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Real Housewives of Melbourne’s Jackie Gillies reveals the reason why she is quitting the show

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Real Housewives of Melbourne star Jackie Gillies has announced she is quitting the show to focus on starting a family with her musician husband Ben.

The reality TV star, 39, told Stellar that she was confident in her decision to put a pause on the show and to grow their family in their hometown of Newcastle in NSW.

She revealed to the publication that she is on her fourth round of IVF and that she kept her treatments under wraps because she felt she’d be judged. 

'Keeping it hidden meant I also wasn't being honest': In this week's Stellar magazine, Jackie Gillies (pictured) revealed  the reason she is quitting Real Housewives of Melbourne is to focus on starting a family with her musician husband Ben

'Keeping it hidden meant I also wasn't being honest': In this week's Stellar magazine, Jackie Gillies (pictured) revealed  the reason she is quitting Real Housewives of Melbourne is to focus on starting a family with her musician husband Ben

‘Keeping it hidden meant I also wasn’t being honest’: In this week’s Stellar magazine, Jackie Gillies (pictured) revealed  the reason she is quitting Real Housewives of Melbourne is to focus on starting a family with her musician husband Ben

‘Keeping it hidden meant I also wasn’t being honest to who I am. And since I’ve started telling people, everyone has been so supportive,’ the ever-positive personality said.

She also said that her time in the South African jungle on Channel 10’s I’m A Celebrity back in 2018 helped her realise she wanted to be a mother.  

The medium added that while her physic abilities do not show her everything that will happen in life, she knew motherhood was for her.

Parenthood: Supporting her along the way is her husband Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies (left) who told the publication he was surprised at how IVF works, calling it an assistance to the natural process

Parenthood: Supporting her along the way is her husband Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies (left) who told the publication he was surprised at how IVF works, calling it an assistance to the natural process

Parenthood: Supporting her along the way is her husband Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies (left) who told the publication he was surprised at how IVF works, calling it an assistance to the natural process 

‘Do I know I’m definitely going to have children? From the depths of my heart, yes. But what I haven’t been prepared for is the way it was going to come.’  

Supporting her along the way is her husband Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies who told the publication he was surprised at how IVF works, calling it an assistance to the natural process. 

Jackie said that while she and Ben don’t have a time or financial limit, they know that they have other options – surrogacy or adoption – if she is unable to carry her child.

Other options: Jackie said that while she and Ben don't have a time or financial limit, they know that they have other options - surrogacy or adoption - if she is unable to carry her child

Other options: Jackie said that while she and Ben don't have a time or financial limit, they know that they have other options - surrogacy or adoption - if she is unable to carry her child

Other options: Jackie said that while she and Ben don’t have a time or financial limit, they know that they have other options – surrogacy or adoption – if she is unable to carry her child

The brunette beauty, who inspired by comedian Amy Schumer and her IVF story, explained that she is speaking up about her journey to help other women not feel burdened by it.

‘The biggest thing I’ve learnt… is to never hide things. When you talk, it’s like you become lighter. And please don’t feel like you’re not good enough. Because you are enough. It’s OK. It’s not your fault,’ she said.

The Croation-born beauty has starred on every season of Arena’s Real Housewives of Melbourne since 2014. 

Read more: In this week's Stellar magazine

Read more: In this week's Stellar magazine

Read more: In this week’s Stellar magazine 

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Lord Of The Rings dialect coach and Star Wars actor Andrew Jack dies at 76 of COVID-19 complications

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Andrew Jack, the premier dialect coach who worked on The Lord Of The Rings film trilogy, has died of COVID-19 complications aged 76.

He succumbed to the illness at a hospital near London while his wife Gabrielle Rogers had to remain in quarantine in Australia, unable to say goodbye in person.

Social distancing restrictions have left doubt about whether a full funeral is feasible, Jack’s representative Jill McCullough told TMZ.

Dearly departed: Andrew Jack, the premier dialect coach who worked on The Lord Of The Rings film trilogy, has died of COVID-19 complications aged 76

Dearly departed: Andrew Jack, the premier dialect coach who worked on The Lord Of The Rings film trilogy, has died of COVID-19 complications aged 76

Dearly departed: Andrew Jack, the premier dialect coach who worked on The Lord Of The Rings film trilogy, has died of COVID-19 complications aged 76

Only this year Jack was working with a cast including Robert Pattinson on The Batman, which shut down production in Britain on March 14.

After a two-week hiatus was announced in Variety mid-month, the director Matt Reeves tweeted last Friday that the halt was ’till it is safe for us all to resume…’ 

Jack got his big break in the movies teaching English actor Julian Glover to sound American for the 1989 film Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade. 

