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'How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days' Stars Are Still Fighting Over That 'Love Fern'

“That damn fern.”

Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey are getting nostalgic for the glory days of How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and honestly, we’re here for it. 

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In case you weren’t well-aware, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is one of the greatest rom-coms of all time. Starring the queen of romcoms herself, Kate Hudson, and Hollywood legend Matthew McConaughey, this film has aged like fine wine, aka beautifully. As a result, we like to celebrate it whenever we get the chance and as it turns out, we’re not alone. 

Both Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey have taken to Instagram with throwbacks to How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and we’re rolling on the floor laughing because they can’t seem to get over the love fern. If you don’t know what the love fern is, or you can’t remember, do yourself a favour and watch this little refresher. 

Earlier this year, Matthew McConaughey took to Instagram to share a still from the movie depicting Kate Hudson’s character (Andie Anderson) mad at McConaughey’s character for letting the love fern die. Hilariously, he captioned the photo “that damn fern.” After his post went viral, Kate Hudson reshared the image and responded to him in character, saying: “that damn fern…? That damn fern?!?! YOU LET IT DIE!” Honestly, this interaction is warming up our cold, cold hearts.

And if that weren’t enough, it looks like these two are at it again as they’ve both bickered about the fern on social media just recently. In celebration of “Take Your Houseplant For A Walk” day (side note: a very underrated day), Kate Hudson shared a video from the movie of her character walking the love fern down the street away from Benjamin Berry. 

She captioned the photo, “Heard it was #TakeYourPlantForAWalkDay So, clearly I thought of one of my favourite co-stars… #TheLoveFern” How sweet. 

After posting this, Matthew McConaughey was quick to comment back, saying “Hate to see you leave, but love to watch you go. #ThatDamnFern.” Only true fans of this movie will get this joke. We stan a hilarious king. 

Credit: Instagram (Kate Hudson)

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is approaching its 18th anniversary and boy, oh boy, does that make us feel old. Will these two lovebirds ever stop bickering about the potted plant? We hope not, because we’re loving this nostalgia.

For more on Matthew McConaughey, remember when he got arrested for playing the bongos nude?

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Why Don't Reality Show Contestants Know What They're Signing Up For?

Two former contestants are taking legal action.

Honestly, we could think of nothing worse than being a reality star.

Over the past decade, prime-time television has slowly but surely evolved to be dominated by reality tv. From wholesome cooking shows to trashy dating shows, the Australian public can’t get enough of down-to-earth, relatable Aussies. 

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Perhaps because of Australia’s obsession with reality tv, comes a growing number in Aussies that are so desperate to be contestants and participants. Nowadays, you don’t even need to have talent to get on tv. So, the thought of getting thousands of Instagram followers, a stack of money and heaps of media attention can be pretty exciting. But – and we ask this question wholeheartedly – do these contestants know what they’re getting themselves into? 

Reality tv is no walk in the park, folks. By signing up to be on a reality show, you’re essentially signing your life away. You’re signing yourself up to be edited and packaged up in a drama-filled production that you ultimately have no control over. How could anyone be okay with that?

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Sure, you’re probably a nice person, but what happens when there’s someone nicer than you on the show, and the editors are forced to only use the footage they have of you that portrays you in a negative light? Suddenly, you’re the show’s villain and now that initial cheque isn’t at all worth it.

Recently we’ve seen two reality tv stars that are so unhappy with the show’s they’ve been on that they’re wanting to take legal action. 

Firstly, we have Jamie Doran from the current season of Bachelor in Paradise. Jamie Doran is so unhappy with his portrayal on the show, that he’s taken to social media to announce that he will be taking legal action against Channel 10.

He said, “This is not the news I wanted to post, but I feel I owe this to at least my family, friends, and also fans of The Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise. After lengthy consideration, I’ve decided to begin legal proceedings against Network 10 & Warner Bros Australia.” He concluded by saying, “I’m not going to comment on this any further for the time being, and would appreciate it if people would respect my privacy.”

But, Jamie Doran isn’t the only reality star that’s now upset. Introducing: Harry Jowsey, a Too Hot To Handle star who is suing his ex-girlfriend because he lost some Instagram followers. No, this is not a joke. 

