Benedict Cumberbatch: ‘I can wait… I’m no longer in a hurry to get married’

Benedict Cumberbatch was recently in Japan to promote the Japanese premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness. The Japanese Cumberbitches went CRAZY for him (of course), but what I really loved was that Cumby was extremely respectful of his Japanese fans, and of Japanese culture. He dressed up in a kimono, he did lots of press (even when everything he said had to be translated), he ate a Star Trek cake and he did a lot of autographs and fan photos. He even joked (respectfully!) that he loved being called “Benedicto Cumberson” by his Japanese fans. Apparently, while Cumby was in Tokyo, he also sat down for an interview with Elle Japan, and one of the Cumberladies had a synopsis and some quotes from the September issue article featuring Cumby:

Elle: You were greeted by ~1,000 Japanese “Cumberbitches” at the airport?
BC: I was so happy! I had some expectations because I was greeted by a lot of fans last time I came to Japan, but this time it was far beyond my expectations… I really don’t think calling my fans “Cumberbithes” is appropriate. Japanese fans, especially, are very sweet and polite. I’d think they should be called “Cumberpeople,” or “Cumberpersons.” (laughs)

*Cumberbatch says that Tom Hardy introduced him to the trainer Patrick ‘Peanut’ Monroe while Tom and Benedict were working together on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Benedict told Elle that he’s maintained his body, and S3 Sherlock may be a bit more macho than old Sherlock. All of the Sherlock costumes had to be altered to accommodate his new body.

Elle: What is your definition of “sexy?”
BC: A woman who knows that she doesn’t have to get all decked out to look good is sexy. A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is also sexy. I believe the sense of humor is important. I also think someone who is good at working with others is sexy. It’s like playing a tennis doubles match. You need to be able to work well together if you are to stay as partners for a long time.

Elle: What about marriage?
BC: It is a wonderful thing to get married young and become a father. I used to think that I’d get married by mid-30’s and have children. But now I think I can wait. I’m no longer in a hurry to get married. I would like to first get to know the partner and build a trusting relationship before making the commitment.

[From Elle Japan via Tumblr]

As for the “Cumberpersons” argument (again)… surely he doesn’t mind if we call ourselves Cumberbitches? He doesn’t have to like it and he doesn’t have to call us bitches. But I’m perfectly fine with referring to myself (and all of you!) as Cumberbitches. As for the rest of the interview, I do feel like this is new because this is the first time I’ve ever heard Cumby say anything like that about marriage. Usually he talks about how he’s dying to be a father and he’s ready to be married and have kids right now. I guess his schedule is really catching up to him and he just wants to spend some time nurturing his career instead of nurturing his private life. Or maybe he’s banging a Russian model who doesn’t want to get knocked up right now. Speaking of, The Mirror published photos of Cumby and Katia kissing and frolicking in their swimsuits – you can see the photos here. I have no real comment.

But! These photos were published late last night too – Cumberbatch leaving Cirque le Soir nightclub hand-in-hand with some lady who is definitely not Katia. Huh. Could be a relative, I guess, but…? I don’t know. We’ll see.

Photos from Elle Japan:

Photos courtesy of Elle Japan and WENN.

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  1. kronster says:

    wait, whaaaa..?

    *wipes the coffee from the keyboard* I’m never drinking coffee while reading Celebitchy. Never again!

    Now, back to Cumby…
    The photo of him kissing Katia looks awkward. Is she taller than him or what? 😀

    I like the redhead girl though.

  2. Badirene says:

    Kinda disappointing to see him playing media games really, don’t know why he feels the need with his talent.

    • Sixer says:

      It kinda smells of “Whoopsie, all my previous, carefully-crafted interview quotes are sounding a bit on the hypocritical side these days, what with all these playa photos an’ all, so I’d better move the narrative on a bit,” doesn’t it?

      • Badirene says:

        Oh yeah, also the hand holding with the woman at Cirque le Soir smacks of pr to let his fan base think that he is not the “actor banging young model” cliche.

      • Tulip says:

        What Sixer said. And an update on your official “new” persona will never be smooth. So, well, I hope he has fun. Meh.

      • Van says:

        I think his interview answers are hardly ever “carefully crafted”. He’s constantly running his damn mouth, just saying what’s on his mind at the time. It’s gotten him into loads of trouble in the past. I find it kind of endearing, to be honest.

        Benedict loves kids. This is a fact. Loads of photos have been taken of him playing with child actors or children of co-stars brought to the set, and holding his friend’s babies.

        Perhaps, maybe, he’s actually had a change of heart because he realizes that since he’s so busy he doesn’t have the time to cultivate a serious relationship and raise kids like he says?

        It’s not like that doesn’t happen to normal people all the time…

      • Juliet says:

        Of course he doesn’t want to get married and have kids anymore. I don’t even think he ever wanted, it always looked like pr to me, and now that his career took off, what were his fans expecting?

      • FLORC says:

        I agree. He’s genuine and speaks freely. He hardly ever seems like he’s sticking to a script.

        Also, he looks like he would be gorgeous in drag! His cheekbones and eyes mostly. Has he ever dressed in drag?
        He’s so drama free and ordinary if he has i doubt we’ve heard of it.

        All in all… Meh.

      • Felice says:

        Hell yeah he’s dressed in drag.

        And here is one from inside cirque…no red in sight

        What is this club?….

      • He’s been modelizing since last year. Remember Lydia Hearst? His PR at the time said they were “very close,” and added “but to say they are dating is probably too strong.” My translation: “I’m f*ing her ’til something better comes along.” I’m no fan of Lydia Hearst, but I remember thinking, “For goodness sakes, she has a mother! How crass!” This was at the same time as the interview with his half-sister and then it seemed he never shut up about finding the “right person.” This may be true, but as the saying goes, the best lies have a grain of truth.

      • Anon says:

        To Felice:

        Red is in sight. The arm with the bracelet? That is her.
        Look at the photos of the side of her bracelet, then look at that photo. It’s her.

      • bebee says:

        His pr strategy seems all over the place.

    • T.Fanty says:

      Somebody on Datalounge said that Luke Windsor was both on the plane with Cumby and right behind him on the red carpet at the NZ premier of World’s End. That fact alone might well put me on Team Eve. It might also explain all this recent publicity.

      • SIxer says:

        Oh my goodness. Really? I might have to join the decampment, too. I hope he shuts up soon, because I have been looking forward to his upcoming stuff. I don’t want it all spoiled. Meh.

      • Marisa says:

        I though Luke was there because of his clients, not BC. He’s been promoting World’s End quite heavily. The stars of the movie Eddie Marsan and Nick Frost are his clients.

      • Birdie says:

        Just interested. Who is Luke Windsor and why is it a big deal?

      • MissMary says:

        I legit think BC’s PR team would straight up shank a bitch if Luke tried to poach him. He’s been with the same publicist for ages and they usually handle his shit pretty deftly. Though I’m catty enough to think it’d be funny if Luke tried to poach Benedict and got shot down in flames.

      • Anna says:

        As pointed out by one of the CBitches recently, Cumby’s career prospects and project roster look much better than Hiddles’, so I am not sure what kind of pitch Luke might make to BC. Granted, he’s a publicist, not a manager/agent, but all of these are closely intertwined.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Ah com’n ladies, don’t decamp just yet. I don’t think he’s being hypocritical just honest and are you guys really surprised that given his higher profile these days he’s not going to be sampling various sweetshops on the regular?

        Anyway, if you guys all turn in your cumberbadges I’ll have nothing to look forward to on the Cumby threads. 🙁

  3. Lettie says:

    This alien lizard’s whole PR game is horrendous. He should just never do interviews ever.

  4. Abby says:

    WTF is wrong with him??? ughh excuse me I am just going to bawl like a baby 🙁

  5. crtb says:

    I sooooo do not get what people see in him. He isn’t attractive and a so-so actor.

    • whipmyhair says:

      I never got it either until I watched seasons one and two of Sherlock in a 42 hour period. and when I was done it was “ooohhhhh I get it now”

      There’s something about him that I can’t describe… there’s an almost magnetic pull about him.

      And i’m going to have to respectfully disagree on his acting skills. Watching him in Star Trek was incredible. He drew me in and I actually pulled back and thought “wow he is an incredible actor” which I have never done before while watching a performance.

      And I didn’t think I was a Cumberbitch; but reading this comment… can someone teach me the handshake? Or give me a shank making lesson?

      • I Choose Me says:

        And I didn’t think I was a Cumberbitch; but reading this comment… can someone teach me the handshake? Or give me a shank making lesson?

        This comment made me grin so hard. Meh, he still doesn’t get my quiver but I agree he’s a fantastic actor. Sherlock and the aforementioned STID really brought that home for me.

    • Mom2two says:

      I don’t see the attraction to him either. However, a man who has not been married by his late thirties probably never was in a rush to get married in the first place.
      He’s single, not in a committed relationship, he can date who he wants.

    • Karen says:

      I don’t get it either. He looks like a beady-eyed alien to me.

  6. E-v-E says:

    guess he’s living his macho-moment, training with the guys like Hardy, keeping fit, entertaining ladies, I don’t see anything wrong with that, he’s keeping his options open and is more or less frank about it. Considering his definition of sexy, he’ll probably end up with someone more sophisticated than the girl who calls herself ‘london fashion bi***’. Someone like this lady in the photos (looks kind of British)
    Can’t wait for the macho-Sherlock! 😀

  7. Shiv says:

    Does anyone know who the red head is?
    I think these photo’s are too deliberate… Perhaps his team were told that the Mirror were going to run the photo’s of him and Katia this morning….or maybe he is as drunk as he looks in that photo and doing what we’ve all done in the past – leave a nightclub with someone 😉
    I adore BC but all this is leaving a bad taste (the playing up to the paps bit). Ofcourse he is going to have someone is his life, no one should get upset at that, I just dont get the complete change of character.

  8. Alli says:

    Damn near anyone his age, after a 12 year relationship, and you suddenly becoming an international sex symbol would be indulging in some serious playtime too. Go get ’em honey. Just settle down with me. I’ll be over there for grad school in a year. You better wait.

  9. the artful dodger says:

    I thought this one was gay?

  10. Diddos says:

    I can’t possibly sit here & wonder who he is dating or who he kissed. This is why I admire a celebs work instead of getting invested in their personal life. I’m much more interested in his upcoming movies especially The 5th estate.

  11. T.Fanty says:

    To be fair, looking at the redhead, I now feel really good about my chances of pulling the posh alien the next time I’m in London.

    ETA: General thought – how weird must it be to be BC’s niece/PA and know that half of your job is to get your drunken uncle and his hook-up into a cab after a party?

    • Lindy79 says:


    • SIxer says:

      Snorts and giggles
      (to both points).

    • Lettie says:

      “To be fair, looking at the redhead, I now feel really good about my chances of pulling the posh alien the next time I’m in London.”

      Congrats! You fell for the stunt! That’s exactly the point of those pictures lol

      • T.fanty says:

        Dagnabbit! I’d love to hear how they sold that to the redhead.

        On the upside, we all now assume that she’s really smart.

