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The seven most wonderfully ridiculous moments in Fifty Shades Darker

FSD‘Dakota Johnson in particular deserves a parade through the center of town for somehow carrying this ludicrous material on her shoulders’ … Fifty Shades Darker. Photograph: Doane Gregory/Universal Pictures/PA

There’s plenty to enjoy in the sex-filled sequel: intimately inserted Ben Wa balls, an oddly placed Vin Diesel poster and something called a spreader bar.  Grab your popcorn, gummy worms and nipple clamps, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele (yes, those are the characters’ names) have returned to cinemas. Fifty Shades Darker, the less fussy, more silly sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey is getting spanked by most critics, but these are people who can’t seem to find pleasure in pain.

No one involved in this production thinks they are making great art, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t taking it seriously. Dakota Johnson in particular deserves a parade through the center of town for somehow carrying this ludicrous material on her shoulders and making it as watchable as it is. There’s a splendid, upbeat and ultimately warm night at the pictures ahead of you, if you go in with the right frame of mind. To prepare (or, if you like, spoil), here are the seven most wonderfully ridiculous things about Fifty Shades Darker .

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Coco Chanel said that before leaving the house, a woman should remove one accessory. EL James does not agree. Before a benefit party, Christian Grey inserts two Ben Wa balls into Ms Steele’s most private area, and suggests she wear them for the entire evening. The fact that his parents and siblings will also be in attendance doesn’t seem to be an issue.

There’s a marvelous criss-cross of coincidence going on here. All the swells are dressed up (and masked) to raise funds for a nondescript children’s charity. The founder of the National Charity for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was, in fact, the Rev Benjamin Waugh. Could there be a more clear salute to that great man?

And the horse you rode in on

After a night of soul-quaking love-making (and nightmares about an abusive mother) Christian Grey works on his mighty abs in his private gym. First the shirtless pull-ups, then, close enough to the window so anyone in Seattle can look up to his tower and see, he suspends himself over his personal pommel horse and … stays there. So Lonely by the Police kicks it on the soundtrack and Anastasia looks on longingly, biting her lip, thinking “there’s my man”.

Now that’s Riddickulous

The serious heart-to-hearts range between sweet and unbearable, sometimes just sentences apart. Christian finally starts opening up to Anastasia about his past, and when he isn’t talking he lets the decor do some of the work. A big breakthrough comes in his teen bedroom at his folks’ mansion, festooned with pictures of his dead birth mother, a wrestling match program and a poster for the nearly unwatchable Vin Diesel vehicle The Chronicles of Riddick.

With Fifty Shades and Riddick both being Universal Pictures properties, maybe the set designer just rifled through some old boxes laying around the office the morning of the shoot? This is the only logical answer I can come up with.

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Christian Grey is a man with physical boundaries. But Anastasia can be easily confused, I guess, so asks for a clear roadmap. As such, the frequently shirtless Jaime Dornan takes a tube of red lipstick and draws an enormous square around his torso. You can’t touch him here. (And that includes his heart! Nooooo!)

If this weren’t silly enough, cut to many scenes later, when Christian takes his shirt off again (of course) and the red traces are still there! Unsmudged! No cheap makeup on Christian Grey’s watch!

Print, the legend

Thanks to some storytelling gymnastics that would score straight 10s at the Olympics, Anastasia ends up as the head of the fiction division at an important publishing company. At her first staff meeting all the grey hairs are fumfering about declining numbers. What ever shall they do? Reduce output and stick to their core product? No! young Anastasia pipes up. “We could expand it!” She suggests finding young writers (like one she’s particularly keen on) who “got 50,000 hits just last night!”

“Internet hits don’t convert to print sales!” a boardroom fossil cries, but another, slowly, wonders: “What if they did?”

I couldn’t hear the rest of the scene because everyone in the theater was cackling so loudly. And then applauding because Dakota Johnson is so sunny and likable you want this fairy tale to continue.

Delayed gratification

Early in the story there’s a cute moment where Anastasia learns that Christian has a vacation hideaway in Aspen. He’s also force-fed $24,000 into her bank account that she doesn’t want, so as a way to tidy up that mess she bids that exact amount on a raffle to stay at his Colorado pad.

