Tom Hiddleston won ELLE’s ‘Man of the Year,’ so he made a video for his dragonflies


The ELLE UK Style Awards were held last night in London. Tom Hiddleston won “Man of the Year” but he did not come to the show. I guess he’s filming Crimson Peak and he couldn’t get away, which is also why he was not at the BAFTAs on Sunday. Poor Tommy. Two big red carpets and he had to miss them. I bet he cried into his velvet! Personally, I’m crying into my velvet a little bit. I miss Tommy. I want some new photos of him. Thankfully, he did make this new video for all of his dragonflies at ELLE UK. I can’t help it, I laughed at the beginning.

As for the people who did bother to show up, I have an assortment of photos for you! Here’s Emma Watson in Giambattista Valli S/S’14 and Christian Louboutin shoes. I don’t hate this at all. My one complaint: the slip of white at the bottom of the dress? That should be black.


Lily Allen in Roland Mouret and some of the worst bangs trauma I’ve ever seen in my life. These are almost definitely clip-in bangs. And they need to be burned. The dress is too structural for her figure too – I feel like she needs a softer silhouette.



Rita Ora in Marchesa. OMG. I know some of you like Rita so I won’t say anything too harsh, but my God. NO ONE should wear Marchesa, but it’s an especially bad match on Rita.


Olga Kurylenko in Isabel Marant. The ruffle at the bottom is awful. What could have been a cute dress now looks Forever 21.


Cara Delevingne looks like a cracked-out mess. I’m sorry. But no. Michelle Rodriguez just confirmed that she and Cara are dating too.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. AG-UK says:

    LOVE Tom…

    Rita Ora R I P what is she wearing? She needs to darken the hair a bit looks crazy. I don’t understand how she is so popular with that one song/album.

  2. T.Fanty says:

    “The Man Behind the Myth” – there’s a Hiddles myth? Have they been reading us?

  3. Lindy79 says:

    I’m truly baffled by some of those outfits.

    I like the video. At least he’s having fun and not acting like he’s just won an Oscar.

    *waits for someone to compare it to Cumby’s swim shorts speech*
    *waits longer for someone to give out about someone mentioning Cumby*
    *watches Directors Cut of all three Lord of the Rings movies while argument goes in a circle*

  4. Lilacflowers says:

    He sounds and looks like he is suffering jet lag. Did somebody hit him with the overhead luggage compartment door?

  5. Sixer says:

    At the risk of side-eye for knowing too much about this and at the tempation of being snidey and snarkey – risk? Pah. Tempation? Can’t resist – I think Puddletom was simply not invited to the BAFTAs. They didn’t want him. He was around on Sunday – running in Regents Park. Clearly feeling left out or why else would he start tweeting his exact whereabouts again? He’s gone back off that whole fans schmans idea. Bless. It didn’t last long.

    And HA to Man of the Year. Lukas of Windsorus is without doubt earning his pay.

    • T.fanty says:

      *side eye to Miss “I’m Over Puddletom” there in the corner*

      • Sixer says:

        I couldn’t resist. You couldn’t resist.

        Everything’s just as it should be in the Sixer Universe.

        (Psst! Blokes!)

      • T.fanty says:

        I’m so bloked up right now, that I might have to channel my memories of Bas Vegas and say Blaaaaaaaahkes!

        By the way, how are you holding out with the floods? Are you in an ark?

      • Sixer says:

        I am on the top of a big old hill so am fine floodwise. Had the occasional loss of satellite but no power cuts. However, we do keep getting cut off as the rivers at the bottom of the hills flood all the roads out. Sixlets have been unable to get to school on several occasions. Lots of suffering nearby, though.

        I am tempted to get the heck orrff the interwebz and download the first series of Luther for more blokeishness. No work this week, so no reason why not!

    • 'p'enny says:


      He flew to Toronto on Sunday, the selfie that was taken at the airport revealed the timing of this. It’s possible to go for a run and then to airport to catch a plane. Makes sense really.

      btw, the D-list british actors/celebs that went to BAFTA’s was shocking. It is a massive theatre that needs filling. Seriously, they would have chopped their right arm off for Tom to be on that red-carpet.

      And Lukas of Windsorus, he’s moved on to Emma Watson now.

      • Sixer says:

        ‘p’enny (gosh, that’s a pain to type) – I think I may love you, since I am clearly not nearly well enough informed. You have delivered me from the Fanty side-eye.

        Fanty! I demand a retraction!

      • T.fanty says:

        Piffle. You still looked it up. Maybe I’ll give you a pass because you’re stranded. I don’t know if the Sixlets are too old for you to know this reference, but I now imagine you to live in the Peppa Pig house. No man is an island, except (in my head) Sixer.

        Stay safe, lovely.

      • Sixer says:

        Ok, I’m struggling with a decent excuse. I admit it. But y’know. That was LAST WEEK, which was BB (Before Bloke).

        My niece loved Peppa Pig. Actually, I quite like the picture!

      • Itsetsyou says:

        @’p'enny – where can I see that selfie at the airport? Everyone is talking about it here…

      • icerose says:

        Agree.He was one of the presenters last year and they are generally quite supportive of his work so my guess is he chose not to attend. Mind you Bafta’s are losing their critical focus and have just become to commercial and to USA orientated to be a taken seriously. They are now just as bad as the Oscars in terms of their film focus. But at least they gave best actor to the right person.

