Tom Hiddleston stepped out with a brunette just before Swifty’s album dropped

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Back in the glory days of the Uncool Bermuda Triangle – involving Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston – it was quite common for Angelina to step out for a convenient photo-op just before one of Aniston’s films was released, just as it was quite common for Aniston stories or photos to crop out right before a big promotional swing from Brad or Angelina. It was a delightful bit of passive-aggression and it went on for years. It’s one of the things I’m going to miss most about the end of Brangelina, honestly. But that kind of passive-aggressive celebrity bullsh-t lives on, and I am here for it.

Taylor Swift’s Reputation dropped today. We’ve been talking about Tay for weeks/months, and we’ll be talking about her for months too. Many were worried that Taylor was going to try to steal some of Tom Hiddleston’s Thor: Ragnarok thunder, but as it turns out, Hiddles was practically a ghost during the promotional swing, so there was no thunder to steal. Except Ol’ Hiddles pulled a fast one on everyone and came out swinging, in a posh passive aggressive way. He stepped out with a gorgeous brunette just hours before Reputation dropped. Bless him!

According to randos on Twitter, Tom has named the puppy Bobby. I assume that the puppy is a boy, although calling a girl puppy “Bobby” would be super-cute too. You can see all of the photos at Tom & Lorenzo – they are spectacular, and I’m so glad that Tom is moving on, and moving on so publicly. I love that Tom is so deliciously petty too. Bobby might save Tom’s reputation while Tay-Tay’s Reputation is still in ruins.

You know what was a bad move though? Shaving the ginger beard. The ginger beard was Tom’s best work in YEARS.

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  1. Miles says:

    He has one of the better songs written about him lol

  2. lightpurple says:

    Breakfast, with special doggy biscuits too, is served on the veranda.

    He was filming Avengers last week so the beard had to go.

  3. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Ah, look at that puppers little worried face! Puppies are really needed this week, it has been a tough one, I hope the Celebitchy writers are taking care of themselves as it has been non-stop abuse stories for a while now and it must be tough writing up the details.

  4. no no says:

    He needed to shave because he filmed Avengers 4 and Loki with ginger beard wasn’t in script apparently :) But I think it will be back after he finish A4. And some girl post on Twitter that she met him in vet. So maybe some shot for poor Bobby. This is why he hold him.

  5. CommentingBunny says:

    Ooh that headline fake out! I almost didn’t bother clicking but now I’m so happy that I did. What a doll!

  6. Lolo86lf says:

    What a cute dog! What breed is it? I swear I don’t know. Although I like Tom’s reddish beard his jaw is almost too narrow for it. Men with a wide jaw usually look best with a beard or goat tee. Anyway Tom does not have a single mean bone in his body to try to steal anybody’s thunder especially his former girlfriend. Tom is really a good human being.

  7. Miss Jupitero says:

    Puppy! Puuuuuupppppy! The world needs more puppies right now!

  8. Sixer says:

    Old Dog likes this puppy and is pretty sure we should get one just like it. Young Cat threatens his usual dog-bullying behaviour if we do. The human population of the house is equally split between wanting another cat and another dog.

    What should we do, Celebitches?

    (I see the Tomster has a new dog but no new shoes. I think he is still traumatised about the Aladdin slippers.)

    • ell says:

      get another dog! especially if the one you have is old, in my house we always had an older dog and a younger dog and somehow it felt a bit better when the old passed away, if i’m making any sense (i mean it was still heartbreaking, but the house didn’t feel as empty).

    • Sixer says:

      I think it will be both eventually! Young Cat will be distinctly unimpressed if we have any new additions at all but I think he’ll come around if he manages to hang on to top spot and has more unfortunate creatures to boss about.

      ell – I know what you mean. It’s always been good for the kids, having more than one pet. They grieve when one dies but there is still an animal to lavish affection on.

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      Sixer, I so envy your dilemma! I brought a puppy into my life after I had adopted a senior dog who I thought needed the companionship. Long story short, my older died six years ago and so glad I still have my “puppers.”

      Whatever you get will be a very lucky pet.

    • LadyMTL says:

      If you really can’t decide, flip a coin? LOL. Kidding, sorta. They both have their positives and negatives, after all, but I think either one (or both) would be an awesome addition.

      I’ve also been thinking about adopting a cat, or maybe two, but I’m still on the fence. I lost my furball in January 2016 and it was so sudden and traumatic that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to have another pet. Yet at the same time I look at all these lovely kitties just waiting for forever homes and my heart melts.

