GET YOUR PARTY ON: This summer's coolest party and music gig website with all the hottest local entertainment news!

VOTE AND WIN: You could win an iPad Mini by voting for your favourite local celeb in the Channel24 Awards!

Angelina Jolie helps sick staff member

2013-01-14 20:40
 
Angelina Jolie
Los Angeles - Angelina Jolie is paying a cancer-stricken wardrobe assistant's bills.

The Maleficent actress was quick to reassure a long-term helper that she would have nothing to worry about financially after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and has even promised the woman work when she finishes treatment.

According to reports, Angelina promised to cover all the wardrobe assistant's living expenses and guaranteed she would get her job back when she finished treatment - and if the actress wasn't working at the time, she would find her work on another project.

A source told National Enquirer magazine: "The woman was so touched by Angie's kindness, she told pals she just wishes everyone could know what a good person she is."

'Every individual refugee matters'

Angelina - who raises six children with partner Brad Pitt - is known for her charitable efforts and marked World Refugee Day last June with a $100 000 donation to the UN Refugee Agency.

The brunette beauty - who is a special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - said at the time: "In the past year 4.3 million people have become displaced.

"There are still 2.7 million refugees from Afghanistan; 12 million people are stateless. And for the fifth consecutive year the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide exceeded 42 million.

"The international community should rededicate itself to preventing conflict, addressing it when it erupts, and solving it more quickly, for that is the only way to create durable solutions for the refugees whose strength inspires us on this World Refugee Day.

"Every individual refugee matters. Each has their own story. Each has suffered and survived more than I could ever bear. And yet, they rise up to live another day."

- BangShowBiz

Read more on:    angelina jolie  |  celebrities
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent Gossip

It's up to you to decide who took the best South African belfie. Vote now and you could win a prize! Read More »

Who took the best selfie for 2014? It's up to you to decide. Here are the nominees for the top 5 best local celebrity selfies for the year. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.