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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

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...

May 22, 2013
Sean "Diddy" Combs appears in Funny or Die spoof "Downton Diddy".

Hip Hop Mogul Diddy in Funny or Die Downton Abbey Spoof

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...

May 16, 2013
Downton Abbey season 4 will air in the us on January 5, 2014.

Downton Abbey Season 4 Premiering January 5 2014

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...

May 14, 2013
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

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,...

May 6, 2013
UK actor/dancer Gary Carr is Jack Ross, Downton Abbey's first black character. Image courtesy ITV.

Downton Abbey Casts First Black Character

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....

May 1, 2013

Downton Abbey Season 4 The Musical

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...

April 23, 2013

Burning Questions from Mr. Selfridge Episode 3

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...

April 19, 2013
Hugh Bonneville strips as another aristocrat in Da Vinci's Demons.

Downton Abbey Stars Shed Clothes for New Shows

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...

April 17, 2013
Selfridge invents the modern perfume campaign.

Selfridge Embraces Modern World Downton Disdained

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...

April 8, 2013

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

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...

March 31, 2013

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