“The first official photo of Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing” links

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First (official) photo of Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. GAH. This film already looks amazing. [Buzzfeed]
I saw Saving Mr. Banks & I really liked it. Emma Thompson was great! [Pajiba]
Henry Cavill & Gina Carano are definitely back together. [LaineyGossip]
Check out Evelyn Lozada’s $1.5 million engagement ring. [Dlisted]
Jared Leto’s year in hotness. [Go Fug Yourself]
Jennifer Lawrence’s year in fashion. [A Socialite Life]
Matthew McCounaughey wears his baby. [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
Is Selena Gomez banging Lil’ Romeo? [The Blemish]
Amy Adams looks 1970s hot in American Hustle. [Popoholic]
Lisa Vanderpump lost a swan. #Firstworldproblems [Reality Tea]
Kanye West took a “vow of silence”. [Starcasm]
The year in terrible celebrity photos. [Celebslam]
Jessica Seinfeld chopped off her hair. [ICYDK]
Lauren Silverman is about to lose custody of her son? [CDAN]
The Rock was a great Santa. [PopBytes]
Axl Jack Duhamel had a Christmas outing with his parents. [Moe Jackson]
Taylor Swift is the most charitable celebrity. [Evil Beet]
Is the Timberlake-Biel marriage on the rocks? [Amy Grindhouse]



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  1. TheOriginalKitten says:

    That Leto retrospective was amazing. Dude has not aged at all.

    • Dana says:

      Timberlake & Biel are prob pregnant and she hasnt attended all night events bc she has morning sickness and is tired. I mean they’ve been married a while and she has nothing else to do.

  2. The Original Mia says:

    Yay for Gina & Henry!

    Damn, Evelyn got a bigger rock (prettier too) than Gabby. Whoop, there it is!

    Please let Kanye’s vow of silence stick. Please!

  3. T.C. says:

    Damed happy Henry Cavill & Gina Carano are back together. He screwed up big time listening to PR about who to date. That blond chick from the TV show is cooco fame crazy. We forgive you Henry. Stick with who *you* want to date from now on.

    • Kate says:

      TC, I also think Henry Cavill is coco fame crazy, just more subtle about it than Kaley. She wasn’t in those photos all by herself. He was a willing participate.

      • Delorb says:

        The fact that he’s not remembered as superman is because he was a LOUSY superman. Oh and he’s closeted. She’s his beard.

  4. IzzyB says:

    Benedict looks like himself just poking about in a basement.

    He looks so much like himself I’m having trouble seeing Alan Turing, if that makes any sense.

  5. Sumodo1 says:

    I do not understand all the Cumby love. He has a head like an Idaho potato.

  6. Nina says:

    Watch out, Rock! Fox News is going to get their panties in a twist over your depiction of Mr. Claus. Don’t you know that Santa was white, is white and will always be white?! Megyn Kelly has probably passed out from the horror of seeing this.

  7. Shijel says:

    I see Benedict. Then I see douchebag. (seriously, from what I’ve gathered from interviews and people who knew him when he was young, we’re dealing with a dick) Turing, I do not see. Can’t help but suspect that he was cast only because of his hype. And because Tumblbrinas would cream their Sherlocked panties.

    Dwayne Johnson however, he keeps winning my heart over and over. Dude’s a genuine sweetheart.

    • GeeMoney says:

      Hmmm… sounds like a hater to me.

      The Rock used to cheat on his wife. Still like him now?

      • Felice says:

        Some say douche but I think the people who say that don’t understand British humour and snark completely.

        But maybe I’m biased.

      • Mark says:

        You know them personally or you saw it on a blind item or a gossip magazine?

      • @Mark
        One of the posters on here (ain’t gonna say who) has admitted on this blog that she has slept with him, while HE was married. It’s in one of his old posts….

        I don’t doubt that he isn’t a nice guy, but…….

    • Froop says:

      I don’t know, I think we should give people the benefit of the doubt and take certain comments we may have read on Reddit with a pinch of salt.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Cast only because of his hype? Someone has failed to notice that Cumberbatch is a great actor who consistently disappears into character.

      Nobody is hiring him for hype. They can get Hollywood airheads for that. Lots of times, directors & film studios need an actual actor!

    • allheavens says:

      @ Shijel

      Please post links to those interviews. And do you know the people who knew him when he was young.? I’ll wait.

    • SLSY says:

      @ Shijel

      “I see Benedict. Then I see douchebag. (seriously, from what I’ve gathered from interviews and people who knew him when he was young, we’re dealing with a dick)”

      I would really like to know where are these interviews from. I’m asking seriously.

