Tom Hiddleston is thankful for Luke Windsor, his ‘friend, publicist and nanny’


What do we know for sure about Taylor Swift? That she’s a Snake Emoji obsessed with getting the “last word” on her relationships. So while the Tiddlesplit aftermath has been mixed, both good and bad for Taylor, you can bet your bolt-ons that this week is nowhere near the last word. Taylor is keeping a Sh-t List and that mother is LONG. So many blind item songs. It’s going to be epic. But what’s interesting is that Tom Hiddleston is the second ex-boyfriend in a row, after Calvin Harris, who isn’t going away in a sulk and letting Tay-Tay dictate the narrative. Tom has a hardworking publicist named Luke Windsor, and Windsor’s name was invoked in Ephraim Hardcastle’s latest column:

After parting from his so-called girlfriend Taylor Swift, 26, Etonian actor Tom Hiddleston, 35, has also fallen behind rival thespians vying for the role of James Bond. Bookies have reduced Hiddleston’s prospects of succeeding the current 007, Daniel Craig, after Craig was reportedly offered more than £100million to do two more films. Might the Hiddleston-Swift romance be the creation of public relations types? I am advised that Tom can still rely on the support of Luke Windsor, 32, described to me as his ‘friend, publicist and nanny’.

[From The Daily Mail]

The idea that Tom’s publicist is a nanny figure for him does not surprise me in the least. Tom is his own worst enemy from what I’ve seen, and he desperately needs someone around him at all times saying, “stop being so extra” and “don’t dance” and “don’t recite sonnets to swans” and “don’t get involved with Taylor Swift, it will blow up in your face.” But Luke Windsor has earned his paycheck this week, because there is a lot of pushback on the Team Swift-driven narrative, and of course Team Swift is pushing back on Team Draganfly’s pushback. Some highlights:

Gossip Cop finally denies the proposal story. Us Weekly had been saying for a month that Tom was thinking about proposing, and that story was brought up again in Us Weekly’s breakup-cover story this week. The idea was that just a few weeks ago, a wedding and Tiddlebabies were on the table and what went wrong? But Gossip Cop spoke to “a source close to the actor” who insisted that Tom “had no desire to get engaged so soon. We’re told the publication’s assertion about Hiddleston ring shopping and wanting to rush to the altar is simply ‘trash.’”

Tom is a gym-rat? The Sun claimed when Tom visited Taylor in Rhode Island the last time (three weeks ago) that the trip “turned sour due to his obsessive fitness regime.”

Taylor doesn’t care about Tom’s PR. This is sort of a funny “shots fired!” internal-tabloid moment. An unnamed “pal” of Taylor’s told The Sun: “Taylor knows what went on with Tom and won’t be affected by his team’s claims. It’s all water under the bridge as she’s concerned.” Oh, Snake Emoji is salty when the PR war is fought on her level, right?

E! News says Taylor is fine. An “insider” tells E! that “She is doing OK. Tom and her at times were on two different pages. It was a very emotion-filled time [they] spent together. It was a very fast and heavy relationship.” Allegedly, they “ended on amicable terms and even communicated with one another this week.” They decided to be “friends.” Sure.

Last thing: Tom can pap stroll too, Snake Emoji!


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  1. jeanpierre says:

    She made that bitch famous

  2. LB says:

    People will yell at me for being so shallow but I can’t with her Donna Martin boobs.

    • Kate says:

      Nope they are terrible

    • Noonibensi says:

      Lol, Donna Martin boobs. Nice.

    • Becky says:

      Pretty obvious aren’t they?

    • TreadStyle says:

      Nope, Donna Martin boobs is the perfect description and I agree. I also lol at “hold on to your bolt ons”. I think Tom got what he wanted (to be more known), tolerated her during that time to achieve his goal & then bounced.

    • sunny says:

      Nah you know Taylor is the only person besides Kate that can be insulted with impunity! The hatred for her is super strong here so don’t worry about it.

      • Millie says:

        Funny cause a lot of people like to drag Beyonce and are ruthless yet I rarely ever see anyone make a fuss about the unfairness of it all.

      • sunny says:

        Funny, because every time there’s anything about Beyonce, the comments are all her rabid fans. Even the most tepid and mild criticisms of her aren’t allowed and I think we both know why. You can’t dislike certain people without it being labeled as you know what ism. So that’s not really an apt comparison. Oh and life isn’t fair…who said anything about fairness? I certainly didn’t. Just pointed out something I’ve noticed. Not a fan of Taylor or anyone (I don’t know these people and don’t really care about any of them and think it comes off as unhinged to have strong feelings about a bunch of people that you don’t know).

      • Dippit says:

        @Sunny, you appear to have some strong feelings; a lot about CB-er’s you don’t actually know. Up to, and including, it would seem, some implication of racism (or preference accorded upon such lines).

        Now back to TS’s bolt-ons – can you deny they are not somewhat obvious and extra, despite her ‘source’ denials to the contrary?

      • sunny says:

        Dippit, I was unaware that noticing a trend in commenting was “having strong feelings”. My mistake. Either way, that’s how it is if someone doesn’t praise Beyonce sufficiently. The accusations begin, and it gets really ugly. I didn’t call anyone racist nor did I name names, just pointed out some double standards.

        Taylor’s bolt ons look terrible but I think all fake ones look bad. It’s really dumb for her to pretend like they’re not fake. I don’t follow her so I don’t know if she’s outright denied that they’re fake or she just hasn’t commented…but it’s pretty obvious.

      • delorb says:


        Perhaps it’s because much of the criticism Beyonce gets around here is poo-poo’d if it happens to someone else. She buys shoes she can afford for a video shoot and she gets vilified. Doesn’t she know that there are starving people without shoes? It’s almost always over the top. And no, I’m not part of the behive. Just someone noticing as you have been noticing.

    • Jude says:

      Perfect description.

  3. kai says:

    A 35-year old man needing a nanny. Now that’s attractive.

    • Guesto says:

      Very ‘Bond’.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      I have a 50 something colleague who actually HAD a nanny. For herself. She would wake her up for office hours, make her lunch, pack her snacks, remind her to eat…. it was frightening. She’s a PhD Psychologist!

      • Dippit says:

        And to think I felt I had to get married for someone to perform all those services for me. Especially the reminders to eat on occasion. Perhaps my husband can get me a Nanny for Christmas so that he can get on with doing the garden. 😂

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I used to stare at her as she would tell these stories about what her nanny packed for lunch that day. I was like “you know you’re an adult, right?”

      • AngelaH says:

        I have NEVER needed anyone to remind me to eat!!! And someone that had to wake me up would need a full suit of armor and hazard pay. I am not a morning person.

      • Dippit says:

        I can understand why it is so odd to be confronted by a clearly intelligent woman but apparently lacking in life-skills and taking responsibility in her own agency. It is a bit extreme to have a Nanny.

        However, I wasn’t being entirely glib (but definitely a bit tongue in cheek) in my reply.

        When I am able to work I do so obsessively – it’s the only way I know how now (worsened with age), often to the detriment of forgetting to engage responsibly in provision of the ‘regular’ aspects of life; I do need somewhat monitored on the basics at times.

        When I am unable to work (chronic medical condition), the same applies (just adjusted/different reasons).

        AND yes, my husband (significantly older than me and now early retired) does take on some of those Nanny-ing responsibilities. As do others. It’s not that I am irresponsible, or without care or my own agency – far from in many ways (including I am often there for others too) – but it does help me to have some parts of my life better assisted so I don’t just forget.

        Nonetheless, I appreciate such as odd and I’m just thankful I have the love and support of many around me in my times of oddity; otherwise, I’d be paying a Nanny ☺

      • Liberty says:

        In my nubile intern days, I was assigned to nanny two well known celebs for a week each. Pretty basic, more due to being sure they minded contracts and kept to a busy schedule. One cried on me. One taught me to drink whisky. No diapers or toast soldiers. 🙂

      • Trouvee says:

        Jesus. Just call the period an “assistant.”

      • Mae says:

        @Trouvee Ya, I think this is just a personal assistant. If you can afford it, well why not? People also have housekeepers or chefs to take on some of their daily tasks, and administrative assistants to schedule things. Why not roll them into one? It would be kinda nice to not have to deal with those things and be able to focus on just your job and leisure.

    • K says:

      Everyday this guy gets more and more pathetic.

    • delorb says:



  4. GingerCrunch says:

    Excellent reporting!

  5. Kate says:

    in the words of maybe Taylor maybe not Taylor “Baby, this is what you came for”

    Keep it coming

  6. LAK says:

    It’s interesting that Ephraim Hardcastle is saying or heavily implying that it was a PR relationship designed to up his BOND chances – Tom’s motives if not Taylor’s. Ephraim is the DM blind gossip column and usually posts true gossip.

    • Sixer says:

      I think he wanted Bond, regardless of the endless pretending he didn’t.

      • Erinn says:

        I think so, too. Honestly, if you don’t think you’re going to get it, you might put it out there that you don’t want it. Just to kind of keep reassuring yourself that it’s fine. I won’t get it, I don’t WANT it. But he 100% would have lost it with excitement if he got a call.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Oh hell yes, he wanted Bond. You could see that thirst from outer space.

        I’m popping some popcorn. This is not over yet.

      • MI6 says:

        He would’ve gone for it if it had been offered.
        Thank God it (seemingly) hasn’t.

      • Cricket says:

        Agree totally! So now that he has accepted his fate of not getting it, will he consider being a villain in a Bond film? If he spills the juicy – and I think he has juicy – bits of the CH fall out and Kayne receipts thing – in a discrete way of course – he could own being a d!ck and be a great villain? If nothing else confirmation it was nothing but a PR relationship would throw some major fire at the Swifties and miss Tay Tay herself.

    • lilacflowers says:

      The DM started the whole Bond rumors crap back in March, they can’t just drop it.

      • LAK says:

        The point i’m making is that Ephraim rarely posts untrue gossip even if the rest of the paper is making up stuff up.

