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

1. “I’m juggling it all.” Nadia Bartel has given her first TV interview since her split from Jimmy.

After hosting the official red carpet coverage of the Brownlow Medal Awards on Monday, Nadia Bartel has given her first TV interview since separating from her husband Jimmy.

The 34-year-old media personality and influencer appeared on The Morning Show to talk about her new life as a single mum of two.

“Yeah, it’s so hectic. I’m juggling it all but I’m so lucky I’ve got such a supportive family and friends around me,” she told hosts Ryan Phelan and Kylie Gillies.

Her split from her retired AFL husband was announced in August this year. And since then, Bartel’s kept herself busy with work and raising her sons Aston and Henley.

“So mum and dad and my sister and brother and then their wife and husband do a lot for the boys,” said.

“It’s been a bit of a juggle but we’ll get there in the end.”

Bartel is set to appear in Channel Seven’s new charity strip show, The All New Monty: Ladie’s Night, which she says was a “hard decision initially”.

“Just when I heard the title of the show, “The Full Monty”, I was thinking, “Oh, goodness, getting clothes off! I’m not really comfortable about it.”

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“But obviously when I found out about the message behind the show, to raise awareness of breast cancer in Australia… it is such a prominent issue.”

The All New Monty: Ladie’s Night starts this Sunday on Channel Seven.

2. Osher Gunsberg just shared that the audience isn’t actually there for the Masked Singer reveals and WHAT.

Since Channel 10’s bizarre new show The Masked Singer first hit our screens last Monday, we’ve all had many…many questions.

Like why doesn’t Rob Mills just come out already and admit he’s obviously the Wolf? Or what’s the deal with those creepy FBI agents? Or most importantly, how has Channel 10 managed to keep the celebrity’s identities a secret all this time?

Well, we may finally know the answer to the latter.

Osher has told news.com.au exactly how the network orchestrated Australia’s best kept secret. And extreme lengths were involved.

“To make sure that everyone could play along and to make sure it was fair for everybody, we kept the audience there until the very, very last moment and then we pretty much emptied the studio of everyone,” Osher said.

That’s right, the audience isn’t actually there for the reveal.

“There were maybe only eight people in the room when it happened. No one who wasn’t supposed to be there was there,” he added.

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Parrot's identity was revealed in last night's episode. Image: Channel Ten.

“We made some camera people walk out. In the control room, they basically hit record on the machines and walked out. We didn’t even have a photographer!"

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But that's not all.

“Every entrance and exit was guarded by security … we protected it really well and I’m really proud of how we did.”

Honestly, me too Osher. Me too.

3. Demi Moore said she took Jon Cryer’s virginity. Now he’s saying she’s wrong.

Demi Moore's memoir Inside Out has shared some wild claims about her former relationships, from Bruce Willis to Ashton Kutcher, but it seems like not all of it is correct.

In the book, the 56-year-old actress writes about taking the virginity of Two and a Half Men star, Jon Cryer, while they were filming the 1984 comedic-drama, No Small Affair, stating that she wishes she had acted better.

“It pains me to think of how callous I was with his feelings — that I stole what could have been such an important and beautiful moment from him,” she writes.

At the time Moore would have been 21 years old, with Cryer slightly younger at 20.

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Jon Cryer and Demi Moore in the 1984 film, No Small Affair. Image: Song Pictures.

However, the US actor has now responded to Moore's claims on Twitter, stating that while she didn't technically take his virginity, he understands where she was coming from.

"Well, the good thing about this is she doesn’t have to feel bad about it anymore, because while I’m sure she was totally justified making that assumption based on my my skill level (and the stunned look on my face at the time), I had actually lost my virginity in high school," he tweeted.

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"But she’s right the other part, I was over the moon for her during a very troubled time in her life," he continued in a later tweet.

"I have nothing but affection for her and not a regret in the world."

At least there are no hard feelings between the two.

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4. A year after splitting from Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan is pregnant.

Jenna Dewan has announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Steve Kazee, who she has been dating since October 2018.

In an emotional Instagram post, Dewan wrote: "Becoming a mother is quite simply the absolute best most incredible thing that has ever happened to me."

In her post, she is shown embracing her six-year-old daughter, Everly, who she shares with ex-husband, Channing Tatum.

"(Steve) you are a gift from above and I couldn't be more excited to be expanding our family together," she wrote.

Her actor-boyfriend shared a heartwarming tribute in response, sharing his excitement to welcome his first daughter.

"I have waited my entire life for this moment and couldn't have found a better person to build a family with."

5. Today, thousands of people are reading Abbie Chatfield's powerful essay about sl*t-shaming.

During the recently wrapped season of The Bachelor, contestant Abbie Chatfield was repeatedly and incessantly sl*t-shamed.

For her bikini, her outfits at every date and cocktail party, for kissing Matt, for admitting that she wanted to have sex with him and for quote “using her sexuality to manipulate Matt”.

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Australia was apparently not okay with Abbie and/or the editing room’s depiction of a woman who knew what she wanted.

As Osher Gunsberg put it in a very telling tweet during the show, “I am always interested to see how a strong woman powerfully expressing her sexuality makes so many people uncomfortable”.

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What we saw last week post-finale was a broken woman trying to piece her heart back together, while facing a tirade of abuse from strangers (aka, fans of the show) as she tried to keep to her contractual obligations with Ten.

“I’ve been going through heartbreak plus being abused and bullied online, and also I was completely isolated in the house. For six months, I’ve been going through absolute hell, basically,” Abbie told Mamamia the morning after the finale.

Now, after a weekend of pizza, negronis and surrounding herself with the people who love her, Abbie is fighting back.

“This is something I did not expect in 2019, ” she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday night.

Read more about Abbie's powerful message and her experience since leaving the show, in our earlier article here. 


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