When a celebrity who already has a high-paying job and (presumably) a passion decides they want to learn, in addition to that, I think it says a lot about their character. So hearing about Emma Watson’s experience attending NYU makes me respect celebrities like her even more for choosing the college route. More
Ben Stiller was spotted serving food at a shelter in Brooklyn, and Alec Baldwin stopped by NYU to talk to students. Good on you, gentlemen. More
Mousy hair color, messy bun, forever 21 skirt…how very ironic and novel! More
James Franco draws on his experience learning at NYU with undergrads and working with Selena Gomez and co. to provide constructive criticism for Lena Dunham‘s Girls. More
Aaah, Dakota Fanning. The quintessential college student who’s so normal that she wears sweatpants to her college classes. So normal that she only pays $10,000 a month in rent for her freshman year housing. More
You recognize Kate Mara‘s face, if not her name. Here’s what we found on the House of Cards star, like her connection to 9/11 and how she wound up on American Horror Story. More
Who do you believe–José Angel Santana, who says that NYU fired him for giving James Franco a D, or James claiming his professor was threatened by his celebrity? More
I’m really bummed that the semester after I graduated, NYU will have both James Franco and Nicolas Cage teaching film classes. Plus, Dakota Fanning will be a Gallatin (my alma mater) freshman! But even though I won’t have the chance to bump into these celebrities on campus, I can still e-mail them. More
While you hear stories of celebrities who gave up college or even high school in order to pursue acting and became multimillionaries without ever having to hit the books again, it’s nice to see someone who’s able to juggle both. Dakota Fanning graduated from North Hollywood private school Campbell Hall yesterday. More
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Monday was the graduation for NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, so of course its (currently) most famous student James Franco was in attendance. BuzzFeed snapped a pic, and noted that Franco did not graduate with honors (represented by a gold tassel). But what most tickled me is the expression on the face of the girl in the foreground. Since NYU kids are evenly divided between jaded toward celebrities and constantly starstruck, it could go either way. More
James Franco Is Not Passing His Classes – He got a D in acting for his NYU class. Maybe he should just stick to General Hospital roles after all. (via Vulture)
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s little sis is stepping into her siblings’ Louboutins. Young Lizzie Olsen is set to star in the indie film Martha Marcy May Marlene, playing a young woman who has recently escaped from a cult . The actress will also be seen in the upcoming Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, alongside Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Catherine Keener. More
New York University is about get a double dose of The Disney Channel. Twin bros Dylan and Cole Sprouse — who co-star as rich twin bros in Suite Life On Deck –will be invading campus as freshmen this fall, the … More