Benedict Cumberbatch: George Clooney is ‘squidgy,’ soft, moist in person


I’m sure some Cumberloonies will yell at me and tell me that OF COURSE this interview is three months old and I’m completely stupid for thinking that it’s new, but I do think this is new. And by that I mean Benedict Cumberbatch probably gave an interview to this Australian outlet during his promotional work for The Imitation Game a month ago, and the Aussie outlet held the quotes until this week. While Benedict says the same thing over and over (seriously, I will scream if I hear that “Alan Turing should be on bank notes” quote one more time), there are some new-sounding quotes here. You can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

On babies: “I have always been very broody.”

He’s a godparent to five children: “It’s a role I take very seriously. And it’s a lovely relationship to have. You get part of the kick of parenting with hardly any of the headache. You win on every level. I can’t wait to have children of my own. I am really excited about that — someday.’’

His Oscar chances: “I am the worst person to ask about that.”

His sex appeal: “How weird is my life? Here I am talking about my own attractiveness … I think making other people feel smart and good about themselves is pretty sexy.”

He isn’t conventionally handsome: “Thanks. I wouldn’t say I was classically good looking either. I don’t know who is. George Clooney I suppose. But you could probably pick fault. I mean, I have seen the man up close and trust me his skin is not that good. And he’s kind of squidgy…He’s a friend of mine. Am I not allowed to do that?”

Being able to play geniuses: “It’s about approximation and being blessed with my mother’s eyes, I guess, that seem to show something of thought going on behind them. I do think deeply but definitely not with the abilities of the characters I portray. It’s acting. Because I play clever people doesn’t mean I can explain necessarily what happens if you reverse the principle of a black hole. I couldn’t write you an algorithm if you put a gun to my head.’’

Being a physical actor: “I like being in my body as an actor. There used to be this old cliche that from their neck down, northern hemisphere actors were dead, which I think is a very lazy, generic thing to say.”


“Squidgy” is a British-ism that I always assumed had something to do with drinking. Of course, whenever I don’t understand British slang, I just figure it has something to do with drinking or sex, and that’s honestly never steered me wrong before. But I had to look up “squidgy” to see if Bendy was really (jokingly) insulting George Clooney, and he was: “squidgy” means, to a British person, “Soft, spongy, and moist.” Which is not how you want to describe George Clooney. Or anyone, probably.

As for the baby talk… I wonder how crazy his fans will get when Sophie Hunter gets pregnant, if she’s not already?



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  1. NewWester says:

    “Squidgy, moist, soft” isn’t that the description of a octopus?

    • Anthea says:

      I thought the same

    • Imqrious2 says:

      Wasn’t “Sqidgey” James Gilbey’s nickname for Diana? Remember that hacked phone call when she was telling him how horrible her life was and how miserable she was? It was after Charles’ “tampon” confession to Cams.

      OOPS! Apologies to Tateru, who posted something similar below. I didn’t read all the way down before I posted. :*).

      • sad DSA says:

        Actually, if you Google the word “squidgy” (which I did because my English sucks), the results on Google Images is for octopuses (I also learned that the correct plural form for ‘octopus’ isn’t ‘octopi’).

  2. Kiddo says:

    I’m thinking George appeared in Comet Sophie’s Roly Poly Fish Head video. Best, most convincing role he’s been in, wouldn’t you say?

  3. Orlanda says:

    “Squidgy” can also mean soft and a bit chubby, for example you could say “I hate my Squidgy bits” meaning any chubby bits on your body etc. That’s how us Northern Brits would use it.

  4. Lol, if Sophie got pregnant, then we’d be getting turkey baster rumors.

  5. Sixer says:

    Too many posh Brits in your life, Kaiser. Squidgy is the U for tipsy. So’s squiFFy. Squidgy is the non-U for squiSHy. See? Vital distinction.

    Oh. Is tipsy also a Britishism? I’m losing myself.

    (I think I am very clever for getting in a capitalised SH. I think I’ll reward myself with a cheeze and pickle zandwich).

    • mimif says:

      Tipsy is ‘Murican, Sixer. Doncha know?

      *spreads Marmite on burnt toast*

    • quillpen says:

      ya’ mean clooney’s always drunk? that sounds about right.

    • Kiddo says:

      I’m having Bubble and Squeak Cakes.

      • mimif says:

        Bangers & mash over here.

        *That reminds me, my beloved man-dog, Potato, recently went to live with the man on the moon (*screams silently and shakes fists*), so we got a new boy and we named him Bubbles the Kid. I no lie.

      • Kiddo says:

        That name is so cute.

        Also, in honor of potato:
        Here’s a little agit for the never-believer yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
        Here’s a little ghost for the offering yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
        Here’s a truck stop instead of Saint Peter’s yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
        Mister Andy Kaufman’s gone wrestling yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

      • Tateru says:

        *potato radar goes off*

      • mimif says:

        Aw, that was perfect, Kiddo! ❤️

        *fries before guys*

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Kiddo, I had brunch recently at The Grit. Potatoes were on the menu.

    • Sixer says:

      quillpen and Kiddo – are you starting a new game of Non Sequitur? Excellent! I’ll take up the baton with um… um… golf is a silly sport.

      mimif – hands off my Marmite!

      • mimif says:

        It’s a bit of a sticky wicket.

        *cracks soft-boiled egg*

      • Kiddo says:

        Golf is a silly sport. Try something that’s more of a challenge!

      • Sixer says:

        (mimif is on fire today!)

        Um… my philosophy, like coloUr television, is all there in black and white.

