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Sutherland Set For Star Honour

5 December 2008 9:32 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Kiefer Sutherland is to be honoured with the 2,377th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday.

The actor's father Donald Sutherland and moviemaker Joel Schumacher will be on hand to pay tribute to the 24 star at the unveiling ceremony outside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard.

The honour falls four days after the anniversary of his 2007 Christmas jail stint on DUI charges. The star spent 48 days behind bars last Christmas.

He also spent his 41st birthday on 21 December in jail. »

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Cuthbert's Ex Apologises For 'Inappropriate' Remark

4 December 2008 8:05 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Shamed ice hockey star Sean Avery has apologised to his teammates and actress Elisha Cuthbert for apparently making an offensive comment about his former flame.

Avery was suspended from the NHL indefinitely after making a derogatory sexual reference to former 24 star Cuthbert before a Tuesday night game in Calgary, Canada, where Cuthbert's new man Dion Phaneuf now plays ice hockey.

In an attempt to verbally attack Phaneuf during a pre-game interview, Dallas Stars ace Avery said, "I just want to comment on how it's become, like, a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don't know what that's about."

But in a new statement released to People.com on Wednesday, the athlete has expressed remorse for his comments, acknowledging how "hurtful" they were.

Avery says, "I caused unnecessary embarrassment to my peers as well as people I have been close with in the past.

"As many of you know, I like to mix it up on and off the ice from time to time, but understand that this time I took it too far.

"I should not have made those comments and I recognise that they were inappropriate. It was a bad attempt to build excitement for the game, but I am now acutely aware of how hurtful my actions were." »

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Nearly 400K watch '24' in England

25 November 2008 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London -- Almost 400,000 viewers tuned in to watch the feature-length return of Kiefer Sutherland starrer "24" Monday night on Sky One. But the U.S. cult drama lost out to homegrown spy thriller "Spooks," which scored 1 million viewers on BBC3 for the new hour-long episode airing at 10:30 p.m.

The show attracted a strong following from viewers who had watched the previous episode at 9 p.m. on BBC1.

The two-hour "24" special, titled "Redemption," earned 378,000 viewers and a total share of the multichannel audience of 3.1% during the 10 p.m.-midnight slot, according to unofficial overnight figures from ratings agency Barb. »

- By Mimi Turner

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24's Ratings Hold Up Better Than President Bush's

24 November 2008 10:23 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Torture's out. Guantanamo Bay's going. All things considered, Jack Bauer's doing Ok. Last night's 24 prequel special, 24: Redemption, averaged 12.1 million viewers, Nielsen estimates said, and delivered the Fox franchise to a bigger audience than where the series left off 18 long months ago. From 8-10 p.m., the TV-movie ran second in viewers and adults 18-49 behind the resurgent American Music Awards on ABC. Prior to Sunday, the last new 24 aired in May 2007. The show sat out the entire 2007-08 season due to the writers' strike. In the interim, one of the the features that helped make 24 a favorite of President George W. Bush's »

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'24: Redemption' earns solid rating

24 November 2008 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The return of Fox's "24" as a two-hour stand-alone movie managed to rank as the highest-rated scripted program Sunday night. Read the article. »

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Sutherland Denies 24 Helped Obama Win

21 November 2008 11:03 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Kiefer Sutherland has denied his hit show 24 helped Democrat Barack Obama to his landslide victory at the recent U.S. election.

The Illinois senator will become the first black president of the U.S. when he takes office in January after triumphing in the 4 November vote.

Dennis Haysbert, who played President David Palmer in five seasons of 24, had previously claimed that his character contributed to Obama's success, by "opening the public's minds" to a black president.

But Sutherland doesn't agree. He says, "You don't honestly believe that our show helped get the first African-American into the White House do you? All we simply did is look to the future.

"You have a huge African-American population and it was just a matter of time before they were represented politically by a president.

"We have a female president in season seven. You have a 52 per cent population of women and we can clearly see it is just a matter of time before we have a female president." »

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Sutherland Tests 24 Film With New TV Movie

19 November 2008 11:00 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Producers of Kiefer Sutherland's hit drama 24 are urging fans to tune into their forthcoming made-for-tv movie when it finally airs - because a big screen outing for the action franchise will all depend on its ratings.

Sutherland returns to his role as federal agent Jack Bauer in 24: Redemption, a prequel to the upcoming seventh season of the show which returns to U.S. TV in January.

