Tom Hiddleston on whether Taylor is ‘the one’: ‘I’d rather just talk about my work’


Three weeks ago, Tom Hiddleston made a solo outing in New York. It was just days after Tom and Taylor Swift had been photographed in Rhode Island, canoodling awkwardly on the beach. After their beach photoshoot, Taylor took Tom to NYC, where he tried to get away for a few hours by going to the gym. Tom of course got pap’d in the street, because the paparazzi were on to Tiddles by then, and because Tom and/or Taylor alerted the paps to the outing (Tom was rolling up to the gym with Taylor’s driver, after all). Why this trip from Tiddles-memory lane? Because something similar happened in Australia this weekend.

As we know, Tiddles arrived in Oz on Friday. They flew commercial, as opposed to flying on Taylor’s private plane, or chartering a different private plane. Considering all of the footage of Tiddles coming off the plane featured the “Qantas” name so prominently, I suspect that Tiddles is getting paid by various companies, don’t you? Tiddles flies Qantas. Tiddles wears Forever 21 bikinis. Tiddles wears “Legendary” t-shirts in repeated pap strolls. That’s right, for the second time in the existence of Tiddles, Tom stepped out in the same black “Legendary” t-shirt when he went for a run on the Gold Coast. Shop Legendary today!

So was this a pap stroll or did the Aussie media just stalk Tiddles until they got some photos? I actually have a theory about this – these Aussie photos are exclusive to just one photo agency, so it’s not like Tom was being bum-rushed by two dozen photographers as soon as he stepped out of his hotel. Therefore, I think this was set-up stroll with one paparazzo.

And something really funny happened when Tom arrived back at the hotel: the Aussie media outlets were camped out and he stopped and gave an impromptu press conference on the street. He chats about the weather, about being excited to be back in Australia. Then the question: “Is Taylor Swift ‘the one’?” Tom’s reply: “Hahaha, I’d rather just talk about my work, if that’s alright.” I see you, Lord Dragonfly. (Of course he was genuinely nice to that young fan, so that’s good.)

Here’s another interview from outside of the hotel, and he really doesn’t want to talk about Swifty.

And in case you haven’t seen this video, here’s Tiddles being asked (to their faces) if they’re faking this relationship for the publicity:

And finally, Tiddles went out to dinner last night – you can see the photos here. She really has upgraded the size of her girls, as you can see.


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. LauraH says:

    I love that he says he wants to talk about his work as if this whole ordeal isn’t about work? Is he seriously trying to cling onto some credibility as a non fame whore actor? If he’s joking with this I actually like him more.

    • Mia4s says:

      You have to hope he’s not that thick. He got attention from dating a more famous woman and releasing a ton of PR about it. No one is going to want to talk about your work. No one cares.

      One pap agency has the exclusive? Yep. Set up. 🙄

      • ronaldinhio says:

        He’s miles from thick. He has a double first from Cambridge University.
        We should always bear this in mind when considering Hiddleston…..

      • Jane says:

        @ronaldinhio-point taken, but one can be positively brilliantly book smart, but lack common sense.

        Case in point… My father’s friend had a Doctorate in electrical engineering and 2 Master degrees -one in electrical engineering and another in aerospace engineering. However, the man lacked common sense in so many everyday matters. I recall having conversations about space shuttle launches and what MACH means in fighter planes that were utterly fascinating. But to talk to him about every day matters using common sense, that is when I questioned his mindset.

        Don’t get me wrong— Tom is not utterly stupid by any stretch of the imagination. I do not know what a double first is as we don’t have them here in the US. He can be brilliantly book smart. What some (not all) people are saying is he is lacking good common sense going after Tay-Tay.

      • Chef Grace says:

        ‘All publicity is good if it is intelligent.’
        Oscar Wilde:
        “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.’
        Some words I am sure celebs live by. :)

      • M.A.F. says:

        A college degree does not rule out stupidity.

      • Sonja says:

        I concur Jane – I had a friend who went on to become one of the biggest multi national companies most talented inorganic chemists – Girl couldn’t tie her shoe laces or successfully move food from fork to mouth or write a 5 word sentence that could be read.

      • Becky says:

        You can find some very smart, highly educated people who have little common sense or struggle with day-to-day practical skills. It’s almost like their cognitive development was so far one way, to the detriment of the other.

        Tom is a highly intelligent and educated man, but I also have the impression that he’s lacking common sense or self-awareness. I also think he doesn’t understand women that well, despite his upbringing with his mother & sisters.

      • Ronaldinhio says:

        yeah – I dunno about Hiddleston being simply book smart
        He is 11 years out of acting school and has become a star on tv, stage and cinema. He is very successful and is a unlikely to allow that to be damaged for anything or one. Perhaps his weakness is his thirst, perhaps
        I know TayTay is a singer songwriter performer and as such is incredibly successful and media savvy. Most successful pop star atm? Mebbe.
        I just don’t understand why we think that she is this master Machiavellian character that can not only out think and manoeuvre this man but that she would want to. I think that this is either a crazy love match or they are yanking everyone’s chain for both of their own ends.
        For all of you with super bright but lacking in common sense friends/relatives there are just as many floating around with planet sized brains and rat like cunning. I hope he doesn’t need it

    • Betti says:

      The fact that the press are now brazenly ask g if their ‘relationship’ is real show that her Schlick of only ‘dating’ other famous and white blokes is getting old and no one is buying it anymore. This makes both of them look sad and bad.

      • BritAfrica says:

        ‘show that her Schlick of only ‘dating’ other famous and white blokes is getting old’

        Really? White blokes? Isn’t this what most of us do? I married another race but most of my friends/family members have only dated/married their own race/culture.

        Don’t most people tend to stick to their own race/culture when it comes to relationships generally?

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        Have to agree with BritAfrica, the white part was uncalled for.. Rich and famous..

      • Secret squirrel says:

        Australian paparazzi/journalists used to be cool about things, but now they are amongst the worst in the world for stupid and often insulting questions.

        Recently an Aussie Current Affairs show sent a crew to film the snatching of children from Lebanon after the father removed them from Australia without their mother’s consent. Anywho it turns out the show secretly paid for the child snatch and when it went wrong, paid a lot of money to the father to get out of jail without charges (but the deal didn’t include the poor schumcks taking the children who are still in a Lebonese jail facing kidnapping charges). No charges were laid in Aus and the Producer of that story left the show (with full pay out) but that is all the punishment they are to face. The mother has had to say goodbye to her children forever now.

        That is the level of journalistic integrity in Australia.

      • fruitloops says:

        Agree with Britafrica and Solanaceae, in my country muslims are a minority and I had a muslim friend who always dated non muslims and once she told me that although it wasn’t not the most important thing, she’d like to marry a muslim, just because she wouldn’t want her heritage to be suppresed and there wouldn’t be a question of in which faith they will raise their children and she’d just feel better understood by a muslim (since it’s not just a religion, it’s also a type of culture that every religion brings to a group of people). Eventually she married a non muslim, since essentially it doesn’t really matter who you marry as long as they are good to and for you, but I guess that people just essentially crave familiarity and that’s all.
        Also, in a country where muslims are a minority, I know a number of them that married or dated exclusively muslims and I never even thought twice about it, it’s a human desire to fit in a certain group of people.

      • Mira says:

        “White blokes? Isn’t this what most of us do?”

        Considering white people make up a small part of the worlds racial demographic, i think its fair to say “most people” do not date white guys.
        Also english is different culture as opposed to american so since she seems to only dates british guys she is clearly prepared to date outside of her culture. If not her race. Not that i care if she dates white, black or brown guys. I just find it a bit annoying when people speak as if only the first world exists, no offence. :)

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        @Secret Squirrel


      • Colette says:

        “She seems to only dates British guys” ??
        Hasn’t she only dated 3 British guys?

      • LinaLamont says:

        “Mira says:
        July 10, 2016 at 10:54 am
        ‘White blokes? Isn’t this what most of us do?’

        Considering white people make up a small part of the worlds racial demographic, i think its fair to say ‘most people’ do not date white guys.
        Also english is different culture as opposed to american so since she seems to only dates british guys she is clearly prepared to date outside of her culture. If not her race. Not that i care if she dates white, black or brown guys. I just find it a bit annoying when people speak as if only the first world exists, no offence. :)

        @Mira… pretty sure BritAfrica meant most people date their own race; not only whites.

      • Becky says:

        Colette – Styles, Harris and now Hiddles. She apparently dated Douglas Booth briefly, after Styles but it didn’t go anywhere:
        There were also rumours about Eddie Redmayne, it turned out she was trying to get a role in Les Mis.

      • antipodean says:

        @Secret squirrel, just by the by, if you look up the name “Norman Gunston” you will see that Aussie journalists/comedians are no better or worse than those found in other countries. In fact, a lot of them are very proud and happy to stick pins in sacred cows, and “take the Michael” out of those whom they perceive to be no better than they should be. There is a long and storied history of it Down Under, as I suspect the Swiddles parade will eventually find out, to their cost, and my personal mirth, and entertainment. I know, I am a bad, bad person!

      • BritAfrica says:

        @ LinaLamont

        Thank you!

      • Mira says:


        Fair enough but she specifically used the words race and culture so thats what i thought she meant naturally. In London where i live normally ( and Tom does) i wouldn’t say it is as simple as “most” people do not date outside their race. Its extremely common especially amongst my ( and Taylors) generation to date outside your race simply because our city is so diverse. I also can’t say that i agree with the idea that skin colour is more important than culture in relation to how you relate to people. I definitely feel closer to a black british person culturally than an American or russian white man for instance. Maybe its an american thing?

      • Sixer says:


        BritAfrica is in London. And her username should give you some clue that she has an idea that more than the first world exists.

        As at the last census, about 10% of the UK population has a partner outside their ethnic group. This proportion is growing, but it’s still far from the majority.

      • Mira says:

        Hi Sixer, i always enjoy reading your posts :)
        I can only respond to what she writes not what i think she might mean or what I think her user name might mean. I respect that maybe her experience but its not mine which is why i replied. You brought up statistics. Uk and London do not have the same racial demographic. In london we have something like 60 % (various white ethnic groups) vs 40 ( various non white ethnic groups) so it don’t think its realistic to say that
        ” most people” only date in their ethnic group, at least not in the capital, particularly when we know mixed raced is the fastest growing population by some distance. By the last census the UK mixed raced population had doubled so that tells you something about younger british peoples dating habits.

      • Sixer says:


        You misunderstood the intent of BritAfrica’s post. That’s all. And made some faulty assumptions about her while you were doing it.

        BritAfrica is not white, has non-first world heritage, lives in London and is in a mixed marriage herself.

        I am also from London, although not living there currently most of my family are, several of whom are in mixed relationships.