        Dear boy looks very tipsey let alone jet lagged in this video and his throat is still pretty gravelly. Not like Tom to be at a loss for words.
        The band aid was someone slamming a door on his head when he bent down to pick up his bag presumably at the Donmar just before the Coriolanus run ended.
        Elle are certainly having a love affair with Tom at the moment. Move over Josh you have competition

    • Leah says:

      I find it odd that he gets grief on this board for going to an “opening of an envelope” and not having proper film work lined up and then when he is starting a movie and misses an award show the snark comes out for that.

    • joe spider says:

      deleted, someone beat me to it.

  6. treefingers says:

    While he comes across as a bit of a knob from time to time, he also seems incredibly sweet. And that little band-aid on his forehead (cute!)

  7. feebee says:

    I’m not sure what he’s done to deserve it either. Shouldn’t you have had to have done ‘something’? Or at least have had a bit of a banner year in your career? The video was sweet enough but have to stop short of endearing because “33 years young”. What is that? 33′s not old enough to be years young. Ugh. I like Tommy, love seeing new posts but sometimes the try hard gets too much.

    Didn’t he speak properly just a week or so ago when he addressed the ‘fans may be going a wee bit overboard’ situation?

    I don’t quite know what to say about the fashion line up. It’s one of the larger collection of no’s I’ve seen in a while.

  8. Froop says:

    I’m so bored of him winning all these blah PR awards. Funnily enough, Emma Watson also won the actress of the year award. Tom and Emma both won the GQ magazine man/woman of the year awards too. Conveniently Luke Windsor is the publicist for both of them. He’s really working those connections, yo.

    Typical of Elle to say there’s a good story behind the injury and then not say what it is. Kind of ironic if he hurt himself in a silly accident after months of sword fighting every night and weeks of training. Cute video, but I wonder who filmed it/when. Maybe an afterparty because he looked wasted.

    Did anybody see the tweets from Mark Gatiss? Tommy apparently treated him to a spa day after Coriolanus ended. Quite sweet.

  9. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    The dress that ate Rita Ora. Good Lord.

  10. Browniecakes says:

    Love how TH thanks Lorraine Candy in the video. The woman who tweeted at Wimbeldon and couldn’t spell his name then. Could all this ELLE UK coverage since June be one big apology?

    • Lindy79 says:

      If it is, at least we all know now that if you accidentally call someone’s f** buddy their girlfriend on social media after you see them at a sporting event, the appropriate apology is not flowers, a nice hand written note or even a barber shop quarter singing Sorry by Madonna…

      It’s a Man of the Year award and an over hyped interview in a magazine.

      (we may all need to pool together to buy or set up one though, so it doesn’t cause any embarrassing delays in organising the apologies)

    • Evie says:

      @Browniecakes: Cynical journalist that I am, I’d wager that Ms. Candy, who clearly had never met Mr. Hiddleston prior to Wimbledon (she misspelled his name in her Tweet and responded to his irate fans) quickly deduced that any mention of him in Elle is guaranteed to sell many copies of the magazine which will win her BIG points with her publisher.

      On a serious note, if Elle continues to constantly present him with meaningless awards they run the risk of killing the goose that laid the golden egg . At some point — maybe a year or more from now – he will be over-exposed to their readershipand will no longer be the “IT” man of the moment. Hiddleston needs to get nominated for and win some real acting awards.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Evie–does his Olivier count?

      • Froop says:

        I guess it does, but it was for best newcomer 6 years ago and he’s won nothing ‘serious’ since then, with nothing on the horizon for the next couple of years at least. I don’t think he’ll be showered with golden statuettes for Thor 3. (He’ll be showered with even more ‘hot list’ MTV awards or GQ suit-wearer of the year instead).
        You could argue the Sky arts award or whatever it was was a serious arty award, I can’t remember if it was voted for by the public or not.

        And I agree with you Evie about overexposure since all of these magazine are in love with him. He’s never had a GQ or Esquire cover yet so there’ll be plenty more to come.

      • icerose says:

        He is no more overexposed than a lot of other actors i.e. Benedict Cumberbatch, Micheal Fassbender and many more who are currently in vogue but he does make good copy so a lot of what he does tends to get repeated over the internet. His track record on performances is pretty good. Although some of them are small indie films he has yet to have a film bomb and his reviews are usually excellent to favourable. He also won an Ian Charlslton award for Othello at the Donmar.Not a bad start.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Froop–yes, and it’s been six years since he was last on stage. We’ll see how things go where Coriolanus is concerned.

        Although *I*’ve certainly enjoyed his recent film work, it’s hardly been award bait. Sometimes careers just go that way, though. How many years between Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Olivier for Othello and his BAFTA?

      • Evie says:

        @TotallyBiased: Yes, the Olivier award for Best Newcomer was a well earned accolade six years ago. But Hiddleston’s career is divided into two parts (thus far): BL and AL — Before Loki and After Loki. Very few people knew who he was when he won the Olivier award.

        Yes, he’s done very credible acting aside from Loki, but Loki launched his career into the stratosphere, particularly with respect to his visibility on the Internet. There’s no denying his talent but in 2013 with all the openings he attended and faux awards he received + the Marvel PR Thor 2 global juggernaut (which was very hard work) Hiddleston got way more exposure than just about any actor I can think of.

