For years it has been fairly common for a son to take over the family business from his father: Even if that family business is being a glamourous Hollywood superstar! Many young dudes have followed in their father’s footsteps and stepped in front of a movie camera. After we get over our initial suspicion that they’re just trying to cash in on their name, many of these Version 2.0’s end up blowing us away with their talent! Must be in the genes.
And you thought the Kardashians Christmas card was cray? Kiefer Sutherland just tweeted his holiday card and it’s … interesting. He spoofs his infamous Christmas tree tackle from the documentary I Trust You To Kill Me back in 2006. The card shows him about to maniacally jump into a tree again, but this time it says “Just Kidding.” What’s the holiday season without a little bit of humor, huh? You have to admit, it’s pretty original!
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In his next new role that isn’t a direct cinematic analogy to Mel Gibson‘s breakdown, the star of Jodie Foster’s The Beaver is in talks to join Sleight of Hand with Kiefer Sutherland, where they’ll play French burglars who must tangle with a gangster. At least that’s not quite so on-the-nose as an emotionally disturbed man who channels his feeling through an animal puppet. Although, we guess if you really think about it…the gangster could be Mel’s hidden rage and the French language, the rose garden where Mel buries….no, forget about it. It’s just a caper movie. Also joining the stars is French actor Gerard Depardieu, or as he’ll be known on set, Gerard Depardon’t let any of the leading men sneak booze on-set. Sleight will be Gibson’s third post-breakdown movie, second being How I Spent My Summer Vacation, where Mel’s nine-year-old costar could be read as an analogy for Gibson’s lost youth. Don’t even get us started on What Women Want, unless you have about three hours to kill.
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Kirsten Dunst‘s career flatlined after a series of flops and a rehab stay, but her overdue comeback may be underway thanks to the upcoming Melancholia, directed by that crazy Dane Lars Von Trier. The trailer initially looks like a simple family drama, with Alexander Skarsgard as her husband-to-be and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling, Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt among the grumpy friends and family at the wedding. Then comes the twist: a previously undetected planet has been hiding behind the sun (we’re not making this up) and is scheduled to collide with Earth, ensuring our destruction. Behind the sun—the last place astronomers would ever think to look!
Check out the slightly NSFW trailer to see Dunst arguing with on-screen sister Gainsbourg (who we’re surprised to see working with Von Trier again after the brutal Antichrist), shooting electricity out of her fingers, and—for a split second, from far away—laying nude under the stars. Call us Dieter from Sprockets, cuz this trailer makes us as happy as a little girl. Art!
24 star (and our childhood crush from the Lost Boys) Kiefer Sutherland will reportedly turn himself in to the police today, after he allegedly popped Proenza Schouler designer Jack McCullough in the face at a party Monday night. But the actor’s problems don’t end with the NYPD’s assault charge. Kiefer is currently on a five-year probation after serving jail time for two DUIs, and he is supposed to “obey all laws.” If the LAPD find that he violated those terms, he could get stuck with a second jail stint.
“If Sutherland’s found in violation of probation for battery, and if he was intoxicated at the time, he could very well be sentenced to another 48 days or more,” said an L.A. criminal defense attorney.
Kiefer’s already spent 48 days in jail. Could a second trip to the slammer be on the horizon? [Photo: FilmMagic]
The New York Post is reporting that actor Kiefer Sutherland got into a disagreement with Jack McCollough – one half of the design team Proenza Schouler – and ended it by breaking McCollough’s nose with a head butt, Bauer style. They apparently got into it at an after party for the Costume Institute Gala, disputing about – of all people – Brooke Shields. The fashion designer has apparently filed a complaint with police.
Sources on the scene allege that Sutherland, who’s been arrested on DUI charges in the past, was wasted. “Sutherland was really drunk and he got accidentally bumped by McCollough,” said one spy. “They started arguing and then he just head-butted him.”
Another party-goer who spotted Sutherland at an earlier after-party, revealed that the 24 star,” was running around wearing a giant feather boa and acting totally crazy. He was dancing feverishly and twirling people around all over the place. He seemed to be quite intoxicated.”
Some reports claim that Jack accidentally knocked Brooke to the ground, upsetting Kiefer, but her people have come forward to dispute this claim. “Jack did nothing inappropriate,” said Brooke’s rep. “It’s not clear what caused Kiefer to do what he did.”
What singer from a famous family of performers was spotted strolling hand in hand with her longtime boyfriend on Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA?
Gavin Rossdale, Pink, Alicia Silverstone, Kiefer Sutherland, Ellen Degeneres, Portia de Rossi, and Britney Spears were among the H-town elite getting some color on the beach or by the pool over the holiday weekend. As we bid the summer of 2008 adieu, let us look back at the hottest beach moments below: