There’s a reason why a certain subset of your friends loses their minds every time niche British TV finds its way on Netflix: Benedict Cumberbatch. The actor is having a breakout year, with Oscar buzz surrounding his portrayal of real life World War II hero Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (Nov. 28). In addition to his acting chops and beautiful face, Cumberbatch can carry a tune — in the style of Taylor Swift no less!
OK, The Imitation Game star can’t really sing like Taylor — and his Beyoncé walk was much fiercer that that sorry impression — but we give him points for trying. During recent press for the upcoming film, the actor flexed his impersonation skills for MTV, rattling off a convincing take on a range of Hollywood icons.
Despite struggling with Christopher Walken (who is usually featured in Celebrity Impersonations 101), Cumberbatch wins us over with his Jack Nicholson and Michael Caine (even if learning how to do the latter is required of all Englishmen). Catch them all above.
Find out who from his Star Trek cast he’d bed, wed, or dead (yes, we know he’s engaged but we can DREAM).
Hot guys can’t be talented actors, humble, and funny, right? It’s just too good to be true. Thankfully, we have Channing Tatum to swoop in and prove us wrong. Now that he’s finished shooting Magic Mike XXL, the star stopped by The Tonight Show last night to promote Foxcatcher and play “Box of Lies” with host Jimmy Fallon. Try not to giggle like a schoolgirl when he turns his charm factor all the way up.
Tatum’s roles in comedies 21 and 22 Jump Street, and the introduction of the Dick Graze, have allowed his great sense of humor to shine through over the years. And there’s no such thing as watching too much of the actor being funny. Check out the full game above for some Thursday morning cheer. Thank you for being you, Channing Tatum.
Last night, Tatum also told us about playing Evel Knievel in the upcoming biopic, and his longstanding bromance with his Jump Street co-star Jonah Hill. They may be tight, but is he Jonah’s Bromance King? Watch the video below to find out.
We think Elizabeth Banks is about to make history for the prettiest gown ever worn to a Hunger Games premiere. The actress stole the red carpet Monday at the London debut of The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 1, in a spectacular statement Elie Saab Couture gown. And we can’t stop looking at it from all angles. Now it’s your turn to stare at the gif below. (Warning: It’s mesmerizing.)
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From the floral pattern to the built-in cape and delicate beading, the dress, from the designer’s Fall 2014 couture collection, is an easy pick for our Best Gowns of the Year gallery. (We also wonder if the star is vying for a spot on our 2015 Best Dressed list.) Banks teamed the romantic look with delicate jewelry and a soft braided French twist.
“It was a bit crowded in the backseat with my dress but I made it. Thanks to all who came out to @thehungergames: Mockingjay premiere tonight,” Banks captioned the below photo on Instagram, revealing another part of her outfit — a chic fur stole.
We think this year’s gown edges out the strapless citron Jason Wu dress Banks wore to last year’s world premiere of Catching Fire. Do you agree? Share your thoughts below.