Star: Taylor Swift thinks if Hiddles is serious about her, he ‘needs to propose’


Tiddles is likely around two months old. While Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift met for the first time, allegedly, around the Met Gala in May, I feel pretty certain that Taylor and Tom didn’t really start up, for realsies, until very late May, but more likely early June. The first Tiddlebanging photos were published on June 15th, and the Tiddlebanging had gone down a day or two earlier. All in all, that makes The Glorious Tiddlebanging two months old. Is it too soon for Tom and Taylor to talk about marriage and babies? Everyone is different, and I honestly don’t think it’s weird if they’re talking about that kind of stuff in a “someday, this is what I want” scenario. But is it too early for Taylor to “expect” a proposal from Tom? Um… yes.

As Taylor Swift’s picture-perfect world lies in shambles, thanks to Kanye West’s secret recording, Swift is clinging to the one person sticking by her side: Tom Hiddleston.

“Taylor and Tom talk about spending the rest of their lives together,” shares a pal, “but if he’s serious about settling down then he needs to propose.”

Hiddleston is no stranger to Taylor’s demands. Per reports, Tom flew all the way out to LA to console the singer after she failed to score a single VMA nomination.

“Tom was hoping to buy some time, but it sounds like Taylor wants to announce their engagement soon,” says the source, who suspects the pop star has set her sights on the 2016 Emmy Awards in September.

“Taylor will want all eyes on them, and what better way than to walk down the red carpet with a rock on her ring finger.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

As you can imagine, Gossip Cop hopped onto this story very quickly, discrediting it by writing “The notion that she’s already pressuring the actor to get engaged is simply not true. In fact, our contact actually laughed when Gossip Cop brought up this new ‘pining for a proposal’ tale.” LAUGHTER IS NOT A DENIAL. And the non-denial laughter is likely coming from someone in Taylor’s camp, because Luke Windsor (Tom’s publicist) didn’t retweet this story! So… does Taylor think that Tom “needs to propose”? I don’t know. What I keep going back to is that Taylor and Calvin Harris seemed relatively solid for more than a year. When it fell apart, it was (and continues to be) a hot mess, but for a time, they were fine and she seemed a lot more mature. Maybe she learned never to do that again, that everything from here on out should be pap strolls, sugary quotes and Tiddlebanging.

Also: this video came out this week. Taylor doesn’t want to be seen! So she’ll walk sideways to her car, thank you very much. I keep thinking about all of the different ways that sideways walk could have been avoided. Like, why didn’t her driver temporarily park closer to the door?


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  1. LadyMTL says:

    I need to practice sideways walking, it looks like it would be a good way to work on my coordination. Sideways walk to the bus stop, sideways walk to the bedroom…no face-forward walking for me! Honestly, she could have just worn a hoodie or something.

    Tay-Tay makes me laugh.

  2. Aulty says:

    All I want for Christmas is their PR-ppl’s mails leaked. (and a pony).

  3. Betti says:

    Was only a matter of time before these plants by her team started appearing. Guess she’s been reading the comments on here about how an engagement will help repair her image. can’t let Katy and her exhibitonist man take all the press away from her true love romance.

  4. Bishg says:

    The backwards-walk is one of the most dumb, embarrassing stunts pulled off by a celebrity that I have ever seen. We get it, Taylor: if you are in full make-up and fancy clothes, you are OK with pictures being taken half an inch away from you, but blurry pictures from a distance outside the gym? NOT OK. I used to think she was just innocent and borderline boring, but she’s really revealed her true colours. She must be one of the most narcissistic, insufferable people to be around to.

    • Adele Dazeem says:

      Yeah I don’t understand it either. Wouldn’t a hoodie or a wig and glasses work better?

    • MI6 says:

      Messy, immature, spoiled child.
      And probably a bunny boiler
      The “Blank Space” is between her ears.
      I can’t WAIT for this to be over.

    • Matchday says:

      Narcissistic? Taylor Swift? Surely you jest!

    • Bonzo says:

      Immature, narcissistic, controlling and insufferable and I get that just from what I’ve read of her the past two months. How does anyone stand being around her and experiencing it day in and out??

      Tom must have a massive boner to be megafamous to put up with that nonsense every day.

      • The Understudy says:

        I can only assume that her real life persona is radically different to this public image because most of what I have learned about her is not winning me over at all. Unlike Tom, who the more I discovered about the more interesting and endearing he appeared the reverse seems true with Taylor, someone who seemed a nice enough girl before I knew too much about her, I’ve only scratched the surface and it has become harder to warm to her.

        I get I’m not in her demographic, she has touched a generation with her music, I give her kudos for that. Her fans seem to adore her, they want to be her or be her pal and she seems to help perpetuate that dream by being so sweet & generous with a great many of them but my cynical side eye just sees it as a marketing strategy even if she enjoys doing it.

