Here Are Some Afternoon Links!

  • There has been a lot of talk on the Internet today about Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess) leaving Downton Abbey after the third season, but it turns out that was all false. (Even though maybe she should?) (Don’t you think?) (Privately, in parentheses?) (Not because she isn’t a great part of the series, but because her character’s quippy thing might get old as the series goes on and it would be better to kill her off at a time when people still wanted her not killed off?) (Plus it would make sense?) (Maybe?) -NYTimes
  • Slate talked to Vincent Kartheiser, Mad Men’s Pete Campbell, about how he feels about how his character is acting and being treated in the show at the moment. He is tough but fair on his fictional character. -Slate
  • Paul McCartney directed some music videos featuring Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman performing his song “My Valentine” in sign language. They’re nice to watch! -Movieline
  • Mitt Romney is considering appearing on Saturday Night Live, after having been (kind of jokingly?) asked on by Lorne Michaels. But the fact that he’s weighing his options publicly takes any surprise or good nature that would come out of an SNL appearance. So maybe just stay home, Mitt Romney? -NYMag
  • Here is a supercut of every time “007” has been said in every James Bond movie. Send it to your little brother as an attempt to show him that you’re possibly aware of one of his interests! -EpicPonyz
  • Does the ability to tape your kids throwing silly tantrums and put those videos on YouTube make being a parent easier, in times when being a parent seems like THE WORST? And is it ok to tape your children throwing tantrums and then post them online to haunt your children forever, just because the tantrums are kind of funny? This video offers 0 answers. -TheDailyWhat
  • A good amount of people saw Gabe’s favorite movie The Three Stooges this weekend. Were a good amount of those people just Gabe renting out theaters to watch it in private all throughout the weekend? That is for you to wonder! -FilmDrunk
  • Kelsey Grammer got a tattoo, in case you were wondering if Kelsey Grammer made any modifications to his body recently. -Dlisted