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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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Wenn, Kevork Djansezian/ ROBYN BECK/ FREDERIC J. BROWN/ Michael Buckner/ Frazer Harrison/ Kevin Winter/ Getty

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

The Batch is back as Sherlock returns

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 20, 2014 14:17:37 January 20, 2014 14:17:37
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Benedict Cumberbatch was enjoying himself at the SAG Awards. I mean that sincerely, no side-eye. Every time I caught a glimpse of him in the audience, he was smiling and laughing, sitting at the 12 Years a Slave table but making time for his August: Osage County co-stars, too. It had to feel nice, being a double nominee as part of the 12 Years and Osage County ensembles—it’s a positive footnote to the year that didn’t go quite as originally planned Full Story

Bendy & Fassy get down

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 14, 2014 16:22:24 January 14, 2014 16:22:24
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Todd Williamson/ Invision for FOX Broadcasting Company/ AP Images, Gabriel Olsen/ Getty

Certain corners of the internet have been damp down there after seeing this photo of Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Fassbender getting down at the FOX after-party on Sunday night following the Golden Globes celebrating the Best Drama win for 12 Years A Slave. I would be damp if Chiwetel Ejiofor was in the shot. Full Story

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How responsible are we, really?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 17, 2013 18:45:37 December 17, 2013 18:45:37

Reader Jackie sent an email this morning about Benedict Cumberbatch that basically boiled down to, “Benedict Cumberbatch seems to be skating along the edge of other people’s bad decisions, so when does that become a problem for him?” (Emphasis mine). Her examples:  playing a white-washed role in Star Trek Into Darkness (Khan, who, it should be noted, has never been played by an Indian actor), the whole Fifth Estate Full Story

Sherlock doesn’t approve

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 9, 2013 21:01:35 December 9, 2013 21:01:35

Of John’s comedy mustache. It’s T-minus forty days until Sherlock series 3 premieres in the US, or, as I like to put it, T-minus twenty-two days until we all pirate it (“The Empty Hearse” is scheduled to air on New Year’s Day in the UK). Why do they insist on this window between airings? Do they actually think we’re going to wait three whole weeks to learn how Sherlock survived The Fall? Because while John may say he doesn’t care how, only why, we, the audience, already know why (to save you, John!). Full Story

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The (almost) year of Benedict Cumberbatch

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2013 15:38:38 December 5, 2013 15:38:38
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The Hollywood Reporter put Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover a few months ago, declaring him officially part of the A List. Click here to read Sarah’s piece at the time. All signs did indeed point, then, to it being the Year of Cumberbatch, especially since The Fifth Estate was about to screen at TIFF and everyone was already talking Oscar. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s lock of hair

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 14, 2013 17:04:21 November 14, 2013 17:04:21
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Samir Hussein/ Getty

Maybe it’s because I’ve been listening to the words “eat pussy” come out of Rob Ford’s mouth all morning but suddenly everything seems brighter, nicer, easier to look at. Seth Meyers is apparently strongly considering making it a sketch on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Full Story

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Benedict’s box office boo-boo

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 21, 2013 16:38:02 October 21, 2013 16:38:02

So we’ve already discussed today how box office tracking is usually full of sh*t (click here for a refresher), but there is a threshold where it simply doesn’t matter how wonky the numbers are—you can’t deny when a movie sh*ts the bed. Full Story