        I wonder how much Tom is aware of her image and subsequently of what the Hiddleswift image, that he is now the minor part of, has become? How awful to have to consider how to media manage your relationship? Is he alone in Australia Google searching it all?

    • PimmsCupInAPimpCup says:

      I’m highly amused by it. There’s a long legged awkwardness to it that’s making me laugh- I think it’s the clunkiness of the shoes. Also,most people walking backwards glance back as normal human need for safety kicks in. Not this girl- she’s a walking (literally) trust excercise.
      It immediately calls to mind James Whale’s decision to have Frankenstien’s monster enter the room backwards for a shock reveal.
      I was waiting for her to turn around and wave her stitched hands at us.

    • Grazies says:

      It’s probably because she’s been called out for calling the paps on herself and Tom. Now she’s called them again so she can do her her ‘sideways walk’ and her Swifties can say ‘see! She doesn’t like the paps!’
      You know she reads everything that said about her and plots how to counter anything negative.

  5. NewWester says:

    If Tom proposes to Taylor, I think they should have a double wedding with Blake Shelton ( if he asks her) and Gwen Stefani. Social media and the Internet would go into meltdown. The comments would be priceless!

  6. InvaderTak says:

    Taylor’s Caught Red Handed: Remain Clueless Tour continues. Really overcompensating for that Telegraph article aren’t you guys?

    And why not hide behind your bodyguards, dummy? Oh wait….Sorry I need coffee.

  7. Sixer says:

    I also think he needs to propose. At the check-out on their upcoming visit to Build-a-Bear. The store will have been closed to everyone except Tiddles and an army of photogs. It will be special. Taylor won’t even walk sideways!

  8. lilacflowers says:

    The sideways walk gets more attention than a regular walk.

    He flew all the way back to California from New York because that is how people usually travel to Australia from the states. Not always, but usually. But sure, Taylor, spin it however you want.

    One of my neighbor’s growing up was like this – if she didn’t have a diamond on her finger by the end of the third month, she labeled the guys “Not Serious” and would dump them. She was engaged four times before she married the fifth fiancee. And that one didn’t work either.

    • Erinn says:

      Oh my god. I can’t even imagine.

      One of my coworkers said she would basically do a two month trial. If she didn’t feel that strongly about the guy, or didn’t see it working out long term, after the two month window she’d break it off. She never expected it to be an engagement type serious within that two month window – but her thing was that people tend to be on ‘best behavior’ in a new relationship. If she didn’t feel like it was someone who she would want to be with months down the road when the shine wore off, she didn’t want to drag it out for either of their sake. To me – that’s at least sensible albeit very limiting. But man – to expect an engagement level of commitment? That’s scary.

      • lilacflowers says:

        She was a friend of my oldest sister and it became a running joke around the neighborhood. The guy had to be serious about where the relationship was going because everything had to lead to marriage or else. Love and being compatible never really factored in. On the other hand, my brother had a friend who would propose after three months. I think he was engaged three times before finally taking a long break and then living with the woman he eventually married. My siblings used to joke that these two belonged together with their Three Month Rules.

      • AlmostThere says:

        Her system makes sense. But damn! It must have been like Trump on ‘The Apprentice’, “YOU’RE FIRED!”.

        Why didn’t your friends get these two together? They could have saved a lot of lives.

    • Liberty says:

      I know someone who asked men if they planned to marry ON THE FIRST DATE DURING THE MAIN COURSE. EVERY TIME. They ran. She ended up bitterly marrying a buffoon.

  9. Dippit says:

    Maybe her snake of choice was a Sidewinder that day.

  10. Jane says:

    That side-ways walk is just so odd. I’m sure gifs are being made as we talk about this.

  11. AlleyCat says:

    That walking backwards video makes me think of Britney circa 2007. Like I get not wanting unflattering photos, but there were other ways to prevent that. And also, who cares?! You just went to the gym, of course you don’t look fresh off the red carpet. She’s really losing it, and she lives so far in her sheltered celebrity bubble, it’s kind of getting sad/weird now.

  12. SM says:

    I don’t know. I really don’t. I mean is he really serious about this relationship. Like really commited? Because if he was they would be already married by now and expecting their first child together. But that may be repaired. They need to marry right before emmys then they can make the whole show about themselves.

    • LinaLamont says:

      I maintain that it’s a 50/50 chance—- marriage or break-up… real/fake…convenience/PR

      With her money, he can do whatever he wants. Produce and star in his own vehicles. In the limelight, preferential treatment, lavish lifestyle.  Who wouldn’t take this offer? Serious thespian or not. It’s the best of both possible worlds.

      • shelly says:

        I concur, A list stardom isn’t really looking likely at the moment and with Taytay’s money and profile TH could do pretty much what he likes.
        Theatre, Art house stuff and commercial work.

        And lets be honest she is an attractive girl. The World is his oyster if he marries her. I genuinely believe it could happen. And I will laugh my head off if it does.

  13. Sixer says:

    Mr Sixer, home for lunch, is now crab-walking back to his bike to go back to work.