      • Kiddo says:

        God save the queen…Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango?

      • Sixer says:

        We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

      • Kiddo says:

        Ha! My friend just asked if the second was a photo of Reagan when he was young. Trickle down batches.

      • mimif says:

        Lmao @trickle down Batches. Voodoo Benedomics!

      • MariPoodle says:

        “Are you another one of these desert loving English? No Arab loves the desert. Without water and green trees there is nothing in the desert. No man needs nothing”
        Prince Faisal

  6. scout says:

    He means and refers this “squidgy” GC, I am 99% sure! And Bendy is right when he predicts!! LOL!!

    Yeah, I believe Sophie and Bendy make cutest babies and soon.

  7. ellesbelles says:

    If Sophie is pregnant? Please, I have more sex than they do and its been several months now.

    • Oh Hey says:

      Until proven otherwise I am still on the train, and still think the emergency engagement was for a reason, otherwise there’s no chemistry there. I live to be proven wrong and if so that will be even more sad…..

      • gg says:

        well maybe THAT’s why he was almost crying when the interviewer brought up “Cumberbabies” at the GMA interview on Nov 17? (The camera cut away but you can see it on the fan video) By then the “reason” wasn’t there.

      • Sunflower says:

        That would imply that they’ve actually done the deed. I’m not inclined to believe that.

  8. noway says:

    GC is squidgy!!! Not British, and not really sure what he means but I love this comment. Just sounds perfect.

  9. Tateru says:

    Wasn’t squidgy what Princess Diana was called in some scandal back in the day? I’m old so that’s what it reminds me of. I’ll have to consult the Google machine.

    ETA – Yep. Squidgygate. Back in the good ol’ days when Prince Charles wanted to be a tampon or something.

    • mimif says:

      I’ll never forgive* you for making me Google machine “Prince Charles tampon”.

      *Not really, I’m so old I had forgotten I’d filed it with Bill Clinton’s cigar.

      • Tateru says:

        I’m sorry. I can’t hear you over the beeping and screeching of my dial up.

      • Kiddo says:

        Wait, I’m trying to email both of you at your AOL accounts from this disc they put in my mailbox.

  10. MissMary says:

    I have some soap from Lush that has, according to the ad copy, “squidgy bits.” It looks nothing like GC. Boo.

    Meh pregnancy rumors keep him on these sites, don’t they? How many times has Anniston been pregnant now? Or any number of legit actresses with cachet? If the rumor mill is believed and PR did it’s job, their names have been linked with “baby bump watch” dozens of times over the years. Poor women would have litters by now.

    • scarf girl says:

      MissMary I am praying to the gossip gods or gossip jinni, fairies, whatever-that now the Oscar campaign for TIG has taken a different turn (and a really good one) there won’t be anymore interviews with quotes that make me cringe. Because calling someone squidgy, even in jest as this clearly was, comes off differently in print. As for the pregnancy thing-well, if people want to spend time on a BC/SH baby bump watch, to each their own.

      • MissMary says:

        I’m hoping the manic, wtf, “NOTICE ME!” part of the campaign is over and that bs can start to fade out. It’s cringe-inducing and, as much as i enjoy his previous work, makes me want to avoid any future projects of his. At this point, even if he played *ME* in a movie about my own life, I’d be hesitant to spend the money because I a sick of seeing him everywhere being pissybatch and cringey.

        (Wasn’t that quote of his about being a godfather old anyway? Like from last year?)

      • Oh Hey says:

        I think it was also very telling that he gets to have the fun bits of parenthood without the commitment, the man has NO idea how a child can disrupt the life that used to be “all about you”. I don’t think he’s ready for that so he damn well better find himself a mumsy type who can handle mostly single parenting, and Sodious is not that person…..

      • **sighs** says:

        I can imagine he would be that guy who would still want to do everything he got to do before kids. Not realizing there were any actual sacrifices involved on his part. Though I think most men are like this, at least in the beginning.

      • Oh Hey says:

        I think he should get a dog first – that’s a really nice wakeup call for someone who doesn’t get commitment to someone else’s needs first. I don’t think, like most men, he understands what it’s really like. Why have babies when you’re never home to see them grow? Please let her not be preggers…

      • lindy79 says:

        He can have my cats as practise if he wants. They wake us up to be fed at all hours, are needy clingy and like to throw up in the hall they even like to follow you into the bathroom. They even open our doors and fridge to the point we have childlocks on.
        You can leave them overnight though so its probably not a 100% accurate comparison.

        I do always laugh when men are broody. Of course its easier for them to have an idealised notion of kids when in most cases i have seen their life is nowhere near as disrupted as a womans..especially pregnancy and breastfeeding. I realise this isn’t every case.
        (I’ve had this discussion with a broody Mr Lindy numerous times)

      • HBIC says:

        These comments are just getting ridiculous. You have no idea what he’s going to do when he gets married. Why am I the only person who believes he’ll actually do what he says he will? Work less and spend time with his family. Why is it hard to believe that he may actually do this?

        People forget that love changes everything. When you meet the right person, EVERYTHING changes. Hell, you’ll move a mountain for the right person. I’ve seen it happen.

        Ursula isn’t the one – we all know this. So of course, he’s still behaving as a workaholic. But I’m telling you, when the right one comes along, you’ll see a HUGE difference in him.

      • scarf girl says:

        I believe there is a very nice piece that is coming Sunday in NYT about BC’s career. Lots of quotes from co-workers/directors, none about personal life and few quotes from BC. In other words, very nicely done piece of PR hitting newsstand in time for Palm Springs.

