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


1. “I was expecting it to be horrific”: Laura Byrne on her post-baby sex life with Matty J.

Laura Byrne has shared how challenging it’s been to have sex again after giving birth. And goodness knows a hell of a lot of mums will be able to relate.

Laura and her fiance, Matty J, welcomed their first daughter Marile-Mae in June 2019, two years after meeting on The Bachelor. And since the birth, Laura says she’s struggled to get back into the swing of things.

“The doctors tell you that you’ll be ready to have sex at the six-week mark … but I was not ready,” Laura said on her Life Uncut podcast

“I was so tired and the thought of having sex would make me want to cry … So we had sex at about eight weeks.”

“I had a lot of stitches so I was expecting it to be horrific.”


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Get your stinkin (cute) little piggies off the table Miss! ????

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But even though Laura says she was still “swollen” down there, the experience wasn’t as bad as she thought it would be.

“It didn’t hurt and it wasn’t scary,” she said.

“It was exactly how I had remembered it being; nothing seemed any different.”


2. Sonia Kruger is being replaced as co-host of The Voice.

The Nine Network has confirmed the new host (well, two hosts) to replace Sonia Kruger on The Voice.

Yesterday, it was announced that TV presenters Renee Bargh and Darren McMullen will be co-hosting this year’s season.


Uploading a photo to Instagram announcing the news, Bargah, who is currently a host on US entertainment program Extra, writes, “Australia I’m coming home!

“I couldn’t be more excited to announce my new role as host of The Voice Australia alongside my friend @darrenmcmullen.

“This has been a long-time dream of mine and I’m so thankful to @lisagregorischdempsey and @extratv for allowing me to take this opportunity. My goal has always been to split my time between LA and Australia and that’s exactly what I’ll be doing. I finally get to work with my sis @deltagoodrem.”

Sharing the same excitement, McMullen uploaded an Instagram post announcing the news too.


McMullen hosted the show from 2012 to 2015, so we’re looking forward to his return.

Despite the hosts changing, the judges (Guy Sebastian, Kelly Rowland, Boy George and Delta Goodrem) will remain the same.

3. Channing Tatum and Jessie J are Instagram official. Just don’t bring up the actor’s ex.

Finally! The relationship confirmation we were waiting for.

Earlier today, Magic Mike actor, Channing Tatum, uploaded a cosy selfie of himself and singer Jessie J, confirming the two are indeed back together.


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Gonna watch this unicorn sang tonight. Then we gonna get it in! Horns out!

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“Gonna watch this unicorn sang tonight. Then we gonna get it in! Horns out!” he wrote. (And no, we’re not sure exactly what that means.)

However, as per usual, with all that positivity the trolls weren’t far behind.

One user commented a reference to Tatum’s ex-wife, Jenna Dewan, writing, “Jenna looks better with you”. But Tatum was having none of it.

Sending a lengthy reply to said troll, he wrote, “Hey Alex, I don’t usually address shit like this. But you seem as good a terrible, happy-people-hating, thoughtless person as any of them,


“Why don’t you seriously think about what you’re doing. It’s hurtful and I ain’t about it. If you can’t not be a horrible hateful person on my page and support the infinite and untouchable beauty and woman that Jess is… please kindly get the TF out of here. No one wants you here. Especially me.” [sic]

Bravo, sir.

4. Just a bunch of photos from Stormi Webster’s predictably extra birthday.

As another year rolls around it brings with it more over-the-top Kardashian/Jenner birthdays. Cue: the 2nd birthday festival of Kylie Jenner’s baby girl, Stormi Webster.

Although the toddler doesn’t turn two for another week, the mother and daughter duo started the celebrations early with a trip on a private jet to Disney World.

And, of course, it was extra AF.


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storm’s first disney trip ☑️????⚡️

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Buenos Días! …Mama’s en camino ????????

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5. Jessica Simpson was told to lose weight. She ended up taking diet pills for 20 years.

Warning: This post features details of child sexual abuse and disordered eating that could be triggering for some readers. 

Jessica Simpson is best known for her reality TV show, her Daisy Dukes and her music career.

Now, the 39-year-old mother-of-three has written an emotional, honest memoir opening up about some painful moments in her life, including the abuse she faced as a child, her dependency on alcohol and her determination to get sober in 2017.


Among the revelations, was that when she was working on her first album in 1997,  Tommy Mottola, the then-husband of Mariah Carey and head of Columbia Records, told her: “You gotta lose 15 pounds... That’s what it will take to be Jessica Simpson."

As a result, Simspon began taking diet pills at the age of 17.

“I immediately went on an extremely strict diet, and started taking diet pills, which I would do for the next 20 years,” she wrote.

As her music career took off, Simpson felt more pressure to maintain a particular body image.

“I started to hear voices when I was alone at night, waiting for the sleeping pill to kick in…'Do more sit-ups, fat ass.'"

Looking back, Simpson told People, “We all see our flaws, and mine were just there for the world to rip apart. They weren’t even flaws! They were made into flaws that I didn’t even know I had."

For more about the revelations in Jessica Simpson’s memoir, read our earlier article here. 

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