Saturday, September 09, 2006

Hey Diddy: hands off my name

Diddy Puffy DoodleSean 'Puffy' Combs has been ordered by a UK court to stop passing himself off under his new stage name of Diddy. Richard 'Diddy' Dearlove has been using the name since 1992, and has received £10,000 compensation from the rap star.

The Guardian has this useful guide to the Diddies of the world:

P Diddy hip-hop superstar, fashion designer and former boyfriend of Jennifer Lopez

Richard 'Diddy' Dearlove clubland producer responsible for remixes of Blondie's Atomic and Heart of Glass

The Diddy Men creation of Liverpool comedian Ken Dodd, they work in the Jam Butty mines of Knotty Ash

'Diddy' David Hamilton Ken Dodd's former straightman who went on to work as a radio DJ

Diddy Kong animated monkey from the Nintendo Donkey Kong game

C-Diddy 2003 US and world air guitar champion, real name David Jung

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