        HBIC-I want to believe you are right. It is hard, I think, for people who are prone to be workaholics to pull back. I don’t know the man, so can only use personal experience as a measuring tool.

      • gg says:

        @scarfgirl: It’s online now, just Google “Showing the Smarts to Play the Genius” or check out your favorite blogs 🙂 Nice observation about Palm Springs though and I wonder if this ties in with new ad strategy for the movie?

      • scarf girl says:

        MissMary: BC began talking in interviews about his role as a godparent during Star Tek promotions. That knowledge is not new to this interview.

      • **sighs** says:

        HBIC– love does change things to a certain extent, but your basic nature doesn’t change. My husband is and always will be a workaholic, and it took him quite a while to get used to having a kid and not getting to do everything he could before. And he still works massive amounts, just maybe 120% instead of 150%.
        I’m sure BC will settle down at some point, but with everything he has on the table right now, I don’t see that happening for a few years. You don’t sign up for Marvel if you’re looking to slow down.

      • **sighs** says:

        Lindy, your cats sound exactly like my kid. They would be good practice indeed!

      • HBIC says:

        Two things can happen here – he could either marry someone who supports his workaholic ways (she could be a workaholic too, for all we know) or he’ll work mostly out of London.

        Or… he’ll slow down. My money is on a little bit of the last two. But I really do think he’ll slow down a bit.

      • **sighs** says:

        HBIC-I agree that he’ll slow down. I just don’t think it will be for awhile.

  11. Claire says:

    Well if this is a new interview and he’s saying he wants his own kids “someday” he doesn’t sound like someone eager to start the large family he wants, or one who will wait to start one years from now with a woman now in her late 30s.

    To HBIC and others:
    Was the sighting of him crying on the plane post engagement confirmed as true or just tumblr rumour? I hope there are gifs of rdj rolling his eyes and of bc near tears in that session. I forget how strange and discomforting november was. Oh and I didn’t catch, what was rdj rolling his eyes at?

    • MissMary says:

      The pane crying was a tumblr rumor as far as I know–no one had pics or verifiable proof, and it was based on him looking red-eyed and pissy as he walked through LAX. Almost as if he had just gotten off a long flight to the west coast of the US from London or something. SoGo or BTT has a good gif up of RDJ rolling his eyes and doing this eyebrow raise thing at BC’s “oh, I took out the ad in the Times to normalize it” comment.

    • gg says:

      there was a Daily Mail article dated Nov 7 with pics of him looking pretty bleary and red-eyed

  12. HBIC says:

    I think the fans need to chill when it comes to this baby thing. It’s getting old – get off of the man’s back. Why can’t we just focus on him getting rid of Ursula for now (I like calling her Ursula now instead of Octopussy)?

    He’ll have them when he meets the right person, regardless of his or her age and when the time is right.

    I’m 36 years old, single, and always wanted at least one child, but I’m not going to do that until I meet the right person. I would hope that would happen sooner rather than later, but I’d rather wait for the right guy, b/c I’ll be damned if I have a baby with the wrong one.

    And since he’s 38, still looking for the one and has held out this long, that’s probably what he’s doing too. I know he said he wanted a lot of children, but as you get older and after you realize how much work it takes to have just ONE baby, the number of kids you want drops.

    He’ll probably end up with one or two in the long run.

    • Lucifer says:

      so true. LIKE get off the man’s back already. like old aunties do to unmarried girls at household. why r u not getting married. how can u have a baby. wat the hell. as if getting married early is a guaranteed factor for babies?? u can never tell what fate is awaiting for u in the long run. He has money , making fame, for what?? to give it away to some famewhore for a BABY!!!! Speaking of science,u can always use a surrogate. Famous Indian actor shahrukh khan just had is third baby at 49 through gestational surrogacy.. whoever saying all these he can welcome grandchildren by 50 blah blah are bloody illiterate people imo.

      • HBIC says:

        Thank you, Lucifer. PREACH!

        And just to add… just b/c you wait to have babies in your late 30’s and early 40’s doesn’t mean that’s the WORST thing ever. Hell, I have enjoyed my child free life up until now, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I partied, I drank, I traveled, and built my career. And I have no regrets.

        And I bet Benedict doesn’t either.

        One thing my mom said to me (she had me and my sister in her mid 20’s) was that she wished she had babies years later so that she could have enjoyed her youth. She feels as though she missed out on so much being a mom at such a young age (not to mention, my dad wasn’t around much, so I’m guessing that probably made the experience even crappier).

        Wait for the right time and the right person, folks! And don’t listen to anyone else who tells you otherwise.

      • Lucifer says:

        Seriously, Can’t agree more. I got married at 23 and look at my friends and wonder I could have enjoyed like a free bird for 10 more years. That’s why i m waiting on the baby thing despite pressure from both families.Not that m not happy being married BUT that would have been a total rejuvenating life experience. marriage and babies can wait. For any one prioritizing thr career they should not regret doing so. Enjoy what u have. U don’t know what tomorrow has in store for u.

      • HBIC says:

        Good luck to you! Take your time having kids and enjoy your marriage. You have plenty of time to start a family.

      • Lucifer says:


      • Koodles says:

        I’m 31, single, no kids, have one spoiled cat. after I ask my supervisor for time off for my best friend’s wedding earlier this year, she asks me if I’m upset that I don’t have someone or children….I was so angry at her, but, said no, I’m pretty happy with my life. I have a job, a house, friends and family. Don’t see why a lot of are so fixated on life isn’t worth living if you don’t have a child. I tell the teenagers I work with to spend as much time as they can being teens, have fun, make some mistakes, that is how you learn and grow as a person. I just got really deep here.

