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Benedict Cumberbatch Deduces Math Problem on Sesame Street

Originally posted 02/04/2014 01:00PM

Unfortunately for Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of hit BBC series Sherlock, there's no shortage of foes wanting to test his super sleuthing skills, and that includes the Muppets of Sesame Street.

In a new clip from the children's show, Murray Monster, now known as Murray-arty, puts Cumberbatch on the spot, and asks him to deduce whether there are more apples or oranges. Much like his onscreen counterpart, the Brit turns to a good friend for help – no, not Dr. Watson – the Count.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Forgoes Pants for Award Acceptance

Benedict Cumberbatch Forgoes Pants for Award Acceptance

Originally posted 01/23/2014 08:00PM

Benedict Cumberbatch proves there's an upside to accepting an award via satellite – wearing what you want from the waist down!

The British actor, 37, won the U.K. National Television Award for best TV detective for his portrayal of a brilliant and lovably-sociopathic Sherlock Holmes in the hit BBC television series Sherlock on Thursday, but accepted his award from Los Angeles.

"Hello from LA … I'm over the moon. I can't tell you what this means," he said. "This is a vote by the public and you are the people that have made this the success of what it is. It's a real, real, real thrill and I wish I was there to pick up the award in person."

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Critics' Corner: The New Season of Sherlock, Drake on SNL and More | Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, Drake, Martin Freeman

Critics' Corner: The New Season of Sherlock, Drake on SNL and More

Originally posted 01/17/2014 12:00PM

See it, hear it, read it! Your guide to what's hot in entertainment this coming week

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Sherlock Returns for a Third Season

Originally posted 01/19/2014 01:00PM

Downton Abbey fans, think twice before changing the channel after Sunday's episode.

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From Chloraseptic Commercials to Howard Stern Movies: Stars Share 'How I Got My SAG Card' | Claire Danes

Nominees Share 'How I Got My SAG Card'

Originally posted 01/18/2014 08:20PM

The Screen Actors Guild Awards is the one awards show where fellow actors get to decide the best performances.

To land a coveted spot on the 4,400 member voting panel, you need to be a card-carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

It may sound intimidating, but a SAG card can be earned through smaller roles on TV, film or radio. This means the evening's biggest stars, the SAG nominees, earned access to the guild through some surprising parts.

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Watch: R. Kelly Gets His Sexy Revenge on Benedict Cumberbatch | Benedict Cumberbatch, R. Kelly

Wrath of R. Kelly: Watch Singer Get Revenge on Benedict Cumberbatch

Originally posted 12/13/2013 08:15AM

All is fair in love and Black Panties promotion. After Benedict Cumberbatch wooed the world with his seductive reading of R. Kelly's new song "Genius," the singer is back with his own viral moment.

R. Kelly went on Big Morning Buzz with Carrie Keagan to get revenge on the British actor. The crooner's weapon of choice was the line "John Harrison was a smokescreen to conceal my true identity; my name is Khan," from Cumberbatch's recent film Star Trek Into Darkness.

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Let Benedict Cumberbatch Make Love to You Through an R. Kelly Song

Originally posted 12/05/2013 03:00PM

One of the things that people notice about Benedict Cumberbatch is his velvety baritone.

And R. Kelly is, of course, known for his ... uh, "florid" lyrics.

So naturally, when Jimmy Kimmel decided to combine those two, he struck gold.

Game of Thrones Recast as a Screwball Comedy and More of the Most Important Random Things Online

Game of Thrones Recast as a Screwball Comedy and More of the Most Important Random Things Online

Originally posted 10/18/2013 03:15PM

Imagine Eddard Stark as the put-upon manager of a failing medieval-themed amusement park.

That's the premise behind the latest video from the gang at Bad Lip Reading (who've offered up such gems in the past as the fish-slapping Edward in a dubbed-over version of Twilight). They've taken their questionable lip-reading skills to Westeros, for a video that takes top honors as the best clip of the week. Plus: Conan O'Brien shames shagadelic news anchors and more of the most important random things online!

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Lupita Nyong'o: Making 12 Years with Brad Pitt Was an 'Out-of-Body Experience'

Lupita Nyong'o: Making 12 Years a Slave with Brad Pitt Was an 'Out-of-Body Experience'

Originally posted 10/16/2013 07:45PM

Scoring your first movie role is exciting. Scoring that role in a movie starring and produced by Brad Pitt is beyond exciting. Just ask Lupita Nyong'o, who has a memorable role in his new film, 12 Years a Slave.

The 30-year-old, who was raised in Kenya, plays a slave named Patsey in the pre-Civil War film, which is getting lots of Oscar buzz.

So how does she feel about making her debut in such a big movie?

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Watch Orlando Bloom Sing, Tom Hiddleston Cut a Rug and Tom Hardy Rap | Orlando Bloom

VIDEO: Orlando Bloom, Tom Hiddleston and More 'Serious' UK Actors Show Off Their Goofy Sides

Originally posted 10/16/2013 06:15PM

Tom Hiddleston, Orlando Bloom, Michael Fassbender: You might think of them as serious thespians, but you'd be wrong.

We're not sure what's going on across the pond, but we're on board, as it's produced a crop of handsome and critically acclaimed stars who are also not above getting goofy.

Don't believe us? Check out our favorite off-the-cuff moments below:

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