5 things to know this morning: Benedict Cumberbatch saves the day, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova face off, and Parkland students graduate

Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far. 

1. Benedict Cumberbatch plays real-life hero
All that crime-fighting on Sherlock and Doctor Strange appears to have paid off for Benedict Cumberbatch, who reportedly leaped from his Uber to rescue a food delivery man who was being accosted by would-be muggers. The best part: This all happened near 221B Baker St. in London. Read more >

Benedict Cumberbatch saved a delivery guy from an attack. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Benedict Cumberbatch saved a delivery guy from an attack. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

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2. Serena Williams addresses Maria Sharapova rumors
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will face off at the French Open on Monday. The hotly anticipated match comes just days after Williams criticized anecdotes about herself in Sharapova’s 2017 autobiography, Unstoppable: My Life So Far, but dismissed any “negative feelings” toward the woman often billed as her rival. Read more >


3. Parkland hosts graduation
The four Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School seniors killed in the tragic Parkland, Fla., shooting in February — Nicholas Dworet, Joaquin Oliver, Meadow Pollack, and Carmen Schentrup — were honored by friends and family members at Sunday’s graduation. Jimmy Fallon also surprised the graduating class and gave the commencement speech, which praised students for their bravery. Read more >


4. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry get new digs
Never say that Queen Elizabeth II doesn’t know how to give a good wedding gift. The royal has offered up a pretty swanky cottage to the just-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Read more >

5. Ain’t no party like a North West and Penelope Disick party
Another year, another joint birthday party for Kardashian cousins North West and Penelope Disick. The first family of reality TV hosted a unicorn-themed bash — complete with “real unicorns” and matching rainbow-print robes — to mark the girls’ upcoming birthdays. Read more >

The birthday girls in their sparkly robes. (Photo: Kim Kardashian via Instagram Stories)
The birthday girls in their sparkly robes. (Photo: Kim Kardashian via Instagram Stories)

Thanks for reading! Come back this evening for your p.m. pop culture roundup.

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