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Actor Orlando Bloom Meets with Zelensky, Tours War-Torn Ukraine MikeRivero Thu, 03/30/2023 - 09:08

British actor Orlando Bloom made a surprise appearance in the office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday to bring his personal encouragement to the war effort against Russia.

He is the latest in a long line of Hollywood stars who have made the journey to the war-torn country to be pictured alongside Zelensky.

Bloom, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, arrived over the weekend and visited the leader in Kyiv to personally deliver a gift from his Buddhist mentor and a message from his mom.

Mark Hamill Plays Luke Skywalker to Deliver Ukraine Air Raid Warnings MikeRivero Thu, 03/30/2023 - 09:07

Actor Mark Hamill has joined an increasingly long line of Hollywood stars seeking to insert themselves into the Ukraine conflict with his voice, mustering a Jedi knight’s sonorous gravitas, now used on an air raid app to warn of incoming attacks from Russia.

“Attention. Air raid alert. Proceed to the nearest shelter,” says Hamill over Air Alert, an app linked to Ukraine’s air defense system.

Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter — the billionaire who sold Marvel Entertainment to Disney in 2009 and who has long been known for his clashes with CEO Bob Iger — has been forced out as part of job cuts at the company.

An activist group has accused a Hollywood actress of claiming she has a Cherokee heritage when she does not.

The New York Post reported that Tribal Alliance Against Frauds (TAAF), an activist group, has targeted Heather Rae for saying, “my mom was Indian, and my father was a cowboy.”.

The director of the activist group, Lianna Constantino, said, “Being an American Indian person is not just about who you claim to be it’s about who claims you. And it’s much more than just race. We are citizens of sovereign nations. Being an Indian is a legal, political distinction.”

Walt Disney Company began 7,000 layoffs in a letter sent to employees Monday, as CEO Bob Iger works to save the company some $5.5 billion.

Several major divisions of the company - Disney Entertainment, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, and corporate - will be impacted, according to a person familiar with the matter. The layoffs will also affect Disney workers across the globe, and not just in the United States. 

 The arrest of actor Jonathan Majors has upended the Army’s newly launched advertising campaign that was aimed at reviving the service’s struggling recruiting numbers.

Majors, who authorities said was arrested Saturday in New York on charges of strangulation, assault and harassment, was the narrator of two ads at the heart of a broader media campaign that kicked off at the start of the NCAA's March Madness college basketball tournament.