Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis keep showing signs that the two are rekindling their relationship even after Depp broke Vanessa’s heart last month and was seen around town with his “Rum Diary” co-star, Amber Heard.
First, as I already reported, Johnny vacationed with Vanessa and their children:Lily-Rose and Jack, in the south of France a few weeks back and while they were there Johnny gifted his jilted former partner of 14 years with an antique gold pendant with the inscription “My heart is always with you.” At the time, the gift and the pendant were enough to cause people to speculate that Johnny and Vanessa were back together and trying to work their relationship out for the sake of their children. Read more…
I’ve always been shocked by the statistic that 93 percent of American women take their husband’s last name. But there’s one group that’s overly represented in the seven percent who don’t—celebrities. It makes sense because, once you get to the point where you’re famous, your name is a brand. It’s the way people have, and most likely will continue to, see you. Changing it is just confusing. After all, what would we make of Reese Toth? Or Drew Kopelman?
That’s why it comes as sort of surprise that Lily Allen, who has released two albums that went Gold in the U.S. and triple platinum in the UK, has not only legally changed her name following her marriage to Sam Cooper, but professionally as well. Should she ever release a third record (please, Lily, won’t you?), it’ll be under the name Lily Rose Cooper. When your name is integral to your brand as an entertainer, a move like this mid-career seems risky to me. I mean, I really don’t think I’ll be changing my professional name to Amelia Gosling, you know? [Rolling Stone]
Anyway, keep clicking for other stars who changed their names post-marriage.
Two bones to pick this morning! 1) Excuse me, Fame/Flynet, but George is not Eva Mendes’ dog, as you have inaccurately labeled him. He is Ryan Gosling’s dog. Eva Mendes is a temporary dog walker. 2) And excuse me, Celebitchy, but Eva Mendes, dog walker, is not “hiding a baby bump.” Watch. Your. Mouth. Please.