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

1. Oh. There are whispers that I’m a Celebrity‘s Charlotte Crosby and Ryan Gallagher are faking their love.

Within the first 24 hours of meeting, Charlotte Crosby and Ryan Gallagher were in a budding romance on Channel 10’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

“He’s really good looking, he’s really handsome. His legs are a bit paler than the rest of his body [and] that kind of freaks us out but other than that, he gives us a bit of a tingle, you know?” Charlotte told the camera.

The former Geordie Shore star and former Married at First Sight contestant have both admitted they have a “crush” on each other, and on Thursday night, the two reality TV stars shared their first kiss.

However, despite their seemingly authentic romance, some viewers are accusing the couple of faking it for the cameras, calling it a “showmance.”

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Indeed, TV Blackbox revealed this week that Ryan and Charlotte are both represented by the same management company, Stage Addition, while in the jungle.

Only time will tell, though, if it is a showmance or a true romance of reality TV dreams.

2. Erm, Meghan Markle apparently signed a deal with Disney before stepping back from her senior royal duties.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry intend to step down as senior members of the royal family. Image: Getty.
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Well.

It's been less than a week since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their intention to step back as senior members of the Royal family. And the onslaught of rumours, whispers and 'source' claims has been non-stop. In short, a lot has happened.

The couple said they plan to be financially independent and split their time between England and North America.

Now, it's being revealed just what kind of work Markle plans to do.

According to The Times, Markle has signed a deal with Disney that will see her do voiceover work. The money she earns from the job will reportedly be donated to wildlife charity Elephants Without Borders.

It is understood she recorded with the production company prior to making the 'bombshell' announcement.

"We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen," their announcement, made on Wednesday evening (London time) read.

3. YES. It looks like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will be hosting next year's Golden Globe Awards and we can't wait.

Last Monday, Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for the very last time.

The comedian, who has hosted the awards five times, began the awards with an explosive opening monologue.

From a dig at Felicity Huffman to referencing a long-running Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theory, the monologue was certainly... eventful.

In fact, we're pretty sure Tom Hanks' face said it all:

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Now, following Gervais' controversial hosting role, it looks like the hosts of next year's Golden Globe Awards have already been announced.

Following on from their 2015 hosting duties, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are coming back to save the show.

According to Variety, the news was announced over the weekend at the NBCUniversal's Television Critics Association press tour.

"NBC has long been the home to two of the funniest people on the planet – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – and we didn't want to wait any longer to share the great news that they'll be hosting the Globes once again," NBC boss Paul Telegdy announced.

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We. Can't. Wait.

4. 'We’re heartbroken.' Makeup juggernaut Jeffree Star sets rumours straight about his split from Nathan Schwandt.

After weeks of radio silence, Jeffree Star has announced his split from his long-term partner Nathan Schwandt.

The makeup mogul, who had been dating Schwandt for almost five years, shared the news in a new YouTube video.

"Imagine not wanting to be famous,” Jeffree explained in the video, which now has over 16 million views.

"I know that’s probably shocking to a lot of people. [But] he doesn’t want to leave his house and have people bother him, and I have to respect that. My life is so public, and I think it just got to a breaking point… where it just wasn’t healthy," he continued.

"Now, he is my one and only true love and when you are watching someone you love go through really harsh things, and depression, and anxiety, and you can’t fix it and you want to so bad, it’s devastating, so we’ve both been really going through it."

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Star also shared that the pair have been dealing with difficulties in their personal lives, including the death of two of their dogs, a major break-in at one of Star's warehouses and Schwandt's brother's seizure.

"I will always have love for him. Are we in love with each other. No," Star explained.

 

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Star and Schwandt began dating after meeting on Instagram.

Despite being camera shy, Schwandt appeared in a number of videos on Star's YouTube channel, which has over 17 million subscribers.

5. "After watching the trailer I think we can agree Gwyneth Paltrow's Netflix show The Goop Lab shouldn't exist."

It’s not something I’d want mentioned on my tombstone, but I often find myself defending a woman by the name of Gwyneth Paltrow.

But when I heard that Netflix had greenlit a series based on her successful yet controversial company Goop, there was not a word of defence I could muster up, because if there is anything our world is not crying out for right now, it’s another platform to promote dangerous health practices and pseudoscience.

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The six-part series, entitled The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow, will premiere on January 24 and in the first trailer for the show both Paltrow and Goop’s chief content officer Elise Loehnen wax lyrical about the boundary-pushing nature of their new health-focused series.

The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow. Image: Netflix.

In the words of Netflix, the series is all about “leading with curiosity and keeping it real, Gwyneth Paltrow and her Goop team look at psychedelics, energy work and other challenging wellness topics.”

“What we try to do at Goop is explore ideas that may seem out there or too scary,” Loehnen said in the trailer, while the rest of the clip goes on to show the team talking to “experts” and trialling everything from exorcisms to psychic mediums. In one frame, using psychedelics is even promised to make you feel as if you’ve gone through “years of therapy in about five hours”.

Firstly, it’s problematic to see the word ‘lab’ used in the title of the series since it alludes to a sanctioned medical component of the show which does not appear to exist.

But perhaps most alarming of all is that Goop’s medical advice, which in the past has been proven to be misleading and dangerous, appears here under a glitzy guise of feminist empowerment and reinvention, with Paltrow enthusing to the audience about how you only get to live once.

You can read our full review of the trailer for The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow here

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