Taylor Swift & Tom Hiddleston got pap’d on their completely natural date-night

I wondered why there wasn’t any significant photo evidence from Wednesday evening’s Tiddle-excursion. Now I know: Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston were caught out by just one photo agency (maybe?) and that agency sold the photos and video to E! News. I imagine the pics and video cost a pretty penny too, although to be fair, the photo agency had to send a photographer and videographer to document Taylor and Tom’s entrance AND exit out of the Santa Monica restaurant Hillstone. And magically, no other paps showed up? Weird, right? Here’s E!’s exclusive on their date night.

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston have resumed their sweeping romance back in the states. The Grammy winner and her British beau drove into downtown Santa Monica, Calif. Wednesday night for a romantic evening of dining at Hillstone. The couple arrived at the American eatery hand in hand, grinning widely as photographers captured their every step.

The duo looked equally in “style”—a red-lipped Taylor was dressed in a sleek and mod velvet black crop top and matching mini skirt with gold sandals while Tom opted for one of his signature button-down shirts tucked into a pair of belted jeans. According to an eyewitness, the two looked very happy and were smiling the entire time. “It seems like they are always sharing a laugh or inside joke,” the eyewitness added. “They were giggly and sweet.”

Upon arrival, they were spotted walking into the restaurant’s private entrance up to the VIP second floor. After nearly two hours, they left out of the same side doors while still clutching each other’s hands.

While Tom initially forgot to open his girlfriend’s door for her, he remembered and, ever the gentleman, returned to her side just in time to close it behind her. The songstress sat in the passenger seat while the Night Manager actor got behind the steering wheel. Before driving away, Tom took out his glasses to see and Taylor pulled down his visor for him, inciting a chuckle between the two. Their security rode in a separate car behind them as they headed right back to Taylor’s house.

[From E! News]

My question today is pretty much the same as my question yesterday: is Taylor or her publicist just email blasting certain outlets with specific details, and asking those outlets to report the outing in a certain (cloying) way? I half-expected to see some other witness mentioning “Taylor looked pretty” again. You can see the video at E! – go here. I believe they are legitimately dating, but I don’t understand the awkward media “performance” dance with these two. What’s the point? Tiddles is so confusing.

Taylor Swift & Tom Hiddleston Arriving On A Flight At LAX

Photos courtesy of E! News’ social media, Fame Flynet.

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  1. Grace says:

    Of course, so natural. Unless you squint, you can’t even see the photoshopping.

    Yawning.

    • Mia V. says:

      Smile and wave, Tom, smile and wave.

      • Eleonor says:

        Just like Kate Middleton !!!

      • Shambles says:

        Eleonor, you speak my thoughts. When I saw these I thought to myself, “I hope anyone who ever gives Duchess Kate sh!t about her staged and manic facial expressions is taking a good hard look at Princess Swifty right now.” She looks a little deranged.

      • Maria_ says:

        ur right! LOL jisus!! XD

      • enuff said says:

        I hope it will last…good on them! She needs to find someone who will love and protect her! He seems genuine and sincere# And yes…he could still play BOND!!!

  2. Sixer says:

    I think this is a very boring date night. And it did not incite a chuckle in me. I need betterererer.

    Who the bloody hell writes E copy? Inciting chuckles? Bloody Nora. They tried to go Hallmark like LEGS, but LEGS does Hallmark much better.

    • lilacflowers says:

      I know. No puff pastry swans in fudge. Which is part of my point about national chain restaurants. Predictable and a bit boring.

      • Little Darling says:

        And really random right? Like in that fan pic, they’re just hanging out in a booth. I mean. Really? Access to the best of the best and she’s going to have a date night in a booth? It’s strange to me.

      • Becky says:

        The Instagram pic from another patron is in contrast to the people article.

        So much for the low-key dinner date. The girl who posted on Twitter who saw them in the restaurant said there were no paps, that’s because they were outside, already there when they arrived.

    • Maxime DuCamp says:

      I thought that it was newsworthy because Legs is wearing a new shirt or at least one that I hadn’t seen before.

      • lilacflowers says:

        It is a new shirt. And I don’t like it. The material seems shiny.

      • The Understudy says:

        Yes, it seems shiny, not nice and that busy pattern is awful. Tom’s capsule wardrobe as boring as it may be all looks great on him, it’s his style and he seems comfortable in it. He is aware people have noticed he always wears the same clothes, maybe the pap shots had better value with a new shirt?

        I have petty much loved most of what she has been wearing in their recent love tour but peek-a-boo stretchy black velvet and flat gold sandals, oh dear. As ever her legs look great but her hair looks as bad as mine.

      • browniecakes says:

        All prison uniforms are boring.

    • OhDear says:

      It reads more like a 1960s high school romance. Tommy asked Taylor if she would like to go steady. She was so happy, that she put both of her hands to her mouth in glee! Tommy gently draped his letterman jacket over her shoulders, and they walked out of the restaurant, hand in hand, while staring into each others’ eyes the entire time.

      • phaedra7 says:

        This is The Greatest Fanfic of all fanfics! TClingy is a competitor in every sense of word; and she’s no doubt trying to show the world (and especially Hiddlestoners, IMO) that she can write/be the author of the best narrative–though all the way live–on the planet.

      • Ayesha says:

        That was really funny & hilarious 😂😂😂😂😂😂😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😁😁😁

      • Rene Besette says:

        and inside she was thinking, are we outa woods. are we in the clear yet, are we outa the woods? tune in next time.

      • browniecakes says:

        This is Taylor’s Hiddleswift FanFiction Picturebook.

    • Sixer says:

      No puff pastry swans. Quite. It’s all very deflating of one’s Tiddlesbanging souffle, is it not?

      But I can get with the high school romance thing. Will they go to a drive-thru movie? Does America still even have those? What about a prom? Ooh! I think they should exchange ABSTINENCE RINGS!

      • OhDear says:

        Homecoming and being Homecoming Queen and King!
        Other school dances!
        Dates at the roller rink! <– I really need to see this
        Voting for or being student body president, vp, etc.!

        The possibilities are endless.

      • Sixer says:

        Which characters from Grease are they?

      • Bonzo says:

        Yes Sixer, they drive in movie theaters still exist.

        http://www.driveinmovie.com/

        My high school fan fiction ideas go either down the “Clueless” route.

        Swifty would be Cher (“I don’t speak “Mexican!”) and Tom would be Josh..

        Josh (to Cher, who is training for her driving test): “You want to practice parking?”

        Cher: “What’s the point? Everywhere you go has valet.”

      • OhDear says:

        @Sixer – I’ve actually never seen that movie in full (I know, I know), But it seems like she would be Sandy and he Danny. Or she Danny and him Sandy.

        Btw, they missed a perfect opportunity to have a shot of them gazing at each others’ eyes adoringly while sharing a milkshake.

      • M.A.F. says:

        He is NOT Danny! They aren’t any of the characters from Grease frankly. Nor are they anyone from Clueless. Pick a character from any of the other 90′s teenage movies. Or the Archie characters.

      • Sixer says:

        I was thinking Putzie?

      • Dlo says:

        @MAF. Swifty=veronica but does tom=Archie?

    • cyn says:

      Shouldn’t he, I don’t know, be in Australia shooting a movie? You know doing his job. I have reached my quota of staged photo ops. Yes, we know that you two are in an “authentic” relationship. Enough already. Unless it involves Tom in a tank top, I don’t care anymore. Or maybe a Tom/Calvin fistfight, which I assume would involve a lot of slapping at one another and hair pulling. I mean this date is so blah. There aren’t even any good shots of the sexy bald bodyguard. So disappointed. Tayto, you’re slipping boos.

