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Man With Knife Attacked Benedict Cumberbatch's Home

Actor and his family were home and 'absolutely terrified,' source says

(Newser) - Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, his wife Sophie Hunter, and their three young children were inside their north London home when a man kicked through the iron garden gate, threw a plant at the garden wall, and took a knife to the property's intercom system. "I know you've moved...

Power of the Dog Director Has Words for Sam Elliott

Calls the actor a 'b**ch' for his criticism of the film

(Newser) - Update: Jane Campion, director of The Power of the Dog, did not hold back in her thoughts on Sam Elliott after the actor, who is not affiliated with the movie, railed against the critically acclaimed film for its focus on homosexuality. "I’m sorry, he was being a little...

They Should've Been Enemies. Instead, a Cold War 'Bromance'

'The Courier' tells of unlikely spy's real-life drama

(Newser) - Benedict Cumberbatch stars as an English salesman recruited by British and US intelligence services to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War in The Courier , based on the true story of one Greville Wynne. Out Friday, the film—which aired at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival under the...

Spider-Man Is Getting a New Mentor
Spider-Man Is Getting
a New Mentor

Spider-Man Is Getting a New Mentor

Doctor Strange will appear in 3rd Tom Holland film

(Newser) - "What is he, your ward?" a confused Doctor Strange asked Iron Man after meeting Peter Parker for the first time in Avengers: Infinity War. He will now be filling the mentor role once occupied by Tony Stark, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Benedict Cumberbatch will be reprising the Strange...

Benedict Cumberbatch Hailed as Real-Life Hero

The star jumped out of a car to protect a Deliveroo cyclist from four muggers

(Newser) - Award-winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch can add another title to his resume: good Samaritan, reports the Guardian . The 41-year-old star of the hit BBC/PBS series Sherlock was riding in a cab in central London with his wife when he saw a Deliveroo cyclist being beaten up by four assailants. Cumberbatch jumped...

Russia Suspected of Leaking Sherlock Finale

Dubbed version appeared a day before BBC aired it

(Newser) - Russian authorities are suspected of doing something Sherlock's producers might consider as dastardly as meddling in the US election: leaking the hit BBC detective series' season finale online. A Russian-language version of the fourth season finale appeared on Saturday, a day before the BBC aired it, and evidence including...

Dazed by Election, Americans Flee (to the Movies)
Dazed by Election,
Americans Flee
(to the Movies)


Dazed by Election, Americans Flee (to the Movies)

Moviegoers were looking for a little escapism after a long campaign

(Newser) - For the poor, the tired, the wretched masses yearning to be free of the American presidential election , there was an escape this weekend and it was to be found in a dark room with make-believe characters on a big screen. Doctor Strange got the most box-office love for the second...

Doctor Strange Conjures $85M Magic
Doctor Strange
$85M Magic


Doctor Strange Conjures $85M Magic

Big win for Benedict Cumberbatch in a surprisingly strong weekend

(Newser) - A strong batch of new films drew audiences to the theaters in large numbers this weekend, reports the AP , including Marvel's Doctor Strange, the animated Trolls and Mel Gibson's WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge, effectively waking up the sleepy fall box office. As the superhero in the bunch, Doctor ...

Doctor Strange Is a Beautiful 'Headtrip'

Doctor Strange
Is a Beautiful

Doctor Strange Is a Beautiful 'Headtrip'

Don't miss it in 3D IMAX, say critics

(Newser) - Following up its latest Captain America flick can't have been easy, but Marvel Studios has apparently aced the task. With a 90% approval rating from both critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes , Doctor Strange is a superhero movie almost universally adored. Here's what critics are saying:
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Yes, This Is Apparently the Best Dressed Royal Male

Prince Philip comes out highest on GQ's list

(Newser) - British GQ has named Britain's 50 best dressed men, and the royal who ranks highest on the list this year is Prince Philip. (A choice that prompted Vanity Fair to declare, "The Man Named Best Dressed in the Royal Family Is Probably Not Who You’d Expect....

