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

1. Michael and Stacey were seen kissing just days after they filmed the cheating scandal last year and WHAT DOES THIS MEAN.

Well, well, well. The MAFS drama continues.

During last night’s hot mess of a dinner party, news came out that Michael cheated on his (fake) wife Stacey with fellow contestant Hayley. And it was certainly the talk of the night.

While Stacey seemed to lay most of the blame on Hayley, the 26-year-old said she struggled to see a future with Michael after the affair.

But it appears things might not be over yet between the couple.

According to the Daily Mail, Stacey and Michael were spotted kissing during a date at Luna Park in October.

In fact, it was six days after the dinner party episode was filmed. So it seems there’s a chance Stacey might let Michael off the hook after all.

The couple were joined on their date by Aleks and Ivan, who have somehow become the show’s frontrunners/only likely surviving couple.

We’ll just have to wait and see if Stacey and Michael’s relationship survives the commitment ceremony when Married At First Sight returns on Sunday on Channel Nine.

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2. Everyone’s favourite couple, Hamish and Zoë Foster Blake, have shared their next venture and it’s unexpected, for sure.

Our fave Aussie couple, comedian Hamish Blake and author Zoë Foster Blake, are going to voice the parents of a cartoon Jack Russell with attention deficit issues in the newest season of ABC’s Bluey, and we LOVE this.

If you haven’t heard of the much-enjoyed kid’s show, Bluey is ABC iview’s most-watched programme, and has also been nominated for an Emmy. So yeah, it’s sort of a big deal.

The Bluey Facebook page shared a preview of the new characters – the Russells, captioning their post: “Do you know the husband and wife duo who are voicing Jack’s parents in the new season of Bluey?”

In the clip, Hamish can be heard asking his on-screen son, Jack, if he remembered his hat.

Jack is shown to be very distracted and unable to sit still before saying, “Oh, I forgot it.”

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Commenters were quick to praise the show for representing ADHD, with one woman writing “Thank you Bluey… I’m going to have two girls who feel very included and normalised thanks to this episode.. can’t wait.”

The new season is dropping on March 17.

3. “She wasn’t coping.” The real reason Natasha and Mikey didn’t attend last night’s dinner party.

When it was quickly swept over that Natasha and Mikey wouldn’t be attending last night’s dinner party, MAFS fans were suspicious that there may be more to the story than just “removing (them)selves from the drama”.

And it turns out, there was.

Speaking to Woman’s Day, a source from Endemol Shine has revealed, “Producers [were] scrambling to both prop up the remaining couples and persuade the couples whose relationships are hanging by a thread to stay,” so they banned the pair from attending.

“It was decided she shouldn’t be on camera,” the source said, adding that “it all got too much for her – she wasn’t coping in the experiment and with what was going down between certain contestants.”

 

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This was seemingly backed up in a video uncovered by New Idea, where Mikey is heard to be saying: “I don’t know how I can be kicked off the show when I haven’t done anything wrong.

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“I’ve given myself 100 percent to the experiment … they think she’s not well. Well, it’s like they’ve f*cking given me the wrong person. Such a stitch-up.”

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4. Pete Davidson just unloaded on ex-fiancee Ariana Grande in his new Netflix special and no… it’s not okay.

SNL comedian Pete Davidson has just released his brand-new Netflix special, Alive From New York, and wow. He dropped some pretty heavy jokes…

Yes, we expected him to bring up his relationship with Ariana Grande, but this much? Probably not.

 

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In case you forgot, Pete was engaged to pop sensation, Ariana Grande, during the summer of 2018. The pair went on their first date, got engaged and broke up, all during a five-month period.

Davidson discussed their relationship at length during the stand-up special, joking about her controversial Vogue cover, why he can no longer go to Starbucks and her hit single, Thank U, Next.

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When discussing Grande’s Vogue cover, which she received backlash over for wearing makeup that was far too dark for her skin tone, Pete said, “Can you imagine if I did that?”

“My career would be over tomorrow. If I spray-painted myself brown and hopped on the cover of Vogue magazine and just started sh*tting on my ex.”

He went on to discuss that he can no longer visit the popular coffee chain, Starbucks, because her last name is a drink size.

And lastly, he goes on to talk about her song that mentions his name, Thank U, Next.

“That song came out and my friends were like, ‘Bro, I love you. I love you, right? Sh*t is catchy. Sh*t is very catchy. You’re gonna have a rough eight months. I’m sorry. I actually happen to like the song,” he shared.

To make things worse, he mentioned that his family liked the song, too.

“My grandpa said — he goes, ‘It’s a slap. Peter, it’s a slap. I’m really sorry. It’s a good song and I don’t even listen to that sh*t.'”

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Although he did get a little mean about his ex, Davidson admitted that stand-up comedy is meant to include jokes that come from real-life experiences.

Meaning, he kind of has to talk about the fact that he dated a pop superstar for a brief five months. And considering she got to have her say on the relationship, he should be allowed to as well.

“Stand-up’s a part of my life. That was a highly publicised thing. I feel like she got her fair run and her fair stab at it.

“I don’t have social media and I don’t really have an outlet to express my feelings. So stand-up’s just how I do it. And I just have some jokes about it,” said Pete.

5. Everything you need to know about the four intruders coming to Married at First Sight.

IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING.

The Married at First Sight intruders are here and it’s good timing considering… half the couples have already left.

This week, Channel Nine has been teasing the return of Elizabeth Sobinoff to the series and now, we’ve finally got a look at the other brides and grooms entering the experiment.

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On Monday, two new couples will enter the experiment – here’s what we know so far about them.

Elizabeth Sobinoff

After appearing on Married at First Sight last year, Elizabeth Sobinoff is finally returning to the experiment.

Last season, Liz was matched with Sam Ball, who later cheated on her with fellow contestant Ines Basic. He also fat-shamed Liz just moments after meeting her and left the 27-year-old alone on their honeymoon to (supposedly) attend his ex-girlfriend’s mum’s funeral.

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Now, Liz hopes to have better luck in her second appearance on the reality show.

“I hope I can find someone that I can have a full-on relationship with. I’ve seen how people can connect through the experiment and I want that,” she told The Sydney Morning Herald.

In the new season, Liz is expected to be paired with retired AFL player Seb Guilhaus in the experiment.

Last week, Who pointed out ~social media evidence~ that indicates Liz and Seb could still be together.

In February, Liz and Seb have shared identical photos from a Sydney lookout point and photos from high tea at the same restaurant.

Interesting…

For more on the MAFS intruders, read our earlier article here.

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