Benedict Cumberbatch looks sad, hot in new ‘Sherlock’ image: would you shag it?


I’m not going to lie. When I saw this newly-released promotional image for Sherlock Season 3, I actually squealed, and then I almost cried. WHY CAN’T I SEE THIS RIGHT NOW? Why isn’t Sherlock Season 3 on PBS right now?! I need a good, hot, Cumbercurled injection of Sherlock Holmes. Anyway… yes, the BBC released this image and now my week is ruined. I’m going to spend the next few days obsessing over John Watson’s lack of mustache (what does it mean?!), Sherlock’s dry, vulnerable sadness and whether Mycroft was the one to pull it all off. Steven Moffat tweeted: “It’s been a long time since Sherlock Holmes jumped off that roof – it’s time to reveal the truth about what happened between him and the pavement.” OMG, just tell me!!! The BBC even got into the anticipation thing too:


They’re trying to kill me with anticipation. They’re trying to destroy the productivity of the Cumberbitches. Now all I want to do today is look at photos of the Cumbercurls. *sob*

Also, it’s time for them to release another trailer. I’ve already watched the first teaser trailer like a bajillion times.



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  1. MissMary says:

    Like a screen door in a hurricane. Always.

  2. eliza says:

    Absolutely not.

    • Spooks says:


      He’s getting on my nerves lately. Don’t know why.

      • FingerBinger says:

        +2 It might because of the daily post(s).

      • Anna says:

        Hey! There had been like…2 during all of last week! Even non-Cumberloonies noticed!

      • CHED says:

        I am so tired of the posts on this site about Cumberbatch. He is not even well known in the world outside of the internet; and he certainly is not leading man status to be put in the same category with Clooney and Pitt which I read here a couple weeks ago.

    • Abby says:

      It’s alright if you guys don’t like him but I just had to say that the daily posts on him have reduced.

      Kaiser has only made two pots about him in 2-3 weeks…which is alright I guess. She is trying to narrow it down guys 🙂

    • wiffie says:

      Yuck. I love this site, but baffled by the muses. He looks like a handsome old woman had bad surgery. Sorry. He does have nice curls, but the face. What?

      • ag-UK says:

        hahahahah I love him but that made me laugh. Others around me staring

      • LadyMTL says:

        LOL, I agree and I nearly choked on my bagel at that “handsome old woman” comment. I will admit that Cumberbatch has an amaaazing voice but IMHO that’s about all he has.
        Ah well, more for the Cumberfans to love, right? 😛

      • MissVerständnis says:

        Who do you think you are?

  3. Jenna says:

    Hells to the no. I just want ‘Sherlock’ back, dammit!!! 🙁

    Wait, when’s the UK premiere?

    • TheCountess says:

      Jenna, it hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s expected to air prior to January 19th (when it debuts on PBS).

      • Jenna says:

        Yes! I’m hoping to catch it online before the US premiere! Odd they haven’t announced it already…

      • TheCountess says:

        I know, right? I’m watching Downton on iTV streaming – hell to waiting until January for that either 🙂

      • Anna says:

        Dear Countess,
        Is DA any good this season? It was my must-watch during the first 3, until they dismissed ___ and ___. And then I stopped caring entirely.

  4. TheCountess says:

    Can. Not. Wait. I just wish they’d announce the BBC premiere date already.

    And yes, I’d hit it, hard and repeatedly.

  5. Abby says:

    Hell yeahhhh 😀

    Btw did you guy hear that Chiwetel Ejiofor and Alice Eve will be presenting Cumby with British artist of the year Bafta award.

    I am so excited to see Cumby with Chiwetel and eager to hear how long his speech will be lol.

    • Green Girl says:

      Hahaha, indeed! Do you think they’ll have the orchestra start up with the “Wrap it up music,” like they do at the Oscars? I am just picturing Cumby grabbing on to the podium and scratching the floor as they try to drag him off the stage. “But I’m not finished with my speech!”

      • Abby says:

        Haha that visual just crack me.

        You know what since the winners are so less compared to normal award shows…I am sure they will allow the winners to our their feeling out heheh

      • T.Fanty says:

        As long as he brings Wanda as his date, I don’t care. Hell, he should send his mother up there to give his speech.

      • Green Girl says:

        I am so curious to see who he’ll bring as a date. It’s a big moment for him, so I’d think he’d want to share it with someone he’s known for a while and has supported him ever since he started acting. I’m guessing he’ll bring his mom and/or both parents, but we’ll see!

    • T.Fanty says:

      Alice Eve! I get that she’s a friend and all, but that’s REALLY budget. Has she even done anything since taking her clothes off on STiD?

