7@7: These are today's biggest entertainment stories
20.03.2017: ICYMI, these are the stories everyone's talking about today
1. Married At First Sight’s Michelle ‘bribed’ to stay on the show
There’s a reason this lady has been holding onto her dubious “marriage” to Jesse.
Woman’s Day report that 32-year-old Michelle “has been desperately trying to remain in the series” after the show’s producers offered her a “supersize paycheck” if she sticks around.
The magazine says Michelle was offered $1600 a week - which is double the $800 weekly fee offered to the other women. Oh, and “added extra bonuses” for staying with poor ol’ Jesse.
Channel Nine have denied the story - but Woman’s Day reckon it stems from the fact producers were desperate to secure the “hot twins” for their show. Sharon was reportedly looking for love and keen on participating, but Michelle needed a bit of extra convincing.
The mag report the pair were seen having a “fiery showdown” outside Sharon’s 32nd birthday party in Perth. Their source said:
“It looks like heartbroken Jesse could be catching on.”
2. Hanson reckon Bieber could be nicer to his fans
Justin Bieber has famously had a gutful of girls stalking his every move - but if anyone knows a thing or two about being a pop idol - it’s Hanson.
The spunky boy/man band are headed our way in June for the Middle Of Everywhere tour, celebrating 25 years of the blonde brotherly pop perfection.
Zac Hanson was six years old when the band started - and had this to say about Bieber’s fear of fan selfies:
“We are lucky enough to know what that experience is and I have a perception of what Justin Bieber is going through but you still never know.
“I think the thing you have been seeing is people don’t always respect how delicate that experience is for fans.
“You get so caught up in being a star you forget you were once a kid on the other side freaking out and it’s hard to remember that when your life is in complete flux with people constantly wanting something from you.”
3. Adele is obsessed with Neighbours
So much so - she took time out of her heccers touring schedule to visit the real-life Ramsay Street in Melbourne.
Time for a cameo, then?
4. Married At First sight bride dumped before reunion show
Woman’s Day report that Anthony sensationally dumped Nadia before the show was taped - just as she was planning to move her life from Queensland to Sydney to be with him.
"To this day she is still in the dark. The moment cameras stopped rolling, he was no longer interested in her… She was even looking at property near his.”
5. The move that has everyone convinced Alex Nation and Richie Strahan are over
The Daily Mail has reported that shortly after a very public argument in Perth, Alex has been spotted out without the promise ring Richie gave her in the final episode of The Bachelor.
According to reports, the 25-year-old was out in a Melbourne bar on Saturday 18th March and the ring she always sports was nowhere to be seen.
6. Heartbreaking news for Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez
In tragic news today, we’ve learnt that Rico Rodriguez, who plays Manny Delgado on Modern Family, has lost his father.
The actor has shared a touching photo to Instagram, expressing his love for his late dad, Roy.
7. Katy Perry just revealed the truth about her sexuality
Katy Perry was being honoured at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in LA last night when she revealed the truth about her sexuality… That is, that she explored being with girls when she was a teenager.
“How was I going to reconcile that with a gospel singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro-conversion camps? “What I did know was I was curious and even then I knew sexuality wasn’t as black and white as this dress.” “And honestly, I haven’t always gotten it right but in 2008 when that song came out I knew that I started a conversation and a lot of the world seemed curious enough to sing along, too.”