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La Toya has new book ...

La Toya Jackson writes in her new book "Starting Over" that the first question that ran through her mind after she learned of her brother's death was, "Who killed Michael?"

The book is scheduled to go on sale next week, two years after the pop star's death of a sedative overdose. Dr. Conrad Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter, and trial is set for September.

La Toya Jackson says her brother often predicted he would be killed over his estate and music publishing catalog.

She also says she learned a lot about Michael's well-being in the days before his death. His daughter Paris told her that "Daddy was always cold" and that "he would always cry."

She won't be the last of her family to share their story. Brother Jermaine Jackson has a book coming out in September.


Good-will mission ...

U.N. envoy Angelina Jolie traveled to Turkey's border with Syria on Friday, sharing fruit and dessert with some of the thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled their government's bloody crackdown.

The Hollywood celebrity and good-will ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees arrived in the Turkish province of Hatay on a private jet with boxes of toys for the refugee camps.

Jolie spent two-and-a-half hours with the refugees, asking how they were in Arabic and then speaking with them through an interpreter, Turkey's NTV television reported. It said she took notes, showing particular interest in the women and children.

Nearly 10,000 Syrians have sought refuge in camps in Turkey.

Protests first erupted in Syria in mid-March as part of the "Arab Spring" push toward democracy. Syrian President Bashar Assad responded by unleashing the military to crush the street demonstrations. Human rights activists say more than 1,400 Syrians have been killed and 10,000 detained.


Celebrity birthdays ...

Sunday: Singer Spanky McFarlane of Spanky and Our Gang is 69. Actress Phylicia Rashad is 63. Actress Kathleen Turner is 57.

Monday: Actress Olympia Dukakis is 80. Actor Martin Landau is 80. Singer Anne Murray is 66.

Tuesday: Actor Bernie Kopell ("The Love Boat") is 78. Actress Mariette Hartley is 71. Comedian Joe Flaherty ("SCTV") is 70.

Wednesday: Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson is 75. Singer Todd Rundgren is 63. Actress Lindsay Wagner is 62.

Thursday: Actor Bryan Brown is 64. Drummer Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth is 49.

Friday: Actress Michele Lee is 69. Guitarist Jeff Beck is 67. Drummer Mick Fleetwood is 64.

Next Saturday: Actress June Lockhart is 86. Singer Eddie Floyd is 74. Singer Carly Simon is 66.

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