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Kiefer Sutherland Says Jack Bauer Won’t Be Back — Unless It’s in the Movies

ABC/Image Group LA(NEW YORK) — Kiefer Sutherland admits he loves his 24 character Jack Bauer, but for fans hoping for another limited-run Fox series about the seemingly unstoppable secret agent, the clock has run out.

The actor, about to be seen as a reluctant president in his new ABC series Designated Survivor, tells Adweek, “the whole hook to get an audience back to watch” 2014’s hit 24: Live Another Day, was that, “this is a one-time deal, so you should watch it.”

Fans did just that, the actor admits. “[W]hen it worked out for us, [to] go, ‘Oh, we decided to do another one?’ I don’t think that’s right.”

Sutherland added, “How many bad days can one guy have before it starts to look stupid? Probably about seven, but we did nine!”

The actor says there is “absolutely no plan” for Jack Bauer to appear in Fox’s upcoming spin-off 24: Legacy.

But fear not, Bauer fans: “It doesn’t mean that we can’t make the film [version of 24],” Sutherland says.

“It’s a character that I love until the day I die.”

Designated Survivor debuts Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.

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Keifer Sutherland Says Jack Bauer Won’t Be Back — Unless It’s in the Movies

ABC(NEW YORK) — Keifer Sutherland admits he loves his 24 character Jack Bauer, but for fans hoping for another limited-run Fox series about the seemingly unstoppable secret agent, the clock has run out.

The actor, about to be seen as a reluctant president in his new ABC series Designated Survivor, tells Adweek, “the whole hook to get an audience back to watch” 2014’s hit 24: Live Another Day, was that, “this is a one-time deal, so you should watch it.”

Fans did just that, the actor admits. “[W]hen it worked out for us, go, ‘Oh, we decided to do another one? I don’t think that’s right.”

Sutherland added, “how many bad days can one guy have before it starts to look stupid? Probably about seven, but we did nine!”

The actor says there is “absolutely no plan” for Jack Bauer to appear in Fox’s upcoming spin-off 24: Legacy.

But fear not, Bauer fans: “It doesn’t mean that we can’t make the film [version of 24],” Sutherland says.

“I know never to say that…It’s a character that I love until the day I die.”

Designated Survivor debuts Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.

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Denzel on Diverse “Magnificent Seven” Remake: “I Just Wanted to Be in Chris Pratt’s Movie”

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Two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington can be seen this weekend in the highly anticipated remakeThe Magnificent Seven, which is, believe it or not, the first western in the acclaimed actor’s long career.

Rather than the seven helping to defend a Mexican town from bandits as in the 1960 original — itself a remake of Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai — the new seven led by Denzel’s Sam Chisolm are mercenaries hired by widow Emma (played by Haley Bennett) to wrest an American town from a corrupt industrialist (Peter Sarsgaard).

Washington had to learn to ride a horse and convincingly quick-draw and fancily brandish a six-shooter into and out of a holster to mimic the skills of any self-respecting gunslinger of the time.

“You just practice,” Denzel said on Good Morning America of flipping around the firearms. “All day, every day…You’re with your horse everyday, you know, I like that.”

Washington leads a diverse cast of heroes, including Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, who is Mexican, Martin Sensmeier, a Native American, and South Korean Lee Byung-hun, as well as Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt. “It actually speaks to the reality in the 1870s,” Denzel said of the diverse lineup. “That’s more typical than you know, movies of the 50s and 40s, where there’s nobody [that] looks like us…But we were there.”

“I can’t speak for the director,” Denzel said of the diverse casting choices, “but it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, we were going to do this for that reason.”

Then Washington signaled a box office changing of the guard, by continuing with a hearty laugh, “I just wanted to be in Chris Pratt’s movie.”

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Kevin James Talks Playing with Billy Joel, Playing Cops

Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved(NEW YORK) — Actor Kevin James and Billy Joel are both from Long Island, New York, and they’re pals: Kevin even appeared on stage with Billy twice last year — and on Live with Kelly, he told Kelly Ripa and her guest co-host Busy Phillips what the experience was like.

In 2015, James appeared on stage with Billy the night he broke the record for the most shows ever performed at New York’s Madison Square Garden by a solo artist.

James also appeared on stage with Billy a few months later, when Billy played the final show before Long Island’s most famous concert venue, the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

James explained that he and Billy plotted to prank the audience by having the actor come out and play the intro to “Miami: 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)” on piano — intentionally badly.

