Benedict Cumberbatch Has the Best Comeback to a Mean Tweet About His Appearance

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Bell & Jeff Bridges read Mean Tweets live for Jimmy Kimmel.

The false ire of Matt LeBlanc — and the real ire of several Twitter users — following a joke at the Emmys on Sunday inspired Jimmy Kimmel to tap Kristen Bell, Jeff Bridges and Benedict Cumberbatch for the first live celebrity mean tweet readings on Jimmy Kimmel Live! After receiving a flood of mean tweets from those unamused by his joke about Matt LeBlanc during Sunday’s Emmy Awards, he announced Monday that he would showcase mean tweets on his show all week long.

Rather than showing a taped segment of celebs reading mean tweets directed at them, the stars will instead present them live in front of a studio audience. “Am now convinced Jeff Bridges is a crazy motherf—–, and not in a cool way, just in a disturbed, hobo-shouting-at-sparrows-and-sidewalks way,” Bridges read. “If you find Benedict Cumberbatch attractive, I’m guessing you’d also quite enjoy staring directly at a cat’s anus,” he read out loud, laughing. The segment is so popular, in fact, that Kimmel’s wife and “Mean Tweet”–concept originator, Molly McNearney, told Vanity Fair that celebrity guests on the show actually clamor to be part of the popular segment. Before reading the nominees, however, the host joked that once the presenter is handed the envelope, they could technically give the award to anyone — like LeBlanc, for instance — without any real repercussions. While Kimmel took the joke as far as cutting out the name of the winner and eating it, the Emmy did go to its rightful recipient, Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor.

Afterwards, LeBlanc, who was nominated for Episodes and seated behind Kimmel at the show, gamely posed for a photo with the late-night host, flipping him off through the sliced envelope. The disadvantage of the live aspect is that sometimes the reactions might not be as sharp as they could be on the second take—Bridges takes his critique pretty gently.

Expect many more celebrities to come face to face with their online detractors over the next few days: Kimmel promised that Mean Tweets Live will run for the entire week. Then saying ‘Sorry dude’ is still just being a douchenozzle.” Despite the traumatizing trolling, the experience became the impetus for a live iteration of Kimmel’s patented “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” segment, which he will feature throughout the week. Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again. Green Day will finally release Heart Like a Hand Grenade, the “lost” documentary chronicling the making of their Bush-era protest album/rock opera, American Idiot, with a wide release scheduled for October 10th, DIY reports. Filmed around the same time as the release of Metallica’s Some Kind of Monster, Roecker recalled Armstrong worrying that the film would falter without the same kind of intense, intra-band drama — but the filmmaker wasn’t phased. “It shows a band on top of their game creating incredible music,” Roecker said. “It is a film that inspires.

And finally the little film that could is being released.” Despite neither releasing new music, nor hitting the road this year, 2015 has been big for Green Day, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. The band has also been working on the follow up to their 2012 trio of albums, with Armstrong telling Rolling Stone in the spring he had about five tracks finished. “I’m going to take it really slow,” he said. “I’m just going to make sure every moment is inspired and that we have something that’s really special to us.

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