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

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...

October 9, 2014

Swoon! George Clooney Kissed Downton Abbey’s Dowager

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...

September 25, 2014

George Clooney to Appear in the Downton Abbey World

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...

September 12, 2014

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

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...

September 9, 2014

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

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...

September 2, 2014

Downton’s Dowager Based on a Fellowes

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...

August 22, 2014

Kids Spoof Downton Abbey and Other Emmy Nominees

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...

August 21, 2014

Cast of Downton Abbey Respond to Water Bottle Fiasco with Charity Photo

The cast of Downton Abbey have turned the water bottle photo mistake into an opportunity to give to charity.

August 19, 2014

New Downton Abbey Photos Go Viral Because of Water Bottle Goof

Somewhere "Downton Abbey" show historian Alastair Bruce is shaking his head in disapproval. New "Downton Abbey" photos have gone viral not because of the fabulous new settings or costumes featured but because of an...

August 15, 2014

Live Chat About Return to Downton Abbey With Us

Tonight from 8 p.m.-9p.m. we’re rebroadcasting the Susan Sarandon hosted special “Return to Downton Abbey” and we will be chatting about it online. Join our live chat about “Return to Downton Abbey” right here during...

August 14, 2014