      • Lucifer says:


  13. Rhiley says:

    Saw the Imitation Game yesterday and thought it was very good. Kiera Knightly does an excellent job, actually, and of course Bendy is amazing. Highly recommend.

  14. llc says:

    And the very same could be said about that giant nerd.

  15. Koodles says:

    You know, I dislike the word moist. I don’t know why, i’ve just never liked it much. I read it in the headline and thought, gross.

    • Maggie says:

      I hate the word moist as well, LOL, but Benedict didn’t use it.
      The quote was:

      “I mean, I have seen the man up close and trust me his skin is not that good. And he’s kind of squidgy.” ”

      I took that to mean a bit soft around the middle and that GC is getting a bit wrinkly.

      • Lucifer says:

        He is aging gracefully. I can never un-Love GC. My dad’s age but so HOT. 😛

      • **sighs** says:

        I never used to like him in his ER days, but once he left….he’s a fox! And genuinely seems like a cool guy.

      • Ingrid says:

        Half of GC charm is his personality. When in public, he’s always polite, charming, funny and nice to everyone. (Behind the close doors, who knows?)

        BC needs to have (another) chat with him.

    • delorb says:

      Not even when it describes cake? Mmmm…..moist cake and ice cold milk.

  16. Lucifer says:

    Contradictorybatch strikes again

    “I can’t wait to have children of my own. I am really excited about that — someday.’’

    What does that even mean??
    Can’t wait/someday. Are they synonyms now?

    • Oh Hey says:

      Well heaven help him if he does. The nannies are at it again, wanting to know Benny & Sodious’ favorite colors, because they’re going to make them gifts in their favorite colors!! OH! WTF….

      • gg says:

        But haven’t they been listening? Benedict doesn’t DO favorites….

      • Claire says:

        Is it just me or does that segment of his fandom need an arts and crafts meetup to belong to most badly?

      • Oh Hey says:

        They need psychiatric help. Way overinvested. The ones who showed up at Karon’s OFFICE, as in place of business, bearing gifts for HER to curry favor with their loved one (I’m sure they thought he would come and thank them personally for their generosity) are obtuse as hell. How can you cry for his privacy and then invade it in such a vulgar way, and be completely clueless about it?

    • Felice says:

      “Children of his own”….he will be the first to master human asexual reproduction after he marries himself. Also didn’t he say he can wait?

      • Lucifer says:

        As far as my english knowledge goes, someday means when its time, maybe after some years.

  17. Ingrid says:

    I’m running out of things to say, but I do love HW’s new take on awards promo. The hero angle and NYT profile of BC without any mention of the gag.

    From The Wrap, titled: Weinstein revs up promotion of The Imitation Game by Promoting Alan Turing, not Benedict Cumberbatch

    “How can you tell when Harvey Weinstein is really serious about an awards campaign? When that campaign finds new messages along the way, shifting gears as it unfolds.”

    Do I even need to say it? Gag was gear one. This has been planned all along. Everything.

    • Felice says:


    • MissMary says:

      Gag was like jumpstarting a car. Got the promo going, got “his boy” in the mainstream media’s eye for more than ‘omg sherlock has crazy fans who write gay fanfic lolz’ (not my feelings on things–rock on with your slash fic writing selves, I say–you do you but just don’t be dumb and send it to the actors or showrunners). And now it’s time to dial back, push the movie out front and focus on turing and his story rather than BC and “his story.”

  18. Miss M says:

    How close did he get to george Clooney? Were they face to face? Were they in bed or sharing a bathroom? I didn’t know guys paid too much attention to each other’s skins… I want details now…

    Ps: I was, somewhat close, and didn’t notice that (granted , he was probably wearing foundation at nyff)…

  19. delorb says:

    IMO, all the promotion that we got the last few months was basically regular promotion that would have happened during a movies’ normal release. Most of his interviews were with the entire cast, just Keira or him and he always stayed on message about Turing.

    It seemed like a lot because he did most of them in one big block, but they are just trickling out now. So what seems like an interview a day, was done one after the other during the press junket. I think that confuses most people. They seem to think that this stuff is recent, its not.

    The coming weeks and months will be the real start of the campaign, IMO. All the private parties and private screenings. He’ll, of course be filming Sherlock this month, so he might not do ALL that Harvey wants, but he’ll do something. He’s got to if he wants to beat Micheal Keaton, who is working it HARD.

  20. InvaderTak says:

    Well, peeps I think we set a record low with this one. There’s less than 100 comments here! Should we prepare for a stunt or some new pics on Monday?

  21. tsmiv says:

    testing 1..2..3..

  22. ukbound says:

    I looked up “squidgy”. It seems to mean pudgy or fat.

    I think if he keeps flapping his lips about famous people, he will work his way out of a job.

    Bitchy Batch is in the house. That was my take on it. Which is the REAL Batch?

    • icerose says:

      AS far as Benny’s squidgy remark it is pot kettle as far as Iam concerned is all I have to say but this also adds to it

      “Oho!” said the pot to the kettle;
      “You are dirty and ugly and black!
      Sure no one would think you were metal,
      Except when you’re given a crack.”

      “Not so! not so!” kettle said to the pot;
      “‘Tis your own dirty image you see;
      For I am so clean – without blemish or blot –
      That your blackness is mirrored in me.”

