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Next Karate Kid to Try Something New
Next Karate Kid Will Have a First

Next Karate Kid Will Have a First

Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio both will appear in new installment

(Newser) - It may seem like Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio appeared on screen together in one of the Karate Kid movies that have spanned nearly three decades, but they didn't. That will change in the next chapter, Deadline reports. No information about the plot has been released officially, but Macchio...

In Poll, 26% Couldn't Name a Famous Asian American

Another 18% gave wrong answers

(Newser) - More than a quarter of Americans drew a blank when asked to name a famous living Asian American, according to a study released by the Asian American Foundation . The nonprofit says it polled more than 5,000 Americans and the top answer was "Don't know," at 26%....

Jackie Chan Producing Film Shot in Controversial Locale

The town of al-Hajar al-Aswad is now a movie set

(Newser) - A Chinese action movie that has Jackie Chan on board as executive producer is catching flak for one of its film locations: a Syrian town leveled and largely empty after years of civil war and ISIS occupation. The Guardian reports the film Home Operation is "inspired by China’s...

Jackie Chan Has to Deny a Coronavirus Rumor

I'm not sick or quarantined, says action star

(Newser) - Jackie Chan is in fine health, thank you very much. The 65-year-old action star had to go online to deny rumors he has the coronavirus and is under quarantine, reports the Hong Kong Standard . "Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' for everybody’...

Jackie Chan: Pro-Democracy Protests Are 'Depressing'

'Hong Kong hates you' one commenter wrote online after Chan's remarks on Hong Kong protests

(Newser) - If pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong had hoped for a celebrity endorsement, Jackie Chan's not their man. The martial arts star and actor spoke up about the recent demonstrations in his birthplace, and he doesn't seem inspired by the protesters, calling the protests "sad" and "depressing,...

She's the Most Admired Woman in the World
10 Most Admired
Men, Women in World

10 Most Admired Men, Women in World

Michelle Obama and Bill Gates lead their respective lists

(Newser) - Michelle Obama is not only the most admired woman in America , but also in the world, according to new poll. Market research firm YouGov asked 42,000 people in 41 countries to name the men and women they most look up to, and Obama's name came up a lot,...

Jackie Chan Finally Has an Oscar
Jackie Chan
Finally Has
an Oscar

Jackie Chan Finally Has an Oscar

He received Governors Award

(Newser) - Nobody can say he didn't put the work in: After more than 200 movies in a career that spans more than 50 years, starting when he was a 5-year-old child actor, Jackie Chan was finally awarded an Oscar Sunday night. The 62-year-old was one of four recipients of this...

World's Highest-Paid Actor: Ex-WWE Star 'The Rock'

With $64.5M paycheck; Jennifer Lawrence tops women actors with $46M

(Newser) - The Rock, Jackie Chan, and Matt Damon walk into a bar … and the Rock should probably pay for drinks, as the actor otherwise known as Dwayne Johnson has been named the world's highest-paid male actor by Forbes . Thanks to 2015 earnings of $64.5 million (his largest payday...

Bus Explodes, London Freaks— Over a Movie Stunt

Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan apparently still making movies, and a little chaos

(Newser) - A bus has exploded in central London, raising no small level of alarm—over what turned out to be a movie stunt. City officials Sunday reassured the public that the explosion was part of filming for The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. The sight of the bus in...

Jackie Chan: I'm 'Ashamed' Over Son's Drug Arrest

Says Jaycee, 31, must 'accept the consequences'

(Newser) - Jackie Chan apologized to the public today, saying he's ashamed and saddened over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing. "Regarding this issue with my son Jaycee, I feel very angry and very shocked. As a public figure, I'm very ashamed. As a father, I'...

