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E.L. James’ Husband Is Writing The Fifty Shades Of Grey Screen Sequel

"50 Shades Of Grey" Book Signing At San Diego Comic-Con 2012

You KNOW there was drama on the set of Fifty Shades of Grey, culminating in the loss of  director Sam Taylor-Johnson and writer Kelly Marcel. But now…the confirmed sequel finally has a new screenwriter, Niall Leonard!

This writer isn’t new to author E.L. James…in fact, quite the opposite. He’s her husband of 20 years!

Niall ‘s screenwriting credits include a bunch o’ British tv shows, like Wire In The Blood and Air Force One Is Down, and rumor has it he did some uncredited work on the first film as well…which doesn’t seem surprising, considering all the controversy and tension with the director and writer onset with E.L. James.

It’s probably for the best, as good ol’ EL clashed with the previous writers over how closely the films should stick to the books’ premise.

PerezHilton says that E.L. wanted to write all the scripts herself, but the studio wouldn’t let her. Next best thing? Husband (extension of her reign?).

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Posted Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 9:09am
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Harvey Weinstein Accused of Groping Italian Model

'Suite Francaise' Paris Premiere

One thing’s for sure: Ambra Battilana‘s got some serious cojones for going after Harvey Weinstein!

The 22-year-old Italian model accused the cinema mogul of a textbook casting-couch grope in NYC, and isn’t afraid of telling it like it is. Sources at The Daily News say Battilana “knows that Harvey has money and power and that he’s going to come after her…but she’s confident. … She’s not afraid of Harvey.”

The two met one night at the red carpet premiere of the new Rockettes show at Radio City Music Hall, which Weinstein had co-produced. He gave the model his busness card and Weinstein had invited Battilana to his office for a supposed business meeting, sources said.

So what happened between Battilana and Weinstein?  The Daily News reports:

Battilana told cops that the 63-year-old married father of five put his hands on her breasts and underneath her skirt despite her efforts to rebuff the unwanted attention, a source told The News.

“When she was describing what happened, her face became contorted,” said her lawyer, Mark Heller. “It was that look of someone who was creeped out. “She’s a very young woman who was relating her disgust that a much older man — an old man in view of someone her age — conducted himself like that.”

Battilana, who once had designs on a television career, claims that Weinstein asked if her breasts were real before groping her chest and asking for a kiss, sources said.

The distraught model allegedly asked the moviemaker to stop and flatly turned down his request, sources said.

A video camera captured Battilana entering the building at 375 Greenwich St. at 6 p.m. and leaving at a rapid pace 31 minutes later, a source told The News.

Battilana twice ran her hand through her hair as she climbed inside the elevator for the ride to Weinstein’s third-floor office.

She was taped making a phone call as she departed, beginning on the elevator down and continuing as she walked quickly out of the building lobby, the source said.

Weinstein’s camp say that the accusations are completely bogus, as Battilana attended a Broadway show produced by Weinstein the next day AND she testified in the sex scandal case of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

What do you think? Is Battilana a victim of the Hollywood mogul or a sketchy opportunist?! Weigh in BELOW!

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Posted Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 8:08am
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‘Downton Abbey’ Could Be Made Into A Movie!

'Downton Abbey' Could Be Made Into A Movie!

For all of us who are sad that the sixth season of Downton Abbey is going to be its last, fear not – there could be a Downton movie!

The executive producer of the show, Gareth Neame, said, “I can confirm that there have been rumors that there might be a Downton movie. Our position on that is that would be very interesting. It is definitely something that we’re contemplating. It would be great fun to do. I think it would be a wonderful extension of everything people love about the TV show. But I can’t confirm that it’s definitely going to happen. It would take a lot of planning and thinking about. We shall see.”

There were also rumors that there would be a spin-off show in the works. He said, “There has again been endless speculation about this. There are no definite plans for a spin-off. Again, I can’t rule this out.”

Would you go to the theater to see a Downton Abbey movie?

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Posted Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 12:12pm
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Sam Taylor-Johnson Drops Out From ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Sequels

Sam Taylor-Johnson Drops Out From 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Sequels

Sam Taylor-Johnson has said sayonara to the Fifty Shades Of Grey franchise after reportedly having a falling out with the books’ author E.L. James.

Variety reports:

Several reports, including one from Variety, said Taylor-Johnson had been looking to move on from the franchise, with sources saying constant arguments with author E.L. James over the direction of the film during its production forced Taylor-Johnson to reconsider her options.

With screenwriter Kelly Marcel not returning to adapt the sequel, Universal will now look to find a writer and director to replace the two. Variety first reported that James is very interested in adapting it herself and that U is considering it, but will begin meeting with people before deciding which option is best.

Taylor-Johnson said in a statement: “Directing Fifty Shades Of Grey has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful. I have Universal to thank you that. I forged close and lasting relationships with the cast, producers and crew and most especially, with Dakota and Jamie. While I will not be returning to direct the sequels, I wish nothing but success to whosoever takes on the exciting challenges of films two and three.”

Who do you think they will get to replace her?

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Posted Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 8:08am
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