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?
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.
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, 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.)
Now that the third season of Sherlock has aired, Benedict Cumberbatch has some free time. So he did what anyone in his position would do: He stopped by Sesame Street to help "solve" a math problem.
There's only one person in the world capable of making the lyrics to R. Kelly's shag songs even sexier, and that's Benedict Cumberbatch.
"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.
Here is the first picture of Benedict Cumberbatch from the BBC's Sherlock Holmes as Julian Assange in the upcoming Wikileaks movie The Fifth Estate. That sound you heard was Tumblr's servers exploding, given that a significant portion of all Tumblr blogs are dedicated to either Benedict Cumberbatch gifs or Julian Assange fan fiction.
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:
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.