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


1. The hilarious reason Laura Byrne is “not talking” to Matty J is all too relatable.

Is our deep and unrequited couple crush on Bachie alum Laura Byrne and Matty J becoming… creepy? Probably.

The latest in their cute couple-ness that we care deeply about (and probably shouldn’t) is a fight they’re currently engaged in.

(Play fight! Chill!)

And honestly, we’ve been there.

Earlier today, Laura, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child, posted to her Instagram Story to let fans know she was ‘punishing’ Matt.

Why? Because he was a real douche, that’s why.

Ahem, in her… dream.

Come on – who hasn’t woken up irrationally angry at their partner for behaving like a right jerk in their dream?

It’s… normal, right?


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“Historic Audio tours ARE romantic” – as quoted by @matthewdavidjohnson 2019 @cockatooisland

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Laura shared two snaps from the couple’s bedroom, letting us know she was officially giving Matt the silent treatment, and look, we get it.



Matt - you shouldn't have done whatever you did in Laura's subconscious imagination.

Shame on you.

The couple are expecting their baby in June, so we really hope they are speaking again by then.

2. The Instagram post that has fans thinking Richie Strahan will be joining I’m A Celeb.

Look, if there's one thing we can't stand, it's being teased in the lead up to our reality TV premieres.


It's cruel.

Just be straight with us, we are an impatient bunch and we want to the truth now.

Of course - we're talking about our favourite jungle-based reality show I'm A Celebritywhich is premiering on Sunday, amid a whole lot of speculation surrounding which celebs will be eating spiders for our viewing pleasure.

The latest rumoured contestant, perpetuated by the celeb himself, is former Bachelor Richie Strahan, who posted a very telling Instagram pic today:


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Roughing it in Kruger National Park. About to head off for a night Safari!

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"A night Safari" ay?

In the very location the program is filmed, ay?

Heading to the jungle, ay?


Richie, just tell us the truth and no one gets hurt.

So far the only confirmed cast members of I'm Celebrity are Gogglebox stars Angie Kent and Yvie Jones.

I guess we'll find out who else is joining them on Sunday...

3. Sam Smith just shared a throwback pic of his schooldays, and it’s gold.

Everyone loves a good awkward childhood throwback photo – and when it's a celebrity, it's even more hilarious.

British singer Sam Smith has shared an old school photo of himself, and oh boy, he looks very different.

Brace yourselves...

"Well fed and ready for the new year," the 26-year-old captioned the hilariously awkward Instagram post.


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Well fed and ready for the new year

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We've seen some pretty good celebrity throwbacks out there, but we have to say, this is definitely our new favourite.

Sam's post was very popular with his 11 million Instagram followers.

"Those chubby cheeks!" one fan commented.

"Thank God for this glow up," another follower wrote.

4. “They’re delusional.” Tara Pavlovic has epically unleashed on her fellow reality TV stars. 

Former Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise contestant Tara Pavlovic has a bone to pick with her reality TV star colleagues.

Responding to an unnamed online article that claimed she was a "celebrity," the 28-year-old shared a rant on her Instagram account which included a take down of former reality TV show contestants.

"I don't think I am a star, I don't think I am a celebrity. I think I'm just some idiot who went on some stupid show, that I wish I never did," she said, stating that she was very happy about her "irrelevant" status.


"Unfortunately though, there are many people who do come off these shows that do think they are full celebrities," she continued, potentially referencing some of her ex-Bachie pals.

"They're very delusional. It's very embarrassing. They parade around with other reality TV people and think they are sick.

"Some of these people don't even work! I know a guy who wouldn't work because he thought he was too famous. Mate, you're not famous, you're an idiot!"


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However, she did not identify as a 'reality TV star,' she clarified and said she was happy "living her normal life" with her amazing and "normal" boyfriend, while working as a nanny.

"Hopefully the other normal people who went on TV shows who realise they're Snoop Dog realise this soon enough," she finished.

You can watch a snippet of Tara's rant here:

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Despite this, it does need to be said that while she doesn't rely on her social media channels to make her income, she has collaborated with brands like Schick and and Foreo which have remunerated her through sponsored posts and overseas press trips, all of which have come from the social media attention she amassed from going on a reality TV show.

So is this a story of the pot calling the kettle black, or does she have a legitimate point? You decide.


5. Carrie Bickmore's brutally honest description of the first few weeks with a new baby.

A glowing Carrie Bickmore, cradling her newborn daughter, leaning in to her beaming partner.

It looks like the kind of blissed-out baby picture we’ve seen time and time again in our Instagram feeds. But then there’s The Project host’s caption, and with it a reminder that beyond the artifice lies the messy, conflicted, exhausting truth of new parenthood.

Carrie shared the post to her page on Tuesday, to mark one month since her third child, Adelaide, came into the world.

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“1 MONTH OLD TODAY,” she began, before listing the ups and downs of those first four weeks of parenting a newborn.

The glimpse into those first four weeks struck a chord with Carrie’s followers. More than 55,000 people reacted to the sentiment, among them a few famous names, including television sports presenter Erin Molan, former Today presenter Sylvia Jeffreys, and celebrity trainer Tiffany Hall.

And we can totally see why. To see exactly what The Project host had to say you can head over to our earlier post.