      • Marty says:

        It’s not the PR play that bothers me so much as the way he worded his intelligence comment. I didn’t realize it was our job as a woman to make him feel smart. Oh Cumby…

      • Loulou says:

        Oh come one, Marty.. That was clearly lost in translation. He obviously meant, someone intelligent he could enjoy intelligent conversation *with*.

    • Yep, T.fanty, you fell for it. He can keep schtuping the hot blonde model, yet keep the dream alive for the rest of the Cumberfans. I’m waiting for the curly-haired brunette next week, and the mysterious asian the following week…kinda like the David Gandy shoe commercial. (Have you seen that? HOT!)

  12. Amarie says:

    He looks cute in the japan blue shirt photo shoot.

  13. Sallie says:

    I dont see how him holding hands with a woman out of a club is all of a sudden a “PR stunt”. We dont even know who that woman is.

    • Roberta says:

      It’s the timing – just before the Mirror pictures were published.

      • Vesta says:

        I agree – it’s the timing that makes me suspicious of some PR-gaming. To me the redhead looks like just some friend and the hand-holding looks like he is playing it a bit with the media.

        My theory is that he has been having a light fling with Katia the model for some time now. And that is the reason why I am disappointed in him. I actually understand that he has changed his mind about marriage etc. because his career is booming and he is busy, but…

        It’s just that we all have a taste and I just don’t have a taste for a 37 yrs old man who has this CLICHE taste for models. BOOOORING.

        He’s a talent as an actor and I will enjoy his work but I’m no longer keen on his personality. That’s all…

  14. Yolanda says:

    The blonde girl is wayyyy cuter. The red head looks a little rough in the face. Meh. I much rather see him back with Olivia. Shes more homely looking.

  15. DA says:

    The funny part about all of this is his fans. I love BC but the most immature fans he has are on tumblr. Tumblr is quite trashy anyway. Its fun seeing them trying to choose what girl to tear apart for no reason.

    • kronster says:

      “Its fun seeing them trying to choose what girl to tear apart for no reason”

      You mean they haven’t decided which one to kill first? 😀 I doubt they’ll leave any survivors.

    • grabbyhands says:

      Oh my god-the Tumblr crazies make being part of any kind of fandom difficult. It makes you not want to tell anybody you like anything.

  16. Van says:

    Doubt it’s a staged PR photo. I will never get why some people believe that celebrities are CONSTANTLY thinking about how to manipulate the general public. They’re human beings and have lives like everyone else.

    Benedict is obviously smashed in that photo. It could be anyone! However, the papped photos of him with Katia from the Mirror are definitely real and incredibly invasive.

  17. Qinn says:

    To me he looks a lil tipsy in the photos. Not drunk but a lil in between. And I’m no celebrity but I have held hands with people whom I’m not dating. It seems like everything a celeb does is multiplied x10 just because they are famous.

  18. Tish says:

    That redhead is hotter!

  19. Turtle Dove says:

    I finally watch STID, and he was the best actor in it. The other characters were caricatures of the original cast and it was sooooooo distracting.

    • Noreen says:

      The movie was HORRIBLE. I’m still perplexed at how it managed to get something like 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. It was a horrible movie and the dialogue, plot, and acting from most of the cast was horrible. Benedict, on the other hand, was a shining light. Just incredible.

  20. MissMary says:

    Now that I have more coffee in me and can be coherent, I think this is “well, eff it, I’m a single guy and can schtup a pretty model in Ibiza and come home to London and go out with a leggy red-head a week later.” I don’t think he’s in a serious relationship but just dating around, enjoying some time off before he has to buckle down for Sherlock, The Imitation Game, etc.

  21. grabbyhands says:

    I can’t say it’s a shock-he’s playing at a whole new level now, so he’s got women chasing him wherever he goes. He’d be stupid to pass it up.

    While I think he has made some poor PR choices in the past, I don’t think lying and manipulating his fan base is part of it so I think he was sincere when he used to say he wanted kids and a wife NOW. I think he just realized that he was suddenly a kid in a candy store and decided to take advantage of it. Going from being the thinking woman’s bit of crumpet to being considered an actual sex symbol has go to be pretty head turning.

    • Noreen says:

      Oh, I don’t know. I have a feeling that whole “I’m punching above my weight” and “shock” of his own sex symbol status is all an act as well. Because the fact is there are plenty of women who love a man who is fun and intelligent and hugely talented. She doesn’t even have to close her eyes to sleep with him either. Women find brains and charm very sexy. I don’t think BC has *ever* had trouble getting women. I just don’t buy this and I think if there’s been a game BC has been playing with this fans, it’s THIS one.

      • Pippo says:

        i always thought that it was all an act to be honest. and nothing annoys me more than the comments like ohh pooor benedict he’s longing for a family now somebody give him children already. as if he was in pain or something for not having all that urghh because he’s not and never was!!!

      • T.fanty says:

        Is anyone naive enough to think that he has ever *not* been getting women? He just wasn’t famous enough to get papped doing it before.

      • Lindy79 says:

        I think *some* of the interviews were quite old and were rehashed everytime a mag wanted to write something about him. So I don’t think he was constantly saying it as some fans thought. It was a different stage in his life. His very early pics dont strike me as a hugely confident in his appearance guy. Since Sherlock I think things for him have changed dramatically.
        I agree with Pippos comments. Tumblr going “give him a child someone! ” is ridiculous.

      • Van says:


        I think you’re forgetting that Benedict went to an all-boys public school. I know that might not mean much now, but I totally believe that he’s not lying about being awkward with girls since he basically didn’t have much experience interacting with them until he graduated Harrow.

        He wasn’t playing the field for a long time afterward since he hooked up with Olivia at Manchester. Yeah, they broke up a few times during the twelve years they were together and there was a rumor of infidelity, but with all the evidence it sounds like he wasn’t much of a lady’s man up until recently.

        So yeah, I think he was genuinely surprised by his sex-symbol status. Especially since hardly any of his roles have been “sexy” in the mainstream sense.

      • Sixer says:

        I don’t mind who he goes out with and when – why would I? I don’t mind that actors feel one way about life at one point, but another way a couple of years later. We all do that.

        But actors have PR people for a reason. And the PR people are behind what gets pushed, said in interviews, repeated and promulgated by gossip mags, etc. What to say when X type of question is asked. What to say when Y happens (be it pap photos, or whatever). And the PR narrative will change when the career needs change, and when it does, so do the interview responses and in turn the repetitions and the “persona” that is created.

        I know it’s a market. I know it’s business. But it grinds me. I have much more respect for the actors who just let their work do the talking and ignore all this bullshit. Even when they do stuff that I might not approve of, or that shows they’re not perfect (or even pretty wanky). I can just be interested in their work/fancy them in a non-invested totty-on-the-telly way.

        But when they create a persona via PR that isn’t true and we have to sit and watch all the seedy, obvious little adjustments going on when the cracks show… that’s when I go off them. It’s the fakery, not the women/drugs/mistakes that puts me off.

      • Noreen says:

        @ SIXER

        YES!!!! Everything you said. F*ck, can’t they just be NORMAL? I hate it, really do.

        It gets me when all the fan types are mixed into one pot. I’m not a Cumberbitch (or as they’re calling themselves, “Cumbercookies” now). I’m not a fangirl. I don’t belong to a fandom. I just genuinely love MOVIES and I genuinely believe in acting as an art form, and I would genuinely love to have my favorites and respect them and look forward to their work. For this reason, and this reason only, it’s disappointing to watch a true artist become an overexposed clown.

        It makes me sad. I admit to it. So f*cking sue me.

      • Anna says:

        I just dont understand the point of this public rebranding. Does he really think he can sell himself now as a dude’s dude, who works out and dates around? Bc ‘I wanna get mawied and haz lots of babies’ definitely plays better with the ladies, and was part of what made him this big of a sex symbol.

      • Tania says:

        I totally agree… actually the “I want a family and kids” is a very good pick up line… women fall for that one easily.. he’s showing himself now… 🙂 a normal guy, who suddenly became famous and decided to have lots of fun… a guy…

      • He had to rebrand b/c soon enough he was going to be found out. I believe he doesn’t have the time — or the inclination, apparently — to find the right woman right now. And I don’t blame him. The film/tv biz is notoriously unstable, as he knows from his parents. He is 37, not 27, and he needs to capitalize on the opportunities he has right now.
        For a sad look into the biz, read this:

      • Noreen says:

        Oh wow, that article. I had never considered this perspective. I have often heard even successful actors say they worry about unemployment but I brushed this off as false modesty/false humility. But apparently it is very true. It’s no wonder so many of them drink, do drugs, engage in relationships without commitment, don’t have children. They must fear the future every single day of their lives. Acting out is a typical way to ease anxiety and loneliness…temporarily.

    • Apples says:

      I’m cutting him some slack. Shouldn’t actors be allowed to be mercurial and change their mind given a new set of circumstances? My friends are all pretty diverse, not all of them are always consistent and on the straight-as-an-arrow-life-plan.

      Let the people you like and look up to change and evolve (devolve), too.

  22. Lindy79 says:

    Ibiza photos dont show anything serious to me, hes showing not much investment in either one with her, bit of fun nothing more. Neither does the hand holding with the red head. He looks smashed.
    Am I the only one who thinks its kind of funny and he’s just taking the mick a bit?

    Hope that Creepy Luke isn’t on the scene. That bothers me more than him holding hands with the entire female population of London

    • Noreen says:

      I still can’t figure out who this Luke Evans is! I just know his name floated around lots of Henry Cavill gossip posts as well, a little while back. It seems like poor Luke–whomever he is–is the go-to gay for rumors.

      • Lindy79 says:

        I mainly know him as Hiddleston’s publicist. Hes always there in the background. He even went on the unicef trip.
        *insert eyeroll*

      • MissMary says:

        He’s also Emma Watson’s publicist but he doesn’t seem to be seen as often with her anymore now that Hiddleston is his client. He shows up at almost all of Hiddleston’s events, even ones where it’s kind of sketchy, like going to the UNICEF trip, etc.

      • Noreen says:

        Oh! That guy. I thought this Luke was an actor. Isn’t there a gay actor named Luke? Anyway, I’ve seen some blips about Tom’s Luke…pretty weird. I think he keeps Tom harnessed, to be honest.

        EDIT: I just realized why the confusion: there are two Luke names being posted about in this thread. Luke Evans and Luke Windsor. I don’t know which is which. Actually, on second thought, I don’t care.

      • Sixer says:

        Luke WINDSOR is the Hiddles publicist who’s a Marmite figure – tumblr loves him, everyone else thinks he’s creepy.

        Luke EVANS is an actor who’s been cast in The Crow reboot (which Hiddles apparently wanted). He was once an out gay actor but has apparently retreated to the closet since this casting.

      • Crumpets & Crotchshots says:

        Noreen: people mix up those names a lot. I think because Lyke Evans beat Hiddles for the role in The Crow, and for awhile they were talked about together.

  23. Mark says:

    Generally red heads are hot. Jessica Chastain, Scar Jo as black widow from Avengers, The wendys commercial girl, just to name a few. But this redhead in this picture looks a little like prince charles.