And executive producer Howard Gordon is praying audiences stay in to watch the TV film.

He tells the New York Post, "I would look at (the TV movie) as a dry run for a theatrical release.

"Depending on how well the DVD sells, and how high the ratings are, I think that would be an indicator to the feature film department about what the business prospects for a potential film might be.

"We really did this on a television budget (and) it looks spectacular."

The TV movie is scheduled to air on Sunday. »

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Sutherland: '24 Is Not Right Wing'

18 November 2008 4:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

24 star Kiefer Sutherland has blasted claims the hit drama promotes right-wing politics through its plotlines.

Critics claim producers of the hit FOX show express their Republican leanings through the use of guns, torture and the portrayal of foreign characters.

But Sutherland insists they could not be more wrong.

He tells Men's Vogue magazine, "We had the first Africa-American as a president in television history. We indicted a right-wing president and had him arrested. Explain to me how the show is right-wing." »

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MacGyver Tops TV Tough Guy Poll

18 November 2008 4:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

U.S. TV hero MacGyver has beaten Buffy The Vampire Slayer and 24's Jack Bauer to the top of a new TV action heroes poll.

The role, which Richard Dean Anderson played for seven years from 1985, has topped the new countdown in America's TV Guide magazine.

Also making the top 10 are Tom Selleck's Magnum, P.I., Xena: Warrior Princess and Alias heroine Sydney Bristow.

The top five is:

1. MacGyver

2. Buffy The Vampire Slayer

3. Jack Bauer

4. Sydney Bristow (Alias)

5. Magnum P.I. »

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Jail Stint Inspires Sutherland To Stop Smoking - Soon

17 November 2008 11:01 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Kiefer Sutherland's seven-week jail stint a year ago has given the actor the incentive to quit smoking - because he wasn't allowed to smoke behind bars.

The 24 star spent last Christmas in prison after he was convicted on a drink driving charge, and had to spend 48 days nicotine free.

He says, "I was very glad to know that I could quit. And one day soon I will."

And another thing he's determined to avoid is another jail stint.

He tells the new issue of Men's Vogue magazine, "The lights never go out, 24/7. You can't cover anything. You can't even put your head under a blanket. All the cells have cameras in them." »

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Sutherland Begged Carlyle To Play 24 Role

17 November 2008 6:09 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Kiefer Sutherland was so desperate to land pal Robert Carlyle as his co-star in the upcoming 24 TV movie 24: Redemption, he offered to babysit The Full Monty star's kids.

The actor thought it would be great fun to work with his Scottish pal on location in Africa, and called to personally offer him the part of missionary Carl Benton.

He says, "I called him and said, 'I'll give you whatever you want. I'll wash your car for a year. I'll babysit the kids.'

"He said, 'Actually, I'll do it if you don't babysit the kids.'" »

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Sutherland Plans New York Move

16 November 2008 5:46 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

24 star Kiefer Sutherland is planning to move to New York City, so he can be closer to his journalist girlfriend.

The actor's relationship with Allure magazine style director Siobhan Bonnouvrier is blossoming, and he is growing tired of jetting between his California home and her Manhattan base.

And Sutherland admits a move is inevitable - and he can't wait to live in such a 'sexy' city.

He tells Men's Vogue magazine, "There's a sexiness to the people here that's extraordinary. Everybody's full of purpose. No-one's just f**king around." »

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‘24′ Season 7 And Prequel Details

6 November 2008 6:31 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The cursed writers strike affected a lot of shows last year and is even partly to blame for the cancellation of some of them. Fox’s 24 was not immune to those effects

Before the writers strike occurred, Fox already had their own “issues.” No, not the usual ones (well, maybe the usual ones) - there was discord in the Fox house as to where they were going to film 24… since the original script for season 7 called for shooting in Africa. Africa was deemed too expensive on production costs. <<- Remember that: It - was - too - costly - to - go - to - Africa.

Once they decided not to shoot in Africa, the show underwent a major rewrite. During the rewrite, a new schedule was being looked at - but timing issues and the writers’ strike came down the pike to throw the production yet another curve ball. »

- Bruce Simmons

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'Lost,' '24' beefing up casts

6 November 2008 6:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Reiko Aylesworth is in negotiations for a major recurring role on ABC's "Lost."

Meanwhile, Amy Price-Francis has landed a recurring role on Aylesworth's former show, Fox's "24."

In at least four episodes of ABC Studios' "Lost," Aylesworth will play Amy, a smart and successful professional woman with a love for the outdoors who is looking for the right man.

