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

1. “I’m going to get shot.” MAFS’ Ines Basic says Sydney’s Potts Point is “the most disgusting place in Australia” and… what?

Former Married At First Sight contestant, Ines Basic, flew to Sydney for a PR event on Wednesday and stayed in the affluent inner-city suburb of Potts Point.

And she had some pretty… interesting things to say about it.

“I’m pretty sure Potts Point is the most disgusting place in Australia,” Ines shared on her Instagram stories.

“I’m really concerned I’m going to get shot or stabbed here, I want to cry!”

Ines wasn’t a fan of the hotel she was staying at either.

“The hotel looks like it’s a third world country condition, I’m not kidding. It’s so bad, I am scared how I’m going to fall asleep tonight.”

Ines walking around in Potts Point. Image: Instagram/@innnnnnes

In the Instagram video, Ines explained that her hotel room, number 13, "triggered her anxieties".

But after she changed rooms, things started looking up.

"Things are improving, I did get moved rooms as I have a fear of the number 13, and the last room had that number in it."

"Outside I'm coping, like okay. The rooms are so small. I'm pretty sure the people at reception think I'm 110 per cent psychotic."

Despite her feelings towards Potts Point, it seems like Ines still managed to have a good time at her event, which she shared pictures of on Instagram.


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2. In case you didn't hear... Emma Stone is engaged to her boyfriend of two years.

Easy A, La La Land, and The Favourite actress, Emma Stone, is engaged to her long-term partner, David McCary. And to be honest, it's a gift that we even know about it.

Earlier today, McCary shared a photo of him and Stone, with the 31-year-old wearing what looks like a diamond ring on her engagement finger. Unfortunately, the photo of the ring itself was a bit blurry, and dude, give the people what they want.

The notoriously private and social media-shy actress has been dating the Saturday Night Live segment producer since October 2017. The couple met in November 2016 when Stone hosted the comedy program, appearing in the sketch 'Wells For Boys,' which was directed by McCary himself.


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Previously Stone dated her The Amazing Spider-Man co-star, Andrew Garfield, from 2011 to 2015. And despite their breakup, they remain on friendly terms.

3. "I should've known better." Justin Timberlake just opened up about holding hands with Alisha Wainwright.

Justin Timberlake has taken to social media to set the record straight after paparazzi caught him getting close with a female co-star.

Photographs taken last month, saw Timberlake having dinner with Alisha Wainwright in New Orleans. The photos show the pair holding hands while chatting, with Wainwright resting her hand on Timberlake's lap at one point too.

Although generally one to stay away from gossip, Timberlake uploaded a public statement to his Instagram today, explaining the situation and apologising to his wife and family.


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"I stay away from gossip as much as I can, but for my family I feel it is important to address recent rumours that are hurting the people I love.

"A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgement - but let me be clear - nothing happened between me and my costar," he said.

He follows on with, "I drank way too much that night and I regret my behaviour. I should have known better.

"This is not an example I want to set for my son. I apologise to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be.

"This was not that. I am incredibly proud to be working on Palmer. Looking forward to continuing to make this movie and excited for people to see it."

4. Channel 10 has let slip that a 'refreshing' number of people find love on next season's Bachelor in Paradise.

The 2020 season of Bachelor in Paradise has wrapped up filming this week, and Channel 10's programming boss, Daniel Monaghan has said that not only is this season as drama-filled as ever, but it's also got a few success stories.

"We love the drama, but to have love at the end of it as well is really refreshing," Monaghan said in an interview with TV Blackbox.

"It's been a stellar, stellar season of Paradise over in Fiji, we've got some really good cast over there."

And if the rumours surrounding which cast members will appear in Fiji are true, he is absolutely right.

According to a list leaked by the Daily Mail, some of our Bachelor and Bachelorette fan favourites will head to paradise for a second chance at reality Tv ~love~.


And yes. That apparently includes Ciarran and Abbie.


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"We're really comfortable with how that's landed and the love that's come out of it, at the end," Monaghan added.

Bring. It. On.

5. From Hamish Blake to Roxy Jacenko: All the best celebrity Christmas trees in the one place.

It’s time to lug your Christmas tree out of the garage because the festive season has officially started.

Whether you’re one of those people who put up their tree as soon as December 1 hits or prefer to wait until closer to Christmas, we can all agree that decorating your tree is an important Christmas tradition.

But there’s always a lot of decision making involved. Do you go with a colour-coordinated theme? Do you bother with lights? Do you include the embarrassing DIY ornaments you made as a kid? There’s a lot to think about.

Celebrities, on the other hand, always seem to have the perfect tree… well, most of the time.

They go all out with matching baubles, elaborate tinsel work and colourful fairy lights. And every year we get serious tree envy.


So prepare to feel inadequate with these celebrity Christmas trees.

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Aussie comedian, Hamish Blake, felt the struggle this year when he put up his Christmas tree.

“Our fake Christmas tree comes in four parts. I put it together. You are meant to put the big tree segments on the bottom and the small ones on the top. Those are ‘the rules’,” Hamish explained in his Instagram post. “My wife has tonight noticed I have not played by the rules.”

Indeed, something about the tree does seem a bit well… off. 

After three days, Hamish says his wife, Zoe Foster-Blake, wanted it fixed. But something tells us that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

For more celebrity Christmas trees, read our earlier article here.

Feature Image: Channel Nine. 

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