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Originally posted 03/29/2011 03:20PM
Jackie Chan wants to set the record straight: Contrary to Internet rumors, he is, in fact, not dead.
"Jackie is alive and well," reads a note on the action star's Facebook page. "He did not suffer a heart attack and die, as was reported on many social networking sites and in online news reports."
Chan, 56, is working hard, however, continues the missive: "Jackie is fine and is busy preparing for the filming of his next movie."
Still not convinced? For those who require proof, Chan posted a photo of himself dated March 29 on his Web site showing him meeting with top Japanese officials.
Originally posted 06/08/2010 01:20PM
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's son Jaden may know how to throw a mean blow in The Karate Kid remake, but in real life, he's often the one under attack.
"Jaden's a good kid, [but] he's always bullied by his sister," Smith's costar Jackie Chan told PEOPLE with a chuckle at the L.A. premiere for their film Monday.
"I scream for my mom," Smith, 11, says of his 9-year-old attacker. "She usually takes Willow's side. My dad takes Willow's side, too. That's why I usually hang out with my brother [Trey]. I don't bully anyone."
Originally posted 03/23/2010 08:45AM
What do Robert Downey Jr., Katy Perry and a few hundred gallons of green slime have in common?
The stars – along with Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Chris Rock, Jackie Chan, Jonah Hill, Queen Latifah, David Spade, Lea Michele, Dev Patel, Miranda Cosgrove, Shaun White and more – are set to help host Kevin James dole out Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards this Saturday.
In addition to Rihanna and Justin Bieber performing, eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Anton Ohno will attempt to set a new world record for being catapulted into the show's trademark green slime via the Kids' Choice Awards Slime Slingshot.
The awards will be telecast live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on March 27 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Until then, kids can cast their votes online in 19 categories including favorite couple, movie actor, singer, athlete and reality show.
Originally posted 11/29/2009 11:00AM
The boy's got chops!
Learning the moves of a true martial arts fighter, Will Smith's youngest son Jaden Smith is proving he has what it takes when he stars opposite Jackie Chan in a remake of the 1984 classic, The Karate Kid, due in theaters June 11.
"I trained every day for four months with Master Wu [the film's fight coordinator]," Jaden, 11, tells PEOPLE as he takes on his first leading role as an American boy named Dre Parker who moves to China. "We did a lot of stretching."
Jaden mastered front kicks and upper blocks through his hard work ethic and dedication, says Chan, 55, who plays maintenance man Mr. Han – an unlikely friend to Jaden's character. "He took the training very seriously. I was very impressed with him," he adds.
Originally posted 01/15/2009 03:20PM
Jackie Chan could be teaching a whole new generation how to "wax on, wax off."
Chan is in talks with a movie studio to appear as Mr. Miyagi – originally played by the venerable Pat Morita – in a remake of The Karate Kid.
Mr. Miyagi's student is expected to be played by Will Smith's son, Jaden Smith, according to reports in Variety. Ralph Macchio originally played the part in the 1984 classic, in which he famously waxed Mr. Miyagi's cars and painted his house to train for a karate match.
The plot would be similar to the original except the movie will take place in China instead of California, Variety reports. The movie is expected to start shooting in Beijing this summer.
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Originally posted 05/23/2008 02:00PM
Jackie Chan plans to make a film highlighting the plight of victims of last week's earthquake in China – where the death toll is closing in on the 60,000-person mark and more than 5 million people have been left homeless.
The martial arts screen hero, 54, returned to his home country as soon as he heard about the 7.9-magnitude quake and also plans to raise money through benefits for the victims, he's announced.
"Events for us are easy," he told PEOPLE. "I can spend six years doing a movie, but I can plan an event in 72 hours. An event we're doing on June 1 in Hong Kong will include more than 100 artists from Asia."
Originally posted 06/29/2006 08:00AM
Call it a trend. First Angelina Jolie admitted she donates a third of her income to charitable causes. Then Warren Buffet and Bill Gates announced that half of their fortunes are going to charity. Now, Nicolas Cage and Jackie Chan are showing their philanthropic profiles.
Originally posted 03/29/2004 10:00AM
RETURNED: Nearly half a year after the mauling that nearly took his life, illusionist Roy Horn plans to return to work with longtime entertainment partner Siegfried Fischbacher, the Associated Press reports. Siegfried and Roy will help promote "Father of the Pride," a new animated series for NBC about a family of white lions that work in the pair's show. "Siegfried & Roy," which opened in 1990, was one of Las Vegas's most successful shows until one of the white tigers bit Horn during a performance last year. He has been recovering since. The show is set to debut this fall.
Originally posted 09/25/2002 10:00AM
With his new movie, "The Tuxedo," set to open Friday, action star Jackie Chan hopes his fans will accept his romancing of Jennifer Love Hewitt. In fact, he tells Reuters, he hopes audiences will accept him as a lot more than just a high-kicking hero.
Originally posted 02/20/2002 01:00PM
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