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

1. The Bachelor’s Abbie is ‘really upset’ by a viral promotional clip released by the show.

When Abbie Chatfield told Matt Agnew she was a Gemini in the first Bachelor promo, Australian audiences knew they were sold on this season.

“What do you do?” Abbie, wearing an electric blue dress, asked Matt.

“I’m an astrophysicist,” he replied.

“OK. I’m a Gemini,” she smiled.

It was hilarious. And it took approximately one hour for the video to go viral, worldwide.

However it was also quickly assumed that the woman behind the comment was “dumb”.

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Since the first two episodes have gone to air, Abbie has revealed she was actually embarrassed by the way she was portrayed in the advertisements.

“Obviously, a lot more happened off-camera, and Matt and I had a really good laugh about it at the time,” Abbie told news.com.au.

“Oh my god, at first I was absolutely mortified, and I was really upset. As time went on, I think people started to realise it was a joke.”

She continued: “If I had actually mistaken his job for an astrologer then I would have been more embarrassed, but I know what happened, Matt knows what happened, the crew knows what happened, so it’s all good.”

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2. Karl Stefanovic confirmed he’s undergone two vasectomy reversals in a bid to restore his fertility.

We’ve just got official confirmation that Karl Stefanovic, 44, is indeed attempting to have children with wife, Jasmine Yarbrough, 34.

The father of three spoke on the Fifi, Fev & Byron breakfast show on Fox 101.9, where host, Brendan Fevola raised the question of his rumoured vasectomy reversal. As you do.


“You’ve had the snip… you’ve had it reversed twice, apparently,” he asked.


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Responding, he replied with, “Yes, it hurt seeing it on the front page of the paper, I can’t walk down the street without someone saying… [ouch] Karlos.”

“[The reversals] did happen. I don’t know why, or how this stuff makes news, but that did happen, and it’s not pleasant.”

The former Today show host shares three children – Jackson, 19, Ava, 13, and River, 11 – with his ex-wife, Cassandra Thorburn, 48, and got a vasectomy after his youngest child River, however rumours of his vasectomy reversals began after his lavish Mexican wedding to Yarbrough in December, 2018.

And according to this new piece of information, there might be a birth announcement in the works very soon.

3. Jessica Simpson let her young daughter get a new hairstyle and now she’s being publicly shamed.

In today’s bout of parent shaming *insert eye roll here* Jessica Simpson is under social media fire for her seven-year-old daughter, Maxwell’s hair.

Specifically her rainbow ombre hair.

Simpson, 39, shared Max’s new do’ with her 4.7 million followers, and the opinions swiftly followed… because internet.



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“Isn’t she too young to have her hair dyed?” wrote one (faux) concerned follower.

“So young it’s a shame,” shared another.

Others defended the mum-of-three, while reminding us of the good ol’ 90s coming-of-age tradition of spray-on hair dye and Sun-In hair lightener spray.

“For everyone freaking out over a little colour on her ends, remember us 90’s kids taking highlighters to our hair at school?! Come on, I had wash-out hair colour and spray all the time,” they wrote.

And suddenly a little bit of expertly applied salon hair dye doesn’t seem so bad, does it?

4. Salma Hayek thought working with Meghan Markle on Vogue “was a joke” at first.

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This week it was announced that Meghan Markle will guest edit British Vogue, creating a cover for the September issue featuring 15 “trailblazing changemakers, united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers”.

One of the women she hand-picked, was actress Salma Hayek.

Speaking to CNN, Hayek explained how she was told about the cover, saying: "I was in the car and he [the British Vogue Editor] said, 'Listen, I'm going to put somebody on the phone. Are you in the car with people?' I said 'Yes.' He told me 'you cannot say the name of the person I'm calling.' Frankly, I thought it was a joke... I thought, they're pulling my leg or something, you know?

"Then she got on the phone and introduced herself."

Hayek continued: "She explained her passion for women and what's happening currently. And then she said she's doing this with British Vogue.

"I was like completely shocked. I did not see it coming that way. She started talking about how she's been watching me and why me."

Edward Enninful released a statement explaining why the Duchess of Sussex decided to not have herself on the cover, saying: "From the very beginning, we talked about the cover ― whether she would be on it or not. In the end, she felt that it would be in some ways a ‘boastful’ thing to do for this particular project. She wanted, instead, to focus on the women she admires."

5. Tully Smyth: The 19 most frequently asked questions I get about Big Brother. Answered.

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Almost six years ago to the date I squeezed myself into a tiny orange Shakuhachi dress, tousled my balayaged locks, polished my nose ring and stumbled down a catwalk like a newborn foal caught in the headlights.

Hundreds of people were chanting my name.


How on earth did all these strangers already know my name?

Little kids and spotty teenagers with braces were grabbing at my ankles, begging me to high-5 them as Tina Sparkle took my hand, shoved a microphone in my face and began reading her auto-cue.

What the f*ck had I gotten myself into?

The rest, I would like to say, is history… except that it’s not.

Six years on and there still seems to be this inherent fascination with Big Brother and my time on the show, trapped away in a house on the Gold Coast with 19 other people, our every waking (and sleeping) move filmed 24/7.

So, consider this the pervy insight you’ve always craved. With the help of my fellow housemates, I’ve compiled the ultimate list of most frequently asked questions and more importantly; their juicy answers.

1. Do you still keep in touch with any of the other housemates?

Perhaps the number one question I get asked is whether or not I’ve stayed in touch with any of the other housemates. The short answer is: yes. Of course I have!

In fact, there was a time right after the show where they were the only people I felt comfortable to be around… I felt like they were the only ones that “got” it.

When you’re spending every minute of every hour of every day with people, you form bonds that will last a lifetime. The boys felt like my brothers, the girls – my sisters.

Read Tully Smyth's full article on the most frequently asked questions she is still asked about Big Brother.

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