      • j says:

        did ppl take that seriously? i thought it was hilarious but ive got the same sense of humor. better to joke than act offended when a reporter reminds you that youre ‘unconventional looking’ (read ugly) for the millionth time lol

      • Freebunny says:

        Better to joke about yourself than make some comment about an other actor.

    • Anne tommy says:

      I use squidgy as meaning doughy – I call roger federer squidgy -face I am half ashamed to say. I am not sure it necessarily denotes fatness but it’s not flattering.

    • Oh Hey says:

      Oh gosh, it’s a joke, Clooney has an outrageous sense of humor and is probably plotting his best comeback for Ben right now, and they will both laugh because they’re both sarcastic and dry. Why are people so determined to make it an insult? It was a joke, people….

      • Felice says:

        It’s so bad how the rest of tumblr use his dry humor out of context to make him seem horrible.

      • Alice says:

        What you said, yes.

      • Oh Hey says:

        When I read that quote from BC I burst out laughing, that was my reaction because I guess I get and love that dry, sarcastic wit. You can’t take that stuff literally, in truth I think he’d rather die than hurt someone’s feelings.

    • solanaceae (Nighty) says:

      according to Cambridge dictionary: squidgy means soft and wet and changing shape easily when pressed
      Bread which has just come out of the oven is often still squidgy in the middle.

      (SOFT AND WET????????????) What were they doing to eachother’s softness and wetness??

      *squints eyes, smiles naughtly and raises eyebrows …*

  23. Koodles says:

    So, who has their popcorn and beverage of choice for tonight? Well, I guess for most of you it would be extremely late at night. I’m so looking forward to seeing what sophie wears.

    • Ingrid says:

      It will be early morning, so I’ll sit this one out. Just afraid what kind of clusterf*ck will wait for me when I wake up.

      Hopefully the Constipated Couple of Our Hearts won’t show up together. Keira on BC’s arm and everyone is happy. Harvey, are you listening to me?

      March cannot come soon enough.

  24. Felice says:

    Will I vanish?

    Are there certain tricks?

    Either way,

    You should check out Enty Blind Number 6.

    • Ingrid says:

      “Girlfriend”, not “fiancee”, so doubt it’s Otter & Ursula.

      Although, nothing would surprise me at this point…

      • Felice says:

        This is probably just me being a hippie but I honestly don’t see the difference between the two until the all the papers are signed. But yeah it’s just a blind. I just thought it was funny and I wanted to take the opportunity to write a poem.

    • Claire says:

      I’ve actually wondered if FishStick was an escort. It’s common for people working their way up as actresses to double as escorts and would explain her ability to have a nice lifestyle. If this engagement is fake its basically an escort job.

      Anyways I hope it’s true and he’s aware of it. What’s happening tonight?

      • Koodles says:

        @claire- Palm Springs international film award gala. Benedict, I think, is going to be there. So, gonna keep an eye on things and report here. It’s 8 pm my time when it starts live stream.

      • **sighs** says:

        Maybe that’s why he’s depressed. The best thing his team could come up with was an escort. That would depress me.

      • gg says:

        But an expensive one! LOL

    • moodgirl says:

      Oh my gosh.

  25. Megan says:

    that escort stuff if BS. No way someone with that background would be used for an Oscar campaign. Come on people.

  26. **sighs** says:

    That site you must take with vats of salt. It does make me laugh, though.

  27. Harmony says:

    Saw this on instagram.


  28. Koodles says:

    Well, they are both there and her dress looks like a quilt…’s the worst yet

  29. moodgirl says:

    I’m looking at The Desert Sun website for news on the PSFF; see Benedict with Karon standing behind him but can’t see if Sophie is there.

  30. scarf girl says:

    Have just seen a frontal picture of SH at Palm Springs. The only reason that dress exists is for maternity wear. Firmly in the she is knocked up camp. And that dress was worn to announce it. Words fail me on the dress.

    • moodgirl says:

      Where do you see the photo?

    • lindy79 says:

      I cant see anything past the utter hideousness of it.
      Its like a home economics project a first year would make. Nothing redeeming at all.
      Bet it cost thousands like the others though. Her smug face appears to have increased over the holidays.
      #jawseyes2015 are there in full force

    • HBIC says:

      Please. Not pregnant. She still looks like a stick figure.

    • Oh Hey says:

      Haven’t seem the full frontal yet but side view was all it took to convince me that the print and the clutch were disguising something…..

      • Alice says:

        But how does that square with his depressesd/angry/pissy attitude for two months running? And his sometime cavalier treatment of her? If she is, I’d bet he’s not happy about it.

      • Oh Hey says:

        Why would he be happy to have a child with someone he obviously doesn’t even like?

    • Megan says:

      She ain’t pregnant. I think they want the speculation there because there is nothing left to sell at this point. Please. How often have we seen her drink in the last few weeks. One loose fitting dress is all it takes for people? Come on.

      I’ll believe it when I see her big belly and not one where she’s rolling on the floor in. Until then, a big fat nope.

      • moodgirl says:

        She doesn’t look pregnant to me, just stupid. I think they are trying to yank a few chains but she looks the same here as she did in New York.

  31. Alice says:

    I feel embarrassed on his behalf. He looks very sharp, but then standing next to his “fiancee” who’s wearing a flour sack dress holding a Dollar General plastic clutch.

    He still looks miserable in most of the shots. And what’s with the expression on Morton’s face in the pic where he’s off to the side?

    • moodgirl says:

      My laugh for the week!!! She does look horrible; why don’t they get her a stylist?

    • Ingrid says:

      Ditto. My eyes will never recover.

      Speaking of eyes, she has eyebags (I don’t remeber seeing them on her before). So either she has jetlag (flew from UK today) or their “romantic getaway” wasn’t all that relaxing.

      I need to sleep but I’m scared I’ll have nightmares after seeing that dress. Preggers? Doubt it.

      • Kat says:

        You guys do realise that it’s a top with an elasticated bottom and a skirt right? Of course there’s going be the illusion of a bump because it pulls in under the stomach and creates a curve. And maaan does she know it..

      • Ingrid says:

        Yeah. F*ck I hate that kind of baiting. In that screencap (sogo) even her arm has a larger bumb. As does BC.

      • Kat says:

        Actually now I’m not sure what that thing is she wearing. It may be a dress..but why …is that a frill? Are there frills? Well whatever the hell it is, it’s deliberately worn to make her look pregnant. If she wanted to hide she could’ve stayed at home. But everything’s being used for publicity by him right now tho so..
        But IF she were, that would explain a lot. His look of sheer agony the last few months. Cripes that is not a man in love and certainly not a man who’s about to realise a dream of becoming a dad. Would be seriously sad if she were, tbh.

      • Lucifer says:

        they’re trying to milk the preggo rumours. that’s such a sick trick.. so sick

    • tsmiv says:

      I keep getting deleted, but I agree with you Alice. I’m embarrassed for him too. The boy is trying to win an OSCAR and this how she shows up? Joan Rivers is in the great beyond busting a gut at this fiasco.

    • moodgirl says:

      I see the odd look on Morton’s face as well as the weird stare from the brunette standing beside him.

  32. NoisyBird says:

    I have to wonder if she is trying to make him look like a fool with her ghastly choices.
    He does look very, very lovely though.

  33. Kat says:

    Man, it couldn’t be more obvious she’s trying to get people talking. Ugh.
    Don’t think she’s pregnant (God help him if so), it’s just a billowy skirt and top (again deliberate), but the holding the bag there is transparently baiting. IF she did want to hide something, she just wouldn’t need to be there at all.
    A little clutch bag won’t hide anything at all and she knows it. Ick. Have a bad feeling about her.

    • Claire says:

      Does this surprise you given she or someone she knows is on tumblr constantly baiting his fans with that blog? She’s manipulating this situation for the entertainment value for all its worth.

      • HBIC says:

        She should enjoy her 15 minutes then, b/c I swear once he gets rid of her, no one is going to talk about her. Ever again.

      • Kat says:

        That’s just guesswork about the blog tho?

      • gg says:

        Gathering material for that show on social media?

      • Claire says:

        I can’t remember who did the sleuth work on here but one of us in the ladies detective agency determined it has to be run by someone who is v close to her because of access to private photos. She has names but isn’t saying at the moment. Though I did see some names when surfing thru tumblr last week

    • Oh Hey says:

      Check the photo on the SOGO blog, front on, if that’s not a bump I don’t know what it is, unless she’s faking it but I don’t think so….

      • Linz says:

        Baggy dress on a thin woman..

      • Claire says:

        If it is as others say, a top with elastic gathering and a skirt underneath, it’s just the cloth. She may well be trying to provoke rumors in the tabloids in the Aniston style.

        Do aniston rumors pop up around oscar time, anyone know?

      • HBIC says:

        I’m personally of the opinion that you don’t know what a baby bump is. An ugly baggy dress means nothing.

        For the last time people – NOT PREGNANT.

      • Kat says:

        I did think it was skirt and top but now dunno. It’s just a terrible mess. Frills and stuff. Whatever it is, she’s happily drawing attention to it.
        I think it’s heartbreaking if she is tbh. He looks miserable as hell and has done for months. Nobody tries for a kid after a few months.. It’d be an accident and he’s proposed because apparently it’s 1765. Not the fairytale he thought it would be. 🙁

      • Oh Hey says:

        Nope, that thing is hugging under her belly, if there was nothing there it wouldn’t be indented. She’s either trolling people or she really is about 3-4 months gone.

      • HBIC says:

        She’s trolling people. DUH.

      • Linz says:

        Many drop/dropped waist dresses are unflattering. (They make women look like they have a belly/bump) Google drop waist dresses and you will see what I am talking about.

      • moodgirl says:

        It’s so obvious. She looks like she is trying so hard to send a message holding that clutch over her gut. Like someone said, if she and her belly didn’t want to be seen she could have stayed at home. They just get weirder every time they appear in public.

      • Claire says:

        ^ I wish we’d stop this kind of retrofitting speculation, it makes us all look odd. If he’s dumb enough to get himself trapped like that it would have happened many years ago with all the p***** that’s likely been thrown at him. The only thing that would make that possible is if he really well and truly lost his marbles

      • moodgirl says:

        Maybe she hit him with some upper class p**** and he was only used to the middle class p**** that is normally pitched to him so he couldn’t get his head on straight, no pun intended. I don’t think she’s pregnant but how silly would one have to be to make people think that she is. His facial expressions, as usual, give up his story. He looks thoroughly over it.

    • anon says:

      Going back and forth on whether or not she’s pregnant. But absolutely positive that’s one of the most hideous dresses I’ve ever seen!

  34. Koodles says:

    I don’t think she is pregnant either. She was wearing the same dress she wore 6 months ago at christmas with a sweater underneath. I don’t think she would be able to fit into it now without being extremely uncomfortable especially with said sweater. But, there is one picture of benedict that broke my heart.

  35. moodgirl says:

    I cannot for the life of me figure out people who think he is unattractive; he is so handsome. Even more so if he would step away from her.

