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

1. ‘This chill ran through my body’: Taylor Swift was with Kim Kardashian when she realised Kanye was ‘two-faced’.

There is no moment in music award history quiet as famous as the time Kanye West jumped on stage during Taylor Swift’s 2009 VMA speech and declared that Beyonce was more deserving of the award for the Best Female Music Video.

In that moment, we saw the first drops of bad blood spill between the two singers.

But it wasn’t until six years later when Taylor Swift actually came to realise that West was “two-faced”.

After the whole VMA debacle, West was quite obviously not in Swift’s good books. But the pair eventually made amends and became friends, Swift told Rolling Stone. 

“I started to feel like we reconnected, which felt great for me — because all I ever wanted my whole career after that thing happened in 2009 was for him to respect me. When someone doesn’t respect you so loudly and says you literally don’t deserve to be here — I just so badly wanted that respect from him,” she told the publication.

Then six years later at another VMAs show, Swift began to realise the truth behind their friendship.

It all started when Kanye reached out to Swift to ask if she could present his Vanguard Award to him.

“He called me up beforehand… and he’s like, ‘I really, really would like for you to present this Vanguard Award to me, this would mean so much to me’, and went into all the reasons why it means so much, because he can be so sweet. He can be the sweetest. And I was so stoked that he asked me that. And so I wrote this speech up, and then we get to the VMAs and I make this speech and he screams, ‘MTV got Taylor Swift up here to present me this award for ratings!'”


And that didn’t sit well with Swift, who was standing next to Kim Kardashian at the time.

“I’m standing in the audience with my arm around his wife, and this chill ran through my body. I realised he is so two-faced. That he wants to be nice to me behind the scenes, but then he wants to look cool, get up in front of everyone and talk sh*t. And I was so upset. He wanted me to come talk to him after the event in his dressing room. I wouldn’t go.”

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Image: Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashion at the 2015 MTV VMA Awards.

The next day, Kanye sent Swift a big bouquet of flowers to apologise.

"I was like, ‘You know what? I really don’t want us to be on bad terms again. So whatever, I’m just going to move past this.’ So when he gets on the phone with me, and I was so touched that he would be respectful and, like, tell me about this one line in the song," she said.

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2. Survivor's Luke Toki plans to return some of the money donated to him.

Forever known as the best Australian Survivor contestant ever, Luke Toki began receiving donations to his GoFundMe page after he was sadly evicted from the show last week.

But now Luke has decided to return some the of the money that has been donated to him.

The campaign's organiser, Dave Skow, updated the GoFundMe page today, writing "As we reach $550,000, the decision has been made to close the donations on the GoFundMe Page. Luke and Mary have decided that anything over what would have been Luke’s prize money on Survivor ($500,000) will be given back to the community (exact details yet to be confirmed)."

It's still unclear whether the money will be donated to a charity or given back to fans, but Skow wrote that Toki and his family would post a video soon thanking fans for their contributions.



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Luke also posted on his Instagram yesterday, echoing the message.

"The past 60 hours since the fundraising page was created has been mind blowing and has surpassed everyone’s wildest expectations, but collectively we have been able to do an incredible thing for an incredible family. Australia, give yourself a pat on the back. We done good," he said.

And Australia, you really did.


3. 'Girls are willing to get off the pedestal.' Elle Macpherson on how social media has changed modelling.


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Once upon a time, supermodels were like otherworldly beings roaming the Earth high above us mere mortals.

Yes, their faces and bodies were everywhere, but we didn't know that much about them. They had no obligation to engage with the people. Much like when Linda Evangelista said she wouldn't even get out of bed for less than $10K.

According to Aussie supermodel Elle Macpherson, social media (i.e. Instagram) has completely changed the modelling job description.


"There have been quite a lot of changes with social media… (in the past) the more iconic you were, the more distanced you were from your public, the greater your success," the fashion icon told The Daily Telegraph.

“Today, the more relatable you are, the more connected you are to your public, the greater your success. I think that the models that have been able to transition in this period… have been the girls that have been willing to get off the pedestal, and come back down to earth, and start working with businesses that really resonate with them."

In other words, gone are the days when a model can slap their face and name on any old product.

Cheers to that!

4. Thanks to Jameela Jamil, Instagram will now hide posts that promote weight loss products from minors.


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Today, Instagram has announced a new policy that will change the kind of content minors are exposed to on the social media platform. From now on, all posts promoting weight-loss products and cosmetic procedures will be hidden from users known to be under 18.

Put simply, no more sponsored posts for waist trainers, skinny teas and appetite suppressant lollipops from the Kardashians.

It's a policy change actress and body positive activist Jameela Jamil and her iWeigh team have been campaigning for and working directly with Instagram on for years.

"After a bunch of shouting, screaming, and petitioning... we have managed to get the attention of the people at the top, and they have heard us and want to protect us. And this is just the beginning of our efforts," Jamil posted across her social media channels on Thursday.

"As of now, if you’re under 18, you will no longer be exposed to any diet/detox products, and for all other ages; all fad products that have bogus, unrealistic claims will be taken down and easy to report. I’ve been working with Instagram all year towards this, who were amazing to deal with, and they expressed that they passionately care about creating a safer space for us all online.


"This happened so much faster than I expected and I’m so proud and happy and relieved. WELL DONE to the many people who have been working towards this huge change. This is a mass effort. This is an extraordinary win that is going to make a big difference. Influencers have to be more responsible."

She also tweeted: "Greedy influencers who push toxic products, will have to find another way to scam the innocent people who follow them, because we are shutting this shit down today. (Literally.)"

We are so here for this change.

5. A very serious investigation into why Matt Agnew is (maybe) in Scotland.

During the week of last year’s The Bachelor finale, bachelor Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins fled to Papua New Guinea’s remote Kokoda Track to avoid the usual media rounds.

There are thoughts that maybe Matt Agnew too has escaped Australia just in time for this year’s finale day, with rumours swirling that the latest man to entrust Osher with his love life may have taken a leaf out of another bad bachie’s book and ‘done a Blake Garvey’.


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Except instead of the vast Papua New Guinea bush, astrophysicist Matt has shared a photo of him on Instagram from the other side of the world in Scotland.

He captioned the photo “stormy weather overlooking Kilt Rock” and people are wondering if he’s foreshadowing stormy weather in his love life, or simply making an observation about a typical day in Scotland. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It’s very confusing for all of us, but especially Osher who 100 per cent thought he was done with this shit.

Read more about our very important investigation into Matt's whereabouts, in our earlier article here. 

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