James Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

18th May 2014

Fact: British band James are set to release their first album in six years. La Petite Mort will hit stores on 2 June (14), ahead of an arena tour. The group's last record was 2008's Hey Ma. They subsequently released two Eps in 2010.

25th October 2013

Tweet: “Stow your twitchy palms ladies... our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1." Author E.L. James confirms actor Jamie Dornan has landed the role of Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of her erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey after original choice Charlie Hunnam quit the project earlier this month (Oct13).

24th September 2013

Quote: "It's so funny, you read these blogs - 'Ian Somerhalder angry, livid he's not Christian Grey' - I mean, no, no, no, there's none of that." Actor Ian Somerhalder insists he is happy for Charlie Hunnam after the Sons Of Anarchy star landed the leading role in the upcoming movie adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey. The Vampire Diaries hunk had been one of the fan favourites to take on the role of Christian Grey.

9th September 2013

Quote: "It was a decision we made together, but she loved the books. She was really excited about the potential of this opportunity for me and, if anything, I just think it will bring us closer." British actor Charlie Hunnam consulted his girlfriend, jewellery designer Morgana MCNelis, before taking the lead role in the movie adaptation of E.L. James' novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.

2nd September 2013

Tweet: "I lost the role in 50 Shades of Grey so you won't be hearing from me for awhile". Girls creator and star Lena Dunham jokes about missing out on the female lead in the upcoming film adaptation of author E.L. James' erotic bestseller to Melanie Griffith's daughter, Dakota Johnson. The casting news was announced on Monday (02Sep13).

12th December 2012

Quote: "I do have a spare bedroom and one of the walls is painted red-room-of-pain, but that's for ironing." Author E.L. James has an ironing room inspired by her bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.

18th September 2012

Quote: "It's ridiculous... I'm still processing it... We've gone into 45 languages, we've booked a film deal, we've got all sorts of other things going on. It's just been crazy." Author E.L. James can't believe how successful her erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has been since its release on paperback in April (12).

18th September 2012

Quote: "I am not a sex therapist; I just wrote a love story - but I would start with a tie." Erotic author E.L. James offers a little advice about how to spice up their sex lives after reading her saucy novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

18th September 2012

Quote: "Of course I would let them read it but I probably couldn't look neither of them in the eye again if I did... (but) they're delighted for me, they're really proud of me, slightly embarrassed, I think, but they're great." Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James' teenage sons have yet to read their mum's erotic fiction.

23rd May 2012

Fact: British author E.L. James' saucy and sensational Fifty Shades Of Grey has passed The Hunger Games as the bestselling book of 2012, accounting for 25 per cent of adult fiction sales in America. The erotic book has hit 10 million in sales, six weeks after hitting stores. Universal and Focus Features have won a multimillion-dollar bidding war for the movie rights to the book.

15th April 2012

Fact: British pop group James closed their set at the Coachella festival in California on Friday afternoon (13Apr12) by inviting 30 friends, fans and family members onstage to join them for a rendition of their hit Laid. Frontman Tim Booth joked, "We kidnapped some people earlier."

12th January 2010

Quote: "God, he gave me so much. I remember I auditioned for something and didn't get the job and was very disappointed and he said, 'You always say you messed up. Why does it never occur to you that they might have messed up? Maybe you were the best one but they didn't recognise it.' It sounds obvious, but you forget stuff like that." Matthew Broderick on the advice his actor dad James passed on to him.

11th June 2009

Quote: "I think my dad made it hard for the rest of Blur because he was out getting f**ked with ALEX (James) and I think that probably annoyed them." Lily Allen thinks her actor dad Keith contributed to tensions within the band before they went on hiatus in 2003.

6th February 2009

Quote: "My son's problem was seeing his father kiss (James) FRANCO, and my daughter's problem was seeing Franco kiss her father." Sean Penn on his children's reactions to his portrayal of gay San Francisco, California politician HARVEY MILK in MILK.

18th September 2008

Quote: “My dad is probably one of the handsomest guys ever. I was making a joke and I said, ‘If I was a chick, I’d f**k you.’ He was like, ‘You can’t say that! Shut your mouth!’” Josh Brolin on his good-looking father James, who is married to Barbra Streisand.

17th September 2008

Quote: "It was genius, man. I had this great conversation with them because they were both coming off the morphine or whatever cocktail they were given. It was good to see her without a few filters." Actor Josh Brolin loved talking to his dad James and step-mother Barbra Streisand after they both underwent a recent colonoscopy.

18th June 2008

Quote: "Festivals in Britain are too safe. What the f**k can you even do here?" James frontman TIM BOOTH didn't enjoy performing at the U.K.'s Isle of Wight festival .

2nd June 2008

Quote: "I'm used to the kids directing me. And hopefully I do it with good grace." Sir Paul McCartney is used to being bossed around by his grown-up children MARY, STELLA and James, from his first marriage to Linda Mccartney.

26th February 2008

Quote: "I look around and I see people who move perfectly, who walk with grace, who speak with great diction and clarity and a great use of the English language and we're all miserable f**kers... And then I see this fella who doesn't move the way what's perceived to be 'normal' is, and he's as happy as can be." Actor Colin Farrell praises his four-year-old son James for coping with Angelman Syndrome, a form of cerebral palsy.

24th January 2006

Quote: <p>"He never has to work a day in his life! Not that I want him to be aware of that because he might end up being a real lazy b**tard! But when push comes to shove, he won't ever need to worry. Things like that are nice to be able to do for your loved ones. Actually I have very few desires from the material world." Colin Farrell on his two-and-a-half year old son James. </p>

24th January 2006

Quote: <p>"It's such a thrill to have James in my life. I love being with him, he's so damn cute - he's always laughing. I wish I could become his best friend... Now I have a reason to live. I want to share the world and see him grow." Colin Farrell gushes about his two-and-a-half year old son James. </p>


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