Famous people need to keep their famous identities low-key, so instead of punching out paparazzi and growing out their beards, some celebs use fake names.
How else could Justin Bieber check into a hotel without hordes of fans rushing the lobby and asking for Justin’s room – he uses a fake name.
Here are out favorite celebrity aliases.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: Whenever JT travels anywhere, he uses the name Mr. Woodpond. Don’t know the significance of it, but now that he’s hitched to Jessica Biel she probably had to adopt the name too.
Kristen Stewart: Obviously Kristen Stewart going anywhere would cause a riot, so she checks into restaurants and hotels as Chuck Steak. Hah. I’m hungry now. Also, what’s Robert Pattinson’s pseudonym? I’m asking for a friend…
Jay-Z: Unsure what Beyonce’s fake name is, but Jay-Z uses the fake name Frank Sinatra. So it’s not exactly “fake” but Jay sometimes refers to himself as the Frank Sinatra of hip-hop. Hey at least, he doesn’t make his dinner reservations under HOVA.
Justin Bieber: When Bieber doesn't want to get nabbed by millions of screaming fans he goes incognito by using the pseudonym "Chandler Bing" which was the name of Matthew Perry's character on "Friends." However, I'm sure when Justin uses that name he is probably greeted by an entirely different kind of screaming fan, namely, sad single women who like coffee shops and always say “I wish I could just marry a guy like Chandler.
Paris Hilton: When Paris Hilton checks into hotels that aren't Hiltons she uses the name of her beloved pooch, Tinkerbell - which is so obvious. When I hear the name "Tinkerbell" I don't even think about Peter Pan's sidekick, my thoughts immediately drum up images of Paris Hilton's tiny dog.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: When this couple goes out together they use the joint alias of Mr. and Mrs. Pilaf, which is totally cute because it's kind of like Mr. and Mrs. Pitt and also Mr. and Mrs. Smith, except it's Pilaf, like the rice!
Johnny Depp: Depp has been known to check in to hotels as Mr. Drip Noodle, Mr. Stench, and Mr. Oddpong. He says he chooses these bizarre names because he likes hearing the concierge staff try to say them when he gets his morning wake-up call. “Uh, Mr. Drip Noodle? This is your 8am wake-up call.
Kim Kardashian: Kim's alias was finally outed earlier this year when she checked into a hotel under the name Princess Jasmine. Let me repeat this one more time. Kim Kardashian calls herself Princess Jasmine. I'm going to let that soak in while I laugh until it hurts.
Michael Jordan: When he checks in to hotels and restaurants in Las Vegas, he uses the name "Clark Kent" and "Mr. Sterling." Is it weird that he has aliases specifically for Las Vegas? Yes, it is weird.
George Clooney: Known for his pranks, Clooney once checked into a hotel with the name Arnold Schwarzenegger. Which is funny because, well, because it's hard to pronounce and also, it's just funny okay!
Michael Jackson: Besides covering his face in a mask, Michael Jackson went by the name "Dr. Doolittle" when he wanted to go unnoticed. However, I hardly think Dr. Doolittle is an incognito name? Didn't that guy, like, talk to animals?
Lindsay Lohan: Lindsay's alias is also the name she used for her short-lived Facebook account: Bella Lovelace. The name is a homage to the porn star Linda Lovelace who Lindsay was supposed to play in the movie "Inferno" before she got replaced.
Fergie: Fergie’s faux name is Penny Lane, the street name made famous by The Beatles and also the movie “Almost Famous” and also the street name for groupies.
Tom Cruise: Not sure if this is an actual name, but Tom Cruise uses the alias Cage Hunt. Does that make Katie Holmes, the former Mrs. Cage Hunt?
Kate Beckinsale: Kate Beckinsale spoofs a fellow actresses name, checking into places as Sigourney Beaver. Haha, get it, because like Beaver/Weaver?