    “You never know, the Parish Magazine’s reporters might be out and about and I forgot to do my make-up this morning.”

  14. Fa says:

    Do you see the other video Lainey posted she is walking backwards is just ridiculous she is alright & all smile to be pap when she is promoting her relationship

  15. Chicken says:

    I just love that picture of Taylor on the home page. I love it so much.

  16. Nina says:

    they did have their first public making out session at the beach… maybe Tom just couldn’t resist her crab walk

  17. AG-UK says:

    Jake Gyllenhaal did that backwards walking once with his mom. NOW if someone did that walking with me I’d turn the other way and walk on my own. Please looks like an idiot.

  18. grabbyhands says:

    Taylor Swift is one of those women for whom no time is too early to start expecting a proposal in a relationship. I’m pretty sure that is the intended endgame every time she gets involved with someone.

  19. spidey says:

    Perhaps she was walking backwards to hide her face because, having escaped to Oz, Tom took time to breathe and dumped her by phone.

    But, being the gentleman, he left it to her to let the world know in her own time.

  20. Zuzus Girl says:

    Her world is hardly “in shambles.” Yes, she’s a clinging middle schooler but these “sources” are full of it.

  21. Looty says:

    I support backwards-walking, sidewise-walking and getting engaged, 100%.

  22. Dippit says:

    Maybe she’s trying to convince herself it’s real as there must be, very deep down, some part of her which knows all her affectations, image manipulations, PR staged/arranged ‘relationships’, and being merely a Product, have prevented her from experiencing the many real and natural joys of a regular life. However, she must still force her version of ‘the fairytale’ in an entirely unnatural way. Arrested development with narcissism writ large.

    I’d almost feel sorry for her if she didn’t seem like such an unpleasant person.

    Anywhichway, a ring now will make this look even less convincing than it already looks to most people.

    At least Taylor’s publicist trouble-shooter/Gossip Cop ‘source’ can still muster a laugh, because I suspect for staff in Taylor-Land it must be a case of if you don’t laugh you’ll cry (and never stop) at the moment.

    • Sixer says:

      Aside from all the hilarity of Tiddlesbanging, glorious as it is, it does also have the added benefit of making you feel so glad to be normal, doesn’t it? I can’t even imagine having commercialised myself to such an extent that I am nothing more than a thing to be angled, triangulated and sold.

      • Dippit says:

        It certainly does Sixer. I’m not particularly fond of the term “normal” as applied to people as it implies that anything outside of the scope of convention is automatically ‘abnormal’ and to be stigmatised… but in this instance its use is spot on.

        I wonder if she can feel/experience/know any real/natural REAL, or if her prism is now so distorted and her echo-chamber of Yes people now so tightly shut that all is merely artifice.

      • Sixer says:

        I think normal is applied to anybody that isn’t Person Transmogrified To Product. If that helps!

      • Bonzo says:

        In autism circles, they use the word “typical” rather than normal, as in “neurotypical” to describe the majority that don’t have autistic traits.

        I seriously doubt Taylor understands what a typical relationship is like with all the image management going on both within the relationship to manage his perceptions of her and the perceptions of outsiders to control how it’s being presented to the public.How can someone truly get to know another person and learn to adjust to their uniqueness with that kind of ME-focused interaction?

        Put two people desperate to be whatever they think the other person wants them to be and use it for publicity and career advancement and it’s no wonder these high profile relationships sour quickly. I doubt that her relationship with Calvin would have lasted a year if she wasn’t on tour. That just delayed the inevitable split.

        I’m glad to have my low-key, typical marriage with the usual highs and lows of living with someone over that kind of drama and uncertainty.

      • Dippit says:

        @Sixer – hehe, “Person Transmogrified To Product”, she has a whole new syndrome coined for her.

        Didn’t mean to be arsey about “normal”, just a thing of mine.

      • Sixer says:

        Being serious, I agree with bonzo. I don’t think celebs have the least clue what a normal/typical/ordinary relationship actually feels like.

        With Tiddles, we are just seeing the whole circus at the level of its inevitable evolution.

        I have this sneaking feeling that if any of us knew the truth of it all, we would probably say FAKE RELATIONSHIP! FAKE RELATIONSHIP! And these two would say WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? THIS IS REAL!

        And both sides would be calling it exactly a) how they see it and b) how they live it.

      • Bonzo says:

        True, I doubt either of them know themselves as well as they think they do, with the various personas being put on to suit the season/occasion/relationship. The chick doesn’t even know what her own sartorial style is being that it varies from boyfriend to boyfriend, how would she know who she really is when she sees herself primarily through the lens of public opinion? Tom is probably like this to a lesser (or less obvious) degree, but similar I suspect in his demonstrated lack of self-awareness.

      • Dippit says:

        @Bonzo, @Sixer – I agree with both of you.

        It must be so damned exhausting too.

