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'24' is back, but is Jack Bauer the hero we need right now?

Jack Bauer is back. But do we want him? Don’t feel the need to answer right away. The first hour of 24: Live Another Day gives you ample time to reflect on your relationship to the television icon. The grim savior of 8 terrible days — and one dog day afternoon in Sangala — keeps his scowly mouth shut and remains silent during the first half of the first hour during his latest lousy 24-hour-stretch (only 12 hours of which will be dramatized in this 12-ep revival). Silent Sphinx-Jack presents a mystery of suspicious motives for the CIA to decipher — and a still-life cultural object for the audience to ponder. Does Jack Bauer, War on Terror super-cop, have any place in our culture? READ FULL STORY

This week's cover: Jack Bauer and '24' are back, dammit!

Jack Bauer never dies — he just waits until a U.S. president is being shadowed by an assassin, so he comes out of hiding to torture the bad guys (quite literally).

In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, West Coast News Editor Lynette Rice talks with Kiefer Sutherland and the creators of 24 about the May 5 premiere of Live Another Day, an abbreviated version of the classic 24-episode tale that spends a day in the life of TV’s most-beloved (anti)hero. Unlike the drama’s eight, heart-stopping seasons on Fox, this latest iteration will only feature 12 installments — a much easier way to tell an action-packed story about an ex-government agent who never sleeps (or seems to ever use the commode). READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: The Grammys, 'Die Hard' lives, and 'The Following' kills

We made it through the blizzard! That means it’s time to warm up and dry off with a week of musical performances and Bruce Willis blowing things up.

That and several other post-disater to-dos for this week’s planner. Don’t forget to tell us what we missed.

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Kiefer Sutherland named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Golden Globe-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Sutherland will be roasted and receive his ceremonial pudding pot at a ceremony scheduled for Friday.

The 46-year-old Sutherland has been in dozens of films but is perhaps best known for his role as Jack Bauer in the television series 24, for which he won Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy awards. He is currently starring in the television show Touch.

Last year’s Man of the Year was Jason Segel.

The 2013 Woman of the Year, Marion Cotillard (koh-tee-YAR’), was honored last week.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe.

The awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to entertainment.

Read more:
Marion Cotillard named Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
Claire Danes is Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year 2012
Julianne Moore named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year 2011
Jay Leno named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year 2011

To Kiefer Sutherland, Axe Body Spray smells like...regret

Axe Body Spray has dumped their frat-boy advertising techniques and enlisted man’s man Kiefer Sutherland for their latest commercial. In the classier-than-usual ad, Sutherland reminisces about the one that got away, his high-school crush Susan Glenn. (Don’t we all have our own Susan Glenn?)

Produced by BBH New York, the spot has a Michel Gondry vibe about it. Reality and fantasy are seamlessly intertwined, with the utilization of both practical and CGI effects for added whimsy. But delve a little deeper and Axe’s basic credo still shine’s through: If you want to hook up with gorgeous girls, you’d better douse yourself in Axe. Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

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