  36. tasha_nat says:

    I’m skimming through the Palm Springs photos showing on my page and confirmed that my interest and enthusiasm for Benedict has dwindled. Meh.

    I’m more interested in the smart sassy witty comments and conversations here. (Y’all are more interesting than Benedict Cumberbatch! How’s that for a compliment? 🙂 )

    • moodgirl says:

      I agree. Normally I would have signed on first thing this morning but I did everything under the sun before I opened this site. The posters are great but the subject, not so much.

  37. tsmiv says:

    My grandma wore a dropped waist dress to get married in 1930. In the pics, she looked pregnant and she most certainly was not. It’s the dress, nothing more; but someone wants you to think it’s more.

    • **sighs** says:

      If I wore a dress like that I would totally look preg. And I weigh barely over a hundred lbs. never mind the fact that it is absolutely hideous. Where does she find the ugliest dresses in creation?

    • Mikasa says:

      I guess we’ll just have to wait for the official announcement.
      Although I’m pretty sure they’d want the media spinning rumors to help BC secure an Oscar nomination. Official baby news won’t come til lat Jan just before voting begins. See its possible to campaign without BC being there physically!!

    • Ingrid says:

      How to silence the doubters:

      1. Xmas with her family (make sure you are seen!)
      2. Make her look pregnant. (The only explanation for that dress)

      Problem solved.

  38. **sighs** says:

    Also. Someone did finally teach them how to stand so their body language from the waist down isn’t horrible, but they still look miserable from the neck up.

  39. tsmiv says:

    So he’s saying “one thing at a time” when asked about wedding plans now. What happened to “just fine” or “planning in my sleep.” Sounds like he’s back tracking a bit already.

  40. Ant says:

    Sophie looks about 4 months pregnant to me, which means baby-making activity in late August.

    • Claire says:

      Again, more retrofitting speculation. If what you think is true, why did he just give an interview saying he wants kids of his own “someday”. Even if the interview is months old it still doesn’t add up.

      • Ant says:

        I thought the interview was months old? What’s not adding up?

      • moodgirl says:

        I don’t we can take every word he says as gospel.

      • Ingrid says:

        I don’t trust anything anymore.

        Also, she is wearing very high heels (almost taller than BC). Not very pregnant lady like. And she’s sticking her bum out (to get her stomach to stick out) when usually she has a very good posture.

        She’s trolling.

      • **sighs** says:

        I noticed the posture as well. Cheeky girl.

      • moodgirl says:

        I saw the photo with her bum sticking way out. There is also a photo with Benedict looking at Karon, she was talking to him while he and Sophie were having photos taken. Weird.

    • moodgirl says:

      If she is pregnant, considering that they probably didn’t have constant contact after June because of his traveling, coupled by the rumor that he may have been seen with other women, he is having a child with a woman he had only spent a few days with and really barely knows. I don’t blame him for being sad.

      • Freebunny says:

        Far too true.

      • Oh Hey says:

        Could also possibly not be his… it’s obvious they barely spent any time together and don’t like each other, can’t imagine there was any intimacy between them. I suppose stranger things have happened.

    • Ingrid says:

      Just saw the photos from press room with the cast. And I’m laughing so much.

      Go and see yourself, I think you’ll notice some differences.

      ETA: Tumblr tag, moodgirl.

      It’s like Allen &BC just announced their engagement.

  41. Gracie says:

    The dress! The dress! My eyes! The dress is so bloody wrong on so many levels!

    Also, hire a good make up artist, If they can’t get Lisa Eldridge to go to America this very last minute, (although Lisa did make up for Keira before for the premier of another film in the U.K., presumably Keira is a client already) they should check out Monika Blunder or Matthew Van Leeuwen for some much needed red carpet rescue. For goodness’ sakes layoff shimmery blush in the centre of her face, if you wanna give the delusion of wider cheeks, that’s not the way to do it. Bad highlighting job, just ‘cos it’s winter doesn’t mean she should have to lit up like a Christmas tree. And please do something to lift the pressing eyebrow bone – all this can be achieved with make up. I am not saying HW should send her to a surgery.

    The make up is awful. Everything is awful. And the hair, don’t get me start on the hair. I know BC has previously said he prefers a woman who knows she doesn’t need to go all deck out in order to look good, but I am mightily confused now. This is looking more like she’s decking out to look awful. Ah!

    • Freebunny says:

      Must be some art performance on the red carpet.

    • Ingrid says:

      Everyting. Awful. Ugh.

      Do you think she’s staying in LA or flying back and forth with BC? I vote staying, since those hideous dresses don’t pick themselves out and she has many more RCs to go to. Ugh.

      Also, Benophie is saying not pregnant. Why would she do that? Oh right, it would shatter the disney romance. Silly me.

      I think they are trying to get preg rumors going in order to make this relantionship seem even somewhat legit. Too many sham rumors going around. Or she’s doing it on her own.

      • Gracie says:

        She’s not interested in clothes. That’s the only conclusion I can come to. I don’t get this. How hard is that to find dresses that fit if HW’s resources are as abundant as they say? Is this how it’s gonna go between them? She sneers like a Wiltshire cat in awful dresses and awful make up, miles apart between their bodies (even in photos) unless posing for cameras. Still not buying she’s pregnant. Too damn convenient. If she is, this is real life Christopher Tiejens shit going on right before our eyes.

        Also please let her stay in LA for the rest of award season. She must have friends with resources who can take her in. Just to save us having to look at airport sightings. Is that too much to ask?

      • Freebunny says:

        Even someone not interested in clothes would do better. She had to search a lot and a long time to find such a dress disaster.