      Anyway, whatever you choose I’m sure it’ll be great! Furbabies for everyone! :D

    • Erinn says:

      I’m die-hard cat. I adore my dog – love her to bits. But she was an absolute terror as a puppy (she legit wanted nothing to do with me – she was obsessed with my husband until he brought her to get spayed), and I’m not sure I could ever go puppy again. I think if we get another dog, it’s more likely we’ll adopt a retired racing greyhound. But you never know. There’s something so wonderful about a puppy that I’m sure my arm could be twisted again.

      Cats though – man I love them. Still absolute terrors as babies (and our 4 and 17/18 year old cats are still kind of terrors) but at least they don’t eat couches. Or pre-lit christmas trees. We refer to Juno dog as “The Grinch Who Ate Christmas” after two pre-lit trees got chewed up. But our younger cat comes when called, and does some of the most hilarious, strange things. The elderly cat we just went through the fear of having to say goodbye to because we found out she had an enlarged heart. But because we rescued her and her old owners never gave us vet records, we don’t know how long it’d been that way because it was her first x-ray since we’ve had her. She didn’t have excess fluid on her lungs or anything though, so she’s on ACE inhibitors to assist with circulation. She’s still got a great appetite, still gets around fine for an old girl, and doesn’t have litter issues. Since she’s still able to enjoy life we just couldn’t part with her, so feeding her two pills a day it is. She’s also being treated for hyperthyroidism which could have been the cause of the heart issues, really. Ultimately, the vets are very impressed with her overall health and can’t get over how perky she is for her age and conditions.

      We don’t have kids – but we have baby gates everywhere in the house. Partially to give the cats an escape, but mainly to keep J-dog away from things she shouldn’t be involved with. She’s a good gal (german shorthaired pointer) but she’s a very anxious one which is somewhat typical of the breed. We live life hoping to tire her out every day, really. Great nap buddy, though.

    • Cranberry says:

      He might not have those ol’ boots for long after Bobby gets a hold of them. lol

  9. Mia4s says:

    Sigh….Ben Affleck has ruined the puppy pap stroll. Now it feels questionable with possible ulterior motives. Stupid Affleck.

    Cute puppy though. 😁

    • cool girl says:

      I don’t think it was planed pap stroll. He had this puppy few weeks and wasn’t pap till now. I think Paparazzi were hunting for a photo of TH bc of Swift album. If it was a planed pap stroll it would be a big story in the Sun or Daily Mail. And none of big sides wrote about it.

  10. third ginger says:

    This may be the only way my beloved daughter likes Hiddleston. She has always loved dogs, and her first word was “puppy”. Picture is adorable.

    • detritus says:

      Her first word was puppy? Adorable.
      Did you have pets then?

      • third ginger says:

        Cats. We felt we did not have the room for dogs. Our daughter will be 25 next week. One of our older cats died at 16. But we have a 5 year old cat, and the first cat we got who will turn 18 in April. Our little girl used to ask, “will they live until I go to college.” They did.

      • Liberty says:

        Aw third ginger, that’s lovely. We also had a wonderful cat, got her when I was six, she lived until I was 25. I took a few days off work to return to my parents’ city to be there her last days. Bonds, eh? She lived my history with me, dear thing.

        Our current Maine Coons are 13 and 16, and still active and funny, knock on wood. Mr L and I hope they last forever. Vet says so far so good!

  11. mikajoe says:

    I just can’t wait for the puppy to grow up and run with tom

  12. no no says:

    And one more thing – After reading every day about awful men from Hollywood I like Hiddles even more. There are so many garbage men in HW, who treat woman/man like sh*t and they deserve hate, not Hiddles. Media and Gp gave him more snark and hate that Damon or Affleck bro. I still don’t understand that. About Tay Tay – I heard her new songs and she is a narcissistic psycho.

  13. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    Yeah, I like Tom (and am glad the beard is gone), but Bobby steals the show. Aww, puppies!

  14. Beth says:

    That’s an adorable brunette he’s stepping out with. I wish Tom would keep that sexy beard and Bobby would chew up those damn grey shoes

  15. Nancy says:

    The can of worms is opened again. That famous couple of TWENTY years ago, and the new girlfriend trying to distract from the former wife’s projects. You could probably count the number of times Taylor and Tom were together on both hands and feet. I, for one, will not try to make Fetch happen. Tom might be slightly annoyed at the attention she bestowed upon him…I was wth’ing at the I heart TS shirt, but he seems good. Don’t think he’s into games. Bobby is the cutest “bitch” I’ve ever seen him with, and she doesn’t talk!!!

