Thread to talk about actor Tom Hiddleston.
New thread, new thread! [dances!]
Well that last thread was Swift.
Bah dum tish.
So, do you think he proposed last night?
>>4 Probably. He needs to marry her before leaving to Australia or he can say goodbye to her private plane and her millions. He knows if they're apart for more than 2 weeks, she'll find another famous boyfriend to show off.
I can confirm that Tom asked Taylor to marry him last night. Having had to fly commercial for the first time in several weeks, he realized the depth of his feelings for the pop superstar, and not at all a famewhore, Taylor. He proposed with a cat-shaped diamond ring.
>>7 I guess something like this tasteful little Cartier number?
No.That's a panther. It must be a Jaguar or a cat... or both. Yeah, a cat kissing a Jaguar... or holding paws.
Seriously, I think he'd probably die at what she would expect him to spend on an engagement ring. He strikes me as quite close with his money, as well as being frugal on things like watches. He probably thinks, like any sensible person, that £50k is a stupid amount to spend on an engagement ring. Whereas he would doubtless expect a £500,000 zinger like Amal Clooney's. Imagine her face falling as she sees the teeny tiny diamond!
>>9 Like this? The website does say it is unique!
>>10 Don't worry. She's buy the ring herself. She probably already did.
hahahah Oh that is SO Tay-Tay!
Errata to post 12: "She'll buy the ring herself".
>>10 another reason why this story doesn't make any sense, for someone like him TS is like a prison, he will be doomed to always be successful, flawless, richer and richer (or more and more dependant from her) accommodating out of necessity. Unless of course the frugal habits were a front like the claim of privacy and the rest.
>>12 I think she would have no compunction about so doing, and I also think that would be the beginning of the end. He proposes with ring (I bet he's the type) and she buys herself a better one. Euch.
Sunday Times draws lines like Alice from The L Word:
Sorry, wrong link. Here's the right one: https://twitter
Do you remember the ring she was wearing during their visit to Tom's mother? That looked like her best friend's wedding ring. Maybe she was giving him a hint.
Sorry both my tweet links failed from my phone.
>>19 It was a large solitaire on a thin band, right? She wore it on her right index finger the night of the Selena concert, but it disappeared from view by the visit to the UK.
>>19 There was one close up of it (from the mother pap stroll) and it actually looked kind of tacky and not at all like an engagement ring. It had a weird gold setting with dozens of claws all the way round (not 4 or 5 like a solitaire would have). It also didn't look like a diamond. Maybe a moonstone.
>>18 I am more concerned by that account's tweet of a picture of about 10 middle aged harridans calling themselves the Hiddlesisters having lunch today at his local pub! I mean - poor, poor bloke. What if he had popped in for a pint while that coven was there? I do occasionally imagine what fun we'd have if we all met up and drank a lot of tequila, but not next door to his house, for heaven's sake. It feels so invasive.
>>23 Egads, just looked at the four pics. I thought the group talking about it were a bunch of barely-20 year olds.
>>23 That just cracks me up as when I lived round that way, The Steeles was a bit a dive but OK if you're looking for a party or to score some drugs (if that was your kind of thing). I remember a couple of crazy nights in there in my mispent youth. One time, in the early hours of the morning after a full on NYE party, two wasted blokes at the bar, one turns to the other, pinging his braces (suspenders) and says to the other one, "what are these called again? Eyebrows??"
The tweeter who saw Tom on her flight realized her mistake and won't entertain any of the questions about her flight. All she said was she took three different flights. So he very well could have landed in NY.
Get ready for Tom at Taymurica 2016.
>>27 The "Tomthenextlevel" tweeter posted them a bit further down her Twitter feed.
>>30 Good Lord!!! I'd rather not comment on those pics.
>>28 Ha! I remember when it was in Chalk Farm and not Belsize Park!
So, no pap photos since Italy although Tom has been wandering in London without bodyguards, went to the airport to catch a commercial flight and she and her friends are already in Rhode Island. That proves that she's the one who calls the paps and decides what's to be published.
>>32 exactly! Although estate agent shenanigans were already in play in those days, where we lived was apparently "Belsize Village".
>>34 I lived in South End Green. The agent called it "Belsize Park" and the first time I took a cab home to my new flat the cabbie said "Oh yeah, Gospel Oak" !! By the time we left it had an m&s and Gwtneth Paltrow and had become SEG, an area in itself. Anything below England's Lane was Chalk Farm. Now it is Steeles Village - a very new development! Have you seen the little signs on the lampposts?!!
>>33 Her private jet never got papped arriving in or leaving Rome either, or dropping him off in London. Funny that, even though apparently TayTo are such big money that paps will follow them everywhere and stalk her plane online via the Tumblr crazies.
A Swifty posted an account of her sighting of Tom and Taylor supposedly http://theopiniondominion.tumblr.com/post/146860567185/hiddleswifts-ofvintagedresses-story-time-so-i
I'll wait for pics because her fans make up stuff too lol
>>37 Taylor and Tom and Selena Gomez. For two people we're supposed to believe are madly in love, they spend little to no time alone together.
>>37 Another girl on Instagram now says she was there and the guy was security and not Tom.
>>38 Agreed. Lotta third wheelin going on with this "100% in love" couple. The IG girl mentioned paps are there so we give it 2-3 hours before she releases the pics of her and Tom?
I'm still going to wait for pics or something from Taylor's IG or one of her squad's social media that shows Tom or hints to him being there. After that Paris thing, I take Swifties words with a lots of salt now lol Not gonna lie, I'm hoping while they're all saying he's in RI, tweets and pics of him in Australia show up.
>>39 Yep. Exactly why I'm gonna wait for pics. And maybe they'll be pics of Tom in Aus evil grin
When fandoms collide. Who knew that there was a world that made TH's fandom look so normal?
The TH fandom sometimes makes mistakes - we have had tweets about him at the airport etc when he was demonstrably in London - but by and large it is pretty accurate. I recall tweets about him in Northumberland which were later verified by a voiceover he did for a kiddie Henry V.
Allegedly. I can't tell if it's him or not. http://tomhiddlestonandtaylorswift.tumblr.com/post/146863754219/taylor-and-tom-im-not-sure-tho-in-ri-july
Another tweet of Taylor Tom and Selena. A little less rabid fanning so I'm inclined to believe it http://tomhiddlestonandtaylorswift.tumblr.com/post/146862406604/belleswift17-thanks-for-asking-her-teacherous
Guess now we just wait for official pap "candids" If she's out and about on the beach then she has the paps waiting for her.
Tom's PR team is working hard on getting those fake Twitter accounts posting nice things about him and his work, mostly photos and videos. Lots of celebs and brands buys fake accounts, so why shouldn't he?
There are two types of fake accounts: 1) passive accounts that only exist to inflate the number of followers and 2) active accounts who are used to make a person/brand trend whenever necessary.
The man seem to thin to be Tom.
Seems. F***ing typos!
The fandom is growing loopy on tumblr complaining about the "tweeting their whereabouts leading to paparazzi stalking." Unbelievable. Do they seriously think the paps were incapable of guessing for themselves that TH might go to TS's annual 4 July party in RI?!!!
>>50 If he didn't seal the deal in the presidential suite in the Hotel de Russie in Rome, then the Hiddlesconda ain't worth the ride!
Lol also Taylor probably gave them a ring herself, giving them permission to come and take pics of her and Tom on the beach holding hands because beach strolls and hand holding spells true love.
I'm seeing more tweets about seeing Tom and Taylor and Selena but I can't tell if it's people actually seeing them or simply tweeting about that first person who posted on IG hyperventilating about seeing them.
The Hiddlesconda is a myth. After seing those photos from W Magazine, I'm convinced that there's not much to see inside those boxer shorts.
>>52 Do you think her security guards were also staying in the suite with them? If so, that would make things awkward. Her security is always there. Dunno how it makes for any intimate mood anywhere.
This is such a G-rated romance so far. Nothing about it screams passionate or madly in love. It just looks too Disney cartoonish...Maybe that's why we can't believe they could've had sex.
>>55 I looked up the suite they stayed in while they were in Rome, and the hotel offers the option to split the king bed into two twin beds, or to add an additional adjoining bedroom.
>>54 What they seemed to confirm is that what we have spotted down the trouser leg is a pair of very large balls. The conda itself looked to be of average size in its unawakened state, though its owner's uncomfortableness with the situation may have contributed to that.
>>56 Still too cozy for new-couple intimacy, for me at least. If they did the deed in Roma, I'll bet the guards had another suite. Unless she really is silent like the CH breakup rumors said.
Well, if the timeline is to be believed they have only been together for 3 weeks (RI as "successful first date"). But still, Rome is one of the most romantic cities in the world, and TH is a fit young bloke who keeps getting uncontrollable erections on the red carpet.
The suite they stayed is for 2 adults occupancy but you have the option of interconnecting it with a deluxe room to form a two bedroom suite. Maybe that's what they did so they could have her guards close by but not in the same suite?
>>59 I just had this mental picture of the two of them in flannel onesies saying goodnight with a peck on the cheek and getting into their separate twin beds, while her security guards tuck them in, read them a bedtime story, and then go to sleep in the adjoining bedroom.
>>59 He gets excited whenever he gets attention. After the NYC pap stroll with lil Tommy waving hello, he decided to wear underwear for the rest of the world tour. Otherwise all attention would be on his salute and non on Taylor and her oh so romantic British gentleman friend.
>>60 I'm not so sure about the sex. Don't forget he was papped staying at a hotel in NYC after the RI pics, he very well could have been before then as well.
>>61 I almost spit out my drink, the humor there is too much. My poor brain...
(thank you, I didn't know how much I needed that mental image until I had it <3 )
>>63 Perhaps. If so, that's a pity then. All this public and media berating for dating Taylor Swift with shameless pap strolls and zero sex to make up for it.
>>66 It would explain why he looks so angry in most of the photos, lol.
>>62 usually when he's happy, though - which he didn't look at all. I attributed the, er, prominence in those pics to a jock strap holding everything up and together in the codpiece position. Also, not wanting to sound too much like an expert on this, but excitement boner is usually in the sideways 8 o'clock position.
>>68 You've been holding out on us! Anon: Excitement Boner Specialist.
>>68 So it's been constant blue balls for dear ol' Tommy since he became Mr. Swift lol
I've actually heard the no sex part a lot about Taylor. That she's not big on passion and sex with her boyfriends as much as she's about the romance and the fantasy of it all. Judging by the pap strolls, she does seem to like big displayed of romantic gestures but the affection all seems awkward. That kiss in the Colosseum where it was clear she grabbed his neck and smushed their faces together. And the leaning foreheads together with the sunglasses on was another awkwardd pose.
hum... someon wants us to think he's already in Australia:
Ah, it's a photo from last year. It makes sense.
"Mark Ruffalo, who joins the third inslament of the Thor franchise as his Avengers character Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk, was snapped enjoying coffee and a chat at Palm Beach.
(Also, "inslament" instead of "instalment"? Did anyone proofread this article before they published it?)
>>75 It's like his biggest achievement is landing her as his gf. There was no need to mention her at all. They're all going to namedrop in every Tom related article for more clicks and hits. I don't think he foresaw his entire years of hard work getting wiped in less than a month when he pursued her. It's pretty unfair but I'm having a hard time feeling sorry for him because of those obnoxious pap strolls.
Has anyone considered the possibility that TH is at her apartment in NYC? And that TH will skip the party and yet fly out with TS to make an entrance in Australia? Scary.
Caption says he's there but I don't see him http://theopiniondominion.tumblr.com/post/146871318305/teylors-dakotajohnsonx-taylor-swift-with
Of course they were gonna do perfect pap pics eyeroll I'm sorry but I find this Tom very off putting...
Why is he wearing an undershirt in the water? Is that a wife beater? Craziness! And why are his arms never around her? Am I cuckoo or just in denial?
>>82 It's so she doesn't have to touch his icky man skin. He has cooties!
That's for sure him in the undershirt?
>>83 He's probably feeling self conscious among all the 20 something beefcakes there lol
This is embarrassing...
He has a fake heart tattoo on his arm. I don't really know how process this information! Is this true love? Or PR? I have no perception anymore. Will there be a breakup at all? She looks beautiful.
Side note, that means he made it all the way out there without a pap shot. But others were saying they didn't call paps for photos, it just happens because they're so famous.
>>88 Oh God is it a fake tattoo? I thought it was her lipstick.
As far as the relationship itself goes: 100% real, 100% PR, or some combination, whatever it is looks fake, so they have to keep it going for a while to convince the public it's not just all for show - they couldn't do that two-week world tour, meet each other's families, put out a bunch of articles about the whirlwind romance and then just be like "meh nevermind." This is going to go through the summer, they have to make it seem legitimate. The problem is that every effort they've made so far has only pushed more people into the "it's staged" camp.
Looking more pasta diet than Bond there, thus the wife- basher.
>>90 I'm siding on the 100% real with 100% pap enthusiasm which is an uncomfortable conclusion and will result in so many more Hugh Hefner photoshoots I will either be delightfully entertained or turned off forever.
Does her red bikini top spell America or Australia? If it says Australia, I may have to keep giggling. And what does this have to with THs career? Will this get him an Oscar winning rolling in a Scorsese film? Or a tony award for playing Hamlet, like Ralph Fiennes? And how much longer do we have to be bombarded by this situation, if it turned out not to be real? July or August? Early fall? Any guesses?
Nanoseconds later we have an article:
>>92 Typical run for her is around 3 months. Calvin went longer because they didn't spend a lot of time together, and she needed to get rid of her "serial dater" image by having a relationship that was more long-term. I don't think she'd do another long-term relationship so quickly after that, so I'm guessing September or October, before her concert gig she has lined up and while Tom's still away filming.
>>93 Does his fucking shirt actually say "I heart T.S." on it.
But they're soulmates...
Is that oversized bikini top strapping her new boobs in place?
>>91 Same. She's found someone who enjoys being in the spotlight just as much as her. He's all in to live this relationship in the spotlight. For as long as she'll have him.
>>93 If that's not a well oiled PR team at work...Luke could learn a thing or two for his other clients who still like their careers.
>>95 That's what People says. Oh my god. This is BEYOND embarrassing. Did she give him one of her own tanks? What is wrong with him? She's making him look like such a joke.
>>97 You have to admit it must be a real conundrum for Luke who has been faced with the dilemma: 'how to make dating Taylor Swift look sexy and classy.'
1) In these photos, Tom looks like Johnny Depp
2) Does Taylor have a baby bump?
>>100 I was just about to post that with the same comment. She sure does!
I'm crossing my fingers that it's an Italian food bump, since Tom seems to have one too.
Also he's really losing his hair.
She was drinking wine with TH in Rhode Island and had several cocktails at Adeles in Nashville. Hopefully not drinking while pregnant. He's gone from the TNM sexy mysterious man of action back to junior high. I'm so confused. What is his end game?
>>98 Maybe he's doing all of this because he lost some sort of horrible bet.
I just... I'm sorry. I can't with the shirt. "I <3 T.S." What are we, 12, Tom? "It's our first month-iversary so I'm going to celebrate by wearing a shirt to show everyone how much I 'heart' you!" or more likely "It's our first month-iversary so wear this shirt to show everyone how much you 'heart' me! <3 <3 <3" This is worse than the Selena Gomez concert dad-dancing.
>>96 Must be. Here's a pre-boob job gif for comparison:
So TH goes up the stairs first alone. She then places her hand in his from behind. They let go of hands as soon as they reach the top of the stairs and he rushes ahead of her? Weird! If there are any gentleman on this chain, men follow women up the stairs such that the girl can fall backwards into him if she loses balance in an accident. Also, men walk ahead of women when going downstairs, such that he can catch if her if she falls. Love those manners books! And the heart tank top looks like a fun crafts project. Not that it's the best look on him...but maybe he just doesn't care, and wants a fun summer. The last few years have been very intense. Just trying to consider everything.
He has probably been auditioning for several roles without being chosen and finally realised that he'll soon be 50 years old and his career, although respectable in the UK, is not taking off. He wants a luxury life like the one Taylor Swift is giving him. Trust me, he won't leave her. He knows he looks pathetic but he doesn't care as long as he puts he keeps living the high life with her money.
In a couple of the Instagram pics there's a photographer with a professional camera in the water with them, and then walking up to the house with them as well. Gotta get the perfect shots for all the papers tomorrow!
>>109 I'm beginning to believe this. He may not wanna leave but I don't think it's under his control anymore. She's gonna get rid of him soon. She dates guys that other women want to date and will envy her. Tom has lost all his sex appeal now. No one envies Taylor for dating him. I certainly don't. She started up with him thinking he's the new sexy James Bond but that's all gone now.
In the first photo of the second row, the baby bump is clearly visible:
>>112 I really don't think it's a baby bump. Then again I didn't think any of this was going to happen so I could be wrong.
I hope Michael K finds time during his vacation to write an article about the latest beach adventure.
>>112 That can't be a baby bump. You don't show until the 4th 5th month. That means they were hooking long before MET then. Doubt she wants that cheater image.
We can rule out Bond at this point, right?
The Dailymail article on the party is up. And the first photo of them hugging, may be the most awkward hug I've ever seen. So confused. Why doesn't she have a heart tattoo with his name in it?
>>116 Because this is all about HER, and how much he lurves HER, and how lucky SHE is to have a hot boyfriend and a big celebrity squad at HER mansion for HER party.
>>117 And by "hot boyfriend" I mean "formerly attractive actor turned famewhore going through some sort of life crisis before the eyes of the world."
Allie Jones @allierileyjones
"tom hiddleston wearing an "I <3 T.S." tank top. at what point does this become performance art"
>>119 The comments are glorious: film & TV critic for Vanity Fair (I've seen him snark before on this topic), Cosmo, NYMag, Gawker, Refinery29/ EW... this is a journo's wet dream.
I can't wait for the next round of articles.
Is the tank top his way of saying that TS is something to write home about, literally, because it is written on the shirt. I though he was speaking in metaphors in the magazine, though :) And has anyone seen the 7th pic on swftdaily.com? The one wear Tom is at the top of the stairs walking by the girl with the sun hat (SG I think.) His expression is either pissed or frustrated, or something. It's a lonely pic. It's melancholy and kind of odd. Or am I just having a moment? Maybe he's making of his fans, and he's having a ball.
>>121 I think the shirt is just Tom playing along with whatever this is, I'm not reading into it that much.
I feel like I'm watching the hot popular girl in high school play a mean prank on the class dork...
>>123 "Here, wear this, everyone will think you're SO cool! Trust me." (supermodels giggling in the background)
Hey, so we have shouting it from the rooftops AND writing home about it. Can't say he's not a man of his word.
[scurries to phone]
What happened to the buff sexpot in pic 2? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35884333
Have seen his actual hair when he was in the ocean I'm now totally on board with Anonon's fake hair explanation, but where have the abs gone? Were they also glued on?
>>128 He's just preparing for his next role.
Thor 3 spoilers: After two years of hiding beneath the illusion of Odin, Loki realizes he's let himself go. The stress of pretending to be the so-called "father" he hates has driven him to alcoholism, and everyone knows Viking mead is bad for the waistline. The next hour of the movie consists of various training montages during which Thor, acting as Loki's personal fitness coach, prepares him for his big rematch with the Hulk. Loki will not be smashed again. Not this time.
Have a great 4 July by the way everybody - is it past midnight where you are yet? 🗽🇺🇸
I think I need to set fire to my tumblr account. Formerly sensible blogs I follow are squealing "it's two people in luuuuuurve. How dare you hate on him for the t shirt" and "save your hate for what's happening in Syria" (truly). Well I do hate what's happening in Syria, but I am not following any Syrian civil war blogs, only TH-related ones, so I am only commenting about the t shirt.
>>130 Thank you! :) It's past midnight, but I won't start celebrating until tomorrow. Though I am considering breaking out the alcohol a bit early.
>>131 I'm surprised that the ridiculous shirt, of all things, is what's making people defensive. To me it's the second worst thing he's done so far, right after trotting his family out for the paparazzi.
