23 Famous Dropouts Who Turned Out Just Fine

1. Funny lady Ellen DeGeneres dropped out of the University of New Orleans after just one semester. Guess she got the last laugh after all.

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2. Mark Zuckerberg left Harvard to invent that site you spend way too much time on.

 

3. Media mogul Russell Simmons dropped out of Manhattan City College just shy of finishing his sociology degree.

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4. Brad Pitt was set to be a JOURNALIST when he dropped out of the University of Missouri two weeks before graduation.

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5. Ted Turner, the creator of the 24-hour news cycle, was expelled from Brown University after he was caught with a girl in his room. GASP!

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6. Fierce songstress Natasha Bedingfield withdrew from the University of Greenwich after a year to focus on singing. Good choice.

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7. Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College to become the father of all things Apple.

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Fun fact: Before Jobs left Reed College, he took a calligraphy class that later inspired him to include a wide range of fonts (vs. one standard text) on the first Macs. Thus, one could argue computers have fonts because of Steve Jobs.

8. OOOOPPPPPPPRRRRAAAAAAAAH dropped out of Tennessee State University and seems to be doing all right.

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9. Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard to pursue his love of poetry. Just kidding, he founded Microsoft.

 

10. F. Scott Fitzgerald left Princeton University because of poor grades.

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11. Whole Foods CEO John Mackey dropped out of the University of Texas after seven years… It was probably time to leave at that point.

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12. John Mayer dropped out of Berklee College of Music, only to come back later and major in sex appeal.*

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*Fine, you got me — he didn’t actually major in sex appeal, but he might as well have.

13. Before YOLO, there was POLO. Ralph Lauren left Baruch College after two semesters to serve in the U.S. Army.

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Fun fact: Lauren never actually attended fashion school.

14. Lady Gaga dropped out of NYU after her freshman year, probably because she was busy plotting her world takeover.

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15. John Lennon was expelled from Liverpool College, so he joined a band.

 

16. Jim Carrey dropped out of high school at just 16. Alllrighty then!

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17. After failing every subject except English, Al Pacino dropped out of his New York high school to pursue acting.

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18. Wolfgang Puck quit school at the ripe young age of 14 to become a cooking apprentice at a hotel.

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19. Walt Disney dropped out of high school at 16, joined the Red Cross, and left for Europe.

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20. Tom Hanks left Sacramento State to intern full time at the Great Lakes Theater Festival. You can’t make that stuff up.

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21. Abraham Lincoln left school at 12 to help his family farm, and then he became THE PRESIDENT.

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22. Tumblr kajillionaire David Karp dropped out of high school at 14 because his mom suggested he should focus on computers. Life lesson: LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER.

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23. Coco Chanel left school at 18 to become one of the world’s most famous fashion designers. Ooh là là!

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Would You Rather With Lucy Fry And Zoey Deutch

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2. Would you rather be a Moroi or a dhampir?

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Lucy Fry: Moroi.

Zoey Deutch: Dhampir. I don’t want powers.

You just want to be a badass?

ZD: Not even that, it’s just you only gave me two options and I’d rather be a human because I feel like every single supernatural story is about how they were better off before and that’s too much of a burden.

3. Would you rather have dinner with Beyoncé or Lady Gaga?

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LF: Beyoncé!

ZD: Wow. Beyoncé. I’m nervous to say.

4. Would you rather only be able to eat bacon or Nutella for the rest of your life?

 

ZD: Bacon IN Nutella.

LF: I don’t know, I would be kind of depressed with both. Nutella?

ZD: That’s a difficult question because both are bad for you.

LF: I’ll take the nuts out of Nutella and eat the nuts for the rest of my life.

ZD: And I’ll take the pig and have it be my friend.

5. Would you rather date Christian or Dimitri in real life?

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ZD: Dimitri.

LF: In real life? Dimitri.

What intrigues you about Dimitri?

ZD: He’s a man!

LF: Yeah! In real life, I need a man.

