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How to Spot a Deepfake Without Even Watching the Video – Lifehacker

How to Spot a Deepfake Without Even Watching the Video – Lifehacker

Actual Tom Cruise, for comparisonPhoto: Emmanuel Wong/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures (Getty Images) Deepfakes are videos that glue one person’s face onto another’s body, making the former look like they’re saying or doing something that they never actually did—even if it’s something as harmless as Tom Cruise talking to the camera and hitting a golf ball. They’re hard to spot just from watching the video, but here’s the good news: you don’t actually have to watch the video to know you’ve encountered a deepfake. The Tom Cruise deepfakes (a few brief videos posted to TikTok on an account called @deeptomcruise) were convincing because they applied Tom Cruise’s face to an actor who had already built a career as a Tom Cruise impersonator. These videos were professionally produced, a...
Cynthia Erivo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Play the Blue Fairy, Jiminy Cricket in Live-Action Pinocchio – Hollywood Reporter

Cynthia Erivo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Play the Blue Fairy, Jiminy Cricket in Live-Action Pinocchio – Hollywood Reporter

The duo join Tom Hanks, who is plating Geppetto, and has been associated with the long-gestating project since 2018. The project is combining live-action and heavy visual effects. Also coming on board this whale of a tale is Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (Flora and Ulysses), who will voice the title character of Pinocchio, and Keegan-Michael Key as the voice of Honest John. Lorraine Bracco is playing the voice of Sofia the Seagull, a new character. Pinocchio...
The Simpsons Is Renewed For Seasons 33 And 34 – GameSpot

The Simpsons Is Renewed For Seasons 33 And 34 – GameSpot

The Simpsons has been renewed by Fox for its 33rd and 34th seasons. The long-running animated comedy will now run through to 2023. The series premiered back in 1990 and is the longest-running primetime scripted show in the history of TV. The next two seasons will bring the total number of episodes to 757. Season 32 premiered in September last year, and will continue through to May this year. In a statement, Simpsons creator Matt Groening said, "Everyone at The Simpsons is thrilled to be renewed once more, and we are planning lots of big surprises. Homer will lose a hair, Milhouse will get contact lenses, and Bart will celebrate his tenth birthday for the thirty-third time." The show has undergone a bit of a casting shake-up over the past year, w...
Kim Kardashian to Get Hidden Hills Mansion in Divorce, Best for the Kids – TMZ

Kim Kardashian to Get Hidden Hills Mansion in Divorce, Best for the Kids – TMZ

Exclusive Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are giving their children some much-needed stability during their divorce ... they're keeping their 4 kids in the only home they've ever known. Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ ... the plan is for Kim to get the family home in Hidden Hills as part of the divorce. It's an interesting decision for several reasons. Kanye designed the home ... it's pretty spectacular though very austere -- almost museum-like. You might think Kanye would want to keep the home since it's a multi-year passion project of his, but the fact is Kanye doesn't have any real ties to that area. On the other hand, mo...
Paris Hilton slams rude and chauvinistic men after uncomfortable 2011 interview resurfaces – Daily Mail

Paris Hilton slams rude and chauvinistic men after uncomfortable 2011 interview resurfaces – Daily Mail

Paris Hilton slammed 'rude and chauvinistic' men after an uncomfortable interview resurfaced from 2011. The reality star, 40, said she felt 'angry and disgusted' as she saw a video of a radio interview on the now-defunct Opie & Anthony show which descended into awkwardness after Paris declined to discuss Lindsay Lohan. Promoting her reality show - The World According To Paris - the beauty then became visibly uncomfortable as the interviewers cut her off when she spoke about 'working hard for everything she has' and accused her of being defensive before branding her 'spoiled' after she had left the room. Fuming: Paris Hilton slammed 'rude and chauvinistic' men after an uncomfortable interview resurfaced from 2011 The star took to Instagram to say she felt 'angry a...
‘The Mandalorian’ actor Bill Burr defends “absolute sweetheart” former co-star Gina Carano – NME

‘The Mandalorian’ actor Bill Burr defends “absolute sweetheart” former co-star Gina Carano – NME

The Mandalorian actor Bill Burr has defended Gina Carano, who was fired from the show after sharing a series of offensive and controversial social media posts. Carano played bounty hunter Cara Dune in the first two seasons of the hit Disney+ show before being axed. She was ousted after reportedly posting an Instagram Story in which she compared being Republican in the current US political climate to being Jewish during the Holocaust. In a recent episode of The Bill Bert Podcast with Bert Kreischer, Burr, who plays rogue bounty hunter Migs Mayfield in the Star Wars series, defended his former colleague. “She was an absolute sweetheart. Super-nice fucking person. And you know, whatever, somehow someone will take this video and fucking make me say something else and try to get...
Sex tape satire at Berlin fest tackles pandemic-era hypocrisy – Yahoo News

Sex tape satire at Berlin fest tackles pandemic-era hypocrisy – Yahoo News

One of Eastern Europe's most acclaimed directors argues corruption, hypocrisy and racism are far more obscene than pornography in a Berlin film festival contender about a teacher whose sex tape winds up on the internet. "Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn" by Romania's Radu Jude is perhaps the most daring of the 15 movies vying for the Golden Bear's top prize on Friday at the Berlinale, which has gone all-virtual due to the pandemic. Opening with an extremely real-looking hardcore porn video, it tells the story of Emi, a junior high school history teacher in Bucharest. The clip is taken from an amateur movie she shot with her husband that makes its way from PornHub to the mobile phones of her colleagues, students and their parents. With disputes over social distancing and mask wearing alread...
Being a Rebel Girl Is Harder Than It Looks – The Cut

Being a Rebel Girl Is Harder Than It Looks – The Cut

Photo: Courtesy of Netflix Moxie, the new Amy Poehler–directed teen-feminist rom-com (on Netflix March 3), is light on the rom and heavy on the riot grrl. Based on Jennifer Mathieu’s 2017 YA book of the same name, the story centers on Vivian (Hadley Robinson), a junior who begins to question the social order in her school when a new student starts speaking out and Vivian discovers ’90s feminist paraphernalia that once belonged to her mom, Lisa (played by Poehler). Feeling angry and inspired, the young Gen Z-er ends up making her own zine and taking down the high-school Establishment in the process. Despite Vivian’s eagerness to raise her voice, though, it’s not all that clear what...