Porn Star Sasha Grey's Sex Scenes Cut in Soderbergh's 'The Girlfriend Experience'

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Published June 18, 2009

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Steven Soderbergh Hires Porn Star But Cuts All Sex Scenes

After initially "discovering" Sasha Grey in Los Angeles Magazine, veteran director Steven Soderbergh was determined to hire the X-rated film star to play her first mainstream role: a high-class NYC hooker in his new drama "The Girlfriend Experience." But oddly enough, Gray didn’t have to bare too much of her body or even do a sex scene.

"Steven never really said if there was going to be a sex or scene or not, but in the outline it did say for three different scenes, "Sex Scene with Chris," "Sex Scene with Client B," "Sex Scene with the Hobbyist." I never really knew," Gray recently told us. "But I knew he (Soderbergh) wouldn’t have a sex scene for the sake of sex."

PHOTOS: Click for pics of Sasha Grey in "The Girlfriend Experience."

Soderbergh later told Tarts that he looked closely at the script, but decided "it wasn’t necessary." But even despite her rave reviews in her first non-adult film, Gray is far from parting from her porn ways.

"It is great to do both, it’s unprecedented that a woman from the adult industry has been able to really juggle both at the same time," the 21-year-old said. "If people enjoy what I do outside of adult films, there is room for growth and opportunity. I don’t think ill be playing Zac Efron’s girlfriend in anything soon or be cast in a teen movie but I’m okay with that. At the moment I’m actually shooting my directorial debut in the adult world."

And is Academy-Award winning Soderbergh, who has directed/written/produced over 30 films in his 20-year career, getting ready to retire?

"I have a few more issues to explore on the checklist for the next five years and then I might be done," he admitted to Tarts. "I can feel myself running out of ideas."

Exclusive: Jessica Simpson’s Sensual New Fragrance and Photo Shoot Inspired By Tony Romo?

Last year Jessica Simpson added the fragrance "Fancy" to her entrepreneurial endeavors -- and now the pop princess is unveiling "Fancy Love" and it seems the new scent was inspired by her ever-evolving relationship with NFL star Tony Romo

Simpson collaborated on the "timeless, romantic fragrance of falling in love" with a team of professional perfumers and wanted a sensual floral that exudes her own flirtatious charm.

"It is a fresh, new expression of Jessica’s lifestyle," Vince Camuto, CEO of the Camuto Group (which develops and design the Jessica Simpson collection) said. "She is loved and in love."

And according to an inside source, Miss Simpson has never been more comfortable with her abilities and body than she is now.

"Tony brings out the best in Jessica," said our source. "She is over caring about what everyone thinks."

The 28-year-old has even taken to Twitter this week to encourage her fans to embrace their gifts from God.

"To all of my true fans that love me for me ... thank you ... we are all beautiful. Don’t you dare let anyone tell you different. please!!!!" Simpson tweeted. "Someone once told me that mirrors are a losing game cause they only show you backwards anyway. Days are long and words are cruel, but they won't get the BEST of you ..."

Quote of the Day: Heather Graham’s Turn-On

It sounds as though Heather Graham had just a little too much fun while filming "The Hangover" in Sin City…

"I like to gamble -- you get that kind of tingly feeling. It's almost like you're shopping and you get so excited about buying something … it is the same when you get a good hand," Graham told Tarts. "And then I get super wired and then I kind of scare myself because I get to into it."

Pop Tarts Scene & Herd

A fatigued-looking Paul Rudd picking up coffee for his wife from a corner deli before waiting in a long taxi line on the corner of Washington & Horatio in NYC's meatpacking district last Tuesday.

Jordana Brewster sipping Vita Coco coconut water while shopping for dresses at LIVE! on Sunset on Friday.

Dennis Hopper enjoying an evening at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas on Friday. Hopper, who sipped an iced tea through the night, shared a VIP Skybox with friends where they enjoyed some of the club’s err, lovely dancers.

Jon Bon Jovi and actress Renée Zellweger indulging in a plate of smoky Chipotle Guacamole at the Blue Parrot in East Hampton on Friday. The celebrity duo, also rumored to be among the revamped hotspot’s investors, got a sneak peek taste of the Blue Parrot's Tex Mex menu, which is set to open this weekend.

"Twilight’s" Ashley Greene, Adrian Grenier, Lo Bosworth and Mario Lopez chugging Muscle Milk smoothies before surfing at the Oakley Learn to Ride event in Santa Barbara on Saturday. Greene and Grenier were reportedly "inseparable" and incredibly flirty all weekend ... New couple alert?

Justin Timberlake at the launch of his new Tequila, 901, at NYC hotspot Tenjune on Saturday night sipping specialty cocktails, including The Millington, named after Justin's hometown in Tennessee.

Ivanka Trump dancing the night away alongside NYC Housewives Bethenny Frankel, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Carl Icahn in the Farmhouse Ballroom at the 80th anniversary of legendary East End hotspot Montauk Yacht Club in the Hamptons on Saturday night.

"My Boys" and yoga enthusiast Jordana Spiro joining Gotham magazine to open the new YogaWorks flagship in Soho on Saturday, talking to guests about her upcoming movie, "The Goods," in which she plays Jeremy Piven's on-screen love interest. "I was so excited to play opposite [Jeremy Piven], but we both had to play it cool and disinterested through a lot of the film, which I found very hard."

Alexandra Richards following her father Keith Richards's wild rep by letting her hair down and keeping a crowd of models dancing into the wee hours on Saturday night at East Hampton's Georgica Restaurant & Lounge.

A smiling Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger driving his Hummer through Brentwood, California on Sunday afternoon.

Mekhi Phifer munching on honey walnut shrimp at the grand opening of the First Food & Bar at The Palazzo in Vegas on Sunday night.

"So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deely and fellow Brit Chef Gordon Ramsey dining (separately) at West Hollywood's Cecconi's on Tuesday evening. The two did take time out to catch up after their meal and looked pretty chummy.

Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight chatting and laughing together at Casa Noble Tequila's Celebration Dinner Honoring 2008 LA Film Festival Keyote Films at the newly renovated BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood on Tuesday night. Scarlett Johansson and hubby Ryan Reynolds also stepped out together for the pumping party.

Reese Witherspoon en route to the set of "How Do You Know?" in Washington D.C. on Wednesday morning.

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