Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Emily Deschanel Pregnant

Emily Deschanel Pregnant

A Bones baby is on the way.

Emily Deschanel and husband David Hornsby are expecting their first child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The actress, 34, and Hornsby, a writer-actor best known for his role as Rickety Cricket on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, met through friends and began dating in 2007. They were married in an intimate ceremony in L.A. last September.

Deschanel is due later this year. Read the whole story:

CinemaCon 2011: Blake Lively

I know that you will either hate or love this dress but I am loooving it because Blake Lively looks like a sexy Ice Skater in her red embroidered tulle Marchesa open back dress.For once in my life, I wish this dress was in black. Because of the fabulous details, you will appreciate it more in a subtle color.She completed her look with a soft up-do and some hawt Brian Atwood printed peep-toe

Screening Of "Source Code"

Roksanda Ilincic Spring 2010First, I would like to say please bypass Michelle Monaghan's hideous bangs and focus on her fabulous teal sculptural Roksanda Ilincic asymmetrical dress.This was one of my favorite collection from the wonderful designer. Model Sessilee Lopez rocked the hell out of the dress! The color and the silhouette is beyond vibrant and fashion forward.Because the dress is so

Opening Day!

Baseball players and fans should expect to bundleup in many parts of the country for this year's Opening Day.Today is Opening Day in Major League Baseball...on March 31!  It seems rather odd that Baseball games are taking place in March, but it is Major League Baseball's attempt to avoid playing regular season games in October, which results in the possibility that the World Series will extend

Twin Babies Having A Conversation

The world would love to know what these two cute babies are talking about.

{Street Style} Muted Florals


Achuete Vs. Machete: Ang Paghaharap (Full Trailer)

Check out this Achuete vs. Machete "Full Trailer" made by the Sugod Bahay Gang FB fan page. And here are more Achuete photos for your eyes' delight. LOL.


This week I had the treat of enjoying the most spectacular book launch I'll likely ever attend ... and which I'll share with you in an upcoming post.  It was held in New York City, and my path from Philadelphia to New York's Penn Station to the event site at Gotham Hall on Broadway led me straight through Macy's Herald Square ... and then somehow meandered up eight flights into the swimsuit department and deposited me right smack in front of the Trina Turk coverup I've been eying online since November. (Funny how Trina and I seem to meet over and over again.) If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you'll know that swimsuit coverups morph into the majority of my summer streetwear.  Turns out they work for spring, too.  This baby rocked with black tights and boots now, and will work equally well with strappy flat sandals when warmer weather comes (if it ever does).  Unlike most of the things I try on, it fit perfect.  And those bright colors and insouciant style create the instant effect of a mini-vacation no matter where you are.  Now, really, given all that, how could I not bring this Casablanca tunic home with me?

Macy's doesn't offer Trina Turk's Casablanca tunic online, but Nordstrom's does.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CinemaCon 2011

Cameron Diaz always does casual chic very well. She looks divine in her black one-shouldered Roland Mouret dress paired with a cute distress Elizabeth & James jacket. I am loooving her black and gold wide belt.The real star of the ensemble is her stunning black and lucite Lanvin wedges. I would kill everyone in my path for these shoes!

"Sucker Punch" London Premiere

Vanessa Hudgens looks absolutely gorgeous in her ivory silk emerald embellished Alberta Ferretti dress. I simply adore this beautiful delicate silhouette on her.She was pure perfection from her loose curls up-do to her wonderful silver eyes and pink lips.Abbie Cornish also opted for Alberta Ferretti in her nude floral embroidered off-the-shoulders dress.She also opted for loose curls up-do. She

2011 Juno Awards

Supermodel Chanel Iman obviously thought she was attending a costume party in this horrendous hot mess ensemble!It's entirely too much going on with her "Count Dracula" fur cape, statement necklace, harness and black long leather skirt.This is a classic example of how a runway ensemble doesn't translate well in real life!Speaking of too much going on! Shania Twain looks absolutely awful in this

{Beauty} Summer Babe


5 questions...

julie (thelifeofacupcake!) and carly (teacups and bubblebaths)posted i thought i would give it a go. 1. If you could live anywhere in the world where would that be?i like being close to my family and they are very important to me. but ill pick something that i likely will never do, but would love it.... live on the beach somewhere.(anywhere central or south america area or

2011 Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Aunction Kick-Off

Toni Braxton's reality show "Braxton Family Values" airs on WEtv on April 12th and I do have to say that I am quite interested to see what she and her sisters are all about. I have three sisters and there is nothing better than a sister bond and loving each other.She is giving me pure glamour in her eggplant duchess silk mermaid strapless dress. Toni's weight goes up and down but she looks super

Which Diva Wore It Better? Eva Marcille Or Nicole Ari Parker?

