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Mila Kunis Gets Her Hasty Pudding Pot!

January 26, 2018

Mila Kunis Accepted Harvard Award

A double kiss for #MilaKunis! ---- Mila's been honored as the #HastyPudding Woman of the Year for 2018! --: Getty Images

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Mila Kunis witnessed a piece of Harvard history yesterday. While the actress was being honored as the 2018 Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Woman of the Year, the 223-year-old theater troupe, whose players have been exclusively male, announced it will start accepting female cast members beginning next year. “I’m here. I wouldn’t be here otherwise,” said Kunis, who’s best known for her roles in “That ’70s Show,” “Bad Moms” and “Black Swan.” “It wasn’t a stipulation. It was just something that to me was very important,” she continued. “And I think that, to clarify, this is something that this program has always wanted to do. It has nothing to do with me or today. It’s simply something that was going to happen inevitably.” Leading up to the event, a group of people argued that Kunis should reject the award from Hasty Pudding because of the group’s long-held tradition of accepting only male cast members.

Casey Affleck Will Not Attend Academy Awards

In another apparent consequence of the Me Too movement, last year’s best actor Oscar winner Casey Affleck will not be presenting at or attending the 90th Academy Awards. Affleck’s publicist said that the actor would not be at the ceremony on March 4 where, traditionally, he would have been expected to present the award for best actress as the reigning best actor winner. A film academy spokesperson said they “appreciate the decision to keep the focus on the show and on the great work of this year.” He faced sexual harassment allegations in 2010 in two public civil suits during the production of the mockumentary ‘‘I’m Still Here.’’ The suits were settled for undisclosed sums and Affleck has said that the terms of the settlement prevent him from discussing the matter.

Patriots to hold send-off rally before leaving for Super Bowl

Patriots to hold send-off rally outside Gillette Stadium on Monday before team heads to Minnesota. Patriots fans will get to see the AFC Champs one more time and wish them well before they head off to Minnesota for Super Bowl LII.  The team announced that they will hold a send-off rally on the NRG Plaza outside of The Hall at Patriot Place on Monday. The rally will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET and is said to go until 10:15 a.m. ET with owner Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and various players present for the event.  The rally will be free and open to the public that wants to make the drive out to Foxboro to see them off. 

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