Celebitchy’s most commented stories of 2014

Moet British Independent Film Awards 2014
Last year we were dismayed to announced that a Benedict Cumberbatch post wasn’t even among the top ten most commented posts of 2013. This year, Cumberbatch’s surprise engagement just happened to coincide with his Oscar campaign, and those posts were wildly popular and controversial. In fact – spoiler – Benedict Cumberbatch’s red carpet debut with his new fiancé was the most commented post on Celebitchy of all time, reaching over 900 comments. There were so many Cumberbatch posts clustered at the top of the comment scale that we’re not listing just the top ten most commented stories, we’re covering enough to give you something to talk about other than Cumberbatch and Hiddleston. (Although we’re perfectly content just to talk about those two.)

31-27, 14, 18: Tom Hiddleston stories
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We’re limiting the number of top commented stories to 31, and Tom Hiddleston dominates the bottom half of the list. The top Tom Hiddleston post, at number 8 with 612 comments, was the news this June that he was cast as Hank Williams in a biopic. Other top Hiddleston stories had him committing to walk the runway at a charity event, appearing on Top Gear and winning best actor at the London Theater Awards.

26. January 31: Amanda Knox convicted (for a second time) of murdering Meredith Kercher

Amanda Knox was convicted in Italy for the second time, after her first conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher was overturned on appeal. (Italy has no double jeopardy laws.) Amanda wasn’t actually in Italy at the time and the conviction has no teeth. She wasn’t extradited to Italy to serve the sentence of over 28 years, and she likely won’t be.

25. December 10: Scott Rudin calls Angelina Jolie a ‘minimally talented spoiled brat’

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The Sony Hack revealed how petty some executives and producers can be when their projects are threatened. Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal came off particularly poorly. In this leaked series of emails, Rudin called Angelina Jolie names behind her back when she retained David Fincher to direct her delayed Cleopatra biopic. Rudin wanted Fincher for his Steve Jobs movie. In another set of emails, when Jolie politely declined to change the entire focus of her film, Rudin questioned her sanity to other members of his team.

24, 12. February: Dylan Farrow details the abuse she suffered from her stepfather, Woody Allen.
Two stories in this sad and shocking saga are on this list: Dylan’s original essay, in the NY Times, of the abuse she suffered at the age of 7, and her brother Moses’ denial that Dylan was abused. This was just one of many of the sexual abuse stories that came to light this year. At least they’re being discussed, which is still too late for the victims.

18. March 21: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West cover the April issue of Vogue

Before Kim and Kanye’s OTT Venice wedding, they somehow landed a Vogue cover featuring various wedding gowns, baby North, and scenes depicting their luxurious lifestyle including a Lamborghini and a private jet. Just last year Kim was cut out of Vogue’s photos at the Met Ball and yet this year she somehow landed the cover. It’s been rumored that she promised Anna Wintour her first born.

Every other story on this list is about Benedict Cumberbatch
Moet British Independent Film Awards 2014
If you’re counting, there are 19 stories left in the top 31 most commented of the year and they’re all about Benedict Cumberbatch. The story of his surprise engagement got 735 comments and three other posts following his engagement topped that. In all, 60% of the most commented posts were about Benedict Cumberbatch. So you can see why he still occupies a space on the menu and we continue to keep an eye out for news about him.

The most popular stories seem somewhat random this year so we’re not going to do an entire post for those. Some of them include the 4chan hack, Solange attacking Jay-Z in an elevator and a video of Angelina Jolie from 1998.

Thank you so much for being a reader and commenter! Have a great holiday and a wonderful 2014.
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  1. Kiddo says:

    Happy Holidays, you guys. Thanks for the fun.

  2. Esmom says:

    Thank you, everyone at CB, for brightening my otherwise often unstructured days with the juicy gossip I enjoy and intelligent insights that often leave me humbled. Peace and joy to all.

  3. PunkyMomma says:

    Happy Holidays to all! And a wish for all of us for a healthy, happy and lucky 2015!🎉

  4. ellesbelles says:

    Merry Christmas and celebrations to the CB family. Thank you for a instantly making me feel welcome, especially my fellow dragonflies.

