Brangelina due to kick off Olympic party season

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among the stars expected at London

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, actress Angelina Jolie, right, and actor Brad Pitt arrive before the 84th Academy Awards, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. At the London Olympics, away from the track and field, Hollywood royalty such as Pitt and Jolie will be rubbing shoulders with diplomats and businessmen at the city's glitziest clubs and grandest historic buildings. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

LONDON (AP) — The Olympic athletes' parade is two days away, but the celebrity parade has already begun in London.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among the stars expected at London's Victoria & Albert Museum on Wednesday night for a charity gala honoring boxing great Muhammad Ali.

The 70-year-old boxer is expected to attend the Sports for Peace event, while other rumored guests include David Beckham.

Tickets started at 2,500 pounds ($3,900) and will raise money for the educational Muhammad Ali Center and for research into Parkinson's disease.

British newspapers are reporting that Ali, who has battled the degenerative condition for almost 30 years, will have a role in the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.

Ali won gold at the 1960 Rome Olympics when he was known as Cassius Clay.

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