Tom Hiddleston & Elizabeth Olsen step out for a date night in London: whoa?

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Well, well. Here are some photos of Lord Dragonfly himself, Tom Hiddleston, out last night in London with his GIRLFRIEND Elizabeth Olsen. Interesting. They went out to dinner at the The Wolseley in Mayfair. They took pains to walk separately out of the restaurant, but they ended up in the same taxi and neither of them looked too happy that the paparazzi descended on them. The first report of Tom and Elizabeth’s romance happened back in May, although they reportedly fell for each other when they worked together on I Saw the Light last year (incidentally, Olsen was still with Boyd Holbrook when she and Tom worked together). I’ll admit that I’ve been skeptical of the seriousness of this relationship – I was prepared to believe that they hooked up on a film set, but to still be going strong seven months later? That’s interesting. And as it turns out, it probably was Elizabeth Olsen in those photos earlier this week. Huh.

Meanwhile, I’m sure the dragonflies will soon have another name to add to their burn books. Tommy is still, impossibly, attached to the long-gestating Kong: Skull Island project, which will probably begin filming either later this year or early next year. JK Simmons and Michael Keaton have already signed on and then dropped out and it kind of sounds like the project was in free-fall for a time. But yesterday, the trade papers announced that a pretty young actress was “in talks” to play the female lead role. And that actress is… Brie Larson. I’ll admit it, I always confuse her with Brit Marling but now that I’m looking through her IMDB… yes, I’ve seen Brie in some stuff. She’s okay.

You can read more here about where Kong: Skull Island is these these days. I can see why Legendary is sticking with the sinking ship – they’ve already put this film on their calendar and they’re hoping that it will be a visual feast for hungry IMAX theater-goers. I don’t really understand why Tom is still so attached to this project? It sounds like a mess and it sounds like it’s going to take FOREVER to film, and they’ll probably be filming it in Buttcrack Jungle, in the Let’s Bang In Your Trailer island chain. I’m just saying, with that kind of isolated set… do you think Brie Larson is a Dragonfly?

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  1. savu says:

    I’m not an invested dragonfly, but I kind of love this. I bet he’s way better to her than that last dude she was with. Also, that cape looks awesome and I wish we had better pics.

    • jinni says:

      Were there story of Boyd being abusive or something? Because if not, there really is no reason to throw him under the bus to make the possibility of Tom being the other man more palatable by assuming he’s better to her than her ex.

      Anyway, Tom looks really good in these pictures.

      • savu says:

        I don’t remember anything about him being abusive, which says nothing because I didn’t follow it closely or anything. I just remember stories about him being kind of a d-bag. I don’t really care about Tom being the other man, I’m honestly more interested in what they’re wearing. Those are two people who can DRESS.

      • jinni says:

        @savu: Did these stories of him being a douchebag happen before or after people started thinking Tom had possibly gotten with Elizabeth while she was still with Boyd? I ask because I wouldn’t put it past hardcore Hiddles fans to start coming up with anything to justify any cheating in order to keep the image of Tom being prefect in there minds.

      • Chrissy says:

        I don’t recall anything about him being abusive. Just stories about him possibly cheating/partying with other women right around the time they broke up .

    • Bea says:

      There is a very similar cape/jacket thing in Zara’s new season! I think it is the same jacket to be honest. (http://www.zara.com/us/en/collection-aw15/woman/collection/cape-jacket-c733933p2846581.html)

      • Zapp Brannigan says:

        Ok I am off to Zara, I need a caped blazer in my life now.

        I think this hook-up will be good for fashion!

      • Lindy79 says:

        I do love those cape jacket type things

      • Bea says:

        I’m embarrassed to know all this but there was a very similar H&M jacket, more like a tuxedo-jacket-with cape, for probably half that price. My shopaholism cannot be contained.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Zara has some amazing stuff! And not expensive!

      • Beth No. 2 says:

        Love her cape, but her hair is atrocious. Looks like she stuck a paintbrush on her head.

      • Norman Bates' Mother says:

        I really love this cape, but it’s ridiculously expensive here in Poland – like 1/5 of what I make in a month.
        Miss Jupitero – your comment about Zara not being expensive made me check the prices in other countries and the difference is huge – it really is so much cheaper outside of Poland (as measured proportionally to income). I hope it will still be in stores next month when I’ll start my new job in Germany.

      • Absolutely says:

        Congrats on the new job, NBM!

      • Bea says:

        Kudos on the new job NBM, I wish I could get a new job. Hell I wish I could get A job.

      • Norman Bates' Mother says:

        Thank you both! And Bea – I know how frustrating unemployment is. I hope you will find something soon and that it will be the job of your dreams. *virtual hug*

        My job history has been far from glamorous either. After being unemployed for long 10 months, I am grateful for anything that will get me out of my parents’ house and pockets – I can’t do that on a minimum wage job I finally found here in Poland. I used to have a pretty great life in England, but I went through a heartbreak (oh those English ginger men), felt homesick and made a worst decision of my life to come back home. Now, I miss Devon, I miss my Brit friends, but my German cousins helped me found a job in their home town and I will have to try it out there. I’m in a panic mode right now.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Congrats on the new job, NBM. Unemployment sucks. I’m building a new business after searching for two years for a job in my field.

        I hope you treat yourself to that Zara cape with your first paycheck!

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        well, less expensive compared to other designer brands. Her yellow purse retails for over 1K, which is nuts. Zara is actually in reach and I do pretty well with the sale items.

        Congrats on the new job! I just started a new job, and I am bagging that cape when I get paid next week!

      • Bea says:

        Thank you NBM. Don’t give up hope. Heartbreaks will happen inevitably but they take us to new places, and whether it is what we expected or not, I’ve come to realise that it is in our hands to make the most of that new thing, whatever it is. I hope you find much happiness in Germany. It’s a beautiful country and the food is YUM. So that’s one thing to look forward to :)

  2. MexicanMonkey says:

    Oh boy! Imma go get me some popcorn and watch this go down!

    • Boston Green Eyes says:

      Unfortunately, there probably won’t be much fireworks around here (save for lilacflowers – and she’s probably already hit the gin by now…). But Tumblr will be a different story…

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I don’t like gin and see no cause for fireworks. It’s just a lovely summer day.

  3. blue marie says:

    They’re cute..

  4. Lee says:

    I think they make a cute couple!

  5. Miss M says:

    Why is she hiding her face?

    • Izzy says:

      I’m thinking it’s because the lights were so bright. It can’t be comfortable.

      • Catherine says:

        Yeah but he isn’t hiding his face. Shes done premieres and been photographed, if it’s the flashes why not just shield her eyes, not cover her whole face. Looks to me like an overreaction.

      • Catherine says:

      • Chica says:

        Because she wants to. Why shouldn’t she if that’s what she feels like doing? Also, bright flashes are a different story when there are no other bright lights to soften there flash.

    • Freshmeat says:

      @ Catherine. This was my thought as well. I know that amount of flashing is intense, but covering up probably made the paps train on her more instensly. It comes across as slightly shady.

      • Lena says:

        @Catherine: apart from the factbthat not evrybody has the same sensitivity at all the time, in one pic his eyes are closed, so maybe he just reacted differently.

    • Mary-Alice says:

      Hilarious. The girl is thirsty, plays for more attention, and I am not Hiddleston crazy imaginative lover, so don’t have a dog in this fight. Obvious is obviois, though. Shrinking violet. LOL Look at me, look at me, I so don’t want you to look at me. LOL

    • M.A.F. says:

      Her reaction is more of along the lines of “ahh, I got caught with my shame shag” which had me laughing when I saw the photos. Love her cape though.

      • Kate says:

        @ Oh Dear +1

        I’d let Hiddleston be my shame shag. No problem. Lol

      • Bea says:

        She’s making her dramatic acting face complete with the pout, in the words of Michael Caine: “Less” Lizzy “much less”.

      • Hawkeye says:

        @Kate, I’d be sitting in his lap in that cab doing jazz hands.

      • Phoebe says:

        @Hawkeye– hahaha- ME TOO. I be wearing an “I BANGED HIDDLES” t-shirt.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        No shame in shagging The PuddleTom. I said on the last thread she should be sashaying her ass in front of the camera with a shit-eatin’ grin that says “F*ck yeah b*tches, I’m doin’ him!”

      • M.A.F. says:

        @Nutball- I think that is how most of us would feel but her? I don’t get her reaction (not buying the paps are annoying bit either) while he seems to able to show his face.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        M.A.F., I can’t decide if she’s just faking being annoyed with the paps that she knew would be there or if Tom blindsided her by taking her to a pap hangout, when she expected a quiet dinner. If the latter, I would’ve given him a hard slap across the face for that afterwards and some choice words.

        If he repented of his sins, I have some me some amazing, dirty, slutty makeup sex, mind you. It is The PuddleTom we’re talking about here. Gotta love and tolerate.

  6. Natalie says:

    I don’t think they were very impressed to being caught!

    • AG-UK says:

      Then they should have chosen a restaurant here that doesn’t have paps hanging out in front :) so many other places you can go here where the food is better but no one would know. But there you go.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      I doubt they were “caught”. They know where the paps hang out. I think this is part of a planned rollout of their relationship to get the invested fans used to the idea.

      • Mary-Alice says:

        It’s a major celebrity/paps spot. People go there to be seen not to eat. Going there guarantees there will be photos and no one needs social media to know that hanging around will bring results. Every big city has those spots, they are part of the game.

      • koko says:

        There was some doubt it was her in the street photo so let’s get rid of that and make sure everyone knows it was her, let’s go to a restaurant where will get our faces shown in photos. I find their body language very odd, their not new to the “biz”, it’s out, pr or legit, own it.

  7. Mia4S says:

    Well….they certainly are a….pale couple. ;-)

    So apparently they’re rewriting the Kong script again? Well that’s always a good sign said no one ever. Seriously though they’re after Russell Crowe (I assume to replace Keaton?). Not that humans will matter in this sort of movie.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Mia4S, come up on the veranda and have a mimosa. I think Crowe will be playing Kong, although it is not much of a stretch for him, but yes, probably to replace Keaton. Which Russell do you think will show up? The one who can act or the one who acts up?

      • Mia4S says:

        The thought of which Russell will show up is scarier than this movie has any hope of being. Sigh…I miss Maximus. I’ll take two mimosas please!

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Colin is on his way with two mimosas on a silver platter. The PR for the film could be “Kong: Russell will show up? Prepare to be terrified!” I do hope he doesn’t sing.

      • Ankhel says:

        Oh my. I can picture it. Russel grasping Brie in his fist, roaring, throwing phones at fighter planes…

      • Lilacflowers says:

        “throwing phones at fighter planes” That’s everything!

      • Absolutely says:

        Oh my. Someone needs to make this movie if the real thing doesn’t pan out. Throwing phones….cackles…

      • p'enny says:

        loooove Russell Crowe rumours.

  8. InvaderTak says:

    Cute! I hate his shoes though.

    Edit: Boy do they look unhappy to have gotten caught. But hey, now that it’s out there they don’t have to sneak around so much right?

    • browniecakes says:

      Good point. Nothing to hide now. Daily Mail could have saved a few bucks. The ISTL press junket will be a toughie if this is a real romance it doesn’t make it to December though.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Invader – I do hope the sneaking around will stop now. My bets are that this thing lasts as long as promotion does… year-end if ISTL fall flat or Spring if it gets Oscar attention. I’d give it a little longer if Liz moves to London to be near him.

      • waitwhat says:

        Well she did say she wanted to act in the West End. And the DM has her having a “transatlantic career”.

        Insert Adam’s eyeroll gif here.

    • erica says:

      I love his shoes! They’re his precious Ariats. Cowboy boots given to him by real cowboys in California while he was learning to ride. They told him they’d last “20 years if you look after ‘em and 25 if you don’t.” I’m glad he still wears them.

      • Bea says:

        Does he ever wear anything else? I’ve never seen him without them (when he’s wearing casual clothes).

      • Original T.C. says:

        I don’t usually click on Hiddleston posts but I am a Lizzie fan so had to find out if she is really dating the internet’s boyfriend. The boots look off to me and doesn’t match his metrosexual look, so I was puzzled then I remembered of yeah he has a movie about Hank Williams I think coming out this year. So to a non-fan like me it looks like advertising to make Americans get comfortable with him playing a famous country Westerner. He may just love the boots but I don’t believe in coincidence when it comes to actors.

        Good luck Lizzie!

      • erica says:

        He wears mostly those boots but also those ugly white slip-on tennis shoes that he wore at Wheatland and during ISTL. Ugh!

  9. Snazzy says:

    I like her shoes

  10. Lennox says:

    Wow, this is happening! I’m not one of his fans but I’m interested to see this unfold. He’s looking pretty good in these pictures.

  11. Lindy79 says:

    They both look really unhappy with the cameras shoved in their faces, it looks so uncomfortable. That first picture it’s like the camera is in there with them.
    Urgh I could never be famous

    • Tash says:

      Me neither. I would be on drugs 24/7, barricaded in a house and peeing in jars a la Howard Hughes.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      I think the same thing, Lindy. And to be dating someone with public actions planned for PR purposes instead of just doing what you want, would undermine the trust I have in that person.

      But if they’re having fun together and gives them the positive publicity they desire, good on ‘em.

  12. Lilacflowers says:

    For those indulging in the crazed frenzy, the vending machines at the far end of the meadow are full of free alcohol and snacks and there are porta-potties out there too. Charlie Hunnam, under Kitten’s watchful eye, cleared away all the nightshade and weeds yesterday.

    Let me clarify a major misconception for those in the crazed frenzy fray, Colin will NOT be serving you individually. Again, there are fully stocked vending machines.

    For the conspiracy theorists, sorry, but Mark has closed the gazebo because you inflicted some structural damage on it last night, so you’ll have to join the meadow crowd.

    For those of a calmer nature who see that a man and woman who know each other went to the theater, where people tweeted about them, left the theater while people filmed them and tweeted the video, and went to dinner, where the woman at the next table tweeted about them, and hey, paps read twitter, and let’s talk about these casting decisions! Will Russel Crowe be playing Kong? Colin has set up a lovely breakfast buffet. The lemon ricotta pancakes are back, but also banana stuffed challah french toast and pumpkin waffles, fresh picked raspberries, and an assortment of smoothies. Mark has installed those telescope viewer things around the railing so you can watch the fray down in the meadow.

    • Amelia says:

      *Inhales a plate of French toast*
      Are there any optional stretching sessions afterwards? I think I’ve eaten too much already >.<

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Why yes, there will be yoga sessions all day. There are also running trails and a pool.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Did someone say trail running??? Is it flat or is there some vertical to get our asses in shape?? After all the Pervy Tombangers I’ve been imbibing the past 24 hours, I need to pound some dirt for about 3 hours.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        There is a rather hilly trail that begins down there in the meadow.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I’m outta here then. Gotta stomp off a little sexual aggression after seeing Lord Dragonfly in those sexy glasses. I may be gone for awhile. I hope there will be some Guinness left in the fridge when I return.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Oh, and Mark is strictly enforcing the veranda versus meadow rules. He has set up fire hoses around the perimeter.

