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New Photos: The All-Star Cast Of 'The Expendables 3'

April 7th, 2014 10:15am EDT
New Photos: The All-Star Cast Of 'The Expendables 3'
Lionsgate Entertainment released a slew of new posters for the upcoming sequel The Expendables 3. The film stars nearly every action star known to man, including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan.

"The Expendables 3" also stars a handful of former athletes, including Ronda Rousey, Terry Crews and Randy Couture.

But wait, you also get: Harrison Ford, Mickey Rourke, Nicolas Cage, Milla Jovovich and Mel Gibson! And if that isn't enough, Kelsey Grammer!

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Jet Li Has Hyperthyroidism

December 27th, 2013 9:09pm EST
Jet Li
Action hero Jet Li is being treated for an overactive thyroid. The actor, 50, was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in 2010 and managed to keep it under control with medication, but he's having problems with his weight.

He revealed on a Chinese talent show that he is judging that he is struggling with the disease, which affects a person's metabolism and heart rate. It is incurable but can be controlled with medication.

He explained: "I have hyperthyroidism, sometimes I'd lose 15 kilograms, sometimes I'd gain 15 kilograms. I'm really fat right now. That's a fact. And I haven't had a chance to...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2013

January 3rd, 2013 11:08am EST
Brad Pitt
The biggest and most memorable event of 1963 was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its 50th anniversary will be marked on November 22. The civil rights movement was in full swing as Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech and the Vietnam conflict had begun. Gas was 29 cents a gallon and the average cost for a new home was $12,560.

Also that year, the Beatles released their first album 'Please Please Me.' Notable films released in 1963 were The Great Escape, From Russia with Love, The Birds, Cleopatra and The Pink Panther. Popular TV shows included, The A...
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Action Packed 'The Expendables 2' Debuts At Number One

August 20th, 2012 8:46am EDT
THe Expendables 2
Action star-filled "The Expendables 2" dominated the weekend box office, grossing $28.8 million during its opening weekend. It was a respectable dbut; however, the original film opened with $34.8 million in 2010.

Sylvester Stallone heads up the starring cast, which includes returning members Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, and Terry Crews, along with fellow '80s action icons Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. Liam Hemsworth also stars.

Jeremy Renner's "The Bourne Legacy" dropped to number two, taking in $17 million. Animated film "ParaNorman" bowed in at number three with ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Expendables: Extended Director's Cut'

December 14th, 2011 2:30pm EST
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So you thought the last Stallone outing was already a decent guns and ammo treat? Well then feast your eyes on the upgrade via the new "The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut" out Dec. 13 from Lionsgate. Does Stallone provide more backbone – check out the action stats below!

Title: "The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut"

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 114 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: Amidst the already blood and guts heavy previous...
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Chuck Norris & Jean-Claude Van Damme Confirmed For 'Expendables' Sequel

September 14th, 2011 8:39am EDT
Chuck Norris
Sylvester Stallone has confirmed reports suggesting action men Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris have signed up to join the cast of his new "The Expendables" movie.

He tells EW.com the two stars will join himself, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action film sequel, which will begin shooting in Bulgaria later this month.

And Stallone says film fans can expect a "big showdown" between himself and Van Damme in the movie.
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Chuck Norris And JCVD To Join 'The Expendables II'?

September 6th, 2011 2:37pm EDT
Chuck Norris
Veteran action men Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris are in talks to join the cast of The Expendables sequel, according to Internet reports.

The stars will join Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews and Randy Couture for The Expendables II, according to CinemaBlend.com.

The sequel will also feature Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who appeared briefly in the first film.

Con Air's Simon West will direct the blockbuster, which will hit cinemas in August 2012.
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Jason Statham & Jet Li Happy To Redeem Themselves In 'Expendables'

August 25th, 2010 6:07pm EDT
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Jason Statham was grateful for the chance to reteam with Jet Li in The Expendables - so the action duo could redeem themselves for their past movie flops.

The British movie hunk previously starred alongside Li in the movies The One and War, which were widely panned by critics.

Statham was disappointed in their previous collaborations but jumped at the chance to work with Li again in Sylvester Stallone's new blockbuster - so the pair could finally be proud of their big-screen partnership.

