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

1. Osher Gunsberg has defended Nick Cummins’ finale decision to choose no one as ‘manly’.

The head game-maker and the last bastion of wholesome Bachelor goodness has come to the defence of Nick Cummins, AKA the man who broke all of our hearts.

Appearing on Channel 10’s panel game show Have You Been Paying Attention, the Bach host was quizzed by his fellow panellists about exactly what happened during the season’s controversial finale.

And he too, was shocked.

“I was hiding behind a pool filter in a resort with a pair of headphones on watching a small monitor going ‘What the f**k?’ like the rest of Australia,” he told Australian actress and comedian Jane Kennedy.

“Usually, as we know, the first person to get out of the car is the one that’s going home, so I know. And that’s the best acting I can possibly do there.”

 

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However, even though the ex Rugby Union player blatantly refused to keep romantic and emotional pace with the dating program, Gunsberg said his heart was in the right place.

“It takes a man to say ‘I can’t give you back the feelings that you’re giving me, and I don’t want to get into a relationship with someone like that,’” he said.

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And sure, while we can kind of see where he’s coming from, we’re still a bit miffed.

2. “I had become toxic.” James Packer addresses his split from Mariah Carey for the first time.


James Packer has opened up about the mental health struggles he faced after the breakdown of his engagement to singer Mariah Carey.

In a new biography, The Price of Fortune: The Untold Story Of Being James Packer, the businessman says he became “toxic” after the breakup.

The book, written by journalist Damon Kitney, details exactly what led to Packer’s very public nervous breakdown.

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"By the time the Israel so-called Case 1000 had become public, the China arrests and Crown’s sale of Macau had occurred and the breakup with Mariah had happened, I had become toxic,” reads an extract published in The Daily Telegraph.

After the couple broke up in 2016, Carey was set to receive $7 million in a settlement. Once that agreement was leaked, she upped her claim to $70 million.

In the book, Packer explains he wasn't the one to leak the claim.

“I had absolutely nothing to do with the story,” he says.

3. Hannah Gadsby has secretly been dating Transparent creator Jill Soloway.


Here's some lovely news for you.

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Hannah Gadsby is apparently dating Transparent creator Jill Soloway.

According to the New York Post, the couple have been dating since the middle of the year and are currently travelling around America and doing talks together.

 

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Gadsby is now working on a memoir called Ten Steps to Nanette, after the international success of her Netflix stand up comedy special, Nanette.

In case you missed it, Soloway has written for both Six Feet Under and Grey's Anatomy. They're most well-known though for creating Transparent, a series that was inspired by their own father coming out as transgender. They're also in the middle of a book tour for their memoir She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy.

A source also told the New York Post that Soloway recently came to Australia to meet Gadsby's family.

4. Why Kim Kardashian is less ‘independent’ since marrying Kayne.

Kim Kardashian would like it known that her life has changed since she became Mrs. Yeezus at her 2014 wedding to Kanye West.

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And no, it's not because of the millions of dollars worth of sellout KKW makeup collections and Yeezy sneaker collections.

Speaking to host Alec Baldwin on his namesake podcast, 'The Alec Baldwin Show,' the mum-of-three said she's had to sacrifice her independence for her family.

“I think being with a man like Kanye, you have to learn how to be a little bit not so independent,” she said.

“I’ve always been so independent and working, and [had a] schedule, and when you get married and have a husband with a career and kids, your independence … you have to let it go. I had to learn that being with a man like Kanye.”

 

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The reality TV star and makeup mogul also shared her how her attitude to being in the public eye has changed since marrying Kanye, who Kim says is very private - Twitter rants aside.

"[Before] it was like: '[Where] is the hottest restaurant in Hollywood? Where can I go? Where can I be seen? Who is there? What are they doing? Who is there?' Everything had to be public for me back then," she said.

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"Now it's, 'where can I go on vacation where nobody will see us? All I want is privacy. I never thought that I would be at that point."

Although we didn't realise having one of the world's most public personas and most-watched reality TV shows counted as being private, as they say, each to their own.

5. Amy Schumer is pregnant, and her announcement involves quite the twist.

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We're dubbing this one of the most impressive baby announcements to date. Image: Getty

Comedian Amy Schumer has announced she’s expecting her first child with husband Chris Fischer – and she had a wholly original way of sharing her news. And when you practically work in the business of celebrity baby announcements, this is a big call.

On Instagram (not the unique part) the 37-year-old posted a photo of herself and her 38-year-old partner’s heads imposed onto a photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle strolling down a boardwalk.

That alone was a massive hint that the couple – like Meghan and Harry – are expecting a baby. But the Inside Amy Schumer star wasn’t done yet.

The caption directed fans to the Instagram of political journalist Jessica Yellin, to get the full scoop on her “exciting news”.

You can read the rest of their genius and civically-minded baby announcement here.