    • wahine992 says:

      Mi amore Mark is quite the handyman, isn’t he? I’m so proud.

    • I Choose Me says:

      I’m here for the pancakes and french toast. Also I don’t hate this pairing. This better not be a PR romance though or I’ll be seriously disappointed. I’d hate to see Tom going the Bendy route.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Have a Comet Sophie.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        ICM — My cynical side is quickly overtaking the side that wants to give Tommy the benefit of the doubt. He’s shown his thirsty in years past and I’m worried I’m seeing the return of TommyAnnE. It wouldn’t be inconsistent with his prior track record. This pairing is just too convenient, too predictable, too obvious with ISTL’s buzz this awards season.

        I just hope they have fun together and that when it ends, it ends amicably. I am getting anxious to see ISTL and still have to wait until Thanksgiving!

      • Abby_J says:

        It can’t end, EVER, Nutballs. He isn’t getting younger and I NEED Hiddlesbabies.

        Extra credit if we can get photos of a playdate in the park with Hiddles and Bendy.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Abby, Tom and Lizzy would make some BEE-U-TIFUL babies.

    • p'enny says:

      oh thank god, Lilacflowers, it’s been a ride this week and we need you to help us through this. Kahula cocktails and Bailey’s cheesecake for me please. Loads.
      We are going to have to batten down those hatches and prepare for shade that is going to come Hiddle’s way. Now, googbye Bendophie and hello, THEO. #shivers.

      seriously, i may have to dive out of all this gossip stuff, if gets over the top. i can give it, i can’t take it LMAO

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Relax, little p’enny, there’s a small table with all the kahlua you can drink and a Bailey’s cheesecake just for you. Have a seat in that rocking chair. Hugh Laurie will be along to serenade you soon.

    • Hawkeye says:

      May I come to this brunch? If not, I’m eavesdropping in the bushes, with my own tupperware.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Welcome. There’s a lovely shady spot on the glider with a clear view of the meadow. Colin will be right with you.

      • Hawkeye says:

        Thank you! I feel so relaxed, you could pour me into a bowl!

    • Esmom says:

      I don’t visit these posts often but this is fantastic. Pumpkin waffles and telescopic viewers, count me in! :)

    • jammypants says:

      count me in Lilac!

    • Lilacflowers says:

      There will be foot, hand, and chair massages this afternoon, around the time the frenzied start getting aggressive

    • Boston Green Eyes says:

      Oh here you are, lilac. Can I share some of your gin…

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Colin is setting out lunch now. There are several salad selections, including a lovely one with baby spinach, pear, and baked goat cheese, some soups -warm and chilled, He will be coming around to freshen drinks soon

      • Abby_J says:

        I’m in for lunch. Colin always whips up the best food and Jonny will be thrilled for the fresh air.

        Perhaps we can get them to discuss the similarities and differences in Mr. Knightley and Mr. Darcy, should we need a distraction from the fringe-nuts.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Oh, what a fabulous discussion that will be!

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Sitting on the glider, enjoying a refreshing watermelon mint popsicle and the delightful banter on Twitter between Lego Loki and the High-Rise creators.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        That was rather charming, wasn’t it! So hot here, I’ll be along shortly for a refreshing watermelon/mint-sicle.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        It was. I thought it very sweet that they all responded to it and the “mewling quim” response was hilarious.

  13. Ronda says:

    So do we now start calling Hiddleston a homewrecker?

    • Bea says:

      Sadly, not many people here believe they were bumping uglies when she was engaged and even then a huge chunk say engagement isn’t marriage.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Why not call Lizzie a cheater instead? Don’t see anyone doing that and if you believe they were a thing while she was engaged then that’s what she’s be. People are pretty consistent around here for laying the blame on the guilty party I thought.

      • sarah says:

        Who says you can’t do both? It takes two to tango.

      • Mary-Alice says:

        To me, cheater is anyone who cheats, gender irrelevant and marriage certificate or not irrelevant as well. Any person who was in any kind of committed relationship who advenced towards or accepted advances toward another relationship or simply sex is a cheater. Any. That I commented about Hiddleston doesn’t mean in any way that I don’t think the same about her IF and only IF she was still engaged at the time. And in 2015 it’s appallling to read that marriage papers still rule. Especially on a feminist oriented American blog.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I don’t charge him with homewrecking because there’s no evidence they started fooling around before she broke up with Holbrook, only hearsay. But, if it was proven that they did, then I’d give them equal blame since as sarah said, it takes two to cheat.

        I suspect things were already rocky with Holbrook when she got close to Tom during shooting. There’s nothing wrong with switching genital allegiances as long as Holbrook wasn’t led to believe he and Liz were still together. We have no idea how and when things ended with Boyd and when things started with Tom, so I’m not assassinating Tom and Lizzy’s character without sufficient proof.

      • Crocuta says:

        I only use the word “homewrecking” if children are involved, so he’s not a homewrecker. And unless him and her fiance were buddies, I don’t think he’s done anything that terrible either. He had no obligations to her man. She cheated, tho, in this every relationship counts (if the partners agree to be exclusive). Unless of course they were already on the off by then.

        I’m loving these two as a couple. Hope it’s real and it lasts.

        And while others here love her clothes and shoes, I in general love her boobs. Beautiful.

  14. Izzy says:

    Commence the dragonfly meltdown. This should be epic.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Dragonflies will be fine, especially with Colin at the ready to serve drinks and tasty treats for us. It’s the Hiddlestoners that you need to watch.

      Any Tumblrites care to report on how the stans are reacting over there? Are they tearing Lizzy apart limb by limb in a fit of rage or are they sobbing their hearts out?

      • Bea says:

        The vibe on tumblr is too close to LEAVE BRITNEY ALOOOOONEEEEEEE.

      • waitwhat says:

        From what I’ve seen – mostly shaming each other for daring to post those pics that invade his/their privacy. And a lot of side eying Lizzie for the behavior. A few PR skeptics. Some people need to take some “time to process”. The usual.

      • Izzy says:

        Jeebuz, no. Stay away from the Tumblr. Bad Tumblr. BAD Tumblr!

        Everybody grab some armor. Here come the Hiddlestoners. To quote one of our own on the boards yesterday, “Oh here come hell go.”

      • NUTBALLS says:

        “…mostly shaming each other for daring to post those pics that invade his/their privacy.”

        Unaware that THEO purposely went to that restaurant in order to be seen and papped. Reblog away, Tumblr!

  15. Amelia says:

    I don’t remember ever seeing a pair look so unhappy to see the paparazzi!
    Bless. I feel like it’s safe to say neither of them called them.

    • Ronda says:

      they are actors.

    • Bea says:

      There is no need to call paps if you are dining at The Wolseley, it’s like the London equivalent of The Ivy. This way they conveniently confirmed their relationship without having to talk about it, no way they were ‘ambushed’.

      • Catherine says:

        Exactly Bea. She’s not a Londoner so can be forgiven for not knowing, but Tom should have known better than to go to a pap-friendly venue.

      • Bea says:

        Honestly that and the phone in his hand makes me think his PR had a finger in all this. If we get past the fact that they went to pap-central, they could have easily arranged the cab from inside and sneak out in a flash but they stand there for a while as he hails a cab and she tries to bury her head in her jacket like an ostrich. He gives the photographers more than enough time to take good pictures. Perhaps this was his passive-aggressive way of saying “you want to be out? yeah lets come out..” to her leaking their relationship to the media.

      • kai says:

        I was going to ask if this was a known celeb-paparazzi-”hotspot”. Major minus points for acting like they don’t want to be seen then.

      • p'enny says:

        @bea

        the phone was to call an uber cab, i think he had to phone a second when the paps seized the first.

        I’ve seen the pap video and it’s scary as hell. they were animals.

        However, the hair, the hair, can’t tell me Elizabeth Olsen wanted be papped with that hairstyle??

      • Bea says:

        Well that is Wolseley to you p’enny. It’s not great obviously but not especially horrible either, it’s the same as Chiltern Firehouse.

        I’ve never used an Uber cab so I wouldn’t know, it is a viable theory. But still, why go out and wait for a cab when you can do that inside? Of course the paps will have a field day if you just stand there looking for a cab and your gf acts all weird, as if that will keep people from recognising her. LOL maybe she was trying to hide her hair.

      • Dara says:

        The Wolseley is on the short list of celeb hangouts in London. Not quite as hot as the Chiltern Firehouse, but not exactly your dusty local pub either. Chances of being seen/noticed while there and then having to run the paparazzi gauntlet while leaving is much higher than your average London restaurant.

        oops – Bea bet me to it. Maybe since neither Tom nor Elizabeth routinely do a ‘look at me’ pap walk, both were a little unprepared for how unpleasant it could actually be?

      • Bea says:

        @Dara actually EO routinely goes to Farmers Market/Whole Foods etc to get papped holding a carrot or something so she isn’t entirely unprepared for it and she’s the one who’s really really overreacting. Interesting stuff.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      People in the restaurant were tweeting that they were there. Paps have twitter accounts.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Glad to hear it.

      • p'enny says:

        the paps were caught napping on this one, that fan-tumblr-gate photo released this week must have cost them some serious money. And, juding how many paps were outside the restaurant, not ONE! there tens of them flashing away. They wanted this badly.

        if it was a PR plant, there would have been one or two trusted pap photographers like the one that was taken photos during the Crimson Peak shoot. Its more controlled.

        this was a feeding frenzy,

      • Jane says:

        It can be a plant and not be controlled. Paps talk.

        This was planned tbh.

  16. Nuna says:

    I think this is set up by their PR people and the movie people to promote their upcoming release. Zero chemistry.

    • Ronda says:

      to be fair even the most loved up couple wouldnt have chemistry in shots like these.

    • Bea says:

      She looks younger then she is and he looks older, it just seems wonky.

    • OhDear says:

      I also sense a strong element of PR here, though that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not actually hooking up.

    • ell says:

      zero chemistry? and you can tell from these 2 photos?

    • Dani says:

      I mean in their defense if they were holding hands or looking lovingly at each other, everyone would push it as trying too hard and a pr sham so, do or don’t and it’s still not good enough.

      • Mary-Alice says:

        Really? To me one of the most sincere and pleasant couples was and is Redmayne and wife. They did look in love, they were holding hands, they didn’t resort to any showcasing and I never heard anyone commenting on them being thirsty or trying too hard. I must say I am a bit disappointed in Hiddleston for this… cheap performance. The theater going was fine, a few more of these and everyone would have got it, running to the paps hangout with a woman who truly overreacts quite a bit? Not very intelligent. It just shows when people are photographed while just living their everyday lives, loving each other included, and when it’s a performance. I thought he was more intelligent than that, honestly. And gosh, I hoped he would be the one to date and even marry a woman out of the field, smart, accomplished, it’s been terribly long since it happened last. This is so boring. Or damaging if it turns out she was stillengaged when they hooked up.

      • Dani says:

        So the thing is, Eddie knew his now wife before he was famous and they were already in a known relationship before he broke out, so it’s expected. But I guess since Tom is single/new to openly dating, everything would be considered try-hard, just like with Benedict. Just my two cents though.

      • Dara says:

        @Mary-Alice, I do enjoy watching Eddie and Hannah together. They just seem like a good team, and they seem to have found how to be seen together without looking like they are trying to hard to prove they are together. Does that make sense?

        Eddie did get a bit of a rep for being too try-hard during the last awards seasons. Eddie Redcarpet is a nickname that I don’t think will go away anytime soon – but it worked out for him so no shade from me.

      • Mary-Alice says:

        I agree with both of you.

        Yes, Reddie knew his wife from before being famous but the way they carried their romance in public and for the paps could have gone all ridiculous if sne was walking around with a bag on her head which only attracts more attention, Dani, if you follow me.

        Dara, I heard this nickname but it wasn’t widely popular or accepted and I was focusing more on the relationship and the way it was carried publicly not so much on his Oscar campaign. I completely agree with your first paragraph. I’m always a bit suspicious when something is pushed hard down people’s throats. Usually it shouldn’t require such tactics.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Mary-Alice, I agree with your assessment that it would have been more tasteful and less thirsty to have just been seen at the theatre and other low-key outings to get the word out about the coupling. But doing the pap walk at Wolseley was pretty much a cry for attention. It’s not inconsistent with his past behavior, but I was hoping that with the long absence from the spotlight and pulling back from social media that he’d show a bit more maturity and restraint. Oh well, it is Hollywood. Gotta keep one’s expectations low and hope to be surprised.

        ETA: I loved Eddie and Hannah and how they conducted themselves during the awards season. Total class act.

      • Dara says:

        Looking at Eddie and Hannah got me thinking about other celeb couples that just seem to have the public aspect of their relationship figured out. Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts are photographed a lot together and with their kids but they never seem to be self-conscious or trying to look loved up for the camera. The other is Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson. There were photos of them a few days ago just walking the streets hand in hand, very cute and affectionate even after almost a decade of being together. I don’t think any of that is for the benefit of the cameras. They just live their lives and if they’re photographed, then so be it.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Dara, I feel like a simpleton wondering why most acting couples can’t just go about their business like a normal couple. OtterComet were so awkward and strange in those first few months on the red carpet, but like Tom, Ben seems very self-conscious of his publicity. Then you have couples like McAvoy/Duff that walk the talk, like the others you mentioned. I mean, so many of the hot Brits on this site don’t get featured much because it seems they’re not trying to get noticed. Then again is it Ben and Tom looking for attention or are they just being written about more than the others? That’s my perception at least from reading CB, which could be way off, I admit.

  17. Kate says:

    While I’m sure she is uncomfortable with this attention (obvious by her body language), video on the Daily Mail shows Tom engaging with the paps before she joins him in the cab. I am sure he is excited to be famous enough to be photographed and surrounded in a cab, until the actual feeding frenzy AROUND the cab happened. Seems like he’s wanted fame for a long time…I give him kudos for getting her in the car quickly and getting her out of there.

    The shoe game of both is atrocious. Lol

    Also, had a weird thought last night. I’m way overthinking this, most likely, but there was a lot of fan furor during the shooting of ISTL when Tom was seen on a couple of occasions wearing a (prop?) wedding band. Once at a spa and once during the Vanity Fair shoot. Could this have been his “sweet” way of letting EO know that he was thinking of her when they were apart or off set? Was that his version of “playing house”? They were married in the film…

    • InvaderTak says:

      REaaaaching just a bit. Just because he said something to a pap makes him fame hungry? The last year seems to disagree with that entirely. And the second paragraph…no.

      • Kate says:

        Fame hungry: blathered on in his MTV awards speech. Used to tweet fans, press, etc like it was his job (I guess it is?) Attended many film premieres in London and other venues and was happy to be snapped on the RC. Was the only attendee at the Cumberbatch nuptials who was photographed alone and leaving his hotel. The infamous Loki cosplay at SDCC ’13. His massive PR tour of Guinea for UNICEF.

        I could go on…this guy has always wanted it. Bad.

        So I’m reaching with my wedding band theory, eh? Why wear it out in public several times, esp to a mag shoot?

      • Bea says:

        My theory about the wedding band is that it was a subconscious thing. A bit like playing house, like you said. They were shooting in a small place with no one to intrude but themselves, her fiancé was out of sight out of mind, he was single..

      • kai says:

        Kate, I don’t know about the wedding ring thing, but I absolutely agree with you about him wanting it bad. I liked him in some films and was pleasantly surprised to see that he can actually speak in full sentences (not all actors can) – plus, he’s gorgeous, of course – but he seems so extremely insecure and desperate for attention and approval, it’s really not so sexy. Shame. I think he and EO probably have some kind of relationship, but I would guess there’s a big element of PR involved, too. I have a feeling career is more important to him than anything else.

      • Kate says:

        @ Kai

        I’ve read a few reports of Tom being really cloying on sets, anxious to please directors to the point of people being like, “ease up, man.” Someone once said during filming of War Horse he was having a tea break with Spielberg, who clearly just wanted to relax, and TH was blathering on and on about his “craft.” I agree with your assessment that he seems desperate for attention and approval. Career will always come first for him.

        He is gorgeous, isn’t he?

      • p'enny says:

        @kate

        there is nothing wrong with someone wanting to tap Speilberg for all his worth duing a film shoot where his part was small. he’s out to impress and learn. Nothing wrong with it. Wish more people in life were ambitious and keen to learn. Were adults now, not kids at school calling their peers swots because they hand is in their air asking questions.

        Actually, i bet Speilberg was flattered that someone could engage and learn about his craft. He did the same Ken Brannagh, spent ages observing and learning about green screen shooting during Thor.

        dont forget it takes hours sometimes to set up shoots, holding a converation must be a pleasant suprise for directors surrounded by the usual airheads.

        It will set Tom up, if he does go down the route of directing that he spent time watching the masters in action.

        dont mistake cloying for wanting to learn.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        I think he is fame hungry. As for the past year, he has been working very, very hard. Now comes the shilling. I fully except him to full guns with it. We will have many, many TommyAnnE articles soon!

        As for the cloying part, I am divided. I kind of like his earnestness, and I think he does “desperately” want a certain kind of career. That was his word choice btw. I can’t fault him for that. On the other hand, there have been plenty of times I have wanted him to tone it down and be real, and I have *no problem* believing that he gets this from others.

        In my own profession (I’m a writer/artist) I see this sort of thing all the time. Some earnest young thing comes along who is sooooo desperate to build a career and be taken seriously, and overdoes it on the shop talk and shilling.

        There is a time and a place for everything– but there is also an art to understanding when you have to put down your damned portfolio, give it a rest, and just talk about cat videos or hot actors or have a beer or something. Otherwise you turn off the very people whose interest you might hope to attract.

        Most people figure it out after awhile. You grow up and become a little more secure in yourself. I am sure TommyAnnE is no exception.

    • p'enny says:

      eh????

    • Kate says:

      @ P’enny

      Good points.

    • kai says:

      Daniel Radcliffe does ‘earnest’ and ‘enthusiastic’ without the ‘desperate’ and ‘insecure’. (I keep mentioning him on CB for some reasons, don’t know why) Many do. I don’t think it’s swot-shaming, though I see the point.

      @Miss Jupitero
      “I think he is fame hungry. As for the past year, he has been working very, very hard. Now comes the shilling. I fully except him to full guns with it.”

      I’m afraid of what ‘full guns’ looks like with TH.

      • Bea says:

        I love DanRad, I’d be crushing on him HARD if he was a smidgen taller.

      • P'enny says:

        i like Daniel Radcliffe, but he is a lot older than his years, he wised up and got help. Probably a lot of counselling too, he went through a real bad patch and took time to get himself straight. But, thankfully for a child actor he stopped himself from turning into the next Maukaly Culkin or Britney Spears.

        He spent some time, doing theatre and practising his acting and craft and it suited him. He’s made so much money and fame, associated with Harry Potter, that he mustn’t feel the pressure that a lot of younger actors do to make a name for himself.

  18. Amy says:

    Wasn’t she engaged when they worked together? Ahhh yes, Tom Hiddleston the homewrecker.

  19. Naddie says:

    Is she a good actress? I’m just asking because I’ve never seen any movie with her.
    About the couple, I think she looks too young for him.

    • Bea says:

      She’s not bad. A bit like Jennifer Lawrence. One excellent performance in an indie followed by several big ones that fail to live up to that. Plus just like JLaw’s ‘clench mouth’ that follows her from role to role, EO has constant Olsen pout.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      She was great in Martha Marcy May Marlene.

  20. Jess says:

    Im going to parrot someone above because it bears repeating: These two people really can dress. Amazing. Simple but so so cool

    • Catherine says:

      He did make an effort last night, but when he’s off duty he does make some questionable sartorial choices (see pics the other day).

  21. Chrissy says:

    I’m voting for the PR conspiracy *raises hand timidly*. Didn’t the first (planted) article about them make sure to mention it was a ‘casual’ hookup and that she was having fun? Well, I bet that’s to pave the way for ppl not rolling their eyes/being surprised when the breakup happens come February. And I’ve never seen 2 ppl look so miserable while out on a date. They both have been photographed before and the restaurant is a paparazzi hangout, I doubt they were caught off-guard. I just hope campaigning for the award circuit is worth ppl calling them both cheaters.

    • Bea says:

      My vote is on a real relationship but the coming out is too convenient. They got together at a questionable time and my take is she expected something more than just a hook-up as she broke off an engagement to be with him so she had enough and leaked the relationship to the press via Us Weekly. He didn’t like it, her team back tracked with the CE story but it was obviously bullsh*tty and coming out was becoming more and more convenient as the movie’s release date was approaching so he agreed to go public.

      • Pegasus says:

        I so can see this assessment being the case. Happens all the time…. One plays it cooler than they actually feel, maybe downplays their relationship a little. The other kind of unintentionally plays less lusty, more romantic – even if they feel the opposite. Because everyone subconsciously acts more noble than they are in those kind of situations. One breaks up for the other. Then ish gets real.

        I think the original US Weekly was her, “I will not be ignored, Dan.” But looks like he must really like her to actually start going along. Still looks a bit crestfallen for having fallen into a real relationship though. I think if he felt comfortable with all of this or it was purely PR, he’d be the cheese to her ham.

        Because I don’t believe for one second La Liz is truly surprised about those paps. Maybe a little freaked out by British pap enthusiasm. But surprised? No.

      • Bea says:

        Yes, I don’t understand people who say she was shellshocked because she’s never papped that way. She’s a friggin Olsen?!?! That was their life for a while and she may not have been directly involved but she KNOWS what it’s like. I have little doubt that he likes her, she’s one of those people who are so neutral it’s hard to find something to dislike plus he seems to be the type to like anything and everything that breathes. However I wouldn’t put it past him to play house for a possible Oscar nom.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Someone’s camp leaked, who’s I don’t know but both will now be working together. There is a film to promote so the rest of the year will be interesting.

  22. Ankhel says:

    I’m tentatively optimistic? Tom has appeared uninterested in serious relationships ever since he became famous. A lot of work, a lot of cheap flings. Sorry, but it’s true. He’s been looking tired a lot, different from his old boyish self. If this is the beginning of something better for him, then I’m happy.

  23. Kit says:

    They are a really attractive couple!

  24. Nora says:

    How many TH fans jumped from the bridge already?

    • Catherine says:

      I watched it go down last night, it was epic. There are still some on twitter and tumblr who still think they’re “just friends” going out to dinner. Which is why they were trying to get into the same cab to go home together (his most likely).

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Actually, weren’t they in the same cab to go to the theatre from the restaurant?

      • Catherine says:

        They went to the theatre first to see The Elephant Man, the video posted on Instagram shows them leaving. The Wolseley is on Piccadilly which is walking distance. The paps caught them leaving the restaurant a few hours later. They apparently left separately to avoid them.

  25. Sixer says:

    I preferred it when his GIRLFRIEND (I agree on the capital case, Kaiser, for maximum fun) was Jane Arthy. But never mind, it’s still amusing to type Puddletom’s GIRLFRIEND, Elizabeth Olsen.

    I don’t know much about her but she was cool as a cult escapee in that film a couple of years back. Forget the title.

    Anyway. I am sulking. Pap-friendly restaurants? Saying hi to paps then pretending to look cross with paps? THIS IS NOT HOW YOU SAID IT WOULD GO, TOMMY. You said you would WRITE HOME when you got a GIRLFRIEND. I remember it distinctly.

    In the immortal words of Simon & Garfunkel, WHY DON’T YOU WRITE ME?

    (I think I overdid the capital case).

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Come up on the veranda and have some drinks, Sixer.

    • Bea says:

      JArthy was hilarious, shame on TH for letting her get away.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      And, dear Sixer, he didn’t write because there is still nothing to write home about. He’s still married to me. This is all just actor stuff like your Bloke posing with that Charlotte woman. The Bloke is yours always and Puddletom is mine.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      Jarthy had more personality in my opinion. I think EO is a little bland.

      Nevertheless. Showing up at a restaurant known to be crawling with paps? They do not want this to be a secret. I think we are in the early Oscar season! Yay!

      I wonder if Chris Evans is crying into his beer?

      • Mary-Alice says:

        Yah. JA was da thing! This one is too bland for him, I agree. More fire, please! Fights with fangirls, conspiracy, tips and hints on social media, yes! LOL This threatens seriously to be as boring and productive as Cumberbatch’s story. Next come photos from holidays with family, prferably Thanksgiving, Christmas, that kind of stuff. Meanwhile I’ll see them here at TIFF . Yucky.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        Remember, Cumby and Comet made their debut in May. Technically, these two are two months behind.

        Or not, if you count the US Mag leak. Then they are right on time.

        I vote legit on set affair, still dating, used to full PR advantage. This is a roll out.

        He kept Jarthy pretty private, so we know he can when he wants to.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Miss Melissa, you are tracking right with me. I’m getting used to seeing him out in the open with someone after being so battened down with JArthy. I love me some PuddleTom, but that boy is all about the PR. Maybe she is too. At least it shouldn’t be a boring awards season…

        After the Otter/Comet PR shenanigans last season, I’ll fully admit I’m a cynic now that it’s Tommy. I feel like this was pretty much predictable once Lizzy and Boyd broke up.

    • Sixer says:

      Jarthy was the BEST.

      But Lilac, did he write to YOU?

      I need to know.

      (Sorry, I can’t come to the bar. House is alive with filthy adolescent boys, let loose from school for the summer. I’ve usually finished work long ago by now but I’m still crawling through the general disruption they cause. D’you think it acceptable to use my ball collection on minors, since I don’t have a standard gag collection?)

      • Lilacflowers says:

        We discussed it very briefly. He was ever more excited about seeing GDT last week. And something about music Hugh Laurie taught him.

        By all means, use the ball gags. And we’re sending over Cillian, Idris, and a masseuse

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Excellent points, Sixer. I’m too am sad that the age of The JArthy is over. I’m not unhappy with this pairing though — they do make a striking couple. I think it’ll be fun to watch over the rest of the year as promos start up.

    • A.Key says:

      I can’t believe Jarthy is now officially gone.

      Whyyyyyyyyyyyy

      • Bea says:

        OR he’s helping her cover her suuuupah secret romance with Cap and she’s helping him hide precious princess JArthy from the wrath of Hiddlestoners. Mystery solved guys, thread can be closed.

      • Boston Green Eyes says:

        @Bea, if only that were true.

        Jarthy, we hardly knew ye!

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Let’s raise a glass and toast JArthy, shall we? She will be missed, along with the speculation of whether or not she’s his gf / fwb etc.

        I liked it that he was dating someone with a normal, professional non-acting job. I do hope she’s found true love with someone willing to take her out in public like normal people date.

      • waitwhat says:

        @Bea Decoys for all!

      • Bea says:

        @Nutballs Yeah I was kind of hoping for him to pull a DDL especially after his disappearance this year. Work hard and disappear between jobs. Sad to see him become Cumby 2.0 but he was always a fame wh*re so I should have realised his silence was just the quiet before the storm.

        Goodbye JArthy, master stalker, seekrit girlfriend and BoraBora buddy. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust (and famous back to famous apparently).

      • Mary-Alice says:

        Yeap, here is a glass of beer for JA. I too liked him more then for dating someone out of the field. Cheers.

  26. MrsBPitt says:

    So what’s their new name….Hiddlsen…Olston…Tomabeth….Elizatom…Nope, they cannot be together…their names just don’t mix!!!!!!!!!

  27. Annie says:

    I seriously doubt this is a long term situation for either of them.

    Of course, I could be wrong, but Hiddles seems to enjoy being a single man about town, and Olsen is young, coming off of a long term relationship, and starting to gain momentum in Hollywood- doubtful she’s looking for another serious boyfriend (also former costar) to tote around and hide from the paps with.

    Just my opinion, of course. We’ll see what happens.

  28. bread says:

    They’re a nice-looking couple, very stylish.
    But you don’t go to The Wolseley as a celebrity if you don’t want to be papped. And they’re in a soon-to-be-released Oscar-baity movie together.
    Let’s see if this relationship will last until the end of awards season.

    • Absolutely says:

      Yes. I’m thinking this is a casual relationship/showmance. You just don’t go to a known pap spot a couple days after blurry pics of you together come out if you’re trying to keep it under wraps. You might go out and about, but not to a place like that. Just gives the faintest whiff of PR.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        It’s casual until someone changes their address. With her in LA and him in London, I don’t see it as anything serious.

      • Dara says:

        But how often are either of them at home? He’ll have a break this summer but then heads of to promote his upcoming films and shoot the Monkey Movie (I’m assuming the thing won’t film in London) and she’s slated to be in a movie with Chris Pine that will probably film on location out in the boonies somewhere. These days actors go months without sleeping in their own beds (take that any way you want to).

      • Phoebe says:

        Oh, she’s going to be in a movie with Chris Pine? Well, sorry Tommy, that’ll be the end for you then- she seems to have a history of co-star hook ups and Chris Pine is fiiiiiiine.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Dara, I presume she is living out of a suitcase right now, instead of comfortably out of her closet. Living transient like that in her downtime would get old fast, whether it’s two months or six. I don’t know what her schedule looks like over the next 6 months, but Tom’s looks to be pretty open for the rest of the year, promos excluded. When there’s time to relax and hang out, it’s just better when you’re at home and I don’t think home for her is London.

      • koko says:

        @Dara, Chris Pine?? really. She has been in some fine company this past year.
        Lucky girl. :)

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Yeah, but Lizzy would need to soak CP’s dong in bleach before hitting that. Boy knows how to get around…

      • Phoebe says:

        @Nutballs- but if your transient temporary home was Tom’s bed, I think most of us could deal with that ;-)

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Phoebe, I see your point. But all things have to be considered and Talkative Tom has a rep for being a bit much. His converted farmhouse might feel a bit tight for two.

        Having ones own place to get away and decompress might be the preferable arrangement. :-)

    • Mary-Alice says:

      Of course not. Everyone goes there to be seen and everyone knows it.

  29. ncboudicca says:

    I don’t care who he’s dating, as long as there are Tommy pics. Man wears the hell out of a v-neck!

