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Kate Middleton and Prince William emerge with their new infant son. Might they name him George- like George Crawley? (Photo BBC)

Could the Royal Baby Name be Inspired by Downton Abbey?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 6:09am

Update: Prince William and Kate Middleton named their baby George Alexander Louis! The official report is that they took George because that is the name of Queen Elizabeth II's father. Alexander is the male version of...

Widower Tom Branson may be finding love in the arms of his new live in governess. (Photo courtesy Masterpiece Theatre)

Branson and Rose Finding Love at Downton Abbey

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 2:00am

Love is in the air at Downton Abbey for Branson and Rose. Don’t worry! They aren’t getting together. But there are reports that they will find love interests in season four. Hypable.com reports that British actress...

You Can Get This Look: Imitate Lady Mary's pouty red lips with a new line of lipsticks from Marks & Spencer.

Look, Smell and Drink Like Downton Abbey

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 11:22am

You too can look, smell and drink like the seductive ice queen Lady Mary. Or at least a British retailer and a wine maker want to help you to do so. Britain’s Marks...

Downton Producers Talk Killing Matthew and Possibly Resurrecting Him

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, June 28, 2013 - 5:02am

The discussions about cousin Matthew’s death don’t seem to die. (Dan Stevens sort of apologized for his characters untimely death on Christmas day.) When the Downton Abbey creator/writer Julian Fellowes, producer...

Paul Giamatti joins Downton Abbey as the resident playboy.

Paul Giamatti Joining Downon Abbey Cast as Playboy Brother

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, June 24, 2013 - 9:43am

Say hello to Lady Cora’s brother! Actor Paul Giamatti is joining the Downton Abbey cast as Harold, described as Lady Cora’s maverick, playboy brother. He’ll star along the other sassy member of the Levinson clan,...

What Kim Kardashian and Lady Sybil Might Have in Common

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, June 24, 2013 - 9:38am

I never thought I’d write about Kim Kardashian in a Desperate for Downton blog post. But the suspected condition that may have caused her to go into labor early is causing some bloggers to compare the reality star to...

Poor Cousin Matthew! Little did he know that his happiness would be cut short in a car accident. (Courtesy Radio Times.)

Dan Stevens Officially Apologizes for Leaving Downton Sort of

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 9:47am

Recently publications and social media have been a twitter because they finally heard it from the horse’s mouth: an official apology from Dan Stevens for the death of Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley. “I’m sorry about...

The Rolling Stones and Other Artists We’d Like to See on Downton Abbey

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 10:11am

The Rolling Stones get a lot of satisfaction from watching Downton Abbey. The UK’s Sun reports that the Stones end their rehearsals early Sunday nights just to watch the show. Rumor has it they wouldn’t mind guest roles...

Bidding for a date with Downton's Brendan Coyle starts at $2,000.00. Photo via: boards.straightdope.com.

Win a Date Night with Downton Abbey's Mr. Bates

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:06am

How much would you pay for a date night with Downton Abbey’s Mr. Bates? You can stop wondering and start bidding because Brendan Coyle, the tortured valet’s portrayer, has put himself up for auction. It’s for a...

Sean "Diddy" Combs appears in Funny or Die spoof "Downton Diddy".

Hip Hop Mogul Diddy in Funny or Die Downton Abbey Spoof

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 12:33pm

Let’s set the record straight, shall we? Hip Hop Mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is not joining the cast of Downton Abbey as the first black character. PBS was quick to shoot down that Twitter rumor yesterday after the hip hop...

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