Cue the Graduation March! Ever wonder what your favorite stars were up to before they were Hollywood A-listers? Sometimes we forget that many celebrities are more than just masters of acting, singing or being crazy attractive. Many of these stars had humble beginnings and attended some of the most well-known universities in the nation. Here are some seriously smart celebrities that have earned their degree!
She may have proudly worn the colors of Crimson and Gold at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry when she starred as Hermoine Granger in the Harry Potter series, but Emma Watson is also a proud alumni of Brown University. Go Bears! Watson attended the Rhode Island, Ivy League university from 2009 until 2014 and earned herself a degree in English literature. Nowadays, Watson still acts but also participates in advocacy for causes such as feminism. Like a true #GirlBoss!
Before John Legend was a hit musician, he was a Quaker! Legend was offered admission to schools like Georgetown and Harvard, but studied African American literature at Philadelphia’s University of Pennsylvania. Not surprisingly, some of the “All of Me” singers on-campus involvement included membership in both acapella and jazz groups. Best of all, he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1999. In laymen’s terms, he graduated in the top 15% of his class. Wow.
She isn’t just an American Idol alumni! Country superstar Carrie Underwood is a proud alum of Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. In 2006, the “Before He Cheats” singer received a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in journalism. While at Northeastern, Underwood also was a proud sister of Tri Sigma sorority!
He could never be an office temp in real life! BJ Novak’s claim to fame is his role as a temporary agent, Ryan Howard in NBC’s hit series The Office. However, the comedian, author, and actor actually has a killer resume. In 2001, Novak graduated from Harvard University. While at the famous Massachusetts Ivy League, Novak had a double major in English and Spanish. His campus involvement included The Harvard Lampoon, a comedic publication.
Mindy Kaling may have starred alongside BFF BJ Novak in The Office as airhead, Kelly Kapoor but in real life, she is one smart cookie! The actress, author, and comedienne began her education at Dartmouth College, where she studied playwriting. On campus, she was involved in comedy, music, and journalism. It makes sense why she is so. darn. funny. in any role she plays! She was also a proud sister of Sigma Delta sorority.
Natalie Portman is yet another Hollywood star with Harvard roots! The actress, best known for her roles in Black Swan, Thor, and V for Vendetta. In 2003, she graduated with a degree in psychology. While at Harvard, she was friends with Jared Kushner, though the two don’t remain close today. Tea aside, her education did not end there. She attended graduate school in her native, Jerusalem.
Five Celebrity Co-Stars that Also Dated
Just admit it, we’ve all had a workplace crush. Maybe even an office romance. Naturally, you spend a lot of time with the people you work with, and sometimes you just can’t but help to catch feelings for your coworkers. Some of Hollywood’s most famous power couples were actually co-stars before they were lovers.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
Cmon, just look at the way they look at each other. Ryan Reynolds and his wife, Blake Lively met in 2010 on the set of Green Lantern. However, at the time, they were both with other people. Later in the year, they both ended their respective relationships, and in October of 2011, it was confirmed that the two were dating. A year later, they tied the knot, and since then they have stolen the hearts of many. The couple has three daughters together: James (5), Inez (3), and 9 month old Betty.
Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart
Cole Sprouse and his now ex-girlfriend Lili Reinhart met on the set of Riverdale in 2016. While fans speculated that there was a spark between the co-stars, the two were clearly very close friends. Though the two dodged these rumors for a long time, it was finally confirmed at the Met Gala in 2018 that they were a pair. For the remainder of their relationship, the two remained very private. The couple parted ways in March of 2020, and Reinhart recently came out as bisexual in June.
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
It was “The Start of Something New” for the co-stars of High School Musical when they met in 2005. Zac and Vanessa played an on-screen couple, Troy and Gabriella in the hit Disney movie series. Their love transferred from innocent, high school romance while on-screen, to a real-life smoke show. Zanessa stayed together for five years and split in 2010. Unfortunately, the couple has not kept in touch since they said, “I Gotta Go My Own Way.”
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Ahhhh, Brangelina. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are perhaps one of Hollywood’s most famous (former) couples. Brad and Angelina met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2004. At the time, Pitt was married to Friends star, Jennifer Aniston. In 2005, they divorced and in the same year a romance bloomed between Pitt and Jolie. During their iconic relationship, the couple had six kids: Maddox (19), Pax (16), Zahara (15), John (14), Knox (12) and Vivienne (12). Sadly, the pair split in September of 2016.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Another hot couple of the 2010s were Twilight co-stars, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. The couple met on the set of the vampire romance movie in 2007. Rumors of a relationship between the two became a hot topic after the premiere of the move in 2008. The couple had such great chemistry both on and off-screen. The couple rang in the new year and debuted their relationship in 2010 when they embarked on a tropical vacation together. Let’s just say that fans went wild. Sadly, the couple split in 2012 when news broke that K Stew had an affair with the director of Snow White and the Huntsman, Rupert Sanders.
Best Red Carpet Looks from the 2020 People’s Choice Awards
Although this year has been full of cancelled and postponed award shows, movie premieres and concerts, we finally got a taste of the glamorous Hollywood fashion we had been missing out on with the People’s Choice Awards that aired on Sunday, Nov. 15th.
The 46th annual award show celebrated the year’s best in television, film and music. It took place in Santa Monica, California with host Demi Lovato but of course due to the pandemic, this year was unlike any other. Replacing its usually packed live audience were dozens of video panels of fans from all across the country.