      • Abby says:

        I know I was rolling my eyes over Alice Eve being chosen to present an award to him…she hasn’t really done anything in her career to be chosen as a presenter to a guy who has achieved much more than her.

        Awww I would love it if Wanda comes as his date but I highly doubt it. He’ll be coming from the TIG shooting straight to LA and will probably leave in a day as well.

      • Green Girl says:

        Couldn’t they get a director or producer from one of his more recent films to say something? Is there really no one else who was available? It seems to me that Cumby is pretty well respected, so it shouldn’t have been difficult to find someone.

      • MissMary says:

        Alice Eve is grasping, I think. She’s desperate for some of her “old friend’s” fame and coattails. That debacle with her instagram during/after Glastonbury (deleting posts but NOT the ones suggesting she and BC were shagging), calling him to chat during interviews, etc. Hope he’s on his toes for her game, tbh.

      • Abby says:

        @Missmary…when did she call him during interviews?? Just curious to know.

        But yes I agree she seems really shady to me…hope Cumby is aware of such fame hungry friends.

      • T.fanty says:

        I have no particular reason to crap on Alice Eve trying to make something happen. STiD was pure exploitation, and I couldn’t even say whether she was any good in it. But she’s been around for a long time as an actual actress, and she’s at a tipping point: at her age, if she doesn’t make STiD work for her, then it isn’t happening. I get that she’s hustling.

      • Megan says:

        Why all the Alice hate? She freaking STUNNING and has been around for a long time. Starter for 10 is one of my all time fave movies. She been friends with Cumberbatch for years and has been in three films with him. Btw, I don’t know why people give HER crap about taking her clothes off in the movies when it was the writers idea. Zoe Saldana had to do the same thing.

      • Maureen says:

        Seriously, Alice Eve is a huge question mark for me. She is so bland, so boring, so vanilla, so run-of-the-mill, and her looks are SO basic yet she got a part in a huge Hollywood blockbuster and she’s constantly connected to Benedict in various little ways. It really makes me wonder if he hasn’t been using his clout to get work for her and to get her these little gigs that will gain her more exposure. I just can’t see any other way that she’s able to be on anyone’s radar (especially HOLLYWOOD??) as much as she is and for doing nothing special at all. Ever seen her interviewed? No charisma, no sense of humor. She just smiles. That’s all. So what’s the deal? Is Ben helping her out as a friend … or are these little “Friends With Benefits” favors? The hell if I can understand it.

      • Abby says:

        Maureen…agreed with you. She is pretty I won’t deny that but she has no acting chops.

        So you think BC is helping her??? Hmm I don’t know if BC even has that much clout in Hollywood that he can get her projects…I mean he is kinda starting himself here.

        As for her being in STID…the casting director was Nina Gold (if I am not wrong) who also did Starter for 10 which might be why Alice was given the role on Nina’s consideration.

      • Joanie says:

        Someone on another gossip blog mentioned that Cumby and Alice were friends with benefits for a bit. For some reason, I have no problem believing that. Certainly explains how she keeps popping up like a bad penny, right?

      • Jojo says:

        Oh, come on now. I can’t say I’m a fan of hers, but it’s pretty ridiculous to suggest that he’s getting her roles. How on earth would that work?
        And as for that silly ‘friends with benefits’ rumour – that originated here (along with hundreds of other nonsense rumours) with absolutely nothing to back it up. One person posted it in their own conjecture and as usual with web gossip, people take it as truth. I think the issue lies with people who seem fundamentally incapable of accepting male/female friendships ; they feel they have to find more to it. Ben has lots of female friends, not friends with benefits – but friends.
        And as for her ‘popping up like a bad penny’, well I’m struggling to see how that’s the case? Where else has she appeared?

      • Miss Scarlet says:

        That FWB rumor was NOT originally posted here – it was posted on another blog, back in June/July, right before IbizaGate. I remember reading it elsewhere (Datalounge or ONTD, I think) before seeing it picked up here.

        On the subject of the awards: I work in Hollywood. Performers who receive an award like this one often get to choose who presents to them, and Cumby is known for helping raise his friends’ profiles (communicating with fans through Adam Ackland’s Twitter, doing ‘Little Favour’ with Patrick Munroe, taking Alice to the premiere of Men in Black III, for example). So it’s not such a crazy idea that he’s throwing her a bone there. Her career wasn’t boosted by STID, and look where he is now.

        I love Cumby and think he’s an amazing talent, but it squicks me out a bit that he’s getting Artist of the Year from an event sponsored by Jaguar when he’s basically the voice of Jaguar (in a cello, haha). He’s also having the award presented to him by Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is likely to win the Best Actor Oscar for ’12 Years.’ I’m very all Cumby, all the time, but it feels a bit weird!

