Jolie opens sexual violence summit, Weaver to return for "Avatar"
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 01:20
Jun 10 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Angelina Jolie opens a summit focused on ending sexual violence in conflict zones, Lupita Nyong'o is named the MTV Africa Music Awards Personality of the Year, and Sigourney Weaver will be included in the ''Avatar'' sequels. Bob Mezan reports.
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Angelina Jolie joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague in London for a summit focused on ending sexual violence in conflict zones. Jolie is a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and has been actively involved in combatting rape as a weapon of war. The four day event will involve 1200 officials and activists from 150 nations.
Lupita Nyong'o was honored at the MTV Africa Music Awards. The Oscar-winning actress was given the Personality of the Year award. Nyong'o didn't attend the event, but accepted the honor via video message.
Sigourney Weaver will be back for the "Avatar" sequels. Director James Cameron confirmed the long-standing rumors about the actress' return, despite the fact that her character died in the first film. There are three more planned "Avatar" films - set to open in 2016, 2017, and 2018. The original 2009 film is the highest grossing movie of all time, earning roughly 2.8 billion worldwide.
Jon Favreau was in London to promote his film "Chef." Favreau was the director, co-producer, writer and lead actor of the comedy, which has already earned critical praise in the U.S. The film opens in the UK on June 25.
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