      • phaedra7 says:

        There is an actual medical condition which Taylor suffers from: Obsessive Love Disorder (this is recognize by the A.M.A.) . Obsessive love is a hypothetical state in which one person feels an overwhelming obsessive desire to possess another person toward whom they feel a strong attraction, with an inability to accept failure or rejection.
        Since the above describes her to a “T”, she really needs professional help.

    • Becky says:

      “Arrested development with narcissism writ large”

      Dippit, that’s bang on.

  23. Christin says:

    Being papped walking from the gym was her ‘thing’ in NYC. She seemed to relish walking out of a gym in dresses and heels, with no sideways walking.

    This has to be some type of ‘little ole me doesn’t want attention, but THIS will get said attention’ move.

  24. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Taylor Swift makes me appreciate celebs like Rihanna who have no fcks to give.

    You’re a celebrity, you’ve already been photographed from every angle on earth, just walk down the street or to your car like a normal person.

    Nope! Not Taylor! The woman who has to make a special event out of exposing her belly button. I know controlling your image isn’t a bad thing but at this point you couldn’t pay me to believe she’s not as tightly wound as a string about to snap in private.

    There’ll be no babies or marriage proposals folks. No celeb wants publicity THAT bad (especially when it’s failed so miserably all his new press is people mocking him).Expect to see Swiddly-Tiddly-Puddin&Pie less and less.

    • Becky says:

      Rihanna has gone way up in my book since this whole sh*tshow with Taylor started, Katy Perry as well.

      RiRi is an exhibitionist but she doesn’t give a toss, and she always seems to be working.

    • Bonzo says:

      I had no opinion about Katy, RiRi or Gaga prior to this, but after watching Taylor for two months, I wish Tom had picked one of them instead to boost his profile. They all seem more mature in comparison.

      Reading the history of Taylor’s feud with Katy, I respect the way Katy’s handled herself. I thought her pointed twitter responses were a perfect way to expose Taylor’s hypocrisy without getting defensive like Calvin did. She shows an understanding that someone as manipulative as Taylor will eventually be exposed and a willingness to wait for that day. Good on her.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Agreed. I think Katy and Camilla Belle both knew the best weapon against Taylor was Taylor herself. So they both ignored, focused on themselves and are enough Taylor brought herself down. Now both ladies have the vindication, the fact they look more mature by comparison and Taylor is in tabloid territory with the umpteenth boyfriend.

  25. browniecakes says:

    I love Marvel movies. Every time I watch Ragnarok I will think, wow, why is Loki so buff and tired at the same time. Oh right, Tom was dating Taylor then.

    • Evie says:

      @browniecakes: THIS!!!! BTW, I think the Ragnarok producers/director took one look at Tom’s tired, sunburned face and decided on the spot to film the fight scene between Loki and the Hulk, LOL! That’s what Hiddleston said he filmed that first week on the set after TnT made their grand entrance in Oz…

  26. browniecakes says:

    Surely she has enough material for the new album. Let’s let Tom go.

  27. pikawho? says:

    I hope she spices the sideways walk up next time with some Rockette style kicks.

    And Gossip Cop cracks me up by how transparently it is owned by the PR agencies. Its like how Just Jared is basically a photoblog for CAA clients.

  28. Gemma13 says:

    Anybody else nostalgic for marching band now? That crab walk just reminds me of a drumline. She just needs some quads and sticks :D

    • Abby_J says:

      I am so happy I’m not the only band nerd to think that exact same thing. :)

      Does she have the rhythm to pull it off though? I don’t know? I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen a music video of hers. I saw the video of her and Hiddles dancing at the Met Gala, so if that’s it, I don’t think drumline is happening. I was kind of embarrassed for both of them.

      • AlmostThere says:

        Well, that’s not fair. The Met Gala was like wedding dancing with everyone in tuxes and heels. From what I understand, no she can’t dance. Yet, apparently she struts out some sad moves, cause she “loves to dance”, as an attempt to give her a personality as the pretty-dorky girl.

        I think her inability to dance well is another reason why she has a virginal/sexless vibe (intentional or not).

  29. Guesto says:

    I see those sideways/backwards walks as petulant sulking at the media’s continued ridicule of her and failure to get on board the TayTo train, rather than vanity.

    Anyways, me and TS finally have something in common: I also want a proposal soon.

  30. Felice. says:

    That’s the worst photo of her I’ve ever seen. Thank you.

  31. shelly says:

    OMG the first verse of I’m walking backwards for Christmas, by the Goons, lyrics below.

    Taytay must be a Goons fan.

    ‘I’m walking backwards for Christmas across the Irish sea, I’m walking backwards for Christmas its the only thing for me.

    I’ve tried walking sideways and walking to the front, but people just look at me and say its a publicity stunt.’

