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Deepfakes in movies: a company has developed a method to make dubbing seem more real
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Deepfakes in movies: a company has developed a method to make dubbing seem more real

One of the problems when it comes to dubbing films into other languages ​​is that often the phrases we hear do not correspond to the movement of the actor's lips. A company called Flawless has found the solution so that this does not clash: replace the artist's lips with digital ones. This technology, quite similar to deepfakes, uses software called TrueSync that analyzes the movement of the interpreters' mouths. In this way, it records its muscular characteristics to associate its joints with the corresponding sound of speech. After capturing the data, the software creates an exact-to-real digital mouth that moves following the sounds of each language. The result is good and, ...
Robert De Niro Originally Cast in 'Big' Before Tom Hanks, According to Elizabeth Perkins
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Robert De Niro Originally Cast in 'Big' Before Tom Hanks, According to Elizabeth Perkins

Tom Hanks' beloved film Big almost looked a bit different. The actor starred in the 1988 fantasy film. But as former co-star Elizabeth Perkins revealed this week, there was another actor who originally landed the role of Josh Baskin. The actress, who played Susan Lawrence in Big, shared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen earlier this week that Robert De Niro was the first leading man attached to the project. "Robert De Niro was actually cast in the role of Josh," Perkins, 60, shared. "And then it fell apart because he had a scheduling conflict, and then they went to Tom Hanks.""It's like a totally different movie in my brain with Robert De Niro," she continued, adding that she auditioned for the movie with De Niro. Actress @ElizbethPerkins says Robert De Niro was originally cast as...
Elizabeth Perkins Dishes On Unforgettable Kiss With Then-Crush Tom Hanks
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Elizabeth Perkins Dishes On Unforgettable Kiss With Then-Crush Tom Hanks

Actor Elizabeth Perkins on Wednesday was asked on “Watch What Happens Live” to name the one on-screen kiss she couldn’t forget because it was that good. (Watch the video below.) Perkins didn’t hesitate. “I would have to say Tom Hanks in the movie ‘Big,’” she told host Andy Cohen. “He lays one on me about halfway through the movie.” Perkins, who played the love interest of Hanks’ character Josh after he is granted his wish as a boy to grow up immediately, admitted that the kiss hit her beyond the scene. “I had such a crush on him at the time,” she recalled. “I was single. He was with Rita Wilson already. They were dating and hadn’t gotten married yet. So he was completely off limits. He was adorable.” The “About Last Night” actor, who now stars on the Fox sitcom “The Moodys,” also said th...
Actor Chet Hanks' Ex Is Granted Protective Order Amid Abuse Allegations
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Actor Chet Hanks' Ex Is Granted Protective Order Amid Abuse Allegations

Actor Chet Hanks and his ex-girlfriend Kiana Parker have taken legal action against one another following a violent altercation between the two at their Texas home in January. A judge in Fort Bend County, in suburban Houston, granted Parker a temporary protective order against Hanks, son of Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, in January. Parker said in court filings that Hanks was physically and verbally abusive for months, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday. The actor, whose legal name is Chester Hanks, was also barred from possessing a firearm. The couple had been dating since 2020 and living together in Sugar Land. Hanks claimed he broke up with Parker after confronting her about stealing from him. According to documents obtained by People, Hanks filed a lawsuit against Parker in early Ma...
Actor Rita Wilson Reflects on Surviving Cancer, COVID
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Actor Rita Wilson Reflects on Surviving Cancer, COVID

In March of 2020, Rita Wilson and her husband, Tom Hanks, announced they’d tested positive for COVID-19, making them among the first celebrities to go public with the diagnosis. Their decision to come forward was heroic in its own way, given the fear associated with the virus. The revelation removed some of the stigma surrounding COVID-19, and emboldened other celebrities to reveal their own diagnoses.On March 29, shortly after she’d recovered, Wilson posted an Instagram message in which she wrote, “I am so thankful for my health.”As it happened, the date marked another milestone -- 5 years had passed since her medical team declared her breast cancer-free. In the same post, she expressed gratitude for “the doctors, nurses, friends and family who got me through that time.”Wilson was origina...