      • Green Girl says:

        Ditto. And really, I’m sure everyone said dumb stuff when they were younger. Just the other day, I was thinking of something hurtful I’d said to someone when I was in college. I’d like to think I’ve changed and grown since then.

  8. Maureen says:

    I just love him. That is all. And I can’t wait to see the Turing movie. And every new movie he ever does. And I saw Smaug twice over the Christmas break and he is AWESOME. His voice as Smaug and his movements and his characterization of Smaug … it’s all just incredible. And oh! The Necromancer, too! He recorded the Black Speech and then recited it backwards to make Necro sound satanic. The effect is incredible. It’s a great, fun, gorgeous movie all around — not just because of Ben’s dragon.

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      I have a crazy impulse to ruffle his hair in those pictures. He just needs some curls or at least waves. I’m not liking the straight gelled hair. Maybe I could send him my 1980’s hair crimper? Nothing says sexy quite like having your hair look like it was mated with a potato chip.

      • Maureen says:

        He’s in character for a movie, for god’s sake.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        But his hair is in character along with the rest of him. That’s Alan Turing’s hair.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Yep, thanks ladies. I totally understand he is in character with hair to match. I was simply voicing that I prefer him with a bit of his own curl. I wasn’t saying it wasn’t in sympathy with the character he is playing.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Squirrel Dear, are you hungry? You usually don’t imagine people’s hair ‘mating’with food unless you’re dehydrated and hungry.

        *hands Squirrel a peppermint mocha coffee*

        It’s all I have right now but it’s better than nothing. Want a sammich too? They have Christmas goodies on sale.

        *frowns in worry*

        *perks up*

        You still have that acorn next to me that you haven’t dug up!


      • Secret Squirrel says:

        My dear LadyS. I have been overindulging with the candy these past couple of days so possibly having a bit of a hyper-sugar attack. Peppermint mocha coffee hits the spot!
        *rubs candy-swollen tummy*
        I’m glad Lunchcoma hasn’t come around to visit today or I might be tempted to munch on her gravatar. Tulip has been away for a while too. Possibly visiting her cousins in Holland?? I guess their big spring entrance is coming up soon.

        The acorn next to you actually belongs to Lenny the “slightly mad” squirrel. I’ll talk to him about moving it for you, but he can be a bit ‘stabby’ at times so I can’t promise you anything.

      • LadySlippers says:

        AHHHH sugar hallucinations can be troubling. Best eat a lot of nuts then.

        And ummm is Lenny the squirrel that’s gets all googly eyed around you???? If so…. I might want you to remove it because if he remembers you and I are friends…. he might dig up half the garden just looking for it because he’s distracted by a possible romance with you. (Why oh why do boys think if you flirt with them ONCE it means you want to hibernate with them forever? Geesh. I don’t even have the heart to tell his snaggle-tooth self that you were inebriated when you were flirting with him which is why you flirted in the first place… He’s so sweet but such a door knob *sigh*).

        Hmmm and you best lay off the sweets as your tummy looks like we should be expecting some spring bundles of joy. Which would just crush Lenny….

        And I do
        miss Tulip. The garden gets so lonely with you scampering away and her…. Not here.

        *looks forlornly around*

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Cha… One night of too much hazelnut schnapps and now I can’t get rid of Lenny. I swear I keep telling him we are only friends, but he keeps giving me acorns as gifts.
        *digs up offending acorn and moves it over closer to where Tulip normally sleeps*

        Mind you, it is nice to get any gift from anyone! Its just that Lenny often talks of taking me away to another park, but then I wouldn’t see you and Tulip except on special holidays.
        *shakes head sadly*

      • LadySlippers says:

        And not only would you be in another garden but Slightly Mad Lenny didn’t get his nickname from the show ‘Mad About You’… He is a bit touched at times. I notice it more at certain lunar phases of the month and not the normal ones. Besides have you seen the new squirrel in the house across this garden? He’s darker than most with a super fluffy tail. And quite dashing. Literally too!!! 😀

        *breathes sigh of relief and rearranges dirt around roots*

        Thanks Deary for that.

  9. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    This is totally OT, but I just read an article on Jack Nicholson over at the Dailymail–my God he got around! He has five kids with three different women–wtf? And his youngest kid is only TWO years older than ME (and he’s hot, although not as hot as his daddy)!

  10. MissScarlet says:

    I don’t like this look on Cumby, but I can’t wait to see TIG.

  11. cutelittlehappything says:

    I can’t be the only one sick to death of seeing Cumberbatch at least twice a day on this site, can I?

    • Sumodo1 says:

      I am right there with you!

