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WATCH: Shirley MacLaine Says She Lived a Past Life – 2 Million Years Ago in Atlantis! See Her Full Interview with Jess Cagle

Originally posted 03/24/2016 03:00PM

Shirley MacLaine is known to many as an Oscar-winning performer, but the actress is getting in touch with her former identity as an ancient resident of the lost city of Atlantis for a new book, Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure.

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UpdatePosted 03/19/2016 06:25PM

Shirley MacLaine on Why an Open Marriage Is the Only Way to Go

Originally posted 03/17/2016 09:00AM

Want a life of happiness? Don't do it alone – but certainly don't get too tied down, says Shirley MacLaine.

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FROM EW: Sally Field and Shirley MacLaine Say How They Really Feel About Their Steel Magnolias Costars

FROM EW: Sally Field and Shirley MacLaine Say How They Really Feel About Their Steel Magnolias Costars

Originally posted 03/17/2016 04:10PM

Sally Field and Shirley MacLaine tell PEOPLE and EW editorial Jess Cagle all about their Steel Magnolia costars

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WATCH: Shirley MacLaine Does The Cagle Exercise – and Admits She 'Forgot' the Last Time She Felt Sexy

Originally posted 03/17/2016 11:00AM

It's been a long time since Shirley MacLaine has felt sexy.

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Shirley MacLaine Reveals the Priceless Advice She Gave Jennifer Lawrence: 'Know Who You Are'

Originally posted 03/17/2016 10:00AM

Before she became an Oscar winner and blockbuster star, Jennifer Lawrence received some sage advice from Shirley MacLaine, who urged the young actress to always stay true to herself.

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Downton Abbey Finale: A Reassuring Ending for a Turbulent Season | Downton Abbey

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Downton Abbey Finale: A Reassuring Ending for a Turbulent Season

Originally posted 02/24/2014 05:30AM

Sunday's Downton Abbey on PBS Masterpiece brought a nice, gentle close to a difficult, unsatisfactory season. At the end we got to see Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes on a rare day off, at the English seaside, wading into the water and holding hands like two children afraid of being carried off by a wave.

This may even have hinted at a growing, sunset intimacy between the two. Given all the misalliances on Downton, what could be better than the prospect of a romance between the two characters with the best hearts?

Considering last season's brutal finale and the sometimes ridiculous swings of the show's plot, this could very well mean that Carson winds up like poor Mr. Pamuk, smuggled out of a bedroom wrapped in a sheet. Not yet, anyway.

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Historic Steel Magnolias House for Sale

Historic Steel Magnolias House for Sale

Originally posted 10/21/2013 12:30PM

Calling all house-hunting movie buffs: If you recognize the source of this line – "The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize" – and appreciate Southern architecture, get your bids ready.

The historic Louisiana residence where the all-star 1989 movie Steel Magnolias was filmed is being placed on the auction block Oct. 26, along with all the antiques and furnishings inside it.

Built in 1840, the movie stomping ground of Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts in the town of Natchitoches was used as a hospital during the Civil War and recently operated as a bed-and-breakfast. Like the women in the movie, it epitomizes Southern character – genteel on the outside but strong of foundation.

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Paul Giamatti Joins Downton Abbey Next Season

Paul Giamatti Joins Downton Abbey Next Season

Originally posted 06/24/2013 03:50PM

No stranger to period pieces – as those who saw him in the superlative HBO miniseries John Adams will attest – Paul Giamatti is joining the cast of Downton Abbey next year, for the season 4 finale, PBS announced on its website Monday.

He'll play the playboy brother of Cora, Countess of Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern), and the son of Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine, who is also returning to the popular British drama).

"Downton Abbey has seen many great characters visit the house over the years, and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome the new faces that will be joining the regular cast of Downton Abbey in Season 4," the show's executive producer, Gareth Neame, said in a statement that really doesn't spill any beans.

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Which Oscar Winner Should Guest Star on Downton Abbey?

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UpdatePosted 02/26/2013 06:30PM

Which Oscar Winner Should Guest Star on Downton Abbey?

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.

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Shirley MacLaine's Only Daughter Pens a Shocking New Tell-All

Originally posted 02/07/2013 01:40PM

Seeing her mom, Shirley MacLaine, play a saucy septuagenarian on Downton Abbey, Sachi Parker couldn't help but smile.

"She was true to form," Parker says of MacLaine, 78, whose zinger-slinging turn as Lady Grantham's American mom shook up the big house this season. "It certainly hit home."

Hearing about Parker's relationship with MacLaine makes it easy to understand why.

Raised mostly by her dad, Parker grew up feeling distanced from her movie-star mother. She yearned for MacLaine's attention – so much so that when Parker, 56, also an actress, became a mom herself (to Frank Jr., 16, and Arin, 14, her kids with ex-husband Frank Murray), "I overcompensated," she tells PEOPLE. "But being a great mom is healing for me."

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