AMMAN, JORDAN - Angelina Jolie traveled to Jordan on Monday to visit Syrians who fled the civil war in their country. The Hollywood star planned to visit Jordan's first tent city for Syrian refugees on Tuesday. She will be accompanied by U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh to the Zatari camp, which hosts about 27,000 Syrians displaced by the 18-month conflict.
Jordan has sheltered more than 185,000 Syrian refugees -- the largest number in the region.
In April, the U.N. refugee agency promoted Jolie from serving as its goodwill ambassador to special envoy. She has contributed $5 million to U.N. efforts aiding refugees worldwide. In June, she donated $100,000 to the United Nations to assist Syrian refugees.
The U.N. agency "believes even one person forced to flee is too many. And it's true," Jolie said in a statement. "Every individual refugee matters. Each has their own story. Each has suffered and survived more than I could ever bear. And yet, they rise up to live another day."
In June 2111, she visited Syrian refugees in the Altinozu refugee camp in Turkey, near the Syrian border.Wedding bells for Ryan and Blake
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are husband and wife. People magazine reports that the couple tied the knot Sunday night at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., just outside of Charleston. Reps for the two actors had no comment. The two costarred in 2011's Green Lantern. Reynolds, 35, was previously married to Scarlett Johansson. The couple divorced in 2010 after two years of marriage. This is the first marriage for Lively, who previously dated her Gossip Girl costar Penn Badgley.
SPONSOR WITH STYLE: PBS' "Masterpiece" is getting a fashionable new supporter. The public TV program said Monday that the Ralph Lauren Corp. will become a national sponsor, marking the company's first TV sponsorship. "Masterpiece" executive producer Rebecca Eaton called Lauren's support a tribute to the program, home of the hit British period drama "Downton Abbey."
CHANGE OF VENUE: George Michael is the first international pop star to perform in Paris' Opera Garnier, singing Sunday evening, as part of his "Symphonica Tour," to support French AIDS charity Sidaction. He was cheered on by celebrities including "The Artist" actress Berenice Bejo, fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier and Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter Dolores Chaplin.