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‘Duang!’ Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word

In this March 3, 2014 file photo, Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan, center, is escorted by officials as he is surrounded by journalists upon arrival at the Great Hall of the People to attend the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing. Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country’s mass culture and entertainment: “duang.” It’s not a word, but a sound he made in an old TV commercial meaning something like “ta-da!” A new mash-up video of the old ad has made “duang” a trending topic on China’s social media. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country’s mass culture and entertainment: “duang.”

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Review: ‘Unfinished Business’ should never have started

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows, from left, Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco in a scene from "Unfinished Business." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Jessica Miglio)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the years since he strutted onto the scene — lean, handsome, mouth running a mile a minute — in Doug Liman’s “Swingers” (1996), Vince Vaughn has become one of the poster boys for the mainstream American comedy: from romantic (“The Break-Up”) to bromantic (“Old School”), pretty good (“Wedding Crashers”) to very bad (“Fred Claus”) to frankly unnecessary (“Delivery Man”).

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ tops MTV Movie Awards nominations

This file image released by Disney - Marvel shows Chris Pratt in a scene from "Guardians Of The Galaxy." MTV announced Wednesday that “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “The Fault in Our Stars,” and “Neighbors,” all have seven shots at winning a golden popcorn trophy at the annual awards ceremony airing live on April 12 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Disney - Marvel, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — And you thought Hollywood’s award season was over.

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Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ tops box office with $19.1 million

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Will Smith, center, and Margot Robbie, right, appear in a scene from the film, "Focus." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Frank Masi)

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith’s con-man caper “Focus” dethroned “Fifty Shades of Grey” at the box office, but the film’s modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

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Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

In this April 26, 2009 file photo, actor Leonard Nimoy poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek” died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, “I Am Not Spock” — an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him.

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