Sunday, May 8, 2005
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Jolie wants more funding to help Afghan refugees
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Hollywood star and U.N. goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie made an emotional appeal to the international community to help millions of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan.
Jolie spent four days touring sprawling refugee amps near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan and met Friday with President Gen. Pervez Musharraf.
"I ask the international community to do more to fund and to help shoulder the burden of this part of the world," she said Saturday.
Man accused of punching Dr. Dre to stand trial
LOS ANGELES - A man accused of punching Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards last year must stand trial on an assault charge, a judge has ruled.
Judge James Dabney on Friday found sufficient evidence to try 26-year-old Jimmy James Johnson.
The man allegedly punched the veteran producer and rap star after asking for his autograph during a taping of the show Nov. 15. The attack set off a chair-throwing brawl that spread through the crowd.
McConaughey to host show on Evel Knievel
NEW ORLEANS - Matthew McConaughey spent his childhood fascinated by motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel's jumps, but now he is focusing on the life "between the jumps" as host for The History Channel's show on the veteran stuntman.
McConaughey has been wrapping up shooting for The History Channel's "Absolute Evel: The Evel Knievel Story" scheduled to air June 13.
The program is part autobiographical, with Knievel talking about his career, relationships with women and his son, his baseball-bat beating of a former press agent and time in jail.
As a child, McConaughey said he watched Knievel's stunts, then went outside and jumped mounds of dirt on his bike. "I'd jump and only get a little air, and they'd call me Little Knievel."
- From wire reports