[unable to retrieve full-text content]
OPRAH has revealed that she failed to recognise one of the most famous actors on the planet at Ellen DeGeneres’s recent 60th birthday bash.
Oprah was just one of the megastars at the party with some of the other guests including Kim and Kanye, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, James Corden, Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell Williams and Pink.
“There were so many famous people at this party,” Oprah said to Ellen on her talk show.
“When I was doing my show, famous people came on and they looked like themselves. At your party, they’re all disguised.”
Oprah said that during the party a guy in a baseball cap walked past her twice and said, “What’s going on?” But she had no idea who it was.
Later in the evening, she was chatting to The Weeknd when the mystery guest approached her again.
“This guy comes back and I’m thinking, ‘I know it’s somebody, who is it? Is it Justin Timberlake? I don’t think it’s Justin Timberlake,’” Oprah said.
“So The Weeknd says to him, ‘Hey man, I really loved that film you did.’ And he says, ‘No, that wasn’t a good film for me, that wasn’t my favourite film.’”
Oprah sensed and opportunity to figure out who the guy was and asked him, “What was your favourite film?”
“And he says, ‘The Aviator.’ And I go, ‘Leonardo, you’re so funny!’”
Yep, Oprah failed to recognise Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ellen’s birthday party was quite the wild evening with comedian David Spade revealing that someone was passing around a “big rolled-up doobie” at the event.
Spade admitted that he indulged and later felt a little light-headed at the soiree.
“I see Oprah and I go, ‘I should talk to Oprah,’” he recalled on Ellen’s talk show.
“Then the little embers in my brain that were still alive go, ‘Nope, abort, abort.’”
The former Just Shoot Me star’s memories from the event are a little hazy and he told Ellen: “I thought you were Justin Bieber for the first half-hour but only because of your haircut.”
WELL, this was always bound to happen.
After niggling disagreements with campmates including Peter Rowsthorn and Paul Burrell, David Oldfield has had his first full-on I’m A Celeb fight.
The blow-up happens in tonight’s episode, and sees former One Nation politician Oldfield and comedian Fiona O’Loughlin clashing over Indigenous welfare issues.
A question from AFL player Josh Gibson to Oldfield – “What do you actually think about Aboriginal people?” – quickly led to a heated argument between Oldfield and O’Loughlin, who lived in Alice Springs for 27 years and fostered “many” Indigenous children during her time there.
Oldfield had questioned how much Aboriginal people had contributed to modern society, while O’Loughlin explained that her own son works closely with Aboriginal communities and has seen first-hand the effect of ignorant comments and beliefs like Oldfield’s.
“You’re suffering white guilt,” Oldfield told her. “They didn’t invent anything.”
“Oh, you racist pig,” O’Loughlin shot back.
“People talk about reconciliation, which is inappropriate because we have never been together and it’s to bring together two peoples that have not been estranged. What time do Aboriginal and others feel they’re together as one group?” Oldfield asked.
“Wind bags like you need to shut up and give them time,” said O’Loughlin.
“It’s primarily my taxes that are paying for all this,” says Oldfield.
“And it’s primarily their children that are dying prematurely. Their death and heartache, not yours,” says O’Loughlin, rising from her camp bed.
“You are HIDEOUS to me, HIDEOUS. You make my skin crawl. My son would wipe the floor with you. I don’t have the knowledge that he does, but I dare you, I challenge you to meet my son on the other side of this,” she tells him.
“Why would I bother?”
“Because he knows what he’s talking about, and you f**king don’t,” she says, turning her back on Oldfield and leaving the campsite.
“Well you only know what your son knows, and we’re not sure what that is …”
“Oh, F**K YOU,” she yells as she leaves.
It appears that the Oldfields are turning off viewers as well as their campmates — Tuesday and Wednesday night’s episodes of the show, the first to feature the couple at length, were also the first episodes in the four Aussie seasons of I’m A Celeb to draw under 500,000 viewers across the five metro cities. Last night 496,000 people watched I’m A Celeb, compared to 1.34 million tuning in to Married At First Sight over on Nine at the same time.