  16. Maya says:

    Sorry ladies but that brunette is me😂😂😂

  17. MI6 says:

    This was not a pap walk. The guy is just living his life and getting some much -needed puppy love after being snakebit.
    No sentient being deserves to be treated this way. 🐍 is despicable.

  18. Eribra says:

    Please go check the pictures at Tom &Lorenzo, then click the link for the greatest post ever. That was the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while.

  19. Kiki says:

    Aww Tom Hiddleston is back to my good books. I still love you Tom and I never stopped.

  20. serena says:

    I also like him with a beard (still handsome anyway).. And his new puppy is everything!! To hell with Swifty, his puppy is far more interesting!

  21. bread says:

    Cute dog but he mustn’t have a lot of work planned if he’s just bought a puppy.

    • third ginger says:

      My guess is that he is going back on stage. Of course, that’s just a guess.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Or any work he does have is local. Or he’s also added someone else to his life to care for the dog when he’s gone.

    • Cranberry says:

      I think these past 3-5 years of always traveling here and there to film or to promote taught Tom a lot. It made sense before to put his personal life on the back burner while he was establishing himself. Now is the time to commit himself more to his relationships and domestic life and learn how to balance them with career. Also Bobby is going to be small to sm-medium sized doggy. Tom may have chose a breed that could easily travel with him.

      Size was the main factor choosing our dog. We had to decline the offer of a cutie-pie Yorkie from friends because we have a fair amount of coyotes around. They have already killed one of our cats and a kitten, and lone small doggies are easy pickings.

      • jetlagged says:

        A friend who grew up in the LA hills has told me stories of coyotes and rattlesnakes, although the most tragic tale was when their small family dog was in the backyard taking care of business before bedtime and it got plucked right off the lawn by a very large owl.

      • Cranberry says:

        Yup that’s were I’m at. We’ve got coyotes, owls, snakes, hawks and damn parrot flocks too. Fortunately we don’t live where the bears and mountain lions come down to, but it’s not that far away either. Once a lion came all the way down to the adjacent community.
        I don’t hear much about owl attacks or see the owls, but I know they’re around. They mostly hunt at night. We see hawks a lot cause they always nest near by and hunt the ever plentiful squirrels all day long. They’ll pounce a baby kitty too if it’s out in the brush.
        Still. Wow. A doggy snatched by an owl on the lawn. That’s crazy. Wonder if it was a really small dog.

      • jetlagged says:

        It was a toy breed of some kind, so definitely snatch-able. My suburb (of Seattle) is in the middle of a decades-long building boom and the wildlife being displaced has made for some interesting encounters. My neighbors had their small dog attacked by a coyote in the middle of town – it survived, but was badly hurt. My mom watched a black bear heave itself over a neighbors fence after making quick work of their bird feeder. We’re too cold and wet for rattlesnakes, thankfully. I’d never leave my house if a close encounter with one of those was a daily possibility.

      • Cranberry says:

        correction: “that’s WHERE I’m at.”

        Can’t believe I missed that. lol That’s what happens when too much is going on when posting comments.

        So funny. Just saw on the news that a family of bears broke into a home in Monrovia today. A part of LA that gets quite a few bear sightings. They ate cat food inside and then took a dip in the pool. Apparently it’s the third time they’ve come to this house. The husband stayed behind some glass doors and filmed it. He couldn’t do much because his arm is injured from the Las Vegas shooting. Poor guy.

        The next news story was kinda cool. Apparently some businesses in LA city, like LA County Museum of Art, are hiring handlers with trained hawks to scare off pigeons.

  22. TeamPoochie says:

    It was not a pap walk.
    (It was a pup walk.)

  23. Cranberry says:

    The doggy is a cutie. I liked the beard, but I’m still partial to him with a smooth baby face.

  24. jammypants says:

    Fans have spotted the pup with him for a few weeks. Imo, he was just taking it to the vet. Since it’s album release time, the paps went looking for him. I’m sad the beard is gone, but it left his face so he could return as Loki in the Avengers 4.

  25. Prairiegirl says:

    Kaiser: Can we have a post dedicated to ‘pets of the Marvel cast’? Between Bobby and Dodger, it could be Celebitchy’s most commented on post ever. Who knows what other cute Avenger-animals are out there??? Given all the garbage news out there, WE NEED THIS.

  26. virginfangirl says:

    Awww…So cute! And the puppy too.

  27. virginfangirl says:

    His hair looks more blonde. No product? Some products makes my blonde hair darker. Or dyed?

