‘We Are Overwhelmed’: Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Raise More Than $30 Million For Ukraine

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher announced Thursday they had reached their goal, raising more than $30 million to help the people in Ukraine following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the country in February.

“We just want to say we hit our goal,” the superstar couple shared in a video posted on Instagram. “Over $30 million raised. Over 65,000 of you donated. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the support.”

The 38-year-old actress said, “While this is far from the solve of the problem, our collective effort will provide a softer landing for so many people as they forge ahead into their future of uncertainty.”

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“Our work is not done,” the 44-year-old actor shared. “We’re going to do everything we can to ensure that the outpouring of love that came from you all as a part of this campaign finds the maximum impact with those in need.”

“As funding continues to come in, we are going to treat every dollar as if it’s being donated out of our pocket,” Kutcher added. “With respect and honor for the work that went into earning it, with the intent of love through which it was given, and the desire for it to be maximized for positive outcome for others.”

The “Bad Moms” star once again thanked everyone for donating and asked them to keep giving to their GoFundMe campaign or “other unbelievable foundations” out there, calling it the beginning to a very long journey.

Earlier this month, the Ukrainian-born actress and her superstar husband pledged to match $3 million in donations to provide aid to refugees amid the war being raged by Russia against Kunis’ homeland.

“I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 1983,” Kunis explained in a video about their fundraising campaign. “I came to America in 1991. I have always considered myself American, a proud American, 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.”

“And I’ve never been more proud to be married to a Ukrainian,” the “That 70s Show” star explained about his wife.

“The events that have unfolded in Ukraine are devastating,” Kunis added. “There is no place in this world for this kind of unjust attack on humanity.”

The “Black Swan” star immigrated at the age of 7 to the United States after her family fled from Ukraine when it was a Soviet republic, reported Glamour previously.

“My parents went through hell and back,” Kunis shared with the outlet. “They came to America with suitcases and a family of seven and $250, and that’s it. My parents, for years, worked full-time and went to college full-time. They would go to night school to learn English.”

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BTS’s Jungkook Changes His Instagram Username, And ARMYs Can’t Contain Their Emotions

At the end of 2021, ARMYs worldwide rejoiced when the members of BTS decided to create their own Instagram accounts. The group cemented their personalities on the account with their choice in username and aesthetics when it comes to posting their pictures.

One member particularly caught the attention of netizens for his Instagram, and it was none other than BTS’s Jungkook!


unnamed (3)BTS’s Jungkook | @bts_twt/ Twitter


When the members shared their usernames, they all seemed short and concise, with Jin simply going with @jin and even a play on words like J-Hope‘s @uarmyhope. However, Jungkook gained attention worldwide when he completely changed that trend and went with @abcdefghi_lmnopqrstuvwxyz.


unnamed (1)BTS Jungkook’s IG when he first created the account


Many netizens joked that the username was because Jungkook had a secret account in the past and didn’t want to change the name. Yet, it was so unique that everyone became obsessed with it… even some of the biggest global brands in the world.

ab_ _efghijkl_nopqrstuvwxyz

— McDonald’s (@McDonalds) December 6, 2021

J-Hope even shared just how proud Jungkook was of his username and confirmed that Jungkook’s one-of-a-kind ideas are what he’s the proudest of!

Jungkookie why hahaha He bragged so much after making his ID (Username). Our 🐰 said ‘Jjwehope look at mine haha it’s dope, right!’

— J-Hope


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On March 16 (KST), netizens were in for the shock of their lives when they went to search for Jungkook’s Instagram username… and it had changed.

It seems as if the youngest BTS member decided overnight to change his iconic and unique username to @Jungkook.97, which combined his name and year of birth.

After almost four months of the username, ARMYs had to say goodbye to @abcdefghi_lmnopqrstuvwxyz, and of course, they shared their reactions online. As expected, so many shared their sadness over the sudden change.

Me looking for user Alphabet and forgetting its changed to jungkook.97 😭 You will be missed user #abcdefghi__lmnopqrstuvwxyz #jungkook pic.twitter.com/XZj78CjrcG

— Shaz⁷♡₁₃🌈🌻🦋 (@SKouklaaa07) March 16, 2022

𝑺𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔, 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝑰 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖 💧#abcdefghi__lmnopqrstuvwxyz pic.twitter.com/wjIX5dlUmh

— 𝙏𝙖𝙚𝙝𝙮𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙍𝙪𝙗𝙞 ⟭⟬7💜 ⟬⟭∞❤ (@RubiTaehyung) March 16, 2022

me still searching with username #abcdefghi__lmnopqrstuvwxyz and realized it had changed to jungkook.97 pic.twitter.com/vohVIYkjd0

— ୨୧ (@koofufy) March 16, 2022

Many even joked that Jungkook was probably watching ARMYs have a meltdown on social media.