“That’s all I learned was the beginning, James explained. “I played it and played it, and I thought I was getting really good…I was rehearsing with him, and I said, ‘Look…I’m kind of wondering if I should play a little worse, so people don’t recognize it.”

“And he said, ‘I don’t think you could.’ He literally said that without missing a beat. And I was like, ‘Oh, OK: We will go with what I have then. We’re good.”

The former King of Queens star’s new sitcom, Kevin Can Wait, debuts on CBS Monday night at 8:30 p.m. It’s set in Long Island, and casts James as a retired police officer whose wife and three kids have to adapt to him being home with nothing to do. He admitted he’s “not as brave” as many of his friends, who became cops in real life. “That’s why I never played a real cop…I played a mall cop…they knew…that’s the only way that was going to be viable.”

James told Ripa and Phillips he “fought” to film the show in Long Island, New York, from where he and Joel hail, and where’s the show is set, “as Long Island is a character in the show.” It’s the first episodic sitcom to be filmed there — and it’s why James thinks he might convince Billy to appear on the show, as the actor previously told Newsweek.

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Kevin James Talks Friendship, Billy Joel “Backing Me Up” at the Garden

Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved(NEW YORK) — Actor Kevin James and Billy Joel are both from Long Island, New York, and they’re pals: Kevin even appeared on stage with Billy twice last year — and on Live with Kelly, he told Kelly Ripa and her guest co-host Busy Phillips what the experience was like.

In 2015, James appeared on stage with Billy the night he broke the record for the most shows ever performed at New York’s Madison Square Garden by a solo artist.

James also appeared on stage with Billy a few months later, when Billy played the final show before Long Island’s most famous concert venue, the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

James explained that he and Billy plotted to prank the audience by having the actor come out and play the intro to “Miami: 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)” on piano — intentionally badly.

“That’s all I learned was the beginning, James explained. “I played it and played it, and I thought I was getting really good…I was rehearsing with him, and I said, ‘Look…I’m kind of wondering if I should play a little worse, so people don’t recognize it.”

“And he said, ‘I don’t think you could.’ He literally said that without missing a beat. And I was like, ‘Oh, OK: We will go with what I have then. We’re good.”

The former King of Queens star’s new sitcom, Kevin Can Wait, debuts on CBS Monday night at 8:30 p.m. It’s set in Long Island, and casts James as a retired police officer whose wife and three kids have to adapt to him being home with nothing to do.

James told Ripa and Phillips he “fought” to film the show in Long Island, New York, from where he and Joel hail, and where’s the show is set, “as Long Island is a character in the show.” It’s the first episodic sitcom to be filmed there — and it’s why James thinks he might convince Billy to appear on the show, as the actor previously told Newsweek.

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Celebs Will Perform to Favorite TV Themes on Tonight’s “Dancing with the Stars”

Gleb Savchenko and Jana Kramer; ABC(LOS ANGELES) — After an eventful season premiere last week, all 13 celebrities on Dancing with the Stars return to the ballroom Monday night.

The competitors will perform a dance to their favorite TV theme songs. Some of the selections are obvious: Maureen McCormick will channel her Marcia Brady days by dancing to the Brady Bunch theme, while Marilu Henner will turn back the clock by performing to the theme of her classic sitcom, Taxi.

Ryan Lochte will bust a move to The Muppet Show theme. Hopefully, no one will rush the stage in protest afterward, as was the case last week.

His partner, Cheryl Burke, recently wrote in a People magazine column that Lochte hurt his ankle during the incident.

Lochte wasn’t the only contestant battling an injury last week — Jana Kramer told People she sprained a muscle in her rib cage during the season premiere. She was taken to an urgent care facility on Saturday because of the injury, the magazine reported.

Following Monday night’s performance show, the first elimination of the season will take place Tuesday night.

Here’s a rundown of the couples and the songs they’ll dance to on Monday night, beginning 8 p.m. ET on ABC:

* Jake T. Austin & Jenna Johnson, cha cha, “Go, Diego, Go! Theme”

* Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds & Allison Holker, Argentine tango, “The X-Files Theme”

* Marilu Henner & Derek Hough, foxtrot, “Taxi Theme”

* Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy, jive, “Ducktails

* James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess, paso doble, “A Tribute to Walking Dead

* Calvin Johnson Jr. & Lindsay Arnold, foxtrot, “Family Matters Theme”

* Terra Jolé & Sasha Farber, quickstep, “Bewitched

* Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko, tango, “I Don’t Want to Be” from One Tree Hill

* Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke, quickstep, “The Muppet Show Theme”

* Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev, quickstep, “Brady Bunch Theme”

* Rick Perry & Emma Slater, quickstep, “Green Acres Theme”

* Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Viennese waltz, “Game of Thrones Theme”

* Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) & Witney Carson, foxtrot, “Love and Marriage” from Married…with Children.