Eva Marcille Or Nicole Ari Parker Eva Marcille first wore this fabulous nude striped A.L.C. dress to the "All-Star Weekend Grand Finale With Nicki Minaj". The model looked great in this sexy number. She paired her dress with a cropped tuxedo jacket, funky hair, black clutch and black heels.Nicole Ari Parker wore hers to the "4th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon". The actress

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Short Front Spiky Cut | Spiky Haircuts

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If you like spiky hair styles, but think it looks a little too edgy, then go for this haircut. In this style, the hair on the side and back are cut short, and the crown is kept longer. The crown hair are cut into a tapering look, with hair kept longest near the forehead. Then, this hair is styled with gel upwards.

Short Hairstyles for Men

 Short Hairstyles for Men

 Short Hairstyles for Men

 Short Hairstyles for Men

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 Short Hairstyles for Men

 Short Hairstyles for Men

 Short Hairstyles for Men

 Short haircuts are easy to maintain and are most opted by guys. However, one can get bored with the same old haircut. If you are too bored, with old hairstyle or have overgrown hair, then you should consider a short haircut. Given below, are ideas on short haircuts for men. If you want to add more style to your haircut, then you can consider getting some subtle highlights. This will add more to the men's hairstyle and give a more textured hair look.

Zeeba Lawn Collection 2011

Zeeba Lawn Collection 2011Etihad Textile mills present the its new Lawn Collection, which is named as Zeeba Lawn Collection, its really beautiful and harmony colors which attract the not only young girls, the older age girls too. In Hot Summer and Breeze Season, these things are awesome for the season. Women for today got extra energic and want to get the latest trends of Fashion.

Quick Hits #3

V-C-told-U-so:  VCU has reached the Final Four as an 11 seed after upsetting "power conference" foes USC, Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State, and Kansas along the way.  VCU, George Mason (2006), and LSU (1986) are the only teams to ever advance to the Final Four as an 11 seed.  Incredible.  When the brackets were revealed on Selection Sunday, many experts questioned the Selection Committee's

Nida Yasir Lawn Collection 2011

Nida Yasir Lawn Collection 2011Star Textile mills Karachi in 2011 Summer have get their own Law Collection, they hired the Nida Yasir as their preacher of Law Collections. or Show Model of Lawn Collection. Star Textile also making its reputation as women works and grace of charming system, which make the ideal in the tradition of thinking in the love.The all Complete tradition are shown in their

Rangoli | Ittehad Textiles Lawn Collection 2011

Rangoli | Ittehad Textiles Lawn Collection 2011Ittehad textiles have a great name in the field of Fashion Clothing Industry in Pakistan, the simple cause is this, they offer the best beautiful design in the market, which are really out class. In Every Summer Season, Etihad Lawn get the latest Lawn Collection, which are designed by the Ittehad lawn the most lawn are great and functions are great

Resham Embroidery Salwar Kameez - Causal Wear 2011

Resham Embroidery Salwar Kameez - Causal Wear 2011These are one the class Salwar Kameez in the term of Fashion Trends and thinking towards the Fashion path, These are Salwar Kameez which have interactive of Stylish cotton and the grand type of Resham Embroidery Work. Matching Dupatta also have nulled with it as per Cotton Salwar. If you are near to the Summer Occasions, then may be these Resham

{Weddings} Winter Wedding in Paris


Blue & Peach Color Salwar Kameez Suit

Blue & Peach Color Salwar Kameez SuitThis is a Short length Kameez and its Salwar is Patiala Style. Kameez have done the great work of beads, sequins and other beautiful type of stones with it and its also work with the great matching neckline which make it more beautiful as then it is now. This is has been very beautiful for any party or any casual party, this dressing is very awesome for the

Mehndi Designs for Parties

Mehndi Designs for PartiesThere have places, where Mehndi Parties night are held just the day or night before the actually wedding night. In Asian Tradition, only Women are get participated in this with the bride, and they, its a extra enjoyment for the extra ladies, and which work for the very close peoples to the person, who are getting in the wedding night, The whole Mehndi night been passed

In The Memory of Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor was 20 years old, when started her Show Business, Elizabeth Taylor start selling her first fragrance, and yup, the luck become under her and this perfume took her to hall of fame in the world. Elizabeth Taylor were also a activist for the prevent of HIV/AIDS she has worked for this, she cash her fame in the charity too, which will be remain for her good works. In

Smelling like Kim Kardashian ?

Forget smelling like a mixture of Ray J, Reggie Bush and QuickTrim powder.Kim Kardashian has given fans another reason why they ought to purchase her new fragrance: it makes you feel like a woman!After starring in her first perfume ad (below), Kardashian writes on her blog:It was so much fun getting all glammed up for this shoot. I think the Old Hollywood theme with a modern twist is a perfect

Cartier Love Bracelet

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Woman Of Style: Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde is known for her stunning fairytale princess gowns on the red carpet. My favorite one is her lavender ruffled Reem Acra strapless dress she wore to the 2009 Golden Globes Awards.The beautiful actress is my kind of girl because she doesn't shy away from sparkles, ruffles and color. I hardly ever see her in boring black silhouettes and even when she wears all black, she looks sexy as

Fabulous Events: Dita Von Teese, Michelle Williams and Keira Knightley

Perez Hilton's Blue Ball BirthdayWhen it comes to giving me drama 24 hours a day, Dita Von Teese is always the woman to go to!She looks beyond stunning in her electric blue Jenny Packham adorned with paillettes dress. The color is simply magnificent on her. The satin detail is beyond exquisite.She completed her look with her trademark forties hair and a pop of color luscious red lips.Screening of

Jimmer, You've Been Reilly'd!

I have spent the last four days in New Orleans watching BYU lose an overtime thriller to Florida, witnessing Butler make yet another run to the Final Four despite being seeded 8 in the Southeast bracket, and - according to Rick Reilly - sinning just by osmosis.Rick Reilly has been voted NationalSportswriter of the Year 11 times, but heis not a fan of Jimmermania.I find many of Rick Reilly's

Charlie Sheen's Tour Is Not Selling Out, After All

Charlie Sheen's Tour Is Not Selling Out, After All

The official line on Charlie Sheen's ill-defined touring show is that he's been selling out venues around the country, and in record time. It's a great comeback story for the recently fired star of "Two and a Half Men" — or it would be, if it were true.

CNBC contributor Jane Wells has looked into the matter, and reports that, in fact, many tickets to Sheen's shows are still available. The tour kicks off this Saturday in Detroit, where, Wells found, there were many tickets to be had. Secondary ticket sellers seem to have bought the bulk of the inventory, but are apparently finding demand to be less than expected: When Wells checked on StubHub, she discovered that "many tickets are selling for LESS THAN FACE VALUE [emphasis hers, though I certainly endorse it]."

Secondary research by this reporter indicated that many good tickets — including deluxe "Meet & Greet" packages that allow buyers to interact directly with Sheen — are still available for shows in New York, Boston, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As of Friday, there were still 1,449 tickets available on StubHub for the Detroit show — that's at least 28% of tickets remaining unsold. (A rep for Sheen declined to comment on ticket availability.)

It seems pretty obvious why audiences aren't flocking to see Sheen live. For one thing, we've seen plenty of him (some might say too much) on free media for the past month and a half. For another, potential attendees have no idea what, exactly, the show would consist of. Sure, there are many fans of the man's acting, but if he's not delivering sitcom lines, what is Sheen going to do? Sing? Do standup? Perform dramatic monologues? Rant at the audience like he did in his Sheen's Korner videos? Does any of that seem worth spending any amount of money on?

The bigger question is why any media outlet accepted the story of the tour's immense success. TMZ's source is unspecified, other than possibly Sheen's Twitter feed (and we can all make our own judgments as to his truthfulness).

So far, Sheen has not responded to Wells's story — not even to call her a troll.

Obama on Libya: 'We have a responsibility to act'

Obama on Libya: 'We have a responsibility to act'

WASHINGTON – Vigorously defending the first war launched on his watch, President Barack Obama declared Monday night that the United States intervened in Libya to prevent a slaughter of civilians that would have stained the world's conscience and "been a betrayal of who we are" as Americans. Yet he ruled out targeting Moammar Gadhafi, warning that trying to oust him militarily would be a mistake as costly as the war in Iraq.

