The Morning Roundup: 'Fifty Shades' Cast, Khloe Kardashian's Struggle, Electric Zoo Festival Ecstasy Deaths
It's official -- the movie adaptation of "mommy porn" novel "Fifty Shades Of Grey" has its stars. Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith's daughter Dakota will be taking on the role of Anastasia Steele, while Christian Grey will be played by "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam. They're the two stars who were apparently willing to take on the roles in the kinky sex story that involves lots of bondage and S&M. (story)
Two concertgoers at the Electric Zoo Dance Festival on Randall's Island in New York City died over the weekend after taking the drug MDMA, better known as ecstasy or "molly". The deaths of a 20-year-old University of New Hampshire student from Rhode Island and a 23-year-old from Rochester, New York forced city officials to pull the plug on the final day of the festival. A handful of other fans werre hospitalized over their drug use as well. (story)
Khloe Kardashian is trying to stay strong through her recent ordeal over husband Lamar Odom's recent troubles, like Friday's drunk driving arrest, cheating rumors, and Lamar's alleged crack addiction. The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star tweeted that she's keeping it together, but she still wishes she were "made of steel".
Actress Kate Bosworth and director Michael Polish were married on a Montana mountaintop over the weekend, and the couple's dream ceremony will be featured in the upcoming winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. (story)
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "One Direction: This Is Us" battled it out at the weekend box office, with both films landing the top spot depending on how you break it down, but a little known Mexican film called "Instructions Not Included" took the box office by storm. The film only opened on 347 screens nationwide, but had a strong enough opening to take the fourth spot with a four-day total of $10 million. (story)
Lady Gaga was in London over the weekend for her first performance since her hip surgery. She had an hour-long set at this year's iTunes Festival. But the real story, as usual, is what she wore. The singer began the day wearing a dress that featured bubble-blowing machines, but later in the evening, on her way back to her hotel, she walke the streets in just a white leotard, leaving nothing to the imagination because it was see-through. (story)
Hayden Panettiere is having her misspelled tattoo removed. The "Nashville" star hit the beach in Miami over the weekend, and the ink, which used to say "Vivere senza rimipianti" is partially gone (interestingly the misspelled word, "rimpianti", is still clear as day. Ironically, the tattoo means "live without regret". See several pics of Hayden in her bikini on Miami beach (here)
"Saturday Night Live" star Seth Meyers and his fiance, Alexi Ashe, married in a small ceremony on Martha's Vineyard over the weekend. The couple were engaged in July, meaning they wasted no time planning their nuptials (story). Several of Meyers' SNL co-stars were in attendance, along with the gorgeous Olivia Wilde, who...
...made her way to London for Monday's premiere of Formula One racing film "Rush". Olivia sizzled on the red carpet, wearing a black dinner jacket buttoned only once, and with nothing on beneath it. (story)
Amanda Bynes, who is currently staying at the UCLA Medical Center for psychiatric issues is shelling out $3500 per day for treatment and living expenses. (story)Amanda's Twitter page was also hacked this weekend. When a message reading "I Love Drake" was posted, word got out that Amanda was given access to the account briefly on Saturday, but her lawyer denied it and said the account was hacked. The harmless message, similar to the ones she posted about the rapper back in July, could have been posted by her publicist, Jonathan Jaxson, who Amanda's lawyer is trying to distance her from, along with her family. (story)
Harry Connick Jr. is officially joining the judge's panel for the upcoming 13th season of "American Idol". The crooner will join Jennifer Lopez and returning judge Keith Urban, leaving one spot yet to be filled. (story)