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Crisis Communications  |  {/%BYLINE%} {%AUTHOR%}Alan Pearcy{/%AUTHOR%} {%TITLE%}New parody gives ‘Downton Abbey’ the Arby’s treatment {/%TITLE%} {%ALTERNATIVEURL%}{/%ALTERNATIVEURL%} {%IMAGE%}/Uploads/Public/downton_arbys.jpg{/%IMAGE%} {%ROLE%}87d65c27-6e78-4e5c-b423-78d47d4f2768{/%ROLE%} {%KICKER%}Crisis Communications{/%KICKER%} {%CATEGORIESID%}5b5f5480-7a63-458a-90a4-0b98007ec3f7, 1fd4d0a9-bbe2-4b5c-af5c-11dce5b9983e, 9b04de1d-f7bc-4de7-842e-c9c833ff24e9, 055d8a23-ee23-4f9c-a2f4-df030843f312, e8e0f32d-5d24-41be-86cc-a8fd29cc4619{/%CATEGORIESID%} {%CAPTION%}For the love of curly fries. Plus, Best Buy closing 50 stores, Ron Burgundy back on the big screen, Katie Couric back on morning TV, the rules of social media debunked, Mega Millions frenzy,, more.{/%CAPTION%} {%BODYCOPY%}Any fan of curly fries, “Downton Abbey” (or “Downton Abbey” parodies) must get a load of this: We present you, “Downton Arby’s.” They didn’t make Open Table’s list of the hottest restaurants, but we still think that anybody in need of a good coffee fix would certainly enjoy one of these 10 neighborhood cafés in the U.S., each a winner of Krups’ 2012 Best Brew Award. But beware: That caffeine might turn you into the office slacker. Speaking of best, Best Buy has elected to close 50 store locations in the U.S. as a means of reducing costs after a disappointing 2011 fourth-quarter. As DVD sales continue to disappoint filmmakers—coupled with an inconsistent box office—Hollywood is turning to its glorious ’80s, rebooting some of audiences’ favorites, including a fifth “Die Hard” (with 57-year-old Bruce Willis), an updated “Vacation” in the National Lampoon’s series,, new twists on “Dirty Dancing”, “Robocop.” As for sequels, Will Ferrell Ron Burgundy made quite the memorable appearance on “Conan” when he confirmed rumors of a sequel to his 2004 hit “Anchorman.” Katie Couric is also set to reprise her role as a morning show host, just not as part of NBC’s “Today” program. Instead, the news desk’s golden girl will fill in for Robin Roberts as a guest co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America” next week. Seeing Katie’s smile in the morning will certainly be reminiscent of her glory days next to Matt. Even so, The Atlantic reports that many of our old, traditional media institutions are moving beyond their heyday, beginning to act like new media. Meanwhile, the Federal Communications Commission better begin looking for a new way to get its password privacy legislation passed after its proposed amendment was blocked by Republican representatives this week. Although her lawyer denies blocking an initial offer of $200,000 this week, Lauren Scruggs has reportedly reached a settlement with the insurance company for the plane involved in her propeller accident that left the model, fashion editor without her left eye, left hand. Before we send you on your merry weekend way, here’s some nice reading for the weekend. On Social Media Examiner, Jason Halls debunks some of the rules in social media when it comes to your business. As for us, there’s a chance we may not be back next week. While the rest of you scheme your wily April Fools jokes in preparation for Sunday, we’ve carefully taken the necessary precautions, devised how to win Friday’s Mega Millions drawing—$540 million, here we come.{/%BODYCOPY%} {%ID%}11223{/%ID%} {%DATAID%}d0864bc3-4573-4cb4-9c0c-063d48ad9e7a{/%DATAID%} {%CanonicalUrl%}{/%CanonicalUrl%} {%PUBLISHDATE%}3/30/2012 4:38:59 PM{/%PUBLISHDATE%} {%LINK%}https://prdaily.com/Main/Articles/11223.aspx{/%LINK%} {%BYLINE%}

New parody gives ‘Downton Abbey’ the Arby’s treatment

For the love of curly fries. Plus, Best Buy closing 50 stores, Ron Burgundy back on the big screen, Katie Couric back on morning TV, the rules of social media debunked, Mega Millions frenzy, and more.