Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch on his Oscars U2 photobomb: ‘I was drinking – it was Ellen DeGeneres’ fault!

By Emmeline Saunders Web Writer
on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 at 10:52

Benedict Cumberbatch on his Oscars U2 photobomb: ‘I was drinking – it was Ellen DeGeneres’ fault!

Remember when Benedict Cumberbatch photobombed U2 on the red carpet at this year’s Oscars? And it was the best thing that had happened in the history of red carpet events? And then someone set it to the Jaws theme and it was EVEN BETTER?

Yeah, apparently the most important moment in Oscars history was all down to Ellen DeGeneres and her bottomless stash of miniature booze, as Benedict told Time Out this week.

“Yes, I photobombed U2! But that was all Ellen DeGeneres’s fault because she plied everyone with vodka on the red carpet,” he cheekboned.

“Her team was handing out these miniatures. A friend really wanted me to get a photo with U2. So I just saw the opportunity and I’ve never felt an impulse like it.

“I spotted them all standing around and I thought, ‘Perfect!’ It wasn’t preordained or anything. I just did it.”

READ MORE HERE: http://www.heatworld.com/2014/09/benedict-cumberbatch-on-his-oscars-u2-photobomb-i-was-drinking-it-was-ellen-degeneres-fault#.VCq_tPldVls

Monday, September 29, 2014

Charlie Hunnam channels his Sons Of Anarchy character Jax Teller as he takes motorbike out for a spin

PUBLISHED: 09:26 EST, 29 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:32 EST, 29 September 2014

Anarchy: Charlie as Jax Teller in the TV show 

He has played rebel motorcycle gang leader Jax Teller on TV hit Sons Of Anarchy for six years.

And it's clear that his character's hobbies have rubbed off on Charlie Hunnam.

The 34-year-old British-born actor spent Sunday hanging out with his biker buddies in West Hollywood.

'The first season for me was a total write-off in terms of acting because I was completely consumed with trying to do the accent, which I'd never done before,' he told The Hollywood Reporter.

 'It really contained me and controlled me so that I wasn't free to make the moves I wanted to make as an actor. By midway through season two, I think I got that under control.' Starring in the acclaimed drama also propelled Hollywood producers to take notice - Charlie appeared in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim last year, and teams up with the director again in horror flick Crimson Peak, to be released next month.

 'I think I'm a much better actor than I was at the beginning of the show,' he said 'It was like going to an Ivy League school with [Showrunner] Kurt Sutter being the mad professor that pushes us all to do our best work.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2773725/Charlie-Hunnam-channels-Sons-Of-Anarchy-character-Jax-Teller-takes-motorbike-spin.html

The Paradise Season 2 returns to Masterpiece Classic

Order the carriage, raise your credit limit, and hurry to town: The Paradise is open for business!

Denise Lovett (Joanna Vanderham) is the bright-eyed country girl who finds more than just shop-girl work when she brings her clever ideas and ambition to The Paradise, a glamorous, Victorian-era department store. John Moray (Emun Elliott) is the store’s dashing and enigmatic owner, an entrepreneur with more than his share of passion -- and secrets.

Critics were sold on The Paradise, Season 1. “The Paradise…sparks and shimmers,” marveled The New York Daily News. “Compelling [and] addictive,” enthused The Philadelphia Enquirer. Variety called it “impeccably cast, extremely handsome…another first-rate costume drama.”

The Paradise Season 2 airs in eight dazzling episodes on MASTERPIECE, Sundays, September 28-November 16, 2014, at 8pm ET – a special time!

VISIT MASTERPIECE CLASSIC HERE: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/programs/paradise/

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Spoilers: Downton Abbey actor Brendan Coyle says his 'jaw dropped' when he learned of his character’s fate

Sep 28, 2014 22:00 By Mark Jefferies

Downton Abbey actor Brendan Coyle says the scripts for the new series “dropped his jaw” as he learned of his character’s fate.

Brendan plays Mr Bates, who is suspected of killing the man who raped his wife Anna – fellow valet Mr Green.

It seemed Bates had got away with it, but at the end of the latest episode on ITV viewers learned a new witness to the death had come forward.

The rape has also put a strain in the relationship between Bates and Anna, played by Joanne Froggatt.

Brendan called the upcoming storyline, penned by show creator Julian Fellowes, “a surprise”.

He added: “Julian never fails to drop your jaw.

“We couldn’t begin the series with that storyline. We had to have some abatement from that.

"And there’s a sense of them trying to heal. But it’s very difficult.

Brendan Coyle and Siobhan Finneran try to force-feed Sophie McShera

Brendan insisted Downton’s downstairs cast are more wild than those who play the posh roles upstairs.

“It’s a great bunch,” he said.

“We’re a bunch of old hams sitting around gossiping and talking food.

“Downstairs we can be quite rowdy. There’s a lot of comedians. We laugh a lot doing those scenes when we’re all sitting around talking about picnics or whatever.

"I believe we are more raucous than upstairs.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/downton-abbey-actor-brendan-coyle-4341775#ixzz3Eeasr5YU 
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

This Woman's Question For Benedict Cumberbatch Will Make You Cringe With Horror

by Maria Mercedes Lara 9/11/14

We all know that Benedict Cumberbatch has very dedicated fans, but sometimes the more overeager of the self-proclaimed "Cumberbitches" can make things a bit awkward for the star. Benedict joined the cast of his new film, The Imitation Game, in Toronto on Tuesday to screen the Alan Turing-centered flick and take part in a Q&A. Unfortunately, while at the Q&A, things got a little weird when one female fan asked Benedict point blank if she could "feast on [his] yumminess."

According to one account, the woman opened her question by telling Benedict that he is "quite yummy" and then attempted to ask what part of Turing's life he identified with and also, in keeping with "the theme of the film" about celebrating being different, if she could taste the aforementioned "yumminess." Naturally, the crowd broke out into a mix of horror and laughter, with Benedict's costar Keira Knightley looking particularly amused and shocked. However, Benedict attempted to keep things professional, and gave a flustered answer to her "question:"

"I'll answer the first part of your question, which is . . . Christ. Sorry, I'm taken. I did not go into this Q&A about a gay icon who killed himself at 41 thinking I'd have to answer questions from someone who wants to taste my deliciousness."