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Emmys 2016: Red Carpet Fashion Report

Emmy-winner Kate McKinnon; ABC(LOS ANGELES) — The red carpet at the 2016 Emmys was filled with a variety of shapes and colors. Hair was up and down, cut-outs were a thing, white was popular, and jewelry was minimal. Here are some of the highlights:

Quantico star Priyanka Chopra wore a bright red Jason Wu with a double left shoulder strap; her hair was pulled back.

Game of Thrones’ Khaleesi, Emilia Clarke, wore her hair in its natural brown color, pulled back. She sported a simple Atelier Versace blush gown, and no jewelry except for earrings.

Her co-star, Sophie Turner, revealed to E! News on the red carpet that she and another cast member, Maisie Williams, have matching tattoos that read “07.08.09.”

“That’s the date that we both heard that we got Game of Thrones on…I got it the other day. [It’s] still a bit crusty,” Turner said. The tat is on her forearm.

Heidi Klum wore her hair down, and sported a white sequinned Michael Kors gown with a full right sleeve, a hip cutout, a spaghetti strap on the left shoulder, and a high leg slit.

Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi covered up in long-sleeved round neck Naeem Khab gown in sparkly silver.

Regina King sported a bright red strapless Elizabeth Kennedy gown with a bustle. She wore her hair down and a very simple necklace.

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner wore her hair blonde and shoulder length hair, as compared to the long red hair she wears as Sansa Stark. Her Valentino gown was black semi-sheer lace.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wore a black polka dot semi-sheer Carolina Herrera gown with leather straps across the bodice.

Taraji P. Henson and Minnie Driver both wore shocking yellow gowns — Taraji’s was Vera Wang, and Minnie’s was Versace.

Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany wore an Alexander Wang red column with cutouts at the waist and the chest.

Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt wore her long flowing blonde hair down, and a simple Stella McCartney strapless black gown.

Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland’s Monique Lhuillier outfit was unusual: she wore black cropped pants topped with a floor length strapless white embroidered top that flared out at the hips like a hoop skirt and hit the floor.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper wore a yellow patterned strapless Jennie Packer gown.

Modern Family’s Ariel Winter and Kylie Jenner wore the same gown! Horrors! It was a Yousef Al-Jasmi silver gown with sheer cutouts.

Singer Tori Kelly wore an elegant strapless black velvet Paule Ka. With her blonde hair down, she screamed “old-school glamour.”

Felicity Huffman wore a white lacy patterned Tony Ward gown.

America Ferrera sported a navy sequinned Jenny Packham gown with spaghetti straps.

Niecy Nash showed off her curvy figure in a white strapless Christian Siriano with a mermaid bottom.

Tracee Ellis Ross wore a while Ralph Lauren one-shouldered gown with a cutout at the waist.

Kristen Bell wore a flowing floral-patterned Zuhair Murad gown with a wide skirt and a barely-there top.

Sarah Paulson was in a green floral heavily sequined Prada gown with a neckline that plunged to her waist.

Viola Davis wore a strapless hot pink Marchesa gown with a lace pattern around the neckline.

Amy Poehler wore an olive-colored sequinned Pamella Roland with a cape-styled top. Her hair was reddish-brown and down.

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“Bridget Jones’s Baby” Disappoints at the Box Office

Universal(NEW YORK) — Bridget Jones’s Baby didn’t deliver at the box office over the weekend.

The third film in the series, again starring Renee Zellweger as the titular character, earned an estimated total of just 8.2 million dollars to open in third place.

It was, however, the top movie overseas, drawing 29.9 million.

Blair Witch, a follow-up to the 1999 horror hit The Blair Witch Project, debuted in second place, collecting 9.7 million dollars domestically.

Oliver Stone’s latest flick, Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as whistle-blower Edward Snowden, finished in fourth place, with an eight-million-dollar debut.

