Hollywood Gossip: Blanket Jackson's name; Sofia Vergara wedding

Blanket Jackson changed his name to Bigi because his previous quirky moniker "made him a much easier target for ridicule".


The 13-year-old son of the late Michael Jackson was given the affectionate moniker as a tot, but has recently decided to ditch the nickname and go by the name of Bigi instead because it made him a "target for ridicule".

A source said: "Growing up, his school mates have always been slightly mean to him because of their jealousy over who he is and going by Blanket made him a much easier target for ridicule."

The teenager - whose real name is Prince Michael Jackson II - decided to make the change last year when he started at The Buckley School in California in a bid to distance himself from the "stupid" name, which he reportedly "resented his father" for giving him.

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The source told RadarOnline.com: "He always thought that the name Blanket sounded so stupid and resented his father for calling him that.

"When he entered Buckley he told them that his name is Bigi and that is what they call him."

Bigi - who now lives with his grandmother Katherine, 85, and cousin TJ, 36, along with siblings Prince, 18, and Paris, 17 - had the news of his name change released after a photo of his yearbook was posted online.

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello's destination wedding

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are keen on a destination wedding and want to be as far as possible from Los Angeles when they tie the knot.


The 'Modern Family' star and the 'Magic Mike XXL' actor are keen on their nuptials being as far away from their Los Angeles home as possible.

She told Entertainment Tonight: "I want all the people from Columbia and South America and from Europe to be able to make it to the wedding and Los Angeles is very far away from everything."

However, Sofia and Joe may have a little trouble with that plan as they previously revealed their wedding is likely to have a large guestlist.


She said: "[The wedding is] large because I ... had to invite like all my family and Joe has a lot of friends so it became bigger and bigger and bigger."

The pair got engaged during a festive holiday in Hawaii after a whirlwind six months of dating and Sofia says the possibility of the pair having children together would make them "very happy".

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She shared previously: "When you're with somebody that hasn't had kids, and you want to start a relationship, of course there's always that question.

"And if it happens, it will be something that will make us very happy, but it's not a priority in our lives."

Selena Gomez lands first beauty campaign with Pantene

Selena Gomez is thrilled to be the new face of Pantene hair products and cannot wait to see what they do together.


The 22-year-old singer-and-actress revealed the news to her 30 million Twitter followers and posted a photo from the campaign in which she wears a dazzling white dress and shows off her shiny brunette locks.

Along with the picture, she tweeted: "I am so happy to announce my new partnership with Pantene!"

And in a video released alongside the shots, the star admitted she is "thrilled and honoured" about her new job.


She said: "I can't wait to see what we're gonna do, and we're gonna have an awesome, awesome year."

The official Pantene Twitter account made a post to officially welcome Selena to the "Pantene Family".

The message read: "We're excited to welcome the one & only @SelenaGomez to the Pantene Family! #SelenaXPantene (sic)"


This is the first beauty campaign for Selena who is currently promoting upcoming animated children's film 'Transylvania 2'/ She is also set to release a new single on June 22.

In the meantime the trend-setter will be using her luscious Latino mane to shut down haters and boost sales of the world famous brand of shampoos, conditioners and styling products.

Speaking about Pantene's products in the video, she said: "I've used it my whole life, and their message for women, being 'strong is beautiful' and what they represent is so what I embody and what I want my fans to feel comfortable in.

"And it's fun, it's so fun to feel your inner girl playing with your hair and feeling beautiful and having fun with it."

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