He tells Britain's OK! magazine, "All the movies I've done with Jet, apart from this one, have been n...
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Jean-Claude Van Damme Refused To Lose To Jet Li In 'Expendables' Fight

August 17th, 2010 8:23am EDT
Jean-claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Van Damme refused to appear in Sylvester Stallone's all-star action film The Expendables, because he would have to lose a fight to Jet Li.

Stallone corralled a hit-list of Hollywood hard men to appear in the film, but Universal Soldier star Van Damme turned him down, because the Belgian martial arts expert failed to get the movie's satirical undertones.

Stallone tells Britain's Sunday Times, "I wanted to set Jean-Claude against Jet Li, but he didn't want to lose to Jet. He didn't think that was cool. But that's why it would be cool; to have Jean-Claude beaten by the other ma...
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Sylvester Stallone 'Plotting' An 'Expendables' Sequel

August 16th, 2010 5:30pm EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Action icon-turned-director Sylvester Stallone is "plotting" a sequel to his hit film The Expendables after the movie muscled its way to number one at the U.S. box office.

The movie features Stallone alongside a host of stars including Jet Li and Jason Statham, with cameos from action icons Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It debuted with earnings of $35 million this weekend, and even Stallone is shocked The Expendables managed to beat Julia Roberts' feel-good film Eat Pray Love to the top of the box office chart, admitting his film was "up against some tough competition."

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Sly Stallone Kicks Julia Roberts' Butt At Box Office

August 16th, 2010 8:09am EDT
The Expendables
Sylvester Stallone has climbed to the top of the box-office - the actor/director's new action movie "The Expendables" debuted with $35 million takings at the weekend.

The movie, starring Sly alongside Jet Li and Jason Statham, and also features cameos from action icons Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, kicked Julia Roberts' "Eat Pray Love" to number two.

Roberts' feel-good film, based on Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir of the same name, opened with $23.7 million.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg kept cinemagoers laughing with "The Other Guys," which followed at three after ra...
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'The Expendables' Boasts An Action Movie Dream Team

August 11th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
expendables
All across the country, fans of the explosive action movies of the 80s are about to have their thirst for old school ass kicking quenched by “The Expendables” whose cast is a veritable dream team of action stars. On August 13, testosterone junkies will have their fill of macho dialogue and gratuitous explosions. In order to be appropriately prepared for what will be a glorious disaster of cheesy filmmaking, here’s a quick rundown of the cast.

Co-writer and director Sylvester Stallone heads the cast as the leader of a group of mercenaries who travel to South America to overthrow a dictator,...
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Katie Price In Thigh Highs And A Semi-See Through Dress - Hot Or Not?

August 10th, 2010 1:31pm EDT
Katie Price
Katie Price looked like a street walker when she walked the red carpet at the U.K. premiere of "The Expendables" in London on Monday. What do you think of her thigh-high stockings and see-through dress?

In the film, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li star as a group of mercenaries who undertake a near-impossible operation to overthrow a dictator in South America. Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Terry Crews, and UFC star Randy Couture co-star in the action-packed production.

Sylvester is convinced "The Expendables" will break box office records for featuring "the ugl...
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Will There Be Any Surprise Movie Gems in August?

August 10th, 2010 11:14am EDT
eat pray love
This past weekend, “The Other Guys,” starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, unseated “Inception” for the top spot at the box office. Notorious for mediocre movies, August is typically the worst month of the year for any moviegoer who craves an inspired experience at the theater.

This August, however, may be different as “The Other Guys” has already gotten solid reviews from critics and a $35 million opening weekend. The re-teaming of Ferrell and writer/director Adam McKay has already spiced up the box office for the early part of August and several other titles makes one wonder if the re...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World,' 'The Expendables,' & More

August 9th, 2010 9:00am EDT
The Expendables
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to interview Edgar Wright, the director of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as well as cast members Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, and Anna Kendrick. Michael and Jason are very funny in person and had some hilarious thing to say about their physical training for the film. Definitely check out the story here if you have not already. A review will be posted later this week on the movie’s release date.

