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- A local man is hoping to get his big break. And the first step is already well underway. With his screenplay getting picked up by a production company. KOLO 8 News Now went behind the scenes during the very first nights of shooting here in Reno.
Kesha Drops the $ and Other Artists Who Have Changed Their Name intro: Kesha is out of rehab for her eating disorder and feeling "blessed."
But being healthier is only one of the singer's drastic changes following two months of treatment. Kesha, 27, has dropped the $ from her name and according to a source, "She officially dropped it when she was released from treatment. It's her beginning a new chapter in her life."
Kesha isn't the first artist to change her name after years of success. Rappers, singers and even producers have been doing it for years to highlight the evolution in their careers.
Here's a quick look at some other big names changes.