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Benedict Cumberbatch talks baby names with Ellen DeGeneres

Plus, Maroon 5 crash five weddings, Prince William joins Twitter and Gwyneth Paltrow has lots to say about her exes

By Andrea Tim | Published: 15 Jan 2015

Video: TheEllenShow

Benedict Cumberbatch talks baby names with Ellen DeGeneres
After joking around a bit about Benedict Cumberbatch's tendency to photobomb people at awards shows these days, Ellen DeGeneres presented some baby names to the actor, who is expecting his first child with fiancée Sophie Hunter.

Ellen noted that because of his complicated surname, he needs to be careful about the first name. She then threw around a few suggestions, including Englebert, Harpsichord, Glockenspiel ("Definitely a boy," Benedict agreed) and the most unusual one, Carl ("I'm not getting it").

Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry have joined Twitter and Instagram
This has been a long time coming, especially since their seniors – Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as Queen Elizabeth II herself – have already embraced social media. William, Kate and Harry now have their own Twitter and Instagram accounts, going under @KensingtonRoyal.

And then there's this shout out to the Queen's @BritishMonarchy and the Prince of Wales's @ClarenceHouse. Gold. You just wait till they all teach Prince George to take a selfie.

Maroon 5 crash five weddings for Sugar music video
Forget Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn – Maroon 5 has just set a new high in wedding crashing. Their new music video for song Sugar, which appears on their fifth studio album V, is everything any Maroon 5 fan could want for their own wedding. Adam Levine and gang sneaked into five Los Angeles weddings on 6 December 2014 to surprise unsuspecting bridal couples and guests.

The whole thing was real, especially the reactions of the couples who were clearly huge fans. What's even more appropriate is that Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin was in charge of the making of the music video.

"It was an out of body experience," Adam said in a press release. "I had no idea I would be affected by the overwhelming reactions we received from the couples and guests. Being able to create an unforgettable experience for several people was the highlight of it all."

Gwyneth Paltrow talks about her exes
Gwyneth Paltrow seems to be opening up about lots of things lately, but since the latest chat is about Brad Pitt, we're happy to indulge. She previously dated the actor for three years and told Howard Stern on his radio talk show yesterday that her father was devastated when the Seven co-stars broke up.

"My father loved him like a son," she said of Brad. The two were engaged for a while before calling it off, and the actress admitted to Howard that she was too young to make a decision at the time. "I mean, I was 22 when we met and it's taken me until 40 to get my head out of my ass."

On (still husband) Chris Martin's current beau Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth has this to say: "I respect him as the father of my children and it's his life and it's his decision. And I do think he loves the kids so much and I don't think he'd be with someone who wasn't great." Gwyneth approves, it's all good. 


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