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LGBT Activists Threaten 'Zoolander 2' Boycott

11/23/2015 3:03pm EST
LGBT Activists Threaten 'Zoolander 2' Boycott Over 'Transphobic'
Angry LGBT advocates have launched a petition calling for a boycott of 'Zoolander 2,' following last week's debut of the film's trailer which contained a character portrayal the advocates claim is offensive.

The trailer, which you can view below, features actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of an androgynous character named All, the "biggest supermodel in the whole world." Cumberbatch sports long hair and no eyebrows in the clip, and Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson's characters openly wonder if All is male or female.

The petition was started by Sarah Rose, who said Cumberbatch's portrayal ...

Jimmy Kimmel Says Benedict Cumberbatch Should Give His Baby A Name Starting With Q

2/17/2015 10:26am EST
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Just days after getting married, Benedict Cumberbatch upheld his obligation to appear on Jimmy Kimmel's talk show on Monday night, where the host threw The Imitation Game star a little honeymoon.

The Oscar-nominated actor has had a big 2015 so far -- after announcing his engagement to theater director Sophie Hunter back in November, the couple announced that they're expecting their first child in early January and then tied the knot on Valentine's Day on the Isle of Wight.

Related: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Going To Be A Dad

So far the two are are holding off on their Honeymoon for now as ...

Benedict Cumberbatch Weds On Valentine's Day

2/15/2015 11:02am EST
Benedict Cumberbatch Weds Fiancee Sophie Hunter On 'Magical' Val
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch and fiancee Sophie Hunter are officially husband and wife.

The wedding as held at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, which was built in the 12th century, on the Isle of Wight on Valentine's Day.

A reception was held at nearby Mottistone Manor, famous for its gardens.

"It was a magical day," Cumberbatch's rep told the BBC on Sunday.

Related: Benedict Cumberbatch Gets Engaged To Sophie Hunter

The Oscar-nominated actor, 38, and his theater director better half, 36, announced their engagement in early November, followed by a pregnancy reveal last mont...

What Is 'Complete Fool' Benedict Cumberbatch Offering A Public Apology?

1/27/2015 2:56pm EST
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Benedict Cumberbatch has issued an apology for referring to African-Americans as 'colored' during a talk show last Wednesday night.

Appearing on PBS' "Tavis Smiley," to promote his latest film, "The Imitation Game," Cumberbatch talked about racial diversity in British acting.

"I think as far as coloured actors go, it gets really difficult in the U.K., and a lot of my friends have had more opportunities here (in the U.S.) than in the U.K. and that's something that needs to change," the actor told Smiley, who is African-American.

Cumberbatch's comments were criticized by British anti-racis...

And The Oscar Nominees Are...

1/15/2015 9:08am EST
Check Out The Complete List Of Nominees For The 87th Academy Awa
Early this morning, actor Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams announced the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.

"Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" led the list with nine nominations each. The Oscars will air live on Feb. 22.

Check out the complete list of nominees:

Best Picture

"The Theory of Everything"
"The Imitation Game"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"American Sniper"

Actress in a Leading Role

Julianne Moore, "Still Alic...

Benedict Cumberbatch's Fiancee Is Expecting

1/7/2015 6:47pm EST
Benedict Cumberbatch & Sophie Hunter
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his fiancee Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child together.

The couple is excited about becoming parents. The actor's publicist told WENN: "I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child. They are both over the moon."

The pair was first linked after they were photographed together at the French Open tennis tournament. Cumberbatch, 38, and Hunter, 36, met on the 2009 film "Burlesque Fairytales" and revealed their engagement last November.

Cumberbatch is most known for playing Sherlock Ho...

Benedict Cumberbatch 'Excited' To Play Doctor Strange

12/8/2014 12:45pm EST
Benedict Cumberbatch 'Excited' To Play Doctor Strange
Benedict Cumberbatch revealed that he can't wait to portray the iconic character of Dr. Strange in the eponymous film.

The actor revealed while on the red carpet at the 2014 Independent British Film Awards that he is "excited" to portray the iconic character.

Cumberbatch was there to support his film "The Imitation Game."

The actor spoke with reporters about his excitement.

"Really excited, you know?" the actor said when asked about the amazing opportunity. "There's a lot of work to be done and I'm just at the beginning so I don't want to talk much about it, but it's a thrilling gig to ...

Rumor Patrol: Miley Cyrus Pregnant With Kennedy Baby, Johnny Depp Doesn't Give A F**k & More!