“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”hits the box office this week with Sylvester Stallone’s action epic The Expendables, the Julia Roberts drama “Eat Pray L...
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'The Expendables' Trailer Released - Watch It!

March 31st, 2010 2:13pm EDT
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Lionsgate has released the trailer to the summer action movie The Expendables. The film features an ensemble cast including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Randy Couture, and Dolph Lundgren.

The story follows a group of mercenaries that take a suicide mission to overthrow a South American dictator. There are also cameos including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. In fact, a scene with Willis, Schwarzenegger, and Stallone marks the first time the three superstars shared the movie screen.

The Expendables is due in theaters August 10.

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Top 10 Films With Numbers In The Title

September 26th, 2009 1:52pm EDT
9
In honor of the recent Tim Burton film 9 we're spotlighting numerals and numbers in film. What they have contributed to movies over the years goes beyond simply differentiating an original from a sequel.

For the most part this list excludes sequels. Sorry. It's just too easy. Also, much too simple are the straight up number films. But the English language loopholes are definitely abused throughout this top ten to reflect the best and, well, most viewed options. Check them out!

1. The First Wives Club.

This is the smartass chick's chick flick with a message. Bette Midler. Goldie ...
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Seth Rogen Buzzes About Gondry's 'Green Hornet'

March 23rd, 2009 8:52am EDT
Seth Rogen
The prospect of a Green Hornet film seems cursed. Christopher McQuarrie was writing a script in 2000 which had Jet Li attached as Kato. Then the surprise of comedian Kevin Smith writing and directing stalled with an unproduced script. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been touting their script since SuperBad, but their first choice director, Stephen Chow, backed out.

Now, with yet another avant-garde twist, Green Hornet is still buzzing. "Michel Gondry is going to direct it," Rogen updated. "Me and Evan are in the process of rewriting it with him right now. We should start shooting it...
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Attack Of The Comic Book Movies

February 12th, 2009 12:02pm EST
Watchmen
Bringing comic book heroes (and villains) to the big screen has meant big bucks for movie studios in recent years. With huge budgets and state of the art special effects, it's easier than ever for filmmakers to convincingly create the fantasy worlds that classic comic characters inhabit, both delighting die-hard "geeks," and captivating folks who've never picked up a comic book in their lives.

Comic book films have always been popular, dating back to the movie serials of the 1940s featuring Superman, Batman, and Flash Gordon, just to name a few. Christopher Reeve's "Superman" in 1978...
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Happy Chinese New Year! Who's The Hottest Chinese Celeb?

January 26th, 2009 9:09am EST
Lucy Liu
Today begins the year of the ox. Chinese New Year is one of the most important traditional Chinese holidays. Several stars will be celebrating the new year this month. Peruse our photo slideshow, and let us know which star is the hottest!

Bai Ling

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'The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor' Conquers DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 16

November 10th, 2008 6:00pm EST
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The awe-inspiring adventure of the year with breathtaking visual effects is available to own on December 16, 2008 when The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor hits store shelves in a Deluxe two-disc Edition on DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi-Def from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The latest chapter in one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor includes riveting action, non-stop suspense, epic battle scenes, cinematic pyrotechnics and an international all-star cast: Brendan Fraser (Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D), Jet Li (The Forbidden K...
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Finding The Right Halloween Costume And Ones To Avoid

October 13th, 2008 10:00am EDT
The Dark Knight
Picking the right Halloween costume can get tricky, especially when you're over the age of twelve. One thing that you need to be aware of in your selection is that there's a fine line

between having a good Halloween costume and making an ass of yourself. The same basic childhood rules still apply today: wear nothing that heavily restricts movement or vision, wear nothing that will burst into flames, and a homemade costume always trumps something store bought. Once you get the right idea, putting together a costume is easy. It's getting the idea that's the hard part. As Halloween sweeps i...
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Race Matters: Is Hollywood Truly Color Blind When It Comes To On-Screen Romance?

