Story By: G. H. HARDING
William Devane

FINAL 24 --- The final episode of the truncated (12-episode) 24 series, Live Another Day, wrapped up Monday and it was spot-on sensational. With a terrific storyline and stellar acting from both Kiefer Sutherland and William Devane, it was indeed a real and unique opportunity where a great idea did pay off.

There was a major death among the above-the-line characters and Jack Bauer (Sutherland) at the end of the hour was thrust into another seemingly unsolvable situation. The most devastating line in the show had to have been with President Heller (Devane): Facing the death of his daughter and impending Alzheimer’s Heller admits that not only will he soon forget about Audrey and her death, but he'll soon not be able to remember anything. This exchange helps draw a nice comparison between Heller and Jack: Which man is more unfortunate? The one who will forget every memory, both happy and sad, or the one who is forced to live with his pain, but also has a few good moments to look back on?

It was a rather sobering and complete ending to a great, great run.

I also want to add that the number of guest-starring cameos, from Stephen Fry to Michael Wincott, was great too.

The ratings were pretty terrific as well … no doubt in my mind we'll have one more day with Jack Bauer very soon.

BROWN EXITS STAGE LEFT --- Bobby Brown has left the current New Edition Tour.

The remaining members, Ricky Bell, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant and Michael Bivins, are continuing including last night’s show in Grand Prairie, TX along with the remaining ten dates of their tour.

According to representatives for the group, Brown has left to take care of his health. "At this time, Bobby needs to put his health first, and we wish him a speedy recovery. We are giving each and every show all we've got until his return — and will continue giving the fans 110 percent each night."

No details were given on his health situation. Per TMZ, Brown has been having trouble performing recently and, at times, leaving the stage during the show.

HEAD BACK --- Radiohead will return to the studio in September to record the follow-up to 2011’s The King Of Limbs.

Since the last album Thom Yorke has released Amok with his supergroup Atoms For Peace featuring Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Jonny Greenwood is a soundtrack composer outside Radiohead and will release his sixth soundtrack for the movie Inherent Vice, starring Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix later this year. His brother, Radiohead bass player Colin Greenwood is non-musical outside Radiohead. Guitarist Ed O’Brien has also been inactive out of the band. Drummer Phil Selway will release his second solo album Weatherhouse in October.

Jonny Greenwood revealed the Radiohead plans to Marry Anne Hobbs on BBC6. “We’re going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it’s sounding,” he said.

Radiohead have released eight albums starting with Pablo Honey in 1993. The biggest success was 1997’s OK Computer which sold over 2 million in the U. S., went 5 times Platinum in the U. K. (1.5 million sales) and Platinum in Australia (70,000 sales).

A DAME TO KILL FOR-- Dimension Films is planning a big splash for its August 22 release Sin City: A Dame To Kill For down at San Diego's Comic-Con. In addition to the film's presentation on Saturday, July 26, directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller will be joined by the cast: actors Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin and Rosario Dawson; and, six of the film's classic picture cars will be parked against a 102-foot long Sin City skyline over at the Petco Park parking lot throughout the confab (July 24-27).

Also, on Thursday July 24, the Weinstein Co. will be showcasing the Walden Media sci-drama The Giver with Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, director Phillip Noyce, and best selling author Lois Lowry. The Giver opens on Aug. 15.

CLOSING NOTES – Sorry to see Broadway’s Rocky about to shutter. I met star Andy Karl recently and found him to be terrific. As previously mentioned, Disney’s Newsies is about to close as well …

At next month’s Brady Bunch Reunion event in New Jersey (organized by Jodi Blau Ritzen); a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity that the late-Ann B. Davis was involved with: a pre-school run by her church, the Sheep School. The event runs August 15, 16 and 17 … check out their site at

I'm not a huge a baseball fan, but the outpouring of respect for Yankees’ Derek Jeter has been pretty impressive. At last night’s All Star game, Nike premiered a special commercial commemorating Jeter’s career … and, it was distinctly powerful; featuring the likes of Billy Crystal, Spike Lee, Jay- Z, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Jordon, among others. Well done …

We're seeing Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig next week and thought to contact Atlantic Records for a copy of their just-released soundtrack CD. We were given a download link, which we never do as it's just not the same experience. We we're told that the label only had a limited supply. Wow ... guess times are tough in the record biz these days ...

Brett Winteble has re-surfaced ... at the beach!