Tom Hiddleston isn’t cool enough or young enough to represent Armani?

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Back in the first flush of The Glorious Tiddlebanging of 2016, we heard an odd story. The story came from the lower-rent British papers, and they claimed that Tom Hiddleston was being considered to replace Calvin Harris as the new face/crotch of Armani. Calvin had gotten his Armani underwear gig around the same time that he started up with Taylor Swift, and the Armani gig seemingly ended around the same time that Calvin and Taylor ended, almost as if “an Armani contract” was part of the overall contract of dating Taylor Swift. It was likely just coincidence though, just as it was coincidence that Hiddles was reportedly up for an Armani contract as soon as the Tiddlebanging started. Well, funny story: Tom Hiddleston Tiddlebanged his way out of being cool enough to represent Armani, apparently.

Tom Hiddleston’s brief hopes of becoming the face of Armani have hit the rocks already – after his embarrassing shows of affection for new love Taylor Swift. The Night Manager star was being considered as a replacement for DJ Calvin Harris , who promoted the Italian label’s winter collection. But sources say fashion bosses have gone cold on Hiddleston after his recent run of cringeworthy public displays of affection. The 35-year-old actor began dating Shake It Off singer Swift just weeks after her split from Harris – and executives now fear they could be seen to be cashing in on the break-up.

A US fashion source said: “Tom was on the shortlist as they examined who could take over from Calvin. Obviously with Tom now being Taylor’s other half and the Calvin past deal, it would generate huge media coverage and headlines. But Armani see themselves as classier than that and think that a rising sports star may suit their current needs better. Armani would hate to be seen as getting PR for their brand by riding on Taylor Swift’s coat tails, so Tom will not get the job.”

The source added: “While Tom is without doubt one of the sexiest actors of his generation, he may not be the right fit this time. The brand is looking at attracting 30-somethings and under, so Tom may be a little too old.”

[From The Daily Mirror]

I thought the whole story of “Tom + Armani” was pretty random in general, but I’ll believe that Tom was maybe on Armani’s shortlist at some point. But yeah, the Tiddlebanging ruined it. I suspect the Tiddlebanging will be ruining a lot of opportunities for Tom. Also: “Tom may be a little old” – OUCH. Dear Armani: might I interest you in a LeBron James, perhaps? Or a Chiwetel Ejiofor? Or maybe Chadwick Boseman? Those three men could sell Armani really well.

Also – an Aussie newspaper ran this op-ed where the author is basically saying that Tiddles is the worst and they need to stop.

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Photos courtesy of Mona Kuhn/W Magazine.

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  1. Nina says:

    he is not necessarily too old he just looks too old. its good that there is more pressure on men to look better and not let themselves go.

    • V4Real says:

      I agree that he’s not too old. Isn’t he and my love Chris Pine about the same age and Chris represents Armani. He even has a commercial.

      • Gena says:

        Chris’s Armani campaign is beautiful but then again, so is he.

      • Becky says:

        With his higher profile and press from TNM I could have seen him getting a campaign like Pine for Armani.

        That was before T&T though, IMO his image is different now.

        When Swift was linked with Matt Healy of 1975, he said dating her would be emasculating. That sums it up really.

      • karen2 says:

        …an absolute pleasure for me to agree about Chris Pine’s Armani campaign…

    • CTgirl says:

      I don’t think that he’s too old but rather it’s the cheesetastic way that he photographs. That and the fact that once Tiddlegeddon began he lost all cool points and is at a -3 in coolness.

      • Mare says:

        I don’t think that his age is the problem. They’re looking to appeal to 30-somethings and he’s 35. Now he’s acting like a teenager.

      • phaedra7 says:

        Also, Tom’s usual (and ridonkulous) “blue steel” pose is not really sexy anymore. (It no doubt grates on a lot people’s nerves each time a photo of him like that is shown.)

    • Artemis says:

      Kaiser mentioned Chadwich Boseman, he’s older than Tom so yeah it’s about how old you look and Tom looks 10 years older than he is.

      He better use Taylor’s connections because this is his last chance to breakthrough. If this crap isn’t working, he better pack it in and be content being a B- instead an A+ star.

      • kori says:

        He’s older? Wow. He definitely doesn’t look it. I don’t think LeBron or Chiwetel would fit but I could definitely see CB. And he’ll be all over the place with Black Panther soon. People should snap him up now.

      • Artemis says:

        Chad is 39! Just like Ryan Reynolds actually who also looks younger than Tom! Chadwick looks like early late 20s, early 30s at best while Tom is aging like short-life milk left on the table in the summer.

        I never understood Tom and the media trying to make ‘Loki’ happen. He’s good in that role, I enjoy him but there are so many other talented actors out there that are way hotter and better suited for Moviestar fame. They always shove us the bland ones in our faces.

        Yup, Chad and MBJ I would buy as Armani models!

      • Hadleyb says:

        Have you seen Ryan Reynolds lately ? He’s looking much older than he is and busted … nearing Leo level of busted .. in the face. His bod is still good.

  2. Jess says:

    I actually never believed this particular story, it never came from a believable source.
    Also, Calvin Harris was already Armani’so model when he started to date Swifty. Your own post reporting the first pictures of them in Nashville included a picture or a comment about his Armani gig

  3. Senaber says:

    I mean, if they are trying to sell Armani to my mom I think it’s a good choice.

    • Bettyrose says:

      LOL, Ouch! I love Hiddles, but yeah I’m not dating men under thirty, and I’m definitely not the audience they’re after. I’d love to see those ads, though.

  4. BengalCat2000 says:

    “…one of the sexiest actors of his generation…” Lol, ok.

    • lisa2 says:

      I was just about to post on that. When did that happen? I swear the idea that because you are dating a certain star all of a sudden makes you Sexy to the world is such the fallacy. Being talked about on gossip sites doesn’t mean the rest of the world is talking about you. The vast majority of the world doesn’t care that Tom is dating Taylor. And some don’t know who he is. What generation are they talking about exactly?

      • BengalCat2000 says:

        Maybe it’s the accent? I’m currently seeing an Englishman (whenever he’s in America we hook up) who looks like Jack Lemon with bad teeth, but his voice SLAYS me. That’s the only logical explanation I can think of. I don’t think TH is completely unattractive, but sexy? No way.

      • Matchday says:

        ‘Jack Lemon with bad teeth.’ All the LOLs.

      • Penny says:

        “I swear the idea that because you are dating a certain star all of a sudden makes you Sexy to the world is such the fallacy.”

        Actually, Tom has been very popular and considered hot in UK, gossip sites and the internet BEFORE Taylor which is what that Armani statement is referring to. Although he has many fans around the world that find him very attractive, he wasn’t well known in mainstream media – until Taylor that is.

    • Leigh says:

      Exactly, lol.

  5. Miss Jupitero says:

    We need to promote “Tiddles” over “Hiddleswift.” It suits them.

    I don’t believe TommyAnnE was ever under serious consideration for Bond, Armani etc. I think the journalists are bringing it up For humiliation.

    Cute oped.

    “t’s a bit like one of those movies with aliens disguised as humans; they look real, they act real, and yet the dog keeps barking.”