  30. Nanindri says:

    They’re probably faking it just for award season.

  31. Bea says:

    How much longer until our cousins across the pond wake up? This thread is lacking excitement, let’s get this kettle boiling!

  32. GiGi says:

    On an unrelated note… as someone who had several pairs of those shoes she’s wearing IN THE 90S… I just cannot stand that they’re back… they are so bad!

  33. browniecakes says:

    Time line on Lizzie Q: Did Theo (yes, I am using it now) fly together LA to London? How long has she been in London and why? Did Marvel move production there?

    • Bea says:

      She was in Paris for the MiuMiu launch, flew out of Paris around 6th. I saw pics of her flying out of CDG. She probably went directly to London as he was photographed arriving to Heathrow with his band of bros.

    • waitwhat says:

      She’s been in London since the 6th-ish, after Paris. Tweets seeing her in various spots. He got back to London from Mallorca around the same time. He was at Wimbledon on the 8th, she was in Babington with Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson that day. He went to California for 5 days, she didn’t. He’s back in London on the 16th? – So the past week, and a few days at the beginning of the month.

      Before that, I think the last time they were on the same continent was at the end of March when he went to LA for a couple of days. She got to London for the Avengers after he left for Morocco in April.

  34. Madly says:

    If the brange can hide for months on end, so could there two if they wanted to. I think this was planned for a while. I don’t know if this thing is real. Could be, could not be. But make no mistake, no matter how uncomfortable they may appear, they wanted you to know. This is part of the campaign. And Tom is know for keeping things really quiet when he wants to. He wants you to talk, they all do. These are two actors chasing Oscar and getting a lot of attention for whatever it is they have. Mission accomplished.

    • Felice. says:

      Costars of the same Oscar buzz film dating in the infancy of this Awards season…. groundbreaking

      • jammypants says:

        LOL, exactly. I guess we better lecture Fassy and Vikander then.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Fassy and Vikander are ahead of the game, since they were known to have hooked up during the filming of LBTO. Kudos to them for keeping things going since last year with working apart much of the time. It helps that they both live in London when they’re not working, unlike Tom and Lizzy.

      • jammypants says:

        Just thinking of the long flights exhaust me.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Of course someone wanted it know. If not, that US Weekly article never would have appeared.

  35. Felice. says:

    Another petite not-rail thin woman connected to Tom. He does have a type it seems. I’ll have to watch the patterns to see if this is an Oscar push or not. In the meantime, I hope he has some fun.

    • Bea says:

      It’s quite disappointing to see a seemingly intelligent, well educated mid 30′s man who has his ducks in a row chasing after a 25 year old regardless of how mature she is.

      • Felice. says:

        Early 30s so not that eyebrow raising. Plus they’re both in the industry so have an idea with how it goes.

      • Bea says:

        It’s not just knowing how it goes etc but 8 9 years is a BIG age gap during 20s and 30s. I’m around her age and when I think of last year I just see how dumb and immature I was compared to how I am now. To me dating a 25 year old, and I’m not talking about just sex as they wouldn’t make this public if they were simply sleeping together, is indicative of a total refusal of growing up on his part. The world is crawling with age appropriate, beautiful, accomplished etc etc women and I’m sure he gets to meet a lot of them through his work. If he fails to attract and be attracted to one of those women and chases around a 25 year old starlet who is at the beginning of her career, has just come out of a long term relationship and whose world views are clearly immature looking at her remarks in interviews, there is something fundamentally wrong with him. Clearly I don’t know them, perhaps the airhead persona doesn’t reflect who she is truthfully, but to me he seems like a vulture with Peter Pan syndrome when I look at what’s in front of me.

      • AN says:

        Wasn’t he supposedly overheard saying he wasn’t ready to dettle down around the time of JA, I don’t remember where I heard this. But that could be the reason of going after someone this age and at beginning of her career, he thinks he won’t have to make any big commitments anytime soon

      • Bea says:

        Yeah that might not be the most practical plan for him as she got engaged previously, hence no fear of commitment. (Even though she might have cheated on her fiancé..)

      • Felice. says:

        JA was closer to his age, correct? I know she had a more open personality on twitter but then chilled a little. Maybe he wanted something with her but he got caught up with other things so it didn’t work out and now he just wants to punch some weight like BC. Either that or this is an Oscar buzz move. I’m around EO’s age and coming from someone who has been with people in their 30′s, it is a definite issue since you’re still finding yourself in your 20s and settling more in your 30s. But, all that matters is that you respect each other as equals and don’t see them as “the older one” or “the younger one”.

      • k says:

        Not that it makes a huge difference, but she’s 26, not 25, and they seem to stand on fairly equal ground to me. They’re both actors who don’t know what it feels like to struggle financially. They’re both at about the same level career-wise: up-and-comers with franchises and indies under their belt. Since she just got out of an engagement, she’s probably looking to have fun, which would suit him well if he’s not looking to settle down anytime soon. I would sort of agree with all of you if she was 22 and he was 30, but most people have grown up considerably by their mid-twenties (our brains stop developing at age 25). An 8 year age difference at that point isn’t a big deal in my opinion and I say this as someone who’s about to turn 30.

      • Bea says:

        Actually I wasn’t around when JA bomb first exploded so I’m not sure how old she is but she is definitely close to his age, could be 1 – 2 years older. What’s interesting about TH/JA whatevership is that he had no problem trotting her out to Wimbledon when she was in his life, then soon after claimed he is single. Other than that what went down I have no idea. In my experience age gap relationships were never worth it but everyone and every relationship is different of course.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Folks here said Jane was the same age as Tom.

        I was a very different person at 34 than I was at 26, but I had a sheltered childhood and my 20′s were where I really discovered who I was and grew confident in that. Perhaps if one has a strong sense of self they won’t have the same steep learning curve and won’t feel an 8-year age gap.

        The Olsens seem to have a thing for older men — the twins especially with their 40-something boyfriends. Ewww. Lizzy dating men in their early-mid 30′s doesn’t seem so weird in comparison.

      • Catherine says:

        Arthy is 36 or 37 now. The odd thing about that Wimbledon outing is they’d never been seen together before, and even 2 yrs ago he would get spotted regularly in his off time. Then suddenly he takes a date to a high profile event. I heard a theory that it was PR related, ie to detract from gay rumours and they weren’t seeing each other at all. She was probably supposed to be a mystery date, but unfortunately they were sitting next to a journalist who tweeted her name, and Tom had just started following her on twitter, then quickly unfollowed her, but not before fans found her social media (silly woman had left her Facebook photos open). They always appeared to have an fwb arrangement.
        A lot of fans say Tom wouldn’t use his personal life like that, but he’s very career-focused. I think he would.

      • Pegasus says:

        Sadly, Bea. Most men in their 30s who are successful, charming and still single are focused on the female population 25-29. Sometimes less than that. On good days, you can be 30. On amazing days you can be 31 or 32. After that, they think you are a decrepit, barren, psychologically damaged and deranged hag… at least States side. All not true and completely unfair.

        But not surprised Tom would be with someone her age. Those “mature” couples you see with a 10 year gap usually got together when “she” was in her 20s and “he” his 30s.

      • Sixer says:

        Just a geeky FYI for age-wonderers: all UK births are available by online searchable public record. So you can check for ages. Here’s the Jarthy, for example:

        http://search.findmypast.co.uk/results/united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records/and_births-and-baptisms?firstname=jane&lastname=arthy

        Only two living people with that name in the UK. One born in 1956 and one in 1979.

        This is how we know Catherine Zeta Jones is not lying about her age:

        http://search.findmypast.co.uk/results/united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records/and_births-and-baptisms?firstname=catherine&lastname=jones&keywords=zeta

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Thanks for the clarification, Sixer. I bet all the superfans have that site bookmarked on their browsers for easy sleuthing.

        I thought JArthy looked at least his age and maybe a little older. Though he gave the fans little to go on by keeping it underground, that dating Jane was far more interesting than him going out with a younger co-star. Nothing against EO, just predictable and cliche.

        And Sixer, methinks you are going to have much fodder to work with when he reconnects with his breath and starts promoting in earnestness. This latest pap walk leaves me thinking little has changed in two years. He’s still the same ol’ TommyAnneE. Let snarking season commence!

      • Catherine says:

        Thanks Sixer, so she’s 36. I never understand why some people think CZJ lies about her age, she’s been well known in the UK since she was in The Darling Buds of May in the early 90′s when she was 21 or 22.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      All of his known girlfriends have been varied in looks — Gwen, Susannah, Kat, Jane. Short, tall, big boobs, little boobs, blond, brunette. I only have a sense of Gwen and Kat’s personality, which seemed HUGE, I suspected that Susannah and Jane may have been similar. I haven’t seen any interviews with Lizzy so I can’t comment on how much personality she has.

      With Lizzy, I like the fact that she sports a healthy-looking figure and hasn’t dieted herself down to skin and bones. I don’t think the age difference is too much, but I agree that they’ll have different cultural references from growing up in different decades.

      • Bea says:

        Her body is truly great. She looks perfectly normal which is a rarity nowadays.

      • Felice. says:

        I’m glad she didn’t follow her older sister’s footsteps with looks and career moves *side eyes Kylie*

      • Miss Melissa says:

        Susannah comes across in interviews as bubbly, smart and outgoing. Not lacking in confidence. Lots of personality.

        Lizzy doesn’t come across as a big personality, but I don’t get the criticisms of her. I saw her on Jon Stewart and she struck me a intelligent and mature and funny in a quiet way. I liked her.

        Kat is gorgeous, but I find she comes across as ditzy. But cool.

        Gwen is full of awesome.

  36. Madly says:

    Come on, we have to beat the otter king on number of posts!

  37. seesittellsit says:

    OMG I can’t go through the “Uh-oh awards/red carpet season coming up, they’re probably both going to nominated, here comes the showmance!” theories again. I can’t, I just can’t.

    • jammypants says:

      I’m afraid some of those fans moved the crazy over to thr dragonfly camp.

    • Madly says:

      We are definitely on repeat. Why do you think he spent so much time with Bendy last year. It was for campaign tips people. He will get a lot more mileage as she has a real career and not an over bloated hobbie like the comet.

      😃

      • jammypants says:

        now now Madly, she is ART itself, personified!

      • Madly says:

        Who probably sees art and drama in dirty nappies.

      • Dara says:

        I’m not sure going to Bendy for campaign tips is a wise course of action – the little gold guy is sitting on Eddie’s mantle, not Ben’s.

      • Madly says:

        I think he is just after the nomination at this point. It would be huge for his career.

      • Dara says:

        @Madly – I’d love to see him get a nomination (assuming the film and his performance are deserving of the award buzz I’m hearing) for three reasons:
        1) selfishly, I want lots of photos and interviews and red carpet appearances
        2) I think (hope) he would look at rubbing elbows with the best in the business as an amazing experience rather than a campaign to be won or a tedious chore
        3) that kind of exposure could open major doors for future work, assuming he doesn’t embarrass himself in the process

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Dara, If Tom doesn’t get nominated, awards season won’t be as much fun. I want him on red carpets and yapping away all through February, with or without Lizzy on his arm. His serious actor quotes always give me the giggles

        I’m watching these two and Fassy/Alicia — that’s about all my non-multitasking brain can handle.

  38. Madly says:

    You know the interviews will be interesting. I can already see it. The director got to see them falling in love as they played husband in wife on screen. And because the academy is full of old men, they will fudge things about her ex so it won’t look ugly.

  39. NUTBALLS says:

    Damn, I got up at 7:30 and there were over 100 comments already. I rarely see that, even with the awful Dugger posts!

    • M.A.F. says:

      There was a drought now it’s raining…hard.

    • Dara says:

      Aaargh – I got up early too! There is a crapload of work waiting for me that has to get done, and I’m toast if the boss catches me on a gossip site. Enjoy the party y’all, I’ll see if I can by around at lunch time.

      @Lilac – Once Charlie has finished with his landscaping duties, perhaps he could wander over to the Conspiracy Theory Gazebo and start repairs – shirtless, in jeans, with a tool belt – it has a nice view even without a sweaty Hunnam puttering about and I rather enjoyed my time there last night.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Sorry but Mark says it is not safe for any of them to wander about the grounds right now. Plus Charlie is whining about 50SOG again

    • NUTBALLS says:

      And comments by noon! Just wait until either of them does something truly eye-rolling or ridic; we’ll be pushing into Otter/Comet comment counts.

  40. Phoebe says:

    I just think this whole interaction is strange. Go to a pap-friendly popular restaurant and then act like you’re SHOCKED that there are paps (I’m talking about her)? I mean, if I was on a date with TOM freaking HIDDLESTON, I would have proudly stood right with him and pretended to ignore them like he did- why make a big spectacle of yourself and hide up against a gate with your face covered? Or try to walk down the street with your face covered? She’s been an actress for years, she’s not some noob or civilian who has not experienced this before.

    Also, I think if this was really serious, he’d be more of a gentleman-he doesn’t seem concerned at all that she’s seemingly freaking out about this-in fact, he seems like he’s surprised or embarrassed about her reaction to the whole thing. I bet that was an awkward cab ride.

    Either way, this smells of the “Qualgliano’s” incident and I’m just really hoping it doesn’t follow the same ugly path as that sh*tshow.

    • Miss Melissa says:

      In their defense, they were seen at a play earlier (there is video of them exiting the theater) so it’s dinner after a show.

      But that is what makes the choice of dinner venue suspect, IMHO.

      This was a planned OUTING.

      • Madly says:

        Someone In another thread mentioned he was smiling when recognized at the theater. And now the scowl and looking uncomfortable at a well know restaurant. Someone is getting coached through it.

        He has always wanted it bad. I had thought that his long silence was due to growing up, but now think it is a marketing ploy. Don’t over saturate the market when you can save it all for awards season.

        Not touching the actual status of their relationship as I do think they both cheated and that is shady from both parties.

      • Kate says:

        Madly…I agree with everything you’ve said.

      • InvaderTak says:

        In his defense, fans recognizing him is different from the crap that the paps yell at celebs. If he scowls at fans he’s made into a snotty jerk. He interacts with paps and he’s fame hungry. He isn’t totally happy with the paps so he’s getting coached and still fame hungry. So what is he supposed to do exactly? I think there’s some over thinking going on here. The easiest explanation is that they got caught, the internet knows it know and they’re doing an “outing” so they don’t have to sneak around anymore and the wild speculation is over with.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        “This was a planned OUTING.”

        Yep. If they truly wanted privacy, there were quieter places with better food for them to go to. They’re getting their name in the news, getting fans used to the idea of them as a couple and heading into a heavy promotion season.

        If they comment later about how shocked they were to see the paps or act annoyed at the attention they’re getting, my eyes will roll back into my head so far, they may never come unstuck.

    • Phoebe says:

      To me he dealt with it much better than she did- he doesn’t seemed bothered really. It’s her overreaction that’s making this a story. WHY wouldn’t you want to be seen with Tom? I can’t wrap my head around it.

