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Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Princess

Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Princess

Dakota Fanning is crowned Homecoming Princess during her football team’s away game at Crespi Carmelite High School on Friday (October 30) in Encino, Calif.

The 15-year-old actress is used to walking the red carpet at film premieres but after being crowned homecoming royalty, she got to walk the red carpet on the football field!

Dakota and her fellow Vikings on the cheerleading squad — from The Campbell Hall Episcopal in North Hollywood — stepped up the school spirit during the football game for their high school football team.

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111 Responses to “Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Princess”

  1. 1
    bonnie Says:

    she seems nice but i wonder if the other kids hate her- famous, rich AND homecoming princess? There must be some jealous girls there.

  2. 2
    greta Says:

    SPOILT. She will be another Hollywood disgrace.

  3. 3
    sarah Says:

    I love Dakota great actress i think its awesome she stills goes to public school

  4. 4
    serena Says:

    I think she only got the ‘award’ cuz she famous, and around celebrities there’s only 2 kinds of people : kiss-ass’s and haters. guess we know by who dakota is surruned. xd

  5. 5
    malak Says:

    ohh i love her she is sooo sweet !!!
    she will be a great role model !! :)

  6. 6
    Jay Says:

    I love herrr

  7. 7
    engeneer Says:

    She’s a smart girl. With 15 years old she has achieved what a 30 year old would have dreamt of. She’s my favourite, I like her lol

  8. 8
    LuckyL Says:

    Aww, yay! Good for her. She’ll escape as one of the few normal ones. Probably because she’s receiving a proper education unlike Britney, Miley, Lindsay, the list goes on and on.

  9. 9
    Cindy Says:

    Good for her!! Glad she is able to get some normal teen life too!

  10. 10
    LuckyL Says:

    But are these official photos? Seems a little sketchily taken, due to the blurriness. Secret papz perhaps?

  11. 11
    LuckyL Says:

    And she was crowned to be on the court Jared. Did you attend homecoming? There’s no princesses.

  12. 12
    Jenny Says:

    um Lucky L britney went to hs too..she went to Parklane Academy in McComb, mississippi ;)

  13. 13
    Alejandro Says:

    She only got it cos she’s famous!!!

  14. 14
    LuckyL Says:

    serena @ 10/31/2009 at 12:39 pm
    ^^^Currently a bitter, unpopular teen, quite possibly because of her sh*tty attitude on and off the net

  15. 15
    LuckyL Says:

    Jenny @ 10/31/2009 at 12:52 pm

    um Lucky L britney went to hs too..she went to Parklane Academy in McComb, mississippi ;)
    Lol, I said proper education. If you’re such a Brit Brit fan you would know she only attended hs for one year.

  16. 16
    Jenny Says:

    lmfao hun i go to parklane academy too she even went to prom..she didnt go there her 1st semester of senior year but then she went bacl

  17. 17
    Cals Says:


  18. 18
    lizzie Says:

    I’m sure she has a bright future ahead :)

  19. 19
    WHY? I DON'T CARE! Says:

    she has won only because she is famous.. come on! she’s not THAT cute!!

    And the guy she is with has got his fifteen-second fame

  20. 20
    cute Says:

    She’s a very talented actress.
    Nice to see that she gets to live somewhat of a normal life too.

  21. 21
    alexa Says:

    i love Dakota and all, but she got crowned because she’s famous. That’s really not fair AT ALL to the other girls at her school.

  22. 22
    dundies Says:

    thats kind of creepy

  23. 23
    dundies Says:

    i wonder if she’ll peak come highschool

  24. 24
    Amanda Dubs Says:

    That’s awesome, I’m really happy for her.

  25. 25
    realblond36 Says:

    I’ve never heard of a high school having their homecoming at an AWAY game. Weird.

  26. 26
    Kate Says:

    “she has won only because she is famous”
    I agree and think it’s a shame – Dakota is talented, there is no need for cheap PR tricks.

  27. 27
    Jorden Says:

    Good to know you all attend her school and know for a fact that she only received the award because she is “famous”.

  28. 28
    not public Says:

    Okay- she attends an Episcopal church highschool — not a public school – a private church school — not cheap.

  29. 29
    team Camino Says:

    She should be studying instead of participating in those worthless awards

  30. 30
    Lisa2 Says:

    I may be too old and things have changed….. But I thought there was only a “Homecoming Queen” that was a senior and the court was other seniors too that didn’t get as many votes to complete the court? I wonder if the boy she is with is her “boyfriend”??? He seems happy in the photos as well.

