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'Downton Abbey' Star Dan Stevens Will Not Return For The Series' Fourth Season

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 27, 2012 10:46 AM
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The minor disadvantage to starring in one of the most popular TV shows around sits with the major career opportunities it brings, and whether to stay with the project that made your name or leave for more ambitious endeavors. Since taking in part in the mass ensemble that is PBS' wildly popular early 20th century drama “Downton Abbey,” star Dan Stevens has dealt directly with the question as of late, and it now seems he's picked the thrill of uncharted waters. *Major, major spoilers below*.

Hailee Steinfeld Falls In Love With 'Romeo & Juliet'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 7, 2011 8:01 AM
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For the young Hailee Steinfeld, the Oscar-nominated star of "True Grit," the world is her oyster. While Jennifer Lawrence has quickly turned Oscar glory into a lead role in a major franchise with "The Hunger Games," Steinfeld hasn't been in quite a rush to decide on what's next. She, too, was briefly mentioned as a possible contender for a role in “The Hunger Games,” got attached to the tween “Memento”-like film “Forgotten” and was part of a Sleeping Beauty movie pitch that went around Hollywood, but no decisions had been made. But now, the young thesp looks booked in one of the oldest tales of them all.

Neil LaBute To Direct Agatha Christie Adaptation 'Crooked House' Written By Julian Fellowes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2011 5:23 AM
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We have to admit, we were a little curious as to why Neil LaBute dropped out on the adaptation of his own short story "Seconds Of Pleasure" for director Mike Figgis, but now it looks like a reason has emerged -- a project written by an Oscar winner and based on a book by one of the most celebrated mystery writers of all time wound up crossing his path.

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