Prinze slings height jabs at ‘unprofessional’ Sutherland 

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  • Kiefer Sutherland, seen during a "24" panel at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend, was unruffled by Freddie Prinze Jr.'s jabs about his professionalism -- and height.

Freddie Prinze Jr. did everything but call out Kiefer Sutherland’s mama during a snippy interview at ComicCon on Sunday.

“I did ‘24,’ it was terrible. I hated every moment of it,” Prinze said. “Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world."

Prinze says Sutherland’s attitude nearly drove him out of the industry, still seething about being forced to take off his shoes in scenes with the actor.

“Just put the guy on an apple box or don’t hire me next time,” Prinze said. “You know I’m 6 feet and he’s 5’4.”

Sutherland has apparently decided to be the bigger man.

“Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze Jr. more than 5 years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie’s grievances,” the actor’s representative told TMZ. “Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best.”

S.J. fighter backs LGBT rights

Cheeky fighter Kyle Kingsbury lost his Ultimate Fighting Championship match over the weekend, but his message of marriage equality won plenty of hearts.

The muscular San Jose native, 32, stripped down at his weigh-in, bending over to show the media a pink pair of underwear with “Legalize Gay” emblazoned across the back.

“Maybe the federal judges that struck down Virginia’s gay marriage ban [Monday] were on the fence until Kingsbury’s action changed their minds,” mused

Power underwear aside, Kingsbury got pummeled by Pat Cummins at the SAP Center on Saturday and announced his retirement afterward.

His sense of humor was unbruised.

“A good friend told me last night “the second you stop trending on twitter... ANNOUNCE YOUR COMEBACK!” #ComedyGold,” he tweeted Sunday night.

Quick takes

Chinese actress-singer Fan Bingbing is being considered to play Anna May Wong in a biopic of the pioneering Chinese-American actress.

Sandra Bullock and Chelsea Handler partied at a cowboy bar in Wyoming for the “Gravity” star’s 50th birthday.

A rowdy party thrown to celebrate rapper Mase’s departure from the ministry drew some mixed reactions from fans; “If here is a hell, he in vip standing on couches, getting bottle service,” one tweeted.

Happy birthday

Actress Allison Mack (“Smallville”) is 32.

Singer Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men is 41.

Actor Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 42.

Country singer Martina McBride is 48. … Singer-bassist Geddy Lee of Rush is 61.

TV personality Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”) is 61.

Actor David Warner (“Titanic”) is 73.

Actor Professor Irwin Corey (“Car Wash”) is 100.

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