    • lilacflowers says:

      That Australian op-ed is hilarious and has given me a brief respite from raging against Drumpf’s misogynistic and bigoted attack on a Gold Star Mother.

      And I too doubt he was ever considered to model Armani underwear or would ever accept it if offered. Just stuff made up for click-bait by a tabloid.

      • MP says:

        Why do you think he would not accept the Armani gig if offered?
        Armani is a high end brand and he would get a lot of attention from the campaign.
        Obviously he has no objections to posing nearly naked and the campaign pictures would most likely be a lot better and more professionally photoshopped than this horrible magazine spread.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Armani formal wear or suits, yes. Underwear, no.

      • Myriam says:

        “Armani formal wear or suits, yes. Underwear, no.”

        I’m still not understanding the reason why he wouldn’t accept it. He had no issues posing for the above pictures for a magazine and celebrities make bank on endorsement deals. It also widens his audience and market. And don’t tell me it has anything to do with his beliefs, conscience, or that he wants to be taken serious because C’MON!

      • Bonzo says:

        Agree with MP & Myriam. Tom would accept an endorsement deal if it meant publicity & bank for him. The undies shots above coupled with his ridiculous romance “PR campaign” says to me that he’ll do about anything to get noticed, including posing in his skivvies.

    • Sharon Lea says:

      Yes!!! That line was hilarious, I hope everyone pops over and reads that Aussie Op-Ed piece.

    • browniecakes says:

      The Gold Coast coverage was so over the top when Taylor first arrived in Australia with Tom it is amusing that the press down under is turning on TnT too. I wonder how they will treat her if they are papped flying back to AU together. If she goes back with him she will want everyone to see it. Everyone must know how in love they are that they cannot and will not be separated – and so Tom isn’t given time alone to reflect.
      Why are they hanging out in LA anyway? Guillermo del Toro just opened a Monster exhibit at LACMA, maybe TnT will make an appearance.

      • jammypants says:

        I think that’s the thing. She clings onto him hard, never giving him even a week to reflect on his image and career. Has she always clung onto her men this hard?

      • Becky says:

        Yes, that’s her MO, and the bfs don’t last beyond the 3 mth stage (see Jake G, Conor Kennedy and Harry Styles). Calvin Harris was an exception, and they weren’t really papped for the 1st month or two (I’m going on what other people have said I didn’t really follow at the time).

    • eastern says:

      I actually like “TOMLOR” (TOM + tayLOR) better, mostly because it sounds like an ogre, and hasn’t it been quite the ogre for his career?

  6. Telicity says:

    He looks so awkward in these shots. “Where do I look? Over there? Like this?”

  7. Intro Outro says:

    Not this horrible photoshoot again 😱😂

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      It is so awkward it is the gift that keeps on giving. Paper knickers! Yay! All you can do is laugh at it. It will follow TommyAnnE around for years. I’m loving it.

      • Aussie girl says:

        It really isn’t the best photo shoot.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        It’s awkward. This photo shoot is so bad it breaks on through to the other side and almost becomes good.

      • Aussie girl says:

        I just don’t think it’s going to break on through to the other side 😂😂

      • Sixer says:

        It’s meta-level good to the power of infinity!

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        It’s so bad you just have to love it for its comedy potential. I want to see him jump out of a cake.

      • LinaLamont says:

        Ugh. Yeah, he tries so hard in photos… he reminds me of my girlfriends at 12 trying poses. The sexier he tries to look; the more effeminate he looks.
        Dear TH, google Alexander Skarsgard in a wet shirt… that’s how it’s done.

        Also, I just don’t find men in underwear sexy. Just the opposite. Either jeans/pants and shirtless or naked if you’re going for nudity.

      • Poisonous Lookalike says:

        Yeah, I’m with @LinaLamont: I’ve never found men in underwear sexy. And the try-hard on display is so over the top… this photoshoot severely damaged my ladyboner for Hiddles. Seeing the pix again today made me laugh but also cringe.

        That said, I’m totally on board with seeing Chiwetel Ejiofor in this role. He might change my mind.

  8. Arock says:

    Welp, that was quick. Kind of feel bad for him, it’s seems like he was talked into this and fell hook, line, and sinker; fast forward 4 months- Armani says you’re too old (read lame) and youre looking lost in a room full of underware. He must wake up every morning so confused, poor guy.

  9. Queendolly says:

    He looks terrified and uncomfortable in all these pictures. It looks like a proof of life photo set that a kidnapper would send to prove the guys still alive. Knowing Taylor maybe it is.

  10. Sixer says:

    I don’t understand anything about brands or by whom they are best represented. But I’m all for anything at all that gives an excuse to put the PAPER KNICKERS photo out there.

    Are we saying poor old LEGS is best suited to an old man brand like Old Spice? Does Old Spice still even exist? Did it, and its old man adverts, ever even exist stateside anyway?

    Oh, we have old man sweeties here in the UK. Werther’s Originals. I think LEGS should be the face of that brand. They usually have the Old Guy talking to a Young Person. So Swifty could be in the ads with him too! (Oh, Sixer, that was mean, even for you.)

    • shelly says:

      Ha ha Taytay will feel very special too,when Tom shows her his Werthers original.

      Poor Tommy

      • Sixer says:

        OMG! What about JR Hartley and fly fishing? LEGS could be the face of the Yellow Pages!

      • antipodean says:

        Says J R Hartley, “Well it is rather old”. Sixer, you slay me. One from the vaults, and very apt too! By the by, my father used to wear Old Spice, and I have always hated it. Useless, just like him.

    • Betti says:

      Yes I think old spice is available in the US, in fact U should google the ads they r hilarious. Legs doesn’t have a hairy enough chest for them thou!

      PS. I saw Faith Healer with Stephen Dilliane last night, he was sublime and he’s now my new old man internet boyfriend -he’s quite sexy in the flesh.

      • Sixer says:

        Stephen Dillane has a voice to die for, doesn’t he?

        I almost posted a YouTube video of an Old Spice ad for everyone’s amusement. Could he be the guy in the Milk Tray ads? Creeping in – creepily – to the lady’s boudoir to leave her chocolates?

      • LAK says:

        No way he is the Milk tray guy.

        The ad is creepy, but the guy is sexy in a ‘dark, handsome romantic novel cover model’ way.

      • Sixer says:

        But it could be part of his Bond campaign, LAK! Like the veracity of his relationship with La Swift, it’s either the stuff of legend or so obvious it slaps you in the face with a wet fish.

        (The day is not complete without a Monty Python reference).

      • Betti says:

        @sixer. Yes he has and combine it with a very good Irish accent and …… *sigh*

        So the idea for a new Milk Tray ad is Tom creeping around the ladies bedroom wearing these paper knickers while ‘Shake it off’ plays in the background. Think it will work?

      • cynic says:

        I’ve been watching “The Tunnel”. Stephen Dillane is quite appealing.

      • Sixer says:

        cynic – the original of The Tunnel, Broen/Bron, is absolutely brilliant. Saga Noren forever!

        See Betti, that scenario happens, and I will buy Milk Tray. I swear it!

