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Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't think the term 'Cumberbitches' is 'empowering'... it's The Dredge

All the best of the day’s celebrity dirt.

EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING, DailyEdge.ie rounds up the best of the day’s celebrity dirt from the top to the very bottom.

Benedict Cumberbatch is not a fan of the moniker ‘Cumberbitches’. Not because it’s embarrassing, but because it’s not all that empowering.

The Imitation Game Premiere - New York Source: Empics Entertainment

The actor told People Magazine that he was “flattered” but stated that he didn’t think it was all that complimentary to ladies.

But on a serious note, come on, give yourself more power as women. Don’t just call yourself bitches!

The Imitation Game star offered up some alternative names.

Cumbersomes? Cumbercollective? Cumberfans?

All pretty weak, if you ask us.

The Imitation Game Photocall - London Source: AP/Press Association Images

Eva Mendes has opened up about why she and Ryan Gosling opted to name their daughter Esmerelda. And it’s pretty much exactly what you expect.

We both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame and just think it’s a beautiful name.

She added that they were “really excited” about naming her.

The actress also acknowledged that life ain’t a breeze for babies.

Everything is a struggle for her. For instance, I haven’t thrown up since the ‘90s and she’s thrown up twice since we started this interview.

Fair point.

Fashion Q A Eva Mendes Source: AP/Press Association Images

The beef between Ariana Grande and Bette Midler is getting real. Background: Bette Midler told Ariana Grande that she didn’t have to “make a whore” out of herself to succeed, a comment that Grande did not take lightly.

Grande responded to Midler’s comments on Twitter, stating that she was disappointed in Midler’s stance as it wasn’t very feminist of her. Oh, delicious shade.

ariana Source: Ariana Grande/Twitter

Midler responded to Grande with this tweet.

Fingers crossed for a duet!

And the rest of the day’s dirt…

  • Taylor Swift thinks her music would be ‘beige’ had she not endured heartbreak. (Daily Mail)
  • Garth Brooks cancelled all his television appearances in light of Ferguson. (Page Six)
  • Sinead O’Connor thinks it’s high time that everyone stopped giving out about Band Aid. (Billboard)
  • Meanwhile, Bressie seems to think Ebola is “a Western thing” and thinks Band Aid is less “authentic” than it once was. (Goss.ie)
  • Liam Gallagher missed a child support hearing because he was ‘sick’ and was spotted in the pub the next day. Awkward. (Daily Mail)

Yesterday’s Dredge: Kendra spills the beans about sex with Hugh Hefner in the Playboy Mansion >

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