      • M.A.F. says:

        He may not be needed on the set right away.

      • browniecakes says:

        You saw that Tom’s return to LAX was met with questions about regretting dating Taylor. Taylor squeezed in another happy pap walk before he takes off alone for AU to remind everyone TnT are in love. And don’t you forget it or else we have to do this again!

  3. Miss Jupitero says:

    1-2-3…. Now pretend to laugh!

    I love the detail about Hiddles forgetting his cue to open the door for her.

    • Sixer says:

      There is a pun in there about not missing your mark as Spencer Tracy told you and being a mark yourself, LEGS. But I won’t make it because I am sticking with yesterday’s proposal that Taylor is actually the mark.

    • PGrant's Girl says:

      The door opening detail was priceless.

      • Dippit says:

        Especially priceless was the fact that Taylor’s PR intern, who wrote this for release, knew his missing his door opening cue was a faux-pas (proving scripted/staged to the Nth degree) and felt the need to ad-lib in about his ‘gentlemanly’ recovery. It’s just like Taylor’s version of a Stage Prompter.

    • Dara says:

      My fave line was the last one, “as they headed straight back to Taylor’s house”. Does Tay-Tay have a curfew? Does Tom? Or did her PR feel it necessary to include that detail since the Tom-ster has been spotted at the same hotel three times in the last week?

      Someone call me when there are photos of Tay-Tay grabbing Tom’s a$$ before getting in the car, or actual kissing (with tongue!) before the authentic couple drives off into the sunset after stopping at a drug store to stock up on condoms. On second thought, don’t call me – I’ve been a little queasy lately and those visuals may trigger my gag reflex.

      • Christin says:

        Careful – these threads seem to be giving their PR next step advice. The pharmacy photo opp is just too much, though it would be hilarious to have Sixer’s reaction to such a spectacle.

      • Sixer says:

        Everyone would be busy arguing about whether they bought condoms or a pregnancy test and I would be shouting NO! IT WAS ORANGE FOUNDATION!

      • Christin says:

        Orange foundation! This reminds me of how many times I walked into one US pharmacy chain that was promoting her Red album. Her red lips photo was plastered across the store for weeks, if not months.

        I can also picture LEGS having lengthy conversations about product choices while in said store.

  4. Nicole says:

    What’s the point? Taylor likes a controlled image. We’ve seen this same ish for YEARS. The new BF rollout is all the same except this time Taylor took it abroad. Nothing different. Nothing shocking. Just because they could be in an authentic relationship (I have a hard time buying that on both ends) doesn’t mean she won’t use Tom for PR before, during and after the relationship. Again this is why people run from her.

    • Kate says:

      Exactly. She always does this, it’s just that her other boyfriends/flings only let her do this weird crap a couple of times. This is just what happens when she meets someone who’s willing to turn their life into a public sideshow.

      • Luca76 says:

        ‘This is what happens when she meets someone who’s willing to turn their life into a public sideshow’
        Exactly and it’s not even that new or different from others. Jen Aniston, and Brangelina were/are masters of the photo op. These two are just so awkward and hungry for attention . (BTW I love it).

      • K.C. says:

        Yup. He’s willing to play the game all day every day. He loves the attention. He seemingly loves her, or at least likes her very much. This is his ideal situation all around. They’re just not as good as hiding their attention-loving as others.

      • Alex says:

        They aren’t trying to hide it. If they wanted to hide they could certainly hide in NYC. Or london where they were. They didn’t because they like the attention.
        What will be interesting is if this like (and no they don’t love each other they don’t know each other) will withstand the amount of pressure they put on the relationship this early.

      • K.C. says:

        Alex, it stands to reason that at this point they know each other a bit, right? Even if it’s totally fake, you can’t spend that much time with someone without getting to know them on some level. Even if you don’t want to get to know them, that much traveling together definitely encourages some type of sharing.

      • Alex says:

        not to the point of love no but that’s just me. I also don’t believe in love at first sight either. I believe in knowing someone, getting to know them as a major process in falling in love. Its why I think Taylor has such issue in this department…she’s in love with being in love.

      • Wren says:

        @KC, I fully agree. Even if it isn’t “love” there has to be a certain level of intimacy at this point. Traveling really does encourage that, including all the time they’ve spent together. We’ll see how they’re doing in a couple months, though. One or both may decide the other isn’t exciting enough once the novelty wears off and the attention dies down. At the rate they’re going, media burnout is neigh. Once all of us are over this show, we’ll see how much is love for each other or love of the attention this is bringing them.

      • Janelle E says:

        I must, must share this gem. Taylor walking sideways to avoid being pictured a few hours before this magical date. This girl is so messed up and controlling it is amusing to no end:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDGKqWyzuRs

        I’m dying at this footage.

    • Becky says:

      She went abroad with Harry Styles, as a Brit I remember the UK tabloid coverage. She went with him to Cheshire, all the cheesy family photo ops a few weeks in.

      • Nicole says:

        True I forgot. Nothing like this world tour though

      • Becky says:

        Nicole, true this is on a different level.

        It’s like she’s gone back to her immature 22yr old self, with more money and profile.

      • Little Darling says:

        @Nicole – I think this rollout is twofold (according to gossip and the timeline Kaiser presented).

        I think she and Tom danced off, liked each other and decided to get together once she and Calvin broke up. All of that was fairly quiet. Then she got wind that Kim’s V fair interview was coming out, and then the next day? Tiddles is publically debuted. I really think it was to get the convo away from Kim’s interview.

        I think that this world tour reaches back to her 22 year old dating roots specifically because of the Kim/Kanye stuff. It’s like she and her PR team banked so hard on the fact that the media goes nuts when she publically dates people – what will she write about this breakup?! – and right on top of the public fued with Calvin it was actually perfect for getting back at Calvin and redirecting the conversation and focus.

        So they rolled it hard. Then she hid for ten days or whatever, and continues to roll it out hard when she steps out in public again.

        Interesting to me, but not surprising, that they think the 22 year old Taylor is better than an adult Taylor who can just admit she mislead the convo.

    • Shelley says:

      But why does she do this? Why can’t she go out alone for pap stroll? Why is she fixated on going from one guy to the next guy with full documentation of the relationship with photography? I thought celebrities had managers and advisers. They are okay with this?

      I know I sound crazy, but this has reached the over the top stage. As any of us know, if any woman comes on that strong to a man, he will run, even if he is looking for Ms. Right, he will still run. Meeting the parents after the first week? It’s all nuts. Real or fake.

  5. mytake says:

    I was curious about him, before, as an actor. Intrigued. But now? Nope. Like, I’m actively repulsed by him, now.

    • twilly says:

      He looks old enough to be her father. That hairline is disappearing daily. Seems creepy to see them together. After 3 bombed movies in a row, what’s a guy to do but pick up with a rich teeny-bopper girlfriend to support him?

      • BluBare-E says:

        Only two of his latest movies under performed. Crimson Peak and I Saw The Light. btw, in ISTL his performance was praised pretty unanimously. His other movies were independent art house and were NOT expected to make a big profit.

        Not sure at all he’s loosing his hair, at least not as fast as you keep reminding everyone. He’s never had a think bushel of hair to begin with, and he’s always had a large forehead.

    • BluBare-E says:

      Just curious if you ever saw any of his work or know any thing about him other than this?

  6. Blip says:

    There is no point because it’s all in TayTay’s head. They both look like they’re about to burst at the seams.