This year, the show included 44 categories ranging from film to pop culture so obviously some of the biggest names were there including Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Sofía Vergara, Bebe Rexha, Tyler, the Creator and others!
Here is a glimpse of some of our favorite celebs hitting the red carpet in their iconic looks.
1. Jennifer Lopez
It’s no surprise that J-Lo took home the People’s Icon award because this look alone is ICONIC. Lopez is wearing a beautiful Christian Siriano mini-dress perfected with a high ponytail, red lipstick, and a pair of nude heels. Side-note: How does this woman not age?
2. Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore looks absolutely beautiful in this sleek and chic Brandon Maxwell dress while also showing off her baby bump on the red caret for the first time. Super cute!
3. Demi Lovato
Host Demi Lovato rocked a bold Naeem Khan orange sequin matching top and bottoms on the red carpet. The best part of this fit? The way she matched her jewelry to her look! This wasn’t the only jaw-dropping look for the night as Lovato changed for a total of FIVE different looks throughout the evening, each one better than the last.
4. Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross took home this year’s Fashion Icon Award and it’s clear to see why. The Black-ish star looks amazingly elegant in a monographic trouser suit designed by Schiaparelli.
5. Mario Lopez
Simple but classic! Mario Lopez looked sharp with this black suit, completed with a burgundy dress shirt and matching black shoes. Lopez shared the stage with co-star Elizabeth Berkley Lauren from “Saved by the Bell.” The duo were promoting the highly anticipated reboot of the 90’s hit show and we are getting nostalgic just thinking about it.
6. Tiffany Haddish
We always appreciate a good floral moment and Tiffany Haddish definitely delivered. This dress was designed by Prabal Gurung for the event, where Haddish took home the award for Female Movie Star of 2020 for her work in the movie Like A Boss.
7. Brad Goreski
Brad Goreski wowed us with his eye-catching blue velvet Gucci suit, paired with Christian Louboutin black loafers, and a Southern-style bow tie. As a celebrity fashion stylist and host of the show Fashion Police, it is no surprise that this man looks like a million bucks.
8. Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo is serving looks with this sheer two-piece by David Koma paired with Jimmy Choo heels. Later in the evening, Pompeo won Best Female TV Star for her role as Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy.
9. Sofía Carson
Sofía Carson turned heads with this glamorous one-shouldered gown by Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. Known for her role in the Descendants series, Carson announced earlier in the week she booked a romance movie called Purple Hearts.
10. Sofía Vergara
WOW. Sofía Vergara looks RED HOT in this corset-style bodice and voluminous skirt styled by Dolce&Gabbana. The actress accepted Comedy TV Star of 2020 for her work on Modern Family, and it was her final award for the show since it ended 9 months ago. Vergara finished her look with ruby jeweled gold sandals.
Hailey and Justin’s Best Moments
Justin and wifey Hailey Bieber celebrated their second wedding anniversary this past September. The pair met for the first time in 2009 for Justin’s Never Say Never movie premiere. In 2014, they were reunited through a mutual friend, Kendall Jenner, however, it took until 2016 for the couple to become Instagram official. Though they had a brief split while Justin tried to rekindle the spark with Selena Gomez, Hailey and Justin were married in 2018. From the beginning of their romance to now, there have been plenty of moments that have left us drooling.
Justin and Hailey finally came out as an official couple via Instagram in 2016. Prior to their announcement, the two were very close friends, and there was much speculation that the duo was maybe a little bit more than friends. Justin and Hailey would continually shoot down rumors of a relationship on Twitter, until they just couldn’t hide it anymore. How can we blame them?! Who wouldn’t want to flaunt their relationship with JB?
Despite being on and off again between the years of 2016 and 2018, Justin proposed to Hailey in July of 2018. Two short months later they wed in an intimate NYC Courthouse. But did you really get married if there are no celebrations in order? Not in Hollywood! America’s power couple held a reception in September of 2019, just one year later. Guests of the event included pals Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Usher, Jaden Smith, and Katy Perry.
Can you imagine what their kids would look like? Justin and his younger cousin posed alongside Hailey for a cozy Christmas picture in 2019. Though the newlyweds have yet to make themselves a party of three, plenty of rumors have been spread about the couple expecting a baby. Don’t get too excited, Hailey has been quick to shoot these accusations down. No matter when the two decide to bring a new edition into the world, we know they will make great parents!
They’ve got that yummy alright! Hailey and Justin’s picnic sure looked delicious, and we aren’t talking about the food. The pair enjoyed some quality time together with some dried apple chips, cheese, chips, and guacamole. This picture just goes to show how down to earth the couple is. Nothing elaborate, just some snacks and the great outdoors!
OMG. Hailey and Justin appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia this past October, and lets just say we think it may have been their best work. The cover reads, “Home is where my wife is.” Justin’s heartwarming words of course. The feature of the couple was very sexy to say the least. Justin is very open about his love life, and this piece was especially reflective of his relationship with his wife inside the bedroom.
Date Night in Denim
Remember Britney Spears’ and Justin Timberlakes’ iconic denim moment? (If not, check out our article on 2000s fashion for a refresher!) Hailey and Justin rocked this (potentially accidental) rendition! The couple both sported denim outfits for a date night in September. But lets face it, they would look amazing even if they wore garbage bags!
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