October 28, 2013 in Nation/World

Jackie Chan’s ‘Chinese Zodiac’ film completes his mission

From Wire Reports
 

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Jackie Chan says his mission is complete.

Chan wrote, directed and stars in “Chinese Zodiac,” an action comedy which centers on a team attempting to steal some of the 12 bronze statues looted from a Chinese palace in 1860.

Since the movie was released in China last year, two of the real statues were returned to China by Francois Pinault, head of Gucci’s parent company.

The 59-year-old Hong Kong star praised their return, saying he hopes all such looted artifacts can be returned from Western museums.

Chan says he isn’t quitting anytime soon. He completed filming on another installment in his “Police Story” franchise and is discussing another movie alongside “Rush Hour” co-star Chris Tucker.

Brown charged with felony assault

Chris Brown was charged with assault after a fight broke out early Sunday near a Washington hotel, the latest problem for the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer with a snarled legal history.

Brown and another man were charged with felony assault in the altercation that started just before 4:30 a.m., a D.C. police spokesman said.

The man who was attacked received treatment for his injuries at a local hospital and was released Sunday. Police wouldn’t elaborate on his injuries but said the felony charge was based in part on the extent of the injuries. The victim’s name wasn’t released.

Christopher Hollosy, 35, was also charged with felony assault, police said. Police wouldn’t say how Brown and Hollosy may have known each other.

Brown and Hollosy were being held pending a court hearing today, Metcalf said.

Fleetwood Mac cancels shows

Fleetwood Mac is canceling planned performances in Australia and New Zealand as bassist John McVie is treated for cancer.

Band members Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham said in a statement Sunday that they’re sorry to cancel the 14 show dates and hope “fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best.”

Band spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg did not specify what type of cancer McVie is treating.

The birthday bunch

Actress Joan Plowright is 84. Country musician Charlie Daniels is 77. Actor Dennis Franz (“NYPD Blue”) is 69. Singer Wayne Fontana is 68. Actress Annie Potts is 61. “The Talk” co-host Sheryl Underwood is 50. Actress Jami Gertz is 48. Actor-comedian Andy Richter is 47. Actress Julia Roberts is 46. Singer Ben Harper is 44. Country singer Brad Paisley is 41. Actor Joaquin Phoenix is 39. Singer-rapper Frank Ocean is 26. Actor Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”) is 15.


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