Downton Abbey Portrays Reality of Interfaith RelationshipsBy Gerri Miller
Go inside Season 5 Episode 9 where the story line of Atticus and Rose's interfaith relationship comes to a head.Go To Pop Culture
September 3, 2013
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Thinking about her next move, she wouldn’t mind jumping into another TV comedy, especially if it’s filmed before a live audience. She’ll also have more time to spend with her husband Alexis Denisof (who will appear on Grimm this season) and their two daughters, Satyana, 3, and Keeva, 1. Hannigan, whose mother is Jewish, says that growing up in an interfaith family “wasn’t that big of a thing. Neither [parent] was all that religious.” But she did celebrate major Jewish and Christian holidays, a tradition she’s continuing with her own family. “We’ve gone to friends’ houses to celebrate,” she says.
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“I dated all kinds of girls,” says Green. “My goal and intent was to find somebody that offered me understanding, comfort and unconditional love, that I enjoyed spending my time with and to that end I didn’t discriminate.” Before the wedding, “We absolutely discussed all of our theological beliefs and concerns,” he adds, including how they might raise future children. “But we have no plans to have kids right now.”
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This 10th season of the ABC hospital drama, which will have its two-hour premiere September 26, will be her last. No word yet on how she’ll be written out of the plot.
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In the movies, Jake Gyllenhaal, whose mother is Jewish screenwriter Naomi Foner, stars opposite Hugh Jackman in the vigilante thriller Prisoners, opening September 20. He plays a detective on the case of two missing girls and the father (Jackman) who takes matters into his own hands.
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Gwyneth Paltrow, daughter of actress Blythe Danner and the late Jewish writer-producer-director Bruce Paltrow, stars in the romantic dramedy Thanks for Sharing, opposite Mark Ruffalo. Also opening September 20, it’s about people who meet at a 12-step program.
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As for Glee, the Fox musical series returns for a fifth season September 26.