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Colin Farrell’s turn

October 20, 2014 20:16:23 Posted at October 20, 2014 20:16:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Marvel is still looking for Dr Strange because it definitely won’t be Joaquin Phoenix. His publicist released a statement the other day confirming that negotiations are “dead, dead, dead. A couple of weeks ago they mutually decided to part ways. It was over before the New York Film Festival”. Full Story

Benedict Cumberbatch’s campaign of inclusion

October 15, 2014 15:24:56 Posted at October 15, 2014 15:24:56
Sarah Posted by Sarah

It’s mid-October, which means that award season is in full swing, and as such the actors starring in award bait are beginning to lay the foundation of their Oscar campaigns. We’re still over a month away from Benedict Cumberbatch’s The Imitation Game opening in the US, but he’s got a profile in Out in support of the film. Full Story

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Beautiful British people looking beautiful (and British) in the rain

October 10, 2014 14:01:57 Posted at October 10, 2014 14:01:57
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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The Imitation Game opened the London Film Festival the other night and Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley showed up looking all kinds of glamorous. Cumberbatch is at his best in Sherlock drag, but the suit porn is good, too, and this is some prime suit porn. If Cumberbatch is your flavor, then you’ll enjoy these photos as they’re like the double-chocolate malt equivalent of The Batch. Full Story

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Nicholas Hoult for Jaguar

October 6, 2014 18:22:09 Posted at October 6, 2014 18:22:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I feel like picking a fight today. A reader called Natalie just sent me these videos: Nicholas Hoult’s ads for Jaguar. Or, rather, Nicholas Hoult playing a nerd villain for Jaguar? Despite the fact that he dated Jennifer Lawrence for a few years, Hoult is not a household name. I’m not sure he’s even internet famous. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch gets ahead of the game

October 1, 2014 15:49:24 Posted at October 1, 2014 15:49:24
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Benedict Cumberbatch has a GREAT new interview with TimeOut London in which he talks about both his Oscar chances and the kingmaker grooming him for center stage. The Batch is always an interesting interview for several reasons: 1) He’s 38 and fame came late-ish for him, striking in his mid-thirties after he’d had a chance to fully form—they’re better when it happens that way, as Lainey recently pointed out Full Story

Early birthday

September 25, 2014 17:32:20 Posted at September 25, 2014 17:32:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It's my birthday tomorrow. And look at my gift to you! New photos of Benedict Cumberbatch on set of the BBC2 production of The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses. Sarah always talks about his voice. Cumberbatch fans love the voice. And now the voice is doing Shakespeare. With his hair longer and wavy and wet. Full Story

The Imitation Game: TIFF Review

September 12, 2014 14:20:14 Posted at September 12, 2014 14:20:14
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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In the eyes of his "Cumberbitches" online, Benedict Cumberbatch is a hero. In The Imitation Game, he cracks the code of his hype and fandom, and finally gets to play one. How? It's elementary. As WWII codebreaker Alan Turing, Cumberbatch is a mathematical genius who also happens to be a pompous, socially awkward outcast. Full Story

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

Last night during the Q&A for The Imitation Game, someone in the audience asked Benedict Cumberbatch…

“Can I have some of your yummy-ness?”

Cameron Bailey, creative director of TIFF, did not look impressed. Cumberbatch’s cast mates looked over at him, saying nothing. He said nothing. And I felt bad for him, which is absurd, because he quite likely will receive an Oscar nomination for this role. Maybe that’s why I felt bad for him. He just delivered the performance of his career and his yummy-ness is the conversation.

That was supposed to be across the street, at Roy Thomson Hall, where Robert Pattinson was representing Maps To The Stars. So you see now why I wrote last week  Read Full Intro

Benedict Cumberbatch & Dan Stevens: Day 2

September 3, 2014 14:36:04 Posted at September 3, 2014 14:36:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Sarah posted about Benedict Cumberbatch and Dan Stevens were hanging out yesterday – click here for a refresher. Something something something about men vs boys and lizards and velvet voices. Full Story

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Men vs. boys: British edition

September 2, 2014 17:51:53 Posted at September 2, 2014 17:51:53
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Stuart C. Wilson/ David M. Bennett/ Getty

Lainey texted me over the weekend about how she’s excited to see The Riot Club, a movie about secret societies at Oxford (it’s playing TIFF later this week). I’m into it for Natalie Dormer, but Lainey’s all over it because of the gaggle of British boys who star in it. While we agree on a few exceptions—Aaron Taylor-Johnson, for instance, though he’s hottest when he’s around Sam—Lainey likes boys and I like men. Full Story

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Ice buckets for everyone

August 22, 2014 18:56:00 Posted at August 22, 2014 18:56:00
Sarah Posted by Sarah

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge continues to steam-roll through popular culture, cluttering up everyone’s timelines and inspiring countless think pieces and rants, all while raising over forty million dollars for ALS research and support, which is tremendously awesome and everyone can just shut the f*ck up about how annoying the ice bucket challenge is because it’s WORKING. Full Story

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Why are we making TWO Jungle Books?

August 19, 2014 17:08:04 Posted at August 19, 2014 17:08:04
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Frazer Harrison/ Getty

Actors take jobs. Benedict Cumberbatch is an actor, and he’s just taken a job portraying the tiger Shere Khan in Andy Serkis’s Jungle Book (not to be confused with Jon Favreau’s Jungle Book). If all you care about is that Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice will be coming out of a tiger’s mouth, then great, this is your money shot, stop reading. Full Story

Cumberbatch Con

July 25, 2014 15:00:55 Posted at July 25, 2014 15:00:55
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Frazer Harrison/ Kevin Winter/ Getty

Comic-Con is in full swing and yesterday Benedict Cumberbatch kicked it off in good old fashion convention style—thousands of screaming girls yelling his name in an enclosed space. Actually, I’m trying to remember if Comic-Con was like this in the pre-Twilight days. While I remember plenty of excitable nerds, Twilight brought fangirls, which I don’t really remember before 2008. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch enters the Oscar race

July 21, 2014 19:25:41 Posted at July 21, 2014 19:25:41
Sarah Posted by Sarah

In 2011 the Black List was topped by a script for a biopic of Alan Turing, the computer scientist who developed the early computer that the British used to break the German’s Enigma code. You might also recognize his name from the Turing Test, a series of questions meant to determine if a machine is capable of fooling a human interrogator into thinking it’s human. Full Story