      • 'p'enny says:

        In regard to award chasing,

        Kate Winslet did a really funny sketch in Ricky Gervais’s Extras , dressed as a nun about type of film you need to be in to be nominated for awards. It really sums up award chasing

        When you think about it, he was nominated Best Newcomer by Bafta in 2012. Barely out of the starting blokes. Not all actors are jennifer lawrence and win everything before they are 25. Some are more Paul Newman and never win a thing.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Froop, nothing on the horizon for the next few years at least? Again, so starring in a major production of a difficult Shakespeare play in London for two months, which has generated extremely favorable reviews that recommend his performance over those of Jude Law, David Tennant, and Simon Russel Beale, couldn’t possibly result in at least a nomination for another Olivier?

      • JoAnn says:

        @Lilacflowers Yes thanks for mentioning Coriolanus which should be in the running this year for an Olivier. They should be announcing the nominees for that soon. I think they give those out in late April? And Evening Standard as well in the Fall?

      • 'p'enny says:

        I have my fingers crossed that he will get nominated for an Olivier, I would be gutted for him if he doesn’t get nominated. He has put in one hell of a lot of work on it. But the West End has been a very competitive place for good plays in 2013 and there have been loads of good leads to choose from. [allegedly, I can't afford to go] Plus, the voting committee needs to see the play, and getting tickets might have been impossible for some.

        Plus, if the West End have a bone to pick about bringing fangirl chaos to the cultural upperclass world of the theatre, then Tom Hiddleston, Jude Law, David Tennant and Matt Smith wont get a look in. LOL!

        Chewie Olly, what’s his name? is flavour of the month and probably win the Olivier to make up being robbed at the upcoming Oscars.

      • Sixer says:

        @’p'enny – the Olivier committee get two (best and free) seats for every show. Including the civilian element. You can always apply for a civilian place on the committee next year. Just fill in the form on the website. I know someone who’s done it.

        And I don’t think stunt or semi-stunt/fandom casting is a handicap – plenty of Oliviers have gone to that sort of thing.

      • 'p'enny says:

        @Sixer, if I lived in London, I would, nothing would stop me from hitting that theatre world. The Olivier committee are one lucky lot, I wonder if they get to see them all? Can your ‘someone’ get us any goss if Tommy is in the running?

        I’ve just seen your second point, I didn’t mean stunt casting being the problem – I meant the fangirl chaos, queuing in the streets, squealing through performances, ruining the experience for more seasoned theatre goers. that kind of thing.

      • Sixer says:

        ‘Fraid not. Sorry! They’re no more to do with the theatre world than any regular goer. And definitely not in any kind of know. I do know they’re expected to see A LOT of shows though.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Jo-Ann, the Olivier nominations will be announced March 10 with the award ceremony on April 13.
        @’P'enny, was Chewital in a play this season?

      • 'p'enny says:


        yes, Chewie was in play about the Congo??

        as you can see I keep on top of the theatre plays with specific detail.

  11. grabbyhands says:

    The absolute best part-

    Hey Richard, has anyone ever told you you look like Loki’s dad?


  12. joe spider says:

    “‘p’enny says:
    February 19, 2014 at 9:02 am
    That’s boring! Couldn’t they made something up? like headbutting Benny or something”

    I’m sure somebody already has, we just haven’t found it yet!

  13. joe spider says:

    Why did Cara turn up in her night clothes?

  14. Kelly says:

    How many beers did they give him?? He seems positively tipsy :D

  15. EscapedConvent says:

    What in Dante’s inferno are all these people wearing?

    These are some of the worst things I’ve seen anyone wear! They must pull things out of their closets, throw them in a blender, put on their 7-inch heels & off they go. Why doesn’t someone tell them? There are lovely things out there they could wear—do they not know that? I am completely perplexed by this.

  16. Dani says:

    Definitely drunk. He should be drunk all the time – makes him more likeable/cute. Does anyone else think he should date Emma or am I alone??

    • 'p'enny says:

      Emma Watson? Way too young.

      He seems to have better chemistry with older women, I think he and Tilda Swinton rock.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        p’enny: a week ago I would have totally been with you.
        I’m so disappointed in Tilda Swinton. She was one of my fave actresses and red carpet stars. But I just read that she’s a *vocal* Polanski supporter. As such, she is not worthy of our Hiddles, who has way too much respect for women to support such a man.
        Why, Tilda, whyyyyyyyyy??

      • Dani says:

        Ugh no Tilda and Tom are on opposite sides of the spectrum. She would eat him and up and spit him out in an hour and he wouldn’t know how to function afterwards.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        Oh my God…. Nobody knows here of her strange relationship arrangements? She also spoke about it in interviews.
        She is a great actress but in real life she is quite a weirdo…

      • Itsetsyou says:

        I just found out that Tilda is 53 years old. I had NO idea. I thought she was in her late 30s early 40s.

      • 'p'enny says:

        Tilda has two blokes, a husband and a young lover and is fairly bourgeois about her lifestyle. I don’t know about the Polanski thing. But, to be honest she is an intellectual heavy weight, with a background similiar to Tom’s. And I think Tom well and truly, by the sounds of it, met his match.

        I recently read an interview with Jim J [london Time Out] about Tom and Tilda, and he was struggling to cast his vampire and Tilda said, when the right person comes along you will know – or something like that. He was introduced to Tom acting, via Midnight in Paris [he wouldnt watch marvel films LOL] didn’t think this guy was his Adam. But, met him anyway and chucked tons of literary/cultural stuff at him and he got everyone of his vibes -so to speak. Then, Tilda, Tom and Jim spent hours pouring their cultural love into the film. Sounds like a very heavy conversation or two for me. But, still I am really looking forward to this film.

