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BRITAIN: Big Screen Downton Abbey Movie Confirmed

The BBC reports: Fans of Downton Abbey can breathe a sign of relief – a film of the hugely successful TV series has finally been confirmed after much speculation. The “original principal cast” will begin production later this summer, the film’s producers said. The show’s creator Julian Fellowes has written the film’s screenplay, and he is also going to co-produce …

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The Downton Abbey Caucus

Right wing radio host and GOP debate moderator Hugh Hewitt offers his insight into who the Downton Abbey cast would support in the Iowa caucus. I’m not so sure about some of this, but we know Tom Branson would definitely be feeling the Bern. Lady Edith, the nascent feminist, would be hashtagging her tweets with #ImWithHer. And of course, old …

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Disgraced Former GOP Rep. Aaron Schock Breaks Silence To Bitch About Downton Abbey Office Story

Former Rep. Aaron Schock today tweeted for the first time in nearly eight months to complain about a news item which reports that his House replacement has painted over Schock’s infamous Downton Abbey-inspired office. The Washington Post speculates that Schock might be setting the stage for a return to public life. They write: The day after the first episode of …

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SPOILER: Downton Abbey Season 6 Debut

The final season of Downton Abbey has already concluded in the UK, but it just launched last night in America. Season 6 picks up in 1925, so there’s hardly any time jump from season five. Dive in and dish the continuing intrigue. British readers, hold your tongues, please.

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Downton Abbey Creator Endorses Hillary [VIDEO]

Cue up the poutrage machine, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has endorsed Hillary Clinton. Fellowes, a Tory member of the House Of Lords, admits that most might expect him to side with the Republicans, but says, “Hillary Clinton seems a more convincing world politician.” He adds: “She has a grasp of the political language, while some of the others seem …

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Downton Abbey With American Accents [VIDEO]

Clip recap: “The cast of the popular ITV series Downton Abbey (Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Allen Leech) perform a scene of the show, but substituted their British accents for American ones. The stars attempted a twist on the British period drama during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday.” (Tipped by JMG reader Chris)

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TRAILER: Downton Abbey Final Season

Vanity Fair recaps the sadness: Last week, we shared with you that filming Downton Abbey’s sixth and final season brought nearly all of the grown men and women that populate its cast and crew to tears, which is very hard to do to buttoned-up English aristocrats. At the Edinburgh TV Festival, Jim Carter, who plays consummately reliable butler Carson, gave …

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Watchdog Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Schock Over Downton Office

Via the Washington Post: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) wasted little time asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Schock (R-Ill.) broke House rules by accepting professional interior design work for free. House Ethics rules prohibit lawmakers from accepting free “gifts of services.” “Rep. Schock may wish he could escape to an earlier era, but …

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Rep. Aaron Schock Decorates His DC Office To Resemble Downton Abbey Set

Via the Washington Post: A blond woman popped out of an inner office. “Want to see the rest?” she asked. She introduced herself as Annie Brahler, the interior decorator whose company is called Euro Trash. She guided me to Schock’s private office, revealing another dramatic red room. This one with a drippy crystal chandelier, a table propped up by two …

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Downton Abbey To Call It Quits

The next season of Downton Abbey will be the last one. Writer Julian Fellowes is ditching the popular ITV show, which stars Hugh Bonneville as the Earl of Grantham, after its sixth series so he can work on a new project about 19th century New York. Last week, agents were seeking work for some of the main stars while they …

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iTunes Issues 2014 Year-End Charts

Today iTunes issued its year-end bestsellers chart. Above is this year’s top ten for digital singles. The soundtrack to Disney’s Frozen tops the list for downloaded albums, followed closely by Taylor Swift’s 1989 and Coldplay’s Ghost Stories. The top three downloaded movies: Frozen, The Lego Movie, and The Wolf Of Wall Street. The top three downloaded television shows: Game Of …

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