Forget the words of wisdom and inspirational quotes. This is how you write your graduation yearbook message.
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Attending your sibling’s commencement is never fun. With about 300 names to be called out, it’s honestly quite a bore to wait for your brother/sister to get on the stage and receive their diploma.
But once in a while, something out of the ordinary occurs. I won’t reveal too much from this video but…THIS IS HOW YOU RECEIVE YOUR DIPLOMA.
Graduating, you’re doing it right.
He may be a bit late in the game, but Drake is officially a high school graduate!
“97% on my final exam. 88% in the course,” the 25-year-old rapper tweeted on Tuesday. “One of the greatest feelings in my entire life. As of tonight I have graduated high school!”
Hitting the books this summer, Drake has previously said that he wanted to make his mom proud by getting a high school diploma. And now that he has achieved that goal, he even took the time to thank those who have helped him along the way.
“Thank you to my teacher Kim Janzen for spending the last 5 months working tirelessly with me!! OVO SOUND,” Drake added.
While we would have loved to see a candid of you in a cap and gown, it’s nice to know that education is a priority in his life.
Let’s face it: the real world is a scary place, especially for new graduates, myself included. It’s even more terrifying as the world economy seems to be going down the toilet, bringing what would’ve been prospective jobs with it. But not every commencement address tells us that. Many tell us that we are all special which are, in my humble opinion, the worst kinds of speeches. The best kind are the ones that tell us exactly what to expect after we receive that oh-so-expensive piece of paper.
That is exactly what Emmy winner Peter Dinklage (star of HBO’s blood and sex fantasy series, The Game of Thrones) does. Dinklage spoke to the graduating class at Bennington College in Vermont, a few days ago to share some astute words of wisdom. Even if you’re in the middle of your college years, or will be graduating from high school and are too young to even be watching GoT, his words can still apply to you.
Dinklage first starts his speech with a great number of jokes, explaining why he had a mace with him as he approached the podium. Though, he gentle eases away from that and recounts his time after he graduated. To sum it all up, they were not the greatest years. While it may sound romantic to some, working a dead-end job, living in a terrible apartment, and being financially cut off from your parents is extremely scary and the reality for most. Yet, as we all know, Dinklage rose above all that and is now a very huge star.
The point of his speech, though, was that sometimes it takes a while to find your rhythm. For him, it took years because he was scared, like we are right now. We just have to get over that fear of failure, and fail. And for that, I think Dinklage’s commencement address is the best of all celebrity commencement addresses of the year, and even more rousing than Tyrion’s speech at Blackwater Bay.
Watch below for the whole speech:
By Melissa Novacaska
It was only the season finale, but last night’s Glee felt more like the end of an era, which inevitably brought on the waterworks. All the senior members of glee graduated and gabbed about their future plans by the lockers.
Quinn, and Mike are heading to college, Mercedes is moving to California where she’ll be a background singer and Santana will pursue her dreams in NYC. We’re not sure what Puck and Kurt will do yet. Kurt sadly doesn’t make NYADA and Puck, well, he’s a graduate so that’s something. But what struck a chord for most viewers (trust me I checked Twitter) was the final few minutes of this tearful episode, better known as Rachel and Finn’s surprising breakup.
With all the laughter, tears, twists and turns, here’s what I learned from last night’s episode “Goodbye.”
1) Rachel and Finn are over, or are they really? Rachel receives her acceptance to NYADA (told you!) but Kurt doesn’t get in, and Finn also receives a blunt rejection letter from James Lipton’s Actor’s Studio Drama School. This has got to be one of the biggest upsets, or at least for Kurt! I had a feeling Finn wouldn’t make it — not that he isn’t talented — but it just seems more natural for Ryan Murphy to create some drama for Finn and Rachel. However, breaking up the pair wasn’t what anyone had in mind, or at least I wasn’t on that bandwagon. Read more…
Whether you’re graduating from high school or university, let’s face it: graduating is scary business. Who knows what’s waiting in the real world. But before you take that scary step, let late night host Jimmy Fallon make light of your fears with some words of wisdom from the #mygraduationspeech hashtag.
See the full video here.
I remember my prom, the big expensive dress I made my parents buy but only wore once, the stretch limo and our dates struggling to fit our dresses inside. That memory still makes me laugh.
But after the clock hit midnight, the dress, the shoes and the corsage were stored in the back of my closest. Other than pictures, the only reminder I have now is when the songs I heard at prom come back on the radio.
Okay… so cheesy introduction… I know. But it needs to be said, it’s prom right?
If you’re wondering what should be on your prom playlist this year, here are some suggestions. Of course we have the classics, like Vitamin C, mixed with some newer hits like Calvin Harris.
Vitamin C — Graduation
As sappy as this song is, no prom would be complete without it playing at the end of the night. The memory of this song playing at prom will stay with you for life. So do me a favor. When this song plays at your prom, grab your bestie and relive your high school memories together.
Jay Z and Kanye – Young Forever
I originally considering including Alphaville’s “Forever Young” but then thought, hey why not give it a new spin with “Young Forever?” Even if you didn’t love high school, prom is one of those landmarks that indicate you’re growing up.
Green Day — Good Riddance (Time of your life) Read more…
We all know what KanyeWest did at the VMAs and it looks like we’ll be talking about it until the Grammys. But shouldn’t we be prepared for this by now?
Kanye has based his career on the unlikely pairing. College student becomes iced-out rapper. Rapper wears sweater vests and horn-rimmed glasses. Prep-school rapper spits rhymes about Jesus and the politics of blood diamonds. Catholic hip-hopper samples Ray Charles for a song about women horny for money. Blues piano samples replaced with electro-house synthesizers and Auto-Tune.
When he stormed the MTV VMA stage on Sunday, interrupting the sugary acceptance speech of tween country princess Taylor Swift, the event was actually more scripted than offensive. It wasn’t like the time Kanye accepted an MTV Europe award he didn’t win, or refused to accept an award he did win because he felt Outkast deserved it more.
No, it was more of a half-assed display of choreographed ego, just Kanye scoping out the most unlikely character to stand next to and making sure it happened before commercial break. Sure, Kany emay have been upset Beyonce’s video for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” lost out to Swift’s beige video for “You Belong with Me”.