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

1. Lady Gaga reportedly has a new boyfriend and we’re sorry, but it’s not Bradley Cooper.

Lady Gaga has moved on after splitting with her fiancé Christian Carino in February. And we’re sorry, but it’s not with her A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper.

Which should put the rumours to rest, but also, probably won’t.

Gaga, 33, was photographed kissing her monitor engineer Dan Horton, 37, last weekend while at a cafe in California.

Sources told People the couple appeared “to be more than friends and were seen smooching multiple times”.

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We can still appreciate the chemistry between Gaga and Cooper though. Image via Channel 9.

"They were kissing as they spoke really close up," a source told the publication. "Ironically, she had a table in the front near the sidewalk, so she was clearly okay with being seen. She seemed very happy when interacting with the guy she was with."

Dan is the first person the Grammy award-winning singer has been romantically linked with (at least... officially) since ending her two-year engagement.

There's not much we know about Horton, except that he has been working with Gaga since November 2018, as the monitor engineer for her Enigma residency show in Las Vegas.

2. Oh. It turns out that awkward "I'm a Gemini" moment on The Bachelor was actually... a joke.

You know you're in for a good season of The Bachelor when the promo goes viral. Properly viral. People tweeting about it on the other side of the world kind of viral.

You know the one: Bach Matt Agnew introduces himself to a contestant as an astrophysicist, only to have her respond, "I'm a Gemini."

People on the internet laughed, they scoffed, they shook their heads (while simultaneously sneak-Googling 'what is astrophysicist').

But it turns out that Abbie, the woman at the centre of the clip, is the one laughing.

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Speaking on KIIS FM's The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Wednesday morning, Space Bach revealed that contrary to popular... editing, the 23-year-old Queensland property analyst was well and truly joking about jumbling up his job.

“She’s very, very, clever, very witty, and loved to wind me up,” Agnew said.

“Oh, so she was joking?” a shocked Kyle Sandilands responded.

“Yeah. She knew how to wind me up, and you can see based on my reaction, it landed particularly well on me and she got the desired effect, I think,” Agnew said.

Well, who looks dumb now...

The Bachelor Matt Agnew has confirmed with Mamamia he's head over heels in love, so how has he been keeping this new relationship hidden? He spills all the gossip on the latest episode of The Spill, our daily entertainment podcast. Post continues after audio.

3. "It became cancerous." Jordyn Woods on the backlash following the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal.

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As far as tabloid stories go, it was among the most colossal of 2019 — and it happened in the first few weeks.

Kylie Jenner's best mate, Jordyn Woods, kissed Tristan Thompson. If those words mean nothing to you, a quick rundown: At the time, old mate Tristan was the boyfriend of Kylie's sister, Khloé Kardashian, who had given birth to their daughter, True, just nine months earlier. So, you see the predicament...

When news broke, the internet turned on Woods faster than you can say 'pile on'. Khloé (ie. on of the only few people actually qualified to comment) spat on Twitter: “Why are you lying @jordynwoods?? If you’re going to try and save yourself by going public, INSTEAD OF CALLING ME PRIVATELY TO APOLOGISE FIRST, at least be HONEST about your story. BTW, you ARE the reason my family broke up!” she wrote, referring to her subsequent split from Thompson.

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This week, Jordyn managed to wiggle herself out from under the steaming pile of vitriol and give an interview to Cosmopolitan UK, in which she reflected on the moment immediately after the kiss. A kiss she maintains he initiated as she walked out of his house.

“I didn’t know how to feel," she told the magazine. "I was like, ‘That didn’t just happen.’ I [told him] ‘I need to go.' I was leaving already so I walked out immediately. I got in the car. I was in shock.”

When the, erm, feedback came rolling in on social media, Jordyn said she did her best to ignore it.

“When I would look at my name and see all of the things that people were saying, it became like a tumour. It became cancerous to me," she said.

“I don’t believe in clapping back, or reacting out of emotion. I could have handled this a million different ways, but I just went with what felt the most natural to me. Would I ever have wanted this to happen? Never. But shit happens. And in the end, I never want to see anyone hurt; I would hate to be the reason for anyone’s pain. We all have to go to sleep with ourselves at night.”

4. Apparently the Victoria's Secret Show has been canned for 2019.

The global spectacle of lingerie, fairy wings and gemstones that is the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show is no more, according to one of its star Angels.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Aussie model Shanina Shaik confirmed that the lingerie show would not continue this year.

“Unfortunately the Victoria’s Secret show won’t be happening this year,” she said.

“It’s something I’m not used to because every year around this time I’m training like an angel."

 

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So far, this is the first we've heard of an official cancellation of the runway show... here's to hoping she was allowed to reveal the news, however it was reported in May 2019 by The New York Times that the show would no longer be shown on network TV, a first since its initial broadcast in 2001.

Over the past few years, the lingerie brand also received criticism for failing to adapt to body positivity and inclusivity standards, with plus-sized model Robyn Lawley calling for fans to boycott the show completely until they committed to "representing ALL women on stage". Her 2018 Change.org petition even received over 10,000 signatures.

 

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Despite this, Shaik did hint that something else will be taking the show's place.

“But I’m sure in the future something will happen, which I’m pretty sure about. I’m sure they’re trying to work on branding and new ways to do the show because it’s the best show in the world,” she said.

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We guess we'll just have to wait and see.

5. “It was really, really horrible.” Why Kate Langbroek almost quit The Panel after a few weeks.

Kate with some of her co-hosts on The Panel: Glenn Robbins, Rob Sitch, Tom Gleisner. Image: Channel 10.

When Kate Langbroek was cast on a new prime-time talk show called The Panel back in 1998, she’d never ‘done’ television before. She’d had small acting roles, including on the soap Chances and in a Transport Accident Commission Community Service Announcement, and had built a profile as a host on independent Melbourne radio station Triple R.

But this was different.

Speaking to Sarah Grynberg on PodcastOne’s A Life of Greatness, the now-stalwart media personality revealed the early days of the weekly Channel 10 current affairs show were a maelstrom of insecurity and negative feedback from viewers.

Because the program came via Working Dog Productions, which had close ties with more-established talent, Langbroek said many questioned her casting.

“People were expecting that it would be Jane Kennedy or Jude [Judith Lucy], and when it was me they were like, ‘Who the f*** is that?’… That is basically the letters that I got,” she told the podcast.

“Also, I was really bad, because I’d never done TV before. I was a bit overwhelmed that, suddenly, there I was with these people who were amazing and seemed to know a lot of stuff. If I didn’t know something, I would go, ‘What does that mean?’ And [viewers] would go, ‘You know nothing!’ [in letters].

Read our earlier article about Kate Langbroek's time on The Panel here.

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