Sutherland Says ’24′ To Get More Real, ‘Nip/Tuck’ Looking Ahead, And Cavallari Gives Good Quote

by | May 15, 2009 at 11:48 AM | The Ticker

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’24′ Turns To Reality: Next month the eighth season of ‘24‘ starts shooting in NYC, and star Keifer Sutherland is psyched. “I can tell you that it’s grounded in a political shift that’s taking place in the world, that I actually think is probably the most realistic thing we’ve ever done,” he told Reuters at a ’24′ DVD release party. “It’s going to be centered in one of the most realistic circumstances, because some of our stuff — let’s be fair — has been kind of far-fetched. But this one I think is quite possible, so I’m very excited about that.” The actor, 42, was mum on the legal issues he faces stemming from recent assault charges. WATCH ’24.’

Elective Surgery: It’s a little like setting a date on your calendar for elective surgery. Apparently ‘Nip/Tuck‘ creator Ryan Murphy plans to shoot a series ending finale next month, reports EW. Not clear is what he’s planned for the end. The timing is also strange. FX has yet to announce whether the series will return for a sixth or seventh season. WATCH SCENES FROM ‘NIP/TUCK’.

Giving Great Quote: Reports are true, Kristin Cavallari is replacing her former ‘Laguna Beach’ frenemy Lauren Conrad on ‘The Hills.’ While rehashing even day-old news isn’t interesting, Cavallari’s frank quote about her return is worth a replay. She said: “The goal for me is to get my fans excited about me again. When I first started out, I had a celebrity name but I didn’t have the acting skills I have now. If I have some buzz with my name again, I feel like it will only help.” Don’t know whether to cringe or urge you to support such honesty. Let’s choose the latter and see what happens. WATCH LAGUNA BEACH AND THE HILLS

One Million Followers: Oprah Winfrey hit and surpassed one million followers on Twitter. Ad Age writer Simon Dumenco hilariously points out that she has more followers on Twitter than God. Not only that, Twitter shut down a Twitter account impersonating Oprah, but Dumenco points out “that’s a courtesy that Twitter has not only failed to extend to God Himself…”

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