7 Stars Who Were Bullied as Children

Justin Timberlake called a 'sissy,' Kate Middleton was 'meek'

(Newser) - They're now the coolest kids in school, but the dozen celebrities rounded up by The Stir were bullied when they were younger. A sampling:
  • Justin Timberlake: "I got picked on all the time. I had terrible acne, weird hair," he has said. "I grew up in

10 Actors Injured While Filming

It's not all fun and games, apparently

(Newser) - Being an actor brings with it fame, fortune, and sometimes serious injuries. Huffington Post rounds up 10 of the latter:
  • Robert Downey Jr. accidentally broke Halle Berry's arm while filming Gothika. In a scene where he had to restrain her, RDJ just "twisted my arm the wrong way,

Jackie Chan Bashes America in Interview

Calls it 'most corrupt country in the world'

(Newser) - Jackie Chan once said that "too much freedom" is a bad thing and that "Chinese people need to be controlled" for their own good. Which is why Max Fisher of the Washington Post isn't all that surprised by the actor's anti-American views expressed in a recent...

Jackie Chan: I'm Done with Action Movies

Chan, 58, says new goal is to be 'Asian Robert De Niro'

(Newser) - The Kung Fu superstar is hanging up his black belt. Jackie Chan says he's done making action movies, reports US Weekly . Chan revealed his decision at the Cannes film festival, where he was promoting his 100th film—Chinese Zodiac. "This will be my last action movie," said...

A Jackie Chan Endorsement Is a Five-Finger Death Punch

If he likes your product, you're dead

(Newser) - Jackie Chan is one of the most successful movie stars in the world, but he has a deadly touch when it comes to product endorsements. The martial-arts master has endorsed a carcinogenic hair loss product, a fraudulent auto repair school, and an air conditioner brand that explodes, reports the Chicago ...

Karate Kid Remake: A Star is Born, Maybe

 Karate Kid Remake: 
 A Star is Born, Maybe 
movie review

Karate Kid Remake: A Star is Born, Maybe

Will Smith's son, Jaden, impresses critics; Jackie Chan, too

(Newser) - The Karate Kid remake starring Jackie Chan and Will Smith's son, Jaden, is getting mostly decent reviews:
  • Mike Russell, Oregonian : Sometimes, "formulaic" works. It's "charming, thoughtfully paced and even a bit emotionally involving, with what might be a movie-star turn by a movie star's son."
  • Carrie Rickey,

Jackie Chan Can't Save Spy Next Door
 Jackie Chan Can't 
 Save Spy Next Door 

Jackie Chan Can't Save Spy Next Door

Not even an action star can save this flick

(Newser) - An ex-spy corralling a crew of unruly munchkins seems like a recipe for PG fun, especially when that spy is Jackie Chan. But critics agree—The Spy Next Door just ain't funny.
  • This is True Lies without the striptease or Arab-maiming," writes Michael Phillips for the Chicago Tribune. "

Chan Says 'Chinese Need to Be Controlled'

Action star rethinking his stance on democracy

(Newser) - Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan may be picking a fight with a new foe—democracy, the AP reports. Speaking at a business summit today in China, the action star said he wasn't "sure if it's good to have freedom or not. I'm gradually beginning to feel that we...

Kung Fu Panda Kicks Butt
 Kung Fu Panda Kicks Butt 
movie review

Kung Fu Panda Kicks Butt

Old story becomes a fun journey in fast-paced martial arts animation

(Newser) - Dreamworks' animal extravaganza Kung Fu Panda isn't packed full of surprises, the critics say, but top-notch visual and voice acting lift it above the standard animal adventure fare. Jack Black gives the lead character, a pudgy panda who dreams of becoming a martial arts master, a "slightly abashed suburban-couch-potato...

Baby Mama Tickles Box Office Rally
Baby Mama Tickles Box Office Rally

Baby Mama Tickles Box Office Rally

Chick flick laffer helps spark 17% ticket surge

(Newser) - Comedy sparked a box office comeback this weekend as Baby Mama banked $18.3 million from mostly female film-goers, Variety reports. Also fueling the 17.2% hike over last year's frame were stoner sequel Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay with $14.6 million in second, and Jackie Chan's...

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