Baby Elon Musk, rapping Kim Kardashian: Welcome to the world of silly deepfakes

San Francisco (CNN Business)By day, Paul Shales is a computer programmer who works in advertising operations for a bank. By night, he’s creating videos that show Elon Musk as a creepy looking, giggly baby; President Donald Trump as a temperamental pageant contestant on “Toddlers & Tiaras;” and Kim Kardashian freestyle rapping. Learning to fake with AI Deepfakes have only been around for a few years; the first known videos, posted to Reddit in 2017, featured celebrities’ faces swapped with those of porn stars. Shales got interested in making them himself early this year, and in February released his first deepfake: in it, he plastered the face of actor Nicolas Cage onto Elon Musk’s body to make it appear as if …

Here’s What It’s Like To See Yourself In A Deepfake Porn Video

On a busy workday in March, 28-year-old Kate felt an urgent tap on her shoulder. Her colleague wanted to show her a video, so she glanced at his computer and was shocked to see her own face staring back, wincing and moaning. She appeared on-screen to be lying naked on a couch with her legs in the air while a man repeatedly penetrated her. — a doctored video created with artificial-intelligence software that can make someone appear to do or say anything. Deepfake algorithms use a dataset of videos and images of an individual to create a virtual model of their face that can be superimposed and manipulated. In Kate’s case, her face was swapped onto a porn actress’ head. …

Bono Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Bono, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter of the band U2. Father:Brendan Robert Hewson, post office worker Mother: Iris Elizabeth (Rankin) Hewson Marriage: Ali (Stewart) Hewson (August 21, 1982-present) Children: John Abraham, Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q, Memphis Eve and Jordan Other Facts:His nickname “Bono Vox” means “good voice.” Has won 22 Grammy Awards and been nominated 48 times. Nominated for two Academy Awards. Is co-founder of ONE and (RED), global charitable organizations fighting extreme poverty and AIDS. Timeline:1976 – Joins a band in high school that later becomes U2. March 1979 – CBS Ireland signs the band and releases a three-song EP entitled “U2-3.” March 1980 – Island Records signs U2 and …

Purr-thday celebrations for village cat

Image copyright Lesley Harper Image caption Wilbur’s fans take photos of him and post them on his official Facebook page Cathy Appelbee, Wilbur’s original owner, explained he “took umbrage, packed his bags and left home” about five years ago when she brought home a pair of rescue kittens. Image copyright Nicola Burton Image caption Wilbur has admirers wrapped around his little paw She calls him “Six Dinner Sid” after the children’s story about a cat who has six meals a day from various owners. “I do miss him a lot but it’s nice to see the community embracing him,” she said. “One lady came down from West Yorkshire to visit her grandson and said ‘I’ve come to see Wilbur’.” Ms …

Super B*tch A Superhero Reminds Queer People to Live Fearlessly

On Dec. 29, 2018, Dremon Cooper went viral. That’s the day he introduced the world to a queer superhero heavily inspired by Catwoman: Super B*tch. The 19-year-old shared a video that day on social media in which he showcased his ability to perfectly execute acrobatics and gymnastics in hot-pink 6-inch heels. After quickly attracting the attention of the likes of Lee Daniels, Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg, Cooper is now working to prove to the world that his purpose is far greater than a 30-second comedic Instagram post. .  Cooper decided to embrace a queer identity when he was about 12. Despite the unhesitating support and acceptance of his mother, Yndia Cooper, the young dancer was routinely harassed and bullied by …

South Korean Choir G-Voice Helps Gay Men Find Their Voice

On a recent Sunday afternoon, members of G-Voice met at their practice room in the small office of “Chingusai” or “Between Friends,” a Korean rights group for gay men.  he choir has been described as the “K-Pop of the human rights movement.” But their repertoire also includes traditional folk songs, as well as many original compositions, based largely on their experiences of being gay in Korea. “harmful and obscene” under Korean law. according to its organizers, but it was marred by protests and violence when anti-gay Christian groups stormed the event and assaulted participants, “The widespread culture of hatred in Korea is not only targeting queer people but rather any group of oppressed people,” Kang Myeong-jin, chief organizer of the …

Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Troll Tabloid Over Fake Split Story

Mila Kunis and The celebrity couple, who tied the knot in 2015 and have two children together, trashed an In Touch Weekly magazine story about their supposed separation with this mocking video: “Have fun selling magazines this week,” Kutcher captioned the clip. “Maybe next week my wife will be having twins. For the third time. But who’s counting.” But the video prompted a slew of responses from other celebrities, including actor Dax Shepard, singer-songwriter Demi Lovato and singer/actress Rumer Willis (whose mom, Demi Moore, was Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Cory Booker Unveils Plan To Free Thousands Of Federal Prisoners