Harry Jowsey and Francesca Farago were a couple on Too Hot To Handle, but after the series ended and these two split, Harry Jowsey had seemingly lost followers on social media. Harry Jowsey claims he lost 200,000 IG followers telling The Courier Mail, “I can’t believe it, it’s damaging my brand…My mum has been getting hate and all my friends and I’m like, ‘Why are you doing this? You are ruining our great memories.’ So yeah, now it has to go to the courts…”

There you go kids. There’s no controlling your public image as soon as you sign your life away to a tv series. If going on reality tv is something you’re passionate about, we wish you the best of luck, but we warn you, just be aware of what you’re getting yourself into. 

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The 2020 Emmy Nominations Are A Win For Inclusivity, But Is It Enough?

Another year, another debate.

The 2020 Emmy nominations are in and, as you can probably expect, the Internet is freaking out.

We spoke about the nominees on today’s episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness got a nomination for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series, Jennifer Lopez And Shakira got nominations for their captivating efforts at this year’s Super Bowl and Quibi, despite being a disaster, was able to rack up 10 nominations. What utter chaos.

Let’s get into the nominees….

Outstanding Drama Series

This category saw the nominees: Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Killing Eve, The Mandalorian, Ozark, Stranger Things and Succession. The biggest surprise? The Mandalorian. The biggest snub? The Morning Show! Apple TV’s staple show has heaps of nominations in acting categories but was, for some reason, subbed in the main one.

Outstanding Comedy Series

This category saw the nominees: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dead To Me, The Good Place, Insecure, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Schitt’s Creek and What We Do In The Shadows. The biggest surprise? Insecure. Biggest snub? Never Have I Ever. Mindy Kaling’s incredibly relatable Nexflix series was sadly forgotten this year…

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Outstanding Limited Series

This category saw the nominees: Little Fires Everywhere, Mrs America, Unbelievable, Unorthodox and Watchmen. The biggest surprise? Mrs America. The biggest snub? Hollywood. Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood was absolutely groundbreaking and definitely deserved a mention. It’s not all sad though, as some of the actors from that show have been individually nominated.

Outstanding Television Movie

This category saw the nominees: American Son, Bad Education, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend. Biggest surprise? Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones! No snubs here, they did good with this one.

But, perhaps more notably than all of this, was the Television Academy’s record number of Black actors in the full nominations list. The 2020 Emmy nominations mark a new high for people of colour in the entertainment industry, with 34.3% of the acting nominees going to Black people.

To put that into context, there are 102 acting nominations in total (including lead, supporting and guest categories in all of the genres). 35 of these nominations went to Black people including Billy Porter for his work in Pose, Zendaya for her work in Euphoria and Tracee Ellis Ross for her role in black-ish. All of whom, deserve to win (side note).

Not to mention, Maya Rudolph was nominated for two slots the Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series category, for her role as the Judge in The Good Place and her improv skills on Saturday Night Live. We stan a queen who must compete against herself. 

In addition to these aforementioned actors and actresses, Sterling K. Brown, Anthony Anderson, Don Cheadle, Issa Rae, Regina King, Jeremy Pope, Octavia Spencer and Kerry Washington were all nominated for their work in a drama, comedy or limited series/TV movie.

It should be noted that this is a sizable increase from last year, as the numbers in 2019 showed Black people only making up 19.8% of the nominations. But, we simply have to ask ourselves, is this enough? 

In 2018, Black actors in the nominee pool made up 27.7%, which was even higher than last years. While we may have reached a peak now, it is worrying that the Emmys are not on an upward trend. We’re hoping that the Internet’s celebration of the number of people of colour in the nomination pool is noticed and thus is reinforced in the years following because really, we’re not even close to that 50% mark.

Frank Scherma, the chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, said: “2020 isn’t just about the global health crisis. This year we are also bearing witness to one of the greatest fights for social justice in history, and it is our duty to use this medium for change. That is the power and responsibility of television — not only delivering a multitude of services or a little escapism but also amplifying the voices that must be heard and telling the stories that must be told. Because television, by its very nature, connects us all.”

We couldn’t agree more, so we suggest that Scherma keep this up in the years to come because we’ll be eagerly anticipating more people of colour.

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