      • Jojo says:

        No need for the CAPITAL letters. And as I’m sure you’re aware, the same people trawl datalounge, ONTD and the various other nonsense, tacky, unverified sites which are basically populated by lots of oddballs. The rubbish ‘rumour’ was basically the product of some stupid gossip and “I wonder if” type speculations due to the fact that they’re friends. And as for getting to choose who presents to them. I really don’t think so. BAFTA will make a choice who presents the awards, but they do choose people who are professionally linked to the winner (hence Chiwetel too and Alice, STID) and often they’re friends too.
        Michael Sheen was given his award by Dakota Fanning who was struggling to think of anything to say, so I don’t reckon he would’ve chosen her.
        I don’t think Benedict needs to do his actor friends ‘favours’ and as for Adam’s twitter, I really don’t see how that’s ‘raising Adam’s profile’. That makes no sense at all.
        I also don’t think, for one solitary moment, that his award is linked to his affiliation with Jaguar. At all.

      • Katie says:

        Not sure what the original argument is, lol, but Alice Eve was cast in STID in October, months before Cumberbatch.

        BAFTA usually sets a presenter list and then assigns people based on connections. They do run it by the presenters first (to avoid awkwardness), meaning Eve and Ejiofor were cool with it. The awards are voted on.

        Could be wrong, but I wouldn’t count ‘Little Favour’ as Cumberbatch solely doing something for a friend since he’s one of the production co.’s owners.

  6. Lindy79 says:

    They need to stop milking it and just announce the bloody date already.

    • MissMary says:

      Dec 15 for the UK premiere. It’ll be a BFI thing.

      • ag-UK says:

        yes I am getting tickets have my alarm set for tomorrow am

      • curlsunited says:


        Thanks, this is so very uplifting. It means I will have to be offline after December 15th and stop reading the papers/watch TV until they deign to show it on BBC.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Love the British, but am jealous that you get to see Sherlock and Downton Abbey before we do in the US. I think it’s sort of selfish and mean. Just kidding, but I want both, now!

      • ag-UK says:

        Yes it opens to memebers tomorrow and then public next Tuesday

      • Felice says:

        oh ag-UK,
        Let us hope we are lucky. Prayer circle for those working the box office. May the odds be in our favour.

      • ag-UK says:

        oh that’s the preview on the 15th and I wait until 1130a to ring and f…k all sold out…what is the point of my membership when I can’t even get a stupid ticket… It would be full of crazy 20’s somethings squealing probably. Ha hope he isn’t even at the Q&A grrrrrrrrrr.

  7. lunchcoma says:

    He doesn’t exactly do it for me, but I’ve come around to understanding the appeal to others. Still images don’t really do that boy justice.

  8. Alexandra says:

    I need the third season of Sherlock in my life SO badly!

  9. Tessaa says:


    I like him as Sherlock but while he does have a fascinating face, he’s just not attractive to me.
    In fact, I’d much rather Martin Freeman if I had to choose.

  10. T.Fanty says:

    OF COURSE I would, but he’s a really crappy detective if this is his idea of sneaking up on someone.

    And John Watson’s powers of deduction aren’t so great, either. How can he not notice the giant posh alien in an overcoat standing three feet in front of him? Maybe doffing the blue scarf of sex makes Sherlock invisible to the common eye.

    • Green Girl says:

      If I were John, I’d totally have a heart attack on the spot if I looked up and saw Sherlock. I think Sherlock should, like, send him a letter or email first, because it would scare the crap out of me if I saw a “dead” friend approaching me in a cafe.

      It’s too bad Sherlock isn’t wearing the purple shirt of sex in this picture, btw. Then again, the fandom can only handle that shirt in veeeery small doses.

    • Abby says:

      Hahaa “giant posh alien” OMG T.Fanty I shall be using this phrase to describe him from now on lol

    • EscapedConvent says:


      I expect we’ll find out that Mycroft & Molly were behind the whole rooftop scene, & that while they were struggling with Sherlock to get the blue scarf off him, their eyes met, & they were struck by Cupid’s arrows. This frightened Watson’s mustache right off his face.

      It’s possible.

      • Green Girl says:

        Oooh, I never thought of that! And while I’m a SherLolly fan, I am intrigued with…MyMolly? What is this pairing called?

      • EscapedConvent says:

        MyMolly’s pretty good! I’d buy it.

      • T.Fanty says:

        Obviously. That’s the only explanation. And now that you’ve said it, if that isn’t what happens, there’ll be riots on the streets come January 20th.

      • EscapedConvent says:


        Well, the Sherlock riots simply can’t be helped.

