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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 7, 2014.
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Jackie Chan confuses princes William and Harry

Jackie Chan confuses princes William and Harry

Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Jackie Chan congratulated Prince William on a feat actually completed by his brother, Prince Harry.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Bruce Willis wanted $1M a day for 'Expendables 3'

Bruce Willis wanted $1M a day for 'Expendables 3'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Bruce Willis walked away from "The Expendables 3" because he wanted to be paid $1 million a day for four days work, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Harrison Ford replaces Bruce Willis in 'Expendables 3'

Harrison Ford replaces Bruce Willis in 'Expendables 3'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone said via Twitter Bruce Willis will be replaced by fellow Hollywood icon Harrison Ford in "Expendables 3," which starts filming this month.
Jackie Chan working on stage musical about his life

Jackie Chan working on stage musical about his life

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- Hong Kong actor and martial artist Jackie Chan said in New York he is writing a stage musical based on his best-selling memoir "I Am Jackie Chan."
Chinese actress Fan hailed by film elite at Cannes

Chinese actress Fan hailed by film elite at Cannes

CANNES, France, May 19 (UPI) -- Chinese actress Fan Bingbing received the first International Artist of the Year Award from The Hollywood Reporter at a gala reception in Cannes, France.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 7, 2013.
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Celebrities join Chinese advisory group

Celebrities join Chinese advisory group

BEIJING, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The Chinese government finalized its list of national political advisers, which includes former NBA star Yao Ming and action movie star Jackie Chan.
Jackie Chan retiring from action flicks

Jackie Chan retiring from action flicks

CANNES, France, May 18 (UPI) -- Actor and martial-arts icon Jackie Chan announced at the Cannes International Film Festival in France he is retiring from action movies at the age of 58.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 7, 2012.
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Obama dedicates tree in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama dedicated a white oak tree at the American Embassy in Australia Thursday.
Tong to direct Chan in his 100th film

Tong to direct Chan in his 100th film

BEIJING, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan says his 100th movie project will reunite him with his "Rumble in the Bronx" director Stanley Tong.
Wax Bachchan figure on display in China

Wax Bachchan figure on display in China

HONG KONG, April 8 (UPI) -- Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Wednesday displayed a wax figure of Amitabh Bachchan, the first Tussauds statue of the Indian film star exhibited in Asia.
Chan to star in Beijing concert event

Chan to star in Beijing concert event

BEIJING, April 3 (UPI) -- Film star Jackie Chan says he agreed to headline a live event called "Descendants of the Dragon: Jackie Chan and Friends" at Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium.
Chan blasts sale of looted statues

Chan blasts sale of looted statues

PARIS, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan has denounced as "shameful" the way two Chinese relics were sold off at a Christie's auction in Paris.
Director: Chan flick too bloody for China

Director: Chan flick too bloody for China

BEIJING, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The director of Jackie Chan's "Shinjuku Incident" says he thinks the new Chinese-language movie is too violent to be released in China.
Chan to take over Miyagi role in 'Kid'

Chan to take over Miyagi role in 'Kid'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan is in final negotiations to play a martial-arts mentor in a remake of the iconic movie "The Karate Kid," Variety.com said.
Jackie Chan set for 'Spy' comedy

Jackie Chan set for 'Spy' comedy

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Chinese film star Jackie Chan has signed up for the lead role in the new big-screen action-comedy, "The Spy Next Door."
Actor Chan named Olympics spokesman

Actor Chan named Olympics spokesman

BEIJING, July 3 (UPI) -- Hong Kong-born film star Jackie Chan, a spokesman for the August Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, said he doesn't think sports and politics should be mixed.
Chan visits Timor-Leste for UNICEF

Chan visits Timor-Leste for UNICEF

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Chinese film star Jackie Chan is on a three-day visit to Timor-Leste to promote the use of martial arts for peace, the United Nations said.
Chan to make Chinese earthquake film

Chan to make Chinese earthquake film

LONDON, May 26 (UPI) -- Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan said he is discussing with directors and screenwriters the idea of making a movie about this month's earthquake in China.
Jackie Chan campaigns against piracy

Jackie Chan campaigns against piracy

BEIJING, April 22 (UPI) -- Martial arts mega-celebrity Jackie Chan is putting his star power to work against film piracy in China, an industry executive says.

'Forbidden Kingdom' is golden

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- The kung fu adventure flick "The Forbidden Kingdom" opened at No. 1 in U.S. movie theaters this weekend, estimated gate receipts show.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 7, 2008.
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Summer movies cross $4B line

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Summer U.S. box office receipts crossed the $4 billion threshold for the first time ever -- thanks to two high school geeks, a superspy and a couple of cops.
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