Obama announced that NATO would take command over the entire Libya operation on Wednesday, keeping his pledge to get the U.S. out of the lead fast — but offering no estimate on when the conflict might end and no details about its costs despite demands for those answers from lawmakers.

He declined to label the U.S.-led military campaign as a "war," but made an expansive case for why he believed it was in the national interest of the United States and allies to use force.

In blunt terms, Obama said the U.S.-led response had stopped Gadhafi's advances and halted a slaughter that could have shaken the stability of an entire region. Obama cast the intervention in Libya as imperative to keep Gadhafi from killing those rebelling against him and to prevent a refugee crisis that would drive Libyans into Egypt and Tunisia, two countries emerging from their own uprisings.

"To brush aside America's responsibility as a leader and — more profoundly — our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are," Obama said. He spoke in a televised address to the nation, delivered in front of a respectful audience of military members and diplomats.

"Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different," Obama said. "And as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action."

Obama spoke as, in Libya, rebel forces bore down Monday on Gadhafi with the help of airstrikes by the U.S.-led forces. His speech was his most aggressive attempt to answer the questions mounting from Republican critics, his own party and war-weary Americans — chiefly, why the U.S. was immersed in war in another Muslim nation.

So far, the nation is split about Obama's leadership on Libya. Across multiple polls, about half of those surveyed approve of the way Obama is handling the situation. A Pew poll out Monday found that the public does not think the United States and its allies have a clear goal in Libya — 39 percent said they do; 50 percent said they do not.

Amid protests and crackdowns across the Middle East and North Africa, Obama stated his case that Libya stands alone. Obama said the United States had a unique ability to stop the violence, an international mandate and broad coalition, and the ability to stop Gadhafi's forces without sending in American ground troops. The message to his country and the world: Libya is not a precedent for intervention anywhere else.

In essence, Obama, the Nobel Prize winner for peace, made his case for war. He spoke of justifiable intervention in times when the United States, as the world's most powerful nation, must step in to help.

"In such cases," Obama said, "we should not be afraid to act."

Reaction to the speech in Congress tended to break along partisan lines, with Republicans faulting the president for what they said was his failure to define the mission clearly.

"When our men and women in uniform are sent into harm's way, Americans and troops deserve a clear mission from our commander in chief, not a speech nine days late," said Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, a member of the Armed Services Committee and head of the Senate Republicans' political arm.

"President Obama failed to explain why he unilaterally took our nation to war without bothering to make the case to the U.S. Congress."

Obama steered away from turning this into a country-by-country dissection of the Arab revolts that are testing him at every turn. Instead, he spoke in sweeping terms to draw a connecting thread.

Citing a failure to act in Libya, he said: "The democratic impulses that are dawning across the region would be eclipsed by the darkest form of dictatorship, as repressive leaders concluded that violence is the best strategy to cling to power. The writ of the U.N. Security Council would have been shown to be little more than empty words, crippling its future credibility to uphold global peace and security."

The president also sought to address critics who have said the U.S. mission remains muddled.

Indeed, he reiterated the White House position that Gadhafi should not remain in power but the U.N. resolution that authorized power does not go that far. That gap in directives has left the White House to deal with the prospect that Gadhafi will remain indefinitely. Obama said the U.S. would try to isolate him other ways.

He said that the tasks U.S. forces were carrying out — to protect Libyan civilians and establish a no-fly zone — had international support. If the U.S. were to seek to overthrow Gadhafi by force, "our coalition would splinter," the president said.

"Broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake," Obama said.

Left unclear is what happens if Gadhafi stays.

He then raised the issue of Iraq and the move to rid Iraq of Saddam Hussein, a war that deeply divided the nation and defined the presidency of George W. Bush.

"Regime change there took eight years, thousands of American and Iraqi lives and nearly a trillion dollars," Obama said. "That is not something we can afford to repeat in Libya."

Domestic politics got a nod, too, in a nation saddled in debt and embroiled over how to cut spending.

"The risk and cost of this operation — to our military and to American taxpayers — will be reduced significantly" Obama said.

The president said transferring the mission to NATO would leave the United States in a supporting role, providing intelligence, logistical support and search and rescue assistance. He said the U.S. would also use its capabilities to jam Gadhafi's means of communication.