        It’s a tiny little column in the DM that is often overlooked. You have to search for it on the online edition.

        If it is bothering with a story that is heavily covered elsewhere in the paper even if you believe the story to be made up, then that is significant based upon the column’s reputation and raison d’tre.

      • Crox says:

        Trouble with PR-for-Bond idea is that a) it doesn’t make sense, why would dating TS make him a better Bond candidate; b) if that is the case, why stop now (Bond isn’t in the casting yet and since their love affair heavily backfired, having a longer relationship would actually be beneficial, because it would look less fake AND would keep him in the press if that was the original idea); c) what’s in it for her – the arrangement had to be done some time before the RI pics and she couldn’t have known when Kim will come out with that edited snapchat.

        Nah, it’s too many coincidences.

      • Sixer says:

        I don’t know whether Tiddles was actually *that* mercenary in intent.

        But I do know he was working it like crazy for Bond, no matter all the fake denials. I remember having a minor ding dong on here about a story he told about Bond and Britain during an interview, which was wrong in every single tiny detail and blindingly obviously made up for a purpose. It was the most brazen pitch ever.

      • LAK says:

        Crox: this article came out soon after the RI pics about Taylor’s motives for Tiddles.

        It implies that Taylor knew Kim was threatening to release the video and so she had to create a diversion.

        Where Bond is concerned, you have to raise your profile to be considered. Tom had suddenly made himself look like a possibility after the success of the night manager. His publicists put it about that he was or should be in contention. (Whilst he publicly played the demure damsel who doesn’t understand why these rumours are being put about).

        Having a high profile girlfriend would keep him in the frame. If the entire Tiddles had been played out differently, in a seductive, grown up manner instead of the high school antics we were given, it might have worked.

        People forget that Daniel Craig was never on the in contention for Bond until he made LAYER CAKE. Prior to that, he was a respected actor, but a supporting character actor at best whose range was rough and ready, not sophisticated at all. That film changed perception of him and got him Bond.

        The difference between the two men is that Daniel didn’t ruin his new found sophistication with high school antics.

        Since the two things didn’t help either party AND invited ridicule and mockery to boot, why keep it up?

      • Crox says:

        That’s the point, I love Bond but the actors they choose (lately) are not A-listers prior to the role. Hiddleston had some name recognition already as Loki and did well with TNM (although that role is nothing like Bond, it’s actually more spyish than Bond will ever be, heh). Dating one of the world’s most famous pop stars would blow him over the recognition level needed even if it was well received. I mean, look, all is possible, I just think it’s not as believable as some think.

        As for Swift, she definitely knew about the conversation on tape, because apparently her lawyers threatened Kanye about it. But she didn’t know WHEN it’s going to happen. She would have to keep this up for months or get a new dude if Kim didn’t oblige.

        And I still think a longer relationship would serve them well PR-wise. The first week, everybody was “fake” and “OMG”. By August, many switched and went with it. They thought it’s a silly pairing but the “fake” accusations were almost gone. If they kept it for 6 months, they’d be off the hook.

        So no, I like to go with Occam’s Razor when it needs this much explaining to get the narrative working.

      • LambOfLoom says:

        Trouble is, you don’t need your profile to raise to get Bond. Most actors who got the role were not that known, and lead boring, family-oriented lives.

        I see people insisting Tom is HUNGRY for Bond, and I’ve yet to see a single proof of it. Other than other people insisting Tom is HUNGRY for Bond.

      • Naya says:

        @Crox I constantly go back and forth on the Bond theory myself and right at this moment I think I’m flying with Occams Razor; they liked each other, the end. Having said that, Taylor would totally have known when the receipts were dropping. Between the filming crew, the production team and the network, somebody would have a relationship with somebody in her camp. I suspect that as soon as Kim pitched that concept for an episode storyline, somebody dropped word at Camp Taylor. Jezebel has a great weekly breakdown on the KUWTK scene timelines and Kims scenes on Taylor were filmed two months prior to airing. She may not have been expecting the actual footage of Kanyes call to be released too, given the potential legal ramifications for Kimye, but she had advance knowledge on the episode, both its contents and approximately which week it would air. And now I think I’ve just talked myself back to supporting the more convulated theory, again.

    • Naya says:

      I saw that too although I wasnt sure how credible the writer was until now. It was a ridiculous miscalculation if its true. Dating Taylor is an emasculating affair because of who her audience is, her image and her song writing. Someone with some cool factor i.e. Rihanna would have been effective though. Not that Rih would ever, ever, ever.

      • LAK says:

        No one knows who writes Ephraim Hardcastle. That is simply the name of the column. It is suspected that Journalist Peter McKay is the current writer for it, but he has his own column in the paper where he writes about politics as opposed to gossip.

        It’s always functioned as a blind gossip/ gossip confirmation column about a wide range of subjects, so could be anyone at the DM posting the story.

    • Guesto says:

      Oh I think he would have loved Bond too but I still find it really hard to believe that he / his PR thought that hooking up with Taylor Swift was a way to make that happen. She is the absolute antithesis of what would make someone Bondable.

      • Altariel says:

        That’s why it seems hard to believe Luke was doing his job during that mess. Maybe he’s back to business now because Tom is listening and/or Tay isn’t interfering.

      • Cecilia says:

        Agreed. If one drew a Venn diagram and in one circle you had the universe of Taylor Swift fans – that side would be by and large populated with 10-13 year old girls – and on the other side you have the universe of James Bond fans I am 100% certain that there would be very little to zero overlap.

        Moreover, if you did another Venn diagram with Taylor Swift fans in one circle and in the other circle the fans of the kinds of movies that Tom has made and/or would like to make (i.e., those that would help to catapult him onto the Hollywood A list), again, pretty much zero overlap.

        So, either Tom and this Luke person are incredibly stupid and woefully bad at this whole PR thing. Or this started as a genuine infatuation that just fizzled out as they each got to know the other better. It Happens.

      • Adele Dazeem says:

        OMG. LOVING your post and use of the Venn diagram! Made me laugh my burrito out my nose. Kudos!

    • Crox says:

      I too think he might want Bond as much as any other actor, but knew full well he’s not in the running. He said so himself. He never denied wanting it, he just said nobody talked to him about it and that he hadn’t done it either. Those Bond rumours came because he was praised for portraying a spy in TNM. And I believe that – if the studio is still hoping Craig will continue, they have not yet tried casting a new guy. Just eyeing potential dudes is not the same as making casting-calls. That was all tabloid nonsense.

      • LAK says:

        He had to put himself in the running.

        Bond producers play these games every time they are looking for a new bond. There was a media speculation for months, if not years when they were looking to replace Pierce Brosnan. All sorts of people were said to be in contention. From Henry Cavill to Colin Salmon to Jonathan Cake etc. Daniel Craig was not in contention at all.

        When he was announced as the new Bond, everyone was surprised AND shocked because he didn’t fit the historical profile of Bond AND he was never a contender as far as the public knew. The Bond producers admitted he wasn’t a contender until they saw him in LAYER CAKE and it was the reason he got the job.

      • Crox says:

        I replied above. Just so we won’t have the same conversation in two places. 🙂

      • LambOfLoom says:

        Not only did Tom say that, he also said this entire speculation is off, since Craig never officially dropped the part. He reminded this before Taylor even. Also, most actors are not going to rule out parts as a principle. Any parts. That’s not business savvy at all.

        People are just trying to connect dots were no dots are insight.

      • Cranberry says:

        Exactly. I don’t think he was after Bond as much as it’s made out to be. I do think his “team” allowed or even leaked a few rumors to get his name in the ongoing public Bond speculation game especially since TNM is a relevant comparison. I think he knew to play along, but was not really expecting anything to necessarily come of it. Although I’d agree he might have hoped a bit more seeing how TNM looked very sharp and Bond-esque. But for as many times has he looked hopeful or feigning disinterest there were several times he was definitely getting sick of it.

        Problem is people keep thinking Tiddles was for Bond. The rumors about Bond were out there before Tiddles and as everyone says, wouldn’t necessarily have any positive affect on his candidacy. Tiddles was more a haste decision cause of timing and opportunity and to up his profile in US for his upcoming US films and cause of Emmys.

    • K says:

      Seems like his team pretty much confirms it here. Not sure it was wise but seemed like a strategy they had.

    • delorb says:

      While I think it was a PR relationship, I don’t think it was to get Bond. That’s too limiting. He just had a few movies tank at the box office. No one is going to keep bankrolling movies for someone that don’t do well. Along comes, Taylor (queen of the PR machinations) who needs to deflect from ‘the tape’ and you have a match made in PR heaven. He gets name and face recognition and she gets to change the narrative. He gets offers that don’t include being Loki and she gets fodder for her next CD. My only wish is that they’d stayed together until after the Emmy’s. I think that red carpet would have been epic. Epically over the top with PDAs that is.

  7. Grace says:

    ‘We’re NEVER getting back together!’ – Just a friendly confirmation note between Tree and Luke.

    Luke, be a dear and work on that theatre annoucement? Your boy needs it.

  8. shelly* says:

    Ha ha ‘the trip turned sour due to his fitness regime’
    Translation Tom kept running away.

    No need to run now Tom, you just shifted about 140 pounds of unwanted weight.

    • lilacflowers says:

      And he could run faster than her bodyguard who always seemed to be lagging behind and panting.

    • Spidey says:

      Ooooooh nice one Shelley. 😼

    • MI6 says:

      140 lbs???
      Tree or Plant or whomever her PR rep is called is going to stroke out at that one, Shelly!
      Gossip Cop retraction in 3, 2, 1…
      “Taylor Swift does NOT weight 140 pounds as some rags have suggested…”

      • popup says:

        Oh my God, hilarious. The added weight can be attributed to her new boobs.

      • shelly* says:

        Hee hee I’m rubbish at weights and measures. 140 lb seemed about right for her height.

      • Bonzo says:

        I’d peg her at about 115# with another 5# for the silicone.

      • graymatters says:

        I think she’s 5’10”. The old way of judging height/weight ratio, is to start with 100 lbs for the first 5 feet of height, then add 5 lbs for every inch afterwards for a healthy average weight. By those calculations, Taylor’s healthy weight range would be between 135 and 165 lbs. I think 140 is a good, respectful guess.

      • popup says:

        5’10” and 140 lbs is healthy and normal and slim for a normal person, but Taylor is built like her model squad pals. She and Lily Aldridge appear to be the same size, judging by their most recent pap stroll. Even with the recent weight gain – which looks really good on her – she can’t be more than 125 lbs.

      • Looty says:

        I am just shy of 5’11” and my skeleton weighs 135 lbs.

  9. Sixer says:

    Didn’t he sign a second, stateside PR team shortly before the Great Tiddlesbanging? You guys that read about him elsewhere than here, is that right?

    If so, I bet Luke the Nanny is going “TOLD YOU TOLD YOU TOLD YOU. Sit on the naughty step with your Hallmark encyclopaedia and study like I’ve said a THOUSAND TIMES BEFORE. Stupid boy.”

    • lilacflowers says:

      Yes, he did. Luke may be threatening him with a forced visit to Build-a-Bear.

      • Sixer says:

        I feel quite smug for remembering this, cos I’m distracted at the moment by a) Paralympics, of which there is no bigger fan than me, and b) the dreaded badger cull, which is causing immense ructions in my village. Plus more ructions on the school governor front with latest education policy announcements.

        In the midst of all this, I still remembered an arcane detail about LEGS. Ball gags notwithstanding, I must count as a fan, right? Can I get a medal? Or at least a Build-a-Bear?

      • lilacflowers says:

        You get a Build-a-bear wearing a medal.

      • Sixer says:

        Yay me! That’s better’n wot Luke got. He got the steaming pile of manure that is the dissolution of Tiddles.

      • Bonzo says:

        You get a Build-a-Bear in the image of Tommy. It comes with a ball gag.

      • Sixer says:

        Double yay! I have an Australian TV recommendation for you, darling. But I think it may already be available stateside? On iPlayer anyway. Cleverman. Allegory of racism with a bit of sci-fi and supernatural. Like District 9 but incorporating Aboriginal mythology. I’ve only seen the first episode but I loved it.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Ah, TV. Indian Summers returns to PBS Sunday night. I have missed the Evil Julie Walters.

      • Sixer says:

        No season three of that, Lilac, much to Mr Sixer’s disgust.

      • Bonzo says:

        ooo, that does look good. Even the Mister was intrigued. I know so little about the Aborigines, that it would intrigue me on that alone. Thanks for the recom!

      • antipodean says:

        @Sixer, have you ever seen the Australian series “Rake”? You would absolutely love it, it is highlarious! I think it was made in 2012, so a bit old now, but you should be able to find it somewhere. Mr Antipodean and I laughed like drains watching it. It is certainly worth a fair suck of the sav.

      • Sixer says:

        I will look that one up, thanks, antipodean!

    • Dippit says:

      Sixer, it’s #NationalTeddieBearDay today. I think Nanny Lukey needs to give TommyWommy a Special Build-a-🐻 to clutch, and to squeeze tightly everytime he has flashbacks from the last three months.

      I agree that I think TH’s recently signed-on US based team were likely at variance with Luke on strategy over this. TH probably thought the US based PR knew how best to break him Stateside and up his HW-worthy leading man A-list status and bought into ‘TS’s contract bf’ as a cunning plan; he was wrong.

      Over on Blind Gossip they have a BI implying that TommyWommy has been using all sorts of very naughty words about his erstwhile play-date; Nanny Lukey really ought to wash his boy’s mouth out with soap or the not-so-cuddly 🐍 will throw more toys out of the playpen.

      /The Ephraim Hardcastle column is DM’s typically reliable version of ‘BI Revealed’.

      • Sixer says:

        Exactly. Also, if it *was* all about Bond, and not saying it necessarily was, I can see that an American PR effort might not have been the best idea. All those codes and hints inherent in Britisher society, the innate understanding of U and non-U and all the rest of it, may have been a cultural translation too far.

        I mean: the t-shirt!!!

      • Bonzo says:

        Dippit, I agree. I think the US team probably advised him on the pros/cons of a Taylor hookup and if Luke has even a ounce of brain matter worth his role, he would have seen that Li’l Miss Forever 13 was not going to help in getting considered for Bond. But I think the Taylor hookup was more about broader recognition than Bond specifically since the first initiative is pretty much guaranteed to happen but the second are far more difficult to obtain.

        While those of us outside the Taylor bubble knew that his image would take a hit dating her, I doubt any of the PR teams expected the sh!tstorm of mockery, disbelief and bad press that followed. He had to cut his losses and run if he was going to retrieve some dignity and rebuild his “serious thespian” brand he’d been crafting over the past few years.

        As a lover of smut, I would like to hear more about the naughty words contained in that BI. Do share, I need something juicy for my Friday morning before I disappear into the mountains later today.

      • Dippit says:

        Bonzo, it is implied in the BI that his friends and he were overheard being rather free in expressing a desire not to C U (the immediately coming)* Tuesday in regards his Ex. They also used the word to which she claims to have taken great exception to Kanye using.

        May be true, may not. BUT I can hear those words said with Old Etonian clipness, however ungentlemanly.

        P.S. – I was in the mountains last week. So good for the soul. Enjoy your weekend.

      • Dippit says:

        Yes Sixer – I think Tom may have found himself at the epicentre of a mid-Transatlantic PR squall over media and image messaging.

        A Mistransatlantication if you like.

      • Bonzo says:

        I find it hard to believe that Tom would speak so openly in such a crude manner about her when he knows he can be overheard. I think someone’s making that up for some juicy gossip.

    • MI6 says:

      Yes he did. I blame them.

  10. Naya says:

    Check out that Luke Winsor sneaking his business card into a Daily Mail article on a client. You go, guy.

  11. lilacflowers says:

    Gasp! You mean that when he goes to the gym, he actually, like, works out and gets sweaty instead of just getting something at the smoothie bar, prancing about in cute stretch pants, and doing a simple yoga stretch or two? Quelle horreur!

    And how dare Luke put the brakes on Instagramming everything so Taylor had to rely on her friends to release all the 4th of July party pictures. Such a nanny!

    • Becky says:

      Yeah I don’t get the dig that he spends time in the gym, you know like actually working out. He’s in the middle of a shoot and is an avid runner, like this is a bad thing.

      Unlike Miss Narcissist, who goes to the gym for the express purpose of being papped, wearing different clothes every time and looking exactly the same leaving as she did arriving.

      • lilacflowers says:

        But he gets, you know, SWEATY! And he watches sports too! Talks about having played rugby, whatever that is! And says he needs to stay in shape for his job. Can’t they just get stunt men? Can’t he just stop working and pose for pictures with Meredith and Olivia? There were so many more chain restaurants to visit while holding hands, who has time for abdominal crunches? It is all just too much to bear that he wants to do all this guy stuff. Just obsessive.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        I roll my eyes. Being a gym rat is part of his friggin’ job. You can’t do a Marvel film and have love handles.

      • Spidey says:

        @ lilacflowers “rugby, whatever that is” it’s a bit like a rougher tougher version of American Football played by real men who don’t feel the need to wear helmets and padding. And they have oval balls. 🙂

      • Secret squirrel says:


        And they throw the ball backwards instead of forwards!

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Spidey, I was saying that in my faux TayTay voice. The real Boston-accented me has 4 cousins playing rugby at different levels in Dublin.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Miss Jupitero, let us all pause to imagine a scrawny Loki, with no muscle tone, doing battle with an overweight, flabby Thor. That would put butts in seats, right?

      • PimmsCupInAPimpCup says:

        Marvel throws you around a bit. There’s a lot of expert CGI, but the actors still get wired and tossed. It’s not just the running and gym times, but there’s extensive fight choreography.
        Marvel Disney hero job is a demanding one.

      • Spidey says:

        @ Secret Squirrel – yes it would seem far more sensible to throw it the way you want to go wouldn’t it.

        @ Lilacflowers, can we have an emoji for friendly sarcasm?

    • Erinn says:

      I wish I could go prance around in stretch pants and drink smoothies and do a couple of stretches and call it quits. That’d be the dream workout plan if it actually amounted to anything fitness wise.

      • third ginger says:

        Rugby is a wonderful sport played by men AND WOMEN. My little girl [who’s 23] was captain at the great College of William & Mary. Now she plays for the DC Furies.

      • Secret squirrel says:

        She must be doing something though as she seems very fit and toned.

      • Dippit says:

        Yes Third Ginger, my cousin Susan used to play – I winced for her whilst on the sidelines manys a time.

      • Erinn says:

        Secret squirrel – I agree. She does have a good deal of definition – she’s definitely not just thin. She’s absolutely working out somewhere. But I stand by my dream. If I could do those things and only those things and be as slender and toned as she is – I would throw out all my regular clothes and buy only workout clothes.

        third ginger – I would have loooved to play rugby. We didn’t have any rugby teams in the tri-county area. I think we actually have a girls team here now – but one of my friends from Uni used to play and I was so jealous. It looks SO fun, and such a good way to burn off stress. I played soccer as a kid, and if I got injured by another player I would go into beast mode – just blind-ambition-feel-no-pain-mode. I think rugby would have been a good outlet for that.


        I’m assuming that all of her houses have workout equipment for her to use, and private trainers would be available if she wanted them.

        I think the daily gym visits are simply because she is addicted to pap strolls. Without them, she might have withdrawal symptoms. The horror!

      • Cricket says:

        I recently saw on the DM .. I think.. that TayTay actually goes to the same trainer as Karlie and her model squad. Some kind of workout that incorporates .. I think pilates and ballet or something.. so they get the ‘model – toned’ look without showing any muscle.

      • Becky says:

        This is from 2012. Besides dancing like an asphyxiated preying mantis, her backside is flat as a board. I doubt the enhancement is through exercise alone:

  12. Kate says:

    I missed the build a bear thing. Can someone please explain?

