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Maggie Smith

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  • The waning of 'Downton Abbey'?

    "There's nothing sadder than a washed-up reality star. ... They have two minutes of fame but the problem is the two minutes have redefined their entire lives. ... Now, everyone wants a campaign, a brand of their own ... I think everyone wants to see their...
  • 'Downton Abbey' recap: The Battle of Little Minx

    'Downton Abbey' recap: The Battle of Little Minx
    OK, "Downton Abbey," I think it's time we had a talk.  First, let me say congratulations on your win Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. No one can argue that the acting on this show isn't top notch, even when the writing isn't, which, well&...
  • SAG Awards 2015: 'Downton Abbey' wins for ensemble in TV drama series

    SAG Awards 2015: 'Downton Abbey' wins for ensemble in TV drama series
    "Downton Abbey" won the Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday for performance by an ensemble in a television drama series.  The PBS period piece beat "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO), "Homeland" (Showtime), "House of Cards" (Netflix) and "Game of Thrones" (HBO)....
  • Defending Justin Bieber?! ... More platinum 'Buttah' for Barbra

    "THE STREETS of American cities are haunted by the ghosts of bookstores and record stores which have been destroyed by the greatest thugs in the history of the culture industry. Writers hover between a decent poverty and an indecent one; they are expected...
  • Rene Russo -- back on screen, at long last!

    "HOLLYWOOD is a dream factory, and nobody dreams about older women!" So said film director Amy Heckerling. I don't know exactly when Ms. Heckerling made that remark, but recent years have seen something of a reversal. I think about Meryl Streep, Julia...
  • The Wednesday wrap-up: Jennifer Aniston ... strapless gowns ... Jane Fonda ... Natalie Wood

    "SOMETIMES I have trouble catching my breath. Maybe when God breathed life into all of us, he didn't breathe enough into me." That's Natalie Wood, in "This Property is Condemned," uttering a very Tennessee Williams-like line, to Robert Redford. In fact,...
  • Chita Rivera takes a 'Visit' to Broadway

    "PERSEVERANCE is the foundation of all actions," wrote the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. CHITA RIVERA will give it the old razzle-dazzle when she returns to Broadway in March. The tireless Tony winner will be showcased in a "streamlined" version of Kander...
  • Resolutions for a new year in Central Florida

    Resolutions for a new year in Central Florida
    There's a lot to love about Central Florida. And a lot that should change. In no particular order, here are 15 New Year's resolutions for Central Florida in 2015: 1. Car line civility. I'm not saying we need to emulate the manners of Maggie Smith's...
  • 'Downton Abbey's' Maggie Smith is worth her weight in bon mots

    "PRINCIPLES are like prayers: noble, of course, but awkward at a party." So says Violet Crawley, dowager countess of Grantham. Of course, that is actress Maggie Smith, in character on PBS's "Downton Abbey." Maggie/Violet uttered that piece of advice...
  • 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood' lead SAG nominees

    'Birdman,' 'Boyhood' lead SAG nominees
    Critics' favorites "Boyhood" and "Birdman" are among the top contenders in nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Ensembles from both films will compete with the casts of "The Theory of Everything," "The Imitation Game" and "The Grand...
  • Cowboys send Fox into stratosphere

    Cowboys send Fox into stratosphere
    UPDATED: The Dallas Cowboys scored a big one for Fox Sunday night. The Cowboys' 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions pulled in 42.3 million viewers in the 7 p.m. hour, according to updated ratings. That hour put Fox ahead of the broadcasting pack. The...