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Abbie Chatfield trolled by followers of ‘scariest man on the internet’ Andrew Tate

Abbie Chatfield has revealed she’s been trolled by followers of the Youtube star dubbed “the scariest man on the internet”.

The reality-star-turned-TV host has revealed her DMs have been lit up by Andrew Tate acolytes aged in their early teens.

In the past couple of months Tate, 35, has become a viral sensation and lightning rod for disaffected young men, with his vile, misogynistic opinions: including that women are property and should accept blame if they are raped.

The British American former kickboxer says he only dates women half his age so he can leave an imprint and is reportedly under investigation for human trafficking and rape allegations in Romania, where he lives.

It’s understood he is googled more than Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian.

Controversial influencer Andrew Tate
Camera IconControversial influencer Andrew Tate. Credit: Andrew Tate/instagram

Chatfield, who is an outspoken feminist, said she had tried to avoid commenting on Tate so as not to give him “oxygen” in the media.

“I’ve had a really hard time with Andrew Tate because I exist in the realm of feminism and calling out misogyny, my podcast, my radio show I’ve been asked millions of times (to talk about him),” she revealed on The Project.

“But I do feel like I really want to ignore him. I want to try to suffocate him of any oxygen in media because the more I engage with his content, even to research for a radio segment, if I look at his TikToks or if he is tagged in a TikTok and I look at it too long that feeds the algorithm, that spreads out more to my followers and to the followers that are already engaging in that content. . . (but) it is getting a bit too big to ignore now.”

Abbie Chatfield talks about Andrew Tate on The Project
Camera IconAbbie Chatfield says she didn’t want to give Andrew Tate “oxygen” in the media. Credit: The Project/Channel 10

She said she was sure her listeners agreed that “yes, he’s disgusting, he’s awful, let’s move on”.

Chatfield said she had posted one Instagram story to her followers saying she didn’t want to comment on Tate, but that provoked a disturbing response from his fans.

“I’m getting DMs from early teen boys saying ‘I hope Andrew Tate destroys you’ or things along that line,” she said.

“I also get comments calling me Abbie Tate and comments on TikTok especially — that’s where it is really, really rife.”



Channel 10’s breakfast show sets new record for worst rating program ever as not one viewer in Perth watches

Channel Ten’s morning news broadcast has hit a new world record – but the milestone is nothing to be celebrated.

It has been revealed that the 30-minute breakfast program 10 News First: Breakfast, hosted by Lachlan Kennedy and Natasha Exelby, reached an all-time low last Wednesday when not even one viewer in Perth tuned in.

According to official TV ratings numbers provided by research firm OzTAM, last Wednesday morning, zero people in the city of 2.1 million people watched the show.

An OzTAM spokesperson told The Australian the dire result could be attributed to the use of “small underlying viewing samples” and Network 10 has remained optimistic.

“10 News First: Breakfast edition is maintaining its audience and increasing engagement as viewers become more familiar with the timeslot,” a spokesperson told the outlet.

The 8am program launched last month, taking over the first half hour of Studio 10, but it has been struggling to find its feet against its competitors.

The Seven Network’s Sunrise has once again taken the crown as Australia’s top breakfast show in 2022, with an unbeatable lead over its rivals.

For the 19th year in a row, Sunrise, hosted by David Koch and Natalie Barr, is number one in its timeslot and has an average national daily audience of 397,000 viewers, 31 per cent bigger than its nearest competitor.

Seven Network Director of Morning Television, Sarah Stinson, said: “We are proud that more than 1.01 million people start with Sunrise every morning across Australia, and we never take it for granted.

“As the world bounces back from the past few years, Australians continue to turn to Kochie, Nat and the team for breaking news, a sense of community and the light and laughs we all need to start the day feeling great and well informed.”

It’s a different story for 10 News First: Breakfast, whose first five days on air drew in an average of 17,000 viewers across the five major cities, but this dropped to just 15,000 a day in week two.

The show delivered the lowest ever ratings in Australian TV history on its second day, after just 44 viewers tuned in from Sydney and 43 in Perth, until last week’s abysmal ratings were released.

