Elizabeth Olsen wants to marry Tom Hiddleston & have his dragonfly babies

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It hasn’t even been three whole weeks since Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen stepped out together in London, and I already know way too much about them. Or do I? We’ve already heard that they officially began dating at some point this year (Us Weekly reported it in May). We know they worked together last year on I Saw the Light. We know Olsen had a fiancé last year, but it ended suddenly soon after Lord Dragonfly came into the picture. And we’re also being told that Olsen and Hiddles “talk constantly” and “really care for each other.” So… let’s be generous and say that Hiddles and Olsen have been dating for months and months now. Let’s say a solid five months. Is that too soon to daydream about a wedding and babies?

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s little sister Elizabeth may beat them at setting up a ‘Full House’. Elizabeth is hot and heavy with British beefcake Tom Hiddleston. While Tom is eight years her senior, that’s nothing compared to her 29-year-old sisters. Mary-Kate’s man, Olivier Sarkozy, is 46, and Ashley is 19 years younger than beau Bennett Miller.

Tom and Elizabeth hit it off while filming the Hank Williams bio-pic ‘I Saw the Light’.

“They made a connection on the set,” said an insider. “Now they’re inseparable, and Elizabeth says she’s ready for marriage and a family!”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

Ordinarily, I’d say that nothing will end a relationship faster than announcing to your boyfriend of a few months that you’re totally ready to marry him and have his baby. SLOW DOWN, CHICA. But maybe Tom isn’t the average dude. I sometimes feel like he’s a lot like Benedict Cumberbatch in certain ways, like he’s a dude who gets broody and daydreams about having a family and all of that. Is Olsen “the one” for him? Is Hiddles “the one” for her? Who knows? But if Lord Dragonfly launches a Cumberbatch-esque PR/awards-season blitz prominently featuring his relationship with Olsen, I will side-eye the crap out of him.

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  1. Lindy79 says:

    He’s not above a PR campaign (maybe not to Cumberbatch level) but I don’t get the ready to settle down vibe from him at all, he’s also a bit younger than Cumberbatch and hasn’t had a 12 year relationship behind him.

    I also think this story is pure fantasy.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      Nobody goes FULL Cumberbatch, there can only be one.

      I think this is fantasy too, like playing Barbie and Ken with real people on Tumblr.

  2. GlimmerBunny says:

    Their babies would be beautiful. All eyes, long limbs and cheekbones.

  3. Franca says:

    Of course the woman is the one who wants marriage and babies. Of course.

  4. Karen says:

    I wonder who said to Tommy that repeating Cumby is a good idea? Cumby didn’t get his Oscar then.

    On the other hand, I’m eager to see the epic meltdown it would cause among TH’s fans.

  5. Sixer says:

    Nope, not buying it, Kaiser. No chance of a CumberNonsense here.

    Tommy has always struck me as one of the most tightly controlled fandom idols ever. There’s no chance of his knocking anyone up. There’s no chance of him being subsumed by a mad-in-lurve girlfriend. He’ll be nice and pleasant and gallant, as usual, but he won’t be derailed from his Tommy road, by Olsen or anyone else.

    • Miss M says:

      Right?!

    • Ronda says:

      So why would he then get involved with an engaged woman if he is sooo controlled?

      • Anne tommy says:

        There was a long thread here Ronda about whether they got involved while she was engaged. The consensus was – we didn’t know. I think that summarises it.

    • Lindy79 says:

      And any PR he does will be with a smile and not like someone peed on his chips while holding his parents hostage.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        His PR will be extremely cloying and overdone, trust me.

      • delphi says:

        I’m pilfering that phrase for my own evil uses. Thanks, Lindy!

        What happened to the days of low-key, non-publicized romances? When you had to wait weeks, even MONTHS to hear about a relationship? It’s not just celebs either. The high school-level relationship drama (perpetrated by grown-ass adults) I see every time I log into Facebook has made me set fire to every last shred of hope I had for humanity.

        *slips on muumuu, pops open aluminum lawn chair and begins yelling at random people to ‘stay off the lawn’*

    • Jan says:

      IA, he’s all about his image

    • Sixer says:

      Ronda – not my point. You won’t see Tommy engaging about this relationship, or how it came about, is what I mean. What you WILL see, is Tommy either keeping things on the down low, or inviting paps along, depending on which he calculates suits his Tommy road best at the time. Same thing with the Twitter feed. When it suited him to make puke-inducing fan-baiting daily posts, that’s what he did. When the benefits to doing that ran their course, he stopped doing it. Tommy runs things for his Tommy road.

      Lindy – exactly. He will put a charming face on for it all. One, because I think he actually is nice and polite and a genial companion person, and two, because he is also highly ambitious and all about the Tommy road – he will never be so stupid as to burn any bridges.

      • Catherine says:

        I agree with your theory Sixer, I think he likes to have control of his image and PR.

        Ronda, maybe nothing happened until she had broken up with her fiance, who knows. Since they’ve both had busy schedules I can’t see they had the opportunity to date, although the US Weekly article in May was hinting at something.

      • Jan says:

        Pretty much, Sixer. I think the reason he doesn’t stick with me is he’s too sanitized.

        But I don’t think he’s a homewrecker or anything until proven guilty.

      • p'enny says:

        spot on.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        And yet, I think he is fully capable of overdoing all efforts for the Tommy Road. I agree this is his motive, but I don;t think he always gets the results he wants. Case in point, the MTV Awards.

      • Sixer says:

        Miss J – yes, a definite misstep there. But I’d bet he won’t repeat it (unless he goes back to Korea or somewhere else where it’s appropriate). I think we’ll have earnest out the wazoo, though!

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Oh in Korea, this sort of thing is completely appropriate. I expect to see him rollerskating with a troupe of stuffed bears next time he goes there– he will be so deeply serious and that is what brings the house down. He is the king of unintended comedy.

        As we roll toward the red carpets, I think we need to stock up on ball gags though.

      • Boston Green Eyes says:

        I would like to take a stroll down Tommy Rd. Just for the heck of it.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        We’ve just ordered a new supply of three cases of ball gags.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Miss J, at least in Asia, it makes sense since their humor is campy and they eat that sort of thing up.