    Here’s to an even better 2015

    Much love,

  5. OSTONE says:

    Happy Holidays, Celebitchies! May 2015 bring us less Cumberbatch (except Sherlock, more Sherlock please!) a complete wipe-out of the Kartrashian species, and a juicy, juicy awards season!

  6. Belle Epoch says:

    Can we have “like” buttons next year? I want to ditto all these comments!

    • Nibbi says:

      oui, i vote for “like” buttons too :)

    • FLORC says:

      I’m very much against that. All websites with a FB like button immediately start tracking in your computer that you visited that site, how often, and some of your searches. It seems innocent, but it’s pretty bad stuff. Even if you don’t have a FB account it still finds, stores, and keeps that info.
      I can’t stand back doors like that. More and more people agree as websites are having to remove their “like” button links.

      • TeaAndSympathy says:

        Is that right, FLORC? I don’t have Facebook or any of the others. See, that’s why I love coming on here – I learn something new every day!

        Thank you all for enlightening me about so many topics. I’m Australian so it’s always interesting to learn about other legal and education systems, for example, in other parts of the world, as well as so many cultural tidbits. I’m still a complete novice when it comes to celebrities, but am picking up new stuff every day.

        Wishing everyone a joyful holiday season from Down Under, and a new year filled with peace, health and happiness.

  7. mia girl says:

    Happy holidays to CB, Kaiser, Bedhead and all the commenters in this wonderful community!

    I am so grateful for
    the wit and the snark
    the insights and the info
    the emotions and the experiences
    shared by everyone.

    I hope 2015 gives us unlimited gossip so I can continue to hang with such great people!

    Much love!! ❤️

  8. Amelia says:

    Have a lovely holiday break everybody!!
    Hopefully 2015 will be cheerier than 2014, thank you Celebitchy for being a little light amongst all the doom and gloom of news this year.

  9. Frida_K says:

    Happy Holidays to everyone on the ‘Bitchy!

    Thank you for the hugs and the warmth.

    Thank you for the smart, fun, and/or hysterically funny commentary.

    Thank you for being the place to go each morning for breakfast and gossip.

    <3 to all the friends and friends-to-be on Celebitchy! May we have a wonderful 2015.


  10. solanaceae (Nighty) says:

    Merry Christmas gals and guys!! And a wonderful 2015… :)

  11. Gina says:

    I’m officially out of the loop. To this day I have not a clue who this Benedict person is. Oh well Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating the day and please birthday boy Jesus let us all have a peaceful, healthy new year…less Kardashian stories would be a good start!

    • TeaAndSympathy says:

      Hi Gina. I was exactly like you, until yesterday! I still haven’t seen anything in which Benedict Cumberbatch appears and have never heard him speak. Yesterday, I picked up an Australian OK! magazine that my daughter had put aside for donation. There was an article about why BC is so popular. Apparebtly, he makes fun of his looks, has a lovely deep voice, a posh accent, is self-deprecating (he says he’s only “pretend clever”), has wanted a family since age 12, punched a journalist for saying Keira Knightly’s acting was “wooden”, is a very nice fella and has actual talent. I kind of get it now.

      The only reason he piqued my interest to begin with was because my daughter was going out with a lawyer who is a dead ringer for BC. She’s since dumped him, saying “Lovely guy, shitty boyfriend.” I’m not sure whether I’ve remained interested enough to watch any of his movies, though…

      Cheers from Down Under.

  12. QQ- Christmas POW says:

    Chin Chin Ya’ll here is to less Lizardy dude stories next year: BUT MORE ROYAL GOSSIP!

  13. Snazzy says:

    Happy Holidays Celebitches! Thanks for being in my world!

  14. Dani says:

    Thanks for making every work morning enjoyable. Happy holidays and have a happy and healthy new year, everyone at CB! xx

  15. Brittney B says:

    Happy holidays to my favorite bloggers and commenters on the Internet! We weathered the Cumbercrazy storm with our sanity intact and stood by the talented women (Viola, Angie, Amy, Emma, Jennifer, etc.) who proved how far we still have to come. In a year filled with so much violence and discrimination, it was a blessing to escape into Hollywood news every weekday and commiserate with smart and funny peers.

