Benedict Cumberbatch to Voice Villainous Shere Khan in The Jungle Book

It's a rare day that I get to say "Oh, my god, what perfect casting" and mean it, which is why I plan to savor this upcoming moment: Warner Brothers has announced that Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the tiger Shere Khan in their upcoming Jungle Book adaptation. Oh, my god, WHAT PERFECT CASTING. » 8/19/14 5:30pm Tuesday 5:30pm

Saturday Night Social: Happy Birthday Benedict Cumberbatch

Well, well, well. Our good friend/fantasy man Benedict Cumberbatch turns 38 today, so it's time to celebrate (as if people needed a reason to throw down in his honor). But WAIT. IT'S A DOUBLE WHAMMY—today is also 1/2 of Supernatural Jared Padalecki's birthday. And for some miraculous reason, Tumblr has not… » 7/19/14 6:30pm 7/19/14 6:30pm

OK, Here Is Benedict Cumberbatch Photobombing U2 to the 'Jaws' Theme

This year's Oscar's were memorable for a lot of reasons—Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar win, Pharrell's giddy performance of "Happy," the guy who delivered the pizza I ordered that night accidentally giving me extra cheese bread—but Benedict Cumberbatch's hilarious photobomb of U2 on the red carpet was probably the best part.… » 3/16/14 8:45pm 3/16/14 8:45pm

So Benedict Cumberbatch's Ancestors Were Slave Owners. Now What?

In Barbados, there's a property called the Cleland Plantation. These days it's a place for tourists to go horseback riding, but back in 1728, it was a prosperous sugar cane farm known for being a place of cruelty and brutality, where slaves were literally worked to death. It was owned by Abraham Cumberbatch, the… » 2/03/14 12:40pm 2/03/14 12:40pm

Miley to the Biebz: 'Dude, Just Pay People to Keep You Out of Trouble'

Today in super-rich children telling other super-rich children how to do stuff that you will never ever relate to, Miley Cyrus offered Justin Bieber some genuinely good (and seemingly obvious) advice: Instead of gobbling Xanax and driving around Florida like a goober, just pay somebody a bunch of money to hang out in… » 1/31/14 8:00pm 1/31/14 8:00pm