        This does not detract from the point of BritAfrica’s post, which was to say that Taylor Swift’s record of dating from within her racial group is not necessarily a negative thing about her, since that is what the majority of people do for a majority of the time. This isn’t a value judgement: it’s just true. It doesn’t mean that the proportion of people in mixed relationships isn’t growing, nor does it mean that BritAfrica is unaware of anything outside the first world, as you said. Quite the opposite.

      • Mira says:


        I think you misunderstood, I did not make a judgement on Taylor. Like i said i don’t care.
        I just had a bone to pick with this:
        “”Really? White blokes? Isn’t this what most of us do? I married another race but most of my friends/family members have only dated/married their own race/culture.
        Don’t most people tend to stick to their own race/culture when it comes to relationships generally?”
        This post is quite clearly saying that most people stick to their own, which isn’t my experience, in this generation or in London. It may have been true in previous generations but its no longer true in mine and Taylors generation as the statistics on mixed raced babies being born show. Now with regards to my assumptions about the poster. I understand that perhaps you guys know eachother and have a shorthand that i don’t have, but since the post made such a blanket statement i genuinely asked if perhaps this is the experience in the US. It was framed as a question so i don’t think I as much made a faulty assumption as asked a genuine question. I take on board that the first world comment was perhaps a bit flippant.

    • Shelleycon says:

      Haha – ordeal is definitely a good word for it, someone posted on here this might be Taylor’s ‘Lemonade’ in the making 😂 so it could be ‘work’ after all…only this visual album should be then called ‘tepid decaf artificially sweetened camomile tea’

    • Nicole says:

      Lol talking about your work? Oh Tom that ship sailed away and sank to the bottom of the PR sea

      • OhDear says:

        The reporter should have responded that he/she thought being with Swift was contractual work for him, heh.

    • browniecakes says:

      At least he wasn’t silly enough to say -”that’s private”.

  2. Cynthia says:

    AM SORRY, I just cannot take this man seriously anymore.

    • C says:

      Lol me neither

    • Tate says:

      Nope. He has quickly become a joke.

    • twilly says:

      She has the bodyguard carry her jumper (sweater). Really – nuts!

      • browniecakes says:

        Did they eat with anyone other than Tabby and Frisky? Huge cast and crew and they ate alone?

      • cyn says:

        Am I the only one who wants to know who the bald bodyguard is? He is sexy af. I wouldn’t spare Tom a second glance with that dude around. BTW I am now here only for Taylor Swift’s bodyguard not Taylor Swift’s boyfriend.

    • Quirks says:

      First-time poster. I love this site. Hoped he would be the new James Bond but after this, not so much.

    • Miss S says:

      My level of disdain for this sort of thing and him specifically is surprising me. It’s like he is calling us all “stupid”, like we don’t see what he is doing. This attitude of “I’m all about the work” after the romance campaign they have been offering us really rubs me off. No benefit of doubt coming from me.

  3. tx_ava says:

    lol yeah guys, he’s totally SO very private he would never ever talk about his personal life why would you even ask him about it… /s

  4. respect says:

    Her plane cannot make the long flight. Somewhere on twitter it was confirmed that the whole cast was flown to the set using Quantas. The man appears to own one pair of shoes so I won’t judge the repeat shirt

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      Yeah I actually feel like the repeat shirt is the more normal aspect of the whole thing, I’ve known too many men that would own 3 shirts and be happy if their wives/girlfriends didn’t push for them not to for everyone’s sake.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      And given that Legendary is Kong: Skull Island, why wouldn’t he wear a shirt from them? No-one thought it odd when he wore the heck out of the Avengers Stunt Team t shirt.
      9 News and several other channels have said they had crews waiting at the hotel since TnT arrived. Also fans have been camping out there, as well. No paps needed to be called. Either they were already there (most likely) or were quickly alerted by the chatter.
      If one agency is shopping the pictures, it just means they outbid everyone else.
      The video where he deftly turns things around on the reporter who tries to use a young fan to get a Taylor quote out of him is brilliant — he is as usual kindness personified to the fan and gives the report a firm but polite sidestep.

  5. LA says:

    It pains me to say it, but Pierce Morgan was right. Sorry Tom, but you are hurting your reputation.

  6. Sixer says:

    I’m past jokes. That is all. Tiddles is now officially boring. Because I say so*.

    On the upside, ANDY MURRAY. Also on the upside, TICKETS FOR DEEP BLUE SEA.

    *I promise not to write a refuting essay if anybody disagrees and says Tiddles is not now officially boring. I’ll just sit here in obnoxious but silent smugness, knowing that they are wrong. (The last bit is a joke but I really won’t write an essay, in case of confusion).

    • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

      I’m already bored too@Sixer… Tired of seeing their faces all over the place..

      • Sixer says:

        It’s all gone a bit meta-level for me now.

        Mind you, I do have a Mr Sixer Reacts to the officially boring news:

        Mr Sixer: You mean I won’t be summoned to look at any more ridiculous photos while you screech like a banshee and split my eardrum?

        Me: Yes.

        Mr Sixer: Thank eff for that. I’m still not watching the tennis.

        Me: I really don’t know what I ever saw in you.

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        I’m also wishing for the ending of the Euro, hoping for Portugal to win of course, but it has been exhausting, interviews to everyone, even random people, who do they believe will win, for how much.. Apparently, even on the news, the entire country and world stopped, nothing happens, half an hour talking about football…

        Congrats to the 2 Portuguese ladies who won gold and bronze medals in Athletics Euro Competition… It was a tiny break from that…

      • Sixer says:

        I want Portugal to win also! I’m rooting for you! Well, I’m actually just being annoying to Mr Sixer and the Sixlets who all dislike Ronaldo, so want Portugal to lose. I feel this is immature and am therefore being contrary, while also hoping for no more football very soon.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Congratulations, Portugal!

    • Betti says:

      I have tickets in August for Deep Blue Sea. And can’t wait. It’s getting rave reviews. Love Helen McCroy and the fact that Tom Burke is in it is a bonus.

      • Sixer says:

        Much as I love McCrory, it was Burke I wanted to see most. Someone I was talking to described him as ok but a bit of a hack the other day and I couldn’t disagree more. I think he’s really underrated.

      • Betti says:

        @sixer. Yes he is. I saw him I Reason to be Happy earlier in the year and he was easily the best in the cast. He needs to do more theatre.

        Have tickets to see Faith Healer with Stephan Dillaine, can’t wait for that one as well.

      • Sixer says:

        I’m limited in how often I can both hoof it up to London AND fit in the theatre (lots of family to see). But I would love to see Dillane.

    • Diana says:

      Yesss Andrew! My second favourite in every tournament :-) Hopefully he’ll get that third slam!

    • lilacflowers says:

      It is officially boring. Because it is now established. There is nothing interesting about an established pairing unless they do something completely ridiculous and all they’re doing now is going about their lives and his normal business of filming and his daily exercise routine. Nothing fun or interesting in that.

      Getting ready for the tennis here while icing my foot. Slipped in a puddle while running this morning and twisted something. Hurt.

      Expecting reviews for The Deep Blue Sea. Watched the first 3 episodes of Season 3 Peaky Alien Beauty Blinders. You didn’t warn about wallshagging, tableshagging, deskshagging.

      • Sixer says:

        Because I am an unfeeling person who believes all celebrities to be mere avatars existing entirely for my personal entertainment, I’m now hoping for a split and the return of JARTHY, goddess among women. Oops!

        Ouch. Feel better.

        There is mucho Peaky Blinder shagging. But only Alien Beauty’s is worth looking at.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Until Tay Tay starts writing songs about it….. She’ll find ways to keep this in the spotlight.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        A return of The JArthy would be much enjoyed.

        Cat keeps trying to lick the ice packed around my foot. Great aunt keeps asking, with a tone of exasperation, if I’ll be well enough to take her to the movies this afternoon. It is going to be a long day.

        Edit: @MissJ, being in the spotlight doesn’t mean it isn’t boring

      • Secret squirrel says:

        Was hoping smug JArthy would show up at Wimbledon with Calvin Harris on her arm.

        Sorry about your ankle Lilac. I would suggest a TommyWallbanger but they tend to make both your legs go a bit wobbly…

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Secret Squirrel, thanks! Both legs are wobbly. The back thigh of one seems to have pulled something while the arch in the foot of the other is screaming in pain. I can stand but walk around holding on to things.

        Watching the tennis with both legs up is all I can handle right now

      • Liberty says:

        Ugh Lilacflowers! I did that two years ago, slipped on goose droppings during a daily run. Soaking the foot in salts or dissolved aspirin helped tremendously.

      • Poisonous Lookalike says:

        A warm Epsom salt soak will likely help your foot; and the magnesium that’s absorbed through your skin may help with whatever’s going on in your hamstrings too. (Massage therapist here.) Gentle stretches for both as you’re able… and here’s some fresh chocolate bourbon cake with fresh raspberries to help distract you.

        On topic: Her upsized bolt-ons are pretty obvious in those DM photos. I’d like the shoes if the heels weren’t so chunky-clunky.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Liberty, I suspect the puddle may have hidden some of that.

        @Poisonous Lookalike, thanks for the advice and the cake. The hamstring does seem to be responding to stretching. The foot is showing some improvement but I can’t walk for long stretches on it. Going up and down stairs seems to aggravate both.

    • BritAfrica says:

      Me too!

      Like junk food I over-ate at the beginning of it all and now I just feel bloated. Utterly bored by him now…

    • Becky says:

      It will be interesting to see what happens now that Tom is finally going back to work and she won’t be the centre of universe. To the fans and press camped outside the hotel maybe. The stories will start that’s she’s trying to visit the set, or jealous of one of the co-stars.

      The whole “relationship” is ridiculous, she’s gone to hang out with her bf while he’s working, when they’ve been dating 4 flipping weeks.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        She will be busy baking cookies and whatnot to deliver to the set every day. Called it.

    • ronaldinhio says:

      Perhaps that is the plan. Saturate the media until we are literally bored to death by them and their photographs become the opposite of click bait
      Then they could do as they please

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Tennis watching question: are Katie Bucket, the Duchess of Dolittle, and Comet Sophie wearing the same print?

      • Becky says:

        Lilacflowers, don’t know, but the coverage on BBC1 they showed Batch & Sophie and she was chatting to a man in front of her while he looked like he was sweating in that suit.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        He does look sweaty. Sitting them next to Bradley Cooper did Benny the Bouncer no favors.

      • Sixer says:

        Don’t know! Don’t care!


        Also, bugger off pig-shagger and BBC cameraman stop cutting to him.


      • Sixer says:

        Andy cries better’n LEGS did in Night Manager. Jus’ sayin’.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Andy cries very well. And every time, they showed the pig-shagger, I screamed “PIG-SHAGGER!”

      • Sixer says:

        He got booed during Andy’s speech. Ha.

        Right. I need FOOD.

      • lilacflowers says:

        I cheered the booing.
        I’ve been promised pizza after the Euro and Red Sox game are both over.

