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Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan are known for going all out for their annual Halloween special, and this year was no different. After teasing their costumes on Instagram in the day's leading up to All Hallows' Eve, the Live With Kelly and Michael hosts debuted their pop-culture-themed looks on the show on Friday. They were joined by their executive producer, Michael Gelman, and production manager Art Moore to help re-create characters from some of the most popular TV programs currently on air, including Orange Is the New Black, Downton Abbey, and Mad Men. Keep reading to see all of their looks, and don't forget to check out our roundup of the best celebrity Halloween costumes of the year! »
While many of Downton Abbey's characters remain stuck in the past, Lady Rose (Lily James) has always been the constant bright spark to bring them into the 20th century, and now she finally has a serious love interest to join her.
Matt Barber joined the cast of the ITV period drama this year as Atticus Aldridge, the Jewish son of Lord and Lady Sinderby, whom she meets after bumping into him in town.
The 31-year-old actor has built up an impressive theatre credit list - including Pygmalion opposite Downton's Michelle Dockery in 2008 - and has since appeared in the likes of Being Human, Bert and Dickie and NBC's Dracula.
Digital Spy had a chat with Barber about playing one of the most pleasant characters on television and where his story may lead.
Is Atticus everything that he seems?
"I think he is genuinely the nicest man on the planet! »
Jon Cryer on “Two and a Half Men” gay marriage controversy: "Hopefully we haven't done something too terrible in taste” "For us it was just a fun, silly idea that some people were taking kind of seriously, so that sort of surprised us,” says Cryer of the plan for Alan to marry Ashton Kutcher’s character. "But at the same time I understand. This is a time when our nation is changing so much. And let's remember, same-sex adoption is still illegal in some states so I can see why people would be nervous about it. And as long as the fight is still being fought they have a right to be sensitive about it.” Plus: Jon Cryer recalls when Charlie Sheen began going crazy on “Men,” Sheen says "I just think it makes sense” for him to return to “Men,” Cryer recalls being labeled “The Show Killer,” and Conchata Ferrell recalls auditioning for Berta. »
- Norman Weiss
The Royle Family: Tube Talk Gold
Johnston has now told Lorraine that she will never completely rule out revisiting The Royle Family.
"You never know, never say never with that because if they suddenly get an idea [Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash] and think we've got to do that..." she explained.
The Royle Family last aired on UK screens at Christmas in 2012.
Johnston is now appearing in the ITV period drama series Downton Abbey. »
Sue Johnston wants more acting roles for women. The 'Downton Abbey' actress - who plays the role of Lady Maid to Dowager Countess of Grantham (Dame Maggie Smith) in the ITV period drama - has confessed that although things have changed a lot since the early days of her career, she still thinks there aren't enough parts for female actors. She said: ''It's certainly improved, Julian Fellowes [the 'Downton Abbey' creator] obviously writes great parts for women, he's fond of a matriarch and he's very good at writing for women. ''It has got better but the majority of work is for men. I »
Sue Johnston has spoken out about gender equality in acting.
"It's certainly improved," Johnston said during an appearance on ITV's morning show Lorraine. "[Downton creator] Julian Fellowes obviously writes great parts for women.
"He's fond of a matriarch and he's very good at writing for women... it has got better... [but] the majority of work is for men.
"I went to the theatre the other night. There was one girl in the cast of about 20 men and you think it still hasn't rocked back properly, but it certainly has improved.
"There's still a lot of room for improvement for women. There really is."
Just a few months ago it was revealed that the original choice for Paddington Bear, Colin Firth, had a conscious uncoupling with the filmmakers of the upcoming big screen adaptation. They both felt that he was wrong for the role in the upcoming movie and Firth graciously dropped out of the project, with Ben Whishaw then announced as taking over the role of the marmalade loving bear. Now we’ve got a new international trailer for the film, which features Whishaw voicing the character; check it out below…
Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to cook marmalade, listen to the BBC World Service, and dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides the time has come to smuggle her young nephew »
- Thomas Roach
Orange Is the New Black will definitely be down one inmate in Season 3, despite a rumor making rounds to the contrary.
