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Downton Abbey Season 4 Preview: Ladies Ready to Roar in the '20s 2

Downton Abbey Season 4 Preview: Ladies Ready to Roar in the ’20s

Downton Abbey’s genteel ladies are ready to let their hair down, as the Roaring ’20s gets into full swing on Seasons 4 of the award winning BBC show. The staid manor is swept up in jazz, bathtub gin and the fresh whiff of scandal. Lady Mary, Edith (Laura Carmichael) and cousin Rose (Lily James) are ready to throw off the shackles of Edwardian England in the face of advancing modernism. Who knows, we may even get to see them vote!...
Dowtown Abbey New Trailer: First Look Gary Carr as Jazz Singer 4

Dowtown Abbey New Trailer: First Look Gary Carr as Jazz Singer

Downton Abbey’s lords and ladies will be heading into Season 4 with a lot of baggage. A new trailer features a first look at Gary Carr who plays African-American jazz singer Jack Ross. Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) also heads back into the dating game after getting straightened out by the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith). Mary is struggling to get over the death of her husband Matthew Reginald Crawley. ...
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Jennifer Lawrence Golden Globe Ushers in New Hollywood Generation

Jennifer Lawrence signaled the arrival of a new generation of actresses with her Golden Globe victory for best actress in a comedy. She shyly joked that she beat Meryl Streep for the award, but there was some universal truth in the statement. Her victory last night was over a strong field that included Emily Blunt for “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” Judy Dench for “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” Maggie Smith for “Quartet” and, yes, Meryl Streep for “Hope Springs.”...
Jennifer Lawrence Gets One Oscar Vote, Vanity Fair Cover (photos) 6

Jennifer Lawrence Gets One Oscar Vote, Vanity Fair Cover (photos)

Jennifer Lawrence appears to have a date with destiny. She’s landed on the February cover of Vanity Fair magazine. The editors are betting she’ll be in the news that month, which happens to be when the Academy Awards will be handed out. She’s already been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress. She shares the category with Emily Blunt for “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” Judy Dench for “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” Maggie Smith in “Quartet” and perennial nominee Meryl Streep, for “Hope Springs.”...
Downton Abbey Finale: Lady Mary Finally Finds Her Match (watch!) 8

Downton Abbey Finale: Lady Mary Finally Finds Her Match (watch!)

Lady Mary and Matthew finally tied up a loose end that has been driving the plot of "Downton Abbey" for two seasons. What better way to end season two, after so much grief, than to see the young heir on bended knee proposing in a wonderous snow? Of course there was the little problem of Sir Richard (Iain Glen). He tried to leverage his way into the Crawley family and Lady Mary's (Michelle Dockery) heart by holding her scandal with the Turkish fellow over her head....