#TiddlesInOz: Tom Hiddleston & Taylor Swift arrive in Gold Coast, Australia


Well, well. Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift arrived in Australia last night (EST), although don’t even ask me what time it was in Australia. They crossed the International Date Line and trying to do the math on that always confuses me. I do know that they were wearing the same clothes as their LAX appearance, which means that they don’t do a carry-on clothing change, not even for long-haul flights.

I also know that Australian media (and Aussies in general) are freaking out about Tiddles In Australia. It’s going to be epic! Taylor and Tom were even greeted by a TV cameras! And one Aussie show even did breaking-news coverage on Tom and Taylor’s arrival:

Absolutely amazing. I don’t even think Brangelina got this kind of coverage in the beginning, did they? I mean, were American morning shows breaking into their regular coverage to show live shots of Brangelina walking through an airport? No, they weren’t. #TiddlesInOz

Meanwhile, you know how the National Enquirer was one of the only media outlets saying that there was something going on between Taylor and Tom at the Met Gala? It’s true! Well, now the Enquirer says that Tom thinks Taylor is exhausting and he’s quietly still in contact with Elizabeth Olsen:

Tom Hiddleston is sexting and calling his ex, actress Elizabeth Olsen, behind Taylor Swift’s back!

“Tom still has the hots for Elizabeth and regrets ditching her for Taylor,” dished a Hiddleston pal. “He was swept off his feet by Taylor and now he’s suffering from buyer’s remorse! It’s all been a whirlwind for Tom. Taylor’s been making all the decisions and she’s moving too fast as far as he’s concerned.”

Tom’s also well aware of Taylor’s high-profile dramas with a long string of exes and her fondness for her “squad.”

“Tom is looking to settle down and have kids, and he can’t see himself ever marrying Taylor, but Elizabeth is a different story. They text and talk all the time. Taylor would be furious if she knew!”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

I’ve been wondering this whole time about the Elizabeth Olsen stuff. It’s widely believed that Tom and Elizabeth did have something going at one point. I believed they were pretty on-and-off, although it did seem serious when she traveled to Hawaii to spend time with Tom as he filmed Kong: Skull Island. But I got the feeling that Olsen – who is privacy-obsessed – never wanted to go public with Tom in any kind of big way. So did he dump Olsen for Swifty? And does he now have Swregrets?


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  1. Detritus says:

    Controversial opinion?
    I hate that LV print so much.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Me too. It’ so tacky. Anything high end that dispalys the label in such an obvious manner is tacky.

      • maria says:

        + 1

        Fugly x 100

      • detritus says:

        That’s my exact issue. It’s conspicuous consumption at its worst. Divorced from actual quality and just for the look and ‘prestige’. Not gonna get my money, honey.

      • Angel says:

        Thank you!

      • Anthi says:

        Oh thank god!!! I thought I was the only one!

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        thank you, I can come out of the shadows now

      • TyrantDestroyed says:

        I tend to buy from local and handcrafted brands for the same reason. I need quality and sobriety not to be parading the brand everywhere I go

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        I actively look down on LV label bags. I assume them to all be knock offs, and even if they aren’t they look tacky.

        Designer labels are retro in the worst possible way– maybe it passed during the era of Sex and the City, but this day and age with all that is going on in the world, who really embraces this “Labels and Love” crap?

      • zippersgirl says:

        Hear that Michael Kors?

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      Same. I hate Chanel, Gucci, Michael Kors, etc…Just give me a quality leather bag with the branding inside please, ugh.

      • Willa says:

        I like Lucky Brand leather purses. Logo inside and they are quality made. I have two I’ve had for over ten years and counting.

      • Yodel-lay-hee-hoo says:

        Timbuck2 all the way…..

      • Dana m says:

        Count me in.
        Personally, any high end bags I own have their labeling inside. Even my Chanel.

      • BengalCat2000 says:

        @Willa, thanks for the info, I’ll check them out!

      • detritus says:

        It’s really hard to find, isn’t it?
        And thanks for the Lucky rec. I’ve never taken a look at their purses and it’s so hard to find nice quality/decent price/no obvious glaring logo.

      • zinjojo says:

        Totally agree. Just had a colleague buy a $1,200 LV bag, and great for her because she’s happy, but never for me. I love high quality handbags — I love bags more than shoes, but you couldn’t pay me to go out with one with a conspicuous logo on it.

      • isabelle says:

        It is tacky. Live in a resort town that very wealthy people vacation and rarely see them out with type of bag or clothing from these labels. They actually tend to dress down with no labels showing. Somewhere is our middle class mythology & what young woman should be displaying, we began to associate labels with class & success. meanwhile the ultra rich don’t even use these labels.

      • Bonster says:

        BengalCat, check out Roots purses. I have a few. No obvious labels or logs, very high quality leather, stylish. They last forever and always look good.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        I like Fossil bags, but they are very solid leather bags-heavy when you have a problematic shoulder. Even their cross body bags- and I’m too old to use a tiny cross body as the teens do today, lol. Currently enjoying a plain, printless, navy blue fabric Vera Bradly cross body. Holds what I need, light weight -no shoulder trouble! 😀

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:


        I just looked at the Roots website- think I am rapidly succumbing to the Grand Bardo bag…

    • Nicole says:

      Agreed. I remember when that print was all the range when I was in middle/high school 10 years ago. So tacky

    • MorningCoffee says:

      I agree. I never understand the appeal of LV bags like that. Other than that, I like Taylor’s travel style. She looks comfortable, appropriate, and still cute after a full day of travel.

    • Rapunzel says:

      I too hate LV and its print. I don’t mind a brand on the outside, but it should be discreet. Prada triangle, for example.

    • lizzie says:

      the worst thing about most LV bags are that they aren’t even leather!!!!! they are COATED CANVAS! $1000 for a fabric purse? i think not.

      • esthetix says:

        Haha…reminds me of that scene in Working Girl when Melenie Griffith looks at the price tag of a dress she’s trying on and then almost faints. And then her friend’s like “it’s not even leather!!!!”

        But I totally get you, I was like that when the Chanel tote bag was all the rage. It looks like the material of those reusable grocery bags!

      • L84Tea says:

        $6,000?? IT’S NOT EVEN LEA-THA!!!

      • Katey says:

        This was always my beef with them too (that and they’re sort of ugly). I lived in Manhattan in the early thousands and just about every woman in corporate America seemed to have an LV bag – or should I say a KNOCK OFF LV bag. They were so easy to get down on Canal Street they were worthless. Probably pissed off all those women who paid thousands for the real deal, which, as pointed out, isn’t even leather. My favorite leather bags were always Fossil, Lucky and Gap. I still use those all the time. Don’t understand how anyone would willingly pay three grand for a handbag.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      I think you have expressed the general consensus on that print, not a controversial opinion at all

      • detritus says:

        Well, for this I’m glad. Everyone banding together against tacky.
        It’s a lifelong fight for me. Unfortunately my mother is the queen of camp and tacky, and I’m afraid genetics will ring true one day and I’ll end up with lawn flamingos after all.

      • mee says:

        My mom has always hated all purses with blatant labeling on the outside as uber tacky, especially the LV. Thank god for my mom; left to my own devices when younger I would have engaged in alll sorts of flamingo fashion sins.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Oh, lawn flamingos are another matter. Lawn flamingos have sailed past tacky into camp.

    • jammypants says:

      I have a friend who is obsessed with Coach bags. They are not expensive like Burberry, LV, etc, but they are equally as tacky. I tried to convince her to save her money but she wouldn’t listen. She’s convinced it makes her look classy 😐

      • Cee says:

        I have 3 Coach bags and neither has the logo stamped all over it.

      • TotallyOld says:

        Yeah, I used to think having a Coach purse was the ultimate. Now I have 3 ugly purses in my closet and would be embarrassed to use them again. They are not super expensive but at the time they were the only affordable “high end” bag I could afford. Now all i look for is a soft leather bag with a medium length shoulder strap – hard to find

      • hogtowngooner says:

        Coach does make some really nice leather ones (without the “C” all over it), but then how would anyone know??? 😉

      • jammypants says:

        Good point. When she dragged me into a store and rushed for the loudest ones with the tacky C all over them, I went towards the men’s section with the leather and very discreet logo imprinted at the top. I don’t mind those too much.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Coach is even worse! The badge of the mall rat!

      • MoochieMom says:

        I own some vintage coach with no logo. classy pieces. Crass is everywhere. Class gets handed down.’

    • Crox says:

      I hate any handbag that costs more than 50 eur. And even that is a lot for a handbag. I don’t understand why anyone would buy that.

      • Andrea says:

        I have a friend obsessed with Coach bags too—she owns like 18 of them. Equally as tacky. I own a Roots bag (store in Canada) and get loads of compliments on it. I can’t imagine spending more than $300 on a bag that will fall apart in a few years anyways.

      • Christin says:

        I spent 200 (US) on a D and B crossbody that had a broken strap within six months. Turns out only three stitches were holding it to the bag (hidden behind a stitched up front piece that made it look more secure). I can repair it myself with a rivet that costs less than a dollar. Lesson learned — cost does not always equal quality.

        I’m not sure if Roots is same as Sakroots, but I have bought a couple of their artist series bags for 50 or less, and have received countless compliments from all ages.

      • Wood Dragon says:

        Yep. This is why I’m usually hunting on Etsy for interesting messenger bags, which I need instead of purses to carry my writing and drawing books. Lately though I’ve been getting baggalinis via Marshalls and TJ Maxx simply because they’re practical and they’re more affordable there.
        And if I want something with interesting visuals, I go to Zazzle and design something there I can use to carry my roll up grocery bags in.
        There are all sorts of interesting options that don’t cost a fortune and don’t have labels slapped all over them.

    • Rocío says:

      I agree. I can’t with LV print but Alicia Vikander was wearing a very nice one a couple of months ago. Here’s the link: http://www.hawtcelebs.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/alicia-vikander-at-louis-vuitton-pre-bafta-party-at-in-london-02-13-2016_1.jpg

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      I like the LV print but not the bag

      I have been thinking that LV have really got their moment in the sun with Tiddles

      • Justjj says:

        Yes! LV has benefited greatly, as has Rhode Island, and Polo and pastries. I’m really worn out by Tiddles already. Her hair is beyond help and maybe if her outfit didn’t look like it came from the Jr.’s section at Dillard’s, the bag wouldn’t look so bad. I swear I got those shoes at Dillard’s five years ago. But I make a modest salary and live in the Midwest. If I were Taylor Swift, I would wear better clothes. In total agreement the Prada triangle, the Marc Jacobs rectangle, or just full on Philip Lim is so much more tasteful than LV print. Although, if the print is embossed or something I can handle that better.

    • Kate says:

      It’s a very tacky print. Also, she has drastically toned down her look for Tom.

    • Shirleygail says:

      What does ‘LV print’ even mean, that you all agree is hideous? Oh wait, I get it, it’s the handbag. Okay, i thought y’all were going on about the print on her skirt! LOL shows how much up on fashion I’m not….

  2. juice says:

    i’d say he’s as exhausting as her at this point.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Yep. And he was always thirsty. It’s just that the “English gent who reads Shakespeare” wasn’t bringing publicity fast enough.

    • maria says:

      ha ha yep! If EO takes him back she is bat shit crazy. He certainly showed how much he craves paps, gossip mags & blogs and mocking.

      • Nicole says:

        I think if she had any thoughts about it, it went to hell with these shananigans. It’s very opposite of how EO is

      • Miss M says:

        @Maria: I doubt EO wants him back and, as Nicole pointed out, EO is the opposite of TH. I mean the polar opposite…

      • Miss M says:

        I meant to say TS not TH. But I guess she is the polar opposite of TH too. 😃

      • bonzo says:

        It’s amazing to me that in less than a month, Lizzy looks like a great catch. While I think she’s a talented actress, I find her bland in interviews and I can’t stand her nasal-y voice. But, after 3 weeks of TIDDLES I’d take that bland over Taylor and the spectacle she’s created.

  3. LB says:

    A few days ago I was getting sick of them but at this moment I just need to look at something frivolous and lighthearted – a distraction for a few moments. So now I’m grateful for their shenanigans.

    2016 has been awful. So is Taylor’s hair.

    • Cecilia says:

      I so agree. Celebitchy is usually one of my last stops on my internet rounds – I come here for fun. I started to do my usual morning round of news/politics/policy/analysis/opinion blogs and I just couldn’t. I needed to come here to escape the real consequential madness out there into some faux madness and inconsequential vacuous nonsense like the Tiddles story. So sad….

      • Nancy says:

        Same. With everything that is happening in our country, Taylor Swift seems even more irrelevant than usual. I live in Cleveland and am so anxious about the RNC. But as you say, one has to escape, even to read about how Matt Damon hates James Bond or you will go bonkers. Peace out.

      • zinjojo says:

        I start here and work up to the harder news every morning…but it’s a lovely moment of frivolous fun before the day really gets going. I’ve loved the entire Tiddles epic so far just because it’s such fluff.

        @Nancy, I feel for you being in Cleveland! Hope you can tune out the craziness even though it will be happening in your backyard! I’ll be watching in something akin to horror/repulsion…

    • Fire Rabbit says:

      Amen to that.

    • Whatabout says:

      “2016 has been awful. So is Taylor’s hair.”

      Am I a terrible person for laughing too hard at this? I really needed that this morning.

      • Christin says:

        One of my favorite comments has been — with all that money, can’t she sort out her hair?

        In addition to plaid bodyguards, why not have a hairdresser on standby?

    • Tourmaline says:

      Oh agreed. In these horrible times there is something comforting about this saga. Just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to wear a tank top that says he loves her.

  4. Birdix says:

    I love falling in love as much as the next person, but who wouldn’t need a break after all this? It’d be like eating nothing but doughnuts for 2weeks.

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      Doughnuts >Sex 😄

      • Lynnie says:

        I was trying to find a reason to disagree with you, but I honestly couldn’t find one. Doughnuts 4 lyfe haha

      • PrincessMe says:

        Either you’ve been having not great sex or I’ve been having not great doughnuts 😛

      • BengalCat2000 says:

        @PrincessMe, have a doughnut and work it off in bed, win/win! 😜

      • PrincessMe says:


        LOL. I’m going to have to start auditioning doughnuts for this task you’ve given me. Can I just switch it out for chocolate cake? Looooovveee some good chocolate cake.

      • BengalCat2000 says:

        @PrincessMe, I just discovered the delights of Cinnamon Rolls, so I’ll indulge in those and you may have your cake…makes no difference once you start working it off in the most fun way evah, lol!

      • lilacflowers says:

        Cinnamon rolls, especially warm cinnamon rolls, are intoxicating and comforting and probably sinful.

        But today, I went with a churro. Warm, crunchy, soft, cinnamon-y, dipped in mexican chocolate.

    • Naya says:

      I just keep thinking that they’ve dated for a month and probably already know each others bowel movements very intimately. Of course all long term relationships have to cross that level but these two have have crossed the poop/fart boundary in the first week seeing as they are spending their days and nights together.

      • Nancy says:

        Lol…..that first fart is the deal breaker….but Taylor has bowel movements? I imagined she peed perfume and pooped chocolate covered turtle doves..

      • HH says:

        Well Nancy… now you’ve just made me feel so pedestrian. I was imagining pooping rainbows and peeing glitter. But I like how upscale you’ve gone. After all, she does have 2 private planes.

        Also, the poop/fart boundary is too real.

      • Brittney B. says:

        These Tiddles stories have inspired a LOT of comments about bowel movements/holding in farts… and I’ve gotta say, it’s kind of unsettling to realize that so many people have these standards.

        I had no idea that humans were supposed to pretend they don’t have bodily functions in order to secure someone else’s attraction. I had no idea this was a thing.

        The first night I spent at my now-partner’s house, he had explosive diarrhea on the other side of the wall. All I felt was embarrassment and sympathy for him; I never second-guessed my attraction!! Pretty sure I passed gas on our first date too; we giggled about it. It just came out; can everyone else fully anticipate and control every single bodily function? Because I sure can’t.

        It reminds me of my grandma’s sexist comments after a childhood burp: “no man will want you if you do that on a first date”. I get that it’s impolite to belch unapologetically. But if anyone, man or woman, rules me out because of an unavoidable burp or fart? *I* don’t want *them*.

        Not really criticizing any of you; just can’t believe I never got the memo about pretending you don’t have an anus.

