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“Downton Abbey” Creator To Adapt An Anthony Trollope Romantic Novel For Screen

Julian Fellowes, creator of the wildly popular BBC to PBS drama “Downton Abbey” is working on his next project which will be the adaptation of the novel Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope into a new period drama.

The novel is about a penniless girl, Mary, who falls for a rich aristocratic Doctor (Dr.

By: Katrin Higher / April 25, 2015

Aaron Schock Compares Self To Lincoln, Also A Big Katy Perry Fan

Today was a sad day for Aaron Schock. First, they cancelled “Downton Abbey” (couldn’t they have waited a day?), and then, with a heavy heart, he delivered his farewell to speech to Congress. A speech in which he compared himself to Abraham Lincoln.

Via Politico:
Schock, whose resignation takes effect March 31,…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 26, 2015

Rep. Aaron Schock Spent Donor, Taxpayer Funds On Katy Perry Concerts and Private Planes

Illinois Representative Aaron “Haters Gonna Hate” Schock, who you may remember from such hits as “Downton Abbey Themed Office” and “Super Racist Aide Who Thinks Black People Are Like Zoo Animals,” is currently the subject of an Associated Press investigation into his finance issues.

It turns out that Schock has spent taxpayer money…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 24, 2015

“Downton Abbey” Fans, Enjoy This Semi-Creepy Dowager Countess Cake

Cake decorator Karen Portaleo crafted this eery-yet-brilliant Dowager countess cake for the “Downton Abbey” Season 5 premiere event at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. The cake took 18 hours to put together in is made of buttercream and vanilla cake with an Earl Grey tea soak. Portaleo was initially asked to create a Highclere Castle cake, but she…

By: Claire Hannum / January 6, 2015

We Can Finally Watch George Clooney’s “Downton Abbey” Appearance

Here’s George Clooney’s guest appearance on “Downton Abbey”! [Entertainment Weekly]
Musician Joe Cocker has passed away at age 70. [BBC]
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis may have gotten secretly married. The new parents were spotted at a basketball game this weekend, and Mila was rocking what looked to be a wedding band…

By: Claire Hannum / December 22, 2014

Man Makes His Own “Downton Abbey” Halloween Costume, Puts Your Lady Mary Costume To Shame

“What are you going to be for Halloween?”
“Downton Abbey.”
“Cool! Who?”
“Just … Downton Abbey.”

A man named Rob Cockerham went and one-upped every single one of you who wanted to have a “Downton Abbey” Halloween costume this year. This incredibly detail-oriented man decided to go a…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 22, 2014

4 Reasons To Be Psyched About “Downton Abbey” Season 5

If you just saw the trailer for “Downton Abbey”‘s fifth season and are dying to know what’s next for The Crawleys, we’re here to give you a taste of what we will see come January! (Or get on a plane to London, where the fifth season is already on!) “It feels harder this year to…

By: Susan L. Hornik / September 5, 2014

“Downton Abbey”‘s Jessica Brown Findlay Caught Up In Nude Celeb Photo Hacking

Three intimate clips of Jessica Brown Findlay, the actress who played Lady Sybil on “Downton Abbey,” were posted online after she was hacked in the Apple iCloud hacking. The same hacking revealed nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and even the gymnast McKayla Maroney. [Daily Mail UK]
Who owns the rights to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2014

Adorable Kids Reenact Emmy Nominated TV Shows

It’s that time again! Awards season is upon us, and what better way to remind us that we’re still irrelevant for not having watched “Breaking Bad” than by continuing to nominate it for things, am I right? Anyway…

Tons of great TV shows are up for awards this year, including some of The…

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 19, 2014

11 Shows You Need To Watch If You Want To Be Relevant

To this day, I think I might be one of the only people on earth who has never seen an episode of “Breaking Bad.” Even though the series has ended, its legend lives on, and I still find myself excluded from any and all Walter White-related water cooler conversation. But once a show has bee…

By: Katie Oldenburg / May 14, 2014

In Defense Of How “Downton Abbey” Handled Its Controversial Rape Scene

Spoilers ahead.

In the most recent episode of “Downton Abbey” to air in America, the lady’s maid Anna Bates — whose story through four seasons has almost exclusively focused on her romance with her husband — is raped by a visiting valet. It is not the first example of sexual misconduct on the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2014

#PolarVortexPickUpLines Are Keeping People Warm In Sub-Zero Temperatures — Plus The Cast Of “Downton Abbey” Shirtless!

“While that is actually an icicle in my pants, I’m still happy to see you.” #polarvortexpickuplines I’m thrilled that something good has come out of this ungodly deep freeze. [PopSugar Love & Sex]
This woman went to orgasm school to learn how to do it better. Find out if she got an A+…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 7, 2014

College Courses On “Downton Abbey” Include Tea And Scones

Stuck in a senioritis rut? Would a class on “Downton Abbey” make you stop texting during a lecture? Camden County College in New Jersey is now offering a course called “Downton Abbey: Life In A Country House.” At first I wanted to laugh, but it actually sounds really interesting. The course covers things like “The…

By: Claire Hannum / October 6, 2013

Style Stealer: Michelle Dockery’s Marvelous Moto Jacket

While I was crying into my pillow that I didn’t get invited to the Coolest Dinner Party In History, Reader CrystalJoy was busy lusting after the fierce outfit Michelle Dockery wore to said dinner party (that lucky, lucky bitch). I tracked down all the pieces Crystal will need to recreate Michelle’s thoroughly modern look, from…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 27, 2013

Lady Mary Is Depressed On “Downton Abbey” Season Four

And why shouldn’t she be? Girlfriend has a lot to be glum about. Cousin Matthew and her finally got hitched after all that … and he promptly died in a car accident while driving home from visiting Lady Mary and newborn George at the hospital. Now she’s a lonely widower and single mom shacked u…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2013

There’s Always More Melodrama On “Downton Abbey”

Not enough #WhitePeopleProblems in your life? I’ve got your season four trailer for “Downton Abbey” right here. [BuzzFeed]
Katie Couric got engaged to her boyfriend of two years, John Molner … [People]
… and Christina Milian is engaged to her boyfriend, Jas Prince. [People]
But you know who’s not engaged? Pippa…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2013

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Aimee Bender’s Latest, Watch Matthew McConaughey Broaden His Range & Make A Panzanella

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: Megan Reynolds / August 17, 2013

8 Delicious “Downton Abbey” Season 4 Spoilers To Get You Excited For Its Return

“Downton Abbey” fans, we have more season four spoilers — nothing that will ruin any big surprises for us, just a few bites to whet our appetites for (SIGH) January. Season 4 throws us smack dab into 1922, the roaring ’20s, and the Crawleys are keeping up. Is Edith’s married editor still chasing her? How close do Tom…

By: The Stir / August 12, 2013

Cast Member Spills “Downton Abbey” Season 4 Spoilers

Oh happy day! I have more spoilers on Season 4 of “Downton Abbey.” One of the actors in blabbing, God love him. And we even have a tidbit from Julian Fellowes himself. If you’re still stewing over the revelation that O’Brien is leaving, there’s good news. Her replacement sounds like a juicy character, but in a…

By: The Stir / June 13, 2013

No, Diddy’s Not Actually Joining The Cast Of “Downton Abbey”

… but he did make this Funny Or Die video about the show’s upcoming first black cast member. I totally called it that Diddy’s tweet last night — “So happy to announce that I’m a series regular on Downton Abbey” — was a joke. [Funny Or Die]
This morning on “The Today Show,” Zoe Saldana…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2013
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