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‘Iron Man 3’ takes Downey to China

Mon., April 8, 2013

Robert Downey Jr. has traveled to Beijing to promote “Iron Man 3,” which was filmed partly in China and features well-known Chinese actors.

At a news conference Saturday, Downey – who reprises the role of Tony Stark – said he’s fascinated with Chinese culture and loves Chinese movies.

“Iron Man 3” was financed in part by the Chinese company DMG, which has created for the movie the role of Dr. Wu, played by the Chinese actor Wang Xueqi.

DMG chairman Xiao Wenge said introducing Chinese culture to the world is a core mission of his company.

“Iron Man 3” opens internationally later this month.

Jameson busted for battery, cops say

Police say former adult film star Jenna Jameson has been arrested after a report that she attacked someone at an Orange County home.

Newport Beach police Lt. Evan Sailor said the alleged victim put Jameson under citizen’s arrest until police arrived at the home on the upscale Balboa Peninsula on Saturday night.

The 38-year-old Jameson, born Jenna Marie Massoli, was given a court date to face a misdemeanor battery charge and released on her own recognizance.

In May, Jameson was arrested for drunken driving after hitting a light pole in Westminster. She pleaded guilty in August was sentenced to three years’ informal probation.

Jameson was among the biggest stars in porn when she left the industry in 2008. An email sent to her company seeking comment was not immediately returned.

The birthday bunch

Comedian Shecky Greene is 87. Original Mouseketeer Darlene Gillespie is 72. Singer Peggy Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 72. Guitarist Steve Howe (Yes, Asia) is 66. Bassist Mel Schacher (Grand Funk Railroad) is 62. Singer-actor John Schneider is 53. Singer Julian Lennon is 50. Actress Robin Wright is 47. Actress Patricia Arquette is 45. . Actor Taylor Kitsch is 32. Actor Taran Noah Smith (“Home Improvement”) is 29.


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