Tom Hiddleston & Taylor Swift fly into LAX: is Tom ‘tired’ of all the photo-ops?

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The Great & Glorious Tiddlebanging of 2016 has NEW PHOTOS. And they are pretty great photos, let me tell you. Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston were photographed at LAX last night, flying into LA from the East Coast. Tom and Taylor presumably were flying in from Rhode Island, which is where they were for the Taymerica Fourth of July celebrations.

What’s interesting about these photos… well, SO MUCH is interesting. Reportedly, they are en route to Australia, where Tom will be filming Thor: Ragnarok. There were some theories floating around that The Glorious Tiddlesbang party would be over as soon as Tom left for Australia. But look! Tay-Tay is coming with him, maybe! She doesn’t have anything to do this summer, honestly. Her tour is over, she doesn’t have an album to promote, all she has to do is write and record music, which she’s probably doing as we speak anyway. They have recording studios and producers in Australia!

What else is interesting? Tom does seem protective of Taylor, in that boyfriend-esque way. This is their airport debut, and their body language seems fine. He even put his arm around her as they made their way through LAX (with her bodyguards in tow).

In other Glorious Tiddlesbanging news, The Daily Mail made a big deal about how Taylor had a professional photographer documenting all of the “fun” and “spontaneity” at her Taymerica party. I’m not bothered by the idea of Taylor hiring a professional photographer to document the party – considering how much thought and money went into the party, it would have been strange if she hadn’t hired a photographer. But what’s weird is the dissemination of the professional photographer’s photos via the squad’s Instagram accounts. That reveals Machiavellian levels of image-control. And here’s my last thing:

Even Tom Hiddleston is getting sick of the social media sensation that is #Swiddleston. Sources tell us that Taylor Swift is a “clingy girlfriend” and she initiated all the photo-ready displays of affection at her July Fourth extravaganza. The snaps show the pair frolicking in the sea and on the beach. Our spy even noticed a camera-fatigued Hiddleston sneaking off for a beer with some guys.

“He seems to get tired of the endless Instagram photo opps after, like, the third hour in the water,” sniffed an insider.

[From Page Six]

LOL. Maybe Tom thinks that if he gets Taylor away from the squad and the machinery in America, their love can grow and deepen? Maybe that’s why she’s coming to Australia with him?

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Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. JamesBond says:

    Aw Uncle Hiddles didn’t have to hold the little girl’s hand! She’s finally growing up!

    • Mira says:

      Uncle Hiddles looks tired, its a hard life partying with the kids!

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Uncle Hiddles looks better with that tan he’s sporting now. Younger, I think.

      • KiddVicious says:

        I was just thinking he looks pretty good with a tan. I think he’s actually kind of cute now.

    • JamesBond says:

      The Daily Fail…the gift that keeps on giving. Who knew Uncle Hiddles being sweaty was news!
      http://i.imgur.com/bb4dLdS.jpg

      • Mira says:

        Oh dear, he needs some sleep

      • imqrious2 says:

        Love the caption of the pic: “Sweltering LA heat”. It’s barely been 80* here all week, and it’s overcast most mornings. By the beach, where LAX is, it’s even cooler. Something else may be making him sweat lol 😉

      • twilly says:

        Why did they go through the main part of the airport when there is a private entrance, where no one but security is allowed. Still milking it!

      • M.A.F. says:

        That’s not sweat. That is the face of person who has yet to figure out the purpose of sunscreen lotion. Christ, you could peel the skin off his forehead.

      • jammypants says:

        Tommy needs some skincare stat.

      • PimmsCupInAPimpCup says:

        This is going to a sh!t job for make-up artists and compositors.
        Loki is very pale, what with being royalty and an ice giant in disguise.
        Thank you for your professionalism, Hids.
        You know how many hours it’s gonna take to correct that?

      • lilacflowers says:

        He spent close to two hours in makeup to be Loki in previous films. They always completely covered him in white makeup.

    • Ayesha says:

      Funny comment

  2. Lennox says:

    The source says he only got tired after the THIRD HOUR?? I’d be sick of it after three minutes.
    Boy looks rough.

    • Timbuktu says:

      There’s no way they spent 3 hours frolicking in the Ocean on the 3rd or the 4th, it was quite cold in the East Coast!

  3. Megan says:

    Taylor’s whole life is all about Instagram opportunities. Tom needs to get used to this or move on from her.

  4. Goats on the Roof says:

    This relationship is exhausting. I want her shoes.

    • Trace_smiles says:

      They’re absolutely exhausting but I’ll take the shoes and if I can morph my stumpy legs into something like hers, that’d be great!

    • Esmom says:

      Yes. And I do like the shoes but that hairstyle…bleh. People debate what “mom hair” is — I give you Exhibit A.

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        Taylor’s never had great hair, but this is plain awful.

      • Jen says:

        It’s especially bad in this picture…Taylor, those bangs have got.to.go. If not the bangs, please no more bangs and little girl bob. This was the standard look for every girl in my second grade class.

      • helena says:

        she’s had great hair. long, curly, lush hair.

      • Becki says:

        TOTALLY agree!! Her hair.is.the.worst!

      • Scal says:

        She used to have those long amazing curls. It’s when she started chopping it off, dying it to that awful shade, and flat ironing it all the time that it started to look awful. Her natural hair is actually super pretty.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I don’t like the shape, but I think the color here is better than the harsh white she was wearing for a bit.

      • Laura says:

        She looks like her mum in those pics.

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        #BettyDraperWannaBe

    • Artemis says:

      I could never. I could be so in lust and love with somebody but I would need a bit of space. They’ve been attached at the hip from day 1 and maybe, MAYBE without the long flights, I would not run away screaming and end up hating my bf but I doubt it. I’m so happy when I can chill in my own room with food and TV after spending a fun day with friends.

      And even without Tom she always has hanger-ons (like many celebs) whether that’s friends, colleagues or people in her team. It’s bizarre that celebs always need hanger-ons or yes-people around them. Or media attention which is suffocating in a different way. I guess you really have to love fame to sustain that lifestyle and justify the attention seeking choices.

      • Aussie girl says:

        I’m with you there in the needing your space thing. I love socialising and in the past spending time with my then partner. But Lordy I love my own space. One of my exes ( lol sounds like I have a ton) was so full on and wanted to spend 24/7 with me at the start and would freak out or accuses me of been selfish, upset about something or unfaithful by my need for alone time. Needless to say the relationship didn’t survive the early stages due to this.

      • Ayesha says:

        Yes, especially celebrities belong to music and fashion industries, they always like to be surrounded by friends, people and lights, Tom wouldn’t be able to handle this life.

      • Angel says:

        Couldn’t agree more. Nothing better than time to myself, NCIS and pizza. Also the showy-ness of this relationship lacks something genuine. Reminds me of Tom and Katie or George and Amal. It’s like….LOOK! LOOK HOW IN LOVE WE ARE!!!

        Everyone’s different but when I think true love I think of people being protective, private and tender, not strolling their lover out for photos.

    • browniecakes says:

      I want her body guards (and money and boyfriend.)

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I love her shoes too. I have a thing for oxfords, they are so cute!

  5. Meee4 says:

    He only put his hand on her once they asked if its true love. Watch the video. These are non sanctioned paps. Totally different. She didn’t quite have time for her trademark smirk at them. 😏

    • The Understudy says:

      Someone was also shouting and asking if it was all for publicity, these are the rabid paps that they will have to face close up when out in public, not pleasant I’m sure. He does look tired and was sweating profusely, could they not have made a more private entry into LA to avoid this?

      We will see if they are just hanging on to every moment they can together before he goes off to Australia and stopping off to view her west coast real estate. Does she have a beach house here? He may still not have to be on set just yet, I still wonder how big his role is in this film. If he is at comic con in a couple of weeks will he go and come back?

      I still have hopes for that Murray final and if he is not in Australia and not there I will believe he has been totally Swiftmatised.

      • Fa says:

        She always make private entry to LA but this time she change her trademark I think she wanted to be paps

      • browniecakes says:

        Swiftmatised is certainly kinder than p-whipped.
        Could have flown in to any number of airports around here used for small planes and big stars.
        I bet what is shouted by paps is not pleasant. Controlling the media is so hard.
        Close ups of him show a nice tan.
        One gossip site said they’re moving into her LA property together. He seems to have more luggage than her.

      • Becky says:

        I thought they were arriving at LAX for a commercial flight to Australia? Surely they flew in on her jet and I’d guess to a smaller airport or transferred more privately. First class passengers can use a more private check at LAX surely.

