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

1. Perez Hilton is joining the cast of I’m A Celebrity Australia and we already sense drama.

We’re two weeks into I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, and we sense some serious drama brewing – particularly with controversial gossip columnist Perez Hilton joining the show.

“I’m going in pretty optimistic about camp life,” Hilton told 10 Daily, “but I might clash with everybody!”

Hilton, who is no stranger to celebrity feuds, says he isn’t afraid to stir the pot between Charlotte Crosby and Ryan Gallagher.

“It’ll be fun, I’ll get to be a campmate but I’ll also get to do my job,” he told the publication.

“I’m going to be interviewing them all and trying to get juice… and maybe see if I can break-up Charlotte and Ryan. It’s one of my goals.”

Hilton said he hasn’t decided on the best approach to use, but he already has an idea on what he will say to the pair.

“You know Ryan, people aren’t getting to know you or see you because it’s all about Charlotte, and Charlotte’s getting you PLUS more because she’s so good at reality TV,” said Hilton.

“And Charlotte… you know, a lot of people out there are thinking the romance with Ryan is fake… and it’s not a good look!”


As for his other campmates, Hilton said he’s excited to spend time with Aussie entertainer, Rhonda Burchmore.

“She’s such a well-rounded individual, there’s so much depth to her. She’s got humour, she’s got substance, she’s got a bit of everything,” he said. 

“I’m in love with Rhonda… I want to have a showmance with her! A non-sexual showmance.”

We’ll be the first to shamelessly admit we’re excited to see how it all unfolds.

2. Olympian Grant Hackett and his fiancée Sharlene Fletcher have welcomed a baby boy.

On Saturday, Olympian Grant Hackett and his fiancée Sharlene Fletcher welcomed their baby into the world together.

In an exclusive with The Daily Telegraphthe swimmer revealed they had a baby boy who weighed 3.4kg.

His name is Edward Anthony Hackett.


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Bump update- 38 weeks, 5 days! We can’t wait to meet you gorgeous boy!???? @grant__hackett #babyhacky #bump #2020 #pregnancy #9months

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“I can’t explain how I feel. It’s the most amazing experience and I’m just grateful everyone is healthy and recovering well,” Hackett told the publication.


“Sharlene is a bit tired but completely overjoyed with love. Her heart is even more full.”

It is Hackett’s third child, after he had twins Jagger and Charlize with his ex-wife Candice Alley.

Hackett has been dating Sharlene Fletcher since August 2018. They are yet to post any photos of their new arrival to their social media accounts.

3. Oh. Apparently Hugh Grant set his dad up on a date with Matthew McConaughey’s mum.


In possibly one of our favourite news stories of the week – nay, year – Hugh Grant has set his dad up on a date with Matthew McConaughey’s mum.

“Next week, they’re supposed to meet, and we probably won’t see them for the rest of the night,” McConaughey laughed, telling Entertainment Tonight.

The castmates, currently doing a press round for their new film The Gentlemen, said they discussed the idea in December during publicity tours.

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Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey. Image: Getty.

"Would your 87-year-old mum like a nice 91-year-old Englishman?" McConaughey recalls Grant asking.

The date, which Grant says will be "red hot", is in the diary for next week.

Yep, Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey could become step-siblings.


4. Barack Obama's birthday message for Michelle Obama is the best thing we've seen all week.

Sometimes when the world feels a bit bleak or you're having a bad day, all it can take is one wholesome thing to cheer you up.

Today, that thing is Barack Obama's birthday message for Michelle Obama.

To celebrate his wife's 56th birthday, the former US president shared an Instagram collage of silly photo booth photos on Friday with the caption, "In every scene, you are my star, @MichelleObama! Happy birthday, baby!"


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In every scene, you are my star, @MichelleObama! Happy birthday, baby!

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Naturally, the post went viral as soon as Obama posted it.

5. No public funds and no royal titles: Harry and Meghan reach conclusion with the Queen.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will drop their “Royal Highness” titles, as revealed in statements by The Queen and Buckingham Palace.

The news comes 24 years after Harry’s own mother was stripped of her HRH style and her title becoming Diana, Princess of Wales following her divorce.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will also pay back the public money from their AUD$4.5 million renovations on Frogmore Cottage.

The announcement, which was released by the palace on Saturday, sought to end turmoil in the monarchy sparked earlier this month when the couple announced they wanted to step back as senior members of the Royal Family and spend more time in North America.

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The Queen and senior family members met last week to discuss the situation and have been in discussions with officials on how this stepping back would work in practice for Harry, 35, and his American wife, former actress Meghan, 38.

“Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family,” Queen Elizabeth said in a statement issued by the palace.

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.

“I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.”

Read more about the Queen's statement, in our earlier article here.

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