Paul McCartney

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Just call him Dr. Paul from now on.

Paul McCartney received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Yale University today.

The band played "Hey Jude" as the former Beatle accepted the degree at the university's graduation ceremony. McCartney, 65, was hailed for awakening a generation with his fresh take on "rock, roll, rhythm and blues."

"Here, there and everywhere, you have pushed the boundaries of the familiar to create new classics," said Yale President Richard Levin. "We admire your musical genius and your generous support of worthy causes."

Despite the honor, something tells us McCartney will hold on to his other title. The legendary singer-songwriter became Sir Paul when he was knighted by the queen of England in 1996.

And, somewhere, Heather Mills is wondering how to profit off his newfound status.

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