EL James’ Husband Will Write Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Sequel

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Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James has enlisted her husband to write the script for the film based on her book’s sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

Niall Leonard, who has two sons with James, is an author and a screenwriter and worked on the first Fifty Shades film, though he was not credited.

EL James earned a reputation for demanding total control over her material during the filming of the first movie in the trilogy. She reportedly clashed with director Sam Taylor-Johnson over the adaptation. Neither Taylor-Johnson, nor screenwriter Kelly Marcel, will return to the franchise for the second film.

Though the first installment in the Fifty Shades series grossed $568.8 million at the global box office, plans for the sequel have stalled. The departure of Taylor-Johnson sent the studio scrambling for a replacement, and stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are reportedly both…

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‘Fifty Shades’ Sequel to Be Written by E.L. James’ Husband

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Niall Leonard, E.L. James’ husband, has been tapped to pen the screenplay for “Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel to Universal’s “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are attached to reprise their roles with James, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca producing.

While this will mark Leonard’s first time working on a major studio film, he has written scripts for British television on such shows as “Wild at Heart” and “Wire in the Blood.” Variety first reported in February that the reason for the delay in naming a screenwriter for the sequel was that James herself wanted to write the screenplay.

While Leonard works on the script, the studio will now look to find a replacement for director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who announced last month she would not be returning.

No release date or production start date has been set, though sources close to the project still believe production would most likely…

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Dakota Johnson Reveals Short Bob Makeover — Dramatic Hair Change

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Bye bye long hair, hello bob! ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ star Dakota Johnson has ditched her long locks for a whispy new short cut. What do you think of her look?

Dakota Johnson25, has no problem changing up her look! Before she was introduced to the world as Anastasia Steele she was a full out beachy blonde, and now she’s undergone another dramatic makeover. She debuted her new short hair while out in NYC on April 15 and it has totally changed her look! Do you like her better with longer hair or are you feeling this new bob? VOTE below!

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Grimm Sneak Peek: Juliette Makes an Unexpected Jailhouse Confession

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If we were you, Nick, we’d back away from those bars.

Just because Grimm‘s newest Hexenbiest is your previously meek almost-fianceé doesn’t mean she won’t take you down like an old bake-sale flyer, as she makes abundantly clear in this exclusive sneak peek at Friday’s episode (NBC, 8/7c).

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When Dr. Silverton’s ‘biestly behavior lands her in trouble with the law, her stymied ex-(?)-boyfriend swings by the precinct’s holding cell to tell her he’ll stand by her — no matter what. Problem is, Juliette isn’t so sure she can return the sentiment, because she kinda likes being a bad girl. (Coincidentally, we kinda like watching Bitsie Tulloch play her as one.)

Press PLAY on the video below to watch Juliette tell Nick exactly how she feels about the changes ripping through their lives, then hit the comments with your reaction!

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‘Grimm’ fan recap: The prince and the frog

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Season 4| Episode 16| “Heartbreaker” | Aired Apr 3, 2015

There are only six more episodes left this season, and NBC’s Grimm is winding things up in preparation for a monumental last few episodes. The wesen featured in this week’s episode, “Heartbreaker,” is one of our favorite yet. A girl with a heart of gold who can’t help it when she accidentally kills guys who comes on to her and doesn’t listen to her when she tells them to back off? Pretty bad ass. Sure, she’s technically cursed and can never experience love, but hey—it’s still a good story. Let’s hop to it.

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TV Review: Lifetime’s ‘If There Be Thorns,’ ‘Seeds of Yesterday’

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In the high-stakes poker tournament of original TV movies, Lifetime has a hell of a hand to play with the remaining two editions of V.C. Andrews’ Dollanganger series. The first of the franchise, “Flowers in the Attic,” packed big ratings for the net, while follow-up “Petals in the Wind” pulled in decent but not as successful numbers. Enter “If There Be Thorns” and “Seeds of Yesterday,” which promise to keep the freak flag flying, drawing fans of the books and mere voyeurs along for the ride. The motto, here, seemingly, is if you can’t do classic, go for camp.

Airing on consecutive weekends, the third and fourth installments, like many a sequel, reinforce the law of diminishing returns, as Andrews’ original American horror story falls flat in the translation of the concluding volumes. On the upside, both are seemingly made for an excellent drinking game or tie-in with the board…

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Christian Reflections on Grimm: The Inner Hexenbiest

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Lately, I’ve been watching Grimm, and contemplating Juliette’s plight. After a Hexenbiest (sort of a witch-like creature, known for violence and vindictiveness) robbed Nick of his Grimm abilities, Juliette had to temporarily become one in order to restore them. Now, the Hexenbiest part is sticking and she is freaking out, because every time she gets irritated, or afraid, or upset, her face morphs into a hideous zombie-like creature and she … um … causes things to explode. Like car engines. And sometimes the back of someone’s head. In short, she transforms into what Monroe likes to call a Hexenbitch. Oops.

I’m never quite sure in life if I go through things because entertainment tugs at my spiritual connection or if God maneuvers me into a place where I am emotionally ready to hear what He has to say when I encounter myself in entertainment, but … I feel…

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