Fifty Shades of Grey

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Rihanna Was in Nice Preparing for Concert

Cast of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in area, too

(Newser) - As details emerge in Friday's truck attack in Nice, news on the celebrity front reveals that some high-profile stars were in the area and are accounted for and safe. TMZ and the BBC report Rihanna was in the city in advance of a Friday night concert she was prepping... More »

Fifty Shades Dominates Razzies

Dizzying collection of $4.97 trophies for EL James adaptation

(Newser) - Fifty Shades of Grey came out on top—or perhaps the bottom—at this year's Razzies. The awkward adaptation of author EL James' erotic novel nabbed five prizes at Saturday's Golden Raspberry Awards, including tying it up with superhero flop Fantastic Four as the year's worst film.... More »

Deadpool Just Whipped a Fifty Shades of Grey Record

$135M, thank you very much

(Newser) - Last February, American moviegoers decided nothing said Valentine's Day like a rich guy with control issues . This Valentine's Day weekend, we swooned for a pottymouthed superhero, reports USA Today , firmly putting Deadpool at the top of the box office with a monster $135 million opening weekend. That smashed ... More »

Kim Basinger Lands Hot Role in Fifty Shades Sequel

She'll play Christian Grey's ex-lover

(Newser) - Production is set to start this spring on Fifty Shades Darker, the much-anticipated sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, and the first new cast member has been announced. Kim Basinger is on board, and the role promises to be a steamy one: that of Elena Lincoln, Christian Grey's business... More »

Fifty Shades of Boring Rules Razzie Noms

Adam Sandler, Kevin James are also graced with nods

(Newser) - Some viewers might've thought Fifty Shades of Grey was steamy, but the team behind the Razzies wasn't so titillated. The flick has scooped six Golden Raspberry nominations, including all the good bits: worst film, actor, actress, director, screenplay, and screen combo, per the Hollywood Reporter . Also not... More »

New Fifty Shades Book Out Today Is 'Raunchiest Yet'

But no surprises await in EL James' Grey

(Newser) - Anyone who doesn't care to purchase EL James' newest book in the Fifty Shades of Grey series might want to steer clear of bookstores today. A million copies of Grey—essentially Fifty Shades of Grey told from the perspective of BDSM's most notorious fictional fan, Christian Grey—are... More »

Student Cleared in Fifty Shades Re-Enactment in Trouble Again

This time for allegedly distributing nude photos from encounter

(Newser) - A 19-year-old who was cleared of rape charges over a Fifty Shades of Grey re-enactment is in trouble again. Mohammad Hossain said he and the fellow University of Illinois at Chicago freshman who accused him of rape had consensual sex on Feb. 21, and a court found there was not... More »

Idaho Bans Booze at Showings of Fifty Shades

Authorities invoke law covering explicit films

(Newser) - Idaho authorities are telling movie theaters serving alcohol that they can't provide drinks during showings of the erotic blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey. The Idaho State Police has contacted at least two theaters showing the R-rated flick, ordering them to comply with a law banning businesses from serving booze... More »

We Can Only See 30 Shades of Gray

Meanwhile, 'Fifty Shades' shown to 'SpongeBob' audience

(Newser) - Human beings can only see around 30 shades of gray, according to a bit of trivia Popular Science says it found in a research paper and has decided to share "for no particular reason whatsoever." The exact number of shades of gray we can distinguish will vary a... More »

Rowdy Women Arrested at Fifty Shades Screening

Patron allegedly attacked for shushing drunk patrons

(Newser) - A Valentine's Day showing of Fifty Shades of Grey got particularly crazy—and not in a BDSM way—when a male patron was allegedly assaulted, the Daily Record reports. He apparently told a group of rambunctious, inebriated female viewers to calm down at a Scottish theater, and they "... More »

Fifty Shades of Green: $81.7M

Guess that little fad isn't going away anytime soon

(Newser) - Apparently a lot of you hate-watched Fifty Shades of Grey this Valentine's Day weekend: The Jamie Dornan-Dakota Johnson S&M flick, which was widely panned as boring , pulled down $81.7 million in its first three days, reports the AP , and could be on track for $90 million-plus over... 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 »

Middle Schoolers Given Fifty Shades Puzzles

Pennsylvania kids get adult-themed word searches

(Newser) - Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to middle school students based on an erotic novel and movie. The students in Monessen were given puzzles based on Fifty Shades of Grey that contained terms including "spanking," ''... More »

Fifty Shades Movie Fuels Sex-Toy Surge

Even Target and other mainstream retailers are on board

(Newser) - Of course there were going to be product tie-ins to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie premiering Valentine's weekend—and of course those products were going to veer into adults-only territory, considering the steaminess of EL James' book trilogy on which the film is based. But the sex-toy industry... More »

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