  24. HippyGirl says:

    No I think the blonde is cuter. This redhead looks a little washed up. Good to see him dating(possibly) again. I remember when he was with that Anna Jones chick the press went nuts. Like he’s not suppose to date anyone. Lol. Anna Jones is possibly the most beautiful girl he’s dated. I would put this blonde girl second if its true.

    • elen says:

      The Anna Jones girl was a miserable old so and so.

    • Well, she obviously wasn’t a famewhore, since she never made an effort to tell everyone that her name is Anna JAMES, not Anna Jones. For that alone, I like her. But read her website. She’s amazingly creative and totally cool and gorgeous to boot. She looks really uncomfortable in her photos with BC, but who can blame her? She looks much more relaxed in photos on her website and other places. Not sure why I think this, but I get the feeling she broke it off with him.

  25. Pippo says:

    it’s so obvious by now that he has a type. it’s either blonde or red-head with a really pale complexion. that one brunette doesn’t count in my opinion. he would never be attracted to anything else. just hate it when men have a type :/

    • Emily C. says:

      Most people have a type. They’ll break away from it when they find someone they like enough in other ways, i.e. when the personality type is good enough to override the physical type. It’s not a big deal, so long as they don’t try to squash everyone they date into that type a la Vertigo, and so long as they don’t think their personal preferences are in any way objective.

      I don’t want to think about what this guy does in bed because I think he’s fugly and annoying, but there’s nothing wrong with him preferring a certain look in women he dates casually.

      • Noreen says:

        Funny you should mention Vertigo, because that was Hitchcock’s type. And he never broke away from it. It was always the lovely, icy blonde right to the very end.

    • Reese says:

      What? He would never be attracted to anyone else? Boy, glad to see you know him SO well. And why wouldn’t Anna Jones count?

      I hate when fans act like they know every damn thing about an actor based on a few pictures.

    • Van says:

      Oh come on. Anna Jones/James (the brunette) certainly counts since he was in a legit relationship with her for about a year.

    • Alexis says:

      Not too concerned about people having types. It’s just a pattern in attraction. And people regularly break em too. Like Johnny Depp going for that classic pin up looking blonde after decades of waify quirky manic pixie dream girl types. Also do we even know enough about BC’s taste to comment? I think you need at least three official girls of the same type to really say.

  26. allheavens says:

    I love every moment of this. I sent a tip to Celebitchy but was a late.

    If he is not dating he is gay, if he is seen with a woman but not the right woman, he’s not the man you believed him to be, if he’s seen with a woman in a fairly public place he is a famewhore but still gay, and on and on and on.

    How about he is dating multiple women, nothing serious for now and got papped?

    • MissMary says:

      This. At least I tend to think so, lol. He’s having his fun, dating around, sowing wild oats, etc etc… My partner thinks he’s trying to be seen and being less private about his dating than usual because he’s about to start filming the Alan Turing biopic and he already hates the gay rumors about himself so he’s trying to “make sure” he’s seen as strictly hetero, not because he’s homophobic but because he wants to make clear who he is and not pander to shippers.

      • Noreen says:

        Good point.

        I just laugh at the fans who insist BC would *never* engage in PR.

      • MissMary says:

        @Noreen: (I hope this shows up under the right comment, lol) It *is* incredibly naive to think any actor worth their salt isn’t or won’t engage in PR, at least not actors that want to be *known* in a big way. Ben Whishaw comes to mind as an exception, going out of his way to avoid publicity, etc, unless it’s for a specific project. I have some friends who work PR and such in the UK (not huge players–tbh, they’re office help and PAs) who are quite candid about the lengths actors will go to, staging “oops” pap shots, calling paps to events to be seen and have their pics in the paper and turn around and go “oh, ugh, no privacy!”

        Is that what’s going on here? Who knows. But BC is definitely playing the PR game. He’d be a fool not to, but at the same time, he needs to be careful because there’s a list as long as my arm of actors and other performers who had bright, promising careers then bupkis after some crap PR moves.

      • Noreen says:

        Yes, all this, absolutely.

    • Apples says:

      GREAT comment.

  27. Noreen says:

    There’s ZERO romantic chemistry coming from the photos with the redhead. I really think she could be a platonic friend and he’s grabbing on her hand because he’s completely hammered. I grab onto my friends when I’m hammered too, and of yes, he IS absolutely SMASHED in these photos. The redhead looks quite old or else hasn’t aged well. Rough face. She likes the attention, too.

    The pictures with Katia seem more real but yet they really aren’t that romantic. The kissing photo is in the presence of another woman who is looking right at them with no expression. BC and Katie’s bodies are a foot apart during the kiss. I don’t care what this man does but THAT particular kiss is proof of nothing.

    I’m always puzzled when paps get secret shots like this and the media claims the moment was romantic. Really? Then where are the photos that show undeniable romance?? For this being a supposed romance it is odd there aren’t photos of more intimate canoodling.

    I do believe he’s dating someone.

    • MissMary says:

      Yeah the kiss pics w/Katia don’t strike me as particularly romantic. Maybe he’s just not that great of a kisser IRL (my partner says it looks like he’s going “fine, I’ll kiss you for the pic but that’s IT!” lol–my partner can be cattier than I am, most days). The nightclub pics…maybe? She doesn’t look too amped to be there, but maybe it’s the “I’ve been clubbing and wtf are these cameras and lights in my face?” look I’m misinterpreting.

      I think (pure speculation) he’s dating around but nothing serious, esp as he’s about to hit a super busy time w/filming again.

      • Noreen says:

        I think you’re right about dating around. I just hope he’s not participating in PR games. God, I want to respect this guy. He is SO talented. But he’s deeply entrenched in the fame scene and it’s only getting worse. You know, he CHOSE to mention Ibiza to an interviewer. The fans should remember that this firestorm was caused by no one but Benedict himself. An innocent, unsuspecting mistake? A calculated PR move–both for the gay-friendly crowd and to play with the fans, knowing he’d be there with a woman? I just don’t know.

    • MissMary says:

      @Noreen: That is an incredibly good point–he mentioned Ibiza, he mentioned the wedding and disclaimed “Oh, it’s prviate” (paraphrasing)…then was pictured w/a model (and odd that Splash has the rights to the pics from a private event?). I remember when he was first becoming famous, when Sherlock really hit, he didn’t come off as fame-seeking and seemed very gawky and uncertain, etc, but the more famous he gets, the more “Hollywood” he seems to veer, which, to me, as a fan, is a bit disappointing because I’d hate to see him become so entrenched in fame and trappings that his movie career becomes easy money blockbusters (or attempts at them).

  28. Mr. Normal says:

    So him possibly dating around is a PR stunt?? Lol. Keeping your options open is a common thing thats not new by any means.It amazes me what theories come out of peoples heads. Anyway let the man live. He was with someone for a long time. That didn’t workout so now he’s dating. Don’t know why it concerns any women on here or any in his fanbase. 10/10 You wont get with him anyway.

    • Noreen says:

      No, it’s that he CHOSE to tell an interviewer about Ibiza as he was literally on the way to the airport to go there. THAT is what smacks of a calculated PR game. I have no fantasies of “getting with” celebrities. I would like to respect the man, however. Some fans are defending him “oh, he’s just a talker”, but please. This man claims privacy and then tells the whole world that he’s going to Ibiza to officiate a gay wedding. Next thing there’s pictures of the wedding, then a pic of him with friends and Katia–a woman he KNEW he was being connected to since last year. Then more photos and more photos. It all started with BC.

      • Mr. Normal says:

        Well the fans are not wrong he does talk alot. A little too much. I’m surprised he didn’t give away that he was really Khan instead of John Harrison.

        Anyway I stand by my comment. You can respect the man for his talent and not his personal life. You just fell into the trap of becoming a little too invested. Gossip sites like this one will do it to you. Don’t worry about his personal life. He is human like you & I. Not a god.

    • Juliet says:

      I don’t think you get it. Most actors throw their lives at gossip sites/magazines. When this happens it’s almost impossible to think they take their craft seriously, and also to believe in the character they’re playing on screen.

  29. Miss M says:

    I am so sorry for the Cumberbiches! Who Am I kidding?! I am not! hahahaha

    It must hurt seeing their King playing the PR game…

    • 123ABC says:

      But what is this PR game? I didn’t know an actor dating was a PR stunt.

      I agree with the others. I can’t wait to see his upcoming movies. My friend is going to a 5th estate screening soon in LA. I’m very interested in that wikileaks story. Also loved him in Star Trek. I wonder will he be in Star Trek 3 for the 50th anniversary.

      Didnt mean to reply to you but to make my own comment my bad lol

    • allheavens says:

      @Miss M

      Project much?

      PR ain’t a game it makes or breaks careers. But Cumberbatch doesn’t really need the kind of game you are inferring. Only people with minimal talent and exposure need that type of PR.

      Cumberbatch is so hot right now, all he has to do is appear in public, not say anything too damaging and let the hundreds of articles and thousands of speculative comments commence. He is a PR firms wet dream.

  30. Karen says:

    Wow me and Mr.Cumberbatch have something in common. We both have the same smashed look on our faces when we get out the club.

  31. Darain says:

    He seems to be having fun enjoying his life damn get off the mans dick!

  32. sasha says:

    Wait, what happened to that blonde model girl?

  33. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Orly would have a lot of fun with the red heads feet – she’s got perfect arches and no hammer toe so Cumby’s havin some toe lickin fun times tonite!

  34. Rosyl says:

    Me being a fan of his I do hate alot of his fans. And right on the money especially the ones from Tumblr. They are too stalker-ish & bashing of any girl he is seen with.

  35. elen says:

    Let him have some fun. He deserves it.

    If anything I;d wonder if the model was behind the photos.

  36. Wanda says:

    Every fangirls heart gets broken when they’re fave gets a new woman. When Fassbender was dating Zoe Kravitz I remember the snide comments. Oh shes not all that oh she looks like a kid and much worse.

    Im just waiting to see who will he bring on the red carpet for his upcoming movies. Or if he will bring one at all.

  37. Shiv says:

    I love this. Feet up with a cup of tea.

    The fans firstly – i do believe there are some who genuinely don’t care about his private life…but there is a group of fans on twitter who behave like they know BC personally and rant and rave about the invasion of his privacy. One is up in arms about celeb bitchy using her Japan Elle spread – my God – you don’t care about about his personal life/gossip but you’ve managed to get onto this site (a gossip site) to see that in no better words they ‘stole your spread’. Haha! The worst.
    Speaking of privacy – agree with all the above, he let the media about Ibiza. No one else. As I said above, i think the photo’s are convenient and came out in time that the Mirror were running the photo’s of him and the pretty blonde.

    I really like BC but…

    Secondly – get this guy of your pedestal. If he were not an actor, he would not have thousand’s of girls at his feet. Yes, he comes across as charming and I buy into it but he is hardly Tom Hardy or Ryan Gosling in the looks department. My fiance and I first came across him when we stumbled across Sherlock Season 1 when in a hotel room in Berlin – his acting is what got me, not his looks! I personally think Moriarty is better looking.

