Ah, the great method actors. There's Robert DeNiro, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ashton Kutcher ...
To get into character to play the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs in the film "Jobs," Kutcher went on a fruits-only diet that sent him in the hospital with pancreas problems.
"First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to, like, severe issues," Kutcher told USA Today after the movie's screening at the Sundance Film Festival. "I went to the hospital, like, two days before we started shooting the movie. I was, like, doubled over in pain."
"My pancreas levels were completely out of whack. It was really terrifying ... considering everything."
That's, like, awful.
Maybe he was being a bit too much like Jobs, who was a fruitarian -- meaning he only ate fruits, nuts and seeds -- who died in October 2011 of pancreatic cancer.
The 34-year-old Kutcher -- who admits that, like Jobs, he has a "ravenous interest in the tech space" -- said about the visionary entrepreneur: "He's a guy that failed and got back on the horse. I think we can all sort of relate to that in some place in our life where we are moving forward with something and we fall down. You have to have the guts to get back up and go again. I think I share that as well."
RICK ROSS TARGETED IN SHOOTING: Someone opened fire on rap star Rick Ross on Monday morning while he was driving with his girlfriend in Ft. Lauderdale.
Neither Ross or his girlfriend, 28-year-old Shateria L. Moragne-el, were injured. Ross crashed his car into a building while escaping the gunfire, according to TMZ. The suspect fled before police arrived.
According to local news reports, "dozens" of shots were fired at the Rolls-Royce vehicle around 5 a.m., none of which hit the car but instead struck several nearby buildings. Police said another vehicle pulled up next to Ross and someone opened fire.
TMZ reported that police were planning to examine security cameras at a building across the street from the crash to try identifying either the shooter or the vehicle.
The Miami Herald reported Ross had just left the nearby Floridian Diner where he had celebrated his 37th birthday. The Diner's front window was damaged in the shooting.
Police do not yet have a suspect or a motive. Two witnesses told police the gunman got off about 20 rounds, none of which actually struck the Rolls.
DESTINY'S CHILD WON'T REUNITE AFTER ALL: Remember that big Destiny's Child reunion that was supposed to happen at the Super Bowl?
Not so much.
Beyonce's fellow Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams has shot down rumors of a possible reunion during Beyonce's halftime show, saying the reports are "not true."
"I'm going to be in the musical 'Fela!'" she recently told WRUG Media. "I hate to disappoint the people and tell them that it's not true."
E! Online reported Monday that Williams is headlining a world tour of the famed musical, and according to the show's website, she'll be performing at Washington's Sidney Harman Hall at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday.
Who goes to musicals on Super Bowl Sunday? Is that even legal?
Reports surfaced last week claiming Michelle and Kelly Rowland would join Beyoncé on stage at the New Orleans' Superdome Feb. 3 to perform a medley of their greatest hits. Williams said that's not going to happen.
"I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry," Williams said. "But we did record a song with each other before the holidays."
Williams referred to Destiny's Child's single "Nuclear," the group's first new recording together in eight years, off their new album "Love Songs."
TAYE DIGGS CATCHES INTRUDER: Taye Diggs confronted, chased and captured a guy who broke into his Los Angeles home Sunday night.
That's a guy who needs his own action theme music, right there.
The "Private Practice" actor just returned home from the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where he presented alongside Busy Philipps. TMZ reported Diggs found a man trying
Good thinking. Wait until after the award show is over to break into the celebrity's home.
Authorities said Diggs confronted the intruder and chased him after the man took off running. Diggs caught up to the suspect, who was said to be about 20 years old, and held him until police arrived.
The suspect allegedly had a getaway driver who fled the scene.
BARBARA WALTERS HAS CHICKENPOX: Barbara Walters now has chickenpox, casemate Whoopi Goldberg said Monday on "The View."
"You all know that she fell and cut her head 10 days ago, and then was running a temperature, but it turns out it is all the result of a delayed childhood," Goldberg said. "Barbara has the chickenpox. She'd never had it as a child. So now she's been told to rest, she's not allowed any visitors, and we're telling you, Barbara, no scratching!"
"We love you. We miss you. We just don't want to hug you," Goldberg said.
According to the ABC News website, Walters was transferred to a New York hospital late last week and expects to be home very soon.
Chickenpox is common in children but considered much more rare, and severe, when adults get it. The disease can be fatal in adults if not treated promptly.
Walters, 83, fell on a stair at the British ambassador's residence over inauguration weekend, and out of an abundance of caution, was taken to the hospital to be examined by doctors.
In a statement last week, Walters said she wanted to "thank all the people who have called, written and been concerned about me."
JANUARY 29 IN HISTORY
Tuesday is Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2013. There are 336 days left in the year.
1820: Britain's King George III died at Windsor Castle.
1843: The 25th president of the United States, William McKinley, was born in Niles, Ohio.
1845: Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" was first published in the New York Evening Mirror.
1861: Kansas became the 34th state of the Union.
1863: The Bear River Massacre took place as the U.S. Army attacked Shoshone in present-day Idaho.
1919: The ratification of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which launched Prohibition, was certified by Acting Secretary of State Frank L. Polk.
1929: The Seeing Eye, a New Jersey-based school which trains guide dogs to assist the blind, was incorporated by Dorothy Harrison Eustis and Morris Frank.
1936: The first inductees of baseball's Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, N.Y.
1958: Actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married in Las Vegas.
1963: The first charter members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were named in Canton, Ohio (they were enshrined when the Hall opened in September 1963).
1979: President Jimmy Carter formally welcomed Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to the White House, following the establishment of diplomatic relations.
1998: A bomb rocked an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., killing security guard Robert Sanderson and critically injuring nurse Emily Lyons. (The bomber, Eric Rudolph, was captured in May 2003 and is serving a life sentence.)
2003: A dust explosion at the West Pharmaceutical Services plant in Kinston, N.C., killed six people and injured dozens more.
2008: Margaret Truman, the only child of President Harry S. Truman, died in Chicago at age 83. Raymond Jacobs, believed to be the last surviving member of the group of Marines photographed during the first U.S. flag-raising on Iwo Jima, died in Redding, Calif., at age 82.
2012: Eleven people were killed when smoke and fog caused a series of fiery crashes on I-75 in Florida. Lydia Ko of New Zealand became the youngest person to win a professional golf tour event by winning the Bing Lee/Samsung Women's NSW Open on the ALPG Tour (she was 14 years and 8 months at the time).
Katharine Ross (73), actor Tom Selleck (68), actress Ann Jillian (63), rock musician Tommy Ramone (Ramones) (61), rock musician Louie Perez (Los Lobos) (60), talk show host Oprah Winfrey (59), Olympic gold-medal diver Greg Louganis (53), actor Nicholas Turturro (51), actor Edward Burns (45), actress Heather Graham (43), actress Sara Gilbert (38), blues musician Jonny Lang (32), singer Adam Lambert ("American Idol") (31).