September 29th, 2008 9:49am EDT
Die Another Day
In John Grisham's bestselling novel "The Pelican Brief," investigative journalist Gray Grantham and law student Darby Shaw uncover a political conspiracy and in the process, end up between the sheets. In the 1993 film version, Darby Shaw (played by Julia Roberts) and Grantham merely share a chaste hug in the film's conclusion. What happened between page and screen? One theory: In the novel Grantham is white; in the film, he's portrayed by Academy-Award winning - and black - actor Denzel Washington.

The stigma of interracial relationships in cinema can be traced back to the 1934 Motio...
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Heath Ledger Tops Movie Villain Poll

September 9th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker in Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight has been named the summer's best movie villain.

The late actor, who died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in January, won 95 per cent of the votes in a poll conducted by Moviefone.com-- easily beating off competition from Cate Blanchett's villainous Indiana Jones soviet agent foe.

The Aussie actress' Irina Spalko came in second with two per cent of the vote.

Iron Man's nemesis Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) tied with The Incredible Hulk's Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) and The Mummy: Tomb of ...
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Slideshow: Actors/Martial Artists

August 29th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Jackie Chan
They kick, punch, roll, and flip with fervor and precision. They are actors with abilities beyond a normal human being. And we love them for it! Check out our photo slideshow of famous actors who like to polish off their martial arts skills now and then:

Jet Li

Recent films: The Forbidden Kingdom, War, Fearless

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Jackie Chan

Recent films: Kung Fu Panda, The Forbidden Kingdom, Rush Hour 3

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Wesley Snipes

Memorable films: Blade, U.S. Marshals, Rising Sun

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Despite Jet Li's Would-Be Resurrection, 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor' Still Flops

August 1st, 2008 9:26am EDT
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
(Hollywoodchicago) – The threequel that culminates with “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” is so hackneyed that the main star of the previous two films – Brendan Fraser – wasn’t even enough any more to sell audiences on a third return. Universal Studios needed to enlist co-star Jet Li to even stand a fighting chance and take the mood the Asian way.

Jet Li as the vicious emperor comes back to life in “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” which races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the spectacular Himalayas.

Photo credit: Digital Domain, copyright Universal Stu...
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Brendan Fraser To Greet Guests At Universal Studios Hollywood This Sunday

July 25th, 2008 9:21am EDT
Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser, star of Universal Pictures' eagerly anticipated summer blockbuster, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor makes a special guest appearance at Universal Studios Hollywood to meet fans and join them for a spin on the popular " Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride" thrill ride roller coaster on Sunday, July 27 at 4:00 p.m.

Flanked by a brigade of marching mummies, Brendan Fraser will greet fans at the "Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride" and entertain their many questions as well as preview a clip of the film. Guests attending the event will also have a chance to win tickets to atte...
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Slideshow: 5 Films To Look Forward To This August

July 23rd, 2008 8:44am EDT
Tropic Thunder
As summer winds down, so does the release of Hollywood blockbusters. But that doesn't mean there aren't any films worth watching. Check out a handful of films that are sure to entertain before September rolls around:

Aug. 1

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

This globe-trotting adventure finds explorer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and his son attempting to thwart a resurrected emperor's (Jet Li) plan to enslave the entire human race.

Aug. 1

Swing Vote

When the mischievous antics of a precocious 12-year-old girl result in the outcome of the United Sta...
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Get Ready For The Next Exciting Chapter Of 'The Mummy' Adventure

July 4th, 2008 10:30am EDT
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The blockbuster global Mummy franchise takes a spellbinding turn as the action shifts to Asia for the next chapter in the adventure series, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Brendan Fraser returns as explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li) in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son Alex (newcomer Luke Ford), wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) and her brother, Jonathan (John Hannah). And this time, the O'Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse who...
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Celebrity Horoscope: Taurus

April 21st, 2008 8:00am EDT
Renee Zellweger
People who inhabit the Taurus sign (April 20-May 20) have a great work ethic and are reliable, honest, and determined. They don't take any unnecessary risks and are not easily distracted. In other words, they're taskmasters.

Take Cher, for example. She's been working since she was 17 - that's 45 years in the business and one heck of a work ethic. Although she "officially retired" following her 2005 farewell tour, she is contracted to perform over 200 shows over the next three years.

Those born under the bull sign also like to live comfortably. That's not a difficult thi...
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