January 27, 2006

Jolie tells starstruck summit to stay focused

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie told a summit
of business leaders and politicians, many driven to distraction
by the Hollywood siren, to concentrate on the real issues.

"I just think if I can ask anything it's for everybody in
this room, including myself, to stay focused on the issues,"
Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency, told
an audience at the World Economic Forum on Friday.

"To follow up on Darfur, to watch what is happening in the
courts, to follow up on Nepal ... on Afghanistan," she said.

Jolie uses her celebrity pulling power to draw attention to
humanitarian crises in places such as Darfur, Chad and

The Oscar-winner and her beau Brad Pitt, whose child she is
carrying, have reduced the global elite at Davos to star-struck
autograph hunters, scrambling over each other to get a glimpse
of the actress and her man.