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Jonah Hill Is Changing His Name


Jonah Hill
Is Changing
His Name

Jonah Hill Is Changing His Name

Actor is legally dropping 'Feldstein,' will go by his stage name

(Newser) - Jonah Hill wants to be Jonah Hill, legally. The 38-year-old actor (Superbad, Wolf of Wall Street, 21 Jump Street, Don't Look Up, etc.) has filed documents in Los Angeles Superior Court to legally change his name from Jonah Hill Feldstein to his stage name of Jonah Hill, reports...

Suspect in Club Shooting Changed His Name
Suspect in Club Shooting
Is Nonbinary: Lawyers
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Suspect in Club Shooting Is Nonbinary: Lawyers

Anderson Lee Aldrich was Nicholas Brink until changing their name at 15

(Newser) - The suspect in the Club Q shooting is nonbinary, according to their lawyer. In filing several motions Tuesday, public defenders Joseph Archambault and Michael Bowman added a footnote stating Anderson Lee Aldrich is "nonbinary" and uses "they/them pronouns," reports the Denver Post . They are referred to as...

'Long Overdue' Name Change Coming to Grand Canyon

Popular Indian Garden campground to become Havasupai Gardens in honor of tribe

(Newser) - A popular camping spot at Grand Canyon National Park is shedding its "offensive" name. Indian Garden, a camping and rest area reached from the South Rim via the Bright Angel Trail, is to be renamed Havasupai Gardens in honor of the Native American tribe that was forcibly removed from...

Office Actor Changes His Name in Nod to Global Warming

The new moniker: Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson

(Newser) - The United Nations' COP27 climate change summit is currently underway in Egypt, with some of the biggest names in the world set to attend . But one name in particular is making headlines back in the States over global warming, in a most unusual way. Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight on...

Aaron Paul, Wife, Son to Get New Names

The couple will legally go by the surname Paul, previously only a stage name

(Newser) - Aaron Paul is no longer just the actor's stage name. The 43-year-old Breaking Bad alum has applied to legally change his last name from Sturtevant to Paul, and as TMZ reports, his wife Lauren, 35, is making the change, too. Though their seven-month-old son was given the surname Paul...

Camilla Is Now Queen Consort. Also: What's a Queen Consort?

Wife of King Charles III isn't the only royal to see a title shift after death of Queen Elizabeth II

(Newser) - This piece has been updated to reflect William and Kate's new title: If you think you're going to have a hard time remembering to call Charles "king" instead of "prince" from here on out (don't forget the "III"!), try to master that soon,...

Oregon Mountain's Unfortunate Name Is Changing

'Swastika Mountain' will soon be no more

(Newser) - News that two hikers needed rescue from a mountain near Eugene, Oregon, earlier this year caused Oregonian Joyce McClain to do a double take. It wasn't the rescue itself—it was that the peak they were climbing was named Swastika Mountain, reports Willamette Week . However, it probably won't...

Star Wishes He Was Ramon Estévez in Credits

Martin Sheen picked a different stage name when starting out, as did one of his actor sons

(Newser) - Martin Sheen's legal name is still Ramon Estévez. "I never changed my name officially," the actor said, though he did change it for acting. "That's one of my regrets," Sheen said, per CNN . "Sometimes you get persuaded when you don't have...

Here's Why Changing Your Name to 'Salmon' Might Be a Bad Idea
After a Quirky Name Change,
Now They're Stuck With It
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After a Quirky Name Change, Now They're Stuck With It

Taiwanese lawmakers debate rules change for those who adopted 'Salmon' moniker for restaurant promo

(Newser) - Is the free fish really worth it? A bunch of people in Taiwan who legally changed their name to "Salmon" to take advantage of a restaurant promotion are about to find out, because the government isn't letting some of them change their names back, reports the Guardian . It...

Metal Band Named Omicron Says It Won't Change Its Name
Death-Metal Band's Name
Has Unfortunate Timing
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Death-Metal Band's Name Has Unfortunate Timing

Belgian group Omicron says it's named after a constellation, not the latest coronavirus variant

(Newser) - Even bad publicity is supposedly good publicity, but whoever coined that phrase likely wasn't part of a death-metal band that shared its name with a coronavirus variant. Such a band formed two years ago, before COVID had overtaken the globe, and now the little-known Belgian group Omicron (which has...

