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Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis says the headline acts, which this year include Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Radiohead, help the iconic festival to donate £2million each year to charity.
Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has praised Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Radiohead for donating their feed to a £2million charity pot.
Headliners of the iconic music festival miss out on huge performance fees in favour of allowing Emily and her dad, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, to make a whopping donation to good causes every year and she says it is the ''absolute, most paramount'' aspect of the music extravaganza.
Speaking to BBC Radio 6 music, she said: ''The charity thing is the absolute, most paramount thing of the biggest importance, really. The most important part of the festival is the fact that we can give that money to charity. It makes it all totally worthwhile. We try to give £2million per year, and on a wet year it's harder because it costs more, but we give as close to £2million as we can.''
Lombardi couldn't disagree more with Prinze Jr.'s recent criticism of Sutherland's work ethic.
The recent feud Freddie Prinze Jr., started with Kiefer Sutherland has started to spread, and another star of the Fox hit show '24,' Louis Lombardi, couldn't help but join the affray, but it is very clear whose back he has got.
Lombardi weighed in on the Freddie/Kiefer feud
Freddie garnered a lot of attention when attending this past weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego for publically slamming Sutherland's work ethic when they acted together on series 8 of '24' in 2010, after explaining why he hasn't been seen in the public eye for quite some time.
FPJ didn't like working with Sutherland, but it's okay now, probably.
Kiefer Sutherland recently received the worst kind of negative review – one from a fellow actor. Freddie Prinze Jr., who co-starred with Sutherland on the recently revived 24, recalls that his unpleasant on-set relationship with Sutherland almost caused the younger actor to leave the business for good.
FPJ has since found his footing, but he had a few rough years after 24.
"I did '24,' it was terrible," the 38-year-old actor told ABC News about his experience on the hit Fox series in 2010. "I hated every moment of it."
This week on "24: Live Another Day"...
It’s Hour 5 on 24 and this week, there was a lot less Jack Bauer to be seen for most of the episode. While it’s clear that Kiefer Sutherland is the show, episodes like this offer a nice glimpse of the ensemble cast, which has been consistently strong since the revival.
Could the series continue without Kiefer Sutherland? It seems unlikely at this point.
Jack Bauer returned to save the world last night, but is this series really the final outing for ’24’?
Jack Bauer came bounding back to our screens last night in ’24:Live Another Day’, but is the limited event series a final farewell to our hero? Maybe not, as co-creator Robert Cochran has been telling E! news that this might not be the end of Jack Bauer.
Jack is back everyone!
Speaking at the show’s premiere, Cochran said that if ‘Live Another Day’ is successful we could expect to see more Bauer on our screens in the future. "I think if this does well, I can't see any reason not to do another 12,” he told the news channel.
Continue reading: Jack Is Back! But Could ’24’ Keep On Living After ‘Live Another Day’?
On a quiet weekend, Pompeii might be your best bet - but don't expect much.
As you can probably tell by the title, Pompeii is set in the Roman city of Pompeii in the year AD 79. It tells the story of Milo, played by Kit Harington of Game of Thrones fame. Milo is slave turned invincible gladiator who is forced into action to save the one he loves while the ancient city burns around him.
Kit Harington at Milo in Pompeii
The fact that he’s invincible already raises question marks surrounding the plot’s plausibility. Of course, a film set in Pompeii will always have a certain amount of creative licence, but the audience still need to be able to put things together… The critics were equally unsure of Pompeii’s appeal, culminating in a measly 40% on Rotten Tomatoes. There are more reviews to come, but one gets the impression that score won’t be beaten.
Continue reading: Out This Weekend: 'Pompeii' Divides The Critics
The popular British writer, presenter, actor and comedian is set to star in the thriller
The new season of 24 has been grabbing headlines on both sides of the Atlantic over the past month. London is at the center of this focus due to the film’s British setting.
Keifer Sutherland On The Set Of '24' In London
And now – in more Anglo-centric news - Stephen Fry is to play the recurring role of Trevor Davies, British Prime Minister in the twelve-episode series.
Continue reading: '24: Live Another Day' Will Feature Stephen Fry As Prime Minister
Stephen Fry has joined the new season of '24' as the British Prime Minister.
