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Hear Martha From MAFS Ruin The Magic Of The Show In The Best Possible Way

"I feel like they're struggling to be authentic."

Ahhh, reality TV. It’s all about putting humans under a microscope, watching how they interact, and relating to how they live their lives. But is it really like that these days?

Just take Married At First Sight. The show started as a wild experiment which saw participants marry complete strangers chosen for them by ‘experts’ in hopes of finding everlasting love. Now? MAFS is heavily edited, scripted and at times, incredibly problematic.

While MAFS has become a guilty pleasure for many, life after the cameras stop rolling is a different story.  On the latest episode of It’s Been A Big Day For… we spoke to season six participant Martha Kalifatidis who spilled the tea on the actual reality of reality TV, and it’s safe to say, our minds are blown. LISTEN BELOW:

Speaking about her time on MAFS, Martha said, “I don’t want to ruin the magic for you guys… I remember a few times, we had to go back and film a commitment ceremony over two days because it went so long and it rained – the couldn’t film through it because it’s a tin roof.”

“Some of the dinner parties end at 5am – literally, the sun’s going up. Everyone wants to go home but the show must go on. Sometimes they’d film the ‘good night’ at 2pm.”

As for the current season of the show, Martha isn’t buying into the hype, telling us, “their characters are sh*t. At least play your role well, if you’re going to do it.”

“I feel like they’re struggling to be authentic. It’s a luxury and it’s rare. The girls this season are not being that, I can’t relate to any of them.”

During our chat with Martha, she also spoke about her least favourite participant on the current season, her relationship with “MAFS husband” Michael, the beauty of her love hate relationship with her mother Mary, and how she managed to gain so much success after the show ended, particularly via Instagram. 

Martha’s Instagram isn’t only for fans who want to catch up on her relationship with Michael or her hilarious fights with Mary. She’s also got maintained an engaged audience of followers for her fashion and beauty advice – some of which she’s bringing to her partnership with online shopping cashback service, Shopback. 

Together with Shopback, Martha and Mary are on the hunt for Australia’s savviest online shopper to win $20K in cashback to spend on over 1,300 retailers. Check out Shopback for more details on how to enter the competition. 

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The 'Black Widow' Trailer Squashes A Major Fan Theory About Taskmaster

The person behind the mask isn't who you think it is.

Social media is about to get flooded with more fan theories after the final trailer for Black Widow dropped earlier today.

The film focuses on the origins of Natasha Romanoff, who must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Black Widow stars Scarlet Johansson in the lead role alongside Stranger Things fan fave David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov, the Russian super-soldier counterpart to Captain America, Rachel Weisz as seasoned spy Melina Vostokoff, and newcomer Florence Pugh as sister-figure Yelena Belova.

There was a lot of mystery surrounding Black Widow when the film was first announced, including the identity of its villain, Taskmaster. We’ve seen the character pop up in all the teasers and trailers, but we’re yet to find out who is behind the mask.

Fans had multiple theories, but it looks like one of the major ones has been squashed by the final trailer. In early February, Marvel dropped the new character posters for the film and revealed Weisz’s character name as Melina Vostokoff. According to Screen Rant, in the comics, Vostokoff is “a Russian agent turned assassin, known as the Iron Maiden, and who was forced to live in the shadow of Black Widow, developing a strong hatred of her.”

Despite being portrayed as the “mother figure” to Romanoff in the Black Widow teasers, fans speculated that her being behind the Taskmaster mask would be the ultimate plot twist. 

Speaking of strong female Marvel leads, listen to the GOAT team breakdown Wonder Woman’s epic 80s soundtrack on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

Fast-forward to today and it looks like that theory has been ruled out. We Got This Covered points out that one point during the promo, Romanoff, her allies and enemies are seen skydiving along with a bunch of falling debris. “One clip shows Melina piloting a helicopter during this sequence,” and during another point of the footage, “Taskmaster is battling [Romanoff] through the air at this stage, so it’s clear that Melina is not Taskmaster, after all.”

So, there you have it. Case closed on the ‘Melina is Taskmaster’ theory. But who could it be? We’ll just have to keep speculating, or wait and see when the film hits cinemas on the 30th of April.

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Post Malone’s Fans Have Every Reason To Worry About Him

It's no surprise.

Post Malone has been forced to set the record straight after rumours that he was abusing drugs started swirling online.

Listen to the GOAT team break the whole thing down on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During the recent FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, Post told the crowd, “… For anyone concerned here, I’m not on drugs and I feel the best I’ve ever f*cking felt in my life.”

Post Malone’s reassuring comments come after videos surfaced showing him slurring his words, rolling his eyes and falling. After the video went viral, concerned fans took to social media to express their concern.

One fan wrote, “HE IS NOT OKAY. HE NEEDS HELP!” while another wrote in a since-deleted  tweet, “You can’t sit there and tell me that this is normal behaviour from Post, it’s not and the man needs help before something bad happens to him.”

“Whether it’s alcohol or drugs, he’s not using them for fun anymore, he’s abusing them. It’s too much now, people are worried,” they wrote.

While it sounds like fans have nothing to worry about, they have every right and reason to worry about their favourite artist’s wellbeing.

Over the past few years, the music industry has been rocked by the tragic and often sudden deaths of multiple young artists. In 2018, Mac Miller died after an accidental overdose. A year earlier, fellow rapper Lil Peep died under similar circumstances – both under the age of 26.

That’s not to mention the many artists who make up the ‘27 Club,’ a cultural phenomenon and list of celebrities who coincidentally died at the age of 27. The club is made up of many members, but most notably, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse – who, as we know, passed away in 2011 from alcohol poisoning.

The difference between 2020 and 2011 is that celebrities are far more accessible to their fans. While social media can be a breeding ground for hateful trolls, it also connects fans with their favourite artists in real time. 

Luckily, there is no cause for concern when it comes to Post Malone – but at least he was able to listen to his followers and respond to make sure everyone is safe, happy, healthy and on the same page. 

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