    • Beth says:

      LOL at all of this.

  11. Dorothy#1 says:

    Can’t wait!!!!!! And yes, I’d shag it every which way!!!

  12. Yelly says:

    I DO NOT get it. I would not “shag” him with someone else’s vagine.

  13. flavia_deluce says:


    And yes, I would shag it. Oh, god, would I shag it.

  14. Joanie says:

    In every position imaginable.

  15. Coolbeans says:

    Yes, I’d shag it, even in that sad Hopper metaphor café. John can watch.

  16. Felice says:

    Like a piñata filled with English toffee

  17. portlandjan says:

    Not ony shag it, but land on him like a depth charge.

  18. Soporificat says:

    Apparently, Watson has zero peripheral vision! Why couldn’t they have positioned Sherlock even just slightly further back? The shot would have looked just as strong, but would actually make sense.

    Actually, that points to something about the show that bothers me. I know they are going for a stylized “heightened reality” type thing, but too often there were elements of the show that were stupidly unbelievable. Some small adjustments would make all the difference. Dummies! nerds!

  19. Maggie says:

    He looks like someone’s mean old grandma!

  20. Felice says:


  21. GIRLFACE says:

    Maybe after a few stout pints?

  22. Beth says:

    I would hit it “round and round the garden, like a teddy bear.” Over and over.

    This image killed my productivity, too. It’s just so sad. Poor John. Poor Sherlock! *sobs*

  23. GeeMoney says:

    I would totally have him! Currently wishing he were mine right this minute.

  24. SolitaryAngel says:

    Yes I would–repeatedly and for all those who said no. My Cumbergasms would be FIERCE.

  25. Katie says:

    If BFI’s doing on 12/15, it’s likely the UK airdate is the first week of Jan but I hope it comes earlier!

    Not sure why people are complaining about ‘all the posts’…there’s been a lot less lately and you don’t have to even look at them? IDK, I appreciate the OP taking the time to post, so thank you, Kaiser.

  26. Cait says:

    Like a boss. And twice on Sundays.

  27. Melanie says:

    I just don’t see the appeal with this guy. I know lots of you are going to hate me for this (or call me a hater–I guess I am), but this guy is fug.

    • Maggie says:

      No I don’t hate you but I cannot understand why you bothered to visit this site if someone doesn’t appeal. Most of the so called celebrities on this site do not interest me in the slightest and some are a total waste of space, but I don’t comment, I just don’t bother reading about them.
      Benedict, however, is a talented, handsome man who is also intelligent, well mannered and IMO a gifted actor.
      He certainly doesn’t deserve the insults that are dealt out to him by people who haven’t taken the time to see his work.

      • glaugh says:


        Maybe it’s because there are so many posts about him on this site. I used to skip by them too, but then started clicking on them because there are just so many. And I will comment expressing my bewilderment at the hype surrounding this guy. Besides, MOST of the comments posted on this website about any given celebrity are negative/insulting/snarky comments. It is called CeleBITCHY after all!

        Personally I think he’s butt-ugly too. 😛

  28. Dulcinea says:

    My 8 year old and I sometimes reenact the “I don’t have friends!” bit, When we are getting out of the car or walking into the store. (We are both drama queens). Mostly we wait for people to react. And no he hasn’t watched all the episodes, just the h.o.u.n.d one,
    I love Cumberbatch, I have watched everything that is available to me, but as Sherlock, he is at his best. I can’t wait for it to come back!!!!!!!!!

  29. QQ says:

    Lol i still think you guyses are all in on this Punking QQ joke with this guy…FFS he looks like a handsome woman in her 40s of the 50s with this hair!!

    • Ally8 says:

      I see it! He could do a great Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest.

      I’m barely kidding. He’s great at doing women’s voices, too.

  30. SAHARA CHAN says:

    He has a weird ugly/Beautiful face. Every day is a damn hit or miss!

  31. anais says:

    obviously you do Ms. Celebitchy….because you are on beer goggles.

  32. O'Angie says:

    YES! Over and over and over… Can’t wait for Season 3! I still tear up every time I think about the finale and “Don’t. Be. Dead. Would you do that, just for me, just…stop it. Stop this” … End John’s misery!

  33. Ally8 says:

    I love the Sherlock Holmes stories & I think Benedict Cumberbatch is great, but I just can’t with this show. It pillages the stories for a trite, gimmicky take with a pungent hint of middlebrow British TV mothballs.

    For those who are interested, though, this fellow has an amusing analysis of “what happened” at the end of season 2 with the faked death scene:

  34. Finn says:

    Honestly if I woke up next to that face I would have a heart attack out of fear.