Fingers crossed, Fifty Shades fans!
Marcia Gay Harden, who plays Christian Grey’s adoptive mother in the popular erotic saga, says she’s down to reprise her role if the fourth book in the series, Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey As Told by Christian, ever makes it to the big screen.
“I’m trying to now think about, ‘What would Christian’s point of view be. Would mom even be in it?’ ” she tells People. “She rescued him. She was a doctor, she rescued him … I don’t know. Would I be in it? Yeah, sure. I’m game.”
- Char Adams
The bored housewife embarking on an affair has always been a staple of erotic thrillers from Dtv classics such as Animal Instincts (1992) and Secret Games (1992) to more mainstream fare like Unfaithful (2002) – these sexually frustrated women, tired of being ignored by their workaholic husbands decide to go out and have some fun. Not merely being erotic films, the thriller element kicked in when the leading ladies found themselves out of their depth and their fooling around came back to bite them.
Taking inspiration from such predecessors, 2017’s British production, Darker Shades of Elise finds Becky Fletcher’s title character beginning a torrid affair with a photographer, Felix (Arron Blake), after she strongly suspects that her husband (Tommy Vilés) is also cheating. What begins as a kinky fling beginning with simple transgressions such as making love whilst Elise’s husband is in the next room, spirals out of control as Felix starts »
- Gulfam Ahmed
“I didn’t know if he was just ‘in that zone’ or if he genuinely didn’t like me.”
The Newcastle-born actor rocketed to international fame after landing the lead in FX’s Sons Of Anarchy, the network’s highest-rated series to date, and has since become a star on the big screen despite dropping out of Fifty Shades Of Grey - something he “still feels bad about”.
Hunnam has two major films out in the next few months; James Gray’s biopic of British explorer Percy Fawcett The Lost City Of Z, and Guy Ritchie’s big budget King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, set for release in May.
We sat down with the actor during the Berlin Film Festival, when The Lost City Of Z screened out of competition, to discuss »
Gwyneth Paltrow's second annual Goop sex issue is here, and as expected, it's all sorts of over-the-top amazing.
The 44-year-old actress' lifestyle brand focuses on anal sex this time around, and features a brand new line of expensive "goop-approved" pleasuring products in the "Get-It-On" shop.
Watch: Gwyneth Paltrow Recommends $15K Gold Sex Toy in Goop's First-Ever Sex Issue
According to the site's sex guide, which includes a Q&A segment with research psychoanalyst and author Paul Joannides, Psy. D., "If anal turns you on, you are definitely not alone."
"In the 80s, I remember hearing from a friend that he had a videotape of anal porn. This seemed shocking at the time," Joannides explained. "I'm not sure there are too many middle schoolers today who would be shocked or even surprised to watch anal sex on Pornhub or Xhamster. I'd say that by 2005, porn had totally blurred the distinction between a woman's anus and vagina."
When Charlie Hunnam backed out of starring as Christian Grey in 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey,” due to what Universal cited as a scheduling conflict with his FX motorcycle drama “Sons Of Anarchy,” fans of E. L. James’ erotic romance novel were left wondering what really happened. Now, in an interview with Elle Magazine, the actor has opened up about the film he passed on.
“I haven’t,” the actor answered when asked if he had seen the films. “I developed a friendship with [‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ director Sam Taylor-Johnson], but that was a somewhat traumatic experience for me. I didn’t want to open that wound.”
The actor also opened up about filming sex scenes. “I try to be sensitive to the fact that we’re doing something intimate, but also keep a clear boundary, »
- Yoselin Acevedo
After two weeks of speculation, Jim Gianopulos’s ascent to the top of Paramount Pictures as Chairman and CEO appears to be close to being made official by the studio’s corporate parent, Viacom Inc. — putting the flagging studio in the hands of an industry veteran known for working collegially with talent, agents and business executives in the insular community that is Hollywood.
A deal could be announced as soon as this week. Reps for both Gianopulos and Viacom declined to comment.
