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Guantánamo: Where There Are No Shades of Grey

Neil Durkin | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

One of the books that detainees at Guantánamo Bay are 50 Shades of Grey, the international bestseller from the US writer EL James. Could it be that the US military authorities have decided that James' erotic thriller is actually pornographic (so-called "mummy porn") and therefore unsuitable for the camp's 155 detainees?

R-Patz Was 'First Choice' For Smouldering Christian Grey

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Robert Pattinson was EL James' first choice to play the smouldering Christian Grey in the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' film adaptation, author Bret Easton E...

CONFIRMED: 'Fifty Shades' Film Finds Its Ana And Mr Grey

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' has finally found its Ana and Christian. American actress and model Dakota Johnson will play the lead female role in the fil...

Who Is The World's Richest Author?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

Fifty Shades Of Grey author EL James has topped the global rich list of authors after earning an estimated £62 million ($95 million) last year. Th...

Barbara Taylor Bradford Slams 50 Shades As Badly Written And 'Not Sexy'

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Her first novel, A Woman Of Substance, was a bestseller about a woman who didn't spend her time getting spanked, but rather went through hell and back...

Internet Sensation, Not Overnight Sensation

Anne-Marie Scully | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anne-Marie Scully

If tweeting or blogging on fan fiction sites isn't your thing and you prefer the traditional medium of a book, you no longer need to wait for a contract from a traditional publisher to get your work out there thanks to ebook retailers like Amazon and Kobo who offer self-publishing platforms.

Kate Moss Reads 50 Shades Of Grey Live On Air

PA | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Kate Moss put in a model performance on air when she read an extract from steamy best-seller Fifty Shades Of Grey to raise money for Comic Relief. ...

Boris Picks His Cultural Highlights Of 2012: 50 Shades And Gangnam

Posted 22.02.2013 | Home

Boris Johnson has used his column in The Telegraph to announce his cultural highlights of 2012: 50 Shades Of Grey and Gangnam Style. And for all hi...

The Present No One Wants This Year...

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | Home

The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy is the most unpopular Christmas gift this year, according to a survey. More than a quarter of people (26%) said th...

Sam Parker

Best Books 2012: What This Year's Award-Winning Titles Tells Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 10.02.2013 | Home

With an estimated 530,000 different books released per year in the UK and America alone, which of them make it past the panels of book awards - from t...

Ann Summers Sales 'Through The Roof' Thanks To 50 Shades

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | Home

Ann Summers tycoon Jacqueline Gold says the success of saucy literary hit 50 Shades of Grey has led to sales at her chain going through the roof. T...

Fifty Shades Spanks The Opposition

PA | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home

EL James's bestselling sensation Fifty Shades Of Grey has been named one of the books of the year at a literary awards ceremony. The book, the firs...

Sam Parker

Cultural Icon Of The Year: Cast Your Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 03.02.2013 | Home

After 430 years observing the Gregorian calendar, we've become a species of habits. At this time of year chief among them is looking back on the pr...

Why Fifty Shades of Grey Didn't Make the Bad Sex in Fiction Award Shortlist

Frank Brinkley | Posted 28.01.2013 | Home
Frank Brinkley

In short: Fifty Shades of Grey is erotica and thus disqualified from the Bad Sex in Fiction Award 2012 (or indeed in any other year). Phew.

WATCH: 50 Impressions Of Grey

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Comedy

And today's tip of the hat goes to the self-styled Man Of A Kajillion Voices, impressionist Brock Baker. Mr Baker, you see, has read 'Fifty Shades ...

50 Shades Of Brown? Erotic Novel To Be 'Used As Toilet Paper'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home

A Sunderland charity for female abuse victims will turn donated copies of the "vile" 50 Shades Of Grey into compost and toilet paper. Clare Phillip...

Fifty Shades Pleasure Collection Launched

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If the steamy tale of Ana and Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey aroused your inner fantasies, you'll be delighted to know that EL James has launched a...

Bieber 'Approached' for 50 Shades Film

WENN | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Justin Bieber revealed to Jonathan Ross he has been approached to appear in 50 Shades of Grey, but isn't he a little bit young? Justin may be most ...

Fifty Shades: Couples Have More Sex After Reading Erotic Novel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Couples are now having sex more often, for longer and in more risque positions thanks to - you guessed it - the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon. Th...

'Fifty Shades' Album On The Way

WENN | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Fifty Shades Of Grey author E.L. James is hoping to conquer the album charts with a new release inspired by her bestselling erotic fiction. The wri...

50 Things 50 Shades Will (Probably) Outsell Next

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 08.10.2012 | Home

It's pulverised Potter, it's demolished Dan Brown, and as we discovered this week, it's hammered the Highway Code - 50 Shades Of Grey is selling so fa...

Sex Sells: 50 Shades Now UK's Biggest Selling Book Of All Time

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home

It's the news that will make literary snobs kick their bookshelves in disgust: Fifty Shades of Grey has become the best-selling book of all time in th...

Six Reasons Fifty Shades of Grey Isn’t True To Life

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While the most successful paperback of all time is spanking the competition, with book lovers choosing porn over Potter, not everyone is happy by the ...

Win: Erotic Book Collection That Spanks 50 Shades Of Grey

Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

Given that it's now outselling Harry Potter, we're going to go ahead and assume you've read the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy. The question is, ...

It's Official: We Prefer Porn To Potter

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

EL James's Fifty Shades trilogy has outsold JK Rowling's seven-book Harry Potter series on Amazon's UK site. James has sold more than four million ...