      • PrincessMe says:

        Oh no Naya, I refuse to cross that line. I’ve been with my husband for almost 13 years and I REFUSE to know about his bowel movements or him about mine. Nope, nope, nope.

      • Nicole says:

        @Brittney B.
        I agree. Get over it!

      • Sixer says:

        Brittney – also with you! Mr Sixer and I have an ongoing argument about whose farts smell least. When I say ongoing, I mean ongoing for about fifteen years, since it started within a week of us dating. I don’t think either of us have closed the bathroom door since we met either. It’s just body stuff.

      • bonzo says:

        Yeah, me & the huz just laugh about bodily functions. I’m just a frat boy with boobs and a vadge, drinking milk straight from the jug to save washing a glass. My kids don’t get criticized when they burp and fart, we all giggle and they say “excuse me!”. Makes for a happy — sometimes smelly — home, but it works for us.

      • Nancy says:

        @Sixer: I literally laugh out loud every time you say Mr. Sixer!! And….today is a good day for a laugh. Also agree on your comment, unless you’re out there pooping on the sidewalk with your dog, it’s pretty much a natural function of our bodies. All I ever asked my husband was to please keep the window open if he were having an event!!! When you have kids any perception of privacy even in the john, flies out the window.

      • Sixer says:

        Nancy – are you interested in hiring Mr Sixer to amuse you for a week? I’m currently renting him out because HE DOESN’T LIKE TENNIS. Good rates for a fellow commenter. I can’t guarantee non-smelly farts, however.

      • Nancy says:

        Lol again. Actually it’s Mrs. Sixer that amuses me! I’ve just put a vacancy sign in my window, no men allowed….jk. You’re a hoot!

      • Sixer says:

        Speaking of tennis, who gives a toss that LEGS isn’t there? Not me because I have just seen CHIWETEL. My day is made.

      • Dara says:

        Chiwetel you say? How does he look? What is he wearing? *scurries off to look for photos*

      • Sixer says:

        He looked gorgeous. Match was too short to get another glimpse. Russnfussn.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I don’t think I farted in front of paranormaldguy until we were together 6 months. After I let one go, he said “thank God. I really thought you were one of those women who simply did not fart.”

      • Ange says:

        Meh, I think it’s just polite to not bombard your loved one with bathroom smells if you can possibly help it. I don’t fart next to strangers, I shouldn’t do it to my poor husband.

  5. Sue says:

    The sources, again…;-) They´re officially ‘dating’ for 25 days until today. And as Tom is still “sui juris” I think he can speak up, it´s his ‘relationship’ , too, after all…

    • Becky says:

      I just saw this from a blog on tumblr:
      In 23 days they have been papped 19 times in 3 different continents, 4 different countries, and 3 different states.

      • Mira says:

        And another blog said Tom has only been papped ( candid) 4 times in his entire life before Taylor..

      • Naya says:

        @Mira Mission Accomplished then.

      • maria says:

        Tom must be so proud.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Four states: Rhode Island, New York, Tennessee, California

      • Christin says:

        In the past three weeks, wasn’t Tom the only one photographed in New York? In her vehicle, supposedly, but not ‘them’ together. Yet they were papped together at LAX, so that’s four.

      • Becky says:

        Thanks Lilacflowers, I didn’t work it out myself, and they weren’t papped together in NY so I don’t think that counts.

        I’m sure Tom has been papped more than 4 times though, I remember pics of him leaving a club during the Thor 2 shoot in 2012 (Zachary Levi’s b’day party iirc)

      • waitwhat says:

        @becky @mira – Tom was papped 4 times on his own in the month of May 2016 alone. Running, coffee shop with JArthy, at the Ivy with the historian, and video walking down the street asking about Bond rumors.

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      I think he may be a hostage

      Does he have HELP ME written on his eyelids

  6. lilacflowers says:

    They weren’t just greeted by TV cameras; their plane was captured on the TayTay Cam! And Tom gave his biggest smile and hug of the past three weeks to a guy at the bottom of the plane ramp at the airport in Gold Coast.

    Are we ready for the Tim Tam Slam Competition? Ready, set, go!

    • M.A.F. says:

      I need the rules clarified and this game explained. Is this about the theme park behind the studio?

      I got my UGG boots on, Fosters in both hands, a boomerang on my hip, & a surfboard under my feet. What else to I need?

      • Secret squirrel says:

        Fosters? Ugh! Real Aussies don’t drink that!

        You also need a footy vest (I suggest the “Aussie Rules” collection), a pair of thongs (flip flops), a hat with corks around the rim, and a meat pie or Chicko roll

      • M.A.F. says:

        Fosters is the only Australian beer I am aware of but I will gladly trade it in for something better. 😉

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Tim Tam Slam Competition Rules: when a picture appears of Taylor’s checkered shirt bodyguard Frisky (named by us for Frisky, the evil bodyguard in TNM) appears, she who completes the Tim Tam Slam (real or virtual) gets Frisky for the day. Second place gets his shirt. Third place his pants. Fourth place gets Tabby.

        The Tim Tam Slam involves drinking coffee, tea, or milk through a Tim Tam cookie.

        Australian co-workers have told me that nobody drinks Fosters.

      • bonzo says:

        Tea through a Tim Tam? Yuckomuk. Coffee, milk or hot chocolate only.

        Best way is to bit the opposing corner and use as a straw. Once you taste it, pop the whole damn thing in yer gob. It’s like a quickie — fast and furious — but intense flavor bomb!

    • browniecakes says:

      I am thinking huggee at the end of the tarmac was Olly Auld Tom’s intrepid personal assistant. Olly’s name is in the credits as such in all of TH’s films and he is on Twitter. There’s a job! Imagine the NDA on that.

      • Dara says:

        That didn’t look like Olly to me – too tall and skinny. Maybe a PA from the studio – he was just there filming a few months ago – or someone Marvel.

        Tom looked so happy to be there and to see someone he knew, he almost wormed his way back into my good graces. Now that they are in Tom’s territory, I would pay good money to see how Taylor reacts to being the odd-man-out, so to speak. They will be surrounded by his friends and colleagues and she’ll won’t know anyone, except Frisky and Tabby.

      • K.C. says:

        You know, I thought those saying he looked unhappy/annoyed/like he was in a hostage situation were being rather dramatic, but compared to the last few weeks, he looked SO HAPPY getting off that plane. After the media circus he has been engaged in, he must be glad to be back to some familiarity, even if he enjoys the recent attention.

        I don’t think anything that has been happening lately has been against his wishes whatsoever, but it’s nice to see him looking more…comfortable?

        As I sit here typing about Tom’s level of happiness based on some photos, I realize I am in so, so very deep. :p

      • Becky says:

        Dara, you’re right that isn’t Olly. That vid of them leaving the plane is interesting. I get he’s glad to have finally arrived, but he leaves her behind, so he probably didn’t know he was being filmed. The pics of them arriving in Sydney she’s holding onto his arm so they could’ve taken note over the obsessive hand holding.

        It’s not common sense for her to follow him to Oz; these shoots are 12-14 hr days, the actors & crew hardly have any free time, so she’d barely see him anyway. But she has to save face to show this is a serious relationship, after only 4 wks.

        It gives a really bad impression to those tween fans of hers, this is not how healthy, adult relationships develop.

      • bonzo says:

        I would like to be a fly on the wall after she’s had to endure being a distant second place for a few days. She seems to be someone who needs other people around to validate her existence, so how long do you think before she flies someone over to keep her company? Hot bodyguards aren’t the same as a squad of sycophants.

        Also, Tom’s been her publicity prop — the reason she’s refused to lay low for the past month. What’s she going to do once he’s no longer available for pap walks and reminding Calvin that she’s moved on?

        The way Tom lit up when he saw his friend in Sydney made me realize that we haven’t seen him look that relaxed and comfortable since this whole affair started. I wonder how the dynamic will change now that he’s on his terf surrounded by more mature, longtime friends and getting back to work. She’s no longer calling the shots and I can’t help but think it’s going to fuel the first rows between these two. One can only keep up the pretense of giving in to the other for so long.

      • Dara says:

        @Becky, it is against all common sense for her to have traveled with him, especially since he’ll be have to be stateside again in a few weeks for SDCC. Why not join him in Oz after that event? Now that she’s there, I really wonder what she’ll do when he has to come back to the U.S. Will Taylor make the trip to San Diego with him – or sit by herself in the rental in Queensland and pine away for her beloved?

        If Tom has to return to Thor3 after ComicCon, that will be a painful trip – even in First Class. If his past appearances at the con are any indication, he won’t be in town for more than 48 hours, but will spend 28+ hours on airplanes to get there and back again.

    • jammypants says:

      Won’t someone help poor TayTay in her lost puppy wandering aimlessly, looking for guidance without her squad to validate her?

    • antipodean says:

      @Lilac, MAF, Secret Squirrel, et all, another day, another menu of epicurean delights Down Under. I have an endless supply, and am happy to share! Along with the obligatory Tim Tams, may I also suggest huge bags of Chippies, (for those who don’t know, these are commonly called chips or crisps), the antipodean version is just as delicious as you would expect, and can be hoovered up by the bag full! For the liquid breakfast/lunch/dinner fans there are many options of the amber nectar, Newcastle Brown, and 4XXX, are just a couple, but a good start, and better alternatives to the gnat’s piss called Foster’s. Howzabout that then! In the immortal words of Sherbet!

      • Secret squirrel says:

        Update: it was on the news tonight again that “Taylor Swift’s boyfriend stepped out on the Gold Coast”. Well done Tom, five weeks of fame-whoring and still nobody knows your name. Time to rethink the strategy!

      • bonzo says:

        I wonder if they’ll keep doing that just to throw shade for his blatant famewhoring!

  7. paolanqar says:

    When they will split up it will be EPIC.
    A man going through a mid life crisis unfolding before our very eyes who dates a very unsexy vixen who plays the public like a pro.

    I feel sorry for Hiddles but evidently he doesn’t realize how ridiculous they look.

    • Azurea says:

      He’s not old enough for a midlife crisis!

      • Andrea says:

        I know a woman who at 35 went through one, dumped her boyfriend of 8 years whom we all loved and got pregnant with a man she only knew for 2 months who has a drug problem, been to jail and is generally unstable. It can happen early.

  8. Gardenia says:

    Her face looks pretty in these pics. Her makeup game has improved immensely. I don’t usually find her pretty.

    • Nicole says:

      I agree! I want that lipstick badly. I am so sick of that schticky red lip and ridiculous eye make up. And girl needs to use her natural hair texture to her advantage.

    • Payapa says:

      I am the opposite! Normally, I find her quite attractive, but here she looks like one of the Whos in Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who. Maybe it’s the long ass flight.

      • Lauren II says:

        I never imagined that a hyperactive, oversized Polly-Pocket (same hair) would be banging Hiddles. I find it all very comical.

    • browniecakes says:

      She can really pull off sunglasses.

  9. Sixer says:

    I love Australia for livestreaming Tiddles with their TayTay Cam. This is much more like it. I might even forgive Down Under for the mortal sin of Vegemite. Not Men At Work though. That would be a step too far. But why didn’t Tiddles do a royal wave to the assembled masses of the Tay Tay Cam? Surely they’ve been practising such a wave?


    Despite yesterday’s explanations of diss tracks from fellow commenters yesterday, I am disappointed in CalvinSillyName and his diss track. No sample of You’re So Vain to be seen, let alone heard.


    • lilacflowers says:

      I do suspect TayTay practiced her royal wave but LEGS was all about running down the ramp and hugging some guy and she had to rush to catch up and introduce herself to the hugging guy and it just all ruined her moment. Mercifully, the burly bodyguard promptly ordered LEGS into the car so it all ended quickly. Stern lecture in the car on the way to wherever, no doubt.

      AdamEppieCalvinNukeLaLouche seems lacking in knowledge of what makes a good diss track. Perhaps because he himself is so very vain.

      • juice says:

        i’ve been dying to ask… why is he called “legs”? *shuffles back into lurker corner*

      • lilacflowers says:

        Because he has long, lovely legs and Sixer likes long, lovely legs.

      • juice says:

        obvious answer is obvious. *shameface*

      • bonzo says:

        See yesterday’s posts for some of the other nicknames donned by Sixer & the Thornfield ladies of yesteryear, now that we’re back in Marvel universe. 🙂

        We’ll save all of Cumby’s nicknames for one of his posts. He’s got quite a few here too.

      • Ally8 says:

        I always thought it was mocking the legs: long, huge calves and tiny ankles. But I’m not of the TH fandom.

      • Mira says:

        Yeah i am not impressed with the state of his legs either. It looks like he works out his upper body but neglects his legs.

    • Secret squirrel says:

      Most of the news coverage I have seen was tweenyboppers excited about Taylor being in Oz, not Tom! Seriously, preteen and early teenaged girls. That is the audience Taylor attracts? Tom must seem so mature even whilst acting like a sixteen year old.

      • Dara says:

        That is exactly the audience Taylor attracts – along with a fair number of twenty-somethings that seem stuck at teen and preteen maturity levels. Watching the two fandoms collide on Tumblr has been…interesting.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        And my oldest brother in law. He loves Taylor and is happy to take his youngest. It’s their Dad-Daughter bonding thing and my sister is happy to be excluded.

        50 something office neighbor is a big fan too.

    • antipodean says:

      How do Sixer? I am really enjoying this ongoing saga, revisiting old haunts vicariously via the splendour that is Swiddles! I didn’t even have to endure that tortuously long flight! I wonder how long Taylor will be on Walkabout? Will the Ockers get sick of it all ‘ere long? Our Aussie friends are also known for their inability to suffer fools, and “Jack’s as good as his master” ethos, so I suspect the general adoration will be quite short lived, before the knives come out, and they are cut down to size! It will be glorious, and I await with bated breath! I bet the ladies at the Australian Weekly, and Woman’s Day are agog with the possibilities to sell more mags. JMHO.

      • Sixer says:

        I was thinking about you and the Down Under leg of the Tiddles tour!

      • antipodean says:

        You might say this is my neck of the woods, or at least close by, although I would never claim to be an expert. I loved your script synopsis yesterday, re LEGS acting as Steve Irwin, and wrestling crocodiles, although, ahem, I have my reservations as to the muscle strength of said legs, (it has to be said). Taylor as Terri Irwin would be perfection, although I think maybe Taylor outdoes Terri in the thirst department, not by much though.
        Also, are you really contemplating renting Mr Sixer out for the duration? I have a spare room that is free at the moment, does he like visiting theme parks of the Disneyland/Seaworld variety, they are very handy to us, and does he have any particular dietary requirements. I would draw the line at anybody who doesn’t like Vegemite, although I could offer Bovril at a pinch. I might even be willing to accommodate a stray Sixlet or two (Major or Minor, or both), although I am more used to hosting girlies. Anything to ensure you have uninterrupted tellybox time!

  10. HarajukuBarbie says:

    his tan makes it look like his hairline has receded a half inch in a day. Her hairstyle looks like a bad wig with the awful bangs and silly yellow color.

    • Lama Bean says:

      I mean her hair is BAD.

      • Evie says:

        What hair? “Tay-Tay” as Australian news media is calling her, has baby-fine thin hair. She looks like the cartoon character Sweet-Pea. TnT are both follicularly challenged.

        And that is one bad burn on his five-head! Makeup artists have their work cut out for them recreating Loki’s pale face

      • Christin says:

        If he goes shirtless, my bet is he has a perfect tank top outline. Memories!

    • LolaB says:

      I think that’s bronzer on his face.

    • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

      I so feel sorry for the make up artists…

  11. OhDear says:

    His expression in these photos, damn.

    I get that some people find this to be a nice distraction from the world, which I completely respect. However, for me personally, seeing the juxposition between Beyonce’s statement and the rest of the news (not just these recent shootings but Brexit, etc.) and two people who only seem to care what people think of them – the latter just seems so vacuous. And the more I look at this, the more I just can’t.

    Yet here I am commenting about it, ha.

    • Sixer says:

      I know what you mean. At the moment, I have Mr Sixer, the Sixlets, tennis and Tiddles. Everything else has gone to hell in a handcart.

    • Lynnie says:

      I agree. And while I understand people can’t be expected to speak up or out about everything it’s still kinda sad. Like what do you gain by being so noncommittal and/or clueless about the world? So many platforms going to waste.

      • Erinn says:

        Agreed – but at the same time I much prefer celebs not to comment on things that they don’t really understand over commenting on things when they don’t have an idea what they’re talking about. I prefer singers to sing, and actors to act – and that’s about it unless they’re really knowledgeable on a specific topic.