Obama spoke before an audience at the National Defense University not far from the White House. He has tended to speak and appear more comfortable in such settings than from behind his Oval Office desk.


Associated Press writers Erica Werner, Jim Kuhnhenn, Julie Pace and Stacy Anderson contributed to this story.

Gadgets You Should Get Rid Of (or Not)

Gadgets You Should Get Rid Of (or Not)

The common rap against technology is that it leads to an accumulation of devices. But the nature of technology is changing. Fewer products are doing more tasks — all accomplished by countless lines of massless software code.

And so we no longer need to accumulate products. If anything, we can cut down. The question is, Which can be replaced and which are fine, or even preferable, to keep? It is plain as day that paper maps and Rolodexes have given way to their digital counterparts. But what else can you get rid of? Here is a list of common consumer technologies and products and a somewhat opinionated judgment on whether to keep or pitch it.

DESKTOP COMPUTER Lose it. You may have one now, but are you really going to replace that deskbound PC when it becomes out of date? Assuming you are not a hardcore gamer or a video editor, laptops have all the necessary computing power the average user needs. If you want to replicate that desktop experience, you can always connect your laptop to a larger display and keyboard.

HIGH-SPEED INTERNET AT HOME Keep it. With the advent of devices like the MiFi, which converts a 3G mobile signal into a Wi-Fi cloud for multiple devices to share, you might be thinking about giving your Internet service provider the boot and using your cellphone as your Internet connection, even when at home. That would work — provided that you get a strong data signal where you live; that you never intend to stream video from Netflix, YouTube or Hulu; and that you have an unlimited data plan from your wireless provider. Given all these caveats, it probably makes more sense to stick with your I.S.P.

CABLE TV Depends. While you may and should hold on to a good broadband connection at home, it is debatable whether you need to pay for cable TV. Sports fans probably will want to keep it, as many leagues restrict online content, but casual viewers who mainly want some shows and movies to watch could get by with a good Internet connection and some low-cost subscriptions to services like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video.

POINT-AND-SHOOT CAMERA Lose it. Yes, a dedicated camera will probably take a better picture than the small lens and image sensor of a smartphone, but it will not be that much better. And a point-and-shoot has limitations of its own. It is hard to share photos until you have transferred them to your computer, and there are no apps for cameras, as there are for smartphones, that allow you to quickly apply cool filters and treatments to the shots you took. Perhaps most important, a camera may or may not be close by when a photo-worthy moment arises, but it’s very likely that your phone will.

CAMCORDER Lose it. Camcorders get squeezed at both ends of the video spectrum. On the low end, smartphones can capture video, and while it may not be Imax quality, many people do not care. At the high end, new digital S.L.R. cameras (like Canon’s EOS Rebel T1i, which costs around $750 with a lens) can shoot full-HD video while taking advantage of all the interchangeable lenses that were created for still photography. That camcorder you have now is probably the last one you will own.

USB THUMB DRIVE Lose it. File sharing does not require hardware anymore. In almost any case you can think of, you can move files around digitally via the Internet. That could mean signing up for a service like Dropbox, which creates a private, shareable hard drive in the cloud, or by simply e-mailing yourself attachments and storing them in the drafts folder of Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. A USB drive is just something to misplace or break.

DIGITAL MUSIC PLAYER Lose it (probably). Do you have a smartphone? Then you have a music player. Why load yourself down with an extra gadget? Apple popularized the music player with its iPod, but when was the last time you saw that iconic white box with the dial on the front? Music is data, and many multifunction devices can handle it along with many other kinds of data (like video, e-mail and apps). The one exception may be if you enjoy music while exercising. In that case, a tiny player like the $49 iPod Shuffle might be a better accessory than a larger, heavier smartphone.

ALARM CLOCK Keep it. Smartphones can be terrific alarm clocks. They can ramp up the volume gradually, display weather information and awaken you to your favorite song. And when on the road, they are still light-years ahead of the incomprehensible alarm clocks in hotel rooms. But a recent daylight time glitch in iPhones that fouled up the clock could give some early risers pause. Furthermore, setting and resetting smartphone alarms may require a dive into one submenu too many; turning a little knob on the back of a clock and flipping a switch is still simplicity itself.

