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


1. Exactly how much each celebrity got paid to appear on I’m a Celeb.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! officially wrapped up last night and now we know exactly how much celebs were paid to sleep in a snake-infested jungle.

According to Woman’s Day, Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby took home more than any other contestant this year, apparently being paid an eye-watering $50,000.

Yes, really.

TV presenter Tom Williams and musical theatre star Rhonda Burchmore weren’t too far off, both supposedly being paid $40,000 each.


American gossip guru Perez Hilton, Myf Warhurst and Miguel Maestre are believed to all have been paid the same amount – $30,000.

And Dale Thomas, Tanya Hennessy, Ryan Gallagher and the remaining campmates reportedly took home a reasonable $10,000 each.

Yep, we’re starting to see why celebs are signing up for jungle life.

Listen to Mamamia’s daily entertainment podcast, The Spill, where hosts Laura Brodnik and Kee Reece chat about Taylor Swift’s ‘Miss Americana’ documentary.  Post continues after podcast. 

2. “We haven’t showered in ages.” Australian Survivor: All Stars’ Brooke Jowett and Locky Gilbert limit PDA on the show for hygiene purposes.

Bugs won’t be the only thing in the air when Australian Survivor: All Stars returns tonight, contestants Brooke Jowett and Locky Gilbert also find ~love~.

And it turns out the other contestants aren’t too excited about it.

“We definitely knew people knew we were close to each other. I think they were worried about the strategic side rather than the romantic side,” Locky told Confidential.

“I did have a few people in my ear telling me to be smarter and to distance myself from him but I didn’t exactly listen!” added Brooke.



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Brooke told the publication she wasn’t expecting to start something with Locky.

“I definitely didn’t enter the game thinking I would have a romance with anyone,” she said.

“In my opinion, strategically it’s not the smartest move to be so closely aligned to someone and more importantly, I knew that I’d have hairy legs and be extremely smelly in no time. It’s not really the ideal setting to meet your next man.”

But not to worry, the pair eventually came up with a game plan.

“We tried our best to keep PDA to a minimum and only really spooned at night time. During the day, we tried to keep our distance but I don’t think we fooled anyone,” said Brooke.

“There was never too much PDA anywhere on the island, just hugs and some cuddles I guess. Remember we haven’t showered in ages,” said Locky.

We’re excited to see how it all unfolds when Australian Survivor: All Stars airs tonight at 7:30pm on Channel 10.


3. Okay, Brad Pitt’s hilarious BAFTA speech mentions the Royals and Brexit and we need to talk about it.

Drop everything.

Brad Pitt has won another award and we need to talk about his acceptance speech immediately.

At today’s BAFTA Awards, the star was named best supporting actor for his role in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

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Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the SAG Awards. Image: Getty.

But while the 56-year-old wasn't available to accept the award, Margot Robbie read out his hilarious acceptance speech on his behalf.


"He says that he is going to name this Harry," Robbie said, while holding the BAFTA award.

"Because he is really excited about bringing it back to the States with him," she added, as the camera cut to Prince William and Kate Middleton.

After referencing Megxit, Pitt also made a joke about Brexit – and his single status.


"Hey Britain, heard you became single, welcome to the club," the speech read.

"Wishing you the best with the divorce settlement."

We have one question: Who the heck is writing Brad Pitt's acceptance speeches?

4. Taylor Swift fans think the singer might be engaged... and my goodness, imagine the new music.

Excuse us but Taylor Swift may be engaged and can someone please call the FBI to confirm.

Appearing in her Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, the international pop star was noticed wearing what looks like a huge diamond engagement ring on her ring finger.

Swift, 30, is currently dating Joe Alwyn who occasionally features in the documentary. She began dating the English actor in secret in late 2016 and she references him in her 2018 album, Lover.

At one point in the doco she even mouths to him: "I love you".

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Taylor... do you have something to tell us? Image: Netflix.

Now we have a few questions: Did she mean to drop this bombshell? And perhaps, more cynically, did she do this on purpose? Maybe to drum up publicity for the documentary?

Swift knows that every move she makes is scrutinised and, naturally, a shot of her wearing an engagement ring would send her fans and the media into overdrive.

However, it would seem as if Miss Americana director, Lana Wilson, was also none the wiser. When asked about the scene, Wilson seemed to be oblivious about Swift's choice of jewellery.

“Whoa. I’m going to have to revisit that scene," she told InStyle, during the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

But then again, without Swift personally confirming the news, she would have to say that.

5. The 6 best moments you missed from Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s joint Super Bowl performance has been described as one of the best halftime shows of all time.

The performance, which incorporated pole dancing, surprise guest appearances, giant dance sequences, random Led Zeppelin riffs, crowd surfing and multiple costume changes, has gone viral online.


In fact, the internet has pretty much lost it.

And to be honest, it’s not hard to see why.

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Image: Getty.

Here are just some of the very best moments from Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s incredible Super Bowl halftime performance.

A pole dancing routine worthy of Hustlers.

After appearing in Hustlers late last year, Jennifer Lopez didn’t let her pole dancing training go to waste.


It was essentially like watching the deleted scenes of Hustlers.

The pole dancing routine also led fans to once again point out that JLo was robbed of a nomination for the movie.

For more moments you may have missed from JLo and Shakira's Super Bowl Halftime Show, read our earlier article here. 
Feature Image: Instagram/ @imacelebrityau

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