Orlando Bloom and Kim Cattrall cross the pond for college graduations

honorary-degreesForget free handbags and front row concert tickets. The biggest celebrity perk these days is an honorary degree from a prestigious university. Just ask Orlando Bloom and Kim Cattrall, who each received one this week from their hometown schools. Bloom picked up his degree today at England’s University of Kent in England with his family and fiancĂ©e, model Miranda Kerr, in tow, while fellow Brit Kim Cattrall (yep!) picked up her honorary degree from her hometown college, Liverpool John Moores University.

Sartorially speaking, Orlando is pretty much swimming in that maroon muumuu-like robe, but leave it to the Sex and the City star to work her amorphous royal blue robe like it was a hot-to-trot mini Samantha would be seen in.

Fashion aside, you can hate on celebrities for getting honorary degrees all you want, but it’s clearly a win-win situation for both parties: The university gets publicity and the star gets to strut in a robe and graduation hat. But if you had to bestow specific degrees to these celebrities, what would they major in? Bachelors in Hotness in for Bloom? Masters in Cougarology for Cattrall? Sound off below!

Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Photos/Landov; Peter Byrne/PA Photos/Landov

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  • Ceballos

    I think I speak for a little people when I say…Kim Cattrall is British?!?!

    • Madd

      I believe her parents are British but she actually grew up in Canada.

      • Ceballos

        I thought I remembered seeing her in those Vancouver commercials during the Winter Olympics…

        …so, Kim Cattrall is not British…she’s…Canadian then? (I’m so confused!)

      • Alan of Montreal

        She was born in the UK and raised in Canada

    • Kris

      Kim Cattrall was born in Liverpool but moved to British Columbia when she was 3 months old so saying her “hometown” is a little much. I realize it is easier to say that then “the place she was born in” but I’m sure she considers herself Canadian the same way Anna Paquin considers herself a New Zealander when she’s technically Canadian.

      • Ceballos

        Ok…thanks for the info.

  • Madd

    Can we just give Kim Cattrall a Masters in Being Awesome? I feel like she’s so under appreciated as an actress.

  • Tiff in the OK

    Kim Cattrall’s cap is making me think of Guinan on Star Trek: Next Generation

  • Rob

    Cattrall was born in England, raised in Canada.

  • Alan of Montreal

    oops, should have read the rest of the posts before I posted mine. It’s a little saying that Orlando Bloom “crossed the pond” when he’s from there, isn’t it?

  • Philip Coogan

    What’s been said above is correct.

    In fact last year, Kim Cattrall was part of the BBC version of Who do you think you Are? exploring her British roots and she also received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame!

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