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Climate Version of Bechdel Test Released, ‘Barbie’ Among Passing Films

Good Energy, a story consultancy that aims to simplify climate representation on screen, has teamed up with Colby College’s Buck Lab for Climate and Environment to release the Climate Reality Check — a tool to measure the representation of climate change on screen. It is inspired by the popular Bechdel-Wallace Test, which measures the representation of women in TV and film. The Climate Reality Check is a straightforward two-part evaluation that asks whether, one, climate change exists in a project, and…

Molly Lewis whistled for Dr. Dre and “Barbie.” Now she’s puckered up for stardom.

A few years ago, Molly Lewis walked into Dr. Dre’s recording studio and accidentally roasted him.Lewis, an L.A.-raised musician and composer, is renowned for her otherworldly whistling. She’d cultivated it for years among L.A.’s avant-garde, and one of Dre’s collaborators found her and brought her in to cut a track.She recalled Dre whistling a part himself to guide her, and Lewis gently ribbed him — “I told him ‘I think you should stick to producing,’ and everyone in the room started absolutely dying laughing, including…

What will win at the Oscars? AP’s film writers set their predictions | Hollywood

Ahead of the 96th Academy Awards on March 10, Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions. HT Image Nominees: “American Fiction”; “Anatomy of a Fall”; “Barbie”; “The Holdovers”; “Killers of the Flower Moon”; “Maestro”; “Oppenheimer”; “Past Lives”; “Poor Things”; “The Zone of Interest.” BAHR: It will be “ Oppenheimer." It's not just because it's won alltheothermajorawards: This is a recognition that’s a long time coming for Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, who have been…

Barbie selfie startup’s $500M valuation exposes the power of memes

A French startup acclaimed for a Barbie selfie generator has raised $43mn round at a $500mn valuation in a showcase for meme magic. Paris-based Photoroom raised the eye-popping sums in a Series B round led by Balderton Capital and French VC Aglaé Ventures. Y-Combinator also contributed to the cash injection, which brings Photoroom’s total funding to a cool $64mn. The startup claims to have developed the world’s most popular AI photo editor. Since launching in 2019, the app has been downloaded…

After We Learned Ryan Gosling Is Performing ‘I’m Just Ken’ At The Oscars, Barbie Fans Have All The Feelings

Ever since it was announced Ryan Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken” song from Barbie was nominated at the 2024 Oscars, the question on our minds has been if the Canadian actor will perform the chart-topper during the ceremony. Well, the wait for answers is over as it’s been revealed Gosling will, in fact, bring out his Kenergy to perform this hit song. After Barbie fans found out about this incredible news, they had no problems sharing their feel-good emotions on social media.It really is the best news finding out Ryan Gosling…

Hot girl summer who? It’s Barbie flip phone summer now

HMD/MattelWhat really makes the flip phone stand out is that, unlike newer takes on flip phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Flip 5, this flip phone will stay true to the flip phone's roots, shedding the bells and whistles of modern-day smartphones, and bringing back the simplicity of a phone that performs the most basic functions. The phone is designed to meet the growing demand for digital detox, with four in ten 16-24-year-olds worrying about spending too much time on their smartphones, and a third of Gen Zers in

Ryan Gosling set to perform Barbie hit ‘I’m Just Ken’ at Oscars | Culture

Ryan Gosling is set to perform “I’m Just Ken” live at the Oscars.The Barbie star, 43, had previously been coy about rumours that he might sing at the ceremony, but Variety now reports that he will take the stage.“I’m Just Ken” was composed by producers Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt and is one of five nominees for the Best Original Song award.Billie Eilish’s Barbie hit “What Was I Made For?” is also nominated in the same category.This year’s Oscars ceremony takes place on 10 March. Ryan Gosling is set to perform “I’m…

A Barbie phone is coming, but it’s not what you expect

Mattel and HMD Global A most unexpected brand partnership has given us a surprising phone to get excited about at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024. HMD Global, the company that makes phones under the Nokia name, has partnered with toymaker Mattel on the Barbie Flip Phone. Yes, that Barbie. But don’t worry that this is going to be little more than a pink version of an old Nokia phone. “Let me put it like this,” Adam Ferguson, HMD Global’s head of product marketing, said with a smile as I chatted to him over Zoom…

Ryan Gosling to perform Barbie song I’m Just Ken live at Oscars: Report | Hollywood

Ryan Gosling fans may have a reason to rejoice. The Academy Award-nominated actor may perform Barbie song I'm Just Ken live at the upcoming Oscars ceremony. Variety reports that days after suggesting that The Academy may consider his performance on the stage a “risk,” he's been locked to croon his popular track live. (Also Read: Ryan Gosling winks at Emma Stone as she accepts her Best Actress BAFTA; fans love the La La Land moment. See pics) Ryan Gosling's song I'm Just Ken from Barbie is nominated for Best…

Has ‘Barbie’ Hit ‘I’m Just Ken’ Won Any Awards?

It was the movie of 2023, spawning countless memes, an ocean’s worth of pink moviegoers and contributing to one half of the mammoth Barbenhiemer craze. Bursting into cinemas with an explosion of fuschia, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie has remained a part of the pop cultural conversation some seven months after it first premiered in July 2023.  The movie, which is nominated for eight Oscars — including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay — at the imminent Academy Awards, brought an unprecedented level of attention to its…