  7. lisa2 says:

    The only thing that really made me laugh was he didn’t seem to know where they were going. He was about to walk pass the door and she had to point to direct him to the entrance. I don’t know if they are in a fake relationship. I don’t generally believe in these “contract” relationships that many speculate on. I just find them too predictable and that like Gwen and Blake their relationship is too “look us”.. but time will tell if what they have is lasting.

    I’m not mad at them; I don’t see myself as wanting them apart or together. I’m just watching

    • Becky says:

      My first impression from the E vid is that he’s rushing to go in, grabs her hand without even looking at her and then misses the entrance. He was walking slower on the way out.

    • Sue says:

      I would like to reach the state and just be able to watch them as a fanfiction live.But with all of these contradictionary opinions here (no offence) I’m not able to choose the side ‘fake’ or ‘real’ at all. I think I have to stop to read the comments, just read the articles and observe. My mind is really ‘simple’, not able to create or to process any conspiracies.
      Maybe he’s really authentic little fool right now and she will transform herself into a calm, more mature woman under his loving guidance. And maybe I’m too naive and romantic 😜

    • ell says:

      i don’t believe in conspiracies or PR only relationships, i do believe celebs exploits their real relationships though. and i guess this is what’s happening here.

      • Luca76 says:

        Historically speaking we know they have existed. For instance Tab Hunter in his documentary on Netflix spells out that during his affair with Anthony Perkins of ‘Psycho’ fame the studio would hire various starlets to be their dates at public events to make their romance seem like a friendship. Also Elizabeth Taylor was pushed to marry Nicky Hilton to promote ‘Father of the Bride’.
        I think there are still showmances for various reasons or as in the Pattinson/Stewart romance the extent of the romance can be exaggerated and extended to promote films. OTOH there are people who read sketchy blind item sites and think they are insiders and fan girls in such denial that they’d rather believe outlandish conspiracies then simple logic. I think the bottom line is that people who claim to know 100% whether or not a relationship is real are kidding themselves.

      • ell says:

        historically they exist, but it was very different back then. first of all less scrutiny means they could get away with it. secondly, they were different times in which those things were perceived as far more acceptable by the actors, nowadays you get showmances for a bunch of dates but definitely not a marriage. lastly, social media has very much changed the game, in that there are other ways to stay in the limelight.

        i agree that there might be some romances being exaggerated and played for an audience, but they’re a minority. i see it thrown around all the time on cb, where it seems like every other couple is fake.

      • Luca76 says:

        @ell until there is an out and proud A list movie star (man) with franchises etc I will believe that PR relationships exist. It’s definitely not to the extent some claim and the fangirls want.

      • Dara says:

        @Luca76, do Zachary Quinto and Ian McKellen not count? Last I checked, they met both your criteria.

      • Luca76 says:

        @Dara neither one are Alist. They are in ensembles I’m talking a gay James Bond, Iron Man, Wolverine, or Spider-Man.

      • phaedra7 says:

        [Kind of on and off topic] Posting a You Tube video of Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy (RIP) discussing the advantages and disadvantages of being a celebrity. Watch at the beginning of 16:39 when Zach speaks about recognition from the public, the paps, etc.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svCgFLplpvg
        (Hiddles could learn a lot from this.)

  8. Loopy says:

    As annoying as people say Jennifer Lawrence is ,I respect the way she is able to lay low when she is not working…or does she not live in LA?

    • Mira says:

      Funnily enough I am pretty sure she lives in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, same part of town where Tiddles managed to get photographed.

    • Mia4s says:

      She definitely has a house there (I have a slight addiction to celebrity real estate blogs).

    • Bonzo says:

      Yeah, Taylor seems to operate more like Garner and Aniston do. I don’t follow either, but I still seem to see a lot of their non-professional life, like Taylor.

    • Nicole says:

      She most definitely has a house in LA. Again she doesn’t court pap attention when she’s not working which is why you don’t see her

    • k says:

      Tons of HUGE stars live in LA and we never see stars. I remember Tom Hanks and Denzel and the peak, I mean peak of their fame were asked why they aren’t pap’d and they said if you don’t want to be photographed you won’t be 95% of the time. Reese Witherspoon (I think) but other stars too said the same thing. That you know where the paps hang out and how to avoid it, it isn’t always possible and if you have some scandal then no but most of the time you can live a normal life in LA.

      • Christin says:

        Reese definitely talked about it. There are specific places that are known to be pap traps, but plenty of other places that are not.

  9. UCatwoman says:

    I just gained ten pounds from ingesting all that sugar.

  10. lilacflowers says:

    Because Bonzo and others were having cravings yesterday. We are serving steak on the veranda today. Bernaise or Bordelaise sauce. With creamed spinach. And asparagus. And salad. And au gratin potatoes. Or hash browns. Or baked potatoes. You get to choose your starch. And mushrooms. And Stoli Dolis. There is grilled salmon too.

    Yes, Bonzo, I’m doing Capital Grill’s menu just for you.

    • Grace says:

      Oh, grilled salmon and creamed spinach please. I am starving. And asparagus. And hash browns. And… what is au gratin potato?

      Can I help? I can supply spirit for cocktails.

    • Snazzy says:

      *peeks head out of bunker* smells yummers. I’m on my way!

    • Sixer says:

      I have raspberries AND clotted cream.

    • K.C. says:

      Capital Grill? We may possibly be eating more lavishly than Tiddles. You’re so good to us.

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      Grilled salmon. Creamed spinach.
      Who cares to comment on Tiddles at this point?

    • Grace says:

      It’s Friday. Can we start the open bar early?

    • I Choose Me says:

      Salmon and creamed spinach? I’m in.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      Lilacflowers, you are the best. Mmmmmmm!

    • Bonzo says:

      *blushes*

      Nothing says LOVE to me like a Capitol Grille steak. Since I’m off alcohol for the time being, I shall indulge in one of their mint lemonades if you have them.

      Sixer, they have a flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake with Fresh Raspberries that is to DIE FOR. I’ll share with you if you bring the clotted cream to dollop on top.

      • Sixer says:

        Done!

      • Lilacflowers says:

        *passes mint lemonade to Bonzo*

        I’ll drink your share of the Stoli Doli so it won’t go to waste. Yes, I know this is a hardship but I’ll carry on. And won’t drive, bike, or try to walk. And autocorrect keeps changing your name to Bono

    • Arock says:

      *pops head out of hole*
      ……Did someone say stoli dolis…..

    • Nicole says:

      Steak with a mushroom cream sauce and mash please!
      Can I get a glass of wine to tide me over?

    • M.A.F. says:

      Oh, good there is salmon. And all of the potatoes. Yum.

    • Abby_J says:

      Yum. I’ll be right over. Colin can focus on other things though. Jonny can take care of me. :)

    • Dlo says:

      You are too good to us @lilacflowers! I would guess the pitcher of mimosas is never ending and will go great with my steak! Cheers and great weekend everybody!

  11. th says:

    I wonder what they talk about when they’re together. Teen fashion, Instagram, social media, PR strategies?
    Then again… it must be easier for him to be with Taylor Swift and her squad because they are all so uncultured. He doesn’t have to research about the best independent films and directors, the best music, politics or memorize passages from books as he usually does when he wants to impress intelligent, cultured people. It’s very easy with Taylor and her friends. He just needs to play around and keep them entertained.

    • Sixer says:

      I think they do the quizzes from teen magazines. What is your spirit animal? What kind of flirt are you? Are you in love or is it just a crush?

    • phaedra7 says:

      You’re right. Tom doesn’t need to wrack his brain cells to have intelligent conversation(s) with her or her squaddies. He probably gives them insightful info, only if and when they may ask him a question about a specific topic, sometimes out of curiosity.

