shades,” which has sold 100 million copies worldwide.

“I’ve been around Rob long enough to see what it’s been like for him,” Dornan says in the cover story from this week’s issue of Variety. “I don’t know if it’s been a benefit to witness that. Whatever that is.”

Dornan then added: “By the way, it’s not the same thing. We’re not the ‘Twilight’ franchise. We’re a different thing. Whatever my situation is, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Which Scene Won't Appear in the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie?

21 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Like any movie based on a book, not all details from the original make it into the film adaptation. And such is the case for E L James's Fifty Shades of Grey, out Feb. 13. The most notable moment fans won't see on the silver screen: the infamous tampon scene between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. "It didn't make it into the movie," director Sam Taylor-Johnson told Variety. "It was never even discussed." One of the movie's producers, Michael De Luca, defended the choice to leave out the interaction between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson's characters in which he »

- Dana Rose Falcone, @DanaRoseFalcone

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Which Scene Won't Appear in the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie?

21 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Like any movie based on a book, not all details from the original make it into the film adaptation. And such is the case for E L James's Fifty Shades of Grey, out Feb. 13. The most notable moment fans won't see on the silver screen: the infamous tampon scene between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. "It didn't make it into the movie," director Sam Taylor-Johnson told Variety. "It was never even discussed." One of the movie's producers, Michael De Luca, defended the choice to leave out the interaction between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson's characters in which he »

- Dana Rose Falcone, @DanaRoseFalcone

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Q&A: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Author E.L. James

21 January 2015 10:55 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Author E.L. James was a producer on the film that was made from her bestseller. With Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh, she discussed Jamie Dornan’s performance, why she chose Universal’s Focus Features to make the film, and whether or not the movie’s mix of plot and sex left her, uh, satisfied.

Ramin Setoodeh: Were you familiar with Jamie Dornan’s work when his name came up as a possibility to star in “Fifty Shades”? And why did you think he would be a good fit to play Christian?

E.L. James: I first saw Jamie onscreen in May 2013 when he played the terrifying Paul Spector in the BBC crime series “The Fall.” It was long before pre-production or casting for “Fifty Shades,” but he struck me at the time as a real contender for Christian Grey. He’s certainly good-looking enough, but it was his intensity that »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Will 'Fifty Shades' Include Infamous Tampon Scene?

21 January 2015 10:02 AM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

The "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie pulled the plug on the infamous tampon scene.

In the E L James book of the same name, there's a much-talked about moment where billionaire Christian Grey wants to have sex with paramour Anastasia Steele, but she shies away because she's on her period.

For those not familiar with the scene, or if you're dying to know what happens, we'll let our friends over at MTV.com enlighten you.

 

Photos: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Hunk Jamie Dornan

Unfortunately, or fortunately, the tampon-pulling scene will not be in the upcoming ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Ryan Guzman on Being ‘Nervous’ Shooting ‘Boy Next Door’ Sex Scene With Jennifer Lopez, ‘Fifty Shades’ Audition (Video)

21 January 2015 10:01 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“It wasn’t actually so clear in the original script. It was just like one line that said ‘intimate scene,’ or ‘sex scene,'” Guzman says during...

Ryan Guzman revealed how he landed the steamy role opposite Jennifer Lopez in thriller “The Boy Next Door,” and at first he actually thought it was a joke.

“One of my commercial agents actually reached out to my manager saying that Jennifer Lopez wants me to do a table read,” Guzman said. “I, of course, thought it was a prank so I hung up … quite a few times.”

The 27-year-old actor stopped by »

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The Iconic 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Scene that Didn't Make the Cut

21 January 2015 9:36 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Well, here's one piece of news that's sure to disappoint plenty of die-hard fans of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey.

In a new interview with Variety, director Sam Taylor-Johnson reveals that one of the more infamous sex scenes in the book -- in which Christian Grey pulls a tampon out of Anastasia Steele's body -- is not featured in the final film.

“It didn’t make it into the movie,” Taylor-Johnson says. “It was never even discussed."

Watch: The Second, Even Sexier Trailer for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Not surprisingly given the scene's graphic -- and let's face it, a little gross -- nature, the producers decided it was best of the film didn't go there.

“The book needed to put you in Ana’s shoes to be a successful experience,” producer Michael De Luca tells the outlet. “A lot of it was very literal. The movie didn’t need to do that »

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Joins Facebook, Verizon on ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Top Sexual Exploiters

21 January 2015 8:42 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The book and movie “glamorize and legitimate violence against women through sexual violence, abuse of power, female inequality, and coercion,” according to the National Center...

Fifty Shades of Grey” is, predictably, one of the 12 leading contributors to sexual exploitation in America, according to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

“This bestselling series and film glamorize and legitimate [Sic] violence against women through sexual violence, abuse of power, female inequality, and coercion,” the organization, formerly known as Morality in Media, wrote in its annual “Dirty Dozen” list. “Help us inform mainstream pop culture and news outlets that are promoting the material and the abusive lifestyle it promotes. »

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' director cut the book's most talked-about scene

21 January 2015 7:53 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

For fans of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey, there are many memorable scenes that will play out on the big screen: Ana and Christian's introduction, his visit to the hardware store, their first night in the Red Room of Pain. However, there is one scene that readers won't get to see—though odds are that many fans won't be upset about the omission. Fifty Shades director Sam Taylor-Johnson told Variety that the now-infamous scene in which Christian removes Ana's tampon so that the couple can have sex will not be in the film. "It was never even discussed, »

- Samantha Highfill

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Fifty Shades Of Grey Cut Out The Book's Most Vulgar Scene, Here's Why

21 January 2015 6:56 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

What do you get when you cross Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and a tampon? An eye-popping scene that didn.t make it into the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, that.s what. With every book-to-movie adaptation there are bound to be a handful of moments that didn.t fit into the script, and the movie based on E.L. James. Bdsm love story decided to forego one of the more graphic scenes of the entire book. In an interview with Variety, Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson said her team never even discussed filming the tampon moment, and producer Michael De Luca shed a bit more light as to the reasoning. The book needed to put you in Ana.s shoes to be a successful experience. A lot of it was very literal. The movie didn.t need to do that. It.s a completely different medium. For those »

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Which Key Sex Scene Isn't In 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?

21 January 2015 6:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There is a lot of sex in "Fifty Shades of Grey," the book. There won't be quite as much in "Fifty Shades of Grey," the movie.

Though the idea of an Nc-17 version floated around, the finished movie is rated R for "strong sexual content" and "unusual behavior." And the script was even toned down from early drafts.

"There was a sense there was way too much sex," director Sam Taylor-Johnson told Variety. "The story, of course, is of equal importance. We tried to balance the narrative correctly, so one doesn't feel like it's drowning the other."

One infamous sex scene that stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson won't be portraying? Let's just say it involves a tampon. Including it "was never even discussed," Taylor-Johnson revealed.

Though author E.L. James fought to include as many original details from her book as possible, she ultimately gave her thumbs up to the »

- Kelly Woo

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