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Even Iron Man loves Downton Abbey! Sybl and Branson's early courtship plays in a scene in Iron Man 3.

Downton Abbey Shows up in Iron Man 3

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, May 6, 2013 - 5:50am

Even Iron Man is in love with Downton Abbey or at least a member of his staff is! If you happened to catch Iron Man 3 this weekend, you noticed that Downton Abbey did a cameo in the film. In the sequel, Happy Hogan,...

UK actor/dancer Gary Carr is Jack Ross, Downton Abbey's first black character. Image courtesy ITV.

Downton Abbey Casts First Black Character

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 10:10am

There is big news in the Downton Abbey Universe. First the search is over for the actor who will play Downton’s first black denizen. UK actor/dancer Gary Carr has landed the part. He’ll play Jack Ross, a jazz singer....

Downton Abbey Season 4 The Musical

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 10:46am

Isn’t it time for Downton Abbey to get a musical episode similar to what executive producer Shonda Rhimes did for Grey’s Anatomy or what director Joss Whedon did before her on Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Wonder no...

Burning Questions from Mr. Selfridge Episode 3

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, April 19, 2013 - 9:46am

I’m watching Mr. Selfridge to help me get over my Downton Abbey withdrawal. I presume some of my friends from my Downton Abbey Google Plus Community are doing the same thing. One of the members Michelle McCormick...

Hugh Bonneville strips as another aristocrat in Da Vinci's Demons.

Downton Abbey Stars Shed Clothes for New Shows

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 4:20am

What do Downton Abbey stars do when they’re not working on the drama? Appear in the buff on other shows. Most recently Hugh Bonneville who plays Lord Grantham, shed his clothes for the new Starz series Da Vinci’s Demons...

Selfridge invents the modern perfume campaign.

Selfridge Embraces Modern World Downton Disdained

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, April 8, 2013 - 8:47am

While the denizens of Downton were brought kicking and fuming into the 20th century, the employees of Mr. Selfridge’s store were pushed into it head first and weren’t permitted to look back. In episode 2 of the...

Live Chat with Jeremy Piven - Mr. Selfridge Today at 1 p.m.

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 4:32pm

Did you watch the premiere of Mr. Selfridge last night? How did you think Jeremy Piven fared as the flamboyant title character? What about the ensemble cast, the costumes and the location? If you had a question for...

Downton versus Mr. Selfridge

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:08am

If Downton Abbey were set in a sprawling London department store at the turn of the century would it be the new masterpiece drama Mr. Selfridge? You’ll have to watch the series which premieres Sunday, March 31 at 9 p.m...

Desperate for Downton Lunches with Newnan Carnegie Foundation

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, March 25, 2013 - 11:20am

Over the weekend I got to meet the amazing people who raise money to keep the doors of the Newnan Carnegie library open. The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation was kind enough to invite me to be their speaker at their...

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The Downton Abbey Connection to Boy Band One Direction

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, March 22, 2013 - 5:51am

How can I connect Downton Abbey a period drama set in the early 20th century to the 21st century English/Irish boy band One Direction? Very easily actually. One of the cast members is a fan and a comedian recently...

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