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These Celebrity Gingerbread Houses Are Too Sweet to Eat

These Celebrity Gingerbread Houses Are Too Sweet to Eat

Originally posted 12/18/2014 04:00PM

From cookie castles to small, sweet abodes, these stars are baking up adorable holiday homes

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It's Gingerbread Abbey! See Martha Stewart's Spectacular Downton Cookie Creation (PHOTOS) | Martha Stewart

It's Gingerbread Abbey! See Martha Stewart's Spectacular Downton Cookie Creation (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 12/20/2014 09:45AM

The Downton fan made the edible replica for the actress who plays Mrs. Patmore on the series

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George Clooney Takes Over Downton Abbey in Hilarious 9-Minute Video

Originally posted 12/19/2014 07:25PM

He's already Hollywood royalty, but now George Clooney has become an Earl – in the world of Downton Abbey, anyway.

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Watch George Clooney Seduce Elizabeth McGovern on Downton Abbey

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George Clooney Seduces Elizabeth McGovern on Downton Abbey (VIDEO)

Originally posted 12/19/2014 10:05AM

Can a girl get a better Christmas present than a kiss from George Clooney?

And not just any kiss. If you happen to be the Countess of Grantham, you get to enjoy a Clooney smooch the full length of your left arm from wrist to shoulder.

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See George Clooney's Selfie on the Set of Downton Abbey | Downton Abbey, George Clooney

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See George Clooney's Selfie on the Set of Downton Abbey

Originally posted 12/18/2014 08:05PM

Is anyone immune to the charms of George Clooney?

Clearly, the famously frosty occupants of Downton aren't – even the stiff upper lips of butler Carson and housekeeper Mrs. Hughes have been turned into glowing smiles by the Oscar-winner's presence.

The selfie was taken during the filming of Clooney's appearance in a special charity sketch of Downton Abbey. The hit period drama airs on British TV on Friday at 4 p.m. ET.

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Downton Abbey Cast Fist-Bumps in Celebration of SAG Nominations (VIDEO)

Originally posted 12/10/2014 03:15PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "20881357" "" "" "auto"] Who knew that Lady Edith Crawley could pound it out?

The Downton Abbey cast stopped by the PEOPLE Now studios on Wednesday just in time to hear that the show had been nominated for two Screen Actors Guild awards.

While Maggie Smith grabbed a nod for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series, the cast was also honored with an ensemble nomination.

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PHOTO: See George Clooney on the Set of Downton Abbey

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See George Clooney on the Set of Downton Abbey Alongside Hugh Bonneville's Robert Crawley (PHOTO)

Originally posted 12/01/2014 03:50PM

First he gained a British wife, and now George Clooney has joined the aristocracy – well, at Downton Abbey, anyway!

As these on-set pictures prove, Clooney looks every inch the 1930s gentleman, too – complete with slicked-back hair and a wide-lapeled suit.

All he needs to complete the look is a shotgun and a trusty valet to carry his luggage.

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UpdatePosted 11/14/2014 07:05AM

Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern Is in a Band

Originally posted 11/13/2014 09:10PM

Turns out, Cora Crawley can rock!

Though she plays the upper-crust aristocrat on Downton Abbey, in real life, Elizabeth McGovern spends her free time jamming with her folk/country band, Sadie and the Hotheads, and can be heard singing on the upcoming – wait for it – Christmas at Downton Abbey album, out Nov. 17. So what exactly does a Downton Abbey Christmas album sound like?

"It's just a really nice collection of Christmas songs done in a classical way, with the Budapest City orchestra and a beautiful choir," McGovern tells PEOPLE. And cast members singing! McGovern does a solo version of "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," as well as a duet of "The First Noel" with fellow Downton cast mate Julian Ovenden who plays Charles Blake, one of Lady Mary's two new suitors. (Ovenden, a professional singer, has several other solo songs on the album.) Jim Carter, who plays Carson, does a spoken-word version of " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

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Great News, Downtonites! Downton Abbey Has Been Renewed for a 6th Season

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Downton Abbey Has Been Renewed for a 6th Season

Originally posted 11/06/2014 03:15PM

The Crawleys aren't ready to pack it up just yet!

Masterpiece on PBS announced that Downton Abbey will return for a sixth season. The fifth season will premiere in the U.S. on Jan. 4, 2015.

"At its heart, television is about storytelling, and Downton Abbey is certainly storytelling at its finest," said Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO.

"Downton Abbey and the Crawley family have kept us on the edge of our seats as they navigate through some of the biggest moments of the 20th century," she continued. "Along with our member stations, PBS can't wait to share the next season of Downton drama with our audiences."

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Downton Abbey's Allen Leech: My Friends Try to See My Scripts

Allen Leech: My Friends Try to See My Downton Abbey Scripts

Originally posted 11/03/2014 06:15AM

Allen Leech tries to lead a spoiler-free life when he's not playing Tom Branson on Downton Abbey – but his friends make it pretty difficult.

"I used to live in a house with four guys, all of my friends," the actor, 33, told PEOPLE Thursday while attending the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards.

"I had to be very careful where the scripts were left, because suddenly you'd come in and someone would [say], 'I couldn't help but see that episode four was there.' I was like, 'Oh, my God!' So I tend not to tell anyone. Not even family. No one gets it out of me, which is good!"

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