    • LadySlippers says:

      Hard part is the site is now called Celebatchy but they haven’t yet changed the graphics and logo to reflect it.

      I’m sure the mods are diligently working on it now.


      *eagerly awaits new logo and graphics*

    • allheavens says:

      Instructions for Cumberbatch overload:

      1. If you see a Cumberbatch post ignore it.
      2. If you get the urge to click on it, resist it.
      3. If you click on it and feel the need to read it, don’t.
      4. If you read it and want to post the 15,000th :

      “I just don’t get the appeal.”

      “He looks like an alien.”

      “He’s just so ugly.”,

      “The lizard king, again?”

      “I don’t find him attractive or sexy it all.”

      “I think he’s a posh douchebag.”

      “I think he’s overrated.”

      “Just ewwwww.”

      PLEASE, PLEASE, log off and shutdown your computer.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Very well stated, allheavens, & it will never happen. It would be less tedious if Cumby-bashers could think of something to call him besides an alien lizard, but we’ll just keep hearing that, hundreds & hundreds of times….

      • LadySlippers says:


        You can simply succumb to CumberMagic and get all gooey instead. It’s more fun that way (but only if you don’t imagine a hair crimper to increase a man’s sexiness).

      • LadySlippers says:

        I think they believe that if they say ‘alien lizard’ enough, they’ll start to believe it themselves (I suspect very strongly these same people that are simply horrified at their attraction to this fascinating man). Otherwise, what’s the purpose in repetition? It is a fantastic form of subliminal self-hypnosis, yes?

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Very well, I will have to improvise…
        *mutters under breath at having to think of what I wrote just minutes ago*

        I like the non-converted visitors to BC threads as it a) brings out the best in the CumbyConverts and b) allows the not-yet-converted to slowly see the light! I was most definitely converted to CumbyLove AND *cringes at possible backlash for mentioning that other Brit gent in a BC post* TommyLove through this site! There are other celebs on this site that I don’t get the appeal of, but I like reading what other people see in them so I understand better.

        When I was young my Nan used to tell me angels slept in the cupid’s bow on my top lip. Now look at Cumby’s top lip and not picture that!

        @LadyS, crimped hair was never a good look unless you actually liked looking like curly spaghetti had been dumped over your head and styled or you were under eight years old. Fingers crossed that trend never gets another go around!

      • curlsunited says:

        “A LadySlippers is a LadySlippers is a LadySlippers is a LadySlippers”
        It’s not repetition, my dear, it’s supposed to be insistence. 🙂

      • windy says:

        @ Secret Squirrel, I am anticipating some backlash too at mentioning this other gent in a BC post….but I miss reading about King Dragonfly. 🙁

        Though I do appreciate the influx of BC photos recently, where’s Tommy?

        I had to secretly flip to DL the past week to read about King Dragonfly instead. And then, those threads started to be closed by mods cos they got very very crazy (and lots of insults were hurled). Made me wish I’d stuck to CB instead. Alot happier here (yes I am delusional and wish to have happy thoughts only).

      • curlsunited says:

        * sighs sigh of relief *

        @Secret Squirrel, @Windy: Glad you mentioned You-know-who on a Cumby thread.

        * whispers * I have loved Mr Cupid’s Bow dearly since, well, “The Blind Banker” (I was like “Marvelous voice, astonishing actor, but, um, good-looking? Ha, ha, ha” during the first episode of “Sherlock”) and used to sniff a bit at the Dragonfly craze washing over Cumby threads on CB. Then I realized that there was a lot of Cumby craze on Hiddles threads as well, always worth a visit. Now I can hardly wait to see him in “Only Lovers …” and “Coriolanus”.

        And yes, I miss reading about him. He can’t be that busy playing Coriolanus, can he? No dancing? Not a single interview? Is he still working his way through truckloads of Loki fan mail?

        @LadyS: No crimped hair, please, unless you’re wearing a matching gothic costume complete with some fake spiderwebs.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        @Windy – Lets be delusional together! I really prefer hearing the good things celebrities do and leave their personal lives/mistakes/choices to themselves. Lets face it, some celebs don’t know how to be private anymore *cough cough Kim & Kanye cough* This other celeb site you mention intrigues me though as it sounds to be more fan based than this one and I imagine things get quite possessive and narky quickly. Might have to go have a sneaky peak and maybe kick the hornets nest before disappearing as quickly as I arrived!

        I would like to see more male posters on these sites. Their insight into celeb behavior (particularly the male celebs) would be intriguing.

        @Curls – We need to picket the moderators here to give us at least one Cumby and one Hiddles story a week and once a month a story involving both of them (even if they have to make it up to do it!).

