Chan’s rough ride in `Rush Hour’

first_imgChan said “Rush Hour 3” was no different from the first two installments for him. “Nothing particularly exciting stood out that made this movie special for me … I spent four months making this film and I still don’t fully understand the humor,” he said, adding the comedic scenes may be lost on Asian audiences. – Associated Press Turner joins Opry lineup “Rush Hour” put Jackie Chan in Hollywood’s major leagues, but the Hong Kong star isn’t a fan of his successful action comedy franchise. Chan said when he made the first installment of the “Rush Hour” series in 1998 he only wanted to test the U.S. market and didn’t have high hopes. “When we finished filming, I felt very disappointed because it was a movie I didn’t appreciate and I did not like the action scenes involved. I felt the style of action was too Americanized and I didn’t understand the American humor,” Chan said in a blog entry on his Web site seen Sunday. The actor said he made the sequel because he was offered an “irresistible” amount of money to do it and made the recently released third installment to satisfy fans of the series. Hank Williams. Patsy Cline. Alan Jackson. Martina McBride. And now, Josh Turner. They’re all members of the Grand Ole Opry, the nation’s longest continuously running radio show, out of Nashvile, Tenn. Turner was invited to join Saturday, and had no trouble accepting. During “Opry Live,” Turner presented Roy Clark with a plaque commemorating his 20 years as an Opry member. Clark then pulled an envelope attached to the back of the plaque and said, “Well, actually this is for you, Josh. It reads: How would you like to formally become a member of the Grand Ole Opry?” Said Turner: “I made my Opry debut back in 2001. I never knew this could happen so early.” He will be formally inducted Oct. 27 by Vince Gill. Turner’s debut album sold more than a million copies. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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