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New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×05

Hello, all! Time for this week’s recap of Downton Abbey. We’re on episode five of the season, and the drama just doesn’t stop. Some of it is a little deja vu (fisticuffs over the love of a woman, perhaps), but we get rid of dreary old Miss Bunting! Rosamond arrives at Downton Abbey to stay … Continue reading New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×05

Aaron Schock Is Mum About His 'Downton Abbey'-Inspired Office Design

The Illinois congressman may have violated House Ethics rules accepting the free services of an interior decorator. [ more › ]

Ethics watchdog probes Congressman’s ‘Downton Abbey’ decor

An ethics watchdog is questioning if the gratis interior design expertise Rep.

Group Files Ethics Complaint Against GOP Rep’s Downton Abbey Office

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

After an immaculate Ben Terris article about Representative Aaron Schock's (R-IL) Downton Abbey-inspired office, murmurs began that Schock had violated ethics rules by accepting the eccentric interior design free of charge.

Aaron Schock Doesn’t Want You To Know His Office Decor Is Inspired By Downton Abbey

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

It’s just a little over a year ago that journalist Itay Hod basically out Rep. Aaron Schock (R.-Ripped Abs). Schock managed to ride out the storm, which included being outed by The New York Times, and win re-election in his Illinois district largely by not acknowledging the reports. But that doesn’t mean Schock isn’t still […]

Rep. Aaron Schock Hit With Ethics Complaint Over 'Downton Abbey' Office, Accepting Free Services

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Office of Congressional Ethics has been asked by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) to investigate whether Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) violated House rules by accepting free interior decorating work on a 'Downton Abbey'-inspired office which was...

Rep. Aaron Schock under fire for 'Downton Abbey' office redo

— A watchdog group Tuesday asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to examine whether Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois acted improperly by accepting free services from an Illinois interior designer who redid his offices with a "Downton Abbey" motif.

Aaron Schock: GOP Congressman With ‘Downton Abbey’ Themed Office Refuses To Admit Watching Show

Aaron Schock, a Republican from the 18th District of Illinois, is already in his fourth congressional term even though he’s only 33 years old. At a mere three years older than the youngest member of the House of Representatives, Schock goes out of his way to promote himself as youthful, active and hip. Show More Summary

Congressman’s ‘Downton Abbey’ office isn’t all that Schock-ing

3 weeks agoNews : ComPost

In a classic D.C. teapot tempest, the office of Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) contains color and decor that was inspired (according to its designer) by “Downton Abbey,” and members of his office seem upset that we think this is news. Have they not met the news media lately? Whenever people write these gossipy stories about […]

'Downton Abbey' Season 5: Episode 5 Recap

Last Sunday on 'Downton Abbey', Robert gets into a brawl with Bricker and Rosamund and Violet plots to take Marigold away from the Drews.

Congressman Who Voted To Defund Public Broadcasting Got ‘Downton Abbey’ Office Redesign For Free

The fact that the interior decorator who oversaw the design did so for free -- may land the Congressman in ethical hot water. The post Congressman Who Voted To Defund Public Broadcasting Got ‘Downton Abbey’ Office Redesign For Free appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Downton Abbey's Creepy Gay Secret

A storyline involving the hit show's gay villain is taking a dark turn this season. read more

Why Do Lord Merton and Isobel Make a Fine Match? We Discuss the Latest Downton Abbey.

Each week, Slate culture critic and Outward editor June Thomas will join frequent contributor Seth Stevenson to dissect the latest developments on the new season of Downton Abbey. In this installment of the podcast, Thomas and Stevenson...Show More Summary

Rep. Aaron Schock Decorates His DC Office To Resemble Downton Abbey Set

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Washington Post: A blond woman popped out of an inner office. “Want to see the rest?” she asked. She introduced herself as Annie Brahler, the interior decorator whose company is called Euro Trash. She guided me to Schock’s private office, revealing another dramatic red room. Show More Summary

Tacky Late Night Open Thread: Will It Play in Peoria?

From the Washington Post‘s Style section, “He’s got a ‘Downton Abbey’-inspired office, but Rep. Aaron Schock won’t talk about it“: … Schock, 33, is one of the rising stars of the Republican Party. He’s young, has six-pack abs that landed him on the cover of Men’s Health and is a prodigious fundraiser. He’s also one [Read more...]

J.K. Rowling's Casual Vacancy Trailer Is Emotional And Angsty

For everyone thinking that Downton Abbey would be the only place to find densely packed British ensemble casts on TV this year, you?re in luck. The BBC One has unveiled the first trailer for the drama The Casual Vacancy, based on the first adult novel from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Click To Continue Reading

Aaron Schock's New Office Decor is Inspired by 'Downton Abbey'

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Rep. Aaron Schock's new office decor is inspired by the red room from the UK drama Downton Abbey, reports Ben Terris, hilariously, at the Washington Post. But drama of another kind erupted when Terris went to the office and began...

'Downton Abbey' recap: Cocktails and cuckoldry

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

"Downton Abbey" may not have dancing sharks, but at least it's got Cousin Rose. 

On-the-set stories and inside scoops from Downton Abbey

3 weeks agoHumor : Boing Boing

“The story of Downton Abbey began with a dinner and an idea. The idea quickly became a concept for a television series, which was snapped up by ITV,” according to author Emma Rowley of Behind the Scenes of Downton Abbey. Read the re...

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