Tom Hiddleston ‘thinks Taylor Swift is the girl he has been searching for’

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As of Wednesday, Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift were still in Italy. They stopped by the Vatican, which…? Okay. I would probably enjoy seeing the Vatican too, even though I’m not Catholic and neither are Tom and Taylor. Tiddles even coordinated their outfits, because of course they did. According to Us Weekly, as they walked around the Vatican, “they held hands and kept to themselves while others appeared to stop and take photos of them.” A source also tells Us Weekly: “Tom said he hasn’t found the right woman yet. But he thinks Taylor is the girl he has been searching for.” Is Tom really that much of a romantic? In pre-Tiddles interviews, he talked about wanting to find The One and all of that, but would he frame it as “Taylor might be the girl he was searching for this whole time”?

A few more notes…

*E! did a cost analysis of what The Glorious Tiddleshagging of 2016 has cost thus far – go here to see. E! claims that Taylor has spent about $85K on the romance thus far, which just means that she really should be declaring this romance as a business expense.

*W Magazine finally released their “In Bed with the Hottest TV Stars” feature, the feature for which Tom stripped down to his man-panties and posed liked an awkward-ass catalogue model. You can see W’s NSFW slideshow here – it also includes Sarah Paulson, Thandie Newton, Anthony Mackie, Hugh Dancy and more.

*Will Tiddles celebrate Independence Day together? This is me asking – Taylor usually throws a big party in Rhode Island or New York for the 4th of July, and she often Instagrams the party too. Will we get Taylor’s first social media photos of The Tiddlebanging?

*In case you were wondering if Tom was just going to hide out in Australia this summer, filming the third Thor film, well… who knows? But he will be in San Diego in late July for Comic-Con. It was just announced yesterday that there will be a big Comic-Con push for Kong: Skull Island and Tom is supposed to be there. Will he bring his Tiddlebanging partner to San Diego? Hm.

Last thing: these kissing photos are still one of the funniest things to come out of The Glorious Tiddleshagging of 2016.

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  1. Mira says:

    Those kissing photos really are funny, especially Hiddleston looks so awkward and stiff. :)

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Yes, the two of them together like that are hard to look away from, much like a traffic accident.

    • Sixer says:

      Those photos are the best thing ever.

      Isn’t it the girl who is supposed to throw her head back, thus exposing a kissable throat? That’s what I like. LEGS is being the girl! May the internet never be scrubbed of this thing of beauty.

      • Michelleb says:

        LOL! That is the best description, Sixer!

        This whole thing is cringeworthy and I am so sick of the both of them. At this point, I only come to the comment threads. You all have the best snarky take on them.

      • Bonzo says:

        Well, LEGS is *acting* like a teenage girl, wouldn’t you say?

        Lahdidahbaby , I agree that it’s like looking at a slowmo traffic accident. But I can’t stop giggling at these TIDDLEPOSERS. They have made my June complete.

        Perhaps, my life even.

      • Tough Cookie says:

        I wonder if he also kicks one of his feet up while throwing back his head

      • Sixer says:

        If we don’t get a picture of HER kissing HIS hand, we’ll know for sure they’re doing it all wrong.

      • Yes!! Thats’ what it is. He’s the girl in this relationship, with the emotional maturity of a teenage girl. But so is Taylor. Maybe that’s the attraction. They’re both nerds, albeit about different things, but are both hopeless romantics & emotionally stunted teenage girls. Problem is, who’s going to be the man in the relationship?

        That’s why I was so surprised at this relationship. I was seeing him as the mature, educated, masculine, English gent. It was just a well crafted image. Not entirely I guess. I was a new Tiddles fan before this whole thing broke but looking at old interviews, he really was a shy, sheltered, nerdy, needy, insecure, geek whose upbringing & all it projects afforded him shelter.

    • Pixelated says:

      They’ve set themselves up for failure. If they break up, it’s going to look like a huge joke. Only getting married will make people believe in this romance. Why would your create a fauxmance like that, where there are pretty much only those extreme options? Why couldn’t they have just dated and not be so ‘he’s the one/she’s the one’ about it?

      • EXACTLY THIS. Especially since he is 35 years old. thinking back to my 35 year-old days, I would not have appreciated being led by the nose through my relationship. Seriously, it’s like they’re working SO HARD to convince themselves that THIS IS IT.

        Why can’t they just shag a bit and enjoy each other for as long as it lasts like the rest of the world? Why the DECLARATIONS?

    • Jillybean says:

      It doesn’t matter how it turns out…. It’s all going to be glorious!

      • Shelleycon says:

        GLORIOUS damn it!! It’s taking our mind of the bloody brexit disaster for a minute every now and then…god maybe this is it the biggest conspiracy ever… Tiddles was sent out to distract from Brexit!!!!

  2. Lennox says:

    He means that Taylor has the fame he’s been searching for.

    • Anett says:

      LOL

    • Arock says:

      +1, one day in the not too distant future Taylor swift is going to pick up her Lisa frank trapper keeper and head home, write a love lost/empowerment ballad/girl power album post break up, and poor tom will be like , “wtf just happened?!?!?! Now what do I do with all these fucking puppies! My career….noooooooo!!!”
      Just ask Calvin harris

      • Tough Cookie says:

        Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper…..Bwahahahahahaha

      • itsallbeendone says:

        Hasn’t D-listed already alluded to Taylor’s Lisa Frank accessories about a thousand times by this point? Nothing new here, just saying.

      • KNicole says:

        I see people using his “stuff” over here all the time. Lol. Trying to pass it off as them being “so witty”.

      • arock says:

        bless both your hearts. i dont read dlsited but glad you guys have time to make the rounds for all of us, keep up the good work

      • KNicole says:

        I’m quite fine, physically and mentally, so no reason to “bless my heart” (in from the South, so i “get” the reference), but thank you. You’re quite convivial!

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      And the bank account and private jet.

  3. Christin says:

    I guess 85 grand in Taylor money is like 85 dollars/pounds to the rest of us.

    • LaraK says:

      I think it’s more like 85 cents.

      She really has way more money than sense.

      • maria 2 says:

        Yeah well I think she might go down the same path as Michael Jackson, Nicolas Cage and others. Keep spending her money the rest of her life as if it keeps coming in as it did on the height of her career. And then…. bankruptcy. It seems to happen to a lot of them.

      • magz says:

        I think from her past investments that she actually is pretty savvy with her money. She plays the real state game and she’s got her daddy who was a broker. She’s not going to be poor.

      • bunny_ears says:

        Isn’t this the girl whose parents were banking execs for JP Morgan or something?

        I doubt she’ll go bankrupt. Her parents are way too grounded to let her go crazy, plus she’s so savvy (compared to other celebrities) that I really doubt it.

      • kanyekardashian says:

        Her father taught her how to play the stock market when she was seven years old and she completely controls her career. This girl is smart with money, she’ll never be a statistic.

      • kibbles says:

        If anything I see her ending up like Elizabeth Taylor. Someone who had a ton of money but still spent extravagantly because she could. Taylor Swift will likely spend a lot of money on her lovers (and husbands) but she’ll also be smart and make sure that none of them will take a significant amount of money from her in the prenup. Swift comes from a rich family and is smart with her money. She has always been and always will be rich until she dies.

  4. pretty says:

    Tom Hiddleton’s pictures have the most embarrassing concept on that W Magazine shoots of various celebs. bahahaha what the heck.

  5. Toot says:

    Kaiser, you’re going to make me go blind because I rolled my eyes so hard from that title, that my vision is blurry now. These two are sickening and perfect for each other.

  6. spidey says:

    Lot of psychics around aren’t there. I’ve said previously I would love it if they had just agreed to a summer fling, both being single like.

  7. Misti says:

    Thank you Tom for doing your bit to entertain Britannia with this Taylor Swift dance.
    We have no PM; a lame duck opposition; and Boris Johnson the fave is out of the running!

    So cheers for this distraction Tom,
    A grateful Londoner.

    • Sixer says:

      I concur. One of the few things helping me to retain my sanity. I never thought I’d see the day when my fingers were crossed for Theresa May.

    • Eleonor says:

      He is sacrifying himself for the Great Britain, that’s the answer…it must be a tough job.

    • Cecilia says:

      U.S. citizen here. I too have been using the Tiddlesbanging as a fun and welcome and much needed distraction from all the craziness that is going on between the orange one (aka Cheeto Jesus) and the Brexit thing. Just learned about Boris Johnson – good riddance – man ruined my breakfast in April. Was at same hotel in Manchester and I’d just sat down to my buffet breakfast and he walked by with his and that put me off eating – he is awful!!!!

    • Sixer says:

      Here, have the best Boris-related tweet of the day:

      “Hey, you’ve left a turd in the fridge.”
      “Reluctantly I have concluded I am not the man to remove the turd from the fridge.”

      If you don’t laugh, you might succumb to despair.

      • Blech says:

        Farage’s speech from the EP made me throw the slipper at the TV. So much smug. SO MUCH SMUG. nowords.

      • Sixer says:

        I died a little bit inside, watching that. Way to improve our negotiating position, Nigel. Slag off the entire EU to their faces.

    • M.A.F. says:

      The Donald Trump of England is out of the PM race? I say that is a good thing.

      • Sixer says:

        He is. Stitched up by his Brexiteer partner-in-crime, Michael Gove, Gove’s journalist wife, and the two press barons Rupert Murdoch and Paul Dacre.

        A pyrrhic victory and poetic justice. Just a shame the country’s in flames.

        ETA: I’d like to just thank Canada for giving us Mark Carney, who appears to be the only one actually doing his job at the moment. I shudder to think where we’d be without him.

      • Scotchy says:

        @Sixer,
        Canada says you’re welcome :)

        At least we have this endless parade of ridiculous to distract from the fact that the world is a mess. A. MESS…..