Netflix tells Buzzfeed that Lorraine Toussaint will not be returning as Vee, whose fate was left unknown at the end of the Season 2 finale
The news comes on the heels of a TMZ report that the actress was recently seen on set filming.
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Kanye gives Kim a very fancy birthday present - Us Weekly Meanwhile, Kim reveals her Instagram rules - Huffington Post Keira Knightley was a badass during her prom - Et Ryan Reynolds is looking good - Ok! Taylor Swift helps out on The Voice - People Are you ready for a Pitbull reality show? - Hollywood Reporter See Heidi Montag's adorable Halloween costume - TooFab Daniel Radcliffe's latest hits theaters this Friday - Rotten Tomatoes Kate Gosselin looks unrecognizable - Wonderwall Downton Abbey may lose another character - Newser »
Following on from the news that Benedict Cumberbatch has secured the role of the Sorcerer Supreme in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, a first clip from Cumberbatch’s latest film – and awards hopeful – The Imitation Game has arrived online, and you can check it out below…
See Also: Read our review of The Imitation Game here
The Imitation Game is a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, Alan Turing. The pioneer of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on. »
- Gary Collinson
The World War II comedy will reunite Clafin with his Riot Club director Lone Scherfig, reports Deadline.
Based on Lissa Evans's 2009 Orange Prize-nominated novel, the film will centre around the misadventures of a team working on a British propaganda film in Norfolk.
A silent age movie star, an advertising copywriter from the Ministry of Information, a Madame Tussauds costumier and a caterer-turned-military advisor unite to create the unlikely story of two women rowing across the channel to bring relief to the soldiers at Dunkirk.
Downton Abbey's James is currently filming Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.
Claflin can currently be seen in Love, Rosie and will reprise his role as Finnick Odair in the two Hunger Games: Mockingjay films.
Their Finest Hour and a Half will begin shooting in summer 2015.
Watch Sam Claflin talking to Digital »
The BBC One competition averaged 9.54m (39.7%) at 7.15pm, rising by around 400,000 viewers from last week's results show.
ITV's X Factor brought in 7.62m (31.1%) at 8pm, with an added 260k (1.1%) watching on +1. This is down by around 700k from last week's show on average.
Downton Abbey's latest episode climbed by nearly 100k from last week to 7.57m (33.0%) at 9pm (256k/1.7% on +1). Earlier, Keep It in the Family was seen by 3.21m (13.9%) at 7pm (243k/1.0%).
Earlier on BBC One, Countryfile gathered 6.70m (31.9%) at 6.15pm, while Antiques Roadshow appealed to 5.47m (22.3%) at 8pm. Documentary Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered fascinated 2.91m (12.6%) at 9pm, and Match of the Day 2 scored 2.55m (23.5%) at 10.35pm.
BBC Two's Human Universe attracted 1.11m (4.8%) at 7pm, followed by Wonders of the Monsoon with 1.64m (6.7%) at 8pm »
What's in a name? Downton Abbey viewers could soon find out. Lord Grantham's dog, Isis, appears to be in danger of disappearing, as the British press is speculating that the show may eliminate the dog to avoid any further association to the jihadist group Isis. Read more 'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Draws Lowest U.K. Premiere Ratings Since 2010 Downton's fifth season is currently airing in the U.K., and (minor spoiler alert!) this weekend's episode involved Lord and Lady Grantham discussing that their dog appeared to not be feeling well. The dog was still alive through the end of the
- Ryan Gajewski
Fans of Seven.s A Place to Call Home can breathe a sigh of relief. After Channel 7.s shock announcement earlier in the year that the popular romantic drama would not be returning for a third season, the show has been commissioned by Foxtel.
