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Vin Diesel Gets Honored with PhD from Hunter's College 30 Years After Dropping Out

Vin Diesel has graduated with a PhD – 30 years after dropping out of university!

The 50-year-old Fast & Furious franchise star was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in English degree from the same institution, Hunter College, he quit three decades ago at a graduation ceremony at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday (May 30) in New York City.

During his speech, Vin said: “While I was in Hollywood I always had this pride of Hunter College. I would tell everybody that I learned and took so much away from my experience at Hunter College. I was young, I was a bouncer, when I wasn’t bouncing I was in these classrooms with the most diverse student body on the planet.”

“We’re strivers. We can overcome anything. You learn that here and you take into the world. And then you can look at Hollywood and change the face of Hollywood,” Vin continued. “You can literally change the face of Hollywood because of that dignity and pride and willingness to fight.”


Here’s to all the committed professors who make us who we are… Grateful.

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Helen Mirren is Supported by Famous Friends at Chaplin Award Gala 2018!

Helen Mirren cozies up to pals Vin Diesel along with Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower at the 2018 Chaplin Award Gala on Monday night (April 30) at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The 72-year-old Oscar-winning actress went pretty in a black gown covered in red poppies as she was accompanied by husband Taylor Hackford.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Helen Mirren

Helen was honored at the event for her long-standing career in which she’s won countless awards including an Oscar, Olivier, and Tony.

Also in attendance at the event was Tony Bennett and wife Susan.

FYI: Helen is wearing a Valentino dress and David Webb jewelry while carrying a Judith Leiber clutch.

25+ pictures inside of the stars at the event…More Here! »

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Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, & Bradley Cooper Bring 'Guardians' to 'Avengers: Infinity War' Premiere

It’s a Guardians of the Galaxy reunion at the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War!

The co-stars – who portray Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Gamora, and the voice of Rocket in the film, respectively – stepped out for the event held on Monday (April 23) in Los Angeles.

They were joined by Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, and Dave Bautista.

Check out the Groot figurines on Vin‘s jacket!

In Avengers: Infinity War, set to hit theaters this Friday (April 27), the Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

FYI: Chris is wearing Tom Ford. Zoe is wearing Givenchy with Jimmy Choo shoes and Jared Lehr jewelry. Karen is wearing Rona Pfeiffer jewelry.

50+ pictures inside of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, and more at the premiere… More Here! »

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Dwayne Johnson Dishes on Vin Diesel Feud & the Current Status of Their Relationship

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson spoke out about rumors of a feud between him and Vin Diesel during his Rolling Stone cover story.

If you don’t know, during filming for Fast & Furious 8, The Rock posted a scathing Instagram post calling out his “Candy ass” male co-stars, confirmed to be about Vin. Here’s what Dwayne shared about the 2016 experience…

On if he feuded with Vin Diesel on Fast & Furious set: “That is correct…Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer. And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not….But I wish him all the best, and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have. Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will.’ We’ll just keep it with the clarity.”

On if he’ll return for a 9th installment: “I’m not quite sure…Right now I’m concentrating on making the spinoff [Hobbs and Shaw, co-starring Jason Statham] as good as it can be”

For more from The Rock, visit RollingStone.com.

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'Avengers: Infinity War' Release Date Changed!

Avengers: Infinity War‘s release date has been changed!

The film was originally supposed to be released on May 4, 2018. Now, the film will hit theaters on April 27, which is one week earlier.

The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Paul Bettany as Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Josh Brolin as Thanos, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Benedict Wong as Wong, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, among many others.

Be sure to watch the film’s official trailer if you missed it! If you missed it, you can also check out some on set photos from Avengers 4!

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