      • browniecakes says:

        Probably because it was TH’s PR guy that set it up. Now that I’ve heard many of you say it is an often papped restaurant, and of course they would be noticed at the play, I am suspicious this is a showmance. Reminds me of when Laura Pulver was dragged out in her orange skin for a post Wimbledon party two years ago after the Arthy photo surfaced. This seems to be Luke’s way taking over to tell the story he wants out there.

      • Phoebe says:

        Oh lordy those Lara Pulver pics- she looked like she was radioactive! Lara was clearly in on the plan though- perhaps EO was not made aware. Either way, it’s an odd outing, but even if it doesn’t last and he does get on red carpets this year, he can point to this outing as his “no homo” proof.

      • browniecakes says:

        Exactly. That’s why we won’t get a ‘oh, they’re just friends’ response from his PR. He’ s guy who hasn’t been in a photo with a girlfriend in over a year.

  41. Tee says:

    I don’t know anything about this silly dragonfly thing and I am not a fan of Tom. But I am a bit surprised Elizabeth Olsen is not considered good enough for Tom. I know she’s an Olsen. But she’s the talented, non partying one. She’s low key made a name for herself in indie movies through some very good films. I know she’s a new edition to the marvel universe but you should check her previous films such as Martha macy Magdalena etc out. She’s actually a pretty good actress I kind imagine she will move up on the Hollywood ladder she had the talent? Looks and seems to have pretty good taste in scripts for the most part.

    • EN says:

      I agree. I think Olsen is quite a catch for Tom, she raises his profile, not the other way around.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Agree. He’s more “internet” famous and being connected to an Olsen will give him mainstream press. This pairing raises his profile here in the US more than it raises hers.

  42. krtmom says:

    He could’ve shined up his shoes! Not digging the brown shoes with the black outfit either. Usually Tom dresses better than that!

  43. Cee says:

    Loki and an Avenger! They look nice together
    Didn’t the reports begun right after ISTL wrapped filming, right? Even if their relationship is going public is conveniently months ahead of Awards Season (unlike someone else’s reveal…) am I the only one believing this is the real deal?

    • waitwhat says:

      Nope.

    • Marian says:

      That is because you didn’t pay attention to or didn’t want to beleive in BC-SH relationship. It was pretty ovbious. They were seen together many times since May 2014. There were even reports of them living together. Fans prefered to ignore it.

      • Cee says:

        Don’t worry – I was paying attention at how fudged their timeline was. If I was stating anything it’s that Tom’s is better executed and still more convincing.

        SH was never mentioned, the SG reports stated this woman didn’t work in the same industry (SH DOES work in the same industry) and the first time SH was seen was at the FO, and even then nobody seemed to think they had even attended together. She was mentioned at Quagliano’s and weeks later, sudden engagement. Later, pregnancy announcement pointing to the obvious.
        THIS is why I’m saying Tom’s relationship with Olsen seems better executed and real. Now we need to see how he sells it, because BC did a terrible job of it.

    • Phoebe says:

      So we have one leaked gossip rumor to US Weekly, and two interactions within a few days of one another and this is the “real deal”? I just don’t get the overreaction to this. Until there is some kind of confirmation or affectionate interaction documented, I think “girlfriend” or “real deal” is a super premature.

      @Marian- If the definition of “many” is “more than one” then you are correct- they met in May, there was the FO, then Quagliano’s, then engagement. So 2 times. Super obvious love story for the ages.

      • Cee says:

        No – there were reports from on set and after filming wrapped. Granted, they could have been mere speculation.

        There is no overreaction – that I’ve seen – just stating that to me, they seem to be a real couple, even if they are stepping out publicly months ahead of the Season. The film hasn’t been released yet, let alone been nominated for anything, so at least their timing seems to be good.

        As for the “girlfriend” thing being premature – calling her his GF doesn’t seem to be premature to me. Do people really need to see them making out to assess they are in a relationship?

      • Phoebe says:

        I’m just saying we’ve seen them out together TWICE. He’s been seen out with many a female co-star in the past and assumptions that turned out to be not true where made then too. I’m not denying that something is going on, but if they are dating- that’s not “girlfriend” it’s “dating” as MANY men would be sure to point out. Assuming that every man and woman who are out together for theater and dinner are in a serious relationship is just an overreaction to me.

  44. Nora says:

    Tom has spent too much time with Bendy Cucumber last year. These are the results. Sigh.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      They were rarely on the same continent. Tom was in Canada mid-February to mid-May, then Bora Bora, England for a few weeks while BC was in Boston, then Northern It
      Ireland for two months, Mallorca, back and forth from London to US to see Rodney Crowell, a month living with Rodney, then filming October-December in Louisiana with visit to London for Evening Standard awards during which he seemed to spend more time with Helen McCrory than BC

  45. Freshmeat says:

    Slightly off topic, but I kinda miss the days of pre social media intensity. Like 10 yrs ago and before. We still had all the gossip and scandals but not so invasive . It’s great to have info as it happens, but is it always necessary? If it’s used right it works, though.

    By my guesstimate at least 40% of the current celebs out there would have no “career” at all if it weren’t for Twitter, YouTube, TMZ etc.

  46. Pegasus says:

    I’m not an expert on London cabs but… Why don’t we ever talk about the cabs these types of photos are taken in!?

    I didn’t think that all London cabs were gigantic vans. These shots have to be set up. They’re hamming it up so hard. Especially Captain EO. Why is the wide open van with easy access sliding doors never a huge tip off?

    My feeling is sliding to real relationship that at least one person thinks is serious. Why else snap off an engagement? I hope they’re on the same page. Typically, that could lead to a crash and burn situation. But who knows? Anywhere from Showmance to an eventual marriage. Truth is stranger than fiction.

    • Nonny says:

      No, plenty of London cabs are like that these days. New style (retrofitted Mercedes van).

      • M.A.F. says:

        Are there more cabs/public transit than personal cars? Would explain why the cabs are huge (I noticed it too Pegasus) so people can do errands and whatnot then take a cab home.

      • Bea says:

        Having a car in London is very very expensive. You need licences for everything. Parking permits etc etc. It’s really a nuisance and in the end unless you’re travelling great distances every day it’s definitely cheaper to use public transport/cabs instead of a car.

    • browniecakes says:

      Why the cab? Why not drive his own Jag?

      • Catherine says:

        Can’t drink, and trying to find somewhere to park. It’s easier to get cabs.

      • EN says:

        This is London. A whole bunch of places are closed to the cars, for others you have to pay King’s ransom to get in, nowhere to park etc. etc. This is pretty much the same deal in all old European cities except for the ones which were leveled in WW2 and then rebuilt.

      • Sixer says:

        NOBODY drives their car in London! Firstly, the centre really is quite small. Secondly, it’s an old city so parking spaces are quite low. Thirdly, car parking is extortionate – £40+ for a working day. Fourthly, you have to pay an £11 congestion charge just to enter the city in your car. I could do fifthly, sixthly and more, but you get the drift!

  47. Colette says:

    Cute couple
    Maybe she will be the first Olsen girl to make it to the alter.

  48. traumaqueen says:

    Why do both of them look like they just got caught doing something they weren’t supposed to be? If you don’t want to be photographed together, don’t go to place where you DEFINITELY will be. I think if this were PR, they would’ve had smiles on their faces and at least looked like they were “together”. By looks the on their faces, they look like they just got picked for jury duty, not going on a date.

  49. bettyrose says:

    He’s so hot in those glasses. I’m usually only into him in Loki (or other tortured dark-haired) mode, but these pictures have convinced me that I could get into the real life Hiddles too.

  50. bliss says:

    Well…..

  51. Frenchy1212 says:

    US Weekly article is out. Isn’t this her mouthpiece?

    • InvaderTak says:

      Yeah it seems she/her people are angling for some PR somehow. Not saying TH is not aware of it or being used, but those previous rumors were bizarre and definitely not from TH/his side. I think I said that this has the potential to get messy if everyone doesn’t get the strategy (for a showmance or a public relationship) together and everyone cooperates.

      • browniecakes says:

        Agreed. Luke and her PR people need to Skype. They need to get rid of the ‘Tom broke up Lizzie and Boyd’ rumors to keep it from getting messy. Side note, long engagements always make me think a couple is not working out (Aniston). And some actual PDA would help make it look real too.

      • InvaderTak says:

        Thinking about it now, that one about TH being a decoy and she’s really dating Evans is really inexplicable. If her people did that, what’s up with this? Was that a one off bizarre rumor that came from no where? These PR pieces don’t fit together…*dusts off tin foil hat, dons* Oh well.

      • Catherine says:

        That was probably the Enquirer making stuff up.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I agree, InvaderTak. Tom seems to care deeply what people think of him and I’m sure the “homewrecker” label is one he’d want to get rid of asap. He’s usually tight-lipped in interviews about his love life — I wonder if we’ll see a change in strategy to put those rumors to rest and use it to contribute to positive publicity for ISTL.

      • koko says:

        I agree Nutballs. The homewrecker label doesn’t seem like something he would like. But the perception of that is there, and when the press starts for that movie, it may still be there. It may be in some small way a backstory part of every article that is written about them.
        And since their talking constantly now…I guess the texting dating is over…sad.

      • browniecakes says:

        She needed someone in her PR to say or do something to make it not seem like since her engagement ended she has been hooking up with the entire cast of the Marvel Universe. I think last night is more a Luke move than her people though.

    • Bea says:

      Love on set link below the article is very unfortunate.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      But it says Oxford. U.S. Weekly is just piggybacking off the DM story without correcting errors.

  52. EN says:

    So, we’ve been on “it is all PR” boat with Cumberbatch and Fassbender, now it is Hiddleston’s turn?
    I personally think these guys are not that calculating. They might use their relationship for PR, but they probably like their girls all the same.
    All of them are mature men but the amount of attention that surrounds them and their personal lives is a more reminiscent of boy bands. I just don’t get it.
    All in all, I think Tom and Olsen seem to be a good match, but I don’t think it will last because Olsen has her career to think about,

  53. Chrissy says:

    Well Us weekly just published another article about them “going public”. Again with the emphasis from their mysterious insider that they’re not jumping in anything serious just yet with a convenient mention of the ISTL at the end. Anyone still think this wasn’t planned and has nothing to do with the movie?

    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/elizabeth-olsen-tom-hiddleston-go-public-with-romance-date-photos-2015247

    • Catherine says:

      US Weekly, her pr’s go to publication. So last night was most likely planned, but I guess from their reactions they thought it was going to be low-key and they didn’t expect to get ambushed.

      Interesting the pic in that article is the only one I’ve seen where you can see both their faces.

  54. AN says:

    They havn’t been seen just twice, she was staying with him in January and early Feb, was spotted around belsize park and out on dates alone together numerous times before they went off for filming. Just no one on certain tumblr blogs would believe it and no one photographed them at that point. So this has been going on a while which is where the original US weekly article came from. None of the other rumours about her came from US weekly. And I suspect those rumours were put out there to try and force the two of them into going public.

    • Chrissy says:

      So she broke off her engagement and immediately shacked up with him..?

      • AN says:

        Im not sayin she shacked up with him but she definately stayed with him for a few days over a couple of weekends back then, then they both went off filming.

      • Allegra says:

        What?
        Where this come from?
        As much I know, Tom stayed in Rodney´s house in September last year.
        Rodney said himself in his facebook. Tom was preparing for his role.
        If you don´t believe go to Rodney´s facebook or his twitter account.

    • Madly says:

      Heard about that which is why I said there was smoke with those cheating rumors. Too much pointing to an overlap.

      • Allegra says:

        Right. You must have spies all over the place to come to this conclusion.
        Like I said before, we don´t know what happened, so please do not throw mud on people´s reputation.
        My mother always said that reputation is more important than money. Money, you eventually you can recover, but your reputation you can not .

    • M.A.F. says:

      edit: eh, I realized I don’t care about the time line

    • Mary-Alice says:

      This. People don’t believe when the beans are spilled and then wonder why no one is spilling anything anymore.

    • Allegra says:

      I know(follow) some Tom´s hardcore fans and they never mentioned this before .
      The only place I heard some like that(and that person never shown any proof that Tom was dating Lizzie Olsen) was in a tumblr account that named after a London Zip code and that I can´t remember the name. I always thought that person was trolling the fans.

      I guess we will never know the true because i don´t think we can take anything from strangers on the Internet with reliable source of information unless they have a proof.

      • M.A.F. says:

        If you are referring to that NW 3 account, she was an off shoot of TOBY. She had no more real tea than TOBY. And when that US Weekly article came out, she closed shop.

      • Allegra says:

        @M.A.F:

        Yes, I´m referring to NW 3 account.

  55. et alors says:

    I wish there were a mute/ignore/dismiss feature on this site…

    • AN says:

      why because I said something you didnt wanna hear? im sorry but you are naive if you think this only jusy started now, its been going on for months I seen them myself at the beginning of the year out together, she stayed with him for over two weekends for certain and they didnt care about gettin seen together back then, no pda back then though either.

      • Catherine says:

        There were sightings of them out together late Jan/early Feb, but I doubt she was staying with him, hook-ups maybe. How do you know this?

      • et alors says:

        @AN, I wasn’t even addressing you, though? In fact, I haven’t even read any of your comments on this post. I started a thread separate from all the other threads because it’s just a general comment. I just see these posts turning into the Cumberbatch posts from last year, with people regurgitating the same conspiracy theories over and over again, ad nauseum. There are some commenters I like to read, but it’s a chore skimming through 200-300 comments to find new content. Reading the comments on Celebitchy is usually fun, mindless entertainment for me, and I’d hate to have to skip the Hiddleston posts like I did with the Cumberbatch ones.

      • et alors says:

        See, @AN, now that I’ve actually read your comments, I think they have some validity. I doubt THEO (thanks, @browniecakes) started dating *months* after filming wrapped, so I could see them spending time together earlier in the year before they both became consumed with their new projects. Also, I know you’re a regular here, so I’m not dismissing your claims of actually seeing them together then out of hand. Peace?

        Now, I’ll go back to semi-lurking and sporadically contributing news without interjecting my own opinions. Less messy that way.

      • Bea says:

        @AN what is your take on all this, as someone who has seen stuff first hand?

      • P'enny says:

        @catherine and others who are chatting about the Jan/Feb hook-up

        Rodney Crowell was in Abbey Road studios working on the ISTL soundtrack, see his diary posts. It’s very possible that both Elizabeth and Tom were together during this time to do some vocal work. Hank’s wife tried to sing some duets with Hank was rubbish at it.

      • Catherine says:

        I saw that mentioned somewhere, but just because she was in London for the soundtrack, doesn’t mean they weren’t also hooking-up

    • AN says:

      @ET ALORS I posted my apology to you on wrong thread just so you know, sorry for reacting, peace xx

    • Allegra says:

      I know(follow) some Tom´s hardcore fans and they never mentioned this before .
      The only place I heard some like that(and that person never shown any proof that Tom was dating Lizzie Olsen) was in a tumblr account that named after a London Zip code and that I can´t remember the name. I always thought that person was trolling the fans.

      I guess we will never know the true because i don´t think we can take anything from strangers on the Internet with reliable source of information unless they have a proof.