Poor Christian.

LF: He’s a man too.

ZD: He’s a boy! Christian’s a boy, Dimitri’s a man. So in a lot of ways that’s great for the movie because it has something for the parents and something for the teens.

LF: Yeah, like the character of Christian will appeal to teenage girls, they will love him. And the girls who are ready for a man crush will go for Dimitri.

6. Would you rather act in Mean Girls or Heathers?

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ZD: Mean Girls.

LF: I’m going to say Heathers then!

7. Would you rather play with kittens or puppies?

 

ZD: Wow! Oh no. Worst question.

LF: Puppies.

ZD: Next question please.

8. Would you rather be bonded with Jesse or Mia?

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LF: Mia. I’d like to see what Mia’s thinking.

ZD: Not all the time. Not all the time.

9. Would you rather be a spirit user or a fire user?

 

ZD: Spirit!

LF: Spirit!

What would you do with spirit?

LF: I would heal people.

ZD: Well, I would manipulate everyone into loving me. (laughs) No, I have no idea.

LF: Lissa, if she could use the powers without hurting herself, would heal as many people as she could and I feel the same.

ZD: (points at Lucy) Good human.

10. Would you rather live without internet or cheese?

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LF: Again, not attached to either.

ZD: I am! This is crazy; this is insane. Those are my two biggest addictions.

LF: I’d rather live without internet.

ZD: AH! OMG I need internet. No cheese please.

11. Would you rather go to a bar with Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Watson?

 

ZD: Jennifer Lawrence!

LF: Jennifer Lawrence.

ZD: Actually, no. I’m going to say Emma Watson because she’s the OG YA. I love her, and she went to Brown. Yeah.

LF: What’s OG YA?

ZD: Original gangster young adult.

(everyone laughs)

12. Would you rather attend Vampire Academy or Hogwarts?

 

ZD: I’m doing press for my movie so Vampire Academy, but Hogwarts.

What house would you be in?

ZD: Slyt— no, I would be in Gryffindor.

LF: I can’t, I’m too torn.

13. What you rather be able to teleport or have healing powers?

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LF: Oh no! Because teleporting can save you.

ZD: I’m thinking more about food.

LF: Can you teleport to outer space?

Sure.

LF: OK.

(everyone laughs)

ZD: OK we’ve got a deal!

14. Would you rather live one 1,000-year life or 10, 100-year lives?

 

LF: Ten 100-year lives

ZD: Will I meet the same people in different ways?

Probably not. Actually, I don’t know.

ZD: Ah, 10, 100-year lives.

15. Would you rather hiccup the rest of your life or feel like you have to sneeze and not be able to?

 

ZD: I’m having a full-on panic attack.

LF: Hiccups.

ZD: I would rather feel like I’m going to sneeze because nothing makes me angrier than hiccups.

16. You’re on a desert island with a beautiful man. Would you rather they be top-half fish or bottom-half fish?

 

ZD: It depends on the man! (laughs)

17. Thanks for playing with us, Ladies!

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18. Vampire Academy hits theaters Feb. 7, 2014.

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Twitter Buzz: Bryan Cranston With A Nerf Gun

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Patrick Stewart Eating His First Slice Of Pizza Is The Most Important Thing You’ll See Today

1. UPDATE:

So. Turns out Patrick Stewart has eaten pizza before. However, yesterday marked the first occasion when Stewart ate a slice of pizza, he tells Daily Intelligencer. Semantics. Hmmph.

Also, he was hungover, that’s why he did it. Also, how did Stewart fool us into believing he’d never eaten pizza in his 72 years of awesome life? Well…

3. Whoa, wait a second…

Well, it appears further proof has serviced that Patrick Stewart ate pizza during a 2000 interview with IGN in which Stewart prepared a pie for his interview, who happened to be his son Daniel. That’s nice. Here’s a Star Trek GIF.

New York residents confirm that Stewart’s first slice was enjoyed today at Smiling Pizza in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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