Initially, Viacom wanted to impose too many controls on Gianopulos, but he pushed back, according to people familiar with the negotiations. Instead, it is understood that Viacom has walked that back and is expected to give Gianopulos full greenlight authority for movies costing up to $100 million. He will replace Brad Grey, who was pushed out at Paramount last month after 12 years running the studio.
Gianopulos has also been »
- James Rainey and Brent Lang
Alright, I’ve kept quite about Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades of “gimme a break” for long enough. When I found this out today I felt it was finally time to say something: In 50 days, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will unleash Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, plunging fans even deeper into the mesmerizing, hidden world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, as the year’s hottest romance comes home on Digital HD on April 25, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, on May 9, 2017. E L James’ best-selling book
Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition Should Have No Appeal to Anyone »
- Nat Berman
Go deeper into the worldwide phenomenon of Fifty Shades Darker when it arrives on Digital HD April 25 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 9 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition comes equipped with over 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus content, deleted scenes and features an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming release of Fifty Shades Freed.
The countdown begins for one of the most highly anticipated home entertainment debuts of the year. In 50 days, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will unleashFifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, plunging fans even deeper into the mesmerizing, hidden world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, as the year’s hottest romance comes home on Digital HD on April 25, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand, on May »
- Tom Stockman
Kirsten Howard Mar 31, 2017
From The Shining to I Origins, these are just some of the worst offenders when it comes to moving between floors...
This article contains spoilers for just about every film on its list.
I don’t know when it started exactly.
When I was very young, it was fine. I maybe even enjoyed getting on an elevator and being whisked off, but somewhere in the timeline of my life, something changed. I began to dread stepping onto one. My heart would pound, a cold sweat would creep down my neck and my breath would quicken.
“What’s wrong?” a bemused acquaintance would ask as we were about to embark.
“Oh! Nothing, really,” I’d respond as casually as I could for someone suddenly about to lose control of their bowels. “I just thought I might take the stairs. Bit of exercise, you know.”
“But it…it’s 18 flights, »
Wondering when you can watch Fifty Shades Darker in the comfort of your own home? Universal Pictures has announced that the latest Fifty Shades of Grey film will be available on Digital HD on April 25 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on May 9. In addition to the extended, unrated version of Fifty Shades Darker, you'll get a sneak peek at the final film, Fifty Shades Freed, and a behind-the-scenes look at Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson on the set. Take a look at the clip now, and check out the whole cast of Fifty Shades Freed. »
- Maggie Pehanick
When The Originals (finally!) returns for its fourth season on Friday (The CW, 8/7c), fans will quickly discover that Marcel has gained a substantial lead in the show’s ongoing game of thrones.
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“It’s going pretty well,” Charles Michael Davis tells TVLine of his character’s “smooth reign” over New Orleans, adding that it’s a “nice change of pace from when Klaus was in charge.”
Speaking of Klaus, you can expect lots of delicious tension between him and Marcel during the premiere, much of which »
There's crying, and then there's movie crying. For whatever reason, there's truly no environment better situated for blubbering than being seated in front of a screen. Whether it's a dark theater, your own living room or, best of all, on a brightly-lit plane as you are squeezed in like a sausage among 200 strangers. There's no cry like the movie cry. Nothing is more therapeutic, nothing is more freeing, nothing does more to make you question every life decision you've ever made. It's those times you think to yourself, here I am, watching Fifty Shades of Grey in 27E, bawling like a baby because Christian will never love Ana the way she needs to be loved, that really prompt »
Please know this: Much of the footage featured in this Sons Of Anarchy fan video was probably deeply unenjoyable for Charlie Hunnam, and Fifty Shades Of Grey would have been a real fucking drag if he had ended up starring in it. That’s because, as he revealed in an interview with Elle, he isn’t a fan of sex and/or kissing scenes due to being “profoundly germophobic.” So basically, he’s happy kissing his girlfriend and pretty much no one else. To elaborate on this fear, he told a traumatic story about a parasite that was going around when he was a youngster.
When I was maybe eight or nine, there was a parasite from dogs in the north of England that, if you ingested it, could turn you blind. We had a thing in schools to educate the kids about the importance of hygiene, specifically around dogs »
- Esther Zuckerman
Charlie Hunnam has simulated sex with some of the most beautiful actresses in the world — and chances are he was hating every second of it.
