Here's how you know that you've got a real cultural phenomenon on your hands: when you don't even need to call it by its correct name, and everyone still knows what you're talking about. Such is the case with the E.L. James book '50 Shades of Grey,' which will soon be a movie called, well, '50 Shades of Grey.' Wait, '50 Shapes of Grape'? What did you say? It doesn't matter, you still know what we're talking about here.
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The '50 Shades of Grey' trailer is alternately steamy and scary, but late-night host Jimmy Fallon wasn't content to show it to his house band, the one and only Roots, as is. Nope, that thing needed to be modified just a touch, to really make sure that the band was paying the proper attention to their trailer-watching assignment. So the 'Tonight Show' host did what anyone would do -- he inserted a scary scream face into the middle of the trailer. Obvious, right?
While there won't be a '50 Shades of Grey' panel at Comic-Con 2014, that's not keeping Universal from getting in on the festivities -- and getting it on with the first official trailer for their upcoming adaptation of the first novel in the steamy trilogy by E.L. James. Get your whips and handcuffs ready 'cause Mr. Grey is ready to see you now.
Fans of Diana Gabaldon's steamy sci-fi romance 'Outlander' have been eagerly anticipating the Starz adaptation due to premiere on August 9, but now the Ronald Moore drama will come a bit earlier than expected. And speaking of adult reading material, find out how close we came to having the '50 Shades of Grey' film instead tied up as a Starz TV series!
Talk about building buzz! We're over a year away from the release of the hotly anticipated big screen version of 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' but Universal is already trying to stoke the fires for the film by releasing a poster in five cities tomorrow, spotlighting the back of its Christian Grey, Jamie Dornan.
Bad news, '50 Shades of Grey' fans: Charlie Hunnam has cracked the whip and dropped out of playing Christian Grey in the upcoming big screen adaptation of the beloved softcore novel. We're not sure how you'll break this news to your mothers, but our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
Well this is interesting -- and not in a great way. 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Contagion' star Jennifer Ehle has been cast in the upcoming adaptation of mommy porn favorite '50 Shades of Grey.' No, she won't be grabbing a whip. The actress will be playing the role of Anastasia Steele's mother, who should be very concerned about what her daughter is doing.