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Things We Saw Today: Riz Ahmed and Ryan Kohn’s Campaign for Syria Raises Over 100K

We wrote about Rogue One’s Riz Ahmed’s goal to start 2017 with support for Syria through the Karam Foundation not too long ago, and yesterday the actor posted a celebratory post announcing that their efforts have raised over $100,000! Today especially is a day to aid refugees, so if you have the means, this is both a great cause and a chance to win some really cool prizes! You can go to the the donation page here.

  • Dominic West will play Lara Croft’s (Alicia Vikander) father in Tomb Raider. (via Slash Film)
  • To remind everyone who runs this, Missy Elliott just released a music video for her new song “I’m Better” and announced an upcoming documentary. (via EW)
  • Real life head of MI6, Alex Younger, has revealed that the real-life version of Q, played by Ben Whishaw in the last two James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre, is a woman. (via Indiewire)
  • I had zero intention to watch the Super Bowl until it was announced the Schuyler Sisters from the original Hamilton cast are performing “America the Beautiful.” (via NY Times)
  • Two Rogue One spinoff novels will dive into the backstories of Jyn Erso and our favorite space couple Baze and Chirrut. Jyn’s titled Rebel Rising is by Beth Revis, and the second, titled Guardians of the Whills is by Greg Rucka. (via Daily Dot)

That’s it for what we saw today! What did you see?

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