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While you were sleeping: the biggest overnight news 11/1/17

By Steph Nuzzo January 11, 2017
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Australia freaks out because Dee Bliss returned to Neighbours

It was one of the biggest moments in Australian soap opera history, the day that Toadfish 'Toadie' Rebecchi and Dee Bliss tied the knot. But the fan-favourite love story wasn’t to be, as on the very day they said “I do”, the pair drove off the road and their car plunged into the ocean. Toadie escaped with his life but the lovely Dee was never seen again. 

Cut to 13 years later, and Neighbours has been teasing us with her potential resurrection. Fans who have not watched the show in over 10 years rushed to their screens on Monday to find out: Is Dee Bliss alive?! 

However, two episodes in, and we have only seen glimpses of Dee through Toadie’s dreams and people are stressing out. 

You can rest assured we will be getting some answers soon, though. Toadie has hired a private investigator to find his “late” (OR IS SHE?) wife and Madeline West, who plays the character of Dee, has apparently signed up to guest star on the show for 14 weeks.

Milla Jovovich comments on LGBTQ+ rights

Milla Jovovich

The Resident Evil star spoke with LGBT magazine, The Advocate about the reasoning behind her passion for and involvement with supporting the gay community. Her answer was simple but clear: 

“We’re talking about my friends, my colleagues, my mentors, people I’ve known for years, and people I work with every day. So I’ve never thought twice about supporting LGBT rights. I’ve always been attracted to gay people wherever I go, and we’ve had a lot of fun together over the years.”

Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde partied at the White House

While making an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jason Sudeikis chatted about the experience of being invited to party at the White House. He described that security was “pretty tight” and all phones had to be checked at the door:

“Olivia and I put our phones in a lunch bag and they just rolled it up like Mom used to do, and then we write in Sharpie, our last name and then hand it to some lady.”

Sudeikis said he had initially underestimated the partying power of the Obamas, believing the event would only last two hours because of what he read on the invitation, “this thing started at 8:30, on the invite it said gates close at 10:30,” but boy was he wrong. The “nuts” night went until 4:30 am.  

ICYMI

Trump responded to Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes acceptance speech on Twitter, calling her “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” and argued that “for the 100th time, I never ‘mocked’ a disabled reporter”

Word of the day

Flackery: Publicity and promotion; press-agentry

Example: There was little flackery for the Obama’s final party; it was as Jason Sudeikis described it, off the record.  

Image: Network Ten, Milla Jovovich / Instagram, Olivia Wilde / InstagramDrew Angerer/Getty Images

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