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Men vs. boys: British edition

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 2, 2014 17:51:53 September 2, 2014 17:51:53
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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

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

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?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 19, 2014 17:08:04 August 19, 2014 17:08:04
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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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 25, 2014 15:00:55 July 25, 2014 15:00:55
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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

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

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

Prince William and the celebrities

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 14, 2014 17:35:41 May 14, 2014 17:35:41
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Prince William hosted an event last night for the Royal Marsden and all kinds of celebrities were there, including Cate Blanchett, Kate Moss, Ralph Lauren and family, and Benedict Cumberbatch. At one point Kate Moss asked him about Kate Middleton. He told her she wasn’t coming and Moss’s reply was, “Such a shame”. Full Story

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dear Gossips,

TIME has released its annual list of 100 Most Influential People. The categories are: Titans, Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Icons. So who’s a Titan? Beyonce, of course. To me, what’s been most interesting on this list isn’t necessarily who’s on it but the people who are chosen or have volunteered to write the piece that accompanies the entry.  Read Full Intro

Benedict Cumberbatch: Internet Famous at the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 3, 2014 11:03:06 March 3, 2014 11:03:06
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One of our producers had a seat in the bleachers this year, taking pictures and Instagram video as part of our social media team. This is the text she sent me around noon: “I’m sitting with the MiniVan Majority.” When Benedict Cumberbatch arrived, no one in her section of the bleachers knew who he was. Full Story

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Benedict’s double-thumb

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 14, 2014 17:08:13 February 14, 2014 17:08:13
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Here’s my Valentine gift to those of you who are fans of Benedict Cumberbatch – his double thumbs! Bendy was in New York yesterday for the BAFTA New York Presents: In Conversation With Benedict Cumberbatch. So what did they talk about? Well, given that he’s really “internet-famous”, as Sarah calls it, how come he doesn’t use social media? “It would take over my life and probably ruin it. Full Story

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Benedict Sherlock

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 5, 2014 17:27:02 February 5, 2014 17:27:02

Benedict Cumberbatch went on Sesame Street and did a math bit with Murray and the Count. It’s cute, I guess. I don’t have any fond nostalgia for Sesame Street—I only remember watching it at school when it was raining and we couldn’t go outside at recess—so I have no real opinion about celebrities going on the show beyond it is a thing that they do and I bet taping a segment with any combination of Sesame Street/Muppets characters is probably loads of fun. Full Story