        I am sending you so many maple syrup hugs!!!

      • Boo says:

        Yes Sixer, I’ve said that from day one that you’d all be ok with Mark Carney there. It’s horrible what’s going on but he truly IS the man.

      • Sixer says:

        Seriously: when I say he is the only person actually doing his job, I’m not exaggerating. We have no government. We have no opposition. Our media is solely concerned with reporting tittle tattle and gossip from members of the political party that should be our government and members of the political party that should be our opposition. Meanwhile, the country crumbles.

        Mark Carney is LITERALLY the only man in a serious position who is doing his job (well, there’s one woman too – Nicola Sturgeon).

        This is the state of the UK today. And it took less than a week to get us here.

        And all I can say to my American friends on this site is VOTE FOR STABILITY.

        And, hard as it is, don’t tell the people who are considering voting for instability that they are ignorant, stupid, racist, throwbacks, or any of those other tempting insults. You will only bed them in to voting for instability. Again, hard as it is, find some positive arguments to talk them down from the ledge.

        Living in a highly unstable country after a vote goes the wrong way is bloody frightening. Take it from me.

      • lilacflowers says:

        I make a point of not discussing the election here with the opposition, unless I know they are wavering. I know quite a few Republicans who either won’t be voting, will be voting Libertarian because they like the VP candidate (former MA governor) or are voting for Clinton. And I know lots of Republicans who are voting for Clinton. An issue here is that the electoral college factors heavily into the presidential election process so some states end up with a great deal more clout than others and some are very unpredictable. I’m pretty sure I know how my state is going to go but my state is always predictable.

        The one thing i do get to do is heckle and harass the opposition whenever possible. I encountered one of Drumpf’s New England mouthpieces yesterday face to face, former MA Senator Scott Brown, and told him what I thought of him in no uncertain terms. He was a bit shocked.

    • Fire Rabbit says:

      As Rome burns. Tiddles fiddles. Oi.

  8. freebunny says:

    So Hiddles was looking for a fat bank account?

  9. OSTONE says:

    Of cour$e Taylor $wift i$ the one for him!

  10. Little Darling says:

    I know, I know, I know. I’ll preface this comment with that! (:

    But I loooove them together. I think they are so perfectly suited together. Like the perfect white artisanal t shirt of Blake Lively’s father, they are THAT perfect together.

    While I think this relationship is being trotted out like a show pony, I genuinely think that Tom and Taylor crossed paths a few times, realized they’re each other’s perfect nerd, and got together. It reminds me (kind of, in a not reminding way at all) of when Portia and Ellen met and instantly HAD to be together. To me it’s just that simple. Fate. Destiny.

    Toddles should just get married like, next week, and be done with this whole courting business. Haaaa, NOT. And miss the European Teen Tour photos? Doubtful.

    But if they did, we would never have to hear Tay Tays mating call again and we wouldn’t have our eyes burned with more propped showmance photos. But then where would our entertainment come from? Who else is as kitschy fun to watch?

    I barely have time to get on this site anymore, I’m worked 80+ hours lately, and girl please the amount of posts about these two is insanity!! And the comments are gold.

    Hi ladies! I’ve missed you!! <3 (to the writers and the commenters!)

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Marriages in which the bride is a 26 year old American woman have divorce rates over 70%

      • Erinn says:

        Ouuu the numbers are stacked against me haha.

        Though – I’m Canadian, we’ll count some discrepancy for that ;)

        Honestly though – I always am interested in divorce statistics. I wonder if it’s largely that women don’t NEED to stay married to terrible men like they felt they had to in our grandparents generation? Or if people just don’t see marriage as a big deal now? There’s so many things that could factor into it – it really is interesting.

      • Lbliss says:

        Where did you find that statistic or is this common knowledge for non Americans?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        The Social Security administration and the American Bar Association put out divorce statistics. Most know about the overall 51% failure rate but not the breakdown by age. 24 through 27 is not a good age for brides who want to stay married. And I don’t think it has anything to do with different generational attitudes about staying in a bad marriage. I think it is more the attitude of wanting to get married, the whole “settle down” concept that people marry the wrong people.

      • Bonzo says:

        26YO women who have been catered to most of their lives don’t fare any better.

        I wouldn’t give Tiddles more than 2-3 years tops before divorce papers are filed. I’d hope when it comes to her fortune, she makes better decisions than she does in her dating life, or someone’s going to be taking a good chunk of it after the split.

      • Becky says:

        I wonder what the odds are for 2 people who live on different continents and work in the entertainment industry, much higher Id assume.

      • twilly says:

        Especially when the woman is a 26-year old teenager and the man is a 35-year old child!

      • Greenleaf says:

        A simple google search reveals that this is not true. A recent study actually shows you are way more likely to get divorced if you marry over 40 or in your teens.

    • Erinn says:

      I’m with you. And it’s not just because of the Daria avatar.

      I really really really think it’s possible that they’re pimping out a real relationship. Just because they’re showing off like mad doesn’t mean that it’s automatically all fake either.

      I remember when the photos of the Met whatever came out – and so many people were like “HE’D NEVERRR” – but I’m only a casual Hiddleston fan and I immediately started giggling with glee. He SO WOULD. He SO DID. They’re both over the top, ‘always on’ kind of people. They both just want to be loved by everyone. I think that’s just how they are … and it works.

      Bring on the English wedding, and the Tiddle-tots.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        OMG—-Tiddle-tots! They would be little blonde dumplings, with their own toddler American Express cards. 👶 But I think Taylor is focused on romance and walks on the beach forever. I don’t get the feeling she’s very interested in babies, at least for now. Babies are too all-consuming, and would need all her time and attention, things she prefers to spend on herself and her Prince Charming, whomever he may be.

      • Dara says:

        May I humble suggest TayTo-Tots?

      • Cricket says:

        Tiddle-Tots.. LOL best line of the thread.. great one Erinn! cheers!

      • Sixer says:

        I don’t suppose you guys know of the Teletubbies? Anyway, I think the Tiddletots should be called after them: Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Oh, Sixer, we know all about the Teletubbies! Google Jerry Falwell and Tinky Winky.

      • Eve says:

        @ Escaped Convent:

        *tackles EsCon and grabs her ankles*

        Gotcha! Did you think you’d escape my peck on your cheek? WRONG!

        :*

    • Looty says:

      Exactly to all of this, especially get married next week yes yes yes.

      • Cricket says:

        I think a wedding this soon is just impossible as there is not enough time to secure a bespoke dress nor create a Tiddle-Swift coat of arms and family tiara.

    • Sixer says:

      So long as they continue doing World Tours of True Love, I couldn’t give a rat’s arse whether it’s real or not.

    • CityGirl says:

      @ Little Darling – I’m with you – and these two warm my cold crusty heart and I want to believe so much….
      Of course I choose to believe in Gwen and Blake too so maybe I’m just gullible

    • frisbee says:

      I don’t think I can be really happy with a wedding unless there are china cockatoos and we get to wheel out the barf bucket again – oh and Abbot shows up with her mordant one liners. Now that’s what I’d call a wedding…

    • popup says:

      Yes to all of this! There’s another story that Celebitchy posted this morning about Liev Schreiber and how he met Naomi at the Met gala in 2005. Two serious actors with serious reputations, but their story was was super cheesy, silly and awkward, with an instantaneous attraction – like any good romantic comedy. Reminded me of Tom and Taylor. I’m sure there were moments during the gala that Tom awkwardly hung around Taylor and her squad/minions.

  11. OhDear says:

    I am so weary of these shenanigans but yet I cannot look away from this train wreck.

    • Little Darling says:

      Soooo many options for intake with these two. I mean, look at how many bullet points there are in this story alone!! Too. Hard. To Look Away!! (:

      • OhDear says:

        A little part of me wonders if this is all performance art, a la Joaquin Phoenix a few years back. Alas, I highly doubt this, though.

  12. Mia4s says:

    Hey, Tommy, come here for a minute….do you have any interesting work coming out in the next few months? *checks calendar* Ah…no, no you don’t. So here is a pro tip; GO AWAY!! You will have to promote the hell out of that Kong thing next year and I’m already sick of your face.

    And before anyone asks why I’m not saying the same of Taylor? That ship sailed long ago. I’ve been sick of her for years.

  13. Mrs. Welen-Melon says:

    Which will be the first single to drop from the album “85 Grand” ?

    “Roman Holiday”?
    “Shy Di” ?
    “Kennedy Kisses” ?

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Stroke Me Loki
      Bleached on the Beach
      Blonde Bob Blues
      Crack in the Sand and Sand in the Crack
      Neck Licking and Camera Clicking
      Kong Schlong
      A Hiddle Bit In Love
      No! I Get To Be On Top!

  14. Lilacflowers says:

    Strawberries and cream. Because Wimbledon.

    I love these “sources,” who are usually just the writer’s imagination for such bits

    • Erinn says:

      ahahah the sources really make it, don’t they?

      Magazine Writer: Sources say that Taylor is already thinking marriage and babies.
      Sources: Tay’s love songs, the overall commentary in all articles written before this one, and my neighbors 13 year old daughter who assured me that all great love involves hearts written on notebooks and the promise of sharing ones dessert.

    • Cricket says:

      I had strawberries once in Kent and they were divine! Will Pimms also be served? I hear that’s what one has with strawberries and cream as per the Made in Chelsea show that Tay probably has on to get her toff tips.

  15. Dani says:

    No one would bat an eye at this pairing if they just kept it a bit…normal. They’re both try-hard attention starved celebs, so they fit perfectly, but FFS give me a break my eyes can’t take all of this rolling and I find is sooo hard to believe people who are soo smitten which each other within weeks (which IS possible) would even want to leave the bedroom for more than an hour.

