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Mindy Kaling Blasts Hollywood Peers

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Mindy Kaling at Harvard Law

Mindy Kaling has blasted her Hollywood peers for giving "too much advice."

The Mindy Project creator and star urged a class of new graduates not to listen to tips on diets and parenting from uneducated celebrities while giving a speech at Harvard Law School's commencement ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Wednesday. "Celebrities give too much advice, and people listen to it too much. In Hollywood, we all think we're these wise advice givers, and most of us have no education whatsoever," the 34-year-old said. "Try to be the kind of people who give advice to celebrities, not the other way around," she added.

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Emma Watson Graduates from Brown

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Emma WatsonEmma Watson graduated from Brown University today.

The Harry Potter actress, who enrolled in the prestigious Ivy League school in 2009, donned a black gown and cap to receive her English literature degree at a commencement ceremony on the main campus in Providence, Rhode Island.

The 24-year-old actress added some extra glamor to the traditional graduation attire by applying bright red lipstick before sharing a picture of herself looking happy and relaxed on Twitter. Emma previously praised her classmates for giving her an opportunity to experience life away from the spotlight.

"I've never even been asked for an autograph on campus. I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook," she previously said.

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Amanda Bynes Returns to Twitter

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Amanda BynesAmanda Bynes has returned to Twitter.

The Easy A actress, who completed three months of psychiatric treatment for both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December, posted her first message on the social networking site in months on Friday to tell her fans that she loves them.

Clearly eager to start afresh after enrolling in the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California, the 27-year-old actress deleted all her old tweets and wrote, "Hi everyone! I'm busy studying at @FIDM but I want to say I love you to my fans! Xoxo Amanda."

The What I Like About You star was said to be "horrified" by crude comments she made about Drake on Twitter last year when she said she wanted the rapper to "murder my vagina," and posted dozens of positive and negative messages about him on an almost daily basis.

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Amanda Bynes Enrolls at FIDM Following Mental Health Treatment

Amanda Bynes at FIDMAmanda Bynes has enrolled in at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

The troubled actress has reportedly become confident, makes presentations to her class and interacts freely with her classmates since studying at the prestigious university based in Orange County, California.

Amanda's studious attitude comes after she completed psychiatric treatment for both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December. Sources close the 27-year-old star told TMZ.com that her treatment is going well, and she is in the process of removing a number of inappropriate tattoos in addition to giving up smoking marijuana.

Amanda is also said to be "horrified" by crude comments she made about Drake last year when she said she wanted the rapper to "murder my vagina" on Twitter, which is claimed to show her resurgence of right and wrong.

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Meg Ryan’s Journalistic Ambition

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Meg RyanMeg Ryan always wanted to be a journalist.

The 52-year-old actress had a passion for writing as a teenager and only turned to acting as a way of paying her way through college. "My main aim, at 18, was to become a journalist. I only started acting - in commercials - to pay my way through college in New York," she said.

The Sleepless in Seattle star was "intimidated" by everyone around her when she started working and struggled to "understand" her co-stars. "I was 19 when I was in my first film, Rich And Famous. I played Candice Bergen's daughter and only had about ten lines, which I would repeat constantly every night. When I traveled to Los Angeles, it was the first time I had ever been on a plane. I was intimidated by everyone in those days. If you ever see the film, you will see me shaking in every scene. I did not understand actors. It was overwhelming," she told The Sun.

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Reese Witherspoon’s Parents Banned Her from Hollywood

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Reese Witherspoon's parents banned her from moving to Hollywood because it is "where crazy people live."

The Walk the Line star first started acting in Tennessee when she was 12 and quickly found herself getting cast in more and more parts, but her parents - who are both medical professionals - were wary of her pursuing it as a career while she was still a teenager. Speaking at a Young Women's Conference held at Brentwood School in Los Angeles this weekend, she said, "I started doing commercials when I was 12. One day there was an advert in the paper that said, 'Do you want to be in a movie?' I was like, 'Heck yeah I want to be in a movie!' I grew up in Nashville, they're not making a lot of movies there. My dad's a doctor and my mom is a professor of pediatric nursing. So I thought I was going to be a doctor. I was sure I was going to be. And then the universe just showed me this different possibility. Thank God my parents did this, but they told me I had to stay in school. I was allowed to work in the summers but I couldn't work in the school year. They said, 'You're not moving to California, that's where crazy people live.'"

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Prince William to Study at Cambridge University

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Prince WilliamPrince William will study at Cambridge University next year.

The second in line to the British throne - who stepped down from his career with the Royal Air Force (RAF) earlier this year - will study Agricultural Management at the prestigious British seat of learning between January and March 2014. The 10 week course is the first step for the prince in learning how to manage the Duchy of Cornwall; a portfolio of land, property and investments which he will inherit from his father, Prince Charles, when he becomes king.

William - the Duke of Cambridge - will have 18 to 20 hours of lectures, seminars and meetings a week, as well as essays and field trips to complete. A Kensington Palace spokesperson said the prince was "very much looking forward" to the course, adding, "The executive education programme of seminars, lectures and meetings will draw on the strengths of academics across the university. The course has been designed to help provide the Duke with an understanding of contemporary issues affecting agricultural business and rural communities in the United Kingdom."

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Emma Watson to Focus on University

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Emma WatsonEmma Watson has turned down films to focus on her university exams.

The 23-year-old actress is studying English at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she will be sitting her finals and needs to concentrate on her academic success. "Emma is in demand with Hollywood directors but has so much to focus on with her studies, that she has had to pass on a few things - she simply can't do everything. It's tough but she believes it was the right thing," a source said.

Emma was catapulted to the spotlight as school girl Hermione Granger in the film adaptations of Harry Potter where she starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). She and the other teenage stars were tutored on set for up to five hours a day, and despite having to balance her filming schedule with academics the blonde beauty managed to achieve eight A+ and two A grades during her GCSE school examinations - which are taken by students aged 14-16 in secondary education across the United Kingdom.

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Amanda Bynes Advised Against Fashion School

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Amanda BynesAmanda Bynes has been advised against attending fashion school.

The troubled actress was only discharged from treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder last week, but is said to have signed for classes at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in California, which psychiatrists have advised against.

"Amanda was told by her doctors that going to fashion school, so soon after being released... [is] an absolutely terrible idea for her to do at this time - it's almost setting her up for failure. There will be pressure on Amanda as far as school work, deadlines, and it's unlikely she will be able to succeed. The fashion school she is enrolled in is in Orange County, almost two hours from her parents' house, and she still doesn't have a valid driver's license," a source said.

Amanda is back living with her parents, Rick and Lynn - who has been granted conservatorship of her daughter - but the source thinks she should take returning to her studies more slowly.

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Paris Jackson Won’t Return to Private School

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Paris JacksonParis Jackson won't be attending her private school again following her alleged suicide attempt.

The 15-year-old aspiring actress, who is the daughter of the late Michael Jackson, claims she was being bullied at her elite school and won't be returning there after being released from hospital in Southern California, where she remains under involuntary psychiatric hold.

A family source told gossip website RadarOnline.com, it "has already been decided she wont be going back to the school she had been attending. Paris had been absolutely miserable at the school for a long time, and there is a clique of mean girls that had been bullying her. It escalated after [new] child molestation claims were made public against her father, Michael. She has felt like an outsider for a long time. There is no way she could return there after the suicide attempt, Paris would be tormented all over again. Paris might be home schooled, and there is talk of her attending a performing arts high school which could be a perfect fit for her. Paris is artistically gifted, and going to a school with others like her could be the perfect solution."

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