    Thirdly, how can anyone say the model or red head are unattractive?! JEL springs to mind. Yes, the red head might be older but probably no older than 37 year old BC himself. The blonde also appears far from the walking cliche if she has a law degree.

    Fourthly, this is a gossip site so anyone who comes on here to say ‘why are you gossiping’ ‘it’s his business’ – why have you come on here? A gossip in denial!

    Finally – he’s a bloody dude, who is on the road to be coming the biggest actor of our generation. Who is enjoying himself with one, maybe two different gals. My best friend enjoys dating – they hold hands, sometimes even kiss – dating is what people do to ‘get to know that person and build meanigful relationship’. Let’s just hope he is being careful as I will be leaving twitter if there is a spate of cumberbaby’s as those fans of his are going to go into meltdown…

    • Bubbles says:

      I agree with everything but mentioning Ryan Gosling as an attractive person. C’mon now.

  38. Reece says:

    Am I missing something? I don’t get the hoopla over the blonde pics or these?
    It’s not even “A Kiss” it’s a “Hello we’re European we kiss when greeting kiss”.

    Didn’t he just get out of a long term relationship a little while ago? So what if he wants to screw around. I would/have done too.

    • Noreen says:

      The woman standing one foot away and looking right at them certainly doesn’t seem to think it’s special.

  39. Tash says:

    Twitter is already breaking down, tumblr is breaking down but in the denial stage, Facebook is confused lol this is soo much fun. I love him to but to watch a complete meltdown over Cumby is one of the highlights of being on the internet.

    • Noreen says:

      LOL, and you can thank Cumby himself for it this time. He did this. Accident or calculated, I don’t know. But he started it by revealing his goals for Ibiza.

      • Loulou says:

        If PR is somehow behind it, Benedict would not’ve been the driving force.

      • Noreen says:

        LOL, your ideal of him is lofty indeed. Almost like you know him personally.

        Look, he willingly wagged his tongue about Ibiza. He disclaimed that it was a private affair and then made sure he gave enough details to the interviewer to really impress readers with his open, tolerant, liberal ways. Not just a gay wedding! Gay AND Jewish! Most importantly he disclosed the location. He didn’t even have to say it was Ibiza. He basically gave the press/media an invitation. And then do you really think he didn’t know the press/media would make the Katia connection–especially considering he’d been linked to her before?

        Honestly, I don’t even understand the fans’ reticence in admitting Benedict is at the center of all this.

      • Loulou says:

        Please don’t forget, Noreen, that you also don’t know him. You have no idea what he’d do in any situation,

  40. Emily C. says:

    He continues to annoy the crap out of me. Way overexposed. And I wish actors and actresses would talk about their work more and their families or, worse, potential families, less.

  41. mended says:

    i think cumby is very honest in interviews. i think he’s just changed his mind based on how realistic it is for him to start a family now.

    he was in a relationship all through his twenties. it’s like he is now making up for it. a “delayed” twenties period, if you will. the difference now, of course, is that he’s famous and there’s cameras everywhere.

  42. elen says:

    One thing I do agree on – he is going to be the greatest actor of our generation. There isnt an actor working today with this level of versatility and talent. Daniel Day Lewis for all his awards is no where near as talented as Cumberbatch.

    • Bijlee says:

      Agreed. He’s unbelievably talented. Like wow. He sends chills down my spine in STID trailers!!! I wasn’t going to see the movie at all, but once it comes out at redbox I will like over and over. Ill probably buy the DVD just for him. He’s just phenomenal.

    • Bianca says:

      First, this, he is the most amazing actor ever.

      Also, a bit more gossip: On Katia’s Facebook she mentions a long weekend in Greece. That same week/weekend Benedict was in Greece to promote Star Trek.

      • Ag says:

        Where is her tan? He actually looks as if he has been OUTSIDE not his normal pale self

    • Alexis says:

      I mean, DDL? BC has a bit to prove before we can even begin to compare the two.

    • Elodie says:

      Eh… given his caustic mouth at times even Cumberbacth would look at you and say : “…really girl, DDL??? Now have a seat, no reaching thank you.” lol!
      Point is Cumberbatch has a long way to go. And whoever says DDL is overrated is like those who say the same thing about Brando, they say it so it makes them look cool or something or..?

      • Vesta says:

        @ Elodie

        I’m with you in this 100 %.
        Saying DD-L is overrated seems somehow so “I’m a cool hipster or whatever cause I dare to say this.” Of course everyone has a right to his/her opinion but it makes me wonder if this person has even actually watched DD-L’s string of performances…

      • Noreen says:

        There are great actors who have reached legendary status who really are over-rated. Christopher Walken comes to mind. But who doesn’t love Walken? I sure do. However, he’s a one-trick pony. He can’t do accents. He can’t even change his facial expressions, gesticulations, or speech pattern to get inside a character. Walken is *always* doing “the Walken thing”. Always. But it works because so many people love it. I just flew in from vacation this weekend and they showed a movie on the plane that starred Walken (and a few other very notable names) as a concert violinist (or cellist?). And he was the same. Still doing “the Walken thing”. Let’s just not pretend he’s got range.

        But Daniel Day Lewis? Please. That man is a GENIUS at his craft. HIs range is extraordinary.

        And BC has it in him to be just as good, but it’s not fair at this juncture to even compare the two.

  43. etsy says:

    I’m beginning to wonder if the old rumour of a Laura Pulver hook up with Benedict was correct after all. Good luck to them if they did. Its not a good time to settle down. His career is really buzzing and he needs to focus on that.

    • GeeMoney says:

      The man saw that woman completely naked… I put some money on the fact that they hooked up. Or if they didn’t, he definitely tried.

    • Van says:

      Lara Pulver joked about it on her twitter and dismissed it right away. She was (Still is? Idk I don’t really follow her) in a pretty public relationship with someone else at the time.

      • alfy says:

        Wasnt that the time they were holding hands at the table of some awards show and it was reported she followed him around all night. Of course she was embarrassed by the article. I;d have denied it to.

      • MissMary says:

        @alfy: Yeah, some reports said they were holding hands, etc, but Pulver (I think it was her) said he was holding Una Stubbs’ hand, too, etc. IDK. Personally I think she was after him but he was saying no (he’d just broken up w/Anna around that time).

  44. Steph says:

    I should put it out there in the world that BC is on/off for me. He has a weak chin which does not by any means get my motor running. However, when shot from the right angle and with the right lighting, my goodness, he revs my engine. I love the header photo of him on this post. Just how I like him, dark and strong.. Mmmmmmm……

  45. diva says:

    I don’t get the appeal

  46. GeeMoney says:

    Look, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m crazy about Benedict and secretly want him to be with me (why, I have no idea, b/c I’d probably have to stalk him to track him down, and no man is worth that) but get off of the man’s back. He was in a relationship for 12 years with someone who was average looking, and now he has the opportunity to date MODELS. He’s going to bang a few. I mean, damn.

    Not to mention, he hasn’t publicly come out with a girlfriend… so the fangirls need to calm down. Let all hell break loose when he finally confirms something.

    (Sidebar – and those Tumblr pages that are devoted to him are sad. I feel bad for him… some people have waaaaay too much time on their hands, and are completely crazy. Get a life, already)

    And to anyone who doesn’t believe that when actors say they want their privacy and then turn around and announce their weekend plans aren’t doing that crap for publicity, you are fooling yourself. Publicity of any kind = work, especially in Hollywood (I’d like to think that England isn’t much different). He’s probably trying to get certain roles, and that’s why he’s behaving this way. Maybe he’s trying to get a role as a romantic leading man and he wants people to think he’s desirable. Who knows.

    He’ll probably calm down the PR stunts in a few years when no one’s really buzzing about him too much anymore. But for now, let the man have his day in the sun. He deserves it.

  47. A says:

    So how many fans, or fangirls, would you say this guy has? Give me a number. 600 000? More? Less? Does he have more fangirls than Hiddleston or Fassbender? Who has the most fangirls out of all of them? And whose fans are the craziest?

  48. Bijlee says:

    He looks so cute in those pictures at the bottom. Yeah I know the he does it all for PR, but my fantasy Benedict isn’t doing any of this so no skin off my nose. He’s very loyal to me.

  49. Hmmm says:

    To be honest, I don’t get the vibe of an (if any) serious relationship in ether of the pic sets. The one with the model looks like kissing in a greeting situation, and “would you like to eat/drink something too? Here is the menu-card.”
    The one with the redhead, more of a “I’m so drunk and need support to walk straight” situation.
    He’s a grown man and I think he knows what he wants, but we don’t.

  50. Anna S. says:

    To be honest I don’t see what the problem is. I will go watch his movies & the upcoming season of Sherlock without any fucks to give of who he’s dating/dated.

    You people get too invested in stuff that doesn’t matter. Cumberbatch is not paying your bills so no need to care about what he does in his personal life.

  51. lc says:

    Are they testing a new PR trick here? Show up publicly with one woman and then immediately with another to generate buzz?

    Hiddleston did it a couple of weeks ago and no wonder Luke Windsor seems to be involved with this one as well.

    Don’t tell me those were accidental “blunders” followed by damage control.
    I mean, the blonde could have easily stepped out of the frame for Ben’s highly publicized Ibiza picture, right? And Tom didn’t have to sit with that woman holding his hand at Wimbledon as professional photos were being taken.
    Hmmm… playing mind tricks on us aren’t you Luke?

    • etsy says:

      Windsor has nothing to do with Benedict. He looks after Nick Frost so thats where you may have seen him on the words end pr campaign.

  52. Marge says:

    Yeah All I see are assumptions. But when and if he brings one of these girls to a movie premiere then yeah…

  53. Kevin says:

    Cumberbatch is the man. Though I don’t want to fall into the gossip here if he is dating again good for him. Female fans always become sensitive and lose their shit when a star they like gets a girlfriend.

  54. Marr says:

    that is true. It kinda reminds me of Chris Hemsworth wife. She gets alot of nasty hate for being ..well his wife.

  55. Leia says:

    Who cares about his dates? Lol I’m more interested that Sherlock resumes filming tomorrow! More Setlock! But unfortunately more spoilers.

  56. Ginger says:

    Meant to post this here, accidentally posted it in the last thread…it’s more relevant here. Sorry for the double post!

    I find it interesting how, in the pics with Katia, her body language is very solicitous, while he doesn’t seem to give much back.

    As to the redhead…someone on Datalounge, claiming to know Cumby, posted that he’d been out on a few dates with a friend’s recently divorced sister. Nothing serious, as he knew what was about to happen to his career.

    Also from the BC Datalounge thread -’Since Western Europeans tend these days to shack up rather than marry (especially in showbiz–viz. Benedict’s “Sherlock” costar Martin Freeman, his girlfriend Amanda Abbington, and their two children), you might say Ben’s liaison with Olivia Poulet was a starter marriage. He’s not the first careerist who started out with a spouse that was a good match for him on looks and temperament, then dumped her when he was successful enough to attract better arm candy.’

    Interesting point.