He taught Robert Downey Jr. how to speak like Charlie Chaplin in a performance that earned the movie star an Oscar nomination.

Iconic: One of his most massive undertakings was Peter Jackson's sprawling The Lord Of The Rings film trilogy, which he is pictured working on with Elijah Wood

Iconic: One of his most massive undertakings was Peter Jackson's sprawling The Lord Of The Rings film trilogy, which he is pictured working on with Elijah Wood

Iconic: One of his most massive undertakings was Peter Jackson’s sprawling The Lord Of The Rings film trilogy, which he is pictured working on with Elijah Wood

Jack went onto coach Irish actor Pierce Brosnan in three of his four James Bond movies – GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day.

One of his most massive undertakings was Peter Jackson’s sprawling The Lord Of The Rings film trilogy where he worked with Roisin Carty.

The duo created the dialects for not only the ‘Common Tongue,’ English, but also the various fictional languages like Sindarin and Quenya created by author J.R.R. Tolkien.

They were meticulous about making sure to remain ‘true to’ the source material Tolkien created in his legendarium – although, as Jack noted wryly, ‘curiously in the recordings that he’s done he doesn’t abide by his own rules.’ 

Top talent: Jack was enlisted as a dialect coach in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which ie is pictured acting in with Harrison Ford) and went on to work on its sequel subtitled The Last Jedi

Top talent: Jack was enlisted as a dialect coach in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which ie is pictured acting in with Harrison Ford) and went on to work on its sequel subtitled The Last Jedi

Top talent: Jack was enlisted as a dialect coach in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which ie is pictured acting in with Harrison Ford) and went on to work on its sequel subtitled The Last Jedi 

Jack and Carty reunited for the dialects on Troy with its all-star cast featuring Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eric Bana and Lord Of The Rings alumnus Orlando Bloom.

The Pattinson film was not Jack’s first encounter with the Batman franchise – he previously helped Christian Bale embody the character in Batman Begins. 

‘Christian took this all the way. I remember one time his wife came up to me on set an asked me: “Andrew could you please ask Christian to say something like Christian? I haven’t heard his own voice for two years now,”‘ the coach dished in an interview on his website.

‘Even in his private life Christian stays in the character he is playing. He’ll say ordinary things to his wife like: “Honey, shall I make some coffee?” as Batman! It’s extreme, but it’s fantastic to work with somebody who is so dedicated.’ 

In character: In these movies he also featured onscreen alongside the actors he taught, playing Resistance officer Caluan Ematt.

In character: In these movies he also featured onscreen alongside the actors he taught, playing Resistance officer Caluan Ematt.

In character: In these movies he also featured onscreen alongside the actors he taught, playing Resistance officer Caluan Ematt.

He served as dialect coach on Captain America: The First Avenger and then worked with Thor star Chris Hemsworth on a string of Marvel movies including Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

Jack was enlisted as a dialect coach in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and went on to work on its sequel subtitled The Last Jedi.

In these movies he also featured onscreen alongside the actors he taught, playing Resistance officer Caluan Ematt.

He was also on hand to assist the actors on the first two A Star Wars Story movies – the 2016 hit Rogue One and the 2018 film Solo. 

Only the best: He taught Robert Downey Jr. how to speak like Charlie Chaplin in a performance that earned the movie star an Oscar nomination

Only the best: He taught Robert Downey Jr. how to speak like Charlie Chaplin in a performance that earned the movie star an Oscar nomination

Only the best: He taught Robert Downey Jr. how to speak like Charlie Chaplin in a performance that earned the movie star an Oscar nomination

Jack maintained long professional relationships with multiple stars – he taught Downey Jr. on movies ranging from Sherlock Holmes to Doolittle – and worked with a broad spectrum of actors like Scarlett Johansson in The Girl With The Pearl Earring and Hugh Jackman in Kate And Leopold.

The son of English actor and broadcaster Stephen Jack, the dialect coach has credited his father’s radio voice with influencing his own choice of career.

‘There was a perfection to it and I was very aware of it at that young age,’ Jack said fondly in an interview.

‘My father was a bit of a clown in a way, but only in the protected environment of our home or when he was performing. So dialect and funny ways of speaking were very much part of our household.’

