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December 17, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Josh Gad, who was nominated for a Tony for "The Book of Mormon," is the co-creator and effectively the star of "1600 Penn," a new single-camera sitcom from NBC about the first family. It gets a preview Monday night to draft off "The Voice" before taking up a Thursday post in January. As in Comedy Central's "That's My Bush!" more than two election cycles back, the big idea is to stock the White House with characters familiar from a thousand years of situation comedy. We get a gruff and grumpy dad, the president (Bill Pullman)
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September 19, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Thanks for Sharing" is a bit like the recovery scene it digs into - filled with intoxicating highs and dispiriting lows. The new romantic drama is about the rocky road of love for sex addicts trying to 12-step the straight and narrow. It has an enviable group of actors doing the sharing in Tim Robbins, Mark Ruffalo, "Book of Mormon's" Josh Gad and Alecia Moore, a.k.a. Pink, the rocker making an especially engaging acting debut. The world outside is equally well populated by Gwyneth Paltrow, Joely Richardson and Patrick Fugit.
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June 27, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Gwyneth Paltrow in her skivvies is as good a reason as any to tune into the new trailer for "Thanks for Sharing," the sex-addiction film starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and pop star Pink, a.k.a. Alecia Beth Moore. The feature film debut from "The Kids Are All Right" screenwriter Stuart Blumberg debuted at 2012's Toronto Film Festival and was scooped up by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions for a September 2013 release date. Cowritten by Matt Winston, "Sharing" tracks the lives of four sex addicts, played by Ruffalo, Robbins, Moore and Josh Gad ("Book of Mormon")
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August 9, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - The sound system was on the fritz in Russian technology billionaire Yuri Milner's $100-million, 30,000-square-foot mansion in Silicon Valley. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres had been served. The guests had taken their seats in Milner's home theater. And Ashton Kutcher was ready to screen "Jobs," the new film in which he plays the late chief executive and co-founder of Apple. The audience was a who's who of the technology industry, including venture capitalists John Doerr and Vinod Khosla.
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January 24, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
A biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, then open in theaters on April 19. [For the Record, 9:08 a.m., Jan. 24: An earlier version of this post indicated that the Steve Jobs biopic would be showing at Sundance Film Festival on April 19. It is scheduled to open in theaters on that date. ] According to the Hollywood Reporter , the film's opening date in theaters was chosen to mark Apple's 37th anniversary.
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January 9, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 6-12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES 30 Rock: Jack (Alec Baldwin) enlists his rival (Will Arnett) to help him discredit his young nemesis (Chloë Grace Moretz), while Liz (Tina Fey) weighs her options for motherhood. Octavia Spencer also guest stars in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). Last Resort:  A mutiny, a typhoon and a coup d'etat in Washington force Marcus (Andre Braugher)
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September 19, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Thanks for Sharing" is a bit like the recovery scene it digs into - filled with intoxicating highs and dispiriting lows. The new romantic drama is about the rocky road of love for sex addicts trying to 12-step the straight and narrow. It has an enviable group of actors doing the sharing in Tim Robbins, Mark Ruffalo, "Book of Mormon's" Josh Gad and Alecia Moore, a.k.a. Pink, the rocker making an especially engaging acting debut. The world outside is equally well populated by Gwyneth Paltrow, Joely Richardson and Patrick Fugit.
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August 20, 2008 | Sam Adams, Special to The Times
It's BEEN 20 years since Robert Fishman (Rainn Wilson), the metal-head hero of "The Rocker," lost his chance to live the dream, and he's been half asleep ever since. Back in the days of striped spandex and mile-high hair, "Fish" was the drummer for Vesuvius, a band on the verge of making it big. But since his bandmates booted him on the same night they signed a record deal, he's gone from heavy-metal rocking to working a soul-crushing desk job, his head bowed in permanent defeat. Living in his sister's unfurnished attic, where his lumbering frame frequently connects with the low roof beams, Fish has resigned himself to a life of failure.
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January 31, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Ashton Kutcher has been getting rave reviews from audiences for his role in a biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week, but the star doesn't seem ready to let go of the famed tech whiz just yet. Appearing at the Macworld trade show Thursday morning , Kutcher partook in some banter about his role model and said that he wanted to do justice in telling his story. "If this story is going to get told, I want to get it told in a way that honors my hero," Kutcher told the audience about reading the screenplay.  FULL COVERAGE: Sundance Film Festival 2013 The "jOBS" star tweeted a split-screen photo of himself and the Silicon Valley pioneer earlier this week with the caption, "Thank you Sundance for your support of Jobs.
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January 31, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
First, let's get the big news out of the way. Did Ashton Kutcher adopt the fruitarian diet while getting ready to film the Steve Jobs biopic? "Uh, yeah," the actor said on stage at Macworld on Thursday.  "For about a month, I only ate fruit and carrot juice," Kutcher said, trying to match the diet Jobs embraced at one point. About two days before filming, Kutcher doubled over in pain and had to be taken to the hospital, where doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong.
