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Today was full of college graduation commencement speeches from two of everyone's fave YBFers. Kerry Washington headed back to her alma mater of George Washington University in Washington, DC. And President Obama became the first sitting President to give a commencement speech in the stage of Georgia since the 1930's. And he made it memorable.
Checkout pics and video inside...
After graduating from GWU with a degree in Theater back in 1998, the "Scandal" star brought her new found Hollywood power back to her alma mater this morning to deliver the commencement address. She tweeted this AM:
So honored and truly humbled to be giving the commencement address this morning at George Washington University
Oh, and we can now call her Dr. Washington. Before her speech, Kerry received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University!
She was spotted talking to graduates and students afterwards around campus. And from what we hear, she had everyone star struck. Here's video of her receiving her Honorary Doctorate and her 20 minute commencement speech to the graduates:
And down in Atlanta today, the pouring rain didn't stop President Obama from making his way to the prestigious HBCU Morehouse College to deliver the commencement address:
He was seen fixing his tie (swag on 1000) after receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University. Nice!
He gave an amazing speech (as usual) that lasted 30 minutes telling the graduates of the all-male college that racism is no excuse for not excelling.
"As a young man, Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down, but one of the things you've learned over the last four years is that there's no longer any room for excuses."
Preach! Check out video below:
Congrats to all the 2013 Graduates!!
Photos: @GWPeterK's Twiter, therealkpike's Twitter, iamblessed's tumblr, Keshia Mae Jeantel
Singer Marques Houston was spotted out on a date night with his girlfriend Marlena yesterday in L.A. Check out pics of the twosome all cuddled up inside...
Yes, Marques Houston is still making music these days. And the former Immature/IMX group member released his new single "Speechless" recently off his upcoming Famous album dropping this summer.
But he took a break from his musical comeback attempt last night to take his girlfriend, fashion interestee (our name for the endless chicks who call themselves stylists but have no actual clients to show for it) Marlena Campbell, out to Mr. Chow for dinner.
The two held hands and got all hugged up while waiting outside.
And they seem to be extra close--traveling on vacays together and spending weekends with his fam (they hit up his brother Michael's wedding together recently):
Drake is getting back to his first love...acting. And he's making a hilarious 70's style cameo in Anchorman 2. Check out the "5AM In Toronto" rapper flexing his acting skills inside, plus "Idol" champ Candice Glover kicking off her roller coaster ride of promo...
After Kanye shot his cameo for the upcoming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues flick, Drizzy made his way to the midtown NYC set to put in some work too. Drake filmed with stars Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate in front of Radio City Music Hall. And since the comedy is documenting a news station from the 70's, Drake pulled out his stonewashed jeans, copper leather bomber jacket, and afro with sideburns for the occasion.
He was also spotted hamming it up with co-star Christina in their director chairs. The movie is being filmed under a fake name--"The Big Cat"--so folks on the busy NYC streets don't know everything that's going on.
And over at JFK airport, or new "American Idol" Candice Glover was spotted arriving into NYC to kick off full fledged promo after her big win last week:
The fab chick released her debut single "I Am Beautiful" on iTunes right after the win. Check it out below: