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The real stars of Cannes may be the dogs

The real stars of Cannes may be the dogs

CANNES, France (AP) — It’s been a dog’s life at this year’s Cannes Film Festival — or should that be the Canine Film Festival? Since the 77th edition's opening day, human actors have shared the limelight with their canine co-stars on and off the red
Three little piggies at a yoga class = maximum happiness

Three little piggies at a yoga class = maximum happiness

SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — Three little piggies went to a yoga class. Their human companions had a blast.
'Control, consent, compensation': Voice actors express concern over AI in video games

'Control, consent, compensation': Voice actors express concern over AI in video games

A recent dispute over the use of a voice similar to Hollywood actor Scarlett Johansson by the maker of ChatGPT is another example of the complexities of generative artificial intelligence and the ethical debate around the technology.
Sony says focus is on creativity, with games, movies, music, sensors, IP, and not gadgets

Sony says focus is on creativity, with games, movies, music, sensors, IP, and not gadgets

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony says it’s focusing on creativity in movies, animation and video games, rather than old-fashioned gadgetry.
At the 'Super Bowl of Swine,' global barbecuing traditions are the wood-smoked flavor of the day

At the 'Super Bowl of Swine,' global barbecuing traditions are the wood-smoked flavor of the day

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — The smell of wood fire wafting on the breeze is the first sense that gets triggered at the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Memphis, where smoke is as essential an ingredient as salt.

Banksy tree mural that sprouted in London is fenced off after apparent vandalism

LONDON (AP) — It was nice while it lasted. An environmentally themed mural by elusive street artist Banksy that appeared last week on a London street has been encased in plastic and surrounded by fencing after an apparent act of vandalism.
New York Senate passes bill to tighten legal standard Harvey Weinstein used to toss rape conviction

New York Senate passes bill to tighten legal standard Harvey Weinstein used to toss rape conviction

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to explicitly allow evidence of prior sexual offenses in sex crimes cases, a move to change the legal standard Harvey Weinstein used to overturn his rape conviction.
Nashville council rejects proposed sign for Morgan Wallen's new bar, decrying his behavior

Nashville council rejects proposed sign for Morgan Wallen's new bar, decrying his behavior

NASHVILLE, Tenn.
Pay increases, AI provisions included in Writers Guild of Canada labour deal

Pay increases, AI provisions included in Writers Guild of Canada labour deal

TORONTO — The Writers Guild of Canada has ratified a new three-year contract that increases pay and implements artificial intelligence protections for writers, story editors and story consultants.

National Folk Festival to be held in Mississippi's capital from 2025 through 2027

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city has been tapped to host the National Folk Festival from 2025 through 2027.