April 19th, 2010
04:04 PM ET
Add Brad Pitt to the list of celebrities grounded from appearances due to the volcano.
The actor was scheduled to appear this evening in New York at a tribute dinner, sponsored by the government of Tanzania, in honor of his brother Doug Pitt's humanitarian work.
But Brad Pitt was traveling from Europe - or trying to. His plane has been grounded, like thousands of others, thanks to the power of the volcano beneath Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier.
Doug Pitt, a professional photojournalist, is a director of Africa 6000 International, which has been active in supplying fresh water to those in need, according to its Web site.
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete is scheduled to honor Doug Pitt.
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