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

1. “It was the worst.” Davina’s brutal reflection of her time on Married At First Sight.

She was one of the most controversial contestants on Married At First Sight.

But despite the fame the show brought her, Davina Rankin hasn’t got much nice to say about her heavily discussed reality TV appearance.

The 27-year-old model brutally reflected on her time on MAFS in an Instagram Q&A earlier this week.

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Davina spoke about her experience on the show earlier this year on A Current Affair. Image: Channel 9

When asked if she would ever go on a reality show again, Davina responded: "Hell f*cking no."

"I can't even watch reality TV the same anymore after I know what happens behind the scenes compared to what the public see," she said.

Davina, who cheated on her fake spouse Ryan with fellow contestant Dean on the show, said it was horrible to watch how she was edited on-screen.

"It was the worst," Davina said.

"But I mean, it makes it even sweeter when you can still hold your head high even after having the lowest of lows," she continued.

"Life couldn't be better for me now."

2. Jennifer Aniston on the real reason we won’t be getting a Friends reboot.

In news that may or may not crush your hopes and dreams: a Friends reboot is unlikely to happen.

Earlier this year, much to the delight of diehard fans, the show's former producer, Kevin S. Bright, lifted the lid on various secrets about the sitcom - including that there had been "official talks" about a reunion.

But now one of the show's original stars, Jennifer Aniston has revealed exactly why nothing has ever eventuated.

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Apparently, it's all because of "the boys". Those pesky boys.

Appearing on The Late, Late Show with James Corden to promote her new Netflix movie, Dumplin', the 49-year-old actress was asked about the possibility of playing Rachel Green again.

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"Listen, the girls always say we would love to do it again, and the boys are a little less excited about it for some reason - I don't know," she said.

"And so, we've decided that we'll just do like a remake of The Golden Girls in 40 years."

Now THAT we'd definitely watch.

3. Freddie Flintoff has admitted to lying his way to winning I’m A Celeb.

Well I'll be a monkey's uncle.

It seems we have a reality TV cheater in our midst.

As reported by News.com, Australia’s first ever winner of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!, former England cricket captain Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff has confessed he lied to producers to “cheat” his way to the top. Excuse me, what?

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We are shook.

During an interview with the BBC Radio 5 podcast, Freddie revealed that he’d actually left the camp several times a day to get fresh water, while his co-stars were at camp, none the wiser.

Oh... so it's not that bad.

The 41-year-old explained that after discovering smoking can’t be shown on Australian TV, he told producers he was a smoker during pre-show conversations.

“They asked me how many (smoke breaks) I wanted a day so I said five, knowing I’d have to do it off screen. I’d walk out the gate and there’d be a chair with a cigarette that I didn’t have, I just sat and had some peace to myself, not filmed, and in nobody’s hearing.”

During his “smoke breaks”, Freddie found something even better than a bit of peace and quiet: a clean, forbidden water fountain next to the medical tent.

He’d filled up his water bottle five times a day, and was “more hydrated” than he’d ever been in his life.

Cheeky bugger.

4. Nicki Minaj has defended her new relationship with sex offender Kenneth Petty.

Since a series of Instagram photos of Nicki Minaj and her new boyfriend appeared, the rapper has received a tirade of criticism.

Why?

Her new boyfriend, Kenneth Petty, is a registered sex offender.

 

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As reported by TMZ, Kenneth is on the New York offender's list after a 1995 conviction for "attempting to rape a 16-year-old girl using a sharp object".

Court records obtained by the publication show Kenneth, now 40, was convicted at 16, the same age as his victim. He served almost four years in NY state prison for the crime.

 

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He was also reportedly convicted of first-degree manslaughter, and served another seven years for shooting a man. He was released in 2013.

But while the now-disabled comments on the original Instagram post of Nicki flaunting her new relationship, captioned "Oh they wanna talk? Let’s give’m smthn to talk about", were vastly negative, she defended him in the comments section, according to Metro.

She posted: "Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life."

5. Ellen attempted to reunite two long-lost friends on TV. But the result was painfully awkward.

Ellen DeGeneres' well-meaning attempt to reunite long-lost "best friends" ended in an awkward meeting between strangers who seemed more excited to meet the host than each other.

Late last month, Mississippi university student Brianna Cry put a call out on Twitter for help finding a girl she had met as a child on a dinner cruise in Hawaii 12 years ago.

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In less than 24 hours, the viral tweet had reached friends of California student Heidi Tran, who then replied to the tweet with a photo of herself holding a family portrait taken from the same night.

Ellen, being the lover of quirky, heartfelt stories that she is, decided to bring the pair onto the Ellen Degeneres Show to be reunited in person.

Only it wasn't exactly the meeting Brianna might have hoped for.

While the pair managed a hug, the distance between the two women on the couch made it painfully clear they were, well, absolute strangers. Their reaction shouldn't be too surprising given they'd only met for a few hours as pre-teens.

Heidi seemed shocked that Brianna had flown interstate to Los Angeles to meet her, suggesting maybe she wouldn't have done the same.

You can read the entire awkward story right here, on Mamamia.

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