      • Dani says:

        Wasn’t Adam supposed to go to Fassbender (or someone) but he couldn’t fit filming into his schedule so only then did they cast Tom? Same thing with Ben and Crimson Peak.

      • 'p'enny says:


        Check out the A-list film swapping for the film Jane Got a Gun, make Tom stepping into Fassbender and Ben’s shoes rather boring.

        btw Ben has had his fair share of ‘falling’ into other actors shoes.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        @’p'enny, actually that is no longer the case– for awhile there she was married to artist John Byrne and carried on a love relationship with Sandro Kopp, both at the same time, and she was the poster child for polyamory extolling in interviews about how perfect this arrangement was.

        She is now divorced from Byrne, who has since remarried, and is living full time with Kopp. It sounds like it is all amicable and they live very close to one another for the sake of the children, but the open marriage thing is over. There was an article swirling about for awhile about just how complicated things were with Kopp (he apparently dumped his girlfriend via fax when he met Tilda), so I think the rosy veneer was just that.

        All that said, I just love her. I think though that she is way over Hiddles’s head in everyway, and from what I have heard OLLA is her film all the way.

      • Itsetsyou says:

        @’p'enny – I kind of see Tom going for an unconventional love triangle. I think he’d be up for it. He always says how he doesn’t know “what sexy is really” so I’m thinking he’s up for whatever. Polyamory or some other lovely Latin word would work with him just fine…

      • Dani says:

        P – I have nothing against him (or others) falling into other people’s could have been roles. It just stuck out to me a little that the director/Tilda would say that when it was widely known it was supposed to be Fassbender.

      • 'p'enny says:


        I think youre right about Tilda, her love life and owning OLLA, she has invested a lot in this film, been with Jim from the film’s development for a long time. 7 years i read this films been in development. I’ll see it at the cinema on Sunday afternoon, curl up in a seat and enjoy.

        The article is on Time Out, London, search for Jim J and read it in full. Fassbender did drop out. They’re references was after Fassbender left, and Jim met Tom way back in 2011. This film has been in development for a long time. He also discussed Fassbender and Tom and their differences in the role of Adam.

        Tom, i think, may well up for unconventional love situation in his mind. ;-) But, i’m just not sure if he can drop his polite upbringing enough to let go enough to fling himself about that way. I’m waiting for the National Enquirer love bomb to go off.

      • Dani says:

        P – oooo thanks! will look into it when I need something to do at work tomorrow.

        Also about the Tom/Tilda thing – I feel like he would be more into the traditional type of relationship (1+1) considering how effected he seems to be from his parents failed marriage.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Shannon, please define “Polanski supporter?” No, I don’t support Polanski, I support his victim and believe that he should serve the prison sentence his victim wants him to serve. However, the sentence his victim wants him to serve and the sentence the State of California wants him to serve are different, with a judge having overruled a sentencing agreement over the repeated objections of the victim. The victim, who is now in her 40s, claims that the judge has caused her more pain than Polanski did and she believes the judge exploited her case for his own notoriety. Many actors and actresses have stated that they believe that Polanski should serve the sentence his victim wants, not the sentence the judge wants, and they get labeled “Polanski supporters” for doing so.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Dani, actors and actresses get switched out of roles all the time. Ronald Reagan was attached to Casablanca. Shirley Temple to The Wizard of Oz. Neither of those worked out and the films were the better for it.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        I get what you are saying but unfortunately, that is not the support I was referring to. She is part of the “free Polanski” movement.
        “More than 100 film industry figures have now signed a petition calling for the release of Polanski, the acclaimed director of Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby and The Pianist. They include leading Hollywood figures Martin Scorcese, Woody Allen, David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Pedro Almodovar, *Tilda Swinton* and Monica Bellucci.”

        Also see:

        The list above compiled everyone who signed the “free Polanski” petition. Her name is there along with the much – discussed Woody Allen signature. So very disappointed in Tilda. Guess this was an instance of my projecting values and ideas onto an actress I admire.

    • Shannon1972 says:

      LOL…duck and cover Dani! You just love to throw out potential gossip grenades on these threads. :D

      Hiddles cannot date anyone, *ever*. The epic meltdown and hate filled rants regarding the lucky lady would create a massive internet cacophony! His only acceptable partner would probably be “that other actor that we dare not name here” just to fulfill all the fan fiction.

      • Dani says:

        I think you’re confusing me with one of the other 3 Dani’s but I’ll duck anyway hahah

        who is the other actor??? Am I missing something?

      • 'p'enny says:


        The other actor is the ‘other one’ who throws fans on tumblr in a melt down, every time he ruffles his hair ;-)

      • Shannon1972 says:

        Oh dear…I didn’t know there are three Danis here! Sorry about that, but you are smart to still take cover. The sky is about to fall because they can’t both be mentioned on the same thread without dire consequences.The other actor *extremely low whisper* starts with a “benedict” and ends with a “cumberbatch”. Shhhhh….you didn’t hear it from me and I can say no more. ;)

      • Shannon1972 says:

        Agh!!! p’enny….throwing in the “hair ruffle that shook the world” was cruel! How can our beloved Hiddles compete with that?
        Quick -’pull out the picture of him with Stig again!!