      • Lynnie says:

        That’s fair. Sometimes I feel that gives some of them the excuse that they don’t have to make the effort to try and learn, but whatever. It’s their conscience.

      • Crox says:

        @Erinn, I prefer it too. Probably because, as Lynnie said, they should actually make the effort and learn about the issue, but they often don’t, and their comments are just jumping on the bandwagon or badly misinformed, making things worse (like Timberlake recently).

        I like it when celebrities display some good heart and raise awareness, be it with charity or commenting about issues, but sometimes that’s just contra-productive.

    • M.A.F. says:

      I think the last thing I want is to hear these two comment on the current situation. I rather hear Mark Ruffalo or Beyonce make a stance since they pay attention.

      • OhDear says:

        I’m not saying that either one of them needs to make a statement. I’m saying that given all the crap that’s happening in the world, watching this LOOK AT ME performance is starting to grate. It’s like if you were unemployed and your high-earning friend continuously tries to talk to you only about all the expensive vacations he/she is going to and all the stuff he/she is going to buy, etc.

      • jammypants says:

        Tom actually is very pro-Remain and he even urged his UK followers to go out and vote. He does still use social media and for many good things. Sadly no one looks at it unless it’s something less real world.

        And then he continually promotes his UNICEF work, which, once again no one notices.

      • Yodel-lay-hee-hoo says:

        I never saw tweets where he revealed his own position. Only one tweet where he urged everyone to vote.

      • jammypants says:

        He followed pro-Remain/Labour handles, so that’s telling. https://twitter.com/twhiddleston/following

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Based on his follows, I think I can tell where he leans politically. BUT. He also studiously avoids taking positions in all interviews. I have noticed that. He cracked a bit when talking about Trump, but that is about it. He did not urge people to vote to remain.

      • jammypants says:

        He said in a not too old interview that he deliberately tries to avoid any positions or controversial topics. Basically he doesn’t always want to give people what they want to hear from him because he thinks no one wants to know what he thinks anyway, that he’s just an actor (or something like that). I’ll have to find it, but work is in my way! 😝

    • Lilacflowers says:

      It really doesn’t go over well when people who are not from the US comment on domestic issues within the US.

  12. Fa says:

    There is other video the news commentator said the fans were Taylor teenagers fans screaming for Taylor but he saw one just lady said she was Tom fan so we see who is the bigger star but is not Tom no one care about him also Brad & angelina are bigger than these two more private big difference they don’t announced where they are to the media

    • TotallyOld says:

      Fa, thank you! For anyone thinking TayTom are bigger than AJ & BP, yeah keep thinking. Tom wishes and is desperately trying to make it happen. He will need the entire Atlantic & Pacific Oceans to fulfill that thirst.

  13. Fa says:

    Idriss said in the Interview issue that he doesn’t want to burn out this is a man who understand that in Hollywood if you always working & you are in front the camera everyday you get burn if you don’t slow down which means people or audience get tired of you, I think this apply to Tom & Taylor they don’t slow down by documenting their every move because paparazzi knows where they are every time

  14. HarajukuBarbie says:

    I think I had a cabbage patch doll with the corn silk hair just like taytay.

    • my3cents says:

      From the shoulders up she does look about 12 in these photos.

    • Starkiller says:

      I keep seeing people taking swipes at her hair, and I just don’t see what’s so horrible about it. She can hardly help that it’s thin-most natural blondes do have very fine hair. I’d prefer that to a mound of obviously fake extensions any day. And I’m saying that as someone with enough hair for three people.

  15. CharlotteCharlotte says:

    Thor 3 is filming down the road from me. I’ll be sure to post any Tiddles sightings.

  16. kit says:

    You know i really don’t get their relationship timeline at all. I remember his tweet the day after the met about being happy to be back in london after so long. And then soon after that he was papd quite frequently at different events around the uk. What i’m trying to say is, his whereabouts was well documented right up until those first RI snaps were released. So like, they were conducting an “emotional affair” via texting, ph calls since the met?

    • Becky says:

      Kit, most probably.

    • Sue says:

      He came back to London on May 4, then was back in NY on May 30, in Philly June 4+5 , maybe some meetings with Tay before the Wizard Con? And then since the June 6 there was no trace of him at all and suddenly the RI photobomb…I read somewhere that Tay was in Philly on a wedding during Wizard Con, so…I just noticed that his interaction with Chris on the Wizard Con was a bit off, maybe Chris was just somehow tired but Tom was very hyperactive during the meetings with fans…Maybe there is really something going on since the Met Gala …. Anna Wintour is managing this 😀

      • Noname says:

        She was at a wedding on LBI during Wizard Con.

      • justme says:

        He was seen in around June 10 or so getting pizza around the corner from her apartment in NYC.

      • Becky says:

        I remember a sighting of him in London on the Weds then he was seen in NY on the Fri.

        There was a comment on a previous thread that Taylor flew into Philadelphia for the fan’s wedding, same w/e as Wizard Con on 4 Jun don’t know the source for that (her split with Harris was announced on Jun 2).

      • bonzo says:

        I thought Tom was papped at LAX on May 30th (just before her breakup was announced) and others said she was in LA during that time. I figured that’s when things truly started for them and he went met up again with her in NY after Wizard Con. Has this timeline been debunked?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        He flew right back to London after Wizard World. There were tweets about him and another actor being on someone’s plane.

      • bonzo says:

        Lilac, that can’t be right. He was spotted getting pizza in the West Village just a couple of days after Wizard Con. He most likely went straight to New York to meet up with Taylor there. They went public less than a week later.

        Even if you think they started banging just after Wizard Con (I think it started in LA), they’ve basically been living together for five – six weeks, with only a few days off. That’s a pretty intense start to a relationship for a guy who’s spent the last 5 years living alone. He must be very dedicated to his career to be willing to make such a dramatic adjustment to his life.

    • Naya says:

      Jezebel had a piece where they talked to a bunch of publicists about this. Publicist # 3 does a great job explaining the now wonky timeline. First, the dancing video was put out to test the waters. The deal was probably concluded when Tom realised that his show wasnt getting traction at Emmy screenings (Night Manager and Kong represent his last leading man shot in Hollywood so its unsurprising that he is going all out). That publicist does a great job of matching career with both past and future relationship dates. Of course, they could still be banging but thats not the primary objective here.


      • Lucrezia says:

        I took a look at your link, but haven’t read it yet … I had to stop and come back over here to freak out about how similar their noses are in that pic. Weird.

    • Erinn says:

      I tend to suspect that if there WAS an affair – it was an emotional one. I mean – it happens. It’s not fair, and it’s not really okay… but I think this happens in the ‘real’ world a hell of a lot more than people would like to admit. A lot of people who do this kind of thing, also don’t see it as cheating, so there’s that.

      • Laura says:

        Why do you think it was an emotional affair? Is it because you have this image of her as a goody two shoes, he is the perfect English gent? He was rumoured to hit on several famous women in relationship over the years. Seems he has a pattern.

      • Becky says:

        Laura, depends if you count texting and phoning as cheating I guess.

      • bonzo says:

        *If* they started their romance when he was spotted in LA prior to Wizard Con, then they had to be in touch after the Met Gala, while he was in London the rest of May and she was (as far as we know) still *with* Calvin. So yes, I think it’s safe to assume there was at least an emotional affair going on while she was dating Calvin.

        She may have had plans to ditch Calvin sooner than end of May, but his unexpected car accident may have delayed the timeline a bit.

      • LadyLoo says:

        There was emotional cheating but TS probably views it as lining up the next guy. She was getting ready to ditch CH while directing TH to the runway. She’s a relationship air traffic control pro. Overlap to be sure.

      • Andrea says:

        Emotional affairs happen all the time. I know several married women who have had them, I had one years ago on my boyfriend. They are quite common and the most likely scenario to fit the timeline.

    • ohdear says:

      I think things ended with Calvin earlier than they publicly claimed, but his car accident with the mystery woman changed the roll out.
      Based on absolutely nothing, mind you.

  17. Jane says:

    I think he is going to film another Thor movie? How can anyone take “Loki” seriously after seeing the actor frolic in the ocean and go down a waterslide with Tay-Tay? I think the whole issue is just laughable.

    • lilacflowers says:

      People took Loki seriously?

      • Noname says:

        No one takes Loki seriously……………….

        I was talking to my mom about Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston. And she was like who is Tom Hiddleston? I said Loki from Thor. She still didn’t know. I said he was also in the Avengers and he’s Thor’s half brother who is evil.. then she knew.

        I only know him as Loki and while the Marvel movies are superfun, I am not sure anyone can take these movies as serious, no matter how try hard Chris Evans is as Captain America.

      • MI6 says:

        Second laugh of the day. First was TH wants EO back. As if she would entertain that at this point.
        Boy, does this put last year’s Wolsey pap walk in perspective…

      • Secret squirrel says:

        *hides “I heart Loki” tattoo under a “I heart Tiddles” t-shirt*

        Takes Loki seriously? Nope, not me. Never heard of him…

      • bonzo says:

        MI6, it really does. I assumed they were both in on the pap walk, but looking back at the way she behaved in covering her face and the way Tom just walked on ahead, it looks more and more that he was the one with the PR agenda.

        Tho’ I will say, she’s never acted like that in any of the pap shots I’ve seen before or since, so her behavior was still odd that evening.

    • Erinn says:

      I don’t know … a lot of people take the Rocky franchise ‘seriously’ and there’s literally a whole beach training/frolic scene IN the movie.

    • Crox says:

      Because the vast majority of the movie-going audience isn’t this invested in the news of their relationship. This is big news for stans, haters, and gossip lovers, the rest saw it (if even), shrugged and moved on.

      Superhero films are also mainly (not exclusively) targeted at younger male population, and they are the last demographic to care about celebrity romances.

      And there’s another thing. On Daily Mail, there were a lot of commentators yelling Tom should turn his man-card in because of that t-shirt. But Loki has always been presented as effete, in contrast to manly Thor (or James Bond, who was the reason for comments). If any character isn’t getting hurt because of either shagging the wrong person or doing some fake relationship or doing things for PR or not being manly enough, it’s Loki. Marvel’s momma’s boy.

      And Hiddleston’s other films were not financially successful, which means his internet fans are not important enough to tip the scale at all.

      Loki will be fine (unless the movie sucks, but that’s a whole different story).

      • zinjojo says:

        “…Loki. Marvel’s momma’s boy.” So funny (and so true), thanks for the good laugh today Crox!

  18. Kimma says:

    Oh My God! Make it stop. I just need to know if they are comfortable pooping around each other yet, because with all this time together..they’ve clearly had to use the bathroom at some point….especially after all those 4th of July Party Snacks and a 24 hour flight to Australia…LMAO

  19. leigh says:

    How can someone with so much money have such shitty hair?

    • KatMc says:

      And clothing…she looks like she is a walking Talbots ad here. I am not a fashion plate, but if I had 200+ million in the bank, I can assure you I would be dressed better than that when exiting a flight at an international airport in front of hundreds of photographers.

  20. Luca76 says:

    On the Brangelina point. I remember this clearly because I was on a flight watching CNN when the first photo of them with Zahara and Maddox on the beach came through they didn’t necessarily interrupt regular news they were treating it like a top story ( oh the memories) .

  21. “Tom’s also well aware of Taylor’s high-profile dramas with a long string of exes and her fondness for her “squad.”

    Which is why I don’t feel sorry for him. If he knew this, then why would he be sick of her “high-profile dramas” so soon. I’d like to think it’s true but until he dumps her and keeps showing up on camera & traveling with her everywhere, then I’ll hold back my hopeful anticipation that he’s come to his senses. Especially since he’s seemed to lack much sense at all.

    Oh and this gem. “Taylor’s been making all the decisions and she’s moving too fast as far as he’s concerned.” Then grow a pair Tom & make a decision of your own.

    • spidey says:

      All of which is conjecture.

    • Noname says:

      I really hate to burst your bubble thinkingaboutit but if Tom did not want to be seen with Taylor, he wouldn’t be seen with her. I doubt he would have pursued her at all if this wasn’t what he wanted.

      He’s making most, if not all, of the decisions here.

      • margaret says:

        She have pursued him first. Did you see him with her bodyguard right after Met Gala? Tom was spotted arriving to the Met Gala After Party at Up and Down Nightclub. He arrived in one of Taylor Swift’s cars, and was immediately escorted inside by her Personal Security guard, Jimmy.

      • Erinn says:

        margaret – my god whoever made that tumblr needs to change their font size. 10px is waaaay too tiny for content.

        Back on track though – even if she pursued him, unless she’s kidnapped him and is holding him against his will, he’s clearly a happy participant in this circus.

      • Hannah says:

        She was with his bodyguard at the net? Wow interesting. They were cheating like Calvin said I believe it.

      • bonzo says:

        Their behavior was suspect the night of the gala. If my boyfriend was dancing and hanging out with a younger woman the way Taylor and Tom were, I’d be furious. I think they’re both complicit in the affair, even if it was “just” emotional.

        Then she took nearly a month to break up with Calvin. Really?? Something tells me it happened earlier than it was announced.

        They’re both complicit in the relationship too. Tom’s not under her spell. He loves the attention he’s getting. This is exactly what he was hoping for when he hooked a big fish. He’s got an agenda and it requires that he put up with her clingyness and her need to document her personal life on social media.

    • @Noname “I really hate to burst your bubble thinkingaboutit but if Tom did not want to be seen with Taylor, he wouldn’t be seen with her. I doubt he would have pursued her at all if this wasn’t what he wanted.”

      That was my point. I should have specified I was being sarcastic that Tom’s actions didn’t match the story. Tom would definitely not be seen with Taylor traveling all over the world if he wasn’t choosing to do so. I’ve said previously I’ll believe it when I see it that Tom hates the circus.

      • jammypants says:

        He probably just goes along with it. Maybe he just does the gentleman thing and goes along with the whims of his ladies.

  22. Skins says:

    I’m running out of snarky things to say about these two. Gonna have to regroup

  23. Fa says:

    Also Australia media when they knows the whereabouts of celebrities they live stream even Kim Kardashian get kind of reception when she goes there with fans waiting her at the airport

    • lilacflowers says:

      They had helicopters following the car out of the airport so they could see where they were going and the TV announcer happily stated that they would report on where they were staying as soon as they figured it out.

      • TotallyOld says:

        I’m sure no one from Celebitcy followed the Rob & Kristen dating saga. But, if you had you would know that when the two of them showed up, mass hysteria by the paps/media was evident. They were hunted and photographed by mainstream media and on TV in every country they were seen in. There was even a bounty on there heads from all news agencies to get the first clear pic of them kissing. There was an app you could put on your phone to find Rob – “where in the world is Rob Pattinson”. So while the Taylor/Tom romance is fueling a lot of media, it is nothing compared to R&K. But, give T&T a little more time and I think they will catch up. Media love what they assume to be a “sweet romance”. Look where that got them with R&K. T&T will be just as messy in the end.

      • M.A.F. says:

        @Lilacflowers- I was watching a video on the Daily Mail site and they had mentioned that the other actors were put in mansions by the studio and they weren’t sure if the same would be done for Tom or if he was in a 5 star hotel and that they would let the viewers know once they found out. Again, their coverage of the arrival and thereafter was down right scary.

  24. K.C. says:

    I love that the Australian media has absolutely no chill whatsoever over Tiddles. It’s hilarious. The analyzation pieces were starting to get a bit tiresome, and it’s back to being fun again (amazing that I can actually say “back to being fun” when this whole thing has been going on for under a month). I feel like I’m watching a movie overexaggerating the world’s obsession with celebrity, but I’m not. This is real life. Isn’t that fascinating?

    If Taylor is staying for the duration, I hope she brings the cats along. She’s going to have some long days alone, and her cats are damn cute. Do it for the Insta, Taylor. Maybe she’ll channel her baking (or cooking? IDK) skills too in her downtime. Make heart cookies with “T” in the middle!

    Now that one of them is actually working, I’m expecting the amount of pictures of them on a regular basis to go WAY down. Right? I’m hoping so. I love me some Tiddles, but I’d like to see the media squirm in the face of a Tiddles photo drought.

    Final note: If they took that long of a flight together in the name of carrying on a publicity stunt, they’re both totally loopy. I’m sure they’re both a touch loopy, but c’mon now. There’s lots of Tiddlesbanging going on to endure such a crappy flight.