For the second weekend in a row, the Clint Eastwood-directed drama Sully, with Tom Hanks as “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, was the number-one movie, raising 22 million bucks.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to comScore:

1. Sully, $22 million.
2. Blair Witch, $9.7 million.
3. Bridget Jones’s Baby, $8.2 million.
4. Snowden, $8 million.
5. Don’t Breathe, $5.6 million.
6. When the Bough Breaks, $5.5 million.
7. Suicide Squad, $4.7 million.
8. The Wild Life, $2.7 million.
9. Kubo and the Two Strings, $2.5 million.
10. Pete’s Dragon, $2 million.

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Emmys: Newcomers & Veterans Win, “Game of Thrones” Sets Record….And Show Ends Early!

ABC/Image Group LA(LOS ANGELES) — Perhaps the most surprising thing about Sunday night’s 68th Emmy Awards wasn’t the winners, but the fact that the show ended two minutes early. Starting at 8 p.m. ET, it wrapped up at 10:58 p.m. ET, less than three hours later. Thanks, host Jimmy Kimmel!

The big winners were The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which grabbed five awards Sunday night, and Game of Thrones, which picked up three. Counting last week’s Creative Arts Emmys, though, Game of Thrones won 12 this year, while O.J. scored nine. Game of Thrones now holds the record for the most wins of any primetime show in history, with 38 total.

Veep was named Outstanding Comedy Series for the second straight year, and Game of Thrones also repeated for Outstanding Drama Series.

–Mr. Robot star Rami Malek and Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany won their first Emmys ever for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama, respectively. Quoting his character, Elliot Alderson — a paranoid, delusional and “profoundly alienated” computer hacker — Malek’s first words were, “Please tell me you’re seeing this too!” He ended his speech by saying that with his win, “I want to honor the Elliots, ’cause there’s a little bit of Elliot in all of us.”

Maslany, who plays multiple female clones on Orphan Black, said, “I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the center.”

–Another first-time winner was Sterling K. Brown, who played Christopher Darden in The People v. O.J. Simpson. He gave a touching speech, thanking the Academy for checking the box next to his name even though they might not have known who he was. He also mentioned his late father, and praised his wife by quoting Jay Z. “Contrary to popular belief, I got the hottest chick in the game rocking my chain,” he shouted. “Ryan Michelle Bathe, you make this whole thing go. I love you!”

Brown’s comments set off a mini-trend among winners: Courtney B. Vance, who won for playing Johnnie Cochran in the same show, ended his thank-you speech by dedicating his win to his wife Angela Bassett, “the woman that rocks my chain!” Brit Stephen Moffat, who won for writing the movie Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, thanked his wife by saying, “Not only does she rock whatever that was, but she actually produces the show.” John Oliver, another Brit, also attempted to quote Brown, saying, “And I need to thank my wife, the hottest chain…uh…I don’t know either.”

By the way, the original Jay Z line, from the 2003 song “Public Service Announcement,” is, “Got the hottest chick in the game wearin’ my chain, that’s right.” He was referring to Beyonce, who, by the way, lost the Emmy Sunday night for Best Director of a Variety Special — she was nominated for Lemonade — to the guys who directed Grease: Live.

–Sarah Paulson was another first-time winner for her role as Marcia Clark in The People v. O.J. Simpson. She brought the real Marcia Clark with her, and then apologized to her from the podium, saying that she’d been “superficial and careless” to judge Clark on the “two-dimensional” portrayals of her during the real O.J. trial. “I’m sorry,” she said. She also professed her love for her girlfriend, actress Holland Taylor.

–After numerous nominations, Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon picked up her first Emmy for Supporting Actress, Comedy. A tearful McKinnon could barely speak, saying, “This is really crazy!” She specifically thanked Ellen DeGeneres and Hilary Clinton — two celebrities she often portrays on the show. Clinton later tweeted congratulations to McKinnon, pronouncing herself a “big fan.”

–Comedian Louie Anderson won his first Emmy for his role as Zach Galifianakis’ mother in the FX show Baskets. “I haven’t always been a very good man, but I play one hell of a woman,” he joked.

–Julia Louis-Dreyfus repeated for her role in Veep — her fifth win — and paid tearful tribute to her father, who passed away on Friday. “I’m so glad that he liked Veep, because his opinion was the one that really mattered,” she said, choking up. Louis-Dreyfus also commented on this year’s election, saying, “I’d like to apologize for the current political climate. I think that Veep has torn down the wall between comedy and politics. Our show started out as a political satire but it now feels more like a sobering documentary.” She promised to “rebuild that wall…and make Mexico pay for it!”