    • Becky says:

      TH, she’s apparently a smart woman, but I get the sense she’s more business smart (and is into antiques and playing scrabble). From her upbringing I’d also guess she cultured but I’ve never heard any reports of her going to an arts event, theatre, or even film premieres. I’d love to know what they talk about.

      • phaedra7 says:

        Maybe about what is happening re: their situation in the press, social media, his garnering a standing ova at SDCC (“Bae, everyone still luvs me!”), and their upcoming plans for the next set of papwalks–all if this is a PR relationship (which I believe it is).

      • KHLBHL says:

        Well, I think she’s “savvy,” but I don’t know about “smart.” Her various PR mistakes prove this. Also, she has said in the past that her favorite author is John Green. Like, I get it, people have different tastes, but John Green? I’m not a literary snob (haha jk, I totally am. I’m a Jonathan Franzen on the topic of books), but even I wouldn’t say John Green. That’s like someone saying Danielle Steel or Dan Brown is his/her favorite author. Bestselling and not totally bad and fun for a beach read, but not….not great. Just…no. I enjoy reading YA novels as much as the next person, but I would not say they’re my favorite. No sir. I’m sorry, but this is like the one thing I will shade Taylor for….and I doubt Tom even knows who John Green is. But I don’t feel sorry for the guy at all. This will all be a nice mental vacation for him.

      • Starkiller says:

        Educated =/= smart.

      • BluBare-E says:

        @Starkiller

        But it’s a good start. lol

      • BluBare-E says:

        I know, I’ve heard some of the same things about her being “smart” and “savvy” with business. I don’t see it, sorry. I think her team are trying to sell the logic that since she is so successful, this is proof that she is smart as they say even though I’ve never seen her do or say anything that would make me use the words smart of savvy to describe her. To me it’s again her team dictating the narrative of her and feeding it to all her (mostly young) fans.

        Just to preface, I’m not saying she dumb or stupid, just that smart and savvy are not identities of her. Furthermore, I think most of her “business savvy” is really her mother with her PR background and that she has a team of professionals as well as a major record label invested in her success. Taylor is just the front-man for an enormous $ making machine. I’m sure she’s learning the biz and has input, but mostly she does as they advise. Think of Bush and Cheney.

      • Fa says:

        I don’t think is doing her parents hired lot of people to help her she has a big entourages that help every aspect of her career, I don’t think she will be smart on her own without her entourages

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      And he can quote Paulo Coelho and they will be impressed. So much simpler.

      • Sixer says:

        HAHAHAHAHAHA. Also: Rhonda Byrnes’ The Secret.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        And The Celestine Prophecy!

        Once upon a time, I had a residency at an artist’s colony, and spent a memorable evening with an artist who got me to stick frankincense up my nose while she read that aloud. Those were the days…..

      • Sixer says:

        If it’s Celestine and they vibrate at just the correct frequency, they disappear, right?!

      • Scotchy says:

        Ha ha ha I love a morning dose of wit!!
        Love you ladies!!

    • Zav says:

      Wedding plans and babies…. duh

    • FingerBinger says:

      They talk about astrology and his Loki wigs.

  12. kittenhotel says:

    True love!

    I give it a year

  13. Original T.C. says:

    It’s the Swifty-style of a “documented” romantic date by her favorite pap. Reminds me of the Jake Gwellenhal (so?) Autumn outing documented by US mag. She wants you to remember this Hiddles fans; because she will refer to it in her Tiddles breakup album. LOL. Never change Swifty!! #sameformula

    Honestly for her maturity and our ear drums, I hope she one day meets a man of equal age and power who teaches her to live life more genuinely. Off-script and not set up for her next album or her fans. This is why her fan sites are so invested in her private life, she lets them in.

    She has claimed in a past interview that when controversy occurs in the press she NEVER responses, she lets her next album speak about it. So yeah all Calvin and Tiddles victim drama next album on iTunes!

    • Bonzo says:

      Tom is certainly not the man to teach her to live more authentically, despite the fact that he likes to use that word in interviews. I always come back to his quote about “the circus of celebrity is something I’m sort of not interested in.” They laughed at him here when he said it and we laugh at him now that he’s dived into the deep end of the celebrity circus pool with TSwizzle.

      • BluBare-E says:

        I think he said that before his agent told him that a years plus worth of work and promoting didn’t really increase his profile in US.
        They (agent) probably told him he might have one more shot to get on the US radar before he starts filming Ragnarok. That they might have something really big lining up and how do you feel about super famous pop stars with long legs? After all you’re not with anyone, you’re lonely and haven’t been in a steady relationship for 5 yrs. What’s to lose?
        Tom: Well when you put it that way. What does she look like, Katy Perry?

    • Matchday says:

      This will never happen. She’ll be 80 and pap strolling with a walker. She’s got the mental age of a 16-year-old and her thirst for attention cannot be quenched. This is how she’s lived her life since she was 18, she’s not ever going to change.

      • RUNSWITHSCISSORS says:

        “She’ll be 80 and pap strolling with a walker.”

        Good one! If I wasn’t so convinced it will happen, I would laugh.

      • Christin says:

        Baby Jane all the way! Imagine her singing Shake it Off at 80. LOL

      • browniecakes says:

        Fast forward to 2032 – She’ll be singing in vintage Bob Mackie dresses on the Vegas strip with a lucrative residency deal. He’ll be an established character actor in the UK. She’ll still be wearing red lipstick. He will be sporting a Friar Tuck hairdo and signature blue shirt.

      • phaedra7 says:

        Or at 90 walking backwards, as shown in this video:

        https://youtube.com/watch?v=UDGKqWyzuRs

        Weird!

  14. A. Key says:

    He forgot to open the door in time, ahahhahahahahhaha, he forgot his mark, damn they had to cut and do that scene again! Luckily he remembered just in time to save the mishap! Phew.

    It’s getting bizarrely freaky, as if one of them or both or their managers have been kidnapped by aliens or bodysnatched and now they’re performing to save their lives/the lives of their parents!

    What’s next, they admit they’ve become scientologists? It’s the only thing that’s missing in this weird narrative.

  15. shelly says:

    Inciting chuckles ! Unless chuckles is a demonic clown incited to go on a murderous rampage by Tiddles, I don’t wanna knnow.

  16. t.fanty says:

    Fizzy needs to stop ducking his head in the presence of the paparazzi. All that does is draw attention to his hairline.

    • pikawho? says:

      He’s starting to get that Count Chocula style extreme widow’s peak. How the fuck does someone begin to age this badly so quickly? I don’t think he’s addicted to anything other than attention, is it horrible genetics?

      • Grace says:

        Sun damage and stress. And really bad hairstyle. He should try growing his hair longer, at least longer than what he has now. All it does is drawing attention to the gap between his hair and the rest of his face, which is baked.

      • Becky says:

        Last year he grew his hair out so the pics from SDCC and the CP promo he looked great, albeit too much sun (from filming The Night Manager).

      • Secret squirrel says:

        @Grace, are you suggesting a comb-over?

      • graymatters says:

        He’s in his 30′s. This is the right time for male patterned baldness to kick in. My father and brother went bald early. They started thinning in their early 20′s and my dad had the Capt. Picard look by his 30′s. He’s going sweet, shiny, balding geek, though. Not Bruce Willis/Kojak style kick-ass baldie. I don’t see him as Bond. Maybe a villain this time around. One who manipulates global media.

      • BluBare-E says:

        ” Maybe a villain this time around. One who manipulates global media.”
        @graymatters

        So cute. lol

        If you’re female, I feel bad if you have any sons. Balding is carried by the mothers genes.