  13. Betti says:

    Oh this is great gossip – Tay Tay is being played at her own game and being outplayed at that by the looks of it. Tom is subtly owning his fame ho infatuation and taking away her narrative in the process but I guess thats part of his plan to stop her trashing him. She will not like losing control.

    • Crox says:

      If she gets a new dude, tabloids will loose interest in this one and move on. All the drama is still coming from Calvin who just can’t shut up, so no need for Tom to get involved anymore.

  14. Becky says:

    “It was a very emotion-filled time [they] spent together. It was a very fast and heavy relationship.” swan pastry dates, play dates with her cats, hand- holding…sure Jan.

    • AlleyCat says:

      Literally EVERY relationship she has had was supposedly the love of her life. Jake, Harry, John..guys she only dated at minimum for a month or two months received complete albums dedicated to them. She’s actually crazy.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      And then he SHOCKED her by having the audacity to dare to invite her to the Emmys. SHOCKED, she was. It is all well and good to have sources tell magazines that you are expecting an imminent proposal and are prepared to gush YES because he is so English and drinks tea and has met the Queen but to invite her to the Emmys? What kind of girl does he think she is? SHOCKED, that’s what kind of girl. Bless his little heart!

    • Christin says:

      He was quickly immersed in TayMerica, TayParents,, TayHouses, TayPals and TayLetsMeetYourMomForAPapStroll. What could go wrong?

  15. lilacflowers says:

    “She is doing OK. Tom and her at times were on two different pages.”

    Yes, she was on the page where he should quit his job and stop doing real exercise and just focus on holding her hand and feeding her cats when not posing for pictures she could post on Instagram. He was on the page where he went to work, and got to hang out with Idris and CHemboy, went for runs unaccompanied by paps and bodyguards, and used Instagram only to promote work projects, and didn’t have to miss out on all the fun SDCC after-parties to rush back to her. And he wants a dog.

    • third ginger says:

      This may be the most accurate account of this parting to date.

    • Christin says:

      Do we know if he met the cats (wherever they are located)?

      I was secretly hoping for a holiday photo of the couple and cats, complete with matching themed Swiftmas sweaters (hers specially ‘taylored’ to show off her newest bolt-ons).

    • Cricket says:

      don’t forget.. wears a morning suit, brings her flowers picked freshly from their garden, makes her real English tea and scones.. reads her Shakespeare outside under the willow tree on a blanket as he is feeding her strawberries as they share Champagne..

      • Dippit says:

        AND punt her around special waterways she would have had created around her RI mansion had they made it to next Spring.

  16. minime says:

    I’m probably just really not good in gossip science but neither of them confirmed the slip, isn’t it? Till now, there’s no official statement or even social media half official statement? There are just a bunch of magazines and people “close” to the couple leaking tidbits…hmmm…I don’t know but I think this might be part of the PR and they might appear together at the Emmys…or maybe I’m just not able to grasp all of the awkwardness of this full blown-romance with cheesy, embarrassing Taytay-Tattoos

    • Crox says:

      That would be the worse PR move of all times, tho. Imagine the outrage if it turns out they are still together. What would they achieve by that?

      I’d probably have to give them Kudos if they did that just because that would be next level of “we don’t give a f**k”.

    • Goldie says:

      They were only together for 3 months. It would look ridiculous if they released an official statement. Normally celeb couples only do that when they’re married or in a very long term relationship. When People mag says that it’s over, then that means that their reps have confirmed it’s over.

    • Dippit says:

      No way, particularly at this particular juncture in her life (disastrous Summer PR-wise), is TS going the risk running a ‘feigned-breakup’ made ‘official’ through her usual mouthpiece outlets then bait n switch on those very same outlets she relies upon for goodwill.

      I said on the other thread yesterday, that if she were to leave the likes of People, Us, The Sun with editorial egg on their faces that way, she would suffer the wrath of their mighty pens (keyboards) evermore. She needs them for her ‘source’ placing PR and general coverage in future so couldn’t take the risk of them turning on her.

      AND, to keep them in the loop – “this is all just a big bluff, wait until we re-emerge as a couple (Emmys?)” takes too many moving parts to hold the line/silence.

      Even a soft re-roll-out of “our love was too strong for us to stay apart” would be met with utter derision and loss of any goodwill still left for either of them. A fake break-up would’ve been rumbled by now, or would be shortly thereafter their re-emergence as a ‘couple’.

      However much some tabloids skirt around the edges with their ‘honesty’ – the ones which broke the break-up story have direct line to TS’s PR and would’ve checked absolutely their sources on this. They are her conduits to the public.

      *if* (huge IF) this is a ruse, and they are still on, both their PR teams have entirely lost their senses.

  17. Grace says:

    Here is something I don’t get. Maybe I wear tinted glasses because I am a fan. I don’t know. Or maybe I simply don’t understand the world of Taylor Swift.

    How can she have this much beef with a well-spoken, well-presented actor who is also well-liked (in other words, an eager circle puppy), what after a very brief ‘relationship’ (he stepped in when she wanted to stick into her ex, among other things)? She and her people don’t realise this makes them look UnnecessarilY mean?

    I initially thought they must have agreed on certain terms of the rollout but she decided to push the Extra gear because she couldn’t help herself. But this back and forth rally makes me suspect the ‘break up’ wasn’t amiable at all.

    Now I wanna know how many iPhones have been smashed so far. Maybe Nanny Luke can claim deductible expenses.

    • Crox says:

      Why does everybody keep mentioning iPhones? Has she thrown one into somebody before, Johnny Depp style?

      • Grace says:

        In one of the photos post snake-emoji, she was either going in or out of gym, I can’t remember, her phone had a cracked screen. It’s a joke. I didn’t mean it in the sense that she threw it at someone. iPhones are easily breakable anyway.

      • Bonzo says:

        Post-snapchats, Taylor when into hiding for a week or two and returned quietly to LA with Tom for his SDCC appearance. The cracked phone was noticed in one of the first pap photos to emerge just after that. The joke around here was while in Australia, she threw it at the wall when she saw that Kim dropped the video despite the legal threats.

    • Erinn says:

      Honestly – I think some of the beef/shade is her PR team, but I think A LOT of it is tabloids running with the theme that was set out early on. I mean – people will believe it even if it isn’t true because of all the stuff that’s come trickling out about her. Someone could write a fluffy article about her that doesn’t actually SAY anything, but as long as they used certain buzz words, people will eat it up and believe it. That’s her fault in a lot of ways, but also just how the industry and court of public opinion works.

    • MCraw says:

      It comes down to how controlling she is. She has to have the last word. She has to be the one that has a man on command and an ex with the flick of the wrist. Yet, somehow, be cool, desirable, and good for a mans image. I think she’s overplaying her hand here because of the reasons you stated. How can you really make the show puppy the bad guy?
      I think he has to respond in this way because she will leave him looking like more of a sucker than when he was with her. In spite of Receipts Week.

      • Christin says:

        I don’t think taking the high road works with her brand of victim hood, either. I still maintain that Luke, pals or someone from his camp needs to mention how he tried to be supportive while working, which is a direct reference to the days in Oz when she likely had a meltdown.

        He knows what she was like under that pressure, and I seriously doubt it was calm, cool and collected.

      • Bonzo says:

        I think the tide has turned and since Calvin and Kim had the balls to talk back to Tay, the media was ready to shade Tay with it. They seem to be enjoying their time of taking her down a few pegs.

        Normally, I’d say not to engage because she had the media on her side and always seemed to win that game, but I’m not sure that’s the case anymore. I think a few pointed statements in an interview after Luke provides a few more rebuttals isn’t a bad thing. People are looking for the goods on her to prove what a fake she is and Tom’s side is likely to be believed.

        I will say that I don’t think this is necessary in “normal” life, but where global image management and PR are constant concerns it’s a different story. He already looks like a tit for choosing to attach himself like a lovesick teenager to her, so he needs to show some balls now that it’s over.


      • Dara says:

        Has Taylor returned them yet, or she is still carrying them around in those odd little-old-lady purses she always has tucked on her arm?


        “He tried to be supportive while working.”

        Exactly. I keep remembering the night in AU when he went out to get takeout food and wine for them. This, after a full day of work when he must’ve been exhausted.

        She easily could have sent a member of her entourage. But I think she speed-dialed her paps and made him go so he would be seen playing fetch for her.

    • holly hobby says:

      She has a beef because most likely he initiated the split. Like nice Jake G. I mean who can badmouth Jake? He was with Kirsten Dunst for years and when they split not a bad word came out. Missy did a big smear job on Jake.

      Tom is most likely smart enough to block it. It will work too post snake-gate.

  18. Bonzo says:

    These two are so predictable. She’s been pap walking to and from the gym in her normal stride and facial expression, but as soon as the breakup was announced, was strutting with a smirk and her nose in the air so high she’d drown in a rainstorm. “I’m doing just fiiiiine, everybody… moving on!”

    Tom, who has not been papped in his off hours, ensures that the day after the announcement that HE TOO would get a pap stroll in, furrowing his brown, looking pensive at times, igniting a storm of “poor Toms” from his ever faithful fans that think he just got caught up in 6 week infatuation. I’m certain this is his way of “talking back” and keeping some of his lost exposure on himself, since media is still more interested in her than him.

    They are both calculating and using their papped images and “secret sources” to try and control the narrative. Tom’s advantage against her more savvy PR machine is that he’s on the backside of the Snapchats so no one’s believing her this time.

    • Guesto says:

      Agree, Bonzo. So much for him taking the high road.

      He’s coming across as only marginally less petty than she is.

    • Crox says:

      Well, it is also true that Tom himself isn’t interesting to the paparazzis without Taylor, so they didn’t bother him in Oz after she left. But right now, he’s interesting again, because the tabloids are trying to milk the last drops of this relationship. Is he crying? Laughing? Smirking? Out with friends? Out with FEMALE friends? He doesn’t have to call the paps, he’s going to be a default target for a week (longer, if the stories don’t die down).

