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Maggie Smith

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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Five things to see this weekend

    It's a weekend filled with new episodes, important NFL games and Golden Globes hoopla. Here are programs to keep in mind: 1. The Golden Globes at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC. You may not want to watch the whole three-hour telecast. But the Amy Poehler-Tina Fey...
  • 'Downton Abbey' returns in all its gentle, hopeful glory for Season 5

    January is such a rigorous drag of a month. Diets to start, decorations to take down, jammed email in-boxes to face, not to mention the suddenly impossible parking at the gym. Fortunately, there is something sweet and solid to cling to even as you chuck...
  • 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...
  • Super Bowl, Puppy Bowl, Mel Brooks, 'SNL': this weekend

    Super Bowl, Puppy Bowl, Mel Brooks, 'SNL': this weekend
    The year's most-watched telecast tops a weekend filled with comedy from Mel Brooks, Key & Peele, Jimmy Fallon and "Saturday Night Live." The Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on NBC. That...
  • '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)....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TCM honors Debbie Reynolds, Rod Taylor

    TCM honors Debbie Reynolds, Rod Taylor
    Turner Classic Movies does the best job of honoring veteran performers, and the invaluable channel continues the trend this month. TCM will salute Debbie Reynolds, who receives the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award later this month, and Rod...