Then the topic is never brought up again.

And even with all the nudity (Ms Johnson and Mr Dornan both rather fetching, most would agree), all I kept thinking was, “When are they going to go skiing?!”


Photograph: Doane Gregory/AP

The rhythm method

The skis never come but there’s other sporting equipment. During another randy moment (and the sex scenes really serve the same function as song-and-dance numbers in a musical), Christian straps Anastasia to something that tells me is a “spreader bar”.

The bound feet and adjustable span aren’t what sell it, though. It’s that each of Christian’s virile moves are perfectly timed to the music on the soundtrack. So when Anastasia just can’t contain her passion any longer and he flips her over like a prurient pancake, the cymbals crash on the quietstorm mix he’s playing in glorious syncopation. What a guy!

I could go on (did I mention Kim Basinger is in this thing?) but I don’t know if you or I have the stamina. I guess that’s why we need fantasy in our lives.


Matt Damon reveals angry response to BFF George Clooney’s baby news

MATT Damon was not happy when George Clooney first told him he was going to be a dad. Yesterday’s announcement that George and his wife Amal are expecting twins surprised us all, but it turns out no-one was more shocked than close friend Matt. The Hollywood actors have been friends for years after forming a close bond while filming 2001 blockbuster Ocean’s Eleven. But when George revealed to his pal that wife Amal was pregnant, his reaction wasn’t what you might expect.

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SAY WHAT? Matt was angry when George first dropped the pregnancy bombshell

Matt has admitted he was angry at first, but with good reason.

The father-of-four was concerned because George told him the news before Amal had reached the 12-week mark safely.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Matt explained: “I was working with him last fall and he pulled me aside on set and I mean, I almost started crying. I was so happy for him.

PLAYFUL: Matt and George struck up a friendship filming Ocean’s 11

“And I was like, ‘How far along is she?’ And he goes, ‘Eight weeks.'”

Shocked to learn the pregnancy was in its very early stages, Matt remembers saying to George: “‘Are you out of your mind?! Don’t tell anybody else! Don’t tell anybody else! Don’t you know the 12-week rule?'”

He added of his friend: “Like, of course he doesn’t know.”

BEST MAN: Matt stood next to George when he married Amal

After telling George to “shut up” until a later date, Matt then asked his friend for an update when 39-year-old Amal was at the three-month mark.

He explained: “And then four weeks later, I’m like, ‘We’re good, right?’ and George said ‘We’re good.'”

Despite his initial concern, Matt — who served as George’s best man in his 2014 wedding — revealed he was “thrilled” for his friend.


“The View” Slams Donald Trump Over Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frederick Douglass Comments (VIDEO)


“The View” co-hosts slammed Donald Trump on Thursday for his comments on Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frederick Douglass. Watch below. As Gossip Cop reported, Trump’s Black History Month speech, given on Wednesday, was not well-received in part because he seemed absolutely clueless about the subject. Most notably, he spoke about Douglass in the present tense. After playing the clip, Whoopi Goldberg now said, “I want to point out that Frederic Douglass died 122 years ago.”

The talk show also showed footage of Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer also making a similar gaffe, prompting Joy Behar to say, “It’s clear that these two white guys know diddly about black history.” Sara Haines was shocked that, in the time between the two meetings, no one bothered to “open a history book or something.” They also pointed out that Omarosa was on “The View” just last month, promising that she would aid the president in this area.

“[That’s why] this was so shocking to me,” Sunny Hostin commented, adding, “I don’t know what she has taught him.” Behar cracked, “I guess he missed that lesson.” Jedediah Bila also chided, “If you’re going to do a breakfast and you’re going to be celebrating Black History Month, do you research. Know something going out there.”

“Even if you didn’t know the depth of the history, shouldn’t you know the guy’s dead?” Bila went on to ask as the discussion continued. The talk show then segued into Trump slamming Schwarzenegger at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning. As Gossip Cop reported, the president took at a jab at his “Apprentice” replacement over ratings, and said to “pray” for him.

