Benedict Cumberbatch Used to ‘Expose Himself’ in Front of Churches

Benedict Cumberbatch sure knows how to spice up an evening. The star of Star Trek and Sherlock (related: when is a new season airing? It has been forevvvvvver) says that he went through a church-flashing phase while on a childhood summer trip to Greece:"I used to expose myself in front of religious places. I was a very hot, bored boy and was surrounded by people who were older than me who were goading me. So when they got bored or the football went through a stain-glassed window — not to be r … [Read more...]

Mad Men Introduces Hare Krishnas, Entire World Makes ‘Harry Krishna’ Joke

Last night, Mad Men took a break from exploring Judaism to introduce another religion. In a nice surprise, we finally got to see Paul Kinsey, who left the show after season three when he wasn't brought along to the newly formed Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Turns out Paul has been busy: he joined the Hare Krishnas. He has shaved his head, wears traditional dress, and chants. And now he wants to hang out with his old friend Harry Crane,I never loved Paul, but it was nice to see that people … [Read more...]

Anton Yelchin Discusses Antisemitism In Nylon Magazine

In the October issue of Nylon magazine, actor Anton Yelchin (best known for playing Chekhov in the JJ Abrams Star Trek reboot) talks about his family's struggle to leave Russia and the antisemitism they experienced there. His parents, Viktor and Irina, were pairs figure skaters in the 1970s and even qualified for the national Olympic team. However, they were banned from performing, possibly because they were Jewish. The Yelchin family, like many other Jewish people, left the Soviet Union in … [Read more...]