24's new series will feature Stephen Fry as the British Prime Minister. Fry confirmed the news on Twitter, posting a link to the story on Deadline.com and writing, "Well, this particular cat is out of the bag."
Stephen Fry Will Play British Prime Minister in '24's New Season'
In 'Live Another Day' - set four years after the last series and once again starring Kiefer Sutherland - Fry will play the "strong and charismatic" leader of the country. Sutherland's counter-terrorist expert Jack Bauer returns to London as a fugitive on the run from the CIA. Our recent photographs show the U.S. star shooting action scenes in the capital's Aldgate.
Continue reading: Stephen Fry Joins '24' New Season, As British Prime Minister
Kiefer Sutherland films a scene from the upcoming first season of US thriller series '24: Live Another Day'. The show is part of a miniseries and is based some years after events in season 8 of '24'. It is due to premiere on May 5th 2014.
24 is back after a four-year break.
It’s been four years since the thrill ride that was 24 graced our screens; the multi-award winning drama was famous for its tense nature, and hooked fans for 8 gripping seasons. Now it’s back, and the show’s central star Kiefer Sutherland is terrified of making the return.
Keifer Sutherland, 24 Star, Chilling in Shorts
"I'm terrified. I won't lie to you. Until we start shooting, I'm about as anxious and wound up as I've been in a long time," Keifer admitted to reporters at the Television Critics Association meeting in California yesterday, according to The Daily Mail.
Continue reading: 24's Back And Kiefer Sutherland Is Terrified
Part 'Gladiator,' part 'Game of Thrones,' part BBC docu-drama: it looks great.
The trailer has been released for 2014 historical drama Pompeii, giving a glimpse into the volcanic action and rippling Roman fight scenes we should expect next February.
Kit Harington Plays Milo, A Slave-Turned-Gladiator, In 'Pompeii.'
Set before, during and after the Earth-shattering Mount Vesuvius volcano eruption that took place in 79AD, leaving an entire city preserved in ash, Pompeii embellishes the well-known natural disaster with a passionate romance. Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the drama will follow the fictional slave-turned-gladiator Milo, played by Kit Harington, who must routinely fight opponents to the death in the brutal battlefield of the coliseum.
Continue reading: Early Look At 'Pompeii' 2014 Movie, Starring Kit Harington [Trailer]
After being enslaved, Milo is made into a gladiator with indomitable strength. He is forced to compete in various games to fight to the death for the entertainment of the people of Pompeii. However, he faces new threats when he falls in love with Cassia, the daughter of an extremely wealthy and powerful man, who is pushed into engagement with a barbaric Roman Senator. Not only that, but everyone faces a disaster of gargantuan proportions when fearsome volcano Mount Vesuvius erupts, engulfing the city in a cloud of smoke and showering it with boiling lava and scorching rock. Milo sets out to rescue his beloved Cassia as the city begins to tremble and crumble away, but just how invincible is he now?
This epic action adventure is set in 79 AD, Rome and is a timeless story of the power of love in the face of ultimate adversity. It has been directed by Paul W.S. Anderson ('Resident Evil', 'AVP: Alien vs. Predator', 'Death Race') and among writing credits are Janet Scott Batchler and Lee Batchler ('Batman Forever'), Julian Fellowes ('Downton Abbey') and Michael Robert Johnson ('Sherlock Holmes').
'Pompeii' will explode onto cinema screens in the UK soon on February 21st 2014.
Continue: Pompeii Trailer
The legendary game has a new star
Kiefer Sutherland is known for his role as Jack Bauer in the high-octane thrill-ride that was 24, endearing himself to TV-buffs across the land, but he’ll be popular with gaming nerds now, too, as he’s to voice the hugely popular video game character, Solid Snake in the upcoming game, Metal Gear Solid V.
Konami, the company responsible Metal gear, revealed the news today in a pre-recorded video presentation prior to the E3 Expo – the biggest date in the calendar for gamers. “This time, with Metal Gear Solid V, the themes are a little different from previous games in the series,” said series creator Hideo Kojima in the video. “We’re taking on some very heavy subjects such as race and revenge. I wanted Snake to have a more subdued performance, expressed through subtle facial movements and tone of voice rather than words.” For the Kojima, the legendary games producer, Sutherland was perfect for the role. “Furthermore,” Kojima said, “the game takes place in 1984, when Snake is 49 years old. Therefore, we needed someone who could genuinely convey the facial and vocal qualities of a man in his late 40′s."