    Side note – she’s literally kissing the life out of him in those pics. Easy does it.

  16. Browniecakes says:

    She spent all that money, I hope he calls!

  17. Felice. says:

    The meal ticket he’s been searching for.

    • Eleonor says:

      or a US passport !
      (sorry British friend ! )

      • M.A.F. says:

        He can get an Entertainment Visa (I can’t remember the proper name) to live and work in the US. He wouldn’t need her to obtain that.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        If Trump wins and implements his foreign policy plans, a US passport will open few doors.

    • Kyra says:

      yes, exactly. the girl he’s been waiting for….to help him grow his audience.
      seriously, these two have nothing in common except ambition. that may be enough glue for a couple of years and a couple of kids. but gross. that is cold and empty.

  18. Sue says:

    I always love this type of “authentic” quotes from celebrities. But if this is IT for him (hopefully for her , too), damn it , let this be it. As I´m just a civilian and I cannot imagine how they will work on this relationship and deepen it when they both will be quite busy, but others have figured it out, so these two just have to work hard.
    To me it is still quite strange to see him act like this in live private as we are use to saw him mostly just on screen so far.
    I don´t want to be too skeptical, but I still think this will end at some point. Could you imagine the medial circus – who dumped whom and why and all this sweet times from the very beginning will be brought to light again…? Uff…man has to have stomach for this high life…

    • Boo says:

      But that’s her parents marriage – two accomplished executives with busy careers, each in their own right, and those two produced…. Taylor Swift.

      I would not be surprised to see these two marry, the kids to come quick, and they’ll stay together forever. The paps and media are making this look like a deluded falling love thing but these two are far too ambitious to get carried away just on feelings. Not at their ages. Taylor wants us to think that but that girl is way too smart, and entitled, for that to be the true Taylor. She made a comment in that Vogue 63 questions thing about wishing she’d written some song – her answer was “yes. because of the royalties.” Ice cold delivery on that too. This is not an airhead romance girl. This is a calculating smart girl playing at being a romantic for her career.

  19. Tiffany says:

    I appreciate the irony of him celebrating Independence Day with Swifty. The romance, eh.

  20. Sixer says:

    Gah. No Paris? No Eiffel Tower? MORE GLARING OMISSIONS on the Tour of Pure Love. He thinks he’s the bloody Scarlet Pimpernel, doesn’t he?

    We seek him here, we seek him there,
    Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.
    Is he in heaven? — Is he in hell?
    That damned, elusive Pimpernel

    I’m letting her off because she’s never pretended to be the embodiment of the chivalric in the western literary tradition. Although, that said, where is Disneyland in all this? Or should that be Dollywood?

    • Lilacflowers says:

      OMG! We missed Bunker Hill Day and you won that one

      Edit: I think Rome stood in for DisneyWorld/Dollywood

      • Sixer says:

        Russnfussn. When’s the next one?

        I’m thinking the break-up could be Tristan and Isolde? Cornwall-located?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Well, the next one is Independence Day on Monday.

        Oh, Tristan and Isolde would be perfect but he probably would have to advise her to read it first.

        He’s off to Australia. My Brilliant Career with pillow fights galore. Followed by Muriel’s Wedding.

        But we still have continents to visit. The African Queen for the wedding. Followed by Casablanca when he sends her back to Calvin in the private plane and joins the French Foreign Legion to fight Brexit.

      • Sixer says:

        Oh yeah. Even I should know that one! I can’t believe you lot wasted all that tea.

        Oh. Other continents. Ok. Shame cos I was just about to suggest Childe Rowland and his Dark Tower.

      • antipodean says:

        @Lilacflowers, this is Liberty level extrapolating! I love it! But are you trying to snatch her delicious fiction writing, scenario setting crown? You made me snort my coffee though, so well done you!
        Nods to Sixer, I am really enjoying your take on the Tiddles/holiday processing through Europe, just so you know, I am vicariously savouring every comment, it is going to make my summer. I am hoping that they manage to squeeze in a day or two at Wimbledon. I am already anticipating the outfits. Will there be hats do you think? And could I order a Pimms with a strawberry/cucumber garnish to help keep me cool?

      • Dlo says:

        Oh Sixer, the Dark Tower series broke my heart! I used to love King!

  21. Eye roll says:

    What, E! can’t be bothered to account for the cost of the entourage as well? Hair, makeup, assistant, and Lord knows how many bodyguards? Pilot and flight crew, all of whom need food and lodging? Oh and the PHOTOGRAPERS. Her whole Instagram is professionally shot.

  22. MAnthony says:

    Please Dear God, make this stop. I want this whole thing to burn to a complete and utter emotional cinder like the Affleck/J-lo thing. Just quit it you two

  23. Maria says:

    just like that wealthy old man was the man anna nicole smith was looking for! Tom is a pioneer of equality! men can dig for gold and fame, too! This is what a feminist looks like!

    the top pic is so great. he looks like a cartoon dog trying to look cool.

  24. lassie says:

    I doubt that this is THE GIRL he’s looking for. 2 alphas in a relationship don’t usually work. There has to be someone who would be willing to fade into the background and hold the purse, and I don’t see that happening here.

    • maria 2 says:

      Most people his age I know are looking for a Woman/Man. No one is looking for a girl or a boy. Or is that a way most people speak? ENglish ain’t my first language…

    • kaiko says:

      Yeah, totally agree. Tommy and Taylor are not going to share the spotlight easily, despite her millions. Very control freak personality types never mesh. And she IS a girl. She started down the path of self important delusion at about 14, when she got signed in Nashville, and has stayed in that mentality. She’s had it all and it’s gotten her far: great family that always catered to her whims, good looks, a good amount of talent and persistence, and gargantuan fame and fortune…reality and a psychologically healthy Taylor Swift will forever be strangers.

    • Chelsea says:

      @Lassie

      He’s not an alpha. She wears the trousers in this relationship. That’s why it will last. He’s the first boyfriend who is happy to just go along with whatever she wants. Calvin was more of an alpha actually. Calvin wants to be top dog in his relationship, hiddles is more of a puppy dog.

      • justme says:

        @Chelsea – you may have hit on why it might be real. Isn’t he always saying he likes “strong women”, like his mother and sisters? I know that is in many ways “showbiz talk” because it reads well for female fans, but it might be the case.

        One thing – he does love to please. That’s one of the enjoyable things about him, but it must be something deep in his psyche. Someone else said “he wants to be loved by everyone” and has learned how to be pleasing and get love by it (and money of course!). Actually a lot of actors are like this I think, but TH tends to go over the top.

        ok – enough psychoanalyzing. :)

        As for the use of the word “girl he has been searching for” – well first of all, he did not say this to anyone (sources! did), and secondly it is a sterotypical phrase that is used in English “the girl of my dreams” etc.

    • Christin says:

      When two sports stars (both in their 50s) married a few years ago, only to divorce months later, a mutual friend observed that it’s hard for two egos to co-exist. I’ve never forgotten that comment.

    • Evie says:

      No self-respecting alpha male OR female would drop everything to become someone’s appendage. This whole thing looks like he’s been bought and paid for! If they had spent a week hanging at her place and a week hanging at his place instead of flying around on her $$$$ might be a different tale. She’s got the money and is calling the shots.

  25. Crocuta says:

    I guess I should be glad that this time the man is called a golddigger by the public, not the woman.
    But he is filthy rich himself (not her level rich, but very few men are her level rich), so I doubt money and comfort are the reason for this.

    And TBH I see more sense in spending 85.000 on traveling and shagging than spending 1.000 on a handbag.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Sshh! You’re doing that sense talking thing again. Have some champagne

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      I don’t think Hiddles seeks comfort or financial safety. He has that already and takes it as a given. I mean I respect people who get married so they can have health insurance, etc. but that is not what is going on here.

      He wants wealth with a capital W. Status, prestige. A-List everything. For many people, it is all about numbers and wanting to be at the top for its own sake, and he has shown himself before to be very, very conscious of all of the above. He wants access to millions, private jets, etc. So Tay is indeed the woman of his dreams. Cha-ching. He gets it all.

      Btw, I think Tiddles wants both the 85K impulsive trips to Rome AND the 1K handbags and shoes.

      • Bonzo says:

        Wasn’t this the same guy that talked about getting rid of his stuff and living out of two suitcases when he was younger?

        Taylor seems to be the antithesis of this kind of Spartan lifestyle.

      • OhDear says:

        My impression is that he’s more after prestige than money – he seems to want a George Clooney-type career, not one like James Frain has (who has a great career, but recently he’s thought of more as a character actor).

        That being said, I don’t get why he’s being labeled an opportunist. It’s not as if she’s naive regarding these things; she’s more likely to be driving the narrative.

      • PimmsCupInAPimpCup says:

        Movies cost money, and perhaps he wants more in the production end. Hugh Jackman is the producer of a lot of his own films. RDJ produces his own work.
        I have no idea why Tom Hardy does it- the damand for other work is there, but his studios puts out some really outre srories.
        Perhaps that Tallboy’s ticket to success, producing works in which his particular niche is showcased.
        Please let it not be Shakespeare. He’s no Stewart.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Bonzo, ppfffft! Maybe when he was in college or something? I suspect that is talk. He bought a luxurious property in North London right out of Rada.

        What I remember was an interview he did with some of the other Marvel folk including RDJ. The talk turned to money and he was quite exuberant in saying he wanted what RDJ had. He practically bounced in his seat. Yes, he wants the money and everything that goes with it. He has worked hard to cultivate a luxe image, even when he had less money.

      • LadyLoo says:

        Jupitero, He bought the house in North London post-Thor, not right out of RADA. Out of RADA he had a flat in Kentish Town. And yes, at some point he took 30 bags of clothes to Oxfam at the suggestion of Rebecca Hall. This was maybe after Archipelago. He’s behaving like a tit, but he’s not as greedy as you’re suggesting.

