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February 6, 2013 4:15 PM
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Actor Kiefer Sutherland has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
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Golden Globe-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, The Associated Press reports.
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, 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.
A publisher says a former top Navy SEAL sniper and best-selling author who was fatally shot at the weekend had a second book in the works, the AP reports.
Sharyn Rosenblum says Chris Kyle was working on "American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms" with co-author William Doyle. Rosenblum is a spokeswoman for publisher William Morrow.
Kyle's book, "American Sniper," written with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice, was released last January. As of Tuesday morning, "American Sniper" was Amazon's No. 1 seller.
Rosenblum says no release date has been set for the new book.
Kyle left the Navy in 2009 after four tours of duty in Iraq, where he earned a reputation as one of the military's most lethal snipers.
Eddie Ray Routh has been charged in Kyle's killing Saturday.
Bridget's back - and better than ever?
It's been 14 years since readers last heard from frumpy, lovelorn, calorie-counting Bridget Jones, memorably played on film by Renee Zellweger.
Now author Helen Fielding is readying a brand-new Jones novel, but don't expect her lovable protagonist to be exactly the same this time around.
According to a press release about the book obtained by The New York Times, the book will take place in present day London and "represents a totally new phase in Bridget's life."
Considered by some to be a possible Fielding alter-ego, the author explains: "My life has moved on and Bridget's will move on, too."
The currently untitled book will be released by Alfred A. Knopf in November, and it's the follow-up to 1996's "Bridget Jones's Diary" and 1999's "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason."
More trouble for Chris Brown.
The Los Angeles district attorney is moving to modify the singer's probation, alleging the star failed to provide "credible, competent or verifiable evidence" that he completed his court-ordered community service, E! News reports.
Brown was ordered to complete 180 days of community labor after his 2009 brutal attack on Rihanna as part of his five-year probation sentence for assault.
The "Look at Me Now" singer previously had permission from the court to complete the service hours in his home state of Virginia, but now, the Los Angeles deputy district attorney is asking the court to order Brown to fulfill his obligation in Los Angeles County.
Deputy District Attorney Mary Murrary filed a 19-page motion Tuesday, claiming there are "significant discrepancies" in the reports submitted by Richmond, Va., police as proof that Brown performed six months of community labor. She says the records in question are "at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting."
In September, Brown tested positive for marijuana and although his probation was not revoked, the D.A. asked the singer to somehow verify his community service hours after he told the court he completed most of the work alone and "didn't sign in."
The R&B star has also been making headlines as of late for his alleged brawl with Frank Ocean, and although their supposed altercation was mentioned in the motion, it is not connected to Brown's alleged probation violation.
Brown remains on probation for hitting on-again girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.