"Godfather of Soul" James Brown
continued his Thanksgiving Day tradition
by sponsoring a turkey giveaway in his
hometown of Augusta. More than 600
people stood in line Wednesday -- some
for hours -- to get a free turkey. It was
the fifth year of the event.
As the Suwanee Quintet sang gospel
tunes, Brown -- decked out in a black
leather jacket with stars and stripes
down the sleeves -- grabbed the microphone and added his signature
screech to applause from the crowd.
"An event like this means giving back to the community," Brown said. "I
have grown up with a lot of these people and I have seen a lot of the
younger ones grow up. I have much love for the kids."
In Pristina, Yugoslavia, actress Salma Hayek handed out kisses, pictures
and autographs to NATO peacekeepers.
The actress made a holiday goodwill visit to peacekeepers, signing T-shirts
and posing for pictures with dozens of soldiers from the United States,
Germany and France.
"I've kissed thousands of soldiers today," she said. "It's not a bad job."
Back in the States, "Friends" star David Schwimmer visited a shelter to help
serve free meals to the hungry and homeless Wednesday during an annual
"I've been wanting to help out like this for a few years," said Schwimmer as
he dished up mashed potatoes. "But this is the first time I've been able to
with my schedule."