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

 1. “It really, really sucked.” Cass Wood opens up about her time on The Bachelor.

After breaking precisely every heart across the Bachelor-watching world, Cass Wood has opened up about her experience on the Honey Badger’s season of The Bachelor – specifically what it was like being dubbed a “stage five clinger”.

Taking to YouTube, the second runner up discussed how the nickname and other ways she was mocked by viewers impacted her mental health.

“The whole of Australia was watching you, they were seeing this edited version of you and came up with whatever they wanted to think of you, and it actually really sucked, the first few weeks really, really sucked,” the 23-year-old said.

“And I didn’t even know what this meant (before), but I would be trending on Twitter. I would just go through all of the tweets and everything people were saying – honestly it was so horrible.

“I cannot believed the things people would say. How can people say those things about someone?”

She also explained the “dream journal” moment for which she was widely-ridiculed, where she seemed to read out a description of her perfect man to Nick Cummins from a diary entry she had made before the show.

“I was definitely reading from something, (but) it wasn’t my dream journal,” she said. “I don’t have a dream journal, and also I don’t keep a diary,” she added.

Cass – who gave finding love on the franchise another crack on Bachelor in Paradise – is now dating rugby player Tyson Davis and we couldn’t be happier for her.

2. Hey Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl is officially returning to our screens.

Grab a headband and your best faux Chanel.


Gossip Girl is returning to our screens and it’s about the best news we’ve heard all bloody week.

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As reported by Deadline, HBO Max will launch a reboot of the ritzy teen drama which follows a group of Upper East Side students we simultaneously loved and hated, but very much envied.

We don't know much about what the new version will actually be about or who it will star (Blake Lively come through!), but the publication reports it will be in the form of 10 hour-long episodes written by the original team of Joshua Safron, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

We also know it will be based on the book by Cecily von Ziegesar, and will explore how social media has changed eight years on from the original Gossip Girl website shutting down.

It will see a new generation of New York private school teens experiencing the social surveillance of Gossip Girl, which we can assume is no longer Dan Humphrey hiding behind a screen. Now a fully grown adult man, it would be... pretty weird if he was still circulating high school gossip.

But also, what a plot twist?


3. Oh. Scooter Braun just reignited his feud with Taylor Swift... using FaceApp.

When the Russians created FaceApp, the new photo editing app people are using to make themselves look old, we're sure Scooter Braun reigniting his feud with Taylor Swift wasn't what they had in mind.

To quickly recap the drama between Braun and Swift: Scooter Braun, who manages the likes of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, recently acquired the rights to all of Taylor Swift's music. Swift then shared a Tumblr blog stating her long-time manager Scott Borchetta had sold her entire back catalogue of music to Braun, who she described as an "incessant, manipulative bully."

Despite having spent years trying to buy the rights to her own work, the singer then became aware her music had been sold to Braun at the same time as the rest of the world, after Borchetta, the owner of Big Machine Records, decided to sell the record label.


Cue drama. Music industry folks and regular humans alike divided into Team Taylor and Team Scooter. Then, the story died down and everyone got back on with things.

This week, just as this mess was on its way out of the celebrity news cycle, Braun posted a FaceApp image to his Instagram, and in doing so, poured some fresh fuel on this fire.


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Last couple of weeks have really taken a toll on me ????

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The black and white photo showed Braun looking older with the help of FaceApp and was captioned: “Last couple of weeks have really taken a toll on me.”

Oh, Scooter.

We think it might be time to put the phone down.

4. Grimes just shared her 'training regimen' and we're... very confused.

Canadian singer Grimes has confused the internet after sharing her comprehensive and very detailed 'training regime' on Instagram.

Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, wrote the sponsored post as a part of her new deal with Stella McCartney and Adidas.

In the lengthy Instagram post, the singer who also happens to kind of be in a relationship with Tesla boss Elon Musk, said her routine includes filtering blue light out of her life, maintaining a healthy cellular routine to maximise the function of her mitochondria, and spending up to four hours in a deprivation tank. Yeah.

"My training is a 360 approach. I first maintain a healthy cellular routine where I maximise the function of my mitochondria with supplements such as NAD+, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Magnesium, etc. This helps promote ATP and it’s incredibly visceral," Grimes wrote.



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"From that point I spend 2-4 hours in my deprivation tank, this allows me to 'astro-glide' to other dimensions – past, present, and future. In the afternoons I do a 1-2 hour sword fighting session with my trainer, James Lew, we go over the fundamentals that work the obliques, core stabilizes, and triceps as well as a few tricks. To wind down from this I spend 30-45 minutes on an inclined hike at roughly 4-4.5 miles per hour, arguably the most efficient workout."

She went on to say she also stretches for 45 minutes before hopping into a sauna. Oh, and she reckons she's eliminated blue light from her vision through experimental surgery.

Clearly, Grimes is taking the piss out of the 'day on a plate' style posts we often see from influencers. Or... is she?

5. "Shut up. Shut up." The four most awkward interviews in The Project's 10 years on air.

This week, The Project turned 10.

What a great achievement, we’re very happy for the current affairs panel, etc., etc.

But let’s get down to our favourite kind of reflection.

Reflection of the awkward interview variety.

Yes, this probably makes us sound like terrible people, and if it was us we’d want the interview footage destroyed with fire and never brought up again, but you’d be lying if you didn’t agree that watching a live interview derail is extremely entertaining.

Check out the four most awkward interviews from The Project in our earlier post here.