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VIDEO: Man Dresses Up As Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle For Halloween

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:00am

Apparently dressing up as the Earl of Grantham or Mr. Carson for Halloween was too dull. Rob Cockerman, a sculptor and writer from California, decided to go as Highclere Castle, the setting of Downton Abbey....

Secrets To Be Revealed At An Evening At Downton Abbey Gala On December 4

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:44pm

Season five of Downton Abbey is all about secrets: the secret scandal Thomas is blackmailing Baxter with; the hush hush affair Lady Mary and Tony Gillingham seem to be cultivating; Edith's secret love child. Even...

Pictures: Queen Recognizes Downton Abbey’s Smith With Distinct Honor

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, October 20, 2014 - 2:33pm

Downton Abbey star Dame Maggie Smith is now part of an exclusive group. Queen Elizabeth II inducted her into the Order of the Companions of Honour Friday to celebrate Smith’s six decades in theater, film and...

Downtonisms: App Lets You Whip Out Your Favorite Downton Abbey Line

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:31pm

What is your favorite Downton Abbey line?: “What is a weekend?” the Dowager Countess’ reply to cousin Matthew after he talked about his “weekend” plans? Or how about Violet’s retort to Isobel about the latter’s...

Swoon! George Clooney Kissed Downton Abbey’s Dowager

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 9:15am

I wonder if Dame Maggie Smith has recovered from that kiss yet. Apparently George Clooney kissed "Downton Abbey’s" Dowager when he appeared on the set to shoot a skit for a charity. Swoon! Tom...

George Clooney to Appear in the Downton Abbey World

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 12, 2014 - 3:45pm

George Clooney will appear in the “Downton Abbey” world. Wait, what does that mean exactly? “The Monuments Men” star and chum of Downton patriarch Hugh Bonneville (a.k.a Robert Crawley) won...

Video: New Saucy Witticisms from Downton's Dowager in Season 5

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 4:29pm

The newest clip from Downton Abbey season five illustrates that the Dowager Countess hasn’t lost her sharp tongue. In fact, she is saucier than ever. And she is letting her feminine side hang out too. In the...

VIDEO: New Season 5 Downton Abbey Trailer Shows Scandals, Changes

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:33am

The new trailer for season five of "Downton Abbey" was just released and it shows scandals and changes. Unlike the cryptic 20 second promo issued earlier this summer that hinted at upheavals, this extended sneak...

Downton’s Dowager Based on a Fellowes

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, August 22, 2014 - 2:44pm

I recently uncovered this nugget in an older Masterpiece Theatre column: Downton’s dowager Countess is based on a Fellowes’ relative.Jessica Fellowes, niece to show scribe/creator Julian Fellowes, says their...

Kids Spoof Downton Abbey and Other Emmy Nominees

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 3:15pm

The Emmy Awards will be handed out this weekend. To remind you which shows are vying for best drama, little kids are spoofing Downton Abbey and the other nominees in a funny and cute video.The producers of the kid...

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