Celebitchy’s most commented stories of 2015

celebitchy's most commented of 2015
Last year Benedict Cumberbatch’s red carpet debut with his fiancee, Sophie Hunter, topped the most commented posts of 2014. This year we found out that his bride-to-be was pregnant and the two got married, and welcomed a son. (Although the posts about their baby didn’t receive nearly as many comments as Sophie’s pregnancy and their wedding.)

Benedict Cumberbatch posts once again reigned supreme with the most comments this year. Other top commented posts included fan favorite Tom Hiddleston’s romance with Elizabeth Olsen, Kelly Rutherford committing parental abduction and Ben Affleck’s dalliance with the nanny. There were a couple of surprises in there, like Emily Blunt becoming a citizen and regretting it, and Ralph Lauren’s daughter, Dylan Lauren, admitting she used a surrogate to have twins because she was too busy traveling for work. Here are the top 32 most commented posts of 2015. (These are not in exact order because we’re focusing on the subjects of the posts instead of counting them down individually.)

21. August 27: Dylan Lauren used a surrogate because she ‘was traveling a lot across the globe’

Many of us had not yet heard of Dylan Lauren, clothing magnate Ralph Lauren’s daughter and a success in her own right. Dylan founded and runs Dylan’s Candy Bar, a chain of candy shops. She admitted in an interview to both being ambivalent about having children and to being too busy to get pregnant, opting for surrogacy because she was on a tight schedule “to get stores open.”

17. September 16: Emily Blunt facing GOP backlash for being ‘sad’ about becoming an American

British-born Emily Blunt became a US citizen this year, after which she gave several interviews calling it “sad” and “bittersweet,” and admitting that she only obtained citizenship for tax purposes. Many people wondered why she bothered to obtain dual citizenship if she was so ambivalent about it.

14. May 22: Josh Duggar admits to molesting 5 children when he was 14/15 years old

The sad story that Josh Duggar had molested his sisters as a teenager, and that his family and likely TLC has covered it up, came out this spring. Duggar resigned his position as Executive Director for the ultra conservative Family Research Council and asked people to pray for him. It later came out that he had hired and sexually assaulted prostitutes.

11, 24. July: Ben Affleck’s affair with the nanny
Taking up spots 11 and and 24 on our list is Ben Affleck’s affair with his children’s nanny, a 28 year-old aspiring reality star name Christine Ouzounian. Following the news of the affair, Ouzounian did multiple bikini photoshoots, staged several outings for the paparazzi and was even photographed wearing Tom Brady’s Superbowl rings while on a private jet with Brady and Affleck. She eventually moved to the Bahamas and got back with her ex-fiance, presumably after receiving a hefty settlement from Affleck.

3, 20, 23, 26 August: Kelly Rutherford abducted her kids
Kelly Rutherford appears outside New York Supreme Court
Instead of sending her then eight and six year-old children back to Monaco as scheduled, Kelly Rutherford kept them in New York with her, claiming that no court had jurisdiction over her case. She was ordered by a NY judge to return the children to their father immediately. Rutherford later released an unhinged rant against the judge, claiming she had no authority, and gave interviews with her obnoxious lawyer, in which she made statements claiming she wasn’t required to obey a foreign country. She finally lost primary custody in a ruling from Monaco this November.

6, 10, 27, 29, 31 Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston stories, particularly his undercover romance with Elizabeth Olsen, took up a full five spots on our top 32 most commented posts. (I may have expanded the list a little to give him more of a chance.) Hiddleston and Olsen’s date night in July, which was captured by the paparazzi, was number 6 on our list with 547 comments. A spotting of the two prior to that and a story that Tom didn’t homewreck Elizabeth’s engagement were also among the most discussed. We later heard straight from her fiancee that she dumped him after she started working with Tom.

1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, etc. Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European film premiere
Benedict Cumberbatch and by extension, Sophie Hunter, took up a whopping 15 of the top 32 most commented stories this year. The news of their wedding this February was the second most commented post to date with 922 comments. (Second only to their 2014 red carpet debut.) After that the most commented stories were when we did the math to figure out Sophie’s conception date, when we heard that she was pregnant, and when Cumberbatch spoke openly about his lack of regrets at becoming a father a little later in life than he had planned.

Thank you for helping us make 2015 a great year and thanks so much for being a loyal reader and commenter! Hope you have a great holiday and an excellent 2016! We’ll be back on Monday.

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  1. Lee says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  2. SamiHami says:

    Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope it’s a great one for all!

  3. Aussie girl says:

    Wow, I never saw benny making the number one spot…….. 900 comments later!!!! Lol, no not surprised. See Benny , all that promotion may not have got you an Oscar but you broke the Internet on CB & scored best dressed as well. Slow clap…
    Oh and merry Christmas to all you great, interesting, sometimes over opinionated ( Guilty) , classy CBcommenters. Whatever part of the globe, enjoy your time with your families, friends, pets, workmates or just by your great self xxoo

  4. ncboudicca says:

    A belated Happy Festivus to all!