      • justme says:

        Someone from Australia commented in the article where Tom and the others were sitting around having coffee after his run that. The commenter said that he was sitting across from them and they were just talking and joking and suddenly a paparazzi pulled up in a car and started shooting and they all seemed uncomfortable. This shot is from that series. In most of the pictures TH is giving the pap the stink eye and fiddling with his glasses (he always fiddles with his glasses.) I think he goes out for a run every morning so they know where he is, but they had been leaving him alone until the great Tiddlesbreakup.

        I’m glad that TH is letting his hair grow – it was too short and his curls were too tamed. I’m also glad to see that Loki sneer.

      • Dara says:

        I’m the first to call foul when obvious pap strolls are obvious, but I don’t think this one is. A fan caught him at that same place a few weeks ago. He probably goes there nearly every day, and it really only became worthwhile for a photog to track him down in the last few days. If all Hiddles is doing is running on the beach, drinking coffee, and going to work, it’s hardly worth their time to hang out 24/7 in the hopes they catch some shots of him.

        And +1 for the longer hair.

    • Sixer says:

      Yes. It is, no more and no less, the Battle of the Thirst.

    • Grace says:

      She’s petty. He’s matching with passive aggressive sugarbombs. Both need to shut up but neither will.

    • Spidey says:

      Bonza I have to slightly disagree with you. Tom has always gone out for runs/to the gym, mostly unpapped before Taylor, but since then the paps are more interested in snapping him. I honestly don’t see why he should now change the habit and hide away. I hope he just carries on as he used to do, keeps his head down and his mouth shut. And looks happy!

    • MI6 says:

      Yeah, I don’t think that post-run pap shoot was deliberate. I think he happened to be out and about exercising with a couple of PAs/assistants, that’s all.

    • Bonzo says:

      Not buying the denials ladies. Tom knows the paps are looking for him and made sure to sit outside and in their sight line. If he really didn’t want to be papped he could have avoided it. He didn’t. It has a PR purpose if he does.

      I’m not saying he called them, but he wasn’t aiming to avoid them. His voluntary participation in all of Taylor’s pap walks shows he’s not at all opposed to the attention. That stink eye is just a ruse to prop of the contradictory things he’s said about celebrity, privacy & being all about the work. I’m not fooled. Believe what they do, not what they say.

      As they showed us just a few weeks ago… paps aren’t hanging out in RI, they only show up when she wants them too. They both wanted privacy and they got it. Simple as that.

      ETA: I’m sure Taylor has gone to dinner with friends more than twice in the past month, but notice how we’ve only had two pap shots? There’s a reason for that and the timing of her GNO just after the breakup was announced. So predictable.

      • Bunnybear says:

        I kind of feel like part of the reason TH fans refuse to admit their fave participated in staged pap pictures is because they feel like they have to be perfect fans and if they admit pics are staged, then that makes them a “bad fan”.

      • Christin says:

        He was just as throat-baring smug as she was in those early days. He’s now reaping the whirlwind he helped sow.

    • MI6 says:

      …she would drown in a rainstorm
      we should be so lucky.

    • Vivace Red Lipstick says:

      Yep, as soon as I saw those pics yesterday with Taylor walking with her nose
      completely in the air, I had to accept that this chick must definitely have the last word
      in life. She will die having the last word…….Unless she has a God miracle and changes,
      her epitaph will read “Taylor Departed This World Having the Very Last Word”.

      To think that I felt so sorry for her when Kanye was so rude to her publically a few
      years back; but even old folks can change their mind(s) about people. Being so self-
      absorbed and so determined to use people is more than boring to me and, surely,
      to many others. I’m not declaring that TH is innocent in this diluted affair, but for
      Taylor to have her minions speak so “below the salt” about TH is disgusting for
      wasn’t this probably the new lover who held her and listened to her when KimK
      rubbed it in about Taylor being a liar? How quickly the Taylors’ of this world
      forget the kindnesses even a lover gives to her.

  19. Jenn4037 says:

    OR that Loki costume is damn tight and he needs to keep constant weight for it to work. Probably in his contract. And those swan pastries are not very helpful.

    • lilacflowers says:

      And the thing weighs between 30-40 pounds. One does need some level of fitness to be able to move around in that easily.

      • Spidey says:

        And that doesn’t include any helmet – didn’t the last one weight about 10lbs, which would be like having a house brick and a half on your head?

      • popup says:

        I’m exhausted just reading that. He has to be in great shape to move in that costume, let alone move elegantly in it, which is one of Loki’s hallmarks.

  20. shelly* says:

    Blind gossip item today Actor and friends discussing split with gf. Lots of b*tch and c-words being mentioned.

    Actor laughing and shaking his head…..

    I wonder who it could be ?

    Not sure how much of these blind items to believe though..But I do love reading them, #guilty pleasures.

    • Secret squirrel says:

      Hold on… Nice boys don’t talk like that

      Tom might just have a less-than-perfect-English-gentleman dark side.

      • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        Yeah Squirrel… He might be a guy …..

      • Bonzo says:

        Yeah, what a shocker… He’s a dude.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Don’t British guys swear? A lot?

      • Sixer says:

        They do. But cnut would be a VERY low rent word to apply to an ex, even for a sweary Britisher. You can say that word nicely, believe it or not, but to be insulting with it about an ex? I would not think that to be something LEGS would usually do. So he either didn’t, or things went VERY wrong between them.

        I mean, I might actually call Mr Sixer a daft cnut about something silly (probably not because I like to swear much more creatively than that, but I might) and he wouldn’t be offended. But I would never use that word to my friends about him because I was cross with him. Nor he about me.

        Does that make sense?

      • Maire3 says:

        I”d enjoy watching/hearing Hiddleston deploy a few Malcolm Tuckerisms during his post-run coffee klatch. “Nazi Julie Andrews” easily fits this gossip narrative.

        So much Armando Iannucci dialogue would make for a fun drinking game. Or replace their evening of charades.

      • Sixer says:

        Haha. Tom to Taylor: “F!cketty bye.”

        If that’s how it really ended, I would be most happy. And I wouldn’t care who said it to whom.

      • Dippit says:

        Sixer, perhaps it’s because I am Scottish, or perhaps from time spent up, but I can envisage him absolutely using that word in a derogatory, but rather off-hand manner.

        I know several Old Etonians for whom it is within their fairly frequent lexicon – used in varying manners and ways as apposite. They are not particularly hidebound about its use at all.

        I use it myself; rarely, but well – and again with some variety of manner and intent.

        The best user of the word I know, one of my closest friends, is the niece of an Earl and daughter of a Lady (Hon). She does it with such panache.

        But, again, perhaps it’s the Scot in me – we, not unlike yourself, use it often affectionately… however, can apply much venom to it too without too much shame. It’s also far more gender-neutral in application Brit-side of the Atlantic.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Oh please, TommyAnnE blew his “English gentleman” image back with the banana incident. He is perfectly capable of using the C word.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Sixer, yes, perfect sense actually.

      • Bonzo says:

        There’s some choice phrases from Beyonce’s “Sorry” that I would enjoy hearing in Tom’s velvety accented voice.

      • Sixer says:

        Oh, I’m not suggesting that LEGS is a Little Lord Fauntleroy who wouldn’t swear.

        But, for all that I mock him, and for all that he gets up my nose about a gazillion things, I just don’t have him down for using that particular word about an ex in its misogynistic connotation.

        I can hear him getting angry with a bloke and using that pejorative about him. Not so much a woman. I just can’t see it. His feminism is of the (annoying, but not cnut-calling) chivalric fantasy type.

    • Abby_J says:

      I can absolutely picture HIddles saying the B word, but I have a hard time imagining him using the C word. He probably totally does, I don’t doubt that, I just can’t picture it in his proper little accent.

      Now I really need to hear him say it in a movie or something.

      • saltandpepper says:

        He strikes me as mean and moody. In the photos of him and Jane at Wimbledon he looks downright unpleasant. I think he and Taylor are quite alike – explains the initial attraction. He lapped up the attention, and if he’s using derogatory terms to refer to her, that’s really petty from his side too. They made fools of themselves. She’s likely not going to let this blow over, but he should just ‘shake it off’ to try preserve what’s left of his ‘authentic’ public self.

    • MI6 says:

      No way in HELL he said that. Nope. Don’t believe it.
      As he once said himself, he’s “too well bred.”

    • Spidey says:

      But did the trustworthy blind item actually say who was using those words? I can imagine him using b***h or f**k (like when he got the giggles after the hulk smash) but c**t? But then it may be generational because that is a word I really cannot stand.

      • shelly* says:

        He was in the company of two other blokes so maybe they were using the c word.

        I don’t like the c word (its fighting talk in any pub where I come from) but hearing it coming from a super posh bloke would make me laugh, for some reason.

        Like hearing a toddler swearing.

      • Sixer says:

        I once wrote a short story about a pet hamster whose name was Cnutly. Cnutly had all sorts of adventures before become utterly world-weary, metamorphosing into a lemming and jumping off a cliff. Cnutly spawned a world religion among lemmings and that’s why they all jump off cliffs. And nobody could ever persuade them that Cnutly was a hamster really, so the lemming sacrifice was a vain one.

        That’s why I called the hamster Cnutly.

        The End.

        Sorry, Spidey.

        (I didn’t really write a story. I just made that up. Cos swearing is funny.)

      • shelly* says:

        I love that story…I want a hamster called cnutly and I want one NOW…

      • Dippit says:

        I see a CBeebie’s commission in Cnutly and your future, Sixer.

      • Spidey says:

        @ Sixer, no need to apologise, I just think it is such a very ugly word. Have an emoji from my new talent. 🐭

    • Lilacflowers says:

      But did he refer to her as “mewling quim?”

  21. seesittellsit says:

    Anything but point to the real elephant in the room.

  22. browniecakes says:

    Luke was working over time with the DM yesterday. “Tom will be upset that the reports have completely overshadowed a video he released to publicize UNICEF today. …(in RI Tom) was fixated with his fitness regime for Thor: Ragnorak, ,,, just don’t expect him to say too much (during) promotional rounds for the release of Kong: Skull Island next March.” You can tell a publicist’s quote by the project name dropping.

