The traditional green slime flowed at the Kids' Choice Awards, but it was Angelina Jolie's message of empowerment for youngsters that stuck.
Jolie, who has sought to inspire women with public candor about her own health, said that "different is good" as she accepted the favorite villain award Saturday for her movie role as the title character in "Maleficent." When she was young, Jolie said, "I was told I was different. And I felt out of place: too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in."
"When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud," she said, then added with a wink, "cause a little trouble. It's good for you." The actress and filmmaker, who disclosed earlier this week that she had undergone additional surgery aimed at preventing cancer, received excited hugs from daughters Shiloh and Zahara when her name was announced.
Minnesotan to lead Norwegian college
A native Minnesotan and graduate of Augsburg College has been chosen president of Norway's largest university. Curt Rice, 52, will take over as rector of Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences on Aug. 1. Rice is a professor in the Department of Languages and Linguistics at the university in Tromso, Norway. He earned his doctorate in general linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin and his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Augsburg in 1984. He and his wife, Tove I. Dahl, also an Augsburg graduate, received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009. Dahl is originally from White Bear Lake. Rice grew up in Rochester and graduated from Rochester Mayo High School in 1980. His parents live in Bemidji, and his wife runs a Norwegian language camp just outside Bemidji. Rice said Sunday that his selection marks "the first time ever that a non-Norwegian has been at the helm of a Norwegian college or university."
royal spat: Prince has been slapped with a lawsuit by producer Jolene Cherry, who claims his interference disrupted her and label Sony Music's planned release of a debut album from singer Judith Hill. Hill signed with Sony via Cherry's imprint The Cherry Party following a 2013 run on NBC's "The Voice." The suit, filed in Los Angeles County on Friday, alleges that Hill asked directly for permission to record a joint album with Prince and was denied. The pair continued working together, however, resulting in last week's digital release of "Back in Time" — which was offered as a free download, even carrying an introductory note from Prince.