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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...

Downton Abbey season 4 will air in the us on January 5, 2014.

Downton Abbey Season 4 Premiering January 5 2014

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 8:18am

Save this date! Downton Abbey Season 4 is set to premiere January 5, 2014. Masterpiece Theatre executive producer Rebecca Eaton announced the airdates at the PBS Annual Meeting in Miami today. Season 4 will last eight...

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...

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