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    Casting Watch: Helena Bonham Carter Joins Blanchett, James and Madden in Kenneth Branagh's 'Cinderella' UPDATE

    UPDATE: Helena Bonham Carter has been cast as the fairy godmother in Kenneth Branagh's live-action version of "Cinderella" for Disney. Bonham Carter joins Cate Blanchett (playing the wicked stepmother), Lily James of "Downton Abbey" in the title role, and Richard Madden of "Game of Thrones" as the p...

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    Watch: Drag Queens Take Aim at 'Downton Abbey' in Funny Or Die Video

    Despite the major character deaths and plot surprises of the third season of "Downton Abbey," some fans were left cold -- namely, the drag queens.

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    Diddy Joins ‘Downton Abbey’ (For A Funny Or Die Video, Anyway)

    Yesterday, Diddy tweeted some “big news” – the actor-mogul-rapper would now be a series regular on “Downton Abbey.” That announcement, combined with a few more Downton-related tweets, a twitter background bearing the “Downton Abbey” logo and Highclere House as Diddy’s cover photo, left the twitter-v...

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    Diddy's Return to Acting Has Him Right Where You'd Want Him: 'Downton Abbey'

    It's been almost three years since Sean Combs—aka Diddy, aka P. Diddy, aka Puff Daddy —won praise for his charmingly brash comedic turn in the otherwise forgettable "Get Him to the Greek" (after roles in more serious fare like "Monster's Ball" and "A Raisin in the Sun"). Despite rumors of a spinoff ...

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    PBS Announces a January U.S. Premiere Date for 'Downton Abbey' Season Four

    Season four of "Downton Abbey" will premiere on PBS on January 5, 2014, the network announced this morning, and will run for eight weeks. The period drama, a Carnival Films and Masterpiece co-production, will have already aired in the U.K in the fall of this year, with a start date set for September...

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    Watch: Broadway Stars Spoof 'Downton Abbey' With a Proposed Musical Episode

    "Buffy" did it. "Fringe" did it. Hell, even "Grey's Anatomy" had a musical episode -- so why not "Downton Abbey"? Granted, the video below is a spoof, but it's a very good one directed by John Walton West with music and lyrics by Jason Michael Snow (currently an actor in "The Book of Mormon") and fe...

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    Trailer Watch: 'Downton Abbey' Creator's 'Romeo and Juliet' Stars Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth

    Brush up your Shakespeare! The newest star-encrusted 'Romeo and Juliet' screen version of the Bard's tragic romance finally has a trailer.

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    Maid O'Brien Is Leaving 'Downton Abbey,' But 6 New Actors Are Joining The Show

    People are dropping like flies on PBS' popular period drama, "Downton Abbey." At the end of season 3 (massive spoiler alert if you haven't gone this far yet), Dan Stevens' character Matthew Crawley died in a tragic (and rather ridiculous) car accident just moments after his first son was born (he wa...

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    Another 'Downton Abbey' Regular Departs as the Show Announces New Cast Members

    PBS phenom "Downton Abbey" recently wrapped a season that was marked by near-"Walking Dead" levels of carnage, with two main characters being killed off to the distress of fans, leaving the ensemble cast looking a little thin on the ground.

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