Sean Kingston rose to fame in 2007, thanks to the hit single "Beautiful Girls." He's a Jamaican-American crooner who got involved in a...

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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?

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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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Sean Kingston has settled with a 22-year-old girl who accused the singer and his former bodyguard of gang rape back in 2010, sources have confirmed.

The musician settled not because he's admitting guilt, but so he doesn't have to deal with a court battle on his upcoming tour or during his album release.

Basically, the girl who accused Sean Kingston of rape was paid a fraction of the $5 million she asked for in order to make the suit go away ASAP.

The exact amount paid to Carissa Capeloto has not been established.

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Sean Kingston, his bodyguard and a band member raped teenager Carissa Copeloto in 2010, she claims - and the singer denies - in a new lawsuit.

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Capeloto, 22, claims she was forced to have sex with Sean, his bodyguard and a member of Sean's band at a Seattle hotel three summers ago.

She says she had smoked pot and downed 7-10 shots of vodka at the time.

Capeloto, who is suing all three men, alleges she'd been invited to Kingston's hotel room following a Justin Bieber concert where Kingston had also performed.

When she showed up for a "meet-and-greet," he was waiting ... naked.

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Sean Kingston sparked controversy and public safety concerns last night when he got behind the wheel of his Lamborghini after apparently boozing.

To make matters worse, not only did he appear drunk, but Kingston pulled out his phone to text someone and tore down the Sunset Strip at breakneck speeds.

The 23-year-old hip hop artist was leaving Bootsy Bellows nightclub when he was asked what his favorite lyric is in 2 Chainz album. His response:

"I can't remember man ... too much drinks."

Kingston got into the driver's seat and pulled out his phone, started texting someone, and then slammed on the gas pedal, rocketing down the street.

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Man-in-demand Chris Brown recently took time out from dating Rihanna to team up with Sean Kingston and Wiz Khalifa for SK's new single "Beat It."

Not shockingly, the visuals feature more boobs than THG's bikini photos gallery.

Sure, the video looks rather cool - sunsets, artistic angles and lighting, etc. - and the song is alright, but it seems to basically be an homage to boobs.

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Sean Kingston has no one to blame but himself. That's the conclusion police have reached in regard to the artist's Memorial Day Weekend jet skiing accident.

In the just-released accident report, authorities say Kingston could have avoided harm if he took a boating class. Or at least read a manual prior to boarding his vehicle.

Sean Kingston Interview Pic

As first reported by TMZ, investigators cite Kingston's "inexperience" and "inattention" as the basis for the accident, with cops saying the singer simply didn't comprehend simple boating safety procedures. To wit: the actual accident was caused by Sean releasing the throttle and turning the wheel simultaneously.

Just how bad could things have been for Kingston? The impact of the crash actually left imprints of the star's body all over the cement divider into which he smacked.

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Sean Kingston made an emotional return to the public eye last night.

For the first time since his Memorial Day Weekend jet skiing accident, and subsequent open heart surgery, the artist appeared before a cadre of fans at the Teen Choice Awards, receiving a standing ovation after being introduced by Tyra Banks.

He then handed good pal Justin Bieber the surfboard for Choice Male Artist.

Sean Kingston at the TCAs

"I'm feeling good, I'm feeling blessed, a hundred-percent.. I learned that in life anything can happen and you have to count your blessings and worship God, and believe in God," Kingston told People at the event. "And know that anything can happen, so you have to be cautious about what you do."

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Sean Kingston is lucky to be alive, and not just because he crashed his jet ski while speeding over Memorial Day Weekend.

In an interview with The Today Show this morning, the artist and his doctors talked about a torn aorta the singer suffered just days after the accident. It required open-heart surgery.

"He tried to die a couple of times with us, but we refused to let him die," one of Kingston's doctors said.

Sean Kingston Partying

Kingston said he was in "a lot of pain" after the crash. But now? Following a rescue at sea by Jonathan Rivera of the coast guard, and another in the operating room?

"It feels great. It's a blessing... For me to still be here, it's only God's work. I think my work isn't done. It wasn't my time yet."

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Sean Kingston is out of bed, on to Twitter and improving every day.

Just a few weeks after the singer was seriously injured in a jet skiing accident, Kingston has updated fans about his condition.

"Feeling alot better!" he Tweeted last night, along with the following photo, adding: "GOD IS GREAT! Thanks for all the prayers and support! Love you ALL!”

Sean Kingston Twit Pic

Kingston, who has received encouraging words from pals such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber, has been released from the hospital. It's unclear when he'll return to the stage.