celebrity

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

1. The Bachelor’s Brittany Hockley is making her acting debut in a new rom-com, and pass us the popcorn, immediately.

Former The Bachelor star Brittany Hockley has announced her next career move, revealing to Daily Mail that she has aspirations to become an actor.

In 2020, the reality TV star will appear in her first feature film, playing a role in romantic comedy Malibu Crush, directed by James Pratt.

“I’ve been studying acting as a hobby and passion for years, but I’ve never properly pursued it… until now,” the 30-year-old told the publication.

Bachelor 2018 Brittany Hockley
Brittany was on Nick Cummins' season of The Bachelor in 2018. Image: Instagram/@TheBachelorAU.

"'I've always been in the medical industry so that is what I’ve focussed on. Acting was just a side passion," she said, adding that the director contacted her to ask if she would be interested.

"I just had a ball filming that. I guess I never really spoke about my love and experience in acting as I didn’t want people to confuse my reasons for going on the show as at that point it really was always just a hobby," Brittany explained.

Brittany was on Nick Cummins' season of The Bachelor in 2018 and made it to his final two before the rugby player now-infamously chose no one.

Brittany also has her own podcast, which she hosts alongside fellow Bachelor alum Laura Byrne.

2. Justin Bieber and Kylie Jenner just sang 'Rise and Shine' together, so of course, social media has exploded.

Well, in news you never knew you needed, Justin Bieber convinced makeup mogul Kylie Jenner to re-create the viral video of her singing 'Rise and Shine'.

At a Los Angeles art gallery during a charity auction, Justin Bieber sang the words himself before asking Jenner to do the same and, yes, the moment is as glorious as you'd expect.

As she sings the three words - pitch perfect, of course - Bieber jumps up and down with excitement alongside actor and singer Jaden Smith.

ADVERTISEMENT

Here are all the videos from the special moment.

And speaking of iconic moments, Bieber and Smith also sang their hit song 'Never Say Never' together. It was stunning.

ADVERTISEMENT

3. "I could feel myself slipping into a coma." Last Christmas' Emilia Clarke has candidly opened up about her two brain aneurisms.

Emilia Clarke has opened up about her long recovery after suffering two terrifying brain aneurisms.

The Last Christmas actress, who suffered the brain aneurisms amid filming for Game of Thrones, shared her fears that someone would recognise her in hospital.

"With the second [aneurism], I lost a lot of hope, I lost a lot of optimism. That's insane bad luck," she recalled.

"But there I was in a f*cking American hospital with drains coming out of my head, fully swollen, full of drugs they give you, and all I could think was, 'Please don't recognise me, please don't recognise me, please don't recognise me.'"

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by @emilia_clarke on

ADVERTISEMENT

The 33-year-old also described what it felt like to suffer from the aneurisms.

"As I was throwing up I knew I was being brain-damaged, but I didn't know how I knew. And I was like, no, f*ck this, not today, it's not happening," she recalled.

"I was wiggling my fingers and toes, thinking of lines from the season, trying to do everything I could to keep myself conscious because I could feel myself slipping into a coma."

Following her health battle, Clarke founded a charity, Same You, which assists people recovering from brain injuries and stroke.

4. Oh. Margot Robbie has a bedroom habit her husband finds "a tad ridiculous."

Margot Robbie has opened up about a bedroom habit that her husband finds "a tad ridiculous" and nope, it's probably not what you're thinking.

Speaking on W Magazine's podcast Five Things, the 29-year-old actress admitted that she still sleeps with a stuffed toy.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by @margotrobbie on


"My Bunny I've had since I was born and I still sleep with every night," Margot confessed.

"When you're zero years old, I guess you're not that inventive with names."

After sharing that Bunny usually travels with her, the actress admitted that her husband Tom isn't a big fan of the stuffed toy.

"My husband always throws Bunny out of the bed because he obviously thinks it's a tad ridiculous that I still sleep with Bunny," she said.

ADVERTISEMENT

"Maybe he's a little jealous that Bunny always gets pride of place in the bed," she added.

"He thinks I'm asleep and he'll throw Bunny out of the bed and I get so cross with him and I'm like, 'Don't you throw her out'."

Well, that's something we never would have guessed...

5. A thorough investigation into which The Bachelor Australia couples are still together.

After a dozen seasons of The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia, it’s not exactly easy to keep up with the countless couples that have formed as a result of the show.

In fact, over the last seven years, we’ve seen engagements, marriages, babies and break-ups alike.

But which Bachelor franchise couples are still together and what have they been up to since the show wrapped up?

Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich

 

View this post on Instagram

 

From Sydney to Melbourne & back again ✖️Just in time for my cousins wedding. #wemadeit @mrtimrobards

A post shared by ❤️ANNA HEINRICH❤️ (@annaheinrich1) on

Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich met on the very first season of The Bachelor Australia in 2013.

When Heinrich went on the reality show, she was working as a high-profile criminal lawyer. Robards, on the other hand, was working as a chiropractor.

Four years after meeting on The Bachelor, Robards and Heinrich announced their engagement in May 2017.

The next year, in June 2018, the couple wed in Italy, making them the first couple from The Bachelor Australia franchise to get married.

ADVERTISEMENT

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by ❤️ANNA HEINRICH❤️ (@annaheinrich1) on

Just months later, however, the newlyweds took their relationship long-distance when Robards scored a role on Neighbours.

As filming for Neighbours is based in Melbourne and Heinrich’s work is based in Sydney, the pair are currently based in separate states, which has led to countless rumours about their alleged ~break-up~. In November, however, the pair strongly denied the rumours.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph at the end of 2018, Heinrich shared that the couple are thinking about having children together in the near future.

“It will probably be towards the end of this year that we start trying," she said at the time.

Blake Garvey and Sam Frost

In the second season of The Bachelor in 2014, things... didn't exactly work out.

During the finale, Blake Garvey got down on one knee and made Bachelor history, proposing to his winner Sam Frost.

Blake-garvey-bachelor-couple-ft
Blake Garvey with his final two Lisa and Sam. Image: Network 10.
ADVERTISEMENT

The day after the finale aired, however, viewers learned that Blake had dumped Sam and began dating Louise Pillidge, who came third on the reality show. The move earned Blake the nicknames 'love rat' and 'the most hated man in Australia'.

“When you have that time together and you feel that it’s not quite right, you have to listen to your heart,” he told The Project at the time.

“You have to trust your gut and that’s what I’ve done and that’s why I’m in this position now.”

the bachelor blake louise dating
Blake and Louise. Image: Instagram.

Blake and Louise dated for 18 months before they separated in 2016. On the other hand, Sam Frost went on to become the first star of The Bachelorette Australia.

Read our full *investigation* here

Feature Image: Instagram/@brittany_hockley.