Priyanka Chopra: Tom Hiddleston ‘made me twirl’ on stage at the Emmys


I’m about ready for a return to dumb gossip, aren’t you? And this story is perfect dumb gossip. As we know, Priyanka Chopra and Tom Hiddleston were co-presenters at the Emmys on Sunday. As they took the stage, Priyanka did a little twirl in her Jason Wu gown, and the whole effect was very “old Hollywood.” Tom even seemed to encourage her twirling, but let’s be real: Priyanka was twirling all over the place. She twirled on the Emmys red carpet, she twirled on stage, she twirled at the after-parties, and I’m sure she twirled in the ladies’ room too. When you wear a dress like that, you have to twirl. I guess? Anyhoodle, Priyanka appeared on the Tonight Show and she was asked about the twirl, and Tom Hiddleston. Unfortunately, she didn’t say anything about the lingering Priddles hug, nor did she mention the exchange of digits. Is Priddles really happening if she only says Hiddles wanted her to twirl?

After Jimmy Fallon talked about how great she looked and how she looked so pretty twirling around, Priyanka said: “I walked out with this big train and I did it for the first time because it was like oh it’s so pretty and I feel princessy, and after I twirled once I was doing it all night! All of the photographers were asking me to twirl and then onstage Tom made me twirl and I was always only twirling. I’m the twirling dancing emoji now!” TOM MADE ME TWIRL. Tom is a Twirling Dictator! Tom the Twirling Despot! I bet Tom wished he could twirl too. No, I bet he wished he could bust out the snake hips.

So… is Priddles really happening??? I don’t think it is… yet. But maybe in a few months.

“Twirl for me,” Lord Dragonfly said in a throaty whisper. “Yes, that’s it.”


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  1. Angel says:

    Gone with the wind twirl?

  2. Lucy2 says:

    Seeing the photos, that dress is meant to be twirled! She looks really lovely.

    • Shannon1972 says:

      Absolutely! I would twirl all night in it too…chiffon is so floaty and fun. Some of us never outgrow our inner princess, lol

  3. Nicole says:

    I loved the dress so twirl away. They looked like a Hollywood glam couple presenting.

    But no tom you are still on timeout for giving us Hiddleswift.

    • LinaLamont says:

      “But no tom you are still on timeout for giving us Hiddleswift.”

      I beg to differ. Hiddleswift was the best thing evah! So much fun. So many laughs. So much cringe. Hiddlesplit was the weakest, most disappointing letdown. I wanted a spectacle; I got—nothing. TH is on timeout for the saddest denouement.

    • Cranberry says:

      I’m with you on that Nicole. But he’s had to have suffered so much more than us, and this would be a great recovery, so I’ll give him pass from the naughty corner today.

  4. MI6 says:

    YouI must be reading the fan fiction on Tumblr, Kaiser.
    She’s promoting her US show. He’s all over the US headlines. Makes PR sense.
    I’m getting a deja vu here…
    Nice dress, though.

  5. detritus says:

    Aww she was having so much fun.
    You do have to twirl in that dress.

    She seemed a little embarrassed about it though, is it out of character?

  6. lilacflowers says:

    It is a day for twirling. Happy Friday one and all.

  7. Sunsetsnow81 says:

    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Happy Friday CB’s!

  8. Jana says:

    Hahaha! “Tom the Twirling Despot!” Good one, Kaiser. I’ll be giggling about that one most of the morning. :)

  9. Sixer says:

    Priddles isn’t happening but dumb gossip sounds bloody delicious right about now. Sixlet Major had a night of throwing up so is off school and he and I are spending a day mucking about together and competing to find the coolest thing on the internet. I am acknowledged to be winning so far.

    If LEGS could have a career solely comprised of twirling a succession of beautiful women and making headlines for it, I think he would die a happy man.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Speedy recovery to Sixlet Major.

      And you found a picture of huge, furry, plastic, pink boobs. Not exactly the coolest thing on the internet but hilarious that anyone would think it was cool.

      • Sixer says:

        Yep. That picture and a video of Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Manchester have me way out in the lead. Even the Major acknowledges this. We count ironic cool as proper cool.

      • Bonzo says:

        Sister Rosetta Tharpe is fantabulous. She wins any contest.

        What on the menu for tummy recovery?? Saltines and Ginger Ale here.

