LATEST JACKIE NEWS
September 30, 2003
Jackie's 20-year-old son, Cho Ming is getting ready to release an album of songs. The Electric Newspaper reports that Jackie is afraid that if Cho Ming's first album is too successful, he will not treasure his accomplishment. Here's Cho Ming:
Photo: Apple Daily
Jackie has had his hair cut for his role in New Police Story. At a fan club gathering in Hong Kong, Jackie asked how his fans would prefer his hair to be. "SHORT!" So now Jackie's hair is short and many of his fans are once again happy. Of course, we love Jackie no matter what his hair looks like, right?
You just gotta love the guy!
September 29, 2003
Jackie is very busy in Hong Kong filming his newest movie, New Police Story. Here are some photos of Jackie hard at work on the set (you will also see his co-star Nicholas Tse in some of these shots):
Photo: Sing Pao
Photo: Oriental Daily
Photo: The Sun
Photo: Sing Pao
Check out the fabulous new artwork in the Jackie Chan Art Gallery (scroll down to the bottom to see the newest ones). Thanks to Janie Lee for her beautiful drawings.
This from Oriental Daily:
Congratulations to Jackie who has been tops with audiences for many years!
Don't forget to check
out the two latest additions to Totally
Cool Things About Hong Kong....two versions of The Medallion premiere!
September 28, 2003
Check out the latest addition to the Totally Cool Things About Hong Kong section of Jackie's Kids Corner! Lisa Schwark and her family have shared their memories of The Medallion Premiere in Hong Kong. Thanks Lisa, Mark, Nic, and Steph!
Here's a photo of Jackie smiling at the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART 2003) at the Hong Kong convention center Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003:
Photo:©AP/Lo Sai Hung
September 27, 2003
After all the commotion of the last few days (the announcement of the merge of Jackie Chan's official website with the Kids Club website and the creation of the web-based VIP Fan Club), the Latest Jackie News will attempt to get back on track. Click here for information on how the changes will affect the Kids Club.
First, there is a new addition to the Totally Cool Hong Kong stories....this one is about The Medallion Premiere at the Hong Kong Convention Center! Click here to read this and other stories from the Hong Kong Together With Jackie Tour.
Jackie is filming his latest movie, New Police Story, in Hong Kong right now. Here is Jackie introducing his co-star, Charley Yeung at a press conference at his office:
Jackie at the press conference:
Jackie with The New Police Story cast members:
During the press conference Jackie took the opportunity to show off more of the beautiful tiles that fans have sent him. Here's Jackie holding the latest tiles to arrive in Hong Kong:
If you would like to send a tile to Jackie to help decorate his office, click here for all the information!
Check out the latest "Ask Jackie" question at the Jackie Chan Adventures website.
As you know, Jackie is Hong Kong's Film Ambassador. Here's what Jackie has to say about THAT!
For more info, visit Hong Kong Filmart
September 25, 2003
Wow! Jackie's official site has relaunched and is better than ever. There is a special VIP section where you can see things that no one else can see. Jackie's official webmaster has done a terrific job of putting together a state-of-the-art website. Congratulations!
Regarding the Kids Club, the kids club site, and the status of both:
The Official Jackie Chan Fan Club for Kids will cease to exist the way it has been in the past. HOWEVER, it will continue on as part of Jackie's International Fan Club. The webmaster of the Kids Club site has, in the words of the JC Group management team:
" been invited by the JC Group to officially join their staff and will therefore be continuing running the kids corner section."
For now there will be a link from Jackie's official site directly to the Kids Club website. In the future, the contents of the Kids Club site will actually be ON Jackie's official site. Transferring content from the Kids Club format to the official site format is a major undertaking and so it will be a while before this happens.
If you are an existing member of the Official Jackie Chan Fan Club for Kids, you will continue to receive a paper newsletter in the mail until the end of your membership. After your membership has expired, you can continue to read the newsletter on Jackie's official site in the Kids Corner. Each kids club member will receive a login and password in the August/September issue of the newsletter which is being mailed this week. Look for it in your newsletter. You will be a VIP member for one year after which time you will be required to join the International Fan Club. Thanks to Jackie, Willie, and Solon for generously offering to allow kids club members to roll their memberships over for a year!