      • 'p'enny says:


        Hiddles competes…

        in Thor 2 – the smile he throws at Jane after the slap.
        oh and the close ups -big blue eyes shots in Avengers [ must be a female camera woman]
        And talking tears, again in Coriolanus when he cries
        And finally and best of all; Prince Hal in the steam-room in Henry 4th pt 2.

        oooh I just remembered he does his own hair ruffle in Prince Hal, when it gets covered in beer.

        I need to lie down….

      • Dani says:

        ohhhhh I love Cumby! Way more than Hiddles. Hiddles has diarrhea of the mouth, way too often for me. But I’d take him if he kept quiet.

        If I’m not wrong there is two other ‘Dani’s’ then Dani 2 and Danielle.

      • 'p'enny says:

        @Dani ‘Hiddles has diarrhea of the mouth’

        now your setting up a heated war with a swipe like that, sshhhhh. LOL

        We are trying to keep it nice between the Benny & Tom camps with a wedding, see, Kelly’s comments below.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        You’re right! I lost focus after “Thor 2: the smile he throws at Jane after the slap”. Dancing bear turned sexy predator, it’s too much.
        *feebly waves white flag from the floor*
        hair ruffle?…..what’s…a….hair….ruffle?….must….watch….avengers….again….

      • Shannon1972 says:

        Ha! See?? I told you this Dani likes her grenade bombs. LOL

        And Hiddles does not have diarrhea of anything! He is pure and lovely and perfect in every way. Kind of like a male, sexy Mary Poppins. That other guy is nowhere near as perfect in every way as Hiddles is!
        *stomps off in a huff*

        (Peeks out from corner to look for any more incoming gossip grenades)

      • Dani says:

        hahahahah sorry sorry!! I think the Dani’s here have almost the same opinion on Hiddles. But he is really sexy, I’ll give him that. (when he keeps his mouth closed ;) )

      • jammypants says:

        I like them both, but I genuinely think the Batches has more verbal diarrhea. He trips up and talks so much crap. I forgive him though.

      • Itsetsyou says:

        @’p'enny – what kind of potential NE story do you have in mind?

        Unlike Hemsworth I feel Hiddleston is the kind of man who would go for an unusual affair with what you wouldn’t call a typical beauty. This that tall blonde, forgot her name, that actress who looked rather large and a bit nutty.

      • 'p'enny says:


        NE story?

        A threesome with Helena Bonham Carter, he lives next door to her, she went to see him ‘twice’ in Coriolanus and they did the voiceover together for a radio thing about Pooh. She was way to sweet, every time she said ‘Says Pooh’ to Tom.
        anyway, and Tim Burton and Helena have an unconventional relationship thing going on there, separate houses etc ., and he’s been caught snogging someone around the back alley of their local cinema…..

        total National Enquirer story

        Tom has it going for the older ladies….

      • MissThing says:

        Tom and who he would date… I just crack up every time I read these threads. Seriously there are tears of laughter streaming down my face right now. As for an Enquirer story, it could happen but I fear he is not popular enough in the ‘real’ world yet.

      • Pretzel says:

        Oh my god! I just remembered KEN BRANAGH had an affair with Helena Bonham Carter when he was still married to Emma Thompson! Imagine HBC cheating on Burton with TommyAnne!! SCANDALOUS!! Oh Tommy, when they said “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, i’m preety THAT’S not what they meant :p

    • Kelly says:

      Blasphemy! There’s only one person out there who’s perfect for him – his epic true love of course, Benedict Cumberbatch.
      I volunteer to officiate the wedding!

    • Lilacflowers says:

      @Dani, a while back an interviewer asked him about Emma and he smiled politely, shook his head, and said that she is not his type.

  17. pretzel says:

    From Elle’s wording it looks like they shot it themselves in his hotel room. I just want to know what’s the girl saying to which TH is shouting at the top of his voice “YES?? WHAT???” Also, given that it is in his hotel room, i can’t help but imagine his gettingetting ready only on the top half of hus body. I imagine he’s just wearing his pajama pants below :p

    • 'p'enny says:

      I’ve noticed that Elle always seem to shoot/film with their camera angles looking upwards. They really do like an excuse to be kneeling down and looking up at him.

      I bet that is Jessica Chastain shouting in the background, telling him to get a move on, as they have a steamy affair to get on with.

    • zsazsa says:

      Probably some woman from Elle telling him something. He sounded a bit rude to her.
      I still don’t think he’s fully forgiven them for girlfriend gate.

      • Fangirls make me twitch says:

        I think it’s a tad hilarious these people are still on the Jane train. Do these girls really think a man would keep her hidden away for that long? Including attending parties without her? Tumblr is full of this stuff, I couldn’t believe some of the stuff I read. Do they think he hasn’t been with women they simply haven’t seen? I guess they want their crystal pony image so badly they’d rather believe he is desperately in love with someone he is protecting than lining up FWB’s as they come. Maybe it’s because they are all teens? I hope so at least.

      • Dani says:

        She favourited a tweet about tom’s elle award. Im surprised she didn’t follow top gear , she usually follows all toms projects. Well, at least she followed the only lovers left alive twitter page.

      • ZsaZsa says:

        @Dani I’ve heard she does that. it’s a bit despereate but hey ho :-) I couldn’t Be bothered if he’s doing whatever to her or not and I suspect that most normal fans feel the same.