      • Sixer says:

        It was only one of those 12-hour things, so he was fine really today. Just a) tired and b) I didn’t want him to pass it on at school. He’s about to eat pasta and I think he will be fine!

        Here is the video because I can tell you need the smiles today. It will make you happy because a) she kills it by being queen of everything musical, and b) it is very funny because it is rainy, in Manchester, at a train station, and attended by loads of dopey Britishers politely clapping along. Bad form to get too excited in public, dontchaknow! I think Solange should get a time machine, go back and attend, and liven the audience up!

      • antipodean says:

        Oh, Sixer, you’ve done it again! This video is giving me life on a cool Friday morning in SoCal. How have I never heard of this glorious treasure before. Her moves, and voice, are sublime, she really is giving it all that, and the Mancunian crowd are giving it all back in their own “mustn’t get too excited” sort of way! Thank you for that, it must be a grin a min at Chez Sixer when you and the Sixlets get on t’internet! Best wishes to Major for a speedy recovery. Sounds as if he is on the way with a pasta feed, and maybe a bit of under duvet dwelling. Hope he’ll be back to school next week, and a box of fluffy ducks! Have a great weekend.

      • Sixer says:

        Happy to oblige, antipodean!

        Sister Tharpe should be on every list of all-time greatest guitarists. But she isn’t. Cos woman.

      • Bonzo says:

        Thank you, Sixer dear. That did make me smile. :-)

        She is badass with that guitar isn’t she??? Love her.

      • susanne says:

        Little slice of heaven. Thank you!!
        Sister reminds me of the gospel tent at New Orleans Jazz Fest.

  10. Spidey says:

    Is she bragging, complaining or thinking she needs to make excuses. I thought it was very nice.

  11. Chef Grace says:

    Now I must rename my Tommy Twirley drink.
    How will I fit despot in it.
    A Tommy Twirley in a Despot?

  12. Neverwintersand says:

    “Twirl for me!”, screams Hiddleston in his Phantom of the Opera voice imitation. ;)

  13. seesittellsit says:

    I guess he learned absolutely nothing from the Swift debacle. Or maybe he did: this is the only way to keep his name in the news.

    • Secret squirrel says:

      Wonder if he is annoyed that Brangelina imploded and took all the attention away.

      Head down, backside up and hard work your way back into respectability Tom. Leave the tabloid fodder behaviour to those attention seekers that have no talent.

      • MI6 says:

        Agree, Secret Squirrel. He’s way too talented for these hijinks.
        I guess I was the only one who thought the twirling on stage was a bit much. On the carpet it was charming; on stage it was OTT.
        It’s about the honorees, not your pretty princess dress.

      • Cranberry says:


        Yeah, but it’s also a show and good showmanship (womanship) always counts in Show Biz.

        I though she/they pulled it off just right. Graceful, elegant and not too much. A graceful quickie. :-)

  14. Abbess Tansy says:

    Life twirls on.

  15. Jenny says:

    She looks so stunning here, the whole outfit, hairstyle and makeup is sheer perfection. Keep on twirling, girl!

  16. GingerCrunch says:

    The fan fiction quote gave me butterflies, I have to admit. 😐

  17. Lucy says:

    Can’t blame her. That’s a fantastic dress.

  18. guest says:

    twirl girl , twirl all you want but no priddles please.

  19. Frey says:

    I think he just wanted to flirt on screen with a hottie to create buzz and/or make Swift jelly. Either way, he’s a Muppet and she’s too good for a muppet.

  20. Spidey says:

    Some people are taking this too seriously, and for once it isn’t me! Have a 🍸or 🍹🍹 folks.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch (scroll down a while):

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Ivory has been saying that in interviews for years now but there has never been any confirmation from anyone or anything else.

    • Spidey says:

      Talking of which, everyone was blaming Luke for Tom’s summer activities, but could it have been his US publicity team who was responsible?

      • Cranberry says:

        I wonder the same thing Spidey. I don’t think Luke was responsible for Hiddleswift at all. He may have been one of the initial contacts between the two camps, but the whole thing smelled of Tom’s US management swiftly taking the reigns and ‘making it happen’ (no pun intended). I can understand the hast and short time frame that seemed to play a factor in the roll out, but I think Tom was listening too much to his US PR on the ‘narrative’ aspect and they or he went too far too fast with the PDAs. I don’t think Luke would ever have advised Tom on any of that. I think either Tom misinterpreted his US advisors, &/or they impressed on him too strongly and pushed out too fast with the same disastrous results. I’m very curious as to which.

