Neil Patrick Harris never even went to college, but he’s now a Harvard University award winner!
NPH was named the 2014 Man of the Year from America’s oldest theater troupe. But before you go and think the prestigious institution would hold a pretentious ceremony for the occasion, think again!
In order to received his golden Hasty Pudding Pot, Neil had to first dress up in a wig, lingerie and red high-heels, all while being accompanied by some student cross dressers! Harris even gave one of the drag dudes a big wet kiss while up on stage!
Considering he’ll be playing the lead in the upcoming Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, heels ain’t no problem for Neil! He even told the crowd:
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Matt Damon's a winner through and through!
Not only has he won A-list status AND the heart of adorbz wifey Luciano Barrosso, but the actor has now been honored with the 2013 Harvard Arts Medal.
The actor visited Harvard University —where he attended, but never graduated from— to collect the prestigious medal and speak at the awards ceremony that kicked off the university's annual Arts First Festival.
The ivy league dropout said:
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Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful people on the planet, so it is no surprise that one of the most esteemed universities in the country—Harvard University— invited the fa-bu-lous O to speak to the graduating class of smarty pants this year!
It was announced this morning that the talk show host, entreprenuer, entertainer, and philanthropist will be Harvard's principal speaker at the Ivy league's 362nd commencement ceremony on May 30 during "afternoon exercises."
Along with the announcement on the Harvard Gazette's website, President Drew Faust wrote:
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Color us super jealous! No doubt her speech is going to be HIGHlarious!
The prestigious Harvard University has had many great artists and famous faces speak at their previous commencement ceremonies and adding her name to the ranks is SNL alum Amy Poehler, who has been selected by the class of 2011 to speak at their graduation.
Amy grew up in the Boston area and will undoubtedly make sure her accent is in rare form for the event. Hopefully, she'll remember not to pahk her cah to fah from Havard Yahd. It's a bitch of a walk! LOLZ!
Congrats, Amy! Hopefully they'll put your bit on Youtube so we can hear your speech too!
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Well deserved! We'll clap for this!
Harvard University announced this morning that Colombian singer, songwriter, and philanthropist Shakira has been named their 2011 Artist of the Year by the school's foundation. Gorgeous!
S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation, released a statement, explaining their choice, saying:
“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are honored to present multiplatinum artist Shakira with the 2011 Artist of the Year award. Her contributions to music and distinguished history of creativity have been applauded by people throughout the world, and she is greatly admired worldwide for her humanitarian efforts through her Barefoot Foundation.”
Honestly, she is such a beautiful person, inside and out. They really couldn't have picked anyone better to honor.
Shakira will be awarded the foundation’s most prestigious honor at the annual Cultural Rhythms award ceremony on Feb. 26.
Congrats, BB! Put it right next to all your Grammys!
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Looks like he enjoyed himself. (Bet Conan O'Brien would have enjoyed it more. )
Over the weekend, Jay Leno accepted the honor of Man of the Year from Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. As is customary, the ceremony poked fun at the late night host, though it doesn't seem like he got as roasted as Justin Timberlake did last year.
Check out the rest of the pictures from the ceremony in the gallery (below).
So, how likely is it that Conan will throw a jab Harvard's way about this in tonight's monologue, hmm?
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Fine way to treat an alum!
Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named Jay Leno as their Man of the Year, alongside Julianne Moore, who was named Woman of the Year late last week.
You would think they would want to pick an alum and former editor of the Harvard Lampoon for the esteemed honor, but the pudding peeps think Jay's the better fit as he's “entertained millions of people over his long and accomplished career in comedy."
Whatever, your decision. Just don't be expecting anymore donations from Conan O'Brien!
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