Angela Bishop, Tristan McManus, Sarah Harris and Narelda Jacobs for Studio 10.
Camera IconAngela Bishop, Tristan McManus, Sarah Harris and Narelda Jacobs for Studio 10. Credit: have

Despite the blow, the network has repeatedly denied rumours. Studio 10 could be on the chopping block.

It’s just the latest in a series of crushing blows for Network 10.



Spiderman actor Tom Holland quits social media to protect his mental health

He saves others from danger as superhero Spider-Man. Now Tom Holland has decided to save himself – by deleting his social media apps from his phone.

“I find Instagram and Twitter to be over-stimulating, to be overwhelming. I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online and ultimately it’s very detrimental to my mental state. So I decided to take a step back and delete the app,” he said.

Holland, 26, who has a combined Twitter and Instagram following of nearly seven million, made the announcement in a video posted online to support the Stem4 charity which promotes positive mental health for teenagers.

Making clear it was only a floating reappearance on Instagram, he wrote: “Hello and goodbye… I have been taking a break from social media for my mental health, but felt compelled to come on here to talk about Stem4… Please take the time to watch my video and, should you feel inclined to share it with anyone who it may resonate with, it would be greatly appreciated.”

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Zendaya, left, and Tom Holland in Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home." (Sony Pictures via AP)
Camera IconZendaya and Tom Holland as Spiderman in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Credit: matt kennedy/AP

The Londoner, who is dating Spider-Man co-star Zendaya, 25, was inundated with messages of support including one from pop star Justin Bieber, 28, who wrote: “Love you man.”

My Family star Robert Lindsay, 72, also announced he was quitting Twitter yesterday – under orders from his son.



Actor Luke Hemsworth opens up about life with his younger brothers Liam and Chris: ‘We don’t compete’

Luke Hemsworth doesn’t compete with his younger actor siblings Liam and Chris Hemsworth.

The 41-year-old actor admits he and his brothers like to “one-up” each other in “everyday life” and give out constructive criticism, but he would never pit himself against the pair when it comes to acting.

However, the former ‘Neighbours’ star quipped that the “gorgeous” hunks might think differently when it comes to each other.

Speaking to Men’s Health Australia, Luke said of Liam, 32, and Chris, 38: “I don’t compete with them for anything in acting.

“They might compete together because they’re both 6ft4 and knock down gorgeous.

“But it’s fun to be supportive.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actors Liam Hemsworth (L) and Chris Hemsworth arrive at the premiere of Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" at the El Capitan Theater on November 4, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Camera Icon Actors Liam Hemsworth (L) and Chris Hemsworth arrive at the premiere of Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” at the El Capitan Theater on November 4, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

“It’s fun to learn lines with them. It’s not like we’re not critical of each other, that’s for sure.

“But it’s criticism designed to take a performance to another level.

“In everyday life, we’re normal brothers. We definitely try to one-up each other. We like to have fun. We like to laugh.”

Meanwhile, Luke previously admitted he felt “stung” after being overlooked for a role in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.

He auditioned for the titular role in 2018’s ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, and he was devastated when he was overlooked for the part in favor of Alden Ehrenreich.



7NEWS to pay tribute to music legend Olivia Newton-John with Sunday night Spotlight special

Australia has fallen back in love with Olivia Newton-John’s music following the 73-year-old’s shock death on Tuesday.

The four-time Grammy award winner has re-entered the ARIA Charts with some of her most iconic hits.

Newton-John’s album Hopelessly Devoted: The Hits, which was released in 2018, has skyrocketed up the charts to the top spot of the Australian albums, and fifth for overall albums.

In the singles chart, she takes up three spots in the top 20 Australian Singles including two of her Grease songs, Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want, as well as Xanadu.

Comments made by her daughter Chloe Lattanzi, left, back in 2018 have also come to light. The two women shared a special bond that only grew stronger through the years.

“We both struggled — me with addiction, anxiety and anorexia, and Mum with feeling helpless during my darkest hours,” Lattanzi wrote in a column for Woman’s Day in 2018.

