Name: E L James
Birth Name: 
Erika Leonard, birth name Erika Mitchell
Birth Date: 
1963
Birth Place: 
London, England
Occupation: 
Novelist
Relationship Status: 
Married to Niall Leonard
Celebrity Ranking # 1962
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E L James Welcomes Jamie Dornan to "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Posted Thursday October 24, 2013 7:25 PM GMT

It was a scramble to find a new Christian Grey after Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the project, but now the author of "Fifty Shades of Grey" has confirmed the new choice.

Announcing the news to fans, E L James tweeted, "Stow your twitchy palms ladies... our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @ Jamie Dornan1 x"

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Madonna Beats Steven Spielberg in Forbes Top-Earning Celebs List

Posted Monday August 26, 2013 5:25 PM GMT

She may have already earned the title of the Queen of Pop long ago, but this year Madonna has ascended her throne on the top of Forbes top-earning celebrities list.

Grabbing an estimated $125 million for the period between June 2012 to June 2013, the 55-year-old icon rocketed ahead of Steven Spielberg, who ended up at #2 with about $100 million.

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Sam Taylor-Johnson Will Direct "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Posted Wednesday June 19, 2013 6:54 PM GMT

It's one of the hottest and most anticipated movie adaptations and now "Fifty Shades of Grey" has found a director.

Based on the EL James novel, Sam Taylor-Johnson will helm the story about billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele and their steamy sex-driven relationship.

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Universal Pictures & E L James Sue Over “50 Shades” Copyrights

Posted Friday November 30, 2012 12:20 PM GMT

It’s no surprise that the world of erotica is looking to bank off of “50 Shades of Grey” success, but after this news, those companies may want to think again.

Universal Studios and author E L James recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit earlier this week against Smash Pictures for its porn adaptation of the novel.

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