    • KiddVicious says:

      Yep, I’m bored with it too. They need to break up, or something. Or TayTay needs to be seen coming out of a sex shop. ANYTHING other than more “From Here to Eternity” beach shots.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      No rebuttal, Sixer! Just that I thought of you while drooling over his LEGS in a few of those running pictures (where his calf and thigh muscle are so nicely working 😂)

      • Sixer says:

        His problem for me at the moment is that tennis legs have been on display for the past fortnight. Tennis legs are the best!

  7. Luca76 says:

    Conspiracy theories about why they flew commercial to Australia aren’t fair. They flew commercial because her plane was probably too small to make the trip and the studio probably arranged and paid for their flight.

    • respect says:

      There are conspiracy theories about every move they make. There is currently a shortage of tin foil in shops around the world.

      • Susie 1of 3 says:

        @respect, Yes, to tin foil hats! You phrased it much nicer than I have thought of posting it for days now. Glad I waited.

    • Becky says:

      They flew commercial because her private jet can’t do that route. I also wondered why they flew into Sydney instead of more direct route to Brisbane; it turns out the 2 direct flights don’t have first class, so no conspiracy there.

      Where there are staged photos it’s obvious though; RI, Nashville, arrival in UK, some of the Rome pics, her own photographer for July 4. Then there were the initial stories in US Weekly and People.

      Others are suspect or just the result of drawing attention in the 1st place (eg arriving at the main entrance at LAX so they could be papped, when there is apparently a more private entrance. There could’ve been just some less intrusive shots of them going though security).

    • KHLBHL says:

      Isn’t Marvel notoriously stingy though? Do they pay for hotels as well? I’d be an upset movie exec too if I had to pay for Tiddles and all of her bodyguards and entourage to tag along with a bit player in one of my less memorable, less profitable (i.e. Thor) films. Hopefully at least Marvel is billing Tay for every last cent.

      • Mia4s says:

        It would be standard to pay for at minimum a business class ticket for the actor and maybe a companion or two. Even for Marvel. First class maybe since this is the third movie he has worked on. Accommodations and flights for the entourage? Hell no. She’s paying for that.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Marvel paid for his flight and one companion – that is Marvel’s standard. Marvel pays for his lodging. He can have a companion in his hotel room. Anything additional, the actor pays for. They have all complained about it at some point

      • KHLBHL says:

        Thanks for clearing that up! No wonder these movies cost $200 million.

      • kanyekardashian says:

        SHE’S paying for everything. It’s all pocket change to her. And he’s looking more and more like a kept man every day that passes.

    • Mira says:

      I doubt Marvel pays for the kind of 3 bedroom penthouse suit they are in. She has her usual security detail with her, they usually stay inside the suit in the other bedrooms. I am sure Taylor pays for that massive suit.

      • Browniecakes says:

        The penthouse works for the Rapunzel fairy tale we are currently living out. She paid.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Marvel is paying for a mansion to house Hemsworth, so who knows. They rented separate houses (nice ones) for every major cast member when the Avengers filmed in Albuquerque.

      • Mira says:

        Its not quite the same thing. Hemsworth is married with kids and has been for a long time. Tom started dating Taylor last month so while he may have a plus one in his contract I very much doubt Marvel is paying for her 5 men security detail.

  8. Betti says:

    Sonia it’s all about work and never the fact that u r ‘dating’ one of the biggest PR stunt queens/fame ho’s out there.

    Sounds like he’s trying to save some sort of credibility here. To late for that now as the damage Is done. U will forever be known as one of Tay Tays conquests that she wrote a song about and one that paints u as a douche at that.

  9. Jane says:

    I finally figured out that Tay-Tay is turning into a cartoon character with that face of hers: Fievel Mousekewitz from American Tail.

    • frisbee says:

      She really is incredibly rodenty isn’t she?

      • Jane says:

        A smug-looking one at that. That particular element seriously bugs me about her. I cringed when girls in my classroom used to have notebooks and folders with her picture on it. Thank God she is no longer a “thing” with them. (Her and Justin Beiber—God, I would get nauseous having to look at him when grading work!)

      • Becky says:

        The more I look at pics of her the more I notice her overbite, and weight gain. There was a candid of her taken at the July 4 party wearing that striped swimsuit and sunglasses, and it looked like she’d aged 10 years and looked like suburban housewife.

        I’m wondering now about the obvious boob job (can be seen in the new dinner pics), Tom is known to be a boob man.

    • LadyLoo says:

      Sometimes I think ‘chipmunk’ but then the rat comes out and surprises me.

      I’m assuming that when she looks like a chipmunk, it’s because she’s keeping Tom’s balls in her cheeks. It’s what any gf would do for her emasculated bf.

      But since Tom sometimes looks like a weasel/ferret, this is a match made in heaven.

      • Secret squirrel says:

        Be nice to squirrels though!

      • Becky says:

        SS, we all love squirrels ;)

      • Evie says:

        @LadyLoo: LOL! Good one. As for Tom’s & his balls, he’d better pray she doesn’t chew them up and spit them out…


        “it’s because she’s keeping Tom’s balls in her cheeks”


        Thank you Ladyloo!

      • Jane says:

        You see, I think Tom lost his balls all together when he met Tay-Tay. She seems to have him on a leash; basically demanding he do everything in her fairytale world to keep HER happy. I always get the impression that she is always the pretty-pretty princess/diva who MUST be in control.

    • KatMc says:

      She definitely has facial features that remind you of a rodent. I apologize to all rodents because I like animals and I cannot stand Taylor Swift.

  10. Maria says:

    I was worried for a bit there would be more pictures of Tom out alone not holding hands with Taylor.

    • LadyLoo says:

      Don’t forget, they have a contract which states that they must be seen together at least 5x per week. Four of those must include handholding and Tom’s ‘Get me the hell out of here’ forced smile.

  11. pretty says:

    he’s loooooving the attention, omg. he is a sell-out. and that doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing in hollywood. but just ADMIT IT AND OWN IT. lol

    • lisa2 says:

      I saw the video of him returning from his run.. He was glowing when he saw the crowd outside the hotel.. I mean his face was LITE UP

    • Luca76 says:

      He definitely does love it. At the same time if he made some tacky pronouncement of love to a reporter on the 5 o’clock news would that make everyone feel better???

      • Lilacflowers says:

        There would just be more boring screaming about PR.

      • lisa2 says:


        I don’t think it is about “everyone feeling better”.. I think it is more about him facing the reality of what his life is. And how it will never go back to what it was before. So the question is does that reality make him feel better. Because he is in a different game than the one he was playing in before.

      • lunchcoma says:

        Nah, but at this point, he’d be wise to stop with the pap strolls. Enjoy Australia, make his movie, and then in a few months peek out again when people might consider asking him about things in addition to his relationship. The genie’s never going back in the bottle, but if he lets things die down, things could settle down to the level they are with other stars who heavily market their personal lives.

      • Browniecakes says:

        Would have been great if the crying fan whose parents drove 3 hours to put her there (!) had stopped during the photo with Tom turned to him and said, “dating only 12 days and she met your mum. What was that about?’

    • LadyLoo says:

      It must be hard to admit that you’re a fame-trollop after trying to be all thespian and ‘the work’ about your professional life. He’s probably in as much denial about that as the fans who think this isn’t a PRmance.

      • Evie says:

        Tommy-Anne has turned into Jan Brady 2.0. Too bad for him that he hooked up with Marcia Brady! BTW, when Tay-Tay’s private jet dropped him off in London — after their visit to Rome, he was all alone for a few days and EVERYONE left him alone when he was out and about.

    • Dara says:

      Tom was asked a no-win question. If he deflects he’s labeled a hypocrite, if he addresses it directly he’s a fame-trollop (thank you @LadyLoo, that is now my preferred term).

  12. lisa2 says:

    They made the beginning so PUBLIC..

    you can’t put that Genie back in the bottle. He better learn how to answer. He opened the door. Waved to the crowd. Invited them in. Entertained them. Now he wants to pull back..

    sorry hon.. too late to just talk about your work.

    • LadyLoo says:

      With these two, they THINK they can. They are convinced (her people more so as they’ve actually managed to do it) that they can manipulate the general public and even the journalistic community into thinking and doing whatever they themselves want. Try again, TayTo, because no one with any sense is buying it.

      • Nicole says:

        THIS. Taylor has used up all her goodwill I think so now people actively think everything she does is for attention (they are right) and she basically invited the public into everything with carefully staged photos to the nth degree (shout out to the photo agency that has traveled with them the entire time). The thing is Taylor is not the most famous person in the world she’s up there. Put it this way if Jennifer Lawrence can fly back and forth most times sans any pap photos (only by fan sighting do we know where she is most days outside of movie promotion) then Taylor can too. She chooses not to and that’s the game she plays constantly. Tom just invited that level of micromanagement into his life. There’s no going back until this is over and the public has months to forget it.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:


        WELL SAID with the using up her goodwill part, I do genuinely think Taylor has hit that Mark that even Kim Kardashian hit where you played the game one way for so long that you become an anachronism onto yourself. Taylor is there, the world is rolling its eyes and she’s still offering them cookies and knit sweaters. Okay this is fun now.

  13. Liberty says:

    A Teeny Tiddles Down Under Ditty

    I’d rather talk about my work
    Said the hare to the gathering mob
    I’d rather talk about my range
    I’d rather you look at my job

    I’d rather talk about my work
    I’d rather fly Qantas, like gods
    I’d rather Legendary my thespian chest
    I’d rather Armani my quads.

    I’d rather talk about my work
    I’d rather stroll with paps who do pop
    I’d rather pool party, and see Mum on film
    I’d rather flashbulbs til I drop

    I’d rather be living this life you now see
    I’d rather I’d got here on my own
    I’d rather no pressure right now, pretty please
    I’m rather wishing I’d headlined alone.

    • Sixer says:


      He’s so vain, I bet he thinks that song is about him.

    • shelly says:

      I’m really enjoying Liberties ditties, but can we talk about Taytay’s t*tties.

      • LadyLoo says:

        “That’s just a good bra” – shouted every TayTay apologist!

        Girl got herself a new set, I don’t see why it’s so hard for some to admit that.

      • Liberty says:


        I’d rather talk about my work
        I’d rather take credit for tit’n’tat
        I’d rather like being the reason blossoms bloom
        But I’d rather you note my photo-ready manly bat

      • antipodean says:

        @Liberty, girl, you is SCORCHIN’ today! Honestly, i just love your scripts and ditties, they make my day. Keep ‘em comin’ …. please.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      *Throws flowers*

      Beautiful! Beautiful!

    • BritAfrica says:

      ‘I’d rather like being the reason blossoms bloom’…..

      LOL! I’m dying here……!

    • Dlo says:

      Bowing to Liberty. I have never been able to rhyme **sigh** but you are brilliant!

    • Christin says:

      With all due respect, having watched video of the men in plaid trying to part the paps, I know read this with a chorus of — “Make a hole, make a hole, make a hole.”

