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Jolie speaks on global refugee crisis

Angelina Jolie appeared at the US State Department in Washington, DC, on World Refugee Day on Monday to speak out about the global refugee crisis.

The 41-year-old US actress, who is the Special Envoy for the United Nations' High Commissioner on Refugees, met with US Secretary of State John Kerry as she addressed the magnitude of the crisis - that there are currently "65 million people displaced by conflict".

She also spoke about "rising intolerance and xenophobia", and advocated "channelling our emotions so that we pursue policies that reduce, not inflame, threats to our security".

Later that evening, Jolie and Mr Kerry attended an interfaith iftar dinner in Sterling, Virginia.

Of her dedication to the crisis, Mr Kerry said: "This is not a passing fancy for her at all, it is a lifetime commitment."

Swift, Hiddleston dance at concert

US pop star Taylor Swift, 26, was once more spotted dancing with her new beau, English actor Tom Hiddleston, 35.

The couple were enjoying a date on Tuesday at Swift's best friend Selena Gomez's concert in Nashville, Tennessee.

Swift and Hiddleston were first photographed kissing on June 16, two weeks after she broke up with Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris.

When news of the pair dating broke, fans were quick to dig out photos of them dancing together at the Met Gala in May.

Blair sorry for outburst on flight

Selma Blair has publicly apologised for her outburst on a Delta flight on Monday, during which she was crying and shouting.

The 43-year-old US actress wrote in a statement to Vanity Fair: "I made a big mistake yesterday. After a lovely trip with my son and his dad, I mixed alcohol with medication, and that caused me to black out and led me to say and do things that I deeply regret."

She apologised to all she "disturbed", and thanked "all of the people who helped me in the aftermath".

Blair ended her statement by saying: "I am a flawed human being who makes mistakes and am filled with shame over this incident. I am truly very sorry."

Yelchin's death ruled an accident 

Anton Yelchin's death last Sunday has officially been ruled an accident.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner's office told People magazine that the 27-year-old US actor died of "blunt traumatic asphyxia" when his car pinned him against a security fence in his driveway.

The cast of the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Star Trek Beyond, which Yelchin stars in, will no longer be attending an upcoming promotional event at the Cannes Lions festival.

"Out of respect, we are withdrawing our participation in the previously announced Star Trek Beyond event at Cannes Lions this week," film studio Paramount Pictures said in a statement.

It must mean my career is doing pretty well, because my personal life’s not that exciting. I’m almost 40 years old. I don’t do that much. I’m kind of a slug. But they sure want pictures of it.

— US country singer Blake Shelton isn’t bothered any more by how his relationship with US singer Gwen Stefani has dominated the media

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