        The only people that do seem to care what people think is her and him and the odd weirdo on tumblr.

        Live and let live. Life goes On. That’s what I say. Now where’s the wine and Benny? ;-)

      • Ppp12 says:

        Ok. I wanted to say this for a long time, but didn’t want to appear stalkerish and creepy. I remember quite a few threads ago, probably the one related to Elle teasing about the article..someone here mentioned JA favoriting TH related stuff in twitter. I never bothered to check her favorites before and from the looks of it, a lot of people here (inlcuding me, i might add shamefully) checked out the favorites after the discussion. some also mentioned how she never favorited stuff directed at TH’s twitter profile and so she must be searching his tag. She favorited two more TH related tweets, both by fans and not linking @twhiddleston. That also got mentioned and discussed on that thread. And that, ladies and gentlemen, was the last thing she fav’d. nothing after that even a month after, gave me the feeling that she might not have been aware of people checking and seeing her fav’s and also that she might have seen or got shown the discussion over here. that THAT’s off my chest, lemme go and drown in shame for being over interested.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Ppp12, why on earth would you be so invested in checking someone’s twitter account?

      • Ppp12 says:

        I know..i know..and hence the shame. As i mentioned i checked it out after someone else mentioned it in a past thread and couldn’t actually believe she would do that in a publicly open account.

      • palepuss says:

        Lilacflowers: because. It’s. Fun.

      • Janeite says:

        Fun…well, I suppose that’s one word for it. Although not the one I would use.

      • Ppp12 says:

        Guys, please let’s not start any arguing about THIS! Once again, the only reason I checked out her account at all was because what I saw on an earlier thread right here in CB. Frankly speaking, it’s not like I stalk her account all the time. I don’t!i Just thought it was weird that she favorited those things even after wimbledon. I just wanted to share with you guys that I thought she might have recently become aware of people talking about her twitter activities. I really wasn’t expecting a reply like Lilacflower’s one either, especially after I said that I wasn’t particularly proud of my actions.

      • Janeite says:

        Ppp12, you brought this issue up. If other commenters want to talk about it, that is up to them.

      • Sixer says:

        Ppl may have brought it up – as she is perfectly entitled to – but it was Lilac who brought the rudeness. Who is anyone here to take another to task for the way thsy express their interest in a celeb? Pots and kettles.

      • Ppp12 says:

        @janeite..i have no problem people talking about it but i would hate to be the person who started the arguement over whether checking someone’s twitter account was wrong or not. I don’t really agree that it’s fun to check her account but i also think lilacflower’s reply was a bit harsh. No hard feelings, though. Again, checking on her account –> not one of my proudest accomplishments.

      • Janeite says:

        Sixer, any post that is made on here opens the door for other posters to express their opinions. While we may not always agree on how those opinions are expressed, I do think we can agree that they have just as much right to express them as anyone else. Are we really going to start censoring posters for how they express themselves now? I hope not.

      • ZsaZsa says:

        if what is being said is true about her favouriting tweets like that, then it is clear she’s no longer in contact with him. She wouldn’t need to do that if she was still his FWB or girlfriend.

        Now lets move on

      • Miss Melissa says:

        Thank you. Been saying this for weeks.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Sixer, Jane Arthy is NOT a celebrity, nor a public person. The most that can be said is that she is a neighbor of several people who are. Checking on what anyone follows or unfollows on a Twitter account reveals absolutely nothing about a person or a relationship and is just plain creepy and, no, it is not rude to point that out. I took nobody to task for anything.

      • belle says:

        On a positive note, this whole thing has taught me to regularly check my twitter favorites and people I’m following just in case I accidentally hit something while I’m scrolling.

      • ZsaZsa says:

        I’ve got to confess I’ve favourited many tweets on the actor Chris Evans after I met him at a premier. This must mean I’m his secret girlfriend or F-buddy now. It’s exactly what I as I non famous woman would do when he wants to keep me secret.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @ZsaZsa, Chris is my secret husband because he sat directly in front of me at a Celtics game, he lives next door to my old office building, and his uncle was my mayor and is now my congressional representative. But you may borrow him, secretly of course, on Wednesdays.

      • ZsaZsa says:

        If you can’t beat them
        @Miss Melissa if you are referring to the Wimbledon photos then no he wasn’t being affectionate. His hands were together and his body turned away.
        Why would anyone want to be hidden away from the world by their boyfriend?

        Nobody cares about who he dates. Nobody. He could show up with a different woman at a different event and nobody would care.

        You really think he’d hide away someone he really likes after all that he says about love? Give the man some credit

        Now Sean bean in the boot of his car is another matter

    • ItSetsYou says:

      @Pretzel – or just boxers? A nice dinner jacket with a tie and all and boxers. Maybe socks. What a lovely thought :)

  18. Shannon1972 says:

    Just want to say “thank you for the Hiddles post!”

    These threads drain more time than any other for me. It’s not enough to just read the (always excellent!) post, I have to read every. single. one. of the hilarious comments too. They are such fun!! Next thing I know, an hour has passed. The Hiddles Time Warp is real.

  19. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    His speech wasn’t as bad as the MTV Awards, where he treated it like he won a freaking Oscar, in a full suit….but it was still pretty silly. I hate when actors say that ‘I don’t know that I deserve this…’, when they get awards from magazines–their pr got them the award. Don’t act surprised.

