The Cricket’s Daily 3: Messing with ‘Jobs’ opening
Published: March 19, 2013 12:35PM
Updated: March 20, 2013 09:11AM
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Ashton Kutcher portrays Apple Computers founder Steve Jobs in the biopic "jOBS." The movie is on the Premieres slate of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy Glen Wilson | Sundance Institute

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• Remember how much hype there was at Sundance for “Jobs,” the biopic of Steve Jobs that starred Ashton Kutcher. Now the distributor has pulled the movie from its planned April 19 release — which, observers speculate, is either an act of desperation to figure out how to market the film, or a plan to open later to mount an Oscar campaign for Kutcher. (And, yes, someone used the words “Oscar” and “Ashton Kutcher” in the same sentence. Weird.) [The Huffington Post]

• Alt-folk singer Michelle Shocked reportedly shocked a San Francisco audience by going off on an anti-gay rant. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Just when you thought it was safe to read fairy-tales again, comes word that “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” will get a sequel. [Vulture]