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

1. Byron locals Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky just donated $1 million to help with bushfire recovery.

Byron Bay residents and bonafide celebrities, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have announced they’re donating a phenomenal $1 million towards bushfire relief, as fires continue to burn in multiple areas of Australia.

Encouraging fans to do the same, the Avengers actor used his Instagram to share the news with his 38.9 million fans.

“As you’re well aware, the bushfires in Australia have caused massive devastation. They continue to burn, there’s warmer weather on its way, we’re really still in the thick of it here and there’s plenty of challenging times ahead,” he said.

“I’m going to put forward a million dollars and was hoping that all of you could contribute in any way, shape or form.

“Every dollar counts. That money goes directly to the firefighters, the people on the frontline, the people who have suffered, the communities that have taken a hit and who are in desperate need of our support.”

 

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Spanish actress Elsa shared her husband’s video, with a Spanish caption appealing to her 3.4 million followers to also donate.

“Beyond appreciative to everyone around the world for their well wishes and donations. It really does make a difference, so dig deep,” she said.

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If you’re looking to donate to the bushfire relief, we’ve rounded up all the ways you can help here.

2. Edwina Bartholomew said the first day after having a baby she felt like she was “walking around like a zombie” and that sounds about right.

On December 20, 2019, Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew gave birth to her child, Molly Matilda Christie Varcoe. Celebrating the moment on Instagram, she wrote: “We are exhausted and elated. Neil’s [her husband] still in shock. Thank you for all the well wishes. We all feel very loved xxx.”

Just over two weeks later, the new mum has spoken about the “absolutely full-on” experience of being a new mum.

“I naively thought after 15 years of shift work and working long days that I would take it all in my stride. But that wasn’t the case really at all,” she told the Daily Telegraph.

“It has been a phenomenal experience and words really can’t describe it. But it’s also intense and very full-on.”

 

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Edwina also touched on her emotional birth. The 36-year-old was induced a week after her due date, meaning that despite her nine-hour labour, she was in hospital a whole 36 hours before she actually gave birth.

“The doctor called it a nine-hour labour but I said, ‘No, I’ll count it at 36, thank you’,” she said.

“And the first 24 hours after that were just so intense. Anyone reading this who has had a baby will know what I’m talking about. I couldn’t sit down, I couldn’t feel comfortable standing up and you’re walking around like a zombie and you also have to care for and feed this tiny human.”

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The journalist has also previously shared her thoughts on being a new parent on Instagram.

“This has been the most challenging, emotional and yet rewarding week,” she wrote in a post dated four days after her daughter’s birth.

And we bet most parents, if not all, will understand exactly what she’s talking about.

3. No bad blood here: Taylor Swift and Amy Poehler casually buried the hatchet at the Golden Globes.

Well then.

It looks like Taylor Swift and Amy Poehler have ended their seven-year ~feud~.

At the Golden Globe Awards yesterday, the pair appeared on stage together to announce the winner for Best Animated Feature Film.

The duo’s feud first began at the awards in 2013 when Poehler and her then Golden Globes co-host Tina Fey joked about Swift’s dating life.

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Amy Poehler and Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes. Image: Getty.

During their stint as hosts, Fey warned Swift to stay away from Michael J. Fox's son, Sam.

Several months later, in an interview with Vanity Fair, Swift made it clear that she wasn't a fan of the joke.

"You know, Katie Couric is one of my favourite people because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved," the singer said.

"There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."

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In a statement released to The Hollywood ReporterParks and Recreation star Poehler publicly responded to the comment.

"Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl," she said.

"That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff."

4. It's back to work for everyone: Harry and Meghan have announced their first royal engagement post-Canadian getaway.

Guys, we're not alone.

It's time for the royal family to get back to work as well.

After a six week break from royal duties, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced their first royal engagement for the year.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have been holidaying in Canada, are set to visit Canada House in London today.

 

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The couple are expected to meet with the Canadian High Commissioner to the UK, HE. Ms Janice Charette, to thank her for Canada's hospitality during their trip.

They will also visit Canada Gallery following their meeting with the High Commissioner.

Meghan and Harry spent Christmas and New Year's at a home on Vancouver Island with their eight-month-old son Archie and Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland.

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On New Year's Day, the couple were spotted hiking when they helped a young couple take a selfie.

"I'm a Suits fan and I first noticed Abigail and then I looked up and realised it was Meghan taking the photo," Asymina Kantorowicz told PEOPLE. "Then I looked back at the group and realised Prince Harry was there too!"

5. An awkward run-in and extra outfits: Just every photo from the Golden Globes after-parties.

After a three-hour-long, sit down ceremony, it’s no surprise that by the end of the Golden Globes, stars are itching to kick off their heels (and in some cases, switch them for Netflix-branded slippers) and hit the dance floor at one of the many after-parties.

And as seems to be the case every year, the most interesting fashion choices find their way to the after-party red carpets. Glitter and big sleeves remained the big trends, with basically every star sparkly in some shape or form.

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This year, stars chose (or hopped) between parties held by Netflix, WarnerMedia and HBO, The Walt Disney Co., NBCUniversal, Amazon Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures/InStyle magazine.

Gossip from the parties include Al Pacino dancing to Beyoncé’s Baby Boy, spotted by Variety, a rumoured “brief” conversation between exes Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, as reported by E!, and Tiffany Haddish treating guests at the Netflix party to a performance to round out the night.

See all the photos from the after-parties in our earlier post here.

Feature image: @elsapatakyconfidential.

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