On a personal note, I would like to say that I am thrilled with the decision of the JC Group to centralize the fan clubs. For me it means being part of the JC Team - a dream come true indeed! I will be working for the JC Group to bring you the same fun, educational, and Jackie-centered web content that I have been bringing you for two years. Because I will no longer have to deal with the immense chore of mailing out a paper newsletter, I will have more time to add creative sections to the Kids Corner. Thank you to everyone who has emailed me privately with your concerns about the decision of the JC Group. Don't worry....the kids club website will be even better than before!
The Jackie Chan Fan Club for Kids website isn't going anywhere! The Kids Club website has officially (yes, OFFICIALLY!) become part of www.jackiechan.com, Jackie's Official Website. Stay tuned for further details....and don't worry!
Thank you to everyone who expressed concern about the future of the kids website. The announcement made yesterday (September 23) on Jackie's Official Site was no surprise to the Kids Club president/webmaster. The kids club website will continue to be the fun, educational, and Jackie-centered site that it has been for the past two years.
September 21, 2003
Monkeypeaches.com has this to report:
This is awesome news for those of us who are major fans of the Police Story series. Here's a photo of the beautiful Charley Yeung:
In other news, Jackie's brand new line of clothing, JC Jeans, is preparing their website. JC Jeans will, according to the website, "be available in better department and specialty stores in February, 2003." Here's a look at the home page (under construction).
September 19, 2003
If you checked the Kids Club "Latest Jackie News" early in the day yesterday, check down below because a lot of stuff was added last night.
To see some AMAZING photos taken on the set of Around the World in 80 Days, click here. Be warned, however.....these are SPOILER photos.
September 18, 2003
Well, if you think Jackie is sitting back and taking it easy while he's between movies, think again. He's been dashing all around Hong Kong helping to support various causes.
Here's Jackie at a press conference for the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market at Hong Kong's Convention Center:
AP Photo/Vincent Yu
And here he is at a news conference for the new satellite TV entertainment channel 'Asia Plus' in Hong Kong:
As you can see, Jackie has cut his hair which means that he is done filming the extra scenes for Around the World in 80 Days. When Jackie was in Hong Kong he told fans that he was going to cut his hair THIS SHORT but he seems to have changed his mind!
If you'd like to see the entire commercial that Jackie filmed for the Hong Kong Tourism Board, click here to go to his official site. The commercial is beautiful and makes the Kids Club webmaster want to jump back on an airplane and continue getting lost in Hong Kong.
September 16, 2003
Jackie has been very busy filming a television commercial for the Hong Kong Tourism Board's "Hong Kong - Live It. Love It!" global advertising campaign. You can see TONS of great photos of Jackie filming the commercial on Jackie's official site. Also on Jackie's official site are photos of the campaign.
Here is a photo of Hong Kong Tourism Ambassador Jackie taken during the filming of the commercial:
Here's a photo of Jackie at the ceremony for the global advertising campaign. Jackie surprised the audience by coming in on a camera perched above the audience!
Here are some more photos of Jackie at the ceremony:
Thanks to Marie M. for sending a link to an AWESOME satellite photo of Hong Kong. Click here to see it. It's a large file so it takes time to download, but it's definitely worth it!
Remember when Jackie was filming a motorcycle ad a while back? Well you can see what the ad looks like by clicking here.
Don't forget to have a look at the wonderful story written by Kids Club member Stephanie and her mom Lisa. Here's the link to this great story and all of the terrific pictures that go with it!
September 15, 2003
Click here to read an awesome story about Kids Club members visiting the Giant Buddha on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. It's a great tale.....and there are lots of photos. Thanks to Lisa S. for contributing this story!
September 13, 2003
Well, the Jackie Chan Adventures cartoon has started its FOURTH year in the USA with an episode entitled "The Masks of the Shadowkhan." If you are familiar with the world of cartoons (and who isn't, right??) you know that new animated shows premiere all the time but few of them last. Congratulations to Jackie and the JC Group for a smashing success with the JC Adventures. If you'd like to see a new "Ask Jackie" clip, click here to go to the JC Adventures official site.
Celebrating Mid-Autumn with a BBQ Party!
Jackie Chan & Coco Lee perform cowboy dance to entertain guests!
Article by Stan and Jobbie
Jackie and friends
Photo: ©The Sun
The Medallion is still playing in theaters here in the US and is doing very nicely. It has been in theaters for three weeks and stands at a respectable number 12 on the top 20 movies.
out some really neat stuff at Jackie's official website! Click
here to read about Jackie's Hong Kong: Live It, Love It television
Also at Jackie's official site you can see that the Jackie Chan Tile Project is in full swing as another tile arrives in Hong Kong. Don't forget to get started on YOUR tile! Click here for all the information.
Don't forget....if you'd like to win a Shanghai Knights poster, just send a postcard to the following address. One card will be picked and the winner gets the poster. It's that easy! Send your postcard to:
The Jackie Chan Fan Club for Kids
P.O. Box 556
Peconic, NY 11958-0556
Speaking of Shanghai Knights, why not go have a look at some of the hysterical places that the Shanghai Knights promotional posters were placed back when the movie premiered. They're pretty funny.
September 9, 2003
Check out the updates on Jackie's Official Website! There are photos of Jackie perched on the world's third tallest building plus lots of other exciting things to see.
According to BrandWeek.com, "a trio of Kids' WB! characters will urge students to 'Toon in to School!' in a milk carton program set to run at 25,000 elementary, middle and high schools this fall. In one linked to Jackie Chan Adventures, students were urged to join the J-Team and practice mind, body and spiritual fitness."
For those kids who entered the Anti-Smoking Poster Contest: Don't worry! Jackie has not forgotten about being the judge. He's just very busy right now. Keep checking The Latest Jackie News for the winners!
Club members should not despair either. Your newsletters will be coming
shortly. The editor of The Little Dragon News started a new teaching job
last week and is kind of overwhelmed. She apologizes and says that the
wait will be worth it!
September 6, 2003
Police Story 5 !!!
According to Monkeypeaches.com:
"Shooting of the fifth of Police Story series, under the title New Police Story, will start this month, according to Nanfang Daily. Director Benny Chan said the story was not too complicated and it follows the good vs. the bad tradition of previous Police Stories. Nicholas Tse will play another cop and Charlene Choi play her girlfriend. The bad guys will be portrayed by Daniel Wu, Wang Chieh, Terence Yin and Andy On. Benny Chan also said there would be a lot more hand to hand fights and less CG effects. Now the biggest unanswered question is who will play Jackie Chan's girlfriend, possibly wife?"
Here's Jackie with Nicholas Tse who will also be in the new Police Story movie.
Photo: ©AP/Lo Sai Hung
Jackie's good friend Anita Mui, who played Jackie's stepmother in Drunken Master 2 (The Legend of Drunken Master) is sick. Jackie attended a news conference in Hong Kong on Friday with other friends of Anita to show support. Members of the Kids Club will keep Anita in our thoughts.
Here's Jackie giving his friend Anita a big smile and a hug:
September 4, 2003
Wow! It's September already. Lots of kids (and adults) are going back to school. Good luck to everyone who is starting a new school year.
Willie Chan has announced on Jackie's official site that Jackie will indeed be doing a Hong Kong movie this year. Willie has asked for your advice about choosing a leading lady for Jackie. Click here to read the choices. If you'd like to send an email to the Kids Club president, she will forward your choices on to Willie. Click here to vote!
All the votes are in and you have chosen Shanghai Knights as your favorite Jackie Chan Hollywood movie! Let's hope that Shanghai Dawn is just as good!
Very Exciting News!!
This is THE coolest news of the year for the Kids Club!!!
As most of you know, Jackie has been keeping a diary for his fans while shooting Shanghai Knights. In the July 3rd diary entry, Jackie talks at length about the Kids Club and mentions each of the last 7 "Jackie's Kids" by NAME! As most Kids Club members know, Jackie has taken a keen interest in the newest Jackie Fan Club and he reads all of the newsletters. It is very exciting to read Jackie's comments about the club and its members! In the July 8th entry, Jackie mentions the Kids Club again, encouraging his young fans to join. Click the highlighted links (above) or read the diary entries at Jackie's Official Web Site. (From the August 12, 2002 News Report)
The Latest Jackie News is now being archived to save room on this web page. To read past news reports, just click on the month you're interested in viewing.
©2002 Katharine Schroeder/The Official Jackie Chan Fan Club for Kids