      • DahliaDee says:

        @BluBare-E, now that was downright b-i-t-c-h-y. And before you remind me that the site itself is named along those lines, I don’t see where it says it’s OK to be so towards one another.

    • Starkiller says:

      I don’t even like this guy in the least, but seriously, can you people lay off his hairline? It’s not like there’s a shortage of other stuff to rip him about. And in any case, What do you expect him to do about it? Are you this vicious to balding men you meet IRL?

  17. Fran says:

    That smug b***h

    • Matchday says:

      …that Kanye made famous.

      But smug rat-face paired with 40-year-old divorcee hair is her signature look!

  18. pikawho? says:

    Hahahahaha I called it in the last post that the parade would begin anew. Famewhore addicts just don’t quit that easily.

    Their people probably told them that tweets about them are down 3% and they filled with panic.

  19. L says:

    Why velvet in late July?

    • Secret squirrel says:

      Because Tommy boy LOVES velvet!

    • Marian says:

      because he needs something to rub against that feels good despite the bones poking out.

      • Julianne H says:

        I’m dying laughing. LOL :) Also, please someone…get Tom some sunblock. What has happened to this once elegant, kind, talented serious actor.

  20. Kris says:

    Does anyone else think that Taylor is really an alien? I mean, how else do you explain that her bangs never move! Surely this is not the hair of a human being, right?

  21. Chef Grace says:

    All I got was TOMMY! got a new shirt!
    TS’s Boy Toy, her Boomerang of AUTHENTIC lurve returned and she bought him a new shirt!
    The buttons are probably GPS locators.

  22. lilacflowers says:

    I’ve decided that we are actually watching Joanna Hogg film her sequel to Unrelated Oakley, now all grown up, meets a pop star.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Okay. I laughed way too hard at that.

    • Grace says:

      Hahahah! I keep thinking where that deja vu feeling is coming from but can’t quite place it. Unrelated! Oakley ten years later!

    • Bonzo says:

      He IS Oakley. I’ve always thought that that character may have been closest to his actual personality of all the characters I’ve seen him play.

      • LittlestRoman says:

        You know, I wondered about that the first time I saw Unrelated. Then I got distracted by his use of multi-syllabic words in various interviews and mistook him for a fully-functioning adult.

    • popup says:

      Tom seduces all the cougar/nerd fans only to betray them all for a romance with a younger, more popular woman. Sounds about right.

  23. Mira says:

    So authentic!

  24. K.C. says:

    This warmed my Tiddles-loving heart. Sorry ya’ll, they actually look genuinely happy.

    I feel like it has been established pretty thoroughly that Taylor has an agreement with the paps. She knows they want pictures of her regardless, so she makes sure it’s under her terms in way that benefit her. I have hard time shading anyone for being that smart about it. I’d much rather get my photo taken on date night then when I’m in sweatpants with no makeup. I’m sure she gets pap’d unexpectedly too, but she has control over some images.

    • Elle says:

      Brilliantly put! I hope they ARE happy. :)

    • Luca76 says:

      Oh happy day!! More Tiddles 😃

    • freebunny says:

      Lol, that’s why she can disappear when she decides to, cause you know paps are always after her.

      • Margo S. says:

        They aren’t really after her. She called them. Why do you think only one agency showed up? If paps were after her there would be tons of agency’s. No one was there because no one can stand her anymore. A very small percentage, that’s it.

      • K.C. says:

        Well I mean, they’re NOT always after her because she gives them what she wants, just under her terms. Any celeb can hide when they really want to, but there are also a select few who are sought after for magazines—Taylor included (also Jen Aniston and Brangelina, as Luca76 mentioned upthread). If they’re pictured in ways that are mutually beneficial for them, the tabloids, and the paps, all is good. They’ll get attention either way, so might as well be in situations they’d like to be photographed in. That way they can also go under the radar when they so choose without being bothered.

    • Tara says:

      They do look happy. Dipping my Golden Crumble in caramel and rock sugar. Delectable.

  25. Bishg says:

    Despite the Photoshop, Taylor looks pretty bad.
    She has squint-y eyes as if she had been up all night crying.
    She truly is a horrible actress.

    • Little Darling says:

      YASSSS! That was the only thing I noticed in the upper picture, her eyes look really pinched, as if she put ice on them right before the grand march.

      Then, this song’s lyrics came to mind. “Take a good look at my face, you’ll see my smile looks out of place. If you look closer it’s easy to trace the tracks of my tears.”

      I’m also irrationally annoyed that she went away in the light of the receipts and then just came back with the same old same old. -0 points for originiality.

      • Bishg says:

        I agree!
        From an alleged “strategist” who’s very much in control of her image, I expected (= was hoping for) a long hiatus, followed by a thorough character-restyling.
        Instead, she’s adopting the ostrich strategy: she has buried her head under the ground, pretending that nothing has happened and that she’s totally unaffected by the backlash (I am sure she is not).

        I would not expect such a “foresight” from her (she’s a vain, narcissistic celebrity after all), but her team should know better. They show an appalling lack of creativity.

      • ivana_ivanoe@hotmail.fr says:

        Yeah, this. A pr genius she is not.

      • jammypants says:

        “pretending that nothing has happened and that she’s totally unaffected by the backlash”

        her smashed phone says otherwise!

    • Erinn says:

      I don’t know… go look at her first album cover. Girl has always had super tiny eyes. I’m assuming it’s makeup that makes them look bigger.

      • bonzo says:

        Someone on DListed posted two before/after pictures of her and it looks like she had some sort of a lift (?) to open up her eyes more. They’re not as squinty now.

    • K.C. says:

      She has very small, squinty eyes. Combine that with having a fuller-looking face as of late (I say that nicely, she looks good with some weight on her), and I think her eyes get even smaller when she smiles, lol.

  26. AG-UK says:

    I have never seen a photo of her off guard even walking in Runyon canon she has her red lippy (she should endorse whatever brand she wears as she never seems to wear another colour) on and make up. She is young enough to get by without any makeup but hey that’s her.

    • popup says:

      She just wants to control when and how she’s photographed.

      This reminds me of the time she hiked backwards to avoid giving a pap a photo. The photos are amusing because she really committed to not giving this guy a photo and hiked backwards for quite some time, with her bodyguard directing her where to walk. She didn’t have her red lip on.

      • Bishg says:

        I forgot about that episode!
        Her explanation for it was even more stupid than the thing itself!
        She said something of the sort: “I saw the paparazzo and wasn’t in the mood to have my picture taken”… YEAH, RIGHT. Except, the paparazzo still got dozens of pictures of her and her impossibly toned booty!

      • maria 2 says:

        ahahahahaha I had not heard that story! *LOL* she truely is pathetic. Jesus!

        I wonder how long her bodyguards stay before they get the hell out of there.

      • Becky says:

        She did it again the other day. This is just weird:
        https://youtu.be/UDGKqWyzuRs

  27. boredblond says:

    I’m the only one here, I know, but I think he looks genuinely happy in the top shots..I know nothing about this guy, but in pics before he always looked so grim..

    • BluBare-E says:

      Actually Tom is a pretty happy guy. I’m sure you saw pics of him not smiling, but still photos can be very deceiving. He’s usually very smiley as in these photos. There’s way more photos out there of him smiling than not I’m sure, see Tumblr or Pintrest. Plus there’s plenty of videos of him on YouTube.

  28. Margo S. says:

    They are in a contract which means that they have to stay together no matter what until the contract is up. This is so funny because you know Toms peeps are hating it but what can they do? This is such a joke. She is the worst.