Behar now shot back, “I don’t have time to pray for Arnold. I’m too busy praying for Melania.” But the panelists all agreed that Trump’s comments were “super tone deaf” and an “embarrassment.” Bila, noting that she does “support” some of his policy initiatives, still reminded, “Donald, it’s not about you. It’s not about your ratings… He’s an egomaniac.”

But Goldberg wasn’t convinced all of this is coming from Trump himself. “I believe in my soul that Steve Bannon is controlling everything,” she said, later adding, “We know this is you, president Steve Bannon.” Check out the full video below.


Man undergoes 90 surgeries to look like ‘idol’ Britney Spears

Man undergoes 90 surgeries to look like 'idol' Britney Spears

Bryan Ray, a huge fan of singer Britney Spears, has reportedly spent over $80,000 on 90 plastic surgery procedures to make himself look like his idol. Ray, who is from California, has always been obsessed with Spears.

He started emulating the “Make me…” singer by having veneers to match her smile. Ray has undergone 90 procedures to look like the pop star, reports Ray has spent over $80,000 in total for a nose job, fat injections, laser hair removal, lip fillers, botox injections and many more. Additionally, he keeps his skin looking youthful by splashing out $500 a month on lotions and creams.

The owner of a marijuana edibles company said that the singer helped him understand himself better while growing up. He dubbed his idol a “perfection” in his eyes. Ray used to perform in nightclubs in West Hollywood, doing her songs along with the dance choreography he has mastered.

He was even referred to as ‘Britney’ among his friends as they greeted him with the star’s infamous line “It’s Britney, b***h!”.

“I love making modifications to my face and body with the art of plastic surgery, fillers and countless other cosmetic procedures,” Ray said.

He added: “Ever since I was young there was something about Britney Spears and the qualities she had that I thought was the perfect package. I was obsessed, I watched all her interviews, learned all her choreography and then paid to have the same perfect smile as, I felt that during that time we were very similar.

“In the beginning, I was trying to look like Britney Spears, my surgeons who designed my veneers asked me which celebrity smile I wanted to base mine on and it was hers.”


Super Bowl 51: Lady Gaga on what to expect from her halftime show


Roger Goodell and Tom Brady may not wish to discuss Donald Trump during Super Bowl week, but half-time act Lady Gaga might ensure the new president is a feature during the NFL’s showpiece. The current political state of America is unavoidable across the country, though for most of the players of the New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons and commissioner Goodell himself, the Super Bowl has not been the time to weigh in with their views.

Gaga, who will perform at the interval of the 51st Super Bowl at NRG Stadium, has been more outspoken in the past, holding a “love trumps hate’ banner outside Trump Tower after the election results were announced in November. So if anyone is to take a stand at the end of a season where numerous players raised their fists or knelt during the national anthem, maybe it will be Gaga.

“I don’t know if I will succeed in unifying America. You’ll have to ask America when it’s over,” she said of her performance.

“The only statements that I’ll be making during the half-time show are the ones that I’ve been consistently making throughout my career.

“I believe in a passion for inclusion, in the spirit of equality and the spirit of this country as one of love and compassion and kindness. My performance will have those thoughts.

“I think that music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer, no matter what race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender that you are – it has the power to unite us.

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“This performance is for everyone. I want more than anything to create a moment that everyone watching will never forget, not for me but for everyone else.

“That’s what I remember about great Super Bowl performances of the past – when you really get lost in the moment for your family.”

Last year Beyonce, who joined headliners Coldplay on stage, mixed politics with sport when she wore an outfit that some considered to be inspired by the Black Panthers movement at a time when there were mass protests across the United States over police killings of young black men.

This time around, with the Super Bowl back in Houston for the first time since 2004, it is different attire that Gaga will be keen to avoid – the one Janet Jackson wore in this very city for the ‘Nipplegate’ moment.

Asked whether she feared a repeat, the 30-year-old Gaga replied: “Well, everything’s going to be nice and tight for the game so I wouldn’t worry about that. Unfortunately…some of you might have been excited about that.”

