1) Benedict Cumberbatch landed his role in the upcoming Star Trek sequel by shooting his audition on his iPhone in a friend’s kitchen on Christmas night and emailing it to J.J. Abrams.
2) Sherlock starts again in the U.S. on May 6 on PBS.
If you haven’t watched any of the BBC’s modern imagining of Sherlock, then you have some Netflixing to do. Unfortunately, they don’t have Series 2, which was amazing, but it is what it is.
Edit: I didn’t realize that MG was talking about Season 2’s airing in the US, as I just got around to reading the source article. I didn’t know it hadn’t aired over here yet. I don’t have cable and I get all of my TV consumption through what I can only describe to you as an automated “Internet PVR” so I’ve already seen it. Anyway, watch Season 1 on Netflix, and catch Season 2 on PBS. It’ll blow your mind.