The Spill: Top 5 entertainment stories for Wednesday, July 24.


1. “She’s not happy to follow the rules.” Dave Hughes on Lindsay Lohan’s on-set behaviour.

In today’s random yet unsurprising lesson we’ve learnt about Lindsay Lohan, Dave Hughes has revealed that she a) has a personal notetaker and b) loves a cheeky smoko.

Hughesy, who comprises part of the panel on new reality series The Masked Singer along with Lohan, Dannii Minogue and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, has spilled some behind-the-scenes tea about LiLo’s antics and please, Hughesy, for the love of God keep it coming.


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Speaking on his radio show Hughesy & Kate, Dave recalled his first on-set encounter with the 33-year-old Mean Girls star.

“I led with ‘hello’ and then I said, ‘I’m on the panel’. You know, thinking maybe she didn’t know who I was,” Dave said.

“She said, ‘I know’. She knew I was on the panel. Not like, ‘I know, that’s a good thing’, just like, ‘I know’.”

“She keeps her cards close to the table. She has no need to impress me!” he added.

Because he’s… human, Dave followed the actress when she went for a ciggie break during a four-hour workshop.

“She complained about the fact she had to go downstairs to smoke cigarettes and I said, ‘You shouldn’t have to go downstairs,’” he recounted.

“She’s not happy to follow the rules but she’s not going to break the rules.” Oh, we wouldn’t be so sure about that, but as you were.


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Then, he continued to explain, Lindsay took possibly the longest smoko in the history of smokos, amassing a full 15 minutes. As you do.


“The discussion was had: ‘Let’s start, we don’t know how long Lindsay’s going to be’,” Hughesy recalled. “We thought maybe she’s not going to come back!”

However, she eventually returned with her personal note-taker because of course she did.

“Someone else came in with Lindsay. Someone came to take notes on Lindsay’s behalf,” he said. “Fair enough! Why does Lindsay have to take notes?”

We would very much like to know what qualifications a “personal notetaker” for Lindsay Lohan requires. Asking for a friend.

2. Oh. The Bachelor hasn’t even started yet but the contestants are already trying to become influencers.

In news that comes as a surprise to precisely no one, a contestant from The Bachelor is already vying for free sh*t and the season hasn’t even aired yet.


Perth Now reports that contestant Helena Sauzier, 25, has been approaching beauty providers for skincare products and services, and a local surgeon for an unknown service.

Health and wellness coach Helena Sauzier. Image: Ten.

Deary me.

Daily Mail Australia today published quotes from a spokesperson at Dr Anh, a top-rated Perth surgeon, who confirmed that a contestant, believed to be Sauzier, had reached out to the practice for a collaboration.

“We can confirm that a Bachelor contestant has approached us in relation to treatment,” the spokesperson told the publication.

“We declined the approach by the contestant as it is also not our business practice to seek this kind of endorsement. We discourage it,” they said, referring to APHRA guidelines which forbid them from working with ambassadors or sharing testimonials.

All we want to know now is how far she makes it in the competition before Matt discovers she's not actually there to find love with Osher's help (along with probably a large chunk of other contestants tbh).


With the season airing next week, we guess we'll soon find out...

3. Kim Kardashian has responded to allegations against her photographer Marcus Hyde.

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Image: Instagram.

Kim Kardashian has responded to the allegations levelled against celebrity photographer Marcus Hyde, who she has worked with a number of times.

The 32-year-old's direct messages with a model were exposed, that saw him ask a woman for US$2000 after she refused to send him nude photos. Following their encounter, the Los Angeles-based model, Sunnaya, posted screenshots of their messages to her Instagram Stories and Hyde was condemned for his "predatory" behaviour.


Ariana Grande, who has also worked with Hyde, commented in wake of the controversy, calling the exchange "shocking" and "heartbreaking", and now Kim Kardashian has done the same.

“I have been reading all of the messages and stories from women regarding inappropriate and inexcusable behavior of a photographer that I have worked with in the past," Kardashian wrote in a comment on her Instagram Stories.

"My own experiences have always been professional, and I am deeply shocked, saddened and disappointed to learn that other women have had very different experiences."

She continued: "I stand in full support of every woman’s right to not be harassed, asked or pressured to do anything they are not comfortable with. We cannot allow this type of behavior to go unnoticed and I applaud those who speak out."

Marcus Hyde's Instagram account, which had over a million followers, has since been disabled.

4. A Star Is Born is coming to Netflix next month and we're already singing 'Shallow'.

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Image: A Star Is Born.

Prepare your vocal chords and grab the tissues because A Star Is Born is coming to Netflix Australia on August 3rd.

Yep, we can watch Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (or, err, their characters Jackson and Ally) fall in love all over again, as many times as we so please.

The 2018 version of the 1937 classic film smashed box office records last year in what marked Bradley Cooper's successful directorial debut.

The film follows the story of an ageing country musician, and the rising star he falls in love with.

The film was so captivating for audiences, we even began to believe Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga were in love off the screen. Following the film, Cooper and Gage both parted ways with their respective partners, which didn't exactly help the rumours. They have, however, both refuted the claims.


If you haven't seen it, get onto it. You won't regret it. We promise you.

5. YES PLEASE: Maggie Beer, Curtis Stone, and Poh Ling Yeow could be the new MasterChef judges.

Reports say Channel Ten is set to announce their three replacements for MasterChef judges Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris today, after confirming that all three would be exiting the series after last night’s finale.

In a statement to Mamamia, Network 10 chief executive officer Paul Anderson confirmed that the exit of the high-profile judges was due to failed negotiations that have been happening behind-the-scenes of the highly-rated competitive cooking show.

“Despite months of negotiation, 10 has not been able to reach a commercial agreement that was satisfactory to Matt, Gary and George,” he said.

“Across 11 sensational seasons, MasterChef Australia has established itself as one of the most popular and respected cooking television series around the world.

“For more than a decade, the iconic series has shaped and driven the Australian public’s passion for food and cooking, delivered iconic television moments, and made the culinary dreams of everyday home cooks come true.”

Find out about their replacements in our earlier post here.