    • spidey says:

      Calling someone a gold digger suggests that the one “whose gold is being dug” should only date/associate with people of similar wealth. Which is ridiculous. If the male female roles were reversed here nobody would think twice about it.

    • Eve says:

      I’m with Crocuta. And this is the last comment I’m going to post about this f*ckery.

      Tom, first I loved you, then I started despising your famewhore ways, then I accepted you for whom you were (that whole company’s man and all that sh*t), then I respected your attempt at being discrete, then…this…

      You’re a famewhore of the worst kind (because you don’t need this sh*t to be famous). You DO have talent. You don’t need super staged photo ops. But, instead, you decided to take the shorcut. Good luck. Because when or if this falls apart, Taylor will remain young, pretty and famous. You’ll be a pushing 40 hasbeen with a receding hairline and, in the best case scenario, with a bad song written about you.

      Taylor: I hate your music (at least, what I heard during that dreadful SNL opening monologue). I also hate that you seem to ALWAYS need to be surrounded be sycophants. But I don’t hate you. I don’t wish you ill. You’re only 26, girl!!! Sample more, enjoy yourself and your fortune more. Do whatever you want. Have fun. But don’t fall for this guy’s BS. Do not marry him!!! It’s a trap, I tell ya.

      P.S.: Lilac, I can’t (nor I want to) drink alcohol. My medication, you see, the 8 pills and tabs I have to take every day, don’t sit well with alcohol.

      • Sixer says:

        Evelet! I can offer you strawberries, grown in my very own garden? And er… beverage TBA. Water, milk, tea or orange juice is the best I can do.

        Y’know. If the song were to be about his receding hairline, would I be a bad person for laughing? That’s my only question.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Eve, we have polar seltzer Unicorn Kisses. It tastes like magic! If magic tasted like melon and berries. And some chocolate. And there might even be raspberries. And cake. We always have cake.

      • Eve says:

        @ Sixer:

        No, you wouldn’t be a bad person. Here, the first lyrics:

        “Remember when I first laid my eyes on your receding hairliiiiine?

        I thought I could have it fixed, but I was wrong so…bye, byyyyye”.

        @ LilacFlowers:

        I love a German juice called “Punica”. But no cake. Guess what, one of the meds I take slows my already slow metabolism so I’ve been putting on (some really unwanted) weight…without eating much.

      • Crocuta says:

        Heh, you wrote “I’m with crocuta” and then wet into the opposite of what I was thinking. :D

        Unlike most people here, I’m not loosing sleep over this. The truth is I never liked Hiddleston much, but he is starting to grow on me just because of all this crap that’s flaying in his direction. And I despise Daily Fail, so if they’re going after somebody, that person always gets my benefit of the doubt.

        So Hiddleston’s shagging Taylor Swift. That’s not a crime. Or perhaps they’re just posing for PR. That’s not a crime either. And no matter how everybody believes this will end his career, it won’t. Only over-invested gossipers and disheartened fans (who do not even exist in large enough numbers to make his movies sell, hence their outrage is irrelevant (something that’s true for all the actors and their fans these days)) cry rivers or laugh ’till their bellies hurt over this. Others don’t care. Nobody’s missing on the next Thor because of this little thing. And him not being Bond has nothing to do with it either, it’s because he’s not Bond-material.

        BTW, he can vote for Oscars now. So can Idris. Yay or nay?

      • antipodean says:

        Hey Eve, good to see you pop up, and know that you are keeping a salty eye on the Tiddles parade! I know it is a “murican celebration, but Happy 4th to you. It’s a bummer about the weight gain, one of the many joys of medication, but keep on keeping on, a few extra pounds won’t make you any the less delightful to us here at CB!

      • Sixer says:

        Oh my word. If we don’t have a receding hairline break-up song my life will be RUINED. Evelet has had the idea of the century!

      • Guesto says:

        @Crocuta – I’m with you. The ubertrauma over Tom’s so-called U-turn is getting more than a bit ridiculous.

        For what it’s worth, I’ve also never really liked or rated him but I find this new Tom way more appealing than the one that’s being mourned. Whether this relationship is genuine or not, he and Taylor have provided laugh-out-loud entertainment over the past 3 weeks and, in a world filled with shitty uncertainty, I give both of them huge credit for giving us their naked and much welcome distracting all.

      • Eve says:

        @ Crockuta:

        I meant I was with you in the sense that it’s nice seeing a man being called a golddigger here for a change. I, too, don’t lose my sleep over this.

        @ Antipodean:

        Thank you, my dear. Had to come upstairs and hog my nephew’s computer to write this (phone acting funny). The nephew is not happy.

      • K.C. says:

        I’m with @Crocuta and @Guesto. I find this “new” Tom (or as I see it, more “real” Tom) far better than the version of him we supposedly lost, and I do not understand the outrage/shock over how he has apparently changed so drastically/will never be taken seriously again. I’ve always had a weird love/hate thing with him—I’ve always been interested and WANTED to like him, but every time it would end up where I couldn’t stand him because I felt skeptical or annoyed by his whole persona. But now? I like him more than ever. He was growing on me this whole year, and now that he is full-on letting his freak flag fly, I can’t help but like him. This whole thing is silly and cute and a nice distraction from a whole lot of awfulness in the world. They seem happy. Whether it is purely fictional or the truest of true love, they certainly won’t be downgraded in my book for this.

      • Sixer says:

        Who is this new Tom of which we speak? I only see the same one I always saw. Just with added paper knickers.

      • K.C. says:

        @Sixer LOL I agree with you that there is no new Tom, but a lot of people seem shocked by this sudden change. I think he’s just showing his true colors and absolutely nothing has changed beyond that. Except the knickers of course.

      • Bonzo says:

        I agree… we’re seeing the real Tom, which looks different than his persona from before. His statements on privacy, his sacred personal life and celebrity appear to show at best his lack of self-awareness and at worse, like he lied to prop up the public image he wanted to project.

        I for one, prefer paper knickers and adam’s apples thrust at the sky post-snog. Much funner.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Eve, okay, no cake. I just got fresh raspberries at the farmers market.Nothing like the first raspberries of the season

      • Dara says:

        I’ll admit to being one of those that was stunned by this turn of events – it felt like my dog died on the same day as someone told me Santa Claus wasn’t real – and I felt like an utter fool for not seeing it before. Not because of the relationship per se, but the manner in which it was being so blatantly packaged and sold. It took me a moment to come to terms, but I’m finally there. I’m all about the superficial now – I’m going to just look at the pretty pictures and laugh at the spectacle of it all. Most of the affection and admiration I had for Tom has vanished, but I hope he achieves the level of fame he so obviously craves.

      • Sixer says:

        Dara – pretty pictures and laughing is the best way. I speak from experience!

      • Eve says:

        @ Antipodean:

        Just to clarify: I take three (anxiolytic, antidepressant and the “mood stabilizer”) in the morning and repeat that in the evening. When I’m about to sleep I take a sleeping pill. If the anxiety shows up in the middle of the day (as usual), my sister leaves one extra anxiolytic for that.

        The mood stabilizer (quetiapine) is the I cannot live without…but it’s also the one that makes me put on weight.

        P.S.: But it’s my fault too. I had a treadmill, so far it’s been great to hang clothes, towels and for my cats to take a nap.

      • Eve says:

        @ Dara (and maybe Sixer):

        There’s no such thing as “new Tom”. If you’ve been here long enough you would remember we used to call him “TommyAnne” (because he was such a try hard, so thirsty, so eager to please — like Anne Hathaway).

        The Tom we’re seeing now is same one we’ve seen right after The Avengers. The guy who used to tweet pictures of his dessert. Heck, there was an occacion where he tweeted the exact location where he’d jogging that night!!!!!!!

        He always loved being famous, having his picture taken. But then he seemed to realize he was way too exposed and sort of regrouped. It was a brief period thought (with indy movies and one that tanked).

        Now, with Swifty, he’s back to his old ways, that thirst is back and it has increased ten fold, apparently.

      • Eve says:

        *one big budget movie that tanked. It pains me to say this since I’m a huge Guillermo Del Toro fan: Crimson Peak deserved to tank. It’s awful, awful.

    • Chelsea says:

      He’s not “filthy rich”. His estimatesd net worth is 8 mill. Her estimated net worth is 300 mill. He’s not even in the same ball park as her previous boyfriends. Calvin’s estimated net worth at the end of last year was 110 mill. Harry styles estimated net worth is 23 mil. Calvin Harris probably makes more money a week than hiddles get payed for a film. It’s a huge difference in wealth. He could never afford that type of lifestyle without her.

      • Crocuta says:

        To me, 8 millions is still filthy rich. Now I checked him on celebrity networth and he’s estimated at 20 million.

        But my point stands, all her boyfriends were not even near her wealth. Even Calvin was only at 1/3. (Which still makes him filthy rich too, way more than Hiddles, but lets not pretend that any of the dudes were equal to her.)

        Also, why do we presume she’s paying for everything? The plane is hers, but hotels and dinners could be payed by the dudes as well, they’re all millionaires anyway. I don’t really care either way, but the nastiness this jealousy brings out in people … it’s ridiculous. “No way he could actually like her because she’s pretty and successful and interesting to talk to in his eyes. It must be something fishy.”

      • Dara says:

        They finally updated Tom’s net worth – took them long enough. He’s been listed at 8 mil since the Avengers, and a lot has happened in the meantime. His paycheck for the Monkey Movie is probably the vast majority of the jump, I don’t think any of his other projects paid well at all…with the possible exception of The Night Manager.

        I’m shocked Calvin is worth that kind of dough, tbh. Is DJ’ing really that lucrative? I had never heard of the guy before the Taylor relationship drama and I still haven’t heard any of his music – or don’t think I have.

