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Taylor Swift Delivers NYU Commencement Address: “My Mistakes Led to the Best Things in My Life”

Taylor Swift may have released a song celebrating the fun of being 22 years old back in 2012, but now a decade later, she’s still celebrating — only this time with the graduating class of 2022. “I’m 90 percent sure the main reason I’m here is because I have a song called ’22,'” Swift jokingly […]

Ryan Coogler and James Ivory Booked for USC School of Cinematic Arts Commencement

Both graduates of USC, the filmmakers will participate in Q&A sessions that will be included in a virtual commencement program.

Watch Live: Oprah Winfrey Delivers Commencement Speech for Facebook Graduation Event

Watch Oprah Winfrey give a commencement address during Facebook's #Graduation 2020 event. Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner and more stars are also set to appear, while Miley Cyrus will perform her 2009 hit "The Climb."

Mark Zuckerberg Urges Harvard Grads to Build a World of “Purpose”

In his commencement speech, the Facebook CEO also joked, "If I get through this speech today, it'll be the first time I actually finish something here at Harvard."

Joe Biden Encourages Graduates to Take Up the “Dirty Business of Politics”

During his speech at Harvard, the former vice president also appeared to offer veiled criticism of Trump, saying those who "play on fears and appeal to baser instincts" can still achieve political power.

Director Baz Luhrmann to Speak at Princeton Graduation

Former Vice President Al Gore and Christopher Nolan have addressed the school's graduating class in past years.

Michelle Obama Takes Shot at Donald Trump in Commencement Speech

"We don't build up walls to keep people out because we know that our greatness has always depended on contributions from people who were born elsewhere but sought out this country and made it their home," the first lady told graduating students at the City College of New York.

Commencement Speeches 2016: Complete List of Hollywood Speakers

Steven Spielberg, Matt Damon and James Franco are among the notable names who will be sending new graduates off this year.

Matt Damon to Deliver MIT Commencement Address

The actor played a gifted janitor working at the school in the 1997 film 'Good Will Hunting.'

Hollywood’s Best Advice to 2015 Graduates: Take More Bikini Pictures and Other Words of Wisdom

Stars fanned out across the country this spring to wish the class of 2015 — including their own relatives — good luck.

Jamie Lee Curtis Discusses Interviewing for James Cameron in Speech to Graduates With Autism

The actress addressed the graduating class of Exceptional Minds, a vocational school for students on the spectrum.

Christopher Nolan Talks ‘Inception’ Ending, Batman and “Chasing Reality” in Princeton Grad Speech

"The most important thing about Bruce Wayne — yes, he attended Princeton, but he didn't graduate," he said to roaring applause. "So as of tomorrow, you are all already better than Batman!"