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Fifty Shades of Grey

What's in a Name: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Shara Azad | Posted 04.25.2013 | College
Shara Azad

Perhaps it is narcissistic for me to be Googling myself at all -- even if I suspect everyone else does it too -- yet the fact remains that my identity is inextricably linked to this other Shara. Anyone trying to find me might think that I have begun writing racy novels in my spare time.

The Most Likely 'Fifty Shades' Rumor Yet

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

Gus Van Sant made "Promised Land" last year for Focus Features, and the Oscar-nominated director might reunite with the studio for its upcoming adapta...

Fifty Shades of Grey: The New Publishing Paradigm

Bethany Sales | Posted 06.18.2013 | Books
Bethany Sales

Post-Fifty Shades, the new publishing paradigm is clear: do it well yourself, and then have a traditional publisher do it better.

Beth Stern: Howard And I 'Had A Lot Of Fun' After Reading 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.18.2013 | Celebrity

These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's eas...

My Favorite Porn Films: Nostalgia Edition

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment
Stacey Nelkin

Though I prefer the modern means of porn viewing -- privately and at home -- I'm sometimes wistful for the slower, less immediate method of porn consumption. The porn films I like best are the ones I saw in those public spaces in the '70s and '80s. What can I say? I'm a sucker for nostalgia.

WATCH: Mike Tyson Takes On 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment

Mike Tyson's "Fifty Shades of Grey" spoof has been causing quite a stir this week. The former boxing champ is starring in a satire of the raunchy ...

Out of the Ashes: The Other Spector

Cilla McCain | Posted 04.05.2013 | Books
Cilla McCain

To musicians like Bob Dylan or John Lennon, legendary music producer Phil Spector was the go-to genius who could help make their recordings phenomenal. To the public-at-large he is a deranged individual who should have never been allowed out of his castle. But to Nicole Audrey Spector, he is simply Dad.

How 'Fifty Shades' Helped Publishing

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | Books

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Booming sales of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotic trilogy helped publisher Random House to a record year. The company sold 70 ...

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 12: Taking Flight

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

The Aviator's Wife is about Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh's wife. A fictional account of her life, it covers the period from when Anne first met Charles, in Mexico of all places, where Anne's father was serving as the U.S. ambassador, to Charles' death.

Did Anonymous Reveal 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Star?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.15.2013 | Entertainment

A Twitter account claiming ties to hacker-activist group Anonymous has posted possible dirt on who will star as Anatasia Steele in Focus Features' fil...

EL James Reveals Details Of Next Book

Posted 02.27.2013 | Books

EL James, author of the bestselling, world-famous Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, talked about her next book, as well as the Fifty Shades of Grey film a...

The Seinfelding of Comedy: In Defense of Seth MacFarlane

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

It's a bit absurd to hire Seth MacFarlane, watch Seth MacFarlane, and then be offended because he's, well, being Seth MacFarlane.

A Gay Man's Oscar Viewing Survival Guide

Jeffery Self | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Jeffery Self

For those of you brave enough to venture off into an Oscar viewing party, here are some tips on the dos, the don'ts and the things to look out for when viewing the Oscars with a large group of gays.

'Fifty Shades' Coming Sooner?

Posted 02.21.2013 | Entertainment

Rumors about the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie have sprouted up on the regular over the last year, but the project is still in its infancy. Kelly M...

Fifty Shades of Green

Marie Woolf | Posted 04.16.2013 | Books
Marie Woolf

Just as we thought that we'd finally stuck a fork in it, a calculating, middle-aged gal named Erika Leonard, that's E. L. James to you and me, became the UK's bestselling author ever, making an estimated $1.34 million a week from Fifty Shades of Gray. And that was back in June.

WATCH: HuffPost Editors Play The 50 Shades Party Game

Posted 01.28.2013 | Women

Many of the women we talk and write about most at HuffPost Women are highly visible -- Hillary Clinton and Lena Dunham, for example -- but slightly le...

The Surprising Connection Between 'Magic Mike' & 'Fifty Shades'

Posted 01.25.2013 | Entertainment

"Magic Mike" was one of 2012's most profitable films. Made for just $7 million, Steven Soderbergh's sun-drenched ode to Tampa Bay and male strippers g...

Judge Orders 'Fifty Shades' Sealed

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Books

SAO PAULO — A Brazilian judge has ordered the erotic trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" taken off the shelves of bookstores in the city of Macae, or...

6 Literary Mashups We'd Like To See

Nicole Audrey Spector | Posted 03.13.2013 | Books
Nicole Audrey Spector

This month marks the debut of Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray, a novel I co-authored with an oblivious (dead) Oscar Wilde using his work, The Picture of Dorian Gray and a whole lotta smutty thinking inspired by E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey.

Will 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Be Rated NC-17?

Posted 01.08.2013 | Entertainment

Big news for "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans. The upcoming film adaptation of the wildly popular novel is reportedly staying in line with its scandalous r...

What Classics Will Our Century Produce?

Warren Adler | Posted 03.06.2013 | Books
Warren Adler

Will 21st century authors produce any classics? As the number of books of fiction produced each year approaches staggering numbers, classics bookshelves must find themselves frustrated in their search for the needle in the proverbial haystack.

Front-Runner For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 01.02.2013 | Entertainment

The "Fifty Shades of Grey" casting rumors continue! "Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23" star Krysten Ritter is the latest star to be tied to the f...

52 Pick Up: A Year of Reading Bestsellers -- Part I

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 03.02.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

I have a confession to make: I am not a popular reader. But this year, I read several best-sellers that I thoroughly enjoyed. From this, an idea was born: What if I spent a whole year only reading best-sellers? Would I be constantly reading things I hated or would I mostly be reading gems?

The Year's Most Popular Wikipedia Articles

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 12.28.2012 | Technology

December means an onslaught of year-end lists from tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and so on, all trying to put a finger on what made customers ...

WATCH: George Takei Reading '50 Shades Of Grey'

Posted 12.20.2012 | Fifty

"Oh my" indeed! George Takei -- Facebook's favorite meme dispatcher -- is the latest celebrity to get turned on to the erotic bestseller (and Random H...