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Oprah Winfrey receives honourary degree from Harvard

Last updated on: May 31, 2013 15:18 IST

Oprah Winfrey receives honourary degree from Harvard

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Television mogul Oprah Winfrey donned the traditional black-and-red graduation regalia as she was handed an honourary doctorate at the prestigious Harvard University.
 
The 59-year-old received a Doctor of Laws degree from the Ivy League college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and she took
to the stage to deliver a speech to graduates, reported Aceshowbiz.
 
'Oh my goodness. I'm at Harvard! Not too many girls from rural Mississippi have made it all the way here to Cambridge,' she exclaimed.
 
Winfrey also told the Class of 2013, 'You now have a chance to better your life, the life of your neighbours and that of your country. When you do that, that's when your story gets really good. You want to max out your humanity.'


Image: Oprah Winfrey
Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters

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Will and Jaden Smith

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Father-son duo Will and Jaden Smith arrive for the premiere of their film After Earth in New York.


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Jada Pinkett and Willow Smith

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The rest of the Smiths -- wife Jada Pinkett and daughter Willow Smith  -- pulled out their most fashionable outfits for the outing.


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Bruce Willis

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A dapper-looking Bruce Willis arrived with his stunning wife Emma Hemming.


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M Night Shyamalan

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After Earth director M Night Shyamalan poses with the star actor. The two had worked together in The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable.


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Slash

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Former Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash performs at the ninth Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia on May 30 in Los Angeles.

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Photographs: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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Rose Byrne and Owen Wilson

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Costars Rose Byrne and Owen Wilson pose ahead of their new film The Internship's premiere at the Regency Village theatre in Los Angeles.


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Photographs: Anzuoni/Reuters

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Vince Vaughn

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Cast member Vince Vaughn, Wilson's costar from The Wedding Crashers, at the premiere.


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Two And A Half Men replacing Angus T Jones

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Hit TV sitcom Two And A Half Men is adding a new female cast member to the show, replacing child actor Angus T Jones who has been associated with the serial for 10 seasons.
 
It is said that Warner Bros are looking for a 20-something actress to play the part of the late Charlie Harper's long lost daughter.
 
Jones spent the better part of his adolescence on the Warner Bros sound stage, but he made it clear he will not be coming back for season 11 of the hit CBS show, reported Daily Mirror.
 
After a decade of playing the lazy, always hungry son of Alan Harper, played by Jon Cryer, the now 19-year-old actor is moving on.
 
Jones perhaps was coerced into leaving the show after his viral video tirade in November 2012. In a videotaped segment with the religious website Forerunner Chronicles, the actor called the show 'filth'.
 
'If you watch Two And A Half Men, please stop watching Two And A Half Men. I'm on Two And A Half Men, and I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it, please stop filling your head with filth. People say it's just entertainment.
 
'Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you, you'll have a decision to make when it comes to television, especially with what you watch on television. It's bad news.'

Image: Angus T Jones
Photographs: Valerie Macon/Getty Images

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