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Quick Takes: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donate $2 million to Namibian sanctuary

January 04, 2011

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are donating $2 million to the Namibian sanctuary where they spent Christmas with their kids.

The donation to the Naankuse Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary was made through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation in the name of their daughter Shiloh, who was born in Namibia.

Dara Barrett, head of finance at the Naankuse sanctuary, told the Associated Press that the money would be used primarily to benefit the community of San bushmen on the farm and surrounding areas.

The remainder of the funds will be used for large animal conservation projects and other San community projects that have yet to be identified, Barrett said.

—Associated Press

CNN loses Roberts to Fox

John Roberts is joining Fox News Channel as a senior national correspondent based in Atlanta, CNN has confirmed. The former CNN host will report on major domestic and international stories for the network.

The award-winning journalist has spent the past two decades covering major news stories for CBS News, where he often filled in for "Evening News" anchor Dan Rather, and CNN, where he co-anchored "American Morning."

—Melissa Maerz

2009 Portman film surfaces

Natalie Portman's "The Other Woman," written and directed by Don Roos, will hit theaters Feb 4. But it's available for viewing now, on video on demand. The film reemerged last week with the release of a poster and trailer that appeared online and the sudden announcement that it would be viewable as of Jan. 1.

The film premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival as "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits," after the Ayelet Waldman novel from which it is adapted.

—Mark Olsen

Toni Braxton gets reality show

Toni Braxton — the 43-year-old Grammy-winning singer of "Un-Break My Heart" and "You're Makin' Me High" — will appear in the reality show "Braxton Family Values" on the WE network starting in April.

The WE network appeals chiefly to women, and with Oprah Winfrey's new OWN network going on the air

last weekend, it is looking

to sharpen its focus for viewers.

— Associated Press

Nintendo issues 3-D warning

Nintendo Co. has warned that children 6 years old or younger should not play games in 3-D mode on a new 3-D-capable handheld game player slated for an early 2011 debut, citing possible health risks.

The company said on its website that children 6 years old or younger will be able to experience the new handheld game device in 2-D mode only because playing it in 3-D mode could be bad for their eyes.


Chuck Berry back home

Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry returned home Sunday to suburban St. Louis after falling ill with exhaustion during a concert in Chicago.

Berry's longtime friend Joe Edwards said Monday that the 84-year-old singer, who hadn't been hospitalized, is well enough to prepare for a Jan. 19 show at Blueberry Hill in University City, Mo.

Berry fell ill Saturday while performing at Chicago's Congress Theater after two New Year's Eve shows in New York.

— Associated Press

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