New Trailer for ‘Jobs,’ Now With 100% More Motivational Voiceovers

After the hype which came with the first promotional photos and a mixed showing at Sundance, the Steve Jobs biopic formerly known as jOBS is coming ever closer to wide release. And with that comes the first trailer, and the first extended look at Ashton Kutcher stepping into the role of the Apple founder from his formative years to the founding of his company, his removal and his return again. In it, we see Jobs as the journeyman hippie, as the young tech icon on the brink (complete with lots of shouting and banging fists on the tale) and the forming of his partnership with Steve Wozniak, played by Book of Mormon alumnus Josh Gad, which seems to be a solid casting move. 

At the close of the trailer, where Kutcher launches into Jobs’ iconic, motivational-office-poster "here’s to the crazy ones" speech, he starts to look more and adopt more of the mannerisms of Steve Jobs, making it feel less like you’re watching Ashton Kutcher live out the early years of Steve Jobs’s life and more like a biopic. Jobs hits theatres August 16th, but in the meantime, you can watch the trailer, and prepare for the movie that will probably launch a few quadrillion more incarnations of that "Ten years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash" dead-horse meme. 

12-Year-Old Boy Charged With Punking Ashton Kutcher and the LAPD

There’s a new fad that all the kids are into: swatting. It involves calling 911 and claiming that there’s an armed person in a celebrity’s house. On the grand scale of things, I suppose it’s better than premarital sex or meth, but I suppose celebrities don’t see it that way. And neither does the LAPD, who, in response to several 911 calls recently, have sent armed SWAT teams to the homes of Tom Cruise, Chris Brown, and Justin Bieber. At least one kid—a 12-year-old—has been charged with making such a call that led the LAPD to send officers to Ashton Kutcher’s house. I’m not the only one who sees the irony in this, but can we really expect Kutcher to get all up in arms about this? It all has a very "I learned it from you Dad, I learned it from you!" feel about it. 

[via EW]

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Nobody Wants to Buy a Computer: A New Clip from ‘jOBS’

The last time I willingly watched Ashton Kutcher act was when forced to sit through Two and a Half Men at the behest of my fourteen-year-old brother. But with the upcoming release of jOBS—Joshua Michael Stern’s film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and his ascension from college dropout to one of the most brilliant creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century—we’ll all see Kutcher in a much different role, as he takes on the titular role. The film premieres at Sundance on Friday and will make its way into theaters come April 19th, just in time for the 37th anniversary of the founding of Apple computers. 

A new clip from the film has been released in which Kutcher and Josh Gab as co-founder Steve Wozniak, as they discuss a new operating system. Kutcher declares, "This is freedom!" as Wozniak asks, "Who wants a computer?"

Check out the clip below.

Linkage: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Supports Illinois Same-Sex Marriage, Emmy Rossum Is Just Too Pretty

Bow-tie enthusiast and Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson stopped by Chicago yesterday to lend his support in the fight for same-sex marriage, the legislation for which may pass in the Illinois General Assembly before the session ends on June 9. Said Ferguson: "A lot of people who were not comfortable with marriage equality … turn on the television and see a show that has a lot of different families in it — and one of those families just happens to be gay. They’re realizing they have a great time watching the show, then they’re watching a gay couple that’s having a lot of the same problems and issues they have. They realize ‘Oh they’re not so different from me.’ And at that point, we’re in their living rooms." [Chicagoist]

South Korean screenwriter Young Il Kim has penned a film titled Rodham about, well, duh. [Politico]

Speaking of questionably titled biopics, jOBS, starring Ashton Kutcher, will close out the Sundance Film Festival and see an April theatrical release. [Deadline New York]

If you were rooting for Lil’ Wayne in your office Worst Tattoo of 2013 pool, it looks like you’re coming out ahead already. [Crushable]

Zooey Deschanel in Glamour: "I want to be a fucking feminist and wear a fucking Peter Pan collar. So fucking what?" Do you, girl! [Jezebel]

EGOT winner Mel Brooks gives some solid advice on how to make all of your creative dreams come true. [Fast Company]

Look, I get that times are tough but if you’re willing to let your boss fart on you then maybe you should just go on unemployment? [The Gloss]

If you expect Kathy Griffin to apologize for trying to perform oral sex on Anderson Cooper during the pair’s annual New Year’s Eve hosting gig, you can, well, suck her dick. [EW]

Emmy Rossum (or, as I like to call her, The Poor Man’s Jennifer Love Hewitt) claims she was almost not even considered for her role in Showtime’s Shameless because she was too pretty. It’s a little early in the year for this, yes? [The Frisky]

"[W]e eagerly await the BuzzFeed post, 10 Reasons We Raised $20M to Write More Things Like “Pretty Japanese Girls React to Drinking Poop Wine.” [Observer]

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Clips From Greta Gerwig Movies In Descending Order Of Mainstreamness

Oh, Greta Gerwig. The Helen of Troy of Mumblecore; the face that launched a thousand Kickstarter campaigns.

The actress has definitely paid her dues, appearing in more tiny, indie, topless-role-having flicks than most other young actresses. Now, with the upcoming release of Lola Versus, she’s getting the chance to hold a film all on her own.

It’s not without precedent. Gerwig had high billing on the recent Whit Stillman snooze Damsels in Distress and did time in Greenberg, the Ben Stiller vehicle directed by Gerwig’s now-boyfriend Noah Baumbach, and the Ashton Kutcher sex romp No Strings Attached.

