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Jolie, Pitt draw attention to Bosnia's homeless

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt visited Bosnia on Monday, intending to spotlight the plight of 117,000 people who have not able to return to their homes, even though the Bosnia war ended 15 years ago.

The two arrived Sunday evening, said Aida Prljaca, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Sarajevo.

Jolie, who has been a UNHCR ambassador since 2001, will visit projects meant to help Bosnians who cannot return home, either because their homes have not been rebuilt or the infrastructure in their villages has not been repaired.

Some 7,000 people live in dozens of refugee centers throughout the country. The other 110,000 live primarily with relatives or in rented housing.

Jolie is currently filming "The Tourist" with Johnny Depp in Italy.

Madonna in Malawi

Madonna has arrived in Malawi ahead of her weeklong charity tour.

According to an official program released by the pop star's charity, Madonna was scheduled today to lay the first brick of her Raising Malawi Academy for Girls, a $15 million academy set to open in 2011.

Madonna has pumped millions into this impoverished southern African country and become active in charitable efforts; she has also adopted two children from Malawi.

Fired again

Rod Blagojevich has been fired again.

The former governor, whom Illinois lawmakers ousted from office last year, has been kicked off NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice."

"Apprentice" boss Donald Trump fired him after Blagojevich struggled as team leader in creating an interactive display.

As on a previous episode, technology posed a surprising hurdle for Blagojevich. On Sunday's show, he had trouble sending text messages and e-mailing.

The 53-year-old Blagojevich explained his difficulties using cell phones and computers on WLS-AM's "Don Wade and Roma Morning Show" on Monday.

He says his generation didn't grow up with what he calls "all that stuff."

Blagojevich faces a federal indictment alleging political corruption while in office. He's denied any wrongdoing.

Another year older

Today's birthdays: Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson , 82... composer-conductor Andre Previn , 81... country singer Merle Haggard , 73... actor Billy Dee Williams , 73... movie director Barry Levinson , 68... actor John Ratzenberger , 63 ... actress Marilu Henner , 58 ... actor Paul Rudd , 41... actor Zach Braff , 35... actor Bret Harrison , 28.

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