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

1. Gina Rinehart just responded to Aussie legend Celeste Barber calling her out over her lack of bushfire relief donation.

After being called out on social media for not contributing to the bushfire appeal, mining billionaire, Gina Rinehart has responded to comedian Celeste Barber.

On Tuesday, the comedian directly addressed Rhinehart’s lack of involvement with an angry tweet calling for action. Considering the 65-year-old is Australia’s richest woman with a net worth of $14 billion, you can see where Barber was coming from.

“Hey Gina Rinehart where the hell are you and all your money?! If you’re in Hawaii on a family holiday I’m going to flip a f*cking table,” she wrote.

In a statement released by Rinehart’s spokesperson and seen by the Daily Mail, it was clear the Executive Chairwoman of mining company Hancock Prospecting was more concerned about the “true causes” of the fires and making sure people weren’t blaming this on climate change.

*Insert eye roll here*.

“(Mrs Rinehart) is most concerned that the true causes of this sad devastation are tackled, rather than missed in the rush to blame climate change,” they wrote.

“In particular, restrictions on building dams are lifted, the dangerous restrictions on allowing adequate fire breaks and restrictions on land clearing, which regulations have helped to cause life and stock losses, property damage, and damage to livelihoods and much suffering.”

A later statement issued by her representation also stated that Rhinehart prefers to donate privately. News.com.au has also reported she had recently hosted a private function for 150 guests which collected funds for firefighting.

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In comparison, Barber (not a billionaire) has singlehandedly raised nearly $48 million for The Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service & Brigades Donations Fund through her Facebook fundraiser. The comedian was inspired to take action after her mother-in-law’s home was impacted by fires. Over 1.2 million people have contributed so far.

You can donate to her fundraiser here.

 

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2. Apparently Leonardo DiCaprio saved a man from drowning in a ‘one in a billion shot’.

Leonardo DiCaprio has apparently been a part of a dramatic mid-sea rescue after a Frenchman fell overboard his cruise in St Barts on December 30.

According to the Daily Mail, the Titanic star was on holiday with his girlfriend Camila Morrone when news that someone had fallen overboard nearby reached his yacht.

Leonardo Dicaprio in Titanic. Image: Getty
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Per Leo's request, the ship then changed their route to assist in looking for the man; they found the 24-year-old treading water after 11 hours overboard.

He was hauled onto the boat just before nightfall, missing out on a storm that rolled in shortly afterwards.

The man was found in the middle of the ocean, with the boat's captain labelling the rescue as a "one in a billion shot".

3. Oh. There are rumours singer Grimes is pregnant with Elon Musk's baby.

Grimes has shocked precisely everyone with a cryptic Instagram post, one that hints she is pregnant with Elon Musk's baby and... yep.

In the original post (which was quickly taken down by Instagram for nudity), Grimes appeared naked with a baby superimposed on her stomach.

Whilst the post had no caption, the singer was rather vocal in the comment section, responding to a comment that applauded her for not censoring her nipples.

"I thought about censoring them for a hot minute haha (this may get taken down anyway) but the photo is much less feral without the nipples.

"Plus being knocked up is a very feral & war-like state of being. Might as well be what it is.

"Plus most of my friends told me not to post them so then I was afflicted w reverse psychology. Interrogated my shame on it and decided it was sum weird internalized self hatred to feel uncomfortable abt my body. Hope ur having a nice day!"

 

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The 31-year-old did not confirm who the father is, but fans were quick to speculate it might be Elon Musk after their debut as a couple at the Met Gala in 2018.

4. Awkward! Old footage of SNL alum Bill Hader mocking new GF Rachel Bilson's show The O.C. has resurfaced.

Just a few days since SNL's Bill Hader and The O.C.'s Rachel Bilson debuted as a couple at the Golden Globes, footage of Bill Hader performing an SNL comedy sketch has resurfaced, and yes, he is making fun of his current girlfriend's former show.

The sketch parodies The O.C.'s iconic Dearly Beloved episode, where Imogen Heap's Hide and Seek begins playing as Marissa shoots Trey Atwood.

One Twitter user shared the video, captioning it: "anyone else instantly thinking of this knowing Bill Hader and Rachel Bilson are dating?" And it is iconic.

Take a look at the parody for yourself, we have a sneaking suspicion that Bilson will understand.

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5. Every single question we have after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's announcement answered.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s announcement that they are stepping back from being “senior” members of the Royal Family has left the world spinning, particularly as it seems the rest of the family weren’t told about their decision to be financially independent.

Huh? What? Where? Why? We know, it’s a lot. You can read about all of that here.

Social media is ablaze, with most commentators not exactly surprised by the revelation.

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After all, Meghan, in particular, has been dragged through the British tabloids since the couple’s wedding in mid-2018, and Prince Harry has been fierce in his defence of her.

Now, it looks like the young family have had enough.

We go through all the questions you could have about this historical separation like: Has it happened before? Will Meghan and Harry have to give up their titles and how will the royal couple earn money? To get clued in, just head to our earlier post here.

Feature images: Getty.

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