“I hated that my life was broadcast all over the world. It was horrifying to me. For my mum, it was also a terribly hard time. She felt powerless and didn’t know what to do.

“We were just talking about it and she said to me, ‘I did everything I could. I feel you to every specialist, every person I thought might be able to help’. I told her, ‘You know mum, all I really needed was you’.”

On Sunday night, Channel Seven will air a special 7NEWS Spotlight episode, Olivia — A Magical Life, in tribute to the legend.

A never-before-seen interview will give a rare glimpse into the musician’s private world with her husband John Easterling.

The sole surviving Bee Gees member Barry Gibb, UK music veteran Cliff Richard and Delta Goodrem will also share intimate and heartfelt memories of Newton-John.

With a magical musical tribute from the female singers she inspired including Wendy Matthews, Dami Im, Katie Noonan and Samantha Jade, the trio will put on an unforgettable performance of one of her biggest hits.

Newton-John passed away surrounded by her friends and family on her California ranch after a long battle with cancer.



Anne Heche’s son mourns mother after shock crash death

Anne Heche’s son has paid tribute to his mother saying the family had lost “a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.”

In a statement Heche’s son, Homer Laffoon, 20, wrote: “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness.

“Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.”

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Last Friday, Heche was in a car that was traveling at a high speed when it ran off the road and collided with a residence that became engulfed in flames, Los Angeles Police Public Information Officer Jeff Lee told CNN at the time.

One week after the crash, Heche is “brain dead” but remains on life support, according to a statement from her family and friends and shared with CNN by their representative.

Under California law, due to her condition, Heche is considered legally dead.

Heche has not been taken off life support so they have time to determine if she is a match for organ donation, according to the representative.

Actor Anne Heche remains on life support in LA as she undergoes evaluation for organ donation. (AP PHOTO) Credit: AP

“We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend,” the earlier statement from the family said.

“Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy.

“Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”

Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury, which deprives the brain of oxygen, as a result of the crash, according to the family’s representative.

A woman inside the home at the time of the crash suffered minor injuries and sought medical attention, according to Lee.

In their message on Thursday, Heche’s family and friends thanked her care team at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital and paid tribute to Heche’s “huge heart” and “generous spirit.”

Anne Heche’s car after the ‘horrific’ crash. Credit: NBC Los Angeles

“More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work — especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love,” the statement read.

She rose to fame on the soap opera “Another World,” where she played the dual role of twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love from 1987 to 1991.

She earned a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance on the show.

He followed that success with numerous films, including “Donnie Brasco,” “Wag the Dog” and “Six Days Seven Nights” opposite Harrison Ford.

In more recent years, Heche has appeared in television shows like “The Brave,” “Quantico,” and “Chicago PD”

Following the crash, there was an outpouring of support for the actress from the Hollywood community.

Her ex and former “Men in Trees” co-star James Tupper, with whom she shares one of her two sons, wrote on Instagram: “Thoughts and prayers for this lovely woman, actress and mother tonight Anne Heche. We love you.”

Ryan Tillotson, the producer of Heche’s podcast “Better Together,” said in a statement she was “irreplaceable” and will be remembered for “her big heart, her commitment to the people she loved, and the fearless way she fought for what she believed in.”

“More than a beloved host, Anne was my friend, collaborator, and a damn good actress. Anne added life to every room she entered with her tremendous energy and welcoming presence,” Tillotson said.



Salman Rushdie on ventilator after being stabbed during lecture in New York

Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator, unable to speak, and may lose an eye.

The Indian-born novelist, who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck and torso onstage at a lecture in New York state and airlifted to hospital.

“The news is not good,” Andrew Wylie, Rushdie’s agent, said.

“Salman will likely lose one eye, the nerves in his arm were severed and his liver was stabbed and damaged.”

Rushdie, 75, was being introduced to give a talk to an audience of hundreds on artistic freedom at western New York’s Chautauqua Institution when a man rushed to the stage and lunged at the novelist, who has lived with a bounty on his head since the late 1980s.

