• Julia Louis-Dreyfus has marked the end of chemotherapy treatments by posting an Instagram video of her grown sons lip-syncing to Michael Jackson's "Beat It." The Veep star and Seinfeld alum said of Charlie and Henry, her two kids with Brad Hall: "Ain't they sweet?" Louis-Dreyfus announced in September that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She said she found out the day after winning an Emmy for Veep. She's been reporting on her journey and support from loved ones and fans on social media ever since. The video is titled: "Mom's last chemo day!!! BEAT IT!!! Love, Henry and Charlie." Louis-Dreyfus called her sons "my beauty boys." The video posted Friday had been viewed more than 500,000 times as of Saturday afternoon. Louis-Dreyfus turned 57 Saturday.
• After an outcry over a significant disparity in pay between co-stars, Mark Wahlberg agreed Saturday to donate the $1.5 million he earned for reshoots for All the Money in the World to the sexual-misconduct defense initiative Time's Up. Wahlberg said he'll donate the money in the name of his co-star, Michelle Williams, who reportedly made less than $1,000 on the reshoots. "I 100% support the fight for fair pay," Wahlberg said in a statement. The announcement Saturday came after directors and stars, including Jessica Chastain and Judd Apatow, expressed their shock at reports of the huge pay disparity for the Ridley Scott film. The 10 days of reshoots were necessary after Kevin Spacey was replaced by Christopher Plummer when accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced against Spacey. USA Today reported Williams was paid less than $1,000 for the 10 days. Both Williams and Plummer were nominated for Golden Globes for their performances. Talent agency William Morris Endeavor, which represents Williams and Wahlberg, said it will donate an additional $500,000 to Time's Up. The agency said in a statement that wage disparity conversations should continue and "we are committed to being part of the solution." Williams had no immediate comment Saturday, according to publicist Mara Buxbaum. Diane Kruger was one of the stars who expressed shock at the revelation. She said she was surprised by the size of the wage gap between Wahlberg and Williams but that she also isn't paid the same as the men with whom she works. "I have never been paid the same as my male co-star, ever," Kruger said. "But often it's not them. It's the studios or whoever makes the deal, and it's terrible because it makes you feel undervalued or easily exchangeable."
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