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One of the highlights of season 3: Matthew and Mary's wedding. (Photo courtesy pbs.org)

Downton Abbey Season Finale Watch Party

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 8:29am

I can’t believe Downton Abbey Season 3 is coming to an end this weekend! It’s just too soon! You can watch the final episode with us online with our watch party crew on February 17 at 9 p.m. right here. Just scroll...

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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...

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Catching up with the Selfridges

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, March 28, 2014 - 6:57am

We can temper our “Downton Abbey” withdrawal by catching up with the Selfridges this Sunday. Season 2 of the MASTERPIECE drama "Mr. Selfridge" debuts Sunday, March 30 at 9 p.m. "Mr. Selfridge" takes place during the...

Downton’s Dowager Based on a Fellowes

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, August 22, 2014 - 2:44pm

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...

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

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 4:29pm

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...

Pictures: Queen Recognizes Downton Abbey’s Smith With Distinct Honor

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, October 20, 2014 - 2:33pm

Downton Abbey star Dame Maggie Smith is now part of an exclusive group. Queen Elizabeth II inducted her into the Order of the Companions of Honour Friday to celebrate Smith’s six decades in theater, film and...

Shirley MacLaine is Dame Maggie Smith's new nemesis.

Downton Abbey Season 3 Spoiler Alert: Cat Fights & Money Problems

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 7:25am

Updated January 4, 2013 - Check out this new preview clip and notice the wedding veil at the end! I can’t wait to see the new season of Downton Abbey. There are so many questions left to be answered. Will they spring...

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