Stunned attendees helped wrest the man from Rushdie, who had fallen to the floor.

Police identified the suspect as Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old man from Fairview, New Jersey.

Medics tend to Salman Rushdie.
Camera IconMedics tend to Salman Rushdie. Credit: Joshua Goodman/AP

“A man jumped up on the stage … and started what looked like beating him on the chest, repeated fist strokes into his chest and neck,” Bradley Fisher, who was in the audience, said.

“People were screaming and crying out and gasping.”

Henry Reese, the event’s moderator, suffered a minor head injury during the incident.

Rushdie, who was born into a Muslim Kashmiri family in Bombay, now known as Mumbai, before moving to the United Kingdom, has faced death threats for his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, which some Muslims said contained blasphemous passages.

The novel was banned in many countries with large Muslim populations upon its 1988 publication.

A few months later, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then Iran’s supreme leader, pronounced a fatwa, or religious edict, calling upon Muslims to kill the novelist and anyone involved in the book’s publication for blasphemy.

Rushdie, who called his novel “pretty mild”, went into hiding for many years. Hitoshi Igarashi, the Japanese translator of the novel, was murdered in 1991.

Hadi Matar is escorted from the stage.
Camera IconHadi Matar is escorted from the stage. Credit: AP

The Iranian government said in 1998 it would no longer back the fatwa, and Rushdie has lived relatively openly in recent years, although Khomeini’s successor as supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said as recently as 2019 the fatwa remained “irrevocable”.

Iranian organisations, some affiliated with the government, have raised a bounty worth millions of dollars for Rushdie’s murder.

Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency and other news outlets donated money in 2016 to increase the bounty by $US600,000 ($A845,000).

Fars called Rushdie an apostate who “insulted the prophet” in his report on Friday’s attack.

Rushdie published a memoir in 2012 about his life under the fatwa called Joseph Anton, the pseudonym he used while under British police protection.

Salman Rushdie is airlifted to hospital.
Camera IconSalman Rushdie is airlifted to hospital. Credit: AP

His second novel, Midnight’s Children, won the 1981 Booker Prize.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was appalled Rushdie was “stabbed while exercising a right we should never cease to defend”.

Rushdie was at the institution in western New York for a discussion about the United States giving asylum to writers and artists in exile and “as a home for freedom of creative expression”, according to the institution’s website.

There were no obvious security checks at the Chautauqua Institution, a landmark founded in the 19th century in the small lakeside town of the same name, with staff simply checking people’s tickets for admission, attendees said.

Author Salman Rushdie.
Camera IconAuthor Salman Rushdie. Credit: Grant Pollard/Grant Pollard/Invision/AP

“I felt like we needed to have more protection there because Salman Rushdie is not a usual writer,” Anour Rahmani, an Algerian writer and activist who was in the audience, said.

“He’s a writer with a fatwa against him.”

Michael Hill, the institution’s president, said at a news conference, “Our whole purpose is to help people bridge what has been too divisive of a world.

“The worst thing Chautauqua could do is back away from its mission in light of this tragedy. I don’t think Mr. Rushdie would want that either.”

Rushdie became an American citizen in 2016 and lives in New York City.



The Royal Hotel: Remote SA pub becomes unlikely centrepiece for horror movie starring Julia Garner and Hugo Weaving

A tiny community with a population of just nine people in the South Australian outback has been transformed into an unlikely Hollywood set where big-name stars including Hugo Weaving and Julia Garner have been calling home.

Garner, the breakout star of Ozark and Inventing Anna, and Matrix legend Weaving are among the cast of The Royal Hotel, about backpacking buddies who take live-in jobs at a pub in a remote mining town before their adventure takes a dark and bloody turn .

The disused pub in the remote town of Yatina, 222km north of Adelaide, has been transformed into the namesake movie centrepiece. Neighbor Ken Cowery told 7NEWS he was surprised when about 100 cast and crew set up next to his home from him.

