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Rumours of Jackie Chan's death float in Twitterverse

Last updated on: March 30, 2011 14:56 IST

Rumours of Jackie Chan's death float in Twitterverse

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Rumours that Jackie Chan has died have set the Twitterverse into overdrive, but the action star is alive and kicking, according to his Facebook page.

The bogus news took hold after it was tweeted that the action star had suffered a heart attack.

'RIP Jackie Chan' topped Twitter's trending topics, sparking confusion and leading to a post on Chan's Facebook page debunking the story.

'Jackie is alive and well. He did not suffer a heart attack and die, as was reported on many social networking sites and in online news reports," the Courier Mail quoted the post as saying.

'Jackie is fine and is busy preparing for the filming of his next movie,' added the post.

The prank originated on a fake website made to look like the Australian news website Yahoo!7News.


Image: Jackie Chan
Photographs: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images
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Jennifer Aniston is set to direct a short film about breast cancer as part of the Lifetime Project Five anthology series.

The former Friends star, 42, will join Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and Monster and Entourage director Patty Jenkins.

A fifth director will join the team for the five-part series but the name has yet to be announced.

'Our hope with Project Five is to entertain, inform and inspire dialogue, research and prevention. Otherwise, our goals are small', the Daily Mail quoted her as telling Us Weekly.

'We want these films to move people and empower those affected by breast cancer to stand tall through this challenge, which impacts all of our lives, no matter who we are,' she added.


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Jennifer Garner has landed the title character in Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming big-screen adaptation of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple mystery novel series.

According to IGN, the character - immortalized in countless films and TV shows over the past 50 years - is traditionally an elderly woman, but Disney's reboot will revolve around a much younger Marple cracking crimes.

According to Deadline.com, Mark Frost - who has experience with mysteries, having scripted much of David Lynch's Twin Peaks - will write the script, while Garner will produce through her Vandalia Films company, with Disney overseeing the project, reports News.com.au.


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Abbie Cornish strips off to promote her role in Sucker Punch

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Abbie Cornish has stripped off for the new issue of Esquire magazine to promote her sexy new role in girl power action film Sucker Punch.

The Australian actress, who has been dubbed the new 'Nicole Kidman', has just wrapped filming as the title role in Madonna's upcoming Wallis Simpson biopic W.E.

But Sucker Punch, which co-stars Emily Browning of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Vanessa Hudgens and Jena Malone, is a little more fast-paced.

'The action is top-notch new s*** you haven't seen before,' the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.

'It's insane. In. Sane,' she added.

The shoot features the golden-haired beauty gazing at the camera with piercing hazel eyes first in a lacy bra, before stripping off completely and covering her modesty with her hand.


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The Simpsons episodes banned over Japan disaster

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Controllers at several European channels have banned episodes of The Simpsons that contain jokes about nuclear meltdown. They want to stop the hit cartoon poking fun at nuclear danger during the battle to save the tsunami-hit Fukushima plant, reports the Daily Star.

Bungling Homer Simpson works at disaster-prone Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, run by money-grabbing Mr Burns, in the hit show. It is a running joke that safety at the plant, that has blown up or come close to meltdown several times, is notoriously slack. Beer-swilling Homer is a Nuclear Safety Inspector, but repeatedly puts the town at risk by neglecting his duties and falling asleep.

He even casually tosses away a radioactive rod he finds in his clothes during the hit show's title sequence. The PC plonkers have been blasted for failing to separate fact from fiction. German channel Pro7 was the first to stop the fun. ORF in Austria and SF in Switzerland were quick to follow suit.

The Austrian channel is thought to have taken the most extreme action, banning eight episodes until a review next month. The censored shows include one that features scientists Marie and Pierre Curie dying of radiation poisoning and another, which contains jokes about a nuclear meltdown.

However, critics of the European killjoys insist the show is harmless and cannot be compared to the situation in Japan. Controllers at several European channels have banned episodes of The Simpsons that contain jokes about nuclear meltdown. They want to stop the hit cartoon poking fun at nuclear danger during the battle to save the tsunami-hit Fukushima plant, reports the Daily Star.

Bungling Homer Simpson works at disaster-prone Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, run by money-grabbing Mr Burns, in the hit show.

It is a running joke that safety at the plant, that has blown up or come close to meltdown several times, is notoriously slack. Beer-swilling Homer is a Nuclear Safety Inspector, but repeatedly puts the town at risk by neglecting his duties and falling asleep.

He even casually tosses away a radioactive rod he finds in his clothes during the hit show's title sequence.

The PC plonkers have been blasted for failing to separate fact from fiction. German channel Pro7 was the first to stop the fun. ORF in Austria and SF in Switzerland were quick to follow suit.

The Austrian channel is thought to have taken the most extreme action, banning eight episodes until a review next month. The censored shows include one that features scientists Marie and Pierre Curie dying of radiation poisoning and another, which contains jokes about a nuclear meltdown.

However, critics of the European killjoys insist the show is harmless and cannot be compared to the situation in Japan.


Image: A still from The Simpsons

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