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Oprah Winfrey Is Going Ivy League!

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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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Amy Poehler To Speak At Harvard's 2011 Graduation

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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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Shakira Named Harvard's Artist Of The Year

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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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Conan Jay Leno Honored As Man Of The Year At Harvard

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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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Ouch! Harvard's Team Leno, Not Team Conan!

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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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Attention, College Grads! Justin Timberlake Is Jealous

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Okay, so you may not be a college grad, Justin, but you did receive Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year award. That's gotta count for something, right?

During the Hasty Pudding press conference, the Social Network star had the following to say about his nonexistent college experience:

"Secretly, I always wanted to go to college, and I didn't get the chance to do that."

You can always go back, Justin!

Talk to James Franco…he'll give you the inside scoop.

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Natalie Portman Admits To Gaining "The Freshman 15" While Attending Harvard!

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See? The Freshman 15 can happen to anyone - even celebrities!

Natalie Portman recently revealed that she struggled with her weight, as well as some depression, during her first year at Harvard University!

She explains:

"I gained my freshman 15 or 20 and had super-depressed moments. That Cambridge winter is tough. It was important to know how to go through that and how to get myself out of it. You start learning how to ask your friends or professionals for help, or go to mentors."

So very true!

College is such a crazy time of transition for most students, so it's important that she spoke out on her experience, and went about dealing with it in the correct fashion!

There are a lot of resources at your disposal when you're away at school! We're glad that she took advantage of them and stuck it out!

Congrats, bb!

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