Rainn Wilson Changes His Name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson To Protest Climate Change
Metta World Peace, who?!
You know the guy who played Dwight in The Office? Well, forget his name forever. Great! Now, remember it again briefly, but just for this story: Rainn Wilson has changed his name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson to protest climate change ahead of this week’s COP27 climate summit in Egypt. Variety reports that Rainn(fall?) made the switch on social media as a “cheap little stunt to help save Planet Earth.” It’s unclear if he plans to legally change his name. But if so, that’ll be $450 if you’re filing in California, Mr. Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson.
Kelly Clarkson Wants To Change Her Name to “Kelly Brianne” And Jokes That She’s “Broken” While Quarantining At Home With Her Kids
Thanks to her contentious divorce from Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson’s life has changed pretty dramatically during the pandemic. Now she wants to make another big change: her name. Entertainment Tonight reports that on Monday, Kelly requested to legally change her name to “Kelly Brianne,” which is her first name (duh) and middle name. In court docs, Kelly says she has a “desire” to do this because “my new name more fully reflects who I am.” And who is this updated version of Kelly? Well, if you’ve been watching The Kelly Clarkson Show earlier this week, you’ll know she is a “broken” woman who’s losing her mind while quarantining at home with her kids. Thought and prayers to Kelly Brianne! Continue reading
Take a good look at that picture above, because it could be one of the last times you see that particular building with the words STAPLES Center on it. After 22 years as the aforementioned Staples Center, the Staples Center is no more. It would make 100% pure good sense to rename it the People’s Republic of Lakerton (in municipal partnership with Little Clipperville), but that’s not what’s happening here. It was announced yesterday that that building will be known as the Crypto.com Arena. That name might have made you roll your eyes and wonder if they’ll let just anyone name these buildings. And the answer would be yes, they do, so long as the check is big enough and it successfully clears at the bank.
It’s time to officially say goodbye to the man now formerly known as Kanye Omari West, and say hello to the newest member of the mononymously-named entertainers club, Ye. Madonna. Cher. Beyoncé. Snoopy. Ye. Not short for Yeezy, or Yeezus, just Ye. Kanye filed papers back in August to legally change his name to just Ye, and unlike his other harebrained schemes like becoming President or living in Wyoming or building low-income housing, Ye successfully completed this one!
Have ya heard? Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton got married! Cuz they’re in love! And they love showing us their love! And it’s gross! Please stop! On the last episode of “Blake + Gwen = Puke Emoji,” the newlyweds performed an acoustic set at Blake’s restaurant in Oklahoma. Blake introduced his wife using her maiden name, and she replied, “I thought it was Gwen Shelton now!” Then, this past Tuesday night, Gwen showed up for a surprise duet with Blake at CMA’s Summer Jam event in Nashville. Blake initially introduced his wife as “Gwen Stefani”, but halfway through the song he corrected himself and referred to her as, “Gwen Stefani… Shelton!” Sigh. What a shame. “Gwen Stefani” is my second favorite pop star name. #1 is obviously “Dua Lipa”.
2020 has been a trash year, but that doesn’t negate the fact that it’s also the year for a lot of long-overdue makeovers (my 6 inches of root regrowth just gained an ounce of hope, but no – I’m not talking about my current hair situation). We’ve got Lady A and The Chicks realizing the error of their naming ways. Aunt Jemima, Cream of Wheat, and Uncle Ben’s have confronted the racist roots of their mascots. Even the Cleveland Indians might finally change their name. Anyone who has ever spent some time in a Trader Joe’s knows that part of their branding involves using a regionally-specific version of the name Joe to reflect certain cuisines. To some, the names might not be that big of a deal. To others, they felt like a cringeworthy throwback to another time. Well, a teen who clearly fell into the second group complained to Trader Joe’s about that. And Trader Joe’s agreed.