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Jackie Chan’s son arrested in drug bust; Denzel Washington enters facility; Justin Timberlake deletes offensive Madonna Tweet

 

Jackie Chan can’t be too happy. The martial arts king’s son was arrested in a Beijing drug bust, according to The Daily News in New York. Police announced that Jaycee Chan, 31, was among several suspects detained on drug-related offenses, according to China’s People’s Daily. The actor was arrested after police found 100 grams of marijuana at his home.

Last week, Jackie told The Associated Press he was putting the brakes on his movie career.

“The next morning, you realize wow, it hurts!” said Chan, 60. “Now my body tells me to slow down 30 percent and probably in another two years, 20 more, then 50 percent. So slowly, slowly, then I will tell the whole world, stop doing action.”

Perhaps he wants to spend more time with his son, whom he reportedly cut off three years ago.

EURO TRIP

In related news, Denzel Washington recently checked out of an Orange County residence where he was detoxing after a gluttonous vacation on a yacht off the coast of Italy, TMZ reports. At least the actor was with his wife at the time of OD’ing on good food and other stuff. Washington’s publicist tells Entertainment Tonight that he sought professional help for a “ritual cleanse” that he does to prep for work. “Nothing new.” Denzel will be in Miami on Sept. 5 doing press for upcoming Russia-mafia thriller The Equalizer, along with director Antoine Fuqua. Don’t look for the actor at LIV.

(ANTI) SOCIAL MEDIA

When will these celebrities learn? Justin Timberlake was forced to delete a Tweet after he sent Madonna a birthday post over the weekend calling her his “mother chucking ninja.” Followers were outraged as this phrase is understood to be an alternate way of saying the N-word.

NEW GIG

Craig Ferguson is close to a deal to launch an early-evening talk show starting in fall 2015. The outgoing host of CBS’ The Late Late Show would introduce his half-hour syndicated series on stations in a slot just before prime time. Ferguson is expected to bring along his robot skeleton “sidekick,” Geoff. Ferguson will also host Celebrity Name Game next month; he steps down from Late in December.

UNTOLD STORY

Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children’s series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted Little House on the Prairie fans a more realistic view of frontier living.

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography is slated to be released nationwide by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press this fall.

Wilder wrote the autobiography before the Little House series but could never get it published. She used tales from the memoir as inspiration for her family-oriented books.

Wilder’s not-safe-for-children tales include stark scenes of domestic abuse, love triangles gone awry and a man who lit himself on fire while drunk.

Editor Pamela Smith Hill says the book will give fans the chance to see the real family behind Wilder’s fictionalized accounts.

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