  56. teacakes (formerly oneshot) says:

    She looks so uncomfortable, I feel bad looking at the video. Getting papped choosing vegetables at the farmer’s market is not the same as getting swarmed by screaming people with huge bright lenses flashing in your face.

    and yes, he’s my husband but I approve of this pairing – she seems like a nice girl and she gets Avenger bonus points.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      The Daily Mail video is SO uncomfortable to watch! These are real Trasherazzi, and they almost look to be attacking them. One got IN the first vehicle, so Tom leads Lizzie over to another one–she was probs blinded by the flash from the jerk in the first.

  57. TotallyBiased says:

    While this is nice–from Twitter:
    GREAT Initial Buzz with Test Audiences! #ISawTheLight will be a STUNNING biopic! #HankWilliams @twhiddleston #ElizabethOlsen @RodneyJCrowell

    • browniecakes says:

      Test screenings and the leads are papped together on a date night. What a coincidence. Insert eye rolling emoticon here.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Gosh, I’m sorry your Gazebo collapsed! ;)
        I hadn’t really jumped to that connection, but should have thought of it when posting the above.
        I’m just not Machiavellian enough to really think companies that run test screenings for pictures being distributed by non-blockbuster companies such as Sony Picture Classics actually call the talent to tell them in advance that it’s happening (a continent away.)

      • jammypants says:

        @TB, I’m not that cynical either. Now I feel really sorry for Ben and Sophie.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      TB – sorry to hear about your mama’s kitty, dear. I couldn’t tell you that on the last thread since it got shut down. The late night (for me) chatter isn’t the same without you, dear.

      brownie… I hear ya. It’s just way too predictable that their relationship is being revealed the same week as test screenings.

      I WANT TO GO TO A TEST SCREENING!!

    • P'enny says:

      yes, some film news! i hope it comes to UK quickly…

  58. TotallyBiased says:

    For all the people who harp on how they shouldn’t have gone to such a ‘pap-friendly’ spot for dinner (never mind that it is supposedly an excellent restaurant and top-notch dining experience.)
    SUPPOSEDLY over the past year the Wolseley has fallen out of favour as a top celeb/pap spot, which would explain why it looks like they were ambushed by a bunch of bottom feeders.
    Would also explain why the freelancers/stringers went so crazy–they are probably the biggest names to be snapped coming out of the restaurant in weeks, if not months.
    Even ‘regular’ Kat Moss hasn’t been papped coming out of Wolseley since November.
    So this might have been a case of EO wanting to go to a really nice London restaurant, and them thinking it wouldn’t be such a big deal (hence the unhappy faces.)
    OR it could all be in Luke’s hands.
    Whichever/Whatever, I’m sure they never expected exactly what we saw in the DM video. That was just horrendous, esp in light of some of the other pics.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      That video was awful the way they were following Lizzy around, but I would have expected her to react more like Tom did, not as though she’s never been papped before.

    • M.A.F. says:

      I just watched the video. Her reaction is just odd to me but then again, why didn’t he at least stand by her while they were waiting?

      • Madly says:

        Reminded me of the Kat Dennings video where she got swarmed and he walked ahead, she had to grab onto his arm and me just looked lost and disconnected like here. But now that it was mentioned, watch him be a protective beau the next time. 😉

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I thought the same thing when I saw the video. He seemed more focused on getting a cab than shielding her and leading her away from the paps.

      • Allegra says:

        Agree, her reaction is just odd, especially coming from a person who is photographed often in different situations like her. I saw many pics with her and ex-fiance and she never behaved this way.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Actually, that makes sense to me–he needs to step out into the fray to get the taxi, she’s SLIGHTLY more sheltered over to the side. Notice we don’t see pap shots on Just Jared of when she’s hiding out.
        But the two of them together is the money shot–so if he went to stand by her or shelter her while they are waiting, that’s like throwing chum to sharks.
        Also, separating means the trasherazzi have to split their attention.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Good points, TB. And more reasons why I NEVER EVER want to date anyone famous. Only in my fantasy life, where he whisks me away to a cabin in the Highlands where we run mountains during the day and shag ourselves silly the rest of the time.

      • M.A.F. says:

        @Totally Biased- not giving them the money shot makes sense but for me, it’s the covering of the face repeatedly that just strikes me as odd and just draws more attention.

      • Mary-Alice says:

        Neither of the two had a problem giving a “money shot” once in the car. There are quite a few with both of them looking straight at tne cameras. Don’t fool yourself, they knew why they are there and all the acting just attracted more attention, especially towards her. Now, imagine if she had walked out separately wearing just a regular hat and walked a bit down the road in the opposite direction to bepicked by a taxi later. But no, of course a bag on the head is less screaming “look at me and who I am”! LOL

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Trapped together with cameras flashing on both sides of them? Turning away from one flash means by definition they are looking right at another, they can’t help it. Trashy tactics by paps, but it’s their targets who are called out–talk about victim blaming!

      • Mary-Alice says:

        LOL sure, TotallyBiased, sure, looks exactly like that. Not but carry on. On the photos I am referring to, I see two perfectly composed people looking in the same direction with quite composed expressions. And pardon me but calling the thirsty actors victims is disrespectful to victims of real suffering. Victims? Those people fight tooth and nail to become the first Name on tbe poster! Victims my eye.

      • erica says:

        It looked like a fun date. Him texting on his phone and her hiding 10 feet behind him. He should have stood with her or protected her in some way. And that one pic of her practically crying in the cab. The miserable look on her face was unbelievable. She looked like she was delivering a baby instead of on a date with Tom Hiddleston. Her dress flew up in Paris and practically showed everything she had and she didn’t flinch one bit, yet caught by cameras with Tom and she freaked out. I don’t know, the whole thing was just weird to me.

    • Mary-Alice says:

      All such places have ups and downs and they go through cycles, it’s an interesting thing to watch. This doesn’t make tnem less paps friendly, though and I’ll put my money on the happy couple kmowing very well why they were going there. But hey, I work in whole “for the pure art” business, pardon my cynicism. Besides, each month we end up (my colleagues in PR) with a client papped in Yorkville and very very disturbed by it. LOL Or we have Keanu unpleasantly “surprised” at King Street of all places. Yeah. Those who don’t want to get papped don’t go to even remotely pap friendly places, regardless if the place is at a peak now or experiences a downfall, it’s a very simple rule.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        I work in a different area of media and second this.

        These two have a certain level of fame, but are not so famous that they cannot remain private. They wanted to be seen.

        And I’ll go so far as to add that the two of them publicly together will instantly raise their individual profiles more quickly than they would have have achieved on their own.

      • Mary-Alice says:

        Thank you, that’s it. Which doesn’t mean they are not together for real but it means,to me, they chose this way to show it, for one reason or another.

  59. Madly says:

    Getting a bit sense of déjà vu here. Round and round the speculation goes.

    And for those who say that all these guys can’t be that calculating, are you really that naive? It is ALL calculation unless they really mess up. This is one of the most image obsessed industries. They all have PR, they all play the game, and they all get stories planted or photos set up and pretend that they didn’t want it. Granted not all stories, but you would be amazed at the percentages.
    I am just going to sit back in the nose bleed section and watch people argue about how many dates, nature of the dating, body language, and where will it go. That us weekly article hinted on more shenanigans to come. Should be interesting to see how far they take it.

    • Mary-Alice says:

      You are absolutely right. People seem to experience difficulties understanding that both of them *wanted* to be papped. It’s a tough business and frankly, of those who succeed in it, about 1% preserve their integrity.

  60. Frenchy1212 says:

    Let’s speculate on the next sighting of these rare birds!

    1. Sipping coffee from the same cup at Ginger and White.
    2. Holding hands at Heathrow as they jet off for…Bora Bora.
    3. At church for the christening of the Cumberspawn – as godparents, obvs.
    4. Riding a tandem bicycle through Belsize Park.
    5. Maybe something with kittens.

    The possibilities are endless. I’m just hoping it’s not another theatre and dinner date…boring!

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Don’t forget Tom’s sister Emma is getting married… Perhaps a guest photo of him and Lizzy attending together a la OtterComet.

      • Frenchy1212 says:

        Nutballs, you genius! I had forgotten completely about the wedding. I want a photo of her catching the bouquet!

      • jammypants says:

        lol!!

      • Dara says:

        That’s the true test isn’t it? If she his +1 at a family event that will seal the deal for me. But I doubt we’ll ever see or hear anything of the nuptials themselves though – I think clan Hiddleston knows what the words discreet and private actually mean. (This recent event notwithstanding)

    • browniecakes says:

      Dog – gotta be seen walking the dog – check Celebitchy for the latest Affleck puppy picture. Agreed Dara, if she mixes in with the Hiddlestons (and vice versa) then there might be something to write home about.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Brownie, I want a dog walking picture too. A picture of their domestic bliss. Are these as common in London as they are in LA?

    • M.A.F. says:

      Bora Bora is for breaking up. Just ask JArthy.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Ouch! Methinks you’re right. I’ve assumed that BB was the end of the line for her. Hopefully she went out with a big BANG.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I hope you are right. That woman got dumped on especially by him when he publicly declared there was nothing to write home about.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        M.A.F., I wasn’t bothered by that statement because I interpreted it as “When I’m in a serious relationship with someone, I’ll talk about it.”. But, in contrast to this relationship, there was no marketing advantage to dating JArthy out in the open, so he kept her out of sight after Wimbledon. Perhaps it shouldn’t, but that would bug me if I was her. I want my man to be “normal” with me and f*ck what the fans say. But unlike her, I wouldn’t have a public twitter account and give away all sorts of things about myself to the fans as she did. That relationship — whatever it was — seemed a bit messed up to me.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        Tom’s comments on Jarthy would have been the end of the line for me had I been her. Not ok.

        The privacy thing there seemed weird. Like he wanted it and she didn’t.

        I always thought the way she handled her own social media indicated strongly that she really wanted to be, PUBLICLY, “Tom Hiddleston’s GIRLFRIEND.” Even though she was his girlfriend.

        It seems to me that if famous folks are going to date a civilian, it’s because they want someone who wants to remain a civilian. They want some normalcy in their personal life.

      • Mary-Alice says:

        Miss Melissa, this is correct around me! All the couples famous+non famous I know now are with non famous people who are very private and the majority don’t have social media at all (although that’s abit of an over exposure during work which I guess makes us stay away from it in our personal lives). In the past, the break upreason I’ve observed most often was the non famous person developing a thirsty attitude and not the cheating everyoone assumes is common. And after such a break up many of those famous don’t trust it’s possible to work out anymore. Just my observations, of course.

      • Catherine says:

        MM, I doubt Jane was ever his gf, in fact I doubt he even properly dated her.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I think she was, Catherine. Not just because of the pictorial evidence over the course of a year, but a few months after Wimbledon there was a TDW interview in which CHemboy mentioned that “Tom has a girl, as well” around the 6:30 mark that I thought was interesting:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZzJYnqSEjQ

        Was he talking about Loki or Tom?? Hmmmm….

  61. AN says:

    @ET ALORS oh ok, I do see what you mean. Im genuinely sorry for reacting, my mistake xx

  62. Heather says:

    I like these two together – they are so cute! And she has much better taste in men than her sisters.

  63. A.Key says:

    Oh the plot thickens! Wow this really could turn into an Oscar campaign in the long run, well I never would have…

  64. TotallyBiased says:

    If you make a movie with someone you’ve known slightly for years, thus getting to know them much better and possibly realize they mean something to you–what are you supposed to do?
    Waiting to act (as we hope they did) and develop a relationship–if that’s what they have done–until after both parties are clearly single is a good step, but then what?
    Do you then have to wait another year or more to have any kind of relationship just so people won’t think it’s PR for a movie?
    I saw this on another site and it made me think.
    Correlation is not Causality.

    • Madly says:

      Lol, that is a funny question in light of the latest outing. If you don’t want people to think this is PR, quietly see each other and don’t use it for PR. It can be done if people want to do it.

      • EN says:

        Nobody thinks this is PR other than the same 5 people who claimed every actor’s relationship has been PR for as long as I’ve been reading this site.

        Famous people cannot “quietly” see each other all the time, sooner or later they get caught.
        Weren’t the first picture from a fan on tumblr, not even paps.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Well, apparently, they’ve been quietly seeing one another off and on for months.

      • browniecakes says:

        @EN: I didn’t think it was PR at first. I’m in LA not London. Once I found out the location of Thurs’. date at a highly papped restaurant, I changed my mind. His PR guy is taking control of the narrative because allot is at stake with ISTL.

      • Anon222 says:

        “quietly see each other and don’t use it for PR”. And you’ll likely be the first to say “He’s hiding her because he’s afraid that he’ll lose fans”. People always find a reason to criticize.

      • Annie says:

        The PR for this is so bizarre, if you look at it from Olsen’s camp…

        When we first heard about this- Olsen and Hiddles were banging, no strings attached, nothing serious

        Then there were Renner rumors- largely forgotten and mostly ridiculous

        than Chris Evans rumors….. again, largely dismissed, aside from few “Atta girls!” for banging the hot men of Marvel (I would. I SO would)…. and then the Evans rumors got even MORE bizarre, when the tabs said Hiddleston was only a COVER FOR EVANS, and Olsen and Evans were in a “super serious OMG” relationship but Evans (who is an attractive man, and seems like a very sweet person, but… c’mon… seems to have the EMOTIONAL MATURITY OF A CAN OF CHEEZE WHIZ was concerned he was seen as a womanizer), ergo, Olsen and Evans had a secret love that dare not speak its name.

        NOW…. NOW, it feels like it has come full circle. Turns out, seemingly, the Evans rumors could have been a cover for the Hiddleston rumors… however, do we really know how long Hiddles and Olsen have been “dating?” I mean, yeah… it’s kind of been a mess for Olsen.

        It’s entertaining, though… I’ll give ‘em that.

      • jammypants says:

        @EN, agreed

      • TotallyBiased says:

        @Annie–she was hittin’ Renner first, according to the rumours. Get the order of your unfounded facts right! Heee. ;)

    • Taurine says:

      Months? He’s been all over the place filming the night manager for the past 4 months and she’s been filming a marvel movie since around March. So far it’s just been someone claiming they spent a few days together in Jan/Feb.

      • Dara says:

        @Taurine- that’s why it will be interesting to see how all this unfolds. I’m still on the fence between good friends and budding romance, but I don’t think there’s been opportunity enough for them to get super-serious. Texting and Skype aren’t going to forge a relationship out of thin air – at some point the two parties have to be in the same place at the same time for more than a few days.

  65. Andrea says:

    He is really cute in these pictures, she seems sooo uncomfortable. I didn’t know who he was until I saw a CB thread awhile back and I see his appeal (sort-of). I watched the Only Lovers Left Alive and it was good but not spectacular. I guess we will see if they are for real or not, but I hope this doesn’t turn into a scary Cumberbatch thread.

    • Dara says:

      Agreed, on both counts. I really enjoyed OLLA, but it was a quiet enjoyment – not a masterpiece but good enough to watch more than once.

      And if this place goes full Cumberbatch, I’ll be very disappointed. Can we all resolve right now to keep it all in perspective and our sense of humor intact?