      • LinaLamont says:

        I wave my private parts at your aunties…

      • kori says:

        My 18 year old wears OS. In some high schools it seems to have replaced the ever-present Axe as the scent of high school boys. Lol

        As for SD. Sigh. I loved Stannis–such a bastard but what a voice and such a good actor. He was Emmy nominated for the John Adams miniseries too. He’s such a great character actor–it’s amaxing how much he’s been in. His son Frank is on Fear the Walking Dead.

      • cynic says:

        @Sixer, Thanks for letting me know about Broen/Bron. It’s going in my Netflix queue.

    • Mira says:

      Hahaha! Now i want to see him a Werther’s Original commercial.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Old Spice is currently running a rather bizarre ad of a guy escaping capture by sniffing his own armpits or something. And Werthers used to run ads here of old guy or grandma offering candy to kids.

      • Sixer says:

        I’m now imagining LEGS skipping around offering sweeties to nieces and nephews while wearing his I Heart TS t-shirt.

    • my3cents says:

      Ha ha , Sixer.
      I call these the granny panties photos.

    • fruitloops says:

      EXCUSE ME, Old Spice ads on our national tv feature Terry Crews, topless, don’t blasphemy by saying Hiddles could do them! Terry is the only reason these atrocious ads are even watchable,Tom is a little boy compared :-D

    • Christin says:

      Sixer, I think there is stateside hope for TH, via Fruit of the Loom (another underwear brand that is represented by dancing fruit people).

    • Dlo says:

      Yes @sixer we still have Old Spice! 😱😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  11. CornyBlue says:

    If Tom Hiddleston is one of the sexiest of the generation.. people like Cavill must truly be gods come to bless this Earth.

    • lilacflowers says:

      I don’t find Cavill sexy at all. Far too stiff.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        He doesn’t do a thing for me but at least I can recognize he’s basically a Greek sculpture come to life.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Sculpture would be apt. They’re very stiff too.

      • Abby_J says:

        He’s a horrible actor (although I didn’t completely hate him as Napoleon Solo and I’m in the minority who liked the original Man from U.N.C.L.E. and thought the movie was kind of fun) but I do think he’s pretty to look at. He will always be Charles Brandon to me :)

    • maria 2 says:

      not to mention Tom Hardy! aaaaaaarrrghhhhhhh!

    • weoie says:

      Cavill’s personality and fading looks make him unattractive. He also clearly feels uncomfortable in his body, can’t stop talking about his body issues and the bodybuilding he’s doing is aging him awfully fast.

      • CornyBlue says:

        I said people like Cavill as in to mean legitimately good looking people. If Cavill is unattractive there is no hope for anyone else and i dont even like cavill

    • Annetommy says:

      Yeah, I don’t get the hilarity about Hiddles being sexy. I’m not some juvenile fan gurl, but I think he is. So do others. Cavill joins quite a long list of lookers that I don’t find sexy at all, including Pitt and Clooney. There’s no logic to it. It just is – or isn’t.

      • Penny says:

        Yes. Hiddles does it for me too. Cavill is extremely good looking and has perfect textbook features, but I’m not hot for him at all. Same with Pitt and many others.

        In fact, most HW actors are good looking right? Come on, they’re actors. Of course they’re attractive. I guess that’s why I don’t really get excited over them cause you can turn on the TV any time and have your pick of good looking, hot fantasy boyfriends.
        But Hiddles IS MY MAN. He may not be perfectly good looking like Cavill, but he does have beauty, mostly his eyes, his refined features and his joyful expressions. And I find him sexy as hell, especially the way he holds himself. He wears clothes and “moves like a dream” (to quote Joanna Hogg).

        Aah, forgot his voice. Can’t forget the voice. Plus he’s adorable!

    • JWQ says:

      Beautiful and sexy are two different things entirely. Sexy requires a personality, sensuality, and it’ s mostly about the way one carries him or herself. Also, the fact that you can’ t look at them without picturing them as beasts in bed. Cavill is no doubt one of the most beautiful men on the planet, but sexy he is not. Hiddleston might have been considered sexy before this whole thing (even though he’ s not beautiful), but now all women see, and rightfully so, is a man in his 30s who acts like a foolish teenager fame-whore and that kills pretty much everything!

      • Penny says:

        To you Hiddles may not be beautiful, but he does have beauty.

        Aah ha, my attempt at romantic poetry. lol

      • JWQ says:

        I don’ t think he’ s ugly at all. But he’ s not an otherworldy beauty. That’ s what I meant.

  12. Looty says:

    Well, I finally saw Night Manager and I have to say he was very appealing. For me, having just seen it now, it’s more than enough to balance out the silliness. Now I see why people were calling him hot. I’m always out of sync.

    • my3cents says:

      Have to say I’m halfway through and nothing, and I usually do have light crushes on good leading men. He may be a great actor- but sex appeal less so..

      • Looty says:

        I always loved Loki, but platonically. What I felt for the night manager was different…you know.

    • Penny says:

      He looked real good in TNM, but I still prefer him with dark brown/black hair. I actually really like the way he looks in I Saw The Light as skinny Hank Williams with brown contact lenses. I’m probably alone on that, but I don’t care.

  13. Sue says:

    I think seeing men modelling underwear etc. is always a bit weird;-) you just have to think ‘is the bulge real,is it fake,good photoshop etc.’ looking at women is complete different.you can see the size/shape of the boobs but nothing else😉
    I was wondering did they tell him ‘Tom, which side is comfortable for you? Hm,put it to left…hm,no, to the right,hmm,yes,good angle,don’t move,hold on…’ 😂
    I think he looks good, healthy, he bulked up just enough, no sharp six-pack or big biceps bulges…

    • shelly says:

      I always wonder if there is an element of fakery to Men’s underwear ads. David Gandy always looks like he’s packing a spare pair of socks down there.

      • Dippit says:

        I was completely put off ads of that nature when someone enlarged a shot of Jamie Dornan in white CK’s where there appeared to be a skid mark. Benefit of the doubt given, it was probably just some unfortunate fake tan rub off… but now I can’t see these type of shots without finding them very unsexy.

        I suspect many use ‘enhancements’ too. At least the only thing not uncomfortable about TH’s cringe shots is that he hasn’t gone big on that front; more big on wafty grandad pants instead.

      • Sixer says:

        I’ve just dropped down dead because Dippit said skid mark!

      • Dippit says:

        @Sixer Why?

        /CPR STAT *tries to recall First Aider training*.

    • Penny says:

      Me too. Very few male underwear ads are appealing imo. Maybe Beckham. That was an impressive photo shoot. His tattoos make his very fit body look more interesting. Plus the lighting and his posing was very good. I’m not Becky stan btw, just making an observation.

  14. freebunny says:

    Is it me or Hiddles always looks startled and like he is about to cry when he has his resting face?

  15. shelly says:

    @Sixer with Toms mad dancing skills I think he could be the new face of shake n vac.

    • Betti says:

      As long as he wears these pants while singing ‘do the shake and vac and put the freshness back….’

    • shelly says:

      I’m not sure the paper knickers would survive a vigorous bout of hoovering !

    • Sixer says:

      HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Oh, imagine. He’d be shaking and vac-ing, then his PAPER KNICKERS would fall down, and it would all descend into streaking on your tellybox!