11/29/2014 9:00am EST
Rumor Patrol: Miley Cyrus Pregnant With Kennedy Baby, Johnny Dep
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Miley Cyrus Pregnant With Patrick Schwarzenegger's Baby: Rumor has it that Miley Cyrus is pregnant with new boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger's baby. A source close to the singer said that is thrilled about the pregnancy, considering the baby will be a part of the Kennedy dynasty.

Verdict: Maybe, Time Will Tell: A source close to Cyrus said the pop princess found out she was pregnant close to a month ag...

Congratulations, Benedict!

11/5/2014 8:55am EST
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"Sherlock" and "Star Trek" star Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged. The British actor is getting married to director/actress Sophie Hunter.

The Times newspaper announced the news on Wednesday: "Mr BT. Cumberbatch and Miss S.I. Hunter: The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cumberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katharine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London."

The couple were first linked after they were photographed together at the French Open tennis tournament. Cumberbatch and Hunter reportedly met on the set of 2009 TV film "Burlesque Fai...

Benedict Cumberbatch Fuels 'Star Wars' Rumor After Visiting Set

10/25/2014 4:25pm EDT
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Benedict Cumberbatch may be appearing in the upcoming "Star Wars" film. The "Sherlock" actor has continually denied being involved in the film, but he recently admitted he visited the film set.

In April, he told reporters that an appearance in "Star Wars: Episode VII" "won't happen." However, during an interview with British talk show host Graham Norton, Cumberbatch discussed his trip to the film set but refused to give any details.

Asked about the rumors by Norton, Cumberbatch replied, "No comment" before saying, "I went to the set. It was incredible... I probably shouldn't be saying the...

Benedict Cumberbatch Channels Mr. Darcy For Charity - And He's Hot

9/17/2014 11:36am EDT
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Celebrities know that a good way to draw attention to a good cause is by posing provocatively in the name of charity. British actor Benedict Cumberbatch did just that for a campaign called Give Up Clothes for Good.

In a sexy new photo, the "Star Trek" and "Sherlock" star channels Colin Firth, who played Mr. Darcy in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice." Cumberbatch is depicted in a lake up to his waist, removing his clothing. The black and white image was taken by photographer Jason Bell.

It's all for a good cause - the campaign is raising money for cancer research and ...

Benedict Cumberbatch Joins The Cast Of The Other Live Action 'Jungle Book' Movie As Tiger Shere Khan

8/20/2014 9:58pm EDT
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Benedict Cumberbatch has been tapped to provide the voice of the tiger Shere Khan in Warner Bros.' upcoming live-action Jungle Book film, "Jungle Book: Origins."

Not to be confused with the live-action "Jungle Book" film on the way from Disney, which stars Idris Elba as the voice of the tiger and will be directed by Jon Favreau, "Jungle Book: Origins" is set for a fall 2016 release while Disney's "Jungle Book" will hit theaters on October 9, 2015.

"Jungle Book: Origins" will be directed by "Lord of the Rings" star Andy Serkis and is his first film at the helm.

Rudyard Kipling's classic s...

20 Utterly Sexy British Actors

4/30/2014 3:00am EDT
20 Utterly Sexy British Actors
It's hard to deny it - there's something really attractive about a British accent. We don't know if it's the inflection or the vocabulary (Collywobbles? Bollocks? Gobsmacked?), but whatever it is, it's hot.

Alexander Pettyfer was born in Hertfordshire, England, and has appeared in films including "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker," "Magic Mike," "I Am Number 4" and "Beastly." He started out as a model, working for brands such as Gap and Burberry.

It was once rumored that the star famously had the phrase "Thank You" tattooed above his crotch, but it's actually just his name. He has dated...

TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2014 Edition

3/8/2014 4:00pm EST
TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2014 Edition
We are almost into spring and with that, some of our favorite television shows are making their way back onto the small screen. With that, naturally, comes a plethora of hot guys gracing our screens.

With our TV's Sexiest Male Stars of 2014, we aim to give you a piece of the hottest of the hot fellas to give us that extra incentive to watch our favorite shows. Here is what we've got for your viewing pleasure!

Ian Somerhalder, "The Vampire Diaries"

Luke Grimes, "True Blood"

Colin O'Donoghue, "Once Upon A Time"

Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"


Sexy Male Stars At The 86th Annual Academy Awards

3/3/2014 6:00pm EST
Sexy Male Stars At The 86th Annual Academy Awards
It's usually all about the ladies and who they're wearing on the Oscars red carpet. But there are plenty of guys that look really incredible too.

Bradley Cooper, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "American Hustle," wore a Tom Ford tuxedo to the event. He was accompanied by his British model girlfriend Suki Waterhouse.