>>132 I saw some pics where he is lifting her up and his biceps look better. But that shirt is not doing him any favours. He'd be better off not wearing it.
BTW Ryan Reynolds is 39 but is somehow managing not to look like Hugh Hefner. How is this?
>>133 Bulking up is a dangerous game. Once you eat the protein and acquire all that muscle mass, you have to keep pumping iron or the muscle turns to flab. It looks particularly bad if you aren't normally a person who builds muscle easily. A contrary example is Chris Evans - he is naturally a stockier build so in addition to gaining muscle mass more easily, when he is carrying a few extra poinds it doesn't notice nearly so much. He I am sure has times when he is not working out so much and eating pizza but you don't look at him and think, oh he chubbed out.
I've just woken up, I'm going to read all of you guys in a moment, for now I'm glad I've had breakfast yet because I have just seen TH with a tank top saying "I ❤️ T.S" and a heart with a T on his arm. And he got fat!
>>136 That comment basically sums up everything ppl have said other than "kinda bald".
Bloody hell. Make it stopppppppp!
He looks happy though. But also a total knobhead. Any reserved intelligent cool and sex appeal obliterated.
>>133 According to tumblr, the shirt's either his version of flippin' the bird at the paps, or TS is using it to (playfully) make fun of him or the press. Or all three.
The emotional meltdown in and outside of the fandom makes me miss EO. Her dalliance was child's play compared to the reaction to the photos today.
>>137 his hair is never going to get better, from what I remember of his father. You can't beat DNA and age.
I agree. He lost the night manager muscle definition but has not done the Loki slim down to shed the excess body fat. So he's not quite the lean and hungry jungle cat body that we know. Somewhere in between TNM and Loki. Still hoping that the drinking means that TS is not up the duff. I don't know why TH was worried about his career. Look at Colin Firth. He plugged away for years in character parts in Oscar winning films like Shakespeare in Love and English Patient, then landed Bridget Jones and finally an Oscar for the Kings Speech. Anything is possible if you're well trained, hard working, and have classical pretty handsome looks like he does.
So I don't think TS is pregnant, not only because of the alcohol, but also because even if they had sex the night of the Met it would be 2 months old, not enough to show (unless it's CH's baby! Plot twist!)
Also, it seems to me TS is one of those girls that stay thin by eating little or not eating, she doesn't seem to be someone who regularly practices some sport. Look at this photo http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/07/04/04/35EC832900000578-3672998-image-a-64_1467601603922.jpg
People article says they were kissing, I haven't seen any photo of them kissing. Where are they?
If that tshirt is supposed to be a flippin' the bird, it's not to the paps since he so willingly brought them to his family house, maybe his fans or the world...He was always passive aggressive, but this is a new low!
They are each pregnant with a calorie baby. It isn't sexy to go on a first date and eat salad and not drink. Much sexier to share a bottle of wine and a swan pastry (actually, scratch the second part). But you get my drift. I read in some interview a while back that TH is normally very, very careful about looking after himself - he isn't that whippet thin just because he loves to run and has a good metabolism. If you look at him at the press conference for TDBS in Barcelona he is a lot less skinny. Much bigger bum and waist, and the cheekbones don't pop nearly so much. He lost a lot of weight at some point after that (way before ISTL) and kept it off.
Wh.. what? O wow... Whahahahahaaha! TH doesn't disappoint, this shirt is even better than sliding the inflatable slide, lol.
He's an idiot.
This pic shows that he was bigger around the bum and waist back then. No shade - this is actually my favourite Tom - but if you look at him during the TDW press tour he has lost a lot of weight. http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2011/09/19/cultura/1316439442.html
>>147 Oh I agree with you, even in the Hollow Crown he wasn't as fit as he was for TNM. Actually in TNM he was in better shape than he was for HR.
Happy 4th everyone!
At least he looks happy in the pics. I don't know why he decided to wear that I <3 TS shirt or do the T heart tattoo. It wouldn't have been this ridiculous if he'd just been in his swimming trunks and that's it. I can't decide if she's trolling him or if he's really crazy in love and thought wearing the TS shirt and tattoo would prove he's serious about her but also in a jokey way. If so, it didn't work. It's backfired and he looks embarrassing.
>>138 "He looks happy though. But also a total knob head."
This. Hugh Hefner also looked happy when he was pictured standing between those blonde twin bunnies he was shagging at one point.
Sometimes I think he looks happy, usually in the pictures that end up in the magazines. At other times though, when he's more in the background of the shots or the photographers are farther away, he looks uncomfortable or occasionally downright angry.
>>150 Yeah I think he's happy as a pig in shit right now, and that is what I'm finding it hard to understand. I can't reconcile how is being with how he has acted previously. I mean, yes, he's always been a bit of a dork and had a good sense of fun, but this is just so out there in the public. I'll find it very hard watching him in something now without all this nonsense coming to mind.
>>151 I agree! I thought that I was bonkers! In the approved pics he looks happy, but otherwise he looks tense. That look that TS gave him at his mothers house was scary, and he looked pretty clenched walking to the beach. And there is one at the 4 TH of July party, at the top of the stairs where he is walking past SG, he is clearly frowning, having left TS back with her friends at the top of the stairs. I can't tell whether he's questioning the relationship, or frustrated with the press games, or annoyed that he is getting attacked by the legitimate press.
Well I guess on the one hand he has a cute new girlfriend, who is also a lot younger and has all the toys. He has spent a lot of time alone or just with Olly (I think he stayed in HI for thanksgiving when all his cast mates headed home). Now he has a group of people to hang out with and a fun house party to go to, when he's maybe been a bit serious and not had much fun in the past. Otherwise, what? A date with Olly at the tennis? So, he's happy.
Thing is that we are still looking at this with the infos he previously gave us about himself, which turned out not to be true.
>>154 yes, chances are he is happy as in happy to have scored the highschool prom queen, happy with the money, happy with the VIP life, but the money isn't his, the media are dragging him, people make fun of him, etc. There are probably moments when he wonders if this might mean a worsening of his career, but the reaction to that is to insist even more (he's too intelligent to be wrong!), so here comes the immature passive aggressiveness: instead of just tweeting something intelligent about it, he wears a tshirt+fake tattoo that makes him look a Bieber-idiot.
>>152 I actually only watched CP and ISTL last week, it was very difficult (well, ISTL was already difficult in itself...) to take him seriously, the performance wasn't strong enough to overcome the image of him dad dancing. I think this tshirt thing might have ruin HR.
>>154 I share a lot of your thoughts. Of course we can't know all the details of what's going on between them, or amongst their PR teams behind closed doors. (Luke could be calling Tom every day begging him to cut it out, or he could be reassuring him not to worry and it's all part of the plan.) But most anyone in his situation would eventually reach the point of wondering if this is all worth it, and I think he's there and it's coming across in the photos - I saw it for the first time in some of the pictures with his family, then again in Rome and now with the party photos as well.
I saw his t-shirt and my appetite suddenly disappeared. How embarrassing for him! Or maybe he likes to look like a clown.
I kind of feel like we would mind this encounter a bit less if this was all we had seen. The T shirt is cute and a bit dorky - so what, he is feeling affectionate to his new GF and maybe making a joke. They are out in the ocean, but that's more fun than a pool and why should they all hide? They're a group having fun on 4 July. Etc. It's when it comes on top of all the rest.
>>159 I don't know about that, this is the equivalent of Johnny Depp and his tattoos to declare his love later turned into something else. I mean Jessica Chastain's bf is younger but he didn't go around with a tshirt saying "Jessica is my gf!" when there were rumours she had a fling with TH. If you are confident in your choices you don't feel the need to prove it to the world.
Who wrote this??? One of us or a lurker:
>>161 This newspaper was fawning over him every day when TNM came out. It did a review plus one or more articles after every single episode. Now this. And that tweet from the Sundat Times journalist screen capped in the article! God.
"Tom Hiddleston has taken his love parade with Taylor Swift to new extremes by wearing an 'I heart TS' vest to celebrate Fourth of July. Vom."
WHERE ARE YOU MICHAEL K YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU ON THIS YOUR NATIONAL DAY OF RIDICULING THE BRITISH
'Taylor's 'human backpack' pose where she leaps onto her guy of the moments back and clings like a limpit suggests a playful, childish side that might have worked with Calvin but looks completely incongruent with the human charm offensive that is Tom.'
>>174 "She might be a powerful successful woman but -added to the way that suave Tom is now also sporting stick on tattoos and t shirts with her name on it could be that he's getting eaten up by the Swift roadshow rather than stamping his own identity on the relationship."
>>175 Sorry I meant "I <3 my girlfriend" shirt not boyfriend.
And she's swallowed up his identity to the point where his own works and career has disappeared in the media and his whole identity has been reduced to his association with Taylor Swift.
Brilliant comment under the latest Celebitchy article. LOLZ.
"Quick–someone ask his name! Does he respond to Reek?"
>>175 To a point maybe, but it's not like she pointed a gun to his head. He is not being swallowed, he wants himself to be swallowed, and his family with him. Happily. He's 35, he has experience with women, with the business, if Calvin Harris managed to impose privacy on his relationship with TS, TH I-can't-turn-off-my-brain could too. The point is he doesn't want to.
>>178 I'm not dumping the blame on her at all. He is the spineless pushover guy who wants to do all of this. Whether or not he's having an internal struggle with it all, I can't say based on the pap pics.
I just don't agree with this being normal adult boyfriend behavior like I see some Tom and most Swifty fans saying it is. The Swiftys are even romanticizing it all by saying he loves her so much he's basically given up his career for her and has no problem getting ridiculed. I think it's all overboard and behavior I'd see from a couple teen celebrities. Not celebrities aged 26 and 35.
>>179 my bad :) - I would expect her fans reacting like that, I'm surprised there are still TH's fans supporting that idea.
Yes he is pussy whipped. Yes he wants to be pussy whipped. She has finally found someone who is fool enough to go along with her peurile behaviour.
The CB comments are gold today. Even the veranda woman (who has been trying to make out like she is a supportive fan by standing above it all, while failing dismally due to making a load of snide comments about TS) has finally cracked and said she's handing out paper bags, whether to wear on one's head or throw up into I am not entirely clear.
>>181 hahaha veranda woman! (she was the one insisting that the girl in Hawaii wasn't EO, wasn't she?) I can't wait for them to go to OZ and ride angry bird in a mall.
>>182 No, no. The picture of him running along the beach. He looks like the BFG. The giant feet, the lack of hair, the vest.
Look, here he is with Taylor: http://www.worldgallery.co.uk/art-print/quentin-blake-roald-dahl-the-bfg-and-sophie-2-432209
I just feel like the tshirt is similar to dog pissing on their property to claim it. TS is marking her territory for everyone to see, and at the very least he's ok with it.
Just waiting for the tattoo.
If they can't see what the rest of the world is seeing, they are really more stupid than I thought. If they can but they are so forceful about stating the opposite, it means the situation is really desperate for TH.
>>181 Lord, that veranda is really annoying. Her stance of men and women being friends every time TH is rumored to be dating someone was a whole different level of stanning. Now she can't use that excuse anymore and I'm loving watching her unravel lol
I'm guessing that TH showed up chubby and out of shape, especially compared to Ryan Reynolds who came with his abs fully prepared. So they put TH in a tank top to make him look somewhat presentable, unfortunately all they had at hand was TS merch...
>>188 I can't stand the veranda woman. Apart from flogging a joke a long time after it ceased to be funny, she has been policing that board for a couple of years, handing out snooty put downs to anyone who dared to suggest that THEO were bound to be shagging since EO flew first to the UK and then to HI to see him.
Michael K is not on holiday - he just posted an article about Vanilla Ice (why??). Prayer circle, everybody.
Also, where is Anon.? You have to visit the board today so that in future you will be able to give an answer when your little one says, "Mummy, where were you e day that satire died?"
And happy memories of the ghosts of boyfriends past. One year ago Michael K had this to say about her 4 July party:
"For the first time in the long history of their relationship (six seconds or so), long piece of dried jicama Calvin Harris posted a picture of his girlfriend Taylor Swift on Instagram. Calvin posted a picture of Tay Tay working the grill (and I’m sure her chef took over right after this picture was taken). The picture is dark, but I think she’s throwing a side-eye that says, “Dump me and it’ll be your nuts on this grill.”
>>193 The Lord be praised!
Looking at the photos of TS and CH last year they seemed more authentic than anything Tayto ever did. My new hope is that it's fake, because at least that's just funny and embarrassing, if it's for real than it's also tragic and pathetic (for him)
>>195 You're right, they did look very natural together.
For a man who embodies grace on the red carpet, and who has always seemed so at home with the fact that he's a nerd, TH now looks awkward and ill-at-ease, like the unpopular kid who was invited under sufferance to the cool kid's birthday party. Maybe that is why people read this as fake.
Okay. Just saw the kiss pic in the ocean. Kind of awkward. All this close mouthed kissing is freaking me out! Is TH great at acting, but not public displays of romance? I think he looks handsome in general, but he looks out of place in this crowd, a bit. But maybe he's having a blast. I've lost perspective. Usually he'd be at Wimbledon. Maybe he's content in general, but all of these pics in the public eye are harder than he thought they would be. I wonder what his PR team is thinking?
You know when you think "ok maybe it's just awkward in photos but in movement it'll probably feel different"?
The tshirtofloveparade was not the case, watch here.
>>199 He was actually wringing his hands imploringly as he hung around the periphery of the group.
Did they just go down to the beach to get that group shot, do you think?
There is a theory on CB that he is flipping us all the bird and sending a message that he loves TS whatever we all say. I am not sure I buy that. He doesn't look like someone who is saying "up you" to the people watching. He looks like he weally weally wuvs her and would do anything to be her little puppy at the moment. He isn't wearing it in an ironic manner.
>>200 he was, wasn't he? And the failed piggyback? It was impossible to get that from the photos.
I think so, you can see other people around, obviously since that's a public beach, so I can't imagine all these celebs hanging around with the plebs for long.
>>202 CB has been reached by Swifties it seems.
It doesn't make any sense, if you don't care you don't react to comments, if it's real you don't react with a silly tshirt, if you troll then be sure it doesn't backfire. Truly TH with that tshirt looked like TS's PA.
"Here they are on a totally normal first date, searching for clams and PR opportunities, weeping tenderly on each other’s shoulders."
I get up and find another 80 posts! I love the back and forth on this board. Some thoughts:
>>206 this isn't a cunningly gender-switched account of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, is it?
>>206 It's the warped reflection of the swimsuit in the water, his hand isn't down her pants. The bottoms aren't high-waisted enough for his hand to be in them.
>>202 Lol I had read those. It's all over his IMDB board too. They attribute it to his oh so very British humor. Anyone above 18+ can see that TH isn't trolling and is wondering that maybe TH is being trolled himself.
>>204 Okay so those are Swiftys then! I was wondering when all the dragonflies became like that.
>>209 I think it's actually the reflection of her top half, but it might be magnification. Either way in the full body pictures of her you can see the bikini bottoms are very low rise, so his hand would be nowhere near them. It's just on her back.
There's a new TH argument post going around now on tumblr and his IMDB board that he's always been goofy so him wearing that shirt and tatt is all in good humor and he's being his goofy self, and he's never really been mature. There's a set of GIFs accompanying it and has moments from his all his MTV skits, his dancing and some interviews from his TDW tour.
When you have fallen so far down the cool tree that you are being mocked by former Spice Girl Emma Bunton: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHbqZ8JhWWY/
>>213 Hilarious. I wonder how many other celebs will do that. Ben and Sophie perhaps?
This one is good:
>>212,214 that's probably because the CB's apologist-nanny-squad (and I'm using nanny as a description since most of them admitted to be old enough to be his mother or grandmother) make the rounds on every website trying to defend him. A couple of them even wrote in the comment section of The Guardian when people criticized TNM.
So, how long does the romance last? Another 15 months, like with Calvin and the original piggy back ride? Will TS be TH's Emmy date, if TH is not filming?
>>214>>216 Yeah they seem to not understand the difference between promoting a project and personal. I see a lot of volleying between "he's always been a goofball he would do this" to "this is a big FU to the paps and media and public for judging him". More entertaining than seeing Tom bend over backwards for attention, is the giraffe neck levels of overreaching the stans are doing.
People article on the party today is up. Apparently TH wore the jumpsuit in red white and blue, did back flips of the slide with her brother, and went down the slide holding hands with Taylor and "Hips Don't Lie" was played. Stunned.
I found it. I think I'm about to hurl: http://www.people.com/article/taylor-swift-hosts-hopping-july-4-bash
>>223 .....a jumpsuit in red white and blue...from circus bear to circus clown. Dude! You are not American!
Please paps, make me happy and tell me you have photos of this, just one more round of snark.
>>224 I bet she does. She has been off IG for a while now but her little fingers will be itching.
Okay. I feel like an investigator with this romance. TS will be fine if they stay together or break up. Everyone In the US will now know TH due to his association with TS. But unless he's planning on marrying her (and he very well may be), how does the temporary adoration of tween and teen fans help TH to land adult dramatic roles? Because if they break up, her fans will dismiss TH completely. Is any press at this level good press because it it so expansive? And that video from dailymail is creeping me out, and feel like a semi stalker! TH is a natural ham, so why does he look awkward with all of this PDA, if this is part of his plan for his career? And if it is real, then why is he awkward?
No tongues. I am back on the "not sleeping together yet" bandwagon: http://booksandcatslover.tumblr.com/post/146910518816/you-are-good-idea-dammit-swift
There was a professional photographer with them all the time. We can see him in some of the pictures at the beach. He's with the group and goes back to the house with them. So I expect some magazine to publish an exclusive.
Anonon, I think he might have been wearing that hairpiece more often than we thought: https://tomhiddleston-kikibfairy.tumblr.com/post/146909134083/gitsie007-sangriandpeonies-gitsie007
>>227 It's like he's her make out buddy, yet, there's not even making out involved! I'm concerned! Junior high kissing and petting was more alluring than this...
Hang onto your hats, folks. We are about to get those jumpsuit pics. DM currently teasing us with the slide and a few b list pics of girls in Stars and Stripes bikinis: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3674202/Taylor-Swift-sets-giant-inflatable-slide-outdoor-bar-fire-pit-hosts-star-studded-Fourth-July-party-18m-Rhode-Island-mansion.html
>>231 I do have to say, that it looks like a deliciously fun way to spend an afternoon. Ping pong, water slide, too fun!
>>226 My assumption would be he's awkward because he realizes he doesn't fit in. He's always on the periphery. I keep comparing Tom and Taylor in the water to Blake and Ryan and Ruby and her gf, and I don't see the passion of a couple in love or even in infatuation. It just looks like she wants to be a couple and is trying to do couple things and he seems to not be on the same page as her about it.
TS posted the group evening photos w the onesies, and it only includes the girls! Thank goodness. Apparently Ed Sheeran is there, and he and TS sang karaoke Whitney Houston, " I will always Love You." Wonder if TH was allowed to sing? Also Australian news at www.news.com/au/entertainment is considering the possibility that the romance is a hoax as well. What a day!
Okay. Evening pic of TS looking romantically at the fireworks, adjacent to Ruby Rose, apparently. TH is sitting with his back to the camera nearby, by himself, drinking and watching the fireworks.
>>236 it's better to past the link in the post, not in the link box
This is the photo with TS+Ruby with TH sitting aside
She put baby in the corner!
>>240 In Ruby's IG, that's tagged as her girlfriend Hayley or Harley. It's not Taylor. She's probably attached to his hand outside the frame.
I'm actually not convinced that's even Tom.
>>241 you are correct, the hair it's also too long.
No jumpsuit pic? Disappointed!!
So Tom read the atrocious coverage from yesterday and has stayed out of frame?
>>245 The longer this goes on the less sense it all makes.
I think it's a bit of a reach to assume they haven't boned at this point, despite the fact they are flogging this relationship beyond credibility.
It's quite plausible that the sex is as flailing and mismatched as their dancing, thus the ironing board hugs and kisses and the failed piggyback. It's not a great sign that things are going smoothly but I wouldn't go so far as to declare it's all for show.
