Today on The View, things got a little saucy when Emmy Award winner/lady in the street/freak in the sheets Barbara Walters started to share a story about her own forays into the world of 50 Shades of Grey:
Who would have thought that the real-life 50 Shades of Grey-style BDSM relationship between a 53-year-old Ivy-league graduate investment banker and his 27-year-old live-in slave would have ended in 40 text messages, a "knock-down, drag-out fight" and an arrest? And yet, the New York Post writes today, that's exactly what happened.
It takes a special, sultry someone to read aloud E.L. James' 50 Shades of Grey. With all those "holy crap's!" and "Later, baby's," Anastasia's Steele's inner goddess requires a very specific kind of reading. (Hence the trending Twitter topic, #best/worst50ShadesAudioBookNarrator. For example, Stephen Hawking and Betty White.)
50 Shades of Grey author E.L. James—Snowqueens Icedragon to her fans—is purportedly making an estimated $1.34 million a week off her quaint little country romance novel. Having sold 20 million copies and counting, the trilogy is calmly and methodically shattering every previous sales record in the world.
Rich liar Mitch Albom, once described by H.P. Lovecraft as "a grotesque scaly body with rudimentary wings," has written a column about 50 Shades of Grey. Reading it is like coming across a big shotgun next to a tiny barrel with an enormous, beautiful fish inside, only the fish has already hung itself from a tiny noose.