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

1. Samantha Markle will reportedly make $180,000 from the birth of Meghan Markle’s baby.

The Duchess of Sussex’s half-sister Samantha Markle has become infamous for her savage attacks on the royal family. And it seems she won’t be stopping her nasty antics any time soon, with reports that she could be making up to $180,000 upon the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby.

According to The Mirror, Markle, 53, has planned two television documentaries, talk show appearances and a book, with hopes to garner media attention, like she did during the royal wedding in May last year.

Her rate? A cool £2,000-an-hour for interviews, which translates to just over $3,500 Australian.

All up she will apparently earn £100,000, converting to $180,000 Australian.

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"Samantha has every right to celebrate the birth of her niece or nephew in spring and will talk about her connection to Meghan, as they are family," a source told the publication.

"She does not have an outlandish lifestyle so the money will make a difference to her. She has never been given a penny by Meghan so she has every right to earn her own money in this way."

2. Inside the rumour Dr Chris Brown secretly married Liv Phyland in the South African jungle.

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The rumours of Dr Chris Brown and Liv Phyland's apparently on-again-off-again relationship have been relentless.

Most recently, the vet and television host told Stellar that while he’s "looking for the one," it hasn’t happened yet.

"If you’d told me at 20 I’d be unmarried and without kids I probably would’ve been horrified," he told the publication. "But it’s my doing."

A day later, Woman's Day reported that despite him insisting he is single, the couple had married in Africa, in a "quite impulsive" decision while Brown is there filming I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! 

But Phyland has shut down any suggestion that she is married, telling Sydney Confidential, "No, not married."

3. This is where you've seen Bronson from Married at First Sight before.

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He's currently in one of the most controversial relationships on Married at First Sight. But this isn't the first reality show Bronson Norrish has been on.

Last year Bronson was a participant on Australian Ninja Warrior, the notoriously hard obstacle course reality TV show, also on Channel Nine. Bronson was the heaviest contestant on the season, making it impressive that he succeeded to the semi-finals in the competition.

The former stripper married his television wife Ines last week, followed by their honeymoon when they didn't get along... at all. But it seems this man can take anything that comes his way, be it an obstacle course or Ines.

You can watch his attempt at the obstacle course here...

4. The hilarious reason Ellen DeGeneres is trying to set Naomi Osaka up with Michael B Jordan.


Aside from being one of the most well-loved talk show hosts of all time, Ellen DeGeneres is also proving to be a pretty great matchmaker.

When tennis champion Naomi Osaka went on The Ellen Show in late 2018, she innocently shared that US actor Michael B. Jordan was her chosen celebrity crush, and Ellen suddenly became a woman on a mission.

 

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On Naomi's 21st birthday, Ellen tweeted the Australian Open winner a little message followed by a shirtless photo of Michael and things began to escalate very quickly after that.

Next minute, Michael himself sent Naomi a well-wishing birthday tweet, followed by a cute little date invite to the premiere of Creed 2, and we think she accepted.

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Now, this all happened in October 2018, but given that today is Michael B. Jordan's 32nd birthday, Ellen found another way to reignite her campaign...

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While we're all waiting with bated breath to see how this love story unfolds in real life, in the meantime, if Ellen would like to go freelance with her matchmaking services, then we'd like to put in a few requests for ourselves.

5. The sign that Married at First Sight's Sam and Ines will cheat on their spouses this week.

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Precedent dictates the experiment of letting *experts* match you according to *science* on a show called Married at First Sight… does not work.

And yet after five seasons we are all still here, just hoping that one of these couples will prosper. But in news that will shock no one, that won’t be Sam and Elizabeth.

Sam Ball, who went to New Zealand the morning after his wedding to attend an alleged funeral, will apparently break things off with his television wife, Lizzie.

According to the Daily Mail, the rumours that Sam leaves his wife for another participant in the experiment are all true. The publication states that multiple sources have confirmed that Sam did not like his original wife and so felt he should give “producers what they wanted”.

That’s when he started a relationship with Bronson’s match, Ines.

To look at all the signs suggesting Sam and Ines will get together this week, you can read the full article here.

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