The Spill: Saturday's best entertainment and gossip news.

1. “I was scared I was going to get assaulted”: After the Bachelor, Abbie Chatfield feared going outside.

Content note: This post deals with mental health and suicide and might be triggering for some readers.

Reality TV star Abbie Chatfield has opened up about her struggles with mental health following her appearance on Channel 10’s The Bachelor 2019.

Speaking in an interview with podcast host Nehal Dalgliesh on Celebrity Kind, Chatfield, who was the runner-up for Matt Agnew’s season, said she was “scared everyone hated me”.

During the season, Chatfield was vilified for her confidence and sexuality by viewers and fellow contestants alike.

“I was scared I was going to get physically assaulted in public,” the 24-year-old said on the podcast.

Talking about the death threats she received from viewers, she admitted: “It’s really hard when that gets into your psyche and you truly believe that after a while.”

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Abbie Chatfield was the runner up on Matt Agnew's season of The Bachelor. Image: Channel 10.

In September, following the airing of the finale, Chatfield told Mamamia that she suffered from suicidal thoughts after being on The Bachelor.

“I was having a really hard time while the show was airing, with all the negative comments directed to me," she said.

"Honestly, it got to the point the weekend before the finale aired where I didn’t leave the bed. I was having suicidal thoughts, that was the level I was at.”


She continued: "At the end of the day when you are getting 20o direct messages telling you to kill yourself, you feel like your entire world is negative.

"It makes you scared to go outside, I didn’t want to go out for a drink in a bar until last weekend when the show was done airing. I would like to get the message out there just to be nicer to each other."

If you think you may be experiencing depression or another mental health problem, please contact your general practitioner. If you're based in Australia, please contact Lifeline 13 11 14 for support or beyondblue 1300 22 4636.

2. "I really don’t know what her issues are.” Caitlyn Jenner hasn't spoken to Khloe Kardashian in five years.

Deep in the jungle, Caitlyn Jenner is currently participating on the UK reality TV show, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 

The 70-year-old got candid while speaking with one of her fellow contestants and revealed a shocking truth about her relationship with step-daughter Khloe Kardashian: they have not spoken in five years.

This was announced when Caitlyn was asked about who she first told about her transition.

She responded with, “The first was the kids, I started with Brandon my son and he said to me: ‘Dad, I’ve always been so proud to be your son but I’ve never been more proud of you than right now.’

“I went through every kid and Khloe, for some reason, was pissed off about something through this whole process; it’s been five or six years and I really haven’t talked to her since.

“We were really close, I raised her since she was five years old, I really don’t know what her issues are.”

Recently, the family got together to celebrate Caitlyn's birthday. All sisters attended, except Khloe.


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3. “She told everyone her name was Cici”: Australian singer Sia went undercover at a supermarket and paid for everyone's groceries.

Aussie singer Sia was doing her grocery shop in Walmart on Thursday in Palm Springs, California, when she got into the holiday spirit of giving and decided to shout everyone's groceries.

Captured by fans on social media, Sia told various employees and customers her name was Cici and she had just won the lottery and was in the mood to share with others.

One customer wrote on their Twitter, “So @Sia paid for my groceries today thank you so much!! The heart and beautiful soul you have for paying for everyone!! I’m sorry for telling everyone once I realised who you were!! But this kindness must be acknowledged!!!”


If we didn't love her enough already...

4. "I have been hiding in a big black hole." Tones And I has been relentlessly bullied since the ARIA Awards.

It's been less than a week since the ARIAs.

Tones And I won four awards including Female Artist of the Year and you would assume she is overjoyed.

However, she has taken to her social media to share that it's actually quite the opposite.


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Tones and I, also known as Toni Watson posted to Facebook late on Friday saying, "I don't want to take anything away from my well-deserved achievements and to my fans, I love you unconditionally,

"But I have been hiding a big black hole for a while now."

"But the relentless bullying that follows every proud moment tears my mind in two," she wrote.

"I make music, I have chosen to follow my passion in life and stick to it until it stuck to me.

"I am a very open honest, caring, good person and in the dark times of death threats and very harsh judgments from strangers I have never met, I have decided to push past it and show any artist that you can get through it maintain your sense of self.


"Even though I don't see an end in sight, this is how I will live my life now."

5. 37 years ago, Henry Thomas played Elliott in E.T. This is what his life looks like now.

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Steven Spielberg’s 1982 film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a family classic.

Its star, 10-year-old Henry Thomas, captured the world’s heart in the role of Elliott, a sweet-faced, fearless young boy who formed an unlikely friendship with an alien.

But all these years later, what is the actor up to?

Well, despite a career that's included roles in films such as Legends of the Fall and Gangs of New York, he hasn't left E.T. behind completely.

There has been a pseudo-sequel to the film released this year, and Henry Thomas is back playing the role of Elliott.

Just in time for Christmas, American telephone provider, Xfinity, has brought Thomas back alongside his best buddy, E.T., for a festive commercial.

And yes, it is just as nostalgic as we hoped.

You can watch the clip and read our full article on what Henry Thomas' life looks like now, here

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