        I was thinking that with three films being released in the new few months, he must be doing print interviews right now. The Tsunami of Tommy should be hitting soon and the unintended humor could be epic.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Lilacflowers, what would we do without your organizational skills? I think for this season we should spring for a ball gag vending machine in the foyer. For emergencies.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Miss Jupitero, all credit goes, as it should, to my butler Colin Firth, who thinks of everything and handles it all so beautifully. Ball gag dispensers are being distributed throughout the property and one is being sent over to Thornfield. One case of ball gags is marked solely for use on Idris Elba, because, well, Idris Elba. Colin has arranged that the supply will be automatically replenished.

      • Sixer says:

        Since I’m bringing the Bloke, I might need double ball gags.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Noooo… please don’t bink the Bloke! I love him for his words. They’re his best feature, followed closely by his lips, his muscles, his tats, his left eyebrow… *le sigh*

        I can’t wait to see Legend.

      • Sixer says:

        You like his magically-morphing accent, don’t you? Never sticks on one for more than a sentence!

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I was referring specifically to his publicity speak. He gives good interview, doesn’t he? While I like his morphing accents, his voice does nothing for my lady bits. Well, maybe his Brooklyn one does. His idiosyncrasies and mannerisms however, along with being deliciously crackballs, makes him irresistible. Gah!

        Damn you CB for introducing him to me!

        (Can you tell I’ve been on a Hardy Binge the past week??)

      • Absolutely says:

        Oh Hardy. While I really did enjoy Locke quite a bit, it did make me scratch my head at his welsh/Russian accent.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Sixer, Colin and Mark are debating ordering a special set for the Bloke as well but yes, definitely ball gags for the Bloke. And Idris.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Spot on, Sixer. He would be wise to play it cool with Lizzy during promotions. Look comfortable and friendly on the RC without looking loved up. Answer questions about their relationship with a brief comment about being very special friends. Keep the public guessing.

  6. Lilacflowers says:

    The buffet on the veranda and the vending machines in the meadow are fully stocked. The peach pancakes are delightful. Separation will be strictly enforced and the gazebo is strictly off limits because you collapsed the roof.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      No gazebo? No Zapp! Good day to you madam.

      (Comes crawling back for pancakes)

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Sorry about the gazebo, Zapp, but the conspiracy crowd decided to hang out there after they were warned that repairs were still on-going and, well, they trashed the place. Back to the meadow for them and here, would you like a mimosa with those pancakes? Extra bacon? And we have fresh picked blackberries too.

      • Dara says:

        I can confirm the Conspiracy Theory Gazebo is out of commission and has been abandoned. Sadly, Handyman Hunnam’s carpentry skills were just not sufficient enough to complete the repairs – he did look awfully good though (sweaty and shirtless) as he puttered about.

        The festivities have adjourned to the What The Actual F*ck Maze. There was some initial horticultural debate about the best plant to use, but after the latest Enquirer blurb, it was unanimously decided to go with corn; it grows quickly when well fertilized (we had a lot on hand courtesy of our friends at the tabloids), is thematically appropriate, and – if things really heat up on the gossip front – will spontaneously pop into the preferred snack for watching the fangirl fireworks that will ensue.

        So far, no one who has ventured into the maze has yet to solve its mysteries and emerge unscathed. Luckily, we were provided with GPS locators before the maze run commenced (dear Colin thinks of everything) and the drones have been air-dropping alcohol and ice cream to keep us provisioned.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        A Maize Maze! LOVE it!

      • Dara says:

        @Totally – why didn’t I think of calling it that!? That shall henceforth be the official name.

    • p'enny says:

      thank god! Lilacflowers… we need those pancakes if these are the latest made-up true stories.

  7. Lilacflowers says:

    In actual verifiable news, High-Rise will be at the Zurich and San Sebastián film festivals and Skull Island casting news is getting interesting again

    • p'enny says:

      yes, i can’t wait to hear the buzz from High Rise, it;s been a long time coming.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      The bigger news is about Miles Ahead getting picked up by Sony and will be closing NYFF. Sony now has two troubled-musician biopics going head and head. The race just got more interesting.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Not interested so much in “the race” as I am in seeing the actual films, both of which do interest me.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I’m very interested in the Miles Davis film. Those lost years of ’76 – ’81 have been shrouded in mystery and I’m as excited to see that as I am ISTL.

        Found a People mag article from ’81 talking about it. Very interesting if you want to read up on it.

        http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20080321,00.html

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        I’m not very excited about ISTL, maybe because I am not much into Hank Williams. I *love* Miles Davis though, and have a huge interest in the story.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Miss J, when they announced Sony bought the rights to the distribution, that the release date was set for Oct and that it got the coveted closing spot at NYFF, I wondered if they had more confidence in MA than in ISTL. We still don’t know where ISTL is being shown this fall (Telluride’s secrecy withstanding). I’ve seen so much more on Jobs and Miles in the biopic category than ISTL.

        The only publicity for ISTL as of late has been the rumors and supporting pap shots of the possible onset fling / hookup of the lead actors. We need some real news.

    • icerose says:

      and Sony have way more class than Weinstien He who said he was responsible for Judy Denche’s oscar and will be not be working the working the publicity.The man is all
      ego
      great news re High Rise

    • Intro Outro says:

      So excited about High Rise finally hitting the screens – if only the festival ones. Really looking forward to seeing it after this loooong waaaait.

  8. Ronda says:

    Lets hope none of them then leaves the other for someone they met on a movie set.

  9. Birdix says:

    Yes! totally agree with this, especially as it explains why he has always reminded me of an ex.

  10. INeedANap says:

    Maybe she’s just in a Dragonfly Dong-Haze. That would scramble any hetero lady’s ovaries.

  11. EN says:

    I’ve been saying for a year, it is time for Tommy to marry. He is starting to look old, his free- roaming bachelor persona is no longer cute.
    I like Elizabeth, but I am not sure they are right for each other.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Sorry, but where do these schedules and rules come from? From what I have seen, people who marry because “it’s time to settle down” end up divorced.

      • Ankhel says:

        It’s not up to him when Tom marries, you know. That would be CRAZY. The fandom decides. I call dibs on selecting the venue! My local church will do nicely. Also, the bride will be little me.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        But he’s already married to me. Has been for almost a year.

    • p'enny says:

      eh? he’s 34!

      there are no rules and people can do what they want, as long as they happy.

      • EN says:

        There are no rules, but people who want to stay eternal bachelors just look sad to me. He is 34 but he looks more mature than that.
        At least by this age she should have some kind of a serious relationship. He can’t be a butterfly forever.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Who said anything about wanting to stay an eternal bachelor? There is such a thing as waiting until finding the person with whom you are truly compatible and want to spend the rest of your life with instead of settling down because of some artificial time frame.