Dixie State University Gets a Controversial Name Change

Utah Legislature votes for change to Utah Tech University

(Newser) - Update: Dixie State University will likely soon be called Utah Tech University. The Republican-controlled state legislature in Utah voted to change the name Wednesday, despite local outcry from those who insisted the regional importance of the word "Dixie" is separate from the word's association with slavery, the AP...

Facebook May Not Be Facebook Much Longer

Per Verge report, Zuckerberg may announce name change next week for parent company

(Newser) - If Facebook was trying to spin attention away from its recent woes by stirring up talk of its planned "metaverse" on Monday, Tuesday brought more of the same. This time, the whispers emerge from the Verge , which late last night cited a source claiming that CEO Mark Zuckerberg will...

Storied Ski Resort Makes 'a Big, Big Statement'

Squaw Valley, host of 1960 Olympics, changes name to Palisades Tahoe

(Newser) - The largest ski resort at California's Lake Tahoe will no longer be known as Squaw Valley. The Olympic Valley resort cast off its 72-year-old name on Monday, unveiling its new moniker, Palisades Tahoe. The resort, a host site for the 1960 Winter Olympics, had announced an upcoming name change...

Diddy Is No More: 'Welcome to the Love Era'
Sean Combs Officially
Changes Name

Sean Combs Officially Changes Name

Producer will apparently go by his new middle name, 'Love'

(Newser) - The man formerly known as Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, and Diddy should now be called "Love." The rapper and producer, whose birth name is Sean John Combs, has officially changed his name once again, this time swapping his middle name for "Love." The 51-year-old posted...

San Francisco's Board of Ed Nixes Controversial Plan

44 schools won't be renamed, at least not until the city's kids get back to full-time in-person learning

(Newser) - A plan to rename dozens of schools in San Francisco has fallen by the wayside. After a debate that stretched for years, the city's Board of Education voted in January to yank the names of famous figures who had ties to racism, oppression, or slavery off of 44 schools—...

Taiwan Asks People to Stop Changing Names to 'Salmon'

Dozens of people have altered their monikers to take advantage of restaurant's sushi promotion

(Newser) - A restaurant chain promotion has led to what local media is calling "salmon chaos" in Taiwan, where people are now changing their names to get free or discounted sushi. The Central News Agency reports that the two-day offering from Sushiro entitles anyone whose name includes the Chinese characters for...

It's Name Change Time for Aunt Jemima
Here's Aunt Jemima's
New Name
in case you missed it

Here's Aunt Jemima's New Name

Products will be sold under the name Pearl Milling Company starting in June

(Newser) - As promised , Quaker Oats is changing the name of its Aunt Jemima brand. Starting in June, the name and logo featuring a smiling Black woman—long criticized as racially insensitive—will no longer appear on products. Instead, they will be sold under the name Pearl Milling Company, CNN reports....

SF Supervisors Want to Rename Zuckerberg Hospital

They accuse Facebook of 'endangering public health' with COVID misinformation

(Newser) - A $75 million donation to a hospital wasn't enough to earn Mark Zuckerberg a like from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The board voted 10-1 this week to condemn the naming of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital after the Facebook founder, Business Insider reports. The hospital's full...

Grimes Reveals New Name, Unusual Bonding With Her Baby

She goes by a single letter now

(Newser) - Forget about Baby Einstein—when Grimes chills with her infant son, they watch Apocalypse Now. "He's into radical art," the Canadian musician tells the New York Times . "Like, he just actually is, and I don't think it's problematic to engage with them on that...

Big Brand on Packaging Change: 'The Time Is Right'

Mars Inc. rice brand, now to be called 'Ben's Original,' is losing Uncle Ben

(Newser) - Following in the steps of Aunt Jemima and Land O'Lakes , another major brand is about to experience an overhaul. This time around, it's Uncle Ben's rice, which is getting a new name and dropping the picture that has long appeared on the product's packaging. The updated...

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