John Travolta has flown a jetliner carrying relief supplies into the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, along with doctors and ministers from the Church of Scientology.
The 55-year-old actor piloted his own Boeing 707 from Florida with six tons of ready-to-eat military rations and medical supplies for survivors of Haiti's devastating Jan. 12 earthquake late Monday.
His wife, Kelly Preston , was also aboard.
"We have the ability to actually help make a difference in the situation in Haiti, and I just can't see not using this plane to help," Travolta said.
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Travolta compared the mission to aid efforts following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. "We were there right away, with this airplane, because you know we have the ability and the means to do this, so I think you have responsibility on some level to do that."
Timberlake to receive Hasty Pudding award
Justin Timberlake will soon have a new piece of hardware for his trophy case — a pudding pot.
The Grammy and Emmy award winner was named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year on Tuesday. Timberlake will receive the award at a roast set for Feb. 5.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe, said in a statement that the singer, songwriter, actor and producer was selected because he's "one of pop culture's most influential entertainers."
Actress Anne Hathaway was named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year earlier this month.
Zellweger joins Berlin film jury
The Berlin Film Festival says Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger has joined the jury for this year's competition.
The festival announced Tuesday that Zellweger, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for "Cold Mountain" in 2004, will be part of the seven-member panel under veteran German-born filmmaker Werner Herzog.
They will be joined by Chinese actress Yu Nan; Italian writer-director Francesca Comencini; Spanish producer Jose Maria Morales; Somali-born writer Nuruddin Farah; and German actress Cornelia Froboess.
The festival runs from Feb. 11-21.
Another year older
Today's birthdays: Actor James Cromwell , 70... ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov , 62... chief U.S. Justice John Roberts , 55... actress Mimi Rogers , 54... sports and political commentator Keith Olbermann , 51... actress Bridget Fonda , 46