Continue reading: Metal Gear Solid V – Snake Voice Actor Will Be 24 Star Kiefer Sutherland
It's been a pretty busy week in the world of entertainment, though one story dominated and rightly so. Actress Angelina Jolie announced in the New York Times that he had undergone a double mastectomy in order to reduce her risk of breast cancer considerably.
Simply Heroic: Angelina Jolie stunned the world this week after revealing she had undergone a double mastectomy in order to reduce her risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. The Oscar-winning actress lost her mother to cancer and was keen to limit the chances of the same thing happening to her brood.
Darth Hader: After eight years on Saturday Night Live, Bill Hader has announced he is leaving the show when its season ends on Saturday. "It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point," Mr. Hader said in an interview. "It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it's just time to go." He will certainly be missed!
We can't wait for the new condensed thrill ride.
A stripped down, thrill-enhanced (if that’s possible) version of 24 has been announced for next year. That’s right, Jack Bauer is going to be back battling terrorism in a remarkably small amount of time.
In its pomp, 24 was one of the most-watched TV shows around, regularly attracting up to 15 million as Bauer saved the nation from exterior threats. Fox Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said 24 showrunner Howard Gordon, said he was "really energised" by the idea. "They always had this idea of someday doing a feature film. I think they all agreed that '24' compressed into two hours is not 24," said Reilly. "What they'll be able to do is go in chronological order of the day, but skip hours … Now we'll get the best part." Sutherland, the show’s star, said: "The response to 24 is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before. To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend. The story ideas from Howard Gordon are exciting and fresh, and will not disappoint." Although 24 started as a BBC show, BSKYB soon bought the rights when they saw its potential. The new 12-hour-format will air next year (possible May) on Fox.
Kiefer Sutherland looking suave
'24' will be coming back for another series next year.
Fox have announced that they are planning on bringing back the hugely successful series 24 for a one-off series, with many of the original cast and crew returning for the new series. Kiefer Sutherland, who has just had his current series Touch axed by Fox, will of course be returning as anti-terrorist agent Jack Bauer, with original show producer Howard Gordon also coming back.
The series will not be following the orignal format however, because rather than feature 24 episodes per season, to signify each hour of the day, this season will only feature 12 episode. The new show run, officially titled 24: Live Another Day, will jump certain hours, but will still cover a 24 hour time period.
Continue reading: Jack Is Back! 24 Set To Return For One Off Series
24: Live Another Day will take place several years after Jack's escape from the American and Russian governments.
Everyone’s favourite terrorism drama 24 is making a return to television next year in a special 12-hour event, Fox announced today (Monday 13th May). Kiefer Sutherland makes his much-anticipated return as the unrelenting Jack Bauer – a man who will stop at nothing to spot terrorism.
“The response to ‘24’ is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before,” Mr. Sutherland said in a statement. “To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend.” He thanked the producers and Fox for the opportunity and added, “Make no mistake, my goal is to knock your socks off. See you soon.” Instead of every episode representing an hour, in a series of 24, though, this season will only comprise of 12 episodes for a 12-week run. Howard Gordon, an executive producer of the series, said in a statement on Monday that the Bauer character “has evolved through the years, and this new and exciting event series format is perfect to tell the next chapter of his story and continue to reflect how the world is changing.”
In its day, 24 would regularly attract 10-15 million viewers and one of the most popular television shows of all time. It became particularly popular on DVD due to the ‘24’ format, meaning it was ripe for ‘binge viewing’, recently made popular by streaming services such as Netflix.
Continue reading: 24 Is Back! But Is It Now 12? Who Cares – Jack Bauer Returns!
Jack Bauer is back for his latest mission in '24: Live Another Day'
As expected, Fox Broadcasting Company has announced the return of Jack Bauer and 24 for a brand new series. The high-octane saga starring Kieifer Sutherland as a heroic agent will once again follow the pulse-pounding fast-paced format with split screens and storylines representing one hour of real-life time. The new series is titled '24: Live Another Day'.
