But Is It Gay Enough?: The Imitation Game

Rich Juzwiak · 11/26/14 10:40AM

Alan Turing is a prime example of the kind of historical figure people cite as proof that one's sexuality has no bearing on one's accomplishments. Turing essentially invented the computer and formalized much that comes with it, including the algorithm and the concept of artificial intelligence. According to Winston Churchill, Turing made the single biggest contribution to the Allies' victory in World War II. How could it possibly matter that he was also gay?

Benedict Cumberbatch Just Cannot Get Jimmy Fallon to Say "Booty"

Jay Hathaway · 11/18/14 02:01PM

Jimmy Fallon's recurring Tonight Show games, like beer pong and musical impressions, are pretty reliable, but only because he doesn't overuse them—he has to mix it up by introducing new ways to torture his guests. Or, in the case of last night's new game, his audience.

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Attempt 11 Celebrity Voices in One Minute

Jay Hathaway · 11/13/14 04:10PM

Benedict Cumberbatch, a British actor famed for his Jar Jar Binks impersonation, had his chops supremely tested when MTV challenged him to do as many celebrity voices as he could in a single minute. It's called "The Imitation Game," which is, by sheer coincidence, also the title of Cabbagepatch's latest film.

Benedict Cumberbatch Tried, and Failed, to Walk Like Beyoncé

Kelly Conaboy · 10/25/14 10:56AM

Benedict Cumberbatch, our little Sherlock Holmes, beautiful object of the Internet's desire, appeared on The Graham Norton Show recently with comedian Miranda Hart. In her segment, Hart shows the audience how to do the "pop star walk," popularized by Beyoncé, and Benedict gives it a whirl. (A poor whirl, but a whirl nonetheless.)

Julian Assange's Dramatic Fan Letter to Benedict Cumberbatch

Adrian Chen · 10/09/13 02:59PM

"I believe that you are a decent person, who would not naturally wish to harm good people in dire situations," is probably the weirdest compliment person-shaped-internet-meme Benedict Cumberbatch has received in his career. But Julian Assange is not your normal tween Cumerbatch fan on Tumblr. Assange is not happy about the upcoming Dreamworks blockbuster The Fifth Estate, which features Cumberbatch as him, and he's written a very long letter to express his dissatisfaction.

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Not Into Downton Abbey, Is a Sociopath

Leah Beckmann · 04/26/12 03:49PM

Cold bisque doll and star of BBC's Sherlock series, Benedict Cumberbatch is not, how you say, a fan of Downton Abbey. Doth the Queen know of this split among her people? In a recent interview with the New York Times, Cumberbatch was asked if he resembles the sociopathic character he portrays on the show. Yes, as it turns out, he does:

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: The Sexiest of Unsexy Spies

Richard Lawson · 06/30/11 02:19PM

Here's a trailer for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy a very classy looking adaptation of the novel by the great John le Carré. It's chock-full of notable British actors so you know it has to be good. And will make absolutely no money.

Gisele Bundchen Is Becoming a Billionaire and You're Not

Richard Lawson · 06/03/11 04:44PM

Like it or not, a pretty lady is way richer than you. And you'll just have to deal with it. Also today: HBO is making the classiest thing ever made, two funny ladies are teaming up to get your motor running, and Anderson Cooper has a new website.