  16. MI6 says:

    There is something always just a bit off with his sex scenes…I think now it must be the Try Hard. (No pun intended).
    I believe he’ll get body-slammed when this “relationship ” ends and grow into himself as a result. THEN he’ll reach Peak Sexy. He’s in there.
    Besides, he’s a thespian. He didn’t got to RADA to become an underwear model.

    • Penny says:

      Yeah, when all the Swifties turn on him too. We’ll never hear the end of it. Good thing he’s pretty strong willed. He didn’t survive boarding school, university and RADA to be broken by Hiddleswift and Tiddles-gate.

  17. Lbliss says:

    Yep too old. As much as I dislike Calvin, he has face/body and actual skills for modelling where as Tom does not have any of those qualities. See exhibit A for horrible modelling pics.

    • Annetommy says:

      Calvin has the FACE for modelling? Wow…modelling balaclavas maybe.

    • Penny says:

      “Calvin, he has face/body and actual skills for modelling”

      Oh god, this is going too far now. I’ll give you his body since he is fit and to each her own. But the face and skills for modeling? Not. He has pretty doofus expressions and his PR modeling “career” to promote himself is just that. Nothing to put in a time capsule.

  18. my3cents says:

    Thank you for posting these again!
    The granny panties- did I remember to wipe my bum -photos are priceless and on their way to becoming legendary!

  19. this_dis says:

    It might have made commercial sense not to hire Hiddleston to avoid drama… until Armani made it public. Making the move public sort of defeats that purpose, no? They are part of the drama, now.
    Because, it just sounds like Armani joined the ranks of catty ex-fans who were dating Tom in their own heads, and are now resorting to insulting him online out of spite. Doesn’t sound so classy to me.

    • shelly says:

      I can’t imagine Armani execs could care less that TH is dating TS and have turned on him because they have lost their imaginary boyfriend.

      TH will be just fine without Armani and he could certainly do without anymore shots of him in his undies.

      I think Tayto is for real and he must be happy to be dating someone, it must get lonely constantly travelling and not being in a relationship, I’d say he’s having the summer of his life.

    • saltandpepper says:

      Armani? No.

      Pampers? Yes.

    • Miss M says:

      It defeats the purpose…

  20. jferber says:

    I disagree about Calvin. He is no way or will ever be cool. I’m also not crazy about his body. It’s pallid, long and could use more definition. And his face just screams out, “Big, petty baby. Mean boy. Everyone should kiss my ass.”

  21. Brittney B. says:

    Michael B. Jordan, please.

    • Sunsetsnow says:

      Yes, please! Michael B. Jordan would be a great choice! I actually think Tom is very sexy and with some coaching could pull off the Armani gig. The whole Swift thing has turned me off of him. I don’t understand it and I think that he has made a big mistake. He’s old enough to actually think about consequences.

    • Nicole says:

      Yes. Him or Chadwick and I could die a happy lady *swoon*
      I can’t believe there is going to be a movie with BOTH of them. I may not survive it.

    • SusanneToo says:

      Michael, Chadwick, LeBron, Chiwetal, I say hire ALL of them. Then I might bother to look at their ads.

      • ElleBee says:

        I thought I was the only one to find Lebron sexy (along with Rihanna). He isn’t cute in the face but something about him attracts me.

    • MI6 says:

      Chris’s Evans and Hemsworth? Anthony Mackie?

      • Abby_J says:

        Anthony Mackie could sell me ocean front property in Colorado in a suit, his underwear or sweats and a t-shirt. I’m just sayin.

      • ElleBee says:

        Wouldn’t you rather see Mackie in white Calvin Klein (see Djimon Honsou & Mehcad Brooks)? Hemsworth & Evans for Armani for sure

      • Penny says:

        Chris’s Evans and Hemsworth. The beef-cake edition.

        Not really.

  22. what's inside says:

    Okay, enough is enough. He is a male actor who may be working until his dotage unlike most of his female counterparts who are judged to death on appearance. He has a certain look and if he plays to that will continue working much as he has been all along. The Loki part put him on the map and his romance with the attending press just increases his profile. From my perspective, he is an attractive, well-groomed, gentleman and I think Taylor actually traded up.

  23. jferber says:

    Now Michael B. Jordan would be a brilliant choice. I also think Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks is crazy-hot, crazy-smart and should replace Tom Brady in ALL modeling shoots. Sherman is my biggest sports crush ever.

  24. PikaBoo says:

    Media is just savage. Don’t think he was ever considered for Armani. They just made that story up for the clicks. And now they’re making things up for the clicks again.

    Oh Tom, you should have been content being Internet’s boyfriend. Or found yourself some VS model. You would have gotten the photo-ops without the drama.

    As a fan, it’s disheartening.

  25. KBeth says:

    He isn’t too old, he’s too lacking in sex appeal.

  26. Tania says:

    I think he looks alright –I wouldn’t kick him out of my bed, that’s for sure. But he should not model underwear. Like ever. The shots are super embarrassing and he lacks both the body and the confidence to pull it off. I should add though, that Calvin Harris’s underwear ads were also ridiculous for the exact same reasons and reflected poorly on the brand.

    • Abby_J says:

      I’d kick him out of bed. More room on the floor……

      Totally agree that he should stick to the suits because he looks great in them. The underwear shot above makes me feel uncomfortable, and not in a good way. I didn’t even like the sun bathing scene in High Rise. My Tommy is the guy I wanna see in a great suit, not naked.

      I can’t judge Calvin Harris. I didn’t even know who he was until Tiddlesgate started. I do enjoy some of the music he’s been involved in.

      • Penny says:

        More room on the floor for what??

        He does rock suits and clothes in general like nobody’s business, but come on. The sun bathing scene in High Rise was Raarrr. As in muy caliente!
        Ok, gatta go take cold shower.

      • lilacflowers says:

        More room on the floor to do whatever we want without fear of falling off the bed or breaking the box spring.

      • Abby_J says:

        *Hifive* Lilacflowers!

  27. PikaBoo says:

    I’d say hire Matt Bomer. He was already in their campaign for suits. Why not do the underwear too. He has the face and the body.

  28. tasha says:

    if he got it people would have laughed at him for being an underwear model , now he hasn’t got it people are laughing anyway, WTF?
    But I would say, good for him. Dodged a bullet here. I mean underwear model? Really?!
    -_-

  29. LP says:

    Someday I hope TH does another 1883 photo shoot- look it up if you haven’t seen it! He hasn’t looked that good since!

  30. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Tom: “Any attention is a good thing, it can only help my career and maybe give me a few more job opportunities”
    2016: “Lol, sorry noooo”

    • PGrant's Girl says:

      I think this is exactly what was going through his/his reps’ minds when he signed the contract with Swifty, and it’s just backfired so spectacularly. I wonder if he and his team have been having literal panic attacks about this whole mess.

  31. popup says:

    No one but a male model should be an underwear model. I don’t want to think about the model’s mind or personality while ogling his body.

