Who knew when a little bundle of love was born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, TN that she'd one day become the Queen of Soul??
She'd also become an honorary graduate from Princeton University with a doctorate!
It's true! Aretha Franklin was one of the six people to receive an honorary degree from the Ivy League university.
Stephen Oxman, the university's orator and trustee, presented the honor with great enthusiasm:
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What an honor!
The Tony Awards Administrators have announced that Bernadette Peters and Hugh Jackman will both be honored with some serious accolades this year at the ceremony, with the former receiving the Isabelle Stevenson Award and the latter a Special Tony Awards, which will also be recevied by the Actors’ Equity Association!
The Stevenson Award recognizes someone
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Such an unbelievable, and deserved, achievement!
This Saturday, Oprah Winfrey will be the proud recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Third Annual Governors Awards, not only for her well-received, yet limited appearances in film, but also for all of her philanthropic work, notably her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa!
Like many, she claimed to be confused by the accolade, and explains:
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In a ceremony at St. James Palace in London on Monday, Prince Charles received the best type of college degree one can receive — the type you don't have to work for! LOLz!
We kid, we kid! We're sure he deserved the honorary degree from London Business School.
However, with the the economy in the shape it is, he'll probably have to start with an internship than work his way up, but eventually we know he'll be a successful businessman. Ha!
Congrats on the degree, your Highness!
[Image via Abaca USA.]
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Betty White has been made an honorary Forest Ranger by the U.S Forest Service.
Yet another thing to add to Betty's list of honors!!
As a young girl Betty said that she had wanted to be a Forest Ranger, but women were not often given the job back then.
Well, look at you now Betty! Shows that you can be a ranger!!
[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.]
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