      • Algernon says:

        @ Becky

        First class passengers still have to go through security. You’ll see celebrities going through LAX sometimes with airport officials accompanying them and letting them through an express line so they don’t cause too much havoc with other passengers (the security scene at LAX can be *brutal* and having a celeb surrounded by a dozen paps or more is just one more strain no one wants to deal with), but they still have to go through the public security area.

      • bonzo says:

        The point being, they *could have* flown in privately on her jet and they chose not to. They wanted the world to know they were in LA. They’re still documenting the Great Tiddlesbanging of 2016.

        Uncle Hiddles looks worn out, poor sausage.

      • K.C. says:

        I have to think in this instance there must’ve been a logistical reason why they didn’t take her jet. Celebs get photographed all the time at LAX, and it never looks like the pleasant/planned sort. These are the rabid paps yelling in their faces, not the polite, paid-off ones that she likes.

      • Starkiller says:

        “that Murray final”? Bit presumptuous, considering he hasn’t even made it through the semis yet.

      • The Understudy says:

        @starkiller, forgive my poorly constructed sentence, my hopes are that Murray makes the final and then I would have been intrigued to see if they attended. Any chance seems remote as the story seems to be they arrived in LA to fly out to Australia. I would hate to presume he would get through to the final Djokovic didn’t.

  6. lilacflowers says:

    Does her contract with the bodyguards require them to wear checked shirts?

  7. Jayna says:

    He had a long weekend of fun and partying and being around lots of new people to mingle with and get to know (small talk is exhausting) and up early probably for flying out on a very, very long flight. I’m sure he’s exhausted. As you rush through an airport, most celebs, who are hounded by paps in the airport, aren’t all smiley.

    • Sarah says:

      Yes. My private jet, in which I am crammed into a tiny seat surrounded by strangers, is exhausting!!

  8. Sixer says:

    These are BORING photos. I am struggling for a joke. This is not what I want from The Great Tiddlesbanging. Hmph. If it’s all going to devolve into airport photos, I’m just going to sulk and shout BRING BACK JARTHY.

    • Meee4 says:

      Oh just wait when she’s hanging out with Pataky, while the menfolk are at work. That should be all sorts of crazy. Watching them out camera hog each other = instant comedy gold.

      • Sixer says:

        Sorry, I replied before you edited.

        Ok. I concede there is potential.

      • Robin says:

        Oh geez, I hadn’t thought about Elsa. She’s thirstier than Swift and Hiddleston combined. Maybe the two ladies can compare plastic surgery results.

      • popup says:

        Elsa has already made it her mission to celebrate Taymerica on July 4, 2017.

      • Dara says:

        That was the first thing I thought when I saw Taylor was headed to Oz. Elsa is probably giddy at this development, and has a long list of all the Instagram moments she wants to capture. Hopefully they keep each other occupied while their menfolk are off filming.

      • K2 says:

        If she asked Miley over at the same time, and then all the menfolk for a barbie too, and documented the events… she’d have her Instagram blow up like never before.

        I can’t imagine she’s not seen that potential.

    • Meee4 says:

      Lol!! You’re answer is hilariously true. As many have pointed out you can’t tell me he won’t be the butt of a few good jokes by his cast/crew.

      Bring on the diss Calvin. As tacky as it is, it will be curious thing to see her on the other side.

      • Sixer says:

        I do not understand this diss track thing. He wrote it from the POV of LEGS? Eh? What for? Why does he want to pretend to be LEGS?

        I bet I could write a better diss from the POV of LEGS than anything Adam comes up with.

      • Nicole says:

        Its out. Calvin fired the first song shot. Its more hilarious than these boring photos.

        Please tell me she’s going to australia. I cannot imagine the side eye he will get from people like Mark who largely lives out of the spotlight with his family.

      • Becky says:

        Nicole, I hope Ruffalo takes him to task about using private jets. He’s probably used 2 yrs worth of carbon footprint in 2 weeks

      • mary s says:

        This is for Sixer: why do you call him LEGS?

      • Sixer says:

        Mary

        Because I like leggy men. Simple as that. I used to call him PuddleTom as he reminded me of the leggy marshwiggle in the Narnia stories.

        (I should put this on a desktop note so I can cut and paste it, I’ve said it so many times since the advent of Tiddles and a gazillion new LEGS commenters!)

      • mary s says:

        Oh! Thanks.

      • bonzo says:

        Ha, Sixer. We have new posters that haven’t been reading this site for 4 years and familiar with all the nicknames — LEGS, Dragonflies, PuddleTom, TommyAnne (reference to AnnE Hathaway and her tryhardness).

        Now that he’s headed to Oz, we should probably mention Fluffalo, CHemboy and his wife Ramora, as in the suckerfish that latches on to a much bigger fish and goes along for the ride. Any others I’ve missed?

      • Laura says:

        @ sixer
        After seeing his legs without pants on he is no longer LEGS, he’s uncle hiddles.

      • Sixer says:

        I concur that the legs are much better when suited!

        I can’t think of any other nicknames we’ve coined, bonzo, but there were loads for Cumbersquatch too. My most recent was Benny the Bouncer.

        I think I need a new name for LEGS… hmm… Cockwomble of Cringe is too long for everyday use. I’ll get back to you.

      • jammypants says:

        @Sixer, you also have very helpful CBers taking up the task! But I dare say, LEGS is a great name.

      • jammypants says:

        @laura, his legs look good on film though :D

        Check out The Deep Blue Sea, Only Lovers Left Alive, and High-Rise

    • lilacflowers says:

      There is a roller coaster next door to the studio in Australia. If she does make the trip, we’re sure to get roller coaster pictures so you have that as a reason to live.

      Are the sixlets blocking the tennis again?

      We have lots of cake and some savory stuff and of course, plenty of champagne. We’ll be switching to Australian food and wine and beer later in the day.

      • Meee4 says:

        Tim tams please

      • Sixer says:

        Happily, no Sixlets. It was just a one day teachers strike. No Sixlets for at least the first half of Murray’s match tomorrow either. Things aren’t all bad!

        I draw the line at Vegemite.

      • lilacflowers says:

        We’re banning Vegemite.

      • Sixer says:

        Sorry, Aussies, an’ all, but Vegemite is a step too far.

        OMG! What if Tiddles release We Are In Australia And We Are Eating Vegemite instagrams? The fabric of society will surely crumble in the Englishman Spurns Marmite wars.

      • Nicole says:

        Maybe she can bring blake again

      • antipodean says:

        I am sorry Sixer, but I must disagree with you on the Vegemite front! I was born and raised on it on my sarnies for school lunch, and I will defend it to the death! We will have to agree to disagree on that one. To my shame, however, I have raised a daughter who is an ardent Marmite fan, as is my Scottish Mr Antipodean. It is a constant debate in the Antipodean household.
        Swiddles Down Under promises to be very entertaining. I wonder if a procession to Uluru will be in order, and there will be pics of all with plaid-shirted body guards, and an assortment of roos and cuddly joeys thrown in? The possibilities are endless, especially with Swifty at a loose end with no definite career commitments. I really don’t think LEGS knows what he is in for. It will be all too exhausting for him, methinks.
        Could I put an order in for VoVos, Violet Crumble, and Pineapple chunks, with maybe a custard square thrown in for good measure. Gotta give the old sheila a sugary snack for morning tea!

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Antipodean, yes, you may have all those things but you have to keep the vegemite way, way over there away from all the other goodies. Also vegemite and only vegemite will be served for all those who go on about the tabloid-created Bond issue. Craig is STILL under contract

      • Sixer says:

        Vegemite is all kinds of wrong, but I will allow antipodean to have some. Only her, though.

        Oh! I’ve now got an idea for a new film. Biopic of Steve Irwin because LEGS like to take a risk with outrage over accents in his work. Taylor to make acting debut as Terri Irwin (cos she’s American and you can’t expect Taylor to take a risk with accents on her filmic debut). LEGS will wrestle a crocodile!

      • bonzo says:

        Vegemite is OF THE DEVIL.

        TIM TAMS by contrast are amazing. Would you believe I found them in the cookie aisle of a grocery in Alaska? Whodathunkit? I would like pictures of TIDDLES doing the Tim Tam Slam while they’re there.

        Oh… and Sixer, Tim Tams are better than Penguins. I’ve had both and there’s no comparison.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        We will have Tim Tam slam competitions each morning during the Australian visit. Winner gets to claim Frisky the Bodyguard for the day.

    • Christin says:

      This is just the intermission.

      • Dlo says:

        @@lilaacfliwers, I have no idea what Tim Tams are, but if Frisky is involved Count Me In!!!

      • antipodean says:

        @ Dio,Tim Tams are uber delicious cookies/biscuits, they come in different flavours, I have had raspberry and white chocolate, and caramel ones, they are covered in chocolate and are especially tasty with a narsecupatea. And @Bonzo I must take issue with you alluding to my yeast extract (vegemite) as being of the Devil! Not around these here parts I tell ye. I also have to say that, while quite scrummy, and I get Mr Antipodean to bring them back from Waitrose when he is in the UK, Penguins are not quite the same as aforementioned Tim Tams, albeit a close second in my view!
        Thank you, Sixer, for allowing me my share of Vegemite, I know it is a gracious concession on your part.
        @Lilac, I will be sure to be a long way down wind of you while I am consuming my Vegemite toast and sarnies, only for you though.

      • Secret squirrel says:

        *sadly slinks off to the back of the garden because Sixer won’t let me have Vegemite*

        Tim Tams are available in America if you look hard enough. And you have to drink your coffee through one to truely appreciate them.

      • bonzo says:

        Antipodean, you know what Uncle Hiddles says about the devil and his tunes… ;-)

        I only do the Tim Tam Slam through milk — white or chocolate — lest my burn my tender tongue. But while we can find Tim Tams at World Market and other international grocery stores, it’s been years since I’ve seen them at a regular grocer so you can imagine my shock at delight in the middle of the Fred Meyer cookie aisle when I discovered them!

      • antipodean says:

        I am with you on the delight front @bonzo, I bet you thought you had died and gone to heaven! There was a time when they used to sell them at Target, but I haven’t seen them there for a while, sadly.
        I always try to be suitably aware of Uncle Tiddle’s views on all things. Maybe he will be converted to the delights of Vegemite when he is Down Under, although I have a suspicion he may be a Bovril man!

  9. goofpuff says:

    this is major hype for him and the movie. this will go on for a while until he gets the notoriety he wants to be in bigger things. besides he loves all the attention anyway otherwise why go along with the photo ops! I think they are having fun with the media crazy. plus I am very impressed with how skillful Tay Tay controls her image.

    • Fa says:

      I think this great for him it would not hurt his career first he is not a well know actor and he need big publicity and he got Taylor to help his career studio love to attract young fans like Taylor fanbase so I think this will benefit him more

    • Brittney B. says:

      Exactly… I don’t know why people keep connecting this to Bond, when he has Kong coming up. Now all the outlets are covering the fact that he’s filming for Kong. Major press for sure.

  10. GingerCrunch says:

    Seriously, her hair looks like the crappy, cheap wig I wore during chemo that I didn’t realize should’ve been trimmed by my stylist. (queasy) SHUDDER

  11. Alix says:

    I’m in awe of her handbag game. How many does she own???

    • Rachel says:

      That Louis Vuitton purse is the same one she’s been hauling about since Hiddleswift started – you can see it in the Coliseum photos too.

    • Phoebe says:

      Louis Vuitton also did her (hideous) Met Gala outfit so I’m sure she’s got some kind of deal with them to carry that bag awkwardly with T-Rex arms to show it off during this charade in as many pics as possible. Does LV think her teenybopper fans can afford that bag?

      • Lynnie says:

        I think they’re content with 12 year olds drooling/aspiring to own one now, if it means they’re willing to break their backs saving up for one later. Many designer brands are going that route trying to appeal to the new money/younger generation.

      • lilacflowers says:

        They are seeking the mothers of the teenybopper fans.

    • CornyBlue says:

      My fave was the Elizabeth and James purse she was carrying from the The Row’s collection which was literally named after Elizabeth Olsen lol

      • Beckysuz says:

        I love Elizabeth and James! I wore an E&J dress to a wedding last week and it was amazing! The fabric was like spanx and it made me look like I had awesome curves( I don’t).

  12. grabbyhands says:

    If I were his co-stars, I’d be pretty f**king annoyed about having to be party to this whole thing. Talk about an annoying distraction. I wonder if she’s angling for a cameo in the MCU?

    • lilacflowers says:

      How has this affected them at all?

      • Mia4s says:

        Won’t you think of poor Chris Hemsworth’s wife? (What’s her name again?) She tries and tries and no one really cares. All the attention will go one way. Have you no compassion for her thirst?!? ;-)

      • grabbyhands says:

        It hasn’t yet, and it may not-but if she’s going with him to Australia, that means a lot of press following her. That means a constant sideshow going on while you’re trying to film a movie, Personally, I would find it annoying and distracting.

        Mia4s-Right?? But I think Elsa will be excited to get tips on keeping and training your own personal photographer to get those perfect “candid” shots. If she and Chris were a little younger, they might be in the running to replace the Reynolds-Livelys, who I assume will not be on next year’s Fourth of July guest list since Ryan had the unmitigated gall to look less than 100% invested in the Taymerica dream in a released photograph.

    • Sixer says:

      We do not have a take your girlfriend to work day. Principally because the world would laugh at us if we did.

      We do have take your kids to work day. The Sixlets are always very disappointed in me about that because it involves sitting in their own living room and watching me type stuff very similar to the SPaG* they’ve already got bored with doing at school.

      (*Spelling and grammar acronym in UK education, hated by pupil and teacher alike.)

      • lilacflowers says:

        I think Marvel banned “Take your significant other to work day” too after Joss Whedon had a meltdown on the Central Park set of The Avengers. He was still complaining about somebody’s girlfriend annoying him on the commentary track for the film months later.

      • Sixer says:

        Hahahahaha. Oh, I love that!

      • Kitten says:

        I’m just here for you and Lilac’s comments, Sixer, and a few funny jabs here and there from other commenters.

        Otherwise, Tiddles is quickly getting stale. Didn’t take much time, sadly…

      • Sixer says:

        I hate to say it, Kitten, but I think I am running out of steam (and jokes), too. Tiddles needs to up its game. I’ll do my best for a bit yet, though.

      • bonzo says:

        Kitten, this is how the (Po)TayTo name came about — white and bland. Now that the initial shock of their relationship has worn off, they’re beginning to go stale. They need to up the ante with their PR maneuvers to keep some of us gabbing about them.

    • PimmsCupInAPimpCup says:

      Recall there were rumors of a cameo as Dazzler in X-Men: Apocalypse- she’s going for the 1.5 threat, because, honestly, for me, her work is so half-assed, she’ll never be a triple threat.

  13. shelly says:

    He looks knackered either they have been shagging all night, or all the flying around is taking its toll.
    He also looks quite p*ssed off, maybe he’s got wind of the negative publicity and snarky comments from the likes of Piers Morgan and Philip Schofield.
    His next interview should be interesting, I wonder if he’ll snark back.

    • Tiffany says:

      Shagging. Really. I just do not see it. Those kissing photos were downright comical. Image the next level.

  14. anon789 says:

    The big news of Tiddlebanging is Calvin Harris releasing a new single this week taking the piss at both Taylor and Tom.

  15. AG-UK says:

    She’s like the Queen with those tote bags..

  16. freebunny says:

    Looks like Taylor will soon be dumped again by the “man of her life and only luv”.

  17. Nancy says:

    And when the curtain is pulled, echoes of Boyfriends Past will ring in her ears……he just couldn’t handle her fame. Poor dat.

  18. Fa says:

    She never been get paps at LAX before this is first she always used her private jet & land in another small airport where there is not paps
    Also he doesn’t have his arm around her most of time he had his hand in his pocket

    • Rachel says:

      She has been papped at LAX before, multiple times. Most recently she was photographed arriving at LAX after the 1989 tour closed in Melbourne.

  19. kri says:

    “Taylor is a clingy girlfriend”..!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. And also, he can NEVER be Bond now. She’s got a better chance of landing that role.

  20. Maria says:

    not holding hands OHOH that means trouble in paradise.

    i hope tom isnt throwing her under the bus now. it would be somewhat of a sweet revenge for all the throwing under the bus she did tho.

    • bonzo says:

      Tom won’t be throwing HER under the bus, it’ll be the other way around. Tom needs Taylor a lot more than she needs him.

      Here’s how I imagine it will go down: Uncle Hiddles will get tired of the clinging and childishness and when the fun wears off he’ll finally realize that he’s a too old to be hanging out with “kids” and will start pulling away from her. She’ll get frustrated that she no longer has him under her control and will line up a replacement before drop kicking Tom out the front door.

      And then the cycle repeats.

      Rinse and spin.

      • RUNSWITHSCISSORS says:

        I think you’re right, Bonzo. He’s not about to let go, she’s his meal ticket. They’re attached to each other like barnacles.

        But I think it’s also possible that he might get annoyed with the clinging, or bored with being with just one tween, and cheat on her. Isn’t that why Susannah Fielding kicked him to the curb?

      • jammypants says:

        The guy’s net worth is $20 million. Meal ticket? LOL, sure he might not enjoy the private jets anymore, but he’s hardly a starving artist.

      • bonzo says:

        Jammy, we have no idea what his net worth is, other than estimating the value of his home. Beyond that, it’s just guesses. No one sees his tax returns. What we do know is, he doesn’t have 5 homes and 2 private jets and that he has 3 million twitter/facebook followers to her 78 million.

        She doesn’t need him, except to stick it to Calvin and show the world that she can have pretty much any guy she wants. Tom, on the other hand, has had a disappointing year at the box office and really needs to hit it out of the ballpark with Skull Island to prove his worthiness to the studios and get bigger and better paying roles.

      • jammypants says:

        He’ll do fine. He’s not scrapping for his next meal, and he at least has a home and a car, more than most typical actors, some of whom take public transport and rent.

  21. Lex says:

    Aren’t they sick of each other yet? I know they’re pretty new, but at least in normal relationships, you have time away from each other. I get annoyed with people easily, so I don’t know how much i would enjoy flying out everywhere with a new guy. I would much rather be vacationing with friends or family during my break.

    • Kitten says:

      Same. I wonder if being surrounded by friends and hangers-on all the time helps keep them distracted and prevents them from getting bored with each other. I don’t know…it definitely wouldn’t work for me.
      But my BF and I have a healthy amount of distance and time away from each other. We’re not that couple.

    • jammypants says:

      Early part of relationship, I doubt it. Once the honeymoon phase passes though, yea it gets old fast.

    • bonzo says:

      Didn’t Tom say something in the past about diving headfirst into things he gets really excited about? Maybe not those words exactly, but something along that line. I had the impression he’s a guy who might lose his head a bit when he discovers something new and exciting.

  22. Becky says:

    “Maybe Tom thinks that if he gets Taylor away from the squad and the machinery in America, their love can grow and deepen?”

    Like that’s gonna work….

  23. Sparkles says:

    I like this couple. I think their relationship is romantic although contrived, which I know seems like an oxymoron. Seeing them together puts a smile on my face. Swooooonnnnn.

    • browniecakes says:

      I agree Sparkes. TnT are both for PR and a real relationship – why can’t it be both? Part of why we fall in love is we envision that other person will make our life/future better.

    • Kitten says:

      I also think that it is both PR and real.

    • bonzo says:

      Real but with PR agendas attached, as with most HW relationships.

  24. Mulligan says:

    The pap shots Taylor and Elsa take together with the Hemsworth children are going to be glorious and full of thirst.

    • browniecakes says:

      Get Miley in on the roller coaster selfie with Elsa and Tay and we got ourselves a down under squad!

    • Mewsie says:

      OMG you are so right… Taylor and Elsa together will be like… “By your powers combined… I am… Captain THIRST!”

  25. Soprana says:

    Best summary I’ve read of this relationship from Twitter:

    Imagining Hiddleswift is like that time Jenna Maroney “dated” James Franco, and of them has a Japanese body pillow named Kimiko-tan.

  26. Londongal says:

    WAGON + Swift- I can’t wait!

  27. Miss M says:

    Is Miley Cirus in LA or Australia? If she is in the latter, she will hang out with Elsa. If not, Elsa might hang out w/ Taylor… I can’t wait! Elsa has a great Instagram…

    • Christin says:

      Sounds like Oz is about to experience a drought. The thirst times three (or four).

    • Phoebe says:

      Imagine the THEME PARTIES! If I remember correctly, Elsa also loves an offensive, cultural-appropriated themed party as much as Swifty does! What will they go with? Aborigines? How about Prison Colony Chic? Those two are a match made in attention-whore heaven.

  28. Tara says:

    Her face looks very different to me. Is it that it’s fuller? She looks better than she ever has IMHO. The work of the Hiddles pepperoni? Love? Sexual satisfaction?

    Once again, I won’t die of shock if she’s pregnant. Anyway, whatever it is, they look happy. Mazel tov.

    • freebunny says:

      I would say she looks like a squirrel more than ever and it’s not a compliment.

    • LadyLoo says:

      She was drinking and flying down a giant inflatable slide all weekend. Way to be responsible pregnant woman!

      She’s not pregnant. And with the cheating accusations coming their way – they NEED to look happy.

    • K.C. says:

      I agree, she looks great. We’re used to seeing her so skinny, but I think she looks wonderful and healthy with a tiny bit of extra weight on her.

    • Looty says:

      I agree, she looks lovely at this weight better than before.

    • Tara says:

      Her face looks fuller to me too. Hmmm…

    • Kitten says:

      On a recent thread where people were on
      Swifty Boob Watch (again) I said that I think she gained 5 or 6 lbs. She hasn’t been touring, she’s been vacationing, partying, eating out, and she’s in a new relationship. Her face looks fuller because of a bit of weight gain and I think she looks great, personally.

  29. Mira says:

    “They have recording studios and producers in Australia!”

    She isn’t gonna work with just anyone that happens to be in OZ though. She only works with the best producers and songwriters that can guarantee hits.

  30. Emma33 says:

    I’m Australian, and I’m really looking forward to taytays Australian clothing style…maybe uggs with short shorts?

  31. K.C. says:

    They look so darn normal in these photos. Not clutching hands with a death grip, not throat laughing, not smirking. Just two famous people who are probably tired of flying. The normalcy of this is delightful to me for some reason.

    Can’t help but notice she has looked a little less on-brand with him, in a good way. She has had her picture taken with a lot less makeup, messy hair, and casual, even baggy, outfits. It’s nice to see her looking a little more normal and less done-up. Maybe she’s trying to get on the level of Mr. My Entire Wardrobe Fits in a Sock Drawer.

    • browniecakes says:

      They look good like you do after a good shaggy vacation. The lack of big smiles is probably due to whatever the paps are screaming at them.

    • antipodean says:

      @K.C., this ongoing soap opera has spawned so many lovely new monikers and expressions, but your ” Mr, My Entire Wardrobe Fits In a Sock Drawer” just has to win the prize of the day for one of the best. I will be repeating it to myself and tittering all day over it. So, a big thank you for that, and I will be stealing it in the future, if that is OK with you!

  32. SM says:

    They need to meet up with Blake and Gwen and fly off to that island where characters on Lost got lost.

  33. Skins says:

    On another note, must all her boyfriends now have british accents? Seems the last few have although I’m not totally sure.

  34. TJ says:

    I hope he really likes her and they settle down a little. People are so mean to her. Honestly, any of us would die for an invitation to one of her parties and would switch lives/situations with her in one second. Not to say she’s not being a little over eager , but I just wish some people wasn’t so judgemental.

    • LadyLoo says:

      No. Just no.

    • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

      No, I wouldn’t wish to be invited to one of her parties.. I love parties, but definitely not parties to be posted all over the net..

      • Fa says:

        She control the party she tell them what to do if she tell them to pee they will, jump they jump

    • MI6 says:

      Pass the blunt this way. I wanna get high too

    • Nicole says:

      lol if your idea of a party is spending half the time doing carefully staged pictures and activities for the perfect photo then i don’t know what to tell you

    • H says:

      I would go to her party sure, and hit on Ruby; then drink in the event corner until I passed out from the fame whoring going on around me.

    • Laura says:

      I would totally go to one of Taylor’s parties! I enjoy her music and I think she is a pretty/cute woman. I hate that so many people dump all over her – she’s not perfect and has never claimed to be, but she is a decent person (no rehab/drugs/drunken mess/whore scandals!) and deserves to be happy.

      • Becky says:

        I used to think she was pretty harmless. Now I think she’s emotionally stunted with strong narcissistic traits possibly NPD.

    • M.A.F. says:

      No, TJ. Some of us lived our teenage lives when we were teenagers. I have no desire to “trade lives” with her let alone “dying” to get into one of her parties.

    • Sarah says:

      Speak for yourself. I would NEVER switch places with anyone, and to switch places with an amazingly boring and controlled media- created pop-star would be a horrible thing!

  35. No. Tom is not tired of the photo-ops. At all.

    • MI6 says:

      Check out NY Post Page 6. Same stuff, and their sources are usually reliable.

      • She ‘s definitely clingy but will he get sick enough of the photo-ops enough to walk. I hope so but with the way he’s been acting, I’ll believe it when I see it.

  36. Keaton says:

    I read the Gretchen Carlson story first and now I can’t stop thinking how much Tay Tay looks like a FOX News anchor.

    • RUNSWITHSCISSORS says:

      OMG, now my brain is trying to process her interviewing Donald Trump. Oh, the humanity!
      Uncle Hiddles would undoubtedly be there, too… glued to her side… holding her hand.

  37. Gardenia says:

    She looks quite pretty in these pictures. Her style has improved majorly in the last 4 or 5 year. Oh, yeah, and I hope she’s pregnant.

  38. meme says:

    gawd, this is so tedious. it has to be a stunt, doesn’t it?

  39. malina says:

    And she keeps wearing his jumpers, I guess?

  40. guest says:

    they always put a smile on my face. :)

  41. MI6 says:

    At this point, I believe THEY believe they are “in love,” but I am getting claustrophobic just watching them.
    And I am not ready to accept that she’ll go to Australia with him, no matter how clingy and controlling she is. He’s all about the work and that’s just straight-up unprofessional and a distraction (sorry, Lilac). Especially with Calvin calling out “Low key” in his new dis track (which I can’t wait for).
    Karma is a bitch, man.
    #TeamCalvin

    • K.C. says:

      Why is it a distraction to have your significant other join you where you’ll be working for the next few months? Unless she’s on set with him every day clinging to his ankle, I don’t see the issue. Most people in a relationship go home to their partner at the end of the day, and are still able to focus on work.

      If they’re truly serious, I’d find it more strange if she didn’t accompany him for at least part of the time he’s in Australia. That’s not practical for the average couple, but she has the money and resources to join him, so it makes sense.

      • shelly says:

        Yep she’ll be back at the ranch, baking, writing, instagraming and skyping the cats..It might be very nice for Tommy-Anne to have someone to go home to after a days work.

        It must get quite lonely living out of a suit case and then going back to a hotel room/apartment. Plus in the early days of a relationship its all about sex, sex, sex.

        I’m really starting to root for these two at the moment, the British media have taken against them in a quite weird way, its like the “serious” newspapers are in someway offended by their romance.

        Even if it is fake (and I’m starting to think its not) where’s the harm, they are adding to the gaiety of the nation imo.

      • MI6 says:

        …because that’s normal for a month-old relationship. Not obsessive at all.

      • Becky says:

        MI6, exactly. They’ve been dating for less than a month and she hasn’t apparently even been to his home in London. I don’t understand it from a how a normal relationship works. It’s just plain odd, and she’s done this before several times.

      • Nicole says:

        Because they’ve been together 3 weeks and that’s a stage 5 cling response to travel with someone you’ve been dating for a minute

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I’ve seen nothing definitive stating that she is or is not going to Australia for any length of time. If she does go, it may only be for a brief period of time. He’s due in San Diego in two weeks for Comic Con.

      • K.C. says:

        Eh. If they feel like this relationship could go the distance (not saying that’s necessarily the case, but it’s a possibility), it makes sense that they’d want to spend more time together instead of being separated for however long this shoot is. They have the money and means to avoid a long-distance relationship.

        If this were a regular couple, I’d agree it’s weird to travel everywhere with a new boyfriend. But this is a different reality than what we could ever experience. These people have extravagant lives. If they were a normal couple, they’d just be spending time together around home when they’re not working. But these two travel for work for months on end, so this seems like a legitimate option, probably for a portion of the time he’s there.

      • Dara says:

        @lilac, Just to clarify, they were photographed going into LAX to get onto a plane, not coming out of it after their flight landed. They flew privately from RI to LA, and these photos were taken when they arrived at the international terminal at LAX- everyone is assuming they wee catching a flight to Oz, and I think it’s a safe assumption. Taylor’s jet can’t make the trip to Australia from the US (most private jets can’t), so the poor babies have to fly commercial, and get papped in the process.

        I guess we’ll know for sure when they land. Any Aussie paparazzi have had enough warning that they’ll be camped out waiting for them. Anyone want to wager that Taylor will have had a wardrobe change on the plane in order to be photo-ready?

      • bonzo says:

        Thank you Dara for bringing the facts to all this. It was odd of them to fly privately to LA only to land at LAX and get papped. Being forced to fly commercial to Oz makes a lot more sense.

        The paps will be waiting for them on the other end. No doubt we’ll have pictures tomorrow.

        Serious question: what does someone like Taylor do while Tom is working? Does she fly her squad over to keep her company during the day? I realize that Elsa may be rolling out the red carpet welcome for her, but it’s not they’re good friends. I’m getting the impression from folks here that Taylor isn’t someone who is comfortable in her own company (like many of us introverts are) so how is she going to react when HIS schedule is flying them halfway across the world and limiting the amount of time she gets with him?

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Bonzo, but she’ll have Frisky and Tabby and their checkered shirts to play with! Can’t wait to see them all on the roller coaster.

        Also: Tom has admitted to a fear of heights and he skipped the Kong crew’s trip to that coaster. It will be interesting if she gets him on it.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      ?

      • twilly says:

        Tay-Tay have landed in Australia. He does not look happy. Ch.7 news were making fun of them. In one of the pics a security guard is holding her purse. Is all this just a very bad dream??? Why is she even there? He works 12-hr. days.

      • lilacflowers says:

        He looks exhausted and she’s clinging to his arm as if to prevent him from running away.

      • jammypants says:

        @lilac *snigger*

      • lilacflowers says:

        Jammypants, check out the video on Gold Coast Bulletin’s website. He does break away and runs down the ramp with a big smile on his face, her chasing after, and hugs a guy at the bottom of the ramp before the bodyguard directs him into the car immediately.

      • jammypants says:

        I am howling right now! 😂 It’s endlessly entertaining to see Tom have the upper hand in this dynamic while Taylor shuffles in need of a chaperone. In a few moments, it looks like she was reaching for the kiddie leash on his backpack as he walks ahead completely ignoring her to say hi to his crew.

    • KatMC says:

      #Team Calvin for sure.

  42. Dani says:

    DOES HE OWN ANY OTHER JACKET BESIDES THIS QUILTED RALPH LAUREN!?!?!?!?!?!??!?! Also, coord outfits! How caaaauuuuutteee!!!! Not. He looks so exhausted, within a few weeks he’ll need a cane because Granddad Tom can’t keep up with all the youngsters and their shenanigans.

    • justme says:

      Tom has about four shirts, 2 pair of trousers, one jacket and his grey suede shoes, plus his workout gear. They are not coordinated – she just is wearing a blue sweater.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Don’t forget the cowboy boots!

      • justme says:

        Thanks @Lilacflowers! Yes the cowboy boots which go so well with the threadbare plaid shirt!

        If you wear something blue or grey you will appear to have coordinated your wardrobe with Tom.

      • RUNSWITHSCISSORS says:

        He used to take his guitar with him when he traveled. Is that a thing of the past (like Wimbledon)? Or is it being carried by someone in her entourage?

      • Elle says:

        Yes. I’m shocked he missed Wimbledon.

      • browniecakes says:

        Um hello! And the new “I heart T.S’. tank – lest we forget. I bet there are boxers that got with that tank.

      • browniecakes says:

        This summer Tom caught Selena Gomez’s concert and missed Wimbledon WHEN HE COULD HAVE GONE.

      • Dara says:

        @Elle, me too. @brownie, you’re right – I think it’s telling that he chose to spend time with Tay instead of doing some of the other things he’s been passionate about before. Far as I know, he missed seeing Branagh’s Romeo & Juliet, and Helen McCrory as Hester in Deep Blue Sea. I would have bet money he’d carve out time to see both.

      • bonzo says:

        Dara, I think it’s telling as well. He’s ditching things that matter to him in order to do this worldwide publicity tour with Taylor. He’s basically losing himself in her world right now.

      • Dara says:

        Bonzo, I would love to be a fly on the wall when/if he ever has to say no to her, or can’t do what she wants to do. What if Tay Tay wants to go see some kangaroos but he has to work through some last-minute rewrites for tomorrow’s scene? It may not be an issue this time – he should be able to channel Loki in his sleep by now – but if this thing goes the distance at some point he’ll have a role that will actually need some serious preparation.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        He was in London for enough days to have seen both Deep Blue Sea AND Romeo and Juliet, I think even before the big reveal. So we can’t know he *didn’t* see them, especially given he isn’t nearly so interesting to paps when he isn’t with a famous date.

  43. Karen says:

    Chris and Elsa can have a thirsty contest with Taylor and Tom.

    While Taytom seem like clear frontrunner in that race, you can’t underestimate Elsa.

  44. Grant says:

    Lord, I can’t stand these two.

    • KatMC says:

      I second that.

    • browniecakes says:

      Some day they won’t be able to stand each other – the heat is up too high.
      Like I said, he went to a Selena Gomez concert this summer and missed Wimbledon, she is spending how much to take her bodyguards and set up down in AU when he will only have a few hours a day he can spend with her, they met his parents after 12 days of dating. It’s too much muchness, it’s smothering.

      • bonzo says:

        I agree. However, Tom has extraordinary patience and with so much at stake in this relationship career-wise, his sheer ambition may enable him to put up with it longer than the other guys did.

      • Dara says:

        Patience, ambition and the impulse to do the unexpected. He’s mentioned a few times he’s been motivated to do things just to prove to the nay-sayers wrong. I wonder if all the backlash and rumors of fauxmance may just push him all the way to the altar.

  45. Margo S. says:

    Tom (sorry, Toms people) thinks that if he does this thing with swift he will become more famous in the usa (that’s every Brit actors dream!) But sadly he looks like a huge loser. This is a train wreck and I’m embarrassed.

  46. Lucy says:

    Oh but didn’t you know, Tom? This is Taylor’s World you’re now living in.

  47. KatMC says:

    Okay, I know this is horrible but every time I see her face now, I think she resembles a rat/mouse who is about to start gnawing on a big piece of cheese. There is something about her smug little facial expressions that I find annoying. I suppose Tom is this month’s cheese.

    • MI6 says:

      Ditto, Kat. it’s obnoxious.

    • jammypants says:

      Your comment made me burst out laughing, hahaha!

      • KatMC says:

        I am glad you enjoyed! : ) Her facial expressions do remind me of a rodent. I apologize to mice and rats everywhere.

      • jammypants says:

        Her face is pinched at the nose. It reminds me of Dr. Seuss characters. That said I don’t think she’s ugly. I don’t think it’s anything special either.

  48. Mira says:

    Did she completely forget about Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey? Wont someone think of the poor cats?

  49. jugil1 says:

    Isn’t the “professional photographer” the guy that is engaged to her best friend, Abigail Lauren? He looks like “mattthephotographer” from the photos & his Instagram page.

    • Ann says:

      I thought the same thing at first, but then there are photos from the party where Abigail’s fiance is actually IN the professional pics, so I think she did hire that photog and he just has a passing resemblance to Abigail’s fiance. They appear to have different body types too (photog seemed more slender and smaller).

      That said, I don’t see ANY issue with her hiring a photographer for a huge annual bash. A friend of mine hired a photog for her husband’s 30th bday – I would bet most celebs hire photographers for parties that they throw. And I don’t see that the next day social media roll-out is necessarily Taylor holding a DEATH GRIP on the photos and dictating what everyone can post and when to post it. My guess is that the photographer didn’t email out the link to download the photos until the next day (which only makes sense – if the party didn’t end until late that night then obviously they wouldn’t get the pics from the photographer until the next day, he was probably up all night editing them), and then Taylor sent the link out to everyone and they probably all just posted their favorite pics. That’s how it worked when I had my wedding photos and a few family photo sessions done (albeit the pictures were not available the very next day, but obviously Taylor was a high priority for this photog lol).

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Ann, you do know you are being far too reasonable and logical for this site? 😂

      • Ann says:

        hahaha. It was just so bizarre to me that people have been speculating about Taylor’s supposedly elaborate and tyrannical machinations in delaying the rollout of the party pics on social media, and how she’s some master PR manipulator for letting the paps tease the public with their pics first before her own were released. And I’m just like…guys? Pretty sure the paps were able to release their pics first because Taylor’s photog was probably feverishly working on the party photos through the night, sent Taylor the link on July 5th as soon as he was done with them, and then the squad started their posting frenzy. Sometimes it really is THAT simple!

      • Lilacflowers says:

        One of my co-workers has large themed parties (his wife is really into it) and they hire a private photographer to document everything and guests receive an email a day or two later with the pictures they are in

      • popup says:

        Yes to this. If anything, sending out photos the next day is proof of all the hard work she did to curate the photos. I’m sure she had to sift through thousands of photos. I mean, she really was doing it for everyone else’s viewing pleasure. Hehe.

  50. Tessa says:

    This is all going to be some big project about fame, dropped to get back at Kanye. You wait and see. HOW she roped in a Shakespearean actor I’m not sure

  51. hplupoi says:

    what is her deal with the granny purses?

  52. marmalazed says:

    I’m digging her shoes. That is all.

  53. TOPgirl says:

    These celebrities are all vain and photo ops are the thing for them to stay famous.

    • Christin says:

      It’s all a game, mostly by choice. Some celebs do manage to keep a private profile.

  54. lile says:

    He is tired of the hideous media and equally hideous trolls who say such disgusting things. Let them be.

  55. Shoochai says:

    Came for plaid shirt bodyguard(“frisky”), and all I got were pics of his arm 😒

    • popup says:

      Haha. I’m so sorry. There’s probably an Instagram account dedicated to Frisky by now.

  56. Jayna says:

    So he thinks he won the prize. That Taylor was with Calvin and torn after meeting HIddles, and he elated because she chose him in his mind.

    • LadyLoo says:

      Yep. Boy got played!! And by the look of his face in those airport pics, he’s just now realizing it.

  57. SpecialK says:

    Now that is the look of a man who is waking up after a few weeks of “lurve” to find he’s been completely steamrolled and trying to figure out A. how in the hell he got here and B. how in the hell to get out. I’m almost starting to feel sorry for the guy! lol
    She’s latched on and isn’t going ANYWHERE. He might have to go full Witness Protection Program on her at some point.

  58. Kate says:

    Close ups in the daily mail are not kind to him. Sweating profusely and terrible skin. Is he a heavy smoker? He looks unhealthy.

    • Spencer says:

      to me he appears sun-burned, probably didn’t apply any sunscreen in RI.

    • DrunkNachos says:

      He is a smoker. Dont know how heavy, but has been since his teens.

      • browniecakes says:

        He is being burned – via the internet. Unless his mother gets a column soon, we’re short on sites saying anything nice.

      • LadyLoo says:

        Mummy’s already played her part in this PRmance, don’t make her write a column as well!

  59. Angel says:

    I can’t judge her for ending one relationship and starting another quickly, sometimes that’s how you get past stuff. BUT, I would have least believed it was something real had they laid low after that first snap where they were caught kissing. A few months of are they or aren’t they would have been much more interesting to me (also that’s what to me feels like the first months of what are we doing, do I text you or not, will I see you today or not, the exciting stuff etc etc)

  60. Net says:

    I don’t understand why people are going so nutty about THIS PAIRING.
    His biggest role to date is a damn comic book character. That is the male version of unicorns and rainbows. That is not really “thespianish”

    His personality has always struck me as “gay best friend” so why is it so far of a stretch?

    I mean..just leave it alone already. Either they work out or they don’t, such is life. I say grab it like its hot guys and carry the hell on!

  61. Zombie Shortcake says:

    “…. [S]niffed an insider.” Lol. Regardless of whether that source is real or fictitious, we can rest assured they are British.

  62. Laura says:

    Yeah right. As if he’s not 100% complicit. She was never this extreme with any previous boyfriend. She finally found someone who loves attention as much as she does. That’s why everything is so over the top.

  63. Ashley says:

    Did anyone else see the conspiracy theory that this is all an elaborate “I’m Still Here” esque setup for a music video to accompany the release of some huge single she’ll drop later this summer in advance of a new album announcement???? I kind of LOVE that theory.

  64. terese says:

    I find strange any SERIOUS actor who’s looking for the fame part of hollywood. Most actors who acquire the fame part due to a role or franchise never want this celebrity. Its exhausting and intrusive. What’s the ODDEST is him seeking this level of celebrity driven fame after working for serious actor credibility. Robert Pattinson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt ran from this level of intrusive pap or photo op activities but Tom seems to seek it through Taylor who glorifies in it. Odd and off. Hes on the way out.

  65. Tiffany :) says:

    I am so a party of one, but they don’t bother me. I think the coverage is a bit over the top, but as people they seem like such a PERFECT fit! They are both enthusiastic and twee and like to silly dance, it really makes sense to me. If they end up being life partners, I wouldn’t be surprised. For some reason, I can’t really hate on them.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Yay! No hate, only love. I’m with you!

    • K.C. says:

      Party of three! They are the perfect fit. I feel like I’ve even seen similar quotes from them about various topics, which is downright strange, lol. I can’t hate on them because they both seem like decent people and they’re astonishingly alike. Now that they’re together, I’m having trouble imagining them moving on and finding a better fit than each other.

      Yes, they like fame and all of this has gotten way out of hand. If being entertainers who enjoy attention is their worst offense, I wish them all the happiness in the world being attention-seeking, sentimental dorks together. I’m almost certain they’ll get married.

    • popup says:

      I’m on this train with you.

      • justme says:

        Put me in this group too! Honestly when serious British newspapers are running regular columns on the “conspiracy” , it makes one wonder what is going on (nothing else happening in the world I guess) They are harmless and do seem to genuinely like each other. They are certainly not backing away from each other as one might expect if this was a PR experiment gone bad.

    • Noname says:

      I am with you too Tiffany.. I like them together.

    • Luca76 says:

      I mean I’m not a fan of either one of them on their own but I’m totally into them together. I don’t care if it’s PR or love or both I’m just enjoying the ride!

      • Crox says:

        I’m like Luca76. Started loving them NOW!

        Now excuse me, my usually metal playlist needs some Taylor Swift.

    • Sophie says:

      I will join you guys!

  66. Fan says:

    Too much PDA’s They will tire pretty soon.

  67. Skins says:

    Look at me, look at me, I have a BOYFRIEND! wheeeeeeeee

  68. Musiclover says:

    Serious question, how is her new boyfriend so old looking, is he really only 35? How is it he’s ageing so badly?
    https://themusicinthedark.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/tom966.jpg

    • margaret says:

      She sucked out his fame and youth.

    • PimmsCupInAPimpCup says:

      Etonian skin.
      They can’t handle sun that well- he’s half Scottish, besides.

      • spidey says:

        Can you explain Etonian skin?

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        Etonian skin , white(pale) priviledged boy who attended Eton school, one of the best in the UK, if not the best, and most expensive…

    • PaschaP says:

      I’d probably guess that he:

      1) smokes/used to smoke
      2) isn’t a fan of proper sunscreen protection
      3) hasn’t bothered seeing an aesthetician/dermatologist (or sees them but doesn’t follow their advice)
      4) probably doesn’t care about having a proper skincare routine

      Lol or it could be a combination of all 4.

  69. K.C. says:

    LOL. So, Taylor is definitely Down Under with Tom. There were newscasters commentating on their plane landing…

    The wild spectacle this has become has not yet ceased to amaze me.

    • platospopcorn says:

      Amazeballs, indeed! I’m still with you and loving it, though — more with every day and every ott think piece. I tried to post earlier to say that I was genuinely impressed by how in the LAX video (1) Taylor made a point to acknowledge a little girl who said “It’s Taylor!” and (2) Tom broke his stoic demeanor and smiled at Taylor when someone called out “you make a beautiful couple!” Truth be told — they really do make a beautiful couple. I’m in. :)

      • K.C. says:

        It’s all so amusing. I’ve passed the point of questioning the legitimacy of their relationship because it’s clear the most “extra” thing about this couple is the utterly INSANE media reaction. It’s like media all over the globe are collectively losing it over these two—a couple who hasn’t even commented on their relationship, just seen in pictures. I don’t remember ever seeing this level of pandemonium over a celebrity couple before (at least, not in the era of social media we’re now living in). The reaction has taken on a life of its own, and it is fascinating, from a media studies perspective. “Surreal” is the best word I can think of to describe the bizarre media coverage surrounding them.

        They were cute in that video. I noticed that she said hi to the little girl, too. She has a reputation of being wonderful to fans, and I really respect that in celebrities. They’re nothing without their fans, so I don’t understand the celebs who look down on them.

      • Sulay says:

        @KC: is not the first time she has a British boyfriend, came out with Harry Styles, the hype is because is dating Tom Hiddleston.

        Harry Styles is a pop star. The guy has tattoos and a kid out of wedlock. Completely different from the posh English gent that everyone assumes is Hiddles.

        Did Styles go to boarding school with Prince William? Did Styles receive acclaim from doing Shakespeare? Ppl had their ideals about Hiddles, that’s why they’re pissy! That’s why peeps are hella mad! That’s why peeps are claiming ‘fake’: they can’t accept that the Hiddles they thought they knew, wasn’t.

    • The Understudy says:

      I am amazed too, it looks like they arrived to what they had left behind. I know why I’m talking about it, I’m an over invested follower of Tom but the rest of the world? They must be the new IT couple?

      I’m sure Tom’s not that tired of the ‘photo ops’ he just took his girlfriend of 3 weeks to work. Ok she isn’t on set and may yet fly back but wow the flames are being fanned. I wonder if they are both worried the other will bolt if they have to weather the onslaught alone? Who is driving this train? I do think the more they are mocked the more determined they will be to make sure it succeeds, siege mentality.

      I’m sure Tom will need to immerse himself in his role at some point, he is known as such a hard worker and committed actor. He has many friends in this ensemble of actors, I doubt he would have been lonely without her. I remain entranced by every episode.

      • K.C. says:

        That’s the thing…I get that Taylor is an international star and her love life is obviously watched closely. But Tom? Not that many people knew who he was a month ago, and other than the folks who keep an eye on celebrity gossip, the general public probably still has no idea who he is. He’s not a household name. So this media storm that is kinda starting to seem like a total meltdown (the think-pieces, the gazillion articles that came out about a silly tank top Tom wore, etc.) is blowing my mind. I mean, I don’t mind it—the reaction to them has honestly become far more interesting than the couple themselves. The crazier this gets, the more fun it is.

        I’d be curious to see what Brangelina would’ve looked like if they happened in a more social media-heavy world. THAT, to me, is worthy of a huge media eruption—two huge movie stars hooking up on set, a cheating scandal that involves another huge star, and the dissolution of a marriage between Brad and Jennifer—that was true drama, all involving star players. But these two? IDK. It has turned into a monster and Tom and Taylor, in the grand scheme of things, have done very little to get such an extreme reaction. They’ve had their photo taken together multiple times. The way this has blown up in a matter of weeks is really very interesting.

    • popup says:

      Oh, dear God. A morning show in Aus LIVESTREAMED their arrival in the Gold Coast airport, training their camera on the tarmac. They’re like the Pope! This has become peak Brangelina levels, y’all.

    • lilacflowers says:

      The commentator is hilarious and doesn’t seem to even know what he’s looking at. “They look so happy!” “They look so in love!” Tom looks completely wiped out and is showing no emotions whatsoever and he’s not even looking at her.

      • jammypants says:

        Hilarious indeed, but a much better reaction than UK and US press.

      • lilacflowers says:

        OMG, the film of the plane actually landing in Sydney, brought to us on “TayTay Cam” is beyond hilarious!

        And the video of their arrival at Gold Coast looks like he’s trying to run away from her. He just totally ditches her to run down the ramp and hug some guy and then hops in the car while she trails along behind.

      • Dara says:

        I really hope that the balance of power shifts a little now that he’s on his home turf, and she’s the one who is a tourist in his world. I want her to experience, just a little, what it’s like to not be the center of attention for a change.

      • jammypants says:

        @Lilac, Lol! He’s not even noticing her trailing behind him trying to grab his backpack. I love how he hugs his PA, throws his bag in the car and gets in leaving her to go in…on her own!

        @Dara, YAS. I love that Tom is like, “I’m home bitches!” as Taylor trots meekly behind him. I actually think this will re-energize him and his Loki will be the SASSIEST ever.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Good luck on that, Dara. This is entirely about her. She knows how to work it.

      • bonzo says:

        Dara, this is what I’m really curious about. She seems to always be the center of attention. Now, she’s hanging out with her bf who is about to start long days of work with no bf or squad to validate her while he’s busy. (Sorry Lilac, as much as we fangirl the bodyguards, I doubt they are a suitable replacement.)

        She can’t showcase her bf more than what, once a week on his day off, and she won’t be the center of his world in the meantime. How is this chick going to survive ON HER OWN??

        I ask this because a) I already have preconceived notions about her and b) I have no idea what she’s done in the past when she’s not working but showing everyone what an amazing life she has via Instagram.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Dara and Jammypants, yes, there did seem to be a shift of sorts on that airport ramp. He spent the last three weeks doing what she wanted – even the trip to his mother’s was altered thanks to bodyguards and entourages and camera crews (yes, I know he did this all willingly but she has been the one clearly in control). But that ramp gallop seemed to be the furthest distance he has traveled in weeks without another body attached to him. He’s with his people now, doing his thing, his world, Marvel paying for his stay. Her entourage can’t follow him around on set and she will have to adjust. I’m sure the filming schedule and hours involved were explained to her but she chose to go any way and she’ll need to find ways to entertain herself. And Blanchette is due to arrive soon. Her star may just be eclipsed in the area.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Busting out some Fosters beer and UGG boots. What else is Australian that I can wear and or eat/drink? I like to keep the theme going.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Check out the Gold Coast Bulletin’s video of the arrival in Gold Coast. There is a crazy mob at the airport that starts screaming when the plane door opens. A body guard comes out first and then Tom bolts out and starts running down the ramp. He’s a good six feet ahead of her and never looks back but the bodyguard in front slows him down. You can see her reach out a few times to try to grab him but he never stops so she then starts playing with her hair. When he reaches the bottom of the ramp, he hugs someone, then the bodyguard tells him to get in the car, which he does, leaving her to introduce herself to the guy he just hugged.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Okay, a little over the top there Lilacflowers. haha.

        Him bolting out & running down the ramp? Hardly. And I didn’t see him hug anyone. But a mob scene? Wow. How in the world did they know that was the plane and when it was going to land? Scary.

