Eilish, Smokey Robinson urge protection against AI
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by AV Mendoza
1w ago
Hundreds of artists and songwriters including Billie Eilish, Smokey Robinson and the estate of Frank Sinatra signed an open letter released Tuesday urging protections against what they called an “assault on human creativity” posed by artificial intelligence. “We must protect against the predatory use of AI to steal professional artists’ voices and likenesses, violate creators’ rights, and destroy the music ecosystem,” read the letter, submitted by the non-profit Artist Rights Alliance. The letter comes after ..read more
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DC Comics’ Jim Lee: Using AI robs artists of creative joy
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by Alma Angeles
2w ago
By Eric RANDOLPH PARIS, March 29, 2024 (AFP) – A new three-part documentary, “Superpowered”, charts the 90-year history of DC Comics, which brought the world “Superman”, “Batman”, “Wonder Woman” and countless other superheroes. Korean-born US comic-book artist Jim Lee has been one of the genre’s great stars since his early days at Marvel in the 1980s, working on “X-Men”. When he switched to DC, he helped revive its iconic characters, eventually rising to be president ..read more
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A-bomb saga ‘Oppenheimer’ finally opens in Japan
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by Alma Angeles
2w ago
By Harumi OZAWA TOKYO, March 29, 2024 (AFP) – Oscars best picture winner “Oppenheimer” was finally released on Friday in Japan, where its subject — the man who masterminded the creation of the atomic bomb — is a highly sensitive and emotional topic. The US blockbuster hit screens in the United States and many other countries in July at the same time as “Barbie”, inspiring a viral phenomenon dubbed “Barbenheimer” by moviegoers. But while “Barbie ..read more
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Photographer Annie Leibovitz: ‘AI doesn’t worry me at all’
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by AV Mendoza
3w ago
By Daphné BENOIT PARIS, March 20, 2024 (AFP) – Photographer to the stars Annie Leibovitz, inducted into the French Academy of Fine Arts on Wednesday, told AFP that AI was not a threat to her trade — just another artistic tool. Leibovitz is arguably the world’s most famous living photographer — thanks in large part to the iconic figures she has snapped in her 50-year career. Rare is the celebrity who has not been in ..read more
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Despite illness, Celine Dion still keen to get back onstage
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by Alma Angeles
1M ago
MONTREAL, March 16, 2024 (AFP) – Pop megastar Celine Dion, who is suffering from a rare neurological disorder, said in an Instagram post she looks forward to her return to the stage. Dion, 55, first disclosed in December 2022 that she had been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome, which causes stiff muscles in the torso, arms and legs, with noise or emotional distress known to trigger spasms. “Trying to overcome this autoimmune disorder has been ..read more
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“Squid Game” actor O Yeong-Su convicted of sexual assault
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by Alma Angeles
1M ago
SEOUL, March 15, 2024 (AFP) – South Korea’s “Squid Game” actor O Yeong-su has been found guilty of sexual misconduct, a local court said Friday, after he was charged with assaulting a woman in 2017. The 79-year-old in 2022 became the first South Korean to win a Golden Globe Award for best supporting actor in a series for his performance as a seemingly vulnerable old man in the mega-hit Netflix dystopian thriller. The actor was ..read more
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‘Katespiracy’ explodes after UK royal photo gaffe
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by AV Mendoza
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By Anuj CHOPRA WASHINGTON, March 13, 2024 (AFP) – The picture was meant to douse speculation about the whereabouts and health of Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales, but instead her manipulated image unleashed a torrent of internet-breaking rumors and conspiracy theories. The storm in the royal tea pot erupted after Kate, 42, on Monday apologized and admitted to editing a palace-issued photograph of herself with her three children after the altered image was withdrawn by ..read more
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Nolan’s masterpiece ‘Oppenheimer’ wins best picture Oscar
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by Alma Angeles
1M ago
By Andrew MARSZAL HOLLYWOOD, United States, March 11, 2024 (AFP) – It is, in the words of its director, the story of the most important person who ever lived. And on Sunday, “Oppenheimer” completed its indomitable march towards Hollywood’s most important prize, winning the Academy Award for best picture. Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece — the story of the brilliant physicist who oversaw the invention of the atomic bomb, changing the world forever — is a grand ..read more
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Auschwitz drama ‘Zone of Interest’ wins best intl film Oscar
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by Alma Angeles
1M ago
LONDON, March 11, 2024 (AFP) – The powerful Auschwitz-set psychological horror film, “The Zone of Interest”, which on Sunday won the Oscar for best international film, stunned critics with its penetrating study of the banality in the shadow of the death camp. The victory marks the first time that a submission from Britain has won the Academy Award in this category, which is open to non-English language films made by countries other than the United ..read more
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Downey Jr wins Oscar for ‘Oppenheimer,’ 31 years after first nod
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by Alma Angeles
1M ago
HOLLYWOOD, United States, March 11, 2024 (AFP) – Robert Downey, Jr on Sunday won his first Academy Award, a best supporting actor statuette for his villainous turn in “Oppenheimer” — a golden moment in a decades-long career of highs and lows, on and off the screen. The Oscar triumph for the 58-year-old American capped a glittering awards season, during which he snared a slew of prizes for his portrayal of Lewis Strauss, the jealous rival ..read more
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