Jungkook watching us crying and being dramatic about him changing his username from #abcdefghi__lmnopqrstuvwxyz to jungkook.97 be like pic.twitter.com/PILNiblp52

— YOONGI’S MISS RIGHT ♡ (@MISS_RIGHT_77) March 16, 2022

In particular, this became such a hot topic that shortly after it happened, various phrases related to Jungkook’s activity started trending worldwide. The whole world seemed to be talking about something that would be a minor thing for anyone else but has become huge news because it’s Jungkook.

TRENDS | Jungkook’s old Instagram username #abcdefghi__lmnopqrstuvwxyz is trending Worldwide at #8 and Jungkook is trending at #7 in U.S as he has changed his IG username to Jungkook.97 pic.twitter.com/jjIwXB9Gju

— Jungkook SNS✨ (@Jungkook_SNS) March 16, 2022

It will definitely be sad for many ARMYs and a change to stop clicking almost all the alphabet keys to find Jungkook’s Instagram. Yet, even though @abcdefghi_lmnopqrstuvwxyz might be gone, it will never be forgotten.

You can read more about just how iconic Jungkook’s old username was below.

BTS Jungkook’s Instagram Username Is So Genius That Even McDonald’s Is After It

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Country Queen Loretta Lynn Slams Celebs Over ‘Unclassy’ Political Stunts

Country icon Loretta Lynn had something to say about female celebrities who use their star status to pull political stunts. In fact, the beloved singer didn’t hold back her disdain for their “unclassy” shenanigans.

Loretta LynnLoretta Lynn (Credit: YouTube)

Loretta Lynn is one of country music’s best-known performers. Her life was turned into a major motion picture called Coal Miner’s Daughter starring Sissy Spacek, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress. At the Grand Ole Opry, Loretta is royalty, known as the “queen of country music.”

The country firebrand is also known as one of the nicest, most down-to-earth celebrities out there. So, when she was asked by Rolling Stone what she thought about all the protesting across the country and a celebrity’s role in politics, the self-described “news junkie” didn’t hold back, especially when it came to the Women’s March in Washington D.C.

Ashley Judd’s “Nasty Woman” speech (left), Madonna said she wanted to “blow up the White House” (right) (Credit: YouTube, YouTube)

“I think a march is fine,” Loretta Lynn said. “But I thought that Madonna and Ashley Judd … they got a little too far out. They should have done it with more class. For God’s sake, march if you want to, but do it with class!”

The Grammy Award winner also had issues with how these celebrities treated President Donald Trump when he was first elected. “I think they ought to have left him alone and let him do his job,” Loretta said. “That’s what I think. He’s up there and he’s the president. They needed to help him, not hinder him. Everybody ought to pitch in and help, do everything they can to help the man.”

Loretta LynnLoretta Lynn getting her hair touched up before an interview (Credit: Instagram)

The Country Hall of Famer told Reuters in 2016, “Trump has sold me – what more can I say? I just think he’s the only one who’s going to turn this country around,” but she also doesn’t believe it’s her job to be politically active. “I don’t like to talk about things where you’re going to get one side or the other unhappy. My music has no politics,” she said.

In her autobiography, Loretta Lynn said her father was a Republican and her mother a Democrat. When asked about same-sex marriage in 2010, she replied, “I’m still an old Bible girl. God said you need to be a woman and man, but everybody to their own.” That didn’t sit too well with the radical feminists, who have tried to claim Lynn as one of their own.

“Doolittle” Lynn with his wife Loretta Lynn (Credit: YouTube)

The country queen wasn’t about to be hijacked by anyone. In fact, she has been highly critical of upper-class women and their celebrity cohorts for ignoring the needs and concerns of working-class women, saying, “I’m not a big fan of women’s liberation, but maybe it will help women stand up for the respect they’re due.”

One person Loretta Lynn is a big fan of is Kid Rock. In fact, the country queen and the bad boy of rock n’ roll had a mock marriage ceremony back in 2020. Kid Rock had been invited to attend Loretta’s son Ernst’s renewing of his vows ceremony with his wife. “Things got crazy,” Lynn wrote. “We’ve always teased about getting ourselves married. Well, the preacher was already there so we had some fun with it. Sorry girls, he’s taken now!”

Loretta LynnKid Rock proposes to Loretta Lynn (Credit: Instagram)

Loretta Lynn, who was named CMT’s Artist of a Lifetime in 2018, added a number of hilarious tags to her post, including #gottahavesomefun, #88andfeelinggreat, #tabloidfodder, and #cougar. Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn, her husband, died in 1998. They’d been married for nearly 50 years.

Lynn grew up in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Even though the family had no indoor plumbing and her father would later die of black lung disease, she points to her upbringing as a happy time. Her husband, who was affectionately called “Doolittle” bought Lynn her first guitar. It cost $17.00 dollars. Loretta Lynn is a real class act and is truly one of the greatest country singers of our time.

