Topic: Ice Cube

Possible Reasons That Ron Artest Is Changing His Name to Something Stupid

Possible Reasons That Ron Artest Is Changing His Name to Something Stupid

We don’t get it — it’s not like Ron Artest is a celebrity kid who was saddled with an awful name like Jermajesty. And yet, the L.A. Lakers player has just filed a name change request. Henceforth he would like to be known as — wait for it — Metta World Peace. (It’s not even an Internet-culture joke: “Metta” means goodwill, which makes his new moniker rather redundant if you ask us.)

Often when you hear about celebrities and name changes, it’s people like Allen Stewart Konigsburg trading in his mouthful of a name for Woody Allen, or Norma Jean Parker shedding her Midwestern past to embody Marilyn Monroe. That said, Artest is not the first person to take the leap for an inexplicably weird new name. While he hasn’t given any reasons for the decision, we’ve looked at other notable name changes for possible leads. More »

Video: Coolio Gets Iced

Video: Coolio Gets Iced

Rapper Coolio got iced over the weekend, meaning that the trend of bros icing bros has officially jumped the shark, right? Apparently not, until someone “ices an ice” :Vanilla Ice, Ice-T, or Ice Cube. Or Ashton Kutcher, who just deserves … More »

Snoop Dogg Gets a Visa

Snoop Dogg Gets a Visa

There’s good news for Snoop Dogg fans: the American rapper has been granted an Australian visa. But there is a slight catch. After evaluating his criminal record, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship has ordered the hip hop star to … More »

Snoop Dogg Tour in Doubt

Snoop Dogg Tour in Doubt

Snoop Dogg hopes to visit Australia for a massive tour with Ice Cube in October. But with the Aussie government launching a full investigation into his criminal past, it may not happen. Snoop, aka Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr, applied for … More »