      Not sure what rhymes with it. Maybe, “Get a bigger role, bigger role, bigger role.”

      • Liberty says:

        I’d rather talk about my work
        I’d rather find a hole through this scramble
        I’d rather move A-list kingly style on by
        As I rather need to go giggle and gambol

      • Christin says:

        Thank you for incorporating ‘make a hole’. Bravo!

  14. marshmellow says:

    Yes, we can talk about all the work you’re putting into this showmance. Personally, I think your performance is quite poor, but maybe you can use it to fluff up your CV since it’s so much shorter than your contemporaries’. :)

  15. shelly says:

    This is great for Tom, I do believe they are a genuine couple although they are also playing the publicity game to the hilt.

    He is getting loads of interest and a hot wealthy young gf, who has just upgraded her knockers to more than a handful.

    All this talk of damaging his reputation, I just don’t buy it. He’s an actor one of the most shallow professions going, surely anyone going into acting has to leave their dignity at the door, all this publicity can only help him imo. He must be loving this.

    Laurence Fox must be gutted ha ha

    • marshmellow says:

      An actor can totally ruin a career by damaging their reputation. See: Brendan Fraser.

      Swift isn’t damaging her reputation because this is exactly what’s expected of her, and she’s successfully built her career and reputation on these sorts of antics.

      • shelly says:

        To be honest I don’t know much about Brendan Fraser was He in the Mummy ? And more importantly what did he do to scandalise Hollywood ?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Shelly, The Mummy, George of the Jungle, Gods & Monsters. Then he got fat.

      • Luca76 says:

        Marshmellow I really had no idea what you were talking about with Brendan Frasier. Thank you for enlightening me on his amazing Golden Globe clap(I think that’s what you were talking about??) I still think you are dead wrong. Brendon lost his career because he made a string of awful movies and lost his looks not because of his odd clap. Tom Hiddleston will be fine and will probably work more. This isn’t analogous to Tom Cruise (who wasn’t just damaged by his couch jumping but by his attacks on Brooke Shields & Matt Lauer plus all the Scieno revelations) or Ben Affleck (who made awful movies like Gigli). Ultimately this attention and uproar is only helping him.

      • shelly says:

        @lilacflowers thanks for that, weight gain eh, at least its not just Women who are not allowed to get old and put on a few pounds in Hollywood.

      • marshmellow says:

        He made a series of flops and a series of awkward moments in the media. There was also the gossip of him losing a lot of money in alimony and other expenses.

        Fraser was Hollywood’s golden boy at one time and a lot more popular than Hiddleston. He had box office and critic success as a leading man. Tom has Loki, and he’s most famous for being Swift’s bf. He also has fewer big hits, more flops, and a HUGE public embarrassment.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I’ve always like Brendan Fraser but what is this Golden Globes thing? Did he do something on the red carpet?

      • Maire3 says:

        @Marshmellow – I remember reading that Frazer’s alimony & child support was set based upon his earnings when his career was in a better place.

        Same thing happened to Dave Foley (he of ‘News Radio’ and ‘Kids in the Hall’)

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      Reputation? Yes and no. The truth is on his own his acting career hasn’t amounted to much more than Loki, his reputation is as an actor who wants more but doesn’t mind playing along.

      But Loki won’t last forever and Tom’s desperate for one movie under his belt that sells because he’s the headliner.

      Will this hurt his career? If they keep going on and being as cheesy as they are, then yes. Remember studios care as much about their stars PR as the movie. They don’t want dozens of questions being pinged about your Kidz Bop girlfriend that should be about the movie, they don’t want their star mocked and questioned to his face about a fake PR relationship, that doesn’t help them and we all know that when it comes to selling a movie they put intense pressure on stars to go out there and do it right or never be given the chance again.

      • LinaLamont says:

        It’s all about the bottom line. Actors, athletes, celebrities are ALWAYS given second, third, fourth chances. Also, this is hardly a scandal. It’s a hook-up/relationship (real or not) between two innocuous people.

  16. Sixer says:

    Edit. Replying to a comment that disappeared.

  17. Keterra says:

    I feel like I’m in the minority here, but i honestly don’t mind these two, in fact the longer it goes on I’m more convinced how well suited they are…. And, compared to a lot of other celebs, these two are as harmless as each other .

    • Original T.C. says:

      Can someone decode this often repeated phrase #harmless when referring to Taylor Swift in comparison to other female pop stars? What harm exactly has Adele, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Pink, Christina Aguilera, etc. caused in society? Have they been arrested for murder, rape, child molestation or killing puppies?

      IMO this #harmless tag regarding Taylor always translates as “she is pure/not sexual” which is the #1 reason her adult female fans like about her. No problem if that’s your thing but why not be up front about (#does not promote sex) it instead of using code word #harmless? Sex is a basic human need. Dressing sexy or being sexual as a woman is not inherently harmful behavior.

      • Luca76 says:

        when I see harmless I decode it as minor famewhore tendencies that are generally inconsequential.

      • K.C. says:

        When I say she’s harmless, I know I mean that she’s known for being nice to fans and colleagues, is professional with no diva-like behavior rumors floating about, etc. Her only drama comes from her relationships. No falling out of limos drunk, no drugs, doesn’t like to get involved in controversy. Since she has made a name for herself regarding relationships, I don’t think anyone thinks she’s pure/not sexual. And I don’t think that’s comparing her to similar artists in her field either, but just in general. There are a lot of celebrities who do not have their crap together, and Taylor is quite composed in comparison.

        *shrugs* No idea how other people mean it, but that’s what I mean.

      • Rachel says:

        ‘Doesn’t like to get involved in controversy’? Do you not remember when she made a multi-million dollar, highly publicised, celebrity-stuffed music video of her girl squad teaming up to trash another woman? Which was all heavily hinted at by Taylor in the press to be aimed at Katy Perry for allegedly ‘poaching’ dancers from Taylor’s tour?

      • Mira says:

        Beyonce has been with the same man since she was 20, is not known for falling out of clubs or drugs or anything like that ( neither is adele from what i know). Beyonce has always had her shit together, she is the Queen of having her shit together. It was only recently she got political if thats considered controversial. I don’t know why Taylor was always seen as harmless and Beyonce was not? I think this runs a little deeper than just having your shit together.

      • M.A.F. says:

        ” There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women” pretty sure that came out of her mouth. She is an a$$ to other women who don’t support her.

        Going off what Mira said, lets not forget that is was Beyonce who gave up her acceptance speech at the VMA’s & invited Taylor up to give hers since Kanye stole her time.

    • Rachel says:

      Also, Taylor’s attitudes to sex in the past have been harmful – e.g. ‘she’s better known for what she does on the mattress’, that awful lyric about getting revenge on an ex by telling everyone he’s gay. Admittedly she seems to be more sensitive these days, as she has alternative lyrics and/or doesn’t perform those songs any more.

      Similarly, you could argue her #squadgoals ridiculousness is harmful to young girls who are learning that female friendship exists only between equally famous, pin-thin, predominantly white models in photo ops. That #squadgoals then become a weapon to very publicly attack and shame other women with whom you have fallen out.

      • Mira says:

        If i ever have daughters i don’t think i would consider squad goals ,picking your friends based on Instagram follower numbers or changing your image to suit your current man as a good female role model. Also its annoying that women has to be uncontroversial to be good role models.

      • OhDear says:

        Yeah, I think she’s actually harmful. Sure, she’s good at controlling her image and works hard. But she always makes herself to be the victim, publicly puts down people, and promotes a fantasy of romantic relationships that would trigger plenty of red flags in The Gift of Fear – all while she’s promoted as a great role model.

        She’s an accomplished adult, yet still benefits from being thought of as an innocent child.

      • Becky says:

        I find her problematic not only because of the constant need for attention (for a non-famous person this would probably be considered emotionally disturbed) but because the majority of her fans are impressionable tween girls and she’s a huge role model for them.

        The whole squad situation puts across this impossible perfect image but also what really bothers me: that she has these fast-track relationships, meeting parents within a couple of weeks kind of thing, and she publicises it. Young fans will be influenced by this and think it’s how relationships develop when they don’t, not normal healthy ones anyway.

        A big role model like Swift is pushing this ridiculous romantic ideal onto her fans, and some could end up with distorted ideas about relationships because of it.

        Edit: Ohdear I just saw your comment, have to look up that ref

  18. Twohearts says:

    I don’t know. Asking ‘is this a stunt’ is rude (how offensive if its not?!) and asking ‘is she the one’ after only a month is ridiculous. It may be a huge publicity stunt but even so, a person can get sick of such stupid questions. Plus, he’s here to work – maybe the studio asked him to say some Loki-related things during one of his many pap walks?

    • Miss Melissa says:

      He signed on for those stupid questions the minute he agreed to the pap walk on the rocks in Rhode Island.

      He confirmed his agreement when he took the press home to meet his mother.

      It’s the price one pays for the life he has chosen.

      • LadyLoo says:

        Exactly. He took the press home to meet his mother. That’s all that needs to be said, Miss Melissa.

  19. PaschaP says:

    Take that you silly journalists… Uncle ‘How do you do, fellow kids?’ wants to talk about work!

    So how about you actually ask him about REAL WORK STUFF, you guys? Y’know like how he’s a serious film actor who’s starred in a string of cinematic box office hits recently… *looks at his IMDB*:

    Crimson Peak
    I Saw the Light
    Muppets Most Wanted
    The Pirate Fairy
    Thor: The Dark World

    Oh… kay then.

    • Leo says:

      Let’s not forget “Skull Island” – a reportedly 190 million dollar movie loosely based on a theme park ride with a plot yet to be published. I’d sure like to know how they plan to make their money back on that one.

      • PaschaP says:

        Well… seems like Tom has another hit on his hands. LOL! Well tbf I didn’t include ‘Skull Island’ b/c it has yet to be released but, hey… has anyone written a theme song/lead single for ‘Skull Island’?

        Maybe it’s time to monetize this instaPReening PRomance? Perhaps they could team up with their guitars, and pen a duet together for the film?

      • Pro Swifty says:

        Yes, it it would seem to be a problem. A 190 million movie with no name-recognizable stars… until now. The producers of Skull Island must have jumped for joy when they saw the first TS & TH pictures.

      • DT says:

        I read somewhere Tay Tays label BMLG is the one that is producing the kong soundtrack…..

      • OhDear says:

        Isn’t Legendary producing Skull Island? Hmm…

      • TotallyBiased says:

        ProSwifty–are you being sarcastic?
        Samuel L Jackson
        John Goodman
        Oscar winner Brie Larson
        John C Reilly
        Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins (EazyE and Dr. Dre from huge hit Straight Outta Compton)
        No name cast?

