Angelina Jolie turned SANTA CLAUS in Beirut on Christmas Day (25DEC04) when she handed out CD players to young cancer sufferers in the Lebanese capital.

The TOMB RAIDER star and her son MADDOX visited the Children's Cancer Centre of Lebanon and gave one 18-year-old an extra special treat - an exclusive interview.

HAYTHAM MUSHARAFIYEH, 18, a wannabe journalist, made the front page of a top Lebanese newspaper with his interview.

He says, "She put me very much at ease. While I was doing the interview, I forgot I had cancer."

31/12/2004 01:14