Fans of the Star Trek: Into Darkness actor Benedict Cumberbatch could have missed the news that he is engaged to his director/actress girlfriend Ms. Sophie Hunter if some sharp eyed folks had not seen the announcement which was buried on page 57 of the United Kingdom news publication The Times. At one point, Twitter was alight with fans of the 38 year-old formerly eligible bachelor expressing their upset at the news that the English (born and raised in London) actor has taken himself off the market, so to speak.
Filed under, “it seemed like a good idea at the time” is the United Kingdom supermarket who used a “racist” display to advertise the Steve McQueen film 12 Years a Slave. Sainsbury’s, the second largest chain of supermarkets in the UK were the offending perpetrators of the tasteless and racist idea of advertising their DVD/Blu-Ray sale on the film in question.
12 Years a Slave defeated Gravity to make Oscar history as the first film made by a black director to win Best Picture in the the 86 years that the Academy Awards have existed. Incredibly, the Oscar favorite, Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D space drama Gravity lost out on the evening’s biggest award even though it did sweep a total of 7 awards by the ceremony’s end.
As the Academy Award nominees are listed, it is no surprise to see it includes the 2013 filmGravity which continues win honors at various award ceremonies. The latest being the 2014 Critics Choice Awards. While the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón got the nod for best director for his space drama, his film walked away with quite a few honors by the end of the evening.
There are many who will point their finger at Justin Bieber and talk about his public misbehaviour; forgetting that he is still a teenager with a lot of growing up to do. Others are vilifying Miley Cyrus for her sexual escapades and her penchant for performing either in her birthday suit or twerking wherever she likes.