  28. Madly says:

    I️ think it was planned and I️ don’t hate it.

  29. Rocknrust says:

    Why is it always the actors idea. My has always been the opposite. Entertainment journalists and photogs are aware when a movie premieres or a record drops and looks to find something salacious to print. I think they go hunting. Perhaps Tom’s been walking his dog for weeks but the mags and blogs decided to use him to sell their wares.

    • justme says:

      As was mentioned above, he was seen taking his puppy to the vet by someone on twitter. Pups need shots at certain times. He’s had the dog for over 2 weeks – it’s about 11 or 12 weeks old. The paps know where to find Tom; they literally know where he lives. And lets face it, everyone knew he’d figure on Taylor’s album, so the pap might be able to sell the pictures taken.

    • Any says:

      They do hunt sometimes but this is pretty obviously a planned pap walk.

      However, there is nothing wrong with celebs doing them so IDK why people get upset. This is pretty much the best way they have to insert control into a narrative.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I don’t either. Pap walks are part of their jobs for PR, and they aren’t caught looking their worst. It isn’t a character flaw. The days of hunting stars are over. The internet has lowered the amount a photo is worth so it isn’t in their interest to lose money when they can just have an agreement with someone. He is popular on the internet but not big enough to fetch huge sums for a pic anyway.
        It isn’t in his interest to have his private life exposed.

  30. Jayna says:

    Aw, a cocker spaniel. It’s been months now and I still pine for my sweet black-and-white parti cocker spaniel mix angel. I lost her at 17 1/2. It’s been brutal.

    I watch rescue videos of cockers and cocker/mixes, but there was no one like her. And I can’t ever see having another dog at this point. All I would do is compare. This is what she looked like as a puppy, almost identical to this photo, except a few more black spots on her legs. Otherwise, the same markings and freckles and sweetest little eyes in the world. The same face. It could be her twin.

    She was spectacular in every way and so smart and pure love.

  31. Ousier says:

    I don’t think the pups real name is Bobby. I believe it’s what stans on Tumblr nicknamed him (or her). Either way, adorable and I’m happy for him.

    • justme says:

      The Italian lady who first reported on twitter seeing Tom with the puppy (and his “amica”) in a coffee shop asked him how old the puppy was and what his name was. He told her that the pup was 9 weeks old , a cocker spaniel and his name was Bobby.

  32. Skylark says:

    The only sour note about this lovely post is that it’s tainted by the intrusion of the noxious Swift. The gorgeous albeit anxious puppiness of Bobby and his earnest owner deserve better. Tom’s paid his dues, please let it go.

    I avoid Swift like the plague (she is). Please keep her contained on her own threads so we can enjoy nice things.

  33. Ninetta says:

    I have seen some people speculated that having a dog means that Tom will not travel as much as he used to. And that he doesn’t have any plans of going abroad to work. Not necessarily I think. He’s at a place in his career now where he make demands, and make his own plans. Also he got the money to rent a house, rather then a hotel room. So he could simply bring Bobby along if he is going on a extended movie shoot.

  34. Harryg says:

    I like him! He handled the whole mess like gentleman.

  35. mamasita says:

    I so understand Taylor. I was the same when I was 13 years old.

  36. virginfangirl says:

    I just saw Thor Ragnarok! It was really good. After reading so much about the constant jokes I was expecting I’m not sure what, but yes, the jokes flowed freely but there was some seriousness. Because Thor’s character was so much better along with a strong entire cast, and Loki was not the only character to carry the movie, the movie was overall a blast. This should get Tom some new fans I would expect. Tom was his gorgeous, expressive self as usual.

  37. WendyNerd says:

    Okay so this is hilarious, at least to me. I was with some friends at a party, trying to cheer myself up from the George Takei news,-‘ and I was like, “want to see Tom Hiddleston with a puppy?” “Yes.” “Sure.”

    And I show it to one friend and she goes “Is that your boyfriend?!” I should have answered, “yes.” But my other friend beat me to it with “He’s a famous actor”

    Me: He dated Taylor Swift

    First Friend: Doesn’t he live in Europe? Didn’t she buy a house in Europe to live across from him because he still lives with his parents?

  38. Bee says:

    At least this brunette won’t use him as fodder for a song. Will just give snuggles and provide smiles, however won’t write notes about it afterwards for future reference.

    Offshoot website idea: Celepuppy.

  39. Ninetta says:

    I bet you he has a girlfriend or fiance off the radar, and that they are already expecting/planning for a baby or a wedding….