  5. Nancy says:

    Well all those fancy folk with their turbulent and/or opulent lifestyles. The number one story is I had a kidney stone blasted out last week….first time surgery, anesthesia, etc. and I’m happy as a lark. Joy to the World! Life is simply wonderful without physical pain and that’s a fact, the most important thing in life is good health…..I learned the hard way and will appreciate every second I’m alive!

    • Aussie girl says:

      Here’s to good health!!! We take it for granted

    • jugstorecowboy says:

      Yeah! it sounds trite, but those experiences are truly priceless. Hooray for no more pain!

    • I Choose Me says:

      Hear, hear! Glad you can be pain free for the holidays.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Be well.

    • Amelia says:

      Good health, happiness and family to all you lovely CBers this holiday!
      Safe travels to those of you making your way home, and special thoughts to all the emergency workers working over the holidays to keep us safe.

    • Nancy says:

      Thank you all for your good wishes. I had that thing in me for four years in spite of ct scans, ultrasounds, countless tests, etc. It wasn’t until my second ct scan and blood (sorry guys) that they took action. Maybe bc I’m only 36, I don’t know. If you’re hurting, insist upon action…….MERRY CHRISTMAS or whatever it is that you celebrate.. Love my CB girls!

      • siri says:

        Very belated, but I’m happy with and for you! And it’s true, we mostly don’t realize how important health is until it’s gone. We worry about many things on a daily basis, but this is usually one we take for granted somehow. I’m glad the cause for your pain was finally found, and I hope you still have/had a good time at Christmas with your loved ones. Merry Christmas (or what’s left of it) to all the Cbitches!:-)

      • Nancy says:

        siri: Tis the day after Christmas. I’m not a good sleeper so am always online at the crack of dawn. Your post touched my heart. A person who doesn’t me and was so sincere with your words. What a lovely person you are. Let this be the best year of your life and stay healthy!!!! You are living proof that some of us truly wish peach on Earth, good will towards man. 🙂

      • siri says:

        @Nancy: Thank you! I honestly believe there are a lot of good people around here, the ‘bitching’ is just the surface, and probably an outlet we all need at times. Yes, let this next year be the best and healthiest for all of us. And a more peaceful one! Whatever you do in your personal life, work or otherwise, take a time out, and pamper yourself! You deserve the best! We all do.

  6. lilacflowers says:

    Cumberbatch got married? How did I miss that?

    • Aussie girl says:

      I heard he was dating someone. What was her job again……😉

    • InvaderTak says:

      Dear lord I thought that was his sister going as his date all this time!

    • lilacflowers says:

      Comet Sophies for everyone!

    • Farhi says:

      I heard Hiddles is a player.
      Leave Benny’s fans alone.
      It is Christmas, why do you always have to act so superior?
      Octopus wrangler, comet Sophies? Bitter and not funny at all.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Have a lovely Christmas, Farhi.

        Also, this is a year end recap and Comet Sophies and octopi featured prominently in the past year. I haven’t touched anybody’s fans. I also don’t care about whether any actor is a player or not so long as all actions are legal and age appropriate. And I happen to like Sophie and enjoy what I’ve seen of her work. Yes, I really liked the puppet show.

        So, again, have a lovely Christmas. i do hope you’re able to enjoy it.

      • Farhi says:

        You are stirring things up on purpose with mentioning her and the octopus references.
        I can see only one reason for bringing it up – to get Benny’s fans who like her and those who don’t like her going at each other for your entertainment .
        Maybe you didn’t realize you were doing it but given that this happened on every Benny thread I find it hard to believe.

      • Fluff says:

        I’ve been pretty vocal about my exasperation of crazy fans who hate on anyone who dates ‘their’ celebrity (especially since 2015 seems to have been the year that “celebrity partner conspiracy theories” went supernova), but jokes is jokes. A lot of the stuff on Celebitchy is funny. And it’s not like everyone who pokes fun at her is a stan – CBers poke fun at everyone. It’s only not fun when the Tumblrites invade and start getting Very Very Serious about the international human rights tragedy that is people not caring about the poor abused wickle movie star.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Actually, I made a point of skipping those boring interchanges so no, that was never any intention of mine and I can see many, many reasons for what I wrote, none of which remotely resemble your accusations. Also, please do check again. I’m not the one who brought her up. But I really don’t see why I’m explaining or defending myself to you as you’re the one who seems intent on stirring things up, hurling insults and accusations and incorrect assumptions.

        So, again, Merry Christmas. Please find some of the spirit somewhere.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Fluff, isn’t a sense of humor a fabulous gift? Happy holidays!

      • M.A.F. says:

        My Christmas wish: people on GOSSIP sites to get a sense of humor. Do we need to open a separate manor for the Cumberbatch fans? Holy hell.

      • SusanneToo says:

        IIRC, lilac was one of the few who defended Sophie’s work during the time when the fur was really flying.
        Anyway, Happy Holidays to all here who celebrate them.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @SusanneToo, thank you. And Happy Holidays to you.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Don’t knock the Comet Sophies. They’re delicious and the best thing about a Bendy thread.