      • jammypants says:

        @EN, luckily he can do what he wants and not for others.

    • Secret squirrel says:

      I would be very cautious of someone who just ended an engagement then within months starts throwing marriage and babies around (figuratively of course!) to another person.

      It can be genuine luck to find love again straight away, but it can also be an overwhelming need to be loved which can skew judgement and cause a technical term called being “twitterpatted” (thank you Thumper!).

      • Lilacflowers says:

        You underestimate the mindset of a certain type of 24-27 year old American female. The only things their minds can grasp are weddings and babies and trying to obtain weddings and babies and pushing their friends to weddings and babies. Marriage itself isn’t really the goal, the wedding is. Then the babies. Then the divorce when she realizes she doesn’t actually have any shared interests with the guy from the wedding other than the babies. The divorce rate for US women who marry in that age bracket is astronomical.

      • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        @SS, totally agree with you… Coming out of a relationship takes time to heal, especially if it was a serious relationship like hers was (nobody gets engaged just like that, you have to have deep feelings for the other person), but it’s his life and hers also… Let’s see what happens in the future…

      • Secret squirrel says:

        100% agree with you Lilac, but it is not just American females who go all glassy-eyed each time they pass a bridal shop. It is surprising how many marriages begin with the desire to blow the equivalent of a house on one big wedding party (queue over-protective father in the background saying “anything my princess wants, she gets”) then suddenly months of planning and dreaming is over and reality sets in. It’s called life and it can get mundane very quickly if you have had the socks spoilt off you growing up.

        Oh, now I see why I have never married!

        Solanacaea, I agree that anyone who values themselves as an individual needs to take time to “find themselves” again after a breakup. Rushing straight into another relationship can mean they end up carrying old baggage into the new situation and instantly adds pressure.

        Have fun Tom and Liz, but no wedding bells or babies for at least 18 months…🔕

      • NUTBALLS says:

        She has said that she loves being in a relationship. I don’t know anything about her dating history pre-Holbrook, but perhaps she’s someone who needs to be romantically attached to someone to feel complete. Unfortunately, it’s not unusual for a women to feel like a half-a-person when they’re single. They don’t have the confidence to feel comfortable on their own.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Nutballs, I think the constant pressure from others to be in a relationship and “settle down” contributes to that greatly.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I well remember my single days when the main topic of conversation my relatives had with me was why I hadn’t gotten married. I resolved never to do that to any of my single friends/family members. It insidiously tells them that something is wrong with them if they’re not attached to someone else.

      • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        Thank God neither my family nor my friends have ever engaged on that “so, when will you get married?” or “How come you don’t have a boyfriend?” ranting.. I’m forty, single and doing great on my own. Never felt that pressure of having someone by my side thrown at me… Maybe because I have so many single friends and relatives my own age… Guess that makes things easier…
        But it’s true society thinks there’s something wrong with you if you don’t have someone in your life… I remember a conversation with a student of mine in which she found it strange that I din’t want to get married nor have kids… She kept saying: “You’re a teacher, that means you like children, so it only makes sense you’ve become a teacher if you want to have children of your own…” It actually puzzled me a lot her comment, but I guess that the fact she was 14 years old dreaming of the prince charming and white-fenced house is part of being a teenager… Luckily, some of the students thought what she was saying made no sense and said: “she’s a teacher because she likes teaching… doesn’t mean she wants to get married or have kids…”… :D

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Nighty, there are those who decide that, because you haven’t married a man by a certain age they have selected, you must, therefore, be gay – my sister’s sister-in-law put this one to me because I hadn’t brought a date to a 5 year old’s birthday party and she was worried about how she was going to explain my clearly obvious status as a lesbian to her kids. I told her I would be more worried about a man who would want to attend the birthday party of a 5 year old he didn’t know. My sister not too gently pointed out that the sister-in-law’s husband had never bothered to attend any of the parties for his nieces or nephews and asked what she could derive from that. Or, the delightful people who ask you when you and soandso will be getting hitched, three days after soandso dumped you. Or, the aunt who tells you at your father’s wake that it must have been such a disappointment to him that he never got the chance to walk you down the aisle.

      • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        @ Lilac, never happened to me because I have ex-BFs and I talk about them, but I can see that happening quite frequently.. How many people here comment that certain actors (TH included) must be gay because they don’t know if they have a GF?
        Concerning your sister-in-law and your aunt… total idiots they are.. Major idiots and I’m being quite nice and polite… :D

      • EN says:

        Oh, I came out as such a marriage snob didn’t I? Sorry, sorry, sorry . I got married in my late 20s and also got to experience the full force of well wishing relatives who felt like getting me married is a part of their life plan.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Nighty, well the aunt does have some good qualities but she can act like an idiot at times on some subjects – her never-ending quest to marry everybody off being one of them. My sister confirms that her sister-in-law is an idiot at all times on all subjects.

      • Heather says:

        Ahh, that reminds me of when I was 17 and my uncle said “shouldn’t you have a boyfriend by now?!” Well, I was quite happy on my own thank you, but good job starting the ‘omg should I!??!’ panic. Thankfully, I’ve not had any “shouldn’t you be married by now” though I still have to deal with my sister asking when I’m going to have babies. I’m in my 30s and I do not want. :\

    • M.A.F. says:

      Hiddleston and I are the same age so I guess it’s time for me to marry? Please. There are some of us who want it all (work, marriage, kids) but have the good common sense not to listen to people like you and do things at our own pace. He’ll get married and have children when HE is ready not because he is 34 and looking sad.

      • EN says:

        Of course. I am not deluded to think my opinion matters. I just don’t like players and it is my right. I don’t want Tommy to stay a player for too long. Others can agree or disagree.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        So not being married because a person hasn’t found another one to love who returns that love makes a person a player?

      • p'enny says:

        He may not be a player, a player to me is someone who lies to people and pretend the relationship or date may lead to something it’s not. I get the vibe he is straight up, FWB, ONS or nothing at all. :-) However, who knows, at least he isn’t leaving a string of babies everywhere like Jude Law or Hugh Grant.
        If both parties are up for it, and the cards are clear then there is no harm.

