See the Dress Sophie Hunter Wore to Marry Benedict Cumberbatch

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Actress and director Sophie Hunter wore a beautiful dress by Valentino to marry Benedict Cumberbatch on Valentine’s Day.

Before the private ceremony on the Isle of Wight, Annie Leibovitz photographed the bride being fitted in her gown for Vogue. The lacy dress was reportedly inspired by William Blake watercolors and featured a high neckline and an empire waist that flattered her baby bump.

The photo was initially posted on Maison Valentino’s Instagram page as well, but now seems to have been taken down.

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BBC releases statement on Clarkson

Shez-Anais Chelios:

Well BBC you can shove your licence fee well a truly up your backside now!

Originally posted on Transmission - BBC Top Gear:

inconic-landscapeTony Hall, the BBC’s Director-General, has released the following statement.

“It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract. It is not a decision I have taken lightly. I have done so only after a very careful consideration of the facts and after personally meeting both Jeremy and Oisin Tymon.

“I am grateful to Ken MacQuarrie for the thorough way he has conducted an investigation of the incident on 4th March. Given the obvious and very genuine public interest in this I am publishing the findings of his report. I take no pleasure in doing so. I am only making them public so people can better understand the background. I know how popular the programme is and I also know that this decision will divide opinion. The main facts are not disputed by those involved.

“I want to…

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Instagram’s newest grumpy cat is named Pompous Albert and he has perfected the death stare

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This cat clearly didn’t get the memo about it being International Day Of Happiness today.

But maybe we shouldn’t blame him – he obviously has a severe case of bitchy resting face.

The frowning feline is fast becoming a hit on Instagram, where he has amassed over 15,000 followers thanks to his menacing but cute expressions.

Named after Albert Einsten, poor Pompous Albert is a rejected show-cat. No wonder he looks a bit p**ed off. The kitty is a Selkirk Rex, a rare cat breed known for its soft tufted and curly fur.

It must be hard to be evil yet adorably fluffy after all.

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Birthday Memories For The Late Rik Mayall.

Today would have been Rik’s 57th Birthday. Happy Birthday Rik. We miss you. Rest In Peace Always. Here are my tributes along with a photograph of Rik’s memorial bench taken by a fan this morning who is attending Rik’s birthday fan convention in London today/tonight. If you are attending. Enjoy :)

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Hindustan Times Article: Benedict Cumberbatch

Is newly-married Benedict Cumberbatch the perfect husband?

  • Sanya Panwar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • He might not have won the Best Actor Oscar on Monday, but Benedict Cumberbatch, without doubt, enjoyed the show and felt like a winner (he raised eyebrows when he was caught on camera swigging from his hip flask, couple of minutes into the ceremony). And he was ready to show us how madly in love he is.

In case, you missed, Cumberbatch and his new wife Sophie Hunter made the cutest and most loved-up duo on the Oscars 2015 red carpet. They took their newly-wed bliss to the awards gala with some very sweet red carpet PDA. The following photos of the couple are sure to warm your heart.

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Cumberbatch, 38, who tied the knot with his pregnant fiance Sophie, 36, on Valentine’s Day, couldn’t be more in love and basically proved he’s the most caring man alive.

The newest ‘it’ couple held hands and lovingly gazed at each other after making a grand entrance. But the cutest moment came when Benedict held Sophie, kissed her hand, and touched her baby bump. Heart exploded.

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We particularly love that Benedict asks his wife the same cute question on every red carpet. We know that despite being an actor and director herself, Sophie isn’t quite as experienced as Cumberbatch when it comes to red carpet appearances and Benedict does all he can to help her hold it all together.

The always thoughtful (and now publicly passionate) Sherlock star makes sure to check on his lovely wife by asking her this one cute question, every time they hit a high-pressure do together,”Are you okay?”

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At the BAFTAs earlier in February, Benedict turned to Sophie as they were practically blinded by flashbulbs and asked: “Are you alright?”. And, as he made his way over to the gaggle of press waiting for him to do interviews, he turned back and asked this, “Are you sure you’re gonna be alright Sophie?”. Now, ain’t that sweet?

And then at the Oscars on Monday, Benedict did the exact same thing as they posed for photos on the red carpet. And then kissed his brand new wife on her cheek. Yes, we were jealous.

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Need another reason to admire Benedict, the husband? Try this: The Imitation Game actor seemed content to let his bride steal his thunder by wearing a daring gown that almost concealed her baby bump but showed off lots of leg.

So, at the Oscars, while Benedict went with a smashing white tux, Sophie channeled old Hollywood glamour in a red dress held together with safety pins. And the good husband Benedict is, he proudly let his new wife steal the spotlight at Hollywood’s biggest night.

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And if asking Sophie, again and again, if she was ‘okay’ with the overwhelming amount of attention was not enough, Cumberbatch indulged in some serious passion and packed in some PDA by warmly embracing his pregnant wife as she showed off her bump, soon after they got married. The lovebirds stopped to indulge in some rare PDA three days after their big day, when they stopped to admire the views of the ocean along California’s iconic Pacific Coast Highway, while on their road trip honeymoon..

The precious moment came at a petrol station as Sophie showed off her blossoming bump in a summery dress. With their first child together due in the spring, the couple stopped to fill up their car, where Sophie threw her arms around her man and gave him a big kiss. Ok, Benedict and Sophie are juts too cute!

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Hunter and Cumberbatch announced in early January that they’re expecting a child together and married in a simple, intimate ceremony on Valentine’s Day on the Isle of Wight.

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