    • Spiderpig says:

      Fake and PR relationships do exist but they don’t involve a literal physical contract.

  29. What's Inside says:

    Is it me, or are they starting to look alike?

    • PatriotsPower27 says:

      @WHAT’S INSIDE: I seriously thought it was just me but I noticed that as well. They’re starting to morph in to the same person. Their strides are even similar now.

  30. PatriotsPower27 says:

    I don’t know but I definitely think it’s real and I thought they were kind of cute in the video. They are both so similar — it’s uncanny. A couple of the Hiddlestoners commented that Tom once described Kim Basinger as his ideal woman. Please don’t shoot me but Taylor is giving me “LA Confidential” vibes with this outfit.
    A commenter on here stated the other day that this has Anna Wintour all over it and I firmly agree. It seems that she knew both of them and set this thing up, so they definitely can’t break up now. Don’t we always second-guess relationships when they first come out, though? I seem to recall the doubters with Kanye and Kim. Why is that? Anyway, I’m way too invested in this but it’s really a great break from my reality which is bleak (credit: Mariah Carey).

    • Matchday says:

      Short, black velvet skirt and matching crop top just scream LA Confidential. Maybe it’s time to watch the movie again.

      I don’t recall him describing Basinger as his ideal woman but don’t let fact get in the way of your stanning. I think he once said that he enjoyed her in Batman when he saw it as a child. Very different.

      • Sue says:

        TH named Kim Basinger to be sexy actress in one of the Batman movies in Popcorn Taxi interview. He said something like she was sexy and a bit lost character in that movie and he liked that. So Tay isn’t Kim but has blond hair, red lips, great figure/legs…Omg,am I starting to like her??? I forgot my pills today 😄

    • Becky says:

      IIRC he said his ideal was Rita Hayworth.

  31. Ms. Turtle says:

    ALL celebs arrange photographers now and again (remember KStew & Sparkles being papped in her backyard pool conveniently after he forgave her and took her back? C’mon!). Not many do it as glaringly obvious as Taylor.

    They actually look happy together. So who knows. My biggest question is where does she get those weirdly adorably twee yet ridiculously fug at the same time matching skirt/crop top combos? I never see anything like that in shops. And she has like 28 sets of them. Weird.

    • shelly says:

      I think she may run her outfits up on a singer sewing machine in her bedroom.

    • seesittellsit says:

      My guess is what they look happy with is the attention, not each other. Swift doesn’t strike me as someone capable of long-term “happiness” with a partner, as soon as the first flush of romantic fever is over, she gets bored. The paps, romance, attention, magazine covers – that’s what feeds her. The man is just an accessory.

    • Annie... says:

      I was looking for it too . It’s not yet available, it’s for an upcoming collection http://tayswiftstyle.com/post/148121139197

  32. Adrien says:

    Her eyes look puffy. Maybe she’s been crying a lot.

  33. Han says:

    They are such a boring looking couple. They look like two 40 something Midwestern schoolteachers on a date night.

  34. Betti says:

    *eyeroll* these 2 are so authentic. I think that they are infatuated with fame more than each other.

  35. Dani says:

    i can actually hear her saying OMG TOM YOU ARE SOOOO FUNNNNNAAAAYYYYY and cackling in that picture. Yikes.

    Something nice – her hair looks better now that it’s growing and Tom got a new outfit! Love the little note about Grandpa Tom taking out his glasses to see as he drives.

  36. spidey says:

    You miserable lot!!

    • Ana says:

      Wow! Maybe it’s time for you to take a break? It’s not that serious! If you start cussing out random people online you have crossed into the dark side of stanning.

    • Matchday says:

      Someone needs to head off for a break on the veranda with the other TH and TS stans.

      • Lucky says:

        it isn’t spidey who is jumping down people’s throats … I also think it isn’t spidey who needs to take a break from this !

      • Matchday says:

        You’re welcome to join her in the veranda. There’s always plenty of whatever flowers is serving up.

      • spidey says:

        @ Lucky. Thank you my dear.

        Note to self – must add :lol: to light hearted comments in future.

        Further note to self – check definition of cussing in dictionary. :)

      • BluBare-E says:

        I’m backing spidey and Lucky. They’re not the ones that should dial it back.

      • jammypants says:

        The veranda has banned all swift-like creatures.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @jammypants, the veranda has banned a good many creatures. But we do leave provisions for them down in the meadow.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Someone seems a bit irritable and it isn’t my funny Spidey

      • spidey says:

        And thank you to you too – is the gin and tonic with ice and a slice of cucumber still available on the veranda?

        Remembers to add :)

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Of course!

      • abbie normal says:

        (Is this name already in use here?)

        spidey, I laughed!

        Any chance of a mimosa or do we need a new and special cocktail to commemorate this summer of wuv?

      • lilacflowers says:

        There are always mimosas. We have a full open bar, which never closes so they can mix up whatever you want. But the drink of the day is Stoli Doli. (vodka and pineapple juice garnished with a pineapple slice that has been soaking in vodka for quite some time.)

    • Dlo says:

      I caught the joke @spidey and thanks for the laugh! 😁

  37. Ana says:

    Duplicate

  38. popup says:

    I wish I knew the breakdown of the people following these Hiddlesbanging posts. Informal poll:

    A. I would bang Hiddles with unabashed enthusiasm.
    B. I hate to admit it but I would shamef*ck him.
    C. Hahaha! Go f*ck yourself.
    D. All of the above. I’m confused.

    I’m probably D.

    • Dara says:

      Hah! I’m probably D too, although it could just be the after-effects of my breakfast burrito. I’m told the sensations are quite similar. Ask me again in a few hours.

    • PatriotsPower27 says:

      The D!!! Haha!

    • Sixer says:

      I guess B. Although I don’t hate to admit it. I don’t mind telling everyone about my use of ball gags for my more embarrassing fantasy bangs!

    • K.C. says:

      Hahahaha. I’d say the vast majority are D. I alternate between A and B depending on my mood (and his behavior). With the occasional C if I’m feeling particularly cross.

      It used to be B all the time so he’s moving up the ranks.

    • Guesto says:

      I’ve never found him remotely bangable so I guess I’m a ‘C’.

      Maybe add an ‘E’ to your poll: Just here for the joy of the Summer of Tiddles. ;)

    • Scotchy says:

      I think I too am in the ‘C camp, however I agree with Guesto and think you should add an ‘E’ enjoying summer of the ‘ Tiddles

    • Luca76 says:

      Never found him bangable, never really cared for Swift either . But I’m totally joining in on option E (enjoying the summer of Tiddles).

    • Dippit says:

      I’m Z. Spent TNM considering him as a crush option but knowing I didn’t really mean it (it was kinda like a Chinese takeaway, left me with an empty stomach two hours later and craving an Italian).

      Now I think he’s one half of the greatest comedy duo since Abbott and Costello (US) or Morecambe and Wise (UK); however much I know that’s not their intention.

    • I Choose Me says:

      D. I’m definitely D. I still shamelessly collect pics of him to add to my Pinterest page.

      *Hangs head.

    • Christin says:

      I’m “F” – just here for the comments. Not really enjoying the couple, per se.

    • BluBare-E says:

      I’m not ashamed to admit A, except when I’m B.

    • jammypants says:

      I hover between A and B. Depends on the day. I’d never say no. If he’s behaving, a solid A. If he partakes in Taylor’s games and just goes with it…a low B an inch away from C.

    • shelly says:

      Put me down as a D

    • EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

      I’m an A. Would unabashedly hit it anywhere, anytime. And call the paps to document the event for posterity.