      • EN says:

        @lilac, not having any serious relationships by his age does make him look like a player. I don’t know if he is.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @EN, to me, Leo DiCaprio and John Mayer look like players. Some people like to keep their relationships private. And in my view, far too many force relationships into the serious zone because they follow that age rule you are invoking. As a result, far too many people get married when they shouldn’t, and far too many people end up in divorce. I realize many people view the world differently than I do, which is why I have avoided my aunt whose only question to me in the last five years has been when I’m getting married.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Better to be single and feeling lonely than married to the wrong person and feeling lonely. As much as I hated being single at times, I can only imagine how much worst it would be to live that closely with someone I was disconnected from emotionally.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Nutballs, and being single does not necessarily equate with being lonely. If a person embraces and enjoys the life they have instead of pining for something else, there is very little loneliness.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Of course not, but everyone feels lonely from time to time, regardless of whether they’re married or not. There are some that think being married makes all loneliness disappear, which just isn’t true. People I’ve known in bad relationships who were much more lonely than when they were single… having someone that close physically be so far away relationally is hell for them.

        Getting back to the earlier point upthread, no one should marry for some arbitrary timeline. It’s a big deal and shouldn’t be undertaken lightly. Best to wait until someone who’s truly compatible comes along and can be decided after the initial infatuation and excitement wears off.

      • EN says:

        @nutballs, your last point is so true – so many are raised with an idea that one day their prince will come and make them happy and complete.
        What I learned from life is that only I can make myself happy and complete, it comes from within. No other person can give you that, you have to find it within yourself and share it with the other person.

      • Anne tommy says:

        So sad. Handsome, wealthy, talented, doing a job he loves – it must be hell. So much less sad if he had a couple of failed marriages behind him.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Again, by your standards EN, I, too , would be a player. Just because someone doesn’t follow what you think is normal behavior for a certain age, does not make it so.

      • jammypants says:

        @EN, I don’t really understand your logic, but luckily the ladies in this thread said everything I wanted to say. It’s entirely unfair to criticise someone because they are not living to YOUR standards. God forbid that they live how they want to live. Imagine being told you aren’t an up to par human being because you’ve made choices deemed “not cute” by a certain age. Instead of being negative nancys, how about, he’s single because he hasn’t found the right person yet? And that he admirably is feeding his life’s passion into acting, what he truly loves to do and sustains his happiness?

        I’m not Tom’s age (younger) but I guess when I’m 34, I won’t be cute and a player if I’m still single!

    • Gorgonia says:

      What is really sad is people who marry the first one they find only to follow the rules you are talking about or to make their parents, relatives and friends happy. In 2015, this is really depressing. I cut from my life with no mercy people who tried to force me in this.

    • jammypants says:

      “He is starting to look old, his free- roaming bachelor persona is no longer cute”

      damn girl, that’s ageist, boxed in thinking

  12. kri says:

    That giant, ugly shoe of hers is so distracting. And I agree with you guys-let’s hope he doesn’t do a Batch move and drag The Chunky Sandal around for Oscar season. I can’t go through that again.

  13. vauvert says:

    Totally indifferent towards her, all I ever saw her in was the last Avengers movie and both her and the twin (can’t remember who played him) were horrible in their roles. I know, it’s the Avengers – not exactly the pinnacle of movie making but they both just looked constipated, their accents were horrendous and they looked wooden. Not that her talent (or lack thereof) has any impact on their long term future… Somehow I don’t get a sexy vibe from those two, more like a union of convenience – we were both there, without significant others, so we hooked up kind of thing. Maybe it is a great romance in which case 5 months is enough, if that’s the case hope they keep it classy and not descend to Batch levels of tomfoolery. Either way she will need to take in stride the wave of mixed adoration and horror that will head her way on Tumblr if they are really going to tie the knot!!

    • manta says:

      Well, I’m not sure Avengers is to blame for her wooden performance. I’ve only seen her in the Oldboy remake (don’t get me started on this one, but that’s another story) and found her particularly dull, very pretty but dull.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      She was good in Martha Marcy May Marlene, but I hear all of her other movies were crap.

      • Sixer says:

        I thoroughly enjoyed Martha Marcy May Marlene, Nutballs. An entirely unexpected pleasure, that film. And yes, she was good in it.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Sixer dear, I haven’t told you how much I LOVED Last Tango in Halifax! I see why your fav was Gillian and her insatiable biscuit.

        I have a total Grandpa crush on Jacobi, who I had only seen in “Breaking the Code” and Kings Speech. Now I want to devour his best work, which I probably can’t see since it’s mostly British. Boo hiss.

      • Sixer says:

        Ha. Knew you would. Gillian 4 evah! I love her.

        You must be able to look out the old BBC I Claudius from somewhere. Then you get the additional joy of Sian Phillips.

      • Alice says:

        @nutballs – I, Claudius is on dvd and it is glorious! It ran on pbs back in the day and that’s when I fell for Mr. Jacobi. He also did a hilarious turn on Frasier as a hammy Shakespearean actor.

      • Lindy79 says:

        Have you seen her in Hannibal, Sixer? Even if the show isn’t to everyone’s taste, she is spectacular in it, especially this season.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Alice, thanks for the tip. My local library has it and I just put it on reserve.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I, Claudius is fantastic. And in addition to Jacobi and Sean Phillips, you get John Hurt, Patrick Stewart, Kevin McNally, John Rhys-Davies, and Bernard Hill.

      • Sixer says:

        Lindy – I LOVE Hannibal. I know a lot of people find it a bit much, but not me. However, not entirely sure Sian Phillips is in it? Who are you thinking of?

        Nutballs: Jacobi is also in a sitcom with Sir Ian at the moment – Vicious. It’s um… not great. But I watch anyway, just for the two of them.

        Cadfael might be on Netflix or one of the other streaming services. He stars as a 12th century crime-solving monk. From a popular series of books. If you like that kind of thing (Mr Sixer does; I do not).

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Cadfael came up in my library search as a related item. I’ll keep that one in mind too.

      • lindy79 says:

        Urgh i blame half reading on my phone while in the car (passenger). I saw Gillian and immediately went to Anderson because I am watching last weeks Hannibal this evening.
        Ignore me. Im having a mental situation!

  14. p'enny says:

    The National Enquirer, People and Woman’s Own have a great time making up stories, i want a job for these magazines, i remember the days when the Enquirier used to write stories of such and such is having an alien baby.

    #rolls eyes.

  15. Leah says:

    Didn’t the Enquirer print that Tommy was just a decoy for Elizabeth’s romance with Chris Evans?

