You may have heard about the Egyptian cobra snake who made a daring escape from her enclosure in New York City's Bronx Zoo on March 26th. She was missing for 6 days, during which an anonymous tweeter started a popular Twitter stream @BronxZoosCobra documenting the snake's supposed adventures around the city. She was finally found hiding still within the Reptile House walls, unharmed but considerably more famous. And now, she's been given a name!
The Bronx Zoo and The New York Daily News hosted a poll for the public to vote on what they thought the snake's official name should be. As of yesterday, the final verdict is in: The Bronx Zoo Cobra is named Mia.
They aren't expecting yet, but reality star Khloe Kardashian and LA Lakers player Lamar Odom have already started picking out baby names! Talk about planning ahead.
The Kardashian family is cookoo for K-names, much like a mini (and wilder) version of the J-name Duggars. Khloe's mom is Kris, and her siblings are Kourtney, Kim, Kendall, and Kylie. (Oh yeah, and Rob. Not a K!) So are Khloe and Lamar going to continue the K-name family tradition?
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HBO's mini-series Mildred Pierce is based on a 1941 novel by powerhouse novelist James M. Cain. It was also made into an Oscar-winning 1945 femme fatale flick. Through the adaptations, the names have stayed the same, but their places on the popularity charts haven't. Are they ready for revival, or do they just sound old?Read More...
Long before Shaka Smart made waves as a young coach taking his team to an unlikely spot in tonight's NCAA Final Four basketball championships, the name "Shaka" referred to another renowned leader skilled at getting folks to work with him. Smart, the 33-year-old coach whose team has pulled off huge upsets against highly ranked foes, was named for Shaka Zulu, the iconic nineteenth-century Zulu king who united disparate tribes into a powerful African empire before his half-brothers assassinated him in 1828.
But if your ears have perked up at the thought of a hot new baby name inspired by a hot new coach, take note: Shaka Zulu was a bad dude.Read More...
Emily Deschanel is expecting! PEOPLE has reported that the 34-year old actress and her actor/writer husband David Hornsby are due to have their first child later this year. The couple was married in 2010.
Now while it's far too early to speculate on names, we couldn't help thinking about Deschanel's most famous role as Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan in the crime show Bones and how this might possibly affect her choice of baby name. Yeah, we know-- Bones is just a character she plays on TV and not her real life. But sometimes when your job is to embody a character every day, it might be hard to not grow fond of your alter-ego.
There have been rumors circulating the Internet today that 56-year old action stuntman legend Jackie Chan died of a heart attack. E Online reports that this information is false, depsite the Twitter trending topic "RIP Jackie Chan".
Jackie Chan was born with a different first name, Kong-sang, in Hong Kong in 1954. The story of his English name goes something like this: while working as a construction worker in Australia in 1976, Kong-sang befriended a man named Jack who became a big brother to him. As a mentee of Big Jack, Kong-sang earned the nickname Little Jack, which was shortened to Jackie and stuck for the rest of his life.