    Something else worth noting from DL: ‘Friend of a friend claims he’s a functional alcoholic with a tendency to throw fits, but mostly just hyperfocused/hyperactive (classic ADHD). Also says he’s a bit particular and neurotic, so all that rumored sexual currency rarely leads to much beyond an obvious ego stroke (eg, Lydia Hearst)…some of his older friends apparently have doubts about his overall happiness, as his drinking has escalated dramatically. He claims to be over the moon with all that’s happening right now, but if he’s rarely ever sober, what exactly does that mean?’

    BC has admitted that he has meltdowns when stressed, and that he’s not proud of it (he said it was ‘shaming’).He also admitted to downing a few whiskeys before the Spencer Hart runway show, due to nerves. Admitted to being drunk on a red carpet due to nerves (it’s on YouTube somewhere, I’m sorry I can’t remember which event). Did an interview where he was obsessing over one of his eyelids twitching on the Sherlock set(I think it was a Caitlin Moran interview). So yes, all signs point to him being neurotic, distracted and maybe not entirely happy… who knows how the stresses of the past year have led the man to act out. Just throwing that out there.

    • GeeMoney says:

      Aw man… he’s a bit of a drunk? Yeesh. I can understand drinking a lot when your stress level kicks up for a period of time… hopefully he gets a hold of it before he ends up in rehab… yeesh again. Alcoholism is soooo not attractive.

      I can buy that he’s a little neurotic. Probably a bit of a perfectionist too. It’s probably part of his charm, but that can be draining after awhile.

      And I toootally called it that he dumped his gf when he got famous. He said that he didn’t, but that’s BS. His career took off, everyone was paying attention to him and now he could take his pick of women… I’m not surprised.

      But I bet he wanted his career too… that’s probably his main focus right now. He’ll wind down after he’s done a few projects that he’s wanted to do.

      • Kelly says:

        I don’t think that he dumped her, it was more other way around. I read that they broke up in past numerous times, because BC is a workaholic (that clearly seems true) and he always used to cancel plans for work. And when Sherlock became big, his schedule, all new projects got worse and worse and it meant they would never see each other, unless she drops her career. Well, that is what a woman who loves her man would do, but I guess she didn’t give a fuck anymore about the relationship.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        @ Kelly,

        It’s not about what a woman who loves her man would do. The idea that a woman should quit her job for her man because she is the woman is ridiculous.

        Intelligent, independent people who love their lives also love their work – whether male or female. Perhaps the things he loved about her would cease to exist if she quit her job for him?

        Ludicrous statement.

      • Tania says:

        Give up a career for a man is what a woman should do if she really loves him???Are you insane= Why not him dropping his career for her? Or we women are the ones who have to give up our lives for men all the time??? Never, both have to give up certain things, not one giving up her/his whole life…

    • MissMary says:

      The dates with the friend’s divorced sister were last year–at least that’s when they popped up on DL the first time, by someone claiming to be friends w/him or the friend from back in Harrow days. It was before he went to Ca for filming but, tbh, maybe they’re fuck buddies and keeping it casual (the original story said the friend’s sister didn’t want anything serious as her divorce was very rough). The drinking thing… I’m torn on believing that. There’s been no other reports of it from any set ‘insiders’ etc except the anon source on DL but at the same time… I can see it happening mainly because he’s very open about enjoying alcohol and seems to have the personality type (just based on what is presented in interviews, really) where drinking might become a problem.

      • Noreen says:

        That article is a load of crap. PDA with second woman? There’s no PDA with the redhead!! Holding hands with someone who is drunk is not PDA. It’s not PDA when he’s sober either. God, these media people write like juveniles. And everyone thinks the Brits are smarter than the Americans because the Brits sound prettier. LOOK AT THEIR MEDIA WRITERS. Pathetic.

    • Izzy says:


      Neurotic, yes, I’d absolutely believe.

      Functional alcoholic? Hmmm, not so sure. Unless its early days.

      His work schedule is so hectic, and he’d be under so much pressure to perform, showing up plastered or hungover constantly would do nothing for his burgeoning career. Also, there would be reports, yes? More pictures of him drunk?

      I do think he’s probably medicated in SOME capacity- I’m leaning towards legal medication (something for anxiety, perhaps antidepressives, maybe even something to help with focus, who knows! THis is all, obviously, conjecture! maybe he’s just fine!) And there’s nothing wrong with that. He does seem to like the drink, though, so maybe I’m just being naive.

      I think he’s enjoying life right now. Maybe he’s getting a little caught up in it. Maybe he’s dating aroudn and drinking and partying and maybe it’ll all catch up with him… but at the same time- look at the man’s work schedule! How would it be possible to be a lush if he’s still expected to maintain that kind of schedule? Maybe people do it, though… or maybe that’s what drives them to that much drinking.

      I vacillate. I don’t think he’s dating anyone seriously. His tune has definitely changed, but c’mon! Who didn’t see that coming? How was he going to have a family when he’s barely around to see them?

    • Noreen says:

      He’s a textbook Cancer, for pete’s sake.

      • DahliaDee says:

        @ Noreen:
        What is THAT supposed to mean?
        Oh, boy, it’s so easy to get one’s knickers in a twist here, but seriously, as a Cancer myself, I have no idea what to make of that statement.

      • Noreen says:

        Yeah, it is easy to get your knickers in a twist…if you’re a mound of sensitive nerves who reads something negative into everything you don’t immediately understand.

        So I’m going to ignore you. Because I can’t *stand* people who do this.

      • Janine says:


        If you can’t take criticism, don’t dish it out.

      • Nighty says:

        Do you really believe the crap of signs? Lol

      • Noreen says:

        Oh for f*ck’s sake. IT WAS A JOKE. A joke on the heels of someone else’s critique of his mental health and drinking.

        FWIW, Cancers are “considered” to be emotional and sensitive, and often need to retreat to their “shell” in order to re-group and mellow out. If they don’t, they fall apart. They need space.

        It was not an insult. I don’t follow the zodiac. It was a JOKE meant to be in defense of BC after the previous long-winded comments about him being “possibly a drinker and having ADHD”. In other words, “He’s not a drunk or ADHD, he’s just a Cancer.”

        God, you harpies!!

  57. Symantha says:

    Cumby how could you do this to me we were suppose to get married LOL j/k. But yeah somebody might have already said this but I liked it when he was with his old gf olivia. They seemed to be a down to earth couple. Dating models are so predictable these days.

  58. Dommy Dearest says:

    I just can’t find him attractive at all. Just me personally but I find people of the likes of Thor (He is not Chris I tell you!) or Jensen Ackles hawwwwwwt. Jared sometimes too. But He’s a good actor.

  59. alfy says:

    His “build a trusting relationship” comment is very funny if he is having sex with both women. Who’d have thought little Ben would have been so naughty.

    He should hook up with a top actress.

    • Noreen says:

      No proof he’s sleeping with both of them.

      Top actresses are extremely high maintenance, plus they have their own stuff going on. BC might be a lot of things, but high maintenance I seriously doubt is one of them.

    • Kelly says:

      I found it funny too, because it is what normally people do, they create a trusting relationship before marriage. Sounded like before that he was going to pick one and marry right away just to procreate 😀

  60. His relationships DO matter. This is a big business — a VERY big business. Did you know Iron Man 3 made 1.2 BILLION dollars??!! Spielberg just warned of an imminent “implosion” of the film industry b/c of its reliance on these franchises. That means the studios will do anything to make sure they are a success — including manipulating their stars’ relationships. Hence the Cavill/Cuoco PR debacle (oh, how I miss the coffee runs!) One industry insider on the Cavill/Cuoco datalounge thread was quoted as saying that the new motto in the PR biz is “You’re only as good as your last movie — and your last relationship.”

    Why does this matter? I’m convinced BC is up for a big role in a Marvel movie (Ant Man? Dr. Strange?) or Star Wars. Lainey hinted about it as well recently. That insider quoted on datalounge said that although the industry is liberal, its honchos are not, and that gay rumors are worse than pretty much anything else, even drugs. And many people STILL think BC is gay (see posts above.)

    This explains BC’s tip-off about the gay wedding (“It’s very private, Mr. Journalist”) and his posing with the Russian model (“Yeah, I’m at a gay wedding, but see! I’m not gay!”) I’m sure he knew the officiating at a gay wedding was going to get out anyway and he didn’t want to look like he was hiding anything.

    I think the mistake he made was in taking a really bad picture in Ibiza. I know there’s only a 10-year age difference, but she looked 18 and he looked 50, with a concave chest and bad hair dye. I can just imagine the conversation: “Um, Ben, when we said get a pic with the model, we wanted hot, not creepy.” I think his team are very happy with the Mirror pics. He looks younger and more virile and they look better matched. Could they have planted them?

    • Encumbered says:

      Well, it could be said that as a model, she is for hire….

      • MissMary says:

        Some rumors from London (showing up on sites like DL and others) refer to her as a “high priced hooker” and someone who consistently seeks out sugardaddies who will benefit her “career” and lifestyle.

        I think BC knows that and is fine with it–if he’s got the money to burn on someone who is supposedly openly a golddigger, more power to him. But who knows, irl. Might really just be old friends who hook up now and then.

      • Yep. Her rep is so bad, he must be using her only for sex. And she’s using him for publicity, so it’s mutual. The redhead pics are to distract from that unfortunate fact. So transparent, to me at least.

      • Noreen says:

        Referring to a 26 year old young woman as “old friends” is strange. Especially from a man 10 years older. I did find his wording strange on that. How much “old friends” can you be with a person that age? You refer to someone you’ve known for a decade or more as “old friends”. And then following that up with a praise of the Russian language and a wish to master it. Just weird, that whole thing. Yeah, I bet he’s learning Russian alright. Pillow-talk Russian.

      • Noreen says:

        Hey, @Somewhere in SoCal

        Didn’t you just “love” how Katia’s back was to the camera but she still made sure the camera saw her face? 🙂 Her head was practically twisted completely around on her shoulders in that photo where she’s looking at the menu. Nice job on the very obvious profile view in the photo where she’s sitting up, too.

        You gotta love “candid”/”set-up” pap photos. 🙂 I have seen MANY so-called candid photos like this. You know who’s a master of this? Kate Bosworth. OMG, that girl can work her face into a camera like a freakin’ pro. In fact there are nearly identical poolside photos of her when she was with Askars that look just like the ones of BC and Katia. Kate did this A LOT when she was with Askars. No matter how the two of them were positioned in a supposed “candid” shot, Kate ALWAYS managed to get an angle where the camera was looking her right in the face. Because what good is a pap shot if they can’t identify you? 🙂

      • I remember the first time I saw a “candid” pap of a celebrity in action. It was Pierce Brosnan at the international terminal at LAX. He was dragging his suitcase with his face towards the paps (but not looking at them directly) and moving in slow motion. My BF and I were like, “What the hell?” and sat and watched them, amazed. I’m sure it was for one of those “Stars! They’re just like us! They drag suitcases!” features. I was naive then. I’m cynical now.

      • Noreen says:

        LOL, best story ever. “Dragging his suitcase…in slow motion”. I can picture this, totally.

