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Kissing Gugu

December 11, 2014 21:38:18 Posted at December 11, 2014 21:38:18
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The New York Times released a series of videos yesterday all themed around kissing starring actors who delivered some of the finest performances of the year. There are 9 of them. And my favourite… Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Miles Teller. Because I love her. Because look at her face, don’t you want to kiss her? It’s because of Belle. Full Story

The Batch is Strange, for real this time

December 5, 2014 15:49:38 Posted at December 5, 2014 15:49:38
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After a long, rumor-filled casting process—easily a top-three roughest go round— Marvel has finally announced their Dr. Strange and it is, for real, Benedict Cumberbatch. He’s been rumored for years—I first mentioned it in 2012—but the timing never worked out, and Marvel would go look at other options, coming closest with Joaquin Phoenix a few months ago. Full Story

British Contenders and their fiancees

December 1, 2014 15:42:58 Posted at December 1, 2014 15:42:58
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Benedict Cumberbatch and fiancée Sophie Hunter (in Erdem) attended the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards together last night. Of course he’d be there. Because even though he’s been hustling his balls off for an Oscar, that voice was meant for the stage, don’t you know? And he’s to be Hamlet soon. Full Story

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Work more, talk less

November 28, 2014 17:45:37 Posted at November 28, 2014 17:45:37
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Yesterday in Smutty Tingles, I wrote that “I have Benedict Cumberbatch love and engagement fatigue, GOD." Every day there’s another quote about how much he loves his fiancée and how much she loves him and why they decided to list their engagement and why she walked the carpet with him at the premiere. Full Story

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Give him a rowboat in the rain

November 19, 2014 17:01:01 Posted at November 19, 2014 17:01:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Benedict Cumberbatch was seen at JFK airport in New York today, heading out after several days of intense Oscar campaigning that included his first official red carpet appearance with fiancée Sophie Hunter – click here for a refresher. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter’s first engaged carpet

November 18, 2014 19:44:37 Posted at November 18, 2014 19:44:37
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Sophie Hunter accompanied Benedict Cumberbatch last night at the NY premiere of The Imitation Game. Just yesterday on Good Morning America he was not very forthcoming with questions about his engagement. And then, come night, there she is. Their very first official public appearance after the proposal… And right in the heat of a Best Actor Oscar race. Full Story

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The Batch is not taking engagement questions

November 17, 2014 20:00:44 Posted at November 17, 2014 20:00:44
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The Imitation Game opens in theaters next weekend, and in advance of that Cumberbatch is in the US doing some promotion. On Friday that meant showing up at the Hollywood Film Awards and pretending like that’s a real thing (click here for more on that) and this morning it was an interview on Good Morning America. Full Story

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Every Best Actor gets an award

November 17, 2014 15:43:40 Posted at November 17, 2014 15:43:40
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The race for Best Actor will be between Michael Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Eddie Redmayne this year. All three were at the Hollywood Film Awards. All three received awards at the Hollywood Film Awards. Jesus, is this show business or is this grade school? As we’ve seen, Keaton had the early lead in this category since Venice. Full Story

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The Batch is an impressionist

November 14, 2014 16:01:16 Posted at November 14, 2014 16:01:16
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There’s something about good actors also being good mimics. There’s some connection between being good at one and also being good at the other. It makes a certain kind of sense, especially given accent work and how being able to mimic would make mastering an accent easier. So when you tell me that Benedict Cumberbatch is good at impressions, it’s like—well of course he is, he’s a super good actor. Full Story

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Cumhard confirmation

November 12, 2014 14:32:38 Posted at November 12, 2014 14:32:38
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Every week or so, I get an email from a particular subset of Twi-Hard. I call them the deniers. These are the ones who refuse to believe that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are no longer together. And that not only are they not broken up, but that she secretly had a baby last year and everything we’re seeing now is an attempt to hide the child. Full Story

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Academy ass-kissers: the British edition

November 10, 2014 14:39:11 Posted at November 10, 2014 14:39:11
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Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Keira Knightley attended the Academy’s Governors Awards on Saturday night. As you know, all of them are in the award season race this year; Cumberbatch and Knightley for The Imitation Game and Redmayne is contending in The Theory Of Everything. According to Oscar experts Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch

November 7, 2014 17:34:12 Posted at November 7, 2014 17:34:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for: -Cumhards want it. The Batchies are passionate. They could drive sales of the magazine. -Oscar campaigning for The Imitation Game and Harvey Weinstein is on his side. -Dr Strange rumours. No word yet on who it is but if he is Marvel’s newest superhero, it could be a well-timed announcement to start building anticipation -He’s a good actor with a nice voice Arguments against: -Cumhards are mad at him for getting engaged -He’s internet famous but is he widely famous? Go back to what I said about attraction being a bubble and the internet giving illusions about how universally appealing or popular someone or something is. Full Story

Benedict Cumberbatch proposed on Monday

November 6, 2014 18:11:23 Posted at November 6, 2014 18:11:23
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A reader called Maureen emailed yesterday: “I am honestly shocked that no one has coined the term ‘Cumhards’ for the crazy Cumberbatch fans.” Cumhards makes sense. Because the Batchies behave in similar ways to Twi-Hards, especially on social media. Cumhards ask questions at film festival screenings like, “Can I have some of your yummy-ness” which is not as hilariously insane as tattooing Robert Pattinson’s face on your back but I’m sure we’re almost there. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged

November 5, 2014 14:36:33 Posted at November 5, 2014 14:36:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Oh noes… How are you over there Cumber-crazies? You OK with this wakeup call? A notice of engagement appeared in The Times today. Very subtle. Very classy. Very Cumberbatchy. Very fitting of someone called Benedict Cumberbatch. This might be my favourite thing about Benedict Cumberbatch – the way he announced that he’s to marry Sophie Hunter. Full Story