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Sorkin gets Jobs job

Aaron Sorkin is going from Facebook to Apple.

Sony Pictures officials say the Oscar-winning writer will write a screenplay based on the Steve Jobs biography.

Sony Pictures Co-chairman Amy Pascal says Sorkin will make the film about the late Apple founder "everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining and polarizing."

Sorkin won the adapted screenplay Academy Award for 2010's "The Social Network." The 50-year-old writer was nominated in the same category for 2011's


His other credits include "Charlie Wilson's War" and "A Few Good Men." He also created TV's "The West Wing."


OneRepublic drummer jailed

The drummer for the band OneRepublic was arrested in Denver after his girlfriend said he grabbed her head and threw her down during a fight.

Eddie Fisher remained in jail Wednesday, a day after being arrested on suspicion of assault, destruction of private property and disturbing the peace.

Lonnie Weygant told officers that she tried to hide in the bathroom after the fight but that Fisher, 38, forced the door open.

Fisher told police that she hit him in the head and that he tried to leave but that Weygant came out and took his dog as he was getting in his car.

It wasn't known whether Fisher had retained a lawyer.

OneRepublic was nominated for a Grammy in 2008. Their songs include "Apologize" and "All the Right Moves."


Holding court in the Bronx

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor went home to the Bronx Wednesday for New York University's commencement ceremony in Yankee Stadium, marveling at the circumstances leading to her return.

"This is awesome," Sotomayor told the 8,000 graduates in purple robes cheering from the stands behind home plate.

Sotomayor, who grew up in a housing project not far from the stadium, said that receiving their degrees there might not be so meaningful for students who are not from New York -- or for "misguided" Mets fans like New York Times columnist David Brooks, a fellow honoree.

"Nothing in my childhood hinted to me that I would be in a position someday to stand on this field and speak to such a large crowd," Sotomayor said. "As a child I only saw the stadium on television when I watched baseball games next to my dad on the sofa."

Sotomayor and other dignitaries sat in a tent behind second base. She spoke after receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree; Brooks received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Sotomayor, the third woman and the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court, told the graduates that she loves New York City and all it has given her.

"I hope that you will always carry with you the excitement of your student days in the city," she said.

She concluded, "dream big and achieve much."

-- From News and wire services