Oscars 2015: Sparkly Pants Are Having a Moment

These women are the true glitterati! Sequin bottoms can now be considered an official Oscar mini-trend (in the 50-and-over crowd), thanks to both Milena Canonero, 69, and her Oscar presenter Shirley MacLaine, 80, who rocked sequin pants back-to-back at the podium.

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Downton Abbey Finale: A Reassuring Ending for a Turbulent Season

Sunday’s Downton Abbey on PBS Masterpiece brought a nice, gentle close to a difficult, unsatisfactory season. At the end we got to see Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes on a rare day off, at the English seaside, wading into the water and holding hands like two children afraid of being carried off by a wave.

Historic Steel Magnolias House for Sale

Calling all house-hunting movie buffs: If you recognize the source of this line – “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize” – and appreciate Southern architecture, get your bids ready.

Paul Giamatti Joins Downton Abbey Next Season

No stranger to period pieces – as those who saw him in the superlative HBO miniseries John Adams will attest – Paul Giamatti is joining the cast of Downton Abbey next year, for the season 4 finale, PBS announced on its website Monday.

Which Oscar Winner Should Guest Star on Downton Abbey?

Shirley MacLaine came – and just as quickly went – on Downton Abbey this season, but her breezy cameo got us thinking.

Now that the Terms of Endearment Oscar winner has broken down the barrier, who among Academy Award winners and nominees should next make a guest appearance on the popular PBS series?

And just what sort of character should he or she play? Upstairs or down?

Shirley MacLaine's Only Daughter Pens a Shocking New Tell-All

Downton Abbey: 5 Best Moments from Season 3 Premiere

Downton Abbey: Maggie Smith & Shirley MacLaine Face Off in Season 3 Promo

Season 3 of Downton Abbey won’t air in the U.S. until Jan. 6, but Britain’s ITV is already promoting the return of the hit costume drama.

In the first of two 20-second clips, the Granthams are discussing the arrival of Lady Cora’s mother Martha Levinson, played by Shirley MacLaine, from America.

Shirley MacLaine Didn't Know What Downton Abbey Was Before She Filmed It

British TV import Downton Abbey has found many fans in the States, but until recently Shirley MacLaine was not one of them.

“I walked in to my hairdresser lady’s place in Malibu and they were talking about [the show],” MacLaine told reporters Saturday at the TCAs in Los Angeles. “I said, ‘What do they mean?’ Then I saw [the show], and I had three months of [filming] it.”

John Travolta Makes First Public Appearance Since Sex Scandal

John Travolta returned to the spotlight Thursday for the first time since sexual abuse allegations against him made headlines last month.

At the 40th American Film Institute Life Achievement Awards in L.A., the actor turned up as a surprise speaker to pay tribute to the night’s honoree, Shirley MacLaine.

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