      • Kat says:

        Nah. I’m not interested in clothes and admire people who are not. She’s not one of those. She puts a lot of effort into what she wears..and that was particularly the case last night. Desired effect achieved.

      • Alice says:

        Pregnancy rumors make it even less legit to people with eyeballs who see his absolute misery. Preg rumors say entrapment, shotgun wedding, get me outta here, IMO. And there are ways to stop being pregnant unless someone feels she has a winning hand, a ticket out of nowheresville, leverage. She gives off that impression to me.

      • sad DSA says:

        No, no, no, Gracie! That’s what she WANTS you to think, I think. I have this theory that she’s trying to sell this public persona of a person who’s too high-minded to care about such ‘petty’ things like fashion, makeup, and hair. Because she has more serious, deep stuff to think about, I’m sure. She’s trying to make the public think she’s too cool to care (that’s what I thought since the repeat Erdem incident—I read an article about Amal Clooney’s ‘human’ style that looked like she was too busy to change purses and stuff because she’s too busy thinking about legal stuff, I think Ursula wants people to think that about her too). It may not be working for Bendy’s PR (because you’d think his team would hire her some professionals—so he wouldn’t look bad by proxy) but it’s working for her own avant-garde brand. I think some people on Tumblr posted old pictures of her and she didn’t always dress like this. You know that awesome French “no-makeup makeup” and messy French hair that looks effortless? She’s trying to do that, but she’s tying too hard (it’s like instead of just wearing your bedhead, you actually go out of your way to mess it up). That’s my theory, at least!

      • Oh Hey says:

        Well he did say Christopher was his favorite character, maybe he just relates to him all that well. Personally Christopher really pissed me off, I wanted him to just shit or get off the pot with his wife and he didn’t, even at the end.

    • moodgirl says:

      Did she pay rats to do her hair? It looks undone, like she ran out of time and the ends were still wet. What’s her problem, does she not care to get a stylist or just doesn’t want to pay for one?

  42. Freebunny says:

    At least, now we know why he proposed her….

  43. Ingrid says:

    Now there’s a picture of BC getting out of the car with Karon on the backseat, no sign of The Dress. They still can’t sit together?

    Also, I think he is doing this on purpose:

    • Gracie says:

      Much happier being a silly git around his mates than spending time with his home, center and whatever he calls her. That’s what it looks like to me. *shaking my head* Can’t say I’m surprised.

    • Mikasa says:

      He is soo deliberately being goofy! I read several times here and on sogo people are missing dorkybatch…well here he is! It’s nice to see him like that for a change, even if he’s just acting!!
      Also, no tan. What happened to that Caribbean getaway?

      • Freebunny says:

        Too much pilates indoor.
        And no tan for Sherlock, short hair are already enough disappointing.

  44. lindy79 says:

    He should just marry Allen Leech.

    I do think while she’s not pregnant she was definitely pulling focus to that area. The holding of the bag there, the drop waist dress. Any woman trying that on for a red carpet would spot the potential for bumpwatch. Shes an intelligent woman and knows how to get people talking. Wasn’t this the woman who said she’d rather her work crash spectacularly than be boring (seems she feels that way about her clothes anyway badum tshhhhh).
    She also looked amazingly smug.

    Video on youtube, the minute they stopped posing he dropped his arm from her waist.
    Whatever is going on, this isn’t a couple madly in love and dying to get married. His behaviour with everyone who isn’t her only makes it more obvious.

    • Lucifer says:

      FW of very first rate

    • Lucifer says:

      OHh lindy u missed the one thing at a time // not at the momnt soundbite?

    • Kat says:

      ITA lindy. She may as well have dropped the tiny bag and just pointed to her stomach, because she was 100% baiting and she knows it. IF she is and genuinely wanted to keep it quiet, she could’ve stayed at home, or she could’ve even still gone to the ceremony but just skip the red carpet and posing for cameras. Nobody HAS to do that..many couples don’t pose together. But seems she has quite a taste for the red carpet now. Can’t keep her off it.

    • Ingrid says:

      I had to stare at Eddie and Hannah for a few minutes to calibrate my brain. They are so lovely and Hannah looked very stylish (as did Felicity J., swoon). Also, Eddie posed solo as well. Keira always poses alone as well as with her hubby. Ben hasn’t done that since NY, why?

  45. Koodles says:

    God I noticed that there isn’t one slit, there are two in that dress.

    • Ingrid says:

      And shorts as well. What a masterpiece!

      (No wonder why the fit is so weird, it’s basically a jumpsuit)

  46. Oh Hey says:

    Wearing very high heels can make your bum stick out, and as ugly as that dress is, the fabric and design including the distracting slit were chosen to mask the bump underneath, IMO. She’s not that far along, so not at the stage yet where she’s going to have swollen ankles or anything else. Sheesh…..this is pathetic.

    • Kat says:

      Nah. No way that monstrosity would be chosen to mask anything. It accentuates and creates the illusion of a bump and she quite clearly knows that. Something with an empire line would be a good choice to hide something. Like I say, she wanted to hide? She could’ve not stood in front of photogs.
      Either way, what an awful woman to try and court attention like that. Cheap and tacky.

      I just hope for his sake, she’s not. Though, it would explain why he’s looked so awful the last few months.

      • Oh Hey says:

        *snort* For what other reason would she wear that monstrosity?? To me trolling people to look pregnant for the sake of publicity is a bit far fetched, I think it’s just an artless way of dressing thinking you’re covering something up. It can’t be hidden forever….