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“Mother to wonderful children” – Pero gushes over her kids with 2Baba after Annie Idibia stated that it’s embarrassing that her husband has 5 kids with other women (video) – YabaLeftOnline

Singer, 2Baba’s baby mama, Pero Adeniyi, has seemingly reacted to a video of Annie Idbia’s stating that it’s embarrassing that her husband has five kids with other women. 2Baba’s wife, Annie in a chat with the cast of Young, Famous and African, had stated that knowing that her husband has kids with different women is […]

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‘Yellowstone’ Fan Carrie Underwood Got Her Chance to Fan-Girl

Carrie Underwood didn’t miss an opportunity to chat with one of Yellowstone‘s biggest stars. Kelsey Asbille and Luke Grimes (Monica and Kayce Dutton on Yellowstone) attended the ACM Awards in Las Vegas this week, and the country singer was plenty friendly toward them.

Photos show Underwood posing with Asbille for cameras after the two had a one-on-chat. She was one of many country artists who geeked out a little bit over the chance.

On the ACM red carpet before the show, Midland posed with Grimes. “Fancy Like” singer Walker Hayes also stopped the two actors for a candid.

The public appearance comes just over two months before Yellowstone is set to begin filming Season 5 in Montana. The taping is said to be scheduled from mid-May to mid-August, with eyes on a fall release for a two-part, 14-episode season.

Talking to media prior to the ACM Awards, Asbille and Grimes didn’t share any planned details. In fact, they indicated they didn’t even know themselves yet, but were glad to be joining their friends on set again, as it has been 18 months since they filmed for Season 4.

As for Underwood, it was an eventful night in Las Vegas. She won Single of the Year for her duet with Jason Aldean and later talked about the daring stage entrance for their performance of “If I Didn’t Love You.” She also teased fans by sharing that news on new music will be coming “soon.”

Her fandom of Yellowstone is best remembered from a tweet at the end of Season 3, when the show left viewers with a tremendous cliffhanger.

‘Yellowstone’ Stars Luke Grimes and Kelsey Asbille Do the ACM Awards

Yellowstone stars Luke Grimes (Kayce Dutton) and Kelsey Asbille (Monica) were presenters at the 2022 ACM Awards in Las Vegas on Monday (March 7). They were greeted by some of country music’s Yellowstone fans, including Carrie Underwood and Midland.

Yellowstone: How Is James Dutton Related to John Dutton?

The relationship between John Dutton on Yellowstone and James Dutton on 1883 was mostly a bar argument until a very pivotal line of dialogue from Ep. 10 of the Tim McGraw show. Suddenly fans wanted to know who the seventh generation Dutton is. We’ve illustrated the relationships below and found the fact that is tripping people up in the quest to make sense of this family tree.

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Ukrainian-American Actress Mila Kunis Says Russians Are Not the Enemy

Mila Kunis is speaking out about her Ukrainian roots in a new interview with Maria Shriver. Along with her husband, Ashton Kutcher, the actress is hoping to raise $30 million to support Ukrainian refugees escaping the devastation of the Russian invasion.

Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, in 1983, and migrated to the United States with her family when she was seven years old. “I very much have always felt like an American,” she tells Shriver in the interview. “People were like, ‘Oh, you’re so Eastern European.’ I was like, ‘I’m so LA!’’”

But despite her sense of American identity, witnessing the humanitarian crisis in her native country has made Kunis feel deeply connected to her Ukrainian heritage. “This happens, and I can’t express or explain what came over me, but all of a sudden I was like, ‘Oh my God, I feel like a part of my heart just got ripped out,’” she says.

According to another clip from the interview, the That ’70s Show star has been trying to share her newly uncovered Ukrainian pride with her children. She explains how she has always described herself as Russian in spite of being born in Soviet Ukraine. “It’s been irrelevant to me that I come from Ukraine. It never mattered, so much so that I’ve always said I’m Russian,” Kunis says, citing that more people were likely to recognize Russia than Ukraine. Now, however, she is setting the record straight with an emphatic, “Hell no! I’m from Ukraine.”

Still, Kunis does not want Russian civilians to be seen as the enemy, she tells Shriver. “I do really want to emphasize that. I don’t think that that’s being said enough in the press,” she says. “I think that there’s now, ‘If you’re not with us, you’re against us’ mentality. And I don’t want people to conflate the two problems that are happening. I don’t think it’s the people of Russia, and so I don’t want there to be a thing of, ‘All Russians are horrible human beings.’ I don’t want that to be the rhetoric, so I do encourage people to look at it from the perspective of, ‘It’s the people in power, not the people themselves.’”

The full interview will be available on Sunday in Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper newsletter as part of the journalist’s Conversations Above the Noise digital series.

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