Stallone, Gibson, Banderas and Schwarzenegger star in new 'Expendables 3' posters

Stallone, Gibson, Banderas and Schwarzenegger star in new 'Expendables 3' posters

April 2 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the sixteen stars featured in new posters for the "Expendables 3" movie.
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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.
Jet Li, Habitat to build houses in China

Jet Li, Habitat to build houses in China

CHIANG MAI, Thailand, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Film star Jet Li is teaming with Habitat for Humanity to build and repair houses in China in 2010-11, the organization announced Tuesday.

'Dark Knight' holds off 'The Mummy'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Batman beat the Mummy this weekend, holding on to the No. 1 ranking in U.S. theaters, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
China wants changes made to 'Mummy'

China wants changes made to 'Mummy'

BEIJING, July 11 (UPI) -- Government censors reportedly are demanding changes be made to "The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" before the movie is released in China.

'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.

'Warlords' wins 8 Hong Kong film prizes

HONG KONG, April 14 (UPI) -- "The Warlords," starring martial arts icon Jet Li, has earned eight prizes, including the one for best picture at the Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony.

'Mummy' flick to premiere early in China

SHANGHAI, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The latest installment of Hollywood's blockbuster "Mummy" franchise will debut in Beijing a week before its U.S. release, Variety.com reported Wednesday.

Jet Li breaks Chinese salary record

BEIJING, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Action hero Jet Li's new film, "The Warlords," has made him the highest paid actor in a Chinese-language movie, the BBC reported Monday.

Bello signs up for 'Mummy' role

HOLLYWOOD, May 14 (UPI) -- The third incarnation of "The Mummy" is getting a new leading lady with Maria Bello replacing Rachel Weisz in the Hollywood action-adventure film. Bello will portray Evelyn Carnahan O'Connell, the role played by Weisz in the first two "Mummy" movies, Vari

Jet Li set to star in China's 'Ci Ma'

BEIJING, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Action movie star Jet Li will appear in Chinese director Peter Ho-Sun Chan's new movie "Ci Ma," but not as a martial artist.

Jet Li to tone down his action films

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Martial arts movie star Jet Li says he is giving up the violent part of action films, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Jet Li added to suit against 'Fearless'

BEIJING, March 27 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed in Beijing seeking to halt the release of "Fearless" has added star Jet Li to the list of defendants, it was reported Monday.

Grandson contests hero's movie image

BEIJING, March 9 (UPI) -- A kung-fu hero's grandson is taking legal action to stop further showings of the hit movie "Fearless" as it allegedly damages his family's reputation. Huo Shoujin, 81, grandson of martial arts hero Huo Yuanjia, filed the case at Beijing's Haidian District

Morgan Freeman recalls Oscar win

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman says he was more pleased by the reaction his Oscar win for the 2004 film, "Million Dollar Baby," received than he was by the actual prize.

Analysis: Box-office summer is here

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Calendar summer may still be more than eight weeks away, and they may have had two feet of snow in the Upper Midwest just this week, but break out the sunscreen and fix yourself something cold to drink anyway -- "box-office summer" is here.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Ong-Bak' star wants to carry on legacy

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Up-and-coming Thai movie star Tony Jaa says he wants to present Muay Thai boxing the same way actor Bruce Lee presented kung fu -- through the art of film.

Jet Li escapes tsunami's rage in Maldives

HONG KONG, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Martial arts actor Jet Li saved himself and his daughter from the deadly tsunami that slammed parts of Asia and Africa including the Maldives.

Action star Jet Li escapes tsunami

HONG KONG, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Chinese action star Jet Li was among those who escaped the tsunami in the Maldives, rescuing his daughter as the waters swept through the lobby of his hotel.

Hong Kong film stars honored

HONG KONG, April 27 (UPI) -- The handprints of action film star Jackie Chan and director John Woo are among more than 70 film stars honored on Hong Kong's new Avenue of the Stars.

Martial arts star turns to Buddhism

BEIJING, March 11 (UPI) -- Martial arts movie star Jet Li is planning to abandon filmmaking to study Buddhism in China, according to friends in Beijing.

China stars deny reported wealth

BEIJING, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Chinese sports and entertainment stars denounced as "nonsense" their ranking in Forbes magazine by popularity and income, saying figures are inaccurate.

Film of the Week: 'Better Luck Tomorrow'

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- Justin Lin's "Better Luck Tomorrow" is an entertaining and stylish micro-budget teen drama about affluent Asian-American honor students who turn to crime.
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Hoaxers have attacked Bloomingdale's bridal registry, even listing expensive gifts they would like guests to buy, the New York Post reports.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International
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