AI seems to be everywhere you look.
ChatGPT handles the text output while software like Midjourney creates AI-generated images.
Did you see that picture of Pope Francis going around?
Now, clothing brands are set to leverage AI.
Levi's announced last week that it has partnered with lalaland.ai — a digital model studio that makes 3D-realistic models — in an effort to increase diversity in models "in a sustainable way."
That's a good way to say that putting their clothes on a hyper-realistic Sim character is more financially sound that hiring real models. People of different races, sizes and body types exist in the real world, too. Let's appreciate those bodies instead of pixels on a screen.
The studio also lists Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger on its site.
This is definitely going to be something to watch.
The Hollywood Reporter had an exclusive story saying that Beyoncé and Adidas have mutually agreed to end their partnership.
Creative differences seem to have been the problem.
Fear not: Beyoncé doesn't rest. Vogue France announced a collaboration between Queen 🐝 and Balmain.
This means her latest album, Renaissance, has come alive in high fashion.
Film and Television
Michelle Zauner, who also fronts Japanese Breakfast, had major success as an author with Crying in H Mart.
Now, the book is set to become a movie directed by Will Sharpe of The White Lotus.
Parasite won Best Picture at the Oscars in 2020, and the legendary film is still receiving accolades. It just became the first film on Letterboxd (the social media site dedicated to movie reviews) to get one million 5-star ratings.
We couldn't agree more. Five starts all around!
In television: More Saturday Night Live hosts have been announced. Take a look:
- April 8: Molly Shannon, musical guest Jonas Brothers
- April 15: Ana de Armas, musical guest Karol G
A-listers flocked to Washington, D.C., last week for meetings with the president, ceremonies and awards.
Ted Lasso's Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein and Toheeb Jimoh sat down with President Biden and the First Lady for a conversation about mental health.
James Lance, who plays journalist Trent Crimm on the show, even asked a question in the White House Briefing Room. Life imitates art.
Also in town: Adam Sandler. He was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center.
Here's a look at a few of those who came to show their support:
- Jennifer Aniston
- Drew Barrymore
- Chris Rock
- Pete Davidson
- Ben Stiller
And here are some red carpet photos from the ceremony.
Last but not least, Julia Louis-Dreyfus — our beloved Elaine Benes, but more importantly Selina Meyer in VEEP — received the National Medal of Arts from President Biden.
Other artists were also recognized, including Bruce Springsteen and Gladys Knight.
Last week proved that the nation's capital can be just as culturally significant in the world of entertainment as other major cities.