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Benedict Cumberbatch Welcomes Baby Cumberbatch Into The World

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Benedict Cumberbatch has the coolest name ever, and now, he has a son! With a last name like Cumberbatch, anything he and wife Sophie Hunter decide to name their kid is sure to be gold. Quentin Cumberbatch? Gold. Phineas Cumberbatch? Gold. Coffee Table Cumberbatch? GOLD. Really, you can’t possibly go wrong. As of now, a name has yet to be released, but here’s what his rep revealed, via Us:

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son. We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during these next few precious weeks.

And the “Cumberbitches” go wailing to Tumblr once more. You know, I personally never got the appeal of Benedict Cumberbatch until I actually sat down and watched Sherlock, and now, I totally get it. He’s weirdly sexy.

I wish the couple all my best, and hope that they do justice to the Cumberbatch name by picking something awesome for their child. What do YOU think is the best name for the boy? Winner gets bragging rights.

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Benedict Cumberbatch is probably getting married today

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It’s Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year! Isn’t it wonderful?! Aren’t you just spending the day rolling around in a million (de-thorned) roses and stuffing your face with chocolate as you bask in the glory of love?! No? Well, whatever, sourpusses – Benedict Cumberbatch is down with this day of commercialized love and he and pregnant fiancée Sophie Hunter are apparently going to take this opportunity to tie the knot!

The Imitation Game actor, 38, and Hunter will say “I do” on Valentine’s Day on the Isle of Wight in England, an insider tells US Weekly.

That’s literally all we know about this special day, but that’s enough. Romance! Weddings! Hurrah!

Benedict and Sophie met back in 2009 on the set of some movie called Burlesque Fairytales, which sounds like indie erotica to me, but I’m too lazy to IMDB it. Congrats to the happy couple, anyway! And sorry, Cumberbitches – you’ll have to settle for writing yourself into your Sherlock AU fanfics.

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Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be a father

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I’m afraid I’ve got more bad news for you, Cumberbitches. If you were hoping you were going to marry Benedict Cumberbatch, you already had your heart broken a few months ago when he announced his engagement to girlfriend Sophie Hunter. Now your hopes of bearing his first child have been dashed, as apparently Sophie is pregnant and they’re going to have a baby!

Here’s the scoop from Page Six:

The 38-year-old actor — who’s a contender for the best actor Golden Globe this weekend for his role in the WWII drama [Imitation Game] and is expected to garner an Oscar nomination — is delighted and excited about becoming a dad, we’re told.

Sources also said the low-key couple, who were engaged in early November, are planning to marry sooner than expected, in the next few months.

One source told Page Six: “Sophie is a few months along, and both she and Benedict are very excited about it. They are also quietly planning to marry in early spring.”

Ooh, yippee! I do love a shotgun wedding. What’s with people still upholding these outdated “we have to be married since I knocked you up” ideals? It never ends well. I mean, sure, maybe these two are in love and would have ended up married anyway, but now that we know she’s pregnant, it makes the recent engagement announcement a bit more suspect. Hmm… (I’m being Sherlock, as you can tell.)

In all seriousness, congrats to them and hope their eventual squirming bundle of joy is happy and healthy.

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Bad news, Cumberbitches – Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged!

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Cumberbitches, show yourselves, and prepare for some very sad news. The lanky British object of your affection, Benedict Cumberbatch, is engaged to be married and therefore will be unavailable to fulfill your greatest fantasies now or any time in future. That’s right, he’s marring 36-year-old theatre director and actress Sophie Hunter, and he made his announcement like all rich English people: in The Times.

“The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cumberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katherine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London.”

Benedict is listed as “Mr. B.T. Cumberbatch” and Sophie is “Miss S.I. Hunter” – so dignified, right? There’s no date for the wedding, obviously (and it wouldn’t really be in the paper even if there was), but at least you all have time to come to terms with this news and prepare yourself for a bleak, Benedict-less future. Sorry, ladies (and any applicable gents).

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Strange Looks Are a Blessing

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We all know that Benedict Cumberbatch is one weird looking motherfucker. Ladies seem to love it! He’s got no shortage of female fans – the Cumberbitches – and his fair share of male fans, as well. Awesomely, he owns it – he knows he’s a bit of an odd one, and in fact it’s worked out in his career quite nicely for him, thank you very much.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

“[There is a] blessing of having a weird face, somewhere between an otter and something people find vaguely attractive. Or just an otter which is vaguely attractive.”

“In all seriousness, I grew up with this face and it’s been in the industry for 10 years and now it’s getting on these ‘Hottie’ lists.

“It doesn’t make any sense because I was nowhere near the thousandth hottest face when I started out. So, I know a lot of it’s projection, which is flattering about the work.”

Well, fair enough. Frankly, I think his name’s stranger than his face, but you know, he’s just got that aristocratic, 18th century look about him. It makes him perfect for period pieces and quirky shit, which is exactly what he’s made his career on, so get yours, Benny.

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Can You Say Benedict Cumberbatch’s Name?

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Benedict Cumberbatch gets teased a lot for his weird name, I guess. Some people can’t say it, some people thinks it’s the name of an STD… you get the drift. Poor Benny just wants to be understood, and it’s all his parents’ fault that he can’t be.

From The Mirror:

“Some people don’t understand my name. Some people think it is an STD, but I don’t think that is what my parents were thinking about when they christened me.”

I mean, it is a pretty wacky name, but it’s also a posh name, so you know, deal with it. You could just be called “Ben”, really, if you wanted to simplify things. I’m sure lots of his friends probably do call him that, because saying a three syllable name all the time would make anyone’s tongue tired. I don’t know what I’m saying, but I do know that I have never had a problem pronouncing the words “Benedict Cumberbatch” and I’m not sure who, in all seriousness, really would if they looked and read it off a piece of paper (save for those with actual learning disabilities).

On a more interesting note, who’s excited for new episodes of Sherlock?

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Benedict Cumberbatch: Still Posh

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I’m soooooo fucking tired of hearing Benedict Cumberbatch talk about how he’s persecuted for being posh. SO tired. Boo hoo, the press keeps making fun of me for being upper class! Life is so hard as a rich white man who’s also incredibly famous! How will I ever go on? Give me break, dude. Also, the “I’m not that posh, anyway – I don’t talk like a posh person” thing is also getting old.

From GQ (via Metro):

“All the posh-baiting that goes on… it’s so predictable, so domestic, so dumb.”

“I’m an upper middle-class kid. I know that’s counted as posh, but then I know people who I would call posh, and I don’t talk like them.”

Posh-baiting? Like, is he for real? He’s legitimately acting as if rich people are persecuted? –__–

I really haven’t been able to for a while with this dude, but now I REALLY can’t. But wait, here’s a bonus! He met Madonna and they made fun of each other’s names:

Recalling his run-in with the Madonna, 55, the Star Trek actor quipped: ‘She said, “You’re the one with the strange name”. I said, “Yes, I am, Madonna”.

…LOL, I guess?

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