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Lupita Nyong'o Might Be An Oscar-Winner Now, But She USED To Be The Star Of An African Soap Opera! Watch It HERE!

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WHOA! Look how far she's come!

Before her Oscar-winning role in 12 Years A Slave, Lupita Nyong'o was many things!

She studied at Yale School of Drama and slayed there as an actress!

But did you know she was ALSO one of the stars of the MTV African Soap Opera Shuga!?!

Well, now you do, and it's AH-MAZE!

Ch-ch-check out the trailer for the show (above) and watch as Lupita tackles tough subjects like sex and HIV!!

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Aretha Franklin R-E-S-P-E-C-T-E-D With Princeton Doctorate!

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aretha franklin graduates honorary doctorate princeton

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??

…AND! AND!

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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Yale Graduate Killed After Giving Inspirational Message To Her Class

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Marina Keegan Yale Graduate Killed Car Accident 22 Inspirational Letter To Graduating Class

Sad, Sad, Sad.

Marina Keegan was a young woman who saw possibilities everywhere she looked.

She had plans aplenty for after graduation but her ambitions were cut short by a fatal car accident only seven days after her Yale commencement.

She was an esteemed contributor to the Yale Daily News whose inspirational parting message wa published posthumously on Monday.

She daydreamed of her own future:

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James Franco And Longtime Girlfriend Split Up!

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Given his schedule, we're surprised that he found time for this at all!

Although James Franco had been quietly dating actress Ahna O'Reilly since 2006, he revealed recently that due to his multiple studies and projects, and the amount of time he spends traveling between New York and Massachusetts, the pair ultimately chose to split up!

He explains:

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SIGHting

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson walking around Yale University with Jessica Alba and Cash Warren!

Apparently, the two men both graduated from the Ivy League school in 2001, and brought their significant others along for their ten year reunion!!

Small world!

Wonder if the ladies talked about THIS?! LOLz!

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A Collection Of Celebrity Commencement Speeches!

So inspirational! We especially loved the Tom Hanks speech!

Check out the video above to see some of the wonderful celebrity commencement speeches for the newly graduated class of 2011!

Congrats, graduates!

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Study Reveals Hungover Surgeons Don't Perform The Best Surgery

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Hungover surgeons

We appreciate the warning, but, uh…duh? Ha!

A study from Yale University suggests that surgeons are more error prone and less efficient following a night of drinking than at other times.

Researchers invited 8 expert surgeons to a dinner party than asked them to drink until they felt blackout drunk intoxicated.

The next day, the surgeons performed a series of open heart surgeries simulated operations via a game of Operation virtual reality program.

Although it may work for most men, alcohol did not give the docs liquid courage on the operating table.

As late as 1 p.m., the surgeons made more errors during the procedure than they did while performing the same operation on the previous day, before drinking.

Even worse, the surgeons didn't even have any detectable BAC level, so we'd just like to ask any surgeons to refrain from drinking the night before! K, thanks!

[Image via AP Images.]

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