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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Brooke Shields to speak at Princeton

Brooke Shields to speak at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. — Brooke Shields is going back to school.

The 1987 graduate of Princeton University is giving the university’s important and often whimsical Class Day address as part of graduation weekend.

Shields was already a star of films like “Blue Lagoon” and “Endless Love” when she arrived at Princeton. She graduated as a French major with honors.

Speakers at other Class Day ceremonies in recent years have included comedian Stephen Colbert, former President Bill Clinton and news anchor Katie Couric.

The speaker at the May 30 event was invited by the New Jersey school’s graduating class.

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden will be guests on ‘View’

NEW YORK — ABC said First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will be guests on Monday’s edition of ‘‘The View.’’

They will be appearing live on the weekday talk show to discuss their campaign for national support of military families, ABC announced Thursday. Both women have been outspoken advocates for service members and their families.

While Mrs. Obama has previously guested on ‘‘The View,’’ this will be Mrs. Biden’s first appearance.

‘‘The View’’ airs weekdays on ABC at 11 a.m.

ABC cancels 2 soaps from daytime lineup

NEW YORK — ABC canceled two of its three soap operas on Thursday, consigning “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” — and Susan Lucci, daytime’s most famous actress — to television history.

The move leaves “General Hospital” as ABC’s only daytime drama, one of only four that will remain on ABC, CBS and NBC’s daytime schedule.

Soap operas have slowly been fading as a TV force, with many of the women who made up the target audience now in the workforce. In place of the two canceled dramas, ABC will air shows about food and lifestyle transformations.

— From wire reports