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    'Downton Abbey' Season Three Premiere Scores 7.9 Million Viewers

    Even with the ending of the entire "Dowton Abbey" third season spoiled by many who read news accounts of one key cast member's departure from the series, which has already concluded in the UK, the PBS "Masterpiece Classic" debut on Sunday drew a preliminary Nielsen average of 7.9 million viewers. Th...

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    'Downton Abbey,' The Middle Class and Money ('Ya Gotta Spend It on Somethin' ')

    Season 3 of Downton Abbey – as soapy, dramatic and witheringly funny as ever, and at times shatteringly sad – begins in the spring of 1920, and everything now has a whiff of the modern. Daisy the kitchen maid rides a bike through the village, Mary and Matthew are planning their wedd...

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    Filming Begins for MacLaine and Plummer's 'Elsa & Fred' Remake: Cast Includes Brolin, Harden, Noth & Gilman

    Joining the cast of Michael Radford's remake of "Elsa & Fred," starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, are Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Noth, Jared Gilman, James Brolin, George Segal, Wendell Pierce, Reg Rogers, and Erika Alexander. The film just kicked off production in New Orleans.

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    Shirley MacLaine & Christopher Plummer Are 'Elsa & Fred'; Rose Byrne & Hugo Weaving Go Around 'The Turning' & More

    Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer will star in the Michael Radford-helmed English-language remake of “Elsa & Fred.” Based on the 2005 Argentinian film, the remake will move its setting to New Orleans with “MacLaine as Elsa, a gregarious fun-loving retiree, who takes a shine to Plummer’s chara...

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    Shirley MacLaine In Talks To Play Foul-Mouthed Grandmother In Melissa McCarthy's Road Trip Comedy 'Tammy'

    After being embedded within the fiercely intelligent and funny women of “Bridesmaids” as that film's secret weapon, actress Melissa McCarthy has since found herself confidently branching off its franchise potential while staying focused on her own. Besides deeming a Wiig-less “...

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    Watch: Two Clips From Season 3 Of 'Downton Abbey,' Including New Addition Shirley MacLaine

    After the hugely disappointing second season of the show, which crossed over from trashily entertaining to just plain dull, we were wondering if there was anything that could win us back to the third season of smash-hit costume drama "Downton Abbey." And then creator Julian Fellowes went and cast Sh...

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    Watch: A Shaky Sneak Peek of Shirley MacLaine on 'Downton Abbey'

    When TV Land aired the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award to Shirley MacLaine this past Sunday, they offered a hidden gem immediately pounced on by sharp-eyed fans pining for more "Downton Abbey" -- a clip from the upcoming third season of the show, which will return (in the UK, at least) in ...

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    AFI Honors Shirley MacLaine with Lifetime Achievement Award

    Last Thursday, Hollywood came out to honor one its most beloved and enduring stars - Shirley MacLaine with the 40th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.  She is only the 7th woman to receive the honor.  The other women to receive the honor were Bette Davis in 1977; Lillian Gish in 1984; Barbara...

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    Dan Aykroyd Joins Steven Soderbergh's Liberace Biopic, 'Game Of Thrones' Star Kit Harington Teams With Vera Farmiga For 'Greenland Time' & More

    The end is nigh! The currently shooting "The Bitter Pill," starring Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara, marks Steven Soderbergh's penultimate feature film, after which the curtains will close with his long-gestating Liberace biopic "Behind The Candelabra," which films t...

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    Meryl Streep Will Present Shirley MacLaine with AFI Life Achievement Award

    AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep will present Shirley MacLaine with the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award in a black tie gala held at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City on June 7. Shirley MacLaine's career has encompassed over fifty feature films, including one Acade...

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