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Doing the Jack Bauer Math

There are a couple of different ways to break down the $10,000 prize that three contestants each won at the Hollywood Highlands shopping mall complex for sitting in a tent and consecutively watching a huge chunk of the 192 episodes of the Kiefer Sutherland doomsday action drama 24. Competitors got a five-minute break every hour and stopped once they had surpassed the previous world record of 86 straight TV hours.

The trio’s shared record-breaking time of 86 hours and seven minutes translates to roughly 108 episodes of 24. With each episode covering a day-in-the-crime-fighting-life of Jack Bauer, that’s 2,592 total fake hours. On that scale, the hourly Bauer wage works out to $3.85. Not much of a stipend really given the effort he puts out to keep us from getting detonated.

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33109657.jpgJack Bauer To Go To Jail? Actor Kiefer Sutherland pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor DUI charge, opening up the possibility that the 24 actor could end up behind bars for 48 days. The guy wormed his way out of a Chinese torture boat; we have a feeling he’ll sidestep County.

33110691.jpgFor More On the Back of Elizabeth Snead’s Head, Check Out The Envelope: We’re all for Web sites adding more video, but we can’t decide what’s more interesting in this video, Ben Affleck’s comments, or the brassy tint of Elizabeth Snead’s weave.

wp_pod_72x72.jpgFunny Can Be Beautiful, Too: The hi-larious sounding Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is accusing Unilever of hypocrisy for running Dove ads that praise women’s natural beauty, while also running ads for Axe body spray featuring women making asses out of themselves to get that fragrant guy. “Unilever spokeswoman Anita Larson said the Axe ads were clearly spoofs,” according to the story. But CFC, apparently, can’t take a joke. Not even a great-smelling one.

Lunch at Michael’s: Presidential Politics & Brian Grazer

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— DIANE CLEHANE

The media mavens, captains of industry and money men were out in full force today where a heaping helping of presidential politics were on the menu. Mayor Joe Armstrong, fresh off his latest trip to Paul Newman‘s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp hosted one of his legendary lunches where his guests were Robert Draper, GQ writer and author of Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush (Free Press), political pundit Jonathan Alter (who deconstructed FDR’s first 100 days in his book, The Defining Moment) and Joan Ganz Cooney. “There are some explosive things in Robert’s book!” says Joe. No doubt. On the other side of the aisle, I learned a fun fact about Estee Lauder’s Sally Susman who stopped to chat with me at the bar. Before she became a beauty bigwig she worked at the White House. Which one? I asked. “The only one,” she quipped. “The Clinton White House!” Of course. Coincidently, Sally was lunching with another Clinton alum, Internet exec. Margo Spiritus, who now toils as Pingg Interactive’s vice president of marketing. Turns out 55th & Fifth is a must-stop on the campaign trial. Are you listening Hillary & Barack?

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Mayor Joe Armstrong and the gang.

2. Gerry Byrne.

3. Terry Allen Kramer and her son, who, we hear, made the scene at the US Open this weekend.

4. Viacom’s Philippe Dauman.

5. 60 MinutesSteve Croft, Brian Grazer (thanks to his distinctive ‘do we spotted him immediately) and a fetching mystery gal. We wanted to ask Brian about the upcoming season of 24 which, we’re told, has Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) matching wits with the first female president. But since he kept his back to the room throughout lunch, we abstained.

6. Luke Janklow (loved the charming photos of your family at home in this month’s Vogue!), Michael Soloman and designer Liz Lange.

7. An exec. from Satellite Radio XM, so we’re told…

8. George Leeds and Estee Lauder’s Lew Rice.

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LAT in 90 Seconds

dixiechicks.jpgAnother “Thumping” For Bush: Don’t get us wrong, the Dixie Chicks totally deserved their wins. But we doubt they would have cleaned up the way they did if Grammy presenter Al Gore (officially) won back in 2000.

pornsector.jpgBlu-ray and HD DVD Does Dallas: The makers of competing technologies are discreetly courting the porn industry.

As the orgasm goes, so goes the nation.

24scene.jpgReady To Make Nice? Military officials and human rights activists met with the creators of 24 to beg the show’s producers to stop glorifying torture. Kiefer Sutherland responded by shooting them each in the knees.