How Link From ‘Legend of Zelda’ Got His Name

Link legend of zelda stillEver wonder why the character in one of the most beloved video game franchises of all time is called “Link”? Well, a video posted to YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming? has the answer.

While many fans speculated for years that it’s simply because he’s the “bridge between the player and the game,” that’s not entirely correct. Turns out, Link is named “Link” due to an element from the early conception of Zelda that creator Shigeru Miyamoto never ended up actually incorporating in the final product.  Continue reading “How Link From ‘Legend of Zelda’ Got His Name”

Megan Fox Names Baby ‘Bodhi Ransom’

Megan Fox and sonThis week we learned that super secretive parentals Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green named their second child Bodhi. Bodhi Ransom Green, if we’re being formal. “Bodhi” is a Buddhist word for understanding or enlightenment.

Teresa Palmer (the K-Stewy/Amber Heardlike blonde from Warm Bodies and Take Me Home Tonight) also JUST named her kid Bodhi Rain, so maybe the two babies can fight to the hypothetical death via cut-up hotdog eating or breakdancing contest the way Suri and Shiloh should have.

Perhaps Megan could enlighten us on the secret of being rail thin and making babies that aren’t stillborn?  Continue reading “Megan Fox Names Baby ‘Bodhi Ransom’”

‘Khaleesi’ is Becoming a Popular U.S. Name

Khaleesi blonde hairOn a scale of 1 to 10, how weird is Khaleesi (Ka-lease-ee) as a name for current and future earth-dwelling beings? Weird or not, it’s happening. According to babynamewizard.com exactly 146 Khaleesis were born in 2012.

It’s not exactly the worst Game of Thrones-inspired name. Out of all the characters, Khaleesi — played by Emilia Clarke on the HBO series — and Arya (another newly popular name) are two of the less morally corrupt.

Granted Khaleesi, which means “queen” in the fictional language of Dothraki, does eat a horse heart, and her ultimate goal is to see Lannister heads burnt by dragons and put on spikes, but she is mostly kind with good motives.

(At least “Joffrey,” “Cersei,” “Walder,” “Hodor” and “Eddard” didn’t make the list.)
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I actually kind of like the name Cersei, and I guess there’d be low expectations. Like if the kid didn’t turn out to be a selfish, husband-murdering brother-f*cking sea hag you’d be proud.  Continue reading “‘Khaleesi’ is Becoming a Popular U.S. Name”

Holly Madison Names New Baby ‘Rainbow Aurora’

Holly Madison PasqualeFormer number one girlfriend of Hugh “Puffin” Hefner and silicon star of The Girls Next Door (the theme song is still stuck in my head) Holly Madison popped out a 7 pound churren on March 5 and now we know its name.

No need for a drumroll since it’s laid out in the headline. The child’s name is Rainbow Aurora Rotella. Future stripper, professional crafter of daisy chains, or actual My Little Pony.

Aurora, after light displays in nature? Or just the chick with narcolepsy from that one Disney movie.

“I wanted to give my daughter a unique name,” Madison told E!. “Growing up, there was a girl in my school named Rainbow and I was so envious of that name. I thought it was so pretty and unique!”

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Farting, Peeing and Menopause, With Your Host: Whoopi Goldberg!

Whoopi Watch what happens liveWhoopi Goldberg makes aging look so fun. You basically get to sit around all day in a hammock smoking pot. Peeing yourself as soon as your foot touches the ground is also a part of it.

Goldberg admitted this week on Watch What Happens Live that her bladder isn’t quite what it used to be. When Andy Cohen asked her if she could do one jumping jack in ten seconds (referencing 1986’s Jumpin’ Jack Flash) she said: “No. You know why? Because every time I land I pee.” She also alluded to the fact that her intestines had somehow improved. “I don’t fart as much as I used to but I find that a sneeze is dangerous. A cough can be dangerous.”  Continue reading “Farting, Peeing and Menopause, With Your Host: Whoopi Goldberg!”

Kim Kardashian is Pregnant, I REPEAT, Kim Kardashian is PREGNANT!

Kim and Kanye happyTwo and a half months ago, give or take a few days, Zeus tossed a lightning bolt to earth straight through Kanye West and into Kim Kardashian‘s uterus. Yeah, I learned about pregnancy by reading D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, but that’s not the point.

Stay focused and say it with me: KIM KARDASHIAN IS PREGNANT. (Listen closely and you can hear the sound of infertile Khloe’s teeth grinding themselves into oblivion.)

The most famous, self-absorbed woman with no particular talent and the most self-absorbed rapper (together since April) are having a baby and I think the due date is sometime in mid August, or possibly July? It’s been established that I’m not good with this counting, brain-using stuff.  Continue reading “Kim Kardashian is Pregnant, I REPEAT, Kim Kardashian is PREGNANT!”

Get Your Handkerchiefs (and Guns), Jessica Biel Will Officially Become ‘Jessica Timberlake’

Remember when Adam Sandler and Kevin James wore matching “Mrs. Pitt” and “Mrs. Timberlake” shirts in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry?

Even with the popularity of those tees behind us, the reality of the situation is…

There really is a Mrs. Justin Timberlake, and it’s not you, or Cameron Diaz, or Britney Spears!

“Yes, I’m changing my name,” Jessica Biel told People. “My professional name will still be the same, but for life, yes, I think it sounds great. I think I really won the jackpot of names.”

Girl, you won the jackpot of dudes. The Timberlake Appreciation Society (founded by our friends over at Grouchy Muffin), will have lots to say about this.

But at least we won’t have to deal with seeing “Jessica Timberlake” scroll across the screen at her next below-average movie (Stealth?? WTF).

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Boy Band Trademark War? A Dance-Off Will Solve It

If you happen to watch Saturday Night Live and don’t have DVR capabilities that allow fast-forwarding, the boy group One Direction graced your television last Saturday.

Their album Up All Night went to the top of the U.S. and UK iTunes charts. Their “story” is far more interesting. They are one of those cobbled-together groups. Like O-Town or other Making The Band Danity-Kane-concoctions.

Ninteen months ago One Direction members Liam, Zayn, Harry, Niall and Louis auditioned separately on the 7th season of British X-Factor guest (and one-time U.S. judge) Nicole Scherzinger suggested that the five compete as a unite.

Simon Cowell signed them to his label, thus the birth of “What Makes You Beautiful” and all that. The problem is, there’s already a band from America with the same name…

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