    • Lindy79 says:

      I still physically cringe when looking at that MTV video.
      Still.. the bum clenching is a good workout, better than squats.

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      I haven’t seen the MTV acceptance speech as I prefer my Hiddles to be pure and untainted! Read enough about it to know what happened though. I’m sure he was just a bit excited for a recognized award (yes, crap like MTV is recognized). These magazine/internet polls are pretty skewy and don’t really pack much punch.

      Of course he won ELLE’s award… He is their contractually-obliged golden haired boy for the next year.

  20. ItSetsYou says:

    Does he have a cold?
    Can I tell you all what he to a Russian journalist said about being romantic? He said that back when he was in college and had so say no’ to help his girlfriend move to Paris, because he couldn’t miss an important audition, he changed his mind at the last moment. Got on a train, called her friend to find out where she or was at that moment, and surprised her by walking up behind at the Luxhemburg Gardens. She was buying ice cream and couldn’t decide on a flavor when she heard him behind saying ‘tough choice, isn’t it?”

    • poppyseed says:

      I’ve wondered whether that was a legit quote. An English version of it has been floating around Tumblr and it made me gag it was so saccharine. Not that I begrudge him for being a romantic (who doesn’t love an occasional grand gesture?), but it can be a bit much to read or hear about sometimes. This must be the first girlfriend he was properly in love with, according to that Tigerbeat Elle interview, no?

      • lunchcoma says:

        I’ve read it in some legit interview, though I don’t remember which one at the moment. And, honestly, it made me cringe a bit, because I’m terribly wary of men who are prone to big, romantic gestures. On the other hand, he was something like 21 when that story took place, and it was told in a way that made it sound like he’s more level-headed these days.

      • kaisei says:

        It’s legit, the person who did the translation on tumblr always linked the original Russian article and if you put the text in google translator it confirms the tumblr translation.

      • Sixer says:

        IIRC correctly, someone on a Puddletom thread on this site called BS on the Puddletom for this. Whilst waxing lyrical, he forgot that he couldn’t have got the Eurotunnel from Kings Cross station because at that time it went from Waterloo. I’m sure it was dissected in detail ages ago on here.


        He fibbed! It’s ok though: Luke gave him the script, as always. It’s Luke’s fault, obviously, as always.

        And I remember far too much for my good health, I am sure. Hoping Fanty isn’t reading this far down.

      • Itsetsyou says:

        I translated it myself (I speak Russian) so unless the reporter made things up, that’s exactly what Tom told him. And yes, I think he mentioned something about being in his very early twenties. The thing that did make me cringe a little is Hiddleston adding how “this question (‘tough choice isn’t it?’) had a deeper meaning than I thought at the moment.” He missed a very important audition for love and then got all philosophical about it. So did he do it for that woman really? I find that men who express their feelings in a grand way expect the same in return. They are in love with love.
        But then, again, he was only twenty ;)

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        You are all so cynical!! If I could have a grand gesture like this just ONCE in my life, I would be happy. Instead I attract the kind of men who think a romantic gesture is giving me a small bunch of flowers…plucked from my own garden…with roots and dirt still attached…


        To be fair his g/f was moving to Paris, so I would imagine they both knew the distance was going to be a relationship-killer. What’s the harm in one final grand gesture of love. Lucky girl got Hiddles and ice cream on the same day!

      • jammypants says:

        @squirrel, poor garden! ;)

        I agree. Give me that saccharine! There’s real time, then there’s time for diabetic, vomit-inducing romantic gestures on a perfect day.

      • T.fanty says:

        *skulks in*
        *skulks out*

      • Sixer says:

        I’d have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those pesky kids (Fantys).

      • mena says:

        I also wonder if it’s legit.

        I’m sure the Tumblr people translated the Russian magazine article correctly, but I kinda doubt Tom actually said what was written in that magazine.

        Mila Kunis speaks Russian and in past interviews she’s said that when she’s gone to Russia to promote a movie, the translations for her non-Russian speaking co-stars are never what was actually said and it goes both ways.

        She said when a journalist asked a question in Russian, her co-stars would get an English translation that was not what the journalist actually asked. Then, when her co-stars answered in English, the journalist would get a Russian translation that was not what her co-star actually answered.

        Mila said she thinks the translators give an interpretation of what they think is being asked/answered and add their own embellishments.

      • Sunflower says:

        There is an illegitimate quote attached to Tom that’s going around Tumblr (there’s actually a post where someone admits to making it up) but I think I actually saw an interview where he talks about this. Everyone’s all awwww, so romantic but what I understood was that he regrets the grand romantic gesture and wishes he had gone to the audition instead.

    • poppyseed says:

      Yes, he does still sound to be fighting off the cold that the entire Coriolanus cast picked up. He sounded less bad on Top Gear, which was just a week ago. He’s not taking good care of himself. Poor darling Hiddles. He probably had a setback with his recovery while doing something overly romantic for the Elle staff, who hilariously suggests that he might’ve gotten his boo boo during a sex game gone wrong.

      Is this the Crimson Peak hair? I was kind of hoping for a return of the longer Prince Hal ginger, to match Jessica Chastain’s locks. Hot gingery incestuous siblings.

    • joe spider says:

      @ sixer, or perhaps his memory played tricks, or he got a tube from KC to Waterloo.

      We are investing too much time on this I think. :)

    • palepuss says:

      He says “he used to be romantic” and the romantic gesture he remembers happened more than 10 years ago. Mmmm, so he’s NOT a romantic.

