The Glorious Tiddlebanging of 2016 is still going pretty well. No midnight escapes or sudden breakups so far, although I have to think that Tom Hiddleston is forming an exit strategy very, very quietly. I personally don’t believe that Tom Hiddleston knew just how crazy it would get, but that’s a conversation for another time. Right now, he’s playing the game and the name of the game is “Make Taylor Swift Happy.” Tay-Tay had Tom running errands over the weekend – Tom was photographed leaving Gold Coast’s Social Eating House and Bar with two bags of food and two bottles of wine – go here to see the photos. Girl, why does Tom have to pick up dinner if he’s been at work all day? What was Taylor doing that was so important that she couldn’t pick up dinner? Was she super-busy on a conference call with her PR team, plotting the next piece of revenge-gossip against Calvin Harris? Speaking of, some British outlets are reporting that Taylor and Tom want to do a joint interview with Ellen DeGeneres. Sure.
It looks like Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift are ready to break their silence. The couple, who have remained quiet about their shock romance since pictures of them cosying up together and kissing on Rhode Island stunned fans, are allegedly planning to finally go public with their relationship. After Calvin Harris slammed his ex in a bitter Twitter rant earlier this week, it’s thought that Taylor is hopeful that an interview with Ellen DeGeneres will help swing things back in her favour.
“Taylor is already the highest paid star in the industry, and Tom’s acting career is on a massive upward trajectory,” a source told The Daily Star. “The simple truth is that Taylor is in love and, as well as showing off her new man to her fans, she feels a friendly interviewer like Ellen could really help boost their standing as a power couple, as well as Tom’s Hollywood career.”
It wouldn’t surprise me if Taylor does want to do a joint-interview with Tom, but that doesn’t mean it’s happening. Tom lacks self-awareness about his extra-ness (clearly), but I think even he knows that a joint-interview would be absolutely awful for his career. It would be Bennifer 1.0. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez tried to do a joint interviews while they were engaged, and those interviews were some of the biggest, most cringe-inducing messes in gossip history. That’s right: I just compared Tiddles to Bennifer 1.0. Come at me, bro! Update: Gossip Cop had an oddly worded denial for this story.
What else? There are a million little stories out there this weekend. A source close to Calvin Harris told Page Six that Calvin feels like everything from Team Taylor is “so orchestrated. She has a pattern [of creating relationships]. He didn’t realize he was falling into her camp’s plan. He came out of the relationship better despite the initial hurt.” But now, the source insists, “He is over the relationship . . . He’s happy to be free.” Team Taylor says NUH-UH and Taylor has “moved on and is enjoying her life. She’s on vacation in Australia . . . All of this Twitter ranting is his MO. He did the same thing to Rita Ora when they broke up.”
One thing is for sure: the only thing Taylor Swift loves more than Tom Hiddleston is beefing with Calvin Harris. I’m not sort of hoping that Taylor dumps Tom and gets back with Calvin Harris. They had something special (“special” = equally juvenile and petty) together, and I hope they see that now.
Last thing: EW released a new image from Kong: Skull Island.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) July 15, 2016
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