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Celeb in 5: Saturday's best entertainment and gossip news.

1. Allison Langdon has welcomed a baby girl, just days after the death of her father-in-law.

60 Minutes reporter and Weekend Today host Allison Langdon has given birth to a baby girl, days after the death of her father-in-law and renowned journalist, Mike Willesee.

In light of the family tragedy, Langdon and Willesee have yet to officially share their news on their social media channels but the Sydney Morning Herald have reported that the couple have named her Scout Heather Willesee.

This is the second child she shares with husband and documentary film maker Mike Willesee Junior, with the journalist giving birth to their now two-year-old son, Mack James Willesee in 2017.

 

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Prior to the birth of their daughter, Langdon was seen at the funeral mass of her father-in-law which took place at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral.

Richard Wilkins, A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw and Sunday Night host Melissa Doyle were also in attendance.

2. Julianne Moore has made a career confession live on air.

The first time actor Julianne Moore was fired she was 15 years old and working in a yoghurt shop. The second, she was starring in Can You Ever Forgive Me, a Hollywood movie that would go on to be nominated for multiple Academy Awards.

It was reported in 2015 that the Oscar winner had abandoned the film, a true story about a celebrity biographer-turned-forger Lee Israel, due to “creative differences”. But during an interview on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Thursday, Moore revealed she was dumped in pre-production by the original director and woman behind the screenplay, Nicole Holofcener.

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“I didn’t leave that movie, I was fired,” Moore said. “Nicole fired me. So yeah, that’s the truth.

“I think she didn’t like what I was doing. I think that her idea of where the character was, was different than where my idea of where the character was, and so she fired me.”

Asked if she’d ever seen the film, Moore said no – “It’s still kind of painful” – but was quick to praise her replacement, Melissa McCarthy, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance.

“I love Melissa McCarthy, I worship her. I think she’s fantastic,” she said. “So I’m sure she’s great.”

3. “I’m heartbroken.” Megan Marx has spoken about her split from Jake Ellis.

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Megan Marx and Jake Ellis' recent separation is the third the pair have endured since meeting on Bachelor in Paradise 2018. But lord knows, it doesn't get any easier.

Marx, who first appeared on the 2016 season of The Bachelor (ie. the Richie season), confirmed the breakup on Instagram last week, and speaking to The Daily Mail on Friday, said it's been a "rough" trot.

"You know, [I'm] pretty heartbroken, pretty sad," the influencer told the tabloid.

"Did all of my crying for the whole of 2019. But I've been trying to keep myself busy, getting my motorbike license and getting a puppy."

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Which seems like... a lot. But you do you.

Marx said she reignited the relationship this last time around, because she felt like she owed it to herself to give Ellis another shot. But now, it's well and truly over.

"I think, if it's this hard... It shouldn't be this hard. It's a slog," she said. "If it just makes you both unhappy, what's the point of that?"

4. Gwyneth Paltrow's latest Instagram photo has some scratching their heads.

Gwyneth Paltrow created a new phrase in 2014 when she 'consciously uncoupled' from her husband Chris Martin. And when she took said ex-husband on her honeymoon, after her wedding to Brad Falchuk, she created a new understanding of 'honeymoons'.

Yes, over the years, Gwyneth Paltrow has had people scratching their heads. And she is at it again.

Posting on her Instagram page for International Women's Day, Paltrow shared a photo with her current and former mother-in-law alongside a caption expressing gratitude for the women in her life.

"The beauty on my left is my mother in law, #nancyfalchuk," she began the caption, posted alongside a photo of the three women. "The beauty on my right is my first mother in law #alisonmartin. On international women’s day, I want to express my gratitude for all of the women in my life."

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She continued: "I love the women in my life! You are nurturers, powerhouses, brainiacs, sisters, comedians all in one. When we are sisters to each other, miracles happen."

In the comments section, people praised the actress for her contemporary representation of blended families.

"Coming from a family who couldn’t even sit on the same side of the church at my wedding....you amaze me!!" commented one user.

5. The signs Michael Jackson was grooming the children he was close to that so many missed.

Now that Leaving Neverland is finally available on 10 Play, the details of Michael Jackson's alleged abuse of choreographer Wade Robson, 36, and James "Jimmy" Safechuck, 42 is shocking the world.

Every minute of the four-hour, two-part film is confronting, with the men making explicit and very detailed claims over the horrors Michael Jackson allegedly inflicted on them in the mid-to-late 1980s.

Wade Robson first met Michael Jackson when he was five. Image: Amos Pictures

With Jackson's sexual abuse of children long suspected - though never taken as seriously as it is now - it was the emotional manipulation and psychological grooming of these young boys that was so disturbing.

For both of these young boys, the documentary posits that Michael Jackson groomed them, and their families, for months before the sexual abuse, that then went on for years, began.

To read all the allegations of psychological grooming, and how Michael Jackson groomed the families of the victims, you can read the full article here.

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