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

1. “You’re worthy no matter how you look.” The Bachelor’s Abbie Chatfield has candidly opened up about body image.

In the two months since The Bachelor finale aired, runner-up Abbie Chatfield has been the subject of constant body shaming.

From trolls attacking photos of Abbie wearing a bikini at the beach to straight-up slut-shaming, the last few months haven’t exactly been easy for the 24-year-old property analyst from Queensland.

But despite the trolling, the former The Bachelor contestant is taking it in her stride.

Posting to her 115,000 Instagram followers on Tuesday afternoon, Abbie opened up about her struggle with body image – and how she’s making changes to implement body positivity in her daily life.

 

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Note to self: DON’T YOU REALISE YOU POPPIN? I get so many questions asking how I am so confident and proud of my body, but I struggle as often as a lot of you do I’m sure! I’ve struggled with my weight my whole life, and have always felt unlovable because I’m not stick thin. I’ve never admitted it, but I suck in my stomach ALL. THE. TIME. Even when I’m at home alone, it’s not healthy and I still need to work on loving my authentic self. I’ve been travelling for around 5 weeks now, exercising when I can but eating out for almost every meal which has made me feel really sad about how I look. I had a big moment last night of self loathing and looking in the mirror thinking I was disgusting for gaining a little bit of weight, which I know is completely illogical, but my mind went there anyway. After being conditioned my whole life to believe that skinny = beautiful, gaining weight = ugly, my mind can’t kick those habits. What I can do, though, is put on a bikini and listen to @rickeythompson remind me that even if I don’t feel it, I still break necks ???????? and show all of you what I look like not sucking in my tummy or posing. For me, body positivity isn’t about being confident in my body every day, but being able to still love yourself when you’re not feeling your best. There are so many people that preach loving yourself EVERY DAY and it’s FUCKING hard! Give yourself a little wriggle room today, confidence comes in ebs and flows, you just gotta know you’re worthy no matter how you look, even if you’re rolling around on an unmade bed listening to @amine (p.s my bikinis are from @omairaswim ????)

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“I get so many questions asking how I am so confident and proud of my body, but I struggle as often as a lot of you do I’m sure,” Abbie wrote.

“I’ve never admitted it, but I suck in my stomach ALL. THE. TIME. Even when I’m at home alone, it’s not healthy and I still need to work on loving my authentic self,” she continued.

“I had a big moment last night of self loathing and looking in the mirror thinking I was disgusting for gaining a little bit of weight, which I know is completely illogical, but my mind went there anyway.

“After being conditioned my whole life to believe that skinny equals beautiful, gaining weight equals ugly, my mind can’t kick those habits.

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“What I can do, though, is show all of you what I look like not sucking in my tummy or posing. For me, body positivity isn’t about being confident in my body every day, but being able to still love yourself when you’re not feeling your best.”

Preach. It.

Listen to today’s episode of Mamamia’s daily entertainment news podcast, The Spill, below. Post continues after podcast.

2. Married at First Sight’s Sean Thomsen’s new book will expose the ‘secrets behind reality TV’ and we can’t wait.

If you don’t recall Sean Thomsen’s time on Married at First Sight, we can’t blame you. It was 2018 and he was ever-so-slightly overshadowed by a large cheating scandal in the form of Davina Rankin and Dean Wells.

So much so, that when he swapped partners with Dean for Tracey in the reunion episode, it just didn’t have that same kick that it usually would.

What Sean Thomsen did bring to the show though, was something much more important. It appears he was acting as a fly on the wall, soaking up all the gossip going on around him – or at least that’s what we’re guessing from his new announcement.

“Married Lies Book! Out January 2020,” Sean said alongside what appears to be a preview of the book cover on his Instagram.

The cover in question. Image: Instagram/ @seanythomsen

If the cover is any indication, it looks like Sean will be exposing everything that goes on behind the scenes of reality TV and we are here for it.

Maybe we'll be getting the true story behind all the drama after all.

3. The 2020 Golden Globe nominees have been announced and oh my, there are some snubs.

The 77th Golden Globe Awards are almost upon us and, from the looks of the nominations, streaming platforms have dominated in 2019.

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In the 'Best Motion Picture' category, Netflix has a generous three out of five nominations for their hit movies The Irishman, Marriage Story and The Two Popes. Up against them is Joker and 1917.

However, one of our favourite categories would have to be the 'Best Drama Television Series' - the competition is HOT.

Those up for nomination include Big Little Lies (HBO), The Crown (Netflix), Killing Eve (AMC/BBC America), The Morning Show (Apple TV Plus) and Succession (HBO).

Top female actresses up for nomination include Charlize Theron, for her role in Bombshell, Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story and Renee Zellweger in Judy.

Noticeable snubs include Cats, Game of Thrones (Kit Harrington received the show's only nomination) and Euphoria. Female directors were also not given any recognition in the 'Best Director' category.

4. "I try to remind myself I’m strong." Beyonce just gave a rare interview and opened up about all things self-care, body changes and parenting.

When Beyonce talks (or writes, dances, act, sings, drinks lemonade etc.) we listen.

Currently promoting her IVY PARK x adidas collaboration, the artist, singer, performer and all-around icon, did a rare and intimate interview with Elle.

Answering a range of questions sent in by fans, the 38-year-old, mum-of-three touched on subjects like health, body image and work-life balance.

These were our favourite takeaways...

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Beyonce on body image:

"If someone told me 15 years ago that my body would go through so many changes and fluctuations, and that I would feel more womanly and secure with my curves, I would not have believed them. But children and maturity have taught me to value myself beyond my physical appearance and really understand that I am more than enough no matter what stage I’m at in life.

"Giving zero f**ks is the most liberating place to be. Also knowing true beauty is something you cannot see. I wish more people focused on discovering the beauty within themselves rather than critiquing other folks’ grills."

 

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Beyonce on parenting and pregnancy loss:

"Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper."

Beyonce on maintaining a work/life balance. Because, yes, even she struggles:

"I think the most stressful thing for me is balancing work and life. Making sure I am present for my kids—dropping Blue off at school, taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, making time for date nights with my husband, and being home in time to have dinner with my family - all while running a company can be challenging.

"Juggling all of those roles can be stressful, but I think that’s life for any working mom."

 

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Beyonce on how parenting has changed her career:

"I rarely felt represented in film, fashion, and other media. After having a child, I made it my mission to use my art to show the style, elegance, and attraction in men and women of colour. We are living in a beautiful time of real progression towards acceptance. I’m so proud of the progress being made in and around the LGBTQIA community."

The icon also spoke about issues like the importance of diversity and inclusivity, the legacy she wants to leave behind while sharing the piece of life advice she learnt from Prince. Talk about a name drop.

You can read the entire interview on Elle here.

5. Private terminals & four nannies: Chrissy Teigen on what it's really like to be an A-list celebrity.

Ever since Instagram invented that little “ask me anything” box we’ve been getting to know influencers, media personalities and reality TV alumni in a whole new way.

But when it comes to the tier above – the one reserved for the private plane owners, multiple mansion owning, mega MEGA stars – we rarely get to hear much about the actual practicalities of their lives.

But model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen has done just that. She’s dishing all over the Twittersphere about what it’s like to be a full blown A-list celebrity – and it’s so bloody interesting.

Chrissy started her late night Q&A with a bit of a peek at her junk drawer which… looks like a junk drawer.

“It’s celebrity question asking time! Ask me, your favourite A list celebrity anything you would like to know about being a super huge A list celebrity,” she tweeted out to her 12 million followers.

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