  32. Irene says:

    “While Tom is without doubt one of the sexiest actors of his generation”

    OMG lol no

    • defaultgirl says:

      I know, I reread that twice and laughed so hard. I don’t see the appeal, he reminds me of an ostrich kinda. Nothing is sexy about him does he even like girls?!?! The PR pictures with Taylor look so fake.

      • Penny says:

        So I take it you don’t know anything about him besides these photos and ones with Taylor.

  33. LinaLamont says:

    I don’t know. Given the choice of modeling underwear or banging, I’d take banging… and flying around the world in private jets and staying in the most expensive hotels and homes and having a private chauffeur and, if I were an insecure-hollow-shallow-famewhore of the first order (disclaimer: I don’t know the man, personally, so, that’s just an assumption), being mobbed and papped everywhere I went.

    But, hey, that’s just me.

  34. seesittellsit says:

    Theo James would be my suggestion for Armani if they’re really looking to pull in the under-30 crowd. In fact, I’d be surprised if James wasn’t also on the Bond list although my first choice is still Aidan Turner. Turner, despite his heart throb status in the UK due to “Poldark” once said the less people really know about an actor personally, the better. And as Turner reputedly gets around quite a bit even when in a LTR, he has been able to keep a remarkably low profile on that score. Difference between preaching and practice, so to speak.

    I wonder if Loki ruined Tom’s perspective on his own reach and threw him off course. It gave him a taste of tinsel and global stardom and I don’t think he ever recovered and he never stopped to consider that it might be one of those odd career blips that don’t necessarily mean he can be Brad Pitt. I think Cumberbatch’s moment in the sun due to Sherlock is already on the downswing as an example. Cumberbatch took as much advantage of it as he could, but it’s a bit funny checking in with the crazy Tumblr blogs still obsessing with the pillow baby and fake marriage: they clearly haven’t gotten the memo that no one really cares and he’s on the verge of being “over” at that level.

    Hiddles would be better off going back to stage work and looking for meaty dramatic roles.

    He is not exactly a senior citizen, but the receding hairline and narrow lined face are setting in a bit rapidly. The antics with Swift were so jarring particularly because of that: they don’t make him look younger: they make him look older.

    I don’t know why I should feel sad for a talented successful English actor born to gender, racial, and economic privilege (he really doesn’t need Swift’s money, he’s hardly poor even if not rich on her scale) but somehow . . . there’s something really sad about all this.

    • KikiGee says:

      Spot on analysis, @seesittellsit, IMHO.

    • Nicole says:

      Great analysis I agree. I do think Tom overestimated his popularity and played this PR relationship game wrong. Whether or not you believe they are real they put the relationship out there for PR that’s obvious. Where they missed is timing. Taylor has used up ALL of her goodwill and since Calvin didn’t roll over like the previous guys she had a hard time controlling how the new relationship rollout went. Add Kimye and this has blown up in their faces. Not only that but Tom underestimated his fanbase’ tolerance and overlap. I think there is very little between the Dragonflies (that’s his base right?) and the Swifties. And no matter how famous Taylor is some brands just DO NOT want to deal with her high school drama. And those are the brands Tom wants. It doesn’t mesh.

      Also for me no to Theo he’s pretty but zero charisma for me. He’s like Liam Hemsworth in that way…no onscreen presence at all to me.

      • browniecakes says:

        He didn’t research the role of Taylor Swift’s boyfriend before he took the part.

      • Annetommy says:

        Nicole, I think the base you are referring to are the “Hiddlestoners”. The “Dragonflies” are the much more sensible ladies (mostly sensible, mostly ladies) of Celebitchy. Like the “Swifties”? Hardly.

    • TotallyOld says:

      Great analysis of this entire episode for TH. I too think that little taste of global stardom was just enough to whet his appetite for A list stardom. He doesn’t have that “it” thing that makes people that popular.

    • Marshmallow says:

      Joel Kinnaman for Armani
      And for Bond
      All day

    • Penny says:

      Really? Would anybody really go see in big numbers, an movie Aidan Turner were to star in? No. He’s just as much a moderately recognizable HW screen actor as Tom, even less so. He has a fanbase, like Tom, except not nearly as big. He’s been in some big movies, but not as the main lead, BO draw. Yet he’s supposed to be the standard of BO success to compare Tom to and even more so Benny who has stared in a successful film and been nominated for an Oscar? You need to rethink you’re premise.

      You know one enormous factor you left out of your analysis is the that of unhinged, mocking, tabloid gossip. Where everyone thinks they can pass judgement on anyone for anything, not because they know anything, but just because they can. As a result people get the a skewed perception of the situation which they continue to share as if it’s truth. It wouldn’t be so bad if others didn’t get influenced by the so called “harmless” chatter, but unfortunately they do – Big Time! And that’s all it takes to trash someones career. But hey, it was fun, right?

      • seesittellsit says:

        @Penny – they said the same thing when Craig got Bond, especially in America, and he didn’t have Turner’s recent exposure on PBS/BBC at home as a bona fide heartthrob setting viewing records. The rest, as they say, is history.

        And I never said Turner was the standard for anything to compare Tom to, except my taste. I find Tom attractive, I find Turner HOT. I said I would prefer Turner as Bond, and I would, but I was speaking strictly for myself not for the industry. And willy-nilly, Turner is on the list, too. Sean Connery was an unknown, too, when Bond came out.

        OK, there aren’t many like Connery on the planet.

        Tom is a better actor than Turner (no one is going to ask Turner to do Hamlet at the Barbican, but then no one asked Connery, either), but that doesn’t mean Tom can bring Bond off. that’s another part of the forest – the intangible part.

        That’s part of my point: look what happened when he did Coriolanus at the Donmar – he sold it out. You think he wouldn’t sell out the Barbican now if they offered him Henry V or Romeo?

        Few actors can do everything. For Bond you need something more, something edgy rough but very smoothly controlled and the ability to generate sexual heat and danger – or Henry Cavill would have had this sewed up long ago. OMG . . . Noooooooooooooooooooo! Bite my tongue!

        As for the tabloids . . . well, this is a gossip site and since no one gossiping can make a prima facie case . . . Unhinged? Some of it, no doubt. Mocking? Style of thing.

        Swift made Tom look silly, and that photospread was silly, too. He’s trying too hard. It shows. Nothing could be less Bond-like.

      • Penny says:

        @seasittellsit

        I wasn’t really referring to the Bond franchise. I agree the actor that’s picked for Bond most likely will not have that much name recognition. I think the only one that did was Pierce Brosnan that was a favorite in the US and had a fanbase from being on tv for 3-5 seasons.

        Putting Bond aside, I was challenging the idea that Aiden was in better standing career wise by doing nothing PR wise and keeping his credibility image in tact even though outside of his modest fanbase, US mainstream has even less idea who he is than Tom. Maybe that wasn’t your specific point, and you were speaking more to the casting of Bond.

        I had my doubts about Hiddles playing Bond before Taylor. He’s a capable actor, but he would have to step it up majorly from his TNM performance cause as you said, that would not cut it. And that was before Taylor-gate.

        Can he pull a rabbit out of his ass? IDK. Is it worth the effort and the risk of failure? Well that’s debatable. To fans that liked his acting and wanted to see more interesting roles, no. To a very British actor like Tom that wants to be an established, A-list, ‘British’ actor, his choices are lessened, and Bond would be the most logical path to achieve this goal.