Has Depp Finally Returned to Form?
 Has Depp Finally 
 Returned to Form? 

Has Depp Finally Returned to Form?

One critic says role as Whitey Bulger is 'one of his best'; another heartily disagrees

(Newser) - Yes, that's Johnny Depp in those eerie blue contacts and balding blonde wig. The actor transforms into gangster James "Whitey" Bulger in Black Mass , which follows the crimelord's remarkable rise in South Boston, with a strong supporting cast along for the ride. Here's what critics are...

Cumberbatch Is a Dad
 Cumberbatch Is a Dad 

Cumberbatch Is a Dad

'Sherlock' actor, wife Sophie Hunter welcome baby boy

(Newser) - Benedict Cumberbatch has a new announcement to make : The Sherlock actor and new wife Sophie Hunter are "delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son," reports the BBC , per a statement from the couple's rep last night. "We would kindly ask everyone to respect the...

John Travolta Explains That Whole 'Adele Dazeem' Thing

And does a bunch of other weird stuff at this year's Oscars

(Newser) - John Travolta and Idina Menzel presented an award together at last night's Oscars, a year after the Academy Awards ceremony in which Travolta famously flubbed Menzel's name, presenting her as "Adele Dazeem." Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live , Travolta finally explained that 2014 moment. He thought...

Benedict Cumberbatch Gets Married

Actor marries director Sophie Hunter on Valentine's Day

(Newser) - Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter have gotten married in a Valentine's Day wedding on the Isle of Wight that was presumably as charmingly traditional as the couple's engagement announcement . A rep confirms the nuptials to the AP , calling it a "magical day." Cumberbatch's Sherlock co-star...

Cumberbatch: Sorry for Using the Term 'Colored'

Actor says he feels like a 'complete fool'

(Newser) - Whoops: The seemingly always charming Benedict Cumberbatch has finally put his foot in his mouth, the Huffington Post reports. During an interview on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS last week, Cumberbatch was asked about diversity in acting roles and said, "I think as far as colored actors go...

Benedict Cumberbatch, Fiancee Expecting Baby
 Benedict Cumberbatch, 
 Fiancee Expecting Baby 
sources say

Benedict Cumberbatch, Fiancee Expecting Baby

Sophie Hunter is pregnant, sources say

(Newser) - Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are going to get married a bit earlier than expected—because they're having a baby soon after, sources tell Page Six . "Sophie is a few months along, and both she and Benedict are very excited about it," says a source who puts...

Cumberbatch Announces Engagement the Old-Fashioned Way

With a notice in the 'Times' births, deaths, and marriages section

(Newser) - Eight lines have broken many hearts. Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and theater director Sophie Hunter announced their engagement today, making the news public with a minuscule eight-line announcement on the births, deaths, and marriages page of the Times of London. Cumberbatch's spokeswoman, Karon Maskill, confirmed the engagement.

Ty Burrell Wins Night's First Emmy
 Breaking Bad
 Modern Family 
 Grab Top Emmys 
emmy awards 2014

Breaking Bad, Modern Family Grab Top Emmys

They win best drama, best comedy series

(Newser) - Seth Meyers opened tonight's Emmy Awards with quite a few jokes about the fact that the ceremony was held on a Monday night rather than a Sunday night before opening things up to the first presenter: none other than Amy Poehler, who handed out the night's first award,...

5 Biggest Box Office Bombs of 2013

Even Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg couldn't save these movies

(Newser) - Sometimes even a big Hollywood name can't help you. Forbes rounds up the 10 biggest flops of the year, movies that performed terribly at the box office—often despite having quite a bit of star power involved. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete...

Assange Calls Out Actor in 'Wretched' WikiLeaks Movie

Calls Benedict Cumberbatch 'a hired gun,' in January letter

(Newser) - The fight between Julian Assange and the team behind the upcoming WikiLeaks movie , The Fifth Estate, is apparently more personal than we realized. In a letter from January, Assange denies a request to meet with Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who plays Assange in the film, noting, "I believe...

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