        Edit: Daily Mail had another view- he did hug some guy (I’m going to say it’s Ollie, his assistant) but no bolting down the ramp.

      • popup says:

        @lilacflowers your breathless play by play has left me in a puddle of tears.

      • lilacflowers says:

        There are several different videos taken from different angles and yes, he does get out a good deal ahead of her and she has to rush to catch up.

  70. lilacflowers says:

    Tomorrow’s Tim Tam Slam competition.

    When a Tom/Taylor thread appears, drink your virtual beverage (coffee, tea or milk) through your virtual Tim Tam, (flavor of your choice) and then post TIM TAM SLAM on the thread. Fourth to post gets to claim Tabby for the day. Third to post: gets Frisky’s pants. Second to post: gets Frisky’s checkered shirt. First to post: gets to claim Frisky as hers for the day.

    AdamEbbieCalvinNukeLaloucheHarrisWhathisname threads don’t count.

    First to spot a picture or video of Taylor with Frisky on the roller coaster wins all the Tim Tams.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      Be there or be square!

    • lilacflowers says:

      Vegemite may NOT be substituted for Tim Tams.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      I don’t HAVE to make my Tim Tams virtual! I found chocolate and caramel (which also have tons of chocolate fill) at our Walmart! (A friend told me to check.)

      Lilacflowers –bonus points for Bull Durham reference!

      • lilacflowers says:

        AdamEbbieCalvinNukeLaLouche clearly did not focus group test his chosen name with baseball or Susan Sarandon fans. Plus his face. I just want to scream “Nuke! Use your third eye, Nuke! Oh, she may be woolly. Young girls they do get woolly!”

  71. Sue says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3679836/Taylor-Swift-Tom-Hiddleston-touch-Australia-loved-display-Sydney-airport-walkinig-terminal-hand-hand.html

    …this isn ´t even funny anymore! he ´ going to work there.will she be holding his hand on the set and polish the helmet??? that´s like to bring your GF/BF to your office. god,they won ´t let us bresth or what?

    • popup says:

      Erm, this is a Thor movie. I doubt he has to focus that hard on hitting his marks. The mood on set is probably casual. I wonder if Marvel is paying Taylor for all this free publicity. Now approximately 1 billion more people know that there’s a new Thor moving coming out.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Given that there are lots of stunts in Thor films, and he does do most of his own, he does have to focus for safety purposes.

      • bonzo says:

        He may not have to focus, but he will. Tom is known for being ALL IN when he’s filming. Taylor will be a distant second in his priorities once he gets to work. That won’t go over well with a gal used to being the center of the universe she’s in. I wonder how long she’ll stay there now that she’s lost her primary publicity prop.

  72. Angela T says:

    He was so Hot, but I think it’s draining away, maybe his Marvel family can save him. I can’t look at Loki the same way anymore

    • jammypants says:

      No worries. We all have short memories. You will be able to enjoy Thor: Ragnarok next Taysgiving.

  73. Westiesheepie says:

    That’s what I’ve been saying these past few weeks. Taylor is a global superstar. She gets papped the minute she walks out her door doing nothing. And then she is seen with Tom who is famous actor, though not on her fame level, the media interest is going to be huge. She doesn’t need to call the paps. They know where to find them. If a bunch of zealous fans can track their every movement and post it all over tumblr, you can be sure the paps can too. I was on tumblr on and off all day yesterday and knew in the morning that her jet had filed a flight plan to LAX. Everyone speculated that they were flying to Australia last night and guess what, they wer 100% right! Down to the Quantas flight to Sydney. Now Tumblr sources are saying that, TnT rented the same mansion Brangelina stayed in when Angie shot Unbroken. So there you go. This is a real relationship beating to TnT’s own beat.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Such a voice of reason!😂

    • jammypants says:

      You can rent mansions??!

    • Becky says:

      Westiesheepie, she always call the paps, then all the others come after in a feeding frenzy because the pics sell. She lives her whole life through the media. It must be exhausting.

      They’re apparently staying at Peppers – Tom stayed there when he was filming SI.

      As for comparisons to Brad & Angie, please….just no

    • margaret says:

      I cringe everytime when someone say that. NO, she’s not a global superstar.

      • bonzo says:

        Maybe not in your country but when you look at top Twitter accounts, she’s in the top 3 with nearly 80 million followers. Her facebook followers are around the same. That’s a global superstar in my book.

        KATY PERRY @katyperry. 90,237,034.
        Justin Bieber @justinbieber. 84,159,856
        Taylor Swift @taylorswift13. 79,174,650
        Barack Obama @BarackObama. 75,887,465
        YouTube @YouTube. 62,841,523
        Rihanna @rihanna. 62,407,174
        Lady Gaga @ladygaga. 61,082,845

      • margaret says:

        bonzo, Do you think U2, Tom Cruise, Rolling Stone, Charlize Theron and so on aren’t a global superstars because all of them don’t have so much followers in their twitter accounts? lol

  74. lilacflowers says:

    @Sixer! Wake up! TAYTAY CAM!!!! Australian television actually filmed the plane landing with something they called TAYTAY CAM!!!! This is as good as swan pastries.

    • Sixer says:

      I am awake!

      Christ on a bike. This is a morning and a half. I’m scrabbling today to get everything done before the Murray semi-final as it is.

      And now I don’t know what to do – screech with joy at TAYTAY CAM, which is my new bestest thing? Or kill every bit of joy that ever existed in me by following events in Dallas? Given Dallas, it seems that it would be both disgraceful AND the only thing to do to save some sanity to be joyful about TAYTAY CAM.

      Life might finally pull me into two pieces today.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Just woke to the Dallas news. Am sad, distressed, and furious. I want the violence to stop. I want the hatred to stop. I want the guns to stop. Can’t watch the Murray semi-final today because must work. Need the distraction of TayTay cams.

      • Sixer says:

        I’ve been up since 6am so that I could get all work done before Murray and maybe get a little bit of time to play on here and elsewhere. But yet again, my attention is being distracted by horror either in my own country or someone else’s. It’s all so bloody dispiriting. I’ll try to get my (metaphorical) pecker up for a joke on the bound-to-be-upcoming TAYTAY CAM post.

  75. Lina22 says:

    I bet if her new boyfriend had been another star, there would be such a big deal.
    She has dated many guys in just 7 years, but never estubo exposed to this level of attention and conspiracy, both the press and fans, strangers.
    All this is happening because the new boyfriend is none other than Tom Hiddleston, though not very concido, but respected by journalists, like their fans, a serious and private actor, who never estubo muckraking tabloid.
    People are questioning whether this is real, or promotion, by the sensilla reason, the behavior of Tom’s something no one would have expected, commit your family and commit the same, damaging his public image to please the whims of his girlfriend.

  76. HHY says:

    But the majority of the population does not even know who Tom Hiddleston was before he dated Taylor, same with Benedict Cumberetc. (not that he dated Taylor) Obviously, I’ve watched Thor, but only for Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth…
    I mean, people may have watched their work, but they are not well known by name or face like the Hemsworth brothers or Bradley Cooper, for example.
    Furthermore, his net worth is nowhere hers.

    It’s nice if Taylor is happy, but honestly it would be nice if she dates someone on par with her success one of these days.

  77. Southparketeer says:

    Oh gawd I’m an Aussie and it’s all over the news here! Tay Tay Cam lol *eyeroll*

  78. shelly says:

    Oh dear that “reporter” has no chill, seriously He sounds like a star struck tween.

    My Aussie step sister facebooked me, cringing about it. ‘He’s making us look stupid’ I told her that our news outlets are as bad, at least the Aussie guy seemed genuinely excited not all cool and snarky, although the horrors of Dallas seems to have refocused the media on whats important.

    As for Tayto they had just got off a long flight. Tom forgot his attentive bf moves, momentarily. I’m sure he’ll be back on his lovestruck game soon enough though.

    Hopefully more PDA pics incoming. I’m on the Tayto love train too. And I’m sure Tom’s not getting off it anytime soon.

    • Sue says:

      I hope the TayTo train will hit the wall soon, otherwise I have to disconnect all of my internet connections and move into the woods. This is insane. 5+ articles about airports, their facial expressions, holding hands-not holding hands, short dress in chilly weather etc. my god! Now where they(?) are staying. The expenses analysis?
      If you´re in love (well in ‘love’ after exactly 25 days since RI), just be, but without this exposure, she looks like bloodsucker following him to the set.
      This is really like a huge video, sugary shooting or whatever to parade like this.
      I was about to enjoy this but now I´m just pissed off and disappointed…

  79. jd says:

    Amazing legs on Taylor, that’s for sure. So very sexy.

  80. pato says:

    I know I am! Why Tommy why??!!

  81. spidey says:

    You cared enough to comment. :)