      • windy says:

        @Secret Squirrel – think the scary stuff that’s being said about Tommy at the other site is not exactly about his “open private life” (a la Kardashian style) but mere speculation about what he is doing or not doing. And that’s when trouble begins, the usual posters will start attacking anyone whom they think are his fangirls (not us Dragonflies because I like to think that we are not that open in our fandom, but the Hiddlestoners who will defend him even when it doesn’t make sense). I think for your own peace of mind, you should just stay away from those sites, which I have started to avoid as well…because they get downright abusive. And the worst which I’d read was when a “regular” started cursing all his fans and even his career because he/she thinks that the site is being polluted by everything Tommy. Seriously. *eyes rolling*

        Anyway, enough talking about the bad stuff. I too agree that it’d be good to see more male posters on CB, so we can get some insight into the male celeb behaviour.

        I also agree with picketing for 1 Cumby + 1 Tommy story a week! Can we sign a petition or something?

        @Curlsunited – I really think he is THAT busy with Coriolanus. Saw recent “spy/stalker” pix of him at the Donmar stagedoor and he looks really tired. And I think there are Coriolanus performances everyday except Sundays. And on certain days (I think Saturday matinees + evenings) he has to perform the play twice.

      • Felice says:

        All I care about is that he is present and accounted for the night I go lol

      • Yeah, I don’t get it. I click on articles that feature celebs that I am interested in–whether it’s because I like them, or because I like to make fun of them. Not because I’m bored–the Kardashians bore me. You read one story, you’ve read them all. And frankly the only two good updates the story’s had was when she dumped that BBall player after 72 days, and when she first got with Kanye–even that’s getting old. But I’m not on their threads, saying how much they bore me. I generally skim the story and the thread–it’s generally the comments that make me stay. But other than that, I don’t moan and groan. It’s fine if they bore you–but have something else to say.

      • LadySlippers says:

        VG, I agree wholeheartedly. Which is why I joked these people that come to any post they don’t like and insult the subject is because they hate themselves over their own crush.

        Curls, If it’s insistence, whom or what are they trying to insist to??? I mean, it’s not stopping me from setting up my shrine to all the cute boys from the British Isles…

        EsCon, *wags finger* Oh NO! I didn’t say that was sexy! A certain unnamed fluffy tailed rodent implied that — not me! 😉

        No backlash from me ladies. *spreads leaves wide to show shrine* Love is a great thing and like weeds — it can grow uncontrollably. May our love of cute (and sometimes talented) British Isle^ boys grow abundantly.

        ^Decided to include both islands as there are several cuddly Irish boys that shouldn’t be left out.

        And Squirrel, I thought we were being goofy together already…… *eyes brim with tears*

  12. Tiffany :) says:

    REALLY irritating that the year in celeb bad photos features only women. Sigh.

  13. Zombie Shortcake says:

    I don’t like Jessica Seinfeld as a person, but I think her hair looks fantastic like that.

    • I think she and Jerry have the faces (and hairline, in Jerry’s case) that they deserve. I mean, generally I can look past a celeb’s bad behavior, but all I see is ‘dooouuucccchhhheeee’ when I look at their faces. They have punching faces. I thought Jerry was nerdy-cute when Seinfeld was huge–but I’m glad the only episode I ever saw was the Soup Nazi one.

  14. Bodhi says:

    UGH, I HATE seeing celebrities wearing their babies in crotch danglers! Come on y’all, get a good carrier

  15. jammypants says:

    He’s talented and I like him, but he’s overhyped to oblivion.

    • epiphany says:

      Which means, unfortunately, his career will crash and burn. I don’t get the hotness factor at all, but he is a good actor. Celebrities these days just don’t understand that the secret to longevity in show business is to always keep them wanting more; make yourself too available, and the public moves on in a hurry.

  16. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    Oh wow, they managed to make him even uglier. Now that’s something.

  17. Lisa says:

    I for one love the pro-Cumberbatch posts. At least he’s worth posting about, unlike a Kartrashian or Gwyneth Paltrow.

    I don’t find him attractive, but endearingly goofy in interviews. Like others have said, he’s totally grown on me.

  18. Jenn says:

    Jared Leto and Michael Jackson’s daughter look very much alike to me, not a bad thing, as both are attractive, but it’s a striking resemblance.

    I agree about the ‘year in horrible pictures’ they’re all just celebs without makeup. They just look normal, many look better without to me.

  19. Emma says:

    I’ll just leave this here: http://benedictcumberbatchgenerator.tumblr.com/
    Hours of fun for the whole family, especially the easily amused, quite childish members.