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My So-Called Life Star A.J. Langer Is Now a Countess Who Lives in a Castle!

A.J. Langer became a fan favorite as rebellious best friend Rayanne to angsty teen Angela (Claire Danes) on the ’90s cult hit <i>My So-Called Life.</i><p>Today, …

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'Godless' comes out firing on Netflix

<b>(CNN) —</b> A revisionist western in the gritty vein of "Lonesome Dove," "Godless" is a limited series with a gender-based twist, beautifully shot in a sweeping widescreen format. Buoyed by strong performances and its knowing embrace of an under-utilized genre, this seven-part event slows in the middle …


8 Pop Culture Picks to Get You Through Thanksgiving

I love my friends and family so much! But I also love...not being with them every second of every day. If you need time out from the people around you over Thanksgiving, or just want to take advantage of the holiday, here's what's staffers will be reading, listening to, and watching this …

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Godless Is So Good, You’ll Like It Even If You Don’t Like Westerns

If you’re a sucker for Westerns, boy, are you going to love <i>Godless</i>.<p>If you’re not a sucker for Westerns, boy, are you going to love <i>Godless</i> anyway. …


18 things you never knew about the royal family's dining habits

The royal chef reveals his secrets about life in the royal household.<p><b>Unlike most of us, the British royal family don't have the daily dilemma of what</b> …

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More ‘Downton Abbey’ from Viking Cruises

As a longtime sponsor of MASTERPIECE, Viking Cruises has been somewhat synonymous with the hit British TV show “Downton Abbey.” The line will …


TV highlights: ‘Godless’ premieres on Netflix

<i>(All times Eastern.)</i><p><b>A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving</b> (ABC at 8) Charlie Brown hosts a Thanksgiving feast for the Peanuts gang in this animated classic.<p><b>The Wall</b> (NBC at 8) A pair competes for big bucks in a new episode of this Chris Hardwick-hosted game show.<p><b>Survivor</b> (CBS at 8) Alliances are put to the …


Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer star in the jolly, madcap 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

“The Man Who Invented Christmas” is a jaunty, amusing patchwork of truths, half-truths and pure fiction that cleverly combine to recount the story of the whirlwind creation of Charles Dickens’ famed novella “A Christmas Carol.” To be clear, the venerated author didn’t exactly “invent” the holiday, …

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Gary Oldman shines as Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bringing Winston Churchill uncannily to life even without taking into account the jaw-dropping makeup, Gary Oldman should probably skip past Oscar talk and jump directly to knighthood for "Darkest Hour," a screen portrait of Churchill against which all others will be measured.<p>In some …


'Man Who Invented Christmas': A comic look at the creation of 'A Christmas Carol'

Dan Stevens is a Charles Dickens on deadline in 'The Man Who Invented Christmas.'


4 Things To Know If You're Hosting a Thanksgiving Buffet

It would be wonderful if we all had a butler like Carson from <i>Downton Abbey</i> to oversee our holiday dinners. Instead of fretting over the exact …

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These Teas Were Inspired by 'The Crown'

The Republic of Tea has released two new blends that pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Winston Churchill.<p>If you are obsessed with …

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Gary Oldman's bulldog performance as Winston Churchill lifts Joe Wright's overwrought directing from its 'Darkest Hour'

From its grab-for-all-the-gusto Gary Oldman performance to its direction by Joe Wright, “Darkest Hour” is nothing if not an energetic, showy piece of work, but some types of showy have more staying power than others.<p>The lean and hungry Oldman would seem an unlikely pick to play the rotund, jowly …

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8 Weird, Deep-Cut Pitches for Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' Prequel Series

Amazon's upcoming 'Lord of the Rings' prequel series has a lot of options to work through.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Amazon, Amazon Shows, Tolkien & TV …

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Ask Matt: ‘The Voice,’ ‘Blacklist,’ ‘Donuts,’ ‘The Brave’ and More

Plus, debating 'American Horror Story' and will 'The Brave' see a second season?


Women take a stand in Netflix's Old West miniseries 'Godless'

The Old West is no longer just a man's world in <i>Godless.</i><p>.<p>Netflix's seven-episode limited series (streaming Wednesday) is a gender makeover, as women take center stage in a genre usually focused almost entirely on men.<p><i>Godless</i> is set in <i></i>La Belle, N.M., a struggling 1880s community populated almost …


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What’s On TV Tonight? Our Pick Of The Best Shows: Wednesday 22nd November

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Wednesday 22nd …


Does Season 2 of ‘The Crown’ Justify Netflix’s Huge Expenses?

Netflix must be fond of the adage, “You gotta spend money to make money” as the streaming platform has a well-earned reputation of shelling out …


Eva Longoria To Produce ‘Grand Hotel’ Soapy Drama Spanish Format @ ABC | Deadline

ABC is developing <i>Grand Hotel</i>, a soapy drama from former <i>Desperate Housewives</i> star Eva Longoria and the hit ABC/ABC Studios dramedy’s writer Bruan …


New American Song Riverboat Races Ahead

It’s not often that you hear something is ahead of schedule, but American Cruise Lines’ latest American Song is just that.<p>In fact, the new riverboat …


The Plaza Hotel Is Having a 'Downton Abbey'-themed Afternoon Tea

Limited-edition tea and cocktails will celebrate the show's iconic characters.<p><i>This story originally appeared on</i><p>If you’re an …


“The Man Who Invented Christmas” looks at the birth of “A Christmas Carol”

<i>Three stars. Rated PG. C 104 minutes.</i>When a crass money-grab sequel like “A Bad Moms Christmas” is what passes for yuletide cheer these days, a …


Extract: Murder on the Minneapolis by Anita Davison @aria_fiction

<b>Release date:</b> October 1, 2016<p><b>Publisher:</b> Aria<p><b>Genre:</b> Historical Fiction<p><b>Blurb:</b><p><b>NEW YORK 1900. A captivating historical drama on-board the maiden voyage</b> …

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<b>Elsewhere on Tuesday,</b><p>– The gig economy’s Downton Abbey ways are being challenged.<p>– Why didn’t Puerto Rico use its “local law” advantage to reduce its …


Gordon Ramsay Would Approve of This Idea for a Downton Abbey Cooking Show Spinoff

With Mrs. Patmore as host, naturally.<p>Viewers of <i>Downton Abbey</i> often see the character of kitchen matriarch Mrs. Patmore (played by Lesley Nicol) order …


‘The Raid’s Gareth Evans Creates Cinemax/Sky Gangland Drama | Deadline

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: <i>The Raid</i> director Gareth Evans is heading to the small screen with his latest project – a big-budget gangland drama for HBO’s Cinemax and …


'The Crown' Season 2 Cast Has Us Ready To Royally Binge On History

If it's holiday time, then it must be time for another round of British royalty with the arrival of <i>The Crown</i> Season 2 this December. The series, …


What Disney Magic’s Changes Mean

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Disney Cruise Line last overhauled its Disney Magic back in 2013, but that’s not stopping the company from …

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