May 26, 2014 in Nation/World

Watson receives English Lit degree

 

It’s graduation day for movie star Emma Watson.

The British actress best known as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” movies was among 2,000 graduates receiving degrees Sunday from Brown University. She tweeted a photo of herself in cap and gown.

Watson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the Ivy League university in Rhode Island.

The 24-year-old started at Brown in 2009, the same year she was named the highest-grossing actress of the decade by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Watson had a busy film career during her time as a student, releasing both parts of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “This is the End” and the recent Biblical epic “Noah.”

Rapper Khalifa arrested on pot charge

Authorities say rapper Wiz Khalifa has been arrested in West Texas for marijuana possession.

The performer from Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, was stopped at an inspection checkpoint at the El Paso airport. A statement from El Paso police said because Khalifa traveled without identification, a search was ordered and Transportation Security Administration agents found a canister with marijuana. TSA alerted police, who then arrested Khalifa.

He was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and was released after posting $300 bail.

Court records do not list an attorney. A message left at Khalifa’s agency was not immediately returned.

Khalifa posted a photo on Twitter inside of what appeared to be a holding cell.

Khalifa was born Cameron Thomaz in Minot, North Dakota. He was a headliner at an El Paso music festival Saturday.

The birthday bunch

Sportscaster Brent Musberger is 75. Singer Stevie Nicks is 66. Actress Pam Grier is 65. Actor Philip Michael Thomas is 65. Country singer Hank Williams Jr. is 65. Actress Genie Francis is 52. Comedian/director Bobcat Goldthwait is 52. Singer-actor Lenny Kravitz is 50. Actress Helena Bonham Carter is 48.


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