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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Praise the ‘Bravery’ Demonstrated in Ukraine Amid ‘Unimaginable’ Unrest, Launch GoFundMe

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are raising money amid the unrest in Ukraine.

“While we are witnessing the bravery of Ukrainians, we are also bearing witness to the unimaginable burden of those who have chosen safety,” They said “Through a GoFundMe, this fundraiser will provide an immediate impact on refugee and humanitarian aid efforts.”  Ashton sat beside Mila in the accompanying clip as she spoke about her upbringing. “I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, in 1983. I came to America in 1991 and I have always considered myself an American. A proud American,” Kunis said. “I love everything that this country has done for myself and my family. But today, I have never been more proud to be a Ukrainian.”

Pete Davidson Might Be joining Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin Space Flight

The “Saturday Night Live” star is close to signing a deal to join Jeff Bezos on a Blue Origin flight, According to Page Six.  Davidson, 28, was at the billionaire’s Los Angeles compound in January, as he and girlfriend Kim Kardashian arrived for dinner with Bezos and his longtime girlfriend Lauren Sanchez.  “Pete is excited,” a Davidson source told Page Six. “They haven’t signed a contract yet, but it looks like it’s going to happen. The details are being finalized.  “He got on really well with Jeff when they met.” It’s not yet known when Davidson would go into space, but it will likely be later this year, the source said.

2 NASA Scientists Are Locked Inside A Capsule In Moscow, Have No Clue of A War And Won’t Find Out Till July

The US State Department issued a warning on Sunday for all United States citizens currently in Russia to leave immediately. Two Americans didn’t get that memo. These two are participating in a joint NASA and IMBP experiment where they are isolated and locked inside a capsule located in a Soviet-era building in Moscow and they will continue to be isolated from the outside world until July. It is assumed these two Americans in Moscow have no clue that Russia attacked nearby Ukraine, only 304 miles away.

Movie Fans Aren’t Too Thrilled That ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Is Being Remade With Jack Harlow

The original White Men Can’t Jump, which starred Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, hit theaters in March 1992.    The film follows two street basketball hustlers who at first try to hustle each other, then team up for a bigger score.  Harlow will step into the role played by Woody Harrelson and the circumstances behind landing the starring role are exceptional. He got the lead role after his first ever screen audition, immediately winning over the filmmakers and execs. [via Deadline] But the internet is not convinced and neither am I.  Why not just make a new movie with a fresh idea?

Cincinnati mayor declares Friday as Frisch’s Big Boy Day

Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval is declaring Friday as Frisch’s Big Boy Day to celebrate National Tartar Sauce Day and to also kick off Frisch’s 75th anniversary.

The mayor wanted to recognize Frisch’s Big Boy Day on National Tartar Sauce Day because he said tartar sauce was a “secret ingredient to so many Frisch’s cuisines.”

Pureval read a proclamation declaring March 4 as Frisch’s Big Boy Day.

The mayor said Frisch’s Big Boy Day continues to be a go-to spot for families to make memories.

Duke Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski is hanging up his coaching whistle after more than 40 years

Thanks to WFMY for putting together this list of Coach ‘K’s accomplishments:

  1. Led Duke to five national championships in 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010 and 2015
  2. Went 88-1 with six gold medals as the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team, including 24-0 in the Olympics with Olympic gold medals in 2008, 2012 and 2016
  3. Eight-time National Coach of the Year – a total of 12 honors
  4. Coached Duke to the Final Four 12 times — tied for most in NCAA history
  5. Won 12 ACC regular-season championships
  6. Won 15 ACC Tournament championships – an ACC record
  7. Five-time ACC Coach of the Year and five-time NABC District Coach of the Year
  8. Achieved a final AP No. 1 ranking eight times — more than double the next best team in the Coach K era.
  9. Has spent 126 weeks ranked No. 1 in the AP poll, 556 weeks ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll and 649 weeks ranked in the top 25 AP poll – each of those figures are the most by a coach in poll history
  10. Has won 67 ACC Tournament games — the most in league history
  11. His 97 NCAA Tournament wins and 35 NCAA Tournament appearances each stand as NCAA records
  12. Duke’s eight No. 1 seeds under Coach K are the most by a coach in NCAA Tournament history
  13. He has more 20-win seasons (36) and 30-win seasons (15) than any coach in NCAA history
  14. Has coached 37 All-America selections to a total of 51 honors – the most by any active coach
  15. Under Krzyzewski, nine Duke players have earned 11 National Player of the Year honors – the most by an active coach
  16. The Krzyzewski era has produced six Blue Devils to earn nine National Defensive Player of the Year honors – more than double the next closest team in college basketball
  17. Has coached 28 NBA Lottery picks – the most in Draft history – and a total of 67 NBA Draft selections, including 41 first-round picks
  18. His 1,170 career wins are most in NCAA history, while his 1,097 victories at Duke are the most in NCAA history at one school and his 517 ACC wins are the most in league history
  19. Served as the President of the National Basketball Coaches Association in 1998-99
  20. Named America’s Best Coach by Time/CNN in 2001
  21. A two-time inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in 2001 for his individual coaching career and in 2010 as part of the collective induction of the Olympic Dream Team
  22. Inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006, and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 2009
  23. Inducted to the Army West Point Sports Hall of Fame in 2009, the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011
  24. Named the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 2011
  25. Presented the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award in 2012 and the Lapchick Character Award in 2015
  26. Has served on the board of the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research since its inception in 1993
  27. Has served as an honorary chairman of the Duke Children’s Hospital
  28. Founded the Emily Krzyzewski Center – a community center in Durham, named in honor of his late mother, whose mission is to inspire economically disadvantaged students to dream big, act with character and purpose, strive for academic excellence and reach their highest potential as future citizen leaders.
  29. Has been devoted to Duke Basketball for more than 40 years.
  30. He holds the record for the most wins of any college basketball coach.