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What's in a name? As it turns out, maybe everything.

Since Shakespeare first posited the question in Romeo and Juliet, actors have been using fake names to land professional roles. Not only did it allow them some semblance of privacy before the dawn of Wikipedia, but let's face it, some people just aren't born with great names.

Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor? Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta? Quite a mouthful.

If an actor or musician's entire career is dedicated to being someone else - a character or personality, perhaps - then a good stage name can go a long way to making that career explode.

More celebrities use pseudonyms than you might think. In fact, here are 67 stars who don't use their real names. Which ones did you know before viewing this gallery?

Lorde
Musical sensation Lorde was given the name Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor at birth. We'd probably go with Lorde, too.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Joan Rivers is continuing her assault against Adele.

About a month after going off on the singer to David Letterman (“What is her song? Rolling in the deep?” Rivers asked. “She should add fried chicken!”), the comedian told HuffPost Live that she was not being "mean" to the artist.

  • Joan Rivers in Fur
  • Adele at the Oscars

"She's a chubby lady who's very, very rich, and she should just calm down - or lose weight!" Rivers said, adding:

"She wanted an apology, so I took an ad out on her ass. I said, 'You are not fat.' And then I had room for a lot of other ads. Adele is beautiful and successful and has what, $100 million? Let's face reality: she's fat!"

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Forget Rolling in the Deep.

According to Joan Rivers, Adele continues to roll in the dough.

Appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, the 80-year old comedian was asked about her experience at Sunday's Academy Awards and for whatever reason focused her wrath on this talented singer.

“What is her song? Rolling in the deep?” Rivers asked. “She should add fried chicken!”

Adele with an Award

After Adele gave birth last fall, meanwhile, Rivers Tweeted: “Congratulations to Adele on the birth of her 68 pound 8 ounces bouncing baby boy.”

Zing?

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Adele Biography

Adele on the Red Carpet Adele is an English recording artist and songwriter, whose style blends blues, soul and pop. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to... More »
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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
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