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Jackie Chan Is a Tough Dad

If you were at an awards ceremony honoring your son, would you use the occasion to tell the media that you were willing all your money to charity so that your child would get nothing? That's what Jackie Chan did, when asked recently by reporters about his singer son Jaycee. "If he is capable, he can make his own money," he told Channel News Asia. "If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money." In fact, forget this whole award-collecting thing, said Jackie: "I really regret not sending him into the army in the past, to give him more experience and temper his character." But wait, it gets better/worse. Jaycee told reporters that when recent rumors circulated on the Internet that his father had passed away, he was worried and called Jackie to make sure he was all right. His response? "My dad scolded me. 'Do you wish I were dead?'" The Chans, everybody! [Channel News Asia]

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