Make note, world — Sean Combs, hip-hop producer, aspiring actor, and professional celeb extraordinaire — is making a change. As of this month, when the entertainer will coincidentally be hosting MTV’s Video Music Awards, the artist formerly known as Puff, Puff Daddy, Puffy Combs, and most recently, P. Diddy, has officially dropped the ‘P’ and will henceforth be known only as ‘Diddy.’ Diddy, who has cited as his reason a desire to be ‘a little bit more personal’ with his fans, has also made the important decision to speak solely in the third person. While he feels it necessary to make this recent name-change in order to usher in ‘the age of Diddy’ for his upcoming album and miscellaneous entrepreneurial endeavors – including his Sean John clothing label, his Justin restaurant chain, the Making the Band 2 reality show, and of course, Bad Boy Records – Diddy’s acting exploits in films like Monster’s Ball, Death of a Dynasty, and the upcoming prequel, Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power, will remain credited to that other persona – Sean Combs.
In other multi-monikered celeb news, pop queen Madonna celebrated her 47th birthday in the hospital after falling from a new horse at her English estate, breaking her hand, collarbone, and cracking three ribs. The 80’s poster girl/sometimes actress/children’s author/Kabbalah enthusiast, and of course, Mrs. Guy Ritchie, has an upcoming album scheduled for release this November and lends her voice to the upcoming Luc Besson-helmed animation fantasy, Arthur and the Minimoys.
In an act of collective sympathy for Jude Law‘s betrayed fiancée, Sienna Miller, nude pics of the cheating Alfie star have been circling the internet — accompanied by salacious jibes at the publicly apologetic philanderer’s package. The photos, snapped while Law was changing out of swim gear at his mom’s house, have unsurprisingly garnered snickers from female viewers, and sympathy from male supporters.
Meanwhile, Law and Miller have been seen stepping out together, fueling speculation that the home-wrecked couple are back together and patching up their nanny-interrupted engagement. The duo each have a film scheduled for release this winter, as he stars in the Old South politics remake, All the King’s Men, and she appears opposite Heath Ledger in the period romance, Casanova.