Ukraine

BANKSY LIVES ON IN UKRAINE

Ironic that this Banksy mural is left almost untouched on the outside of this heavily damaged building in Kiev. It depicts a woman in a gas mask standing on a chair, holding a fire extinguisher – outside the burned out window…

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SEAN PENN : MY OSCAR WILL INSPIRE YOU

 

At first glance this photo of Sean Penn and Volodymyr Zelenskiy looked like a macho man contest.  Sean is filming a documentary about the Russian invasion and he has flown to Ukraine three times while working on it. In the photo Sean looks pleased as punch while he’s handing Zelenskiy one of his Oscars and telling him to bring it back to Malibu after he wins the war. Zelenskiy looks a little puzzled by the odd gesture and the photo op, but he indulged the actor.

JARED LETO: YOUR POLITICAL COMMENTS ARE BEING NOTICED! – IN A GOOD WAY

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Who knew that Jared Leto would turn out to be a hero in the Ukraine? This year at the Oscars, Jared gave a shout-out of encouragement to the Ukraine, which had just begun recovering from a violent revolution. LA Times entertainment reporter Steven Zeitchik visited the Ukraine recently and was surprised by how many people there wanted to talk about Jared Leto’s opinion of their political situation. His comments were noticed and very appreciated. And they REALLY liked him when his band did not cancel a concert in Kiev, like many others had. The reporter was frankly shocked to realize that so many Eastern Europeans valued celebrity opinions and even found them encouraging. Note to celebrities: THINK before you speak – or twitter.

Photo Credit: AKM-GSI

DWTS STAR MAX CHMEROVSKIY IS LOOKING FOR LOVE ON “THE BACHELOR” IN THE UKRAINE

“Dancing With The Stars” macho man Max Chmerovskiy has changed his mind. He once turned down an offer to appear on “The Bachelor” and grandly vowed that he would never participate in a reality show. Yet now he has agreed to be the first bachelor on the new Ukrainian show of the same name based on the American version. Maxsim broke the news on his blog and seemed almost embarrassed to admit he was doing it – he said he was glad to be on the first show while there’s still some reality – before participants figure out all the angles. He says the Ukraine has had nothing like it before and who knows- he might make a love connection. We would much rather see the Ukrainian version of The Bachelor any day…