        Not saying Tom can’t or doesn’t want to play American characters. He does obviously. I just think he doesn’t want to leave his precious London and be a “transplant” like Christian Bale, Huge Laurie, Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Emily Blunt etc. to establish himself in US industry or as a Brit/American actor. Those actors have benefited from it, and I think Hiddles would too if he put his head to the ground and really immerse himself into US culture for a few years not just a few months. But I would sorely miss our most Britty-Brit, our Hiddle-y-dee.

    • Penny says:

      Actually what I’m curious about is how many British actors are big BO, A-list, leading men in successful HW movies? And of that, how many of them are famous for playing British characters verses playing American characters?

      ( Actors that have made films within the 10 to 15 years)

      • lilacflowers says:

        Bale plays American. Hardy played American in The Revenant. Not sure what he was in Mad Max or the Batman movie.

        Redmayne has been successful playing Brits award-wise but he has not had major box office success, but that will change with Magical Creatures.

      • Penny says:

        @lilac

        Yeah, Bale and Hardy play Americans.
        Redmayne is definitely A-list cause of his Oscar and cause he’s been leading man in successful movies like My Week with Marilyn and Le Mis.
        I’m putting Cumberbatch in as plays British. He has mainstream recognition from Oscar nomination and Imitation Game was successful.
        Colin Firth plays British characters.
        Idris Elba plays British film roles.
        James McAvoy plays American and British pretty evenly.
        Michael Fassbender plays Americans (The Councelor, 12 yrs Slave) except in XMen he’s British.
        Henry Cavill plays American.
        John Boyega has hit it big in HW as non-specific American.
        Robert Pattinson’s breakthrough role was as American, and everything since.
        Colin Farrell plays American mostly.
        Gerard Bulter plays American mostly except in 300.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Cumberbatch has not had great box office success except for Star Trek and that was because it was Star Trek. And he has attempted to play American but cannot do an accent.

        Firth, yes. Idris plays both British and American – also Asgardian.

        And then there is Ewan MacGregor.

      • Sixer says:

        But I think we can say Bendy is probably better positioned than LEGS currently, even though there’s little in it. Redmayne better than both.

        I was reading my book the other day while the Sixlets were watching some grotty old US horror show (I say grotty but that just means I’m not into horror, it might be good), looked up and OMG. There was Philip Glenister doing a southern accent and being an exorcising minister. What is Philip Glenister doing in American TV? That was weird. I’m sure he really only belongs this side of the Pond.

    • shelly says:

      That’s a good assessment, there is a lot of harmless piss taking on here, but some places, even main stream media sites, have been quite spiteful about TH, and I don’t really see why.
      He is a good looking (imo) hard working, charming Man.

      He may come across as a bit of try hard, but then again show me an Actor who doesn’t.
      I’m sure he’ll be fine in the long run, and I will continue to enjoy the good natured mockery on Celebitchy, but I hope some of the other places reign back the really nasty stuff, its over the top and not really necessary.

    • Caitiecait says:

      Cumberbatch will headline Dr. Strange in November and it will probably do well. Say what you will about him, he has been headlining films and has an Oscar nomination, so he had more going for him at the moment versus Hiddleaton.

  35. Tiffany says:

    Sooooo……this media sh*tshow is now costing him work. It is going to be a slippery slope to where he will be a after thought. For the commenters who think that he will be alright, nope, and now we are seeing a small taste of what’s to come.

    • saltandpepper says:

      Tiffany, I don’t think it’s going to cost him work necessarily, but he has managed to lower the perception a lot of people have/had of him, perhaps this has even cost him the respect of others in the industry, of course they won’t say it to his face. Not only gossip journalists are commenting on this circus and how TnT have chosen to conduct it. He’s been more than happy to go along with everything and is behaving like a true squad member. Which he is of course.

      • Penny says:

        Actually real players in the industry are not phased by meaningless gossip trends. It’s the business. If it were taken seriously a lot more celebs than Tom would be dust now. Gossip media usually works in hand with the entertainment industry.

        It’s unfortunate that petty gossipers that don’t really know much about Tom are so ready to jump on the bandwagon, but as others have pointed out here, he’ll recover from petty gossip that has no bases in truth other than he most likely dated someone for PR and embarrassed himself. Not like other actors haven’t done the same, and it’s not like he ate someone’s dog. Oh wait, High Rise, oops.

  36. Angelica says:

    I actually said “Too old” in Meryn Trant’s voice after reading this. I made myself laugh, don’t judge me!

  37. browniecakes says:

    Looks like the press digested the dinner in Santa Monica pap walk and have decided to have Tom for dessert. Tom’s been wearing allot of Ralph Lauren. His photo shoots tend to come out a bit awkward. In fact that scene from Skull Island when Tom peers out of the helicopter reminds me of that photo shoot from a couple years ago in rainy England when Tom stuck his head out the car door. Not a natural model our boy.

    • Chef Grace says:

      Good point. he is too in love with the camera lens to be natural.
      4th wall has collapsed in a heap of rubble.

  38. spidey says:

    If this is true, and I have my doubts but that is me being sensible again, what would it have done for Tom’s allegedly failing credibility if he had followed on from CH into the Armani contract? Think it would have caused more detraction personally.

  39. Nimbolicious says:

    I think Hello Kitty would be a better match for him at this point. I’m ruined forever after the I-Heart-TS tshirt debacle.

    • shelly says:

      The Graham Norton show fan girling over Di Nero started his decline in the hotness stakes for me.

      But the 4th of July waterslide pic sent me from wet as an otters pocket, to dry as a bone in 0 to 60.

      Not that it matters a jot to TH he’s got lovely young Taytay to shag and good luck to the pair of ‘em, they have enhanced my summer gossip quota by miles.

  40. browniecakes says:

    He did the Jaguar campaign but they really hired Loki not Tom.

  41. antipodean says:

    It has actually come to me just now what that pose reminds me of. Says photographer, “Tom, just give us your Michelangelo’s David pose”. It would explain why he looks like a startled sculpture. And the “vigorous hoovering” comment made me screech unattractively with laughter.

    • shelly says:

      Yes the David pose nailed it, he also favours Rodins the thinker a lot.
      What other iconic sculpture poses could he use when modelling ?

      Maybe him and Taytay could renact The Kiss.

  42. racer says:

    Perhaps he’s not straight enough to do their ads (tee-hee)

    He’s like the lesson I was taught as a youth “don’t be guilty by association, choose your associates wisely”. Mature will never be an adjective used to describe Swift and so Tom has chosen to swim in the same pool with a tank top declaration.

  43. Guesto says:

    While I think this is 100% opportunistic bullshit looking for a home, the reality is that as long as he’s hooked up with the brittle, unappealing blandness that is TS, he’s doomed in ‘appeal’ terms.

    And much as I side-eye and laugh at him, objectively, he’s a very elegant man and wears the hell out of a sharp suit.

    • Betti says:

      Yes, sadly his association with her and her drama has taken him off the table for the top/high end brands that are usually all over the English gent type. He on his own is good for that type of brand, she is not (and never has been). He’s now in the Topshop section.