>>245 the only thing I can parse from TS's photo is that I hope TH's jumpsuit isn't the one Cara is wearing.
>>247 that's what I keep thinking, that someone like TH wouldn't resist, but then I remember his drought period when filming and how they look awkward with their bodies (while he looked so comfortable with Chastain) and go back on it.
>>247 I'm sure they're shagging, but maybe it is awful but they don't realise it! He will be over excited at the long leggy popstar with new boobs in his bed and on her part he's probably enthusiastic and attentive so she thinks it's all amazing. They both don't realise it's bad sex. shudders
>>247 No, not that the romance is for show. Just maybe that they haven't had sex (yet). It wouldn't surprise me if she held out.
>>245 The deliberate social media lockdown is very suspect. There has obviously been a mandate for all the Taymurica guests who all love to overshare.
I think we can safely say TH has instructed everyone to keep him out of their social media, TS included. Which is ridiculous because they hire paps and flog their relationship in public. Nothing makes sense, no.
>>250 I would have thought everyone with enough experience has had a mixture of good and bad sex- enough to be able to recognise when it's terrible. I did hold out on terrible sex once and managed to train him up but we never reached great heights.
What if they are the sexual equivalent of tone deaf: they love singing, do it all the time but sound terrible.
>>253 Tom is a terrible singer and he still does it all the time. He may think he is a stud muffin and be awful. I think this is very plausible. She may be too young still to know. Lots of short relationships don't in my experience improve the sex much.
>>253 As far as TS's sex life goes, Harry Styles and others have called her "asexual" in the past, plus some comments about her lack of interest in sex and prudishness from unnamed "sources." It's possible she's just not really into sex, waits a long time before having sex with a new boyfriend, or is really scheduled about it - first Tuesday of every month plus an extra on your birthday! So if they were having sex and it was terrible, she might not know or might not care.
>>253 Tone deaf shagging, brilliant. Yes, I think this is what I was getting at
But he likes her well enough to act like a BF for the cameras.
So the theoanons blog shut up shop. The I ❤️ TS t shirt finally finished her off.
All our talk of sexual chemistry reminded me of this:
The way this has been playing out I would go so far as to declare they mutually masturbate while reading articles about themselves
Maybe there will be more pics of the party in People magazine, or something. Alternatively, banning most social media posts is the best way to frame the narrative of their relationship. We only know what they have agreed to share with us.
Thor 3 pre-production is two weeks behind schedule according to someone hanging around set, so the TH/TS summer fun in the sun may be extended. Will they make it that far? Will she go to Australia for an extended stay? Will Miley and she fight? (Paps, send pictures!)
>>263 They could go to Wimbledon. She'll wear a hat and talk with an affected accent while drinking Pimms. He'll look the odd mix of happy yet slightly uncomfortable as if his underwear is giving him a wedgie.
Speaking of! Have you noticed it seems like he's started wearing underwear?
>>266 He has for a while. I think it has to do with the stylist, for 2 reasons. First, if you have a stylist you are getting changed in front of her a lot and he probably didn't want to wiggle his waggle at her all the time. Second, borrowed clothes. As Joey from Friends put it, "you never go commando in another man's fatigues."
>>266 All through the UK and Rome paps, yes. No errant boners except for the walk to the gym in NYC - probably wearing a support strap instead.
What I mean is, he got used to it. There is a pic toward the bottom of this article where he is leaving a restaurant and you can see the pants above the waistline of his trousers: http://www.people.com/article/taylor-swift-introduces-tom-hiddleston-parents
Do you guys think it possible that the production for Kong might pull him out of panel duty for SDCC if the negativity continues?
Kong was a very expensive film to make and it will likely cost as much to promote, relying on TH for promotion was a good idea but given the present situation, maybe using Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, or the entire cast, would be a better solution, even if TH is sort of the lead.
>>271 That's a very good question. Is SDCC very soon? Would there be time for that scars to fade? If not, it would be easy to finesse an absence by saying that the start date of TR was delayed therefore he is no longer available for SDCC due to shooting schedules (otherwise it looks like a cop out). However, none of us is in the PR business, which has repeatedly done things that make us all go "whaaaaa?" So PR may think any publicity is good publicity and send him along to get pelted with tomatoes or whatever other horror the tumblr nuts are planning.
>>272 SDCC is from 21-24 but they are going to announce the programme and guests this Thursday (although updates and changes are possible).
Yeah, PR is a mystery to me too. Indeed they might think this good publicity, until someone starts booing at the panel.
Am I remembering wrong or at Jezebel they were fans of his once?
>>274 From the Sun:
A Bond movie insider told the The Sun: “Tom’s cool performance in The Night Manager saw him as a late contender for 007, but initial talks have come to an end.
>>276 I saw that. I totally agree with the sentiment expressed. He has given up his mystique, which Bond should have (hence so many relative unknowns have been cast). But it seems a bit like correlation = causation. I can't recall when he was spotted talking with Sam Mendes, but I think it was early May. There was then a lot of gossip that wasn't borne out (like in that 007 magazine which reckoned he was about to be named, which he then wasn't). Then there was a pause and only then did the TS pics come out.
Hmm...a pregnant woman probably wouldn't take a chance sliding several times down a water slide, I think.
>>278 I think it's the second - he didn't get the job.
Also, he has sais is several interviews that he auditioned all the time but didn't get the jobs because the producers/directors wanted someone with a name and he wasn't famous enough.
>>263 >>266 >>267 Here's the article from 4 July referencing the T:R production being behind schedule by two weeks:
Hemsworth's body double: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHeOmFCjQ7p/
Seems he was papped at Heathrow.
Piers is turning the chair around, straddling it and going all high school counselor on Tom.
Sober 4th of July was lovely. We watched the fireworks from a roof-top party near the bridge. We didn't have a slide, or fake tattoos, nor did we wear American flag clothing...because it's a symbol of a country, not a fashion statement. Also, the hostess didn't rename a country after herself...because she's not a narcissist.
>>284 That's so interesting that his Heathrow pics didn't come out until after his papped ones from Taylor's party. Now I'm thinking about what Calvin said on his IG about Taylor and her controlling the media narrative.
>>285 "It was like watching recently separated Siamese twins having a reunion play-date."
I hate Piers Morgan, but also I love him and want to wear a t shirt saying "I ❤️ PM" (so useful also for those last minute visits to 10 Downing Street!).
>>287 Anyone going to say he looks cool with being papped in this pic?
Maybe it's having to sully his boots with the filth of the public part of the terminal.
Notice any similarities to another loved up couple? 'This is HOW we will walk, at all times. This is how couples walk!'
>>290 Ha! You missed my great first hand expose of AC while you were away, I think!
>>286 poor Anon. you don't even have the consolation of alcohol to get you through the Tayto soap-opera!
>>291 Actually I imagine the terminal doesn't want to sully its floor with the filth of those bloody boots.
Hey, at least he has acquired a second T shirt since this photo was taken.
I'm posting this for future reference, in case it turns out to be true
>>295 Which bit? I am just getting a link to the whole blog X
Pic of Tom not in jumpsuit: http://theopiniondominion.tumblr.com/post/146954300955/the-source-of-that-picture-is-an-ig-picture-of
Is this what you linked to, Couch?
>>298 !!!! So this relationship is totally not at all to do with mutually assured publicity.
>>299 I know right! But we'll need to wait and see if this it true, I couldn't find anything about Skull's OST.
Taylor chose Tom Hiddleston to be her next celebrity cof...toy boy.. cof... boyfriend because he was cool. He was the internet boyfriend and the man of the moment in the British media. Now that he's become a laughing stock, I wonder if she'll keep him.
Did they mock Calvin Harris like this?
>>297 I'm assuming she's sweetly perched on his knee. This is their level: perch on his knee, Tay. Work your way up to a piggyback ride.
>>298 Am I not seeing the big value of this tea? Sure her fans may go to see SI if they're still together at the time, but are they going to go buy a probably mostly instrumental ost because their idol is dating the lead in that movie.
>>304 I think the tea implication is that if the OST was given to the label she belongs to, chances are TS is in the OST. Her fans would buy anything she tells them to.
Pics are starting to filter out on IG and twitter. I'm sure we'll get some slide pics as those with her girlfriends are being released.
>>308 In all honesty - given Taymerica and the rest - I'd bet that T isn't for 'Tom!'
>>306 oh good old man slippers. That and his receeding hairline. Maybe Taylor is going through her daddy issues phase and not in a sexy "call me Daddy" way either.
Why are all their couple pics always so extra lol Don't they know what a real couple is like? Or maybe they do but Taylor insists on poses that'll appeal to her teeny bopped fanbase?
the middle one is brilliant
>>309 Probably. It's for Taylor loves Taymerica lol
Did you guys read the E! online article about how Tom's I <3 TS shirt was handmade? Does that mean he made it or it was a fan gift she had lying around and he wore it because they thought it'd be so funny?
His hair....ohhhh, ouch.
Taylor is posting her squad pics from the party on her IG. Is she going to post any pics of Tom and her or just Tom on her own IG? Or is she just gonna let her friends do it making it seem like they're just there in the background all loved and casual?
>>317 I think she's leaving that to her friends...more believable that way.
>>315 lol those closed mouth tight lipped kisses...actually I can't tell if he's kissing her lips or her cheek. At this rate, I prefer the staged ones. The extra might be better than the cringe.
It does look more like he's kissing her cheek than her mouth https://www.instagram.com/p/BHfk-VDg81a/
>>322 They need to work on their aim. Give them another month and...oh, wait.
>>323 Aim and timing. When she wants to kiss, he's never ready. But judging by how spectacularly well timed and well received this couple has been, I don't believe landing a bullseye on a target is their strong point.
>>324 Yeah her whole angle is sweet and romantic because of her demographic. Like I said it's all a very G-rated romance. Which is hilarious because Mr. Hiddleston's work lately has been R-rated and he was gunning for Bond which is definitely not G.
I have a hard time buying the performance art conspiracy theory. Why would he bring his own mom and sister and niece into it for that? He never did it for a red carpet or any of his own works but he'll do it for Taylor's project? I don't think so.
The Standard uses the quote from the Sun article posted far up this thread to declare that Tom's no longer in the running for Bond
Either he was out of the running before he and TS got together publically (and knew it) OR..they are close to announcing the new Bond but hell if I know who it is.
Nothing like having life - and your relationship's part within it - compared to a human centipede.
>>332 Ugh lol I'm sure that's exactly what they and their publicists' envisioned.
Jezebel's right though. Either way, performance art conspiracy or a OTT thirsty couple, neither is a flattering option for the other. The good press coverage of their MET dance off made the two think they'd be received great as a couple but they overdid it with the too quick timing and all the obvious pap strolls.
I think a trip back to ole Blighty is in order. Time for some tennis! Royal Box?
I love coming here because we share the information and opinions in an adult way. But there are some very crazy fans on Twitter trolling Tom and Luke in a very disturbing way. Yes, we are all having fun with this absurd relationship but we don't send his menacing tweets or spam him with every 2 minutes. Jesus!
>>335 It was bound to happen. It's too extreme too fast. If it had been more gradual, the backlash wouldn't be this ugly and this bad. At least, Taylor has her supportive fanbase. Tom's lost his.
>>334 Wimbledon! Tom in Ralph Lauren and Taylor in a hat, clutching each other's hands. I hope they sit with Camilla. OH! What if they sit in the same box as JArthy? GASP
I call this one Wallflower https://www.instagram.com/p/BHfvn31B9m_/
>>337 Is he wearing a blazer? Bless. He's white-knuckling that wine glass.
>>332 Or, "You thought Tom Hiddleston was charming, but he’s actually as thirsty as a high maintenance house plant”?
How long did the house party last? He is wearing at least 3 outfits (albeit all stuff he owns): blue linen shirt, shorts and the red plaid shirt and (God help us) the blazer and slacks combo (????)(he looks so uncool and lonely in this picture that I am starting to feel sorry for him and want to mother him, even despite everything).
Am I the only one who thinks the picture of them in a rocker is quite cute (if you can ignore the beastly "couple goals" hashtag, ugh). His body language in that one. He's got it bad. He is besotted.
However I am concerned about the off centre kisses. These do not bode well for his aim with other parts of his body. I dated such a man once and after we did the do I couldn't sit down for a week. It is not a good place to have a bruise, I'm telling you.
^^^ that comment - someone here was talking about this last week. With this party, it's even more apparent.
I couldn't figure out what was bugging me in >>337 until I realized that TS reminds me of my control freak, emotionally intrusive mother who was always either more happy or more sad about what was happening in my life than I was.
Post with a lot of suspiciously high quality Instagram pics from inside the party (ie from her official photographer, which have been dribbled out by her mates on social media). No pics of Tom in the suit yet but it says it is being updated, so check back! http://www.whosay.com/articles/15514-taylor-swifts-4th-of-july-party-photos
>>341 To me it looks similar to all their other loved up poses from Nashville and Rome. And I found those pretty extra as well lol I'm sure he is besotted but I'm having a hard time figuring who he is besotted with - Taylor the 26 year old woman OR the idea and awe that he's landed a famous popstar like Taylor Swift.
>>346 You put your finger on it. He is besotted both with her and with the image of himself that she reflects back - hr man who landed Taylor Swift.
I do feel bad for him. These pics scream "rebound" to me as far as she is concerned. Like you say, she wants him for the poses.
>>346 The videos we've seen are keeping me from really believing any emotion that appears to be shown in the photographs. When the photos are being snapped he looks happy and she pays attention to him, but as soon as the picture's been taken? Boom, disconnect.
Okay guys, this is the only place I can say this at and I know you will all get it.
The veranda lady on CB is having such a hard time keeping it together with every HiddleTiddle post that comes out! I love seeing her go from her "men and women can be platonic friends and THEO is platonic" to "she hasn't met his dad or his close friends or been to his house in London, it's all about her". I mean I do agree that this is all mostly about Taylor but it's lovely schadenfreude watching her try to hold it together. Her denials about Tom dating have been more annoying than that veranda play acting she does.
>>346 I think it's the 'besotted' thing that kills the 'realness' for me. In that pic there's one 'normal' non-celeb couple. They've got their heads together and are smiling at the camera...because a camera is there and normal people look at a camera when being photographed.
Did everyone else know that he opened an official IG account a week ago: https://www.instagram.com/tomhiddlestonig/
>>348 That DM vid was so weird. His hand wringing, him standing off to the side unsure of himself, the failed piggy back ride, then once the squad pics are taken, TS shouts to everyone and they all run off the beach like they're her soldiers - TH at double-time. I think she's very much wearing the PR trousers in the relationship.
>>347 This is horrible but I'm thinking she'll go back to Calvin. Tom isn't the hot commodity he was when she decided to be with him. She wants to be the envy of everyone with the current IT men she dates. With the amount of mockery being thrown at Tom, and how it's starting to pull at the seams of her perfectly crafted image, she may end things fast.
>>353 How long does being verified take once the account is created, or it is created having already been verified with IG by their PR?
>>351 I don't think that's him. Taylor isn't following him on there yet and yeah no blur verified tick. I think it's a fake fan made one.
>>356 Anon. That IG pic you linked to is behind your locked acct, I can't see in.
>>350 Yeah I believe the two are genuinely dating too. However, I don't think their reasons or intentions for going out with each other are necessarily the same. I say that based on Taylor's own attitude towards dating and relationships, and how she'd been looking in the media with the Calvin breakup and Kanye Famous issue. Throw in Tom Hiddleston the rumored next Bond's extra eagerness to be with her and do whatever she wants, it really looked like a win win situation for her on paper. Dunno how she feels about it now though with the beatings and draggings Tom continues to take with each new pap release. And I'm sure Tom saw her fame as an added bonus to dating a pretty successful girl and was okay with everything being in the public eye (including his family) as opposed to his fierce privacy is sacred stance before.
>>359 Does she not realize the last three weeks (yes, only three weeks) have destroyed the image that made Tom such a desirable man in the first place? News flash, Taylor: nobody wants him anymore.
>>360 If she hadn't put everything in extreme overdrive, who knows how the two would've been received? She could've transitioned into an adult phase with a cultured man as her boyfriend but all that OTT world tour and family visits...it killed it.
>>355 >>357 >>361 Usually when a celebrity opens a new social media account they'll announce it on whatever other social media they have. If that Instagram account was Tom's, he or his team would have linked to it on his Twitter or Facebook, and seeing as it's about a week old they would have had it verified by now.
>>361 You're right. She always find a new guy. Though I do think she realizes her image needs evolving. She's 26. The high school teenage image isn't cute at her age anymore. She may use this as the experience that really opened her eyes to adulthood and her new album is all about that lol It has to tie back in with her music.
>>362 Which begs the question...why the rush? Why the crazy, public, OTT rush? This is when you get into ulterior motives, because this relationship was thrown out there quickly and in a big splash way - when it shouldn't have been, which suggests it was thrown out there so quickly because it HAD to be.
>>365 This would have been a great way for her to move into a more "mature" phase of her life and career if she had just left Tom behaving in his usual manner, but every action from both of them has been so ridiculously teenage. I'm sure she and her team will come up with a way to spin it to her advantage, but if she was looking to seem more like an adult then this was a majorly flubbed opportunity.
>>366 Right? The rush only makes sense to me if I think about how she went from being cool to looking kinda pathetic and pitiful when the press was saying Calvin broke up with her because she was clingy, and Kim K's GQ interview saying how Taylor lied about her approval for Famous and how her lawyers were threatening action unless Kanye destroyed the tape of her giving her okay. I think she'd rather have people believe this is Taylor being classic Taylor than have her appear clingy and possibly a liar in the media.
>>367 It really would've matured her image organically. Going from manchild Calvin who is petty to cultured man Tom Hiddleston who is adorkable. The constant overdrive and overexposure doesn't look like a healthy compromise between the two of them.
So I very innocently showed my husband the 'Three Couples' pic to see what he thought of TayTo.
'Is this her new one?'
>>370 I didn't even notice!!!!
Oh wow...now I really do feel bad for him...
>>371 She likely just told her people to pick up some espadrilles in 'new boyfriend size' to match hers and then forced him to wear them...because couples match!!
I want to believe they're leftovers from CH's time, and TH is experiencing the equivalent of a strange bowling alley relationship.
2014 psychic thread hilarity
Go on, make of this what you will.
>>375 Ooh, I have opinions about this.
First of all, if this conversation did indeed take place, what was Tom supposed to say? That yes, this relationship is a total publicity stunt? Or it's real, but they're milking every ounce of life out of it for the cameras? No, he's not going to do that. He's going to ask his friend to make comments that give legitimacy to the relationship, even if he tells said friend the entire truth about what's real and what's not. He's being lambasted in the press, and this looks to me like some damage control is finally being attempted on his behalf.
Okay, that comment, allegedly from TH could be a bit ungentlemenly. I'm not sure I would appreciate if a man referred to our allegedly magically romantic time, as blowing off steam, due to his disillusion with the current political climate and frustrations with his own career! So confusing. Is this a passionate romance, a PR stunt, or a late quarter life crisis? How are these crazy kids going remain in, or wrap up this relationship?
I don't get what he's referring to as blowing off steam. The 4th of July shenanigans (his ludicrous shirt) that made everyone think oh this has to be fake and its performance art? Or is he calling what him and Taylor have blowing off steam?
>>377 Well this is the guy who said JArthy and what he had with her was nothing to write home about. So being a gentleman isn't who he is, it's what he tries to act like lol
Ha ha! I see your point. Btw, if I was seeing a man who said that our amour was nothing to write home about in a magazine, I would have had a heart attack! However, I always thought that TH's comment meant, when I settle down with someone officially and permanently, then I'll be able to share more. It was a bad indicator for their relationship, but I didn't think that TH was trying to be purposefully and specifically dismissive of her or rude to her. Of course I don't know him. Maybe I'm reaching.
