There’s plenty of elbow rubbing in Hollywood, but nothing compares to the amount of touching between famous people at the Vanity Fair Oscars party. Benedict Cumberbatch started early in the night, when he was standing at the bar with a martini, and gently rubbed the belly of his pregnant wife Sophie Hunter. Then J.J. Abrams walked up to Cumberbatch and gave him a big hug. Abrams leaned forward and brushed Cumberbatch’s cheek, while Cumberbatch put his hand on Abram’s shoulder–and at some point, a misguided Cumberbitch tried to interrupt Cumberbatch for a photo. “I’m the middle of talking to some friends, so sorry,” the Oscar-nominated star of “The Imitation Game” told his groupie.
Cumberbath and Abrams chatted for a few minutes, until the conversation turned to the actor’s next big project: his first-born child. “We don’t know what it is,” Cumberbatch said about Cumberbatch Jr.’s gender. “Nor should you,” Abrams replied. Then the music picked up and Cumberbatch grabbed his wi...
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