In a statement released to the media, Walsh said: "A Place to Call Home is Australia.s most loved drama series and has captured the hearts of millions of fans across the country. We are proud to partner with the Seven Network on this landmark deal and ensure »
- Emily Blatchford
Recently, ITV released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Downton Abbey" episode 7 of season 5, and it turns out that we're going to see Daisy start to have problems with her studies. Anna and Bates explore the idea of starting off fresh now that they've seemed to have gotten past their issues, and more. In the new, 7th episode press release: "Rosamund is going to show up at Downton following Edith's surprise departure. Rose is going to be pleased to introduce Atticus and his parents to everyone. Anna and Bates will think about a fresh start, now that that their problems seem to be behind them. Molesley is going to be worried after Daisy becomes disillusioned with her studies. Mary and Blake will seize a chance to send Gillingham a strong message. Episode 7 is set to air on Sunday night, November 2nd at 9pm on ITV. »
Keep It in the Family: ITV, 7pm
Two families go head-to-head in a series of games while six celebrities drop clues as to the prize they hold. The twist is that the kids decide who plays games and the prizes they battle over.
Downton Abbey: ITV, 9pm
After the drama of last week's episode, Robert and Cora's relationship is under pressure and Blake's plotting is finally coming to fruition.
Meanwhile, Baxter becomes involved in the investigation of Green's mysterious death, and love has hit more than one member of the Crawley family.
Episode three of the new season sees Quinn (Rupert Friend) request to leave the CIA and being given a psychological evaluation in order to assess the reason.
Elsewhere, Carrie (Claire Danes) arrives in »
Theyve made a career as TVs hapless aristocrats but, try as you might, its impossible to resent them
Arthur Fulford, heir to the Great Fulford estate, lays his cards on the table: If anyone turns around and tries to judge me for being in this amazing position, then frankly they can fuck off.
As British Class History For Beginners or, as its sometimes known, Downton Abbey has been carefully explaining over four years, things arent what they used to be for aristos. Where once serfs bowed, scraped, and toiled away in the turnip field for the honour of living under the rule of someone with a coat of arms, the few landed gentry that remain tethered to their enormous draughty piles in modern Britain have to think on their feet. Francis Fulford, current custodian of the Fulford estate, toff, advert for genetic diversity and previous star of How Clean Is Your House, »
- Filipa Jodelka
We’ve got a few casting announcements to attend to this afternoon. Briefly: The Wolf of Wall Street breakout Margot Robbie is looking to add another comedy to her resume, as she is in talks to join Tina Fey in The Taliban Shuffle—though this doesn’t take her contention for Suicide Squad. Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Lily James (Downton Abbey) are circling director Lone Scherfig’s (An Education) adaptation Their Finest Hour and a Half. Luke Evans is set to star in Kill List director Ben Wheatley’s shootout film Free Fire, which will also include Armie Hammer, Olivia Wilde, and Cillian Murphy. Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned casting. Per THR, Margot Robbie is in talks to join Tina Fey in The Taliban Shuffle. Based on Kim Barker’s wartime memoir, Fey is onboard to play a war correspondent working in Kabul, »
- Adam Chitwood
DirectTV is trying to build up their own list of original shows and they do not appear to take it too seriously. The company recently announced that they picked up a Downton Abbey parody called The Britishes.. The show will be in the style of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, despite of their agenda to cover the current hit British series. It will premier on October 28. You can catch the clip of the upcoming Audience Network down below.
We are now sure how this show will go with fans. Since it is a parody instead of a real series, I am not sure if fans will flock to it. It may not give them the serious tone that they want to build up for their own network. Or at least we would think that they would want to do that. However, it could make for a fun expirement on their half to watch. »
- Sarah Peel
Downton Abbey doesn't return to American televisions until January, but CollegeHumor and DirecTV paired up to give us something to satisfy our British-period-drama thirst with The Britishes, a series of Downton Abbey parodies. Adolf Hitler visits the Britishes' (yes, that's the family's last name) estate in the first episode, titled "The Charming Mr. Hitler." In the sketch, Hitler woos the ladies with his Germandrawing skills, and desire to travel—and somehow escapes accusations of his evil. The Britishes will make its television debut Oct. 28 on DirecTV's Audience Network. »
- Ariana Bacle
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