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Benedict Cumberbatch Wears A Fancy Hat

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What’s the deal, Mr. Fancyhat?

Now don’t get me wrong, I love me some Benedict Cumberbatch, but this hat is TOO MUCH.

The actor was spotted departing from LAX airport wearing a grey blazer, white shirt, black sunglasses and….THIS HAT. Not only does it look like it belongs in a Magritte painting, but also it feels like it’s just resting nonchalantly on his head. What gives? Is this just in my head, or does this hat look ridic?

Check out the pics below and tell me what you think of Fancyheadwear McCumberdude. I’m keeping an open mind…but not that open.

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Posted Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 11:11am
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Benedict Cumberbatch Isn’t Good At Writing Letters To Santa

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Yes, Benedict Cumberbatch is perfect at most everything…except writing non-depressing letters to ‘Ol Father Christmas.

I mean, he kills it in acting, getting hitched, having cute Cumberbabies but let me tell you, he isn’t a GOD. The actor took part in another event for Letters Live, called the “Letters to Santa” campaign which is basically where celebrities do handwritten letters to Santa for Christmas. Benedict’s letter was… eh…well, you be the judge:

Benedict Cumberbatch has claimed that Father Christmas represents ‘materialism gone mad’ as he jokingly complained that he never received the lightsaber he wanted as a boy. In the note marking national letter writing day, Cumberbatch also joked that he never did receive the Star Wars toy he asked for and promised to leave out extra port and mince pies. He also mentioned those who may be ‘hiding in buildings as bombs rain down’ in the letter, which is part of an event called Letters Live celebrating literary correspondence.

Cumberbatch, who has a one-year-old son with his wife Sophie Hunter, wrote: ‘This is what I’d like to ask you to help with. A little more time for children to be children. Stretch the moment of magic and playfulness. Distract them from the realities of a world gone mad so that they can laugh with their breath rather than sob with their tears. Especially those caring for family members, or suffering illness, hunger or poverty. Especially those hiding in buildings as bombs rain down, or being handed shaking with fear or cold into a boat to escape environmental disaster or war. Please help to light up their worlds with a moment of joy and hope.’

Speaking about adults, he said: ‘Now we get our own presents, control our own fates, take responsibility for our own actions, and live in the world we have created… so it’s not for us to turn around and plead for your help with the environment, the migrant crisis, the NHS, education, food banks, human rights, fundamentalism and wars. Though God knows we need all the help we can get with all these man-made problems and more. You are for the children. Children who need some magic in a world where the borders between innocence and responsibility, playful imagination and cold, adult obstacles are continually shrinking.’

He went on: ‘Spare a thought too for those millions who want to write to you but through illiteracy can’t. Hear their words and help to give them the time and chance to learn how to read and write so they can better their lives and escape their impoverished beginnings.’

Cumberbatch ended the letter by writing: ‘I feel a little sorry for you. And I guess I’ve done exactly what I said I wouldn’t … Asked you to help with adult problems and solve some of the greatest worries we have for our children. I promise to leave some extra port and mince pies for you!’

Other big names to have penned letters to Santa include Annie Lennox, Russell Brand, Thom Yorke and Thandie Newton.

(Via DailyMail)

Oh BOO. You never got a lightsabre as a kid. SO SORRY. Yes, let’s complain about it, uber-successful actor dude.  What do you think about his letter- was it as whiny or preachy as it reads to me?

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Posted Monday, December 7th, 2015 at 12:12pm
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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Kid Has A Dapper Name (SURPRISE)

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With a name like Benedict Cumberbatch, the bar is set pretty high…

Benedict Cumberbatch and his new wife Sophie Hunter welcomed a son in June.  In a statement released by their rep shortly after the Cumberbaby’s birth:

“Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son. We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during these next few precious weeks.”

And they suuuper private, as the English couple have kept the name of their spawn under wraps. UNTIL NOW. You can call the Sherlock Holmes actor’s kid…

Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch!

And pour him a spot of tea while you’re at it.  So where’d it come from? Carlton is the middle name of both Cumberbatch and his father, giving the name a traditional feel with a first name that you know, is useable in lots of high and low contexts.

Do you think the kid will have a knickname? Chris, Toph? What do you think of the name?!

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Posted Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 at 9:09am
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Welcome To Benedict Cumberbatch’s School For Memorizing Complicated Lines of Dialogue

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School’s in session, so listen to Professor Cumberbatch, students!

Benedict Cumberbatch dished to People on the key to memorizing all those painfully long, complicated lines of dialogue on his hit show, Sherlock. And now, he’s sharing his nuggets of wisdom with the world! People reports:

“There are two things. I memorize them very painstakingly and slowly. And I try to exercise, and stay off the cigarettes, booze and caffeine when filming, so I’ve got this good, healthy oxygenated blood and can think fast.”

Still, even a three-time Emmy winner and classically trained actor like Cumberbatch can have some trouble with the lines from time to time.

“There’s always a moment when I get behind and I’m having a messy day, and I’m just kind of going, ‘Sorry …. ‘ But by and large, you have to be really disciplined,” he says.

Cumberbatch, who recently announced he’s expecting his first child with his fiancée, Sophie Hunter, also says the lines can be harder to do depending on the season they’re shooting.

“It can be hell when you’re standing on the side of the Thames in January with the winds … you can’t even move your jaw, so trying to do one of the long passages of deduction is really physically hard,” he says. “You have to warm up, remember to use your diaphragm.”

And shooting in the studio can be equally tough. “It’s really hot with the huge studio lights. When it comes to speaking fast, you really just can’t be tired or unhealthy in any way, or it’s going to be that much more work for you.”

Ugh, acting sounds difficult. That being said, I hear craft services are a great reward for lines learned.  Benedict, any words of advice on best snacks on a shoot? Asking for a friend.

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Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 12:12pm
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