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Taking Names: Chan says he’s done with action films
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.
“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.
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 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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