On the eve of Lola Versus’ release (and a clip from the movie, watchable but not embeddable here), we look back at Gerwig’s career in film, from the biggest budget to, well, what made her a name in the first place.

Lola Versus.

To Rome With Love.

Damsels In Distress

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No Strings Attached.


Greenberg.

Nights & Weekends.

Baghead.

Hannah Takes The Stairs.

Linkage: ‘Bring It On’ on Broadway, ‘Fifty Shades’ Mania Hits Both Coasts

While speaking with astronaut Buzz Aldrin (what?), rocker Jack White reveals that he’s still pissed that he wasn’t recognized for playing an entire show with only one note. "[T]he Guinness book is a very elitist organization," he complains. "There’s nothing scientific about what they do." [Interview]

Why are TV show finales always so unsatisfying? (Ahem, Lost.) Here’s a thoughtful look. [AVClub]

It’s getting hot in here, Toros. Bring It On: The Musical is officially headed to Broadway. [EW]

New York bodegas are catching onto that sweet mommy porn rage that’s crippling the nation. [Anna Holmes]

 

Speaking of Fifty Shades of Grey, here’s a look at the penthouse where the smutty book takes place. [Curbed]

Even though Ashton Kutcher is currently filming one, Aaron Sorkin has announced that he’s working on "the definitive" Steve Jobs biopic. [Death & Taxes]

I’ll never understand fashion. Here is a very expensive beanie with a black veil. [The Gloss]

Here’s your single-serving Tumblr of the day. [Brad Pitt Eating Things

Here’s Your First Look at Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs

Loathe him or hate him, Ashton Kutcher was chosen to play the equally divisive Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic about the life of the late Apple co-founder. Irrespective of the fact most people think Kutcher is either an unfunny hack, a jerk, or both, many eyebrows were raised when the Jobs casting news was announced earlier this year. People just couldn’t see Kutcher playing Jobs. Now, they can!

In a group of photos obtained today by TMZ–one of which is above–Kutcher is seen on on the set of the oddly titled Jobs: Get Inspired, donning the Levi’s jeans, black turtleneck and unkept facial hair that Jobs became known for wearing.

Slam dunk? Gutter ball? Why am I using sports references?

Twitter Quitters? Nicki Minaj Among Celebs Who Can’t Stay Away

It hasn’t been much more than a week since Nicki Minaj left Twitter, leaving her millions of followers with a rather harsh farewell: tweeting (then deleting) a post that read, "Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good fucking bye.”

Although the hasty removal of herself from the site came after a scuffle with a fan over illegally posted music, Minaj said she has other reasons for leaving the social network. 

"A lot of times I don’t speak on things, but I don’t want people to think that’s why I deleted my Twitter," she said at the time. "I just needed a moment to myself. Because some page posted things about me — I mean, I’ve read horrible things about myself. I wouldn’t delete my Twitter over that."

Minaj reinstated her account Tuesday, but has yet to post anything. Here’s a few folks who have considered leaving Twitter and just couldn’t kick the habit.

Courtney Love. Perhaps Twitter’s most famous rambler, the Hole frontwoman has been sued for supposedly libelous tweets and no less than her own daughter released a statement saying “Twitter should ban my mother” after Love, who has tweeted from and deleted plenty of handles over the years, used the site to accuse Dave Grohl of hitting on the progeny.

Ashton Kutcher. At one time, Kutcher was one of the most-followed men on the planet, with more than 8 million people tuned in to his tweets. But after he made an uninformed comment about the 2011 firing of Penn State football coach joe Paterno—writing “How do you fire Jo Pa?” during Paterno’s involvement with a pedophilia scandal—Kutcher handed the reins of his account over to his handlers.

Alec Baldwin. After he was famously booted from a flight for refusing to turn off his Words With Friends game, Baldwin also quit Twitter, perhaps hoping to keep his thumbs from getting him into any further trouble. A month later he was back, but who knows how many bon mots that could have changed the world during that time were just never given a chance.

Miley Cyrus. Reportedly at the urging of boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, the Hannah Montana star ditched communicating in 140-character dispatches in 2009. And while she eventually came back to the fold, her departure drove fans crazy, leading some to threaten violence if she didn’t come back soon

Afternoon Links: There Is A Kurt Cobain Solo Album, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Might Be Dating

● According to Hole’s Eric Erlandson, Kurt Cobain recorded an full solo album — what "would have been his White Album" — before he died. So probably, Kurt will preform the album in full as a hologram at Coachella next year. [NME]

● To few’s surprise, Urban Outfitters is stocking yet another questionable tee shirt. It’s almost like racism is a part of their agenda or something. [D+T]

● Vincent Gallo is suing the City of Los Angeles over their Arts District Business Improvement District, an organization that is supposed to be using tax dollars to clean-up and beautify the Downtown Arts District. Gallo, however, does not think they are up to the task and he wants his money back. [TMZ]

● In this week’s episode of A Day In The Life, the boys of Das Racist take Morgan Spurlock to Guitar Center and to meet Philip Glass. Watch the whole affair on Hulu. [Prefix]

● Cam’ron announced on Twitter late last that, beginning today and excepting weekends, he will release a track a day for the next 30 days. The hashtag’s #UNLostFiles, for those that will be collecting. [Complex]

● Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis — both, of course, of That 70’s Show fame — went out dinner and touched hands. According to one bystander, "She looked hot," and so it "was definitely more than a dinner between friends." Assume what you will! [Page Six]

● The Pulitzers are here! Did you get yours? No? Next year. [Poynter]