  32. antipodean says:

    I happened to see Crimson Peak the other day on cable, and I have to confess to my surprise I was disappointed and bored in equal measure by Tom’s lacklustre performance. I have no rational explanation for it, but I was embarrassed and cringing at how bad he was. Jessica Chastain chewed the scenery appropriately, which was a small mercy, but I couldn’t wait for it all to end. Guillermo del Toro is really losing his touch, such a shame, he was cutting edge for a while, now I think he has become predictable and passe. I think my opinion of Hiddles has taken a downturn, no Emmy for him this year!

    • Fanny says:

      I thought Hiddles did pretty well in Crimson Peak, it’s just the movie that was awful – obvious, filled with cliches, not at all scary, and plot holes you could drive a truck through if you actually cared. When I saw it, the audience’s only reaction was laughter during the sex scene. All Guillermo del Toro’s fault.

    • MI6 says:

      I didn’t love CP either, but I attribute that mostly to the script and agree with your assessment of GDT. I thought Tom’s performance was fine, given the material he had to work with. (I could see why BC dropped out).
      I couldn’t wait for it to be over, either, and you could see the ending coming for miles. Very disappointing.

    • Bonzo says:

      antipodean, I felt the same disappointment with both the script and Tom’s performance. The set design, costumes and Chastain were the only saving graces of that film.

    • Sixer says:

      But Chastain’s accent! It was so dire, I couldn’t even tell you if you LEGS was good or bad. I just hid behind a pillow every time she spoke. I love Chastain but I couldn’t believe how awful her accent was in CP.

    • jammypants says:

      I thought it was your usual Hiddles performace, good, but nothing new offered. I’ll go against the grain and say that Mia was beyond bland and Jessica overacted, and I normally like them as actresses.

    • Naya says:

      I was seriously disappointed in his performance too. The script wasnt great and Del Toro phoned it in but Tom stands out because that vehicle should have been ideal for him – a goth Pride and Prejudice in which he is both villain and romantic hero.

      • Grace says:

        It wasn’t just this film. I noticed a trend since CP, to High Rise and the Night Manager. High Rise was the least problematic, the Night Manager the most. His performance lacks commitment like Tom Stoppard’s plays lack predicament. They all start off interesting enough but somewhere along the course the energy just drops. When I watched CP, I thought it might have something to do with the editing. Fair enough each of these projects had their own difficulties. CP was a dream of the director trying to transform an already gone literary genre onto the screen and masquerading it as horror because Gothic romance wasn’t a film genre. In the Night Manager, he was given the blandest, most force-fed character and didn’t manage to elevate – tried as he might have. But after two films and a mini-series, it can’t all be editing.

      • browniecakes says:

        Grace – apparently his performance with Taylor also lacks commitment.

      • AlmostThere says:

        @Grace, I cannot agree with you about High Rise. I can see how problematic CP and TNM are both in his performance and in the scripts. But in High Rise, his subtly performance style plays well for the part. He’s neither too much nor too little for the role. Especially since the audience is taking in the surroundings and other characters through his pov.

      • Bonzo says:

        I’m with you, AlmostThere. Laing was the one performance of the past year that I truly loved. I thought he nailed it. I haven’t enjoyed watching him onscreen that much since Adam and Henry IV.

      • Grace says:

        @ AlmostThere Sorry that my post wasn’t clear. I wasn’t trying to say his part was horrible in High Rise. In fact, I liked his performance and the film both when I saw it. I only included High Rise because these three films came out consecutively and like a chain they highlighted something I didn’t notice before.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        The problems with CO are all on GDT.

        TNM episodes 1and 6 when he is playing Jonathan Pine as Pine are fine.

        I really liked High-Rise. We watched the commentary track the other night. Wheatley talks about how he had never directed a real sex scene before and how it was much more difficult than he thought. The rough cement wall caused chafing problems. He was petrified they would crash through the glass table. Tom and Siena kept laughing at him and they left the laughter in. He also talks about being distracted by the “entire salmon en croute” guy, which is pretty funny

  33. Fan says:

    If he is that in love with her the way he is showing us, he should be proposing to her now. After all the tattoos and t-shirt that he wore on the beach. He should have proposed to her already.

    • spidey says:

      Nah, he was just acting the fool at a beach party.

    • Fanny says:

      I think a big reason why a lot of celebrities get divorced is because they think rushing into marriage proves that they have the greatest most passionate love evah. It doesn’t prove anything.

      It doesn’t matter how in love you are (esp 1 month into the relationship) you need some time to work out practical stuff….such as, where are they going to live? Did Tom decide to up and leave England permanently and spend the rest of his life hopping amongst Taylor’s homes in US? If he did, he might want to do that for a while and see how he feels.

      Taylor’s whole lifestyle is a lot to get used to. Just the constant bodyguards and staff being around seems suffocating to me, and it’s very different from the lifestyle Tom prided himself on having before.

      • shelly says:

        No no no Tayto are looking at buying a baronial hall or castle in the Brigadoon region of Scotland, so they can live amongst the fairy folk.