>>380 Even if that's what he meant, it shows poor tact. There were just so many things that were bad with the whole JArthy episode and then same with THEO, part of me is actually relieved at Tom and Taylor being out in the open because I honestly don't see why he creates such a fuss over his dating life. But as usual in true TH fashion, it's always the extreme. He either denies his gf's existence completely or he's shoving it down our throats lol
I jump off near the end when she gets personal, but I very much enjoyed the PR breakdown/ editorial.
This was also interesting from the sub-reddit comment regarding Levin: Then they go on to ask about the music video "Lemonade"-format theory and Harvey said she was approached to be a Bond girl like 8 months ago'.
Who was approached to be a Bond girl 8 months ago? TS or Beyoncé? Is it clear from the comment?
>>383 I'm thinking it was Beyonce. She oozes that sex appeal. Taylor Swift is not Bond girl material at all.
>>382 At the end in reply to one of the comments, his conclusion is this is a PR loss for Tom. I do wonder what the exit strategy would be now. He is known for being a workaholic and he's going to be needed on set soon so there's always that out. There's the media scrutiny out since the Swifties always claim Taylor is so famous the paps just follow her and she can't help it.
>>375 a PR damage control quote that makes him look like a douche?
>>382 Well, I'd say in our comments we reached the same conclusions, point 2 and 3.
I disagree with point 4 in that most of the people that didn't know about TH know only know him through this so their opinion of him won't really help him career-wise and point 5 because as soon as TS dumps him her fans will go back ingoring him.
>>385 TH will never go back being attractive to me, I mean his looks were always not striking, what added to them was his supposed earnestness and not playing the game. But he lost that now, he lost what made him unique, I'll never be able to read/watch an interview of him and believe a single thing he says. So like you I'm watching this to see how it ends and how it will affect him.
Anon. she wasn't perked on his knees after all
Here's a better (in the sense of more HQ - otherwise there is no "better") pic of TH going down the slide: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHgPhGnhNgl/
These are all pics taken by a pro.
>>375 There is no producer credit in the Coriolanus cast and creative list: http://www.donmarwarehouse.com/~/media/Files/Coriolanus%20Behind%20the%20Scenes%20Guide.ashx
This is because the project was done in house at a permanent theatrical venue. The Donmar has its own executive producer and assistant producer who are involved in all productions. http://www.donmarwarehouse.com/about/staff. I believe you would only have a producer on a specific play when that play was a one-off and the producer had to arrange everything: funding, cast and a theatrical home. Then the role is more akin to a film producer. But that's not needed when the production is a Donmar brainchild.
Oh and by the way, the Donmar's producers are both women. Note article describes the producer source as "he".
So Anon, do think that is this story about the producer and TH is completely fabricated just to get hits online, or is it damage control from TH's PR team done with inadequate cover/fact finding? Stellar sleuthing by the way.
>>366 Reasons for unseemly haste to "get it out there":
1) she's pregnant - still think this is unlikely. I don't see TS being a whoops baby person; also the maths will make the chronology impossible to spin later. A baby would make it obvious she was cheating on Calvin or that she got knocked up on her first date with TH . Neither would go down well with her tweeny fan base.
>>375 This seems like a misguided damage control from TH's camp. I've been enjoying the major eye-rolling and snark over this hilarious debacle, but this is the first thing that has actually made me really cross!
So we're supposed to feel sorry for the rich, successful movie actor who is so distressed at the state of UK politics that he has been jet-setting around the world with his mega millionaire plastic pop princess girlfriend so he can cope. FFS. What an utter douche that makes him sound! He wasn't even in the fucking country for the vote and meanwhile real people are having to put up with the fall out of Brexit without a millionaire comfort blanket. Rant over
>>395 I'm feeling a combo of 2,3 and 4
Haha - captcha says LUVE
>>394 I lean toward fabricated. At this point anyone could write anything about TH purporting to provide some kind of non crazy context to his behaviour and all sane people in the fandom would desperately give it clicks (I did!). He's upset over Brexit? Yeah! Anything rather than him thinking in the cold light of day that that t shirt was a good idea.
>>394 Plus of course the "source" can be identified as not existing.
Torrilla has some more pics of Tom at Heathrow on July 2. He has just dropped his bag (he's standing in front of the fast bag drop area) and he looks seriously stressed. PS he has a British Airways minion carrying his little Osprey backpack for him (just visible in shot on pic 4). That's a new development. He's never previously been so grand he didn't carry that himself.
The whole Heat piece is all sorts of shady. I'm gonna file that one in my "made up for clicks" pile. I'm going to stick with what we get from People, US Weekly, and maybe E! news and DM.
>>400 He misses the grand life and this is the closest he can come to it on his own dime. Probably looks stressed because he's worried about traveling with the common folk and of course, Brexit has him having all sorts of stressed and having mental breakdowns. Obviously.
Now I think I know why he wore the t shirt. Taylor is on an anti-free the nipple campaign. Only she will see Tom's nipples from now on.
>>403 Did DM just call that pic "cringeworthy"? Hahahahah! And they spelled his name wrong. I love how DM isn't even making an effort anymore and just saying what everyone is thinking lol
>>403 "Losing his train of thought" "Tom looked in the grip of fear as he careened" "Mr Slippery" hahahaha!
>>403 "Tom looked in the grip of fear as he careered down the enormous inflatable moistened chute, while the ladies shrieked with glee behind him."
They're having a larf.
'maybe he is gearing up for the launch of a new perfume. Cringeworthy, the debut fragrance by Tom Hiddleston'
>>408 The face of a man who knows embarrassing paparazzi photos are in his near future. Perhaps he wasn't too excited about Taymerica after all. The shirt was his punishment for lack of proper enthusiasm.
>>408 I'm starting to wonder if that is a genuine expression or he is only pretending, if you look stressed at the idea of taking part at Tayamerica, why wearing that tshirt?
>>402 That's what I thought, that his Deadpool was showing! I bet if Reynolds could he would write a ironic tweet on this.
Best part of the DM article: a comment which labeled TH a 'cringe burger.'
About the plane: if it dropped off the radar in NJ, it probably just landed at Teterboro. Perfect airport for private planes to land at if the occupants want to get back to NYC. It's probably TS ferrying the squad back.
"SNL" Star Aidy Bryant Mocks Tom Hiddleston's "I Heart TS" T-Shirt
"Is James Norton set to be James Bond?"
If James Norton becomes the new Bond that would be ironic, because TH was his, oh-too-busy-to-help-you, mentor at RADA.
>>415 Was he too busy to help out? I don't recall reading that. Link to the dirt! (If you can still find it!)
""I don't mean these things derogatorily toward Taylor, but she's almost asexual. She's just not really a sexual being."
>>416 "“Tom Hiddleston was my mentor at drama school but he’s the most hard-to-contact mentor ever, he’s always so busy.”
>>418 Oooh thanks!
In other news: DM has deleted the "cringeburger" comment (booooo!) but has added a whole bunch of photos of Taylor interacting with her professional photographer. Wait for the nannies to say (as some already have on CB) that "they would do this if they were rich and had a cool party". Kind of missing the point that these pics find their way onto her friends' social media creating the false impression that they were snaps taken by the guests. The porch pic might have had a better reception if it had not so obviously been posed for a pro.
>>417 I think we can see that from every pic of her and Tom. He is all over her and she is into the hand holding and the closed mouth kissing.
Did you notice how he strongly hinted she is a lesbian without using the L word?
So a few things about this pic. Wine glass, presumably with wine in it, suggests she's not pregnant. She's too tightly managed and controlled, mostly by herself, to get pregnant before marriage...she ain't messy like me!!
If it's true about her not being sexual, how did her and Calvin last 15 months?
>>421 Maybe he's getting paid through product placements in the pap strolls? But I can only see that for when they were in the UK. Or maybe she does lock her bfs in some sort of NDA. Or maybe she just gives enough where the guys think they'll get lucky later? So lots of closed mouth kisses and dry humping?
No, cringe burger lives!! It lives! http://4-ch.net/img/src/1467812218043.png
>>420 >>421 I think they've done the deed. But I also think it is as awkward and non-spontaneous as their PDAs. I've said before that a man will often up his kink level depending on the woman in his bed. This couple screams 'two pieces of melba toast' between the sheets: bland, boring, unfulfilling.
"Taylor Swift’s Fourth of July Party Looks Like a Lot of Work"
For most men bad sex is better than no sex. And bad sex with a girl who is cute and fun and rich probably retains its appeal for some time, if not indefinitely.
Also if TH is not the world's greatest lover, not great sex might be what he's used to. My friend who saw him at the Nuffield said she got the impression that he was rather prim and probably thought 2 seconds of cunnilingus was the dirtiest thing ever. She also suggested that if you were making out and whispered "William Shakespeare" into his ear he would instantly come on your leg.
>>419 Bullshit. My husband went to Choate and then Harvard premed and med. (he's the posh, overachiever in the marriage). The friends/connections he made at those schools has afforded him, and me as his grubby +1, the opportunity to attend some pretty big, rich people parties: a few in Sag Harbor and East Hampton and several up in Greenwich, CT and Fairfield county. These people are as rich as TS, if not richer. At the engagement party in Sag Harbor - no professional photographer. At the fundraiser in Greenwich, no professional photographer - and it was a fairly important fundraiser with a few C/B-list celebs in attendance.
>>428 Too bloody right they don't. I might just about believe it if we had seen none of those pics AND if this was a one-off party. Neither is the case. This man was hired because Cara or Blake or whoever might not have taken sufficiently flattering IG pics of dear Taylor. And God damn, there were going to be flattering IG pics of this party come what may
the only interesting discussion I found at CB, about how TH is burning his theatre rep in the UK
1) white pants
2) how much has he been eating the last 2 weeks? In that side on pic he looks tiny.
>>431 the same story was reported by Life&Style. It sounds as credible as the Coriolanus producer.
I'm copying and pasting this from TOD
"Here's the video of a the British morning show questioning if Hiddleswift is real. The host says he spoke with Tom's close friend and was told he would never wear the tank top: youtu.be/60ENBHmDqms"
Someone pointed out that the glass TH is holding has an "S" monogram...is this a thing in to US or is this a Taylor thing?
Moving in? Marriage? This circus has taken on a life of its own now.
>>435 I wouldn't put it past her to have monogrammed wine glasses. Her and her squad would think its pininterest cute.
This is very interesting, especially the opinion of the Publicist #3 (Anonymous, L.A.-based Film PR):
>>437 PR person #2 must be smoking crack if he seriously believes that the publicity has helped TH's brand and he now has Hollywood eating out of his hand to offer him every role!
>>436 Well, in a certain way, he's already moved in with her. He spends all his time with her, in her houses, her plane, her cars, with her bodyguards, her friends and her money. He's Mr Swift now.
>>431 InTouch and L&S are pretty much the chum of the tabloids. They truly are making shit up. Entertaining shit, but shit...watch me have to eat my words in 3.4 seconds!
>>438 He doesn't understand what TH's previous public image was. It's not just that he's dating TS. It's that he's done a 180 from his previous 'self' - which is never good for someone in the public eye.
>>427 This is true. But men - even those who've only ever had bad or mediocre sex - still have a sense that it's a low rung on the sex ladder. Because they have friends that have had good sex, great sex, and those friends have spoken about it.
You can piss off your fans, your friends, your family...but once Phillip Schofield turns against you...TH, girl, you in danger!
Also, Rylan Clark is commenting on your personal life...RYLAN CLARK!
>>443 Features some of what Coach posted above, but has some new info, so I thought it was worth a post.
We haven't linked much to Lainey, but here are a couple of perceptive pieces:
Suggesting that TS is deliberately withholding the official insta debut on her account until there is nothing much going on and it will be a story in itself: http://www.laineygossip.com/On-Tom-Hiddlestons-problematic-relationship-with-Taylor-Swift-and-how-its-affecting-his-supporters/44319
The TS plane was on the move again this afternoon at 2:15pm. No idea where it went, though. I just don't know what TH has to gain from performing in a performance arts video, if that's what's going on. TS does have a house in Malibu, it was profiled in Vogue, though I think that story is false about the moving in together.
>>445 Thank you Lainey! I really don't think Taylor has it in her to create something that makes a statement like Lemonade. She does high school stuff for her teenage demographic and they're always ecstatic with her "all about boys" storytelling in her songs.
>>446 I had the same questions but now I'm thinking these two are just so try hard that the more we laugh at them, the more they'll shove their love down our throats. It's like unless the public validates and applauds their relationship, they're not happy. They NEED our validation. Which honestly screams uncool and desperate. If you like each other then go for it, why bother making a spectacle out of it? But if you're the type of person who thrives from people pleasing and people approval, like Tom and Taylor are, then it's not enough to just be in love. You just HAVE to wear it as a badge of honor and NEED people to approve it.
>>446 Whatever is going on, I suspect it will be going on for at least the next few months. As many on here have said, they're not pulling back, they're plunging ahead. I expect that plan to continue...blindly, madly, sadly.
>>449 oh okay. I'm too lazy to scroll up and check lol
Tumblr cray-crays say her plane is on the move. Nashville to Connecticut to LAX.
The London Times Hiddlehoax article by Carol Midgley has just said that TH looks like a needy stalker in a wife beater...ouch.
>>453 I love that article:
'The alpha couple have been papped meeting each others' parents, having a mini- break in Rome, hand- kissing vommily in a restaurant and snogging on a rock in a set of perfect stills that could have come straight from a 1960s Durex advert.'
>>454 LOL it looks like he's yelling and she's crying.
>>454 Yeah, it's beginning to look like you were right about this couple. I like to think H e's singing along to one of her songs and she's just not feelin it one bit. Because Taylor. Those pics are super grainy at the airport.
Wait. The fans said that the plane went from Nashville to Connecticut to LAX. Did the plane drop her in Nashville and continue on with TH to LAX? Or did they just get it wrong?
And if that is THs angry face, I would not want to be near him when he's angry. Not sure if she's crying, or if she's just pensive. Not a lovey dovey car ride , for sure : )
My capcha proclaims 'bi'. Ha.
>>454 I am stuck on the sex aspect. We can gather that she's no longer a virgin - as someone pointed out in the Jezebel article comments, John Mayer would never date someone who wouldn't have sex with him. And TH looks like the type would spend all day in bed until your inner thighs are red (and believe me I looked for that in the pap pics, didn't see anything).
'One false move, and your red-white-and-blue swimsuit—which was forced into your hands on arrival by a harried-looking intern living on Wheaties and sheer panic in Swift’s basement—will be ceremonially burned....
And touchdown at LAX. Please let TH go to work. I don't know if I can deal with a season of them on the red carpets together. And did anyone see the pic of TH coming back from a run on the beach in Rhode Island today with her security guard? It's like he's living in little celebrity bubble.
Yesterday, as his I Heart T.S. shirt was drying on the towel rack next to his soggy dignity, TH (signed 'Tom') made a Facebook post about the ISTL DVD release, you know, The Work. There are about 200 comments, and while I didn't read them all, guess what they're overwhelmingly focusing on...ISTL?...Thor?...Kong?
>>461 I just saw that run pic with the guard. He really is enjoying living off her earnings. I get that she offers it to him but I have yet to see him treat her to something of his. They went to his mom's and he brought her that cheap gas station coffee. And the whole trip to Rome...and now that "blowing off steam" quote which could very well be fake but what if the reason Tom doesn't seem to care about his career and image dying is because he's using Taylor for all she has to offer? Money, connections, anything she can offer?
Oops. That's what happens when dating overwhelms your work life. Saddish. But not really, since he's a grown up.
Okay the dailymail has already posted the pic of TH and TS on the way to the airport in Rhode Island, and another article about Ruby proclaiming TS her the best friend ever! Is the dailymail on the payroll? 2 new articles already? Plus everyone saying she's the July 4th hostess with the mostest.
>>463 I Agree. His home in London is safe, his neighborhood is not affected by this press, and as odd and invasive as the pap walk with his family was, the press is not going to follow his young niece or mother around the UK. At most they may follow TH when he visits Suffolk. His daily private life is still in his own private realm far from the madding crowd. He's nobody's fool. And if he ever wants to loved by the theater community again, all he has to do is nail another performance in the West End, and the Brits will just be relived that they get the old Tom back.
>>463 Her lifestyle is plush for sure, But no woman wants a man who uses her for money. Can't see him laying around and eating Bonbons all day and keep dating any successful woman for too long. And I don't think his career is dying. He's banking on Emmy and Globe nominations for TNM for access to better scripts rather than picking one now.
Interesting comment on the Jezebel article that backs up the mutual masturbation theory:
'Publicists (and, by extension, we) are missing the point entirely. The real question here is: Do they (Tay & Tom) even know if it is real or fake? Having spent a lot of time around celebrities, I can tell you with some modicum of certainty that what propels them into relationships is not the usual reasons of lust or desperation. Sometimes they are just tickled by the idea of it—it seems right because the 2 parties are both of some relatively rarified caliber where most people’s sense of reality ceases to persist. These 2 cut a rug during the magical Met Ball, and then decided it would be fun to hang out, and now they are caught up in a whirlwind of how fun it is to have the entire world waiting with bated breath to see you kiss and be cute on vacation. This is why they are already meeting each other’s parents—it’s craziness, not something a normal couple would do, but it’s so fun and hilarious, fuck it, let’s just do it!!! This is why you have so many random celebrity pairings that eventually fizzle out—they aren’t ‘real,’ by any stretch of the imagination; they aren’t ‘fake,’ though, either.'
They're heading to Australia?! www.news.com.au
And she s teasing the diamond ring on her right hand second finger. Wow. What is Marvel thinking?
>>467 That's what they sound like. More caught up in the idea of their images in a relationship and the world's reaction to them. Honestly it's getting boring now. At least for me. Before it was fun to see what they got up to but now it's obvious it's just going to be public sightings and tabloid stories about how crazy in love they are.
Ugh. I was hoping he'd go alone, but I can't say I'm surprised.
They're going to have to be careful with the "paparazzi" or Marvel will throw a fit - you know how they are about secrecy on their film sets.
>>454 bloody hell, every time I see him climbing into her private jet or driving her around in her car, any appeal he had diminishes.
Captcha says quer. Hmmmm.
The third LAX pic is my fave. They are matching in navy. Sadly, TH has a rather large blemish under his right eye. Buck up Tom, you signed up for a quite ride. Maybe she's staying till comic con.
There are a lot of 'ifs' in this.
>>443 I also had the impression that Phillip Schofield did talk to this friend, what I was unsure is whether the friend said that to mean "As I know him it's not in his nature so WTF is going on" or "I talked to him and that wasn't him so".
>>476 There's an insane amount of downtime on feature films, especially ones like this. It's a no brainer for him, he's played this part so many times I doubt he has to devote much time at all to his role. It's a minimum 8hr turnaround (between shoot days) in Oz as opposed to limitless in the US and usually weekends are free and he'll have quite a few rdo's. They might even shoot out all his scenes in a block so he's finished early.
I had hoped that perhaps Tom going off to film in Australia would give us a bit of a reprieve from this nonsense, but unfortunately it seems like Taylor will be attached to Tom at the hip (or more likely, hand) for the foreseeable future.
video at the airport
Great read for shits and giggles and the double dose of shade thrown by zooming in on THs sweaty fivehead
>>479 anonsy, I feel you and you know you are always welcome.
Indeed even if it ends or it turns out to be some documentary video, it won't be possible to go back the way it was before with TH, this was just too much to digest all in one go, for everyone I think. If it goes on...yuck, I think this would be the end of our threads, I won't certainly waste more time cmmenting.
The Times article's about Tayto, ouch!
>>479 anonsy, I will miss your insight, you brought a lot to the table here. Best wishes, please feel free to change your mind. :)
>>462 You know I haven't even noticed it was one of his post instead of the usual teamtom? His feeble attempt at pretending his work is of any interest right now is embarrassing. Did he write on fb because on twitter the scorn would have been too much?
>>485 sadly, not even a Seneca quote about the shortness of life can save him this time. Blah. His facial expressions in the pics aren't so great, but maybe the paps yelled frustrating things.
>>479 I'm feeling similar anonsy. I'll probably hang around a bit, as you're all sound people to chat to and I enjoy reading your posts.