"It's great to have Jack back. '24' redefined the drama genre, and as we reimagine the television miniseries, this iconic show will again break new ground for the network," said Fox chairman Kevin Reilly. "The series remains a global sensation, and everyone at Fox is thrilled to be back at work with Kiefer, Howard and the incredibly creative '24' team." The news series once again sees Sutherland team with show-runner Howard Gordon, who Fox say pitched the idea of a new series. "When Howard came to us saying he had an idea for a new chapter of '24,' he quite simply had us at 'hello,'" said 20th Century Fox Television Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. "'24' is a signature series for this studio, beloved by critics and audiences worldwide. Howard's idea to revive the franchise as an event series couldn't be timelier, and with the brilliant Kiefer Sutherland on board to reprise his iconic role, we can't wait to get started." It does make you wonder whether Fox's cancellation of Sutherland's 'Touch' had anything to do with the decision? "Ok Keifer, we're getting rid of Touch.but we've got something else."
Nevertheless, the television big-wigs have certainly been rolled out for this announcement. Imagine Television Chairman Brian Graze said, "I'm both excited and proud that Howard, Kiefer, and I, along with ours partners at 20th and Fox, have this new opportunity to give '24' fans what they've been asking for - more Jack Bauer. It's been my experience that people love Jack Bauer because he's a guy who cuts through the red tape and gets the hardest things done. I am certain '24: Live Another Day' will again have a huge impact on our culture."
Continue reading: Jack's Back! America's Favorite Show '24' Confirmed For New Series
After the flop that was Touch, it's no wonder that Sutherland is eager to reprise his best known role.
After the cancellation of Keifer Sutherland’s supernatural/police procedural crossover Touch, the actor is now free to take on new projects – or old ones as it seems a revival of 24 is on the horizon. Touch, a series about a police detective, who discovers that his son has supernatural powers, never really took off, beyond being a Sutherland vehicle. After Fox moved it to a low-viewership Friday slot for its miraculously renewed second season, but as expected, the cancellation was announced during this Monday’s Upfront presentation.
But as one door closed, another opens, as the network is reportedly in talks with Sutherland to bring back the show for a limited run. The series finally left the story open-ended, with Sutherland’s character, Jack Bauer, escaping and since then, people have been speculating about a potential movie. When the movie plans were scrapped last year, Sutherland was reportedly “furious” with the decision and that is why he took up the opportunity for a more relaxed show with Touch. He commented last year that one of the reasons for taking Touch was that the character was a complete change of pace from the intense Jack Bauer. Even so, after taking a break from 24, Sutherland has had nothing but good things to say about the process of working on the show and has indicated that he would be more than happy to reprise the role, which put him on the map.
At 46, Sutherland reckons he can still take on the antics of Bauer with ease.
A terrific story is compromised by the demands of commercial filmmaking, adding action-thriller scenes to what should be an introspective drama while distractingly beefing up side-roles for American stars. But at the centre is another superb performance from Riz Ahmed (Four Lions), who again takes a complex, challenging approach to the subject of terrorism.
The narrative is fragmented into flashbacks as Changez (Ahmed) tells his story to an American journalist (Schreiber) in Pakistan while a tense hostage situation swirls all around them. Years earlier, Changez was a high-flying Pakistani student, graduating from Princeton and landing a prestigious job on Wall Street when an executive (Sutherland) recognises his talent. He also has a sexy artist girlfriend (Hudson). But all of this is shaken after the 9/11 attacks, when he is harassed by police and immigration officials. Fundamentally changed, he returns to Lahore to become a lecturer in violent uprisings. But this makes the CIA think that he's become a terrorist himself. Perhaps he has.
The various strands of the story are intriguing, and the actors are all watchable as they add layers to Changez's overall story. But the jumbled structure of the film reduces the narrative to a series of seemingly unrelated scenes. Hudson and Sutherland are solid but add little beyond their characters' stereotypical American reactions to Changez's decisions. The always superb Schreiber is better used as a more shady figure. But other characters vanish just when they get interesting, such as Changez's parents, played by acting legends Puri and Azmi.
Continue reading: The Reluctant Fundamentalist Review
24 is coming back, with original star Kiefer Sutherland down to reprise his role as Jack Bauer.
