- - Sunday, May 20, 2012

Jackie Chan said he is landing his last punch.

The Hong Kong actor told the Associated Press on Friday that his latest film, “Chinese Zodiac,” will be his last action movie.

Mr. Chan, launching the film in Cannes with co-stars Kwon Sang Woo, Yao Xingtong and Liao Fan, said that people never believe him when he says he is going to retire.

“They say, ‘No, you’re still young, you can still do it,’ but I have to stop one day.”

The 58-year-old said he is bowing out with “Chinese Zodiac” because it’s one of the “most important” films in his career.

Mr. Chan wrote, produced, directed and coordinated fights scenes for the film, in which his character searches for the 12 bronze heads of the Chinese zodiac.

Mr. Chan promised that he’ll continue to make films, but with more acting than action, citing Robert De Niro and Clint Eastwood his role models.

Van Halen postpones shows on summer tour

Van Halen are postponing some dates on their summer concert tour.

A source familiar with the tour who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to the Associated Press that some of the band’s long-scheduled performances this summer are being postponed. The group’s website lists active tour dates through June 26.

Dozens of additional shows had been planned and there was no immediate reason given for the postponements. Representatives of the band and AEG, which is promoting the concerts in some regions, did not respond to messages.

Taylor Swift donates $4M to Country Music Hall of Fame

Taylor Swift has taught a generation of children to appreciate country music over the past five years. Now, she’s donating $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to make sure that education continues.

The gift is the largest given to the museum by an artist and is the second largest from an individual, officials said. It will fund the Taylor Swift Education Center, an exhibit and classroom space scheduled to open in 2014.

“In terms of what it will allow us to do, we do education very well now,” museum director Kyle Young said. “It will allow us to do what we do better, serve more people, develop new programs, and I’m happy to say that as we talked through this opportunity with Taylor, she very much wants to be involved in an advisory capacity in what we do.

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