Jackie Chan (Chan Kong-sang) is a Hong Kong-born actor and action choreographer best known for his role as Detective Inspector Lee in Rush Hour. He is notable for bringing humour to martial arts movies and, over the course of appearing in more than 150 films, has become one of the only actors to perform all of his own stunts. Chan, an ambassador for UNICEF/UNAIDS, has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. An operatically trained vocalist, Chan is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.
A Bad Week for ... , December 16, 2012
The Hong Kong action star can't seem to help putting his foot in it. Bemoaning recent outbreaks of protests in the city, he called for the government to regulate what issues people could demonstrate about. SCMP.com rapidly dug up proof he was once on the other side of the, err, police fence, with a series of photos showing him rallying against triad violence, piracy and publishing pictures of naked actresses.
The deputy party chief of Sichuan province was fired amid a corruption investigation and lurid accusations, including that he sold official positions to incompetent candidates and put his wife in charge of the local branch of the Red Cross after it received a flood of donations in the aftermath of the 2008 earthquake.
The speaker of Singapore's parliament quit after becoming the latest public figure in the supposedly straight-laced city state to be caught up in a sex scandal. Palmer, a married father-of-one who only took up his post in October, stepped down after admitting having an extramarital affair with a government staffer.