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Downton Abbey: Season Three Spoilers

Laurence Hughes | Posted 06.17.2012 | Comedy
Laurence Hughes

Sir Richard Carlisle, the self-made newspaper magnate, finds himself embroiled in a phone scandal: his reporters have been calling up Buckingham Palace and asking if they have Prince Albert in a can.

Angelina And Brad--They're Doing It For The Kids? Really?

Liz Smith | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Liz Smith

And if the children's angle is true, why go through all this fuss? How about a quick marriage with close friends, family and concerned kiddies attending? How about a secret wedlock, just sprung on us? No need for months of hysteria.

Face Off: Downton's Dowager Countess vs. Mad Men's Roger Sterling

Susan Michals | Posted 06.15.2012 | Entertainment
Susan Michals

They are both the providers of the sharpest and wittiest remarks on their respective shows, not to mention never ending founts of comic relief. While it's just the tip of the iceberg, here's a collection of some of Sterling/Grantham's best.

'Downton' Downer: Maggie Smith Leaving The 'Abbey' After Season 3?

Posted 04.16.2012 | TV

Is Dame Maggie Smith leaving "Downton Abbey?" According to The Daily Mail, Smith told "Downton" writer Julian Fellowes that she wants Season 3 to be h...

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon Meets 'Downton Abbey'

Posted 02.06.2013 | Comedy

Fans of Jimmy Fallon and "Downton Abbey" better grab your inhalers, because "Late Night" premiered a new segment Thursday night and it bears a strikin...

A 'Downton' Wedding AND Death!?

Posted 04.05.2012 | TV

If you're like millions of Americans, you're currently going through "Downton Abbey" withdrawal. The show wrapped up its smash hit second season on PB...

The Best Late Night Clips of the Week (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Matt Wilstein | Posted 05.30.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

This week the hoodie replaced the Etch A Sketch as the most talked about item in the news media, with Geraldo Rivera standing by his outrageous comments and Rep. Bobby Rush illegally rocking one in Congress.

Gillian Anderson Wants To Believe Again

Posted 03.29.2012 | TV

Gillian Anderson isn't quite done with "The X-Files." While promoting "Great Expectations" (April 1 and 8 on PBS), Anderson said she hasn't turned...

WATCH: Welcome To Downton Arby's

Posted 03.26.2012 | Comedy

"Downton Arby's" could easily have been a one-joke sketch, but this thing is funny, everyone. Using an Arby's franchise as a backdrop for the pomp of ...

Gillian Anderson: I Was Offered A Role On 'Downton'

Posted 03.15.2012 | TV

Gillian Anderson was offered a part in "Downton Abbey." Yep, Agent Scully almost went toe-to-toe with the Dowager Countess. In a new interview wit...

Maggie Furlong

Imagining 'Revenge' Crossovers: From 'Homeland' To 'The Voice' | Maggie Furlong | Posted 03.14.2012 | TV

"Revenge's" man of mystery Nolan Ross (played by Gabriel Mann) has quickly become one of my favorite characters on television. The smirks, the one-lin...

Flu Season and Fiction: What Downton Abbey and Contagion Tell Us About Facing Reality

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home
Leslie Gerwin

Life at Downton was only nominally disrupted; the wedding was reluctantly postponed perhaps in part because there might be a shortage of healthy servants to attend to their guests. Alas, the wedding became a moot issue when the prospective bride suddenly succumbed to the disease.

'The Fresh Prince Of Downton Abbey'

Posted 03.07.2012 | TV

Who knew that when "Downton Abbey" met "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" the end result would be so amazing? It may have taken two seasons, but "Downton A...

Cattown Abbey

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.07.2012 | Comedy
Ari Solomon


Craving Comedy

AP | LOUISE DIXON and HILARY FOX | Posted 05.07.2012 | Celebrity

LONDON — "Downton Abbey" star Dan Stevens has been spending twice as much time in the past. Along with shooting the third season of the 1920s-s...

Trouble In 'Downton': Will Maggie Smith Stay Or Go?

Posted 05.06.2012 | TV

Is there trouble ahead for PBS' hit period drama "Downton Abbey?" According to UK tabloid The Mirror, the show's feisty Dowager Countess, played by Da...

Who's Coming Back To 'Downton Abbey'?

TVLine | Posted 03.02.2012 | TV

Heirs shmeirs! Whether it's Matthew or the man without a face who inherits it, the future of "Downton Abbey" is secure!...

LISTEN: Hysterical 'Downton Abbey' Rap

Posted 03.02.2012 | TV

It may have taken two seasons, but "Downton Abbey" has finally permeated pop culture, thanks to a very clever rap, written and produced by Adam WarRoc...

WATCH: Eastbound And Downton

Posted 03.02.2012 | Comedy

"Downton Abbey," the BBC drama about the trials and tribulations of an early-20th century British family, has become an overnight success after hittin...

You Callin' Me a Snob? The History of a Word

Alan Elsner | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Alan Elsner

Today we have the wine snob, the beer snob, the cheese snob, the opera snob, the film snob and countless other varieties. One definition of the food snob that amused me is "a person who looks down on those who do not know the difference between a daube and a navarin."

Leap Day Allows for More Mannerly Ways

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Jodi R. R. Smith

This is a Leap Year and therefore we have been granted an entire extra day to add civility back into our busy lives. How will you spend your 16 extra waking hours?

The Untold War Story -- Then and Now

Adam Hochschild | Posted 04.27.2012 | Home
Adam Hochschild

Filmmakers and novelists have long been fascinated by the way the optimistic, sunlit, pre-1914 Europe of emperors in plumed helmets and hussars on parade so quickly turned into a mass slaughterhouse on an unprecedented scale.

15 TV Stars Who've Won Oscars

Posted 02.25.2012 | TV

The Oscars will crown a new crop of Hollywood royalty when the winners are announced during the Sun., Feb. 26 ceremony (8 p.m. EST on ABC); but many p...

'Downton Abbey' Finale Breaks PBS Ratings Records

Posted 02.23.2012 | TV

While it may not have been the Granthams strongest season, the Season 2 finale of "Downton Abbey" earned PBS its highest overnight ratings since 2009'...

Inside Shirley MacLaine's 'Downton' Visit

Zap2It | Posted 02.23.2012 | TV

"Downton Abbey," the British drama that has become a hit for PBS Masterpiece in the United States, has just started filming its third season. Veteran ...