The actress, who played Michelle Dessler on "24," recurred on NBC's "ER" last season. She is repped by Gersh and Mj Management.

In a six-episode arc on the Imagine TV/20th TV-produced "24," Price-Francis will plays a ruthless attorney working for Jonas Hodges (Jon Voight).

Price-Francis, who recurred on Showtime's "Californication," co-stars on A&E's "The Cleaner" as Benjamin Bratt's wife and guest stars on "Nip/Tuck" next season. She is repped by David Dean Portelli at Precision Entertainment. »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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Sutherland Scared Of Mum

4 November 2008 11:09 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood hard man Kiefer Sutherland has confessed he is terrified of his mother, actress Shirley Douglas - despite battling bombs, terrorists and governments as his 24 alter ego Jack Bauer.

The 41-year-old star admits his fearless on screen adventures belie the real persona he has had since his youth.

He says, "When I was a child I was pretty much afraid of everything and still am to some extent. I remember being afraid of my mum being mad at me; I got hit by a wave in the ocean and got pushed under so I was scared of that for a minute.

"There is a certain irony to me playing Jack Bauer - a real tough guy." »

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'24' to return to four-hour premiere

3 November 2008 2:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Fox has set a premiere day for the return of "24," planning a two-night, four-hour event in January.

The seventh season debut will air on Sunday, Jan. 11 and Monday, Jan 12 at 8 p.m.

The network used a similar rollout plan for 2007's sixth season premiere. Delayed due to the writers strike, the premiere is the first new regular episode of "24" in nearly two years.

"Day Seven" opens with CTU dismantled and Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) on trial. Bauer's day takes an unexpected turn when former colleague Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard) returns after being presumed dead.

Two-hour prequel movie "24: Redemption" will give viewers a head start on the season when it airs Sunday, Nov. 23. »

- By James Hibberd

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24's President Haysbert Is Top Fictional Leader

22 October 2008 12:14 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

24 star Dennis Haysbert has been voted Favourite On-Screen President for his portrayal of President David Palmer in the hit action series.

The TV star beat off stiff competition from Geena Davis as President Mackenzie Allen in Commander in Chief and Martin Sheen's West Wing character, President Josiah Bartlet, to take the title with 17 per cent - just one per cent more than Davis and Sheen, who came joint second in the Blockbuster poll.

Harrison Ford took 12 per cent for his role as President James Marshall in 1997's Air Force One, landing him in joint fourth place with Bill Pullman's President Thomas J. Whitmore from 1996's Independence Day. »

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24 Stars Show Off Their Photo Skills In New Exhibition

20 October 2008 12:14 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Kiefer Sutherland and his 24 castmates are to show off their photographic skills at a new exhibition celebrating the launch of the hit drama's upcoming seventh season.

The actor and a selection of his snap-happy co-stars and crewmembers chronicled the time they spent on location in South Africa filming the show, by taking shots of the people and places they came across.

Their photographs will go on show to the public at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on 10 November - 13 days before the start of the new season in America on 23 November.

The exhibition features wildlife, landscape and portrait shots as well as behind-the-scenes photos. »

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Sutherland: '24 Movie Is Years Away'

1 October 2008 5:14 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Kiefer Sutherland fears fans of his TV series 24 will have to wait several years for a big screen adaptation of the hit show.

The actor admits a movie version of the Emmy-winning series won't get the green light until the TV show has been wrapped up.

He says, "It is hard enough to write the show. So we all agreed that for the writers and their sanity, we wouldn't approach doing a film without them, so we would wait until the show is finished. And then we would do a film. I think it's a couple of years off."

Sutherland will next appear in a two-hour stand-alone prequel of 24 called Exile, which will air in the U.S. in November before the new seventh series of the show hits TV screens in January.

And the star admits the project made the show's writers keen to explore the possibility of a film.

He adds, "It was really exciting doing the prequel. I think (the writers) got a taste of how nice it would be to write a two hour piece that actually had an ending instead of having to write a 24 hour piece that doesn't have an ending. They might have seen the light. So you never know, maybe a film will be sooner." »

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24 Star Lombardi Weds

19 September 2008 10:22 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Former 24 star Louis Lombardi has married his longtime girlfriend Miranda Allgood in New York.

The couple has a two-year-old daughter, called Ava.

They wed in The Bronx on 14 September.

Lombardi played Edgar Stiles in episodes of 24 in 2006. »

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