    Also “British Beefcake” ah no. Tommy is handsome, charismatic, adorable, sexy, cute, with a panty dropper voice but beefcake is a nope.

  16. NUTBALLS says:

    He’s now made the print edition of National Enquirer?? TommyAnnE’s moving up in the world.

    I’m going Full British and calling this bollucks. She’s said in the past the she loves being in a relationship and has talked about wanting babies once, that all. In relation to Holbrook, not Hiddleston.

  17. Madly says:

    It was forecasted that these stories would come. New week without any major scandals thus far, so trying again for attention to see if anyone is noticing this time.

  18. InvaderTak says:

    Beefcake? Who the #*%( is writing this crap? Last time it was hunk. Did Olsen’s PR team forget that they’re writing about TH now, not Evans? This is the second time the Enquirer has done a story on her. Can that really mean they’re the ones putting this stuff out there and NOT her PR team? I say that it has to be her’s because I just don’t see how after BC his would go anywhere near that subject, and the ridiculous wording. I think his PR did the “they’re just having fun” story. Sigh. Think he’d ditch a relationship because of the dumb@ss PR?

    Edit: I also don’t see why EO would want this kind of PR for her career anyway. She is in a major Oscar contending film, Marvel etc. Why not make her into a career woman/fashion type? This crap is just lazy.

    • Madly says:

      So you think his side is pulling the casual stories and hers is pulling the getting serious/ happiest ever/marriage and babies stories?

      • InvaderTak says:

        In my own meandering way of commenting, yes. Granted could be his, or both but it really doesn’t seem like it. All these outlets are American, and all of them are talking about her and her relationship (or who she’s supposedly banged). All the “sources” are “close” to her. She seemed to be seeking some PR even before TH entered scene.

      • Sixer says:

        I neither know nor care who’s doing what, but I gotsta say, “hunk” and “beefcake” really do not sound like Tommy-PR-approved adjectives to me. They would not go for such low-rent sounding words, surely? So I wouldn’t think it was coming from his side.

      • p'enny says:

        it’s not coming from anyone PR’s side, it’s made up twaddle over a starbucks and a cake.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I don’t think it sounds like either of their PR, but as they say, all PR is good PR.

        Within reason.

        If you google their names, all of her recent news is about her and Tom hitting it. She has nothing else going on, so this is all the media is talking about. AT least with Tom, the THEO chatter gets buried in all of the SI news coming out.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Sixer, agreed. He’s clearly proud of his physique but no, those aren’t the type of words that go with his image.

      • icerose says:

        he was amazingly fit in Coriolanus but his physic morphs up and down which widens his acting range and of course he will be polite etc-that is just how he is

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I’ve said it before. My favorite incarnation of Tom is Coriolanus. Beats Loki, Adam and Prince Hal by a long shot.

    • EN says:

      Ha-ha, I also picked up on” beefcake”. I am sure Tom is chaffed to fall into the same category as Channing Taum( on the better end of the spectrum).

      • icerose says:

        thank goodness he does not -so boring -a bit like Helmsworth but at least and only marginally better on the acting

    • Catherine says:

      Since they came up with the Evans decoy story, which it turns out was bs, they’re probably making it up. Is she really gossip fodder or is it bc of her name?

      I wonder if Tommy Anne is regretting courting paps and becoming a gossip staple.

  19. p'enny says:

    I am taking great offence by the posters in the board who refuse to believe Tom is a beefcake? I am very upset, #sarcasm

    Besides, have you not seen his 6-pack? it may not be a traditional beefcake in a Gerard Butler sense. But, my God, he is packing something lean-beef from his ribs to his knees.

  20. VELVETDRAGONFLY says:

    I actually like EO and think she and TH make a beautiful couple but whoever is doing the PR needs to be fired. The use of ‘hooking up’ and in this article ‘hot and heavy’ sounds like a teenager is writing it. I am sure THEO’S PR teams can class it up a little for possible Oscar campaign.

    ** sorry for any grammatical or spelling errors…fat fingers and small phone keyboards don’t mix.

    • p'enny says:

      that’s because it’s NOT a PR release, guerilla tactics or otherwise.

      • InvaderTak says:

        Why do you say that? These two aren’t the usual tabloid fodder, but now all of a sudden they’re in them?

      • p'enny says:

        Because these magazines makes stuff up, it’s there ‘thing’, they are the original click-bait before internet click-bait – and because the two names together are of interest.

        I am not saying that either camp is above releasing PR stuff, to generate headlines, but i would prefer to think they would use classier magazines like ELLE [because they did such a good job for Tom the last time, :-p] or the gossip news section in Grazia, Tatler, Mail on Sunday etc [UK readers] actually they made the top ten couples in Grazia the other week :-)

        There are good showbiz/gossip PR mags and National Enquirer surely isnt the best one in America? Tom Hiddleston, especially, is not supermarket magazine fodder. #i’m-a-snob

      • NUTBALLS says:

        The Enquirer is a lowbrow, trashy tabloid. Certainly not the exposure that either of them need. They need to be covered in the print edition of People. which to my knowledge, they have not. The online site picked up the pap walk pics, but until they make the print edition, they really haven’t ARRIVED. I’m not talking about a mention in the upcoming films section, but the celebrity, main article-type writeups.

        Lizzy may have had coverage because of her surname, but Tom’s never been featured there as far as I know. Someone correct me if I’m wrong. Benedict got his first writeup during the Oscar Campaign, but that’s all the coverage that he’s had, I believe and it centered on TIG and then again after he got married. He’s not someone regularly featured there.

  21. seesittellsit says:

    Toddles may be many things, but “beefcake” isn’t one of them. Hemsworth is “beefcake”. Cavill is “beefcake”. Not Toddles. Geez do these people have eyes? A RC/GF certainly isn’t beyond the reach of imagination with these two, but both of them are at odd points career-wise: so near but yet so far, so to speak . . . TH would be a fool to do anything before the year is out and he sees how CP and ISTL play with the public and awards season . . .

    And all that said, WTFK?! They could be deliriously in love and he could be headed to the jeweler’s tomorrow morning.

  22. TessD says:

    I’m baffled at this relationship: one of my close friends who worked with the Olsens told me they are so unpleasant. As a matter of fact he used a word “C” if I remember correctly. A pretty strong word to describe someone…

  23. Betti says:

    They seem like a cute couple – not sure it will last as he seems very career focused at the moment.

