It's said that you are what you eat, and one British man has taken that literally.
The 33-year-old, born Simon Smith, has legally changed his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger. The fast food-loving Brit says he came up with the name during a night of heavy drinking, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise. He says, "It was the culmination of probably too many drinks in the pub where there was a conversation about names. Bacon Double Cheeseburger was pretty much the first thing that came up. Everyone loves bacon, don’t they?”
Mr. Cheeseburger adds, "A name is the least important part of your personalty -- it’s given to you by someone else. My mum was furious but my dad thinks it’s hilarious. He’s more than happy to use my new name.” His fiancee, not surprisingly, is a little hesitant to take his name. He confesses, "No girl ever dreams of spending her big day marrying a man called Bacon.”
HIPPITY HOPPITY THIEF IS ON HIS WAY TO JAIL:
Police in Brazil are looking for an armed robber missing a leg after he hopped into a convenience store and hopped out with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Surveillance cameras inside the store captured the one-legged crook pogoing into the store and pointing a gun at a worker and two customers. He's then seen reaching into the register and stuffing cash into his pockets before hopping back out of the store. Police released the surveillance footage hoping that someone can identify the crook.
THE SMOKER ON THE BUSS GOES PUFF, PUFF, PUFF
A New York City woman was arrested and taken for a mental evaluation after she lit up a cigarette on a city bus and then -- when the driver got up to deal with her -- took the wheel and drove away.
According to police, the woman in her 50s started smoking in the back of the bus today (Tuesday) morning. The driver ordered her to put out the cigarette and get off the bus. She refused and became belligerent. Following protocol, the driver called his home office, which sent a new bus to take the other passengers on their way.
While people were being taken off the bus, the woman jumped behind the wheel and drove off. She only made it about four blocks before another bus blocked her path. Police climbed aboard and placed her under arrest. She allegedly told cops that she took off because she was being followed. She was taken for a mental evaluation.
ERIN ANDREWS: TRIAL BEGINS TODAY AGAINST NASHVILLE HOTEL
Erin Andrews, the Fox Sports reporter and Dancing With the Stars co-host will be in court today as the trial begins in her $75 million lawsuit against a Marriott hotel in Nashville.
The lawsuit stems from the 2008 peeping Tom incident when Michael David Barrett booked the rooms next to Andrews and then used a camera to film her nude through the door's peephole. He later tried to sell the footage to TMZ and other websites. Andrews claims the hotel made it too easy for Barrett to do it and told him what room she was staying in. The trial is expected to last about two weeks.
CHARLIE SHEEN: SAVING LIVES
Charlie Sheen is saving lives.
According to a study from San Diego State University, Charlie's revelation that he's had HIV since 2011 has helped to spread awareness about the disease. His Today show announcement reportedly led to the largest number of HIV-related Google searches in more than a decade. The researchers also say that on that day there were more than 6,500 news stories on Google News related to the disease.
The researchers, who are dubbing it the "Charlie Sheen effect," say, "Just as with celebrities Rock Hudson's and Magic Johnson's disclosures of their HIV-positive status, Sheen's disclosure may be similarly reinvigorating awareness and prevention of HIV."
SHIA LABEOUF: SLAPS FAN IN ELEVATOR
Shia LaBeouf's latest performance art piece got a bit physical Friday -- he slapped a fan in the face.
The actor spent 24 hours in an Oxford University elevator in England, where he invited fans to spend a few minutes talking with him.
The project, which went by the hashtag #ELEVATE, was broadcast via a YouTube livestream. But things got awkward when a freshman asked Shia to punch him in the face. The star didn't want to do it, but the student, who claimed to be a fellow performance artist, insisted. Shia finally agreed to deliver a slap.
Afterwards, the student told the student newspaper that he made the unusual request because he thought Shia might be "bored."
OPRAH: CLEANING OUT HER CLOSET
Oprah Winfrey hopes to raise some serious cash for charity by raiding her own closet for more than 250 items that she'll auction off starting next week.
The clearance sale, which kicks off on eBay on March 1st, will feature racks and racks of goodies from Chanel, Prada, Valentino, Manolo Blahnik and Badgley Mischka. Oprah promises that she wore every single item at one time or another over the past few years.
All proceeds from the auction will go to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, her school in South Africa.