        Tommy, wearing kilt and Tam’O'shanter will stride, manfully through the highland heather, smoking a pipe.

        Taytay will hike the glens backwards.

        Tuesdays and Saturdays are sex nights, after a fruity game of scrabble (rude words only) they retire to Toms room, for some basic love making with the lights off. Then Tay takes an hour long soak to get rid of any ghastliness, and retires to her suite to talk baby talk to the cats.

        I got this info from a ‘source’. It is all factual.

      • popup says:

        @shelly BAHAHAHAHA thanks for sending me into the weekend with that gem. Totally plausible.

      • Dara says:

        Hah! For the love of God, stop giving Tay-Tay ideas. She has probably already covered one of her dream books with tartan scrapbook paper, is busy sourcing an appropriately woolen wardrobe (including tiny sweaters for the cats) and testing haggis recipes. Tom will have a WTF moment when a bagpipe and sheet music arrive at the studio via FedEx from Rhode Island or wherever, but will then be delighted when he remembers that going commando under a kilt is de rigueur for Highland lads.

      • Dippit says:

        @Shelly – ohhh if only it were in Brigadoon; then the rest of the real world would only be exposed to 24 hours of them every one hundred years before they disappeared into the mists for another century!

        I’ve seen Tom dance, Gene Kelly he ain’t.

      • AlmostThere says:


        Gene Kelly he ain’t, but he was a London club boy in his “misspent youth”, and there’s a pic somewhere with bright yellow parachute pants to prove it. See, Tom has never been above the TS tank-top and tattoo embarrassment. He’s always had a freaky-flag ready to pull out for the right occasion.

      • spidey says:

        The yellow SKI pants were in a club in ICELAND when he was filming TDW. And one evening does not a misspent youth make.

        There I’m being sensible again.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Spidey, you know my obvious–bias–but his club kid past is well known by his own words. He’s worn that incredibly scary orange puff jacket onstage, and it was his own coat. The tales from Cheek by Jowl tours through Europe (ESPECIALLY Amsterdam!) show he’s clearly been up for a bit of fun in the past. He and his clothes have matured, but I think he’s still totally willing to lark around with togs like the I <3 TS tee, and dance like EVERYONE is watching!
        Then again, these are features not bugs in my book!

      • spidey says:

        Totally agree with you TB. He likes to have fun but I was just correcting Almostthere’s Yellow Pants Story. But I should have taken more notice of the ” marks round the misspent youth part. Mea culpa.

      • AlmostThere says:

        I was actually quoting Tom in his response to a question at the High Rise panel in Spain (I think) with Wheatley, Luke and Sienna. I wrote more in my comment down thread. Basically someone asked him where he learned to dance.

    • browniecakes says:

      He’ll come back to LA to find her house completely wedding and reception ready.

  34. WatchingATrainwreak says:

    That video!!! She was photographed coming out of that gym at least 3 times in the last week…all in profile (due to the camera angle). What’s different? Oh, yeah…Tom’s out of town taking her act of maturity with him.

  35. Paris says:

    Run Tom! Run!
    P.S. Her sideways walk is so so so stupid! Taylor, it’s time to grow up!
    You are Mean girl queen, you should walk proudly!
    Look at Kim, she loves paparazzi.

  36. abbie normal says:

    Because having a home gym and private trainer would be too difficult, right?
    Silly me…….

  37. ImissFLORC says:

    If Tom is serious about Taylor’s career he needs to propose.

  38. jammypants says:

    Tom flew back to the states for SDCC and work meetings, NOT to console her, even if they did spend a little time together. Taylor’s camp did not even submit videos to even receive a snub.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Looks like he may have been spending a few days working on the documentary begun when he visited South Sudan last year.

      And multiple sources have confirmed that she never intended to attend the VMAs, so her team didn’t submit the few items which were eligible.

  39. rudy says:

    NOT. REAL.

    It is a financial arrangement. Period. Full. Stop.
    for some unknown reason, this ENRAGES me. Particularly since Every One Falls For It All The Time.!!!!

    Stop Fake Hollywood Couples Now!!!
    No More Bearding!!!!
    Be your SEFL!!!!
    Come out Come out Wherever you Are!!!!

  40. GossipLuva says:

    Kaiser you are on the money every time! LOL

  41. anonnymommy says:

    I think Swifty is a media genius…
    1. i think this relationship is totally real (and no i don’t think she is saying he should propose)
    2. i think she knew the kanye kim thing was coming
    3. i think the over the top lovey dovey in our faces was a control move, instead of an invasion of privacy, they controlled the narrative and overexposed
    4. i think she planned for the relationship to overshadow any bad press from kimye
    5. i think they are enjoying their privacy now and just showing up for fun…
    6. i think it’s actually pretty easy for them to hide away if they want to

    that’s all! :)

  42. Jena says:

    As much as I think Taylor is horrendous, I read that she didn’t submit her videos for consideration for the MTV Awards and I do believe that.

