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Jean-Claude Van Damme

WATCH: Jean Claude Van Damme Storms out of Australian TV Interview

Originally posted 07/29/2016 12:15AM

[YOUTUBE "IXaeATXTQXk"] Bloodsport star Jean Claude Van Damme wants to be asked more "interesting" questions during interviews.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme's Daughter Bianca Recreates His Famous Split


Jean-Claude Van Damme's Daughter Bianca Recreates His Famous Split

Originally posted 05/09/2016 04:40PM

Flexibility clearly runs in the family!

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Recreates Kickboxer Dance Scene on Conan (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/12/2015 07:40AM

Jean-Claude Van Damme's 1989 classic Kickboxer features a scene in which Van Damme's character, a little sauced at a bar, gets up to dance, and then has to fight off a gang of thugs mid-boogie.

The scene has become a cherished part of JCVD's movie career (See also: That time he punched a snake in the face), and so we're thrilled to announce that Conan O'Brien had him reenact the dance scene Monday night.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme's Wife Files for Divorce

Action Star Jean-Claude Van Damme's Wife Files for Divorce

Originally posted 03/20/2015 07:55PM

Jean-Claude Van Damme's wife, Gladys Portugues Van Varenberg, has filed for divorce, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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UpdatePosted 02/28/2014 12:00PM

Holy Split: Watch Jean-Claude Van Damme's Jaw-Dropping Space Stunt

Originally posted 02/28/2014 10:00AM

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UpdatePosted 12/22/2013 05:00PM

Chuck Norris Split Crushes Jean-Claude Van Damme's Viral Stunt

Originally posted 12/20/2013 01:00PM

Last month, Volvo released an unforgettable commercial featuring action star Jean-Claude Van Damme calmly doing a full split between two of their brand new trucks, without even breaking a sweat.

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Kelly Clarkson's Pregnancy Is the Happiest News of the Week

Kelly Clarkson's Pregnancy Is the Happiest News of the Week

Originally posted 11/24/2013 09:50AM

Kelly Clarkson called her pregnancy news "the best Christmas present ever." Readers wholeheartedly agreed.

They also got a big laugh at the expense of a very embarrassed Liam Hemsworth.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week, ranging from happy, sad, laugh out loud, and angry – to wow.

To tell us what you think of what's going on in the news, click on the appropriate icon appearing at the bottom of every story.

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Channing Tatum's Jean-Claude Van Damme Split Spoof Is Less Epic – but Much Funnier

Originally posted 11/20/2013 09:00AM

The Sexiest Man Alive torch has been passed on to Adam Levine, but that doesn't mean 2012's elect, Channing Tatum, has lost our attention ... especially when he is throwing us into a fit of giggles.

New father Tatum is beyond the realm of corny dad jokes, choosing to spoof viral videos instead. The Magic Mike heartthrob attempted to recreate Jean-Claude Van Damme's epic split from the action star's recent Volvo ad.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Blows Our Minds with Epic Split

Still a Street Fighter: Jean-Claude Van Damme Blows Our Minds with Epic Split

Originally posted 11/15/2013 07:30PM

Jean-Claude Van Damme was born in 1960. He is older than the current president of the United States, the Super Bowl and the nation of Fiji. And yet the Belgian action hero is still capable of physical feats that would cower a man half his age, as evidenced by his star turn in a remarkable Volvo advertisement released Wednesday.

In the ad, titled "The Epic Split," the Street Fighter star is shown straddling the mirrors of two trucks driving parallel down a closed highway. As Van Damme delivers a voiceover describing a "body crafted to perfection," the trucks slowly drift apart, until Van Damme's legs are splayed out in a perfect, 180-degree split.

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Star Flings More Surprising Than Sharon Osbourne & Jay Leno | Alexander Skarsgard, Amanda Seyfried

Star Flings More Surprising Than Sharon Osbourne & Jay Leno

Originally posted 09/10/2013 05:35PM

Talk about an odd couple!

During Monday's episode of The Talk, Sharon Osbourne revealed when she was 25 she briefly dated Tonight Show host Jay Leno. "The fling was more fling for me," she said, "and not fling enough for him."

While the pairing is definitely one we'd never predict, especially considering both stars are now in long-term marriages, it's not the first celebrity romantic revelation to rock our world. Check out who else has had us scratching our heads:

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