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    Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:13:11

    Cheryl Cole to Drop Surname Professionally - She'll go by "Cheryl"

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    Cheryl Cole is dropping her last name professionally.

    The Sun reports that all future recordings will be released under the name "Cheryl." So she'll be like Madonna and Beyoncé, right?

    Cole is a major star in the UK, having been a member of the Girls Aloud group.

    A source said that Cole is ditching her last name in attempt to distance herself from her former husband, footballer Ashley Cole, whom she divorced in 2010. There were plenty of rumors circulating that he had cheated on her. Ouch. Probably best to purge herself of all memories of the union at this point.

    The source said, "Cheryl is beginning a new chapter in her life so she doesn't want to be associated with negative stuff from the past." The insider also said, "She's not removing Cole legally, it's just a career statement. She's in a really good place at the moment and wants to take life by the balls. She can't wait to start performing live again and her new stage name has given her comeback an extra bit of spice."

    Do you think Cheryl Cole is doing the right thing by dropping the "Cole" professionally?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    04.11.12



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