Celebrities have interesting names. Some are catchy and unique, while some just roll off the tongue so easily. Some of you may be wondering what some celebrities’ real names are and the story behind their Hollywood name, so we’ve compiled a comprehensive list for you!
Amanda Lee Rogers – Portia de Rossi
The name Portia is from a character in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” And according to Portia, “De Rossi because I was Australian and I thought that an exotic Italian name would somehow suit me more than Amanda Rogers.”
Adam Speigel – Spike Jonze
Elizabeth Stamatina Fey – Tina Fey
Mark Sinclair Vincent – Vin Diesel
Caryn Elaine Johnson – Whoppi Goldberg
Her theater friends over at San Diego noticed that Whoopi had a bit of a flatulence problem, and began calling her Whoopi. The name “Goldberg” is taken from her mother’s advice to pick a “Jewish-sounding” name to help advance her Hollywood career.
Alicia Augello Cook – Alicia Keys
Angelina Voight – Angelina Jolie
Krishna Pandit Bhanji – Ben Kingsley
Paul David Hewson – Bono
Peter Gene Hernandez – Bruno Mars
Demetria Gene Guynes – Demi Moore
Stacy Ann Ferguson – Fergie
Eric Marlon Bishop – Jamie Foxx
Kathryn Hudson – Katy Perry
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta – Lady Gaga
Louis Szekely – Louis C.K.
Christopher Brian Bridges – Ludacris
Maurice Joseph Micklewhite – Michael Caine
Michael John Douglas – Michael Keaton
Destiny Hope Cyrus – Miley Cyrus
Do you know of other celebrities who chose to change their birth name for Hollywood? Share your knowledge with us in the comments below!
Viral Video: Watching This Triple Spiral Dominoes Is Just Visually-Captivating
This is probably the most satisfying thing I’ve watched on the internet lately.
If you are a fan of dominoes – or of mesmerizing things, in general – then you will probably enjoy watching this cool video below.
Uploaded on YouTube by Hevesh5, this stunning video features her amazing skill of putting 15,000 dominoes (in perfect alignment, no less) and then toppling them off for an impressively beautiful show she calls the “Triple Spiral Dominoes.”
According to Hevesh5, she spent 25 hours spread over 8 days to build the massive structure. ...
This Duo Designed a Toy to Satisfy All Your Fidgeting Urges
Check out this toy that lets you fidget in the most discreet and satisfying way possible!
Are you a fidgeter?
Whenever you're nervous during, say, a first date, an interview, or just about any social interaction, do you tend to fidget? Perhaps even if you're not nervous, you prefer to tinker with something to be able to focus better? Maybe you're just bored and looking for something to do to keep you awake? Does this lead you to play with your hair or twiddle your thumbs or tap on your desk? If you do, then you'll love this nifty little cube!
Meet the Fidget Cube!
In Japan, There’s a Show Called “Do Not Swallow” And It Sounds Oddly Interesting
Oh, Japan! Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Ah, Japan! Land of weird and wonderful stuff! Well, what may be weird to us is normal to the Japanese, so that's why their pop culture is a gift that keeps on giving for us who are looking for things that seem strange and unusual.
Now for those who basically live on the internet, it's no secret that Japanese TV shows are very interesting... and that's putting it mildly. I mean, they feature stuff that may not exactly fly on local TV anywhere else in the world. This show right here is an excellent example. It's called "Do Not Swallow" and from the name, you will have a pretty good idea what's in store for the audience.
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