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Bret Easton Ellis Wants to Direct 50 Shades of Grey, Also Wants to Cast Ryan Gosling

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Let this sink in for a minute. Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho and fan of Scott Disick, wants to write the script for the masterpiece that is 50 Shades of Grey. Not only does he want to adapt the book for the screen, but he won’t shut up about it. And not only will he not shut up about it, but he wants to cast Ryan Gosling in the lead role of Christian. Think about it. Awesome, right?

From Digital Spy:

Bret Easton Ellis has given his thoughts on who should appear in a movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey.

The American Psycho author recently revealed that he would be interested in turning E.L James’s bestselling erotic fiction into a film.

Ellis later added on Twitter: “Okay. Today the team has been briefed and we will be approaching the studio this week about BEE adapting Fifty Shades of Grey into a film.  Thanks to everyone supporting BEE adapting Fifty Shades of Grey: the response has been huge and amazing. Hope E.L. James feels the same way.

“The casting of Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey wouldn’t be up to me but I have certain actors in mind. And a particular actress for Ana.”

He continued: “I think David Cronenberg is a great idea for directing Fifty Shades of Grey and we worked together on American Psycho in its initial phase. Cronenberg and Alexander Skarsgård is a no-brainer. I’ve seen Alexander naked so many times at the gym that we both attend: perfect casting. For Fifty Shades of Grey: David Cronenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Bret Easton Ellis and who as… Anastasia???

“I would love it if we lived in a world where Lena Dunham could be Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey but I don’t think we do. I think she’s hot.”

Ellis added: “Tonight’s epic fight on Girls between Allison Williams/Lena Dunham convinced me that either one of them could play Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey. Thinking more conventionally for Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey: Scarlett Johansson or Kristen Stewart. Alex Pettyfer as Christian: too young? Aaron Johnson as Christian Grey? In a perfect world it would be Ryan Gosling as Christian Grey…

“David Cronenberg directing. Bret Easton Ellis writing. Ryan Gosling acting. Fifty Shades of Grey team… Shades of Grey.”

Bret Easton Ellis would make this movie into something incredible, wouldn’t he? Do you think he’d keep all of Anastasia’s many uses of the word “crap”? Do you think he’d keep all the great spanking scenes? What I’m saying is do you think he’ll keep it hilarious or make it terrifying?

Now let’s talk about his casting: what’s with people trying to cast Scarlett Johansson in roles that are too young for her? First there were the rumors that she was in the running for Eponine in Les Miserables, and now she’s supposed to be a possible choice for Ana? I realize that Scarlett is only 27, only five or six years older than Ana, but she just seems too mature for these roles. But Ryan Gosling as Christian? I might say that that could be hot, but Christian is still an emotionally stunted asshole. It could be interesting though, right?

Rihanna and Chris Brown Are Sneaking Around Again

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From the New York Post:

Rihanna and Chris Brown are “seeing a lot of each other in private,” sources say, and Brown even joined her and her family to cheer on the Miami Heat over the weekend.

The two stars have partied at the same clubs twice in the past two weeks but kept a coy distance. But sources tell Page Six they’re very close in private.

And in a sign that Brown has been forgiven for his infamous 2009 attack on Rihanna, he joined her family, including her grandfather Lionel Brathwaite and various cousins, at Jay-Z’s 40/40 on Saturday to watch the Heat beat the Celtics.

A source told us, “Rihanna arrived first in a yellow cab, with her family and friends, and was escorted to a private room. Brown arrived a little later and joined her and her family. They sat on the same couch together rooting for the Heat. There was no sign of his girlfriend.”

The pair then left separately — with Brown exiting first with his pals — while Rihanna and her family remained behind to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight.

As we reported yesterday, Rihanna and Brown reunited later at Meatpacking club SL — where they kept a cool distance. They partied in separate booths but kept a close eye on each other. He sent over two bottles of Ace of Spades Champagne.

Meanwhile, sources say Rihanna’s management is deeply divided on how to deal with the “Chris Brown issue.” One source said, “Everyone in the business assumes she and Chris are getting back together, and it is only a matter of time before they’ll be more public about it.

“It’s like she is testing the water — first they work on music together, then they hang out in a friendly way, so the public won’t be completely shocked when they step out together publicly.

“There is also a tug of war at Roc Nation over the final say on what she is doing. But everyone agrees they can’t control Rihanna and can’t stop her seeing Chris, no matter how much they fear the negative public reaction will be. It means she probably won’t release another album this year, for fear of a backlash.”

At this point, I really wish that they’d either piss or get off the pot, you know? It just gets annoying, all the “Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together” and the “oh wait, they hate each other” and the “Rihanna wants Chris Brown back but he hasn’t logged onto Twitter yet.” We all know that there’s no talking sense to either of them*, but god, just make a choice and stick with it.

*If there was, they’d both be in therapy right now. Obviously.

Guess The Celebrity: The Sloppy Edition

Can I give you guys some advice? If you’re going out somewhere and you think you’ll be drinking a fair amount, wear pants. If you really want to wear a dress, wear leggings or at least tights with it. If it’s too hot for leggings or tights, then, at the very least, wear underwear that covers your ass. I mean, if you want to show your ass, that’s one thing, but in my experience, all the ladies who show up at clubs and parties with a short skirt end up flashing someone something, whether it’s because of a tumble down some stairs or an enthusiastic dance routine or a drunken shout of “hey, look at my ass! Does my ass look good? Do you like my panties? Emily, look, no, Emily, don’t I have cute panties?” I’ve seen all of these, and let me tell you, not a one of those flashings was premeditated.

Now that I’m done giving you your Drunk Girl perspective, let’s move right along and get to guessing this celebrity, all right? It’s really not that difficult to guess who this is. Just take a glance at her hair. Do you see any interesting colors?

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