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28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names

November 14th, 2013 1:03pm EST
28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names
Many celebrities have changed their names before they hit it big, and for many reasons. Let's take a look at some of the biggest stars who didn't take their birth name to Hollywood.

Katy Hudson didn't want to be confused with Kate Hudson, so she took her mother's maiden name and became Katy Perry.

Oprah Winfrey's name is iconic, but it's not actually her real name. It's Orpha, after the biblical figure. However, so many people mispronounced her name while she was growing up that the mispronunciation stuck.

Barry Manilow was born Barry Alan Pincus. He took his mother's maiden name...
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Kermit The Frog And Miss Piggy Talk (Argue) About Their New Movie And Possible TV Comeback

November 22nd, 2011 12:00pm EST
Kermit The Frog And Miss Piggy Talk About Their New Movie
It seems you can’t turn on the TV this week, or month, without seeing the Muppets. Thanks to their brand new Hollywood movie, The Muppets are back. The Muppets is a star studded affair written by Jason Segel, costarring Segal, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper, with cameos from everyone who’s anyone.

Of course, the real stars are the Muppets and they have smartly made the Muppets the center of attention. So Kermit the Frog himself and Miss Piggy herself actually did the press junket to talk about the film. Here then is the only Muppets interview that matters, Kermit and Piggy.

Q: It must be nice...
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Spanish Village Goes Blue For 'Smurfs' Premiere

June 16th, 2011 10:50pm EDT
The Smurfs In 3D
A Spanish village has been painted blue for the upcoming world premiere of The Smurfs In 3D.

Sony executives randomly chose Juzcar, near Malaga, as the site of the upcoming premiere and locals agreed to let them color the village blue.

Film bosses have promised to repaint the village after the premiere, but reports suggest locals like the blue hue.

One resident says, "We like the idea of being the Smurf village. Everyone is very excited, children are wearing Smurf hats."

The film, which features Hank Azaria and Neil Patrick Harris and the voices of Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, George Lopez...
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The 2011 Oscar Governors Ball Food And Beverage Preview

February 25th, 2011 11:00am EST
Oscar Governor's Ball preview
With the 83rd Annual Academy Awards drawing near, it is time for Wolfgang Puck, Katie Lee, Sherry Yard, and Cheryl Cecchetto to unveil all of the goodies and designs for the Governors Ball immediately following the ceremony. After I attended the show as a guest in 2007, I realized how hungry nominees and presenters must be after such a stress-filled award season. If I was hungry, they must be starving. Well, it’s a good thing Wolfgang Puck is around. For the 17th consecutive year, he is in charge of cooking up a delicious menu to feed 1500 guests: from the hosts to the winners and pres...
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Seventh Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball

December 2nd, 2010 12:22am EST
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Recently celebrity supporters of the Snowflake.

HGTV's Vern Yip who is UNICEF's newest ambassador, was also in charge of decorating the space for the gala, in which Yip mentioned that he choses to place 22,000 small lights in the ceiling to represent each child under the age of five who dies from a preventable disease each year.

Actress Tea Leoni, who is set to star in the 2011 film "Tower Heist", was appointed ambassador in past years, mentioned that both her and her father serve on the board, and that her biggest joy is being apart of the solution to help end the problems. One of the b...
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Wolfgang Puck Gets Ready For Oscar's Big Night (Photos)

March 6th, 2010 1:00pm EST
2010 Academy Awards
Wolfgang Puck and a whole lot of other folks are busting their humps getting ready for Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. The following images will give you a bit of a look into what goes on behind the scenes and the amount of planning that goes into Tinseltown's biggest event of the year.

Here, Chef Puck is readying some of his world-famous cuisine at the Oscar Food and Beverage Preview while the red carpet is rolled out along Hollywood Boulevard in anticipation for the bevy of A-listers (and not A-listers) to rub elbows and answer countless "what...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 8

January 8th, 2008 3:00am EST
Elvis Presley
Happy Birthday to Christian singer Rachel Lampa (1985), "Buffy" actress Amber Benson (1977), New York Yankee first baseman Jason Giambi (1971), R&B singer R. Kelly (1969), "Homicide: Life on the Street" star Michelle Forbes (1967), Mother Love Bone lead singer Andrew Wood (1966; d. 1990), Austrian chef/restaurateur Wolfgang Puck (1949), English singer/actor David Bowie (1947), Doors guitarist Robby Krieger (1946), fantasy author Terry Brooks (1944), "A Brief History of Time" author Stephen Hawking (1942), game show host Bob Eubanks (1938), "James Bond" theme song singer Shirley Bassey (193...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 8

January 8th, 2007 3:00am EST
Elvis Presley
Happy Birthday to Christian singer Rachel Lampa (1985), "Buffy" actress Amber Benson (1977), New York Yankee first baseman Jason Giambi (1971), R&B singer R. Kelly (1969), "Homicide: Life on the Street" star Michelle Forbes (1967), Mother Love Bone lead singer Andrew Wood (1966; d. 1990), Austrian chef/restaurateur Wolfgang Puck (1949), English singer/actor David Bowie (1947), Doors guitarist Robby Krieger (1946), fantasy author Terry Brooks (1944), "A Brief History of Time" author Stephen Hawking (1942), game show host Bob Eubanks (1938), "James Bond" theme song singer Shirley Bassey (193...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 8

January 8th, 2006 3:00am EST
Elvis Presley
Happy Birthday to Christian singer Rachel Lampa (1985), "Buffy" actress Amber Benson (1977), New York Yankee first baseman Jason Giambi (1971), R&B singer R. Kelly (1969), "Homicide: Life on the Street" star Michelle Forbes (1967), Mother Love Bone lead singer Andrew Wood (1966; d. 1990), Austrian chef/restaurateur Wolfgang Puck (1949), English singer/actor David Bowie (1947), Doors guitarist Robby Krieger (1946), fantasy author Terry Brooks (1944), "A Brief History of Time" author Stephen Hawking (1942), game show host Bob Eubanks (1938), "James Bond" theme song singer Shirley Bassey (193...
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