See how the established I’m A Celeb contestants have reacted to their newest campmates:
I’m A Celeb airs 7:30pm Sundays to Thursdays on Ten.
WHEN The Block stars Michael and Carlene Duffy began construction on their dream home, there was one design choice they knew could go terribly wrong.
The couple went bold inside and out with their property in Tallebudgera on the Gold Coast and painted the exterior black.
“[It was] The only choice,” Carlene told news.com.au about the recently completed project. “It was just a matter of getting the right black because I didn’t want it to be confused as a charcoal — I wanted it to be a true black. If the light was shining on it, I didn’t want it to lighten. [The paint colour] Is actually called ‘blackest black’.”
Just last year, footy star Lance “Buddy” Franklin and his model wife Jesinta Franklin copped front page flak when they painted their plush $2.3m home in Sydney’s Rose Bay completely black. And Carlene admits the celebrity couple probably didn’t get it right.
“She might’ve missed the mark,” she said. “That’s probably just the style of that house — it would’ve been better with a black body and light colours for the trim. If it’s all in that particular style it probably just didn’t work.”
She added: “In the right setting and with the right design, it can work. We did it with the brick to break it up and, with the greenery all around, we knew it would work. We knew it would be a risk and a bold statement.”
It’s been the biggest project to date for Michael and Carlene, who bought the Queensland property eight years ago.
The new extension includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and brick tower that features a rumpus room and office space. A sun-drenched breezeway links the extension to the original two-level home which contains the kitchen, living room, dining room and extra bedrooms.
While the original abode is yet to be renovated, Carlene says they plan to “flip” another property before they complete stage two of their “forever home”.
The sun-drenched interiors of the new extension feature dark timbers, exposed brick, glass walls and bronze fixtures.
“It’s true to our style in that it’s quite eclectic — a heap of texture with the brick and the VJ wall panelling,” she said.
“We pulled from different styles and applied it in a way that’s unique. Because this is going to be our forever home we felt comfortable borrowing from multiple styles and making it what we wanted.”
While Carlene’s favourite room is the master bedroom, she’s also proud of the hallway.
“It’s come together really lovely with the windows on one side and the brick and the rug,” she said. “It’s the only white space — I don’t usually do a lot of white.”
[unable to retrieve full-text content]
ZOE Hendrix has issued a public apology to Married At First Sight’s Davina Rankin, admitting that a joke she made had “crossed the line.”
Zoe, who found love with Alex Garner on the show in 2015, revealed that Davina had reached out to her personally after she shared a meme showing an edited photo of the model holding up a sign listing her top priorities as “Fillers, fame and Instagram followers”.
Davina, 26, has quickly became one of the most unpopular figures on the Australian reality TV landscape after openly pursuing another woman’s husband on the dating reality series.
She’s received widespread backlash, regularly been a trending name on Twitter — not in a good way — and is understood to be largely staying away from social media.
Amid the drama, Zoe claims Davina contacted her via private message on Instagram and begged her for compassion.
The Married alum posted her message on Instagram, and added a lengthy caption of her own, apologising for going too far and urging others to consider the impacts of cyber bullying.
At the beginning of this season, Zoe made it clear she wasn’t impressed with Davina’s treatment of her husband.
During an episode of ‘Zoe and Erin Unfiltered’, a show which she co-hosts with fellow Married star Erin Bateman, she slammed the contestant for trying to promote her “brand”.
“So I’m struggling to understand why he got treated like he did by his new wife Davina,” she said. “If your husband annoys you after the first 15 minutes … that’s a bit of concern.”
Zoe added: “I feel like maybe she’s got a brand and an image … she wants a partner to match that … Maybe who you’re looking for and who you want to meet your brand is not the person that you need.”
Earlier this week, Davina revealed in a message to Hit 105’s Stav, Abby and Matt via social media that she’s been having a really “hard time” with the fallout from her behaviour on the show.
