Aaron Schock Defends His Downton-Styled Office By Invoking Taylor Swift 

Aleksander Chan · 02/05/15 09:01AM

American recording artist Taylor Swift once sang, "The players gonna play, play, play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate." It's a powerful message, and one used by the congressman with the reddest walls and most pronounced abdominals to explain his Downton Abbey-inspired office. Allow Illinois rep. Aaron Schock to explain.

Rich Juzwiak · 08/06/13 02:05PM

The fourth season of Downton Abbey will premiere Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, on PBS — roughly a month after its U.K. run. A PBS boss says this delay creates "promotional buzz," which is industryspeak for "piracy."

Creepy Auction Offers Chance to Be Servant for Downton Abbey Actor

Caity Weaver · 05/20/13 04:50PM

Everyone, from the dandiest Diddy to the poorest party spangler’s daughter loves Downton Abbey. Every week, we gather ‘round our television sets to watch our favorite characters die. “Why can’t I be a servant in the post-Edwardian era?” we cry as we watch the sallow-cheeked wait staff eat up screen time that should be devoted to the Grantham family’s glamorous problems. “Oh,” we gasp, when Lady Mary emerges in yet another devastating satin gown, “I wish I were a maid!”

Diddy Did Join Downton Abbey After All

Neetzan Zimmerman · 05/16/13 07:40AM

Sean "P.uff Di/addy" Combs took to his Twitter account yesterday to announce that, incredibly, he had been cast as the first black cast member of the popular Masterpiece Classic series Downton Abbey.

Matthew Crawley Looks Way Different Now

Caity Weaver · 03/18/13 03:35PM

Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley, somewhat known for his portrayal of British actor Dan Stevens in a tedious, long-term project known as everyday life, surfaced recently looking way different than he once did, and people could not believe it. He used to look the one way and now he looks very much another. How had it happened, and why, and could it be undone?

Downton Abbey Is Adding a Black Guy

Caity Weaver · 02/26/13 01:12PM

Downton Abbey? More like Show About a Black Person Abbey. Looks like everyone's favorite program about dramatic white people (of the non-Real Housewives variety) is set to introduce its first black character in the upcoming fourth season.

'Edith With Googly Eyes' Is the Only Good Thing About Downton Abbey at This Point

Max Read · 01/07/13 11:43AM

The third season of Downton Abbey, ITV's counterrevolutionary paean to inequality and feudalism, is currently airing in the United States, where it will disappoint and frustrate the fans who are still sticking around in the hopes it might recapture some of the magic of the first season. Spoiler alert: it doesn't, and as with the second season I highly recommend that you don't invest any time or emotional energy in this new one, which doesn't even have a crowd-pleasing Christmas-special payoff.

Leah Beckmann · 08/15/12 11:04AM

The Downton Abbey season three trailer has arrived. The sound quality is terrible and it's rife with spoilers. Enjoy.