'Element of trust': Jack worked with a broad spectrum of actors like Scarlett Johansson in The Girl With The Pearl Earring (pictured) and Hugh Jackman in Kate And Leopold

'Element of trust': Jack worked with a broad spectrum of actors like Scarlett Johansson in The Girl With The Pearl Earring (pictured) and Hugh Jackman in Kate And Leopold

‘Element of trust’: Jack worked with a broad spectrum of actors like Scarlett Johansson in The Girl With The Pearl Earring (pictured) and Hugh Jackman in Kate And Leopold

The younger Jack embarked on a brief acting career but shifted into dialect coaching after working as a flight attendant.

‘And I suddenly discovered I was learning all these accents, so I taught myself phonetics and I then decided that I ought to be teaching what I was doing,’ revealed Jack in an interview years ago. 

‘Part of the actor’s craft is to be able not to show that his wife left him this morning, but to play a character who is exuberant. My work is not just about changing sound, it’s about an attitude, a way of behaving,’ he once told Thierry Somers.

‘My work is all about being as laidback as I can be. Not to be confrontational ever. The element of trust is very important.’

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British Soap Awards 2020 are CANCELLED due to coronavirus pandemic

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The British Soap Awards 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Bosses for the glittering event made the decision to rest the awards for a year and return in 2021.  

The awards, which are usually held in early summer,  will be replaced this year by a special episode celebrating the highlights of the soap calendar over the past 21 years – which will be narrated by host Phillip Schofield.     

Shock: The British Soap Awards 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (pictured Phillip Schofield at the 2017 awards)

Shock: The British Soap Awards 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (pictured Phillip Schofield at the 2017 awards)

Shock: The British Soap Awards 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (pictured Phillip Schofield at the 2017 awards)

Last year: Hollyoaks won the coveted Best Soap award at the 2019 event

Last year: Hollyoaks won the coveted Best Soap award at the 2019 event

Last year: Hollyoaks won the coveted Best Soap award at the 2019 event

A spokesman said: ‘In light of the latest government health guidelines and in line with our priority of safeguarding the wellbeing of everyone involved in our programmes, production of The British Soap Awards will not go ahead as planned.

‘The awards ceremony will return in 2021. 

‘In the meantime, a brand new 60″ programme called ‘The British Soap Awards Celebrates 21 Years’ will air this Spring, narrated by Phillip Schofield.’

Last year  the cast of Hollyoaks celebrated as the TV show won the Best British Soap gong at the British Soap Awards 2019.

Not to be: Bosses for the glittering event made the decision to rest the awards for a year and return in 2021 (above the 2019 awards)

Not to be: Bosses for the glittering event made the decision to rest the awards for a year and return in 2021 (above the 2019 awards)

Not to be: Bosses for the glittering event made the decision to rest the awards for a year and return in 2021 (above the 2019 awards)

Picking up the coveted gong, the talented actors – including Stephanie Davis and Chelsee Healey – were visibly emotional as they celebrated their first Best British Soap Award win since 2014.

Hollyoaks matched Coronation Street with nominations, bagging an impressive 14 nods.

It was a successful night for the soap, which also saw actor Adam Woodward (Brody Hudson) win Best Male Dramatic Performance, Nathan Sussex (Buster Smith) win for Best Villain and Gregory Finnegan (James Nightingale) pick up Best Actor.   

Coronation Street were the top winners on the night, picking up five awards.

The British Soap Awards 2019 saw Coronation Street’s suicide plot scooping two accolades – Best Single Episode and Best Storyline.

Acclaimed: British Soap Awards 2019 saw Coronation Street's suicide plot scooping two accolades - Best Single Episode and Best Storyline (above Shayne Ward who played tragic Aidan Connor)

Acclaimed: British Soap Awards 2019 saw Coronation Street's suicide plot scooping two accolades - Best Single Episode and Best Storyline (above Shayne Ward who played tragic Aidan Connor)

Acclaimed: British Soap Awards 2019 saw Coronation Street’s suicide plot scooping two accolades – Best Single Episode and Best Storyline (above Shayne Ward who played tragic Aidan Connor)

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Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger is hospitalized and on a ventilator after contracting Covid-19

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Adam Schlesinger from the band Fountains of Wayne has been hospitalized after contracting Covid-19.

The Grammy winner, 52, is on a ventilator but not in a coma, confirmed his attorney Josh Grier via Variety.

‘He’s very sick and is heavily sedated, as are all people on ventilators, but no one has used the word “coma” to me,’ Josh said to the outlet. 

The latest: Adam Schlesinger from the band Fountains of Wayne has been hospitalized after contracting Covid-19

The latest: Adam Schlesinger from the band Fountains of Wayne has been hospitalized after contracting Covid-19

The latest: Adam Schlesinger from the band Fountains of Wayne has been hospitalized after contracting Covid-19

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