    I think Tom’s management is trying to get his life back on track, but they will appear at the Emmys together. It will be hilarious because the only focus will be about her showing her face since the Kim situation. Another 2000 articles on the drama.

    If Tom marries her, he will really show that he cares very little about kindness and integrity. The producer of the Grammys said that Taylor had an advance of the song and thought it was funny in Feb. She is a mean , teenager at heart and it would really expose Tom to be a fame hungry hypocrite.

    • AlmostThere says:

      I really don’t think Tom is apart of her silly social media dramas that she has with other silly social media celebrities. IAH I don’t think Tom had the remotest idea she was this immature. If he even had time or the interest to follow all this petty feud crap, maybe he would have thought better to pass on a teen PR romance. But it’s too late now, and he has to play his cards carefully. Don’t want to bungle with a hornet’s nest of angry Swifties and get nothing out of this whole crapfest.

      • FW says:

        I don’t think TS’s maturity level or previous dating records matters to TH. He seeks fame from the relationship, among other perks. If he has time, he goes to the gym or discusses next PR move or maybe evaluating new job opportunity from the new fame, if any.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Somehow the producer’s actual words –specifically his retraction /rephrasing for açcuracy –never makes it into these pages:
      ” Under the pressure of rehearsals, rather than say that she was aware of the song, I said she has heard a track when in fact she had not and what she said to me didn’t imply that at all.”
      She’s said she was aware of the song but not the specific line re having sex cause he made that b%tch famous. Also that she had never heard the completed final version of the song.
      No lies there, no matter how KimK scrambles with her editor!

  43. AlmostThere says:

    Are we absolutely sure it’s not video footage running in reverse of her coming out of her SUV and walking towards the gym?

  44. FW says:

    @browniecakes saw your reply about my prediction on how Tiddles story will develop (proposal before Emmy’s, wedding before the monkey movie). Hey, Luke didn’t retweet the GC story! I become even more confident on my theory;)

  45. Miss Jupitero says:

    Okay, I just had an uber ride with a driver who just looooves Tay Tay, Selena Gomez, Coldplay, Biebers, and that whole gang. My ears are bleeding. This is truly dreadful music and the lyrics are moronic. All I can now is if this is what TommyAnnE likes listening to….. Wow. What a waste of an education. That or he must be truly desperate for Tay Tay’s money and influence.

    • Chef Grace says:

      Sometimes i wonder if Thomas is really as cerebral as he has us believing. A double first in classics is not all that. Some strong background in science and math is needed to round that out. :)
      And learning languages does not make you a intellectual genius. i am not saying he is not educated, as he has an amazing command of the English language and can build the most elaborate word mazes ever! Think his authenticity maze. :)

      • Matchday says:

        He’s smart, very smart. You don’t come out of Dragon, Eton and Cambridge with a first class degree without being smart, at least book smart. But that doesn’t mean he can’t listen to and like sh*t music.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Based upon some of the inane things he likes and his tastes in music, I am questioning the value of his double first.

        And please. I’ve been to Britain and have met my of Etonians and Oxbridge graduates, and there was a fair proportion of twits among them. I’ll say the same about Harvard graduates. As for shit music– this was beyond shit. It sounded like music written by marketing departments.

      • Bonzo says:

        A double first doesn’t mean a person has any real depth or wisdom. I’ve never been satisfied with his responses to questions that begged an insightful answer (See the 2013 Q Radio interview), to be honest.

        Based on the what we’ve seen the past two months, it does appear that fame and money are what he wants — more than respect from his peers or fans.

      • jammypants says:

        His fav music is pretty varied. He’s cited The Rolling Stones, Beatles, Prodigy, Radiohead, Muse, Bob Dylan, Sister Sledge before….and Shakira and Nicki Manaj ;)

      • lilacflowers says:

        @jammypants, along with Sigur Ros and Elton John. Of course, had he just stood against the wall (as he did for most of the concert) or not gone at all, he would have been labeled “bad boyfriend” and “music snob.”

        Such is life.

      • AlmostThere says:

        ” It sounded like music written by marketing departments. ”
        @Miss Jupitero

        AAAahahhahh. You pegged that one on the head!

        I replied to your comment below regarding Tom’s music tastes. I don’t think you need to question his Double first.

      • jammypants says:

        @lilac such is indeed! He’s also a film score nerd. I think when we stop painting celebs as black and white, gossip would cease to exist, but then we wouldn’t have this fun place 😉

    • lilacflowers says:

      @Miss Jupitero, you may want to avoid drinking/dining at Society on High because that was their playlist the other night. However, taste in music is rarely an indication of intelligence. I also haven’t seen him say that he actually enjoys listening to Bieber or Selena Gomez.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        He was hopping and bopping to Selena Gomez at her concert! Was he faking it for Swifty? I hold out hope that he secretly prefers Satie or hell at least Beyoncé’s Lemonade. I suspect he really does like this kind of music though.

