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Michelle Obama’s Downton Abbey Perk, Ariel Winter's Ongoing Family Crisis and Other Must-Read News

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Apparently, even first ladies need their Maggie Smith fix.

Michelle Obama proved to be quite the avid Downton Abbey fan by reportedly requesting—and receiving—an advance DVD copy of the hit series' eagerly anticipated third season, which won't be broadcast in the U.S. until January.

Ah, the perks of being a cool, pop-culture-loving first lady!

Per Britain's The Sun, the show's U.K. network, ITV, said it was surprised but ever so pleased when Obama's camp reached out to request a copy.

"They were very polite, and we were more than happy to sort out some DVDs for them to send over," a station rep tells the paper. "Obviously we hope they keep the spoilers to themselves as our U.S. fans may not know about... well, you know what!"

Please take heed, Mrs. Obama: Sssssssh!

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Here's what else went down last night:

The Drama Continues: Modern Family star Ariel Winter's mother is now accusing her daughter of getting physical with her and making her "pay" for interfering with the teen's relationship.

Watch Out, Boys: Teen bride Courtney Stodden is scheduled to make her singing and pole-dancing debut at The Abbey in Los Angeles later this month. 

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: How's Selena Gomez dealing with her split from Justin Bieber? Well, she's "sad" and "it's hard for her."

Adorable Alert: Stop right now. Giuliana and Bill Rancic's son is the cutest thing ever in this photo!

Elmo's in the Clear: Well, OK, his puppeteer, Kevin Clash,is. The now-23-year-old man who accused Clash of an illegal relationship when he was 16 has taken back his allegations and now says that the two had an "adult consensual relationship."

Young PDA: Aw, how sweet! Kendall Jenner was spotted holding hands with Jaden Smith at her 17th birthday bash!

TV Land: Get the recaps for Sons of Anarchy, The Voice and Dancing With the Stars!

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