    Also, I wonder if she would do any cheerleading movies like Kirsten Dunst has done. It would be fun for her I would think?

  31. 31
    AreYouKiddingMe Says:

    Its nice to see a teen actress acting like a teen. Thumbs up to her parents.

  32. 32
    HEY Says:


  33. 33
    Lisa2 Says:

    @team Camino: It’s at the homecoming game and then probably a dance coming up tonight although it is Halloween, they may change the date! . People voted her to win, it isn’t something that takes any of her time. She is a teenager and should enjoy everything it has to offer. Isn’t she entitled to have a regular life like everyone else? What harm is it to have fun in high school. You think kids study 24/7? If so, you are delusional…………..

  34. 34
    Awesome Says:

    Good for her parents. They are giving her a proper education and childhood unlike Britney, Lohan and Miley. She will grow up to live a healithy and productive live kinda like Nitilie Portman and Reese. she went to Havard, she smart , beautiful and classy.

  35. 35
    LuckyL Says:

    Jenny @ 10/31/2009 at 1:05 pm

    lmfao hun i go to parklane academy too she even went to prom..she didnt go there her 1st semester of senior year but then she went bacl

    First of all, if you “went” to high school with Britney–since it’s very odd you put that as current tense–you would know what I said is fact. Here “sweetheart”:

    After two years of living in Orlando while doing the show, Britney Spears moved back home to Kentwood and returned to high school. Her one year as a 14-year-old high-school student would be the last bit of normalcy in her life. With dreams of pursuing a career as a singer and a desire to leave her small hometown, Britney set off to New York City. Britney then signed with Jive Records after impressing an executive with her demo tape.

    Further info for you: In 1997, Spears briefly joined the all-female pop group innosense. Later that same year, she recorded a solo demo and was signed by Jive Records.She began a U.S. concert tour sponsored by American teen magazines, and eventually became an opening act for ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys.

    She was 15-16 during that time. Please fall back, learn to spell, and post only under one name. I don’t know why you’d involve yourself in an A and B conversation.

  36. 36
    LuckyL Says:

    And can people stop acting like Homecoming is some diplomatic thing anyway? Or even when electing the class president? *rolls eyes* Sometimes the truly nice all-around girl gets nominated and wins, but most of the time it’s the hot b*tch with all the friends. If Dakota got nominated for any other reason than kids like a cool girl how is that any different or a problem? Good lord.

  37. 37
    anna Says:

    @alexa: ikr

  38. 38
    loyal Says:

    Homecoming royalty is voted by the student body, dummies. I think this shows that she is a grounded, popular girl who the other students like, in spite of her fame. Good for her and good for her fellow students, who judge the girl and not her circumstances. Most young celebs complain their fellow students hate them. People that post on this stie are getting mean and judgmental. Repulsive of you that you would slam a young girl you don’t even know, or even other people you don’t even know. Jared, you really should start blocking more of these icky posters. Or we are going to have TMZ mentality on the site.

  39. 39
    LuckyL Says:

    ^^^Exactly. I like how people who have half the world hate or love them complained how “no one liked them” in hs, like MiHoley and Meg-Fox

  40. 40
    christine Says:

    When I come on here i c your name followed by arguments under new celeb threads.
    There’s a difference btw “speaking up” and “being smart”.
    Ppl r laughing b/c u actually take this seriously & fall for the trouble of arguing each time.
    I’m glad ur so game in2 allowng perfect strangers waste ur time…

  41. 41
    bored Says:

    you people are annoying… Life is not Dakota Fanning

  42. 42
    tlt Says:

    i love her :) she is so awesome :D

  43. 43
    nita Says:

    Dokota is cool but lets face it in her school there must be some type hate or bad connotatios towards her well lets see shes rich, she and well established actress, she has worked with huge stars
    Tom Cruise, Robert Pattinson, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington. and now she’s Homecoming Princess ummm yeah some jeaslousy of course she is just straight out lucky maybe too lucky….
    and to top it off she’s good at her job so yup, i wished i could be in her shoes. But i have never heard if an away homecoming game,, and now they have a Homecoming Princess
    interesting all i am saying is that i wished i had her luck …

  44. 44
    bored Says:

    As everyone in this world nita. Don’t know about her future but her present is perfect

  45. 45
    springs_qween Says:


    How is she spoiled? She goes to public school and still participates in regular teen stuff. And a disgrace? You obviously have your eyes shut. She is a wonderful young actress unwavered by her fame.

  46. 46
    springs_qween Says:

    In response to all the comments about other kids hating her at school. Uh, it’s high school, someone always hates someone because of stupid stuff. That’s just high school.

