Tag Archive: Famous People

  1. It’s official: Emma Watson is going to Brown

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    It’s official: Emma Watson is going to Brown University.


    Watson has been quiet about what school she will attend in the fall, although her “Harry Potter” co-star, Daniel Radcliffe, let slip earlier this month in an interview with The Guardian that the actress had decided on Brown. Watson herself confirmed the decision in an interview with Paste Magazine, saying she will study literature at the school.


  2. Is Emma Watson going to Columbia?

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    Updated Saturday 10:33 a.m. A blogger has discovered a listing for a Charlotte E. Watson in the Columbia University directory and suggests that it is an alias for Emma Watson, whose full name is Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson.

    (Or maybe it’s just the listing for the actual Charlotte Watson who attends Columbia, as a commenter on the Columbia blog Bwog has pointed out.)

    Of course, there have also been reports linking Watson to Yale (here, here and here, with the second report debunked here), Harvard (here), Brown (here) and Cambridge (here). So your guess is as good as ours.

    (Photo: Gabriel Bouys/Agence France-Presse—Getty Images)

  3. Yale Band marches onto the silver screen

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    Some Yale musicians are about to get their big Hollywood break.

    Starting today, about 50 Yale Bands members will perform as extras alongside Golden Globe-winning actress Jennifer Aniston in her upcoming movie, “Bounty Hunter.” During the shoot — which will take place from June 15 to 18 in Brooklyn — students will march while playing their instruments as part of the film’s opening scene.


  4. There might be giants in New Haven tomorrow

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    They Might Be Giants

    In New Haven for the summer? They Might Be Giants – an alternative rock group that won a Grammy Award in 2002 for their song “Boss of Me” (the theme song for the TV show Malcolm in the Middle) – will be giving a free concert on the New Haven Green tomorrow at 6 p.m. The concert is part of New Haven’s annual “International Festival of Arts & Ideas” which runs from June 13-June 27. A full calender of events can be found on the festival website.

    TMBG won a Grammy this year in the category Best Musical Album for Children for their most recent album “Here Comes the 123s.” The show is also tagged as a “Family Concert.” We don’t expect any moshing.

    Enjoy this year’s festival because it may be the last; its future is uncertain because of budget cuts by the state.

    (Photo: International Festival of Arts & Ideas)

  5. Recapping the Clinton visit

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    Hillary Clinton LAW '73

    Hillary Clinton’s LAW ’73 trip to New Haven on Monday created a veritable buzz.  (According to the New Haven Independent, she even got to enter through the otherwise locked L-Dub gate! Seriously! Celebrities…)

    Shortly after Commencement exercises ended around noon Monday, she headed to the Law School to celebrate with the class of 2009. Check the video out here, courtesy of the Law School. When Acting Dean Kate Stith introduced Clinton in the courtyard of the Law School, the crowd of several hundred students and their guests gave the former first lady a standing ovation.


  6. Buckley’s Class Day speech

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    Buckley addresses the Class of 2009

    It was his second time speaking at a Yale Class Day, and for Christopher Buckley ’75, the second time was the charm.

    Buckley delivered his address to a packed Old Campus crowd of students and parents.

    “It was a bracing experience!” he jokingly told the News soon afterward.

    Although clouds loomed ominously on the horizon, the weather remained sunny and warm through the ceremony.  Buckley said he was especially happy with the weather because, as he put it, there is nothing more disheartening than “seeing people flee before you are done speaking.”


  7. The next best thing to Leo

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    He may not know Leonardo DiCaprio, but Robert Ballard did discover the wreck of the Titanic.

    Ballard, the famed deep-sea explorer, spoke at the Peabody Museum of Natural History late this afternoon to a packed auditorium. He shared a lifetime of experiences investigating the ocean’s mysteries — from ancient shipwrecks to undersea black smokers — for the final installment of a lecture series celebrating the opening of the Peabody’s Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space.


  8. ‘Portfolio’, with Eli at the helm, bites the dust

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    Joanne Lipman ’83 is out of a job today as Conde Nast has announced that Portfolio, the fledgling business magazine for which she is editor, has been shuttered, effective immediately.

    Portfolio made a splash when it launched in 2007 with Lipman, a former News editor who had been deputy managing editor for The Wall Street Journal, as its top editor.  But the magazine ultimately could not overcome the economic downturn, with advertising pages falling more than 50 percent in the first quarter of 2009.