    Best wishes for a calmer and more equal 2015, everyone!

  16. smcollins says:

    Happy Holidays CB! Thanks for giving me my daily dose of celeb stories, humor, wit, snark, and sometimes even reflection. Here’s to a great 2015! :)

  17. Sugar1 says:

    Merry Christmas CB family!
    some people turn on the news first thing in the AM…I go straight to CB to see what’s the escapism of the day…and before I turn out the lights to catch up on the great comments.
    CB lurker commenter since 2011

  18. Dawn says:

    Oh it really is so sad that Kim has not given North to Anna Wintour. At least with Anna there would be a possibility of some sort of formal education. Now North will just learn how to be ghetto from her mother just like her mother taught her aunt Kylie. Kim and Kanie ruined Vogue forever for me. And I am not going back. Everything they are involved with just turns to trash. As for Amanda Knox I still say something is fishy with that girl and the victim’s family have yet to find justice and that is a shame.

  19. Dawn says:

    Ooops…and Happy Holidays to everyone! Let’s hope 2015 is a good one!

  20. DarkSparkle says:

    Happy Holidays yall, I love the writing here but the comments (and commenters) are what keep me coming back every day. Insight, wit, and general hilarity, thank you for all of these things.

  21. sunsetsnow says:

    Merry Christmas! You ladies make me either laugh or cry on a daily basis. Thank you for your wit and charm!

  22. Esmerelda says:

    Happy Holidays everyone!
    The comment section is guaranteed to give me a smile even after a bad workday! Thank you all!

  23. Lady D says:

    Merry Christmas Celebitchy. Thanks for the laughs, and the knowledge. To my fellow posters, you have enriched my life, gave me much to think about and learn, and the laughs? Oh my the laughs. I hope you all have a great holiday.

  24. **sighs** says:

    Season’s Greetings to all! I love this intelligent, thoughtful community. Hope you guys have a wonderful holiday.

  25. CatJ says:

    I have a Celebitchy addiction, and am proud of it. This site has given me laughs, and tears,
    and quite an education. I love reading the comments and discussions. Here’s to a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2015 to all the editors, readers and commenters.

  26. Tig says:

    Enjoy your holidays CBers! Can’t wait for awards season and fashion critiques!

  27. fan of angie says:

    Merry Christmas to you all. I wish I could have you all around my dinner table this Christmas, you guys are great. Be well and take care.

  28. littlestar says:

    Love this yearly roundup! I feel like I’m the only one on this site who rarely ever reads and almost never comments on Cumberbatch stories LOL.

    Merry Christmas everyone!!! Hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday season :D .

  29. Twink says:

    I bet those Cumberbatch stories aren’t the ones with most unique visitors though #sickofBatch

  30. Gracie says:

    Seasonal greetings all! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  31. Hannah says:

    Less kardashians in 2015 please. I’m starting to stop going on sites that contribute to their “fame”

  32. Zigggy says:

    Merry Christmas all! Wishing you health & happiness and a kick @ss 2015!!!

  33. Karen says:

    Happy Christmas. Your comments are my guilty pleasure. They are sharp, funny and entertaining

  34. aqua says:

    I’m surprised the Clooney/Alamuddin wedding didn’t make the list.Their wedding weekend was crazy.The stories and comment were non stop for a long time.

  35. vauvert says:

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, may you all celebrate with your loved ones and be healthy and cheerful this time of year! Glad to have a fun, sane and intelligent gossip community to exchange opinions with, looking forward to a gossip filled 2015. (You just know award season is going to be intense!)
    If Santa listens, please more Tommy and lots of other British/Scottish gents, no more Kartrashians ever, and more positive stories about fair pay in HW, fair representation of all ages/races/genders/sexual orientation in movies and TV!

  36. Noisy Bird says:

    Merry Christmas, Everyone!!

  37. I Choose Me says:

    Thank you CB, Kaiser and Bedhead for all you do. Celebitchy is the only gossip site I visit each day. Thank you to all my fellow commenters for the snark and lively discussions.

    Happy Holidays everyone and a Happy New Year when it comes.

  38. Miss M says:

    Thanks to all CB writers and posters!
    Merry Christmas and Happy 2015!

