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Barry Humphries ‘cracking jokes’ in hospital, contradicting earlier reports



Barry Humphries is reportedly ‘cracking jokes’ in hospital, contradicting earlier reports he is ‘unresponsive’

Barry Humphries, best known for his alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson, is awake, alert and “cracking jokes” with the nursing staff.

Claims Australian entertainer Barry Humphries is in an “unresponsive state” have been rejected by the Sydney hospital where he is staying.

The family of the iconic Australian entertainer had rushed to his bedside amid concerns his health is deteriorating.

This comes just days after Humphries was readmitted to Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital due to complications following hip replacement surgery in February.

ABC radio reported he had gone into an unresponsive state.

Earlier reports suggested Humphries’ pain was beginning to increase so his medical team gave him more morphine.

As his health took a turn, sons, Oscar and Rupert, travelled from London to be by his side along with his daughter, Emily, who he has been estranged from for two decades.

It’s believed the pair only reconciled at his hospital bedside after more than 20 years of friction. #trending #featured

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Deepfakes are taking over Hollywood



Deepfakes are the online phenomenon changing the way in which we consume and trust social media

Have you ever scrolled through social media and found a celebrity selling something a bit left of centre?

Chances are you have fallen victim to a deepfake.

These images and videos are a type of artificial intelligence, which promises to create doctored videos, which are almost impossible to tell apart from the real thing.

They have typically been used in pornographic clips and for celebrity endorsements.

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Prince Harry involved in ‘near catastrophic’ car chase



Harry has long spoken out about his anger over press intrusion, which he blames for his mother’s death

Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and her mother were involved in a “near catastrophic car chase” involving paparazzi photographers in New York.

The incident took place after they left the Ms. Foundation for Women, where Meghan was honoured for her work.

“This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD (New York Police Department) officers,” said Prince Harry’s spokesperson.

The chase involved paparazzi driving on the sidewalk, running red lights and driving while taking pictures.

“I thought that was a bit reckless and irresponsible,” New York Mayor Eric Adams said.

Harry has long spoken out about his anger over press intrusion, which he blames for his mother’s death.

Princess Diana was killed when her limousine crashed as it sped away from chasing paparazzi in Paris in 1997.

Harry and Meghan stepped down from their royal duties in 2020, partly over what they described as intense media harassment.

Harry is currently involved in numerous court cases in London where he has accused papers of using unlawful methods to target him and his family.

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Tom Hanks open to continuing career with A.I. help



Despite the crackdown on A.I., one famous actor has raised the prospect of his career continuing after his death by using the technology

‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘Cast Away’ actor Tom Hanks says new tech could be used to recreate his image to appear in movies “from now until kingdom come”.

Hanks was asked about the legal ramifications of A.I. on a recent podcast with Adam Buxton.

He says talks are being held in the film industry about how to protect actors from the effects of the technology.

Hanks told the host: “I could be hit by a bus tomorrow and that’s it, but performances can go on and on and on and on.”

The award-winning actor acknowledged that tech developments could lead to an AI-generated version of himself appearing in films he may not not normally choose.

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