The great Sony hack of 2014, which has revealed star salaries and other gossipy juice, also blew the luxury hotel covers of certain celebrities who use aliases. Fusion just dropped a bunch of celeb aliases onto the Internet and Julian Assange stuff it ain’t. But it is curious. Some playas like Ice Cube can just use their real names as an alias–if you want the rapper-turned-TV-star look around for “O’Shea Jackson”–his given name. Taye Diggs goes by Scott Diggs–that’s his real name, too. (Which is too bad–it sounds better to think he was born Taye.)
This one may just be a joke, but it’s reported that SNL alum and bad movie start Rob Schneider uses “Nazzo Good” as an alias. (Not so good, is one way to say that.) Wait Rob Schneider needs an alias? That’s what Carlos Martinez wondered in the comments at Fusion. To which Kent Betts replied of course he does–“to protect him from people who bought a ticket to his films.” Of course all this info is confidential, and some people are angered that stolen information would be cavalierly released into the public domain. It’s likely not a real security risk and it causes the people involved no danger, since the names can be changed again. But in keeping with the spirit of privacy–with the exception of the jokey Nazzo Good–we decided only to publish the aliases of people who were actually using their real names as aliases. Since that information–their real names–is already in the public domain.