  39. @PART_RIOT says:

    Thank you Celebitchy. I have been an addict for four years now. I got married last Saturday an even my hubby knows I love you guys so he had to leave me alone for thirty minutes on our wedding night to give me time to read your gossip!! That’s how serious this addiction has gotten. I will need a fix for 2015 too so continue with the good job.
    Merry Christmas and a blessed 2015 everyone from the home of Lupita Nyong’o, my beautiful country Kenya and me and my new hubby!!!! Now let me get back to my honeymoon 💯💑💏✌☺

  40. poppy says:

    peace, love, health, and happiness to all the lovely writers and readers here.
    hope the new year brings every one of us (at least a little) something they want and need.
    all y’all b!tches the best.

  41. msw says:

    I was surprised Leah Remini blowing didn’t make the top until I realized that was a year and half ago. Time flies l. Thanks for another great year, CB and friends! This is the only website where I usually enjoy the comments section instead of avoiding it :)

  42. Chinoiserie says:

    Merry Christmas (I am celebrating curently 24th is when Christmas is celebrated in Finland).

    I am suprised by so much Cumberbatch even tough I should not be.

  43. rahrahrooey says:

    Happy Holidays!!! I don’t really comment but I read everyday. Thanks for keeping me entertained in my Office Space-esque job;)

  44. lower-case deb says:

    happy holidays!
    may the skies rain deers and may everyone got sent a clause for joy and comfort!

  45. Nicole says:

    27% of the comments on BC’s threads begin “I don’t understand why anyone…”

  46. Vampi says:

    Happy Holidays to all the AMAZING Celebitches here…writers and commenters alike! This is the most intelligent and FUNNIEST gossip site on the net! It truly is second to none!
    I don’t know what I’d do without you all to read, learn and laugh with every single day. You guys really, REALLY ROCK! Much love and happiness to you all!! – Vampi

  47. Olenna says:

    Thanks, Celebitchy, for another fun year! Happy Holidays to all of you, staff and readers!

  48. CH2 says:

    Can someone explain the Cumberbatch thing? I’m curious as to why that was so controversial. I was noticing all the comments adding up but I couldn’t figure out what the deal was.

  49. Coconut says:

    This is the only gossip site I go to, and it’s at least once daily. Love that it exists. Thank you for all that you do, ladies!

    I would love to see far less cumby, hiddles, Leann and Brandi, Kim’s outfits, Duggars, honeybaby (?)…and way more lenny kravitz!

  50. Cricket says:

    I just wanted to give a shout out to all who commented on the World Cup this year! It was so fun to gossip and chat and learn things from ladies all over the world! And the hotties from Iran, Argentina, Brasil and Spain :)

  51. GrumpyCat says:

    Please please don’t post tons more Benedict Cumberbatch stories. I love the stories that don’t get comments. Just because there aren’t comments doesnt mean its not interesting. The Cumberbatch stories have made me visit this site less because I am just so over it. I have been a loyal reader for about 10 years.

  52. Blair Warner says:

    I read every article and most of the comments! Thanks and warm wishes to all.

  53. Abby says:

    Happy Holidays to my ONLY source for celebrity gossip. I love your takes on the headlines and interviews. I feel your insight is smarter and looks at the bigger picture, rather than just trashy conjecture. And I know without a doubt the monday morning after awards nights I will be sitting right here, cup of coffee in hand, to indulge in all of the fashion. I love this site, and enjoy the comments!

  54. Mollie says:

    Love you guys! You provide much needed entertainment during my stressful days at work.
    My favorite gossip site and the bestest of all!
    That said, may I humbly submit that many of those Cumbercomments on those highly clicked pieces could also be from those of us begging for less Cumberbatch?

  55. Debutante says:

    Merry Christmas Celebitches !! Now that all the relatives are visited, presents given, (and opened), it’s finally time for my nightly Celebitchy check in ! God, I hate this site ! But Damn, if I don’t find myself on it every day ! What can I say , I think we all may have a problem caring about celebrity gossip this much ! Anyway, here’s to an even gosssipier 2015 !

  56. Heather says:

    Thank you so much for the recap and a big thank you for having such a wonderful, well written and fun gossip site!!! Happy Holidays!