    • browniecakes says:

      Every time I think something reasonable is going to happen with TnT I’m wrong, but here goes. When he returns to the US in two weeks for San Diego Comic Con, she returns too and stays put in the US. But the way they are, she’ll probably return AGAIN with him to the AU. Because he is her new puppy that she must hold and squeeze and watch ALL the time.

      • lilacflowers says:

        I’m thinking she’ll stay put.

      • K.C. says:

        I think she’ll stay in California after Comic Con. I know this is her vacation time, but I sorta doubt she’ll stay with him for the entire shoot, which I think someone said is until October. That’s a pretty long time.

        Still, I don’t know if her private jet can make trips Down Under (that seems like a long flight for a private plane). She might stay to save herself the hassle of going back and forth if she doesn’t have anything better to do. Her sticking around would better fit my theory that they’ll get married, lol, so we’ll see.

      • justme says:

        I think I read somewhere that she has a concert in October – so I guess she would need to prepare for that.

        I pretty sure her plane cannot make trips to Australia, which explains why they were flying commercial and had to go through a public airport.

      • Dara says:

        Three public airports. LAX, Sydney, and then Gold Coast. In theory, only two would have been necessary – LA and Brisbane. That’s the route most of the movie people take from LA if they are filming at the studio Thor3 is using. But not our happy couple. They very considerately took a longer flight with a connection so they could touch down in Sydney during prime morning news hour.

        Before someone tells me to take off my shiny tinfoil hat, there are a number of reasons to take the flights they did. It is a longer drive from Brisbane to wherever they are staying near Gold Coast, or maybe First Class seats were sold out on those flights, or maybe the LA to Sydney planes have better seats for couples who want to snuggle, who knows. I just thought it was interesting they would subject themselves to the Aussie media circus not once but twice.

      • Luca76 says:

        But I read somewhere TH is only shooting for a few weeks anyone know?

      • Dara says:

        I don’t think anyone knows. He is scheduled to make an appearance at ComicCon on July 23rd to publicize his Monkey Movie, so he’ll be flying back to the states at least once.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Dara, I know nothing about Australian airports but Samuel L Jackson documented his trip down there to film Kong on Instagram and he pretty much did the same trip they did

      • Tiffany says:

        @lilac. You follow SLJ on Instagram too. I knew you were something special 😆

      • Dara says:

        @lilac – yes, SLJ went to Brisbane via Sydney, but he had reason to. He was there to attend the Sydney premiere of Hateful Eight. And he didn’t go straight to Queensland after Sydney. If his posts on IG are in real time and/or chronological order, his photos have him in Sydney and then Melbourne before heading north to film Kong.

        Like I said, there are many reasons they could have chosen that route. For all we know, Frisky and Tabby could have insisted on it if they felt it was more secure.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Tiffany, yes, I love his selfies, featuring an ear or eyebrow or hat in the lower left corner. And his joy in documenting his travels and the awesome things he gets to see. I also started following Thomas Mann because he takes incredible photographs

      • Becky says:

        Dara, it looks like there isn’t first class on the direct flights, only business. Can’t have them flying with the peasants.

      • Dara says:

        Business on Quantas ain’t too shabby, it still has lie flat seats. I’ll admit that First Class on an A380 is pretty snazzy, but prior to signing on to the Hiddleswift World Tour, Tom seemed OK with the service to Brisbane from LAX: https://twitter.com/GamerGeorgeE/status/686530957801750530 . BNE is the airport code for Brisbane. That tweet is around the time he landed in Queensland to start filming Kong and he was coming from LAX.

        Shrug – I don’t think picking a longer, but higher-profile, flight in exchange for a plusher seat qualifies as a scandal, but it is just another small indication of how much his circumstances have changed in the last month.

    • TotallyOld says:

      Well she can’t really brings animals into Australia, now can she? Just ask Amber & Johnny. Wouldn’t want Taylor to try and sneak them in on her private plane. Unless she wants them to be quarantines for who knows how long. So don’t hold your breath for the cats to show up. 🙂

    • Crox says:

      No, no cats, no cats. I like these two, I don’t want to see another Johnny & Amber smuggling dogs to Australia type of story. How long is the quarantine for cats? Is it worth it?

      • K.C. says:

        In an effort to put Johnny out of my mind forever I totally forgot about that incident. But yes, perhaps it’s best not to subject that cats to quarantine and just leave them home.

  25. HK9 says:

    This ‘relationship on parade’ thing is getting a little old. I’m happy for her, but this is overkill….

    • browniecakes says:

      She does a good job of being insulated and I agree she controls the media , but what the paps were yelling at the airports made me feel bad for them. I’m believe they love each other and I believe it is for PR.
      He’ll be excited to introduce super girlfriend to his co-workers. Then the novelty fades, she will be in the way, and so will her two bodyguards, and there will be nothing he can do about it.

      • K.C. says:

        I agree. I know they somewhat got themselves into this situation, but people screaming in their face asking if they’re all for publicity makes me feel icky. Whether it’s for PR or not, they’re still real people and that must suck. They seemed to just laugh it off, though.

      • spidey says:

        Feige could tell TS and her men to stay away from the set couldn’t he?

      • Mira says:

        Actually i thought they were forced to go through the public part of the airport since they were travelling commercial. So i was thinking at least this is something she didn’t set up. Then someone told me that at LAX ( at least) there is a private place that the biggest celebrities can go through to avoid the paparazzi. So now I do think they wanted people to know about them arriving in Australia and all the attention over there.
        I think he might be in love because i know hes thirsty but this just seems ridiculous even for him, so he must be in into her. She is always doing this type of thing. I have come to the conclusion that she is in love with love more than the actual person she is with , she was in love with Calvin in may, in june she is in love Hiddles. I am sure she thinks everyone is “the one”.

      • spidey says:

        wrong place.

      • Erinn says:

        Mira – I’d think if ANY airport would do something like that for high profile clients it would be LAX. I’m not sure there’d be the same kind of need in Australia as there is in California – just as far as how many celebs live or work in that one state compared to a whole country.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Spidey, yes. But he wouldn’t tell her. He would tell Tom.

      • Westiesheepie says:

        @spidey regarding LAX, not true celebrities can sneak on international flight without being seen. From the video you can see they are being escorted by Quantas agents during that walk to that gate. You see Brangelina and kids being papped regularly going through LAX and security like ordinary passengers, although they do get an expedited escort. I work for major airline and go through LAX regularly and have seen big celebrities having to go through terminal.

      • TotallyOld says:

        To those wondering about LAX. They do not currently have a private entrance for VIP passengers but I have heard that LAX wants to build a separate entrance for celebrities that is not accessible to paps or media. But as of right now, the best celebrities can hope for and get is a VIP escort by the airlines thru the terminal.

      • justme says:

        Speaking of airports – I love this picture of the baggage area in Sydney Airport:


    • spidey says:

      Relationship on parade? Yes those shots on the beach US and GB but now he is legitimately in Australia for work, so is he supposed to do a Loki and enter the country invisibly? and tbh why shouldn’t she go with him if they are an item and he is going to be there for a while.

      • OriginallyBlue says:

        They have been together officially for less than 30 days. Have spent pretty much everyone of those days together. Why does she need to travel to the other side of the world with him for him to work? He is going to be on set at least half the day, so she made this long journey to do what? Sit on set until he gets a break. If they are into each other then a few weeks of texting, phone calls or email isn’t going to kill them.

      • jammypants says:

        @OB, she is the definition of “clingy”

        The airport arrival where they got picked up by Marvel staff is hilariously telling. He walks ahead of her, never looking back while she reaches out to grab his bag, running after him, security guards in tow lol

  26. justme says:

    Some girl tweeted that Taylor was drinking champagne and orange juice and playing scrabble on the flight. So it does seem no little Tiddle-tot is in the offing.

    I love the Australians!

    • K.C. says:

      Champagne and Scrabble? A girl after my own heart.

      • justme says:

        Sounds like a good way to pass a bit of time on a really long flight like that. Apparently I gather from Swifty blogs that she is a big fan of scrabble.

      • spidey says:

        She’s picked the right boyfriend to have scrabble matches with.

      • Dara says:

        Not if she ever wants to win.

      • popup says:

        Hahaha @ Dara. That’s so snarky. I could see TayTay being really good at scrabble, though.

      • Dara says:

        @popup, so can I to be honest. But is she good enough to hold her own against a guy who has read Virgil and Seneca in the original Greek and Latin? For crying out loud, he probably knows how to spell aposiopesis without looking it up…

    • popup says:

      I want to see their scrabble board!

      • hogtowngooner says:

        Oh, I’m sure there’s an IG post coming on that…

        “Taymerica’ (0 points)

      • jammypants says:


  27. respect says:

    I do that flight at least twice a year….they must be tiddlesbanging because there is no publicity worth that flight. I honestly think that she is sooooo famous that as soon as the hint of a story comes along she will be papped incessantly. I am not a huge fan either way of them separately but I think they are cute together. I was 28 when I met my now husband while touring europe. He was 34. We ran around italy like fools ( PDA’s are apparently very offensive to the posters on this board) and acted like idiots..we moved in together after 2 weeks .we were in the first rush of Luuuvvvv. We still are, 16 years later. I just think that the mob mentality against two people who appear to have never murdered anyone, gotten strung out meth, or tortured babies is insane. Internet…your boyfriend dumped you for someone with an actual vagina…get over it. Also, if youlook at the whole set of photos on the DM the happy couple seems happy still.

    • spidey says:

      Now come on, that is far to sensible a post for Celebitchy. 🙂

    • PatriotsPower27 says:

      @RESPECT: Thank you. I guess because I’m not really invested in either of these people that I can actually believe that whatever this is has got to be real. True story: I met my husband in June/July and we were married by August. When you know, you just know and to everyone around us we probably looked ridiculous but my husband and I are so similar in personality and likes/dislikes, we knew we met our matches.
      The magazines writing “anti” articles now are doing it for clicks because they know that’s the loudest opinion right now, so people will comment. In my small non-pop culture obsessed world (military and law), people can see that they have a spark. Hopefully, other people’s negativity doesn’t kill them. It’s good that the went to Oz protected from dissenters. I’ve been to Australia 6 times and hands down, some of the nicest/low key people in the world.

    • K.C. says:

      That’s what I said! That flight is not worth the publicity. It has to be real (or at the very least, a lot of Tiddlesbanging through the publicity), because a trip to Australia couldn’t be to simply continue a facade.

      I’m happy for them. They’re cute together and look like they’re enjoying each other. When you know, you know. It seems within reason that they’re perhaps just met their match and want to pursue it.

      • Evie says:

        LOL! What else has Tay-Tay got to do…Girl is miserable unless she’s being papped or photographed. She CRAVES attention and adoration. She’s got nothing on her schedule until October, she’s worth $250Million so she can afford to be one of the “idle rich.”

        After awhile though, I predict that Tom will tire of being known as “Taylor’s boyfriend.”

        The silence from his friends has been DEAFENING. And good for Mr. Hiddleston, Sr. for staying away from the sh*tshow

      • LadyLoo says:

        Evie for the win. TS would do just about anything for publicity and adoration. A day flying in first class with champagne isn’t ‘a sacrifice for true love.’

        I also love that TH’s father was having none of this stunting. After the miserable – to go by the photos – time in Suffolk, I imagine the conversation went something like this:

        TS: Where should we go next?
        TH: We could go to London, have some quiet time at my place. See some shows.
        TS: No, let’s go to Rome and kiss at the Colosseum. That’s what people in LOVE do. People in love don’t just hang out and do normal stuff. They kiss at landmarks.

    • als says:

      @respect: if you had limited yourself at expressing your own opinion (which most of us do here) it would have been fine, but you took it one step further and had to call out the ‘mob mentality’ and you had to shade people here for not appreciating their PDA and that’s just insulting.

      While trying your hardest to get respect for Swift and Hiddlestone, you just trashed the posters on this site and the internet all together. You see how that goes and how ‘respectful’ you are? There are ways to express opinions without shading, insulting right and left and giving the internet condescendant suggestions to ‘get over it’. Look them up!

      • Erinn says:

        I don’t know. There IS a mob mentality of hate when it comes to celebs like this. Swift gets a lot of loud hate – obviously she has plenty of fans as well. But a HUGE portion of the hate is completely unwarranted. People loved Hiddleston in the same way that they hate Swift. There’s a lot of people oddly invested in him – not necessarily around here – in the same way that they were invested in Cumberbatch. As soon as one of these internet-beloved people get a girlfriend, or wife, or whatever – there’s a big wave of very weird anger/annoyance. I can’t understand it myself – a lot of people act as if they know these actors personally, and then are completely surprised and feeling betrayed when they start dating someone they feel unworthy.

        And I’m not sure that’s something that should be respected? I don’t know. I mean – everyone deserves at least basic respect – but I don’t think it means that behavior like that should be ignored/not criticized either.

      • Mo says:

        I buy it as a real romance but i think they were cheating . I don’t see this blissful fairy tale some of you crack it up to be. Both look shady to me.

      • K.C. says:

        To be fair, there IS a mob mentality regarding Taylor, who in the grand scheme of things has done very little to receive the downright hatred I’ve seen tossed her way. Here, people are generally quite intelligent and thoughtful in their comments, so I doubt @respect is calling out other posters.

        People are skeptical of some of her nonsense, which is absolutely fair, because she has a fair bit of ridiculousness in her life and plenty of side-eye worthy behavior. But then there’s next-level hate and criticism that seems quite unwarranted considering she seems like a decent person who does a lot of charity work, doesn’t get herself into trouble with the law, etc. People are oddly invested in bringing her down, and the fascination with her is quite interesting to me. When you add that to the obsession that has gone on for YEARS regarding Tom’s “true” persona versus the “real” one (as if we’d ever be able to truly know) and the incessant talks of his PR strategy, and you get this. There’s a lot of interest and strong feelings toward both of them, and it has created an explosion.

      • Crox says:

        I also see typical mob mentality regarding Taylor and now by extension Tom. And since I can relate to their silliness, I find the hatred really disturbing.

      • Luca76 says:

        There is a mob mentality and feeding frenzy on all sides (media, Internet, fans). And Hiddleswift are basking in the glow of all that attention.

    • Crumpet says:

      THANK YOU.

    • jammypants says:

      great post

    • ohdear says:

      I’m here to echo your whirlwind romance. I met my husband 17 years ago. The week after we met we were inseparable except for work/school until we got married 4 months later. I still really enjoy him and like to be with him, and we have busy lives that take us in different directions. I am very level headed and like time to myself, so the time we spent together was very out of character for me.

      • respect says:

        Ok, so I looked it up…no murder, meth or baby torture anywhere. Love affairs and silly hook ups gone bad, yes, but behavioroutside of the realm of young and impulsive I don’t see. There is a mob mentality all over the internet. Different site commenters band together in teams. Try to say something nice about leann rimes on gossip rocks…they will murder you in a cutting and fabulously entertaining way. The “I am so above her behavior” thing gripes me here. If I were 26 and Keanu Reeves had come up to me with all this jazz I would have been thereand wanting pics…especially if I had just broken up with Christian Slater. I had one of those impulsive and powerful meetings with my husband. It just WAS….not to say that calvin harris could lick slater’s boots

  28. spidey says:

    I can imagine a cat fight between Elsa and Taylor for who gets papped most.

    • Crox says:

      Is Elsa ever papped? At all?

      I only know her from here so I am not sure why she’s also called thirsty. What has she done?

      • spidey says:

        She regularly has photos of herself and her “wonderful family” in the Daily Mail in the UK. And


      • Dara says:

        I’ll let someone else share the castle story from when she was with Adrien Brody.

        For someone who lives a long-a$$ ways away from Hollywood, she and her husband are papped a lot, probably more now than when they still lived in LA. She gets photographed shopping with friends in the small town near where they live, he gets photographed surfing with friends up and down the coast. They are remote enough I don’t think photogs hang around all day in the hopes they might just show up, I firmly believe strategic phone calls are made before any photogenic Hemsworth outing.

        p.s. I’m not complaining about the surfing photos, I only find Hemsworth attractive when he’s surfing – or shimmying his way out of a clingy wetsuit.

      • jammypants says:

        Hemsworth had to move back to Australia because the pap situation got too intense. He didn’t want to raise his family in that environment. I’m sure Elsa pouted about that.