–Regina King repeated for her role on American Crime, as did Jeffrey Tambor for his role as a transgender woman in Transparent. “Please give transgender talent a chance,” he told the industry decision-makers. “I wouldn’t be unhappy if I was the last cisgender male to play a woman on TV.”

There were two heartfelt tributes to celebrities we lost this year: Tambor saluted his former Larry Sanders Show co-star, Garry Shandling, who passed away in March, while Henry Winkler remembered actor, producer, director and writer Garry Marshall, creator of Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy. Marshall died in July.

The “In Memoriam” segment included everyone else who passed this year, from Prince to David Bowie to Gene Wilder. Pop star Tori Kelly sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” during the montage.

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Emmys: Jimmy Kimmel Gets Big Laughs as Host, Takes Shots at O.J. and Trump

ABC/Image Group LA(LOS ANGELES) — As host of the 68th annual Emmy Awards Sunday night, Jimmy Kimmel not only brought the show in under the three-hour mark, but he also got plenty of laughs doing it.

–The show opened with a hilarious sequence in which Kimmel was rushing to get to the Emmys. First, he was driven in a white Bronco by Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played A.C. Cowlings in The People v. O.J. Simpson. After Kimmel told Warner to let him out, he hitched a ride with the cast of Modern Family. After a smoke bomb went off in their car, he tried to get a ride from a limo that carried Julia Louis-Dreyfus in her Veep character as President Selina Meyer. He ended up sitting in the front seat with her chauffeur, who was — oddly — Jeb Bush. When Bush asked Kimmel if he was nominated, and Kimmel said yes, Bush said, “Wow, what’s THAT like?”

Kimmel then got a ride from James Corden, who threw him out of the car when Kimmel didn’t do a good enough job singing Wham!’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” — though there was a hilarious dream sequence where he and Corden were dressed as George Michael and Andrew Ridgley from Wham! in the video for that song. Finally, Kimmel got a ride to the show on the back of one of the dragons from Game of Thrones, which incinerated Ryan Seacrest on the way in.

–Kimmel’s monologue featured jokes about O.J. Simpson, the diversity of this year’s Emmys, the nudity in Game of Thrones and extensive commentary about how producer Mark Burnett is the one “responsible” for Donald Trump, since he also produced The Apprentice. Kimmel told the British-born producer, “Thank you for coming all the way from England to tear us all apart with your intricate plot: it worked, you sneaky little crumpet-muncher, you!”

–Kimmel also unloaded on Dame Maggie Smith, who has never showed up for any of her Emmy nominations or wins. When she won later in the night, Kimmel came onstage, grabbed the trophy and said, “No, no, no. We are not mailing this to her! It’ll be in the lost and found.”

–One of Kimmel’s funniest bits came later on in the show, when he remarked that everyone must be getting hungry since they haven’t eaten “since Labor Day.” He then brought out the four young stars of the Netflix smash Stranger Things, who distributed brown paper bags of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to everyone in the audience from their bikes.

–SNL’s Leslie Jones provided yet another funny moment when she poked fun at the hack that saw nude photos of her leak online. When the Ernst & Young accountants came onstage to describe how they keep the winners’ identities a secret, Jones appeared and said, “Y’all protecting something nobody is trying to steal. Don’t nobody want to know about boring Emmy secrets. But since you good at keeping things safe, I got a job for you: My Twitter account. Put that in the vault, please!” She added, “Y’all using your skills to protect ‘Best voiceover on a French sitcom’ — meanwhile, I’m butt naked on CNN!”

–The funniest moment, though, came right after Kimmel lost the Best Variety Talk Series Emmy to John Oliver. His pretend nemesis, Matt Damon, strolled onstage munching on an apple. “I missed the last category, did you win?” Damon asked. “No, we didn’t win, all right?” said a ticked-off Kimmel. “That’s a bummer. It makes a lot of sense…but you must be really bummed out,” cracked Damon.

“This is so humiliating,” Damon continued as Kimmel got more and more agitated. “You lost and now you have to stand out here for the rest of the night in front of everybody when you probably just wanna go home and curl up and cry…you’re a big loser.”

As Damon exited, he had one last parting shot: “Oh! Hey, Jimmy. Tell your mom I liked them apples.”

Kimmel’s one bit that fell flat was when he introduced “four-time Emmy winner, Dr. Bill Cosby.” The entire audience gasped and looked shocked…but then Cosby didn’t appear. Kimmel said, “Don’t worry, he’s not really here. I just wanted to see what you guys would do.”

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