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

1. It turns out Married At First Sight’s’ Amanda actually quit the show last year to reunite with her ex.


It turns out Married at First Sight bride Amanda Micallef, who is known for being uncharacteristically sure of her decision to be on the reality show, was due to appear on MAFS last year.

During an Instagram video in July 2019, Amanda told her followers she pulled out of the show last minute to rekindle with her ex.

“I actually did get in, I got accepted very early on, but I withdrew my application cause I’ve decided to work things out with my ex and give it another crack,” she said.

“The producer was a little gutted as they loved my application, they loved me…  they decided pretty early on in the process that they wanted me and that was flattering and shattering at the same time.”


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Those lips though! ???? #MAFS

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As we all know, Amanda did go on to appear on MAFS (this year) and married bartender Tash Herz, which has gone… swimmingly.

Married At First Sight airs Sunday to Thursday at 7.30pm on Channel 9.

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2. “I’m ecstatic.” Montaigne has been chosen to represent Australia at Eurovision 2020.

24-year-old pop singer, Montaigne, will head to the Netherlands this May to represent Australia at Eurovision 2020. She’ll sing her hit song, ‘Don’t break me’.


Montaigne beat nine competitors in the SBS “Australia Decides” final, including Casey Donovan, Vanessa Amorosi and Jack Vidgen, with 54 points from the judging panel and a further 53 from the public vote.

The singer first came to the public’s attention in Triple J’s 2012 Unearthed Project and is “euphoric” about the announcement of her win.

“It’s really exciting for me. I was quite nervous because I was nervous about being nervous, because that might affect my singing while I do something different,” she said.

“I don’t know if I sung the song perfectly, but I think I did a pretty good job.”

3. Just all the photos from Malika Haqq’s incredibly over the top baby shower.


It looks like the Kardashians aren’t the only one who throw incredibly over-the-top parties. 

Khloe Kardashian’s best friend, Malika Haqq, has spared no expense when celebrating her son’s baby shower over the weekend.

And much like Stormi’s butterfly-themed birthday party, Malika’s baby shower also featured a running animal theme – teddy bears.

From a teddy bear cake to giant plush toy teddy bears, here’s a roundup of all the photos from the baby shower.


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the most beautiful baby shower for the most beautiful pregnant woman inside & out! @malika ????

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Malika baby shower
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Malkia baby shower
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Malika baby shower
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Malika baby shower
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4. Oh. Cindy Crawford’s son just got "misunderstood" tattooed on his face.

Cindy Crawford's son, Presley Gerber, has become the latest celebrity to get a face tattoo. And not just any face tattoo, the 20-year-old has made the very bold choice of getting the word "misunderstood" tattooed on his face.

Yep, it's pretty edgy. 

Gerber shared a picture of his new ink on Instagram, thanking celebrity tattoo artist JonBoy, who also worked with Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner.

While the tattoo clearly makes a bold statement, it's not Gerber's first.

The model also has tattoos of a leaf on his hand and various other pieces on his arms.


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Thanks homie ???? @jonboytattoo

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5. "I wanted to scream." As fires approached Turia Pitt's home, she was brought back to 2011.

As the last hours of 2019 approached, 32-year-old Turia Pitt stood in her Ulladulla home and looked out over Mollymook Beach.

There was no blue anymore. The sky was gone, obstructed by clouds of smoke, thick and angry, and a deadly light glowed from behind a hill in the distance. The ocean was dull, a dark, murky green.


She watched as fires from the north and south joined over the coast.

But for Pitt, the sight and smell of a fast-moving fire was not an imagined nightmare she found herself facing for the first time.


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“When I found out friends were planning on defending their property I felt like shaking them,” she wrote in her newsletter, sent with the subject line ‘A note from me’.

“‘You have no idea!!!’ I wanted to scream. You have no idea that a fire sounds like a thousand road trains coming towards you. You have no idea how hot it feels, and that you will watch your skin bubble before your very eyes. You have no idea that the smoke will feel like it’s invading every single one of your pores. And you have no idea that in those last few seconds where it’s almost upon you that you will KNOW that you are about to die.”

Because eight years ago, Pitt very nearly did.

Read our full article on Turia Pitt's response to the bushfires here.

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