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Dakota Johnson Reveals ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Has a ‘Surprise’ Tribute to Mom Melanie Griffith

Dakota Johnson’s mother, Melanie Griffith, may never see her daughter’s performance in the Fifty Shades films, but that doesn’t mean the acclaimed actress doesn’t inspire some of the moments. When speaking with Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb on Wednesday, Johnson revealed that there’s a part in Fifty Shades Darker that serves as a tribute to Griffith, though Johnson doubts her mom will ever see the film. “There is a moment, a little surprise moment especially for my mom in this movie,” the 27-year-old actress shared. “She won’t ever see it!”

Still hopeful, Johnson added, “Maybe she’ll see this one specific little clip.” When asked if she thinks fans will notice the homage to Griffith, 59, Johnson insisted, “I hope so. I think so.”

WATCH: Jamie Dornan Blushes About Fifty Shades Sex Toys, Stars in Hilarious Parody With Ellen DeGeneres

One main reason Griffith hasn’t seen the Fifty Shades films is due to the seriously sexual moments shared between Johnson and her co-star, Jamie Dornan, onscreen.

One scene in particular that was recently released from the upcoming sequel shows Anastasia Steele (Johnson) being instructed by Christian Grey (Dornan) to take off a piece of clothing while having dinner at a restaurant. Let’s just say it’s not suitable for parents.

Check it out:

WATCH: Dakota Johnson Turns Fifty Shades Into a Comedy With Jimmy Fallon Portraying Christian Grey


First Fifty Shades Darker Clip Puts a Nasty Spin on Date Night

First Fifty Shades Darker Clip Puts a Nasty Spin on Date Night

If you’re looking for an erotic, steamy movie to ignite some romance this Valentine’s Day, Fifty Shades Darker might just do the trick. The second installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy arrives on February 10. And if we had to guess by this first clip released, there won’t be a dry seat in the house come two weekends from now. Universal Pictures released this latest clip from Fifty Shades Darker. And if it doesn’t get your heart racing, you might want to check and see if you have a pulse at all. It’s pure sexual tension and almost too steamy for general audiences. Not much is shown, but quite a lot is implied. Aptly enough, this first clip is titled ‘Date Night’.

Christian Grey and Ana Steele have gone out for a fancy dinner in light of recent events that have kept them apart for a short spell. Christian, ever the sly goose, convinces Anastasia to remove her panties before they’ve even had a chance to order. She does just that in the crowded restaurant, careful for no one to see. As that lacy underwear hits the ground, Mr. Grey calls, ‘Check, please!’

But the sexy fun doesn’t end there. The duo next enter a crowded elevator. Christian and Ana are all the way in the back. Grey pretends to tie his shoe, slowly raising up with his hand on Steele’s thigh. He brings his hand up under her skirt, and the face that Ana gives is, well, you’ll get the drift of where all this is going quite soon enough. Let’s just say you don’t want to watch this movie without a date at your side, or a box of Kleenex. Which ever is easiest for you to come by.

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Move Aside Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele: Introducing the New Characters From Fifty Shades Darker

If you think Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are the only co-stars bringing the heat to Fifty Shades Darker, think again. We’re now closer than ever to the highly-anticipated release of the hit franchise’s second installment, and while some moviegoers might expect the film to echo much of the first’s story angle (sex, sex and more sex), there’s actually quite a few characters pivotal to Christian and Anastasia’s dramatic love story that we’ve yet to meet.

Lucky for FSD fans, we’re breaking down every newcomer set to make an appearance in the forthcoming movie, and from the looks of it, your plans for Valentine’s Day plans have officially been signed, sealed and delivered.

Thank us later.

ESC: Party Dresses, Rita Ora

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Rita Ora: Sure, the British bombshell did co-star in Fifty Shades of Grey, but her blink-and-you-missed-it appearance was so painfully brief (we’re talking four lines of dialogue brief), it’s fair to consider Rita a brand new asset to the crew. She plays Christian’s sister, Mia Grey, in the blockbuster hit, and her character has a major plot line in the second and third Fifty Shades books.

Tyler Hoechlin

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Tyler Hoechlin: The Teen Wolf hunk takes on the role of Boyce Fox, an author and Anastasia’s former classmate who she signs as an editor at Christian’s publishing company.

Bella Heathcote

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Bella Heathcote: The stunning Aussie actress is nearly unrecognizable starring as Leila Williams, one of Christian’s ex-submissives who returns to make her former lover’s new relationship with Anastasia even more turbulent… and dangerous.

