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–Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have exceeded their goal of crowdfunding $30 million to help Ukrainian refugees. They’ve also donated $3 million of their own money.
-More behind-the-scenes drama for Grey’s Anatomy: writer Elisabeth Finch (best known for writing the “Silent All These Years” episode) has been placed on administrative leave, allegedly for embellishing her history with medical issues, including cancer. “Only Elisabeth can speak to her personal story,” Shondaland said in a statement.
-I really like this slasher dress on Anne Hathaway.
–Jessica Chastain isn’t happy that the Best Makeup and Hairstyling category will be presented before the Oscars telecast, and she wants to be there even if it means running down the red carpet. “I will absolutely be present when the makeup category is being called, and if that means I’m not doing press on the red carpet for ABC or whatever it is, then so be it. The most important thing for me is to honor the incredible artisans who work in our industry.”
–Pete Davidson has bowed out of a short ride to space next week on a Jeff Bezos rocket. I guess his life is already pretty astronomical right now…
–Trevor Noah tried to unpack the Kanye West/Kim Kardashian saga. “If Kim Kardashian cannot escape this, then what chance do normal women have?”
-A scripted series about the band U2 is in the works at Netflix, with JJ Abrams attached to produce.
–Olivia Munn posted a cute pic of John Mulaney holding their 3-month-old son.
-I really liked this piece questioning why Steven Soderbergh isn’t recognized more often in the company of American film auteurs. If you haven’t watched Kimi yet, I highly recommend it.
-Wait, is Muse‘s new song an anti-mask message? Gross.
-Simon Rex says he refused a $70k offer from several UK tabloids to falsely say he’d slept with his one-time costar Meghan Markle — and he has a thank-you note from her to prove it. “I was broke as f*ck I really needed the money. But I’ll be on food stamps before I do that.”
-Hacks’ second season is adding cast members Laurie Metcalf, Ming-Na Wen and Martha Kelly (aka the scary drug lady on Euphoria).
–This poster of Viola Davis as Michelle Obama in Showtimes’ The First Lady is pretty remarkable.
–Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas erotic thriller Deep Water drops this weekend, and the reviews are really bad.
-The trailer for SXSW darling Topside follows a mother and daughter who live in NYC’s subway tunnels.