Downton Abbey is not exactly known as a cool hip place where you want to roll with your homies and spend a night at the club listening to hip-hop. That's why it was strange when Sean "Diddy" Combs, aka Puff Daddy aka Puffy aka Former Mr. Jennifer Lopez has announced that he's going to be a "series regular" on Season 4 of everyone's favorite English manor drama.
MY BIG NEWS: So happy to announce that Im a series regular on DOWNTON ABBEY-my favorite show+i'll be debuting a sneak peek tonight 12am PST!— Diddy (@iamdiddy) May 15, 2013
Representatives for Masterpiece, which airs the show in the US on PBS, tell us that is just not the case. For what it's worth, Combs is a pretty decent actor and got good notices for his turns in Monster's Ball, A Raisin in the Sun, and Get Him to the Greek. We do know that Season 4 of Downton is going to include the series first black character who is a jazz musician, why not put Diddly on? The stunt casting is so outrageous that it might actually work.
So, if Sir Puff of Daddy isn't going to be joining the Earl of Grantham, then just what the heck is his announcement all about? Now that it's not actually about the show, I find myself caring less and less.