        I also highly recommend the Pervy Tombanger. It just might brighten your mood.

  7. GingerCrunch says:

    Nice recap. Happy Holidays!!!

  8. Snazzy says:

    Happy holidays celebitches!!

  9. I Choose Me says:

    Happy Holidays everyone!

    Here’s hoping all my beige booty shorts, verandah loving, croquembouche having, tea-sipping, snark loving, fellow CBers have an enjoyable time with friends and fam.


    • antipodean says:

      I Choose Me, you get all the stars today for summing up the whole crazy Celebitchy world in one succinct sentence. I am in awe, and wish a very joyous Holiday to you and yours.
      That little chirpy snowman in the last picture is giving me a loopy grin on this Christmas Eve day. God bless everyone!

    • lilacflowers says:

      Fake Baby thanks you.

  10. Ms. Lib says:

    Thank you for your excellent coverage of so many interesting celebrities!
    I love your writing style and candid comments.
    Have a wonderful holiday and a well deserved break!

  11. Amelie says:

    I am still baffled by the obsession for Sophie Hunter here. I realize Benedict had a big year with The Imitation Game but the “interest” (bordering on hatred) aimed at her was perplexing. Some people get pregnant and get married quickly. It happens. Hugh Grant knocking up two different women at the same time did not remotely cause the same level of outrage. If anything, Benedict was overexposed last year not Sophie. And I still don’t get him, never watched Sherlock or anything he has been in.

    But anyways happy holidays!

  12. Sansa says:

    No Kardashians indicates it’s possible to improve our World!! Merry Christmas!!

    • Poisonous Lookalike says:

      Excellent point! I take a lot of hope from this observation.

      I don’t post often here, but I’m a daily reader and would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday, whatever you celebrate this time of year (it’s the solstice for my family).

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Now, Sansa, if we could lose the Boltons and some Lannisters, 2016 will be a wonderful year

    • Michelle says:

      So happy they weren’t in the top here! Hopefully it is a sign of a downward for them. I try to never click on any story involving them.

    • Cranberry says:

      Mostly a lurker ’til recently. Love the “tea” parties.
      Happy 2016 and Winter Solstice everybody.

  13. Miss M says:

    Happy Holidays, CBers!

  14. Nutballs says:

    So the Brits, the cheaters, the child abductors and pedophiles reigned supreme in 2015, you say? They certainly gave us a lot to talk about.

    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of the Celebitches!

  15. Wentworth Miller says:

    Merry Christmas, everyone! 🎄🎅🎁

  16. Juliette says:

    Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a healthy and prosperous 2106 to all my fellow Celebitchy addicts. Thanks to Celebitchy for the best place on the net to dish dirt and have some fun. See ya next year!

  17. Citresse says:

    The only ones I heard of on this list is Ben Affleck and the Duggars.

  18. Chinoiserie says:

    Merry Christmas!!!
    Hopefully there will be a little less Benedict next year, but probably with Dr Strange coming he won’t be going away any time soon…

  19. Jib says:

    I just found this site this year while seeking an an alternative to the royal sycophants on other sites, and I love it! The snark, but mostly the intelligent and thoughtful analysis here always surprises me after so much reflexive and mindless hero worship elsewhere.

    I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Yule, Merry Festivus
    And a wonderful new year!!!

  20. Lou says:

    I feel sorry for Sophie Hunter, the crap she’s had to deal with simply for getting with him is unreal. His fans are beyond insane. It’s weird, Benedict seems so down to earth and grounded… yet he inspires these creepy theories. We can laugh and joke about it, but i’m sure living with all this hate aimed at you is very upsetting, especially with a baby. If any of these ‘fans’ are reading this thread, i hope you get the help you need.

    Merry Christmas!

  21. Dangles says:

    Merry Xmas, Celebitchy & Kaiser. Thanks for another year of entertainment.

  22. I wish everyone a Happy Christmas and safe travel.

  23. J says:

    merry xmas all!

  24. Sarah01 says:

    Hope everyone enjoys spending time with loved ones, stay safe, be happy and hope the new year brings kindness and love to everyone.

  25. Citresse says:

    Merry Christmas to all Celebitchy fans around the world.

  26. Fishfishbirdcats says:

    Happy days, everyone!

  27. cheers says:

    Happy holidays to everyone in our little community. Never posted before but thought what the he’ll, why not. Thank you CB for the dose of pop culture coupled with the snark that we all feel & thank YOU commenters for keeping me laughing.

    I hope everyone has a safe and fabulous New Year. Cheers!!

  28. Liberty says:

    Happy holidays to everyone here! The best little commenting village there is!

  29. Phoebe says:

    Happy Holidays and all the best for a great 2016! Here’s hoping it’s full of Sir Hiddles and less Cumberbatch drama, although it was fun to watch it all go down thanks to you ladies!.

  30. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Eesh the comments on that Dylan post.

    May 2016 be the year we stop judging women for not being some cliche flower child stereotype and let stranger’s vaginas/uteruses do what they do.