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Kung Fu Sect May Have Killed Carradine: Lawyer

Actor 'very interested' in exposing underworld

(Newser) - A secret kung fu sect may have killed actor David Carradine for uncovering its secrets, his family's lawyer says. "If there was some foul play, that that may be the first area where" authorities "should look," Hollywood lawyer Mark Geragos said on Larry King Live. He... More »

Chan and Li Kick Up Box Office Winner

Kingdom takes first, but audiences fall for Sarah Marshall

(Newser) - Jackie Chan and Jet Li KO’d the competition at this weekend's box office, Entertainment Weekly reports. The Forbidden Kingdom finished first with $20.9 million, kicking raunchy romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall to second with $17.3 million. Other debuts stirred up little action: The Al Pacino thriller 88 ... More »

Chan-Li Vehicle Stuck in Neutral

Forbidden Kingdom is entertaining, underwhelming

(Newser) - The Forbidden Kingdom, packing the one-two punch of Jackie Chan and Jet Li, is "great fun," David Edelstein writes in New York, once the martial-arts flick gets past "the clunky prologue." Other critics are a little more reserved in praising the film, about a modern-day teenager... More »

U. Washington Students Push for Bruce Lee Memorial

School balking over statue of ex-student

(Newser) - University of Washington students are petitioning for the right to build a statue of Bruce Lee, the film icon who studied at the university for three years and offered martial arts classes at the student union. Students argue the statue would be step toward better artistic representation of the school's... More »

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