GPS UNIT Lose it. The least expensive GPS units cost around $80. But your smartphone can do the same thing, if not more, for half that price, or even free. Android smartphones already have Google’s turn-by-turn navigation app built in. And earlier this month, Google announced that the company would be including live and historical traffic data in route planning, so you hopefully get to where you are going faster.

If you have an iPhone, you have several options for GPS apps, including Navigon’s MobileNavigator (which starts at $30) and ALK’s CoPilot Live ($20). Renting a car? Decline the optional GPS; if you have a smartphone, you already have one with you.

BOOKS Keep them (with one exception). Yes, e-readers are amazing, and yes, they will probably become a more dominant reading platform over time, but consider this about a book: It has a terrific, high-resolution display. It is pretty durable; you could get it a little wet and all would not be lost. It has tremendous battery life. It is often inexpensive enough that, if you misplaced it, you would not be too upset. You can even borrow them free at sites called libraries.

But there is one area where printed matter is going to give way to digital content: cookbooks. Martha Stewart Makes Cookies a $5 app for the iPad, is the wave of the future. Every recipe has a photo of the dish (something far too expensive for many printed cookbooks).

Complicated procedures can be explained by an embedded video. When something needs to be timed, there’s a digital timer built right into the recipe. You can e-mail yourself the ingredients list to take to the grocery store. The app does what cookbooks cannot, providing a better version of everything that came before it.

Now all Martha has to do is make a decorative splashguard for a tablet and you will be all set.

'Britney Spears' 'Perform' 'Femme Fatale' 'Live'

Watch 'Britney Spears' 'Perform' 'Femme Fatale' 'Live'

If you've appropriately adjusted your expectations for what a "Britney Spears performance" looks like in 2011, the pop star's first duo of "performances" since her massive Circus tour wrapped in 2009 won't leave you baffled.

There's no question Spears hasn't been literally In the Zone since the album of the same name came out in 2003. The last time anyone saw her dance with any conviction was 2004 (her "Do Somethin' " video, which was shot after the knee injury that's often blamed for her later lackluster moves). The last time she turned her mic on at a live performance was probably the great wardrobe malfunction of March 2009. But everyone really, really wants to believe Britney can still turn it out. Why? Because at the top of her game, Spears really was a triple threat -- a game-changer, a superstar, a slave for U. Read Whole Story....

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What's Your Real Name?

What's Your Real Name?

Lady Gaga is a quarter of a century old today. No doubt she'll celebrate in a Gaga-ian fashion, but for now her fans (aka "Little Monsters") are most interested in knowing her real name.

Over the past 24 hours, Web searches for "lady gaga real name" and "what is lady gaga's real name" have both spiked into the stratosphere. For the record, her given name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.

Gaga earned her nickname in an unusual way: According to producer Rob Fusari, "(Lady Gaga) was actually a glitch; I typed 'Radio Ga Ga' in a text and it did an autocorrect so somehow 'Radio' got changed to 'Lady.' She texted me back, 'That's it.' After that day, she was Lady Gaga."

Of course, Lady Gaga isn't the only celeb to use a stage name. Hollywood is full of folks who, for various reasons, adopt a different moniker. Here's a breakdown of the most searched "real names" on Yahoo! over the past week. Surprisingly, Gaga isn't No. 1.

1. Martin Sheen real name (Ramon Estevez)

2. Lady Gaga real name (Stefani Germanotta)

3. Triple H real name (Paul Michael Levesque)

4. Meat Loaf real name (Marvin Lee Aday)

5. Nate Dogg real name (Nathaniel Hale)

6. Charlie Sheen real name (Carlos Estevez)

7. Pink real name (Alecia Moore)

8. Nicki Minaj real name (Onika Tanya Maraj)

9. Judy Garland real name (Frances Ethel Gumm)

10. Flo Rida real name (Tramar Dillard)

11. Miley Cyrus birth name (Destiny Hope Cyrus)

12. Katy Perry real name (Katheryn Hudson)

13. Eminem real name (Marshall Mathers)

14. Snoop Dogg real name (Calvin Broadus)

15. John Wayne real name (Marion Morrison)

16. Fergie real name (Stacy Ann Ferguson)

17. Gene Simmons real name (Chaim Witz)

18. Wiz Khalifa real name (Cameron Thomaz)

19. Mark Twain real name (Samuel Clemons)

20. Dr. Seuss real name (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

{Editorial} Sheila Marquez, Marie Claire Italia April 2011