Eric Johnson

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Eric Johnson: Christian Grey finds a rival in this Smallville alum’s character, Jack Hyde. Anastasia begins working as his personal assistant at the publishing company, but when Johnson’s character begins pursuing her romantically, a dark shared past between Christian and Jack is revealed.

Kim Basinger

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Kim Basinger: Without revealing too much, Anastasia gives the actress’s Elena Lincoln character the nickname, “Mrs. Robinson.” Elena and Christian go way back, and though they are business partners now, their relationship wasn’t always office appropriate.

Hugh Dancy, Critics Choice Awards

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Hugh Dancy: The Hannibal star makes his Fifty Shades Darker debut as psychiatrist Dr. John Flynn, who Christian he begins seeing when people from his past begin interfering with the present.

Robinne Lee

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Robinne Lee: The Seven Pounds actress returns to the big screen as the vice president and second-in-command to Christian Grey at Grey Enterprises.

Fay Masterson

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Fay Masterson: Joining the cast of Fifty Shades Darker for the very first time is this British actress, who co-stars as Christian’s longtime housekeeper and cook, Gail Jones.
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Doctors condemn Gwyneth Paltrow after the Oscar winner advises women to sleep with ‘jade eggs’ in their vagina

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Oh dear… (Photo: Getty)

Chris Martin’s ex advised women on the supposed health benefits on her lifestyle website GOOP. Gwyneth Paltrow just can’t seem to stop herself when it comes to giving bizarre lifestyle advice, and now she’s at it again. The GOOP founder, who’s now known just as much for her healthy lifestyle brand as she is her acting, is renowned for giving outlandish health advice.

But her latest suggestion has angered doctors, who have claimed she could be causing women health problems. In a recent post on her website, titled Better Sex: Jade eggs for your yoni, the star advised her readers to put jade eggs in their vagina. She claimed that such a practice would lead to better sex and overall well-being for women.

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Gwyneth urged fans to try the practice (Photo: WENN)

“Fans say regular use increases chi, orgasms, vaginal muscle tone, hormonal balance, and feminine energy in general,” said the post.

In a scathing open letter to Gwyneth, Dr. Jen Gunter has claimed the Oscar winner’s claims are “garbage” and could even be a danger to women.

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Doctors have warned against it

“I read the post on GOOP and all I can tell you is it is the biggest load of garbage I have read on your site since vaginal steaming,” she wrote.

“Pelvic floor exercises can help with incontinence and even give stronger orgasms for some women, but they cannot change hormones,” she continues. “As for female energy? I’m a gynecologist and I don’t know what that is!?”

She continued, adding that there could be serious health issues associated with the bizarre practice.

Gwyneth is known for her odd lifestyle advice (Photo: Reuters)

“As for the recommendation that women sleep with a jade egg in their vaginas I would like to point out that jade is porous which could allow bacteria to get inside and so the egg could act like a fomite.

This could be a risk factor for bacterial vaginosis or even the potentially deadly toxic shock syndrome.”

Mirror Celeb has reached out to Gwyneth’s rep for comment.


LICENSE TO THRILL Jamie Dornan hints he is desperate to be the next James Bond after wowing in Fifty Shades Of Grey

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Jamie Dornan appears to have hinted that he would like to take on the role of James Bond

The actor made the revelation during radio interview rap. Jamie Dornan appeared to reveal the next role he would like to take after finding international fame as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise. The handsome actor seems to have his eye on the iconic role of James Bond as the world continues to wait to see if Daniel Craig officially called time on playing the famous British spy.

Jamie made the playful comment about the Bond role during a unique interaction with Q Radio breakfast host Stephen Clements. Clements had penned a version of rapper Eminem’s Stan featuring the likes of Eamonn Holmes, Chipmunk and Arlene Foster in a bid to get Jamie’s attention.

The Irish actor was happy to respond as the challenge had been a tool for the pair to raise money for TinyLife charity.

Jamie – who is famous for playing Christian Grey – replied with his own rap verse as  he quipped: “Dear Stephen, I’m sorry it took me so long to respond – I’ve been running around the world trying to convince people I’m James Bond.

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