When I first heard that Ashton Kutcher was going to play Apple founder Steve Jobs in a movie, I really could not register it in my brain. But with new photos spreading around of Kutcher on set of the biopic, his likeness to the inventor is so accurate it’s actually kind of creepy.
Spotted filming at Loyola Marymount University in LA, the actor sported a pair of round-framed spectacles, jeans and Steve’s trademark running shoes.
While I’m not sure if Ashton will grow older to look just like Steve Jobs, the resemblance here is definitely uncanny! (SOURCE)
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Hilary Duff makes us melt by tweeting pictures of her baby boy and Levi Johnson knocks up another girl.
HIT Hilary Duff tweets first pics of baby for free
In an unheard of celebrity move, Hilary Duff decided not to famewhore her adorable baby and tweet photos for free! I always knew you would do the right thing, Lizzie!
MISS Alaska’s Biggest Douche, Levi Johnston, knocks up another girl
Levi Johnston confirmed the news the same day Sarah Palin was on the Today show. Burn! He also apparently plans to cash in by selling interviews. I wish someone would teach him how to put a johnson on his Johnston because he needs to stop reproducing to make money.
HIT Beyonce shares personal photos on tumblr
Beyonce is notoriously private with her personal life but posted some intimate photos on her tumblr blog, which recently went live. It features moments from her honeymoon with Jay Z too.
MISS Lisa Robin Kelly, a.k.a. Laurie from That 70’s Show, says her roommate set her up Read more…
Some notable celebrities sent out some tweets about the death of Steve Jobs:
Ashton Kutcher: ”I never thought I could be so busted up about the loss of someone I never met.
Ryan Seacrest: “‘Have the courage to follow ur heart & intuition. They already know what u truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.’ – Steve Jobs”
Taylor Swift: “I never met Steve Jobs, but I always wanted to. What a tragic loss. I can’t believe it. About to call my family and tell them I love them.”
Brad Paisley: “I am glad I get to live in the world Steve Jobs enhanced.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted, “Steve Jobs is one of California’s greatest innovators. Very few achieved his impact over the last 50 years and probably the next 100 years.”
Alyssa Milano tweeted, ”I want to put a ding in the universe. ~Steve Jobs #quote.”
Harry Shum, Jr. from Glee tweeted, ”Steve Jobs is also one of the few people that I fully got star struck and geeked out when I met him.”
CNBC is reporting that Steve Jobs is taking a leave of absence from Apple until June, citing health reasons.
Rumors of Jobs’ ailing health have been in an upheaval since the announcement that he would not deliver the annual Keynote address at MacWorld conference and expo this past January 5th, as he had done since returning to the company in 1997.
In 2004, Steve was treated for a rare case of pancreatic cancer.
Story is still developing.
Apple has quietly announced on Tuesday that this year will be their last as exhibitors at MacWorld (Jan 5-9), the annual conference and expo held in January at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The conference is organized by IDG World Expo.
This year will also mark the last Keynote presentation, an event marking the beginning of the conference, where Apple CEO Steve Jobs traditionally announces updated and new products to much fan-fare.
This year, Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing will have the stage.
Full press release from Apple, Corp. below:
CUPERTINO, Californiaâ€”December 16, 2008-Apple today announced that this year is the last year the company will exhibit at Macworld Expo. Philip Schiller, Appleâ€™s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, will deliver the opening keynote for this yearâ€™s Macworld Conference & Expo, and it will be Appleâ€™s last keynote at the show. The keynote address will be held at Moscone West on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Macworld will be held at San Franciscoâ€™s Moscone Center January 5-9, 2009.
Apple is reaching more people in more ways than ever before, so like many companies, trade shows have become a very minor part of how Apple reaches its customers. The increasing popularity of Appleâ€™s Retail Stores, which more than 3.5 million people visit every week, and the Apple.com website enable Apple to directly reach more than a hundred million customers around the world in innovative new ways.
Apple has been steadily scaling back on trade shows in recent years, including NAB, Macworld New York, Macworld Tokyo and Apple Expo in Paris.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.
Despite forecasting a quarterly profit below analysts’ expectations, due largely to disappointing holiday-season iPod shipments, and thereby sending its shares down by 11% earlier this week, Apple was still doing well enough to offer several senior executives 2007 cash bonuses that doubled their salaries ($600,000 range).
The poor man of the group? CEO Steve Jobs, who maintained his annual pay of $1 and took no additional compensation. “In fiscal year 2007, Mr. Jobs’ entire compensation consisted of his $1 annual salary,” Apple said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
It almost sounds like a gimmick. At the very least, it’s really good PR. But don’t feel too bad for Jobs; he’s still the highest paid CEO in America according to Forbes. Though his annual base salary has been $1 since 1997, he currently holds about 5.5 million shares of Apple common stock, trading around $130 per share after this week’s disappointing posting. You do the math.