      • Chelsea says:

        @crocuta In hollywood he’s not filthy rich. I am getting 8 mill. 20 mill would put his earning powers above James Mcavoy, and cumberbatch. That is strange.
        Calvin makes almost as much as her yearly. He will probably be closer to her next year. He’s releasing an album, two top 10 hits right now. One uk no 1. She’s not recording or touring.
        @ dara Calvin makes approx 400k per dj gig. Djing is highly lucrative. Most of them aren’t “just” djs. They produce and write music.Calvin has endorsement deals too.

      • Crocuta says:

        @Chelsea: I am using Celebrity Networth and I get 17 for McAvoy, 20 for Hiddleston and Cumberbatch, 50 for Styles and 110 for Harris. It’s possible that Hiddleston’s networth has been updated but the others weren’t.

      • Scotchy says:

        @Dara,
        Calvin writes and produces and even though I find his music as awful as Swiftles, he makes a ton TON of money on those dance especially because he has writing and producing credit back end in music is where it’s at.

        He doesn’t need to DJ to make cash in fact his royalties are so high he most likely doesn’t even need to make annoying dance music anymore.

      • Claudia says:

        @Dara: I bet you have heard Calvin’s music, unknowingly – i.e. “We found love”, sung by Rihanna? He wrote and produced that. He could live comfortably of the royalties of that song alone. Blame, Outside, I need your love, Summer, Pray to God, Acceptable in the 80s – maybe those were only hits in Europe, but We found love was huge all over the world.

    • K.C. says:

      To clarify—I’m not in the camp that thinks he was lying about his image before. I think he is, for the most part, all the things he always claimed to be. He seems like a sweet person and a hardworking guy. He’s no less smart or talented, either. Photos with Taylor Swift tell us very little about any “change” other than the fact that he obviously doesn’t mind attention on his personal life as much as he claimed and that’s…where it starts and ends, honestly. Anything else about this alleged u-turn, in my opinion, comes far more from the image fans built around him than anything he personally claimed to be. Yes, he is passionate about his work. But I don’t think he has ever particularly hidden the fact that he enjoys being recognized. He has been polite about it, but not dishonest.

      When I say we’re seeing the “real” him, I only mean the attention-seeking behavior he always had is being recognized by the masses now. It’s part of him that some people always recognized in him, but now it seems more obvious to those who didn’t see it before, that’s all. I’m not really of the mind that this goes against his persona. Not yet, anyway. As I’ve said in past threads—if he starts blabbing about his love life and oversharing, THAT would be a significant actual change. For right now, he has been spotted out with a pop star. He’s still the same person, just a more exposed.

      I think my affections for him have grown as of late because it’s like everyone is finally accepting who he is. The over-the-top princely image people had of him was too much for me. An actor who has an overall lovely reputation but loves being famous? LOL. I’ll take him over most of the other actors any day.

  26. Anne S. says:

    So basically Taylor is the Christian from 50 Shades of Grey? (helicopter/multiple homes/private jet, yada yada, etc.)

  27. Eleonor says:

    All we need now is another hissy fit from Calvin Harris complaining about how Swifty never ever spent all that of money for him.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      HA! Pls. let that happen!!

    • Bonzo says:

      I don’t know anything about Calvin, but from what I’ve read the past month, I’d say he’s been showing his ass, as we’d say in the South.

      Tom too, for that matter.

    • Cricket says:

      I’m of the camp that the juiciest of cherries on top of this would be if Tom and Tay strike out on Bond and yes, Calvin as the sleeper comes from nowhere to write/produce and GASP! win an Oscar for writing the Bond theme song.. and for extra credit, brings the hot Bond girl on his arm to the Oscars while Tay cries at home with her cats.

    • Crumpet says:

      Oh yes. Please.

  28. Miss M says:

    She better be because this whole thing equals ladyboner killer alert!

  29. CFY says:

    I am also looking forward to today’s installment of the other part of this story: Deejay Basic Beige Tries to Stay Relevant.

    Seriously though I love Tiddles. I am the Michael Jackson eating popcorn in Thriller gif. I think they are each other’s match. I think she’s totally in this and she spent a year and change with Beige trying to keep herself under control, and now she’s broken free of her self-imposed restrictions and she is Swiftier than ever. And Tiddles is her Other Half her Perfect Match and so together they crank up to Level 11 when with anyone else it’d be a 9 max.

    • PatriotsPower27 says:

      I love them so much, too. Looking at Lainey’s updates, she’s definitely Team Swiddles and believes that it can be real while being showmancy. I honestly have a soft spot for Taylor. Never really heard of Tom except for here but he seems charming and well-suited for her.

  30. Pandy says:

    You know, I really do think they make sense together. It would be nice to not see them for a while though.

  31. melodycalder says:

    The Vatican is absolutely interesting to a non-Catholic.

    -a non catholic who has been to the Vatican

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      I’m an atheist, and I love the vatican. When I was in college, my ideal fantasy job was to be a librarian at the Vatican. Wouldn’t that be fascinating?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        My boyfriend is an archivist and I fear he would actually kill to work in the Vatican libraries. Maybe not kill a human but a crocodile or a squirrel or something if it meant getting THAT job.

        I spent two weeks in Rome with a group of friends a few years back and we stayed in a hotel in Vatican City. We had to walk through St Peter’s to get anywhere. The whole atmosphere was amazing. The person who got into it the most was one of my Jewish friends. She insisted we had to attend Mass daily, a different part of the Basilica each time. We even went to an outdoor Mass with the Pope. She climbed to the top of St Peter’s. We spent a whole day in the Vatican Museum with more than an hour of that in the Sistene. She had no knowledge of the religion, little knowledge of the history or the art and she fell in love with the place.

    • Abby_J says:

      I think it would be too. I’ve never been there and we aren’t Catholic, but if we make it to Rome, we would visit it for sure. So much history.

      Not to mention maybe all of those Latin classes in high school would finally pay off. :)

    • spidey says:

      It is a fascinating place to visit, as are large numbers of other historical site in Rome and Italy.

    • Timbuktu says:

      Yep, you don’t go to the Vatican for religion (necessarily), the only religious Catholic I knew actually tried to arrange a tour that would allow her to see the Pope. You go to the Vatican to see the art!

    • manda says:

      100% agree! The museum is, of course, amazing, there is that famous chapel, too, but St. Peter’s is amazing on the inside. Stunning! I am not catholic but I do enjoy art history and there are some AMAZING and famous pieces at the Vatican

    • Dara says:

      If nothing else, I wonder if TnT got subsidized by the Rome tourism board. And I’m only partly joking. Florence has always been at the tippy-top of my Italy bucket list, but after the photos in the last few days I am re-evaluating. I don’t think I could swing the cost to stay at the same hotel, but I might be able to drop by for a cocktail in that garden of theirs.

  32. browniecakes says:

    Oh please let Scarlet Witch make an appearance in Thor: Ragnarok.

  33. Nicole says:

    Add E! to the list of publications that have shading these shenanigans. They had an article about how fake they seem which I laughed at.

    Anyways like I said before this is the most enjoyable PR BS in ages. Seriously I’m enjoying every bit of it esp knowing that this won’t end well at all. The fallout will be just as fun. The quotes are positively cringe worthy though

    Also I brought more snacks. Sangria today. More popcorn and chocolate covered pretzels

    • Crocuta says:

      But if the relationship is fake as so many claim, there will be no epic fall-out. The split-up would have been negotiated just like everything else. The only way you can have an actual fall-out is if they’re really into it (or one of them is).

      • Nicole says:

        Have you seen Taylor? Even if she wasn’t invested she will make it a “poor me” contest. That’s what people who love being the victim do

      • Crocuta says:

        Then that’s probably part of the deal too, if the deal exists. You cannot have it both ways, sorry.

      • Nicole says:

        Please see all of Taylor’s previous PR relationships. This is not new. Harry Styles for example. She turned that into a pity party as well. They will do whatever it takes to make sure she stays the victim forever

      • Crocuta says:

        Perhaps I didn’t express myself well enough.

        You used the word fake (from E!). Fake implies that they are not actually a couple, just two people pretending to be dating for PR. If that is the case, they have a contract (oral or written, it doesn’t matter), and how he will hurt her for their break-up to give fuel to her songs is included in said contract. And if that is all already determined, there will be no real fallout either, just the PR one. Fake relationship = fake fallout.

        But if they’re actually a couple, just both PR-thirsty, then the relationship isn’t fake. It’s a real one that can go down in flames (thanks, Taylor). In that case real relationship = real fallout (unless they end it on nice terms, which you said cannot be done with Taylor).

        Saying a fake (PR) relationship will end in real fallout is like trying to sit on both chairs. You cannot have it both ways. Unless you didn’t mean it that way.

  34. Fanny says:

    Correction – E! didn’t say she’d spent $85,000. The $85,00 was just for ONE private jet trip (the one from the US to England). When you add up the multiple jet trips, the luxury hotel suite, the private tours, the dinners, she’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars. And that’s not even counting what she pays to her entourage.

    • Luca76 says:

      The $85 grand number is BS. It’s for a rental of a jet but she own her jet. So while it’s expensive probably didn’t cost anywhere near that.

      • FingerBinger says:

        How do you know? Fuel ,pilots and staff could very well add up to $85,000.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Flying a private jet is very, very expensive as well as incredibly wasteful and bad for the environment. $85,000 is the low figure. I think the actual figure is heading closer to at least 150K.

        Bear in mind there are also the costs for staff, bodyguards, etc. which E! did not even take into account. Who knows what that cost. And publicists! They were certainly putting in overtime.

      • Fanny says:

        My bad. Scratch the $85,000. $45 million for a Dassault Falcon.