    Besides, Dakota seems to be handling herself okay and not letting haters keep her from going to school. She could easily use her fame and money to get a tutor or school from home. She hasn’t let anyone bother her. Good for her.

  47. 47
    K.C. Says:

    I think it’s pretty pathetic that so many of you are hating on this young girl. Most of you are probably 45 and have daughters older than her. She’s just a kid and has obviously made a (wise) choice to try to live a normal life despite her Hollywood career. Leave it to a bunch of bitter hags to hate on a kid that is staying in school.

    There must be a lack of Gerard Butler news today or something.

  48. 48
    Penny Lane Says:

    could not agree more!!! she’s only homecoming princess because she’s famous!!! it’s kinda unfair for the other girls!!

  49. 49
    Hulla Says:

    Lol at all those hatfeul jelous ******* who commented before me!

    You’ll all end up having husbands who cheat on you you judgemental idiots. :)

  50. 50
    Ct Says:

    it’s good to see that she gets to do NORMAL things, especially all the success that is under her sleeve.

  51. 51
    liz Says:


  52. 52
    Poop Says:

    That shot of her crotch is creepy. There are creepy pedos out there that want to see her pussay hanging out.

  53. 53
    Jonathan Says:

    You guys are pathetic. She was crowned because she the student body voted her. Whether it be because she is famous doesn’t matter. She didn’t pay them to vote for her. She’s a smart and very talented young girl. Quit being so jealous. and you know you are.

  54. 54
    anna Says:

    WOW, she’s 15 already!!!! that’s scary! she’s so tiny in all her films! she’s only 2 years younger than me!

  55. 55
    asha Says:

    Good for her. I am a bit jealous that she is probably the most popular person at her school and she is famous all before the age of 16. In high school I was nobody and I just graduated from college and can’t get a job.

  56. 56
    nat Says:

    I think is very inappropriate that the paparazzi goes to her school and takes pictures of her in school activities. I know she is a public personality, but still, give her a break.

  57. 57
    Lola Says:

    “She will grow up to live a healithy and productive live kinda like Nitilie Portman and Reese. ”
    I hope Dakota will never be fake-nice phony and b*tch like Reese Witherspoon.

  58. 58
    jaquie Says:

    I don’t like her after taking part of Twilight because I don’t like that movie and its cast at all. But I have to admit that her life is fabulous. I have to add that it’s hilarious the way you manipulate some comments. Seriously, have you done media studies??? lol it’s amazing!!!

  59. 59
    **Jamie** Says:


    yeh im sure she is getting the “real life school experience” *rolls eyes*

  60. 60
    Carly Says:

    DUH. She’s famous.

  61. 61
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    is that for real or for a movie
    im surprised she even goes 2 a school, thought she was home schooled just like every other teen celeb

  62. 62
    NelsBK Says:

    Whatever dude. She seems like a sweet and normal girl, especially for all her success and fame. Kudos to her parents and her character. Do not be a cynical ass.

  63. 63
    Matt Says:

    ummm LuckyL, stfu and get over it! you are a faker cuz u don’t know what the hell you talking about! It don’t matter what kind of cameras everyone use and it don’t matter where they stand and take pictures at any place! So, cameras don’t lie either duhhhhhh!

    so guess what LuckyL, you are NOT “lucky” at all cuz you fail, epic fail :) So, go back to 1st grade school and come back in 20 years when you finished graduation!

  64. 64
    anon Says:

    She looks adorable. :)

    @DakotaFanningN Dakota Fanning Twitter News Page.

  65. 65
    Santa Says:

    I don’t really care if she won because she’s famous or because she just did. All I care about is the fact that that footy guy is ON FIRE!

  66. 66
    pookie Says:

    Wow, some of the people on this thread sound very jealous of a 15 year old. Maybe she won because people like her. Not every girl in high school is a jealous cow.

  67. 67
    Maddie Says:

    … Maybe she did win cause she is famous, but usually if you’re famous in a school… wouldn’t they not pick you? Wouldn’t most people be like, pfft… as if we’d vote for the Hollywood princess! I dunno. I just think… maybe she could have got it on her own merit and she is a lovely, down to earth person, who does well in school and is popular, not just cause she’s famous but cause she’s a genuinely nice person. Maybe I’m far too optimistic. Did anyone else see the way the guy holding her arm was looking at her? Looks like he has a crush on her. Hehe. Why wouldn’t he. She’s stunning!

  68. 68
    Melodee Says:

    Did Kathy Griffin say she went to rehab?

  69. 69
    Lowest denominator Says:


    As a joke.
    On a red carpet.
    Then caught HELL for making that type of a joke about a minor.
    A minor who, by most accounts, has nothing to do with that lifestyle.

  70. 70
    larime Says:

    Oh, good for her! She is so awesome! Love Dakota.

  71. 71
    lol Says:

    Wow there are so many losers jealous of a popular teen. Kudos for her parents for letting her be a kid and enjoy it. The student body voted for her so eveyone just STFU. People act like most girls in high school are model beautiful so there is no way they’d find Dakota cute. lol I MAYBE had 8 really cute girls out of 150 in my high school year I’m sure competition wasnot that strong Dakota.

  72. 72
    ่ำjennifer Says:

    shes so cute! love her

  73. 73
    Two Says:

    And you know this for sure how, #26?

    You can do both, #29.

    Miley Cyrus isn’t getting an education, #34? Really? She seemed so wholesome…

    Right, #45.

    Agreed, #56.

    How do you knows Reese Witherspoon is like that, #57?

  74. 74
    liza Says:

    @Jenny: She went to high school right before she became famous, I remember watching her biography and she lived life like any other girl after the mickey mouse club ended. Then she went to High school like a normal girl would until she was 15 and then started again with her career in music. Who knows if she even finished high school after her fist single came out in the late 90′s. You never hear about it at all.

    But anyways good to see that Dakota is living life more normal than that Hannah Montana girl everyone is talking about. The annoying girl with the weird looking face and teeth.

  75. 75
    Lowest denominator Says:

    You know what sucks?
    We assume that pics like these are exclusive to “professional” paps.
    These could have been taken by anyone in attendance, then sold.
    Any of us here can sell an unflattering/private pic with no credentials.
    All you need is eyes, equipment, and opportunity.

    I do agree that INSIDE a school/school function should be off limits.
    ESPECIALLY when they are still minors.

  76. 76
    MORONS Says:

    YOU CANNOT be “crowned” a princess.

    YOU can only be crowned a Queen.

    Dakoata was voted to be ONE OF several princesses, by her fellow sudents, to be on the Homecoming Court.

    She was not selected Queen.

    That is another day and ceremony.

    Where did you morons attend High School?

  77. 77
    becca Says:

    Good for her… to have some sense of normalcy must be great.

    She seems like a normal teen. And the prom king is a cutie!

  78. 78
    lakida Says:

    Is this America all about? hahahaha!!!
    You’d better say Thanks Dakota for saving our faces from likes of Brit Brit and other waste-of-space HOOLLLYYWEIRDS!

  79. 79
    Chloe Says:

    Holy crud. For people saying that she got on court just because she’s famous: isn’t is the trend that the most known/popular people get on court anyway? Whoever said, “IT’S NOT FAIR”… it ever fair at any school, DF or not? :P

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    J Says:

    Why would she be crowned homecoming queen at an AWAY game?

    And those hating don’t you have something better to do then rag on a 15 year old, pretty sad.

  81. 81
    LilyX13 Says:

    OMG What a bunch of bitter jealous people in the world! Dakota has always shown herself to be a sweet down to earth girl. The fact that she was voted Homecoming Queen in a world of jealous bitter people means to me her class mates feel she is a sweet, humble person who deserved it. Congrats to Dakota!

  82. 82
    robin Says:

    isn’t the homecoming queen supposed to be a senior? this has to be wrong..

  83. 83
    Sensible Says:

    One of a very few ‘kid’ actress/celebrities who’s managing to make her adolescent years look normal. Appears she’s got her head on straight and probably has parents who actually give a damn about HER as a person and don’t see her as just a fat paycheck.

  84. 84
    Stacy Says:

    fyi, at some schools you can be crowned princess. at my high school, the seniors were voted king & queen and then every other grade had a prince & princess so it is very likely that her school has something similar to this.

  85. 85
    Angie Says:

    Congrats to Dakota! I can’t belive how much of you guys HATE her! What did she do to you?

  86. 86
    AutumnM Says:

    She was just crowned homecoming ’cause shes famous

  87. 87
    Two Says:

    Prove it or shut up, #86

  88. 88
    Harmonee Says:

    Screen Door!!! Thats her catch phrase

  89. 89
    Nassau Nell Says:

    When i read THE LOVELY BONES, she was my Suzy Salmon.

    Peter Jackson’e decision not to cast her will prove to be a huge mistake.

    Dakota will be this generation’s Meryl Strepp.

