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

1. ‘Nobody physically saw me for a year.’ Raw trailer released for Taylor Swift’s Netflix documentary.

Taylor Swift is no stranger to scrutiny, judgement and the odd celebrity feud. But now she’s giving fans a behind-the-scenes look into the challenges she’s faced during her career in her new Netflix documentary, Miss Americana. 

In the trailer for the documentary, which was released today, Taylor opens up about having to “be the person everyone wanted me to be”.

“Nobody physically saw me for a year,” said Taylor.

“And that is what I thought they wanted.”


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It’s been a long time coming ✨ Out in select theaters and on @netflixfilm January 31

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The emotional trailer also touches on Taylor’s decision to eventually take back control of her work and her reputation.

“It woke me up from constantly feeling like I was fighting for people’s respect… and it feels f**king awesome,” she said.

There’s also a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in the trailer where you can see the notoriously private Swift and her boyfriend of three years, Joe Alwyn.

It looks like we’ll be adding Miss Americana to our watchlist when it premieres on Netflix on January 31.

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2. MAFS experts are saying 2020 bride Connie Crayden is genuinely on the show for love and we already adore her.

With just over a week to go before Married at First Sight 2020 begins, it’s safe to say we’re excited. Seriously excited.

But before the chaos of it all begins, we need to figure out who’s there for the fame and who’s actually there for love.

Well, in an exclusive interview with Now To Love, MAFS relationship expert John Aiken and neuropsychotherapist Dr Trisha Stratford have revealed that one of the contestants is 100 per cent there for love – bride, Connie Crayden.

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Aiken shares that, "She's shy and awkward and finds it very hard to find love and yet she was brave enough to put her hand up and come on the show.

"I think she's a really great example of someone who's incredibly genuine and vulnerable but gets out there."

27-year-old Crayden is a retail assistant from Melbourne, and after five years of being single is ready to settle down. She's not the most confident person when it comes to dating and frequently asks herself 'what is wrong with me?'.


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Honestly, for someone who's shy, going on a national TV show is a really brave thing to do.

We hope she finds the genuine love she's looking for.

3. Apparently Channing Tatum and Jessie J are back together and we care way more than we should.

Some good news for your Thursday! Channing Tatum and Jessie J are dating again.

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Despite parting ways in late 2019, a close source has shared with E! that the pair are "fully back together."

The source goes on to say, "They took a few weeks apart but ultimately decided they really care about each other.


"Jessie has been staying at Channing's house this past week. They are super giddy around each other."

The Magic Mike star and British singer started dating back in October 2018, following his divorce from Jenna Dewan.

Although neither of them has confirmed their rekindled relationship, they were spotted holding hands while shopping in L.A. last week.

And we don't know about you, but that's enough evidence for us. They're definitely back on.

4. "It was so isolated, so cut off." Kate Middleton opens up about feeling lonely after having her first child.

The Duchess of Cambridge has opened up to workers at a parent and children centre in Cardiff, and spoken about her year following the birth of her first son, Prince George.

"It’s nice to be back in Wales. I was chatting to some of the mums. It was the first year and I’d just had George – William was still working with search and rescue – and we came up here and I had a tiny, tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey," she said.

"It was so isolated, so cut off. I didn’t have any family around, and he was doing night shifts so … if only I had had a centre like this."

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The Ely and Caerau Children’s Centre is located in an economically challenged part of the city and will provide support for new parents and their children.

Kate spent the afternoon with new mums and their babies and spoke of an upcoming project she will be promoting that focuses on early childhood.

5. Harry and Meghan went looking for a "peaceful life" in Canada. The paparazzi were waiting.

It’s been just three days since Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, struck a deal with the Queen to step back as senior, working members of the Royal family. The couple is now living part-time in Canada, stripped of their HRH titles and divorced from the public purse.


Yet, in an effort to carve out “a more peaceful life”, the Duke and Duchess have found themselves subject to a new kind of scrutiny.

On Tuesday, paparazzi photographs were published by British tabloid press that featured the former Suits star walking through a Vancouver Island park with her 8-month-old son, Archie, cradled to her chest.

(Note: Mamamia does not, and will never, publish these or any other paparazzi photos. We don’t support the paparazzi economy.)

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According to various media outlets, the couple responded swiftly with letters threatening legal action. Their lawyers reportedly claimed the images were taken without the Duchess’ permission by photographers who concealed themselves from her view. They also claimed others with telephoto lenses have been camped outside their residence.

Paparazzi, armed with long lenses, hiding in bushes, stalking a Royal’s every move. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

For more on the media scrutiny surrounding Meghan and Harry, read our earlier article here.

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