      • Gingerly says:

        Godzilla (2014) with no name-recognizable stars (Aaron Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen BEFORE Avengers) earned 529 mil. worldwide because it was a Godzilla film. Skull Island is a Kong film and there are a number of people who desperately want to see their precious giant ape whether there are human beings or not. I cannot be sure whether we can say that Samuel Jackson and Brie Larson are nobody.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Gingerly, I know people who are anxiously awaiting Kong and they don’t care who is in it. John Goodman isn’t exactly nobody either.

      • Pro Swifty says:

        Come on. Do you think John Goodman is going to sell a 190 million dollar movie? Do young Chinese moviegoers know or care who Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins are? This isn’t Oscar bait – this is going for Transformers territory. As of now TH is by far the most recognizable name among the audience they want to attract.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      Thank you for saying this because even internally through this entire thread I just keep thinking, “Uh what work? What work are they supposed to ask you about?”

      • PaschaP says:

        Ikr? It’s still a bit strange to me he’s seriously being considered for Bond, and yet has a track record that kind of points to him being box office poison.

        To be fair, he does have a pretty good track record (re success) when it comes to his work in England on TV/stage… but idk. I’ve never understood why some consider him to be an incredible actor; from what I’ve seen him in he just comes off as hammy.

        I enjoy his acting just as much as I enjoy Taylor Swift’s live vocals, in-depth lyrics, and immaculate choreography tbh. What a gifted pair.

      • M.A.F. says:

        They could have easily asked him about the Thor movie and/or Skull Island since he is about to leave for Comic Con to start promotion for that.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @MAF, and both were filmed/are being filmed in Australia, so they had that angle.

      • M.A.F. says:

        @Lilacflowers- yep. Hell, if they really wanted to bring up Taylor, they could have used the angle of “yeah, you filmed a movie here, what was your favorite spot?” Tom answers “oh, *insert place*”, reporter “will you take Taylor there?” Easy as pie.

    • Melly says:

      He was also in Only Lovers Left Alive, which I thought was really good. I think he is a good actor and I find him to be quite handsome, it’s unfortunate that he’s playing himself out like this.

  20. TeamAwesome says:

    Ah ha ha ha!! Ta, Legs. I needed that laugh this morning.

  21. Timbuktu says:

    Didn’t he once say that if there’s something to say, he’ll scream it from the rooftops or some such?
    Sooooo, since he isn’t screaming, does it mean there’s nothing to say?
    I mean, if they were just quietly dating and he was asked that question, I’d be the first one to say “people, they’ve been together for 2 months, it’s too early to know if it’s serious”. But the way they’ve bee parading around, I don’t give him that excuse.

    • Becky says:

      I don’t know about the rooftops quote, I’m sure that was referring to his work.

      Edit: it was a general comment about expressing yourself, from ages ago:

      He said this about his private life at the end of 2013: “One day I hope when there’s really something to write home about, then I’ll be able to talk”. Meaning he’ll talk publicly about it, like in an interview.

      He hasn’t writen home yet, unless getting his mother into those staged pics the other week counts.

    • Timbuktu says:

      I very much think that getting his mother in a pap walk is “writing home”. Heck, taking TS to meet his mother, papped or not, seems like “writing home” to me.

    • Dara says:

      He also said, quite recently, that “some things should remain sacred” when declining to discuss his relationship status.

      If I’ve learned one lesson during all of this, it is that what is said in interviews should not in any way be considered an accurate reflection of the person. At the very least, someone’s views and opinions change over time and old quotes may not reflect current behavior. Or a celeb says anything but the truth when sitting down with a reporter.

  22. Browniecakes says:

    Tom could have had Tabby and Frisky block the apartment ‘s gym for his solo use for an hour and never had gone outside, Weeks ago TnT could have hid at one of her homes or his and gotten to know each other privately.

    • Crumpet says:

      If I was at the Gold Coast you bet I’d want to get outside for a bit. What a life it would be if one could never set foot out doors. Plus he has his brands to hawk.

      I think people are generally being awful about these two. They seem harmless enough to me, doing their jobs like we all do, even if their job is wildly different then ours.

    • popup says:

      Agreed @Crumpet. It’s possible for celebrities to hole up and that is indeed what many of them do. They never go to the grocery store again, watch a movie in the theatre, have a normal stroll through the streets. They just go from place A to place B in their chauffeured SUVs. That sounds depressing, like living in a gilded cage. Whatever you think about Tom and Taylor, I certainly won’t hold it against them for going outside, no matter the level of their fame and notoriety.. Taylor was never one to go running and hiding behind cars at the first sight of a pap…except that one time when she hiked backwards down a hill with her bodyguard directing her movements because she didn’t want to show her face to the paps. Maybe after that kind of incident she decided she didn’t need to do something so ridiculous again.

      • Nicole says:

        Except celebrities often live normal lives sans being caught by ANY paps. I live in NYC there are no paps hanging around places here. I’ve run into celebs before doing mundane things and not a pap in sight. Celebs don’t have to hole up to have a life relatively out of the spotlight. She invites the paps into her life. If she wanted privacy esp now that she lives in NYC she would have it easily. Sorry but there’s no paps hanging out in Nashville (also lived there) or RI or in small English towns.

      • Crumpet says:

        Nicole – I guarantee you that if those celebs of which you speak had the public’s interest, they would be being papped. The majority of celebs can go under the radar simply because they don’t have some ‘taudry’ event happening that the public is interested in. Thus the paps would never be able to sell the photos of those celebs. The paps follow the money.

      • Nicole says:

        Not true either. Like I said I’ve seen celebs many times on their off time and during promotion unless it’s outside an event they aren’t seen. Again there are ZERO paps wandering around Nashville or NYC. They are called. It’s naive to think otherwise esp when Taylor has used the same photo company this entire relationship rollout.

      • Luca76 says:

        @ Nicole I think you are accurate to a point (I also live in NYC). I’ve seen huge A list stars doing mundane things with no paparazzi in sight. Many times it’s because they are stealth or purposefully dressing down. True story I saw Leo Dicaprio crossing 5th avenue a few years back he caused quite a commotion . However I’ve definitely seen paparazzi lying in wait if they know a celeb is staying at a particular hotel, apartment etc. and I don’t doubt that many of the shots (especially in RI and Nashville) that they were called but I also think it’s clear that in Austrailia the paparazzi are just waiting for them every time they leave the hotel.

      • ohdear says:

        Also, just because the pics aren’t posted doesn’t mean they aren’t being taken. There has to be interest in the consumption of the celebrity for the pics to make a publication.

        There are times very famous celebs can get out without being photographed but who are then bombarded at other times.

  23. LadyLoo says:

    I think he should talk about his ‘work’ as a ‘professional boyfriend’ to the stars! It could be the next project to go up on his IMDb page – as nothing else has gone up.

    He’s very versatile in the role. He does it all: pap strolls, involving parents and underage relatives, long distance travel, hand kissing, wearing embarrassing clothes, behaving like a teenager in love (special skill).

    It’s the role he was born to play.

    • Evie says:

      @LadyLoo you’re killing me this morning. “Professional boyfriend to the stars,!” Thank God, I did NOT take a sip of tea before I read your post…

  24. seesittellsit says:

    Because “some things remain sacred” right Tiddles?

    Yes, we noticed.

  25. KHLBHL says:

    Any experts on body language? So when that pap asks them if their relationship is for publicity, and they look at each other meaningfully, what does that mean? *What does it all mean?*

    I’m surprised Taylor isn’t jumping up and down pouting and denying it. You can almost tell she is restraining herself.

    • Becky says:

      In that vid she looks at him, I thought for reassurance and he looks back.

      Pro-Swifties say that someone was also shouting you’re a lovely couple at them, but I had the sound turned down.

      One body language expert was asked by the tabs a couple of weeks ago said the couple looked fake, another the other day said they had great chemistry. Who knows.

    • Luca76 says:

      If you see the longer version they look at eachother and smile/giggle and in a way that to me came off as pretty genuine FWIW.

  26. cynic says:

    Thirsty McThirstface is still loving the attention.

  27. CidySmiley says:

    Tom, dear Tom. You are never going t be able to just talk about your work ever again lol. Every convo you have is now going to be about TS.

    • bonzo says:

      He has made the conversation about Taylor, so his deflection is pretty disingenuous. Much like the deflection of THEO questions at TIFF after creating a pap event at the Wolesley.

      He’s a media PLAYER, that’s for sure.

  28. LadyLoo says:

    Their behavior has opened themselves up to ‘silly’ questions. The OTT pap-tasm of their grand tour of love makes this relationship seem faker than fake. So people are going to question them about it. And her leaking of stories about him being ‘The One’ to UsWeekly and EOnline is what brought up the other question.

    They can’t make one bed and then opt to lie in another.

  29. Bee says:

    Is it just me or is he trying to sound posher?

    His ego is going to be so deflated once this all comes to a crashing halt. He’s clearly believing in his own “importance”. He’s gossip fodder now, nothing more.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      Yep, Tay’s ex-boyfriend territory is a cold cruel land.

      The other men were quite successful in their own fields so they were able to move on quite effortlessly save for the embarassing interview questions. Tom better hope his movies start doing better or by the end of this he’ll look like such a chump.

  30. grabbyhands says:

    B**ch, PLEASE.

    Coy doesn’t work for you. It doesn’t work for Taymerica either, but she keeps trying, bless her heart. At least we’re used to it from her.

    “I’d rather just talk about my work”. Right. A. I think we all know that isn’t the case, REALLY. B. If it is, then I feel bad for you, because then you really picked the wrong horse. As long as you two are so publicly loving it up in OZ, no one will want to ask about your work unless they get to ask about her work first, or at least in how it relates to you. THEN they’ll talk about your work. Maybe. It may be a Marvel movie, but it will still be the Taylor show. And she’s okay with that.

  31. Browniecakes says:

    I didn’t realize how young some of Tay’s fans are. Maybe Kong WILL get a boost from Tay’s fans since Mom or Dad will need to accompany their Swiftie to the theatre. I bet Jordan Vogt Roberts never saw that coming!

    • popup says:

      Jordan Vogt-Roberts may be thrilled for sure. And during Kong filming he was dating a very thirsty Internet/YouTube comedian who had a Barbie body and posted as many selfies as a Kardashian. I think if anything he at least respects this crazy Hiddleswift PR game. It’s definitely raising Tom’s profile.

      • Becky says:

        Popup, Brittany Furlan? It appears JVR is back with her, he’s appeared on her social media recently.

  32. Browniecakes says:

    If I were a men’s clothing designer I jump all over the chance to dress Tom the Traveling Ken doll. It was last year Wimbledon Tom started wearing Ralph Lauren. Seems long ago. Now he wears a Hot Topic tank to a 4th of July party.

  33. LadyLoo says:

    Can we talk about which one of them has the more atrocious hair?

    Sure he looks like Beaker the Muppet, but she looks like every suburban middle school girl’s 8th grade picture. She loves the bangs, but they don’t love her.

