05:52 PM EDT 05/17/2013
Originally posted 05/16/2013 03:45PM
Could Diddy possibly be Lady Mary's latest love interest?
Sadly, no – but for a minute there he really had us going.
When the hip-hop mogul and part-time actor announced to his 8.7 million Twitter followers Wednesday that he would be a series regular on the next season of Downton Abbey – his "favorite show" – it seemed ridiculous.
But then again, producers of the smash-hit PBS series recently announced that they are trying to diversify, and Diddy has done serious roles, including that of the son, Walter Lee Younger, in the 2004 Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun.
Originally posted 04/11/2013 05:00PM
The best Young Adult fiction has plenty for grownups to love, from no-holds-barred romantic passions to page-turning plots (only some of which feature vampires). See below for a few that have us in thrall – and let us know what you're reading!
Originally posted 03/17/2013 01:50PM
Could Dan Stevens be coming back to Downton Abbey – as Matthew Crawley's thinner, darker, scruffier twin?
How else to explain the actor's dramatic transformation from blond and aristocratically well fed to trim and brunette with stubble? (Unless of course it's for another role).
Stevens, 30, last seen crashing to his death on Downton's shocking finale, reemerged over the weekend at the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards in New York with his new look (accentuated by a Calvin Klein Collection suit).
And while Michelle Dockery's Lady Mary is going to have struggle without her exceedingly earnest baby daddy next season, Stevens is taking on new acting challenges, shooting the thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones with Liam Neeson.
Originally posted 03/01/2013 06:30PM
After three scheming seasons, lady's maid Sarah O'Brien is hanging up her apron and apparently taking her nastiness to warmer climes.
Actress Siobhan Finneran confirms she won't be returning for a fourth season on Downton Abbey after appearing on the hit PBS show since the beginning.
"I'm not doing any more," she says, according to the Huffington Post UK. "O'Brien is a thoroughly despicable human being – that was great to play."
Originally posted 02/26/2013 02:20PM
Shirley MacLaine came – and just as quickly went – on Downton Abbey this season, but her breezy cameo got us thinking.
Now that the Terms of Endearment Oscar winner has broken down the barrier, who among Academy Award winners and nominees should next make a guest appearance on the popular PBS series?
And just what sort of character should he or she play? Upstairs or down?
Here, then, are some recent Oscar-caliber actors who might suitably fit the bill. Please be so kind as to select your favorite. (And, in the comments section, do cast them in suitable roles.) Ta.
Originally posted 02/20/2013 09:45AM
You don't know you're beautiful, Downton Abbey. But comedian Richard Sandling does!
Sandling is the brains behind a video mashup of the Crawley crew performing One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful." Using footage from seasons 1 through 3 (and both Christmas specials), cast members of Downton lend their dramatic dialogue to the hit song.
Originally posted 02/18/2013 01:20PM
No moss grows under Lady Mary, that's for sure. The Merry Widow may already have a new suitor.
British TV heartthrob Tom Ellis reportedly had an impressive audition for the producers of Downton Abbey, to become what is being described as season 4's love interest for Lady Mary, played by Michelle Dockery.
According to the U.K. Mirror, an ITV source said of the 33-year-old, married father of three: "He really showed his versatility, and he's also incredibly popular with the female viewers."
Originally posted 02/17/2013 10:00PM
Downton Abbey's third season finale on PBS's Masterpiece was, to say the least, a spoiler's paradise. The episode, which saw the Granthams and servants going on holiday in the Scottish Highlands, started on a joyful note – Lady Mary was pregnant! – and ended with a shock that would have knocked the hat off Lady Violet's wobbling head.
SPOILER ALERT: Major plot points to be revealed immediately.
Originally posted 02/17/2013 12:00PM
Here's to Downton!
Season 3 of Downton Abbey is coming to a close on Sunday – and in case you need something to soothe your soul while you watch the final episode alone in the dark next to a box of tissues, we've got the perfect drink.
Then again, this fruity and bubbly concoction packs a punch, making it a delicious refreshment to serve at a festive viewing party. Just designate a guest your head butler, hand him the recipe and call out, "Carson, bring me another Crawley Classic!"
Originally posted 02/07/2013 09:00AM
Creepy new series alert!
The upcoming BBC America original series Orphan Black premieres next month, but PEOPLE.com has an exclusive sneak peek at the new show.
Tatiana Maslany plays Sarah, a woman who witnesses a suicide and then decides to empty the bank account of the deceased (who happens to look just like her). But that's when the troubles begin for Sarah, an orphan turned street-smart chameleon, who discovers that she and the dead woman are actually clones – and there may be more of them.
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