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Diddy, John Legend + Jill Scott Join The Long List Of Celebrities With Honorary Degrees

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-By Georgette Pierre

Picture this: you’ve just put in four long years at a college, studying hard and sleeping maybe twice a week. Now the all-nighters and exams are finally behind you, because it’s GRADUATION DAY, BABY! But before you can clutch that super expensive piece of paper called a diploma, the Dean hands one out to an A-lister who’s been making bank and living like a rock star while you’ve spent the last few years eating Ramen and popcorn 24/7! Do you get a little annoyed, or are you pumped to hang with the likes of Diddy, John Legend, Jill Scott, or other famous faces? It’s probably a mix of both!

Colleges and universities are never shy about handing out honorary degrees to some of your favorite celebs, adding a little Hollywood glam to their graduation processions. This past May, a few more were added to the list!

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Still The One: Are The Most Romantic Love Songs All About Long-Term Relationships?

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Let’s face it: the world is full of love songs. Full of them! There are countless ballads about unrequited love, scores of tunes about the very first kiss and, of course, tons of painful break up songs. You know what’s far harder to find: love songs about long-term relationships.

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2014 Grammys Arm Candy: Hot Celeb Couples Who Killed It On Music’s Biggest Night

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“Who are you wearing? Who are you wearing?” You hear celebs get asked that question hundreds of times at every awards show. But we think that style commentators are kind of missing the point, as the more important question is almost always “Who are you with?”! Nothing livens up an outfit like a sizzling date on your arm, and the 2014 Grammy Awards were chock full of gorgeous couples! What fun is a major showbiz party without sharing it with some delectable arm candy, right?

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John Legend and Tamar Braxton Do The Damn Thing at the Beacon Theater

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I’m flashing back to the year 2005 and the celebration of one of my thirty-something birthdays with my twin sister. We were in Madison Square Garden for an Alicia Keys concert, and that evening’s opening act was John Legend. We’d become familiar with his music by way of his Get Lifted album, and it was a treat to start off the evening with this gifted and talented artist at the piano, just at the inception of his promising career. Well, I’m here to tell you that with the release of his latest album Love in the Future and its tour, John Legend has not only arrived, but he’s giving us all the reasons to pray to the music gods that he stays around for a long, long time.

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John Legend Explains His Personal Connection To 12 Years A Slave

The new film 12 Years A Slave just opened in limited release and is already among the frontrunners for the 2014 Academy Awards. The powerful tale about America’s dark history with slavery wowed at film festivals this fall, and John Legend agrees. “It’s one of the best films I’ve ever seen,” he told VH1 News recently, who was inspired to write the score for the movie after seeing an early version of it.

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Tamar Braxton Talks Her New Album and The Many Loves of Her Life

Tamar Braxton and John Legend each have new albums out that share their takes on that powerful four-letter word that makes our worlds go round—Love and War and Love In The Future, respectively—and now the two have joined forces for what is sure to be a must-see tour this fall. Tamar recently stopped by the VH1 headquarters to discuss her upcoming tour, as well as her two new loves—her son Logan Vincent Herbert, and her album Love and War, the title track of which Tamar says is the soundtrack to her relationship with her hubby and manager Vince.

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