      • Dara says:

        @jammy, I haven’t done a scientific survey, but it feels like they’ve been photographed more often after returning home to Oz than they ever were in LA – but that could simply be because I’ve paid more attention… cuz, you know, surfing photos. *wipes away drool*

        To be fair, I don’t think I’ve seen a single photo of their children in Australia that they didn’t post themselves, and that probably wouldn’t be the case if they stayed stateside. Children of celebs are still considered fair game here.

      • Dara says:

        Darn it, I jinxed the “no kids” photos. Just today the Daily Mail has photos of a family outing somewhere in Byron Bay.

      • jammypants says:

        That’s unfortunate. I don’t blame the Hemsworth’s though. Not their fault. They can’t hole up and not live their lives.

  29. Nenaw says:

    I’m sorry but i don’t believe he miss Elisabeth , he knew what dating Tay means , Elisabeth is more classic and better than Tay of course and if he regrets not stay with EO it’s his fault, but there’s more photos at airport where he looks enjoying the paps attention so i just don’t believe that source.At blindgossip site a week ago talk about Eo has relationship with other actor , not tom.

    • jammypants says:

      Not necessarily his fault. I always had the impression she wasn’t into it like him.

      • browniecakes says:

        What made you think that? By EO’s hiding outside the restaurant in London rather than face the paps? And the yard of distance between THEO in the cab? LOL I agree.

      • jammypants says:

        Well because she’s always denied there’s involvement (even though there might be) and seems just friendly with him in public outings. I’ve always just thought of them as FwB. She clearly doesn’t want to be considered his gf from her constant denials haha

        I’m just projecting.

  30. MI6 says:

    This is not love. It’s textbook codependency.
    TH looks happy to be back with his true love, work. It will be interesting to see how he integrates this Siamese twinning with TayTay with his craft. He’s not the Prince Charming the internet has made him out to be – that’s a facade.
    She’ll bail in tears when the clock strikes midnight and he turns into a pumpkin. And he won’t come trailing after her, glass slipper in hand. End of the Fairy Tale.
    PS – Check out Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ July 5th tweet. It’s awesome. 😉

    • K.C. says:

      I think that the idea that Swift is overly clingy and codependent has to be a bit exaggerated. You don’t become as successful as her without putting in a lot of hard work. You never hear about diva behavior from her either, which leads me to believe she must, at least in part, put in a lot of legwork into her career. I don’t think she drops her professional responsibilities when she’s in a relationship, or would expect her partner to do it. I have no idea and could be totally wrong, but that’s my read.

      Tom definitely strikes me as a workaholic. I know he is extremely enthusiastic about his line of work and seems to have excellent work ethic, but I do wonder how much of that came from not having a strong social life and making up for it by throwing himself into projects.

      Regardless, what I was first trying to say was that I doubt Swift would up and leave because her boyfriend loves to work, because I feel like there’s reason to believe she loves her work, too.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Tom’s work ethic comes from his father. It is how he was raised.

      • K.C. says:

        That’s right. I forgot about his father’s background. I didn’t really mean to say that his work ethic is solely from a lack of social life or that it would necessarily change in a relationship, but I definitely think that when we’re younger and perhaps not romantically involved, it’s easier to go full-throttle into your career. If you love your work you’ll always love it and will always put a lot of care into your career, but when significant others and kids enter the picture, the priorities shift a bit to make room for your personal life. I imagine that’ll happen with Tom eventually, too, if he ever does settle down with someone.

      • MI6 says:

        Being clingy and codependent and having a good work ethic are not mutually exclusive.

      • Westiesheepie says:

        Taylor hasn’t had a real break in 10 years, releasing an album every 2 years and then touring to support that album. Her professionalism and work ethic is well known. She deserves this break.

      • LadyLoo says:

        Tom’s work ethic comes from his ambitious thirst.

      • Evie says:

        Huh? You’re kidding right? If anything the tales of Taylor’s OTT pursuit of her BFs has been downplayed during this latest spectacle with Hiddleston. I suspect that’s mainly due to the fact that HIS (shrinking) fanbase doesn’t really follow her.
        Her MO as others have noted, is to get involved very Swiftly in these all consuming affairs. They all implode and the guys involved — TO A MAN — dump her HARD. Jake Gyllenhal was on the verge of reportedly taking out a restraining order because she kept chasing him to awards ceremonies. Harry Styles of One Direction got into a fight with her on New Year’s Day 2013 when they were vacationing at his house in St. John’s and he literally walked her to the end of the pier and put her on a boat right then and there. She bought a house near the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport to be near then 17-year old HS student Conor Kennedy. She crashed his cousin’s wedding and had to be told not once, but twice by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s wife Victoria — to leave. I could go on, but you get the idea…Tay-Tay behavior during and post breakup is way OTT.

      • MI6 says:

        Thank you, Evie.

      • LadyLoo says:

        Evie for the second win of the day. Girl’s on a roll.

      • bonzo says:

        Evie FTW!!

        While it’s been fun to watch, it will be even funner when the tension between the two becomes evident. I hope it starts in Oz.

      • jammypants says:

        I’m ready for Lilac’s verandas and male servant parties when this meltdown happens.

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        In my modest opinion, though she has a great work ethic, emotionally she seems to be very infantile, like she actually doesn’t know who she is without being in a relationship. She hasn’t figured herself out, just look at the fact that she changes the way she dresses according to the boyfriend’s style of the moment. She seems to lack certain aspects of personality…

      • M.A.F. says:

        Poor Colin when that happens. He is going to need some help. I suggest we invite all her ex’s (not Calvin though) to the party.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Evie, I’ve met Victoria Reggie Kennedy. She’s fierce. (I ADORE HER!) If someone needs to be spoken to by Vicki TWICE, then she really must have been obnoxious and out of line.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Lilacflowers–not Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the mother of the bride was Victoria Gifford Kennedy, Frank’s daughter.
        Supposedly Conor was invited, but didn’t necessarily RSVP. He brought his girlfriend after a text request. The person VGK should have been asking to leave and take TS with her was Conor, and I guess that is eventually what happened. Yet they were welcomed back after dinner for the reception and dancing.
        I suspect they just didn’t have plates for non-RSVP’d guests.
        The only other guest at the wedding who sort of supported the story was Kathie Lee Gifford.
        The bride supposedly thanked Taylor for coming.

    • popup says:

      Jordan Vogt-Robert’s tweet is pretty funny considering he was, uh, tweeting it. He’s also active on Instagram, so I don’t think this was a dig at Tom.

    • LadyLoo says:

      Commend moved.

  31. Mo says:

    Silly old man!

  32. Andie88 says:

    Tom is definitely a workaholic but so is Taylor. Time will tell if their workaholic lifestyles will be too much for the it relationship. I highly doubt Tom would be ok just being known as Mr-taylor-swift. I think he likes Taylor but also LOVES the publicity he’s now gets being with her.

    Think about how much more marketable and bankable he is being by her side. Remember movie producers look for actors with household names. I think Tom will use Taylor and his relationship to his advantage.

    Now will it be everlasting love? That I don’t know. I personally find Taylor, her lifestyle and her squad exhausting and I think in the end so will Tom.

    • jammypants says:

      “Now will it be everlasting love? That I don’t know. I personally find Taylor, her lifestyle and her squad exhausting and I think in the end so will Tom.”

      Don’t forget her bodyguards. And, agreed.

      • Andie88 says:

        Oh yeah how could I forget the bodyguards. I seriously would get annoyed if bodyguards followed me everywhere.

    • Dlo says:

      If they stay together until Kong, do you suppose her fan base will boost ticket sales?

      • K.C. says:

        I think name recognition will boost ticket sales, for sure. People know of Brie Larson now because of her Oscar win, and now they’re in the beginning stages of being more aware of Tom as well.

        IDK if Swift’s fans will necessarily provide the boost, but being associated with someone so famous will. And if Tom wants to stay on the track to becoming an A-list moviestar-type, he needs a blockbuster hit like this.

        If Tom ever talks about Taylor, I want him to give an exclusive to that guy Josh from MTV he’s buddies with. LOL.

      • bonzo says:

        I doubt her fans will boost sales significantly. Fact is, most people see films for content they’re interested in, not a specific actor. That’s why Marvel films sell — it’s the story that people are paying to see.

        I don’t know what the primary audience for a King Kong film would be, but I doubt it would be her audience. I’d expect sci-fi adult fans to make up the primary audience. Someone who knows that genre can feel free to correct me if I’m wrong on that.

        Tom and Taylor’s fandoms are so different at the core, it’s hard for me to imagine how her fans will boost his ticket sales unless it’s a film they’d already be interested in, like a rom-com.

      • jammypants says:

        yea some, maybe even non-fans, might go to see what the fuss is all about

        @bonzo, you’d be surprised. Her fans are currently doing a lot of homework on him.

      • browniecakes says:

        The article another CBer posted regarding the three publicists weighing in pointed to him gaining her fan base as a motive for him to stay in Taymerica. Since that is the only other movie he has completed other than Marvel movies (and Marvel movies don’t need help), that make sense. Every tentpole movie needs a big opening weekend with butts filling theatre seats. Tay has a trillion fans, so sure.

        I love MTV’s Josh Horowitz too and this whole TnT thing has me happy sad and confused!

      • Dara says:

        @brownie – Hah! Me too, sometimes all at the same time.

  33. Laura says:

    Everyones talking about the cheating rumours today. My two cents
    During the first Thor there were multiple rumours Tom hit on the very married Nathalie Portman. It was said someone had to pull him aside, tell him to stop. The engaged Elizabeth Olsen followed, we all know there was some shady overlap there.
    Is Tom one of those guys who likes to hit on women in relationships as a challenge?

    • maria says:

      seems like it. Imagine the uproar if he had been a woman. HOMEWRECKEEEEEEER!

    • spidey says:

      Never heard those rumours about NP before.

      • jammypants says:

        That’s because it’s all nonsense, convenient to fit this “homewrecker” narrative everyone is drumming up. It’s one of those not rooted in any actual truth, but more of a AHA! gotcha! witch hunt. It’s not a witch hunt now, but most start as harmless “hearsay”.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Neither have I. But I’ve noticed all sorts of new rumors of old behavior lately. When will the rumors about Scarlett be floated about again? Let’s drag the banana story and Gwen out too. And Emma Watson. Let’s make new rumors too. He has worked with Michelle Dockery three times; there has to be something shady there, right?

    • Christin says:

      If it is a pattern, this may be a cure for such behavior.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Forgot about those Portman rumors. Was she married at the time though?

      • Laura says:

        Just checked she wasn’t married during the first Thor, might have been wrong about that although I can’t remember what exact timeframe that rumour was from. Any way you look at it he was hitting on an attached lady as she was dating her husband since 2009.

      • jammypants says:

        @Laura, that’s just rumor. Tom joked in an interview that he’s had a crush on her in ages and was bummed he did not have a single scene with her. He only met her once at Kenneth Branagh’s house with Chris Hemsworth, then he didn’t see her or share a scene. Then it’s the promo where they saw each other again. So no, he didn’t even work with her in the first Thor movie. If we are going by the gossip angle, I’ve been following Tom’s career since the first Thor film, and the gossip a few years back was they couldn’t stand each other. And the surprise was how much they got along when they finally shared scenes in TDW. Of course no one even talks about that now.

      • Laura says:

        @ jammypants
        I couldn’t remember the exact time frame. I checked it and the rumours I can find were posted in 2012-13 at this time they had most definetly spend time together on set. She had a baby already, they married in 2012.

        Portman probably was his type in more ways than Taylor that’s for sure. Ivy League educated and all.

      • jammypants says:

        @Laura, The first Thor movie was filmed in 2010. The Dark World was filmed in 2012. Tom is pretty flirty with all his costars, male and female. Most married or taken and with kids. That doesn’t really mean much 😛

    • MI6 says:

      Interesting. Classic triangulation. He’s very competitive and if he was indeed a geek in school, this may be his version of Revenge of the Nerds.

    • popup says:

      So was Kat Dennings his fallback option? Not sure when exactly they got together. Was it only after Thor wrapped?

      • M.A.F. says:

        After. I’ve only seen photos from when they did Comic Con for the first Thor film.

      • jammypants says:

        Those were just rumors. The only time they were ever spotted together was at a Comic Con convention back in 2010.

    • Evie says:

      @Lilacflowers: The banana story is not fiction — he posted a message to a friend and someone clicked on it and saved the image. So that came from Tom’s own lips. And the Gwen story is also confirmed via photographic evidence of them making out while she was sitting on his lap. Link here:

      FWIW, I think that they were mainly friends who probably had a few good times with benefits for awhile. But NO WAY is Tommy-Anne man enough to take on Brienne of Tarth, LOL! Gwen is a Scorpio and definitely needs an Alpha male. Given his current actions, Tommy-Anne doesn’t even qualify as a Beta female.

      • lilacflowers says:

        I did NOT say it was fiction I am well aware of what the banana story is. I certainly do not need any tumblr links. I am also aware of how people have twisted the banana story, demonstrating that they know little about the major tourist attraction that is the red light district of Amsterdam. My point is that this dredging up of old stories and rumors, which that Natalie Portman thing is (they interviewed one another for several different magazine articles, you do not do that if you had management warn one of you to stay away from the other.) for the purpose of making people sound bad is rather tedious.

    • DT says:

      I did hear those rumours about him being told to back off coz girl was in a relationship but it wasnt natalie portman i heard it was the girl who plays sif, I dont know her name, jamie someone? She is beautiful btw more attractive than Portman in my opinion

      • TotallyBiased says:

        If anyone was hitting on anyone there, it was Jaimie Alexander hitting on him. She posted pictures of him with captions that sure indicated interest/attraction to me, and things she said in interviews about him–well, let’s just say she definitely noticed his assets both physical and mental.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I only ever heard the Portman rumors never the Jamie Alexander rumors.

        Speaking of which, is her character even back? The last I heard she had said she wasn’t sure.

      • lilacflowers says:

        And she used the excuse that she was studying his accent because they had decided that Asgardians speak with British accents and she decided his would be the best to copy, as opposed to Ray Stephenson’s or Anthony Hopkins.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Interesting –I’ve been reading about Hiddleston online since 2009, and I have no memory of Tom acting inappropriately around any other cast member. Certainly not being told to back off!

  34. Roller74 says:

    Can these two break up already? Please.

  35. PaschaP says:

    Aw, look at those two #instaPReeners… I mean lovebirds!

  36. Chef Grace says:

    I like the pics.
    it is like TH says Tay Tay, it is now time to go play as adults. Please follow my lead. LOL
    As for the Enquirer, well you know you have ‘ made it’ when you get called out in that sh*t rag.
    (heavy sarcasm) any publicity is good publicity.
    Enquiring minds want to know 🙂

  37. Lucy says:

    I don’t hate them at all (maybe laugh at them a little bit), but I don’t think the argument that taking a long flight shows it’s real holds water. Among the entertainment industry crowd and especially celebs, catching an international flight is like catching a bus would be for us. I work in the industry in Britain and even amongst the relatively low-level celebs I know, constant globe-hopping is no big deal. I know plenty of people who think nothing of flying London-NY or London-LA for one single night just to attend a red carpet event or do an interview. Literally, fly from London to LA, do an interview, then fly straight home. It’s totally normal. So the idea that no one would take a long flight for something that’s giving them blanket media headlines and massive PR, that’s just not logical.

    I’m not saying the relationship isn’t real, maybe it is. I don’t really have an opinion. But the flight isn’t a big deal to people like that. Besides gazillionaire A-listers like Taylor Swift would probably jump on a plane to Australia on a whim just because she saw a cute baby kangaroo on TV or something.

    • browniecakes says:

      Fifteen hour plus flight – you would get to know someone. I kinda think that’s what broke up JArthy and Tom – the long commute back and forth London/Bora Bora – it seemed their relash had not been based on umm, ‘talking’ up till then.

      • Becky says:

        That flight was overnight and Qantas first class has flat beds so if that was me I’d get some sleep.

      • Becky says:


      • Becky says:

        Actually the reason both of them look good getting off the plane is because they flew 1st class and could get some sleep, not like the peasants in economy.

  38. Rocío says:

    They need to stay out of the spotlight at least for a week. It was entertaining at first. Now it’s wearing out its novelty. They are not Brangelina or TomKat. They don’t have the charisma nor the star power.

