Actress tells kids that different is good
Actress tells kids that different is good Jesse Tyler Ferguson, from left, Rico Rodriguez and Ariel Winter are slimed after being announced winners of the award for favorite family TV show for Modern Family at Nickelodeon's 28th annual Kids' Choice Awards (AP photos)
Actress tells kids that different is good
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The traditional green slime flowed at the Kids' Choice Awards. But it was Angelina Jolie's message of empowerment for youngsters that stuck.

Jolie has sought to inspire women with public candor about her own health. She said that "different is good" as she accepted the favorite villain award. That was 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 she added with a wink, "cause a little trouble. It's good for you."

The actress and filmmaker just recently disclosed that she had undergone additional surgery aimed at preventing cancer. She received excited hugs from daughters Shiloh and Zahara when her name was announced.

There were other winners at the Nickelodeon channel's fan-voted awards. They included Emma Stone, who largely escaped its trademark slime. She accepted the best actress award for her role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Also winning was favorite family TV show "Modern Family." Its stars include Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who didn't get away clean.

Nick Jonas hosted the ceremony. It also honored the group Fifth Harmony as favorite new artist and Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" as favorite action stars. The film was voted favorite movie.

Jonas won as favorite male singer. He also ended up drenched in the ceremony's trademark green slime. So did Josh Gad ("Frozen," Broadway's "Book of Mormon"). He got slimed by co-presenter Adam Sandler.

Performers included Iggy Azalea with Jennifer Hudson and 5 Seconds of Summer. The latter ended up taking a goo hit.

Jonas opened the ceremony. He noted that One Direction was minus a group member with the exit of Zayn Malik.

"A tough week. ... Lot of girls in the house tonight still struggling after One Direction became Two Direction," he said. Then he asked, jokingly, "What's next? Fourth Harmony? 3 Seconds of Summer? No, no. The Jonas Brother?"

One Direction didn't appear to accept its trophy as favorite music group.

Others taking part in the ceremony included Jamie Foxx, Meghan Trainor, Chris Rock, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Kevin James and Little League baseball sensation Mo'ne Davis.

Jolie recently wrote a piece for the New York Times. It is a newspaper. She revealed that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. She hopes the surgery will reduce her risk of cancer.

Two years ago, she disclosed that she carries a defective breast cancer gene. It puts her at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Her mother died of ovarian cancer. Her maternal grandmother also had ovarian cancer. It is strong evidence of an inherited, genetic risk. Jolie already had her healthy breasts removed to try to avoid the same fate.

Critical thinking challenge: How can different be good?

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  • StoneM-Sua
    4/23/2015 - 09:18 p.m.

    How different can be good is from these three reasons. First, being different means you are not like every one else , you are special. Next, you have fun and you have creativity blasting though your mind. Last, you have fun clothes and not were the same things everyday. That is how being different is good and how you don't have to be like everyone else.

  • KerrF-Sua
    4/23/2015 - 09:34 p.m.

    Different can be good because different can mean like, your smarter or your good a sports. Another reason is that different can help you learn new things that others don't. One more is that you can talk about things people have not seen or heard about. Those are only some reasons why different is good for you.

  • DorrN-Sua
    4/23/2015 - 09:37 p.m.

    Different can be in a lot of ways. For Example: Different is good because than nothing can be bad and people can't try and hurt your feelings. Another way different can be good is that you can never look ugly and nobody can hurt your feelings. Another way different can be good is because sometimes you don't fit in with all other people but now that you are different you can fit in perfectly and have fun. The final way different is good is because it is good not to be the same every single day because if you are the same every single day than that is going to be boring and nobody likes to be boring.

  • HocogJ-Sua
    4/23/2015 - 10:14 p.m.

    Different can be better because when you haven't been making the right decisions then you make good decisions that is different. It can be better because if you are learning something new that is different because you learn something new and you don't keep doing the same thing. You can also be different by running because if you started off slow you can improve and be different by running fast. Another way you can be different that is better is by listening because if you don't listen to your parents but you do later they might be surprised and that is good and different. These things are different and better because they are improving.

  • NorrisJ-Sua
    4/23/2015 - 10:15 p.m.

    Different can be good. It allows you to be your own person

  • ManiegoC-Sua
    4/23/2015 - 10:30 p.m.

    Why different is good because if you want to be different it doesn't matter. Why it doesn't matter because you can be different but you will still be the same person. Another reason different is good because it will be the new you. Finally, it is good because your going the be a new person.

  • CooperK-Sua
    4/23/2015 - 10:56 p.m.

    A couple of weeks ago Nickelodeon had an event called the Kid's Choice Awards. I read an article about this. This event gives out awards to actors and singers that get voted to be the best. Angelina Jolie got voted as best villain in a movie. She said that being different is good. She said that because when she was little people used to call her different. Now look at where she is now. She is one of the best actors in the world now. There were also other actors and singers to get picked for an award. For example, Emma Stone got picked to be the best actress for her role in the Amazing Spiderman 2. Nick Jonas won best male singer even though he was the host of this event! Usually the host doesn't get an award for anything. It was different to see the host get an award . That is why different can be good sometimes.

  • HokettK-Sua
    4/26/2015 - 09:49 p.m.

    Different can be good because it can mean that you are special and unique. It can also mean that something has different features then others. Also, different doesn't mean bad it just means not like others. Different can also mean that you can do stuff better then others and faster. It is better to be different then the same as everyone else.

  • VictoriaBarrera
    5/10/2015 - 11:31 p.m.

    The "different" can be "good" in the sense that you're not like other people, I mean you can have your own style to wear your clothes without following fashion, another point is to think and say whatever you want no matter what others think. Being different does not mean you're a stranger to the other people or society itself, being different means that you are unique.
    In my opinion being different is good because you show who you really are, you prove that you can be able to achieve your dreams, say what you think and do what you want, in other words, being different is being yourself.
    The text speaks of actress Angelina Jolie said that "different is good" by accepting a favorite villane awards. She said that when she was little, people were saying that she was different and felt out of place, however, she added that when someone tells you something like this, just raise your head and stay proud.
    Besides all this a few months ago she confessed who underwent surgery to prevent cancer because her mother and grandmother had ovarian cancer and she had a defective gene for breast cancer and the chances were high that she develop a breast or ovarian cancer.

  • kiera17-Bla
    5/21/2015 - 01:10 p.m.

    That Right diffrent is so good that means your not like every body else and you don 't need to do every thing that they do

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