    • antipodean says:

      You know LadyLoo, you have crystalised what has been in the back of my mind, regarding LEGS, for the longest time. This is exactly who he resembles, for all his thessie tendencies. Beaker the Muppet! Nail on head, exactly. Well done you, I have that visual in my mind in perpetuity now, courtesy of you!

    • Bee says:

      Cannot unsee that visual now. Perfect! All the “meeee meeee meeee meeee” now sort of seems apt.

      • antipodean says:

        Oh, Bee, a thousand thanks for this lovely distraction, it made me so happy for a few minutes! It is also so very apropos, in that eventually the whole fiasco that is Swiddles will implode into an ugly mess. Play it again….. Ode to Joy, indeed!

  34. Sue says:

    Blue is Tay’s new favourite color?;)

    • Becky says:

      Since there’s a lot of blue in Tom’s limited wardrobe she only has to add the odd item before the DM says they have “co-ordinated outfits”.

  35. Elise says:

    *shrug* If Richard Burton could survive Elizabeth Taylor–TWICE–then probably Hiddleston can survive Swift. Hiddleston isn’t Burton, but Swift isn’t Taylor, either. Ironically enough.

    • Lilacflowers says:


      *Hands glass of champagne to Elise*

    • toni says:

      Taylor and Burton were the definition of PASSION, the hottest couple. But they were also equals in their profession.

      Loki and TayTay are oatmeal, fake as hell, famethristy like Kardashians. They are ridiculed, people aren’t wandering about their passionte sex life as with Burton’s.

      • LadyLoo says:

        Hands glass of champagne to toni.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Taylor and Burton were a MAJOR scandal; two people who were married to others disrupting the filming of an extremely expensive film with their antics, at a time when extra-marital affairs were career damaging if not career destroying. Yet, they survived it.

        There is no scandal here. No controversy. No marriage destroyed. No film set disrupted. The money being spent is theirs. The overreaction to the silliness has been ridiculous.

      • LadyLoo says:

        Hands Valium to lilac.

      • lilacflowers says:

        You can’t carry your own meds?

      • Crumpet says:

        Perfect rejoinder lilacflowers.

      • Becky says:

        The overreaction is the fame-whoring of a previously respected actor who also admittedly, had an enthusiastic Internet fanbase.

        I think Valium is sometimes needed on these threads. This started as ridiculous and therefore fun, but suddenly it isn’t.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Becky, I’m in no need of valium nor have I overreacted to anything. While the snark directed at celebrities and their silly actions can be fun and funny; it is not funny when directed at other posters, which has been happening a great deal lately on these threads.

      • Becky says:

        Lilacflowers, my comment should’ve said the overreaction was TO the apparent fame- whoring.

        “The overreaction to the silliness has been ridiculous” – other posters overreaction, I assumed that was what you were referring to in your original comment.

        And I wasn’t criticising it either, I completely understand their reaction. From what I see one of their faves has turned into a huge attention- seeker on a tour of staged pap pics, when he had professed to be private. A lot of those posters have lost respect for him and are disappointed.

        And my last para was referring to me! JFC…,,

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Becky, no problem.

      • Dara says:

        I’m glad everyone was able to get all that off their chests, clear the air so to speak…warms my heart, really it does…but *ahem* if nobody is going to claim that Valium… *discreetly holds out hand to whoever was last seen holding the tranquilizers*

    • Evie says:

      @Elise: This strikes me as more Madonna and Guy Ritchie. Guy’s relationship with Madonna, raised his profile immensely. They married. Madonna became Lady of the English Manor complete with faux British accent. They had one child, adopted another. Divorced. Guy got a BIG alimony settlement. Then he promptly went out and married a younger, less famous woman.

      • Sigh... says:

        Re Burton & Taylor: Burton also had a drinking problem, which is takes it to a whole other level, so not sure they nor this really compares…

        Re Moves like Madonna: I said the same a MILLION posts ago when all of this jumped off. Like TH, Ritchie was working and burgeoning (not downplaying his talent/successes), but Madonna made him more prolific, and ultimately MUCH RICHER.

    • M.A.F. says:

      To bring in Burton and Elizabeth is a bit of a stretch for me.

      • Evie says:

        @M.A.F. I concur. Burton and Taylor aka Liz and Dick, were the Brangelina of their day. It was a big scandal in the early 60s because it shattered two marriages.

        Comparing Taylor Swift to Elizabeth Taylor. Just. NO. Elizabeth Taylor was a true beauty, and a legendary Academy Award winning actress. Liz attracted a lot of attention because her real life was bigger than her reel life. But she was not a fame whore. She never gave a damn what the press or anyone thought of her. Liz Taylor was always willing to poke fun of herself — most notably after she won her first Oscar for Butterfield 8 (she had had a tracheotomy and almost died a few weeks before the Academy Awards ceremony) when she said almost dying trumped being a Jezebel .

        Also, Liz Taylor’s breasts were her own, not store-bought. AND none of her paramours ever dumped her. Even after her divorces and break-ups, most (not all) of her exes either stayed friends with her or wanted to remarry her.

      • Becky says:

        MAF, this was brought up on a previous thread. They’re not really comparable; the world and the media have completed changed since the time of Liz & Richard for starters.

      • M.A.F. says:

        @Evie- Yes, I almost wrote Brangelina too. They really are the only comparison.

        @Becky- you are right. Under Burton and Elizabeth the studio system still controlled the media and their stars. That is no longer around. And now, it’s the stars in control, full or other wise.

  36. Twinkle says:

    Total boob job. She’s a pretty girl though very generic looking. She just looks like any other blond. She just has zero sex appeal or sexiness.

    • Janey says:

      She’s an average looking girl, nothing spectacular.

      • Crumpet says:

        And yet she has done so much. Definitely a talented pop-song writer and business woman.

        As for sex appeal? As always, it is in the eye of the beholder.

  37. K.C. says:

    Out of all the things he has done over the past month, politely declining to talk about Taylor is what I should think should draw the least criticism (as in, absolutely no criticism). I kept saying that my judgement on him in this relationship/the relationship in general would hinge on whether he starts changing his tune on privacy and starts gushing about it in the public. And he’s not. That’s awesome. Despite what so many are saying, I think this shows that he has changed very little from his earlier perceived persona. He’s reaping the benefits of being seen out with a much more famous individual, but is keeping the more intimate details of their relationship private. We see snapshots, not the full story. I think that’s great. Contrary to what oddly seems to be public opinion, just because a celebrity couple is seen out together doesn’t mean they owe the public an explanation. Ever. Wanting to be seen a bit here and there and wanting everyone to know all of your personal business are two very, very different things. Reporters can ask until the cows come home, and they opened themselves up to those questions. They didn’t open themselves up to answering, however.

    So we’re back to square one: Tom Hiddleston is dating Taylor Swift. Still a very nice guy, still dedicated to his work, but just becoming better known because he was photographed with a famous musician. I kinda feel like I had all the answers I was looking for now, and I’m pleased. I wish them the best.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Come have some mimosas, KC.

    • EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

      I agree 100 percent, @K.C.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      As usual you are making too much sense. :*

    • TotallyOld says:

      But if it were any other male actor, that you were not crushing on, would you be so magnanimous? It’s fine to rationalize this for your favored but remember when it happens to someone else, be like minded.

      • K.C. says:

        TotallyOld for most of the time I’ve been aware of Tom, I’ve been pretty on the fence about him, many times leaning toward not caring much for him at all. So I think if anything, the way I feel about him makes me more fair, not less. :)

      • YupYepYam says:

        Great advice TotallyOld. Ive seen quite a view of posters here who wpuld throw all this “logical reasoning” stuff out the window just fpr the sake of being snarky when it comes to celeb they dpnt like, but then get butthurt to the max and stomped their feet when it happened to their faves.

    • Sophie says:

      *bows to K.C*

    • Luca76 says:

      So on point KC

    • TotallyBiased says:

      As always, so well reasoned AND well said. Your comments bring me back to these posts even when I swear them off!
      (Oh, you,too Lilac and Crumpet!) 😂

    • Gingerly says:

      I think their strategy at this stage is ALL images and few words (I think that is one of the reasons why none of his and her friends comment publicly). It seems to be a safe and wise choice.

      Anyway, displaying oneself is differerent from speaking and being seen is very different from stating one’s mind publicly. Contexts are more clear, in case you don’t mind checking the full text or recording, and celebs cannot complain that they were forced to speak. They will speak at some point, but only in the setting they want.

      I felt puzzled when I listened to his answer in the video. If they are professional, calculating PR masters, how could they fail to rehearse for this hugely important first answer? I am not sure what to make of this yet, but at least to me, his embarrassment and reluctance sounds quite natural (if his answer was acting, he deserves an Oscar) and this is the reason why I post here.

      I am wondering how he will answer at SDCC when he is endlessely asked about TS. I don’t think there will be a drama. Most interviews are short, and interviewers there are generally kind to him as he is a Marvel actor. But I am curious how he answers and what will be his wording.

    • Crox says:

      Thank you! I was starting to loose faith in the people on this site but then finally a comment with some sense. (A bow to some of the others too.)

      He said he wants to talk about his work, something he has done before, and gets all this response? People saying he isn’t allowed to do that anymore. People downplaying his successes. People demanding more of his private life while in the same breath complaining we’re getting too much of it.

      And if he, instead of answering like he did, commented on Taylor in good or bad, there would be outrage again, and body language experts and voice analysts and whatnot, anything to be able to rip him apart.

    • Tara says:

      A bouquet (bucket?) of mimosas to KC for critical thinking and articulateness! And tarsiers. No celebration is complete without tarsiers.

      • K.C. says:

        Ha! Thank you kindly, Tara! After a bucket of mimosas, the articulateness might go out the window. :p

    • The Understudy says:

      It seems to me that much of the furore has died down, the shock is wearing off and it seems this is not 2016′s weirdest joke, that it may have legs despite the too much too soon tag. I am even coming around to liking some things about Taylor Swift, chiefly those little check dresses and last night’s floaty number.

      It remains to be seen how this plays out with the press once the fake tag drifts away. It’s easy to brush off doorstep questions but as time goes on and they are asked repeatedly it may look like they are being disingenuous. Tom’s T-shirt and the posed Instagram shots posted by Taylor’s pals means they have made a declaration to a degree. I think if they actually come out and say ‘this is the one’ they are quotable and it may bite them on the ass if it goes sour. For a while we will probably get an increasing number ‘sources’ and never be sure what is true. Things like her parents asking him why he was not married, it has a ring of truth but surely the only people who would know about that conversation are TayTo and her folks, if that was really said imagine reading it in print and thinking WTF? Are these PR leaks or bullshit?

      Ultimately I see a fantastic article in Vogue, Anna Wintour is the Frankenstein who created HiddleSwift so she has to get the exclusive, as long as it’s not like that horrendous thing Tom did with Cara, I still shiver at recalling that piece.