Deadline reported last night (May 9) that Jack Bauer isn't quite finished kicking ass and taking names, as FOX are apparently in the process of bringing back the 'real-time' action series 24 as a "limited series." Of course 24 would be nothing without it's lead man, and it looks as though Kiefer Sutherland has agreed to bring Bauer back to the small screen.
Following Deadline's report, 24 executive producer David Fury confirmed that the series has indeed been given the go ahead, sharing the news via his Twitter feed. Retweeting the original story from Deadline, he added: "Yep, I'm pulling double duty w/TYRANT. Whoo & Hoo!" Before adding, in reply to a question from a fan, that the reboot would be a "limited series" with 12 episodes altogether.
Kiefer Sutherland will be back as Jack Bauer
Continue reading: Kiefer Sutherland Will Be Back As Jack Bauer In New 24 Series
'The Lost Boys' star Keifer Sutherland is interview at a press junket about his new movie 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. He talks yoga, 9/11 and his upcoming problems.
Networks are almost ready to announce their fall lineups, but will big hitters like 'Touch' survive?
Crime drama CSI NY, Matthew Perry's 'Go On' and Fox's 'Touch,' starring Kiefer Sutherland are amongst the television shows in danger of being cancelled when the networks announce their fall line-ups in the coming weeks. The clock is very much ticking, and it's getting louder with every passing second.
It's a familiar Hollywood plot, with actors, producers, writers and directors waiting nervously to hear whether their shows have made it onto the fall line-ups. If the ratings are not there, the show disappears. Simple. NBC unveils its plans on Sunday May 12, while Fox announce on Monday, ABC Tuesday and CBS on Wednesday. CW fans have to wait until Thursday for that announcement.
As reported by the Plain Dealer, we already know that Animal Practice, Made in Jersey, Last Resort and The Mob Doctor are getting in, though there are several more high profile shows that are in danger of being handed a pink slip. They include the CBS crime dramas CSI:NY and Criminal Minds. Ratings suggest the latter might survive, but CSI looks to be a goner. A year ago, it was suggested that NY might get cancelled and CSI: Miami could survive though the reverse happened.
In a grand castle located in the beautiful countryside, Justine and Michael have married. They enter their reception to cheers and applause and everyone agrees that Justine has never looked happier or more beautiful. The newlyweds enjoy their new marital status and the company of their guests, which include Justine's sister Claire and her husband, John, who organised and paid for the entire wedding.
Continue: Melancholia Trailer
Australian actress Emily Browning is set to take the lead role in SUCKER PUNCH, it has been revealed.
The part was set to be filled by MAMMA MIA! star Amanda Seyfried, but it seems she has now dropped out of the role.
Sucker Punch, which is helmed by WATCHMEN director Zack Synder, is described as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns".
Zack also co-wrote the script with Steve Shibuya and work on the production is set to start in September of this year.
Emily, who was last seen in horror film The Uninvited, first hit the big screen with a leading part in LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS.
Meanwhile, Watchmen has been replaced by the new Dreamworks animation MONSTERS VS ALIENS as the film with the highest grossing weekend in the US this year.
The superhero flick clocked up $55.2 million (£39 million), compared to the $58.2 million made by the Kiefer Sutherland voiced hit.
Continue reading: Emily Browning To Star In 'Alice In Wonderland With Guns'
Kiefer Sutherland Saturday 3rd May 2008 Kiefer Sutherland going for a walk with his girlfriend in the West Village after having lunch New York City, USA
Kiefer Sutherland and Notorious Thursday 6th December 2007
Set in broken down Mexico City, the film finds Vollmer receiving a visit from beat-heads Allen Ginsburg (Ron Livingston) and Lucien Carr (Norman Reedus). (Carr, a minor figure in beat history, was a UPI reporter responsible for introducing many of the beats to one another as well as inspiring Jack Kerouac to type On the Road on a roll of teletype paper.) Burroughs (Kiefer Sutherland) is off on one of his bisexual booty calls, leaving his wife to ponder whether she should stay with her philandering husband (being no faithful lap dog herself) or skip town and return with her two kids to New York with Lucien and Allen. (Her very short history should tell you which route she actually chose.)
Continue reading: Beat Review
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