    • Dippit says:

      Yes, it was pointed out on Dlisted that the very pointed inclusion of his upcoming works’ titles had his publicist’s fingerprints all over it.

      I see Taylor has deployed the typical ‘interaction with poorly fan’ strategy today.

  23. browniecakes says:

    They are going to be friends now? Don’t they need to get to know each other first?

    • LittlestRoman says:

      Ha! With all the traveling, dining out, and posing for photos in the first weeks of their ‘relationship’, I kept wondering when they had time to figure out each other was ‘the one’. They might have been physically in the same places, but it seems logistically unlikely that they were alone together long enough to have all of those ‘deep and meaningful’ conversations they were supposed to be having.

  24. Mia says:

    “Nanny”, huh? Just when I thought hiddles couldn’t get any manlier.

  25. Chef Grace says:

    Dear Luke
    now you are back in control, please get Thomas some new shoes. Those festering, grey boots with stains on them must be tossed at once. And new running outfits. I don’t care how many bottles of Febreze you use to keep them smelling OKAY, they are just getting a bit shabby.

    • Grace says:

      Just new shoes? No new causal smart shirts? Perhaps a nice pair of jeans that doesn’t look like he’s been wearing it since the 90s?

      • Chef Grace says:

        Grace, got to start with the small things.
        Got to go slowly, poor Luke has been through a lot you know. 🙂

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Why are we bothering with clothes? As penance for putting us all through this over the summer, depriving me of Wimbledon and then failing to at least make up for it with a Build-a-Bear proposal for Sixer, my internet husband Thomas will be standing on the veranda’s naughty step stark naked through the month of October, with a one night exception for the Emmys when he will be suited and booted. Lots will be drawn for the opportunity to spray him with sunblock

  26. Smd says:

    Sixer and Lilacflowers, there is a Loki costume for build a bears! I kid you not! Found it yesterday but can’t save the link. It shows up as a pinterest post from ETSY. Try looking up Marvel costumes for build a bear. Sixer, I blame you for the fever 🐻🌈..indeed this showmance is over too soon and just with the dreaded election round the cliff!! If I could would be sipping a BellinI at work…

  27. MI6 says:

    We never knew how much Tommy needed nannying until the Summer of Taynted Love. I think they have a sweet relationship.
    I think Tom impulsively jumped in the deep end with TayTay and Luke threw him the life preserver. Luke did the best he could with what he had.
    And if they’re getting a little bit of their own back now, good on him.
    I saw this on another thread – Narcissistic Discard. Look it up. TayTay is classic NPD.

  28. ellie says:

    This is like Gone Girl.
    Taylor=Amazing Amy
    Calvin=Nick Dunne
    Tom=Desi Collings

  29. Smd says:

    ***Waving, I’m in this trebuchet build-a-bear battle. Hurling swan shoes, PR denials, tweets, rainbow skittles and black gym clothes!

  30. Smd says:

    Ouch! Someone hurled a build-a-bear with a blond wig and bolt ons right at my pert derriere! My long pins almost went out from under me.. Geez! Taking a fortifying sip of my imaginary BellinI..Hurling back a Loki dressed build a bear with the big horned helmet and a smattering of crushed dreams.

    • Spidey says:

      Did it smudge your bright red lipstick, cause a nip slip or land on your nude shoes (price £179 at L K Bennett) though?

      • Smd says:

        Spidey, dahling! The bolt ons left a bruise on my otherwise unblemished skin and the swan shoe ruffled my perfectly tousled tresses! Snort, the daily mail is nothing if not consistent. Sigh, heading over to Lilacflowers veranda the minute I get off work today!

      • Spidey says:

        I’ll meet you there, dahling

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Hurl a swan shoe, not a choux but a shoe!

    • PimmsCupInAPimpCup says:

      You hurled the bear with your toned arms, at that.

      Y’all made me go look at DM to see all those taut, pert, perky, toned words for myself.

  31. Pro Swifty says:

    Ha, as a Swifty it’s funny to see the viewpoints of the Hiddlestan camp. Do they still believe that 35 year old, super-ambitious, super-smart Mr. RADA Eton who never lets any woman get close to him, was dazzled by someone who is supposedly a teenager mentally and had to be rescued by his publicist – come on. Cui bono? Do you think TH would rather go back to his pre-TS obscurity, making flops left and right? He got something that money cannot buy, A-list exposure, after just three months – mission accomplished. Now he doesn’t need her anymore, it’s all about “he got bored of her, he has a 3-month rule”. I thought it was cute at first if it was going to be longer lasting, but this quick breakup just undid all of the work TS put in shedding her serial dater image for the 1989 era.

    • Spidey says:

      Is that so?

    • popup says:

      Eh. I think Tom was in over his head once the shit hit the fan. I think they both had fun at first and they both got what they wanted out of it from a PR perspective: he got the fame, she got to deflect the brewing “Fame” controversy. Things were fun when Taylor could control the media narrative around their love fest. Then receiptsgate dented her brand and Tom went back to Aus to work, and that’s a lot of stress to manage. There was probably no there there once things got hard, so yeah, I can believe that Tom needed a little rescuing from Luke to figure out how the hell to get out of dodge given Taylor’s history of burying her exes in the media.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      You left out Cambridge. That’s RADA Cambridge Eton.

      • justme says:

        Double First in Classics at Cambridge too – managed to get the Double First while working part time as an actor. So he must be smart – but not necessarily any good at relationships. I’ve known a lot of academically intelligent people who are quite immature and even naive in that line. I think he may very well be as well.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Academically smart does not necessarily translate into emotional intelligence. I’ve worked at MIT and can point to any number of truly brilliant academics– light years ahead of TommyAnnE’s double first — and in the world of relationships, they are completely utterly inept. There is smart and then there is smart.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        I think Hiddles is smart in certain ways. Academically, yes. He is well spoken. He has a broad education. In his career, I think he is in it 110% and I wonder if he is like many ambitious men in the corporate world who find work life to be a lot more manageable and comforting than the rest of his life. I wonder if he gets that from his father. Accomplished, but very workaholic, and not very good at being close to others. It is really common, and we live in a world where that 110% energy is highly rewarded.

        As for Tiddles, I think most of the publicity he received was negative– he was ridiculed by everyone. This is very, very off-brand, and I can’t believe he enjoyed any of this. Yes, I think he is thirsty as all hell for fame, but not this kind. I think he was incredibly naive if he did not know what he was getting into. Somebody must have warned him.

        As for Tay Tay, being a drama queen and blaming others when things go south is absolutely her MO. I think her reputation is completely shot at this point. She is trying to play innocent victim again, but she is only showing herself to be a narcissist.

      • Spidey says:

        @ Miss Jupitero “I wonder if he gets that from his father. Accomplished, but very workaholic, and not very good at being close to others”

        But we don’t actually know what his parents are like do we? Yes his father was a successful businessman and yes he was divorced. But we don’t know why do we?
        You may be right, but it is a big jump you are making.

        As for the rest of it I can agree with you, I always thought he was perhaps a little naive in some ways.

      • popup says:

        I think he’s emotionally intelligent, actually, and I think he believes in love with a capital L, perhaps naively so. But because he is so invested in his career he is not going to compromise or set it aside unless there’s big, undeniable love in the way. I don’t think he’s found that yet. Certainly didn’t with Jarthy. And Taylor was a smoke screen.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Spidey, this is of course heavy conjecture on my part, a lot of reading between the lines.

        The question is: what on EARTH would possess a man of his age to fall for something as ridiculous as this. If he were 17, I could excuse it. But he is thirty-five.

        He does not come out of this looking well. He would have to be either a cold blooded opportunist signing the quid pro quo contract (which I doubt) or extremely emotionally immature.

      • lilacflowers says:

        I was just pointing out that if one is going to point out somebody’s education as an insult, they should at least get it right.

      • Kris says:

        He’s 35, was dating someone who acts like a teenager and had no problems dabbling in some PR circuses. You can safely scratch mature and above stunts from the perception of him because it’s highly likely that’s entirely true. If it were, he wouldn’t have been dating her to begin with.

        He’s just a flawed human like the rest of us, and that’s definitely better than the other possibility, which is it was a stunt.

  32. Abby_J says:

    She wore black for her post-break up pap walk, and he wore black for his post-break up run. They are still dressing alike, people, and signalling their mourning at having to pretend to break up. They are still in love! There is hope for all of your Build-a-Bear/Tiddlesbaby dreams!

    Okay, probably not. Now I’m off to find this mythical BaB Loki costume on line. I know they had one a while ago, but if they brought it back, I think my daughter might need it. Of course, she would just spend her time having her Hulk bear toss around whatever poor creature got the Loki costume.

  33. Beach girl says:

    National Teddy Bear Day

    I’m soo into the bear trebouchet thing! Halloween is coming and I love pumpkin smashing wars!!

  34. Tessa says:

    Didn’t I say he had a carer?

  35. Joanie says:

    Well, this isn’t going to help the gay rumors. People have speculated about Tom and Luke for years now.

    • seesittellsit says:

      @Joanie. This . . . and about her, too, only no one but the data lounge crowd will address those speculations openly and say why. My guess is the whole stunt was meant to deflect attention from those growing rumors, especially with the Bond possibility floating out there, and all it has really done, including the “He Said-She Said” aftermath, is enhance the suspicion that this was an attempt at a magician’s “misdirection” trick (“Look over here . . . not over there!”). Thought from the beginning that Tom was getting desperate, at 35, with a receding hairline, three film flops behind him (ISTL, Crimson Peak, and High Rise), still with only B movie star name recognition outside the UK and Loki, and his only success after Loki “Night Manager”, which was television. His relationships with women at 35 have been shadowy, and he thought this would up his name recognition and dispel the speculation. I don’t think he bargained for having to deal with Swift’s maddening persona, nor did he bargain for the backfiring of her idea of PR.

