Real Celeb Names You Probably Don't Know
So THAT'S how John Legend got his name. A lot can be said with a name—especially in Hollywood. Choosing the right one could potentially make or break a career in showbiz. It'll either help fans easily remember you or could result in you blending in with the crowd. Opt for something too complicated and people might not be able to pronounce it, which could mean trouble come awards season. It's not as simple of a decision as you'd think! For that reason, stars put a lot of thought into the choice. One of the biggest trends is going by a middle name. Maybe it sounds better (Meghan Markle does have a nice ring to it!), or perhaps it's just more unique (there's no denying Ashton Kutcher is more memorable than Christopher Kutcher). Other celebrities choose something more sentimental, like paying tribute to a late family member or honoring a mother or grandmother's maiden name. And when all else fails, a childhood nickname does the trick (we're looking at you, Miley). From royals to Grammy-winning singers and everyone in between, your favorite star's real name might surprise you. Learn all about how celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Olivia Wilde, Katy Perry, and others ended up being called what you know them as today.
The Most Anticipated Netflix Original Movies of 2023
With Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez, and Adam Sandler on the docket, buckle up—it’s going to be a big year for you and your couch. Attention movie theater lovers: I hate to say it, but 2023 might be the year of watching movies at home. With local theaters closing down and requiring viewers to pay extra for certain seats, you might be in the market for a new viewing experience. May I suggest a Netflix movie night? Earlier this year, the streamer dropped a trailer to promote its upcoming film selection. And from the looks of things? Netflix is coming in hot. Now, you should know that we've had a few favorite early offerings from the streamer so far. The group includes the tell-all documentary Pamela, A Love Story, along with Your Place or Mine, which stars Esquire’s digital cover star Ashton Kutcher. But the rest of the way? You should buckle up, because it’s going to be a big year for you and your couch. If you’re wondering where to begin, look no further. Below we’ve rounded up a list of our most anticipated Netflix original movies of 2023.
A Guide to the Daisy Jones & The Six Characters
Taylor Jenkins Reid's characters come to life in the adaptation of her book. Taylor Jenkins Reid's bestselling novel Daisy Jones & the Six is, at long last, a television show. Though there are some key changes between the book and the show, the Prime Video adaptation sticks closely to the source material. "I have many conversations with writers about potentially adapting things, or working together, and you never know if what you love about your book is the same thing that someone else loves. Do you see the same thing in it?" Reid tells Town & Country."It can sometimes be a little bit like a funhouse mirror, where everyone's pulling away something that I 'm not quite seeing." But with Daisy Jones & the Six creator Scott Neustadter, Reid says, "That was never the case, it was always that we love the same thing and that we wanted to tell the same story." Here, meet the characters that populate both the Daisy Jones book and TV show, and made Reid's words comes to life: