Jackie Chan thanked the media for its coverage of poverty-stricken Hebei province in China. The stories inspired him to donate nearly $500,000 to the province, according to Contact Music. The money came via his Jackie Chan Charity Foundation. The action hero also took his fellow celebrities to see the poverty first hand. In between, he found time to pose with his Chinese Zodiac co-stars at the Cannes Film Festival. Who says Asian guys never get the good looking girls?!! This was probably a nice break for Chan from all the negative publicity of late. He was investigated but later cleared by police after making comments he used weapons and grenades to confront some Chinese mobsters. He also got into controversy when he stated Hong Kong had been overrun with protests. The remarks sparked a boycott of his new movie, Chinese Zodiac, which is not scheduled for a US release until the spring or summer.