      Interestingly the Australian reporter said Taylor’s IG accounts had gained 6 million new followers, if true that is really something, looking at Tom’s Twitter it seems to have remained pretty static at 2.9M but then he is not exactly engaging in it much these days.

    • Looty says:

      Thank you KC, I absolutely could not read the comments without you.

  38. Beach girl says:

    BC and Sophie sitting next to Bradley Cooper watching Andy Murray play in the finals at Wimbledon. I can’t believe Tom missed this! I don’t think he’s been shooting scenes on set yet.

    • Evie says:

      No, he’s too busy shooting all of his scenes on the beach, outside of his hotel and getting papped going to dinner…Thor 3 is incidental; it’s a “side job” compared to his co-starring role in the Taylor Swift 2016 Endless Eternal Love Tour

      • LadyLoo says:

        Yep, his ‘work’ schedule filled up very quickly: pap strolls, stunting, hand holding, water-sliding, wifebeater modeling.

        He’s got no time for tennis.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        And after every pap stroll, an article pops up “Get Taylor and Tom’s Airport Style!” With links to places to buy. I don’t believe for a minute that they are not profiting.

        Tom, this is your work. You chose it.

      • Crox says:

        Miss Jupitero: Those links to buy are there in a lot of the articles. Beyonce out with Jaz-T – get her dress. Liv Tyler bringing her baby home – get her shoes. Nicole Scherzinger parties with Calvin Harris – get her dress. Duchess Kate at Wimbledon – get her dress.
        They put these commercials on every time they know the clothing or can find a similar enough piece. It’s much more likely DM’s general contract with advertisers than celebrities having contracts – or if the latter is the case, all major stars have them. Including the royals.

        So they should ALL talk just about their private lives from now on?

    • browniecakes says:

      But Tom got to go to a Selena Gomez concert and they didn’t, so there.

  39. OhDear says:

    Re: Tiddles being paid by various companies: heh, add Nike to the list (see his shirt, shorts, and shoes)

  40. Amanda G says:

    I know nothing about this guy, but I can see him running for the hills after he gets what he wants from Taylor…OR because he can’t stand the media attention/scrutiny.

  41. Leo says:

    So I just checked Tumblr and it took a whole day or so for T&T to be papped out and about in Australia. I like the snark, but it’s not even amusing anymore. What is their/his/her endgame? Being papped for every single day? Does Hiddles really not know it would be smart to cool it off with the media attention right know?

  42. Miss Jupitero says:

    “Tom, Tom. This *is* your work….”

    • LadyLoo says:

      Never have truer words been typed. He needs to recognize that ‘THE WORK’ has changed so his rules about focusing on ‘the work’ and talking about ‘the work’ need to change.

    • Bonzo says:

      So true.

  43. Beach girl says:

    In other news last night was the last performance for Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odim in Hamilton. If you haven’t listened to the soundtrack I would suggest you try it once; it’s groundbreaking and has transformed Broadway. The man is a genius.

    • Nicole says:

      Don’t forget Phillipa Soo (Elizabeth Schyler-Hamilton) and Ariana “the bullet” Debose dos their last shows as well. Spent all last night tearing up over the goodbye tweets and videos.
      Defs listen to the soundtrack if you haven’t people! It’s amazing

      • Beach girl says:

        Thank you for including them! Yes I teared up over all of the comments online too. Such a brilliant cast and production. NPR or PBS recorded a performance before the orgional cast left and it should be aired on TV sometime this summer. Someone has also created study guides for schools – a really brilliant way to teach history.

      • M.A.F. says:

        @Beach girl- I was going to ask about the PBS broadcast of it because I haven’t heard much about it.

      • lilacflowers says:

        MAF, it will be on Great Performances sometime this summer. There’s a tie-in of sorts somehow to the documentary on Hamilton PBS has put together.

      • M.A.F. says:

        That sounds wonderful.

      • Bonzo says:

        How wonderful that they recorded the show for the rest of us to enjoy. Do post here if you get dates on when it’s broadcast, please. I wouldn’t want to miss that.

    • PaschaP says:

      Wow… are NPR/PBS actually planning to air Hamilton in the summer? I hope this is true… I did notice the recent BroadwayHD livestream of ‘She Loves Me’ got a huge amount of praise, and there’s no doubt a well-received show like Hamilton would garner the same (if not more) success/attention.

      I wonder if Lin managed to record his first musical ‘In The Heights’ with the OBC cast?

      • Beach girl says:

        That’s my understanding. Lin has been wonderful in trying to reach out to the general public for Hamilton, considering what ticket prices are. I’ve only seen the soundtrack for In the Heights.

  44. kri says:

    oh, Tom…It bought you-It broke you. Wait til this is over. Maybe it will be a double album for Tay-Union Jack in shades of grey in a heart shape with a jagged crack running through it? Maybe symbolizing her British Love Experiment? If she starts talking in a fake Brit accent like Madonna did, I will donkey punch something.

  45. Katie says:

    He changed his tune quickly.

  46. Andrea says:

    I say definitely a new boob job now. The new pics with them at dinner prove it IMO. I pray this fiasco ends by the holidays.

  47. spidey says:

    In two years time will anyone but the die hard fans actually remember much about this?

    • Lilacflowers says:

      No. Even if they’re still together, no. And outside of gossip sites and Tumblr, nobody cares now.

    • TotallyOld says:

      Just curious, have any of you TH fans read a fanfic called Wildest Dreams by jenniiiichristine? It was written in 2014 and it’s about Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift meeting up at the Met Gala 2015 (a year ago)and proceeding to have a romance and yes, subsequently a baby. The author claims Taylor had read the fanfic 2 years ago and thought it was “delightful”. Weird huh?

      • spidey says:

        I find the whole idea of fan fiction rather spooky to be honest.

      • Kate says:

        Honestly, it seems like something she would do. I’ve always thought she lives her life as if she is a character in a novel or a play.

      • TotallyOld says:

        It certainly could have given her something to start planning. Stranger things have happened. She could have volunteered to host the Met Gala and then asked Anna W. to arrange for her & Tom to sit together and the rest was all up to Taylor. Curiouser and Curiouser.

      • Luca76 says:

        Not to be rude but maybe the girl that wrote the fanfic is making up the part about Taylor reading it?? She did write fanfic after all

      • Crumpet says:

        I googled that and got zip. What are you on about?

      • THEPELICAN says:

        Maybe Tay Tay wrote the fanfic herself.

      • Sixer says:

        Not fan fic, but I once wrote a story on an erotic fiction website for a dare. I made it the most ridiculous thing in creation but everyone on the site took it completely seriously. People write – and read – some strange stuff on the internet.

    • Becky says:

      IMO yes. A lot fans have been put off him because if the persona/image he’s been putting across up to now. I honestly think he’ll be a laughing stock among his Brit peers and the press for a while (though some of them may privately be in awe of his publicity game).

    • Gingerly says:

      Well, American and British gossip sites are running this story obsessively, but general movie goers will not remember it when Kong film and Thor 3 hit theaters in 2017. Some may recollect that there was such a thing when and if other people mention it. And there is always “the rest of the world.” Especially China. Now Legendary is sold to a Chinese company, they will make every effort to make Kong a hit in Asia. TS and TH are just one of handsome Hollywood couples in many many parts of the world.

      I am not sure exaxtly, but I think Hiddles will be fine IF Skull Island and Thor 3 turn out to be good. Then people will talk about his ape chasing and Loki’s horrible hairstyle. And some auteur, indie directors don’t give a shit to gossip. So, let’s wait and see.

  48. Christin says:

    It’s obviously the summer of Tiddles.

    Last year, it was the neverending Bennifer 2.0 breakup (or is it really a breakup – we may know by the year 2030).

    Year before, it was Geormal (also known as Amalooney).

    What will 2017 bring? And will the three couples above still be playing out their romances (or breakups)? Soap operas have faster storylines.

  49. Kate says:


    *flips table*

  50. Pro Swifty says:

    You’ve got to save openly talking about the new relationship for the right time. An interview with Ellen or Oprah, maybe, or at the Emmy awards. They know this is a marathon, not a sprint.

  51. Tammy says:

    The comments don’t disappoint, again. He cant win, either way. If he commented on his relationship, all would be screaming famewhore. He says he’d rather concentrate on work, all are still screaming. I actually think his response was not only witty, it’s pretty obvious he is paying attention to what has been written & he still doesn’t care what anyone thinks.

    • Becky says:

      Browniecakes, interesting, that was in December last year and she asked the Aussie press to “take it down a notch”? So she can privacy if she wants to.

    • M.A.F. says:

      125 people worked on that tour?! I wonder what the numbers are of other big acts/bands.

      • lilacflowers says:

        For the big acts doing stadium tours, I think that’s about right. Some actually use two units so one crew is setting up in the next city while the other is breaking the stage down in another after the show. When bands do shows here at Fenway, the rigs with the staging, lighting, and sound equipment often take up all the streets around the stadium.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I’ve heard of the two unit crews especially with bigger bands (I don’t follow solo acts) so I guess for her 125 is normal. I know she had a whole cat-walk and huge screens etc.

  52. Hannah says:

    I want to talk about my work! Yeah because that’s why the paps are there. OMG this guy 😂😂😂

    Tommyboy is either not as smart as people make him out to be, or he has a HUGE delusional ego or he’s not at all genuine.
    Take your pick!

    • Crumpet says:

      Or perhaps he is trying to graciously change the subject. You know, like when your drunk aunt wants to talk about the bride’s previous indiscretions at her wedding?

  53. Pro Swifty says:

    The TS view on privacy, in her own words:

    “I can’t deal with someone who’s obsessed with privacy,” Swift continued. “People kind of care if there are two famous people dating. But no one cares that much. If you care about privacy to the point where we need to dig a tunnel under this restaurant so that we can leave? I can’t do that.”


    Does she ever think about the things she’s lost in her pursuit of a music career? She looks back incredulously. “There’s nothing I would change about my life!” You wouldn’t like to be able to walk down the street unnoticed?

    “Nah! I want to play stadiums.” She extends both hands as if weighing the options. “Playing stadiums… walking down the street… I’d choose playing stadiums. It’s a trade-off. There’s no way to travel two roads at once. You pick one. And if you don’t like the road you’re on, you change direction. You don’t sit there and go, ‘Oh, I wish I could have all the good things in the world and none of the bad things.’ It doesn’t work like that.”


    By joining up with TS, TH has shown he wants it just as bad. Welcome to the club, TH!

  54. Browniecakes says:

    Maybe Tom accidentally left the apt without the approved soundbites Tay wrote out for him

  55. M.A.F. says:

    Did some parent seriously drive three hours to stalk his hotel just so their daughter could get a picture?! I hope to all things holy there was an actual vacation at the end of the drive.

    I never wanted to punch his face more than when he opened his mouth to that reporter. Thank goodness there is enough time between now and when Thor 3 comes out.

    • browniecakes says:

      Yeah, but she came for Taylor and got Tom!

