01:41 AM EDT 04/14/2013
Originally posted 01/27/2013 11:45AM
For Ashton Kutcher preparing to play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs meant chowing down on – fittingly – apples.
The jOBS star, 34, followed a fruit-only diet to get into character as the late visionary for the biopic, which premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival.
But channeling Jobs's reported diet took a toll on Kutcher's health: Two days before filming began, he was admitted to a hospital for pancreas problems, according to USA Today.
Originally posted 01/26/2013 01:50PM
Ashton Kutcher's much-hyped movie jOBS premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, and the star was on hand – minus girlfriend Mila Kunis – for all the festivities.
Kutcher was one of the first to arrive at the official after party, hosted by Nur Khan Presents NK on Main Street for the cast and filmmakers and sponsored by Red Touch Media.
Kutcher was captivated by a floor-to-ceiling portrait of late Apple visionary Steve Jobs, whom Kutcher portrays in the film. Guests were quick to snap a photo of the actor admiring the subject of his role.
Originally posted 01/26/2013 12:30PM
The new biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher in a nerdy beard premiered at the Sundance Film Festival Friday to an early round of mixed reviews.
The Two and a Half Men star won respectful praise for tackling such an iconic role in jOBS, but indications are that this apparently adulatory portrait of the techno-genius is not The Social Network for computers.
Originally posted 05/14/2012 11:50AM
Seems clothes do make the man – at least when you're portraying Steve Jobs.
Photos of Ashton Kutcher on his way to the set of Jobs – the forthcoming indie movie about late Apple visionary Steve Jobs – emerged Friday and the resemblance between the two is undeniable. At least in the wardrobe department.
Kutcher, 34, sports long hair, a black mock turtleneck, jeans and sneakers in the photo.
Originally posted 04/02/2012 07:30AM
Ashton Kutcher is due to play Steve Jobs in the indie movie Jobs, which is scheduled to start shooting in May, says the Hollywood Reporter.
The trade paper – noting that the Two and a Half Men star bears an uncanny resemblance to the Apple co-founder, who died in October – says the movie, to be directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) from a script by Matt Whiteley, will trace Jobs's rise from Northern California hippie to computer innovator.
Another movie about Jobs is also in the pipeline, based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography and being prepared by Sony Pictures, though this biopic starring Kutcher is looking to be first out of the gate.
Originally posted 02/13/2012 02:30PM
On a night intended to pay homage to the biggest names in music today, two of the Grammy Awards's biggest honorees were the megastars no longer in the room: Etta James and Whitney Houston.
After host LL Cool J opened Sunday's ceremony with a prayer for Houston, announcing "a death in our family," the audience rose in a standing ovation.
"When a truly great artist leaves us, their legacy lives on," Alicia Keys later told the stars gathered at Los Angeles's Staples Center, before joining Bonnie Raitt in a graceful cover of James's "A Sunday Kind of Love."
But the most moving tribute came from Jennifer Hudson, whose elegant but understated rendition of Houston's "I Will Always Love You" brought audience members to their feet once again.
Originally posted 12/15/2011 08:00AM
Katie Couric says that 2011 was a year of "revolutions, disillusionment, disappointment, frustration, despair, courage and hope."
Couric will host the ABC two-hour special "The Year," in collaboration with PEOPLE, airing on Dec. 15 at 9 p.m.
But first, she looked back on the year with PEOPLE.
Originally posted 10/10/2011 08:00AM
They started Apple Computer together in 1976 with nothing. Now, 35 years later, Steve Wozniak can reflect on just how his friend and fellow computer geek Steve Jobs changed the world.
"I am in great grief," Wozniak, 61, tells PEOPLE. "I'm glad that Steve Jobs did so much for the world. His efforts and accomplishments move us much closer to solving the great problems of the world, including war."
Jobs, who died last week at 56, had a beautiful mind that allowed him to see the future, and shape it, says Wozniak.
Originally posted 10/07/2011 05:00PM
A small, private funeral is taking place Friday for Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died this week at age 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
The location was not disclosed out of respect for Jobs's family, the Wall Street Journal reports.
"The funeral will be a very private ceremony," Lt. Sandra Brown, a spokeswoman for the Palo Alto police department, tells Fox News.
No public services were set. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook told employees in a letter that the company was "planning a celebration of Steve's extraordinary life" for staff.
Originally posted 10/07/2011 12:00PM
As Steve Jobs tells the story, the phone call was made in the middle of the night.
An unwed couple had put their child up for adoption. They wanted their baby raised by college graduates, so they arranged for the child to go to a lawyer and his wife.
But at the last minute, the potential adoptive couple had a change of heart. They wanted a girl. So the birth parents went to the next names on the waiting list, and dialed the phone.
This time, the people on the other end of the line said yes.
That's how Steve Jobs came to be adopted by working class Paul Jobs, a machinist, and wife Clara of San Francisco in the winter of 1955. The boy would grow up to become a technological visionary, immensely rich – worth an estimated $8.3 billion – powerful and admired.
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