Countess Crawley Dissatisfied with the State of Affairs at ‘Downton Abbey’

Countess Cora Crawley isn’t too happy with the state of “Downton Abbey.” In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Elizabeth McGovern, who plays Crawley, stated that she wasn’t overly happy with the direction and storylines of season two of the hit PBS series. “There is a slightly different tone to the second season, partly […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Brings Cool TV Crowd to PBS

(Reuters) – Move over, “Mad Men” and Kim Kardashian. There’s a new darling in U.S. pop culture, with a much posher accent and even fancier clothes. British World War One-era drama “Downton Abbey” and its colorful cast of countesses, cooks and kitchen maids has taken America by storm, dominating modern social media and bringing millions […]

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Reality King Burnett Tackles Emmy Awards Challenge

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — There’s more than Hollywood ego on the line at Sunday’s 63rd prime-time Emmys. After disappointing performances by a pair of major trophy fests this year, the TV ceremony could prove an awards season reboot. For producer Mark Burnett, the successful reality TV czar (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice“) […]

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‘Downton’ Stars Collaborate On-Screen And Onstage

By MESFIN FEKADU, Associated Press LONDON — There are secret romances, wars and endless back-stabbing on “Downton Abbey,” the British TV series that follows the lives of the aristocratic Grantham family and their servants in the early 20th century. But off-screen, there is music. Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery, who co-star in the Emmy-nominated drama, […]

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