      He occasionally embarrasses me, but hey — so does my husband.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Before this, I would say A. Now, I hover around B and C.

  39. Matchday says:

    I’m going to have to say it, he’s never shown so much affection or chemistry with anyone ever.

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/3ccd02c7172241066221ef4b954d1215/tumblr_mvaiqa73561sd2nuoo1_500.gif

    https://media.giphy.com/media/sJBBEHCtLHPlC/giphy.gif

  40. M.A.F. says:

    They found parking right in front. And in that car. That must be nice.

    I have never heard of this restaurant yet everyone keeps calling it a chain. Must only be in LA unless there is one in Orange County some where.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      It is national; there is one in Boston. They also operate as Houston’s and a third name, I think.

      • jammypants says:

        ah so if it’s Houston’s I’ve had some things on their menu. Pretty tasty in my book.

  41. BritBrit says:

    Does anyone think it’s interesting that the only agency to pick up these photos just so happens to be affiliated with the very network that belongs to the Kardashians?

    • Dara says:

      Even more interesting is that E! did a 180 on their coverage of Hiddleswift on the very day they were given an exclusive of ‘date night’. Prior to that, they were pretty snarky about it even being a real relationship – now their most negative gossip reporter has suddenly seen the light and she’s gushing over ‘how in love’ the couple appear to be. Taylor’s PR may not be the most subtle operation, but if they can strong-arm even the Kardashian network to fall in line, they are not to be trifled with.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Interesting.

        Strange but I like the idea of Swifty as a bonafide mustache twirler, sitting and plotting how she can turn her negative PR around. She’s in it for the long game people! Take note.

      • jammypants says:

        I can picture this scenario – possibly after the Kimye Exposé, Tay Tay furiously screen mashing her phone repeatedly in the penthouse suite demanding every media outlet gush over her pairing with her one true love (and they must call her pretty!) while Tom is away for work. After getting her demands met, she resumes operation of dressing like her current beau, smirking, and silently plotting revenge…and getting a new iphone.

  42. Bxhal says:

    If Taylor is out and smiling, you just know she has finally hashed out a plan with her team on how to take down the Kardashians. Watch out, soon the Kardashians will be out of business. This makes me Super HAPPY!
    Or shes written a really juicy song.
    Im just glad he’s stuck by her, PR or not. Its been a tough month for.

  43. Paris says:

    Staged date. And her face looks so different. Botox or fillers?

  44. holly hobby says:

    And she’s back to dressing like a suburban mom…I guess she has to since Tommy is pushing 40.

  45. Isobel says:

    Engimatic actor and his very authentic girlfriend in totally candid not staged photos!

  46. KatM says:

    She is so stale now and he so lame. I have come to the realization that he actually wants to partake in this “production”.

  47. Cara says:

    Proof positive that there is a soggy saltine out there for every sad bowl of cold oatmeal! ☺️❤️☺️

    • Luca76 says:

      DYING so funny.

    • Julianne H says:

      I love how Swift was able to get out Australia undetected. Nothing she or team does is authentic. Did you know that this entire Kanye vindication thing should have happened months ago? There is video footage of the producer of the Grammys saying that Taylor had an advance of the song and thought it was funny. Her team made him retract and called him confused. I am sickened at the idea of her team initially saying that Kanye never called…and I am not a fan of Kanye. But I cannot help but feel his frustration at having been labeled as accosting a little, white girl twice.

      • joanne says:

        do you think it’s acceptable to post nude images depicting a person without their knowledge? i find the video offensive because no one gave permission for their images to be used.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Yes, it should have happened months ago but if it had, well, Kim wouldn’t get publicity for her show or her snapchat account, now would she? The release of that video had nothing to do with vindication for Kanye and everything to do with promotion of Kim and her products. How much is Snapchat paying her is the question.

    • Christin says:

      Wow, my eyes need checking. I misread “saltine” as “saline” and thought you were talking about soggy implants!

  48. Beach girl says:

    Completely out of context but we were discussing this many threads ago:

    HAMILTON on PBS
    Hamilton’s America is airing on Friday, October 21st at 9pm ET/8pm CT to kick off the PBS Arts Fall Festival; it’s a 2 hour special.
    You can look up your local PBS station here.

    Mahalo

    • Dara says:

      Hurrah!

    • jammypants says:

      Is this the actual musical or is it just a special with interviews and such?

    • M.A.F. says:

      Damn it! I’ll be at a show. Hopefully I can catch it online at PBS or if they have another air date.

      Thanks for the update Beach girl!

    • Imqrious2 says:

      Aww #%*!! It’s not the actual play:

      http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2016/07/29/487819045/upcoming-pbs-hamilton-documentary-puts-us-in-the-room-where-it-happens

      When we first learned that Great Performances would have a film about Hamilton, there were those who hoped it would be a full performance by the original Broadway cast that’s gradually been departing in recent weeks and months. It’s not; it’s a film called Hamilton’s America, and PBS presented it at the Television Critics’ Association press tour on Thursday, where its director, Alex Horwitz, was joined by Daveed Diggs, who just wrapped up his run as both Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson on Broadway. And despite the fact that it’s not a full performance, it made an impressive presentation.

  49. Fa says:

    Is weird her exes Americans boyfriends left her within a weeks but now she’s chasing British guys who stuck with her more than a few weeks except Harry who run within a 3 weeks

  50. Michael Kelly says:

    I believe that Warren Beatty said of Madonna that for her, if it didn’t happen on camera then it did not happen or did not matter. I am sure I screwed up the quote but the essence is correct both for Madonna and for Taylor Swift

  51. TotallyBiased says:

    I finally found the whole interview with the pap who was asked if the original RI pics were staged. A big section gets ignored where he explains that Kim Kardashian has a specific photographer on speed dial, Ryan and Blake only do staged pap pics when they have contacted the paps ahead of time (and otherwise avoid or ruin shots), and Taylor doesn’t contact paps but controls how her pics work by cooperating with paps only when they follow her ground rules. Presumably the bodyguards get out of the vehicle ahead of hers at a place like that restaurant and tell any waiting paps “this is how it’s gonna be”, and if the paps don’t go along then she does stuff like that time she walked backwards.

  52. Fa says:

    Noticed he’s wearing makeup particularly foundation what kind man wear makeup for a date?

    • Grace says:

      … out of all the things out in the open for people to get their snark on, going after an actor for wearing foundation on a date is a little too much, don’t you think? The man could be giving the performance of his life! Surely it’s a work-related hazard!

    • MI6 says:

      One who knows he’s going to be photographed?

    • Matchday says:

      And it doesn’t match, too yellow. Her make-up person must not have had the right palette to match his skin!!

      I love how this keeps getting messier and messier. Fake relationship, terrible press, sad date night at a chain restaurant with obviously pre-arranged paps, bad choreography with the door, and now a make-up fail for the guy playing the lead role.

      You’d think – as they must do – that it would get better at some point but no. It was meant to be a serious romance and now it’s all comedy.

      • twilly says:

        Those jeans must stand up by themselves when he takes them off. For a previously meticulously groomed man, he looks kinda, I don’t know, greasy. That shirt is awful. Shiny material – makes him look like a hit-man for the mob.

      • Micro-dot says:

        It’s not makeup. It’s merely tan lines which happens to him quite often btw. Look at the photos. It’s pretty obvious.

        On another note, I find it funny how on DM, The Guardian and other places people are posting about Tiddles, Tom gets a lot of support for recycling his wardrobe and NOT being a fashionista celeb that’s always wearing a new outfit and the “latest trend”, LOL. Especially the guys of course but also women find it quite a refreshing and redeeming quality.

