Diplomas, vinyl gowns, the throwing-the-cap-in-the-air-moment…it’s graduation season, folks, time to celebrate! Unfortch, some of our most famous celebrities never experienced this rite of passage. From Drizzy Drake to Cameron Diaz, check out these A-list dropouts (no judgment!).
Can we hear a whoop whoop for Drake? He officially graduated high school this week, proudly announcing on Twitter, “97% on my final exam. 88% in the course. One of the greatest feelings in my entire life. As of tonight I have graduated high school!” He’s also giving props to the people who helped him get to this place, tweeting, “Thank you to my teacher Kim Janzen for spending the last 5 months working tirelessly with me!! OVO SOUND.” Drizzy had to quit his school — Toronto’s Forest Hill Collegiate Institute — as he had to film Degrassi whilst he was still a teenager. His life had a lot of financial difficulties as well, as he revealed to Complex Magazine last year, saying, “My mother was very sick. We were very poor, like broke. The only money I had coming in was off of Canadian TV, which isn’t that much money when you break it down. A season of Canadian television is under a teacher’s salary, I’ll tell you that much. It’s definitely not something to go f— get.” It’s amazing that he stuck to his guns and wanted to get that diploma so many years later. This is really big news and we’re sending a huge congratulations to Drake!
This wholeChris Brown-Drake fight drama has really taken over the Internet. So far, it’s been a truce. A brawl broke out at W.i.P., and rumors suggest that Drake flipped off Brown and yelled, “I’m going to whoop that ass!” which started the dramz. Other rumors suggest that the beef was started by rapper Meek Mill, because of his bromance with Drake. Either way, the night ended really nastily with Breezy showing off a really icky cut on his chin, post beatdown. Brown’s bodyguard, Big Pat received some pretty bad injuries and a 24-year-old Aussie tourist, Hollie C ended up having to get 16 stitches on her head after being clocked by a glass bottle. The club was littered with glass in the aftermath as well.
Drake’s spokesperson has already gone on record to say, “Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began. [Drake] did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.” Brown even tweeted an olive branch of sorts, writing, “Me and MeekMill ain’t on that bulls—. Real respect Real….” So, we totally thought a major truce was on the cards and this was going to die down. Not so much, guys. Brown has lawyered up, according to TMZ. His legal eagle Mark Geragos went to the NYPD today and presented “physical evidence” that apparently shows that Drake and Meek Mill were not only part of the melee, but were also responsible for starting it up. Read more…
Drake comes across adorably in this video of his spontaneous karaoke version of “What’s My Name?” After a fan starts belting out his hit song with Rihanna at Saddle Ranch in West Hollywood, the “Take Care” singer gladly raps along, sticks around for the entire tune even after bashfully returning to his seat, and even gives his duet partner a bear hug after she essentially proposes to him via song.
The real winner of the night, however, is that fan. Girl is on point! Between the roaring fire behind her, the Lil Jon screams coming from the audience and her sheer proximity to Drake, we’re impressed “Dee,” as she identifies herself on YouTube, was able to remain conscious, let alone coherent enough to hit the right notes. Not us, man. We’d be face down under the bar the second Drake first flashed those pearly whites at us. Just an complete face-plant before we even got to the bridge.
A newly singleNicole Scherzinger has wasted no time in moving on after her split with racer (ex) boyfriend, Lewis Hamilton. Surprising, considering they were together for four years. The breakup happened about a week ago, and a source revealed, “Nicole and Lewis have tried to make it work but realized it’s just not happening so have called it a day once and for all. They’ve spoken at length about it but agreed there’s no point as they never see each other. They spend their whole time on opposite sides of the world. Although they came to an amicable decision, Nicole is actually devastated about it. She thought Lewis was the one.”
She may be “devastated,” but a girl’s got to go about the town too, right? Enter, Drake, who took Nicole out toÂ dinnerÂ at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood on Tuesday night. And she looked pretty hot wearing a cream and black tube dress she had worn earlier on the X Factor. So what’s the deal? Just a date, or is something more happening?
The MuchMusic Video Awards went down last night in Toronto and we have to say that Selena Gomez is definitely the hostess with the mostess. Not only did she look super hot on stage, compering and performing, but she also got to hang with boyfriend Justin Bieber as he won “Ur Favorite Artist” and “International Video of the Year By A Canadian” (along with Drake). That’s really an award.
As we posted earlier, Lady Gaga‘s fake blue pubic fur may have been the show stopper, and she also emerged from an egg during the show as well. That’s a whole lot of “performance”, for which we’re certain Canada is most grateful for. Other than that,Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrevarrived hand-in-hand finally confirming what we’ve known for ages — that they’re a couple! An unexpected guest, but a very welcome one, was Colin Farrell too. We don’t know how he had fallen off our radar, but he’s back on for good now! Snoop Dogg performing, Bruno Mars crooning, David Guetta scowling, Avril Lavigne posing — it’s all there in our gallery below so take a look.
Sunday night, the NBA All-Star game court-side at the Staples Center in L.A was studded with celebrities. Rihanna put on a raunchy show singing a medley of her hits with guest performers Drake and Kanye West. She spent the rest of the game chilling with one very happy Justin Bieber while Lenny Kravitz sat one space away. It was also Rihanna’s birthday yesterday so can we please have a chorus of Happy Birthday RiRi!
Right by the Biebs and a flame haired Rih’, were superstar couple Jay-Z and a gorgeous Beyonce, who had the sexiest pair of crystal Christian Louboutin skyscraper pumps on. They looked super-relaxed while chowing down on nachos, so screw the rumors that Jay-and-Bey are separating. They weren’t the only ones snacking while watching the game. Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku chowed down too. Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery were watching from the crowds as well. What? No court-side tickets, guys?
Also, in one of the oddest seating arrangements ever, Lil Wayne was sitting next to Maria Shriver, who were a couple of seats away from John Legend and girlfriend-supermodel Chrissy Teigen. The Chicago Bulls mascot , Benny the Bull, got lucky, getting Teigen to sit on his lap while Legend took pictures. Looking far more serious were P Diddy and Nick Cannon who sat together. Shriver wasn’t around without her husband, in case you’re wondering. Arnold Schwarzenegger was around chatting with Gene Simmons.
For more photographs of celebrities catching the game, check out our gallery below. [Photos: Splash News Online/ Getty Images]
Nicki Minaj had a pretty eventful NYE. She was performing Moment 4 Life when the clock struck midnight, and was shaking it so hard on stage, that Nicki’s dress split open. Not that it bothered her one bit because the New Year spirit(s) was running high. She carried on performing, as a witness reported, “holding her dress together with one hand, with a glass of Belvedere in the other.” Ã‚Â And she carried on singing while her stylist stitched up the dress! That wasn’t even the craziest part of the night—cleverÃ‚Â Nicki had the club’s DJ turn the clock back six minutes because she was running late for the party! The deal was that she was supposed to be on during the countdown, which wasn’t going to happen because of her tardiness. Not that anyone noticed at Mansion, but they all rang in 2011 six minutes after everyone else on the continent. Nicki’s New Year resolution should be making it to her own events on time!
A split dress and a near-disaster did nothing to dampen her mood, possibly because of her companion for the big night.Ã‚Â Even though he had his own hosting duties at a separate party, Drake booked it to see Nicki and they apparently canoodled till 4 in the morning. A source reveals, “Right after the clock struck midnight, Drake left his party at the W South Beach and dashed over to Nicki’s MoÃƒÂ«t & Chandon-sponsored bash at Mansion. [They] were dancing and cuddling all night.” Looks like Drake has a thing for cray-cray fashion-singer types.