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Renee Zellweger and James Franco – It’s All in the Pudding

Photo Courtesy of E!Online

Photo Courtesy of E!Online

Accompanied by Harvard men in drag, Renee Zellweger has been honored as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals woman of the year. Hasty Pudding is the nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe. By tradition, many of its male members wear women’s clothes for the parade.

The actress rode in the back of a silver convertible Bentley during a parade through Harvard Square on Thursday. She waved to spectators while capturing the event on her cell phone camera.

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year is James Franco. James is set to receive his award on February 13th.

The Man and Woman of the Year awards are presented annually to performers who have made a “lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.” The Woman of the Year award has been granted to many notable entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor, and, most recently, Charlize Theron. The Man of the Year’s past recipients include Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis, and, last year, Christopher Walken.

Congratulations to Renee and James!!

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Atlantis, Dubais Officially Opens!!

Atlantis, Dubais

Atlantis, Dubais

The Grand Opening of the Atlantis, Dubais was a star-studded event. It was said to cost $13.5 million lbs. That is a lot of MONEY!!

Times Online reported that approximately 2,000 guests sipped Dom Pérignon. A-list celebrities from Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Mary-Kate Olsen, Mischa Barton to Lindsay Lohan and Sam Ronson walked the red carpet.

Singer Kylie Minogue performed on stage followed by the world’s largest fireworks display, seven times greater than this year’s Olympic Games opening ceremony in Beijing and extravagant enough to be seen from outer space.

That’s some Grand Opening!!

Check out the photos on E!Online.

Charlize Theron is a Messenger of Peace

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

MSNBC has reported that Charlize Theron is the newest U.N. Messenger of Peace. Charlize is turning her Academy Award-winning fame to ending violence against women and girls around the globe.

Theron told reporters that she was taking on her new responsibilities,

“very humbly, with a very excited heart.”

She also vowed to help send a strong message that violence against women and girls was not acceptable.

Charlize grew up in a home with domestic violence. At the age of 15 she witnessed her mother shoot her alcoholic father to death while he was threatening the family. She also won an Oscar for Best Actress in 2004 for her portrayal of a domestic violence victim turned serial killer in “Monster.”

I think its great that Charlize is taking on this new role. It’s an important message that needs to be heard.