      • MI6 says:

        Spidey and Cranberry, that is what I have said all along (and been castigated for). Poor Luke did the best he could with what he was handed and was clearly overwhelmed by the TS PR machine.
        On anorher note, has anyone heard the rumor that Tom is being offered/pursuing a role in Gay Talese’s The Voyeur’s Motel, directed by Sam Mendes?
        Terrible story and worse reviews.
        I am starting to question his life choices.
        If it’s true, of course.

      • Cranberry says:


        I can definitely see him wanting to be in a Sam Mendes film. I think that would be a good fit, but ‘The Voyeur’s Motel’? I can’t even see Mendes doing that. It sounds more like it should be a Lars von Trier film. Even weirder, some articles said Stephen Spielberg was trying to buy the rights. Again, can’t see TVM as a Spielberg movie either. Haven’t read the book and don’t intend to. The writer, his source and the subject sound creepy. I’d love to see Tom in one of Mendes’ films, but he might need to pass on this one, and Mendes too. In all honesty, it doesn’t sound like something Tom would do, but I guess it would depend on the part.

      • MI6 says:

        God, I hope so, Cranberry. It sounds awful and although I do like Melancholia, Lars Von Trier is a great suggestion for this project. Ugh.
        I really hope Tom passes on this one even if Spielberg is involved (which I can’t imagine either). There’s absolutely no redeeming value to the narrative. Doesn’t sound like Tom, even if he does like to go against type. That’s WAY too far. And too close to High Rise thematically.
        LOVE Richard II though 🖒🖒

  21. Londongal says:

    Oh God that made me Lol, thanks for that!

    • lilacflowers says:

      I’m glad she wrote it. I actually did feel sorry for her the moment the newspapers started running with those pictures and making up their stories about who or what she might be. This will be the third time since May that the British tabloids have spun ridiculous stories out of him being in the vicinity of a woman while at a restaurant or cafe and she is the second woman to speak up about it, the first being the historian who only happened to be standing in the same doorway. How people believe any of the “gossip” that those tabloids print at this point is beyond me.

    • Spidey says:

      The thing is, I think I might have had more sympathy if she hadn’t been a reporter herself and would probably be somewhat guilty herself of doing what she was talking about.

      • Chef Grace says:

        I read it twice.
        I still wondered, knowing how some reporters are, if she just set this up to write this story.
        Had a pal take the pics and see what happened.
        Yes, I ‘ get it’ . Her point was to show the world how she was a victim of press assumptions.
        But I am an old cynic and think this was just a way for this reporter to get her name to a wider audience and prove her clever reporting.

      • Spidey says:

        That makes two old cynics Grace!

      • MI6 says:

        I suppose we can’t rule anything out.
        I mean, she did “happen” to be where he was having coffee…

  22. Beach girl says:

    Re the Voyeurs Motel. I’m going to try and trust his instincts on this, but we’ll see. It really isn’t a Spielberg film either-what an odd combination. Maybe Tom is just dazzled by the pedigrees potentially interested in it, and yes it’s very similar in character to High Rise. I’ve downloaded the audio book and will try and listen to it when we go on vacation next week.

  23. Lilacflowers says:

    He’ll end up in another PRomance with her but at least she’s closer to his age and not so famous.

    • Cranberry says:

      I have the feeling that these two might hit it off. They have a lot more in common over all aside from age and maturity. She seems skilled at traversing between two very different cultures and managing a transnational lifestyle. She’s very experienced managing a high profile comfortably with poise and confidence. I get the impression that she can actually relate to Tom and his British-ness. For one, I gather from her middle class background, that she’s probably very accustomed to cross over between Indian and British culture. So I feel she actually would appreciate and relate to Tom without it being much of a cultural adjustment unlike it would seem to be, imo, for an average middle class American.

      In addition, Tom’s sister is married to an Indian man and his niece is half Indian. He attended their wedding in India and said he really loved his bother in-law’s family (not difficult to imagine of Tom). So that would be another very big thing they could connect with. On the surface she seems very lovely, and I could see Tom being quite captivated by her. In short, it’s possible they could be pretty compatible as a couple.