    Given that she’s been engaged before I can’t help but get the feeling that she’s one of those women who jumps into committed relationships – i had a friend like that. She’d start seeing a guy and then a few months down the line would want to know when she was getting the ring. I get that insecure, clingy vibe from her.

  24. Catherine says:

    I think this was mentioned on a previous thread but 2 candids of TH were posted on twitter last week, and he was alone in both of them.

    • p'enny says:

      he wasnt alone, he was having lunch with a rather attractive pot-plant

      • Lilacflowers says:

        And a book. Don’t forget the book. It will feel neglected.

        Plus he went to the theater to see Mark Gatiss in Three Days in the Country and was photographed leaving by the stage door where he encountered two guys and a woman waving her arms in the air.

      • Catherine says:

        Lol Penny. And he was “with” a statuesque brunette in the other, but most likely she was walking past him.

      • InvaderTak says:

        OOO if someone can identify the book it’ll sell out!

      • p'enny says:

        i think the book, was later hinted at on his Twitter and Facebook feed, Seneca or some ancient philospher of light reading. #yawn.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I saw that and was like, uh oh he’s back to philosophical tweeting again! Is Alain de Botton next??

      • p'enny says:

        why can’t he read and share something funny, a good comedy book, surely he doesnt just read poetry and ancient philosphy… because if he did, Olsen wont be having his babies anytime soon.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        p’enny, she doesn’t seem to be the most culturally aware or the brightest bulb when it comes to talking about her parts. He might be going over her head with that philosophical stuff. While the ego boost of being looked up to as an intellectual superior would be nice, I’d expect him to get bored at some point. He needs himself a smart cookie that can keep up with him.

        But I’m sure the sex is good. That can balance out dull conversation for a man. :-)

      • Heather says:

        Lucky plant.

      • p'enny says:

        @nutballs

        playing rabbits wheres off eventually, even with Tom, i can imagine that energy will become exhausting.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        p’enny, I can testify as a mountain runner and a mother that relational exhaustion is much more tiring than physical exhaustion. Less satisfying in the end, too.

        Methinks the PuddleTom is remembering the good ol’ days with his CB lovers and rethinking the wisdom of this latest PR plan. How could he forget Isle of Wight with you, me and icerose?? Weekends like that are not forgotten.

        Better clean up those ball gags as you may be needing them soon, when he comes back to us. You know I have my own method of keeping him quiet and his mouth engaged in other activites. ;-)

    • NUTBALLS says:

      I was bored this weekend and wondered if his tumblr-ing neighbor might resurrect her blog once all the THEO stuff arose and voila! it appears she returned a few days after the Wolseley pap walk. No way would she sit on the sidelines and let people speculate if these two were being spotted in the neighborhood. She needs to give her informed opinion. But, of course, her stated reason was missing her peeps. Right.

      Now there’s an online war of words between her and that other crazy lady who has the forum for all the Tommyhate spewing. Reminded me why I need to stay away from Tumblr now that Torrilla is no more.

      • Madly says:

        I saw that. That other crazy blog has him hooking up with every random he meets and runs into and yet is in a relationship with EO. The logic isn’t very strong over there. They seem to make up and believe in anything, even when things contradict. I ended up wondering why I had wasted so much time.

      • kai says:

        Wow, his neighbour is blogging about him?? That’s horrible.

        I don’t want to read it. No, I really don’t. I really, really don’t. I said I don’t! No, no, no…

      • NUTBALLS says:

        kai, she doesn’t have anything juicy, but I think she enjoys being the one that people go to for current sightings of him. Why else would she put it out there that she’s Loki’s neighbor instead of just saying she lives in London and a fan of his work? Every day someone asks her if she’s seen him and now they’re asking if she’s seen him and Lizzy together.

        I will say she keeps it sane on her blog, unlike that other one, but she doesn’t seem to have any self-awareness as to why she’s actually got her blog up in the first place.

      • DT says:

        she said the reason for the blog was to dispell the nasty rumours that came from TOBY of TH being a nasty, womanising, coke head who cheated on susannah fielding…… none of which she did! lol
        because she knows him and knows ‘things’ so she was gonna set the record straight, she was gonna tell the real reason for TH and SF break up, which she didnt, she was gonna tell how she knew Beanup story was a lie, which she didnt, the only thing she did tell was that he had a one night stand with a friend of hers and gave intimate details of what they got up to. She’s as crazy as TOBY she’s just a different sort of crazy. It’s funny to watch though.

      • kai says:

        God. What a life. If Hiddleston is as PR-conscious as he seems, he probably knows about his blogging neighbour, right?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I am so glad I stay away from Tumblr.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        kai, I’m sure he does.

        lilac, there’s nothing new under the sun… there, at least. Best to stick to your veranda.

      • Absolutely says:

        Oh god. I wandered over there yesterday. They’re both insane, but in different ways. One seems sort of sane til you realize she’s just a stalker, and the other is a delusional teenager pretending to be a middle aged woman with a full time job and kids but still has time to run a hate blog for someone she doesn’t even give 2 $hits about.
        Okaaaaaayyyyy……

      • Catherine says:

        I’m getting fed up of fans who are suddenly his neighbours or know exactly what’s going on in his private life. When I was looking for 1 of those tw pics I found this post. It must be true because the info is from a real fan *rolls eyes*
        https://twitter.com/DoreenJLoring/status/628335978642432000

      • Bea says:

        Oh come on now I love the stalking neighbour. I love how they all pretend Hampstead is a tiny country village where everyone knows other people and there is literally ONE cafe they all go to :D I’m ok with the trolling but seeing the heavy butt kissing by the other poor sops who buy into it is a bit nauseating.

      • Catherine says:

        Bea, the thing about the neighbour blog is she does seem to know the area, but her reasons for the blog do seem contradictory (looks to me she likes the attention). Most likely she doesn’t post too much info which will identify her.

      • Absolutely says:

        The stalker one isn’t nearly as bad as the other, but…still a stalker. Faint creepy vibes instead of raging crazy vibes.

      • Rosie says:

        Hey, do you have a link to the neighbour’s blog? Thanks!

  25. DT says:

    OMG if he pulls a cumberbatch with this girl, I will never watch another film of his, not because I care who he is with just because I will lose any respect I have for him as a person and actor. He really doesn’t need to pull this PR shit to win awards and get noticed, it’s starting to get boring now. People are gonna get sick of reading this shit, they are both coming off as idiots here. Maybe ISTL is actually a load of crap and this is what they have been told to do to draw all this attention and maybe thats why Sony has picked up another musician biopic. Im sick of seeing these stupid stories I just wanna see the films!!