      • spidey says:

        Miss J – it’s called distribution of wealth! :)

      • Dara says:

        I bet that number is in the ballpark. Charter companies don’t just pull the per hour cost out of their a$$. The price is based on the actual operating cost of the aircraft, they add a little to cover the maintenance, etc. when it’s not flying, and a little more because they have to make a profit. But still, I bet it’s around that figure when you account for everything.

      • Fanny says:

        When you own your jet you have to pay for jet fuel, a pilot, a co-pilot, air crew, maintenance crew, private airport fees, parking for your aircraft when it’s not in use. People purchase their own jets so they are guaranteed sole use of it at all times, and also to cut down on costs if they fly constantly, but it’s still hella expensive even after you invest the $45 million for the aircraft. (Or in Taylor’s case, $90 million for two of them.)

      • Lilacflowers says:

        They contacted a company and got the quote for a rental, which would include flight crew, fuel, and the plane, the company would calculate that 85k using the fixed costs related to the original purchase and continued maintenance of the jet.

        But this jet wasn’t rented, she owns it so that portion of the 85k doesn’t apply, she pays that whether she flies to London or not. The crew is probably salaried and an existing cost as well. She pays whether she goes to London or not.

        So, the transport cost is not that 85k. It is only the portion that pertains to the fuel and airport fees.

      • Luca76 says:

        Thank you Lilacflowers & Fanny when did E!News become a trusted source???

      • browniecakes says:

        Maybe Tom can crowd fund the ring.

      • Christin says:

        We’ll find out the amount, when the song comes out.

        “Spent (insert amount) flyin’ you here to there.
        Paps takin’ your picture everywhere.
        Posin’ on the balcony
        Head thrown back for all to see…”

  35. Dara says:

    Can I admit to giving a small cheer when I heard that Tom was in London, presumably without Taylor? My mean, vindictive side (oddly, it only comes out when I’m her) hopes Tom goes to Wimbledon without Taylor, sits next to a random beautiful woman, and then leaves for Australia without making an appearance at her July 4th party.

    Not because I don’t want their relationship – whatever that is exactly – to be over so soon, but because the ensuing Swifty meltdown would be awesome. They were so excited that he was glued to her side for days on end, they’ll wrap themselves into knots trying to explain this new development. “What does this all mean? Are they breaking up so soon? I thought Tom was the one. Is he threatened by Taylor’s fame? He was never good enough for her, she’s better off without him.” Who needs fireworks when you’ve got that sort of spectacle.

    • Meee4 says:

      @dara i will also gleefully join you in hopes of a meltdown. I know, i know its terrible thing to wish upon another human, but you reap what you sow and they’ve sowed about 5000 acres of oats.

      • Dara says:

        They bring it on themselves, you know? I swear, if I had actually seen just a single Swifty question this whole thing, or one that actually admitted they didn’t care for Tom, or didn’t think he and Taylor would live happily ever after, I might feel differently. Someone needs to tell them you can be a fan without loving EVERY SINGLE THING about the object of their adoration.

    • spidey says:

      Dara – you can bet your life if it was just a fling, the papers will assiduously “forget” any of the articles they have written in the last month. Unless of course Taylor comes out with a breakup song pdq. Or they manager to get photos of Tom on set “looking miserable/lovelorn/lonely”.
      (They won’t say relieved!)

  36. Elisa the I. says:

    Can’t wait for pics from Wimbledon!
    Also, crossing my fingers for Dominic Thiem (he beat Mayer in the first round).

    • Cricket says:

      Is he the Brit that was nicknamed ‘Cartman’? I thought that was hilarious! and happy he won!

    • Annetommy says:

      Thiem is Austrian. He lost today. The plucky Brit is Marcus Willis, world no. 774, who showed guts and humour but was outclassed by Roger Federer.

  37. K.C. says:

    Super bummed the tour is over. I’m having Tiddles withdrawals. And I was looking forward to macaroons in Paris, damn it.

    I think sources in these articles figments of writers’ imaginations, but I think T. Swizzle is The One. They’ll probably get married at Magic Kingdom and then flail-dance all night to the most overplayed wedding songs in existence. Because Tiddles.

  38. Abby_J says:

    I’m gonna be the obnoxious person to interrupt all this Tiddles shade/love to say…..

    DANG! Anthony Mackie looks GOOD in the one picture they have of him in the ‘white boxer’ Tom photo spread.

    My beloved Dragonfly King? THAT is how you look hot in your skivvies.

    If you will excuse me, I need to go see Colin for a drink.

    • Dara says:

      I was too busy salivating over Liev Schreiber to notice anyone else.

      • Abby_J says:

        No I’m with you there. He looks lovely. Falcon and Sabretooth just became my new fan fiction. (Okay, not really)

  39. alecsma says:

    Swoki aside, anyone else think Lily Collins has lost a considerable amount of weight?

    • Erinn says:

      Yes – I barely recognized her in the photo that I saw posted.

    • antipodean says:

      @alecsma, you are not the only one. I immediately thought she doesn’t look well in those pictures. Hope she is looking after herself. I have always loved her Papa’s music so much. And, she is such a young girl, and should be in the bloom of youth. Makes me misty-eyed to remember those days, when the world was at one’s feet, and full of possibilities!

      • Boo says:

        Yes. Look at her knees :-( She’s unhealthy skinny, not healthy skinny. She doesn’t exercise yet somehow is too thin suddenly.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Yup. She looks drawn and tired and has lost a significant amount of weight. Hope all is well with her as well . . . but I doubt it.

  40. spidey says:

    If Tom ditches her now the world tour of Europe has come to and end and he is returning to work, do you think she will send him the bill?

  41. RUNSWITHSCISSORS says:

    I just want to know if his allowance will be weekly or monthly. Also, will it be American dollars or British pounds?

    BTW, in honor of Independence Day I will be making watermelon daiquiris. If anyone out there would like one, just let me know.

  42. M.A.F. says:

    :chimes in from the bar:

    Is there a reason why two of the women had to take their shirts off in that shoot and NONE of the men took their pants off? Disappointed.

    As for all of this drunkenness, unless there is a Wimbledon outing and/or a 4th of July Parade of their love, I will know these two are not in it to win it.

  43. Elise says:

    Far as I can see, all the “thirsty” and “famewhoring” stuff seems to be based on paparazzi photos. Where are the interviews? The late show appearances? The press conferences? The press releases? Nope, none of that. I’m inclined to think that this is a case of two well-known people (one far better known than the other) who got together, and a bunch of professional celebrity stalkers who know darn well that they can sell photos to the Daily Mail and its American equivalents.

    Oh, and he’s not throwing his head back in that photo. It may appear so because of the angle, but as someone who pays attention to heads above the vertical, he’s just straightening up. (Unless you’ve got a different photo I’m not seeing here.)

    • Erinn says:

      Geez Elise- don’t bother with that kind of logic.

      Honestly – I’ve said it before too – most of the narrative of Taylor being so immature and marriage obsessed is coming largely from pap photos and people who just want a reason to mock her. Tom’s always loved the center of attention as well, so not a whole lot of this is all that surprising. But again – pap takes a photo – photo goes into magazine where an attention grabbing headline is written with a story to support it, filled with ‘sources’. I’d say about 75% of what’s assumed about her/this couple is based on pure speculation.

    • Luca76 says:

      I think anyone who knows anything about celebrity gossip knows that these photo ops are orchestrated. They can definitely pick and choose when they want to be photographed.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Well, I’m going to say you are wrong, er, to be more polite, mistaken. Anyone who knows anything about celebrity gossip knows there’s an erroneous narrative claiming celebrities can totally pick and choose when they are photographed.
        Anyone who actually works in an environment that celebrities occasionally wander through (example: concierge in a hotel) knows that paparazzi throw hundreds of dollars around just to get tips increasing their ability to snag a money shot of celebrities/sports figures FAR less ‘hot’ at the moment than these two are!

    • Sixer says:

      He is SO throwing his head back and I will NEVER hear different. Throw, throw, throwitty throw. I will love that picture until the end of time itself.

      • Eve says:

        I’m right there with you (except my love for that picture won’t last as much).

        P.S.: Titus Pullo, my 20 lbs cat just dropped a bomb on the litter box. I kid you not, his poop could be weaponized.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Titus Pullo! Well, he’s living up to his name.

      • Sixer says:

        Evelet – I have a little collection of hilarious pictures from this site. There’s one of Kate Cambridge with helicopter hair, for example. Tommy-omelette and his head throwing is going straight into that collection. I will treasure it always.

        Titus Pullo is the bestest name for a cat.

    • K.C. says:

      @Elise, if I could literally hand you a drink through the computer screen, I would. THANK YOU for this comment. You’re talking too much sense.

      Famewhoring, to me, equates to gushing about each other in interviews, posting constantly about each other on social media, having their reps comment on their love life, etc. They might get there eventually, but they haven’t yet. I think it’s undeniable they called the paps in some instances over the past two weeks, but I suspect that is more to control how they’re seen/steer the narrative away from “Taylor cheated and this is a secret affair.” Which it kinda would’ve looked like, if they were sneaking around. Being so open about it makes it seem more innocent, even if it’s not. Regardless, I don’t think it’s attention for the sake of attention, but just to control things as they see fit. I’m not saying they don’t like/want the attention—they’re entertainers and it’s clear they both love the spotlight. But that’s not the full scope of what’s going on here, IMO. I think there were plenty of pap/fan photos that were not planned in any way, because it’s TAYLOR SWIFT and the woman is bound to be followed by photographers whether she calls them or not.

