Does College Really Matter For Starlets Like Miley Cyrus?
On “Hannah Montana,” Brooke Shields plays Miley Cyrus’ dead mother, but rumor has it that off-screen she is playing the role of Miley’s high school guidance counselor. Apparently, Shields’ motherly instincts kicked in when the young starlet told her last year that she was planning to skip college. Even though toothpaste commercials don’t require knowledge of French literature, Shields explained to the Miles that she is a better person for getting her degree from Princeton. Now, the word is that Cyrus may be considering following in Shields’ footsteps and applying to some Ivy League schools in 2010. I somehow can’t see Miley Cyrus studying Proust, but I get Shields’ point. An education never hurt anyone—especially a young rock star/actress who has been known to bare her midriff and make ignorant remarks. Even though many college grads do not end up doing anything remotely related to their undergrad degrees, the experience is about personal growth … right? [Celebitchy]
But this begs the question: Do young starlets really need a college education if they’re already successful? After the jump, we compare Ivy League stars with their School of Life counterparts to see if a diploma really makes a difference.
|Brooke Shields vs. Sarah Jessica Parker
College Education: Shields has a degree from Princeton. Parker attended the School of Hollywood Knocks.
|Claire Danes vs. Rachel McAdams
College Education: Danes attended Yale for two years before dropping out and McAdams graduated from Canada to the U.S.
|Natalie Portman vs. Scarlet Johansson
College Education: Portman graduated from Harvard with a degree in psychology and Johansson graduated from awkward teenager to bombshell.
|Emma Watson vs. Lindsay Lohan
College Education: Watson is making magic happen at Brown University and Lohan is trying to make herself disappear with the use of illegal substances.