Marilyn Manson is a shock rocker and general weirdo. Still, we're fans of Marilyn Manson. His persona is mostly marketing and while his...

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Taylor Swift writes songs about her exes as frequently as some people change their underwear. Swift's "Shake It Off" is rumored to be about both former flames Jake Gyllenhaal AND Harry Styles.

Or it's just an anthem about rising above and shaking off the haters. Either way, that's Taylor's M.O., but she isn't the only scathing songwriter in the game.

She's joined by a veritable legion of singers and bands who've made it their great pleasure to respond to their critics, enemies, and exes via song.

I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
Oh, Taylor Swift! You just can't NOT write songs about exes! "I Knew You Were Trouble" is very publicly about One Direction's Harry Styles.

And then there are the musicians whose songs aren't about heartbreak at all but are instead tributes meant to help a friend through a tough time.

Songs in which others also find solace, like "Fix You" by Coldplay, which Chris Martin wrote for Gwyneth Paltrow, and which brought comfort to many facing tough times. 

We put together a playlist featuring 19 songs inspired by celebrities, some you know well and others you might not. Sit back, relax, and just push play!

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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.

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Shock rocker Marilyn Manson is making a cameo on Eastbound & Down, and he's not wearing any makeup for it, which may be more shocking than anything he's ever done.

Seriously. Check out the musician (real name Brian Warner) in this photo:

Marilyn Manson Without Makeup

As for how this came about? Manson, 44, is reportedly a huge fan of the HBO series and has apparently been anxious to appear on it for some time.

No word on who he's playing or if he'll be credited as Manson or Warner.

Lindsay Lohan also shot a guest appearance for the show recently, reportedly as the adult version of Kenny Powers' baby daughter in a flash forward.

Having your daughter grow up to be LiLo? Now that would be shocking.

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Marilyn Manson dedicated a song to Paris Jackson last night during a concert in Los Angeles.

The 15-year old attempted suicide this week, with many reports confirming she was sent over the emotional edge after being told she could not attend a Manson show on Tuesday night.

  • Marilyn Manson on Stage
  • Paris Jackson Selfie

In response, the rocker sent a message to Paris through TMZ ("I hope you feel better. You will be on my guest list anytime you want.") and on Thursday he referenced Jackson before a rendition of "Disposable Teens."

Sources say Manson later mimicked cutting his wrists with a microphone designed to look like a knife.

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Fans typically attend a Marilyn Manson concert expecting something scary to take place - but not like this.

At a show in Saskatoon, Canada last night, the singer was rocking out to "Beautiful People" when (around the 1:15 mark below) he suddenly stopped and fell over on stage.

As you can see, the band kept playing and the crowd wasn't sure what was going on... but then a couple employees jumped out and tended to the artist

Manson escorted away and we'll update this post when news breaks regarding his condition.

UPDATE: Manson says he's okay and it was simply a case of the flu.

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Seraphim Ward is engaged to Marilyn Manson ... or so we thought earlier!

The news broke earlier today, only to be refuted hours later. Seraphim's an actress as well as a "self-described independent occult filmmaker."

Sounds about right.

"Seraphim has recently made a life commitment to her partner and couldn't be happier!" Ward's manager, Jonathan Shelton, confirmed to E!

Shelton added that there are no immediate wedding plans, as Seraphim is focused on her new relationship as well as her film career and album.

Seraphin Ward

Manson's 27-year-old fiancée tweeted a pic of the massive rock he gave her - a family heirloom once belonging to his grandmother - with the caption "OMG!"

Indeed.

Seraphim is currently making her feature film acting debut in Speed Dragon opposite Bai Ling. Manson is getting ready to drop his latest album, Born Villain.

A rep for Marilyn, who was previously engaged to Evan Rachel Wood and prior to that, married to Dita Von Teese, was unavailable for comment at this time.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

UPDATE: Or not. "Marilyn Manson is not engaged to Seraphim Ward. He has never met her," Manson's publicist tells E! News. So that's that.

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"Sweet Dreams" are made of Britney ... or maybe nightmares?

For her Circus tour in 2009, the star made a provocative music video for Marilyn Manson's cover of the Eurythmics hit, but it was never released, until now.

Mouthing words to one of Manson's signature songs while parading around in what looks like an S&M-style orgy of sorts, this is Spears as you've never seen her.

This is dark stuff ... possibly NSFW. But if you're into this sort of thing - a scantily-clad Britney grinding on people and objects - you'll likely enjoy it.

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Bet you didn't see this celebrity couple coming. Or maybe you did, who knows. It's Marilyn Manson. How surprised can you really be by this guy anymore?

We wouldn't have picked America's Next Top Model winner CariDee English as his newest girlfriend, but hey. Whatever makes a goth shock rocker happy.

Tournament of THG Couples Bracket

"They met when Marilyn helped CariDee on her album," a friend of Marilyn's says. "They've been seeing each other since. She loves how different he is."

CARILYN: Somehow, they make it work. For a few weeks anyway.

Marilyn was last linked (and engaged) to actress Evan Rachel Wood, with whom he had an on-and-off relationship. They broke up for good this past August.

CariDee English, who has gone from blonde to dark hair, as Marilyn Manson playthings tend to do, has even covered his song "Coma White." Sounds awesome.

"Marilyn Manson inspires and supports me in my music," CariDee says. "He makes me feel comfortable and beautiful with who I am as an artist and a woman."

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Marilyn Manson and actress Evan Rachel Wood, who got back together fairly recently, ended their engagement last week, a source confirmed this morning.

A newly single Manson wasted no time getting back in the swing of things, hitting the town over the weekend, dining at L.A's STK and clubbing at Boudoir.

Timberlake and Biel Photo

According to reports, the 41-year-old shock rocker was with a group including a brunette named Twiggy and former Playmate of the Year Colleen Shannon.

"They just broke off their engagement recently, and he needed a night out with friends," says another source close to Marilyn Manson (Brian Warner).

Don't we all.

GOT WOOD? Marilyn Manson no longer does. Maybe for the best.

While together, Manson had proposed to the True Blood actress, 22, during a January performance in Paris, witnesses said. She enthusiastically accepted.

The two began dating in 2006, when Evan Rachel Wood was barely legal, but then broke up in 2008, when Wood was linked briefly to actor Shane West.

They reconciled for a short time, only to split again before getting engaged last January. That's all over now though, as they've gone their separate ways.

Hopefully they can get back together and break up again soon.

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You may have heard the inevitable news that Marilyn Manson and his girlfriend honey Evan Rachel Wood just got engaged earlier this week. Well, that was right!

Kind of.

Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre and Michael Buble

The 41-year-old shock-rocker and 22-year-old True Blood actress are indeed betrothed. But the couple didn't get engaged at a Paris concert on Monday.

Instead, they got engaged at his Paris concert on December 21!

MADE FOR EACH OTHER: Marilyn and Evan are getting married!

The self-proclaimed Antichrist Superstar (real name Brian Warner) bought a ring and rose for the occasion and canoodled backstage with the actress afterward.

Manson's first marriage, to Dita Von Teese, went up in flame back in 2007 after he hooked up with Wood, who starred in his video for "Heart-Shaped Glasses."

He and Wood hooked up right around the time he stopped seeing Dita. They broke up in 2008 only to reconcile last April. Now they're together ... forever!

Congratulations?

Marilyn Manson Biography

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Birthplace
Canton, Ohio
Full Name
Brian Hugh Warner
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