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Lindsay Breaks-Up With Her Last Name

Lindsay LohanWhat is an unemployed actress to do while she awaits her trial for a stolen $2,500 necklace? Concern herself with more important matters like dropping her last name, of course!

Lindsay Lohan keeps the tabloid spotlight on herself with the announcement -- via her mother, Dina -- that she will be dropping her last name. Madonna, Beyonce, and Prince do it, sure, but isn't it only acceptable if you're a musical artist (or... Fabio)?

"Lindsay is dropping the Lohan and just going by Lindsay... Plus, me and [younger daughter] Ali will be officially changing our last names back to my maiden name, Sullivan," Dina explained.

A source close to the family sheds some light on the rationale behind the name game.

"It's a way for them all to start over. No one in the family want anything to do with Lindsay's father [Michael Lohan] anymore and that includes sharing a last name."

So what does the ever-hopeful Papa Lohan have to say about all this hubbub regarding contempt for his surname?

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Matsushita Undergoes Name Change

Matsushita/PanasonicMatsushita has finally decided to become known by what it mostly was all along, Panasonic. The name change will become final this October 1 if the shareholders agree in June. The Osaka company was founded 90 years ago by Konosuke Matsushita, and even current President Fumio Ohtsubo feels a bit sad but commented, “We must create more than what we are giving up.”

Matsushita/Panasonic will also be dropping its local brand name National for large and small appliances by March 2010 to avoid confusion. Our only comment: It’s about time.

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