Jared Leto easily stole the coveted Oscar from Cooper for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club." But we don't think he won the red carpet competition.

Leto's tux was an unusual combination of black and white with a red bow tie. We can forgive him his style choice b...

Blu-ray Review: 'The Fifth Estate'

1/31/2014 12:10pm EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Fifth Estate'
Ready to check out some WikiLeaks insight? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray title "The Fifth Estate" out now from Touchstone Home Entertainment. We examine and review the facts and film below!

Title: "The Fifth Estate"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, David Thewlis

Director: Bill Condon

Rating: R

Runtime: 128 minutes

Release Company: Touchstone Home Entertainment


The Flick: Heard some grumblings about the famed WikiLeaks and their desire to expose truths at the time, but played out here ...

Must See: Benedict Cumberbatch Recites R. Kelly's 'Genius' Lyrics On Kimmel

12/5/2013 5:00pm EST
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British actor Benedict Cumberbatch made the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" audience scream on Wednesday after he performed a spoken version of R. Kelly's song "Genius" on the late-night show.

Both Cumberbatch and Kelly appeared as guests, and Kimmel came up with a creative way to merge the two stars' talents.

The actor is featured sitting on a stool with a single spotlight upon him. Next to him is a large image of Kelly's new album, "Black Panties."

The Emmy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominee coos to the audience:  "Body so fit and soft/ I can't wait to tear it open/ You got me like la la la la la ba...

'12 Years A Slave': Brutal Truth Told In This Must See Oscar Worthy Film

10/18/2013 2:18am EDT
'12 Years A Slave'
'12 Years a Slave' directed by the extremely talented, Steve McQueen, ('Shame') is simply put...Brilliant.

Written by John Ridley and based on Solomon Northrup's best selling memoir, published over 160 years ago, this is a true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom.
Eight years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a free black man from upstate New York. He is abducted on a trip to Washington D.C. and sold into slavery.
Facing immense cruelty by his malevolent slave owner, Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender), Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but ...

Letter From Julian Assange To Benedict Cumberbatch Over 'The Fifth Estate' Posted On WikiLeaks

10/10/2013 6:30pm EDT
Julian Assange
A letter written by Julian Assange that was sent to actor Benedict Cumberbatch, urging him to reconsider portraying him in new movie The Fifth Estate, has been posted in its entirety on Assange's WikiLeaks website.

Assange attempted to persuade Cumberbatch to drop the project, saying that he didn't believe he could be portrayed in a positive light and it would affect him and those close to him.

"I believe you are a good person, but I do not believe that this film is a good film," Assange wrote. "I do not believe it is going to be positive for me or the people I care about. I believe that ...

Benedict Cumberbatch And Emma Watson Named Sexiest Movie Stars

10/4/2013 9:21am EDT
Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson
British stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson have topped a new list of the world's hottest movie stars.

Cumberbatch and Watson topped two new polls from website Empire Online, one that lists the top 50 male movie stars and one that lists the top 50 females.

Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lawrence came in second and third, respectively, behind Watson, while Tom Hiddleston and Henry Cavill filled the two and three spots in the men's poll.

"It's a great result for British stars, but what's clear is that it's less important to have lots of casual fans and better to have a dedicated ha...

'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' - Second Trailer Released (Watch It!)

10/1/2013 12:04pm EDT
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
The second trailer for the middle film in Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, has been released, building plenty of anticipation for the film's December release.

Desolation picks up right where the first film, An Unexpected Journey, left off; with Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and the party of 13 dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) continuing their quest to the Lonely Mountain to reclaim its treasure and defeat its current inhabitant: the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Other than the usual quick glimpses of the act...

Benedict Cumberbatch on 'Star Wars' Rumors: 'No Offer Has Been Made'

9/8/2013 9:33am EDT
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Benedict Cumberbatch has spoken out to dismiss rumors suggesting he will be leading the cast of J.J. Abrams' new Star Wars movie.

The British actor worked with Abrams on another sci-fi film, Star Trek Into Darkness, and online reports recently suggested the director was preparing to announce him as the lead in his new Star Wars film.

Reporters questioned Cumberbatch about the story during his appearance at the Toronto Film Festival, and the Sherlock star insisted he hasn't been approached about joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

He says, "This is the simple truth. J.J. (Abram...

Lucasfilm Reportedly Close To Announcing Benedict Cumberbatch Casting In 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

9/3/2013 7:29pm EDT
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Star Trek Into Darkness star Benedict Cumberbatch may be crossing over to rival sci-fi saga Star Wars.