    • p'enny says:

      I think you need some of Lilac’s pancakes, sweetie

      I too just want to see the films, but unfortuntatley we have a wait, loooong wait

      Sony woulnt have paid for world-wide release rights without a significant viewing of ISTL, even in an unedited form. They are not that daft [i hope]. Their boss went on record to say how impressed he was.

      • DT says:

        Didn’t sony also pick up OLLA? That wasn’t that great either I really didn’t get what the fuss was with that film, apart from Tilda. TH was OK made me cringe a few times with his acting but looked good.
        I really wanna see High Rise and CP only because I love gothic horror films and Ive read High rise book. I probably wont see ISTL, more for the fact, the way this is going I’ll be bored of seeing Elizabeth Olsens pancake face by then. I don’t rate her as an actress at all her voice grates on me. Maybe she will be better in ISTL, I hope so for Tommys sake.

      • P'enny says:

        i loved OLLA & i thought Tom’s understated acting was perfect opposite to the Loki stuff most had scene.

      • hermia says:

        OLLA was my best film of 2014 together with The Grand Budapest Hotel. Tom and Tilda were fantastic and even Tesla got a mention. And any film with Kit Marlowe in it gets my vote :)

  26. A. Key says:

    LOL, like she was ready to settle down with that Boyd fella?

  27. Kiki says:

    This pr shit is getting on my nerves. This is probably why I haven’t seen movies in 5 years. Only one is Hollywood is when you need to pretty a picture of two people who are quite a 10 to make the movie to be watch by people. Hey it might work. Ugh.

  28. TessD says:

    I actually can see Tom being in a relationship with someone as capricious and nasty as one of the Olsen twins. You know how a good (with good manners and accommodating of his lady) guy always ends up with some one bat s#$t crazy.

  29. Corrie says:

    Hiddles never did it for me. I like him as an actor but dassit. Love Elizabeth and I def see them PRing down the awards season red carpet. Let’s go. Benny 2.0.

  30. o_o_odesa says:

    British beefcake? Really? I’m not saying he’s not good looking, he is. But beefcake?

  31. koko says:

    The National Enquirer. Umm…no.

    I’m sorry but I just won’t believe any of this until it’s in US weekly.

    LOL.

  32. Beach girl says:

    I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he commented on his FB page and Twitter last week after months and months of silence (except for official movie info) and now we get this. Both pr teams have their hands all over this trying to appeal to separate and rather different fan bases. I believe we will continue to see this odd type of media promotion

  33. Crocuta says:

    In Hiddleston’s solo pic background there’s a dude in blue underwear that says “bite me” and features pictures of … crabs?

    I think that’s the best part of this non-news.

    • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

      LOL… yes, there is… The guy is showing his underwear to someone? LOL

    • Lilacflowers says:

      That is quite the ensemble he is wearing. How does anyone look at those clothes and say “this is the best costume for the day”? I think Tom’s facial expression in the second solo picture is his reaction to seeing that coming his way.

      • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        @Lilac, I’ve lost track of the amount of times I had to call out my students’ attention to the fact they were showing their underwear : “Hey, you, I don’t need to see your underwear, pull your trousers up, please…” Now, it’s a trend that is starting to disappear (thank goodness), but, according to them, it was fashion wearing the trousers too loosen so to show the top part of the boxers… Awful..

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Nighty, the latest trend I’ve noticed is visible bras. The dress or shirt is cut so low in the back that the bra band, hooks and all, is on display and most of them aren’t wearing nice, pretty, decorative bras either. Any dirty, old bra will do.

      • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        Visible bras… nice… women showing visible bras and men showing boxers…. Why not go naked? Would be more sensible… *kidding*

    • Bint says:

      LOL @crocuta! That’s perfect!

  34. Octopus says:

    Anything could happen, but when I look at their pics I see anything but love and affection. Yep, we have no idea about their relationships and what’s really going on, but hey, we had Brangelina. They were glowing at the time or Mr and Mrs Smith. And THEO are gloomy like f*cking cyclone.

    And that Tom is back on Twitter and FB posting these “thank you” stuff as well as nonsensical quotes, I can’t help but wonder what is the final plan.

    Gotta have some tea and cupcakes, huh.

  35. Bea says:

    Lol wut :D Maybe she’s trying to get out of it by freaking him out, dude what the hell, not even a year into the relationship :D

    On another note, as the bearer of unimportant news such as the now infamous Zara cape and the black-brown Chloe sandals, I can announce that he was in fact NOT reading Seneca on his date with the pot plant, for I have seen his copy of it in one of his Unicef videos on his floor and recognised it as we have the same Penguin edition with the full page title over a white background. Plus it’s a tiny slip of a thing, like 100 pages or so, and that book was a handful.

    For more negligible trivia, WATCH THIS SPACE as Sophie Hunter’s mama would say.

  36. MI6 says:

    *sigh*
    Hiddleston is WAY too talented for this BS. It would be very sad if he doesn’t know it.

  37. Alice says:

    Hahaha! I’ll wait to see them out and about once more (that doesn’t involve going to a play like any two normal friends can do) before I am convinced they are dating. But to believe from an “insider” that they are getting married and having babies is just hilarious!

  38. Bea says:

    The online version is just so so much better than the print story.

    “While Tom is eight years her senior, that’s practically robbing the cradle compared to her 29-year-old twin sisters! Mary-Kate’s man, Olivier Sarkozy, is 46, and Ashley is 19 years younger than beau Bennett Miller.”

  39. allons-y alonso says:

    Please, like he’s the marrying kind….

    • seesittellsit says:

      He’ll have to sooner or later or people will start to errr talk, and he has to perpetuate his pedigree and they all say they want kids and a family. But right now . . . mmmm seems too fast unless he’s really been hit by the thunderbolt.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        He’ll have to sooner or later or what? Nobody has to do anything in this life. Marriage because totally strangers will talk has to be one of the worst reasons ever.

    • Madly says:

      I think he would be with the right person, just not convinced that is EO. But damn, marriage and baby talks after just a few months of dating? That would be enough to make me run for the hills and I am not as guarded as TH. this is a guy who seems to have trust issues (guessing, don’t know him, just get that impression) and she left her fiancé so quickly isn’t really an enduring trait for a lasting relationship, I don’t care how great the sex is.

