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Dec 1, 2022 12:40 PM CST
Jonah Hill Is Changing His Name
Actor is legally dropping 'Feldstein,' will go by his stage name
- 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
Is Nonbinary: Lawyers
Nov 23, 2022 6:22 AM CST
Suspect in Club Shooting Is Nonbinary: Lawyers
Anderson Lee Aldrich was Nicholas Brink until changing their name at 15
- 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
. They are referred to as...
'Long Overdue' Name Change
Coming to Grand Canyon
Nov 22, 2022 10:30 AM CST
'Long Overdue' Name Change Coming to Grand Canyon
Popular Indian Garden campground to become Havasupai Gardens in honor of tribe
- 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...
Name in Nod to
Nov 11, 2022 6:30 AM CST
Actor Changes His Name in Nod to Global Warming
The new moniker: Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson
- 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
Nov 4, 2022 12:09 PM CDT
Aaron Paul, Wife, Son to Get New Names
The couple will legally go by the surname Paul, previously only a stage name
- Aaron Paul is no longer just the actor's stage name. The 43-year-old
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?
Sep 9, 2022 1:35 PM CDT
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
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
Aug 29, 2022 11:40 AM CDT
Oregon Mountain's Unfortunate Name Is Changing
'Swastika Mountain' will soon be no more
- 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
. However, it probably won't...
Star Wishes He Was
Ramon Estévez in Credits
Jun 21, 2022 3:31 PM CDT
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
- 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...
After a Quirky Name Change,
Now They're Stuck With It
in case you missed it
May 29, 2022 5:20 PM CDT
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
- 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
Death-Metal Band's Name
Has Unfortunate Timing
in case you missed it
Dec 12, 2021 8:45 AM CST
Death-Metal Band's Name Has Unfortunate Timing
Belgian group Omicron says it's named after a constellation, not the latest coronavirus variant
- 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
Nov 11, 2021 12:54 AM CST
Dixie State University Gets a Controversial Name Change
Utah Legislature votes for change to Utah Tech University
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
Oct 20, 2021 9:25 AM CDT
Facebook May Not Be Facebook Much Longer
Per Verge report, Zuckerberg may announce name change next week for parent company
- 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'
Sep 14, 2021 8:58 AM CDT
Storied Ski Resort Makes 'a Big, Big Statement'
Squaw Valley, host of 1960 Olympics, changes name to Palisades Tahoe
- 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...
Sean Combs Officially
May 4, 2021 9:50 AM CDT
Sean Combs Officially Changes Name
Producer will apparently go by his new middle name, 'Love'
- 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
Apr 7, 2021 12:59 PM CDT
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
- 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'
Mar 18, 2021 8:29 AM CDT
Taiwan Asks People to Stop Changing Names to 'Salmon'
Dozens of people have altered their monikers to take advantage of restaurant's sushi promotion
- 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...
Here's Aunt Jemima's
in case you missed it
Feb 13, 2021 10:05 AM CST
Here's Aunt Jemima's New Name
Products will be sold under the name Pearl Milling Company starting in June
- 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
Dec 17, 2020 10:45 AM CST
SF Supervisors Want to Rename Zuckerberg Hospital
They accuse Facebook of 'endangering public health' with COVID misinformation
- 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...
With Her Baby
Oct 30, 2020 7:21 AM CDT
Grimes Reveals New Name, Unusual Bonding With Her Baby
She goes by a single letter now
- Forget about Baby Einstein—when Grimes chills with her infant son, they watch
. "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'
Sep 23, 2020 9:45 AM CDT
Big Brand on Packaging Change: 'The Time Is Right'
Mars Inc. rice brand, now to be called 'Ben's Original,' is losing Uncle Ben
- 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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