SOA STAR DROPS OUT OF 50 SHADES MOVIE ROLE

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Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam has announced he’s withdrawing from the lead role of 50 Shades of Grey.  Universal Pictures released a statement on Saturday citing Hunnam’s shooting schedule on TV’s popular “Sons of Anarchy” as cause for his departure, but Matthew Belloni, executive editor at The Hollywood Reporter, revealed that he was made privy to alternate reasons for the change.

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“The filmmakers of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam’s immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey,” Universal’s statement reads.   Read more at Huffington Post

 

Easyrider Tour Sets Records In Early Shows

Extreme Custom Motorcycles are on display at the 2010-2011 Easyrider Bike Shows

Easyriders Events Annual Bike Show Tour wrapped up its fall tour in Atlanta, GA., on November 20th with host Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. The all new entertainment-packed bike show tour also stopped in Louisville, KY on November 13th and in Greenville, SC. on October 23rd at the Carolina First Center

Record numbers of bike enthusiasts and motorcycle fans came out to each of the three cities to see a record high 250 plus custom bikes competing for over 55 plus awards.  Easyriders Events Marketing and Entertainment Director, Tucker Kroll attributes the record breaking number of custom bike entries this year to their free space program, which gives wristband holders an option to feature their custom bikes at the show for no charge.

Easyriders Events Marketing and Entertainment Director, Tucker Kroll, said the bike show tour, “Seemed to have something for everyone and the 2011 dates look to be even bigger with our addition of Jax, the top star of the number one hit cable television show Sons of Anarchy.”  The tour drew considerable media attention with coverage from Fox, CBS, and CW network affiliates.

Matt Sorum is the world famous drummer from Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, and Velvet Revolver.  Sorum commented on his as a host saying,  “The Easyriders Bike Show Tour is as good as I’ve ever seen it this year, it has been absolutely awesome.”

Easyriders Events owner Greg Hicks recently commented, “Our goal at Easyriders Events is to bring our patrons one-of-a-kind, first quality talent and entertainment. We achieve this goal by offering our audience today’s hottest talent and attractions. Sons of Anarchy is the most popular show on TV today so what better way to reach our goals for the 2011 tour then to bring them the star of the show, Charlie Hunnam, a.k.a., “Jax”. We want our patrons to meet the most popular names in the motorcycle industry as well as in the entertainment industry at our shows.”

Another new element drawing fans to the fall bike show tour was the new 5,000 square foot, Easyriders Kids Zone Area which was hosted by Moises Arias who plays Rico who on Disney’s hit show, Hannah Montana.  Fans lined up to be photographed by world-famous motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter.  Also a big hit with bike fans was landing autographs from some of the world’s top bike builders including Paul Yaffe, The Limpnickie Lot, and Kendall Johnson.

The Roadware Fashion Show featuring The Purrfect Angelz was popular with fans as was the “Anger Management Street Extreme Lifestyle” motorcycle stunt show.  Celebrated recording and touring artists, Cowboy Mouth performed at each show. Easyriders Events Owner, Greg Hicks, added, “The second biggest draw, other than the bikes, was the chance for fans to meet Billy Gibbons or one of our other celebrity hosts.”

Other upcoming dates on the Easyriders 2011 Bike Show Tour include Charlotte, NC on January 22nd and 23rd, at the Charlotte Convention Center, and Knoxville, TN on February 5th at the Knoxville Convention Center and finishes with the Columbus, OH Invitational on February 11th-13th, 2011 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.