      • Lindy79 says:

        @Noreen, I thought the same. I describe my friends from school as “old friends” and I’m 33 so have known them the better part of my life. The age difference aside because really, it’s not that much when you look at other examples that people mentioned in previous threads.
        Personally I think he’s having fun and whatever, the hand holding is something easily attributed to two mates drunk, leaving a club. I don’t see much if any chemistry even with Katia. She’s leaning in on him because the lounger is practically on the floor and he seems more invested in the menu, if it was followed up with a kiss, then definitely. The one on the beach could be analised to death but it’s a quick second snapshot. Id like to see the roll the pap took, you’d get a better idea then. If the ones shown are the best examples of romantic photos..then the journo really needs to assess their opinion of romantic. Its journalistic license at its very best.

      • xE says:

        Katia Elizarova is not a Russian model. Vlada Roslyakova, Natasha Poly, Sasha Pivovarova–those are Russian models. Elizarova is strictly a Russian ‘model’.

    • Noreen says:

      Here’s the problem I have with the gay wedding/gay rumors/model theory: HE DIDN’T HAVE TO DO THE WEDDING. Period.

      Really. The people spinning these theories aren’t thinking rationally nor logically. You have to think like a detective: follow clues and evidence, then attempt to connect the dots rationally. If they don’t connect then your theory is wrong.

      BC didn’t have to officiate this wedding. It makes ZERO sense that he would officiate a gay wedding, openly talk about it (thus inviting the media to discuss it and chase down photos), and THEN off-set potential gay rumors by showing up with a model. It makes no sense.

      A man/PR/studio worried about “gay rumors” does not officiate at a gay wedding. Thus, the above-mentioned theory is wrong.

      Try another angle.

      • I think he did it because he is friends with the married couple. And saw it as an opportunity to introduce the hot blonde that fits with his new dating/marriage strategy. You have to remember that he has not been seen out with someone since Liv Tyler (I think), and the gay rumors keep dogging him. (Too bad the Elle Japan article didn’t come out a little earlier so his fans were informed.) That’s why he tipped off the journo and took the group photo. The redhead photos smack of distraction when Tumblr went crazy.
        I don’t know. It makes sense to me.

      • Well, “dogged” is too strong. I probably should have said “whiff.” He did have the long-term GF after all. That’s why I think he wasn’t THAT concerned about officiating, and just wanted to cover his bases with the journo/pic.

      • Noreen says:

        I wasn’t aware of gay rumors until I read this thread. Actually, I don’t know tons about the guy. I adore him as an actor but have never found his personal life worth delving too far into. Sure, I love a little gossip but I find myself pathologically trying to connect dots and reach logical conclusions. It’s not healthy, LOL. But I’m like this with everything. From what I know of him I just don’t see gay rumors fitting in. Anyway, isn’t it also true that basically every single actor is accused of this at some point in his career? And none are safe from it. Not married ones. Not ones with children. Not ones that attend church. Not ones that have loads of affairs with sexy women. Not ones who have been in long-term/live-in relationships (like BC was in). No one is impervious to this accusation/rumor/suggestion/gossip. It’s bizarre really.

      • True, which is why I don’t think BC really was that concerned but just wanted to make sure. Not like Cavill, who really has been dogged by these rumors, and his latest PR machinations aren’t helping things.

    • Noreen says:

      @ Miss Mary

      It makes no sense that someone supposedly so intelligent and hard-working that she earned 2 degrees would act as silly as she does. Her Facebook page is a joke. Her Twitter feed is a joke. We’ve seen her on-camera behaving like a juvenile. And calling herself a “fashion loving bitch who likes kittens” is beyond eye-roll inducing. She’s just shy of 27. Much, much too old to be blowing kisses, giggling about dresses, posting pictures of herself in front of a mirror, and making dumb comments about fashion and kittens. Please. At 27 a woman is serious about her career and the things she believes in.

      She doesn’t add up. This isn’t jealousy. I don’t GAF who he sleeps with. I’m going to call BS on a liar when I see it. I don’t know her background but I can tell you she’s “off”.

      High-class hooker, modeling career for an exceptionally plain and uninteresting girl bought and paid for, sent through university in exchange for a large donation to said institution of higher learning by billionaire sugar daddy?

      Yes, I can believe any or all of those options. This girl does not compute…except in BC’s pants. 🙂 THAT’S where she computes.

      • MissMary says:

        When her name first hit the papers, so to speak, last year when they were connected, some folks pointed out (rightly? No idea, for sure.) that the guy who calls her his “muse” paid for her education and basically kept her in a style to which she became quickly accustomed (or was already accustomed and just supported her needs). I think, and this is me being catty or whatever, her “sponsor” wanted a pretty girl for his “muse” and an *educated* model/actress/whatever “sells” better. “Look, she’s not a bimbo/vapid/gold digger! she has a degree!” But seriously, ffs, if you want to be kept, own it. Admit that you want a rich boyfriend (or two, or four, or whatever). After a certain point, being a model “transitioning” to actress is kind of sad and late 20’s is that point.

      • Noreen says:

        She might even have real acting talent. The Russians are CRAZY talented in acting. I mean, seriously. I’ve been a huge fan of foreign film for over 20 years (since my teens) and have seen films from all over the world. Many films from all over that are mouth-gaping brilliant, and many amazing performances by actors and actresses that barely go noticed and don’t win awards and aren’t part of “the scene”. At the same time I’ve seen a bunch of garbage from all over too. Hands down, the Russians are the most consistently talented of all thespians I’ve seen throughout the world. Powerful performers. It’s like their souls are on fire.

        That said, nothing pisses me off more than hacks like paid-for models who have spent years just having a fun and glamorous life, and then feel they’re entitled to move up in the entertainment business to take their place alongside men and women who have studied the craft, who have honed their skills, and who are working hard to make good movies. The entitlement attitude. And they think they can get there by bedding men who are powerful in the business. Grotesque. And in late-20’s. I agree, that part especially reeks.

        If she is that girl–and I don’t know–I hope she falls flat on her face.

      • Lindy79 says:

        All I can think of is Zoolander

        when Fabio accepts the “Slashie” award for the “best actor ‘slash’ model and not the other way around.”

      • Lindy79 says:

        Her play opens tomorrow according to her Facebook…the picture of her posing with the men in tuxes and she’s in a dress which is essentially underwear with some mesh over it is quite funny.

        I know this is a music video but…I don’t see any oscars in her future

      • curlsunited says:

        The play is to run from August 28th to September 21st. Some good old friend might be there …

      • Lindy79 says:

        Sorry, should have written rehearsals start tomorrow, not the play itself.

        That music video is so Eurovision. It appears to be about 5 years old, so here’s hoping her acting talents have been improved.

        (I don’t care if it makes me sound like a bitch, if she’s genuinely talented and has been working her ass off at it then good luck to her but it smacks to me of her getting a part because of her connections and again I say, why the hell did she get a law degree if she wanted to transition into acting)

      • Loulou says:


        Completely agree. There’s so much that’s so off about her. And she loves the attention
        Acting seems to be another route into publicity. She’s never studied drama or acted before.. What I find also incredibly strange is one of her “ooh, look” hints about being in the same place as BC, the ibiza dress post.
        That was posted in her ‘fan page’ at 7pm ibiza time.. WTF?
        Firstly, she already chosen the fking dress, so the attempt to appear cute and spontaneous, with “ooh fans… Help me choose a dress” and secondly, she would’ve been at the wedding reception then, so she thought that’d be a good time to update her fan page?

      • Noreen says:

        Yep, she’s very calculating.

        And very immature.

    • Encumbered says:

      oops…wrong place

  61. Celeste says:

    He is very weird looking, bordering on ugly. And his name is trey embarrassment.

  62. MissMary says:

    Apparently, the red head is actress Charlotte Aspley and they are “old friends” from acting school days.

    Yeah, you can’t pay me enough to believe he’s seriously dating anyone. Dating around, sure, but gf? Not even a little.

  63. bettyrose says:

    Eh, I seriously don’t get the appeal. Do we have to wait until tomorrow/next week to discuss TMZ’s story that LiLo already has a one-way ticket to Europe for the second she gets out of rehab? Not that I blame her, what better way to celebrate your sobriety than a somber tour of art museums and medieval churches . . .

  64. alfy says:

    So is she one of the well off Asprey family. The top London Jewellers.

  65. Melanie says:

    This guy is so freakishly ugly….why do we have to keep reading about him?!

  66. be says:

    benedict went to a nightclub wearing that hat. hahahah. hah. I do like him, but hahahahaha

  67. Momo says:

    It’s “Cumberbatch san” in Japanese…

  68. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:


    Can we talk about someone new next week? We really need some fresh blood at the manor.

    • T.Fanty says:

      I’m with Pro-Beer on this one.

    • allheavens says:


      That ghost in the machine still forcing you to click on the stories that are obviously about Cumberbatch?

      Just asking, because free will never seems to come into play with people who complain about having to endure conversations about Cumberbatch.


  69. Izzy says:

    Ok, so…. after all of this… what I’m getting is that the redhead is probably an old friend from his school days (although, “old friend” can mean many things in the BC world) who was convenient to cling to while he was drunkenly/buzzed stumbling out of a club after a birthday celebration…. where K was not spotted (yet?)

    And K is possibly his girlfriend. Possibly his sidepiece. Possibly a FWB. Yes?

  70. Sasha says:

    Cumberbatch is relevant & he isnt going anywhere anytime soon. He has 4 more movies coming out this year and Sherlock is coming back soon.

    Sorry for those who don’t like but he’s here to stay. Don’t like it? Don’t wanna read about him? Then don’t click on his post. No one is forcing you to click so don’t.

    But he’s obviously doing something right for those who keep saying he’s ugly & untalented because you are spending your precious time commenting on someone you don’t like.

    Poor that…

  71. Helena says:

    Single man has holiday and birthday.Probably has some sex and a few bevvies.Seems pretty normal to me.
    Brillant actor.It’s not surprising that there’s sometimes a backlash from people who doubtless have reasons for trying to damage someone’s success. I mean when it goes beyond fun gossip into dedicated maliciousness.

  72. curlsunited says:

    Can’t I be offline to grab a few hours’ sleep without the internet exploding with Cumberbatch news and him holding hands with yet another “old friend”?

    This is a long thread, I’m supposed to be off to work (where I hope I have more time to read up on the latest developments), I apologize if someone mentioned it before and I didn’t see, but the blonde in the latest picture sems to be his PA/niece Emily.

  73. bebee says:

    He seemed happy enough in a photo with a polish shop girl yesterday. I would have thought he’d have been feeling a little bashful

  74. Helen says:

    Think of the teasing Martin Freeman and the crew will give him today in the first day of filming on episode 3 of Sherlock.

    • kronster says:

      I highly doubt they care about his personal life.
      But it would be fun watching them do that 😀

      • guest says:

        As Moffat was happy to make jokes about Benedict being with Jennifer Lawrence I’d guess Benedict’s love life is cause of much mirth

      • kronster says:

        Benedict was with Jennifer Lawrence? How the shmuck did I miss that???

      • MissMary says:

        @Kronster: The JLaw thing was a teasing joke from Moffat re BC being up for awards and being in Hollywood, and JLaw being the “it” girl of the moment. They were never together.

