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Jackie Chan gets honorary Oscar

When Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan saw an Oscar statuette at US actor Sylvester Stallone's house 23 years ago, he told himself that he wanted one.

On Saturday, at the 2016 Governors Awards, the 62-year-old got his wish. He was awarded an honorary Oscar for his decades of work in film by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors.

"After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, after so many bones, finally," Chan said at the star-studded gala dinner, Reuters reported.

The actor recalled how he would watch the Academy Awards with his parents and his father would always ask him why he did not have Hollywood's top accolade despite having made so many movies.

Chan thanked his fans, saying they were the reason "I continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching, breaking my bones".


Pink shows off baby bump

US singer Pink is expecting baby No. 2 and she announced the news by posting a photo of herself looking heavily pregnant on Instagram.

In the post, which is captioned "Surprise!", she is seen cuddling her five-year-old daughter Willow Sage, reported UK paper the Mirror.

 

Surprise!

A photo posted by P!NK (@pink) on Nov 12, 2016 at 9:52am PST

The 37-year-old, who is married to former motocross racer Carey Hart, had gushed about being a mother on the Good Morning America show in May.

She said then: "I love being a mama. I made a choice a long time ago that I was going to have a successful family, and that is my absolute No. 1 goal in life."


Second time's the charm for McDreamy

US actor Patrick Dempsey and his wife of 17 years, Jillian, have officially called off their divorce, Us Weekly reported.

The 50-year-old Grey's Anatomy star and his wife reconciled this year after she filed for divorce in January last year.

She had cited irreconcilable differences and, in the documents, she requested spousal support and joint custody of their three children, daughter Tallula, 14, and twin nine-year-old sons Sullivan and Darby.

"You have to work at everything. And you cannot do everything. Something has to be sacrificed," Dempsey told ES magazine in May.


US band not welcome at Bataclan

Two members of Eagles Of Death Metal, the US rock band who were playing when terrorists attacked Paris' Bataclan concert hall last year, were turned away from the venue's reopening show on Saturday over controversial remarks by the band's lead singer.

"They came, I threw them out - there are things you can't forgive," Bataclan co-director Jules Frutos told AFP, as Sting was wrapping up an emotional reopening show to mark one year since 90 people were massacred there during a concert by the Californian band.

Frontman Jesse Hughes, 44, caused dismay in France earlier this year by suggesting that Muslim staff at the Bataclan were involved in the gun and suicide bomb attack there on Nov 13 last year. Before the concert, Mr Frutos said he was sick of listening to Hughes' conspiracy theories.


PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM/ PINK, INSTAGRAM/ PATRICKDEMPSEY, AFP, REUTERS

There was a moment when she was singing in the booth and the water was vibrating... like, you know, that scene in Jurassic Park.

- US singer Bruno Mars on being bowled over by English singer Adele's vocals when they worked together on her song All I Ask

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