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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...

Matthew and Mary's wedding made season 3 sweet. Photo courtesy PBS.

Three Reasons Why Downton Season 3 Smashed Records

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 8:19am

Twenty-four million viewers have spoken! That’s how many of them tuned in to watch Downton Abbey Season 3, cementing the Masterpiece hit as the highest rated PBS drama of all time. Die hard Downton fans like us aren’t...

Dan Stevens sports his darker and scruffier look at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Courtesy http://www.zimbio.com/photos/

Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens Gets Darker New Look

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, March 18, 2013 - 7:24am

What has Dan Stevens been up to post Downton Abbey? Apparently adopting a new darker, trimmer look. Dan was busy sharing his new style at several events in New York this past weekend. On the red carpet at the soiree...

Meet me at this Downton Themed Luncheon

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 7:12am

You know I love dishing about Downton Abbey online. Now I will be chatting about it in person for a good cause and I hope you’ll join me. On March 23 at 11 a.m., I will be leading a lively discussion about Downton at...

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Dame Maggie Smith Says Dowager Should Die Sometime

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:30am

Dame Maggie Smith is making some dire predictions about the fate of her character, the scene stealing Dowager Countess, Lady Violet on Downton Abbey. “She’s got to drop down dead at some point because I must be about...

New Love: Welsh actor Tom Cullen has been tapped to play Lady Mary's potential new love interest.

Downton Abbey Introduces Mary’s New Man, Newcomers and Films Funeral

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, March 4, 2013 - 6:53am

Downton Abbey fans still mourning the death of Matthew Crawley can take comfort in this news: Tom Cullen, a dashing Welsh actor known over the pond for the indie film Weekend, has joined the cast as Mary’s potential...

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