  66. Dara says:

    Here’s a slightly different set of photos. I’m going to do a lot of photo-assumption based on the picture of them together in the cab. She’s all “What the eff was that?” and he’s either laughing at the absurdity of it all, cracking up at her reaction or trying to get his eyesight back after all the blinding flashing and video lights.

    http://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/Elizabeth-Olsen-Tom-Hiddleston-London-Date-Night-37963560#photo-37963560

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Cracking up at something she just said AND trying to get his eyesight back – he took off his glasses so probably rubbing his eyes.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      I don’t know–I look at those pictures and think they are both reacting to one of the guys flashing them in the faceto get a picture (through the other doorway.)
      Doesn’t look like a happy face to me, more startled and possibly blinded.
      He needs to get Faisal to pick them up in his Jag–less room to stick cameras in.

      • Dara says:

        Torrilla has a photo of Tom getting into a sedan (alone I think). I can’t get a good translation of her caption to figure out when/where it’s from. He’s wearing the same outfit so probably later that night.

      • Bea says:

        I just saw that photo, if she wasn’t with him when he got into his own car there is a possibility of them going their separate ways hence the two cabs which would create some doubt about the relationship. This is shaping up to be one incorrigible mess. The car photo makes me think there is a small possibility of them being friends who are playing along with the rumours because it’s good for business.

      • Dara says:

        @Bea, I just can’t figure it out and it’s giving me a bit of a headache. Maybe I need to surrender to the narrative someone is trying to sell us and just enjoy all the photos.

      • DT says:

        Maybe that’s who he was on the phone to in the cab, they had planned to get 2 cabs but hers got hijacked by paps so he gave up his and got faisal to come pick him up. She may have based herself at a hotel in the city and only sleeps over with him occaisionally ;)
        There were also tube sightings of Tom before the play but no mention of her like he was travelling alone into town? Would explain why there were two cabs but I still think there is something going on between them.

      • athena says:

        I saw that Jaguar picture as well and as far as EO being startled by too many photog’s, there were about 15 pictures of her on this fan website: elizabeth-olsen.us (The pictures, I noticed, have been removed) that showed her leaving that Sex Club The Box in London after an after-party for AOU in April and Chris Evans was also papped going in a separate car looking a little tipsy. They did not have pictures of the other cast members for whatever reason, but Lizzie did the exact same thing she did with Tom with putting her purse in front of her face and she looked a little drunk and like she was about to cry and she had a big security guy with her as well to see her to the car (probably security courtesy of Marvel). The way she acted with Tom was exactly the same way she acted back in April. so this is a thing for her, she better get tougher skin.

      • Bea says:

        I haven’t seen tube sightings, that would def add another layer.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Following the Twitter mentions before the restaurant paparazzi ambush and the video of the paparazzi ambush for a timeline of events:

        1. He was seen on the Tube alone – and the tweets say he was alone – heading to the Piccadilly area.
        2. People in the theater tweeted he was there DURING the performance – indicating to me that Bradley Cooper is not Patti Lupone’s equal.
        3. People, not paps, at the theater filmed them leaving the theater together and walking and posted those videos on twitter – by this time paps with twitter accounts would have known they were in the area
        4. He called for transportation from the restaurant -( I don’t know about cabs in London or elsewhere but I know here that if I call for a cab in Boston and am not outside ready to flag it down when it arrives, my cab is leaving without me . They do not wait.)
        5. They were outside waiting for transport. TWO cabs arrived at the same time. He waved the cabs down and you can hear him tell her: “car’s here.”
        6. He opened the door for her to get in the first cab but a pap had climbed in so they abandoned that and both went to the second cab (pap owes the cab driver a lost fare)
        7 He’s spotted later getting into a car by himself.

      • M.A.F. says:

        All I got out of this was seeing Torrilla’s name. Is she back?! Link?

        Edit: it’s her Weibo account. Found it.

      • Kate says:

        @ LilacFlowers

        Your Patti Lupone line had me spitting out my tea. Lol!

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Kate, oh dear! I hope it didn’t burn (iced?) and I hope nothing was tea-stained. But I do feel for poor Bradley in all of this. There he is, working hard up on that stage and people who paid to watch him are tweeting about Tom instead and then Tom and Elizabeth get all this press coverage and not a mention of Bradley. And it was his play! Patti Lupone would have had none of this.

  67. Kate says:

    I must be really naive or something but if they’re so bothered by getting photographed, WHY go out to dinner at what is from all accounts a very public place that used to be a celeb watering hole?

    Either they’re faking the dislike at getting caught or…?

    • TotallyBiased says:

      See your point, and I’ve been wondering if it was the sheer feeding frenzy aspect they weren’t prepared for–can’t say I’ve seen paps actually jump INSIDE the taxi to flash pictures of their prey.
      So perhaps this was sortof planned–dine on a weekday night at a restaurant that is somewhat in the public eye, let a few pap pictures get out there, gentle intro to the public of the idea that they are hanging out, at least.
      So the value of those first real pics of them as a ‘couple’ (and make sure you get her face this time, mate!) must have been higher than expected, for the stalkerazzi to go this crazy. Or perhaps as I mentioned earlier–there haven’t been a lot of great sightings recently at the Wolseley, and they were desperate.
      Cause I know they are both actors, but they WILL deserve Oscar nominations if all of that discomfort was faked.

      • Dara says:

        I think that’s where my mind is going to also. I do think it was planned, but I don’t think the intensity of the reaction was expected – or welcome. I forgot that when two celebs get together the frenzy factor increases exponentially. As a public figure, they are probably comfortable with (or at least used to) a certain level of attention when going about their lives. But once two celebs are together, especially as a potential couple, the norm quickly goes out the window and all bets are off.

      • Catherine says:

        TB, I also think that’s what happened, they were expecting 1 or 2 photographers to take pictures as they were leaving not the load that turned up. It also looks like their exit was poorly planned.

        I remember when BC was out with his niece and got papped, he said the photographers were crawling all over the car.

      • Waitwhat says:

        I’m totally on board with this. Presumably they would have had the theatre tickets/reservations ahead of time, and if the picture in BP hadn’t been fed to the DM, they probably would have only had 1-2 paps. A couple of pics like the ones with Lara Pulver. But once that pic was printed, the paps were probably just waiting for a face shot opportunity… So the Twitter sightings were their opportunity and a bunch jumped on it.

    • erica says:

      Yeah I’m wondering why they were so upset about being photographed. I know the paparazzi can be brutal. Staking out his home or chasing them is one thing, but they were out at a very popular restaurant and then the play. Did they not expect anyone to be there with cameras? If they didn’t want to deal with the publicity they should have stayed home and watched The Jungle Book. Isn’t that what Tom makes everyone he knows and loves watch? Just sayin’. Someone said he looked annoyed about the paps, but I think he was annoyed with EO’s over-reaction to the whole thing. She really went overboard with the purse and the scarf over her face.

  68. NUTBALLS says:

    The THEO posts are so popular, Hiddles now has his own navigation link at the top.

    • Maxine DuCamp says:

      Am I the only one who is enjoying speculating where he gets his seemingly endless supply of pristine v-neck white T-shirts? Does he buy Hanes 3-packs in bulk (or does Marks and Spencer’s offer something similar? Does he have a new one every day (throwing out the old one after each use)? Does he order them on line or does his PA Olly pick them up for him; or his mom? Inquiring minds need to know!

      • TotallyBiased says:

        ^^THIS!!!^^^
        I am of the opinion that Olly picks them up.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I’ve wondered that too because they do seem to be pristine white at all times and usually after a few washings those things aren’t. Maybe Hanes is sending them to him in bulk.

      • Bea says:

        Maybe he has a sweatshop in the basement where he kept JArthy and fans chosen via tumblr get to make him pristine v necks everyday. Or maybe I’ve just seen Ex Machina.

      • pixie-stix says:

        I’m reminded of Harrison Ford in Working Girl, he kept new button-down shirts in his desk drawer and whipped ‘em out as needed. Tom’s Ts, brought to you by Ralph Lauren.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I want his coat. He has sported it a few times.

      • erica says:

        I love his white v-neck t-shirts. Giorgio Armani makes a 3 pack.

  69. et alors says:

    How about some news about THEO’s professional collaboration? From an ONTDer who went to an ISTL screening:

    “I went to a screening of their movie about Hank Williams. They had great chemistry. If they are together, I am not surprised.”

    “It was a test screening so the director and producer were there and we gave them feedback after. The main agreement is that it needed to be shorter and they didn’t develop the supporting characters enough but other than that it’s pretty good. Tom did all the singing and it was very good. I was pleasantly surprised by Elizabeth. She is a great actress.”

    • Angie says:

      What little I’ve heard is that this is Olsen’s movie. Not that Tom is bad, just outshined.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        I saw that in one tweet, which was second hand. Another poster countered it, and said that wasn’t actually what the original person had said (they had said something more along the lines of how phenomenally better she was than they expected.) So the game of telephone goes on.

      • k says:

        Hiddles’ female co-stars outshining him seems to be a common theme with him.

      • Bea says:

        He was surprisingly horrible in Deep Blue Sea, especially when compared to Rachel Weisz’ incredibly subtle performance.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        OR Hiddles’ being uncommonly comfortable with strong female characters and not having to beat his chest like a silverback gorilla is a common theme with him.
        There, fixed it for you.

      • P'enny says:

        @bea

        i have to admit i didn’t like Deep Blue Sea. But, i saw a documentary by the director and he was totally to blame for performances. I thought Rachel was good, but it was very stylised acting in the 1940′s style. like Brief Encounter.

        @K, Adam and Freddie are supporting male characters to a stronger female character, both characters are feeds to Tilda’ and Rachel stories. The same will be said of Crimson Peak, Sharpe is a feed to Mia and not the lead.

        It’s good to see Tom act subtle and take a back seat, he is more than capable of shining bright, out-acted or matched everyone in Marvel films, because he is given a large than life script. Same can be said for Hollow Crown and Coriolanus. Jeremy Irons was probably the only that matched his performance.

        Hank Williams is the lead role, but Hank was weak from what i’ve seen on a documentary. His wife was the strong character. It will be interesting to see how this portrays. Other comments from the test screening are coming out and it’s looking good. needs work in editing, some say.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @p’enny, having read the biography of Hank Williams on which the script is based, I can say that Williams was physically frail and suffered constant pain, which he self-medicated with tremendous amounts of alcohol. He was raised by a domineering mother (Cherry Jones is an acting powerhouse and should be a force in this film) and then married a domineering, manipulative wife Audrey. The two women wrestled over control of him and his earnings for the rest of his short life with the two of them pretty much forcing the second wife out of town. When he died, the two of them fought over his estate and the mother, who had pretty much agreed to raise his daughter, hid her so she only came into her inheritance years later after suing for it. And if somebody gives a good performance in a movie, it doesn’t detract from the works of others.

      • D.D. says:

        @P’enny

        “Jeremy Irons was probably the only that matched his performance.”

        Ehm, no, sweetie. Ben Whishaw as Richard II in those series kicked them both with his performance. Oh and he got BAFTA for this role as well.

      • 'P'enny says:

        @d.d I deliberately didn’t include ben wishaw because richard 11 didn’t include Tom Hiddleston. I was referring to sharing screen space, and was a very different production, in the sense that main producer /director & feel of the programme was world apart from Hal & Henry story. ben was really good but I don’t rate him better or worse than Tom Hiddleston. I’ve seen Ben W is a few productions & I’m very fond of him.

      • k says:

        @TotallyBiased – … Why so much defensiveness? How would you respond if he ever gave a truly poor performance and the critics responded appropriately? I didn’t even call him untalented, I simply noted that his female co-stars seem to frequently outshine him. Quite frankly, a male actor doesn’t have to “beat his chest like a silverback gorilla” to deliver an excellent performance. I have no idea where you even got that idea from.

        @P’enny – Supporting actors can and have outshone the leads, though. In fact, that’s precisely what happened with ISTL if these early screeners are to be believed.

      • P'enny says:

        @k

        Loki [Thor/Avengers] and Cassio, on stage, are/were supporting roles for Tom and he got rave reviews against the rest the of the cast.

        The point I was making was he can tone it down when the character is a weaker supporting role.

        in the meantime, there are only two early screener comments i’ve seen gone public, so i’m not holding any opinion on his film performance until something substantial comes our way.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @K, the part of Audrey is the female lead. And Audrey is the showier character. Audrey’s own offspring have some nasty things to say about her.

      • k says:

        I think I’m using the term “outshine” differently from you guys. When I say that an actor/actress outshines another, it means that I think they did a noticeably better job than the other actor/actress. Someone doesn’t have to be playing a showy character for them to outshine another actor. And, in my personal opinion, for some reason Hiddles’ female co-stars almost always seem to be doing a much better job than him. Again, this is just how I feel when I watch his performances.

    • erica says:

      I read some comments about ISTL saying Elizabeth was brilliant, and Tom was okay. Uh-oh, what if EO won the Oscar and Tom didn’t. That could wreck a budding romance.

    • Taurine says:

      There was a single tweet about how EO was much better than expected and Tom was held back a little by the script (from someone who didn’t even see the movie but just heard about it from a friend..) and everyone just ran with it. That’s the internet, I supposed. Better to wait for professional reviews I think.

  70. Maria A. says:

    Nice for them. Good luck on their relationship, but what I noticed was that they DIDN’T PUT ON THEIR SEAT BELTS. It doesn’t matter what car I’m in, even a taxi: I put on my seat belt. Seat belts, people.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Given that the pictures were all taken before the vehicle began moving, we can’t assume that held true. But I did notice a later pic in the grouping that showed her w/seatbelt on and not him. So I do sideeye even my PuddleTom on this subject, and agree with you 100%!!

  71. Sam says:

    I love this couple, fake or not so good for gossip. Can you imagine the holidays with her family? The endless possibilities: Olsen Twin I & Bennett Miller; OT II and Sarkozy Jr, plus Nicolas Sarkozy, Carla Bruni and their sundry spawn and associates along with Hidds and EO. Fabulous! All dressed in The Row’s latest offerings or Elizabeth & James.

    I think they look great together. He’s thirsty as heck but if their movie lives up to the pre-hype it’s all good. I sense a coming Cumby Season part II this winter

  72. Anon222 says:

    My take is ever since that stalker fan took the pic of the 2’s back, published it to Tumblr, then another person stole the stalker’s pic, sold to DM and bragged about it on Tumblr. The 2 must be a bit concern that this will become a trend. That they cannot be comfortable just walking around his neighborhood (I think that pic was taken near his home, not in Oxford). It’s one thing getting papped, you can tell paps from ordinary people. It’s a whole new scare to be taken pics by strangers just passing you by cos they can be anybody, and sold your pic to tabloids. They probably think it’s better to just get the relationship out in the open than having crazy fans stalking them trying to take pics. The outing is planned in a sense that they want to be seen, hence they went to a pap-frequent restaurant. No need to call paps, they will be there waiting. The response from Olsen was not pretense, she just wasn’t expecting an embush. She is used to get papped at the farmers market by a pap or 2, not by a whole gang of them. She and her ex also were used to get papped, but the 2 of them weren’t that famous when she wasn’t Scarlet Witch yet, hardly think they are used to get surrounded by paps. Paps are notoriously aggressive people. Keira Knighly had said they insulted her while taking pics of her. They are not gentlemen when they try to take celebrities pics that is for sure. Liz may just be upset by all those aggressiveness.