      • kronster says:

        bahhaaa )))
        You gotta love Moffat 😀

  75. Shiv says:

    Apparently buying flowers from that shop yesterday. Sorry Katia…. or Good Luck in your rehersals for your new play… Haha!

    • Loulou says:

      He wasn’t in a flower shop. He was in a motorway service station.

    • Guest says:

      Or mayne he was on his way to Cardiff where he’s filming Sherlock and stopped to by a snack?
      It’s not a flower shop, it’s motorway service station. The girl in the photo works there.

  76. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think it’s nice that he said his fans shouldn’t be called “cumberbitches.” If his fans want to refer to themselves that way, it’s one thing, but I think it would be ungentlemanly for him to do so. I like him more all the time.

    • Noreen says:

      I don’t think women need a man to preach to them about feminism, and that’s essentially what he did. I frankly found his comments on “cumberbitches” to be off-putting. I’m not a huge feminist myself–not in the socio-political sense in which it’s commonly understood–but I’ve always felt that the essence of a feminist philosophy is that women should have the freedom to make choices. So if a woman wants to call herself a “Cumberbitch” she certainly doesn’t need a man to give her permission to do it, nor does she need a lecture from a man about her own use of the word “bitch”.

      That said, I think it’s a totally stupid word. I hate all these made-up fandom words. But that’s just me. I wouldn’t lecture at someone else about using them.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I didn’t really take it as him lecturing about feminism. I thought he was just making a little joke while tactfully refraining from using the expression himself. As I said, it’s one thing for a woman or group of women to refer to themselves as “bitches,” and another for men to do so. I would never refer to myself or another woman as a bitch, but that’s just my choice. I wasn’t trying to lecture about it. I realize it’s a joke in this case.

      • Noreen says:

        I know you weren’t lecturing, and I didn’t intend to suggest that you were. I was actually accusing BC a little bit.

        I still adore him. I just don’t GAF about these fandom names and I don’t think he should either.

  77. Dani says:

    Pretty sure the purpose of the ‘meh’ looking redhead is to show his fans he’s not a creep who likes young pretty models. Except it’s not really working. Red head is a little rough around the edges and the model isn’t really that pretty.

    He needs to disappear for a while. He has waaaay too many good things happening at once and PR like this is just going to turn everyone off.

    • Noreen says:

      He’s way over-exposed.

      It often doesn’t ring true when actors talk about how busy they are and how they don’t have time for relationships. It’s not making the movies and promoting the movies that takes up so much time. It’s all the crap in between that sucks the life out of celebrities. The interviews and photo shoots and appearances and envelope-openings and garden parties and awards shows and variety shows and talk shows and on and on. An actor who REALLY wants a life can say no to a lot of this stuff. But most of them don’t. Telling, really.

  78. Delilah says:

    He reminds me of Sideshow Bob

    • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

      OMG, so true! lol

      He’s so fug. I don’t get it. And never will, so please don’t anyone try and ‘explain’ it to me LOL.

  79. Jenna says:

    Bless this thread. LOL 😀

  80. Loulou says:

    The somewhat cringey and desperate article about kate moss not giving Katia and her um.. Old friend… The attention they craved.

    • Noreen says:

      Bless this article! God, Katia must really know how lucky she is to have bagged BC.

      • MissMary says:

        It also makes me really certain that the “weekend” with Katia was FWB/publicity trade-off, lol. If a room full of attention-seekers wants nothing to do with an attention-seeker…

    • Lindy79 says:

      This article is nothing short of amazing. Kate Moss refusing to get her photo taken..and she publicly admitted that?! HA!

    • MissMary says:

      Fun fact: Kate Moss is neighbors with BC’s folks at their country home. He mentioned it to Caitlin Moran in that big interview a month or so back. She went to the wrong house and he mentioned it was Kate Moss’s house.

      Makes me wonder if Kate Moss is going to put a bug in his ear about this lol.

      • Noreen says:

        Or put a bug in Wanda Vantham’s ear. 🙂

      • MissMary says:

        @Noreen LOL! Wanda Ventham comes off in interviews as very strong, very assured and also, very protective of her kids. As much as she wants Benedict to marry, I doubt she’d put up with a “model transitioning to actress”/”muse”/”fashion bitch” as her DIL (at least that’s my thought on the matter lol–who knows, IRL).

        Wanda’s been through the whole fame and sex symbol thing before. I wonder if she’s shaking her head at some of her son’s PR stunts. Some gossip rags are already calling him “Lothario” for the pics this past week so I’m smelling a bit of a PR backfire.

    • Dani says:

      Those are the most unflattering pictures of Katia. Kate Moss for the win.

      • Noreen says:

        She is an unflattering person (KE, not KM). Every picture is the same. Same expression, same played-out poses models have been doing since the 1970’s.

      • Lindy79 says:

        I was going to say that, at the risk of sounding bitchy she has about 4 main stock poses that I can see. Hand on hip with one leg dropped or crossed over depending on her mood, sitting down with one leg draped, leaning back with arm draped, hands on face, and my personal favourite, making a figure 4 with her legs.

        She does have a killer body though.

    • Tish says:

      Did you guys know that she posted a stock photo ,yes with watermarks, of her and kate moss on her instagram? with the caption “kate and kate ;)” like wtf!!! That was just so desperate. She basically personally searched for a photo of moss and her in gettyimage because no blog or newspaper published it and because kate moss snubbed her at the party! Desperate!

      • Lindy79 says:

        I would rather post nothing than a watermarked picture, she could have even cropped the “Sign in to remove watermark” thing at the top… It also looks a bit like she and whatsisface sponsor photo bombed, he’s leaning in and she’s just standing to the side with a sourface.

        Moss is doing SUCH a bitchface in it!

        I actually don’t care much what’s going on with her an BC, her Instagram alone is worth it’s own thread, for comedy value.

  81. Gemma says:

    There’s also a pic she posted on her FB page of her friend reading the Daily Mail after this article came out, she tagged it Reading Daily Mail and Richard Kay (DM goss columnist) and her friend commented “reading about YOU! ;)”


    • Noreen says:

      Are you serious??????

      If this is true, then I’m more and more inclined to believe the entire debacle involving Ibiza was engineered by none other than Katia herself. WOW. Does she REALLY think this is going to end well for her?

      Benedict may not be on social media but some of his best actor friends are. And they are watching, no doubt.

      EDIT: I looked at her FB page and do not see what you’re referring to, @Gemma.

      • Gemma says:

        Yeah, the article in question is the Kate Moss one, which Richard Kay wrote about in the gossip column, so it was towards the end of last year.. But nonetheless happened and she’s clearly aware of who writes about her and she likes to monitor it.

      • Gemma says:

        Sorry, I meant her instagram.

    • Noreen says:

      Oh I see. Thanks for the clarification. I’m not going to check it out. Will take your word for it. I’ve got all the info I need to confirm my initial suspicions about her.

      God, what is BC doing? Does he even know? I bet he knows now. If he’s ever, ever, ever seen with her again after what has transpired this weekend then we’ll know he’s in on the whole thing and doesn’t care who knows.

      • Van says:

        He probably knows by now like you said, but since he hardly looks himself up online (I read that his PR people advised him to never do that to “save his sanity”- his own words. Can’t remember where the interview was though) he had no idea until someone told him.

        Some comments he’s said in the past really make me think he’s absolutely clueless about how he comes off in the press. It’s why I think he’s not the type to do “publicity stunts”.

        A comment made on Datalounge by someone who apparently knows Benedict personally said he mentioned attending the wedding at Ibiza because he was worried his fans would think he skipped comic-con for nothing. He didn’t think it would be much of an issue because apparently he’s not that popular in Spain.

        They also say Benedict’s not PR-interested beyond the bare minimum necessary to get work. He’s not a “OMG look at me” type. Stuff like this happens and he’d rather just disappear.

        I believe that the private wedding WAS supposed to be private (aside from the few harmless ones posted on FB) and somebody invited to the event tipped the paps. And as you said, it might have been Katia.

      • MissMary says:

        @Van: I think he’s more PR-involved than he admits and he’s getting better at it–the quality of his interviews has changed, for example–less goofy/endearing and more ‘serious actor’ (it’s like a shift in the balance of the personality traits–he’s always had both in interviews but it’s like he’s trying to skew more serious lately) and his appearance at the “right” parties in LA during Oscar season, etc. He has a Hell of a PR team behind him and while he may not be calling the shots on it, they know what they’re doing and get him in the public eye.

        And, because I’m full of Meow Mix this evening again, lol, I really think Katia called the paps or her people/sponsor did. He’s notoriously private, for the most part, and if he chose to do the event in Spain because he thought he’d be able to fly under the radar, it’d be a perfect opportunity for a well-paid pap or friend with a telephoto lens to get some shots that either were staged to look or were legit “romantic”. GIven Katia’s famewhoring tendencies as evidenced in the media, I would legit not be shocked if it came out she called the paps on what was supposed to be a casual, fun weekend away with a FWB.

    • Tish says:

      This was posted months ago though. But it just tells us that she read stuff like that and she takes pleasure from it. It’s gross. She desperately wants it.

  82. Lindy79 says:

    The pic of her being spanked with a horse whip whilst being put over some guys lap tells me all I need to know about her…

    And his shoe/tuxedo no socks combo tells me everything I need to know about him.

    • Felice says:

      What pisses me off are the freaking (wish I could swear) comments on that photo. BC fans really piss me off sometimes. We don’t know if they are dating still.

    • Gemma says:

      Yes, it’s rather an odious photo to say the least, isn’t it?

  83. Noreen says:

    Oh poop, my post about the Leon Max article disappeared. I really wanted to post that.

  84. Lindy79 says:

    Few more photos. No new revelations. Are they planning to release a few a day? ; )

    • Shiv says:

      There is absolutely no denying these pictures. To be honest, i still dont believe she is a girlfriend. Dating, yes but girlfriend, no! I don’t think he’ll even respond to this. He certainly can’t use the ‘old friends’ story now.
      What I dont get is these photo’s came out a week after they were taken? A week!!…and the morning after he was pictured holding hands with Charlotte. I believe he was told these were coming out (only from Cheryl Cole’s autobiography was i made aware that celebs/their agents are told that a paper is running going to run a story – I thought the papers just went ahead) and wanted to take away as much as possible from Katia and Ibiza because she is not long term. If they were properly together, I think we would know. Any self righteous girl wouldn’t sit back and be referred to as ‘One of two girls’ and if he is as bloody lovely as everyone says he is and had a girlfriend that people have been disrespecting for days now, i’m sure something would have been said by now.
      Was Katia spotted at this belated birthday booze up of his? Seems odd considering she lives in London and is meant to be with him, yet no sightings or mention of her there…

      • Guest says:

        No, as far as we know, there was no Katia.
        She posted on her FB that she was, at that time, at Easton Neston, the manor of Leon Max. There is a photo of her with four men.

        Things like that (well, and the fact that they are never seen together) really make me believe that this is just a casual holiday/wedding hook-up.

      • Noreen says:

        She’s looking so much like a prostitute right now.