  90. 90
    anon Says:

    Dakota Fanning Youtube Video here.

  91. 91
    Lucas Says:

    @LuckyL: actually there can be. there’s no one set of rules for Homecoming, Prom etc. each school picks their own. and at her school there are Homecoming Princesses. simple as that.

    as for the photos, they were clearly taken by someone at the game who then decided to send them to Jared. not hard to figure out

  92. 92
    Lucas Says:

    @alexa: if that school is anything like mine, the students vote for homecoming. so blame the students who voted for her, not Dakota.

  93. 93
    Lucas Says:

    @Lisa2: again. Homecoming isn’t some universal law issue. each school has their own rules. YOUR school might have done it on the “Seniors only,top vote is the Queen, the rest are ‘the court’” game but Dakota’s does not. end of the issue

  94. 94
    Lucas Says:

    @christine: Just a little tip. If you want to be taken as a serious and mature person, drop the bold print, all caps ‘shouting’ and stop with the text talk. Write like an adult and not a 14 year old and folks will treat you like an adult and not a 14 year old. And a childish one at that

  95. 95
    charmedone Says:

    she looks like a young cameron diaz

  96. 96
    charmedone Says:

    she looks like a young cameron diaz

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    CheerQueen Says:

    She is a CHEERLEADER??? I really wanna know how she got on the team! She can’t even do the splits all the way. Plus whe works to hard in her stunts….probally bribed someone….. this girl has no talent…. the only reason she is famous is because of her parents and she was at the right place at the right time…..

  98. 98
    she shall remain nameless Says:

    I think she is popular at her high school because she’s famous. That’s why a lot of her fellow peers nominated her.

  99. 99
    keri Says:

    i can not believe how small minded some of you are. Give the kid a break. She has it all together and that should be enough. But no, you have to bad mouth others to make yourself seem better. Grow up and get a life.

  100. 100
    VOLTURI Says:

    @CheerQueen: I smell Winnie from Bring It On:All Or Nothing..

  101. 101
    TJ Says:


    Good eye. That is a bit (very) unusual. Let’s have home “coming” away from home. It’s more like a runaway then a homecoming situation (makes me wonder if their school is being renovated or their football field and other facilities for that matter.

    It also states that :

    at Campbell Hall Episcopal School in North Hollywood
    and also
    at Crespi Carmelite High School

    so it doesn’t make it clear which school she goes to and which one they were visiting (poor reporting).

  102. 102
    me Says:

    @CheerQueen:Dakotas parents are not in the movies and have nothing to do with it other than to be good parents

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    TJ Says:


    The lower grades are part of the ‘court’-princess. Only a Senior can be Queen.

    Good for her remaining in school (rather than homeschooled) and doing ‘normal’ teen things.

    Did she make the squad and princess due to her fame? Who knows, who cares. Don’t judge.

  104. 104
    Meg Says:

    stop trippin people. clearly its not a public school but a private academy. all the people who go there probably have a mommy or daddy that is in some way in the spot light. the girl won based on popularity, isn’t this true for ALL highschool’s. and ACTUALLY some highschools have their courts nominated by the teachers based on grades and community involvement. on that note, i love dakota and good for her for winning :)

  105. 105
    lexi Says:

    seriously you guys?! she got won because she’s probably really sweet too. it’s possible for a few celebrities to have a heart as well as be really talented. usually celebrities who go to public school are ridiculed and made fun of because the people around them are jealous of their success – so really, it’s a huge surprise that dakota won! i’m so happy for her because she deserves to be in the spotlight – unlike the spoiled princesses like lindsay lohan and the like.

  106. 106
    Sarah Says:

    @sarah: Campbell Hall is actually an elite private high school.

  107. 107
    zamir Says:

    she’s so likeable!
    and yeah, an away homecoming game is strange,
    but guess what;

    i won homecoming king this year at my
    highschool! benjamin franklin high school

    i hav proof too:

    congrats dakota!
    homecoming royalty here! :D

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    MM# Says:

    My favorite pic is where Dakota´s legs are wide apart. Damn, she can spread them…

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    Me Says:

    HOw bout she invites her cheerleading squad and a couple of these FRIENDS to a hollywood premiere. LEt them get the tast of the glam life since they give her a taste of normal life by voting her homecoming princess. THe fact that her parents have her in regular school is nohting to have major kudos about. There are tons of kids unfamous that have never stepped foot in school.

  110. 110
    pyetro Says:

    I love dakota fanning
    I think she very pretty and talented.

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    danielle ka Says:


    that was sooo fliipin fuhnyn where do u morns go to school?

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