Thursday, May 10

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ashley Judd is now a graduate of the University of Kentucky. The 39-year-old actress received a bachelor's degree in French, but it wasn't clear whether she attended any of Sunday's graduation ceremonies, UK spokesman Jay Blanton told the Lexington Herald-Leader for a story on its Web site.

Judd attended the university from 1986 to 1990, but left one course shy of graduation.

Blanton said student confidentiality laws prevented him from saying how she finally received her degree.

In an interview last year, Judd told the newspaper that she would probably take a correspondence course to finish the one class necessary to get a degree. When she left in 1990, online and correspondence courses weren't allowed to count toward graduation.

Her screen credits include "Kiss the Girls" and "De-Lovely."

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