      Pulling his mother and young niece into the photo ops was horrifying to me – I wonder if she insisted on that as she played at being the Future Lady Hiddleston in her Wellies. I have little to no sympathy for him.

      OK, it’s just the entertainment business, but he has real talent and I think is much brighter than his career allows him scope for. I’m not surprised his father was against TH going into show business. It’s all so excruciatingly embarrassing and sad.

  36. LittlestRoman says:

    Found this article in The Telegraph by theater (excuse me, theatre) critic Dominic Cavendish:

    A bit fluffy, but an interesting read anyway. Here’s a snippet regarding Tom’s motivation for getting into this mess:

    “If he was trying to get down with the kids, he failed; if was trying to boost his profile, that undermines his integrity; and if the whole thing was just a bizarre muddle born of youthful amorousness, that still suggests a capacity for misjudgment.”

    • saltandpepper says:

      Thanks @LittlestRoman for the link to a great article. Didn’t find it fluffy at all, the writer met Tom Hiddleston and was impressed by him and the strong career that lay ahead of him. Now he’s no longer impressed and suggests that Hiddleston has damaged his reputation and chances at being taken seriously as an actor – especially in the US – irreparably. I liked him so much as an actor before this circus, but what’s happened over the past three months has changed my perception of him – and I doubt if I’ll ever take him or his work seriously again. Sadly his fame hunger now overshadows all his hard work.

      • LittlestRoman says:

        You’re welcome! I used to like him too. I thought his work choices were usually interesting and he seemed to take his work pretty seriously, which impressed me. He always came across as eloquent in interviews and I am a complete sucker for a big vocabulary. I was willing to overlook his circus-bear antics most of the time because I thought he was just an awkward, slightly sheltered British man.

        I’m hoping that I will eventually be able to watch his work without wanting to vomit, haha 🙂 Regardless, I’m not sure I’ll be able to take him seriously as a person again. That’s probably all for the better!

    • popup says:

      Spot on. He needs to put in the work now and do things to great acclaim to recover from this episode. The writer namechecks Sean Penn and Madonna, which I thought was pretty astute. Penn will always be associated with Madonna but he produced his best work after their divorce and is now considered one of the best of his generation/all time. Hiddles is a better man than Penn but not sure about whether he’s got the same talent.

    • Christin says:

      Does anyone think either of them came out of this better off, image wise?

      I didn’t know a lot about Tommy boy, but now I cannot get those summer images out of my mind (mainly the silly shirt / giant slide ones). He should just do a rom-com next, loosely based on the farce known as the Tiddles summer of 2016.

      If someone scripted those first few weeks, would anyone have believed it? It would have seemed over the top absurd. Yet the photos exist to follow him for years.

    • seesittellsit says:

      “Youthful amorousness”???!!!! The man is 35 years old with a receding hairline and wrinkles spiralling out around his eyes, has a double First in Classics from Cambridge, and I would guess conservatively that he has an IQ around 150. And as far as the “amorous” bit goes, half the time he looked like he was being roasted over a slow fire. The grip he had on that wine glass with Swfitie on his lap in R.I. was close to breaking it.

    • FW says:

      @LittlestRoman Thanks for the link! And I shared the exact same feel towards TH as @saltandpepper does. Before Tiddles, He was the reason to watch a movie. After Tiddles, in the short term at least, he is the reason I avoid a movie (cancelled my pre-order of ISTL blu-ray; but it was an awful movie according to reviews anyway). His presence would be too distracting for me to enjoy a movie.

      BTW, theatre;)

  37. Guesto says:

    The twisting and turning and squirming defence of poor little Tommyboy on here is wierd and more than a small bit disturbing.

    • Spidey says:

      And the “lets kick a guy when he is down2 is even more disturbing. He’s been a prat, not the first, not the last.

      Drinks Lilac!

      • Lilacflowers says:


      • Guesto says:

        Oh lighten up, Spidey. Tom is not down or out and I’ve said from the very beginnings of TayTo that, while embarrassing in the short-term, this will do him no harm in the long term. Your need to suck the fun out of any comment that takes valid piss out of something so inconsequential in the bigger scheme of things is exhausting.

    • Annetommy says:

      It would be disturbing if he’d committed some sort of a crime and people were excusing it. He hasn’t, unless you count the crime against fashion involved in wearing the “I ❤️ TS” tee shirt. So I’m not twisting and turning and squirming (not with my back) to defend him, as he’s not really done anything which requires defending. He’s made a bit of an ar@se of himself. That’s life.

      • MI6 says:

        He certainly has, AT. And then some.
        Doesn’t mean we don’t still love him.
        And want to deliver a sharp slap upside his head.

      • Guesto says:

        @AnneTommy – That’s kind of my point, He’s done nothing to warrant the levels of defensive angst that TayTo – but particularly the TayTo split – has generated. His devoted fans are the ones who’ve turned it into a way bigger deal than it actually is.

        FWIW, as someone who really had no interest in him prior to TayTo, and found him pretty lacking as an actor, I actually find him a lot more likeable and even a bit interesting now.

  38. matchstick says:

    is that the publicist in blinds he was referenced as marrying?

    wow, I bet he’s kicking himself now thinking this would have been a good cover.

    • Dara says:

      *IF* he needed cover, this was the absolute worst way to go about it. Nearly every single one of Taylor’s BF’s has had their sexuality questioned more after they hooked up with her than before.

  39. Spidey says:

    Of course Thomas could come out and say, in another couple of days if this stuff continues, “if it is so important for Taylor to have the last word, then she is welcome to it” That way if she says anything more it reflect back on her that she is making it more important than he is.

  40. TotallyBiased says:

    ” I am advised that Tom can still rely on the support of Luke Windsor, 32, described to me as his ‘friend, publicist and nanny’.”
    –translation: I discovered Tumblr, ONTD, and Celeb$+chy!

  41. browniecakes says:

    Bets on who moves on first?

  42. Dara says:

    OK, moving on to more interesting topics. Have we started a pool yet on whether Tuxedo Tom will make it to the Emmy’s? I’m thinking he’d rather lose the rest of his hair than miss it, but now that Barnacle Barbie won’t be there to make a big splash with him maybe he’ll opt to skip it.

    If he flies in Thursday, he could make most of the pre-show parties and head back to Oz late on Monday, which would only mean about a week away from set. I’m also wondering if the circus-bear will show up to as many parties as his long legs will carry him to, or if will be just a few of the more exclusive events. Did the Summer of Love World Tour satisfy his need to preen for the cameras, or is the thirst unquenched?

    • Lilacflowers says:

      If he flies in, he’ll probably most definitely be accompanied by Idris and they’ll be on a short stay. They’ll do the BAFTA event and maybe another party on Saturday, the Emmys Sunday, maybe one party after than back to Oz. And they’ll both look stunning. We’re at Wallender Season 1 curl level right now. I need Wallender Season 2 level.

      • Dippit says:

        Yes, brief and with Idris, with BAFTA Tea an obligatory. RC with Idris (and perhaps some TNM cast) to deflect inane questions and focus on work; needs must. A little carefree partying at Afters then back to Oz.

        The question is whether I put anymore money on him (literally) to win or not? Already have a small wager on instinct he’ll maybe be the shock win of the night.

        Damian Lewis once won me a city-break’s worth… wonder if it’s worth the additional punt for Tom – thereby bustin’ my usual ‘lucky’ system in place on these things.

        Whatcha reckon?

      • Sixer says:

        Ha. I once had a weekend away on the proceeds of a £5 bet on Goran Ivanisevic to win Wimbledon.

      • Dara says:

        At first I thought it was a slam-dunk for Courtney Vance, but Bryan Cranston has been getting a lot of buzz. I think it’s between the two of them, but if they split the vote, someone else could sneak in. I doubt that someone is Tom, but Cumby was a huge (unpleasant) surprise for me the year he won so who knows.

        Hugh might have a legit shot at Supporting, if Fargo and People vs OJ split the vote for Best Limited Series, TNM might just take that one. I’d love for Olivia to win, but I think she is a long-shot at this point. I haven’t looked at official odds for any of them, what do the bookies say?

      • Sixer says:

        Dippit, Dippit, are you still up?

        Let’s have a Paralympics bet on Peacock vs Wallace. You and me vs all the Americans hereabouts. If we win, they have to say sorry for all that tea business. If they win, we have to say sorry for all that tea business.

        (I really like Wallace but I’ll cry if Peacock loses. Er… I am a lost Paralympics cause I’m afraid. I love Channel 4. I bet NBC isn’t even putting it on.)

      • Dippit says:

        @Dara I genuinely think Hugh Laurie is with a shot. I’d love for Olivia Coleman to get an Emmys but I doubt this is it.

        I don’t think Tom Hiddleston deserves it in his category – either Cranston or Vance do (calling it as Cranston now). I got early low money, GREAT odds silly £ in on Hiddleston purely on my annual ‘bet on the one you don’t want to win, neither way you lose’ silly bet – I have a safety wager in that category too. I have an Awards’ Season system – wee bets but returns have been steady these last few years.

        @Sixer, very late response – been over on Twitter tweeting and r/t Paralympics stuff like mad. Wish I could # the gold symbol here. AND day two and we’re 27 medals in already (by my last count).

        Through some old overseas work I know a couple of the people involved in training/supporting some of the former Forces competitors. Tangential link only. So proud.

      • Dippit says:

        @Sixer – meant to say: what tea business 😉

        Jonnie Peacock and Libby Clegg lead seven-gold charge for ParalympicsGB

      • Dippit says:


        I have an arrangement with my bookmaker on such things – and took early prices.

        /Apologies for multi-posts (disjointedness) – Friday night and perhaps some whisky.

      • lilacflowers says:

        I think Cranston is going to win the best actor category and it will be well deserved, although he has been playing LBJ for a while now.. Laurie may take his category because he is popular with the Emmy people and he did turn in a good performance. I would love for Olivia to win.

        As for the tea, you’re welcome to come take it back if you would like.

