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Scarlett Johansson's Complaint Reflects State of AI Battle

Wall Street Journal explores how artists fear their work will be used without compensation

(Newser) - When Scarlett Johansson heard a ChatGPT voice that she thought sounded a lot like hers , she put a legal team together to confront the developer, OpenAI. And the actress' high-powered agent was able to get the company's CEO, Sam Altman, on the phone. But most people don't have...

Scarlett Johansson: ChatGPT Voice Sounds a Little Familiar

OpenAI pulls 'Sky' voice after actor points out she'd turned down that role

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson says she rejected an offer from OpenAI to use her voice in its new ChatGPT system. Then the actor heard the demo released last week. The voice of Sky, she told Variety on Monday, is "so eerily similar to mine that my closest friends and news outlets...

Colin Jost, Michael Che Throw Some Punches in Joke Swap

'Weekend Update' co-hosts show zero mercy in annual tradition

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live wrapped up its 49th season last night, and "Weekend Update" co-hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost marked the occasion by mercilessly roasting each other with their annual joke swap. As Deadline notes, the duo writes jokes for each other to read on live television for the...

Britt: Speaker Told Me Not to Worry About SOTU Response

She says she was 'pumped' to be portrayed by Scarlett Johansson on 'SNL'

(Newser) - Sen. Katie Britt says House Speaker Mike Johnson told her she had nothing to worry about before she delivered her much-mocked response to President Biden's State of the Union address last week. In an episode of fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's podcast released Wednesday, she said she was...

Clue to Disney Surprise Can Be Found in 2020 NYT Article

Clue to Disney
CEO Stunner
Lies in 2020
NYT Article
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Clue to Disney CEO Stunner Lies in 2020 NYT Article

Just a few months after stepping down back then, Bob Iger seemingly regretted his decision

(Newser) - This weekend brought a bombshell in the world of business: Disney ousted CEO Bob Chapek and brought back former CEO Bob Iger to replace him. How surprising is it? Consider that Disney's board gave Chapek a three-year extension in June, notes the Washington Post . So what's behind what...

And Just Like That, Scarlett Johansson's Disney Battle Ends

The two sides settle her lawsuit

(Newser) - Update: Scarlett Johansson and Disney have settled a lawsuit brought by the actress over the streaming release of Black Widow. While details were not made public, both sides released statements Thursday saying they looked forward to working together in the future. The AP notes it was a "swift end,...

Colin Jost Confirms Pregnancy, Birth in Rapid Succession

Wife Scarlett Johansson gives birth to a son

(Newser) - On Tuesday, one of the big celeb headlines was Colin Jost's weekend comment about expecting a baby with wife Scarlett Johansson. On Wednesday, the big headline is that Johansson has already given birth, with People describing the timing of such event as "recently." Jost put it like...

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over Streaming

She says releasing 'Black Widow' to Disney Plus robbed her of box office profits

(Newser) - It's not the first time a big-name actor has sued a studio, but this one appears to be a first-of-its kind case involving the modern phenomenon of streaming. Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. because the company released Black Widow for streaming on Disney Plus at the...

Johansson Faults Iron Man 2 for 'Hypersexualization' of Role

She's happy 'Black Widow' was made in a different climate a decade later

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson is glad Black Widow was made a decade after Iron Man 2, the 2010 film that brought the first appearance of the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series. The actor was not impressed with Iron Man 2's approach to Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanov, as she...

Scarlett Johansson Has Had Enough of the Golden Globes

She wants the movie industry to back away from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson has had enough of the Golden Globes. The A-list actress has called for Hollywood to “step back” from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Los Angeles Times reports. Johansson said in a Saturday statement that she’s fielded sexist questions and remarks that "bordered on sexual...

Star Couple Makes Big News
Star Couple
Big News

Star Couple Makes Big News

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are married

(Newser) - In between new episodes of Saturday Night Live, a life-changing ceremony has taken place. "We're thrilled to break the news that Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and love ones," an Instagram post announced Thursday....

SNL Skewers Your Holiday Dinner Trump Bickering

And Kate McKinnon crashes in as Greta Thunberg

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live previewed the holiday hell that is political debate at the dinner table in its latest Cold Open, trotting out every tired trope from the right and the left in visits to three different families vis a vis a snowman/Nest Home cam hacker played by Aidy Bryant....

Dylan Farrow Answers Scarlett Johansson

Actress believes Woody Allen's denials of abuse

(Newser) - Dylan Farrow was unmoved by Scarlett Johansson's faith in Woody Allen, the Cut reports. The actress had said she believes Allen when he denies Farrow's accusation that he sexually abused her when she was 7. "Scarlett has a long way to go in understanding the issue she...

Scarlett Johansson on Woody Allen: 'I Believe Him'

Actress says she loves him and 'would work with him anytime'

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson is passionate about women's issues, and has been active with the Time's Up organization since its early days. But when it comes to Woody Allen, widely decried by the #MeToo movement for his alleged sexual abuse of his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, Johansson strongly differs. "...

We Have a New Female Thor
We Have a New
Female Thor

We Have a New Female Thor

Natalie Portman gets the hammer

(Newser) - Marvel Studios had a big, female-centric day at Comic Con on Saturday, with the biggest head-turner announced being an upcoming Thor movie—starring a woman. That woman is Natalie Portman, who told the crowd that the move "feels pretty good. I've always had a little hammer in me....

Scarlett Johansson Clarifies Remarks About Playing 'a Tree'

She says interview was 'edited for click bait and is widely taken out of context'

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson has received more press than most actors when it comes to the appropriateness of the roles she takes on: She was attacked two years ago for playing an Asian character in Ghost in the Shell , and last year dropped out of Rub & Tug, in which she was...

Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost Are Now Engaged
Scarlett Johansson Is Engaged

Scarlett Johansson Is Engaged

Husband No. 3 will be 'SNL' writer Colin Jost

(Newser) - After two years of dating, Scarlett Johansson and Saturday Night Live head writer Colin Jost are ready to tie the knot. Johansson's publicist tells the AP that the couple are now engaged, though no wedding date has been set. This will be the third marriage for Johansson, who divorced...

Johansson Talks Deepfake Porn
Johansson Talks 
Deepfake Porn

Johansson Talks Deepfake Porn

The actor laments a seedy Internet practice

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson is throwing in the towel: How can deepfake porn be stopped? For the uninitiated, deepfakes are AI-generated videos that place one person's face on another's body to simulate them doing something they'd likely never do, per Business Insider . Deepfakes can be fairly harmless fun—like...

Report: Scarlett Johansson Will Get $15M for Black Widow

Payday would equal that of male Avengers co-stars

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson, already the world's highest-paid actress, according to Forbes, is going to be paid a cool $15 million for starring in the first standalone Black Widow movie, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter . It's good news for gender parity as well as Johansson's bank account: $15 million...

Among Hollywood's Leading Ladies, ScarJo's Pay Trumps All

'Avengers' star brought in $40.5M last year before taxes

(Newser) - Emma Stone ruled the roost last year , but this time around she's lost the No. 1 spot on the highest-paid actress list to the Black Widow. That would be Scarlett Johansson, whose annual paycheck is leaps and bounds ahead of the runner-up by more than $12 million, per Forbes ...

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