>>479 Hey anonsy, I'll be sorry to see you go. You were here long before I was, right from Tom Hiddleston 1, and you made this board what it is, and what made us all come here. I hope you drop by again soon xx
>>487 Don't leave, N8! I need someone to go drunkenly to Skull Island with!
>>489 Ha! I might be living in Cornwall by then (long story). I'll make a special trip back to town so we can drunk watch together.
I can't quite believe he has taken her with him to Australia. Someone on the Opinion Dominion wrote that if we assume they were together when he was spotted in Nee York getting a pizza, they have spent 2 days apart since 10 June. That's a lot of time with each other 24/7 at the start of a relationship.
Couple of others random thoughts before I go and work for a living!
1) at the moment he probably couldn't get rid of her if he tried. She is clingy, rich and has time on her hands. If she says, "darling, why don't I come to Oz with you?" he can hardly say no unless he wants instant Armageddon.
"Calvin Harris has beaten Taylor Swift to the punch, writing a cheating song ... about her.
The track is called "Ole," and it's written from Tom Hiddleston's POV. "
Omg! Calvin Harris just wrote a cheating song about Taylor Swift, from the perspective of TH. www.tmz.com
Supposedly about how she and TH got together behind his back. He alludes to the name Loki. Please someone double check this for me. John Newman in the singer.
>>493 Hahahahah! And here I thought it was all going to be boring. Damn he calls them both out! I love that it's from Tom's POV!
Feige and Marvel being ecstatic happy that Loki is being used for a highschool drama.
>>495 When is what I'd like to know, when before or after Met they could possibly have been together? The only moment would be the night of the Met and TH was seen leaving the day after for London.
>>496 Thank you Calvin for making this worth following for a little while more.
Harris and Swift were PERFECT for each other.
So! If TH and TS have been involved for a while, is this just a cover up for cheating to make it look like a romance?
Wait! If they were caught cheating by the paps, that would explain the exclusive photos for this alleged love tour. A blackmail. Give us an exclusive story or we'll expose you.
It could've all been emotional infidelity. The lyrics say how she calls to say she's in hell. You know she can hide her meeting up with Tom easily. She sat on that cozy MET pic until June 15 so she can keep incriminating stuff quiet. I'm sure the tabloids will start piecing it altogether for us now. I'm waiting for some shady cheating pics to come out. Maybe the Sun has them since they got the RI beach date exclusive.
Unless, unless... (puts on tinfoil hat) they first met in Nashville when he was filming ISTL and made a connection then and were texting etc?
Crazy I know, but nothing would surprise me anymore.
Or maybe were introduced through Rodney when he was doing ISTL promo? Hmmmmmmmm.
>>501 yes, it's the only explanation.
However, I don't get how he could have been so stupid to think that a rumour of a ONS would have been more difficult to present to the public (we all assume he has sex!). This fake/forced relationship destroyed everything for him and now the ONS will look even worse.
John Newman’s Latest Calvin Harris Collab Is Called “Olé” & It’s Out This Week
You know if it was emotional infidelity, that would explain their awkward body language and their terrible kisses and the off aim and target. Like >>495 said the MET dance off could have been a PR test to see how the public would respond to the two of them together.
I've never followed TSs movements but I'm sure if some Swifties did a timeline of her locations this year there would be many crossovers.
>>503 There's the Rodney connection and of course the granddaughter connection (perhaps that lunch was a reunion as opposed to a meet my new gf lunch- it was a strange choice of double date).
>>506 There's no way Calvin would write a cheating song about emotional infidelity so that leaves us with a ons at the Met or a longer connection. Considering the pace at which this has been moving and the degree of try- hard to paint them vanilla I'm placing my bet on a longer infidelity
I don't think her pap stroll flooding is going to work anymore. The press is getting sick of the monopoly on the pap pics and the public is erring bored of these two and their teeny bopper love. This is a much juicier story. One where paps will be descending like a storm upon the Thor set to hound Tom and they'll be after Taylor. She can't just call her favorite paps anymore and expect pretty shots. We're going to see some serious unwanted paparazzi action go down. Now I wonder how Marvel will feel about unwanted paparazzi hanging about their sets.
Oh TS, didn't EO allegedly chase after TH to an island while he was working, after she broke up with her fiancé to see him, only just last summer. TS has a lot more power that TH, and she's set up this "relationship", but I still see this whole thing unraveling due to how this couple got together. TH looks pretty stressed in the face. TS seems like she's on cruise control. Maybe this is why Ryan had that weird face on the couple's porch photo.
>>508 It's definitely longer. Because something must have made Tom and Taylor confidently believe their couple would be met with adoration and that's why they did their overdrive world tour. The MET dance off could've definitely been a test to gauge how the public would react to Tom and Taylor together, and it was a positive reaction. Yet when the actual unveiling happened, it wasn't the same reaction at all and just got worse and worse.
Yep, I'm definitely feeling now like the Met was a 'test the waters' type thing. If they've been emotionally connected for a while before that, then this sudden love-fest makes much more sense, if they've been a couple, even if not yet physically, for a good while before the pap pics came out.
Well we all knew there was a scandal behind this aggressive, out of character, absurd and incomplete fairytale romance. It all makes sense now. Except for the inability to convincingly connect as lovers in the photos.... what's with that guys?
All I've got to say is: earn that money, Luke! Earn that money, Tree.
This is so good, I don't even know what we all did to deserve this level of awesome.
Dj Diplo on Swift:
“She has like 40 million Twitter fans," he continued. "Forty million! Yeah. It's crazy. I'm a fan though. Her powers — she's big. She's strong, bro. Taylor Swift is very strategic with her friends and enemies. And I know lots of secrets. I can't divulge, but I know a lot of stuff about her. And she's definitely, there's definitely scary stuff going on. And I'm scared. I'm scared for my life."
>>506 I said one night stand. I meant that in the sense that they might have felt a connection and slept together in the night of the Met Gala. I'd call that a ONS rather than an affair because it's a spur of the moment, possibly one off thing. But I kind of assumed that afterwards she was on the one hand not ending the relationship with CH but on the other hand not cutting all ties with TH and texting him or something. Then it develops into something more and she dumps CH - worth the PR rollout to hide its murky origins.
>>518 Harris must have known though, I think once he saw the Met video he knew what she was going to do, even if they went on holiday together.
Well I guess all our tin hats were in order. Way to go, team 'What the hell is this shit, I'm not taking anything at face value!' You all sniffed bullshit and weren't exactly buying what they were selling.
Strange that any goodwill they might have had in this situation, with the media and certain segments of their fan bases, was slashed and burned by their manipulation of the media in order to cover up this very situation. Maybe Tom is teaching her about irony!
Do they have to go The Full Bragelina to make it out with some shred of dignity, goodwill, etc - if the cheating story takes hold? Are we talking kids, adoptions, etc. It's not the same situation, TS and CH weren't married, and TH is no Angelina Jolie, but this is the closest parallel I can think of.
>>523 TS I don't know nor care, I think her fans are obsessive enough to sustain her even through a scandal.
If TH want to salvage anything at all, he'd call quits now, because a cheating means that there was never anything true to this, that he behaved like a coward - the nannies will either try to say that it's not like it was fake, but that TH tried to see if they could be a couple. That or they'll blame it all on TS.
>>523 I think they're giving it a go but both Brad and Angelina had a solid history of long term relationships. It will be a miracle for one of TayTo, let alone both, to go the distance. I can't imagine making to 26 with 15months being the milestone of your longest relationship (and most of that was apart). No wonder she's so desperate for love. If TH can suppress his ego, his 'it's all about the werk', his lone ranger and what looks to be a bit of a temper and she can stop clinging tenaciously to his buttox then perhaps we have a winner.
A quick glance a twitter tells me TS has bought the media. It is flooded with hyperbolic inane articles declaring their true love. The fail and a few other publications have picked up the cheating story but it's not visible amongst the diatribe.
We'll see come the release on Friday but my bet is she will pull another Swiftie: Pregnancy/ Engagement
On a bit of a tangent but I was thinking earlier about them being on a double date with Gigi and Zayn. I mean, WTAF would they talk about. Thomas William Hiddleston and Zayn ex of 1D. Mind boggling and I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry thinking about it.
Was this posted? If so sorry.
"Tom is already tired of Taylor’s PDA photos"
>>526 Have patience! This is precisely the story the media has been looking for to make sense of Hiddleswift. They'll find it. Especially if the DM has it already.
>>528 The video suggested they spent about 2 minutes in the water, then she frogmarched them back to the house. I did like the detail about him sneaking off for a beer, though!
Nice detail from a CB comment - he only put his arm on TS at LAX after someone shouted was the relationship was faked.
>>529 Ta daa. It has hit the broadsheets in the UK: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/news/calvin-harris-to-release-song-about-taylor-swift-cheating/
In the Fail too. (Not a broadsheet, granted)
The Guardian! 4th article, right?
>>533 Yep! This just became more interesting. I'm over my strop from this morning and am gleefully awaiting the next update.
And the thing Taylor most wants us to know about the last few weeks is: she absotively posilutely did not get a boob job. Ok.
He's loving the attention.
Sorry. Missing link:
He's loving the attention.
Both the Telegraph and the Guardian.
I'm laughing at the Swifties saying how Calvin needs to let it go already. But it's all applause for Taylor Swift who writes album after album lambasting her exes. They're actually saying she would never do something this tacky. She puts the exes initials next to the lyrics in the albums and talks about the exes in her interviews.
You think they're going to do an engagement now to try to bury the cheating allegations once Calvin's track comes out? It comes out tomm. Will they do the whole "he proposed to me on the plane!" I wouldn't be surprised at this rate but it'd be terribly obvious and no one will buy it.
>>539 I would not blink an eye now at a quickie wedding on a tropical island somewhere down under. Chris H's kids as flowergirls / page boys. "We realised it was true love and didn't want to wait to begin our lives together" style storyline.
>>540 I don't think even TH is famewhorey enough for an actual quickie wedding. He may be in the truest love that's ever been (you just know that's how he thinks about love) but I believe his parents' divorce screwed him up enough that he wouldn't get married after only 2ish months of starting a relationship - even if it was the greatest love that had ever been.
From the latest Dlisted article: 'I've heard (from commenters here, mostly) that he's incredibly impulsive and has a habit of doing things, PR wise, that are incredibly stupid and which his people have to dig him out of.'
Didn't Chris Hemsworth and his wife get married within a week of meeting in a down under private ceremony? And now Tom and Taylor will be hanging out with them. Combined with what >>542 has said about his impulsive actions, he just may go ahead and do something really hasty and dumb. HOWEVER, I don't think Taylor's parents will be okay with it. They'll put a stop to the wedding because their daughter is 15 yrs old mentally and is worth $280 mil.
>>543 I don't know if it was a week, but it was quickly. That I put down to CH not being the sharpest tool in the shed, and EP being a very focused woman. She did, after all, manage to get Brody to buy her a castle.
Elsa was also pregnant when she and CH tied the knot, btw. And TS definitely had wine in her had wind in her glass while she was doing the sing along with Ed Sheeran at the party, so no worries there, hopefully.
I wonder if TH will still get the Emmy nomination? And if so, or if, not will TS spend the entire summer with him in Australia, or just till Comic Con. So many possibilities. And will they do a pap walk on Friday when CH releases the cheating song to distract us?
We'll definitely get something Tom and Taylor in Oz tomm. It very well could be something with the Hemsworths or the Ruffalos. I feel like it'll be something with the castmates. Just to show how much everyone loves Taylor and how everyone sees how happy Tom is because she's in his life now. It'll be heavily focused on her as usual.
>>546 I hope it's with a koala or a boomerang - not the cast members. Could be that they'll hold back on the airport arrival pics - like they did with the pics at Stansted and release them at the perfect time to suck attention away from CH.
When I read the lyrics of the new Calvin Harris song, I thought I was reading some sms, especially the part where he says that he saw online she was being a good girl and vacationing with her boyfriend.
Maybe Calvin checked Taylor's iphone and found the sms that Tom sent her.
>>547 They could but I don't know if that'll be enough anymore. I mean for her fans sure but cheating gossip about Taylor Swift along with a song from the jilted ex will sell more clicks. I think the world has more Taylor haters now Swifties lol I would hope the tabs follow the Calvin thing more and I really hope Calvin doesn't let down like Kanye did. We all expected the tape Kanye! Not a wax nude doll!
They're landing in Sydney. The local news station has video of the plane: https://twitter
Thought this was interesting, if it's true: http://theopiniondominion.tumblr.com/post/147060149305/ill-make-this-short-person-in-ri-was-walking
The Tayto has landed!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHk5PAhALTv - orientation is off, and you'll want to listen with the sound down. Trust me.
Oh my god...okay this is really over the top. They covered her plane landing? What the hell? What is she some diplomat here for a summit? Wow. The levels of obnoxiousness is just insane. It's like a scripted reality show without it being an actual reality show.
That was QUICK! They'll need to do something else tonight/tomorrow to distract from Calvin.
>>554 I'm no longer blaming the media. Their PR is driving this monster truck the wrong way down a one way street.
I know the 'stans' will say that they're being hunted, legit papped, planes are being tracked, etc. No, just no. I've come to the conclusion that their people are tipping media outlets off.
>>551 I saw this some place else - can't remember. It had a more specific source when I first came across it. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if it were real. This relationship is being managed, as she seems - as I said - to be wearing the PR trousers.
>>557 I did warn you!!! TH probably has to parrot that sort of adoration between the sheets.
>>558 I read it the way you did - not that there is no relationship, but that she is telling him how she wants to get it out there in the press. I would 100% believe that. Thank god it possibly indicates he has some doubt about the process.
>>559 It's worse than being the Duke of Edinburgh. At least sacrificing your life to be the consort to a head of state has some dignity. Also the Queen travels wth less security.
For the first pic. I know they've just gotten off of a long flight, so he's not really 'trying' and I'm not going to psychoanalyze this relationship by a few pics, but...she manages a smile for the photogs, doesn't she?
>>560 He just looked red and sweaty and miserable. And I know he has a 'pap face' which is meant to be very poker, but he almost looked like he was heading for the gallows and not heading off to enjoy first class with his sweetheart.
>>560 I meant 'real' as in the info was real. I'm still in the 'real relationship' camp. Especially now that we have a different, more cheaty timeline!
>>562 I think he has been wearing something other than his game face for the paps ever since that day he was papped in NYC coming back from the gym. That was his first encounter with paparazzi in the wild since the story broke. I thought he looked very tense and not at all like someone in the first blush of love, even someone who has been caught in what he thought was a private moment.
I wonder if she'll make him IG official on her account tomorrow. She could post the pic JUST as CH's song is released. I wouldn't put it past her.
>>563 No, I think you're right. I've been seeing that face for a while, is all.
Remember also his arrival in Vietnam? Look at his little face! Except for Pursegate this man didn't have a pap game face until - well, until he started playing games with the paps.
>>565 Maybe it's just me, but if I were caught up in this circus, I'd be thinking less about arriving in paradise with my new love, and more about having to look men and women I respected in the eye: CH, MR, CB. Because while it's a real romance, it's also a PRmance, and I think his colleagues will recognize that aspect. But I was raised in a good, old fashioned shame culture that doesn't exist much anymore. And TH seems to have lost all sense of shame, so I could be wrong.
A propos of nothing, tumblr has become quite unplayable. Blogs I formerly thought were relatively normal are trawling the net for pictures of him with SF and posting them with captions like "Look, Tom shows emotion with a woman in public simultaneously with turning in a brilliant performance in The Avengers!"
>>542 Interesting;that DListed quote lends credence to some historical anon comments on TOBY, the kind of random things people say they've heard about (friend of a friend) but without pics, cannot back up. Including the sighting on TOD of Miss Tiny Brunette PhD.
>>569 It's hard to admit that something you placed great stock in, is in fact completely different from what you originally thought, so you have to defend it desperately. It's like anonsy said, there are stages. Those people/blogs are grasping at straws and firmly planted in the 'denial' stage. They'll probably never leave it. So it doesn't occur to them that all those examples you mentioned don't apply to Tayto.
God, looking at those pics of him in Vietnam has almost brought a tear to my eye. He was so sweet - full of smiles and so clearly having a wonderful time with his life.
Now he looks so damn unhappy for so much of the time. Can that all be down to press intrusion and people writing snarky articles? If everything in the garden was lovely, would he care two hoots?
And they arrive in Sydney: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHk4DccDqTA/
>>573 The caption: OMG! Same airplane with @taylorswift and her boyfriend from #LAX to #SYD
What's missing from this caption?
>>571 hahaha! He probably does wear it during sexy times because looking at "I ❤️ T. S" is the only she gets turned on and can come.
>>570 Did TOD have brunette PhD sightings too? For some reason the final posts on the THEO blog made me believe that this restaurant sighting was real. I can't say exactly why, just feel it in my waters!
>>578 'And....um....ehhh....Taylor's boyfriend! Yeah, we love you too.'
>>577 He probably lives with it by thinking of that episode in Plutarch where Cleopatra emasculates Antony by dressing him up in her clothes.
>>577 Taylor probably only comes when she's rubbing herself up against one of her Grammys.
>>569 I hear you about the Tomblr blogs. Some of the Tomfaithful are getting really obsessively patriotic defending the relationship they're starting to sound like they're trolling. I want to mention names, but I'll refrain.
>>579 ack sorry Anon. I meant THEO, not TOD.
I wonder if NW3 (who's back and low key posting) has seen this elusive student.
>>583 It's the terrible logic of the whataboutism that I can't bear. Say you love them, that you believe it's not a showmance, that you don't believe the pics are staged, fine - you're entitled to express your opinion on your blog. But don't run around screaming "what about Patrick Stewart in his lobster costume". Please.
I'm also never using the fucking hashtag I❤️TH.
Ok, rant over. Apologies for the language (I am British!).
>>572 I think he was happy arriving in Vietnam. I think THEO may have still been a thing, only CP had had less-than-stellar reviews and box office. ISTL had been dicked over on the FF circuit, but there was hope for the general public with the promo push. HR was on the horizon. And the Kong crew were really achieving 'squad goals' but without the micro-management of his recent social activities.
>>587 But this is meant to be the love of his life. The woman he introduced to his mother after a week (maybe longer!). The woman he has gone public for.
>>581 Oh God! No, not Plutarch - don't bring Plutarch into this!! But at least Cleo had someone plant the fish on the end of Antony's line all the way up and down the Nile. Where are TH's fish, Tay-Tay? Where are HIS fish.
>>589 Exactly my point. Her fish, her river, her rod.
Except that a day in Tay's embraces past would seem like about 1,000,000,000 years.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHlBwnCDNgc I'm hoping their security got over zealous and over a few people in this golf cart, and they'll have to do a Depp/Heard style apology to the people of Australia.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHlG7RRBd2z This, along with the beach/rock climb pics, prove that TS cannot maneuver stairs on her own.
And so it begins. Urban answers very diplomatically and the interviewer moves on when he senses Urban doesn't give a shit, but if others don't handle it as well, the next few weeks/months (please, no!) are going to continue this relationship's track record of cringe.
Tayto has landed...for a second time. Was it Olly that got a hug at the car? And then a handshake from Tay.
We all knew this but looking at the picture of this photographer I realised he looks remarkably similar to the pap photographer who tweeted a thankyou to THs favorite cafe in Suffolk in the midst of the shameful parade of the family Hiddles. I can't for the life of me find that tweet but I wouldn't be surprised if his trajectory followed them to RI (perhaps even Rome)
I love Time! Let's see her get this pulled like she did with Paper mag http://time.com/4395849/taylor-swift-photographer/?xid=tcoshare
A great level- headed article. I think we are all on the same page
I wonder if he felt embarrassed at being a kept man and that's why they flew Quantas, arriving on her jet at his work place would have been even more humiliating.
>>602 "A guy wearing a tank top reading “I ♥ T.S.” appeared and wrapped his arms around her. Then he took three more pairs of fake arms out of a bag and wrapped them around her. “I think this should show the world how much I love you,” he crooned."
>>604 Someone (anonsy?) pointed out that her jet(s) can't accomodate that long of a trip.
