Behold: Your first trailer for Sherlock Holmes Goes to World War II! By which of course I mean The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch's eagerly anticipated biopic of computer pioneer Alan Turing, from his wartime codebreaking efforts to his postwar persecution for homosexuality.
Pro tip: Don't watch any of the shows on your DVR with Sherlock Holmes, because he will ruin all of them for you without the obligatory "spoiler alert" that we are so kind to give you before you watch this video that yes, has a ton of spoilers for big shows you may not have watched yet.
CBS has picked up a new batch of half-baked shows that will either give viewers salmonella or be melty and delicious, including a Sherlock Holmes show called — brace yourselves — Elementary. Another Sherlock Holmes something, you say with an exasperated sigh and an exclamation point[!] Ah, but this Sherlock Holmes…
Both Sherlock fans and musical theater geeks (hi!) will appreciate this delightful video of Mr. Holmes and the Doctor singing along to Irving Berlin's "I Can Do Anything Better Than You." Annie Oakley would be proud.
A Virginia school district has taken Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novel A Study In Scarlet off of reading lists. The reason: it's offensive to Mormons. The book includes the passage,
On a frigid New York night, Sherlock Holmes came to New York's Lincoln Center. And, amazingly, the stars still managed to look chic. Except when they just looked cold.
Today on GMA, new co-anchor George Stephanopoulos awkwardly asked Robert Downey Jr. if he's ready to become a dad again. He replied, "Sure, why not?" but his wife, who was standing off-camera, gave the plan a "definitive no."
Yes, the film may be cockamamie. But when the premiere, at London's Empire Leicester Square, has not just Robert and Jude and Rachel and Heather Graham but Gwen Stefani, too, well, that's all we're looking at.