Cory Booker’s (D-N.J.) presidential campaign on Thursday unveiled a plan that would grant clemency and early release to thousands of federal drug offenders “serving unjust and excessive sentences.” Booker’s plan, the Restoring Justice Initiative, focuses on three categories of prisoners: those serving primarily for marijuana charges; those who would have had shorter sentences if they were sentenced after the passage of the First Step Act, a law signed by President Donald Trump that offers some limited prison reforms and gives federal prisoners a chance to earn more days off for good behavior each year; and those who have longer sentences due to the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine. President Barack Obama Congressional Quarterly via Getty Images Sen. Cory …

Dominican officials say alleged gunman mistook Big Papi for someone else

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (CNN)More than a week after David Ortiz was shot as part of what police have called a murder-for-hire plot, authorities in the Dominican Republic now say the former Red Sox star was not the intended target. Ortiz is 6’3 and 250 pounds, according to the Red Sox, and is one of the Dominican Republic’s most recognizable celebrities. “The fact that David Ortiz wasn’t the target doesn’t change anything,” Rodriguez Sanchez said. “The law is the same for everybody.” The extraordinary twist in the case came less than a week after a prosecution spokesman dismissed reports that Ortiz was not the intended victim, saying he doubted any Dominican would not recognize the ex-ballplayer. Erick Montilla, the spokesman, …

MTV Movie & TV Awards 2019: See the full list of winners

(CNN)The MTV Movie & TV Awards celebrated the best on-screen work of the past year on Monday night. “Shazam” star Zachary Levi hosted the show. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was awarded the Generation Award, and Jada Pinkett Smith was honored with the Trailblazer Award. Ruth Bader Ginsburg received nominations for best real-life hero, and was also nominated in the best documentary category, as well as most meme-able moment, and best fight, for the legal effort portrayed in the documentary “RBG.” (“RBG” was produced by CNN Films.) She won for Best real-life hero. See below for a full list of winners. Best movie “Avengers: Endgame” *WINNER “BlacKkKlansman” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” “Us” Best show …

‘You Need to Calm Down’ may be Taylor Swift’s most political move yet

(CNN)Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down” is a pop anthem for equality and understanding. The video features numerous celebrities who identify as LGBTQ, including Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Porter, RuPaul, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall, Hayley Kiyoko, Adam Rippon, Chester Lockhart, Dexter Mayfield, Hannah Hart, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France to name a few. Some are met by chanting protestors holding anti-gay signs. Taylor Swift gives surprise Pride Month performance at the Stonewall Inn The “You Need To Calm Down” video comes just days after Swift gave a surprise performance at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, an LGBTQ rights landmark. Swift has become more vocal about her politics over the past year. For …

Could KFCs vegan burger challenge chicken?

I’ve come to KFC’s Gloucester Road, London restaurant, one of 20 KFC branches across the UK trialling the Imposter Burger over the next four weeks, to see what customers make of it. Made from Quorn, a fungus-based meat substitute, it is the chain’s first attempt at a vegan alternative to its chicken burger. Jordan’s colleague Laura, a vegetarian, is delighted that she’s finally being catered for. She and Jordan both work for the police and KFC is a regular meal break outing for staff. “I felt like I was missing out,” she says. “Everyone would go there and I’d just get chips or beans.” Image caption Mujahid Ali had sold 80-90 non-chicken burgers by midday KFC, best known for its …

Bella Thorne Posts Her Own Damn Topless Photos To Thwart Hacker

Bella Thorne posted topless photos of herself that she said a hacker was using to taunt her, saying she wanted to take “my own power back.”  I feel gross. I feel watched, I feel someone has taken something from me that I only wanted one special person to see.” Thorne, a former Disney Channel star and “Famous in Love” and “Duff” actress, told the Hollywood Reporter on Sunday hat she was trying to stay calm because she believes whoever is taunting her “ “As much as I’m so angry … I don’t want some 17 year old’s whole life ruined because he wasn’t thinking straight,” she said. It’s been a bad time for Thorne. She recently broke up with rapper Mod …

Charlie Kirk: Kim Kardashian’s courage

President Donald Trump shaking hands with Kim Kardashian West at the White House on Thursday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Where is the bellicose House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in all of this? Why isn’t the lady who has spoken out so often of injustice in the federal prison system not standing right next to the president talking about what is likely going to be the only piece of meaningful legislation passed prior to the 2020 election? She’s hiding. She’s afraid. There can be no question that Pelosi supports the measure, indeed, she issued a terse, but positive statement back in December when the House passed the bill. But, stand next to the president and work together on Second Step legislation? Not happening. The Speaker lacks courage. Like so …

‘The Daily Show’ Trolls Trump With Special Birthday Message On Fox News

Donald Trump, who turns 73 on Friday, may receive an unexpected (and unwelcome) mocking birthday message this week while watching “The Daily Show with In the video message directed at Trump that will be reportedly broadcast “Come relive some of your most presidential tweets, including covfefe, ‘Stormy Daniels is a horseface,’ and ‘Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?’” Lydic adds. “So please, join us this weekend as we celebrate you, a true man of characters.” It chronicles Trump’s time on his favorite social media platform, from his early spreading of the racist birther conspiracy theory about former President Barack Obama to his middle-of-the-night rants about celebrities, political rivals and other world leaders from the official residence. …