11:29 AM EDT 03/19/2015
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
The "Rush Hour 2" star gets hurt; Kim Delaney gets probation; James Brown gets off in a sexual harassment case; Oasis gets ready to release single.
Originally posted 12/10/2001 12:00PM
The new DVD of "Rush Hour 2," due for release on Tuesday, contains a tourist promotion for Hong Kong narrated by the famous native son.
Originally posted 08/07/2001 01:00PM
The "Rush Hour 2" star is finally going to rush into a remake of the 1960 "The Bellboy," now that MGM saw what a box-office draw he is.
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