Voight hopes daughter Jolie will visit Israel

Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight says he hopes his daughter Angelina Jolie will join him soon on a visit to the Jewish state.

A longtime Israel supporter, Voight is visiting the country with likely U.S. presidential candidate Mike Huckabee .

Voight was for years estranged from Jolie. He said on Tuesday that his celebrity daughter was well aware of his "affection for Israel and the Jewish people," but that he doesn't know where she stands on Israel.

Jolie serves as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations.

Voight told the Associated Press he would "love to see" Jolie at his side "coming on a visit to Israel."

He said: "That would be a nice thing before I go."

The 72-year-old Voight starred in such movies as "Midnight Cowboy," "Deliverance" and "Coming Home."

Gervais could host Globes again

Ricky Gervais says that despite the acrimony over his job hosting the Golden Globes, he was asked to consider returning next year.

In a diary of his experience hosting the Globes for Heat magazine, Gervais says that organizers asked him to "consider a third year." Gervais said he was inclined to turn it down because he doesn't know what he could do better.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association presents the Globes and didn't immediately comment Tuesday.

Gervais' hosting job in January was his second time around. It quickly became infamous because of the pointed jokes he made about many Hollywood stars. Association president Philip Berk earlier said Gervais "definitely crossed the line."

The NBC broadcast drew nearly 17 million viewers. That was slightly more than last year's audience.

Baby girl for Applegate

Actress Christina Applegate is a mom. Her publicist says in a brief news release Tuesday that Sadie Grace LeNoble was born Jan. 27 in Los Angeles, and mother and daughter are doing great. People.com was first to report the birth.

The 39-year-old "Married ... With Children" and "Samantha Who?" star and 41-year-old Dutch musician Martyn LeNoble became engaged last Valentine's Day.

Applegate had a double mastectomy in July 2008 and reconstructive surgery months later. She is now cancer-free.

Another year older

Today's birthdays: Comedian Tom Smothers , 74 ... rock singer-guitarist Graham Nash , 69... country singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers), 65... actor Brent Spiner , 62... model Christie Brinkley , 57... rapper T-Mo , 39 ... singer Shakira , 34 ... country singer Blaine Larsen , 25.