    • erica says:

      The pic of Tom sitting at the table was at Ginger And White, the cafe in his neighborhood that he goes to when he’s at home. I assume EO was across the table from him, just cropped out of the picture. The photo of them walking with his arm around her was from there too. Not in Oxford. They showed a pic of her in Paris on July 5th just to show that she was carrying the same yellow purse in the photo with him. He’s wearing the same gray pants he wore at Comic Con so it’s most likely the photo of them was just this past week.

  73. browniecakes says:

    Enough about the past. Two questions about the present and future. What are they doing tonight? It is Friday after all. Just got paid, Friday night…
    How will TH’s PR team promote Skull Island down the road? I am picturing a great ape with a great purse trying to squeeze into a cab and seatbelt up in a big hurry. THKK.

    • P'enny says:

      yellow purse would be good idea

      i think if the two of them are having a summer romance before the film seasons start, they should fly off and find somewhere sunny, i’m mean it’s freezing in the UK at the moment, i had the heating on last night.

  74. TotallyBiased says:

    Vanity Fair weighed in, and are being surprisingly reasonable.
    vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/075tom-hiddleston-girlfriend
    Perhaps someone was promised an interview, or they have an IStL featurette planned.
    Hey, I don’t doubt his integrity, but have some realistic thoughts about how the overall process works.
    I just don’t hold with throwing anyone under any buses based on hearsay and opinions not my own. :D

    • Madly says:

      And the official marketing has begun. Strings pulled and all that. This suggests that it is beyond Luke.

    • browniecakes says:

      This quote from Vanity Fair must be music to the movie’s PR’s ears:
      “If it’s true, the romantic pairing only makes us more excited to see the duo’s country-music chemistry in I Saw the Light, the Williams biopic which opens in theaters this November.” Mission accomplished.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      I wonder who struck a deal for that VF piece — the studio or LukeyDuke. That quote undergirds the reason for timing the big reveal with test screenings. Get people who don’t know or care about them as individual actors interested in them as a couple and excited to see them play Hank & Audrey.

  75. A says:

    Tom looks kinda old in front of her. I wonder how they will look on red carpet together cause Hollywood lurves couples who have red carpet chemistry.

    • erica says:

      Well let’s just hope if they’re on the red carpet together she’s not hiding her face. She seems too young for him, in my opinion. I saw her on James Corden’s show fangirling over Taylor Swift and gushing on and on about meeting and talking to her. She just seemed so immature. I would figure Tom would prefer someone a bit older. Again, just my opinion. But hey, he’s like Loki, he does what he wants.

  76. Colby says:

    Her overreaction is so unnatural. Ew. Tommy, coach her better!

    But I’m loving how all his fans who were all like “he doesn’t like blondes, he likes dark haired women” are now eating their own words.

    “I’m gonna drink their tears tonight. I’m gonna drink their tears and watch them cry”.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      “But I’m loving how all his fans who were all like “he doesn’t like blondes, he likes dark haired women” are now eating their own words.”

      Huh?? Maybe in the delusional world of Tumblr they are. Certainly not here.

    • k says:

      I’ve never understood the fans who have insisted that he is ONLY into brunettes. He has always seemed like the type who appreciates a wide variety of women to me.

      • Kate says:

        I would love it if he would “appreciate” me for 24 hours, locked up in his bedroom with plenty of water for hydration…

        …oops. Daydreaming again. Sorry.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Yep, as I noted upthread, he doesn’t seem to have a type physically at least based on the lady loves we know about.

  77. Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

    Nope, they aren’t just friends… they are BF/GF.. If one looks at he first pics, the one that was taken by a fan and later sold to the DF, he has his arm around her shoulders and she has hers around his waist, and they weren’t expected to be photographed by a person walking down the street…. They are definitely dating… Good for them..,
    Now is it just a summer fling or something more?? I bet on something more…

    • Annika says:

      Her arm is not around his waist.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I think it was. You can see the bulge of her arm across his lower back.

        I agree with Nighty that he wouldn’t have looked that cozy with her (especially in light of the rumors circulating) they were *just* friends. He’s way too PR conscious.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        You can see her elbow. Her forearm does not extend across his but instead goes toward the front of her, as if she has her hand in her own pocket or is holding onto the strap of her bag in front.

      • Catherine says:

        Looking at the pic it’s a bit blurred but it looks like her arm is exteneed under the fabric of his jacket.

      • erica says:

        No her arm is not around his waist, it’s down to her side. Yesterday a guy at work put his arm around my shoulder and walked down the hall with me. We’re very good friends, not a couple, not lovers, not dating, not anything. It happens. Not saying they aren’t a couple, but you really can’t tell by just that.

  78. D.D. says:

    Right about time, Tom.
    You haven’t been pictured with a GF over a year and you have movies coming out soon. Just in time with “see, I’m not gay” routine.

  79. Crumpet says:

    If they are dating, why are they so keen on hiding it? So weird. Just like Elizabeth Olsen’s reactions to the feeding frenzy. And oh yeah: the feeding frenzy is weird too.

  80. Alice says:

    I love how a girl can’t go out to dinner with a co-worker because they are automatically dating. Until I see them making out or at an event as dates I’ll believe it. I don’t care who Tom dates, but I hate the assumptions just because they are seen hanging out.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      I’m going to an afternoon concert tomorrow with a married co-worker. His wife isn’t coming and neither is my boyfriend. I guess that indicates we are having a torrid affair of some sorts and I’m a homewrecker. I’m also learning that if you are seen at a high profile sporting event with somebody that you are no longer single – that one baffles me – and there is some rule about number of dates automatically equating to committed relationship. I really need to find a copy of this rulebook so I don’t keep making these horrible mistakes.

      • Catherine says:

        Lilac, I agree about the automatic conclusion they’re together, but they’re at least dating.

      • Bea says:

        I feel like this is the point an insider spills all details. We need Ariadne from the other post or AN to shine a light on the THEO saga with their expertise.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I doubt it’s committed or serious but i do think they’re dating.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Bea, Ariadne’s details were about as valid as my veranda.

        @Catherine, so “dating” does not equal “together”? And why didn’t you direct your response to Alice, who is the one who raised the issue?

      • NUTBALLS says:

        ETA to above: The arm around her shoulder, putting themselves in paps way and the obvious PR benefit of generating interest in ISTL is enough to convince me at this point.

      • browniecakes says:

        Time will tell the nature of the relationship. The paps will be camping out chez Hiddleston and at her hotel (is she staying at a hotel?) and won’t let us miss a thing. It’s a payday for them. Like someone said up thread the two together raise their profiles more than each could alone.

      • Bea says:

        @Lilac Frankly, I don’t mind fanfic if it’s well written :D

        Girls I think I’m a convert, I’m not buying the full on relationship she’s trying to sell via UsWeekly. I’m going to call this a frelationship. A relationship-like friendship. Goes on dates, doesn’t mention other people to each other, may be introduced to friends. That is until someone bursts the bubble by asking “ummm soo what are we”. Frelationship seems to be the name of the game.

      • Catherine says:

        Lilac, apologies I didn’t see Alice’s comment. When I say “together” or bf/gf I take that to mean a committed relationship. In the UK usually using the term dating or seeing someone is not as serious. To me these 2 are at least seeing/dating each other, ie more than friends.
        Bea, US Weekly is her mouthpiece and as soon as that piece came out in May I thought something was going on, and the timing and wording of the article yesterday was also telling.

      • Madly says:

        @bea, yes don’t question, just accept the ride they are wanting to take you on.

        I think they are dating, but it will be sold that he is pursuing her and she is the one holding things back. I say this because I get the hunch the reverse is actually true here.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        @Lilac –Naw, your veranda has FAR better construction. And snacks. And view. And staff. ;)

        @Bea–wow! Whodathunk we’d be in agreement! But seriously, your description actually does make sense to me.
        Granted that we CANNOT know without actual facts, I find the ‘frelationship’ concept a not-unreasonable take on what we CAN see.

      • Bea says:

        @TotallyBiased God works in mysterious ways, dear TB.

      • Alice says:

        This! All of it!

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Alice, yes, all of it. They do seemed to have missed your point. Like you, I don’t care about his relationship status one way or another, just so long as whatever he does, he does with a consenting, unmarried adult. This inability to see a man and a woman together without rushing to assumptions is so wide-spread. I’ve lost friendships with men, good friendships, because they’ve gotten involved with women who see all other women as threats to their relationships because some just cannot accept platonic friendships ever.

    • erica says:

      I went out with a guy from work last night. Nothing serious, we just had fun together. I didn’t hide my face with my purse or walk 10 feet behind him, and he actually walked beside me and held my hand. Amazing!

      • jammypants says:

        You also weren’t bombarded by stranger flashing bright lights in your face every second and getting into your cab as you try to enter it.

  81. athena says:

    All the more reason they should have made their debut as a couple at Wimbledon. (I’m sure even with that they still would have had the paps taking pictures of them out and about town seeing a show or eating out) but at least it would have been a more controlled environment. She went to the U.S. Open in New York City with Boyd Holbrook and they were arm and arm and smiling for the camera’s. I saw those pictures either on Getty Images or Rexfeatures.

    • erica says:

      When Tom was at Wimbledon, someone spotted Elizabeth at a country hotel called Babington House. She was with Joseph Dempsie ( From the TV show ‘Skins’) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his wife, Sam. Don’t know why they were all there, but maybe that’s why she didn’t go to Wimbledon with Tom.

    • Frenchy1212 says:

      Debuting a relationship at a tennis tournament sounds familiar…oh, yeah, remember that crap storm!

      Plus, Tommy probably doesn’t want to follow in Benny’s footsteps – in many respects.

  82. cujokay says:

    Why is she wearing my auntie’s shoes though?

  83. Cc says:

    I ship it! they’re both adorable :)

  84. Nikki L. says:

    “It sounds like a mess and it sounds like it’s going to take FOREVER to film, and they’ll probably be filming it in Buttcrack Jungle, in the Let’s Bang In Your Trailer island chain.”

    I died.

  85. TotallyBiased says:

    Between the pic of him later getting into a separate vehicle and this:
    “there were about 15 pictures of her that showed her leaving that Sex Club The Box in London after an after-party for AOU in April and Chris Evans was also papped going in a separate car looking a little tipsy. They did not have pictures of the other cast members for whatever reason, but Lizzie did the exact same thing she did with Tom with putting her purse in front of her face and she looked a little drunk and like she was about to cry”

    –I’m not willing to assume this was all a deliberate pap walk, at least not to that degree. Even the Vanity Fair article seems spin after the fact to me, especially as it took so long to come out. Even People and Huffington Post got their online briefs out there much faster.
    If it was preplanned, it wouldn’t have taken them so long.

    I also go back to the earlier timeline discussion–you make a movie with someone and realize you have an interest, you would have to ignore that for a year (if the movie is a potential awards candidate) for people not to see it as a PR move. We have become so jaded –admittedly, because it has been true often enough.

  86. Me & Myself says:

    Soon enough, they’ll start acting all lovey dovey in public, holding hands and kissing. Tom won’t hide anything regarding his love story with Lizzie because he knows that dating someone famous is good for his career. The dude is craving for an Oscar nomination.

    In the end Tommy is just like Benny, I guess that’s why they’re friends.

  87. Abby_J says:

    If it is true that they started seeing each other on the set of ISTL, and if it is also true that Lizzy was engaged, do you think that when he had to sing “Your Cheatin’ Heart” on the set, that it was a little too close to home?

    Honestly, I don’t care when they started dating or any of that. I just heard the song today in my car, and it made me laugh. :)

    I just want Hiddlesbabies, then I want play dates with Hiddlesbabies and Cumberbabies. This needs to happen, people.

    • jammypants says:

      That would be pretty cute. Hopefully Sophie’s genes eased up the alien features from Cucumbers.

      • Abby_J says:

        Yes, that would be good for the future of the Cumberbaby. We still have no idea if it was a boy or a girl, right? Or did I miss something?

      • Dara says:

        The Batchling is a boy. No exact date of birth or name released. I grew weary of calling him the Batchling and have christened him Oscar Olivier Percival Seely until news to the contrary.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Dara’s name is perfect: OOPS.

  88. Browniecakes says:

    Expect Oscar campaigns by both.

  89. NUTBALLS says:

    And… 500 comments. Over a weekend. BOOM.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Yup. Lol. Stopped by just to see.

    • Abby_J says:

      I admit that I haven’t read every word of all 500+ comments, but so far it seems much more civilized than the explosion that happened after the Cumber-engagement.

      Yay for us!

      • Kate says:

        Oh just wait…I have a feeling things could get ugly. :(

      • Frenchy1212 says:

        Abby_J, I think that’s because this is – at most, likely – a gf for TH. And, even then, the relationship status is hazy.

        When Tom’s engagement is announced, I’m going to head for the bunker.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        And all for a measly “date ” with a co-star. Last year, Bendy had to do/say something that had us all going “WTF?” before he was running these kind of numbers!

      • P'enny says:

        you’ve got to be kidding me, LOL! have you seen the IMDb board, there is an explosion of vitriol going on there.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        What I appreciate about imdb is that the vitriol is on labeled threads. I can go to the others and read reasonable conversations!

      • Abby_J says:

        @P’enny

        Actually, I really only read the comments here, and I never EVER go on Tumblr unless I absolutely have to. I also don’t Twitter. Pretty much, that means that my Dragonfly obsessed world happens right here.

        So far here as been a lot less nutty than the Cumberexplosion.

        That said, I agree with Frenchy1212. If they were to get engaged, I might avoid all gossip comments until they are celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary. :)

      • NUTBALLS says:

        An engagement would be equated with a nuclear explosion. If that happens, I’m jumping in the bunker with Abby & Frenchy. I’ll bring the wine, kahlua and apple crumb cake, ladies.

      • Mary-Alice says:

        This engagement will be boring, nothing big will happen on the internet. Cumberbatch chose a woman who is able to instill strong feelings in either direction. This i s not the case here. Of course there will be die hard fangirls who will cry in the pillow for a week or two but overall, it will be a boring connection with boring results once the novelty of it fades away, which is what makes it more exciting now.

      • Abby_J says:

        @Nutballs

        We probably should just hide out at Lilacflower’s compound. After all, Colin cooks the most amazing food and I already have Jonny Lee Miller there and happy. He gets so disgruntled when I move him around too much.

        I’m all for the wine, kahlua and apple crumb cake.

    • jammypants says:

      Anytime a British internet boyfriend becomes unavailable, the comments shoot up.

    • pixie-stix says:

      The new normal if this keeps up (and it probably will).

    • NUTBALLS says:

      P’enny, I’ve heard enough about IMDB to stay away from those boards. Or LA or ONTD or DL or Tumblr…

  90. NUTBALLS says:

    Has that cupcake making fan made a THEO version?