>>601 I'm listening to the song right now on Spotify.
>>603 No I'm wrong it's not Luke
here she was telling him to LOOK happy
>>606 It has been discussed at length on other blogs that celebs have private access at LAX- they are only seen when they want to be seen.
One of the newscasters in QLD mentioned that it is unheard of for celebs to be seen walking out of planes- they also have private gateways.
So this has been a double pap stroll (insert eyeroll).
>>614 He would have been mocked yet again for being escorted to work in her private jet. This was the only way to save face while bringing his much more high profile gf along.
Their penthouse suite and hotel name has been flogged by the media so there will be no chill on the pap strolls. They don't even have to call their friendly photographer any more.
>>618 I love the photograph of the cheap plastic bin between the his and hers sinks!
It's a bit urban. Surely they could have found some nice house with a pool?
>>618,619 Hemsworth is staying at a house he got for himself and family. I think TayTo not renting a house might mean TH won't be on set for long.
The coverage of them getting off the plane was extraordinary. Does nothing newsworthy happen in Australia? What a load of sycophantic nonsense. "Seeing Taylor Swift is the bests thing that ever happened to me." Pffffffttt!!!!!
>>620 Or that she isn't. I find it hard to believe he will have a blink and you miss it role in filming. Even if they edit him out in post production I reckon they will want to get a decent amount of film in the can. On Thor 2 they added more in after pre screenings.
>>620 Peppers is a VERY non glam option for someone with their own private jet so yeah - either Marvel are paying for it or it's just for a short visit.
It would def have pool there somewhere..
>>598 So I read this tumblr. I am glad there is someone out there with a different perspective.
I don't agree with this perspective either, though. Whether or not he calls himself a feminist, he doesn't owe his fandom to go out with a feminist (still less someone that writers at Jezebel consider to be adequately feminist and intersectional or whatever this week's buzzword is).
>>624 I'm sure it has a pool, though I can't see Hiddleswift mingling with the plebs to use it. I was thinking of the lovely house TH rented in Hawaii - very private with access to the beach and a pool. I kind of expected that for them, not some town centre penthouse in a high rise hotel.
>>625 Morning all. I think Anon , you have articulated almost precisely where I am at with everything.
Also agree, that Tumblr has gone bananas (should I be surprised, no, I guess not) I'm having to unfollow people at a rate of knots. I also fully concur that I will never, ever, ever (see what I did there), use a fucking "I ❤️ TH" hashtag.
Also, she is wearing flats, why the hell does he have to hold her hand going up and down stairs. For a supposed strong, independent woman, she seems to enjoy looking feeble and clingy. AND her face looks like a squashed up chipmunk.
goes grumbling off to the kitchen for a caffeine fix
>>627 "face deep in pop princess panties" hahahahahaha!
There isn't much Tom love being expressed in the mainstream media. And it is noticeable that the "support" blogs on tumblr are either a small group whom we know of old, or a lot of blogs with names like "iluvtaylorandntomandiam12" whic I am guessing haven't been around that long.
>>629 I also have a feeling, particularly at CB's, that his nannies posts under different names just to support the position that they are genuinely in love. I can't agree with the CB nannies so to me either this is a calculated PR and completely fake in terms of feelings and TH was always lying, or it's a documentary of some sort that backfired badly for him and now he's desperate to finish.
>>632 I'm noticing the nannies increasingly infiltrating all platforms now. It's a bit ridiculous.
No firefworks for TH
>>632 I still think it is both romance and showmance. TH has met someone he is keen on, and is willing to use it to boost his profile.
I don't personally think he faking the relationship, and I don't think he is faking his depth of feeling. As Anon. said at >>541, he gives the impression of always thinking this is the truest true love that ever was. He may be quite like TS in that respect.
>>634 He's there in his blazer in the background - probably stil clutching his wineglass. Someone gives him a hug at the end. Not her, I think.
>>633 Quite. After all, we are just commenting what they shove in our faces. And if it had been Cumberbatch or someone else doing this, you can bet they'll be writing very different things.
>>635 But if he is so besotted that he can't see what he's doing to his reputation he shouldn't look stressed or tensed. If he is tensed and stressed, then he isn't as besotted and he's aware of what's going on. It's either one or the other.
"Take It Off! Tom Hiddleston wears his navy blue quilted jacket AGAIN as his fans urge him to 'go shopping' while in Australia with new girlfriend Taylor Swift"
"Trouble in paradise? Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston spotted looking grim faced"
'Christian mum compares Taylor Swift's vagina to 'ragged' ham baguette'
I doubt TH is sexting or calling EO, mainly because TS his glued to his ass, and I think EO it's a bit too smart to go near TH riht now.
>>639 One room for her extensive wardrobe and another for her pussy (cats)?
>>638 I don't think they're mutually exclusive. He can be stressed because he is besotted with a known stage 5 clinger with a failed string of short term romances knowing full well he is losing his standing and reputation in the industry and a lot of fans as a result. I'd be really tense
Tom took his new guitar to Australia :)))
>>648 Seriously? Is there a picture? Has TayTay broken it "accidentally" yet?
Anybody remember when Kaiser at CB was selling us daily THEO stories and openly deriding EO for denying they were a thing? http://www.celebitchy.com/446863/elizabeth_olsen_denies_dating_tom_hiddleston_people_can_think_what_they_want/
And then she told us that EO was knocked up: http://www.celebitchy.com/465503/elizabeth_olsen_is_still_with_tom_hiddleston_does_she_look_knocked_up_ha/
>>652 The commenters at Dlisted routinely mock her and her posts. That's all I need to know about her and CB. Re-write it here! Or at Dlisted!
Everyone needs to go read the TayTo posts at Dlisted. Some of the comments are spit take inducing. And you'll be supporting my baby's future step-daddy, Michael K!
>>629 Interesting that a tumblr blog was asked to do promo for ISTL. That seems to suggest that Sony, and by extension Team Tom, are more than aware of their market. Then they must know, and Tom by extension, that certain parts of the kingdom are on fire while others are ash.
>>654 Agreed re causes of his gloom/stress. I don't see it as inconsistent with true lurve. It's that the PR rollout isn't going as well as expected, or that he has started to realise life for him is now "We lav yooooo Taylor!".
>>656 Will you raise my child because I see that you have a lot more sympathy than I? This little one is going to need to get used to tough love.
I'm a real actions ==> consequences sort of girl. Actions were taken, consequences resulted. Sure he's not happy about the consequences, but they are a result of his actions, maybe 'their' actions. I understand the made rush of love; it does make people stupid, very stupid. So I get the foolish things he's done. I've mocked and will continue to mock him, but I understand the actions. Where my sympathy (it can't really be empathy in this situation) opens the door and rolls out of the moving car is with the publicity and OTT of it all. People are calling it fake because it looks fake: the timeline, the staged pics, the crazy 'meet the mother' and 'walk along every beach within 20 miles' nonsense. The Rome adventure was eye roll city for me. The kissing at the Colosseum, the fact that they were there for about two days (just enough time to have a few meals...and get papped kissing at the Colosseum!!). It's not what you'd call the holiday of a couple in genuine love. It wasn't even like a normal mini-break! The shirt: for love, for irony, for shits and giggles - it was not a good idea.
>>657 Hit it on the head. The hunger for wanting to spotlight their relationship is too transparent. Yday's live steaming of their arrival in Australia like they're the Pope was the cherry on top of how obnoxious all this has become. I really don't get why it had to be THIS overboard and extreme.
CORRECTION - I got it before but I don't get it why now. Did arriving in Australia have to be such a fanfare? You're coming there for work, not attend the next Genova convention.
The more media and public backlashes against them, the more overboard they go. At this rate, I really won't be surprised if they announce their engagement by the end of this weekend. Tbh, I'm expecting it now.
>>629 >>654 I never knew that about her. I knew about here blog but never followed her. Now that you mentioned it I am wondering if they would use another Tumblr as eyes-and-ears-to-the-ground for what's going on now. One of them seems to be going out of her way to control the narrative and overreacting to some of the negative comments in a way that is not emotional fangirling (unless she's related to him) but more like stern headmistress - like her job depends on it. She's a smart one.
>>660 No Classicist has a geriatric brain!! We observe all things and remember all things...unless we're pregnant. Then we can't remember a damn thing.
Please post pic of Mr. Anon dancing to Calvin's latest release. We need this in these difficult and unsteady times!
>>661 I think we may know this stern headmistress. Is she madly intelligent?
>>660 Anon: when I was pregnant I swear I had just one brain cell left, and it was keeping me alive. Vocabulary vanished and I was reduced to pointing and grunting at things. And I referred to everything as 'thing.'
For reasons I do not understand she is hand in glove with Our Lady of the Scratches Question. She isn't mad like that one but she sure is smarting from some of the insane stuff that's been going on recently in the fandom.
>>666 That basically describes how I am in court all the time. I have more than once had to refer to "my client" when I had a momentary brain failure and could not recall their name or whether they were claimant or defendant. I once caused smoke to come out of a leader's ears when I referred in conference to "that case about the thing with the thing."
>>662 Do you remember those pics of TH dad dancing at Selena Gomez? Now imagine TH is wearing his 4 July blazer and slacks combo. Add three more inches, a lot more hair and a bit of a tummy and you are looking at Mr Anon getting his groove on.
>>666 Oh my God! Yes. I have the vocab of a 5-year-old. Everything is THING, including some verbs and adjectives. I didn't believe baby brain was a thing, but it is. Writing papers is taking 3x as long as usual. And sometimes I swear my husband looks at me after I've said something stupid and thinks, I can't believe I knocked this dullard up!
Some reduxed info about him to create a positive narrative story: https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/2016/07/08/tom-hiddleston-more-than-just-taylor-swifts-boyfriend.html
>>667 So it sounds like we have a consensus. I'm going to go watch cheers's video now.
"A source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Taylor intends to glue herself to Tom’s side while they’re in Australia. “Taylor is going to use the time to see what it feels like living with Tom. She is treating it all like a honeymoon and is very excited to get to know him even more then she already does,” the insider shares.
>>674 HL is clickbait, but in their defense, they're just going on her previous behavior. She glues herself to most boyfriends.
>>670 Not sure. Her principal focus at the moment is partly "he owes you nothing" (not even refraining from peddling crap about authenticity and privacy). It's partly defending him from accusations of pimping out mother, family etc.
>>675 She has the eyes of a crazy person.
She's going to be there the whole shoot? He is a dead man walking. She'll be frog marching him to Cartier before Christmas.
>>667 Also, the very intelligent one has some man muscle who's not afraid to use all caps to get her point across.
Okay I'll stop now.
>>671 This seems like it could very well be coming from his camp. Their back catalogue coverage of TayTo is fairly sparse and mostly without rancor, so a friendly space to pitch Tom the Thespian. I don't know 'The Toronto Star' from an actual star,, but isn't our stern headmistress from Canada...hmmmmm.
>>677 A lot of people are thinking that she'll go back with him when he goes to Comic-Con and then stay in the US. But these are the same people who thought that he'd go to Oz alone. I wouldn't put it past her to stay for the whole shoot. This is her MO in previous relationships. She likes to be near.
cheers-mr-hiddleston.tumblr.com/ is gone.
>>683 They didn't pay CMH anything apart from some free merchandise I think. It's all the honour.
I doubt that our friend is TH's eyes and ears in tumblr land. I think she has always been a nanny and a smarty pants.
>>682 I may have baby brain, but I could be turning into a psychic! How convenient. And obvious?
>>685 Cheers is around, but the THEO blog is properly gone. Sad as I was still making my way through her posts.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHoITvYhA0F Looks like there may be an interview coming.
All the pap attention he wants now - and they don't even need to call them. There must not be a lot going on on the GC because reporters are actually camped outside the hotel.
Out jogging: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHoITvYhA0F/
Met a young fan: http://recklesstreacherous.tumblr.com/post/147124386086/bella-terlich-11-year-old-right-from-the
And on a plane (no idea when but he looks like he just woke up): https://www.instagram.com/p/BHn43AljHHC
>>695 I guess it's overwhelming for an 11-year-old to meet someone famous. But is she crying because she touched someone who's touched TS or because she's an actual fan of TH?
>>694 As my grandpa would say, he looks like 'a pig in shit' with all those fans and cameras surrounding him. But then he always was good with fans. It's strange that I now think of those scenes in terms of his desperate need for attention rather than his kindness toward fans. I need to work on that.
captcha - fate
I'm beginning to think of the captcha strings like the tarot.
captcha - fate
I'm beginning to think of the captcha strings like the tarot.
Torrilla has some pics of him running on the beach. The thought of running anywhere makes me sweat, but it does look like a beautiful beach.
The DM gives and takes away. He's muscly in the first article, and 'Taylor Swift's beau Tom' in the next.
Interview - all 7.9 seconds of it.
>>698 Plane pic is from his trip to Berlin to publicise TNM during SI filming.
How do I know this when I can't remember the name of a single case?
>>701 It seems like stuff was cut from that video interview. I don't believe for a second that nobody dared asking him about TS.
>>696 According to the tags that 11 year old is wearing a "1989" hoodie. So we know the answer to that.
Capcha says, simply, "no"
No bodyguard while jogging. They only want to save Taylor!
Where did Anon. get the ref about moving to the mansion from? I didn't get it from that link.
Tom Hiddleston Is Here to Show You How NOT to Wear Sunscreen
>>703 I think there will be more posted later. I'm sure TS will be mentioned. The response will be interesting.
The DM jogging article now has a short video. He's engaging with the guy, answering questions about Oz. The guy doesn't mention the T word!
The Taylor stuff will come once she gives her approval lol They're probably waiting on it
>>711 I'll bet she's back at the hotel or wherever wringing her hands over every word. Wait for it....wait for it....
new pair of sunglasses (I didn't notice it in the airport pics) and his hair seems much shorter than yesterday
This is interesting. My conclusion differs since I don't believe TH is gay (besides Luke has a bf). But the fact that Luke was there makes the idea of the God of Mischief playing a prank more realistic, to me, I know you all disagree.
Bwahahahha yass do a twinnie Vogue shoot
>>713 Do you think those could be TSs ray bans? Hers have bigger lenses than his and were wider in the bridge, I think she has the wayfarer classics.
>>714 Some blogs claim that TSs relationship with CH was fake, and cite the evidence that his PR agent accompanied them on some of their alleged "date nights." If that is true, then LWs presence during July 4th festivities could imply that this relationship is PR. But who in their right mind would allow their client to wear that tank top...weird. All press can't be good press. I wonder if THs Emmy nomination or lack of nomination will affect the situation at all.
Jessica Chastain told a film critic from Vanity Fair that Tom Hiddleston is gay. I don't think he would make this up and post it publicly:
Oh sorry, it was not Chastain. It was another Jessica.
9news rest of the video. He doesn't answer about TS.
I imagined TS's fans to be young but this is too young
>>718 That film critic has been on point with the best snark throughout the last three weeks. He's been convinced all along its a hoax. I guess that's why.
I'm at the point where desperate gay Tom is far more appealing than famewhore middle aged crisis Tom. I would faghag him all the way
This is the photo- it's Amanda Grossman's husband, not Lukes bf so unless they're swingers...
>>717 If CH's publicist went on dates with CH/TS that just says to me that at this level most celebrities' attitude to relationships is fundamentally fucked up.
>>719 she works for Indiewire, so I suppose this is a rumour among film journalists.
>>722 That's not why people say Luke has a bf since everybody knew that was Amanda's husband. I don't have a photo for you, I know I read the name of Luke's bf at a CB thread, but it was months ago if not years ago. Sorry.
>>725. I am sure I have read he has a BF. There are Luke Windsor fan tumblrs (seriously....) so I am sure they will have the name.
PS I suppose the haircut is because he will be wearing the Loki wig so it might be more comfortable to have shorter hair (as he did for OLLA). No dye job I am guessing, which is a pity because the Avengers wig where they blended with his own hairline was a lot better than the rubbish wig he wore in TDW.
>>727 I think so, but somehow the very short hair made that photo a bit...shocking (I don't know what's worse for his hair at this point, the wig or the dyeing). Maybe his hairline has receded too much to blend it with a wig.
>>727 >>729 Wigs can be applied on any length of hair. If he cut it, it was simply because he wanted to. He probably used the hairdressers on set when he visited out of convenience. Usually all cuts and colors are 'in- house' (not outsourced) since cast members don't have time to visit salons and they want to maintain lengths/ colors.
I preferred the blended hair too but I imagine he refuses to color his hair any more than is absolutely necessary in fear of more falling out
>>730 It's a mystery to me why the Thor 2 wig was so bad. The CP wig was also swept back from the brow but the hairline looked so natural by comparison.
Looked at the jogging pics and he looks so much happier and more relaxed. Because he is basically now on set, in his domain? Because he feels he can change the narrative to the Work? Because he knows that he'll be shot of TS in a couple of weeks when she flies home? (naughty!)
This is the whole exchange betweent those journalists on twitter
Lol he played coy because they're still trying to make people believe that they are a super private couple but "ugh Taylor is just SO famous so the paparazzi show up everywhere, following us, we can't help it but obviously I'm Mr. Privacy so il not gonna talk about it." They don't care if majority of fans and media have figured out the shots are all set up. They'll put the public facade of not talking about because please respect our privacy but they'll call the paps because obviously they want the spotlight on them.
>>735 That's an impossible narrative to keep, if they walk the Emmy red carpet together, what is he going to do Pretend she is not there and say he wants to talk only about his job?
Besides I doubt TS wants to not be talked about.
>>736 They'll do the thing of talking about it together in front of the cameras on the red carpet because they can ham it up for the public then with adoring looks. And the public will say just like you did "well you can't ignore each other on the red carpet".
But when "ambushed" by reporters and paparazzi, they'll stick to "privacy please". Taylor really wants people to believe she hates the paparazzi and doesn't want any of the attention so this fits in with her "show not tell" aspect until she or he is in a proper interview or asked about it on a maximum coverage platform like a red carpet.
>>734 God he sounds so pretentious saying that after all that transparent staging eyeroll Their red carpet debut is going to be so nauseating and OTT. It'll be so exaggerated.
"I'd rather just talk about the work [nervous laugh]"
Oh, come ON.
>>713 I think those are his regular glasses. The reflection on the side arm makes them look different.
>>734 >>738 Yeah he can fuck off with that. Properly fuck off. I'm sure he only wants to talk about The Work - NOW. You cannot have it both ways, and he's a fool to think he can. He has opened his private life up to scrutiny (and ridicule) and there's no rewind button on that. He can say 'I only want to talk about the work' but reporters are going to ask...and ask...and ask.
>>732 If she stays the whole three months, 1) she's an idiot - because they will drive each other insane! I don't care how much you're in love or how co-dependent you are, every type of personality needs some alone time away from SOs and relatives. 2) I don't know if an engagement would be in the offing, but I'd bet on another long relationship as with CH. I think that CH was the first bf to make it past the five month mark, so Tayto would likely follow in the same pattern. Because girl's got a pattern!
Wait, I thought we were to the writing home and shouting it from the rooftops stage. When did we rewind? Good god you can't wear an I<3TS shirt then refuse to admit you're dating. I mean, you can.. but it's kinda ludicrous.
This is a favorite from today's pics. The girl in the lower right corner: 'Who the hell are you? Where is Taylor?'
>>742 Don't mention the irttshay. She'll start sending him out in it. She WILL.
Curiouser and curiouser: Theoanons returns briefly to say that she deleted the blog because the tiny PhD story was true in part (????!!!!!):
General comments :
ONE final thing: I don't think he's gay. I think he's bi.
>>745 It's lost in all the madness of the last thread but I mentioned this after reading some of her final posts. The ones she made after the final PhD message (which was a sighting of the woman in his local pub) were very pointed, i.d. directed at an actual person who'd contacted her. It was like she was apologizing for posting it but then didn't want to erase them because that would just draw attention to them. I could be reading too much into it!! And the first message I saw before she edited was directed toward someone in graduate school in a long distance relationship.