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The abandoned Yatina pub has become the unlikely centrepiece for an outback horror movie Credit: 7NEWS

“I’ve heard all these cars pull up and I thought what the hell was that?” he said. “They’ve been wonderful people, nobody’s making noise or nothing. They’ve been very quiet”

Flming is expected to take place in several locations around the state over the next month, with the South Australian Film Corporation saying the project will create more than 200 jobs and bring in $4.6 million to the local economy.

Among those jobs are extras for scenes inside the pub. The local council put an ad out for people to play drinkers with “no experience required”.

100 cast and crew have descended on the town, 222km north of Adelaide, for the shoot Credit: 7NEWS

Peterborough Mayor Ruth Whittle said she never expected the pub, which was built in 1874 but hasn’t been open for years, would be the backdrop for a horror movie.

“(It’s) a bit of wild west in South Australia,” she added.

Goat Island Lodge owner Kai Hansen has gone viral after the Darwin published hit an aggressive crocodile on the snout twice with a frying pan.

Goat Island Lodge owner Kai Hansen has gone viral after the Darwin published hit an aggressive crocodile on the snout twice with a frying pan.



Perth family take home unique prize after being crowned one-millionth WA Museum Boola Bardip visitors

Heading to WA Museum Boola Bardip on a gloomy Saturday afternoon to escape the rain has resulted in one Perth family scoring a unique prize.

Olivia Pizzale-Bryce, Jack Mcauliffe, and baby Pia had the shock of their lives when they went to the museum only to be greeted by the waiting media and Housing Minister John Carey as they became the one-millionth visitors.

The family has visited the museum five times and said they were heading there to see the Dinosaurs of Patagonia exhibition as it’s little Pia’s favorite.

“It’s really nice, we love coming here… it’s a place we can come for her, which is really nice,” mum Olivia said.

“We both support creative industries and museums and the gallery,” dad Jack added.



Larry Emdur walks off in hysterics live on-air – leaving co-host Kylie Gillies confused

Larry Emdur has had a serious case of the giggles, laughing so hard that he had to momentarily abandon a segment on Friday’s The Morning Show.

The hilarity began when the normally unflappable Larry – widely known for his composure and immaculate articulation – tried to pronounce a dinosaur name.

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But his attempt at “diplodocus” came out completely wrong, sounding more like “dipo-lacko-ducko-dos”.

After his failed try at the word, co-host Kylie Gillies corrected him.

Larry then tried to continue with the script – but became totally immersed in a giggling fit.

Larry Edmur covers his face. Credit: TMS

Composing himself just long enough to be able to speak again, he protested that the way he had pronounced “diplodocus” was the way that “everyone says it”.

“It’s not just me,” he insisted.

The laughter continued, with Larry doubling over as he giggled, before waving his hand about, as if telling the cameras to stop rolling on him.

Larry Emdur briefly walks off the set. Credit: TMS

A still-incapacitated Larry then began shaking his head, before momentarily walking off camera.

Somewhat confused, Kylie asked him: “Did I say something wrong? No what, tell me”, before inviting Larry back into camera view.

Larry grabbed his glasses and tried to re-read his script, as Kylie asked, “What, diplodocus?… I don’t get it.”

Joking, Larry then said, “Please, (you) read the words.”

Kylie Gillies looks off camera laughing. Credit: TMS

‘I don’t understand’

Kylie tried to continue with the segment, but ‘laughing Larry’ was not done.

Wanting to make his point, he said that “All I was saying was that people say that”, referring to his unique pronunciation of “diplodocus”.

“But I don’t know if that’s the word, exactly,” he said.

Kylie looked over to the producers off-camera, laughing, before telling her co-host “I don’t understand”.

Neither host can stop laughing. Credit: TMS

Larry then asked Kylie how she pronounced “diplodocus”, prompting her to gently sledge him.

“No, no, no,” she joked, “You didn’t know the word (diplodocus) and you made it up (the pronunciation).”

Larry eventually managed to snap back into focus and continue with the segment.

His uncontrolled laughing fit was a rare departure from his normal on-screen composition.

Away from The Morning Show, Larry is also known for his laser-sharp focus and crisp diction as host of The Chase Australia.

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