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Tom Hiddleston's best musical moments -- VIDEOS

It’s official: Tom Hiddleston’s musical talent will no longer be confined to soundstages or the passenger seat of a car. His voice is going to be heard by all when he takes on the role of country star Hank Williams in Marc Abraham’s I Saw The Light.

In honor of his new venture and also because it’s Friday, we’ve rounded up some of Hiddleston’s best musical moments (with a little dancing bonus —  because if this movie doesn’t take advantage of his rhythm, it might as well be a crime): READ FULL STORY

Tom Hiddleston explains why Brits make great villains in Jaguar Super Bowl ad -- VIDEO

“Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all the villains are played by Brits?” Well, Jaguar has, and it knows precisely why.

In Jaguar’s newly released Super Bowl commercial, titled “Rendezvous,” Sir Ben Kingsley, Mark Strong, and Tom Hiddleston join forces — and accents — to explain why Brits, in general, make better villains. Maybe they just sound right. Perhaps they’re more focused, always one step ahead. They have an eye for detail. Oh, and a “stiff upper lip is key,” Hiddleston informs us. Most importantly, they all drive Jaguars! (Who could’ve seen that one coming?)

The television spot, which was filmed by Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper, is set to air during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. It launches Jaguar’s “British Villains” campaign, which is set to promote its F-TYPE Coupe. The lesson here: It’s good to be bad … and Brits are better at it. Also, when you put Tom Hiddleston up against Mark Strong, Sir Ben Kingsley will win every time.

Watch the Super Bowl spot below:
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Tom Hiddleston stars in Jaguar Super Bowl commercial teaser about murder ... or dancing? -- VIDEO

Tom Hiddleston. In a suit. In a Jaguar.

Now that I have your attention, Jaguar has officially launched its British Villains ad campaign, featuring the likes of Ben Kingsley, Mark Strong, and Hiddleston. In Hiddleston’s teaser, the star can be seen channeling his inner Loki, mumbling on about what sounds like homicide. The teaser goes a little something like this: “Imagine you need to move four business associates in a hurry.” *Insert sinister laugh* “I think you know what I’m saying.”

The action movie-lover in me believes it has to be about murder. And if that’s the case, my confusion only grows. I admit that I don’t know much about Jaguars, but what about that car would make it easier to “move four business associates?” If they’re dead, you’d still have to pick up the bodies and put them in the trunk. Is the car going to do it for you? Or maybe the car has crazy cool hydraulics and can lower itself all the way to the ground to make it easier for you to load up the bodies! Maybe it even has a ramp to the trunk so you can roll the bodies into the car! Then again, wouldn’t four bodies be really heavy, even for a car to lug around? Why am I still talking about bodies?

Watch the ad for yourself and see if there could be any other possible meaning behind Hiddleston’s words: READ FULL STORY

Tom Hiddleston. Singing karaoke. In a car. -- VIDEO

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Another day, another video of Tom Hiddleston doing something adorable on an overseas TV show.

The affable actor, currently starring in Thor: The Dark World, has been promoting the movie all over the world (check out his charming appearances on Korean TV here and here), and this latest clip has him singing car karaoke on German TV.

Check out his passenger’s-seat performance of Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me” below:
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Who are Hollywood's biggest stars... when they're stripped of their superpowers?

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In the current era of The Avengers and Batman Vs. Superman, it’s impossible to be a fan of the comic-book genre and not have a well-considered argument to the question, “Who’s the Most Powerful Superhero?” Superman, of course, is the most obvious answer in any superpower battle-royale debate, but there are strong and more interesting claims to be made for the others, too. (Except Hawkeye. Sorry, guy.)

In Hollywood offices, there are similar conversations going on all the time about their own legion of superheroes, those famous actors and actresses who can open a movie in New York, Nebraska, and Nepal, whether it be a romance, an action-adventure, or a raunchy comedy. But with more and more of the industry now tilted towards Comic-Con-approved tent-pole pictures, the pecking order for actors today is heavily weighted by his or her ability to land a major role in a superhero franchise. It is the lifeblood of a long and prosperous career. For example, playing Batman not only elevated Christian Bale to the Hollywood A-list — positioning the indie actor for other major studio movie roles — but his enhanced financial security allowed him to continue to gamble on the eclectic roles he preferred in the first place, in movies like The Fighter and Rescue Dawn.

