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Gene LeBell, Famed Stuntman and “Godfather of Grappling,” Dies at 89

Gene LeBell, the colorful judo champion, wrestler and stuntman who trained Bruce Lee, fought Elvis Presley and John Wayne in the movies and was an inspiration for Brad Pitt’s character in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, has died. He was 89. LeBell died in his sleep early Tuesday morning at his home in Sherman Oaks, […]

Ni Kuang, Prolific Hong Kong Writer Behind Bruce Lee’s ‘Fist of Fury,’ ‘Big Boss,’ Dies at 87

Ni Kuang, the prolific Hong Kong writer behind the Wisely series of sci-fi novels as well as over 300 film screenplays including the classic martial arts films One-Armed Swordsman and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and the Bruce Lee hits Fist of Fury and The Big Boss, has died. He was 87. The South China Morning […]

How Bruce Lee Inspired Ronny Chieng’s Watch Collection

Ronny Chieng is having a moment, from his Netflix specials (2019’s Asian Comedian Destroys America! and the just-released Ronny Chieng: Speakeasy) to his ongoing The Hope You Get Rich comedy tour and roles in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (as flossed-out fight club owner Jon Jon), Young Rock and Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. In […]

Bob Wall, Martial Arts Expert Who Fought Bruce Lee in Films, Dies at 82

Bob Wall, the charismatic martial arts expert, actor and stuntman who battled Bruce Lee in The Way of the Dragon, Enter the Dragon and Game of Death, has died. He was 82. Wall died Sunday in Los Angeles, his family announced in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. They chose not to reveal the cause […]

Ernie Hudson Heartbroken Over ‘Rust’ Shooting, Says He Can’t Watch ‘The Crow’

Ernie Hudson, like the rest of Hollywood, is reeling from last week’s deadly shooting on the set of Rust where a gun discharged by Alec Baldwin killed director of photography Halyna Hutchins and wounded the film’s director. The iconic Ghostbusters star knows firsthand about the devastation left in the wake of such a tragedy as […]

Brandon Lee’s Family Supports Banning Real Guns From Sets Following ‘Rust’ Fatal Shooting

The family of Brandon Lee has been overcome with sadness and frustration after learning that another fatal accidental shooting occurred on a film set. On Thursday, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed when a gun handled by Alec Baldwin misfired on the set of his Western film, Rust. Director Joel Souza was also wounded. The […]

Shannon Lee: Does Quentin Tarantino Hate Bruce Lee? Or Does It Just Help Sell Books? (Guest Column)

Amid Quentin Tarantino’s media tour to promote the new release of his novelization of 2019’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the director stopped by Joe Rogan’s Spotify podcast. During the June 29 interview, Tarantino was asked about the criticism over the film’s depiction of Bruce Lee — specifically, a fight scene in which Brad […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why Bruce Lee Would Have Loved ‘Cobra Kai’

Columnist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a friend and student of the late martial arts great, watches the Netflix 'Karate Kid' update with him in mind: "He would have loved that the show doesn’t take itself too seriously."

‘Doctor Strange’ Star Benedict Wong Celebrates Bruce Lee’s 80th (Guest Column)

The late actor Bruce Lee was born 80 years ago, on Nov. 27, 1940.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Commemorate Bruce Lee’s 80th Birthday With New Stories About The Legend

The two men were dear friends who appeared on screen together in the classic 'Game of Death'. 

Brandon Lee ‘Crow’ Costume Sells for $25K at Auction

A costume worn by the late Brandon Lee in The Crow sold at auction over the weekend. The distressed black shirt, leather pants and trench coat nabbed $25,000, according to Kruse GWS Auctions.

John Saxon, ‘Enter the Dragon,’ ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Actor, Dies at 83

John Saxon, the rugged actor who kicked around with Bruce Lee in 'Enter the Dragon' and appeared in three 'Nightmare on Elm Street' movies for director Wes Craven, has died. He was 83.