      A lot of the desperate/crazy Taylor narrative comes from years of headlines and speculation derived from her songs/flings when she was in her late teens/early 20s (kinda unfair if you ask me). And a lot (actually, all) of the assumptions of what is going on with Tiddles has been based on some pictures and made up “sources.” There’s way too much shade being thrown their way considering we literally have no idea what’s going on, other than the fact that they’re evidently having fun together. I think they make a world of sense together based on what we know of their personalities, but beyond that, when you stop to ACTUALLY think about it, we know nothing. This monster has spun out of control WAY past anything they’ve done.

    • justme says:

      There is one of him throwing his head back and laughing. Of course TH is ALWAYS throwing his head back and laughing. He has even entered the Urban Dictionary with this:

      http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Ehehehe

      “A form of laughter used by the English actor Tom Hiddleston. Often accompanied by throwing ones head backwards and showing as much teeth as physically possible.”

      Finally found the picture!

      http://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/Taylor-Swift-Tom-Hiddleston-Rome-Photos-June-2016-41800521#photo-41800613

      • Cricket says:

        They should add Duchess Doolittle along in that description of the ‘ehehehehe’ she has it mastered to a science as well.

      • Elise says:

        Okay, I’ll grant you that one. Head definitely above vertical! But I still stand by what I said about the publicity stuff.

    • pubic relations 2016 ;) says:

      That’s right Elise! Every famous couple puts together a press conference announcing to the world they’re banging! Ffs…really? You think this is actually a LEGIT thing? Oh, dear. Read. Between. The. Lines.

  44. Beach girl says:

    Interesting article in the Washington Post today on the windfall this Love Tour has been for the media, and describes how some of it works. Tried posting link AGAIN today and it just kicks it out then disappears. Really weird.

    • spidey says:

      I’ll try:
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/06/30/taylor-swift-and-tom-hiddlestons-parade-of-love-is-a-gold-mine-for-paparazzi-a-dream-scenario/

      Love it where it says “the small seaside town of Ipswich” Ipswich has a population of over 130,000 and it was Aldeburgh anyway.

    • browniecakes says:

      The Post is saying the blatant PDA is not Taylor’s style. Not sure I agree. Look at the pix of THEO in the cab in London vs. TnT in EVERY picture. Are they saying Tom is the instigator of the over the top affection?

      • Christin says:

        Four years ago, she walked around with a taller, teenage boy’s hand on her chest. She was acting out a 1950s movie scene, clinging to his arm, as he grinned.

    • Crocuta says:

      Interesting article. What I get out of it is that now they’re hot pie and will get followed and photographed if they want it or not (even if it was arranged at the beginning, from now on they’re targets in general).

      But I don’t know why they would be so hard to track for paparazzis (people claim this HAS to be arranged because how else would they know they’re there?). Fans on gossip sites freak me out every time when they come up with way too up-to-date info on celebrities. They know where some are before it hits the press. They go to bars and cafes around celeb’s houses. Commentators on THIS very site are tracking her plane (not much info there, but if you can do that, imagine what a professional paprazzi with a bit of tip-of money can get).

  45. Grant says:

    This charade is making me hate both of them.

  46. browniecakes says:

    Do you think they have pet names for each other?

  47. browniecakes says:

    Love the picture at top of Tom coming off a commercial flight into LAX right before the Love Tour. “If I make it work with Taylor I’ll never have to see this dump again!”

    • RUNSWITHSCISSORS says:

      That’s right on the mark – no more flying commercial and waiting in lines with the unwashed masses. But I wish I could have all of his wasted frequent flyer miles. Just think of all the trips to Bora Bora…

  48. Beach girl says:

    Hey @Spidey thank you !

    • spidey says:

      You’re welcome. Next time try posting without the link, then go back to edit it and put the link in.

    • Sixer says:

      You guys – be careful about this. I imagine the link checking is there for reasons important to the owners here. Shouldn’t really try to subvert it.

  49. lisa2 says:

    These TayTo threads remind me of who people her would post 100′s of comments about Benedict Cumberbatch..

    then it all stopped.

  50. Chelsea says:

    Who would thought hiddles would be the new poster boy for guys who sleep their way to the top? 😂

  51. Beach girl says:

    TS $40 mil plane seats 12. Gonna try link one more time..

    http://stylecaster.com/taylor-swift-private-jet/

  52. browniecakes says:

    The next time I imagine he will be interviewed is a SD Comic Con – a convention about comic books, movies and TV shows. Will he get allot of Qs about Taylor or this crowd doesn’t care about a pop star?

    • K.C. says:

      There is no way he is getting out of that convention without being asked about her. No way. Even if that’s not the main interest, it’s bound to be brought up.

  53. RUNSWITHSCISSORS says:

    Damn, looks like Tay Tay’s jet was on the move again today… although I can’t see destination. I was hoping for a longer reprieve.

    Kinda feel sorry for the flight crew. They’re not getting any rest.

    • Miss Melissa says:

      I find it amazing that it can be tracked like that. How are you able to do it?

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Which is dangerous. Flight crews need rest

      • Boo says:

        With her money I would expect she has more than one flight crew. In fact I’d assume she has a few in different parts of the world and across USA. For ease of access.

        Also her plane needs maintenance. It could be it’s flying off to her preferred mechanics for clean up, tune up etc.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Well, if she flew into Nashville or NYC and the party is in Watch Hill, she’ll need to fly to RI because neither Amtrak or I-95 go through South County. Oh wait, they both do!

  54. Craig says:

    I swear in that DM photo she’s whispering in his ear “A little to left buddy you’re blocking the shot. Let’s just get this kiss over with, and no tongue.”

  55. Chelsea says:

    It’s the same paparazzi company who is credited on the photos all over the place from Rhode Island to Nashville to Rome. Do the photographer travel with them? 😂
    What a change it is from Tayvin, when Taylor went on holiday with Calvin the paparazzi didn’t know where they were until they had left.

    • browniecakes says:

      well, as stated, there’s room for 12 on Tay’s planes.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      She instagrammed those trips herself

    • Beach girl says:

      Yahoo UK is reporting the same company – Image Direct- also attended the wedding of one of her best friends last year. Just to close the loop. They’ve made $ on this tour.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Actually, Fameflytenet has original credits on most of the UK pics. But it doesn’t matter, because they aren’t “pap” companies, paps aren’t assigned to particular agencies in general–they go to highest bidder, or they may have a ‘standing offer if you get X shot.’ As we saw in a few pics, there was a pack of paps following them.

  56. Ally8 says:

    Well, if it was partly a strategy to drown out that exploitative tacky nightmare of a Kanye video with a 1950s travelogue romance, well done!

    • browniecakes says:

      And another part strategy to rub Tay’s ex’s face in it. And another part strategy to fill up some empty time in the calendar getting to know each other, Tay style, which is to fly around and meet the parents. And a strategy for TH to get loved up. Those who follow him suspect it had been awhile. And possibly a strategy to get TH’s name broken through on sites that now mock him but used to pay no attention to him at all. Bond + Taylor doesn’t seem a strategy to me. Two vastly different audiences.

  57. margaret says:

    Did you see this blind item on ENTY:
    ‘Apparently this relationship might go full on Tom Cruise with our A+ list singer being pregnant
    . Much like the Cruise relationship with Katie Holmes, there will be lots of talk about the paternity of the child and how quickly there was a pregnancy in the relationship.’

    • Alex says:

      OH SNAP. If this is true I will be laughing hysterically for YEARS to come

    • Miss Melissa says:

      Since the days of Hunterbatch, I have been convinced that ENTY trolls the web for his little tidbits, and may in fact get many of his ideas from comments on threads just like this one.

      Stuff gets suggested here and eventually some form of it ends up as an ENTY blind…just sayin.

      Really, it’s the law of attraction in action. We put it out there and it comes right back to us!

      • Emmet says:

        @Miss Melissa
        and Ace at Blind Gossip reads Enty and builds the entries off that

        what gets me is the PR people who read us
        and they do!!

    • Maria says:

      enty has been called out way too much for making things up. dont trust that site.

  58. seesittellsit says:

    Hiddles’ thirst for fame and celebrity has never been a state secret – but I suppose I like a lot of others figured that since he had real trained actor RADA chops, and noticeable talent, they were automatically combined with, I dunno, taste and, um, values?

    Maybe you can be a RADA-trained actor with real talent and a distinguished English background and still be a narcissistic famewhore with shallow values?

    The whole show reminds me of something George Bernard Shaw once said, about something (“abroad”?) – “There’s no ‘there’ there.”

    • Eliza says:

      You guys put too much stock in RADA, Eton and plummy British accents. You’re fooled by the exterior. He was always hyper ambitious, cringe worthy and über earnest. He wasn’t hiding,
      Not a popular opinion perhaps, honestly he’s not that talented, yes I said it… He’s a little too mannered for the movies. This why his best work is Loki- a two dimensional comic book hero. He’s great as Loki, mediocre in many other performance.
      His peer group has Ben cumbebatch, Ben whishaw, Tom Hardy, Michael fassbender. Eddie redmayne, Ciwitel ejiofor, all of those guys are better movie actors.

      • spidey says:

        Have you seen him in any Shakespeare?

      • Eliza says:

        Saw the hollow crown. Whishaw was much better. Sophie Okonedo severely underrated.

      • justme says:

        I saw Hollow Crown as well – loved Hiddleston AND Ben Whishaw – they were playing two totally different kinds of characters – Richard II and Henry V (or Prince Hal). (And I really loved Joe Armstrong, but then Hotspur has always been my boy.) Sophie Okenedo was fine in Henry VI, but Henry VI is just not as good a series of plays as the later Richard II-Henry V series.

        I originally saw TH in Return to Cranford, where he was absolutely a love and then in War Horse, where I remember thinking – “oh dear, blond and handsome and kind and decent and in WWI – he ain’t going to last!”

        I have never seen Loki but I do like Hiddleston and think he is a very fine actor. And I’ve seen the other guys as well. His personal life is currently amusing, but that does not take away from his ability.