When the right actor gets the right superhero role, it becomes virtually impossible to separate the artist from the character. The cape becomes part of their public persona, one that can help or hinder their other on-screen roles. But what happens when Hollywood’s heroes are stripped of their superpowers? That is to say, what is Robert Downey Jr. without Tony Stark’s armor? What is Hugh Jackman when his Wolverine claws are clipped? Do we still pay to see their movies, or do we give them the cold-shoulder, like old-school Lois Lane used to give old-school Clark Kent? Who is the most powerful superstar when they’re nothing more or less than their Hollywood alter ego?

After looking at the actors and actresses who are major players in current comic-book franchises, we examined their recent box-office and critical reputation when they’re not in costume, and then ranked them in order to see who really flies the highest and has the biggest muscles in the movie universe. READ FULL STORY

Tom Hiddleston reveals he wanted to play Thor, not Loki -- VIDEO

Would a Loki played by any other English actor be as dark and dastardly?

Tom Hiddleston revealed that Loki, nemesis of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, wasn’t his first choice. He originally auditioned for the role of Thor, he told Chelsea Handler on last night’s Chelsea Lately. Hiddleston even beefed up for the Thor try-outs, bulking up from 180 lbs. to 198 lbs., to which Handler replied, “I mean it was pretty stupid to do that before the audition.”

But try as he might, the hammer-wielding, prince of Asgard role just wasn’t meant to be. “They were always looking for Loki as well, and I think — the closer I got, they were like, ‘Actually, you should play the bad guy,'” he said.

Handler seemed more concerned with the actor’s bodily transformation and physical stats. Her assessment? “You’re good, everything’s good.” We concur.

Watch Hiddleston on Chelsea Lately below: READ FULL STORY

'Thor: The Dark World' comedy exclusive: Loki argues with kids -- VIDEO

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Thor: The Dark World hits theaters this week, and now Comedy Central has made a video featuring your boyfriend Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s fraternal nemesis Loki. The short clip finds the trickster god having a frank exchange of ideas with some adorable children. The spot debuts tomorrow, but you can watch it in all its cute-kid-despising glory below:
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So here's what happened when Tom Hiddleston did 'SNL Korea' -- VIDEO

Self-proclaimed “lucky old sausage” Tom Hiddleston — a.k.a. the Marvel Film Universe’s Loki, god of mischief, madness, and evil — is having a grand old time touring around Asia. On Oct. 12, he posed in front of Beijing’s Qianmen; later that day, he posted a selfie from atop the Great Wall.

Soon afterward, Hiddleston traveled even farther east to taste the fruits of Seoul — including a guest spot on SNL Korea. (Yeah, SNL Korea is a thing. Since 2011! And their version of Weekend Update includes a pre-recorded weekly segment called “Wise Search for Life,” in translation!)

But I digress. Video of Hiddleston’s appearance has hit the Internet, and it is predictably charming. You may not understand what most of the people in this clip are saying — but watching an old lady tweak Loki’s nipples is funny in any language.
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Tom Hiddleston dances and sings until your heart explodes -- VIDEOS

If you are having a crappy Monday and/or if you never really understood why people love Tom Hiddleston so much, we’re about to solve all your problems/answer all your questions with just two videos.

Most of you probably know Hiddleston from his turn as Thor’s evil brother Loki, but in real life, Hiddleston is the opposite of evil. Not only does his smile light up a stage, but he’s got the kind of rhythm most men only dream of … and he’s not afraid to show it.

Recently, during what appears to be an interview on Korean TV, Hiddleston demonstrated some killer dance moves. We have no idea why he’s dancing, and quite frankly, we don’t care, because this video is the perfect cure to a less-than-exciting day and, for some of you, the chance to fall in love with the man behind Loki. Watch Hiddleston dance in the video below:
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Tom Hiddleston fans petition for Loki film

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Loki has an army (of fans, not destructive alien beings, thankfully), and that army wants a Loki movie.

Launched in July following an overwhelmingly popular appearance by the character at Comic Con, the “Free Loki” Change.org petition is nearing its goal for 20,000 signatures in support of a film starring Tom Hiddleston as Loki, the villain he portrayed in ThorThe Avengers and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World. READ FULL STORY

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