        Well, well, well. Humanity might have a chance after all. ahahha

    • shelly says:

      Poor Tommyanne he gets wind that those nasty cows on celebitchy have been criticising his complexion, ‘too liney, he’s aged’ etc.

      He won’t screw up this time, ready for his close up, in true Norma Desmond style, he steps out on date night wearing just a hint of foundation. Because he’s worth it !

      But it’s all for naught when Taytay hogs the mirror and tells him he looks ‘just fine’. Like a bitchy friend who doesn’t tell you your skirt is tucked into your knickers.

      Sigh….

      • Matchday says:

        Here, darling, this color is perfect for you…. A snake don’t change her snake ways.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Are you actually seeing foundation or the white mark from sun damage near his hairline?

    • Micro-dot says:

      I found the pics, and I don’t think you know what you’re talking about. His skin looks the same as it’s been looking lately. A bit shiny from recent sun exposure and camera flashes in some pics, and tan marks at his hair line as usual. This always happens to Tom when he gets too much sun which is a lot.

      Also you can totally see the difference between his skin that looks naturally radiant from sun exposure and from Taylor’s which Does have foundation. Pretty obvious.

  53. guest says:

    new shirt! hurrah

  54. Fa says:

    Another thing he is always on his phone for example Rome during a romantic dinner he was browsing his phone

  55. Kat says:

    I think Taylor will be one of those celebrities who will find it extraordinary difficult when she’s not super-mega famous anymore. She’s too much of a control freak to not let it bug her.

    • Matchday says:

      She’ll be Madonna 2.0. She’s already started with the plastic surgery. At some point she try to reinvent herself like Madonna, maybe get married, adopt a few children (but ignore them like she does with her cats) and then resort to constant, photoshopped IG posts to remind everyone she’s still alive.

  56. browniecakes says:

    His reputation is really in the dumpster. I wonder what he and Luke spoke about on the flight from LA to NY. Checking Gossip Cop, they cleared up the rumor that Tom wants to get Taylor pregnant asap to cement his relationship with this golden goose. Geez.
    Flights from LA leave for Australia around 10:30pm. Go Tom Go.

    • Matchday says:

      His rep didn’t even make the bin. It’s like that piece of food that skips out of the bin and ends up rotting under the fridge.

  57. browniecakes says:

    Not sitting as close as you would expect in the booth photo from inside the rest.

  58. Miss Jupitero says:

    Latest article! A source close to Taylor is reporting that the two lovebirds are shutting out the media, friends, family and everything except their True and Everlasting Love. They are paying no attention whatsoever to the media! This despite the constant leaks to the media responding to all the mean things people are saying. Oh and the leaks to the paps when they do venture out for food…..

    • spidey says:

      “A source close to” Don’t you just love it. :)

    • InvaderTak says:

      She managed to wear a freebie outfit that is part of a collection that’s not even out yet while she was at it. We need all of the “Sure, Jan” gifs here.

  59. Miss Jupitero says:

    A source close to Taylor Also wants to make sure we know on a daily basis she did NOT get implants! And she didn’t want any VMA nominations anyway! And her relationship with TommyAnnE is NOT a stunt! And… And…. She is NOT his sugar mama! And…. And….

    Who the hell is this “source”? And have you noticed the script is the same for all her relationships? Could somebody send this “source” to a low residency creative writing program or something, because they are phoning it in.

    • phaedra7 says:

      Frickin’ Tree Paine and PR team is the “Source”!

    • Dippit says:

      Maybe she doesn’t pay her PR well enough to qualify for more than recycled pro-forma staging and releases with every stunt bf.

      Someone should put together a full comparison piece about all the glaring similarities with each past, and current, ‘relationship’.

  60. Savvy says:

    Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston will stay together because they both are immature and they both love fame and money.
    Tom has been faking an image of a serious and mature actor for years but that’s his PR work. We had a glimpse of his real immature self in talk shows (dancing or impersonating famous persons).
    He wants fame and money and Taylor Swift has plenty of both. The problem is that her fame is not the type he needs for his career. It’s not a prestigious one. She’s a bubblegum pop star, her fans are mostly very young girls. That’s one of the reasons her ex-boyfriends always seemed ashamed of being seen with her. And when they started to see her true personality, they left her.
    So, why does Tom stay with her even after all the bad stuff that is going public about her?
    Firstly, he wants her money desperately. He’s getting old, he looks older than his real age and he’s career is not taking off.
    Secondly, he’s a very lonely person who doesn’t seem to have close friends. He’s always seen alone everywhere, except for his publicist or his assistant. He calls his co-stars friends but his co-stars never show a close relationship with him. They only say he’s a nice person and a puppy. But they don’t hang around with him outside work. Yes, he visited Chris H. when filming Kong is Australia but if Tom called him saying “Hey, I’ll be here for a few weeks and would love to see you” he couldn’t exactly say “No”.
    He desperately wanted a famous girlfriend but they didn’t seem interested in him. He only got the non-famous ones. There’s nothing wrong with that, on the contrary, it would probably be better for him. But the truth is he always hid his girlfriends because they were not famous.
    Look what he did with his girlfriend Susannah Fielding as soon as he started getting famous. He left her because she wasn’t famous enough.
    That’s why I think he won’t leave Taylor Swift. She might be an immature snake who pays people to write good things about her online and bully her enemies but she’s got what he craves: fame and money. He’s enjoying the private jets, the mansions, the paparazzi and the bodyguards. He doesn’t want to go back to travelling in commercial flights again.

    • Penny says:

      Don’t even know where to start here.

      OK. Dancing and doing impersonations equals immature, not a since of humor. Got it.
      Plus, doing said dancing and impersonations proof of being fake serious actor. Got it.

      Next, Tom needs money desperately cause he wants to fly to his retirement home next month in private jet. Got it.

      Third, Tom has no friends, and his co-stars only say he’s nice but really don’t want him over their house cause he’s not potty trained. Got it.

      Four, Tom only wants famous girlfriends and dumped Susannah cause she wasn’t famous enough even though maybe she didn’t shave her arm pits, and he said something to her about it, and then she broke up with him! Yeah, that.

      Now he hides the other girlfriends cause they don’t shave their pits either, but he’s too lonely and desperate to say anything and make them mad. But now he’s got Taylor, and she shaves her pits and has a private jet and will help him with his walker when she takes him to his nursing home.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Susannah Fielding dumped him.

      The Hemsworth brothers took Tom on a road trip with them as their “honorary brother” several years ago. While filming TDW, Chris and Tom decided to share a house in Iceland.

      Ruffalo considers him a close friend.

      He has said many times that his closest friends are outside the industry.

    • Sue says:

      Uf, this was harsh. He won´t see single penny from her money even if they get married, have 10 kinds and will then divorce. Nothing. It´s correct- SHE has money, SHE has ( another type of ) fame. I don´t think to be famous as Mr. Swift and get weekly pocket money from her is his life goal…

  61. Merteuil says:

    Nah. Probably one out of millions of girls that wear red lipstick. Without being in a circus. That’s like saying wrinkled skin makes you the eye hand monster from Pan’s Labyrinth.

  62. Tastykakes says:

    What’s wrong with red lipstick? It’s a classic that’s been around longer than any of us, that’s for sure. There’s a lot to potentially criticize about what’s going on here and lipstick isn’t one of them.

  63. Sophie says:

    OMG,just leave it. Many women wear red lipstick. Jesus.

  64. Abby says:

    I’m pretty sure she’s worn red lipstick for like, 6 years straight. At least.