Sideshow: Brooke's Princeton memories

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Brooke Shields (left), model, actress, and 1987 Princeton University graduate, walks with university president Shirley Tilghman Monday during the school's Class Day celebration.

The four years Brooke Shields spent hitting the books at Princeton University gave her the skills to survive the tribulations of show business, the actress told students at her alma mater Monday.

Urging them to live life to the fullest and take nothing for granted, Shields teared up as she delivered the keynote speech at Princeton's annual Class Day ceremony to honor graduating seniors.

"My education enabled me to survive this industry - one that predicates itself on eating its young," she said the day before commencement.

The model and actress jokingly reminded the a cappella singing group that rejected her decades ago that she'll be starring in her fifth Broadway musical this year. She questioned how far down she was on the list of preferred headliners for the ceremony.

"Who couldn't they get? Why did Snooki pass?" she mused, referring to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, star of the reality TV show Jersey Shore, who spoke at Rutgers University in March.

Crossing the pond

Prince William and his bride, the former Kate Middleton, will crisscross Canada and visit Southern California on their first official overseas trip.

Palace officials on Monday gave details of the couple's Canadian itinerary, from June 30 to July 8. They will visit Canada's capital, Ottawa, and the surrounding region; Montreal and Quebec City; Charlottetown and Summerside on Prince Edward Island; the Northwest Territories capital of Yellowknife, and the oil-boom town of Calgary, Alberta. Their Alberta visit coincides with the opening of the city's world-famous rodeo event, the Calgary Stampede.

The trip to Canada will be followed by a July 8 to 10 stop in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.

PBS gets hacked

Hackers cracked PBS's website, posting a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand, and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking complained about a recent Frontline investigative news program on WikiLeaks.

PBS confirmed Monday that the website had been hacked. The phony story was taken down from the site of the PBS NewsHour program, which is produced by WETA-TV in Arlington, Va.

Singer hurt in crash

Hip-hop singer Sean Kingston was in the intensive care unit of a Miami hospital Monday after crashing his watercraft into a Miami Beach bridge, publicist Joseph Carozza said.

Kingston and a female passenger were injured when the watercraft hit the Palm Island Bridge around 6 p.m. Sunday, said Jorge Pino, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A passing boater saw the accident and took the two on board his vessel, the Miami Herald reported.

Authorities are investigating the crash, and "nothing at this point would indicate that alcohol played a role," Pino said.

Kingston rose to fame with his 2007 hit "Beautiful Girls," and his self-titled debut album sold more than a million copies worldwide. He recently toured with Justin Bieber.

Travel tips from Hollywood

Ashton Kutcher has made a "significant investment" in Airbnb, a website where people can list and book places and things (apartments, sailboats, or even the occasional castle) for traveling and vacations, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The star of No Strings Attached and replacement for Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men is also joining Airbnb as a strategic adviser, the San Francisco-based company said in a blog post last week. Kutcher has long been an investor in tech start-ups, with stakes in companies such as Skype.


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