    • MI6 says:

      So true, Guesto.
      And the sad thing is, he had it all going on just a month ago.

    • shelly says:

      Agreed TH is sublime in a suit, just stay away from tank tops and paper knickers Tommy and all will be well.

  44. Red says:

    I hate the name “Tiddles” for this couple. His name is already Tom, so it comes across as more of a JLaw or ScarJo than a couple name. HE is Tiddles. The couple is Tiddlyswift.

    He is also way too unattractive for underwear modeling. When I look at the pic above, all I think is “please put some clothes on.”

  45. Hazel says:

    I really don’t get this guy–I only ever saw him in Wallander. He was ok – just another pasty-faced Englishman.

  46. Tulsa says:

    Whenever I see that picture in is boxers….

    My immediate reaction is “Put some clothes on”.

    Dude puts out about as much sexual “heat” as a chilled glass of cucumber water.

  47. Chef Grace says:

    Well according to Gossip Cop this is false. LOL. But aren’t they all.

    • browniecakes says:

      I’m not sure how they do it but smug Gossip Cop makes thing worse. I think it’s because GC goes after the worst of the gossip click bait sites. GC ends that article with Tom was never considered for an Armani campaign. That’s kind of worse than being turned down, isn’t it? GC debunked a rumor that Tom was looking to get Taylor pregnant asap so he could use her money and stay home. My reaction was, is that what some people think of Tom? I had no idea until I read it in GC.

      • Penny says:

        Good points. It’s a shame about the gossip mocking culture we have now with the internet especially. Anyone can participate and put out all kinds of crazy, and all sorts, the young, the dumb and the meanies, just start spreading it with their own take whether they ever knew anything about an actor or not, and most of it is association hate.

        “A US fashion source said” from the Daily Mirror ! !

        Right. This is so BS.

        BTW, Armani loves dressing Tom. He’s effortlessly elegant and wears suits like a second skin.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      Why exactly is Gossip Cop considered a reliable source for anything?

  48. browniecakes says:

    Armani turned down ‘Rear of the Year’!?! I hope they can live with themselves.

  49. JIll says:

    I think he is young enough he just doesnt look young enough

  50. Chef Grace says:

    That was my point Miss Jupitero, they are no better than the gossip. I feel awful for Hiddles, in a way, though I am sure he has acquired a bit of thick skin, some of this has got to smart a bit. :)

  51. browniecakes says:

    Today Tom was photographed coming out of a gym in West Hollywood and goodbying another dude with a Hiddles Hug. Why is he working out so much? Loki is not buff. So what’s up – a new role? An excuse to stay out during the day? Did he say goodbye with feels because he is finally on his way to AU? (Why else would you hug someone when you are sweaty?)

  52. Chef Grace says:

    Just Jared had the whole set of pics. Looked more like a bro secret manshake hug. When is he going back? And yes, why the buffing up. Perhaps he is planning his getaway. LOL.

    • popup says:

      Not sure why there’s a conspiracy theory around his daily workouts. He’s an actor known for his award-winning butt (lol). Of course he works out on a near-daily basis. Taylor also works out as frequently. Working out is part of their jobs.

      I doubt he is bulking up. He’s been photographed doing a lot of running, which isn’t something one does when trying to gain mass. He’s probably working out to stay lean, plus he’s probably training with the stunt demands of Thor3 in mind.

    • GROVEOK says:

      Maybe he’s trying to work off all of those chain restaurant meals…

    • Sue says:

      The guy outside the gym looks like Zachary Quinto from Star Trek…

      • DahliaDee says:

        Actually, he’s giving me Calvin Harris vibes. Which would explain the awkward manshake-hug.

  53. Mats Strommy says:

    Funny that Armani has doubts about this considering they had the Beckhams a couple of years ago. After that all credibility is gone for ever….

  54. TotallyBiased says:

    Just because he did a photoshoot where all the serious actors were in various stages of open shirt to negligee to undress, doesn’t prove he wants an underwear contract no matter who it is with.
    As for Armani, they’ve loved him since before he was ‘famous’. When we see that Armani refuses to suit him up, then I’ll believe they think less of him. Of course, we may never know, if HE keeps to Ralph.

    • lilacflowers says:

      You are talking sense once again.

    • Becky says:

      TB, I think you’re missing the point. I also doubt he was up for the Armani underwear campaign but It’s the bad press he’s getting, a direct result of his involvement with Swift that’s the issue.

    • popup says:

      Yes. Screws to this obviously fake story.

    • Matchday says:

      Stan Island threads always have the same population.

      • AlmostThere says:

        Ranges between over adoring protective fans and screeching baboons throwing feces to see what will stick.

      • Matchday says:

        More like overeager fawning – of TH and themselves: You’re so sensible. You’re so correct. I’d thought the same thing. TH is a brilliant actor who will always have a career. No one reads tabloids like The Guardian. No one cares about this gossip. Come to the veranda to have a mimosa.

        It’s always the same ones.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        You know, I thought this was where y’all get CeleB*tchy about stars, and the subjects of the article–not about fellow posters. Personally, I just have this thing about accuracy.
        So when there are a lot of positive articles and pics, those are purely pr plants? And when negative stuff comes up, that’s honest reporting?
        Hmmm.
        And you wonder why so many of us choose to reinforce critical thinking and logic when we see it.

      • Sixer says:

        You two are just big blue meanies!

        Having said that, please can I be a screeching baboon?

      • lilacflowers says:

        *hands Sixer some lemon drizzle. Fawns*

        You can be a screeching baboon if you so desire. Or anything else you would like.

      • AlmostThere says:

        Sixer, you can but you have to provide your own feces.
        lol

      • Sixer says:

        I can only do that if we spell it PROPERLY – faeces. Bloody Americans. Always swarming internet messageboards with their sucky spellings. Same ones every time.

        I win this bit, right? ;)

        *runs off ducking*

      • AlmostThere says:

        Yes, you win. Now here’s your prize.

        *hands over baggy of doggy ‘faeces’ from the morning’s walk.

        ;-P

      • Sixer says:

        *considers repeating recent village scandal chez Sixer concerning dog poo*

        *reconsiders. Grabs prize. Scarpers*

      • AlmostThere says:

        @Sixer
        Just so you know my screeching baboon comment wasn’t referring to the ladies of the veranda. I know you’re not thin skinned, but I realized it may have been taken that way. Just clarifying.

  55. Sarah says:

    That man has zero sex appeal. He is not traditionally attractive. He should quietly fade away like a woman of his comparitive attractiveness would have to.

    • this_dis says:

      So both actresses and actors you don’t deem attractive should disappear? You know… what they do is acting. Not modeling.

    • Kate says:

      Eek that’s a bit harsh.

      He’s a fairly talented actor, but like most actors, privacy was his mystique. Now that he’s been so out in the open with his relationship with Taylor, he’s lost that and he doesn’t seem as cool as he once did.

      Him being “unattractive”, which he really isn’t, shouldn’t be reason for him to “fade away”, as you say.

