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He Did What Now!?: Little Known Facts About Your Favorite Celebrities And Their Lives Before They Blew Up
The world of fame guarantees that all of your personal business will be aired out; it’s the simple downside to a life that’s decorated with the finer things. Even so, many celebrities, for years, have managed to keep small nuggets of knowledge about their past and personal lives from the public for long stints of time before that info is unearthed. We learned as much from Janet Jackson’s secret marriage.
So, in the interest of discovery, here’s a list of little known, but more fun facts about some of your favorite celebrities.
As a 2nd grader, Django Unchained star, Jamie Foxx was so talented at telling jokes, his teacher used him as a reward for the hard work and cooperation of her students. If the class behaved, Jamie would entertain them.
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In the world of celebrity culture, the importance of an education often takes second billing to the bright glares of the spotlight. Many stars have opted to forgo their education in pursuit of their career. However, these 10 stars not only got their degrees first but raised the academic bar by attending Ivy League institutions.
Sanaa was born the daughter of famed director Stan Lathan and for some that might’ve been her golden ticket to Hollywood. However, Sanna pursued a degree in drama at Yale University. She graduated with her BA in 1995 and has made a name for herself all on her merit. Her roles in Love & Basketball and Something New are a testament to her talent.
(The Daily Princetonian)–Valerie Smith, an English and African American studies professor, will succeed Nancy Malkiel as the next dean of the college, the University announced Tuesday. Her appointment, effective July 1, 2011, will make her the highest-ranking African-American administrator in University history. Smith served as the founding director of the University’s Center for African American Studies from 2006 to 2009 and is credited with expanding its interdisciplinary curriculum and role in Princeton’s liberal arts education. She was awarded the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2009, which recognizes excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching by Princeton faculty members.
(CNN Money) – Which graduate is more attractive in today’s job market? Sorry, Ivy Leaguers. This is where state schools win out. A survey released this week bolstered the argument that the luster of private elite colleges might be fading. Under pressure to cut costs and simplify hiring efforts, U.S. companies are increasingly recruiting from large state schools over private elite institutions, according to The Wall Street Journal’s survey of recruiting executives in nearly 30 industries including finance, consulting, marketing and technology.