• Sam Taylor-Johnson quits Fifty Shades of Grey franchise

    After weeks of speculation, it's officially confirmed – Sam Taylor-Johnson is walking away from Fifty Shades of Grey. The English director, 48, will not be returning to direct the sequels, she announced in a statement released on Wednesday. "Directing Fifty Shades of Grey has been an intense and incredible journey for which I'm hugely grateful," Sam told E! News. "I have Universal to thank for that. I forged close and lasting relationships with the cast, producers and crew and most especially with Dakota (Johnson) and Jamie (Dornan). Sam Taylor-Johnson will not return to direct the Fifty Shades sequels "While I will not

  • James Corden enjoys karaoke session with Mariah Carey for The Late, Late Show

    James Corden was in good company for his journey to work at The Late, Late Show on Wednesday. The comedian was joined by Mariah Carey for an impromptu in-car karaoke session, in a sketch that aired during his third night of hosting the evening chat show. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO In the funny clip, James thanks the singer for helping with his journey to work before putting the radio on – which is playing Mariah's hit Always Be My Baby. "I'm not singing today, I was up all night," declared Mariah as James began to sing, but she couldn't

  • Downton Abbey to end after season six

    It's the end of the Downton Abbey era. ITV and Carnival Films have confirmed that the popular period drama will no longer run after season six. The show's next series will be its last, with the final Downton episode being the Christmas special. Writer and executive producer Julian Fellowes expressed his gratitude at being able to create the show six years ago, and admitted that he never predicted how successful it would become. Previous reports suggested Downton Abbey would end after season six "The Downton journey has been amazing for everyone aboard," wrote Julian in a statement. "People ask if we knew what