50 Shades of Grey

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Dad Accused of Raping Daughter Saved by Mention of 50 Shades

Barrister writes about the unusual case

(Newser) - Cathy McCulloch writes that as of last week, she hadn't read Fifty Shades of Grey ("honest!"). The barrister is intimately familiar with portions of it now, however, due to a case that she describes as "exceptional" in a blog post spotted by the Independent . Her... More »

Fifty Shades 'Reenactment' Lands Freshman in Jail

Felony sex assault charge after he tied up, beat partner

(Newser) - University of Illinois at Chicago freshman Mohammad Hossain, 19, is a student leader and athlete; he's also sitting in Cook County lockup on felony sex assault charges after what he says was a reenactment of a scene from Fifty Shades of Grey, reports the Chicago Tribune . The alleged Saturday... More »

Fifty Shades More Snoozefest Than Sexy

Critics rip apart Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey

(Newser) - The wait is over for EL James fans who've pined three long years for Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele to get it on on the big screen. But audiences are giving Fifty Shades of Grey just a 57% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes , and critics are even less impressed:... More »

Also Opening on V-Day: 50 Shades Meets ... Jesus?

Prepare for 'a Christian alternative to a smutty film'

(Newser) - If the new 50 Shades of Grey trailer was too much for your innocent eyes, studio Freestyle Releasing has just the flick for you come Valentine's Day: Old Fashioned. In case you couldn't guess by the title, the premise of the flick is "chivalry makes a comeback"... More »

It's Here: 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

Oh, and it's kinda NSFW

(Newser) - It's the moment we've all (OK, at least some of us) been waiting for—the premiere of the steamy trailer for 50 Shades of Grey, which will hit theaters just in time for Valentine's Day next year, Forbes reports. A slightly more family-friendly version of the trailer... More »

7 Books Hitting the Big Screen Next Year

So you can get a head start on your reading

(Newser) - Looking for some summer reading? Consider these books listed by Christian Science Monitor , all of which are being made into films coming out next year:
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: A boy trying to uncover whether a monster killed his grandfather stumbles onto a home
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Shooting Up the Sales Chart: Mein Kampf?

Writer thinks online anonymity, curiosity, driving Hitler's e-book sales

(Newser) - If you look at the politics and current events section on iTunes' book store you will, as of this writing, see Hitler's face staring back at you out of the 3 and 4 spots. Mein Kampf has been a nothing short of an e-book blockbuster, on both iTunes and... More »

50 Shades Gets Its New Christian Grey

Jamie Dornan replaces Charlie Hunnam in movie

(Newser) - Maybe this Christian Grey will be more popular with Fifty Shades fans? Actor and former Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan has been selected to replace Charlie Hunnam, who dropped out of the movie adaptation of the popular book last week. Dornan, 31, stars in a UK television series (The Fall),... More »

Charlie Hunnam Splits With 50 Shades

Search is on for a new whipper-cracker

(Newser) - Maybe the mournful howls about the 50 Shades of Grey cast were in fact heeded, because Charlie Hunnam will no longer portray Christian Grey in the movie version of the naughty EL James trilogy, reports People . The official reason behind the switch is not so much "Twitter haters,"... More »

50 Shades Fans Hate Casting Choices

They're actually petitioning for new stars

(Newser) - Fans of 50 Shades of Grey have been imagining the cast of the upcoming movie version for months now, and many of them were less than pleased with yesterday's actual casting news . It seems at least 7,000 of them wanted Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel to play the... More »

Here Are the 50 Shades Lead Actors

EL James tweets that Dakota Johnson, Charlie Hunnam have been cast

(Newser) - After 50 million different rumors, the Internet has its answer as to who will play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey on the big screen: Anastasia is none other than Dakota Johnson , the 24-year-old daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and perhaps previously best known for Fox sitcom Ben &... More »

Gitmo's Most Popular Book? Fifty Shades

'More requested than the Quran' says visiting politician

(Newser) - This sounds like a bad joke or a hoax, but the most requested book at Guantanmo Bay's most secure facility, Camp Seven, is apparently none other than BDSM bodice-ripper Fifty Shades of Grey, reports the Huffington Post . "Rather than the Quran, the book that is requested most by... More »

Fifty Shades of Grey Makes History for Random House

Sold 70M copies last year, a record for publisher

(Newser) - Now we know why Random House gave every one of its employees a $5,000 bonus last year: The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by EL James sold more than 70 million copies in print, ebook, and audio formats, reports the Wall Street Journal . That makes it the fastest-selling series... More »

Boy Band Makes Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating'

List also includes '50 Shades of Grey' author

(Newser) - Barbara Walters continues her trend of choosing some pretty fluffy people for her annual "Most Fascinating" list: Last year , the Kardashians, Pippa Middleton, Donald Trump, and Katy Perry made the cut; this year, she selected UK boy band One Direction, Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James, Ben Affleck,... More »

Pat Robertson: Wait, Women Like Porn?!

'700 Club' host can't wrap his head around '50 Shades of Grey'

(Newser) - You are never going to believe this, dear readers, but some women like porn—a bit of news that came as a major shock to Pat Robertson. "I mean, the thing that shocks me—shocks me—we always thought this was a male thing. A boy thing. A guy... More »

Hotel Replaces Bibles With ... 50 Shades

'Grey' replaces Gideon Bibles in all 40 rooms

(Newser) - That Bible in your hotel dresser drawer not doing it for you? Check in to England’s Damson Dene Hotel, where the religious texts in all 40 rooms have all been replaced with … soft-core porn. That’s right, instead of the Gideon Bible, you’ll find Fifty Shades of ... More »

Thanks to 50 Shades, the Classics Get Sex Scenes

Introducing 'Clandestine Classics'

(Newser) - Jane Eyre is great and all, but wouldn't it be so much better if it featured tons of "explosive sex" scenes? Thanks to Clandestine Classics , it soon will. The company is publishing erotic versions of that and other tomes including Pride and Prejudice, 20,000 Leagues Under the ... More »

Social Network Team Making 50 Shades Movie

Erotic bestseller headed for the big screen

(Newser) - The producers behind The Social Network are teaming up again for a story a lot steamier than the founding of Facebook. Michael de Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing the movie adaptation of the best-selling Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy of erotic novels. EL James' trilogy about an affair between... More »

Hotels Offer Luxe 50 Shades Vacations

Champagne, helicopter rides, romance...

(Newser) - If you're a huge 50 Shades of Grey fan, there are at least three hotels in the Pacific Northwest that would like to help you live out all your erotic fantasies related to the book, Time reports:
  • The Edgewater Hotel, Seattle: The "50 Shades of Romance" package includes
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More Twilight Novels? Nope, It's 'Fan Fiction'

Writers divided over huge online trend

(Newser) - A beloved Twilight vampire as an undercover cop? Or a baker for bachelor parties? Yep, welcome to "fan fiction," a trend that allows amateur writers to re-imagine famous characters and post works online, the Wall Street Journal reports. Not only is it popular— fanfiction.net is home to... More »

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