Everyone was crying on last night’s episode of Downton Abbey — even Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham! It was an emotional hour full of wrenching twists and turns. Even yours truly got a little misty-eyed at times. Nothing good can come of war, I tell you! Nothing at’all!
Honestly, I haven’t watched this video all the way through. I just already know I want to post it. It’s footage of coffee bars in London from the 1950s -’60s. Right up my friends Sly and Jash’s alley.
It’s a slow blog day.
Via The Daily What
Once again, a soup scandal ROCKED the world of Downton Abbey last night for the fourth time in seven episodes. The first soup incident occurred when Daisy attempted to sabotage Mrs. Burns’ soup by tossing some vile ingredient into the pot. The second such disaster happened when poor Carson nearly keeled over and died during soup service just two weeks ago. The third catastrophy of course was when Branson attempted to serve cow poop instead of soup, delaying the soup service an egregious ten minutes, and the fourth soup incident occurred just last night as Mrs. Burns was discovered to be running a soup kitchen out of Isobel Crawley’s humble home. Scandal indeed!
It must have been bad enough for Queen Elizabeth when she learned Prince William would be marrying the COMMONER Kate Middleton. Now comes news that Prince Harry is canoodling with an American COMMONER (with a white trash tattoo on her torso to boot). Yes, the ginger royal, who’s been stationed in Southern California for military training, has allegedly made the acquaintance of Jessica Donaldson, a cocktail waitress at San Diego’s Andaz Hotel. No word on what the rest of the fam thinks about this budding relationship, but I imagine it’s only a matter of time before Prince Philip accidentally calls Jessica a whore trollop to the press. And yes, the physical similarities to Katie Midds have been noted.
Via The Daily News
In case you missed it, here’s a video of President Obama toasting the Queen while the British national anthem plays in the background. Talking over the anthem is a major breach of etiquette, and as a result, Obama is left standing quietly and awkwardly in Her Majesty’s presence. This is the sort of uncomfortable moment usually reserved for trashy reality TV; so how wonderful for us to see it all play out with major world leaders. Huzzah!
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Prince William married his college sweetheart Kate Middleton earlier today in a lavish Royal Wedding that was viewed by millions worldwide. What better way to honor this momentous occasion than to mash it up with the Real Housewives? After the jump, check out various Housewives at the Royal Wedding…
The following statements are all true:
1) The U.K.’s Geordie Shore cast is significantly more attractive than its predecessor, Jersey Shore.
2) The longer the above clip runs, the more difficult it is to understand what the hell anyone is saying.
3) Kate and Wills could ask for no greater wedding gift than the arrival of this trailer.
For pics of the cast, click here.
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You can do many things in life, but never EVER suggest that Russell Crowe’s accent for Robin Hood has a smack of Irish to it. That’s what one unfortunate reporter for the BEEB did, and it unnerved the actor so much that after two minutes of stewing, he simply stormed out of the interview, still muttering about the Irish tones of his accent. Personally, if anyone can pull rank about such things, it’s a British reporter for the BBC, but that’s okay, Russell. We like it when you throw tantrums. It’s far more entertaining than anything you’ve put out there recently. And besides, who cares about bad press? It’s not like anyone’s gonna go see Robin Hood anyway.
Listen to the interview above.