      • Felice says:

        No kidding. If she hooks up with another high profile actor, I will hereby refer to her as “Famewhore for Life”

      • MissMary says:

        I really think the date w/Charlotte was to deflect from the “OMG he was with Katia Elizarova” hookup pics, esp since she is apparently an *actual* old friend, known her since they were in acting school together (so a bit over 10 years? Ish?). And, tbh, I would so not even be a little surprised if it came out that Katia arranged for the pics to be released and made a deal w/a pap, or her “sponsor” made a deal w/paps.

        Looking at the “new” pics from Ibiza… I don’t see anything other than friends, FWB at most. He looks only vaguely interested, at best.

    • Tish says:

      I think this is the typical holiday hook-up as well.

      Katia’s Facebook/Twitter/Instagram is so trying hard, I tell you. She posts even tiny mentions and photos of her in society magazines and even gossip ones.

    • Ginger says:

      This whole Ibiza episode REEKS to high heaven of planted PR. Let me tell you, if I’m dating a guy, I’m at his birthday party. If I’m FWB (clutches pearls), it’s not such a priority to mingle with him and his closest friends on an important night.

      I’m sure they got up to some schmeckin’ in the Spanish heat, but lord, those new pictures! He’s either standing a foot away from her or looking at anything else but her. Guys stay close and make lots of eye contact with women they want to lock down. The body language should say, ‘MINE.’ His body language is like, ‘Where’s the pool boy? I need another drink.’

      I love how in the Leon Max article, Moss specifically said she’s ‘not for hire.’ Katia went into this hoping for more fame, and came out looking like a famewhore. Either she’s the dimmest golddigger on earth, or her entire PR staff needs to be fired.

      • Noreen says:

        I think she’s g-damned arrogant and plagued with an entitlement mentality. Never underestimate what these two characteristics of an un-hinged ego can do to cloud logic, reason, and common sense.

      • MissMary says:

        I really love how the pap pics from Ibiza always show her face turned towards the camera and she’s either posed or situated in a way that she *will* be seen (even through the palm fronds at the restaurant!) Was BC “in on it” if this was staged PR? Doubt it but who knows. It really smacks of someone (KE) grasping hard and seizing an opportunity during a weekend hook up to get linked w/a rising star.

        Sidebar: On CDAN, some folks are guessing a blind item about a “B list actor quickly rising to A” with a past in TV and future in movies who says he prefers to pay for his women because then he knows they’re not after his fame is BC. I don’t know if he’d hire escorts but I can really see him being a knowing and willing “sugar daddy” for a weekend or a month.

      • Tish says:

        You got that right! Even the smooching one. It was like Katya was the pursuer, she was the one touching here and there, grabbing him for a kiss. Of course, BC would be enjoying it but… meh!

        Katia is 26 and she is nowhere near the fame and success of his contemporaries. I really think it was her people doing this (maybe with the assistance of Leon Max). The redhead showed up so understandably they released more Ibiza photos to direct the attention to her again. It’s actually not really looking good for her, this just made her look like fling-material, FWB for a holiday. But with the redhead (arranged or not), she was invited to his party and he publicly held her hand in his hometown.

      • I think her PR is brilliant. How many of her show’s tickets are going to be sold to fangirls who want to check her out? TONS.

    • curlsunited says:

      I know I said “innocent” and “casual” when the first picture of them cheek to cheek turned up. But now I say “bedroom”. Way too much touching for good old friends and it’s him stroking her.

      BTW I have a theory of my own regarding Ibiza. Maybe he just wanted to make clear that he wasn’t going to be in London on his birthday and keep fans from turning up and littering his front garden with birthday presents. He was also either completely jetlagged or at least half drunk when talking to “Vulture”. Honestly, when I read the interview my first thought was God Benedict, are you on drugs? (Japan surely was quite intoxicating. Top marks for his lovely behaviour and handling everything very professionally)

  85. Tish says:

    This whole thing about him this week has been really weird and fishy.

    I think the “i want a family by this and that age” was genuine. Until he had this Hollywood career. Maybe it’s his personal realization, some friends may have given him advice or his publicist told him to just hold it off for a while. No matter how you cut it, I think it’s great for his high-flying career right now.

    He is a gusher, a flatterer and a name-dropper and that’s all I can see him doing for self promotion and networking. That’s all he has been doing and it gave him great results. He may have staged all this PR but I just can’t see a reason for him doing it because there’ll be nothing he can gain from it. The playboy image? WHY? Del Toro has just given him a ladies man role so it’s not to escape pigeonholing. He’s considered a sex symbol as is, so what? What’s this about? This is may be just a case of bad timing and D-list celebs riding his coattails.

    • MissMary says:

      I’d be willing to put money on the shots being released thanks to KE or her “sponsor”. I don’t think BC is some blushing virgin who doesn’t like to get his wick wet, consequence-free, with a casual fling, but given how fast he distanced himself from her last year when there were NO pics (article in a few gossip rags talked about how he left a party when they were spotted together and drew attention and she followed him, only to return alone within the hour), makes me think maybe she seized her chance this go ’round and got some pics out there to ‘prove’ she was with him and raise her own profile a bit.

  86. GeeMoney says:

    I’m also curious about how big his fanbase is in America… he seems to be all over the place in Europe, but not too much buzz is happening with him over here (he’s never on TMZ,, hell, the guy on DListed barely writes about him, unless he’s dogging him out). I mean, I love the guy and all but I’m curious to see what happens to his career once The Fifth Estate comes out. If he gets some serious accolades, he’ll be the talk of Hollywood. If not… he may just have to only be truly famous overseas (which always puzzles me why certain people are famous EVERYWHERE ELSE but America, i.e. Kylie Minogue).

    And I just saw some of those other Facebook pics of him and Elizarova… definitely a hook up… until he trotts that girl out on the red carpet, I think it’s safe to say he’s just having fun for now. Can’t blame him though.

    • Tish says:

      He was feature in TMZ once. And had a profile in People mag when STiD came out.

      I think it’s actually great that he is not that big in the States yet because at least all his past PR disasters would still be contained in Europe or in sites like these. He’s still adjusting to fame and he needs a little more polishing before transitioning to the A-list. It’s a lot better to arrive polished in Hollywood’s top pile.

    • MissMary says:

      It *seems* like he has a big fanbase here but since I’m a fan of his, lol, it’s observational bias. Most people don’t know him outside of Sherlock or as the bad guy from STiD, or sometimes Atonement. There isn’t a huge fanbase but there’s a present and, if you look at Tumblr *shudder* very vocal one. Some talk show hosts mention him (usually as a name-joke) and some other better-known actors have mentioned him in interviews, but he’s not as big here as in the UK, I think.

      • Tish says:

        He’s still considered as a rising star in the US but in the UK (and I think Japan as well) he A-list already.

    • guest says:

      Until he gets a big role in a Marvel or DC film he’ll never be well known in the US. Thats all they care about. But at least film directors want to work with him because he’s the best of his generation and great fun to be with.

  87. Katy says:

    Eh, if he’s got a half-way decent PR agency, he’s not “in” on anything.

    The Spain photos are not what you’d expect from pro PR. He seems unaware, but her posturing may indicate she set him up. Shitty, he’s known her for years but some people will throw you under the bus.

    The delayed release usually means a buying snag somewhere.

    The redhead was probably a friend and a f-you to the press. Not professionally handled either. He looks drunk, she looks terrified. They don’t look together, which would have been the whole point.

    I don’t think wanting a family or kids was an act, though. Just entirely unrealistic given the way he works. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

  88. Becky says:

    Ok first time message poster. I was going through various message boards and came across this on datalounge which makes a lot of sense to me so I thought you’d all like a read:
    Just throwing my 2 pence in for what it’s worth. My brother works in PR in London and we were discussing the first photos that emerged of him and Katia in Ibiza (not the one with the mates at the table as that was a facebook one, but the ones round the pool in the Daily Mirror)he said they seemed to be the typical lets make them look candid but actually they’ve been taken with our knowledge set ups that he has himself arranged in the past for certain clients. Then when the photos of his birthday party emerged he was divided between an obvious curve ball to throw the more shall we say rabid fangirls off the scent of Katia but it backfired or mates being surprised by paps outside. But today his opinion was that its extremely interesting that more images of him and Katia in Ibiza have surfaced since the club pictures yesterday. From all the rumours and gossip about Katias PR it he said it wouldn’t surprise him if it was her team that had leaked them and/or took the photos in the first place. I should make it clear that I do not work in the PR industry I just hear certain tid bits every so often when I see my brother he knows some info on various actors etc which of course before anyone berates me could be false in itself. Anyway apologies for the long message I just thought I would add the opinion of someone who does this for a living.
    People on that board have said it makes no sense as big time actors have US based pr teams I have no idea how that stuff works but I would think benedict would have one in the UK since he is still making a name for himself across the pond.
    Also someone questioned that the poster said my brother works in pr which sounded fishy tbh I think it’s legit as he/she is only passing on what he/she calls tidbits which they state could be false.
    And more importantly try never say their brother has any connection to BC only they are in the industry which is not so hard to believe.
    Sorry for such a long message but I thought it’d be worth posting as many people on hear had said similar things and they match with what could be a ‘professional’ opinion.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Well we all know that some PR agencies are not above calling the paps to get their client some exposure, so I believe that part. Whether that’s what happened in this case is anyone’s guess. It seems a little odd that more pictures surface the morning after the holding hands with his friend pictures came out. It would imply that her camp have something to do with it.
      None of us here know Katia or BC for that matter, we can only go on their public profiles which in her case to me anyway, show someone who is very keen for publicity. She’s very active on all aspects of social media (Facebook, twitter and Instagram- a lot of celebs are on one or maybe 2 but not active on all three, or some are run by their PR team) and she comments directly on Facebook, which again a lot do not. In the Kate Moss article, her attitude is quite telling. She is clearly angry at Moss for not posing with her, and there’s a definite sense of entitlement there, despite that fact that her sponsor tried to get her there on the cheap by hiring her husband, even though it’s “not his type of music”. Moss was not obliged to pose with anyone as she was there in an unofficial capacity, and the fact she refused to pose with Katia but posed with others, speaks volumes to me.

  89. guest says:

    There’s a number of entertaining threads on Benedict’s IMDB page. Although most of the posters stupidly believe a fake blind on ENT (who has already been called out as a fake). They are getting themselves in a tizz.

    • guest says:

      That blind was also posted on here. Some blinds are true, but now we know!

    • Oh, I believe it. I went back and looked at the “candid” Ibiza photos. The photos show that Benedict/Katia are more than friends, but SHE’s the one who’s clearly posing. As others have pointed out, he looks mostly disinterested — which makes sense if it’s a business transaction. I’m now convinced she staged them and sold them to get her publicity for her “acting career.” She wanted people to think she was the GF. He never meant that (um, ’cause she’s an escort), so he staged the Cirque photos. Again, don’t know, but makes sense to me.

    • *whispers* Does anyone else suspect that our “guests” today are from Ben’s PR team? If they want to know how I feel about him hiring escorts, I’d say, yeah, it’s sleazy, but understandable. Anyone else want to weigh in for our friends?

      • Encumbered says:

        Waves at Ben’s PR team!! Tell him I said “hi!” I’m available for a decoy if he needs one….Cheap, too! 😉