Saturday, July 28, 2012

E.L. James, Dana Brunetti and Michael DeLuca Have Dinner in L.A. - July 27, 2012

Dana Brunetti tweeted about having dinner with Michael DeLuca and E.L. James last night. From the tweets and the picture, it looks like everyone had a great time.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Marc New York Features Fifty Shades Of Grey Themed Ad Campaign

Andrew Marc's upscale brand division Marc New York took inspiration from the steamy storyline for their Fall 2012 ad campaign, which features 2012 “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant and 2008 Miss Universe winner Dayana Mendoza and former Scottish rugby player Thom Evans.

The shot captures the two in quite a suggestive pose with Ms. Mendoza's dress unzipped and Thom sporting nothing more than a towel. The overall result is surprisingly tame though considering the influence.

According to Women's Wear Daily, the ads will run in the September and October issues of Glamour and People Style Watch, so the faint of heart should be well-prepared to avert their eyes on the subway by then.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Producers Tweet About Casting Rumors

Fifty Shades of Grey producers tweets about casting rumors: Dana Brunetti ‏and Michael De Luca ‏tweet to remind fans that all casting rumors right now are JUST THAT- RUMORS.

All Fifty Shades of Grey fans love to read the gossip and news articles that are flying out of Hollywood right now, but please remember these are all just rumors as of right now.

Here are the tweets from the producers.

@DanaBrunetti All of the rumors on #FiftyShades are just that - rumors. No one has been cast in any role. We have to get a writer and director first.

@MichaelDe_Luca all just rumors, no cast has been approached. writer and director first

Fifty Shades of Grey Lures Book Lovers to Seattle Highrise

Fictional character, Christian Grey, is luring book-loving tourists to Seattle, USA TODAY's Laura Bly reports. 

Every day at the downtown Escala highrise, where Grey lives in E.L. James' erotic trilogy, "at least 20 'young and attractive' women from as far afield as England and South Africa stop by to take their picture."  



Monday, July 23, 2012

Rumor Debunked - Matt Bomer Has Not Been Cast as Christian Grey


E.L. James confirmed, via Twitter, this is a FAN MADE PICTURE! Many media sources were claiming Matt Bomer had been officially cast as Christian Grey based on this FAN MADE picture that went viral.

The author promptly tweeted her fans, explaining this was not true. 

@E_L_James "No decisions have been made on the cast yet"  and again tweeted @E_L_James "No. Fan made", in response to the many fans asking her if this rumor is true. 

As of today, one has been cast for the film adaptation. All casting talk is rumor and speculation and should be treated as such until it is officially announced by E.L James or her team.  

*Please take note that if you see the picture that is attached to this post remember this is FAN MADE and it is NOT official

The 50 Shades of Grey Guide to Eating Out

Grey is always trying to get Steele to eat, but Steele only wants to eat at certain times and only certain things, which makes Grey angry at her, which makes Ana indignant, which makes Grey want to spank her, but before that can happen she has to eat, but she still doesn't want to, and, well, it's complicated.

But because all of these food moments are crucially important to understanding the novel (why would they be there if they weren't important?), here are culinary cliffs notes for the book, organized by notable food dishes:

1. Chinese take-out, pizza, lasagne: Dishes that Steele consumed regularly before she met Grey. Duh, she's a college student.

2. Twinings English Breakfast Tea: Ana's go-to morning beverage because she hates coffee. She not only hates coffee, she has apparently never seen a latte before meeting Grey (page 42). He opens her eyes to so much. Grey takes note of her fine taste in exquisite tea, and always finds an occasion to throw a Twinings Box in the mix. It makes Steele feel cherished.

3. Wine, champagne, margaritas: Various alcoholic beverages that Ana gets drunk on at one point or another. Sometimes she vomits, sometimes she agrees to sign BDSM contracts while tipsy, sometimes she asks Grey really personal questions really persistently, which causes you to skip ahead until she either sobers up or has sex or eats again.

4. Pancakes, eggs and bacon: Grey's ideal breakfast for Steele. It's what he always orders for her without asking. She almost always loses her appetite halfway through the breakfast, due to sexual arousal. See the strangely tense IHOP scene on page 458.

5. Oysters, black cod, scallops, chorizo, nettle soup, venison: Fancy foods that Grey orders for Steele (double duh) in high-end restaurants. She always loses her appetite halfway through after suddenly realizing BDSM non-disclosure contracts are, like, not normal.