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Angelina Jolie honoured at Sarajevo Film Festival

Plus: Justin Bieber to tour Middle East, Peter Jackson wraps up Hobbit shoot, Boyzone plan anniversary album, and Clooney and guests suffer food poisoning.

Angelina Jolie. Reuters
Angelina Jolie. Reuters

Angelina Jolie, whose directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey dealt with the 1992-95 war in Bosnia, arrived on Saturday at the Sarajevo Film Festival, where she is to be made an honorary citizen for her efforts in "keeping the truth about wartime events in Sarajevo and Bosnia-Herzegovina alive". Jolie arrived without Brad Pitt but with three of their children. She attended a workshop for young film artists from 13 countries, held on the sidelines of the festival. * AFP

Justin Bieber to play Middle East next year

Justin Bieber is coming to the Middle East, he announced on Twitter. "Just agreed to routing for Europe, Russia, Middle East, Asia, Australia and NZ, South America and South Africa BELIEVE tour dates," he posted Wednesday. Believe is the 18-year-old's second album, released last month. His current tour schedule kicks off in Arizona in September and ends in Miami in January. Exact details for the additional stops have yet to be announced.

The Hobbit finishes filming

After 266 days of shooting, Peter Jackson announced on Friday he had wrapped production for his two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit. "We made it! Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room," he posted on Facebook. Jackson is due to make an appearance at this week's San Diego Comic-Con to promote the first Hobbit film, due for release in December.

Boyzone plan anniversary album

The Irish boy band Boyzone are planning a special album and tour next year to mark their 20th anniversary. The group formed after responding to an ad hunting for stars in 1993. "We've plans in place - that's if people want to come and see us," the group member Keith Duffy told The Sun. "We have a very loyal fan base that always come in their thousands. It's a nice set-up – we never broke up, so we can get back together when it suits."

Clooney and Keibler suffer food poisoning

George Clooney and girlfriend Stacy Keibler suffered from food poisoning in Italy last week. "Finally had a bad meal in Italy. Our whole dinner party got food poisoning. Oh well, at least I'm still here," Keibler posted on Twitter on Thursday. The couple had dinner with friends at a restaurant in Cernobbio, Italy, where Clooney owns a Lake Como villa. According to the celebrity website TMZ, no one in the actor's party needed medical attention.