      • Sixer says:

        I wouldn’t put any extra dosh on LEGS either.

        Yay, Peacock! Poor Jarryd Wallace though. He is a favourite of Sixlet Minor’s and he has been running so well this year. Lilac, you have to say sorry for the tea business now. Dippit, that’s the Boston tea. I think we should probably go and get it back since these Americans don’t do tea properly as it is. You must come here next year and celebrate Patriots Day with me and Lilac. We had a good time doing that this year, didn’t we, Lilac?

        Sixlet Minor runs cross country competitively and he trains in a mixed ability group. It gives me hope for the future because none of those kids make any distinction between able and para athletes. To them, for instance, Johnnie Peacock is equivalent to Mo Farah as someone to aspire to be. We follow para track and field throughout the year because of Sixlet Minor. But, I admit, not so much the other Paralympic sports. I love murderball though.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Sorry for the tea business now. Yes, we had a fantastic time last Patriots Day. One of my favorite holidays – and also a great day for para-athletes who run the marathon. And I do know how to do tea properly but I admit to being one of the few.

  43. Smd says:

    Spidey hon, take a long drink of your beverage of choice. You are talking logically and like a mature adult..(shuddering). I need this crazed romance to march on or burn out spectacularly! Work is a drudge, we have presidential elections looming and SWOKI antics and the comments here have been my sweet relief and guilty pleasure. We were promised amazing romance proven by pictures and it fizzled out too quickly. Seriously, considering how much press they are receiving now a spectacular reconciliation would give them so much more mileage. We can send some scripts, we have the talent on the veranda 🙂 Ok, putting down BaB trebuchet for a moment.

  44. Beach girl says:

    Tom is gonna be just fine. I think part of the shock from this is that up to this point he was unblemished in the publics eye. Well guess what, he can make a fool of himself just like everyone else. Lesson learned. HW still respects him but will also chide him a little and he will laugh along. The thirst is out in the open and has been acknowledged. On to Tuxedos and bear trebuchet! 🍸🍾🍹🍷🍺🎬!

  45. Smd says:

    Spidey, I’m a very mature? Georgia 🍑 and love this comment section. I’ll be heading home and fixing a large coctail of choice before the Mr. arrives, love of my life but a terrible workaholic, which I am not. Glad you have mastered the emojis, they are fun. Uh Lilacflowers has picked up the trebuchet again, she’s a fiesty one! C’mon Lilacflowers a Tiddleswift reconciliation involving the Eiffel tower, skiing in the Alps or a romantic Bora Bora beach vacation?? Maybe even, ready? Matching tatoos. Step away from the trebuchet! 🍹

    • Lilacflowers says:

      *stepping away from the trebuchet to summon Mark to triple security and to post rant on Instagram advising Swfties to stop tagging Tom when posting pictures of her because I cannot take seeing pictures of her upper mid drift clogging up my feed.*

  46. honeybee blues says:

    I just saw this and I had NO idea this is the REAL reason he bolted. Anyone else know about this scandal?

  47. K2 says:

    I feel sad. In a year where celebrity stories have involved Johnny Depp turning out to be a monster, Alan Rickman, Prince and Bowie dying, and Charlie Sheen continuing the clusterfuck that is his life, this story was so fantastically ridiculous.

    RIP, Tiddles. You made me smile too briefly.

  48. shelly* says:


    Now that makes perfect sense, I’ve always thought she might be one of those extra terrestrial Lizards.

    Tommy burst into the bathroom to show her his instagram one morning, and caught her before she’d put her face on, literally.
    According to sources.

    Lucky he was wearing his running gear.

  49. Smd says:

    Ah now Spidey, don’t you know that Swifty is really a 😇? Shelley, awesome I’ve got a clear visual of that image. Perhaps that’s why she bares her midriff so much, her gills are lower down on her frame? Lilacflowers call security but do not put down the Moet, it’s not over yet!

  50. Spidey says:

    Why has this suddenly come into my head:

  51. Sean says:

    Luke Windsor, his ‘friend, publicist and nanny’. He forgot the husband

    • matchstick says:



      Swift is a reliable beard people across the entertainment industry in PR often know of this. It is interesting that the relationship started shortly after the rumored marriage. I honestly think his publicist thought this might work, he sensed maybe a false overlap between their fanbases. Also…the whole 4th of July thing REALLY amped up the fakeness, the shirt and the instagram postings and the TAYMERICA slide……that was truly over the top.

      I don’t think Swift considers the longterm consequences of the lie- for-a-lie exchange she does with closeted celebrities. One day, they might all come out. That would make her look REALLY bad.

      • Dara says:

        @matchstick, did you see my comment above? If she has such a well-known rep – not only with PR, but the general public too – why on earth would any industry insider think stunting with Taylor would work to quiet the rumors?

        I’m not going to pretend I know with absolute certainty either Tom or Taylor’s orientation, but every guy (with the exceptions of Calvin and the Kennedy kid) has seen the “he’s secretly gay” rumors increase the second he stepped out with her. If you’re a closeted gay actor in Hollywood and your goal is to stay that way, it would be pretty dumb to jump on the Swift Love Boat at this point.

  52. Smd says:

    @matchstick and Sean, the 4th of July bash was too much. Unbelievably scripted, props, beautiful people in beautiful clothes posing. It was too much.Personally Swifty hasn’t looked happy since Karlie moved out. Side note, our office manager just dropped by my office to warn me she has to quit caffeine, sugar and cigarettes immediately (cardiologist visit today was intense). She apologized ahead of time for her behavior that we might encounter next few weeks..Spidey and Lilacflowers pass me some drinks stat#! Dang it I need Tittlating SWOKIness to continue!

  53. Beach girl says:

    @Dara. Excellent point!! I was going to respond with snark, but you decided to take the high road with logic. Wins every time.

    • Dara says:

      Thanks @Beach girl. And I’ll repeat my offer from yesterday’s post — I, selfless wench that I am, volunteer to take one for the team and be Tom’s next girlfriend/beard. After investigating thoroughly, I promise to report back to the group and settle all of the open questions once and for all.

  54. MI6 says:

    E! Is now reporting the “age gap was too much and Taylor is starting to believe they would be better off as friends.”
    I wish there was a vomiting emoji.

    • Beach girl says:

      😝🤑👅. It’s all I got. New round of gossip rag leaks, each with a new twist as to why Taylor left and each more ridiculous. Tree is desperately trying to find something to stick and it shows.

      • Dippit says:

        If Taylor is to have a mental age relationship equal, she’s going to have seriously skirt the limits of consensual legality.

        Anywhichway, it seems Tree is twirling around throwing barely boiled spaghetti-message-strings at the wall and hoping one sticks.

        Plus the very obvious ‘Taylor makes a call to poorly [I do feel bad for the young woman Meghan] fan’ has largely been met with “obvious PR damage limitation” comments internet-wide; however much people respect the young woman concerned, they don’t respect Taylor for appearing to use her.

        AND that Blind Gossip site, and elsewhere, has TH ‘winning’ this break-up.

        I’d try to feel sorry for Tree at this moment, but she chose her pay-mistress.

  55. Smd says:

    Mi6, OMG!! instead of build a bear it’s hurling/purging bear time! A build a bear that hurls out glitter and ridiculous statements. “I love romance! Long walks on the beach, candlelight dinners.” Yes, we are dating but we are taking it day by day…I am shamelessly snickering as I type.

  56. twilly says:

    The “private one” is all over the internet laughing it up with her girlfriends at a fashion show tonight. Those boots are something else.

  57. Smd says:

    Twilly, I’m finally home sigh, beverage in hand waving to y’all! Where can we see the pics?

  58. Smd says:

    Ooh thanks Cindy! The ‘I’m fine and carefree narrative” continues in her how high boots? Gladiator sandals on roids? Comfy clearly. Searching the show for new empowering outfits for the next month of pap strolls. Count down to the squad pic in 4, 3, 2, 1.

  59. Bread and Circuses says:

    Of course, they’re both emotionally fine and holding up well after this breakup because it was only ever a quickly-set-up 3-month PR relationship to try to distract everyone from Kim and Kanye revealing hard proof that Taylor is a self-serving liar.

    I suspect the continuing stories about *why* Hiddlestaylor broke up are just the tabloids spinning their wheels with a few little nudges from the PR people to make sure both camps get their money’s worth from the now-finished investment of time.

  60. Spiderpig says:

    OMG the new Newzoids sketch about their breakup is hilarious!

  61. Chef Grace says:

    Hiddles had a spa day.
    Hiddles should wear Tay Tay’ thigh high boots with that vest and the paper knickers.
    Now another shot for moi.

    • lilacflowers says:

      He likes spa days. He had a spa day half way through shooting Crimson Peak. He took Elizabeth Olsen for a spa day during shooting of ISTL, and he treated the cast and crew of Coriolanus to a spa day. I had a spa day today too.

      • Chef Grace says:

        I envy those who can do spa days.
        Being introverted, I just can’t.
        Love the Hemselbhids videos.

      • lilacflowers says:

        A good one will review what your comfort levels are as far as draping and touching and pressure but some people just can’t be comfortable with it. One of my sisters come outs more stressed than when she goes in.

  62. lilacflowers says:

    Chris Hemsworth has posted a video on Instagram of Idris and Tom and Chris promoting the Byron Bay Film Festival. The ducks or geese are still quacking in the background. Lots of hand pron from Idris and Tom. I want these three to continue making short videos on random subjects together at least once a week for the rest of their collective lives.

    • Spidey says:

      @ lilacflowers -Silent support for their mate? I’ll second you on your last sentence.

    • Spidey says:

      It might just be me but I think he has looked younger in the last week.

      • MI6 says:

        Lighter, happier, unburdened, perhpas…more like his old self.
        Totally agree.
        Although I would have LOVED to have been a fly on the wall for the ribbing he got from Idris and Hemsworth…

      • Spidey says:

        @ MI6 me too – I bet they really took the micky, but I doubt they would say anything publicly.

  63. Sue says:

    Oh my God 😀 Great, just great…