>>748 Ok, I'm not really interested in this story since there's no material, but I have to ask: when is this supposed to have happened? He was in another continent until March (the last time THEO were seen together at ISTL premiere in LA) and on promotion since then. And if you believe Tayto started rigth after Met....does TH do alternate universes? ;)
Forgot. Theoanon at first didn't take the waitress/friend of waitress' messages or the rumor seriously. She called it bullshit a few times. But then she took it very seriously, so seriously that she didn't want people looking into her archive for those messages. So seriously that she deleted an entire blog to get rid of those posts. Those are pretty drastic measures for rumors you don't really believe. I think someone coughed up some cold, hard evidence and Theoanons felt bad about posting info about a real person. I didn't get the sense that she was all about the 'tea' and trying to get the scoop, so I can believe that she'd delete a blog to 'protect' someone.
>>749 Tayto may have had a ONS the evening/morning of the Met. I don't know if I believe that she'd do that. That's a pretty crazy and unscripted thing to do - for her. But he spent a good amount of May in London, not?
>>750 You pretty much have the whole gist of the TPG (tiny PhD girl) story. Those were all the details. Some anons poured in after that claiming they'd see a girl with that description around his place but as usual there's no way to tell if those anons were legit or just fans trying to give traction to TPG story to show that she's the real gf and all this Taylor stuff is to protect her (too fanfic man too fanfic)
>>746 Which TayTay board? Is there one here on Kareha? Or are you talking tumblr - I daren't look at the TS blogs over there as I value my safety too much.
>>751 too iffy and unsubstantiated for me, it's all yours, have fun!
>>754 no sorry, I read taytaybeard instead is board. My bad
Re Tiny PhD: I don't know because the timing is suspect as ever. There was one post saying it was an open secret in the fandom/Hampstead - if so it was not one I saw anywhere else in the fandom. As to Hampstead, well I am a small busty brunette and people did not run up to me in the street feeling my breasts and asking if I was doing a PhD and/or doing TH.
"Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston’s fairy-tale romance slash probable publicity stunt, explained"
Has anyone else seen the new cover of People magazine? It's the pic of TS and TH hugging in the water, and TS's face blocks out his head completely! You can't see his face at all! Of all the pics they took! It's the Swift agenda! If only I knew what her goal is.
This is an old interview but it reveals so much about how everything in her life is controlled and planed. she has a social media team (not one person, a team!!) and her security team monitors twitter in order to plan her every move.
Also, she can keep things secret when she wants to.
This is an old interview but it reveals so much about how everything in her life is controlled and planed. she has a social media team (not one person, a team!!) and her security team monitors twitter in order to plan her every move.
Also, she can keep things secret when she wants to.
Where's everyone? I've noticed you all stop posting on weekends.I'm starting to think you are all Couch Potato's aliases.
Where's everyone? I've noticed you all stop posting on weekends.I'm starting to think you are all Couch Potato's aliases.
>>764 well,the first is called having a life that doesn't turn around Tayto, the second doesn't even deserve an answer.
Also do try not to make double posts.
Asked if he could do something so that the little girl could meet TS too, TH's answer was "I don't know what I can do (and something else I can't hear)"...Really?!
Here's a good pic where you can see he went running with the bodyguard. He's under surveillance.
>>764 We posted 70 or so times yesterday (Saturday), so I'd say we were pretty active at the weekend. I haven't posted over the last 8 or 9 hours because I am on a European time zone so I've been asleep!
>>766 I didn't watch the video yet but I think this is the same encounter as the "I'd rather talk about the work" interview.
He is making himself ridiculous. He wears that t-shirt (for a 5 minute trip to the beach for photos, which he must have known would be papped), he poses for a photo on the porch showing how loved up they are, but then he can't speak for TS?
A real fart of an article from Bustle. I believed this relationship was fake....until I got a call from Taylor's publicist telling me to recant: http://www.bustle.com/articles/171530-in-defense-of-taylor-swift-tom-hiddlestons-relationship-because-theyre-not-fake-dating
And an article with no journalistic content but a hilarious title: "Tom Hiddleston goes jogging without Taylor Swift..."
>>769 He really is from any point of view.
For people who think there's some sort of relationship going on, his answers are ridiculous, almost offensive.
Haven't posted as have had guests staying this weekend and entertaining them.
I can't believe he seriously thinks the "I'd rather talk about the work" bullshit stance is going to wash in light of his recent PR japery. Quite disappointed tbh.
I just watched the video. That poor little girl. It is possible for a parent to stop that kind of obsession developing. For example by not feeding it by driving for three hours to stay in the same hotel.
>>764 I check but not as frequently and certainly not as much on weekends. Also everything is all pretty much the same with TayTo so far so not much extra to contribute that others haven't said before.
>>772 His "please my work" answers were really pathetic. Especially because you could see the clear disinterest on the reporters' faces when he was talking about Thor and the crew.
>>766 He's certainly making it sound like they only meet for photoshoots and then go home. So many "oh we're so in love" pics and articles only to have TH give such lame answers. I really hope the press and reporters ignore his "my work" answers and keep pressing for info on him and Taylor. You can't have it both ways pal. You invited the media and the public in now face the music.
>>774 I watched it again and I quite want to throttle him.
How can he not see it? If the RI pics had been all we saw, I could just about forgive that comment. Ok, they chose to get the news out rather than waiting to be caught, but that is understandable and a lot of celebs do it. Even if it was 2 seconds after they "officially" started dating. But after everything else? Even assuming every single other pic was taken by lurking paparazzi (which it wasn't, see verandah rocking chair photo of lurve), they have chosen to reveal their most intimate moments to those paps (first moments with mama in the street instead of in her home, kissing in the intimate and isolated surroundings of the Colosseum in June, wearing a demonstrative t shirt while frolicking on a deserted beach).
>>777 Mr Anon (a couple of weeks ago): "I hope he realises he won't be able to get the toothpaste back in the tube."
The side effects of such a public romance. Other random tabloids will start writing about you too and they will write some interesting stuff https://inoutstar.com/tom-hiddleston-is-still-texting-elizabeth-olsen-has-regrets-about-taylor-swift-4736
>>779 I couldn't stop laughing when all the reporters kept asking about Taylor. He was so irrelevant lol and then him trying to talk about Thor but the reporters too busy bringing in that little girl who was obsessed with Taylor. What a joke.
That crying TS fan was too much, ugh, even TH was squirming.
Knowing the paps were waiting for him, the glorious photogenic beach jog was surely no accident.
Massive eyeroll at the change of tune to focus on the werk. I guess the only way he can back up that claim is to lock TS in the penthouse like Rapunzel and not let her out until its time to leave.
>>776 2 possibilities for TS:
I want a journalist with enough gut to ask him if he kept his I♥TS tanktop and if he will sport it again. Or even talk about it.
>>786 The imagining of that has made my day, thank you. lol
The author of this post is considered by some in the fandom to be nuts. Can't comment one way or another as I don't follow. However I did ROFL at this observation when it arrived on my dash:
>>789 Sorry, I mean the original author may or may not be nuts. The reblogger shares the views of this board!
>>791 He's trying to boost sales of The Pirate Fairy.
>>792 hahahahah Of course! Next TH's projects: The Pirate Fairy Goes To Met, The Pirate Fairy in Love, The Pirate Fairy Around the World in 3 Weeks.
Oh ffs, another couple pap stroll in a crowded restaurant.
I cannae take much moar of this
>>794 He had to get an update on what she likes, in case he is asked again.
I'm seriously hoping none of the cast will partake in this madness. Especially Ruffalo. Unless he makes faces like Ryan Reynolds.
Bleugh the twinning...make it stop
Is this going to be known as her blue era?
>>795 I wouldn't be surprised if other cast members join in- they've all seen their fair share of lavender marriages and thirsty behaviour and I imagine they would want to support TH as a friend.
>>796 he needs support? isn't he suppose to be on cloud nine? ;)
I don't know about the Hemsworth's, Liam is dating Miley and....God, this is so like highschool I can't even finish the sentence.
>>797 I avoided all this shit in high school. Art department/ sports girl here. It's so equally fascinating and cringeworthy.
Picture caption from the Fail:
"These two have an expiration date and its soon. And I really wish people would stop saying Taylor has breast implants. They are NOT. Those are Tom's balls."
>>798 My childhood was in the era of dial up modems. We didn't have squads. They were called "gangs of bullying bitches who weren't that much but thought they were the shit." They all still live in my home town. Some of them are grandmas now.
Torrilla has other photos from the restaurant. TH is back to the tight lipped smile.
Videos from the restaurant
>>802 This second video!!
What do you do when you can't hold your sweater because you've got to keep your poorly chosen dress closed so all the paps who've called don't get a shot of your Taygina? If you're normal, you give your sweater to your bf to hold. Or he offers to hold it because he sees you struggling. OR...OR you detach your hand from said bf and hold your sweater with one hand while keeping the dress closed with the other.
>>764 I had a very late dinner with hubby last night. Baby or worry about baby (just general worry about me maaaaybe being a crap mother) is playing havoc with my sleeping habits. We didn't go out until 10 or so...and before that I was actually taking a four hour nap - you know, like a 90-year-old.
>>803 If it was performance art she would have let it fly open to reveal a vajazzle spelling out I heart TWH.
>>802 I thought the Torrilla pics showed TH wearing what Hunter S Thompson described as a shit eating smile. He looks less angry and tense than embarrassed, like a man caught out on a date with his wife's sister.
>>806 Tom misread the memo. He gave Taylor his actual balls to put in her handbag.
Has anyone else noticed TS is the one that exiting gets "Thanks for coming Taylor". He counts for nothing. What a downfall.
I guess they finally stepped out after Tom had to be reconditioned back into holding her hand and helping her into cars after how he ran off ahead of her when they landed.
His smile is those "yeah sorry that was me" fart smiles. And her facial expressions are choreographed as usual.
That DM article about their date is filled with jabs hahah! "The (fame) hungry couple" "stuck to her boyfriend like white on rice" LOL! Even the rag mags seem done with their foolishness.
Check out the second video in this CB article. I don't think we have seen this yet. Apologies if we have.
"How's Taylor enjoying the beautiful Gold Coast?" A long pause and a nervous laugh: "I, I'm not going to answer that."
>>811 That is just weird. I can get declining to answer "is she the one" because that's a ridiculous question. But something simple like is she enjoying herself...come on. Maybe it is true about her and bfs signing NDAs that say they can't talk about her in public.
>>812 Some of the comments on CB are gold: "you want to talk about the work? Sorry Tom, that ship sailed and sank to the bottom of the PR sea."
>>813 CB has gone back to its usual bitchiness. They're calling Taylor rodent face and whatnot. For a while there it was all Hiddleswifties. There's one leftover KC I think who is always ready with an apologist explanation. At this point, I'm not sure who she's trying to convince more, herself or the other commenters.
>>811 Not going to answer it, or unsure of the answer because he hasn't received his color coded schedule and pre-approved soundbite quotes yet?
>>814 I liked the comment that she looks like a chipmunk because she has Tom's balls in her cheeks!
There is still a minority of irritating apologists. Veranda woman and that other woman you mentioned are insisting "they must be free to live their lives" and that being papped shows integrity because they won't be ruled by them, y'know.
>>816 My favorite comment so far has "she doesn't have implants! Those are Tom's balls!" I don't know if that's from CB or DM or LSA or that opinion tumblr. They've all honestly blended into one at this point lol
>>817 What a place it is. What with that, and Headmistress and the Nutbags over at tumblr, I am glad we can come on here and vent.
>>818 Lol yeah I like our safe space. I know other fans are aware of this board but I'm really surprised they don't try to bully us. Maybe it's because we're so closed off and far off to cause a blip on the fanbase radar so people leave this board alone.
Why are you guys so blind? Tom and Taylor love each other. They should not have to hide their love. They should be allowed to go out together. It's just that she's so famous and beautiful that the paps follow her everywhere and take her picture. She's too beautiful, they can't help themselves.
>>819 Long may that continue.
I've said before but I think the active online TH-lovin' community is pretty small, much smaller than the newspapers would have us believe. How many active TH tumblr blogs are there that actually generate material rather than passively reposting? 100? Most of the traffic in the TH tag is from them or reblogs from them. It's noticeable that we all know who the usual suspects are. Plus maybe another 50 regular posters on CB. And what, the same on LSA (I never go there), the same on DL and us - another 15 or so.
>>822 I wish she wouldn't lie about it:
"Taylor told the staff that Italian is her favorite food and she was very excited to try the food"
>>825 I think maybe 'try' the food that the restaurant specifically serves, not Italian food in general. That's not the greatest sentence construction from the 'source.'
What I don't get is the 'several hours' bit. Is that several hours of him looking at his phone, as in Italy? Is that several hours of her showing him things on her phone, as in RI? What do these two talk about for several hours?
>>827 "Swift, the source added, likes Hiddleston's "English ways."
"She has told me that she loves his accent and thinks he is so sexy," the source said. "He acts very English. He is also a big tea drinker."
>>830 Every man I ever went out with had a sexy English accent, drank a lot of tea and acted English (Taylor, here's a clue: they act English because they are!). She should come to London - she'd find 5 million potential perfect dads.
Y'all are cracking me up. I haven't even looked at the pics/videos of today's papstroll. This is the first chance I've had to get on the computer today.
Now that the 'marry me' stalker in RI has been arrested I wonder if she feels a slight bit safer, or if she's even more afraid - hence the three bodyguards. That article I posted last night from rollingstone.com said when she bought her NYC apartment, she bought the apartment next to it for her bodyguards. Has she ever, in her adult life, gone out by herself.
>>831 Anon, there's a script they're working off of as part of the contract. I'm serious. wink
>>822 After seeing these, I'm back to believing she did not have a boob job.
>>827 Where's all the photos of their couple outings over the last few days- all those beach strolls?
They must've forgotten to call the paps...
>>834 Whatsinaname, you're right. I don't think she had A boob job. Two, possibly? ;)
>>837 Two definitely. Things have amped up recently. No bra on this earth can perk A cups so high and round while remaining invisible. She used to be flat as a post.
>>839 Phew. I know that all views are welcomed and embraced here, but saying Taylor hasn't had a boob job is pushing at the envelope!
Not Michael K, but the comments will still be GOLD.
She's definitely had two boob jobs. It's been gradual but her second one definitely pushed those puppies up and out. Tom appreciates a nice cleavage and if I'm gonna tinfoil this fiasco then factoring in how she began following him in 2014 on Twitter when she was barely following anyone, she could have had a crush on him and then her being on tumblr, you can't go on tumblr and not get smacked in the face by Hiddleston, she may have been figuring out how to land this Englishman. She got her guy except her man has literally become a laughingstock. She may feel great but let's see how great her man continues to feel with how his career and image is declining.
>>841 oh the comments are GOLD! Particularly loving the ones about him donating his testicles for her boob jobs lol
>>842 The first one was pre or with Calvin. Remember that pic of them when she is in a white dress and you can see the inner edge of the implants like a pair of saucers?
This one - not sure when she had it, but I have to say seeing her without a bra or supportive dress - I think she has gone too large. They aren't fully self-supporting without a bra. They are noticeably lower down her chest (for example compare where they were in her red bikini). I cannot fathom why anyone would want boobs that are big enough not to stay put.
>>844 Me neither. Besides the size, part of that, from what I read, has to do with getting the implants above or under the supportive pectoralis muscles. If hers are above, then her doc did a piss poor job to create the illusion of saggy tits for someone so young.
"Tom made sure there were fresh flowers". In the presidential suite of the Hotel Russie, this is presumably equivalent to "showing up at the hotel".
>>842 Nope, I'm going to have to look for it unless you know where I can find it.
I love it when a good observer with PR skills comes out of the woodwork to speak up. Nothing we haven't discussed here before, though. tl;dr: the OTT PR is damage control because of the sloppy overlap in relationships, and she's ashamed that the truth makes her a hypocrite. Also, the PR in RI was all about him but it backfired.
>>848 That makes Tom like a really horrible person. He's using Taylor and is manipulating the situation. But I guess it's karma that he's the one being laughed at while everyone says Taylor is being classic Taylor.
>>848 TH and TS are complicit in this situation together. However, if we are to believe that TS was seen bossing TH around in Rhode Island demanding that this all be done her way, as the source suggested, Team Swift is in control of their relationship rollout. She is worth almost $300 million, and has a PR media relations team at her beck and call. TS is too big an empire to fail. I can't see Luke outsmarting Team Swift. The Sun rollout may have been to help TH look good, however, the staged quality of the photos, their awkward body language, the perceived difference in their known public personas (cultured Oxbridge thespian v. young country/pop princess), in combination with a volte face in the way in which TH conducts his private life, makes us continue to question this couple's authenticity.
New Anon, is this the implant pic? : http://brianc6234.tumblr.com/post/147218817218/charmingswift-that-letter-that-she-wrote
>>851 there's that one but it's more obvious here http://images.lifeandstylemag.com/uploads/posts/image/70491/taylor-swift-calvin-harris.jpg
It's blatantly obvious there's no push-up action there. And you can't pull the Kim K tape trick if you don't have something substantial to begin with. Taylor has always been flat. I'm positive she was getting implants in between 2014-2015.
>>849 I didn't get the feeling that the post made him out to be horrible, but a poor judge of the public and MSM (he and Luke, I guess).
Curious, how did you see him as horrible?
>>850 Wait...I'm confused. Is this in reply to the PR anon on the opinion tumblr? Because that PR anon is saying Tom only set up the first RI pap pics and jumped the gun without Taylor's knowledge. So now because of that overlap making Taylor look bad, she's now put everything in overdrive and she's taken control of their whole relationship rollout. And he's letting her because it makes cutting out for him easier now. So the first RI pap pics Tom set up, the rest were all Taylor trying to save her perfect sweet girl image and pulling away attention from the shady overlap in one relationship ending and another beginning.
Good god there's so many typos in my >>855 post sigh
>>854 *"It was hard not to notice the pair as they enjoyed dinner at Gemelli's Italian in Broadbeach, flanked by an entourage that one onlooker described to Fairfax Media as "bigger than that of most royals and politicians".
>>853 Apparently before the Rhode Island pics were published, about two days before, TS was seen walking near her home with a tall slender man. A young fan who uses a veterinarian in that town I think, saw TS and wanted to get a pic with her. But her Mom could hear TS speaking very forcefully with the very tall man. TS said that they were going to do this her way! The Mom was convinced that because of the harsh and scolding tone of TS's voice that the man had to be her assistant, and she told her daughter not to bother TS because she was talking business with her assistant. And then two days later, the mother and daughter saw the tall slender man kissing TS on the rocks in the pictures was TH! Crazy. Team Swift is in the driver's seat.
>>854 That video, LOL
Male commentator, in a pretty mocking voice: "Well, they look pretty much in love! We've got a match made in heaven! 3 weeks the two of them together..." (or something to that effect)
And the female commentator is just: "Hahahahahahaaahha!"
Another craptastic Gossip Cop article. Note how they try to make out it is only The Star that is saying it's a fake relationship, as opposed to 75% of the world's reputable media speculating that it is: http://www.gossipcop.com/taylor-swift-fake-romance-tom-hiddleston-relationship/
>>812 I disagree that asking TH whether "is she the one?" was ridiculous or out of place. They met each other parents, didn't they?
Actually, let me rephrase, TS travelled all the way to England EXCLUSIVELY to meet TH's mother, sisters, brothers-in-law, niece.
Video of Tayto leaving the restaurant
>>852 That's the booby pic I was thinking of. It's hard to reconcile with pics of her in earlier years as there was no weight gain anywhere else.
>>853 I can't see her moving to his place in N London: it is about 1500 square feet. It has 4 bedrooms but it would be pretty cosy with security. And where does the chef live? There are plenty of places in N London where you could house a team like that but they are seriously pricey - big houses on Avenue Road cost £30 million. Even TS might baulk at paying that much for a stalky girlfriend pad.
It seems this dinner was damage control for TH's faux pas during his impromptu press conference (if I've already written this my apology, things are standing to melt together)
>>863 Seeing that security detail...really? I mean do they really need THAT many? I get there are crazed fans that they would need protection from but that many guards? I don't know man...It's so excessive.