The actor, who worked with director J.J. Abrams in this summer's sequel to the 2009 Star Trek reboot, is reportedly very close to re-teaming with the director to play an undisclosed role in the forthcoming sequel trilogy.

According to an official announcement is imminent. The actor recently backed out of director Guillermo del Toro's "Crimson Peak", which is reported to have nearly the same filming schedule as Star Wars: Episode VII.

Cumberbatch also told ...

J.J. Abrams Shares 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Deleted Shower Scene In Wake Of Alice Eve Controversy

5/23/2013 5:55pm EDT
Benedict Cumberbatch Star Trek Into Darkness Deleted Scene
Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams addressed the recent backlash over actress Alice Eve's gratuitous underwear shot in the movie during an appearance on Conan O'Brien's show Wednesday night.

The director revealed that while Eve's scene remained in the film, an equally gratuitous shot of Benedict Cumberbatch's villain shirtless and taking a shower -- or, a "shower of evil" as Abrams put it.

"She's changing and the idea was, the intent was, it's Kirk who was always a womanizing character, so the idea was to have a beat like that in the midst of all this action and adventure... ha...

Top 10 'Star Trek' Villains

5/18/2013 10:02am EDT
Star Trek Into Darkness
"Star Trek" has seen its share of bad-ass villains since it originally hit the airwaves almost 50 years ago in 1966. The franchise has seen multitudes of devious Klingons, the reptilian Gorn, Borg, The God like Q, and many other devious villains.

Hitting theatres this weekend, J.J. Abrams brings us his second take on the beloved franchise with "Star Trek Into Darkness," where the films bad guy John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) has receiving high villain points. Harrison plays a former Starfleet agent that turns into a traitor and galactic terrorist; who later revealed to be none other t...

Benedict Cumberbatch Opens Up About Julian Assange Snub

5/8/2013 6:41pm EDT
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Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch tried to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after signing up to play him on the big screen, but insists the notorious internet hacker "was having none of it" and refused to meet him.

The British actor plays the controversial whistleblower in upcoming film The Fifth Estate, but admits he wasn't able to meet the man himself before stepping into his shoes for the role.

Cumberbatch tells Time Out magazine, "I didn't want to hang him out to dry (with my portrayal). I wanted to give a fair account of him. It's a living story, and the moral responsibi...

Britain's Channel 4 Pulls Film About London Marathon Bombing In Wake Of Boston Bombings

4/17/2013 3:53pm EDT
Four Lions
A British comedy about four Muslim men terrorizing the London Marathon has been axed from airing by British TV network Channel 4 after Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.

"Four Lions," which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Kayvan Novak, follows a group of four Muslim friends who plan an attack on London during the Marathon. The 2010 film was scheduled to air the day after the city's marathon, but in light of the tragic events in Boston, Massachusetts, film executives have decided to pull the film from airing.

"In light of recent tragic events, Film4 has decided not to proceed with th...

Alice Eve Strips Down To Her Underwear In New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer And Reveals Hidden Easter Egg

3/25/2013 7:58pm EDT
Star Trek Into Darkness
Alice Eve shows off her sexy curves in the international trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness in a blink-and-you-missed it moment.

The brief moment has been the talk of the internet lately, and it's obvious that the film's director, J.J. Abrams, knew what he was doing when he released the spot.

Countless screen captures of the moment were taken from Apple and YouTube and thanks to some keen eyes over at, that split-second shot actually reveals a web address:

When followed, viewers are taken to the film's UK/Australian site, where a brand new poster for the fil...

Julian Assange: 'Wikileaks Movie Is Full Of Lies'

1/24/2013 8:28am EST
Julian Assange
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has launched a scathing attack on Benedict Cumberbatch's Hollywood adaptation of his story, branding the film "lies" and "propaganda".

The Sherlock star plays Assange in The Fifth Estate, a new film based on the story of his whistle blowing website which hit headlines across the globe for leaking top secret and classified documents from military and international government sources.

The first photograph of Cumberbatch in costume as Assange emerged online on Wednesday, the same day the beleaguered Australian journalist addressed students at Britain's pres...

Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Julian Assange In Wikileaks Movie

12/21/2012 12:16pm EST
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British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has signed on to play WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in an upcoming movie about the whistle blowing website.

The Golden Globe-nominated Sherlock star will take the role of the fugitive boss, who is currently living under sanctuary at the Ecuador embassy in London as he fights moves to extradite him to the U.S. and Sweden.

Cumberbatch could be joined onscreen by another British TV favorite, Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens, who is "in negotiation" for a role as a computer hacker in the film, according to industry website Variety.

The as-yet-untitled movi...