“A lot happened behind the scenes,” Davina wrote in a message to the hosts.
“It’s so hard for me to even watch the show as I know the context of the conversations and some of the sentences are from days before so it’s almost impossible for me to make sense.”
She added that she’s a “good person” underneath it all.
“I know it’s everyone’s job whether it is selling magazines or getting listeners on the radio,” Davina said. “But until it directly affects you it’s really hard to get your head around.”
AFTER an explosive season in which we saw racism allegations, weird weight obsessions and a scragfight at a children’s birthday party, it’s time for the Real Housewives of Melbourne’s season four reunion.
There are so many questions to be answered — did Sally really call Gina a wog bitch? Did Lydia ever actually tip that guy who shielded her from the searing Mexican sun with an umbrella all day?
And is Janet officially the world’s oldest, drunkest woman, as her castmates continually insist?
First, the best part of every reunion: the Housewives arriving at the Foxtel studios make-up free looking like — gasp! — NORMAL HUMAN PEOPLE.
MY NAME IS JANET ROACH AND I’M AN ALCOHOLIC
“Janet really needs to go see someone about her drinking problem,” says Lydia, adopting a tone of sisterly concern. And then: “She is the most disgusting woman I have ever met on this planet.” Beautiful words, Lyds.
Let’s get down to it. Is Janet an alcoholic? Should this reunion double as an intervention?
“Oh, probably, what can I say. Jesus. I should probably be in rehab, to be honest,” she shrugs. Janet you are truly the Meredith Palmer of Real Housewives and we salute your lifelong quest to pickle yourself. Just… lay off the tequila.
We’re shown side-by-side shots of Gamble as we hear once more the women’s seemingly endless commentary on her weight loss this season — which actually doesn’t seem that drastic, given she was a tiny slip of a thing to begin with? Gamble concedes that maybe she did get “a bit too thin … weight comes and goes.”
Then there’s Lydia, whose slight weight gain between seasons has seen her charitably labelled “CHUBBA-LUBBA-WUBBA-WUBBA” by Janet in a previously unseen master interview.
Asked by Alex if she thinks Lydia is less beautiful when she’s heavier, Janet says: “I don’t notice that her weight changes.”
JANET IT IS LITERALLY ALL YOU’VE TALKED ABOUT THIS SEASON.
The Housewives all talk up their respective ventures — Lydia her cooking classes, Jackie her Shine it Up seminars, Sally her Balinese hotel — each bragging that business is booming thanks to the exposure they’ve gained from the show.
Then comes this wonderfully sarcastic truth bomb from Gamble, who this year launched her own online store: “I’ve sold four candles and one handbag. It’s an amaaaaazing platform for me.”
One venture a certain Housewife would prefer we all forgot about is Gina’s regular “Judge Gina’ first-person column in NW magazine — a column in which she’s repeatedly slagged off Gamble.
“I don’t write those columns, darling,” she insists.
“I would think that if you had your own column with your own name to it, that you actually wrote that column,” Sally counters.
“You would think … but I don’t. It’s not my column.”
PAGING DR BREAUX
Gamble says Gina’s a “bully” with “no real friends,” again airing her disgust that Gina had labelled her a gold digger behind her back.
But Gina’s not budging — she insists that Gamble, and for that matter all the other women here, would only want to be with a man of means. Gamble so wanted someone wealthy, Gina claims, she falsely wrote she had a PHD on her eHarmony dating profile to attract a highly educated, wealthy husband.
Gamble reluctantly admits that yes, that is true.
“I kept getting these idiots … so I kept upping and upping [my education] until Rick popped up.”
Let’s hope Rick’s not watching the reunion, lest he discover his lovely wife isn’t actually an astrophysicist.
JANET’S OUT — FOR GOOD?
Janet’s had it with Gina this season: “If people really knew the truth about her, she wouldn’t have one single fan on this planet, because she is not a nice person.”
Mid-argument with her longtime frenemy, Janet decides she’s had enough and walks off set for approximately three minutes, venting to the crew as they try to herd her through the bowels of Foxtel HQ like a ballgowned sheep.