    • lilacflowers says:

      They not only drove for three hours but they paid a lot of money to stay in that hotel and mom and several younger kids stood out on the sidewalk with her for quite some time.

    • Tara says:

      IMO it’s truly bizarre to want to punch an actor for giving an interview. Maybe you were exaggerating, but it’s those kinds of comments that I think are attracting criticism from some commenters here.

      Sure it’s called Celebitchy, but some of these comments are so OTT that, if we were all talking in person, there would be some quiet conversations about interventions.

      Anyway. Proceed.

      • M.A.F. says:

        METAPHORICALLY punch him. And no my comment(s) was not over the top compare to others.

      • LadyLoo says:

        Tara, we get it, you think we’re rude, obnoxious and OTT. Here’s the thing: we’re not. You just don’t like what people are saying. There’s a difference.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Punch him? Seriously?
      The reporter tries to use a little kid to manipulate him into a Taylor quote, he turns it around on the reporter while giving the girl attention, hugs, and an extended video for memories–and you want to punch this incredibly nice guy?
      And some CBers wonder why others get defensive. Perhaps a little anger management would be in order.

      • Crumpet says:

        No kidding.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Oh, sweet Jesus. METAPHORICALLY punch him. No, I want to actually walk up to him and literally punch him the face, one grown adult to another. Yeah. Geez people, lighten up.

      • ohdear says:

        @MAF – do you fail to see the irony of asking others to lighten up when you stated you wanted to punch someone for doing their job? And obviously your punch would be metaphorical, lack of clarity on that part is not the issue.

        Quite a few posters are expressing their boundaries with the comment experience on a site they have visited regularly for some time, where the conversation tends to be polite and constructive. That is consistent with this community of posters. I think they are making it easier on the moderators by defining the community they have helped build.

  56. Janey says:

    I dunno if this stuff helps him. The public is very tough on his appearance.
    Everyone is talking about how he looks old and haggard, how he isn’t a heartthrob, how he looks emasculated.

  57. Skins says:

    OK, your work I made it thru about 15 minutes of your tv show before realizing that it sucks so I didn’t waste any more time on it. If I have ever seen you in a movie I watched I have forgotten it and you so scratch that. That is all I know about your “work” sorry,

    • Janey says:

      He’s good as Loki, he has a camp quality to his acting that really works in those movies.I never thought he was that good in naturalistic work. He was weak in the night manager, bland in deep blue sea. He’s probably best in the theatre.

  58. Janey says:

    In that video in the other post about him when they ask him about Taylor he laughs that awkward hehehe laugh, that is the same laugh he did like in every scene in the night manager. I thought it was a character choice l didn’t know that’s just his own laughter when he doesn’t know what to say.

  59. guest says:

    good for him, good for her, good for us.

  60. cakecakecake says:

    Is it bad that I want them to break up soon? I like Hiddleston for his craft and the rest of this is overkill.


    • KatMC says:

      No, I agree. This whole thing is bizarre. She is way too smug, immature and annoying for someone who typically behaves like an adult and a serious actor.

    • Browniecakes says:

      I lose all respect for guys who totally get washed away by their gf’s wants and needs. Where did he go. Or did we not know him at all?

  61. KatMC says:

    Serious question….I wonder if either of her parents have ever sat her down or said in a phone conversation: maybe you should tone it down a notch because you look very desperate. Maybe you should enjoy life and try being alone for at least a few months. I am serious. My parents would think I was nuts if I jumped into relationships like her. Maybe she financially supports all these people and they just feed her ego. I know she is 26, but her behavior reeks of textbook co-dependency. It is as if her whole life depends on these situations and depicting them on social media.

  62. Miss Jupitero says:

    There is another article about how Taylor wants to have children with Tom. He’s such good father material! He’s so British and has a nice accent and drinks a lot of tea!

    Seriously. That’s it right there.

    • browniecakes says:

      Her childhood friend just got married and her bestie from HS is engaged. No surprise if she was thinking about it. He fits her brand – no bad boy reputation, decent family, posh and presentable, no icky exes.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Now, now, the source said “English,” not “British.” Apparently, his Scottish parts and the unity thereof into his being British do not count. Just the English bits. And English is now a character trait, apparently.

  63. Tara says:

    I cranked up my random opinion generator this morning, and here’s what it spit out: “Meh. At least he didn’t screech ‘MY PRIVACY! Think of the CHILDREN !!!’ I think his good-natured redirect is smart and something everyone, esp public figures, should keep in their playbook. As in, ‘Sure I share some parts of my life as I see fit. That doesn’t mean it’s on tap. If there’s something else I want you guys to know, I’ll wear a sparkle iron-on tshirt and slap on a temporary tattoo.’”

    • K.C. says:

      @Tara, I really love your comments. And I wholeheartedly agree—celebrities who can manage to stay semi-private without whining about a lack of privacy are always very appreciated by me. I’ve seen quotes that indicate Taylor is good in that regard, too—as in, she knows been seen and questioned about her private life is part of the gig, and even though she doesn’t always feel like it, she remembers that she chose this life and is living her dream, so she just has to suck it up and deal with it. I admire that.

      I don’t envy their lifestyle at all, as I love my quiet time. But I appreciate those who are able to handle the attention with grace and not compare it to being assaulted or something. Being an entertainer means having the spotlight on you. Even though some clearly like it more than others, I’m sure there are days when every famous person isn’t in the mood. Handling it in a calm and courteous manner is just really nice to see.

    • Crumpet says:

      I love you Tara. For many reasons, but also for this comment.

    • Tara says:

      Awww… K.C. and Crumpet, I love you guys too and always look forward to your comments which are almost invariably smart, interesting and courteous :)

      Sending baskets of mimosas and Tarsiers your way.

  64. kanyekardashian says:

    I can’t even imagine living in a fishbowl like that – not being able to just go for a walk by yourself without cameras in your face. Well, he asked for it and now he’s got it. It’ll be just a matter of time before he’s tired of her lifestyle and looking for a way out. And her, there must really be some kind of pathology inside of her that makes her want to live this way. It’s sickening. I wouldn’t trade my privacy or alone time for fame and money like she has. And him.

    • Miss Melissa says:

      My thinking as well.

      Reading her comments on living with fame, and seeing the results of him “going out for a run” yesterday, I keep wondering why anyone would willingly choose that life?

      And yet, they both have.

  65. JulK says:

    For the last few days I’ve been struggling to make sense of all this mess. Even if he was head over heels, the publicity doesn’t fit it.

    What if Tom wanted a music career? The I saw the light movie didn’t quite deliver that, but what if he was scoping something in this space? Wouldn’t Taylor be useful to have by his side?? Everyone is dissing her for trying to get a role in a movie, but tbh she doesn’t need Tom for that. Her star power should be more than enough… What if it’s Tom who wants to a duet with Swift??

    I am not a TS fan, used to be a Hiddles fan, but like many of you said: he is not stupid. He is ambitious, he knows what he is doing and he knows he has lots Bond (this is obvious to everyone) so what’s left??

    Just a thought…

    • lilacflowers says:

      He admits that he is not a singer.

    • browniecakes says:

      Madonna got the Die Another Day Bond theme song and a scene in Die Another Day back in 2002. If it is good enough for Mads, all I’m sayin. Tom is thinking with something other than that big brain of his. Some work with his old friends may help pull him back to center.


    I know this comment won’t be popular, but…

    How do we know that she is such a smart, savvy businesswoman? I would assume that anyone who had hundreds of millions of dollars would employ a tag team of investment advisors, tax attorneys, etc to make all the decisions. If they’re all good at their jobs, all that would be needed would be signatures on forms.

    • Crumpet says:

      But so many of them ignore the advice of their advisers and attorneys, et al. and manage to blow through their millions leaving themselves destitute. Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Kim Basinger, Willie Nelson….

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Her parents are both stockbrokers, and her father was teaching her about investing when she was a child. She doesn’t just have hired managers– she has family with serious expertise. There is no replacement for that.

        This isnt typical in show biz. The usual scenario when someone strikes it rich and becomes a “star” is relatives and flunked lining up for handouts because they think the money is a bottomless well, while the newly rich “star” has no idea how to say no to anything.

        Taylor and Tom were both raised in wealthy families who know better. Tom in particular strikes me as very shrewd with his resources. I have no doubt that both of them know where every penny hoes.

    • M.A.F. says:

      I’m not a fan of her music at all but I can’t take away from her on how she conducts her business. She might have a team but as you said, she has to sign the papers.

    • K.C. says:

      Very true, but I imagine most famous people have a slew of advisers helping them make financial, personal, and professional decisions, and a LOT of celebrities still watch their careers go down the tubes. She has to be doing something right, even if it’s just having the sense to listen to what experts are telling her. Because of her upbringing or just her own idea of what she wants, she has managed to make a lot of smart business moves in her relatively short career. So no, maybe she’s not a super savvy businesswoman. We don’t really have a way of knowing that. But she’s at the very least smart enough to trust the right people, which can’t be said for a lot of famous individuals.

  67. Beach girl says:

    Congratulations Portugal!!!!

  68. Andie88 says:

    Sorry to break it to Tom but this new relationship is his new “work”. Taylor is probably the biggest pop star out there right now. He needs to stop acting like what’s going on isn’t slightly weird or strange. Taylor just broke up with Calvin and then boom she’s off with Tom for a whirlwind romantic tour of the world. That’s what bugs me is that he is trying to act like this new relationship is not a big deal.

    Get use to questions about your new relationship Tom ad it’s the biggest role you’ve had so far. I am not a big fan of his (one of my friends was devastated when this whole relationship came out) but for me I’m just over them acting all smug and nonchalant to the press about their new relationship.

  69. Joanie says:

    Look at this man…he is not wearing this ‘relationship’ well at all. He’s starting to visibly shrivel up like Cumberbatch did last year.

  70. HollyWillow says:

    Sorry Tom but all those fans & media are outside the hotel because you’re Taylor’s boyfriend & not because of your “work”. He better start rehearsing how he’s going to answer these questions at Comic Com.

  71. Pmnichols says:

    It’s over by September.

  72. Anare says:

    That’s rich. Hiddleston allows every private moment of his budding romance to be photographed and published and when a reporter asks about it he gets all coy.
    Is it just me or does Swift look like the cat that swallowed the canary in every pic. Why so smug? These two are so tedious. 🚻

  73. FW says:

    using WORK as an excuse or diversion is very lame. that again stressed how inconsistent his words against his deeds. he can just say i won’t answer that. surprised TS’ PR team hasn’t prep him for a reply.

  74. Jigli says:

    For 35, he’s acting extremely immaturely. That’s all I’ve got.

    • Pmnichols says:

      ^^^^yeeesss!!! I don’t get the hype over this guy, but if there ever was any- it’s over now.

  75. JB says:

    It’s sad that since he’s with Swifty now, he’s not gonna be able to talk solely about his work anymore.