Day: March 23, 2009

Babies M.I.A.

M.I.A. Baby Name Revealed As Ikhyd

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After playfully lashing out at the press on her Myspace page for calling her baby Ickitt, TMZ reveals singer M.I.A. actual named her son Ikhyd.

The Sri Lankan singer whose real name is Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam gave birth last month and quickly tried to squash rumours that her bouncing boy was named Ickitt, telling the press to pick on other celebrity babies’ odd names. But it turns out she and fiance Benjamin Brewer chose the phoenetically similar name Ikyhd. The baby’s full name is Ikyd Edgar Arular Bronfman, with the middle names taken from both parents’ fathers.

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Movies Race Matters

Disney Pairs First Black Princess Taina With Almost-White Prince Naveen

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Disney unveiled Prince Naveen, the dashing young who will try to win the hand of their first black princess Taina in the upcoming film The Princess and The Frog, and critics are in an uproar over his questionable ethnicity.

With a name like Naveen and a complexion that rivals Aladdin, many are wondering why Disney chose to take an ambiguously ethnic route instead of portraying a Prince of darker brown tones more in line with Taina.

Princess Taina might be groundbreaking for Disney, and only after they cleaned up some of the racial stereotypes, but Prince Naveen is disappointing as he perpetuates the Disney tradition of white to near-white royal men.

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