“I don’t care if she’s over me … I’m over her a long time ago,” Gina shrugs. “She’s like Satan. She’s the false accuser of the brethren. She’s quite an evil woman.”
Host Alex Perry says he’s heard talk from behind the scenes that both Jackie and Janet have threatened not to return next year. Indeed, Janet announced in an interview in a recent issue of NW that she felt done with the show after four seasons.
“I don’t want to be part of a group of women where I feel like it’s fake,” says Jackie, glancing pointedly at Venus.
LYDIA’S TOP-SECRET GOSSIP
All season long, Lydia’s been trying to drive a wedge between besties Janet and Jackie, insisting vaguely that Janet’s not the loyal friend Jackie thinks she is. Over the course of 11 episodes, she’s provided no concrete evidence.
Now’s the time, Alex tells her. Put up or shut up.
“I actually don’t want to tell you,” she says, a smirk on her face, explaining that the goss she has would “probably” destroy their friendship. “I will tell Jackie … eventually.”
She suggests Janet may not remember her “betrayal” of Jackie because it’s tied to her “disgusting” drinking habit, leading Gamble to chip in with this delicious warning: “We all know you have your habits Lydia. I’d suggest you shut up.” WHAT ARE HER HABITS? (Apart from mangling the English language, of course).
GINA VS. SALLY: HERE COMES THE BIG ONE
The ugliest feud of the season started when Sally (“Who? Who? WHO?”, is how Gina responds when Alex mentions her name) dared call Gina a “bully” during the group’s Mexican trip.
Gina accuses Sally of “hunting me down,” telling her that “your approach to me is unforgivable. I’M not a bully, YOU’RE the biggest bully I’ve ever met.”
Jackie jumps in: “She is NOT a bully, and you should’ve been there for her when she lost her husband!”
“I DON’T CARE. IT DOESN’T MATTER,” bellows Gina, apparently dismissing the fact that Sally lost her husband of two decades to cancer mere months ago. She never comes off particularly well at these reunions, does she?
Sally throws in a line she’s quite clearly been practising in front of the bathroom mirror all season in preparation for this very moment: “I’m no gynacologist, but I know a c**t when I see one, Gina.”
Alex Perry is in heaven:
Well, Gina certainly doesn’t hold back now:
“YOU’RE the c**t, not me. You’re some pleb who’s walked in on our platform to launch her brands. You’re insignificant. I have nothing more to say to you. I will not work with you, I will not travel with you. You have no education, you are a PLEB. That’s why you lived in Bali. And you worked at Harper’s Bazaar for THIRTY F**KING SECONDS!”
While the rest of us try and work out the correlation between Sally being a pleb and living in Bali, Jackie’s up and crossing the Housewives sofa divide, scolding Gina and demanding she control herself, grabbing her arm like a mum in a supermarket telling off her toddler.
But Sally’s grinning from ear to ear, no doubt aware that Gina’s only making herself look bad — and all but guaranteeing her another season on the show:
“Stop it. STOP IT. Stop it. Stop it,” Jackie says, then takes on a directorial role, telling Alex that he needs to wrap up the reunion now. “I know where this is going, and it needs to stop now.”
But Gina’s not finished. “Do you know how many people have warned me you’re an arsehole?” she yells at Sally. “You’re not very well admired. She’s foul, she’s puuuutrid.”
In the end, Gina calms down for long enough to offer some parting words of wisdom.
The problem with this group, she tells Alex, is that everybody assumes the worst of each other. Usually a group of friends cut each other some slack, lean towards smoothing over any arguments and erring on the side of conciliation. With these women, everyone’s on high alert for shade and hidden barbs.
Does that mean, Alex asks, she could actually patch things up with Sally?
“ … Nup.”
That’s that, then.
That’s Real Housewives of Melbourne over for another year. Until season five, chat all things RHOM with recapper and putrid pleb Nick Bond on Twitter at @bondnickbond.