        I would also maintain that taking the piss out of celebrities is perfectly appropriate on a site that calls itself Celebitchy. :-) Game on!

      • AlmostThere says:

        @Miss Jupitero

        Taylor dragged him to that concert. I’m sure he doesn’t hate the Tween-Trio’s music. He’s pretty open and has varied tastes as @Jammy says below. Hell even I find some TS songs catchy to sing along to ( I’ll never download it though).

        I think some of his play lists are “recommended” pre-mixed popular songs so he can stay abreast with UK/US pop culture while traveling. As for music or artists he’s actually proclaimed are his favorite, they tend to fall into hip-hop/funk/disco dance music. He likes a lot of old school classics from the 70s. He brings up the Rolling Stones songs from the 70s usually. Pretty much he likes good dance music from any era. I’d say most of the modern songs/artist he mentions have strong R&B/hip-hop beats. He really likes Daft Punk (Get ‘Loki’) which I would say is Disco influenced dance music.

        When asked where he learned to dance, he answered “[my] misspent youth in the clubs of London”. And you can tell from his dance moves in Unrelated. And don’t forget the extremely yellow, parachute clubbing pants he got photoed wearing once.
        I don’t think the Tween-Trio (TS, Biebs, Salina) make the grade into these genres. The Bieb’s comes the closest, but ironically Calvin Harris would fit pretty well into Tom’s play lists. lol

    • AlmostThere says:

      I believe when he was asked about TS right after the Met dance off he said that he hadn’t really known any of her music.

    • LinaLamont says:

      I never really listened to her. I heard her once. Ummm, yeah, no.  Same old canned, processed, monotonous stuff that’s indistinguishable from most of the crap that’s out there.

      I just watched  “Wildest Dreams”.
      What really impressed me, was how blah and vapid her presence was. I understand she’s not an actor, but, she stuck out like a sore thumb.
      Both TH and TS seem to have one eye on the audience (camera), which is okay in theatre…. not okay on film.
      She really lacks presence. She’s insipid, awkward and totally devoid of any allure in that video. Like she’s playing dress-up.

      I think, if you took Eastwood out of that video and substituted Hiddleston in his underwear pixs, you’d have a perfect match/video.

      As far as education goes…what does that have to do with taste? My peers are Ivy League/Seven Sisters. We all have varying taste in art, music, dance, clothes…. some things we agree on; others, we don’t. Some people are open to variety….to sampling more. Also, highly educated or not, I could think of 170m reasons to be with Swift.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I know one song, only because they play it during timeouts at Celtics games. I take the time to check my phone or use the restroom, her stuff is not my style, but if others want to dance along, that’s their right.

        You’re talking reality and sense in your final paragraph. I tried that above.

    • AlmostThere says:

      Man. Some of those uber stories sound scary. Never know whacha gonna get. lol

    • Phoebe says:

      Now I must jump in here as I am totally offended!! No WAY Coldplay should be mentioned in the same sentence as those no-talent, mega-overproduced poppy crapstars Gomez and Beiber and Swift! Coldplay is 4 talented musicians who write their own songs, and they are amazing.

  46. saltandpepper says:

    He’s proven to be quite the famewh*re. Piece in The Guardian roasting him, e.g. “Poor old Hiddleston was presumably hoping that life as Taylor Swift’s boyfriend would provide him with escape from the posho box, but now he is floundering in tabloid hell.”

    He chose his lilo, let him float on it.

    From respected actor to fodder in two months. Idiot.

  47. julied says:

    why doesn’t she just cover up her face with something? like her hand? piece of paper?
    she’s lame.

  48. Chef Grace says:

    Erm…well this is a gossip site, not a tumblr shrine for TH. :)


    Is she still in the U.S.? If so, I’m surprised she’s left him alone this long. She must be having withdrawal symptoms by now (sweaty palms from lack of hand-holding, etc.)

    • Matchday says:

      Surprising isn’t it that we don’t know where they are or haven’t had pics. They’re just such massive pap targets!! The paps follow them and find them everywhere. They can’t even pitch a little woo on a rock without the paps capturing their 100% authentico amore.

  50. Beach girl says:

    A video of her dancing (sort of) at a party in the Hamptons has surfaced. I assume it was taken this weekend.

    • phaedra7 says:

      @Beach girl The guy that Taylor danced on stage to–and kissed him on the cheek is: Mickey Hess. She, Karlie Kloss and Heidi Klum hung out with him at a Knicks’ game. (Maybe Tom could get an out re: this recent turn of events.)

      • DahliaDee says:

        If the rags start writing that Tom is feeling hurt because he’s busy working and his girl is busy flirting, then they break up, then she starts wailing again about how she only wanted to have some fun with friends because it’s a stressful time, and “I have done nothing unseemly, nothing!”, I will laugh and laugh, mostly because then it’ll definitely all have been staged, by both of them. Though in truth, I can also see them getting married.

    • Matchday says:

      Not dancing. Not even close.