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

1. Why Miley Ray Hemsworth decided to take her husband’s name.

Two months after their Christmas wedding, Liam Hemsworth has shared why his wife Miley Ray Hemsworth (nee Cyrus) decided to take his last name.

The Aussie actor best known for his role in the Hunger Games series (and for being Chris Hemsworth’s younger brother) confirmed Miley’s new last name on Live with Kelly & Ryan.

“I heard you got married … to one of my favourite people … Miley Cyrus,” the show’s co-host Kelly Ripa asked the 29-year-old, to which he responded, “Miley Ray Hemsworth now, actually.”

You can watch the moment below, post continues after video.

“She’ll still be known as Miley Cyrus professionally… I think that was honestly one of the best things about it. I didn’t ask her to take my name, but then she’s like, ‘No, of course I’m taking your name,’” he said.

“I’m like, ‘That’s awesome. That’s really good.’”

The Hemsworths were married at their Tennessee home in December, 2018 in front of a small circle of close family and friends.

The couple met on the set of their movie The Last Song in 2009.

Bless.

2. In 1992, Liam Neeson proposed to Brooke Shields. Then he never called her again.

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After Liam Neeson's confronting admission that he wanted to avenge his friend's rape by killing a random black man (yep, that.), more stories of the Taken star's darker side are popping up online.

Among them, his questionable treatment of his ex-girlfriend model/actor Brooke Shields. Neeson dated Shields for three months in 1992, and even proposed.

But then... well, he straight up ghosted her. According to an account in her 2014 memoir, which Neeson later confirmed, he simply flew to Los Angeles and never called her.

But did he stop there? No. No, he did not.

"He came back after the first time he left me and asked me to marry him again," Shields told People after the release of her book. "And I said, 'No, no, no, because knowing you, you'll probably fall in love with your next leading lady and marry her.'"

He did. Her name was Natasha Richardson, the woman to whom he was married until her death in a skiing accident in 2009.

3. Ellen Page is calling out Chris Pratt's appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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Late night talk shows can be a tad, shall we say, shallow. But Chris Pratt got spiritual on Friday night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star sung the praises (not literally, unfortunately) of his church and his pastor, a man who inspired him to perform a 21-day fast in which you eat like the biblical figure Daniel, and who shared wisdom like this: "If the spotlight that is shining on you is brighter than the light that's within you, it will kill you."

Deep. But not deep enough for actor and queer activist Ellen Page.

Sharing footage of the interview to Twitter, the Juno star pointed to a gap in the conversation that Colbert ought to have filled.

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"Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?" she wrote.

Pratt is a member of Hillsong, an Australian-founded megachurch that has spread to the US and boasts the likes of Kendall Jenner and Justin Beiber among its congregation. Its New York branch leader, Carl Lentz, came under fire for saying in 2015 that homosexuality is a sin and that a gay member would not be allowed to hold a leadership role within the church.

4. What Justine Schofield did the second she left I'm A Celebrity is all of us.

When Justine Schofield was eliminated from I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here on Friday night, she yelled one word: "Hamburger!"

After weeks subsisting on beans, rice and the odd ostrich fillet, who could blame her? The celebrity cook did what she could to keep the meals interesting, courtesy of a secret stash of contraband seasonings (salt, sugar, saffron) that she smuggled into camp.

But nothing could match the first dish she was treated to after leaving the jungle. A picture shared to Instagram, shows the former Masterchef contestant tucking in to a steak dinner with salad, chips and Bernaise sauce. Oh, and a cheese platter.

'But what about a hamburger?', we hear you ask. Don't worry. They didn't forget her order.

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5. "I have no choice": Model Katie Price on the difficult decision to place her son in care.

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Glamour model and disability rights campaigner, Katie Price, has opened up about struggling to cope with the care needs of her eldest son, Harvey.

Speaking on British chat show, This Morning, the mother of five shared that she is planning to place the 16-year-old into residential care at his boarding school.

“On Instagram, I only show him when he’s good. But he’s got a side to him. My house is smashed to bits. This year he has broken eight iPads and four TVs. Someone might bang the door and he’ll chuck something,” she told the ITVprogram.

“Some people think I’m out of order [sending him into care] but people don’t understand the situation.”

You can read the full story about Katie Price and her son Harvey here.

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