        But tastes differ obviously. He did get great reviews for the Hollow Crown.

      • spidey says:

        ” “oh dear, blond and handsome and kind and decent and in WWI – he ain’t going to last!””

        :)
        You can just tell when something nasty is going to happen to the goody can’t you?

    • Person says:

      Gertrude Stein said this about her hometown, Oakland.

  59. Grump says:

    So, at this point, I think it’s unlikely this is only for PR. I mean, these two are getting raked over the coals in the press, so it feels like this has to have some element of genuine interest on both their parts, right?

    I’m sure the fame/attention is part of the thrill of the relationship, but I think they’re both into each other (as well as each other’s public persona, bank accounts, etc.). Otherwise, this is the worst attempt at PR/public recognition/change the narrative of a break up that has ever been attempted.

    I wonder if they will marry. I think if they do, it will happen soon. An engagement announcement in 6 months.

    Otherwise, I predict they’ll be together a year or so, and then an amicable “too busy, couldn’t make it work” announcement (followed by, a few weeks later, some sort of scandal, similar to how the Calvin break up went).

  60. Green Is Good says:

    Seriously, Loki and My Little Pony Princess are trolling us. Or it’s an avant garde multimedia performance art thing. Or it could just be f@cking annoying as shit.

  61. Gggggg says:

    btw the vatican = sistine chapel … bernini sculptures ! it’s crazy not to go if you’re in rome

  62. browniecakes says:

    If Tom didn’t have to be in AU until possibly October they may have done this slower and more quietly.

    • Eliza says:

      You mean they could have done the pap walks at a slower rate? So many pap walks so little time.

  63. Phoebe says:

    My sources told me EXCLUSIVELY that Taylor has arranged for rainbow colored candy to fall from marshmallow clouds during her annual bouncy barbie dreamhouse party of year “TAYMERICA”, and that Tom is planning to propose by floating in shirtless on a unicorn and pledging his undying devotion.

    You heard it here first!

  64. Meemoo says:

    What a pair of goons.
    I’m so over it.

  65. Emily says:

    Fun fact!- Although she seems to avoid the topic of religion in interviews etc, it’s actually widely speculated that Taylor is from a Catholic family. Her brother goes to a Catholic university, and there are old pics of her wearing Catholic bracelets.

    I have no idea what Taylor’s current religious beliefs are and I’m sure this visit to the Vatican was more about getting papped than anything, but I think she’s likely a cradle Catholic.

    • Cricket says:

      I wouldn’t hold much to her brother’s Catholic university. He went to Notre Dame and there are a bunch of Catholic universities here where the only thing ‘Catholic’ about them is they have/had a cross in the classroom. I know, I went to one. There were more non-Catholics in attendance. I don’t know what a Catholic bracelet is though?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I’m Catholic and don’t know what a Catholic bracelet is either.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Irish/ Sicilian here. Raised in a hardcoreCatholic family with three aunts who were nuns. I am well versed in all kinds of weird Catholic gear including relics and scapulars, and I have never heard of a Catholic bracelet. She could mean a chaplet, which is like a mini-rosary, but you are not supposed to wear these.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Maybe a rosary bracelet? They’re lovely.

  66. Basi says:

    I’m confused….so people on here think this relationship is real? Seriously. I’m asking. I just assume PR stunt given her track record and these obvious “for the paps” photos. If I’m missing tongue in cheek snark and you all are in on the joke then apologies. But if not….Seriously folks she’s a beard.

  67. Fred watkins says:

    He means she can afford him.

  68. Bread and Circuses says:

    You don’t have to be Catholic or Christian or even religious for the Vatican to be worth seeing. It’s a spectacular building packed full of astonishing artwork.

    The church was rich, rich, rich and had centuries to spend their money on nice things. You can appreciate the Vatican for purely secular reasons. Or even “Golly, dat dome is rill, rill big” reasons.

  69. Lucy says:

    She dropped him off IN LUTON. Never gonna stop laughing.
    Luton. OMG.

    • spidey says:

      Haha, don’t be rotten, what’s wrong with Luton?

      • Lucy says:

        Luton is awful! I’m from Luton originally so I can say that.

        I wonder if he got the Megabus to London or if she shelled out on National Express.

    • Emmet says:

      Awesome
      Luton

      did she at least give him bus fare?

    • Fanny says:

      Luton is the airport private jets use.

      • Spiderpig says:

        Actually most private jets use one of the airports in London (mostly City).

        Luton is a very very shitty airport in Bedfordshire that’s famous for being the place the super cheap budget (eg EasyJet) flights leave from. It somehow wangled to name London Luton even though it’s a full two counties away from London. It’s practically a watchword for the horror of cheap flights. Full of drunk chavs going on stag dos, etc.

        It’s basically the exact opposite of life as Taylor Swift’s kept boy toy.

  70. LMB says:

    It’s a conspiracy. She thinks he’s gonna be James Bond and she wants to be the Bond girl and sing the Bond tune. God, I hope Tom Hardy becomes Bond. This twat doesn’t deserve it.

  71. Eve says:

    My prediction: engagement in three or four months, marriage by the end of the year.

    • Bonzo says:

      Mine is similar, but with specific events in mind.

      Engaged before the Emmys (Sept)
      Married before SI premiers (V-Day?)

  72. Molly says:

    just wondering: does anybody think this is real?

    • Christin says:

      It’s either a true, famous geeks in love summer romance or a mutually beneficial arrangement, and I’d give equal odds. Maybe a convenient combination?

      Actually, I’ll put my wager on the latter – it’s a bit of both.

    • Spiderpig says:

      Eh, they might actually be banging. Who knows. But yes it’s completely being used as a PR stunt. It’s funny no one saw this coming, for years they’ve been the two most fame-hungry celebs out there. It’s only fitting they should pair up.

  73. TotallyBiased says:

    I also don’t know why people suddenly think private jets are above him, or a new thing. Looking at pics from his PA Olly, Hiddleston and company were on private jets quite a bit over the last several years. From Toronto to the UK at least once, from mainland to Hawai’i, and I believe some jaunts during the I Saw the Light initial push last year. But paparazzi didn’t care then, because they wouldn’t get big bucks for a pic. So no effort made, and pap pics only when he came through expected areas such as LAX.

  74. The Understudy says:

    Unsure if this quoted comment is reliable but I can believe he thinks she’s the one, he has nailed his colours to the mast on this by being so public even though I think they have both just decided they are going to do whatever they want and not let any intrusion stop them, why should they?

    How flattering is it to woo a pop princess and have her gushing all over him, she is a serious ego boost. Tom seems to love epic adventures and this is just that, I can see him throwing everything at her and being prepared to be her lap dog whilst he feels that way.

    I doubt Tom has researched her media profile and I think he is just blinkered by love/lust and finding his ideal mate. At 35 with many friends and relatives married with kids how lonely must it be to come home after all those times away filming and promoting? What is the point in either of them having success if they don’t have a special someone to share it with and enjoy the spoils? Consider the effort he puts into his work and then think about how much he will put into his future wife, if she is the one. The work cannot fail to take a back seat.

    Seems to me Taylor has kissed a fair few frogs in her time and this one did turn out to be a real life prince, how could she fail to be bowled over? I know far more about her now than I cared to, her media persona seems very much like she really goes for guys she wants, the Douglas Booth (PR by Luke Windsor BTW) phase seemed crazy and she was looking to buy a house in North London back then.

    Thing is after less than a month how well do they really know each other, everyone puts their best face on first in the beginning. I hope we don’t get a quick engagement for both their sakes, I hope this lull is them realising they need to take a moment. Still I see no way he can bust this up and come out with any dignity, as has been said I only see this ending if she calls time. But hey who truly knows what will happen next, it could be dictated by his schedule and we’ll soon know how deeply they need to be together as it will appear in glorious HQ photos. They are doing their thing and it’s the media and comments that are driving the stories, contrived or not.

    I am intrigued but troubled as an admittedly over invested party. I yearn for well considered articles about his work, intellectual interviews and news on new projects. I wonder how he will react when questioned? A smirk no comment, a steely glare or the full Tom Cruise couch performance…

    • browniecakes says:

      Tom used to be annoyed by ‘do you agree your posh education/upbringing led to your success?’ interviewers’ questions. I think he’ll miss those questions. Now it will be ‘how’s Taylor, where’s Taylor”, etc.?’ If you think his mum might be asking when they are getting married it will be no match for how often the press asks.

    • Bonzo says:

      As much as I’m enjoying the entertainment that Tiddles has brought me this month, on a more serious note:

      I assume that if Tom was willing to go public within a couple of weeks of hooking up (assuming his trip to LA was to see her), then he’s ALL IN this relationship and willing to go the distance. These two have a lot going against them (age/maturity difference, different home countries, busy schedules, disparity of income/fame/success, hunger for attention) and I’d hope they’d date long enough for the infatuation to end and see if they can make it work. Divorce sucks and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, especially if kids are involved.

      • The Understudy says:

        I am reminded of the interview when Tom spoke about the difference between falling in love and having a checklist for someone you are trying to share your life with. It looks like love, even passion from many angles but they have met each other’s families which is often a sign of commitment, certainly trust. Is it one of them or both of their enthusiastic, optimistic personalities that are driving this so fast?

  75. spidey says:

    Today is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, over 1,000,000 casualties.

    Puts this into perspective doesn’t it?

  76. Heather says:

    I don’t get it. Would it really kill men in their thirties to date women in their thirties? That’s so old school, I know.

    I thought Elizabeth Olson was the ONE. Oh wait, that was last month.

    • erica says:

      When they were at the Vatican, I’m surprised they didn’t have the Pope marry them. Smile for the cameras Your Holiness.