>>862 When you put it in that perspective, it does make sense to ask him about her being the one. Because I see these two as milking a rebound relationship, I keep forgetting that they're selling the Disney happily ever after to the media with marriage, wedded bliss, and babies and everything.
>>867 It's ridiculously OTT. I have represented clients who are worth a lot more than that, and who are pretty well known, and they have less security. Is she more at risk of kidnapping than Jessica Alba, who Forbes said this week was worth $350 million? JA appears to have no bodyguards: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3234837/Kylie-Jenner-s-bodyguards-shove-Jessica-Alba-way-Opening-Ceremony-s-NYFW-show.html
>>867 You asked if they really need that many in her security detail - no they don't, i point you again to the rollingstone article I posted yeseterday wthich explains how paranoid she is about security. What they didn't talk about were any threats she may get on any given day that they have to field, from the same kind of guy who showed up iin RI a couple of days ago to the kind of guy who killed that singer from The Voice in Orlando the day before the massacre.
I would have appreciated some of her security for a couple of stalkery exes (and probably doubled up their usefulness as a rebound prop) in the past but I doubt she realises that googly eyed men, lurkers and gross men with mr octopus hands are par for the course of being a reasonably attractive female.
In the few interviews I have read she has alluded to neurotically extreme paranoia over her personal safety, most likely due to her sheltered upbringing and controlled environment. Any confidence she has exuded has been on stage or in front of camera.
It's that thing Clooney said about suffering from arrested development at the time you become uber famous. She was 15. The world she lives in must be a scary place for a 15 year old, who has the freedom of a 26 year old, not having mum and dad with her all the time.
I meant to post this earlier and strangely the text has changed. Originally the source was John Newman.
'Whatever the truth, when operating at as high a level as Taylor, to some degree, every move you make is calculated PR to some extent. Her personal life has felt as stage-managed as her professional life as far back as her squad and the constant welcoming to the stage of her last world tour. Every pyjama party, every 4th of July back garden BBQ, comes with a professional photographer providing photos for everyone on Instagram. Perhaps Taylor and Tom are truly a match made in thirsty, thirsty heaven. In which case, good luck to them and may the lord have mercy on the rest of us.'
Where are today's pap pics? Come on, Tayto, feed the beast. How will we know you're in love if we don't see you holding hands at least once in a 24-hour cycle?
And right here we have the very definition of mouthpiece. And the very definition of damage control.
Did the MSM go through a cycle of 'here she goes again: Taylor's in another relationship!" articles when she started with Calvin, and Harry, and Jake, and ... John M.?
>>878 hahaha My scenario it's even worse. That journalist caught him leaving for a jog and returning from said jog. During jog time he didn't expertly make contact with HQ, bodyguard notwithstanding.
He probably thought he'd do just fine by himself "Good job Tommy, you were firm and clear. I told her I would only talk about my work and that I didn't know anything about that creature who glued herself to my hand for the past 3 weeks! Nobody will ever ask me about it again!"
TH will be at this radio program this Thursday. I bet there'll be a ban on any question about TS. Let's pray for the DJ to put one of her song.
Nope, I don't have a comment for this one.
It s been almost a month. I still haven't seen any pictures with tom secretly looking at her boobs.
Still waiting :))
Toddy sent info to HG (link in the post) and they published it without even contacting her back to verify.
>>880 hahahha! We laugh but you know that's probably exactly what happened. He patted himself on the back for being firm when really he looked like an ass lol
>>868 Her parents insisting on all that security seems more likely. I think her parents are responsible for majority of the decisions pertaining to her career and life than most realize.
before and after the first boob job:
>>889 And it's clear that they are much bigger now than in that AFTER pic. It's obvious she's had two boob jobs. I don't see how her fans can be that thick that they believe a push up bra can do that.
Hold the presses! Did anyone else notice that Tom Hiddleston was featured in the exact same Nov 15 GQ magazine, where Taylor Swift was on the cover? His article was called, Meet Hank Williams the Fourth. Her article was called Taylor Swift Rules the World! I am not joking! It was where TH wore those beautiful suits strolling around London, that were slightly too small for his Night Manager frame. TS is wearing a bikini and long tank top on the cover. Maybe they've been circling each other for a bit? Or maybe their PR teams have?
>>892 "In that picture, Tom Hiddleston isn’t internally screaming so hard that his eyeballs are about to pop out of their sockets. No. Tom Hiddleston is trying to contain his boiling-over happiness while picturing Taylor Swift and himself pushing their baby daughter, Primm Rose (PR for short), in an old-timey baby buggy in front of the paps."
Interesting read on just how privileged and fortunate Taylor always has been. I didn't know her dad bought a big share in Big Machine and then she landed her contract with them http://www.salon.com/2015/05/22/taylor_swift_is_not_an_underdog_the_real_story_about_her_1_percent_upbringing_that_the_new_york_times_wont_tell_you/
A treat for Anon. Something to go with her morning coffee.
>>891 Yep, it was brought up on tumblr when the Watch Hill pics first surfaced.
They've been circling ever since sometime around the ISTL filming. That September 2014, she followed him on her Twitter account (someone noticed this back then and commented; weeks later someone commented that she unfollowed him; allegedly he never followed her during that interval).
>>892 Best comment:
"Just BLINK, Tom! BLINK OUT AN S.O.S. someone will eventually notice!!"
>>896 I'm hoping someone lets it slip how long Tom and Taylor have been in the making. The more I see this nonsense, the more I'm convinced this didn't start around MET but has been happening for way way longer.
That opiniondominion blog has closed up shop giving rise to the conspiracy theory that it was a team TH plant which has served its purpose.
Hiddlestoners on tumblr are scattering to the winds in droves. If this was an exercise to divide and conquer is has been a great success.
Snarky snark snark
The Opinion Dominion shut her blog down. She sent a story to several gossip sites claiming to be a source close to Tom in order to make a statement about how anyone can tip off the press, not expecting anyone to take her seriously. Then The Hollywood Gossip published her story without verifying it, which proved her point, but then the astro blog and a couple others started fighting with her about what she'd done. Between that and the influx of nasty Hiddleswifties who'd apparently been bombarding her with anonymous messages over the past few days, she said screw it and deleted her blog entirely.
Here's what happened:
crawls back into tinfoil cave
>>902 That astro blogger is a bully. There's no need to kick people while they're down, especially those who are mentally unstable. Jeez
>>902 Oh god that astrology blogger scares me. I swear she's up there with that Shaitana person she's hunting down. Sometimes I wonder if they're both not the same person and this is some other strategy to accumulate TH fans to do her bidding. Bullying someone with severe anxiety...that's a new low for her.
>>904 First thought "I really hope he washes those daily because oh god ew"
I'm surprised they're not out jogging on the beach together while holding hands. I thought they liked beaches.
Best comment so far:
'Taylor is running 15 metres behind him, arms out stretched yelling "Come back Tom. Don't ever leave me, because i'd come find you"'
>>903 Didn't someone on here say that she was catfished - even to the point where she called the police because she thought the catfisher was going to kill herself over TH? Really gullible people usually turn into very paranoid people who then tend to lash out, hence her attacks.
>>908 My goodness! The second that Toms article on the dailymail goes up about him running alone, TSs article about her alleged breast augmentation is posted directly above it! And TS already had the Forbes article posted about her on dailymail as well! Is she just trying to top THs PR, or are they both using marketing synergy to promote themselves, even though overall worldwide people are much more interested in the Swift brand, than in the Hiddleston name. Can't she let his story take the lead for one day? Weird and confusing. What kind of relationship is this?
>>909 What kind of relationship do their respective PR firms have?
>>899 It'd be hilarious if their affair had been going on for months and they go public right as the relationship is done running its course but they realized it too late and now they're stuck doing this whole aggressive rollout.
She won't be happy about the boob job story. That's not her people. We can expect ANOTHER Gossip Cop story about how she totally didn't have a boob job and the DM is a rubbish paper and it's ridiculous for people to believe anything it publishes...unless it publishes that Tayto is the greatest and most romantic couple of all time.
>>912 I was only half serious. It seems like L and T were forced to (try to) cooperate due to the hormonal overcharge of their clients. Not sure it's working; T is winning.
He can act but he can't answer a question:
Shit! TOD was so handy to find all the articles, truly the girl was doing such a great job. This is why I detest TH's nannies.
>>906 I hope so too, what is strange its his insistence to use only that Legendary tshirt that it's not made in a technical fabric for running. Which makes me thing he's doing it for PR and money.
>>915 Never mind, that tshirt is a dryfit one. And he already has booboo
"Warner Bros has unveiled its full game plan for its annual Hall H presentation at Comic-Con this month
>>915 I don't think the astro blog was nannying TOD, it was that astro has a bug up her ass about the Victoria/Shitiana and her shinanagins, believed that TOD exhibited the same M.O. as V/S, and went after her. From where I was standing it was a knee-jerk reaction that turned into being bullied off tumblr.
>>905 Yeah I find her really unnerving too. I can't believe she did that to that poor girl. FFS. Grown adults. If you don't like or don't agree, then unfollow, block, whatever. Harassing someone to the point of them deleting their account is utterly twattish behaviour. Pure bullying.
Is this a joke?
>>921 I don't think that's Tom. Body shape looks wrong and the jeans are loose.
I am close to losing my lunch though. Is she going to spend her time in Australia flitting around visiting hospitals and handing out soup for the poor like some low-rent PR-obsessed Mother Teresa?
>>922 It's not a joke though, she's actually doing some PR overdrive in a hospital. What a desperate manouvre to endear herself and appear make her presence valid.
He used to own jeans like that before he acquired a stylist. Maybe he's going low-key
>>I just ejected a cocktail out of my nose
Pap pics and news report of this hospital charity visit tonight at 9! Because I doubt she can leave it to just fan pics. There will be an article in People and Daily Mail, talking about Taylor Swift doing charity while boyfriend works.
Not sure how much validity is behind this one but I can see this happening http://www.inquisitr.com/3300062/taylor-swift-begs-for-vogue-cover-with-tom-hiddleston-publicity-stunt-romance/
Anna W will give them a big spread and the interview will be SO EXTRA.
Hang onto your hats for the stans to say how wonderful TS is and how not only is it definitely not a publicity stunt but anyone who suggests it might be is one of Satan's little wizards.
>>932 I'm sure it will happen at some point, whether it'll be now or when they split is anyone's guess.
>>933 That goes without saying. We are all spawn of the devil for not seeing she is a gift from God (basically a gift from an imaginary person that behaves like a tyrant...that explains a lot) and I better stay away from CB when Kaiser makes a post about this.
I find all of this so uncomfortable. She made some really ill kids happy. For them and their parents that is an unmitigated good. And she does visit hospitals a lot.
But, but, but. Most of her visits apparently aren't made public. Yet this one is, mere days after a month of constant, and constantly bad, publicity for her. Could she not have laid low for a couple of weeks and done the visit then?
I'll let you guys click through to see which other illustrious star visited the hospital after he got into a spot of bother while visiting Oz: http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/entertainment/taylor-swift-visits-sick-children-in-brisbane-hospital/news-story/95fe2cdf3b0e151ca4ad04a2259c0c95
>>936 Oh yass I remember that now. That was also over- publicised. I seem to recall he went in costume.
What's the longest they have stayed out of headlines since this started? Two days... three?
>>936 Ha! Cheap PR is cheap.
Btw, the radio program on Thursday is the same day as the Emmy nomination announcement, isn't it?
Flogging it like a dead horse
>>939 That'll be entertaining. Hopefully Luke will veto this.
This is the same day she was declared the worlds highest paid celebrity
>>940 "their time together has been nothing short of smooth sailing" Well at least they spelled it out for us :)
Visiting sick children! Well no one who visits sick children would get a boob job or cheat on her boyfriend of a year or use a relationship for PR.
Now everything is clear. Thanks, TS's PR people.
>>942 She needed to celebrate.
I don't personally get the fascination with these lists, but pour parler, Calvin Harris is 21st.
The big difference between Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriends and Tom Hiddleston is that the others didn't need her money while Tom doesn't have a dime. That's why he will stay with her.
The only thing he owns is his house in London and he's probably still paying the bank loan.
Read the date on this article: http://www.gossipcop.com/taylor-swift-dumping-calvin-harris-tom-hiddleston-breakup-split/
I would love to know if this report was the result of paps staking out her apartment in NYC and seeing him, or some other tip-off.
>>947 There's been something of a debate on tumblr about whether GC has a line to celebs' publicists. This article is an interesting one - because if that info did come from TS's people it looks like an obvious lie and them playing GC for their own reasons, given that she announced her breakup less than 2 weeks later. Apparently she was on holiday with CH the day the article came out, returning the next day, and leaving the airport in a separate car, leading fans to speculate they had split during the holiday. So:
>>940 I read on ONTD a family member's account on FB of her visit. She didn't bring a photographer or any media people with her, and let it be known that she would leave if they came. She asked that they wait until she leaves to post pics on social media. It sounds like the children and their families all had a good time and it's raised their respect for her.
hahaha I love Mark Gatiss.
>>952 He is now the only person in Britain who doesn't!
Speaking of Taylor Swift and her charity, I found this one interesting http://www.people.com/people/mobile/article/0,,20919466,00.html
Particularly, this part right here:
TOD is reincarnated as todspeaks
Theoanons is back. :)
I don't have a tumbl account and I only started following Tom's careers recently, so all this drama between fans is a bit confusing. I also don't know who is this Victoria and other women named so often is these tumble wars. Should I want to know? Is it important to understand what's going on?
Also, I'm glad my leg is getting better and I'll be back to work in a few days which means less time to follow this Hiddleswift nonsense (thank God!).
>>958 From what I remember Shaitana/ Victoria was an unhinged fan obsessed with Tom and spent hours analyzing him and his pictures and his facial scars etc etc. She hated all his gfs, I mean HATED. Shaitana/ Victoria herself was catfished by someone on Tumblr and thought she was talking to THE Tom Hiddleston over phone and Skype chats. No video of course. All voice and text. I guess the Tom impersonator told her some unsavory things about Tom like he manipulates emotionally weak women, he cheats on every gf, alcohol and substance abuse, sleeps with his fans, etc etc.There was something in there about knocking up some girl in LA during his Thor days and how she's his only one true love. Lotta weird stuff.
Victoria/Shatania is a woman who claimed to have had an online relationship with TH, but apparently was catfished by some other fans (no idea who). V/S spread all kinds of info about TH to a number of blogs including thetownbycycle, and also set up a bunch of sockpuppet accounts to continue spreading information about him and other fans she was feuding with.
>>959 That's insane! People really believe he would call or skype some fans AND tell them compromising things about himself?
This Apple theory makes sense.
>>958 she also used MissThing as username at CB. If you wade thorugh CB's posts around Oct/Nov 2013 you'll find a few posts, where she posted this secret information she had (if you want to get an idea of what she wrote about him).
You are right, who would believe such baseless information and fall for such a preposterous story? Probably the same people who believed beanup, the obsessive women like that zhorasomething.
>>962 That thing with Apple is one of the few things I knew about her and I knew it was fake the moment it happened. There was absolutely no need for a public letter and if Steve Jobs had been alive she would never have dared to make a post like that.
The rest, pretty much confirmed what I think about her. No matter the reasons behind TH's choice for this, I will forever side eye him for it.
What he retweets is an article about social media disrupting the truth: https://mobile.
>>965 Just going to sit back and enjoy the over analysis and interpretation from both factions now. Watch as they both twist it to fit their theories.
Sorry but the gentleman doth protest too much.
>>967 Do you remember the "please love me" Facebook post after Pursegate?
I fear that he is not above using social media to comment indirectly on his personal life, and that this is indeed intended as a comment on how social media has said his relationship is fake. Spare me the irony of (a) using a third party's Instagram to disseminate a manufactured image of your relationship; (b) refusing to speak to the media directly concerning your relationship, thereby perpetuating any disruption to the truth that may be going on; and (c) then using social media again to comment in the most passive-aggressive manner possible.
>>969 Yes, yes and YES! The hypocrisy is staggering. He's either being weirdly delusional or calculatingly manipulative. delete as appropriate depending on your mood, hormones, level of caffeination, sense of investment. Yadda, yadda, yadda
What a colossal second-handed meta- whinge.
Playing the victimisation card like someone else we know...
>>971 "A colossal second-handed meta whinge"
LOL LOL LOL!
Just saw Tom's tweet and knew there would be good discussion over here. :)
The Guardian article's commentary on "clickbait journalism" is relevant to a lot of the gossip sites that are publishing headlines like "Tom and Taylor already talking marriage and family! She thinks he'll be a great dad!" compete with plenty of unverified "sources" (also mentioned in the Guardian piece).
What a fucking bunch of nutters: http://booksandcatslover.tumblr.com/post/147336506886/amjjones-zhora-salome
If you can't be bothered to pollute your eyes, the party line is that this is a brilliant effort on Tom's part to call us out, and anyone who says otherwise is in denial about the relationship in the manner of Cumberbatch baby doubters.
Actual comments from tumblr right now:
"The article is excellent read to everyone atm. I believe he is sending us a message rn"
"Yes. Isn’t it awesome? Making a comment without making a comment."
"Tom basically just called out the media in the classiest way ever."
Isn't this the French anal sucker that shares follicles with TH?
>>969 Yes, you are quite right, let's say he was referring to how social media were complicit in swaying votes for Brexit, considering his personal/PR situation right now, he could have been more precise.
But I think we said in the previous thread that he would play the victim part because he has a tendency to be passive aggressive, we are just missing the puppy eyes.
>>978 You're on fire today Anonon.
I wish you were doing the makeup on Thor 3. I'd love to be a fly on the wall when TayTay shows up on set.
>>984 It's the classic rhetorical pose of claiming that your enemy is saying something different, and usually much more implausible, than they are actually saying. You then respond to that non-existent argument.
People aren't saying that he posted this and he is thereby showing us his relationship doesn't exist. That's the argument the loons are responding to, hence calling us all Cumberbaby doubters.
>>984 exactly, it's not the comments on gossip websites, or tumblr that are annoying to him, it's the serious press slashing him. But instead of doing a mea culpa he accuses them of being shallow. A man who wore a I<3TS tantop.
The gifs people are posting in reply to this RT are hilarious!
>>982 It's for the best I'm not working on Thor 3. Aside from the fact I have just been offered a much better job I would have found it impossible to contain my mirth and 'accidentally' poke him in the eye with a brush.
>>983 Makes you wonder if the author, Kath Viner, is horrified to have her article aligned with TH and his love parade
>>985 I've always had hot toes and an affiliation with Satan.
I feel like his mother isn't playing her part so I will do it for her; man up, own your shit, grow a pair and quit your whingeing Thomas!
>>988 hahaha maybe she'll do another article talking about how celebs manipulate social media.
I hope he knows that not matters what he tweets/RT, his theatre cred is gone, he will never go back to be a beloved of the critics as he was before.
>>992 Sorry - was only looking at the replies on his page, the retweets are great!
>>995 I just looked at the list of tweets mentioning TH.
>>997 I was just about to post that. They made the cover too, hmm. Surely she's up the duff
Ok, I've read the whole article and I stick to my first comment, since the article is part Brexit part social media and news, he should have been more precise, or not RT it. This way he comes off as a complete hypocrite. Again.
When I saw his retweet, I couldn't decide if he was really that obtuse or whether he believes his fans are that obtuse. Then I read the comments on tumblr...
I bet he was pretty confident the negativity and doubts about the relationship would die out but now he sees that majority refuses to buy the happy couple narrative, he's going to be passive aggressive and misquote intelligent think pieces to fit his agenda. I refuse to believe Tom is that naive that he would be tweeting this article as a commentary on the current political social scene. This is a man who researches his roles as if he were writing a dissertation on them. He's calculated. Maybe he really is terrified that he'll get booed at Comic Con and this is him trying to rally back the troops and saying "don't believe all you hear in the media, I am really just blowing off steam and was never serious about Taylor, that's why I said I can't speak for her and would rather talk about my work."