      • Bea says:

        If he truly has trust issues her leaving the fiancé for him is actually quite reassuring at this point in the relationship, that only becomes a source of concern once he assumes the same role. Going by her thirstiness for it, it is on the horizon.

      • Madly says:

        I don’t know that it is reassuring at this point as I think it is always in the back of his mind and they are away from each other a lot. If anything, I would bet it would make him want to keep it casual. But what do I know? I could totally be wrong.

      • Kate says:

        How can we assume he has trust issues? I think it’s pretty safe to say that none of us know him personally.

        That being said, I’ve always had some weird feeling that he can’t be faithful in a relationship and he’s somewhat of a player.

        I’m probably wrong on all counts.

  40. Frenchy1212 says:

    I think we’re missing the key point with this story:

    EO: Girlfriend, boyfriend? TH: Yeah, absolutely.

    EO: Marriage? TH: Okay, sure, let’s think about that. Yep.

    EO: Babies (little hobbit twins run in the family)?
    ….
    ….
    EO: (In pap video voice) Tom? Where are you?

    The damn hills.

    • Heather says:

      LOL. I always thought he was a bit of a flight risk. If he’s stuck with EO, he’s always going to have that deer in headlights look.

  41. Beach girl says:

    I think the normal dating timeline doesn’t apply here. They played husband and wife in an intimate, passionate and volatile relationship. It’s not like having a fling with a crew member or even an actor playing another role. They were friends prior. So they started from a point most relationships don’t achieve until sometime down the road. Yes they’re professionals but when you add strong attraction to it.. I feel they have been close in one capacity or another for 9+months, so discussion of marriage would not be out of the question. Or I’m blowing hot air and really am reading into things!

    • Frenchy1212 says:

      Were they friends before? Yes they were pictured a few times at events, but friends?

      And as for playing husband and wife – that’s their job. It’s acting, and neither of them are method – or were until their possible on-set fling.

      I think 9+ months is hyperbole, but 9+ months would be close to Th’s longest relationship – that we know about – so maybe it is truuu luuurve (more Us than months together).

  42. et alors says:

    Looks like they’re filming additional scenes for TNM this week, this time in Cairo.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153988210957119&set=a.10151357979467119.497416.624517118&type=1&theater

    • Dara says:

      It must be a 2nd unit getting shots of the city, etc. I don’t think the regular crew that traveled with the production to Morocco and Spain is there, which probably means no actors either. I kept following some of the crew after they wrapped in Mallorca and they all have moved on to other jobs or are enjoying time off.

      • Catherine says:

        That post says the DOP/2nd unit director is Victor Credi, not the main director. As Dara said it’s probably 2nd unit, they usually film background/scenic shots. On big film productions 2nd unit may film major scenes but unlikely on a TV production like this.

  43. hermia says:

    May I just say that the fact the expression “pulling a Cumberbatch” has become common parlance fills me with evil glee? :)

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Actually, the official term is to go Full Cumberbatch. Coined right here on CB by Lilacflowers.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Yeppers–in the permanent vocabulary now!

      • Dara says:

        Can I say I’m also a huge fan of ‘Hamlet Pushes 40′?

      • hermia says:

        You guys are great. These should be new entries in the Urban Dictionary. :)

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Totally forgot about “Hamlet Pushes 40″. Another one from Lilac.

        Can I say how much I enjoy seeing Sixer’s “PuddleTom” and Fanty’s “Drunk Uncle Cumby” on my screen too?

        “Ramona” is my other favorite. I had to look that one up to realize the shade they were throwing at Pataky.

  44. NUTBALLS says:

    For those of you looking for High Rise news, something is being announced tomorrow:

    https://twitter.com/HighRise_movie/status/631510777334263808

    • Dara says:

      Holy crap – that’s amazing! I want so badly for him to kill it as Hank. This whole romance kerfuffle is an annoying distraction and I was growing weary of it (and both Tom and Lizzie to be honest), but now I just want the movie to be good and for them to be good in it.

      • MI6 says:

        Ditto. Focus on the work.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Dara, from your lips to God’s ears. This coupling and the way it’s being publicized (the pap walk in particular) moved from amusing to annoying.

        I hope the responses from the test audiences aren’t going to push the trailer back due to editing. I’ve been expecting them to drop it Labor Day weekend per that tweet not too long ago.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      It’s trending on Facebook too.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      And Unity, the documentary in which he is one of 100 voices, screened internationally today. Tom’s voice is quite distinctive; the guy sitting next to me was in awe of it. Although I could listen to Mark Strong say: “Flora. Fauna.” on an endless loop for the rest of my life and be happy.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      The tweet from Sony Pictures Classic is amazing–I just can’t get over the brown eyes. And the Wrap, EWOnline, lots of media jumping on this ‘first llook’

  45. Beach girl says:

    Just wow. First the national enquirer print article; today the ISTL pic and tomorrow more information on High Rise. Def coordinated PR….

    • Anon222 says:

      Everything is PR if PR is all you can see.

    • Madly says:

      And they don’t have to do much, one pap wak, one walk in a place he always gets photographed in, and a few sightings. The fans and gossip mill is doing the rest. Hilarious. Of course, that doesn’t mean other things aren’t planned, I bet they have more up their sleeves.

  46. Beach girl says:

    I wish them both well. I’m excited to finally see some promo for both ISTL and High Rise. What I wish they wouldn’t do is add the Natl Enquirer and other rags into their PR promo mix. I think it cheapens both actors and distracts from their films, although I realize that seems to be the standard in Hollywood these days.

    • Madly says:

      The NE stuff is so low brow. It gets their name out there, but they can still say that it is not true and be believable. Still, show some confidence in your work and stop playing such stupid games.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Hard to believe for some people, but not EVERY single mention in a tabloid is planted as a PR stunt.
      When one publication sees how many clicks and references another is getting due to a squib about any particular celebrity (or two), they would be idiots not to stick something in their own publication to get some of that action. And they have their own writers on staff n’ everything, who are paid to think stuff up.

  47. danny7 says:

    Does he really need to spoil his only chance to win Oscar by this trashy affair? I thought he was smarter than that.

  48. Haley Greene says:

    I don’t think he is actually dating her, he is just a friendly guy he always has his arms around people even his co workers, like with Tilda when tom was promoting Only lovers left alive.