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Things We Saw Today: Elijah Wood Plays Animal Crossing, Is Just Like Us

Plus Beauty and the Beast, live reads, and more!

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I think it was the Bard himself, William Shakespeare, who coined the phrase, “Stars: they’re just like us!” (Editor’s Note: that was in fact US Weekly, not Shakespeare). And while celebrities are staying at home, they too are obsessed with everyone’s favorite quarantine activity: Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Twitter user Jessa discovered as much when she tweeted a message to fellow gamers offering up her Dodo Code to buy some well-priced turnips. She received plenty of offers, one of which was from Frodo Baggins himself, Elijah Wood. Wood sent her a DM that read “Would love your Dodo Code to sell these turnips.”

Upon visiting Jessa’s island, Wood exclaimed “Long live Rian Johnson” (in reference to her Twitter handle @DirectedByRian) and “Your island is beautiful.”

The goofy but warmhearted virtual celebrity run-in was a delight to fans on Twitter, many of whom commented on the happenstance:

Who had gaming with Elijah Wood and tweeting with turnips on their 2020 vision board? Not I, good reader. Not I.

(image: FX)

  • Jen Richards (Mrs. Fletcher) headlines this all-queer staged reading of Alien, aka Gaylien. (via YouTube)
  • Don Reed, Air Force veteran and older brother of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has passed away from coronavirus. RIP. (via CNN)
  • Department stores are unlikely to recover from the current economic crisis. (via New York Times)
  • Accurate Take:

  • Trump “totally disagrees” with Gov. Kemp reopening Georgia. So is that why he keeps tweeting at states to liberate themselves? (via CNBC)
  • Jane Fonda drinking from a mug with her own mugshot on it is exactly how I imagined her during quarantine. (via HuffPost)
  • Happy World Book Day! There’s never been a better time to escape into a book. (via World Book Day)
  • Actor Mary Neely is making the absolute most out of her quarantine time:

Stay safe out there, Mary Suevians!

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. She currently lives in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband and two poorly behaved rescue dogs. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.