Hunnam isn’t the only actor to admit that movie sex isn’t as steamy as it seems, but his aversion to getting down and dirty with his costars goes way beyond the rote awkwardness of the situation.
For starters, his longtime girlfriend Morgana McNelis is not a fan of watching him get intimate with other women. But perhaps even more importantly, as he tells Elle, “I’m also a germaphobe.”
He explains, “I’ve »
- Mike Miller
The Sons of Anarchy star was originally cast to play the lead role of Christian Grey in the wildly popular erotic books-turned-movie series, but pulled out of the project in October 2013. The studio said in a statement at the time that Hunnam's "immersive TV schedule [was] not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role." He was subsequently replaced by Jamie Dornan, who wrapped filming the Fifty Shades trilogy opposite Dakota Johnson in July.
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Nearly four years later, Hunnam admits that he's never seen Fifty Shades of Grey. "I developed a friendship with [director Sam Taylor-Johnson], but that was a somewhat traumatic experience for me," he tells Elle magazine. "I didn't want to open that wound."
This might have all been a blessing in disguise as the 36-year-old actor goes on »
In an interview with Elle magazine, Charlie Hunnam reveals he still hasn’t seen any of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movies after he gave up the role of Christian Grey, which went to Jamie Dornan. “I developed a friendship with [the movie’s director, Sam Taylor-Johnson]. That was a somewhat traumatic experience for me,” the “Sons […] »
- Aynslee Darmon
In case Fifty Shades wasn't scandalous enough, let's add phobias to the mix. We all remember the uproar when English actor Charlie Hunnam was cast in the role of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie—and then backed out. Jamie Dornan agreed to take on the role after Hunnam's exit. Up until this point, Hunnam has maintained that he dropped out of making the movie because of a scheduling conflict, but it sounds a little more complicated than that to us. In a new interview for Elle's March issue, the Sons of Anarchy star spilled the beans on his Fifty Shades casting ordeal. When asked if he'd seen the finished movie, his answer was a resounding no. Why not? »
“Although he was very flattered and tempted, it ultimately wasn’t the right fit, and he has a great deal at Universal,” said a person familiar with De Luca’s thinking.
De Luca had been widely reported to be on the verge of joining Paramount as the No. 2 under a new chairman and CEO, presumed to be Jim Gianopulos.
De Luca, 51, was expected to take the title of vice-chairman and oversee production at the troubled studio, which has been mired in last place among the major studios for the last five years.
But Universal pressed hard to keep De Luca in its stable. He is considered one of the most prolific and respected producers working with the studio, guiding key projects like the “Fifty Shades of Grey” films. »
- James Rainey
Awestruck, the AwesomenessTV-run network that defines its audience as “millennial moms,” is gearing up to share its first original series. It has shared the trailer and release date for Confess, an adaptation of a romance novel that will arrive on Verizon’s Go90 platform on April 4th.
With Confess, Awestruck and co-producer Lifeboat Productions are taking an approach that mirrors that of Awestruck’s parent company. Just as is the case with most AwesomenessTV originals, the cast features a mix of traditional actors (Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper portray the two romantic leads) and digital media stars (look for Amy Pham and Brittany Furlan in supporting roles.) The show itself is also hyper-targeted to its primary audience. For AwesomenessTV originals, the viewers are teens, but for Awestruck, they’re moms. Therefore, Confess seems to have taken some stylistic pages out of the Fifty Shades of Grey book, if its trailer is to be believed. »
- Sam Gutelle
"I don’t really analyze our relationship," the 26-year-old actor tells Mr. Porter. "I just know that it works. I just feel secure and loved and safe."
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Aaron adds, "We have this very deep connection. We’re just in sync.”
The couple -- who married in 2012 -- have two daughters together, while Sam, 50, also has two girls from a previous relationship. Aaron gushes over what a "role model" she is in their family. "When they are young women, they’re going to be ready,” the Golden Globe winner says, praising his wife. “I mean, their mom is one of the strongest, most independent women I know."
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