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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 1:13am

Benedict Cumberbatch dignifies the otter meme, delights Internet

You know who's a good sport? Benedict Cumberbatch is a good sport. The "Sherlock" star has been something of a Tumblr sensation for years, with several memes dedicated to him — the most infamous of which being side-by-side comparisons of Cumberbatch and otters, and to be fair there is an uncanny...

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 7:53am

Chiwetel Ejiofor does the time warp again in 'Secret in Their Eyes'

For "Secret in Their Eyes," Chiwetel Ejiofor teams up with Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts — and takes on a unique acting challenge: playing the same character during two distinct periods of his life 13 years apart. And while a little gray in the temples helps, Ejiofor found some unique ways to...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:30pm

Stitch your own Cumberbatch

This book will leave the adoring fans of British heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch literally in stitches. “Benedict Cumberstitch” contains 15 cross-stitch patterns of the iconic actor, including a scene playing Hamlet, photobombing, and dancing with fellow thespian Michael Fassbender. Colleen...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 12:32pm

Benedict Cumberbatch weathers his first bad news item

Benedict Cumberbatch, star of "Sherlock" and the Internet's official boyfriend, is very, very sorry for an uncharacteristic misstep. While discussing the differing difficulties black actors face in the U.K. versus the U.S., Cumberbatch used an unfortunately outdated phrase: "I think as far as...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:22pm

Here's why everyone was so sweaty at the Golden Globes last night

If you thought the stars at the Golden Globes looked a little shinier than usual, you're not wrong. Turns out the air conditioning at the Beverly Hilton just plain wasn't on Sunday night. Couple that with the rain that plagued Los Angeles all weekend and you've got one humid ballroom, illustrated...

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 11:10pm

Hey Internet! Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be a Cumberdad

Apparently being engaged and generally adored the Internet over isn't enough for Benedict Cumberbatch and fiancé Sophie Hunter, as the happy couple have confirmed that they're also expecting their first child. Some people, huh? "I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 1:21am

David Beckham not as well-dressed as his 12-year-old son

This must be pretty embarrassing. David Beckham landed on GQ's "50 best dressed men in Britain 2015" list, as expected — but he didn't rank nearly as high as 12-year-old son Romeo Beckham. While David slipped in at No. 46, just behind Tom Hardy, and I'll wait a minute while your brain has fun with...

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 11:56pm

Keira Knightley is pregnant

It's been a big week for Keira Knightley. First she earns nominations for both the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes for her work alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game" just as the WWII drama is expanding nationwide, and now this: The British actress and husband James Righton are...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:53pm

Benedict Cumberbatch trying to make nerds' brains explode

While debating the differences between his beloved "Sherlock" character and the main alien on "Doctor Who" on Chris Hardwicke's Nerdist podcast, Benedict Cumberbatch used a few choice words sure to get the fan-fiction writers out there all hot and bothered. "He talks fast and is clever. That is...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:31pm

Q&A: Allen Leech just wants to wear some jeans, OK?

Irish actor Allen Leech first gained notoriety for starring as upstart chauffeur Tom Branson on "Downton Abbey." While that show has slowly crept through the first half of the 20th century, Leech himself is jumping forward a few years with "The Imitation Game," starring as part of the WWII team of...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:06am

SAG Awards nominations full of surprises and snubs

Awards Season kicked off in earnest this morning with the announcement for the nominees for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu'sbizarre"Birdman" led the movie pack with four nominations, while "Boyhood," "The Imitation Game" and "The Theory of Everything" earned...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 9:48pm

5 times Benedict Cumberbatch did not play the arrogant but flawed genius

Benedict Cumberbatch seems to have a type.From Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s “Sherlock” to World War II code breaker Alan Turing in this winter’s Oscar buzz-worthy “The Imitation Game,” Cumberbatch has become synonymous with flawed but arrogant geniuses. Maybe you even remember him playing another such...

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:53am

EXCLUSIVE Benedict Cumberbatch: 6 reasons Alan Turing is awesome

Let's get serious for a second, OK? When Benedict Cumberbatch signed on to play WWII code breaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game," he became pretty darn enamored with the man. And he thinks you should be, too. So here, in his own words, is why Cumberbatch thinks Turing is...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 1:31am

#TheWord: Jaden and Willow Smith let fly with the crazy

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are apparently ridiculously indulgent parents, and the Times is on it! Their teenage offspring, Jaden and Willow Smith, sat down with the New York Times' T Magazine to talk about their music, creativity in general, energies, philosophy — really, all sorts of things that...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:26pm

Benedict Cumberbatch flummoxed by the booty

Jimmy Fallon thought he could have some fun with guest Benedict Cumberbatchlast night on "the Tonight show," but that was before the word "booty" was introduced. Fallon challenged Cumberbatch to a new game, Three Word Stories, where one player gives prompts to encourage the other finish a sentence...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:11pm

Benedict Cumberbatch became 'a stalker and weird' to get 'Imitation Game' role

Note: The Q&A was preceded by a screening of the film. This story contains extensive spoilers, including the ending.Turns out that when Benedict Cumberbatch is tired, he merely does his job even more thoroughly than usual.The actor was at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on Sunday to promote...

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 4:01pm

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch does 11 celebrity impressions in 1 minute

When your new film is called "The Imitation Game," you're bound to get put on the spot.Recently, MTV asked Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Nazi codebreaker Alan Turing in the biopic, to do rapid-fire impressions of a series of celebrities and characters. The British actor, 38, is known for his,...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:10am

The Word: Benedict Cumberbatch quietly announces engagement

I'm starting to worry that Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't understand how this whole being famous thing works. In an adorably old-fashioned and totally normal move, the "Imitation Game" star announced his engagement to actress Sophie Hunter with a simple announcement in the Forthcoming Marriages...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 9:17pm