Dr. Tobias Fünke and Diddy pop up in the most unexpected places, Darren Criss sings '90s TV theme songs, and Star Wars gets spoofed yet again. Who's ready for this week's best celebrity viral videos?!
Downton Abbey is getting a regular black character next season, but he won't be the first! According to this new Funny or Die video, Sean "Diddy" Combs was the first black character on the British drama. Watch as Diddy meets the Crawley family and their household staff, including Carson, who is not impressed, and Thomas, who is quite interested. Remember when you used to think Downton Abbey was called Downtown Abbey? Diddy still does.
She may have been a "lady" on Downton Abbey, but Jessica Brown Findlay had a very nonladylike moment in the 2011 film Albatross. It was 23-year-old Jessica's first, and probably last, topless scene in her first starring role before Downton made her famous as the most lovable Crawley sister. On the onscreen nudity, Jessica said it "was naivete and not knowing that I could say no," adding, "It's not something I would do again."
But some stars have no regrets when it comes to stripping for a role. The stars of last year's Magic Mike weren't afraid to expose their thoughts on taking it off on screen. Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, and Adam Rodriguez got cheeky chatting about their naughty roles, but the faux penises in the stripper flick don't compare to the most-talked-about "member" of recent years, the one belonging to Michael Fassbender in Shame. (Even George Clooney complimented Michael on his package.) We've also seen a new wave of female nudity with Kirsten Dunst, Carey Mulligan, and Elizabeth Olsen going topless in nonsexual ways on screen. So let's hear from the stars themselves on their revealing experiences with nudity: from stripping on screen to naked husbands to leaked nude photos.
Newlyweds Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll joined a slew of British stars when they attended the London premiere of Book of Mormon last night. The couple skipped the red carpet but were spotted leaving the theater hand in hand. Plenty of celebrities did walk the red carpet, including Homeland's Damian Lewis, Rufus Sewell, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Downton Abbey stars Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, and Laura Carmichael. These stars aren't the only celebrities who are fans of the hit musical — last week Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake saw Book of Mormon on Broadway in NYC.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively didn't get caught up in the Oscar mayhem last weekend, instead they stayed in the tiny Canadian town where Ryan is filming and visited sick children at a local hospital. Get an update on the low-key couple's Saturday of giving back — plus Anne Hathaway apologizes to Valentino for her last-minute gown switch on Oscar night, Downton Abbey finally gets some diversity, and more headlines!
For those yet to be shocked by Sunday night's Downton Abbey season finale, the Internet, filled with spoilers lurking from behind every link, may be the last place you should be today. But let's be real: with smartphones and social media, it's a force difficult to avoid. This is the time to use browser extensions and Twitter clients to shield the drama of a favorite TV show from your yet-unspoiled eyes. Here are three ways to keep your tweets, tumbls, and web browsing from ruining a climactic reveal.
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American fans of the British TV series Downton Abbey learned the tragic fate of one of the main characters when the season three finale aired on Sunday. This season there have been many emotional ups, like Matthew and Mary's long-awaited big day, and downs, including multiple untimely deaths. But the complex characters and sharp-tongued dialogue — especially when it comes out of Lady Violet's mouth — continue to make the series stand out. The women of Downton, both upstairs and down, have plenty of wise and witty words to say on life, love, and being a woman. To hold you over until season four, check out some of our favorites from the season now.