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June 27, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Gwyneth Paltrow in her skivvies is as good a reason as any to tune into the new trailer for "Thanks for Sharing," the sex-addiction film starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and pop star Pink, a.k.a. Alecia Beth Moore. The feature film debut from "The Kids Are All Right" screenwriter Stuart Blumberg debuted at 2012's Toronto Film Festival and was scooped up by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions for a September 2013 release date. Cowritten by Matt Winston, "Sharing" tracks the lives of four sex addicts, played by Ruffalo, Robbins, Moore and Josh Gad ("Book of Mormon")
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January 31, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Ashton Kutcher has been getting rave reviews from audiences for his role in a biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week, but the star doesn't seem ready to let go of the famed tech whiz just yet. Appearing at the Macworld trade show Thursday morning , Kutcher partook in some banter about his role model and said that he wanted to do justice in telling his story. "If this story is going to get told, I want to get it told in a way that honors my hero," Kutcher told the audience about reading the screenplay.  FULL COVERAGE: Sundance Film Festival 2013 The "jOBS" star tweeted a split-screen photo of himself and the Silicon Valley pioneer earlier this week with the caption, "Thank you Sundance for your support of Jobs.
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January 31, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
First, let's get the big news out of the way. Did Ashton Kutcher adopt the fruitarian diet while getting ready to film the Steve Jobs biopic? "Uh, yeah," the actor said on stage at Macworld on Thursday.  "For about a month, I only ate fruit and carrot juice," Kutcher said, trying to match the diet Jobs embraced at one point. About two days before filming, Kutcher doubled over in pain and had to be taken to the hospital, where doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong.
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January 26, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
PARK CITY, Utah -- If the thought of Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs has you a little frightened, you're not alone. The actor himself was worried about what he was getting into when he signed up for the title role in “jOBS,” Joshua Michael Stern's biopic about the late Apple founder. "This was honestly one of the most terrifying things I've ever tried to do in my life. I admired this man so much,” Kutcher told the audience at the movie's Sundance Film Festival premiere Friday night, the event's closing-night ceremony.  “I've thrown myself into this massive gauntlet of criticism," he added, because Jobs is a figure so many people knew.  “I've never seen Abraham Lincoln walk into a room, but I've seen Steve Jobs walk into a room,” he said.
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January 24, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
A biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, then open in theaters on April 19. [For the Record, 9:08 a.m., Jan. 24: An earlier version of this post indicated that the Steve Jobs biopic would be showing at Sundance Film Festival on April 19. It is scheduled to open in theaters on that date. ] According to the Hollywood Reporter , the film's opening date in theaters was chosen to mark Apple's 37th anniversary.
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January 9, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 6-12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES 30 Rock: Jack (Alec Baldwin) enlists his rival (Will Arnett) to help him discredit his young nemesis (Chloë Grace Moretz), while Liz (Tina Fey) weighs her options for motherhood. Octavia Spencer also guest stars in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). Last Resort:  A mutiny, a typhoon and a coup d'etat in Washington force Marcus (Andre Braugher)
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January 26, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
PARK CITY, Utah -- If the thought of Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs has you a little frightened, you're not alone. The actor himself was worried about what he was getting into when he signed up for the title role in “jOBS,” Joshua Michael Stern's biopic about the late Apple founder. "This was honestly one of the most terrifying things I've ever tried to do in my life. I admired this man so much,” Kutcher told the audience at the movie's Sundance Film Festival premiere Friday night, the event's closing-night ceremony.  “I've thrown myself into this massive gauntlet of criticism," he added, because Jobs is a figure so many people knew.  “I've never seen Abraham Lincoln walk into a room, but I've seen Steve Jobs walk into a room,” he said.
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August 9, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - The sound system was on the fritz in Russian technology billionaire Yuri Milner's $100-million, 30,000-square-foot mansion in Silicon Valley. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres had been served. The guests had taken their seats in Milner's home theater. And Ashton Kutcher was ready to screen "Jobs," the new film in which he plays the late chief executive and co-founder of Apple. The audience was a who's who of the technology industry, including venture capitalists John Doerr and Vinod Khosla.
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January 5, 2013 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Josh Gad found religion - along with huge laughs, rave reviews and an adoring fan base - as part of the original cast of "The Book of Mormon," the smash stage musical from the creators of "South Park. " The rotund actor was center stage as the overeager Mormon Elder Cunningham, dancing and singing his way to a Tony nomination for best leading actor in a musical. Gad has now traded Broadway for the Beltway. He stars in NBC's new comedy "1600 Penn," playing Skip Gilchrist, the bumbling member of a dysfunctional (and fictional)
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December 17, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Josh Gad, who was nominated for a Tony for "The Book of Mormon," is the co-creator and effectively the star of "1600 Penn," a new single-camera sitcom from NBC about the first family. It gets a preview Monday night to draft off "The Voice" before taking up a Thursday post in January. As in Comedy Central's "That's My Bush!" more than two election cycles back, the big idea is to stock the White House with characters familiar from a thousand years of situation comedy. We get a gruff and grumpy dad, the president (Bill Pullman)
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