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Ashton Kutcher Hospitalized Prior to Filming ‘jOBS’

Ashton Kutcher on the set of 'jOBS'Ashton Kutcher's latest starring role took a toll on his health.

The 34-year-old actor has revealed he was rushed to hospital before shooting his new movie Jobs about the late entrepreneur Steve Jobs after embarking on a fruit-only diet for the biopic, favored by the Apple co-founder who died of pancreatic cancer in 2011.

He told USA Today at the premiere of the movie at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Friday, "First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues. I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was doubled over in pain. My pancreas levels were like completely out of whack. It was really terrifying ... considering everything."

The Two And A Half Men star studied hundreds of hours of footage of Steve for the role and claims he discovered they had a lot in common.

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Josh Gad to Play Steve Wozniak in Jobs Biopic

Josh Gad and Steve Wozniak

Josh Gad is set to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Jobs: Get Inspired.

The Book of Mormon star is in talks to join Ashton Kutcher - who has been confirmed to play technology mogul Steve Jobs - in the Joshua Michael Stern directed indie biopic which will follow the Apple corporation from 1971 to 2000, when Steve became the full time CEO of the company for a second time. While Wozniak and Jobs were close, they had a fractious relationship as the engineer grew frustrated with Jobs' increasingly single-minded behavior.

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Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs

Ashton Kutcher and Steve Jobs

Ashton Kutcher is set to play Apple founder Steve Jobs in a new movie.

The Two and a Half Men star - who is a renowned lover of gadgets - will play the late technology guru in an as-yet-untitled picture written by Matt Whiteley. Filming is set to star in May, and the film tells the tale of Steve's life "from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time," according to Variety.

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Juno Movie Available Via iTunes

Juno, Ellen PageWhile iTunes users have become used to seeing selections from , DVD offerings from other studios have not come as quickly as some might have liked.  But it looks like things may soon change.

Just today, Fox made available for download via the popular site.  This is the same day the Oscar-nominated film was placed on store and rental shelves.  It’s likely the studio will allow more current titles to be sold in the future, but no immediate plans have been announced.

Meanwhile, Paramount has also started to dabble in ‘s waters as well.  The company recently offered up for purchase shortly after it debuted on DVD in February.

At last check, Juno (on sale for $14.99) was iTunes’ top seller.

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Movie Rentals Coming to iTunes

20th Century FoxIndustry insiders are reporting that a deal has been struck between and .  This agreement would allow iTunes users to now rent movies from the online service.  The films from the Fox catalogue would only be available for only a limited time.

Although no price has yet been set, the rentals should come cheaper than the movies for purchase.  More details on this service are expected to be announced at the January Macworld conference.

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