    • popup says:

      Ha – I love that somewhat obscure clip of him singing and dancing in Cymbeline. He’s been a dork since at least 2007.

  56. FW says:

    Is Tiddles still in LA? No hurry returning to OZ? Great! I do enjoy all the super cheesy super staged photo-op. always gives me a good laugh. it also means that maybe loki has less screen time than i would expect? i can live with less Loki, considering the distracting off-screen activities of the actor. but that’s just me…

    it’s sad. i can’t imagine i would say less loki would be better two monthes ago

    • Zav says:

      “it’s sad. i can’t imagine i would say less loki would be better two monthes ago”

      true

    • Evie says:

      @FW I was thinking the same thing. BTW, IF Loki does have less screen time it could just as easily be due to the change in S/Ls and Marvel’s decision to incorporate The Hulk and other characters into Thor: Ragnarok as Swiftgate2016. Or maybe it’s both. Or neither. Something seems “off” with him not being in Oz now.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Idris, Zac, and Jamie are not there yet either. Karl isn’t scheduled to begin shooting until mid-August. But sure, Marvel, which built a cinematic empire around an UNINSURABLE, convicted heroin addict (and it is the uninsurable part, not the fame part that matters) with another recovered heroin addict in a key role and another actor’s messy custody battle making headlines is going to re-write Thor DURING filming because Tom Hiddleston is dating Taylor Swift

      • popup says:

        @Lilacflowers, you are so wise.

      • lilacflowers says:

        And he was boarding an airplane, either Cathay Pacific or British Air, yesterday. By himself, it seems.

    • browniecakes says:

      Someone sat near TnT with the promise to the host of not taking photos of them last night at The Church Key restaurant in WeHo. No paps around. Bodyguards sat nearby. It can be done.
      I have not seen I Saw The Light just because of Tom’s overexposure. And I’m about at my quota for bad films by August.

      • FW says:

        @browniecakes i cancelled my pre-order of ISTL blu-ray when i saw the pap photo with mum hiddles &co. and i have no intention to watch it ever because of the very bad reviews. he no longer will be the reason i watch a sub-par product . maybe that’s good for my movie viewing experience

      • RUNSWITHSCISSORS says:

        No paps? I’m shocked. She must be going through pap withdrawal. I envision her crawling around on the floor, searching desperately for her phone. “Must call paps… must call paps…”

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Do you guys have a homing device planted in Hiddles’s paper undies or something? Where do you hear about these things?

        I haven’t seen ISTL, but a friend of mine did and felt that although TommyAnnE should be commended for how hard he worked on the music, his acting was very hammy and overdone. I don;t think you are missing a thing.

      • AlmostThere says:

        @ Jupitero

        He was “very hammy” in ISTL? Well that’s the first I’ve heard that. I saw the movie, and he wasn’t what I’d call very hammy. If that was hammy, then I guess everyone else in the movie was hammy too because they all matched each others performances pretty well. Maybe too sentimental is the word I’d use.

      • Matchday says:

        He’s a little hammy in everything he does. He really doesn’t know how to give an understated performance. There’s never been one performance I’ve watched where I’ve not been conscious of him ‘acting.’

      • tulip says:

        He most certainly does know how to give an understated performance.

        He’s completely understated in Unrelated and Archipelago. Aslo in High Rise and OLLA.

    • Penny says:

      Gotta wonder here about some of these so called “former fans”, whether or not they were real fans to begin with. Just sayin, people around here are jumping on the bandwagon way to quick and trashing his work as opposed to just taking harmless shots at his PR personal life mishaps. My guess is some of these so-called former fans were just image invested fans only.

  57. pikawho? says:

    I wonder how much money was on the table? A complete rejection of sunscreen, hair treatments and romantic standards are the only cause..Tragic!

  58. Margo S. says:

    This makes me happy because how did I know this was going to happen but his publicists didn’t…?

    • Matchday says:

      I’d really like to know how much Luke Windsor makes. Because he doesn’t deserve a 1/3 of it. Any publicist that uses gossip cop and then retweets it is phoning it in. At this point everyone knows that GC is a mouthpiece. They deny whatever is negative and true. Most people read GC and then think the opposite of what is being reported. Remember that GC has had no fewer than 3 articles about her NOT having a boob job.

      • Bonzo says:

        I agree. It seems unprofessional of Luke to retweet a Gossip Cop post to deny a rumor. Either leave it alone (his usual MO) or make an official statement.

        TIDDLES has gotten boring. I need them to give me something new ’cause I’m all out of snark and giggles with the same ol’ arranged pap shots and silly insider quotes.

      • spidey says:

        @ Bonzo, I would prefer it if they would give nothing at all, ever, again.

      • Sixer says:

        Matchday – I read somewhere not so long ago that well known actors with aggressive/active PR operations pay well into six figures a year for the service. And retweeting GC aside, LEGS gets his face into many of those PR-driven awards so I imagine his bill from Luke is not dissimilar.

  59. Dani says:

    Can they just give it to Clive Owen and call it a day? He could be 90 and I’d still want to climb him like a tree.

  60. dana says:

    Tom may be a competent actor but he’s never been sexy.

    • Cranberry says:

      Never say never. Go see some earlier pics of him. There’s a reason why so many ladies have the hots for Legs.

  61. spidey says:

    Check what Luke Windsor has retweeted about the “Armani deal” 10 hours ago.

    • popup says:

      You reckon Luke is the “Hiddleston insider” for Gossip Cop?

      • spidey says:

        Haha, don’t know about that, but it is interesting that he has seen fit to comment on this, having been silent on the subject of Tom apart from the Skull Island trailer.

  62. sarahd says:

    I never really watched Thor and had no idea who Tom Hiddleston was before he starting dating Taylor Swift. Then I viewed a video of him dancing, and I was impressed. Then I watched some of his interviews and he seemed so nice, a deep thinker, charming, witty, with a great smile. And he had me hooked. So I watched Night Manager, and he had me more hooked. More videos revealed he does great impressions too, and each time I watch another interview with him I find him more and more attractive. I can’t tell you why I find him so sexy, but I do. And for the Taylor publicity back firing, not in my case. I only became a fan of his because of all that publicity. So even though I do see all those pictures with Taylor staged and think it’s silly, they exposed me to someone new, and now I am a new fan of Tom Hiddleston.

    • AlmostThere says:

      Welcome. I must warn you though. The Hiddles vortex is very deep. Many have been reported to have never resurfaced again except in the virtual annexes of the internet. Many have been spotted swimming the deep Hiddle waters of Tumblr. Others are re-watching countless hours of Hiddleston videos on YouTube. Next Twitter, Tumblr and then Bamm!. It’s a year later and you’re arguing with people on gossip sites over how many identical white and blue shirts he owns or whether he is universal enough to be a box office leading man.
      Tom is quite the conundrum in and of himself and no one has figured out why. He just is. He is a refreshing change from the usual celebrities we see in US entertainment landscape. Many will say it’s cause he’s so very ‘English’, but it seems to be more than that. He is an interesting mix of cultural differences. He is handsome, charming, awkward and verbose. He’s earnest and ambitious, optimistic and insecure, and he’s infectiously entertaining.

      Take care and don’t forget to come up for air.