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Exhibit marks Bruce Lee’s death

Bruce Lee fans are marking the 35th anniversary of his death with an exhibit featuring movie posters, magazine covers and books about the action star.

Also among the 800 items on display are letters written by Lee that detail his life in the U.S., where he attended college and taught kung fu before returning to Hong Kong.

Danny Chan, who plays Lee in an upcoming Chinese TV series, attended the opening ceremony of the exhibit Friday, organized by the Hong Kong-based Bruce Lee Club.

Chan said he hopes the exhibit will improve public understanding of Lee.

“A lot of people like Bruce Lee but know very little about him,” he said.

Lee died July 20, 1973, at 32 from swelling of the brain.

He was known for movies in which he portrayed characters who defended the Chinese and the working class from oppressors. His credits include “The Chinese Connection” “Return of the Dragon” and “Enter the Dragon.”

Talks are also ongoing about turning Lee’s former home in Hong Kong into a museum. The philanthropist who owns the two-story house has offered to donate the property and has lobbied the government to help convert it into a museum.

July 18, 2008 at 7:29 pm Leave a comment

Dennis Farina pleads no contest to gun charge

Dennis Farina may be able to carry a gun on-screen, but he won’t be able to own one in California for several months.

The actor’s attorney pleaded no contest on Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of bringing a weapon into a secure area at Los Angeles International Airport. A court commissioner sentenced him to up to two years of probation and ordered him to pay $1,991 in fines, said Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan.

While on probation, Farina cannot own or carry a gun, Mateljan said.

A former policeman, Farina was arrested May 11 for having a .22 caliber semiautomatic handgun in his briefcase. He promptly apologized after his release, saying he forgot he had the gun in his baggage.

Farina, 64, did not appear in court Thursday.

Farina has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies, including a three-year stint on “Law & Order” as detective Joe Fontana.

Other charges of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm were dismissed.

July 18, 2008 at 7:27 pm Leave a comment

The beginning

Hello world! My name is Andrew and I’m the webmaster of this blog. Here you will find all kinds of news regarding movies industry. I can only hope that you will enjoy my blog.

September 28, 2007 at 6:10 pm Leave a comment


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