    • Ppp12 says:

      I’ve always had a feeling that this Russian interview was one which was more or less embellished by the reporter himself. I mean, Hiddles is a sucker for recycling stories and interview points (hint: piano notes reference, Shakespeare). If he said THAT to a russian mag, I’m sure he would have somehow brought it up in any of the major English language interviews. Till the Elle interview, he hasn’t mentioned anything romance related in recent times. He mentioned romantic gestures like long impromptu road trips in his very, early interviews. But nothing of that sort till Elle, I remember there was another interview of him, during the Thor press, with a Japanese or Korean mag aimed at kids. The quotes there seemed pretty much made up too.

      • kaisei says:

        The only way to know for sure would be to ask the man himself, lacking that, let’s take it as something that might very well be true.
        But about him not having done romantic gestures in recent times, he talked about his romantic day in NY when he was dating Susannah and in this 2012 interview he said this about how to spend S.Valentine

        “KA:If you were taking a date out in London on Valentine’s Day, where would you go?

        TH: Well now that would be telling, wouldn’t it? I think if you’re going to be conventionally romantic you’ve got to go all the way: a beautiful dinner somewhere lovely, with boat-loads of flowers, chocolates and champagne. But it might also be nice to wrap up warm and sit on a roof somewhere, with a cup of hot soup and your girl, watch the planes come in over London and listen to the night.”

      • Ppp12 says:

        @kaisei..this was one of the interviews I was referring to when I said “his earlier interviews”. The other one about the road trips was also from the time he was dating Susannah. By recent times, I meant 2013, especially during the Thor press tour. He is way more guarded now than he was in post Thor 1 days. All I am saying is, the russian interview quotes are not quite the stuff that he usually talks about now.

      • kaisei says:

        ok, our definition of earlier and recent are different :)

        In 2013 there’s that thing he said in Flaunt interview about Haneke’s film Amour,
        “‘So, you know, this is what you want. This is the intimacy that you’ll be lucky to have when you get to the end of your life…’ When I saw it, I couldn’t stop thinking about that film for an entire month. It just made everything else seem so flippant and disposable.”

        Or that interview in China during Thor2 promotional tour, when he was asked what true love is for him and he quoted a Shakespeare’s sonnet.

        I don’t know if either qualifies though.
        I get your point, but to me that Russian interview seems too detailed to be made up, or maybe it’s just that I like romance in life ;)

    • Kelly says:

      I really hope the Russian magazine made that one up, Jesus….

  21. betsy says:

    Toe curling guy. He makes my skin crawl.

  22. JoAnn says:

    I’ve missed the Hiddles posts. There hasn’t been one in more than a week! I was checking out Tumbler with my 12 year old who adores Tom more than I do. much of it was sweet, funny, creative fangirls stuff some of it is just filthy and really off the rails. I usually don’t clutch my pearls at such things but aren’t there a lot of young teens on there? Is it them posting this stuff?

    • 'p'enny says:

      Tumblr should come with a over -15 warning, search for Loki and all sorts of over-the-top-fantasties come up.

      It’s good for quick of the mark for fan-slamming selfies and the best place ever for funny gifs. It’s the gifs is the reason i head into Tumblr.

  23. Miss M says:

    My CBBaby, so humble and grateful. What happened to his forehead? Du he get hurt trying to call secretly while J.eyre was looking for him?

    • j.eyre says:

      No, the “hurt” came when I caught him with said phone and I used its cord to keep him where I could find him. As for you, Missy…

    • T.Fanty says:

      We were having a fun game. Miss Jane had blindfolded him, and he had to find his way out of Thornfield using only his heightened sense of hearing, and me, leading the way by skipping gaily ahead, softly reciting The Rape of Lucrece, just within earshot. Which didn’t help because Cumby was in the adjacent room, once more regaling the poor maids with the tale of his Olivier win, and poor Tom crashed headlong into the dresser when he heard Cumby screaming like a girl, because thought I had got to Tarquin’s ravishment, and that was his cue to take a sharp left.

    • j.eyre says:

      Speaking of which, we are going to have to move the Curious Sofa into the Sunroom to dry out… again. I am sorry, Fanty but either Cumby is going to have to stop telling that story or we can’t allow beverages on the furniture any more. TommyAnna has knocked himself so silly he now thinks he truly is Tarquin and he keeps making laurels out of the phone cords. Not to mention his Latin is not quite as good as it used to be and CHemboy keeps fetching Mentos for him as a result – its a bit more than I can handle right now. I will be in the Buttery.

  24. ZsaZsa says:

    Ok this was recorded before he went to Canada. If you have seen the recent fan photos taken on sunday from the airport, it is clear he has shaved his beard off. In this video he still has it.
    Also that is non alcoholic beer he’s drinking. I recognise the bottle

  25. Maria says:

    Just saw the Coriolanus live cast Tuesday night. He did a good job. He seems like a really cool person just to hang with, ya know?

  26. Nroth Wset says:

    Act natural dear, stop posing,hope you read this to..Love you, Tommy..>God I love Loki!

  27. pru says:

    Ah, he’s so cute.
    And it’s kind of impressive that drunk, sick and injured, he can show up in full TommyAnnE mode.

  28. Browniecakes says:

    Plaster works for the horror movie he’s now filming. Just take it off – ready to roll.