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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

Downton versus Mr. Selfridge

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...

March 28, 2013

Desperate for Downton Lunches with Newnan Carnegie Foundation

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...

March 25, 2013
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The Downton Abbey Connection to Boy Band One Direction

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...

March 22, 2013
Matthew and Mary's wedding made season 3 sweet. Photo courtesy PBS.

Three Reasons Why Downton Season 3 Smashed Records

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...

March 21, 2013
Dan Stevens sports his darker and scruffier look at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Courtesy

Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens Gets Darker New Look

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...

March 18, 2013

Meet me at this Downton Themed Luncheon

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...

March 14, 2013
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Dame Maggie Smith Says Dowager Should Die Sometime

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...

March 7, 2013
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

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...

March 4, 2013

Evil Maid O’Brien out of Downton Abbey

Thomas and the rest of the downstairs crew won’t have O’Brien to kick around anymore. Siobhan Finneran who plays the evil maid Sarah O’Brien isn’t returning for season 4 of Downton. “O’Brien is a thoroughly despicable...

March 1, 2013