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Poor Benedict Cumberbatch: Nobody Thought He was Sexy Enough for 'Sherlock'

By Agent Bedhead | Pajiba Love | January 17, 2014 | Comments ()


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At last night’s Critics’ Choice awards ceremony, both Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper dropped f-bombs at the podium. No big deal, right? Ms. Perfection, Cate Blanchett, dropped an s-bomb. (Us)

Speaking of the awards season (and it IS inescapable at this point), here’s a look back at all of Meryl Streep’s Oscar nominations. Some of them were well-earned of course, but others clearly happened “just because she’s Meryl.” (Vulture)

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Marvel just doesn’t stop for even a moment. Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter may get her own television series. The project is in preproduction stages now, but writers have been hired. Female writers. (The Mary Sue)

The Penny Dreadful trailer not only features the Skyfall team and former Bond Girl Eva Green trying to scare you, but it also features the (hopefully) magnificent return of Josh Hartnett. Hey, a girl can dream. (Warming Glow)

Are you excited for X-Men: Days of Future Past? Some new stills might stoke that fire. Go see a glimpse of Jennifer Lawrence choking a guy and Michael Fassbender being throttled in a public fountain by Nicholas Hoult’s Beast. (Film Drunk)

Justin Bieber’s weeklong nightmare of being awoken from his crib by police continues. It turns out cops confiscated Bieb’s cell phone, which may or may not contain nude pics. Possibly of himself. Have fun with that. (ICYDK)

Kim Kardashian says she wants to have a million more kids, which I guess is good for keeping the family brand alive. She also admits that Kanye West hasn’t changed a single diaper since North was born. That’s not surprising at all. I’m amazed Kanye even wipes his own ass. (People)

Can you believe no one thought Benedict Cumberbatch was sexy enough when he was first cast in Sherlock? Actually, I can believe it. The Cumby is an acquired taste. (Celebitchy)

Michael Fassbender is dating Madalina Ghenea, who just happens to be the ex-lady of both Gerard Butler and Leonardo DiCaprio. This is all very controversial because Leo stepped outside his all-blonde/all-Victoria’s-Secret box of comfort. And maybe some other reasons too. (DListed)

American Apparel is mixing it up a bit by dressing their in-store mannequins in sheer lingerie, which reveals not only fully shaded nips but also fully grown-out bush. (Jezebel)

If Zooey Deschanel’s Twitter account is any indication, the woman is completely obsessed with coffee. And trying to sound quirky while talking about coffee. (Buzzfeed)

Emily Deschanel, who is considerably more tolerable in large doses than her sister, looks great from the neck up. That dress, on the other hand, has to go. (Go Fug Yourself)

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  • Maddy

    I only feel really attracted to Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock. He;s one of those people who is sexy because he's charismatic and talented even though he's not typically movie star handsome. If he just wore more awesome coats and scarves in real life I would be totally on board.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    He's not even typically "normal person" handsome but he does wear the hell out of a scarf.

  • webelos8

    No matter what American Apparel does, they're still creepy.

  • John G.

    Since no one buying American Apparel has pubic hair, I'm guessing that Dov Charney just developed a new fetish.

  • Jiffylush

    I never want to see the Cumby used again.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Can you believe no one thought Benedict Cumberbatch was sexy enough when he was first cast inSherlock? anyone thought Sherlock had to be sexy?

    And American Apparel. Blurgh. I was so excited when I first learned about this brand - made in USA, fair wages, organic cotton...and everything since then has been downhill. I just can't shop there any more. They are too gross. Including most of the styles. (if anyone else knows a moderately priced clothing line that covers the first 3 aspects of the company, I'd love to learn of it)

  • Lemon_Poundcake

    Those storm photos are both beautiful and terrifying.

  • emmalita

    Those are amazing.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    I think people are confusing "sexy" with "that's the best he'll ever probably look" when it comes to CumberughI'mtootiredtospellhisfullname. The Sherlock look works for him, as it's become obvious from his other projects (and let us never speak of the Assange wig ever again).

  • profession: none, or starlet

    Eh, if a bunch of people find him sexy (and they do), he's sexy. I do find him sexiest as Sherlock, but I also have a strange fondness for his au-naturale-mop-of-ginger-curls look. They really shouldn't make him straighten his hair.

    http://www.benedictcumberbatch...

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Here's a memory crutch for you.

  • DominaNefret

    I GET IT. IT'S A BATCH OF CUCUMBERS. A 'CUMBERBATCH.
    I didn't even click on the link. I'm so smart.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Er... Yes?

  • DominaNefret

    I'm glad you recognize this truth.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Can I just put this picture instead of spelling his full name?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    You can just refer to him as BCumb. (I DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE THAT PHONETIZED TO A WORD UNTIL I WROTE IT. NOW I FEEL BRILLIANT. sorry. 2 cups of coffee this afternoon)

  • Pants-are-a-must

    shhhhh it's okay

    at least you didn't write BCum because yech

  • John G.

    but bee cum tastes like honey

  • Jack

    Really with the D Listed link? Ugh.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Oh, yeah. I made the mistake of clicking on that link and it was gross in just about every way imaginable.

  • thatsmrsnyder

    *chortle* "box of comfort"...

  • Cumberbatch has exactly the right amount of sexy for Sherlock, which is exactly nil.

  • BendinIntheWind

    Zooey Deschanel may strain my limits of adorable-quirkiness, but her sister's voice is the reason I could never get into "Bones".

  • Fabius_Maximus

    She's got a deep, sexy voice in the German version. Hearing her true voice was quite a let-down.

  • oilybohunk7

    Yeah, I get that.

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