  39. KatMc says:

    Sweet Valley High and Loki need to go away for a few weeks and not be seen. I suspect that Jessica/Elizabeth will not be able to handle being out of the public eye for that long. She seems hell bent on wanting everyone to know about her “adult” relationship. Massive eye roll.

    • LadyLoo says:

      She’s incapable of having an adult relationship, just as she is incapable of behaving like an adult.

      • KatMC says:

        Agreed, LadyLoo. She is like an emotionally stunted adult woman. I do not understand the constant need to surround herself with people at all times of the day. That would drive me insane. I would LOVE for someone with a psychology background to give a mini analysis. : )

    • bonzo says:

      Sadly, her “adult” relationship with a “more mature” man just makes both of them look like teenagers in adult bodies.

      • KatMC says:

        Good point. It is just such a bizarre pairing. It is sad because her whole life lately is a reality show of sorts and she chooses that. I seriously doubt there is an enormous paparazzi presence in Rhode Island.

  40. Guesto says:

    Having loved TayTo for its entertainment value for the past few weeks, they’re now in the equivalent of the ‘reduced to sell’ supermarket bargain bin. That’s not to say the TayTo love is not real, more that whether it’s real or not, there’s just not enough about it to keep it in the fresh produce, full-price aisle.

    • K.C. says:

      But Australia is STOKED, @Guesto. They’re so excited and they just can’t hide it.

      My guess is this is the end of the Tiddles tour for at least a week. Long hours on set await. And at this point, they could drop off the face of the earth for a while and people would still be in a tizzy wondering what they’re doing. So it’s really a win-win if they lay low for a wee bit.

    • THEPELICAN says:

      Lol at your analogy, guesto! Do you think they’ve gone past their “sell by” date?

      • Guesto says:

        @ThPelican – I really do. I just can’t imagine them being able to do anything that can turn this into something positive for either of them.

    • LadyLoo says:

      Guesto, you’re assuming she can go more than a week without getting her face into a magazine, tweet, IG, etc. She can’t. TH’s attention, especially reduced by work, won’t be enough for her massive ego.


        I think that’s a valid point, Ladyloo. He may be working, but she is not. She may want to drag him and their entourage out on sight-seeing tours, dinner, shopping, etc. All quite visible, of course, whenever he’s not needed on the set.

      • Guesto says:

        @LadyLoo – “Guesto, you’re assuming she can go more than a week without getting her face into a magazine, tweet, IG, etc.”

        I think you must be responding to someone else’s post since the above makes no sense in the context of any of mine.

      • bonzo says:

        Someone has commented here that Marvel packs a lot into a workday on set, that 12-18 hours days aren’t uncommon. Makes sense in light of their penny pinching reputation.

        I don’t see Taylor staying longer than a week or two if she’s relegated to the sidelines.

      • LadyLoo says:

        Guesto, I was speaking to your reduced bin comment. She’ll keep putting stuff out to keep them on the front pages/fresh produce aisle.

      • Guesto says:

        @LadyLoo – Ah ok, I see what you mean, that the circus will continue, which I’m sure it will.

        I meant more from my own perspective. Despite the circus, they just seem so incredibly bland as a couple and while the ride’s been a hoot, I think they’ve exhausted my interest on the entertainment front. I do still find the idea of them as a couple entertaining but the reality of it, 4 weeks in, not so much. 🙂

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Guesto, I agree with your original statement. Once the newness of it all wears off, the paps and the tabloids will turn their focus elsewhere. A romantic beach walk featuring a couple who have been doing romantic beach walks for the past four months doesn’t hold attention or draw clicks, especially not if there is a new hot couple to focus on or a more established couple hits a rocky point.

      • bonzo says:

        At this point, they seem to be looking for the “trouble in paradise” angle.

        Have you seen the comments on the Daily Fail post? Lots of folks commenting that she finally let him off his leash, etc… It wasn’t just me that saw him acting like her puppy dog, following her around and taking orders.

    • Crox says:

      Serious question: Seeing that Hiddleston’s IMDB has nothing listed after Thor 3 (and no, this has nothing to do with Taylor), are we to assume Loki makes it to Infinity Wars and it’s a secret (because he could as well fie in Thor 3)? Because those start shooting in November.

      Or did he decide to take time off?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        The Ragnorak legend kills off both Thor and Loki and all of Asgard is destroyed. Which leads to the creation of a new Thor and Loki. Loki’s acts bring about Ragnorak. Loki has already died twice in the MCU; he never stays dead. But the deaths would be a major plot line for Ragnorak and their revival would be a plot line for Infinity Wars so Marvel might be trying to keep things quiet. Feige did let it slip a few months ago that Loki is in Infinity Wars and Tom does have at least one more film on his contract so he’ll probably be in Georgia with the rest of them in the fall.

      • Crox says:

        Really, Feige let it slip? Where? But yes, that makes sense.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Feige never said Loki was in Infinity Wars, although it wouldn’t be surprising if he was.
        Feige made a statement when Marvel was announcing the Phase Three movies that Loki’s SCEPTRE plays a significant part in the Infinity Wars. One of the comic book movie sites extrapolated from there, and “quoted” Feige as saying Loki would play a significant role in IW. That went viral, and the single story source (which referenced the same text EVERYONE else had gotten in the press release and from Feige at the podium) was repeated and linked back to/referenced by hundreds of stories for days.
        Interestly, the original article was deleted less than 48 hours after posting, with no explanation.

      • browniecakes says:

        Ragnork + Planet Hulk
        This way everyone’s favorites don’t have to die.

  41. MoochieMom says:

    Pregnant. Still in on that vote. No other rational excuse.

  42. browniecakes says:

    The anonymous sources are going to multiply and be feeding the press for awhile. Examples: A source on set says the other actors resent her presence and Tom ignores her, a source close to production says Taylor is angling for a cameo, a source at the hotel says they overheard a man and woman yelling in TayTay’s suite (something about donuts) you get the picture. It will be a bunch of hooey, but it will fill the gossip sites.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      I want to hear all about the fights about donuts. Some things are important.

    • Dara says:

      Yes, more about the donuts please. We CB’ers have our priorities in order.

      • Chef Grace says:

        TayTay! Fighting about donuts!
        No. You should know by now, like we do, Tommy loves his sweets.
        So leave that man’s donuts alone.
        Do’s before ho’s
        (that is snarkasm btw and not meant to be hateful, children)

      • bonzo says:

        Ha Ha!!

        Do’s before Ho’s cracked me up!! Good one, Chef.

  43. respect says:

    Do people really believe that Taylor’s career just “happened”? That girl works her ass off and apparently can restrain herself enough to not break the ranks and go rogue. Jeebus, she actually wears pants most of the time! She has that “girl that everyone hated in high school” vibe , but, if you read outside of tabloids about what she really does for her fans and charities that she supports vocally, she seems to be not only harmlessbut truly helpful. Projection is a nasty thing.

  44. JIll says:

    Jeez do guys in their 30s date women in their 30s anymore.

  45. browniecakes says:

    Are any of her music friends on tour in OZ that she can join up with and play with?

  46. Keaton says:

    People don’t have to have a “logical” reason for disliking Taylor or Tiddles. Perhaps there’s just something about her and this relationship that rubs some folks the wrong way. That happens to pretty much all of us in real life right? You can’t explain it but you just do not like certain people.

    Personally my feelings about BOTH Tom and Taylor were relatively neutral until recently. I knew Tom was tumblr’s boyfriend but I had not watched much of his work. He seemed charming and likable in interview clips but I didn’t find him particularly sexy. And Taylor struck me as an average upper middle class suburban white girl turned celebrity. (Similar to Blake Lively but without Blake’s sexiness and allure to men. Blake doesn’t seem all that sexy or alluring to ME but most men I know find her hot. Whatevs) I was amused by some of the things I read about Taylor in posts; enjoyed a few of her catchy songs and found her treatment of fans endearing but other than that I didn’t have a strong opinion.

    When the Tiddlesbang banged I was happy to get a little relief from the Amber/Johnny Depp saga that had been dominating Celebitchy of late. Domestic violence is an important topic that needs to be openly discussed but it was really nice to have some zany fluff. I enjoyed the spectacle: Calvin’s unhinged pettiness, Tiddles pathological attention whoring all over the world, the fan meltdowns, the conspiracy theories, etc. It’s a light, LOOPY story (kinda like Tom Cruise’s couch jumping) I’d argue there is a distinct LACK of the type of vicious mob mentality pile on I see on many stories. People aren’t morally OUTRAGED at Tiddles and condemning them as bad people – they’re just snarking and mocking them a bit.

    Scolding people for not liking Tiddles or Taylor is fruitless IMO. Frankly it does not MATTER how nice and charitable she is. It does not MATTER that she hasn’t killed puppies or beaten people. She’s not ENTITLED to being liked no matter how lovely her fans deem her to be It doesn’t work that way. People like what they like. And as I said, she may just annoy people. All celebs get criticism. It’s just how it goes.

    • Beach girl says:

      As always a really mature and great post. Thank you.

      • Keaton says:

        Thanks Beach girl 🙂 I know it sucks to read negative things about a celeb or celeb couple when you feel an emotional investment in them. So I get why some folks are upset. But they all have haters. I try to chalk it up to “there’s no accounting for taste” when I encounter it. lol

    • Crox says:

      Mob mentality means that people are influenced by others to adopt certain behaviours. It doesn’t have to be outrage. Collective mocking and snarking is mob mentality too.

      And by the way, it’s exactly the absence of these two doing anything really outrageous that makes the rest of us scratch our heads at the volume of this collective mocking (bullying, I like to call it). Some of it is pretty nasty, too.

      Some people also said this story is a nice distraction from the actually terrible things that go on ATM, but this also means these same people are putting these two down (by mocking them) or at least enjoy reading them being mocked – all to make their terrible day better. Way to go!
      (I am also fully aware I am making enemies on Celebitchy by saying that.)

      Well, while Hiddleston lost a bunch of fans over this (not sure about Swift’s camp, she didn’t do anything surprising?), he gained some new ones too in those of us who dislike the sudden bullying. And that is an encouraging thought.

      P.S. I don’t think people shouldn’t comment negatively. If that is how the article makes you feel, do it, of course. But I reserve the right to reply every time if I feel like it.

      • margaret says:

        Kim Kardashian is bullied too. It’s time to you become her fan.

      • Crox says:

        Well, I can’t really become her fan because I don’t like her work (unlike Hiddleston, who I think is a good actor but never thought of his private life before, and whose movies I will most likely go see in the future). But I do agree she is being bullied too – and I never participate in mocking her, even though I don’t always like what she does.

        And I’ll repeat again (about Swift and Hiddleston): It’s not the fact that they are mocked that is strange. Some snark is quite normal and we are all occasionally guilty. It’s the massive volume of it that I find unreasonable.

      • margaret says:

        So it’s not about bullying you are his fan. Ok.

      • Crox says:

        Reading comprehension issues?

        I think none of them (or others) should be bullied. The difference is that while I was unfamiliar with both of their personal lives, I did like his work at least, but did not like hers. So it’s hard to call myself her fan if I have no desire to see her show, even with the bullying, while I probably will see some of his next films. You can call me Kim’s fan if you so wish because I firmly believe mocking her is unnecessary, but my definition of a fan is different.

        Edit: So, to make it clear: the bullying of him tipped me over from casual onlooker to a fan (same happened with Cumberbatch when Sophie happened). With Kim there’s nothing to begin with to tip me over.

      • Crox says:

        I mean: Before I never checked his resume, only saw his films if I happened to watch them anyway (mostly Marvel, thought he was great there, CP was bad but he was fine), and I think I commented only a few times about him here, all about how I don’t want him as Bond.

        And look at me now: Ever since the schadenfreude of his career possibly plummeting started, I checked his IMDB to see what’s next, am most likely going to see that (I didn’t want to see Kong and I’m now actually contemplating it), and I’ve written way too many posts here already. Definitely tipped over! (And overinvested, I am aware of that.)

        And all because I feel these two are mocked way more than they deserve.

        With Kim, well, I don’t think I’ve ever klicked on her article. Just not interested in her.

      • bonzo says:

        I think the bellyaching is much ado about nothing. While there has been some mean things said towards Taylor in particular, for the most part it’s just a group of people taking the collective piss out of TayTo. If they happen to agree that there’s quite a bit of showmancing going on, that doesn’t equate to a mob mentality. Right or wrong many people are seeing them through the same lens. Go to the fluff sites and you’ll see more positive comments. Regardless, Tom is now a high-value target and is 1/2 of the newest “hot” couple in the world. He’s winning the game even if he’s being mocked for his dating choice and behavior.

        I find it ironic that we’re on CeleBITCHY and we have to remind people that it’s a GOSSIP site. Posters are expected to mock and point out things that are ridiculous about the people featured. And let’s face it: people — celebs in particular — can be unintentionally funny. This is truly the most entertaining Tom has ever been since I started following him a couple of years ago.

        I find Tom a decent actor, reasonably attractive and a first-class famewhore who is a DOPE at dating. Those things can all be held in balance. They’re not mutually exclusive.

      • Keaton says:

        I understand what “mob mentality” means. I didn’t express myself well. What I was trying to say is I tend to see a mob mentality arise in posts where people are expressing anger – esp outrage. One person expresses it and that seems to feed other people (perhaps unconsciously via visceral emotion) and before you know it there is a pile on. The comment section turns into this cyberspace version of a mob wanting to burn (celeb) X at the stake!! You get what I’m saying.

        Can a mob mentality arise via the relatively mild mocking and snarking I see on Celebitchy re: Tiddles? (That is, does the mockery influences other people to engage in mockery?) I guess so.. But I honestly don’t think it’s at the *root* of many people’s reaction to this couple. i know I was not influenced by other posters. I saw the first Nicholas Sparks style pics of Tom and Taylor in Rhode Island and literally guffawed and I had no strong feelings about either of them before that.

        I think the most analogous situation is Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch. If you were a TC fan you’d say it was just a man expressing his love for his woman. Sounds alot like what many Tiddles fans say about them, right? But just like with Tiddles, TomKat seemed to happen so fast and in such a public OTT manner that it struck many people as silly and/or phony so they mocked it. And to be fair, just like with Tiddles, what Cruise did was pretty innocuous in the larger scheme of things. He wasn’t hurting anyone. He wasn’t killing kittens, beating women, etc.

        Keep in mind, Tom Cruise was a beloved movie star at this time. His public reputation was not Crazy Ass Scieno Tom Cruise. This event was actually at the very START of Cruise’s public image unraveling. In contrast, Taylor had a pre-existing reputation (fair or not) of using her relationships for PR in a calculating manner.

        Bottom line: I just wanted to say I do not begrudge you and other fans expressing your opinions. I hope I didn’t come across that way. I merely wanted to say 1) I don’t think a mob mentality is at the root of the wide-spread mockery of Tiddles and 2) You don’t need to have a logical rationale for disliking a person or couple as some posts seem to imply.

        ** This comment is toooo long but I wanted to add:
        Believe it or not I relate to your POV. When I see an overwhelming number of people pile on to a celeb in a vicious OTT manner it makes me start empathizing with that celeb I guess the reason I’m not having that reaction with Taylor and Tiddles is 1) most of the mockery seems pretty mild compared to what many other celebs deal with and 2) Taylor in particular has a ton of devoted fans that defend her passionately – even on Celebitchy.
        (I never read the Cumberbatch posts but I suspect I would’ve empathized with Sophie if I had.)

      • Sixer says:

        Taking the mickey out of celebrities is not bullying them. That is a stretch too far and it does a real disservice to actual victims of actual bullying.

        This is simply the gossip cycle.

        Celeb does something.
        People react in various ways.
        People attempt to police the way other people react.

        And when we reach the point at which more people are attempting to police the way other people react than they are reacting to what the celeb has actually done, everyone gets bored and the gossip machine moves on.

        For my own part, I’ve pretty much run out of Tiddles jokes now and think people should be left to react how they want and when they want within the rules of the site, so I’ll probably be about less on Tiddles posts as jokes are my thing vis a vis gossip.

      • The Understudy says:

        I hope no one’s thoughtful comments bring them enemies, disagreeing with another’s opinion is everyone’s right is it not?

        I don’t see bullying of TayTo, by definition that would require a website to have some power over them, even if there was a mob mentality which I don’t see, just some like minding folk snarking. I may have seen the odd stupid or hateful thing but personally I just think ‘attention seeker’ and ignore it.

        Gossip sites are not there to validate celebrity relationships or massage their egos, they are there for the public to vent, to theorise and click on their ads. If the happy couple or more likely their publicists want to pay any attention to them they are building a rod for their own back.

        Whilst wishing them all the best I know my opinion and comment is pretty irrelevant, I’m just killing time debating and airing my opinion, show me how my conversation affects them and I’ll desist from all chatter positive or negative. Show me how someone shouting showmance affects them if they are truly enamoured, I hope they know their own truth. To me if they are worried the media perception of their romance is affecting it there is a fundamental flaw in that relationship.

    • K.C. says:

      The reason I like talking about gossip on this site in particular is that for the most part, everyone is very thoughtful and intelligent in the comments. The Internet can be an ugly place, and this is a nice little getaway from all that. There is a mob mentality against certain celebrities and couples on the Internet in general, and THAT bothers me. It’s cool to hate on certain people for no apparent reason, and I find that really unfortunate. But here, I truly don’t see that. I see constructive criticism and a lot of really funny people.

      Nothing really to add about this subject, other than I really enjoy all of your comments, even those I don’t agree with. You’re a fun bunch.

  47. bonzo says:

    Well, well Tom was spotting ALONE and jogging this morning (until he was spotted and accosted). I guess he’s showing us that he doesn’t need to be attached at the hip to TayTay now that he’s back to work.

    • Maria says:

      jogging or is he running away?

      • bonzo says:

        Probably both. They’ve been practically been living together from day one. Dude needs some space now that she’s moved in to his digs in Oz.

    • LadyLoo says:

      He had one of her security guys with him – or at least a guy wearing sunglasses with a white earpiece. He’s not going to get away that quickly…or easily.

      • JHK says:

        Thanks Ladyloo. I guess Tay Tay has made him so famous he can no longer go anywhere by himself. Or she’s worried about an escape attemp, lol.


      They’ve certainly been attached at the hands a lot. Was he wearing a shock collar? 😄

  48. bonzo says:

    Comment strangely duplicated.

  49. guest says:

    @keaton, no one is scolding people for disliking tiddles. I think you haven’t read the comments properly. Those weren’t just snarky, they were outright vicious. They act like tiddles have killed their child or something. World has enough of hatred already, we don’t need it here too. If you don’t like them, don’t read them. No one is shoving it down to your throat people.

    • LadyLoo says:

      None of the posts made about TayTo have been vicious. Keaton hasn’t misread the comments, you’ve read them with your Swifter/TayTo fan glasses on. There’s a difference. It’s easy enough to say a comment is vicious if you don’t agree with or like it.

      But please, go back and quote the ‘vicious’ and hate-filled comments in order to prove us wrong. Please do.

      And, yes, someone is actually shoving it down our throats. TayTo are. TayTo, their publicists, their PR machines, their ‘sources’ who leak to tabloids.

      • lilacflowers says:

        “And, yes, someone is actually shoving it down our throats.”

        You don’t have to watch. You don’t have to read articles, look at pictures, or click on links. You can ignore them. Nothing can be shoved down your throat if you don’t open your mouth. You do have free will.

      • Susie 1of 3 says:

        @lilacflowers I totally agree

      • LadyLoo says:

        Aren’t you needed in the veranda?

      • Keaton says:

        Thanks @Ladyloo I don’t see viciousness at all. Just some mild mockery and alot of snarkiness. Typical gossip site stuff.

        RE: Scolding
        I was referring to some people saying we were engaging in a mob mentality and bullying That sounds like scolding to me.

        I don’t begrudge Tiddles fans gushing about their ship or even expressing their displeasure with the general public’s reaction.
        All I wanted to say with my (admittedly too long) post:
        1) I disagree with the idea there is this mob mentality at work against Tiddles
        2) I disagree with the idea you need a logical reason (like shooting puppies, being a bigot, etc) for disliking a celeb or celeb couple.

        I’m sure people are sick of my long ass posts so I’ll stop now. lol. Just wanted to clarify


        Keaton – I for one am not sick of your posts. I find them concise and thoughtful, and hope you will continue!

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Susie 1of3, thank you.
        @Keaton, I enjoy your posts. Sometimes I agree; sometimes I don’t but you are thoughtful, considerate and interesting.
        @LadyLoo, my well-trained staff has the veranda running quite smoothly. No need for you to worry.

      • bonzo says:

        Yes, they (TayTo, their publicists, media) ARE shoving this relationship down our throats. But I’m opening my mouth and swallowing cause I’ll have otherwise, I’ll have nothing to throw up onto Celebitchy! 😉

    • Guesto says:

      @Keaton – I think you mean ‘Guest’ rather than ‘Guesto’. 🙂

      But just to say, I have no problem with any of your posts, you seem to be coming at TayTo from pretty much my angle which is not having any investment in either one of them, enjoying the pee-taking, but seeing both as essentially harmless.

  50. Dean says:

    I have that quilted jacked as an investment purchase as Ralph’s quality make a £250 jacket good value. He better not kill it

  51. Beach girl says:

    In other news Beyoncé and Jayz are at Wimbledon watching the Serena match. I think they are all friends. Tough match

  52. Pro Swifty says:

    Even Vox is weighing in. http://www.vox.com/2016/7/9/12099354/taylor-swift-tom-hiddleston-hiddleswift-relationship-fake

    So far, I think the first phase of this operation has to be judged a runaway success. Hiddleswift is sucking all the oxygen out of entertainment news, despite (or maybe because of) the horrific news stories going on all around the world. Millions of people who had never heard of Hiddleston before now know his name. If he can cap it off with Emmy noms, parade down the red carpet with TS in September… then millions will know him as a great actor (in addition to being TS’ boyfriend).

    And for those of you hoping that TH will “come to his senses” and dump TS, or that tensions on set will drive them apart: come on, this was a jointly conceived operation from the beginning. This is like a merger of two multi-million dollar businesses. Both parties are committed to making this work. They probably planned out this entire sequence of events after looking at their schedules and respective deadlines.

    • Beach girl says:

      I m not necessarily a pro or anti shipper; I just don’t like this new, over exposed pr angle for him. However it’s his choice not mine. I do have the right to mock him which I gleefully do on occasion.

      ThaT being said I completely agree with you @proswifty that this has been throughly planned out media event from the beginning.; there are just too many behind the scene details that require a team to coordinate it all. Not saying there’s no attraction, but it does feel more like a media merger. My question is when did the planning start? It does fit nicely with an article I posted a few days ago from 3 separate pr reps where they discuss what it takes to have a public romance/merger like this.

  53. K.C. says:

    There are multiple reporters setting up shop outside their apartment complex. This is getting very out of hand. Apparently Australia often gets really excited when celebrities come into town, but yikes. They’re not zoo animals.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Well, this is what happens when you invite the press to bed. They’ve made their bed now they lie in it.

    • Guesto says:

      @K.C. – but yikes, they’ve made themselves zoo animals! It’s THEM, not us, not the media. They’re the ones who invited everyone on the TayTo tour bus.

    • K.C. says:

      Whenever this is brought up, I feel like it’s a “Well they STARTED IT” argument, like kids fighting on a playground, haha. I’m not saying that in a mean way so please take no offense, that’s just what always comes to mind for me. I agree with you there. They did spark the public’s interest and continued to let them in over an extended period of time, and now there’s no way of stopping it. So in that way, it is their fault.

      At the same time, is having their picture taken while traveling to various locations inviting the media/fans/general onlookers to hang around outside their temporary home? Meh. I don’t know if I agree with that. Setting up shop outside someone’s residence is rather stalkerish to me, and I don’t know of a set of paparazzi pics necessarily invites that kind of attention. I think it is being taken a bit too far. Being famous and having your picture taken (even to an overexposed and staged degree) doesn’t mean you want reporters waiting for you to go out for the day.

      • Guesto says:

        @K.C – they both know how the media works. Those who actively want and choose to have a private life behave in a way that stops this level of intrusion. Both of them were in a position to do that if that’s what they wanted, They clearly didn’t and, while I’m no fan of this level of media intrusion, no sympathy whatsoever for what they’re now experiencing.

        Bottom line, they actively asked for it.

      • Surfergirl says:

        Taylor’s a bit like Lindsay Lohan. Maybe that’s a weird comparison. I don’t mean the drugs and arrest. Taylor is not damaged in the same way. Her family is nice, she’s not that crazy. The constant need for attention is the same. Lindsay behaved like a c list star even when she was in demand, Taylor acts like a c lister even though she’s an A lister. A listers don’t call the paps when they got no product to sell.. They know how to go away. Even Katy Perry and Gaga knows this.

        This relationship reminds me of Lindsays relationship with mark ronsons sister. There was a crazy feeding frenzy, initiated by calling paparazzi.. Ronson eventually tired of living in that crazy world.I believe Tom will tire of it eventually. Or he thrives on it like Taylor and they last. It’s going to be interesting.,

      • jammypants says:

        “is having their picture taken while traveling to various locations inviting the media/fans/general onlookers to hang around outside their temporary home?”

        nope, but people will say they are courting the media, even though really, they’ve just been living their lives, not holed up inside.

      • K.C. says:

        @jammypants Thank you, I agree. And I completely understand that one’s perspective on this whole situation depends on what on what you’d consider “courting the media.” Some people think having paparazzi shots taken is “courting the media,” and in a way it definitely is. But to me, having pap shots out there that are staged, real, or a mix of both, is a very detached way of courting the media. You let them take their pictures, the photos go on the web/in magazines, and that’s the end of it. Your names and faces are out there, but it requires no comment. It gives the illusion of being personal, but it really just gives a glimpse of a relationship (real, fake, or otherwise). A picture is worth 1,000 words, and people will take what they want from that (as they absolutely have in this instance). Look at how much drama has been stirred with photos alone. The narrative has been 100% driven by media and commenters. Tiddles is basically like those picture books used for story prompts.

        I see people comparing this to TomKat, but if I remember correctly, they were very public about their relationship in a totally different way. They were making out on red carpets, gushing about each other on television, etc. If they had social media at that time, they likely would’ve been talking about each other on there, too. THAT is truly “courting the media.” THAT is truly, wholeheartedly, unabashedly begging for attention on a level that Tiddles has not even come close to.

      • Crox says:

        I’m going to be less kind. Unless they signed that they want those people in front of their house, they should be left alone. “They’ve made themselves ZOO animals” by inviting paps to some of their trips and are now fair game for everyone everywhere? Are you people serious? That’s like saying “she wore that dress and let that dude touch her, so now she’s fair game to everyone everywhere”. Yes, I went there. Because it’s the same type of justification, even if it’s a different “crime”. Just because they let somebody into their lives at some point does not make them a justful target for every… … Oh, forget it.

      • jammypants says:

        @KC and Crox, much agreed.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      Well, they decided to be zoo animals in my opinion. It is certainly possible to avoid this. Plenty of celebrities manage to live very private lives. They fed the pigeons, and here is the result. I suspect it is exactly what they wanted.

      • bonzo says:

        Same here. They’re not surprised, not bothered and it serves their publicity agenda to hold the media’s focus on them.

  54. Beach girl says:

    I agree it really does feel like stalking but all things considered they should have expected this. You can’t gin up the publics interest like they have with so many staged events and expect the paps to back off. I think that may be how she’s worked with the paps in the past, but this is on another level. You can’t pick and choose anymore i.e. Control the media.

    • Isabel says:

      He’s staying in a luxurious hotel. He could work out in the gym. He does it on purpose like when he went to gym in NYC. Looks like he enjoys it. Hes a strange guy imo.

      • browniecakes says:

        I think he went for a run in the park not to a gym in New York. If he had gone to a gym, why didn’t Taylor’s car pick him up in front of the gym?

      • jammypants says:

        Gym: Toning and conditioning
        Running: Cardio (and mental clarity)

        I hate the treadmill with a burning passion. I only use mine at home when it’s freezing outside or too dark. Otherwise, I’m 100% outdoors running. I get it. It’s a weird thing to be so preferential about, but I can’t have it any other way and he’s probably one of those runners too. I think feeling trapped indoors all day makes you want to be outside, and a daily routine like running fulfills that purpose.

  55. LadyLoo says:

    @ K.C. Two people are responsible for the scrum outside that hotel. Two people.

    If they start to feel like caged beasts, they need to examine the choices they themselves made over the past few weeks: staging MULTIPLE pap strolls, bringing family members into the media circus, leaking information to medial outlets. These are not the actions of people who want privacy. More importantly, these are not the actions of people who deserve privacy. Yeah, I said it. These two DO NOT deserve privacy.

    If they are unhappy with what they created, tough. These two attention-seekers thought that they could control and manipulate the general public and the media. They thought we’d buy into their storyline and fall in love with Tayto. I for one am pleased that the vast majority have not fallen for it, but instead have taken them to task for their bull.

    • Evie says:

      @LadyLoo: THIS!!!!!! They’ve opened Pandora’s Box and now must live with the consequences. Tay-Tay is the Mistress of Media . However, even she are her arsenal of publicists and “friendly” news organizations e.g. US Magazine will not be able to put the brakes on this circus, LOL! If they wanted the media frenzy of the past several weeks to calm down for a bit, it would have been a simple matter for Tay-Tay to stay home for at least a few days and fly into Australia on her own under the radar.

      This is just the beginning. Australia is going to be a fishbowl for them. I wonder what she’s going to do all day while Tom’s working? If she starts showing up on the set and causing a media frenzy, that potentially could cause problems with the crew and his co-stars. Disney/Marvel run a tight ship money wise and they are not going to be appreciative of having to hire extra security for the next three months. Kevin Feige was ticked off during the Avengers NYC shoot because so many of the stars’ significant others wanted to go out and play during work time. Feige was complaining about it in press interviews for weeks afterwards. The press will be all sweetness and light on the Hiddleswift stories for the first week or so. Inevitably the narrative will change.

      Bottom line: it’s too late to put Pandora back in the box.

    • bonzo says:

      I am confident that this media circus is EXACTLY what they wanted. This is what’s keeping them as headlines in the news when neither would normally be making headlines. They aren’t complaining, they are high-fiving, trust me. The well-planned media blitz has been a roaring success.

      If you look at what they’re doing through the eyes of someone who only wants a “normal life”, then you assume they don’t like being hounded by cameras. Celebrity has a very dark underbelly that feeds on their desire to be the center of EVERYONE’s attention, all the time. It’s pathological in my opinion, but those who crave it will behave in ways the rest of us can’t comprehend. You have to try and see it from that perspective to realize TayTo aren’t complaining about being zoo animals. They’ve, in fact, got people’s attention focused on them, which was their intention from the beginning. They’ve got us just where they want us.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Agree 100%

    • MI6 says:

      @Ladyloo: Agreed. I adore him (and for some inexplicable reason, still do) but he gave up the right to be annoyed about questions on his personal life the minute they decided to put it on display. Repeatedly. And in the lamest way possible.
      Disingenuous at best and hypocritical at worst. He just looks like a douche now.
      Like I said, be careful what you wish for.
      And if it’s mean to hope he’s sincerely regrettiing this pap parade now that he’s on set with a bunch of his respected colleagues, then guilty as charged.

  56. Beach girl says:

    Kong: Skull Island will be part of the WB presentation at SDCC on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:30am PT/2:30pm ET

    • twilly says:

      I wonder what kind of reception he is going to get? She’ll be there I’m sure. Did anyone read where he really want Lizzie back?

      • lilacflowers says:

        Most likely the same enthusiastic reaction he always gets at SDCC. He’s a favorite there and, outside of gossip sites, people really don’t care who he is dating. While a person can be a comic-con-goer and a movie fan and a gossip follower, one can also be a comic-con-goer and a movie fan without being a gossip follower.

    • M.A.F. says:

      I am still very much on the fence about this project. Does the world really need another Kong movie?

      • lilacflowers says:

        I wouldn’t think so but Legendary did very well with Godzilla and I didn’t think we needed that either. My 87 year old great aunt, who must see almost every film that comes out, is thrilled about a new Kong movie and two of my co-workers who rarely go to movies, except for big monster movies, are really excited and planning to see it. And they’re planning to link Kong into Godzilla so we’ll be getting more than one new Kong movie.

      • jammypants says:

        I said the same thing, but now I want it.

  57. Isabel says:

    The latest photos only highlight how creepy they look as a couple. He looks so old next to her. Like literally he could be her dad.

  58. TotallyBiased says:

    To all the people stating the media stalking is entirely the fault of Swift and Hiddleston–are you the same people who believe Diana called paps to chase her all over Paris? Because seriously, paps never needed to be called. Swift was a hot news item because of the breakup, she’s a high level celebrity with 78 million followers, and she was caught romantically snogging one of the internet’s boyfriends by a photographer who is well known in the industry for the lengths he will go to in order to get the shot.
    Tabloids and paps are thrilled at how well the “pictures were set up” meme has taken root in our culture, because that absolves them of perceived responsibility for some pretty horrendous behaviour.
    There’s been much discussion of what is bullying–and I do believe that when facts are warped to justify blaming/ragging on two people who honestly haven’t done anything to deserve that level of negativity, that level of “anything bad in your life right now is your own fault!” piling on, then it approaches bullying.
    The pro pap who gave the interview saying the RI pics were set up also said in he same interviewer that he could just as easily believe they were NOT set up, but that part never gets quoted.
    The claim that all the original shots, including Suffolk, were sold to publications via a previously unknown agency–total bs that simply looking at more than one publication’s tag lines would have disproven.
    The supposed fact that the paps were right there and they can always see them is disproved every time a video gets out showing just how far away the paps really are and, in the case of the July 4th party, how little time they actually spent in the water.
    Paps are professionals at stalking even more than photography. If a fan can track Swift via her jet’s tail number, so much easier for a pap. They spend thousands to get tips from staff working in or near their target’s home, hotels, or where they will be working. Once they have their target located in a fairly small area, they stick on them like ticks. And there are so many of them when the payday is a money shot like Hiddlesboner is these days. So if thirty-forty guys are stationed at various angles on the beach and around her house, ten or twenty will get a ton of shots if they go in the water for ten minutes.
    So they can live their lives right now behind high castle walls or out in the French boonies, or they can visit family and try to live normal lives (who wouldn’t want to tour the coliseum with a trained classicist!) waiting for it all to blow over.
    Possibly because there is so much horrible news to read, people are latching on to this and it isn’t blowing over.
    But even the media are starting to regain their collective minds and question all the conspiracy theories, even publish articles explaining why people are reacting the way they are (hint: it isn’t Hiddleston and Swift’s fault.)
    So when people post comments on other comments–is it scolding, or a differing point of view?

    • Katja says:

      So when 10 camera teams camped outside the hotel he couldn’t walk passed them but had to give every single one an interview? Don’t fool yourself. They love the attention.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Ten interviews? I could only find two. Where can I find the other eight?

      • lilacflowers says:

        That makes one group interview, not an interview for every single one and he talks about Thor and working in Australia. And he usually is that friendly with fans.

      • K.C. says:

        He’s taking the opportunity to promote his movie and is incredibly sweet to that little girl. There’s a part of me that’s like, “UGH, please don’t talk to reporters?!?” but then on the flip side, he was painfully lovely here, actually. The guy loves the spotlight, but he somehow does so with grace, and that’s what trips me up.

        He makes me feel torn every time. He gets me every damn time.

      • margaret says:

        lilacflowers lhttp://etcanada.com/video/721940547505/tom-hiddleston-chats-with-fans-on-the-gold-coast/

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Margaret, I saw that the first time you posted it and commented above. No need to keep posting it.

      • spidey says:

        If he had walked past the reporters from the tv channels of the country he had just arrived in to work refusing to speak to them they and many others would have pilloried him for that.

        Whatever you think of the latest shenanigans, isn’t there a little of “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” about this?

    • lilacflowers says:

      I have some freshly-baked raspberry pie and some really good vanilla ice cream. Come sit over here with me.

      • K.C. says:

        Can I come too? I need some veranda time rather badly.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Of course, you can! What would you like to drink?

      • K.C. says:

        Mojitos, mai tais…cocktails that start with the letter M are quite lovely. 🙂 I’ll bring chocolate chip cookies.

      • lilacflowers says:


      • Lucy says:

        I’m British so will bring the Pimms (though I’m awfully fond of an Aperol Spritz this year).

      • Crox says:

        Is there room for one more? I’ve never been on a veranda.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Crox, of course! It is a huge veranda with gliders and rockers and a buffet. And our butler is Colin Firth while Mark Strong handles security. There are also free vending machines with food and beverage down in the meadow for the less-civilized fray.

      • jammypants says:

        I’ll join in. I feel much exhausted. Colin should bring the paper fans.

      • Crox says:

        Thank you very much!

    • The Understudy says:

      I agree that most of the pap photos in the press have been gained by stalking them and whilst a good part of me agrees that they should not have to change how they live their lives, had I been in their situation I might not have made it quite so easy to get those money shots, she has a lot of resources.

      Consider the 2 Met ball videos, they did not get posted without some kind of ok. Taylor makes her living from her media image as much as her music. Tom wore a Tshirt with a message and his girlfriend had her friends post professional photos of him wearing it on Instagram and don’t forget the strategically posted couples on a porch photo. There has been some baiting here.

      I’m sure it’s not pleasant being hounded by people who see $ signs on your head, these people can be rude and dangerous, they are not zoo animals and are entitled to some privacy but this is the world we live in now. I think they know this and made several choices in front of the flashing lights in the last 4 weeks. They don’t seem to have complained about it yet, though I’m sure it will follow. It’s difficult, when you make money from the public liking you, to get upset that there is a market for information on your private life.

      They now seem to at least be trying to keep it calm which is a wise move, he is working so it would be unprofessional of her to start causing any kind of circus event, I think they are incredibly astute as to how far this has gone.

    • Westiesheepie says:

      Bravo! @TotallyBiased

    • jammypants says:

      @TotallyBiased, I could kiss you for this amazing comment. As always I adore you, etc etc 😘

  59. browniecakes says:

    Tay is stuck down under now. The media coverage down there is nuts. If she leaves for the US without him it will look like they broke up.
    Did you notice Tom laugh uncomfortably when one reporter asked him directly, “if Taylor is THE ONE?’ He politely said, “I just want to talk about my work if you don’t mind.” Yeah we mind, what’s really going on?

    • K.C. says:

      Very interesting. I didn’t see that video (seriously how many videos are there? LOL), but curious that he says he still just wants to talk about his work. I mean, I don’t find that remotely surprising, given his known stance on discussing his private life. But, hmm…To be honest, I can’t decide or describe how I feel about this. In one regard, it shows that he’s not whoring out his personal life as much as some claim (otherwise he’d be happy to talk about her, right?). At the same time, the PDA suggests that he doesn’t mind his private life going public, so choosing not to talk about it is interesting. Not that they owe anyone or should be forced to hide. But. Hmm.

    • jammypants says:

      I just took it as, “Nope, not talking about it.”

    • Westiesheepie says:

      I see it as he is not going to comment on his private life. Neither he or Taylor have publicly acknowledged their relationship, nothing official from their personal social media accounts. On the other hand, they’ve decided they want to live their life out in the open and not hide and conceal that they are together. Which is the opposite of what they would be doing if this is all faked for PR.

  60. M.A.F. says:

    Holy crap people. Has it really come down to full blown thesis statements on this? Are some of you really tuned out as to how some celebrities operate? Lighten up.

    Some celebrities do call the paps for even the smallest of outings and Taylor and/or Tom are no expection (yes, Tommy boy has called the paps). If they wanted to keep this relationship low key and private they could. But they are choosing not to and because of their decision to invite the media and the public in they are up for mocking and over all curiosity. There is no bullying going on, at least not from what I have seen on this board. It maybe unfortunate to wake up and have a news program blast where you are staying but these two are public figures who have decided to put all of this out there.

    I simply do not understand this generation and their “don’t criticize” mentally. Completely sucking the fun out gossip sites.

    • LadyLoo says:

      Thesis statement? You mean like TB’s? I’m just going to assume that TS or TH are paying her by the word.

      It’s hilarious that people still believe that any of the pics we’ve seen aren’t a direct result of Tayto tipping off the paps. They’re either blinded by their rose-tinted fan glasses or they’ve not made it past the denial stage of this process.

      • M.A.F. says:

        TB’s post and some of what I have seen from K.C. I mean K.C. said she hoped “Tom was treating that sweet little girl right”! Taylor is 26 not 16, there is nothing little about her. I do value their opinion but let’s keep in mind d that we are talking about two grown adults, they do not need to be treated like special snowflakes.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Edit to my response above- maybe K.C. was referring to an actual little girl, if there were actual fans in the video from when he went jogging.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Edit- maybe K.C. was referring to an actual little girl if there were fans in that video from him jogging.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @MAF, there was an actual little girl, whose family had traveled three hours to see them and spent an exorbitant amount of money to stay in the hotel. I have some issues with the parents bringing the child that distance just to stand outside a hotel building but that’s another issue. The reporters asked if he would talk to the girl and he did and she broke down in tears. He was very nice to her.

        There does seem to be an increase in sniping at other posters on these threads, simply because they don’t buy into one or another’s notions about PR, a topic I find boring in the extreme. That sniping is what I find disturbing.

      • M.A.F. says:

        @Lilacflowers- yeah, I got that now. I saw her comment first and assumed she meant Taylor then I saw the video and realized she meant an actual little girl. A little girl who looked to be pre-teen. So I apologize for that.

    • Dara says:

      @M.A.F. – I agree completely.

      I don’t understand why it is so important to some fans that Tom and Taylor be seen as entirely blameless for the media frenzy. Why do they need to think that they are just hapless victims of the stalkerazzi and evil gossip industry? Most people looking at all the photos would recognize that at least some of them exist because the two people pictured in them wanted them to exist. The supposition that all of the photos are the result of two famous people merely living their lives is, in my opinion, ridiculous – bordering on utter denial.

      It was very hard for me to accept that perhaps he is, even just a little, exactly like every other actor trying to make it onto the A-list, up to and including using his personal life for professional gain, but accept it I have. I’m still his fan (for the time being), I still wish him every success, but I also know now that he is not always going to say or do things I like, or even approve of, in pursuit of his ambition – and I reserve the right to mock him when those moments occur.

      Sorry, that was a bit of a thesis statement of my own…

      • K.C. says:

        Much like with people I know in real life, when it comes to celebrities I get invested in, I don’t trust them much if I can’t spot a flaw or two. That notion always makes me a bit uncomfortable, because everyone is a little different than who they say they are when you get to know them. I never liked the perfect, princely image some of Tom’s fans tried to push. It felt so fake, and it was so obvious he wasn’t as darling as they claimed he was. How much of that was fan-made and how much was of his own construction, I truly don’t know. I just know I never liked it, and it kept me from sticking around in his fandom. The fact that he is indeed a bit just like every other actor out there trying to make a name for himself and that people are recognizing it kinda thrills me in a weird way. He suddenly seems more like a real person now because people are seeing he has flaws.

        I know this is weird and the total opposite of how so many of his fans feel, but this really has made me like him more. It’s like the other shoe has dropped and this is his ugly side: He’ll let his personal life be photographed and sold for professional gain. Or so it appears. He’s ambitious and knows how to play the game. I understand that for those who thought he was someone totally different, coming to terms with that could be tough. But for someone like me, who was always skeptical of his more attention-seeking behavior, but always thought him to still be kind, intelligent, and reasonably talented? This is great. His fatal flaw is that he is an entertainer who likes the spotlight. HA. Maybe my standards are just set low from a slew of other celebrities, but I can’t help but laugh at this being his worst quality. If this is his his worst, I’ll take 20 of him. Having a celebrity you generally like but can also make fun of sometimes is a good thing, not a bad thing. I promise.

        I haven’t seen too many claiming their photos are 100% stalkarazzi, but I don’t think people are stupid just for believing it could be a mix of payed paps and stalkers. I think that’s really most reasonable, actually. It’s obvious some images were staged, but I think it’s also obvious some shots were from a great distance and unbeknownst to them. And I absolutely think it’s fair to say Tiddles isn’t 100% at fault for all their media coverage. They started it, but it’s out of their hands at this point. They created a monster, but it’s important to note that the monster is no longer totally in their control. I can remember years ago how the media was blamed for how celebs had to live their life in a fishbowl. Now, it seems like popular opinion that it’s the other way around and celebrities control the media, and I’m not sure it’s quite that simple. I think much like the Tiddles relationship, it’s not quite as black and white as anyone on either side suggests, but a mix of both.

        *I’m a writer by profession, I can out-thesis you. 😉 Haha.

      • M.A.F. says:

        @K.C. – you can out thesis me all you want but from what I am seeing on this board, at least the last few posts on these two, is that some are just over analyzing what is going on, as if this is the first time they have ever seen a celebrity do this. And anytime someone comes along and gives just an ounce of criticism the poster gets “yelled” for “shaming” them.

        Truth of the matter is, I never bought into Prince Tom and knew at some point he too would be playing the game because they all do in the end . I just didn’t think it would be with Taylor Swift.

    • bonzo says:

      It’s a bit like going through a crisis of faith, methinks. We’re seeing proof that what Tommy says is not what Tommy does. Some will explain it away in order to exonerate him, despite what paps, publicists and gossip bloggers confirm to be the way things work in the world of celebrity PR.

      I can’t say I’m surprised that these kind of discussions are taking place on a Hiddles thread though. He is very charming and was convincing in the persona he created. Finding out someone you admired may not be so admirable is a tough pill to swallow. I was already a cynic so I adjusted to the reality pretty quickly.

      • Beach girl says:

        Well it’s taken me longer to come to terms with this but I’m finally there. When theo and the Wolsely happened I gave him the benefit of the doubt and side eyed EO (sorry Lizzie!). I see it all differently now. This new phase of his is a well executed, high stakes media plan that will completely change his professional trajectory. It’s all planned out, down to the gym pap walk today (his hotel must have a private gym). The only way I can possibly stay in this fandom now is with my eyes wide open instead of clutching my pearls believing in the image Luke created.

      • Dara says:

        Crisis of faith is a good description. I too consider myself a cynic, but I’ll-be-damned if that British charm didn’t find a weak spot in my defenses. I pride myself on seeing through people’s BS, I’ve been kicking myself that I didn’t see what was right in front of me all along, and always managed to find an alternate explanation for (sorry Lizzie!). Oh well, eyes open here too – and expectations appropriately adjusted. Bring on the photos of a happy couple just living their lives!! And if we could have more like the beach running photos that appeared today, that would be OK too.

      • jammypants says:

        @Beach girl and Bonzo, if you guys are cynics, count me as an optimist 😛

        1. Tom has always, no matter where he travels, before and after Taylor, gone on runs. Running for him has to be outdoors. Working out like toning for him is indoors. He’s done it even early as 2012 when he promoted The Avengers in NY. He went to central park to run. And most recently before Taylor, in Spain when he was doing promo spring work. When he returned to London after being away for months, he went for a run. That routine has never changed. Why should it?

        2. I am of the genuine belief that he does what his ladies want. Lizzie is private, so he is private. Taylor is PDA galore so he is PDA galore.

        3. Tom has not said a single word about his new gf or their relationship.

        4. He’s still private in the sense that we will never know the intimate details they share. What we are seeing are only that, snapshots in a few minutes of certain days.

        5. People keep saying Taylor will change him, but from what we’ve seen, I don’t think so. He still is kind to fans and cordial to invasive paps. He still wears the same clothes not giving a damn. He still goes to work, not shirking his obligations.

        6. People give Luke too much credit and flack for being Tom’s PR guy. He’s this ominous guy that everyone can blame/give credit for. His work has been great, imo, promoting Tom’s work. His state-side PR, however, goes too hard on the heartthrob image.

        I just think fans and the media may be overthinking this whole thing, but that is where it’s my thoughts and my thoughts alone.

      • spidey says:

        @ jammypants – ” I just think fans and the media may be overthinking this whole thing,”

        There’s a lot of it about! 😆

      • lilacflowers says:

        @jammypants, you aren’t alone in those thoughts.

        By the way, wanting public exposure with one’s girlfriend in the media does not mean someone isn’t a polite gentleman or lacks integrity. They’re not mutually exclusive as some seem to insist.

  61. CK says:

    I’m so tired of this.

  62. Beach girl says:

    @Lilacflowers. I’ve never asked this but could I join you on the veranda if I bring a pitcher of these? I’m done in.


  63. Beach girl says:

    @spidey. No? Too sweet? No problem.

  64. spidey says:

    All this talk about how old he is compared to her – isn’t she the same age as EO?

    • Sue says:

      Yes,EO is the same age as TS,but she’s completely different league from TS, I mean a classy girl, low key behaviour and truly sexy deep voice;) I saw some talk shows with her.One would think she’s older than the Olsen Twins…

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