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Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Kiefer Beef Alcohol-Related

Fox Says Hogwash

7/28/2014 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Freddie Prinze, Jr. believes alcohol made Kiefer Sutherland impossible to deal with on the set of "24" ... but a key Fox source tells TMZ Freddie's claims are BS.

Sources connected with Freddie tell TMZ ... the actor claims Kiefer would regularly show up on set drunk ... sitting in his trailer often for hours, as everyone waited.  The sources say it messed with the lives of the family of cast and crew.

Freddie, we're told, claims Kiefer was temperamental and got people fired he didn't like, yet "24" producers consistently cow-towed to him ... as one source put it, "All they did was keep rewarding him."

Our sources claim Freddie was groomed to take over the series but it became such a nightmare for him he bailed.

Keifer's rep tells TMZ, "Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze, Jr. more than 5 years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie's grievances."   The rep adds, "Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best."

A Fox official tells TMZ ... Kiefer was "nothing but professional during the run of the show and is beloved by cast and crew."  The honcho adds, "It's so out of left field, 5 years later."

The official goes on, "We wouldn't have done another '24' if Kiefer were anything like Freddie described."

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dr.AcuIa    

First

85 days ago
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doodoolemonque    

Sure they wouldnt....cause nobody does ANYTHING for money in Hollywood.

85 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Don't know who the gray-haired Prinze dude is, sounds like a cry-baby. 24 is Jack Bauer's show, he can do whatever the hell he likes. Talent trumps hate all day every day. Truth.

85 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Freddie Prinze jr is a lying sack of shyt who can't act and has no career. Scvmbag

85 days ago
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ErikaJean    

kow·tow
ˈkouˈtou/Submit
verb
1.
act in an excessively subservient manner.
"she didn't have to kowtow to a boss"
synonyms: grovel to, be obsequious to, be servile to, be sycophantic to, fawn over/on, cringe to, bow and scrape to, toady to, truckle to, abase oneself before, humble oneself to; More
2.
historical
kneel and touch the ground with the forehead in worship or submission as part of Chinese custom.
synonyms: prostrate oneself before, bow (down) to/ before, genuflect to/before, do/make obeisance to/before, fall on one's knees before, kneel before "they kowtowed to the emperor"

85 days ago
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There's a problem here    

Unfortunately, Kiefer is a total fcuk-up. Is this the truth? Not sure.

85 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

The gray-haired Prinze dude has some s*** in his left eye. Truth.

85 days ago
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ReliableSource    

Wasn't that...like...years ago?

85 days ago
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Lucky_130    

I liked Kiefer in the Lost Boys, so hes ok in my book

85 days ago
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Barbara    

Well Freddie, that's one way to end your lack luster career.

85 days ago
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CCC    

Well what do you know! TMZ actually put up the other sides story. Most likely the true story.

85 days ago
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Kristinajp    

Best predictors of future behavior is past behavior. Freddie has a stable family life and no tmz drama. Keifer on the other hand has had many stints with alcoholism and lets be honest. All Hollywood cares about is money. They kept charlie sheen on two and half, why would a popular show like 24 be any different? But....Don't know these people personally just using common sense.

85 days ago
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anony    

His drinking problem is so well-known that to deny it is completely absurd.

85 days ago
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Jorge    

Sadly Kiefer is a raging alcoholic. He doesn't need anyone's help destroying his reputation as he does a great job of it on his own. Just recently I saw pics of him in London being dragged out of his car drunk by his attendants.The alcohol has all but stolen his looks they've been gone for a while. If any one dye's their hair it's Kiefer. At least Freddie is aging gracefully and not afraid to act his age.

85 days ago
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JT805    

When you're bringing in money like KS does, they let you do and act pretty much any way you want

85 days ago
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