Is your name Justin Bieber? You could be on TV
October 25th, 2010
09:33 AM ET

Is your name Justin Bieber? You could be on TV

If you happen to be named Ke$ha, today's your lucky day! CBS is creating a reality series about average Joes who bear the monikers of celebrities.

According to New York magazine's Vulture, "The Same Name" hopes to take everyday citizens and have them temporarily trade lives with their famous counterparts.

But could Florida pinball whiz Justin Bieber carry a tune and belt out all the lyrics to "Baby"? And would the bevy of Betty Whites in Boston be able to pull off a "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig with such aplomb?

We may get a chance to find out next summer, when "The Same Name" – still under consideration at CBS – hopes to air on the network.


soundoff (94 Responses)
  1. amanda hannah

    how come linsday lohan gets away with stealing a necklace but say like if i did i would be put in jail not saying i did i never stole anything in my livr.

    March 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chris

    My real name is Chris Brown ... and i look like Fred....lol

    October 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Derek

    My real name is Harvey Wallbanger

    October 26, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. Frank

    I just want to add that I absolutely love the word 'bevy'. I believe this word should be used as much humanly possible.

    October 26, 2010 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. Obama

    Can i live in the whitehouse?

    October 26, 2010 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ceasar

    I know a college president name Jack Daniels and this name provides jokes for days. Funny if this is the same person. I agree, you should get something for this name :}

    October 26, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. isabel lawrence

    i love justin bieber

    October 26, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. Simpson, Bart

    eat my shorts

    October 26, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. Troy

    She has a cute face for a tomboy.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. Frank

    Tv just continues its descent down the drain of vapidity! They have no ideas or creativity anymore. Time to hang it up, network execs.

    October 25, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      And here you are again, following me around. You must have a crush. Sorry, I'm not into terrible Internet trolls. So go fu_ck yourself.

      October 25, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dave

    Who's Justin Bieber? Oh, just a teenager with a 1970's women's hair style.

    October 25, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jim atmadison

    I had a really snarky comment, but this kid's going to have enough problems.

    October 25, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JoeSchmo

    The name is Roll. Rick Roll.

    October 25, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Michael Jordan

    Now is my chance to dunk on his excellency!!!!!! My name is Michael Jordan and I will need a 6 foot step ladder.

    October 25, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. DrFood

    If my name was Ron Jeremy, would I finally get to play hide the Twinkie?

    October 25, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  16. chase de dorway

    i feel bad for the pinball wizard bieber. Well, the gay one who sings in front of teenage girls too. That guy probably suffers a lot since this little kid came out. He's not going to last. Teenage girls grow up. No one likes him for his singing, anyways, It's just because he's "hot". I can't stand that crap. I would love to watch Florida Bieber play pinball though.

    October 25, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  17. bobby brown

    I'm bobby brown, but have no desire to trade lives with the famous one... I'll keep my life, thank you.

    October 25, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Uggg

    I bet he's built like a Ken doll.

    October 25, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  19. keith

    Justin Bieber would be the worst name to have currently....that kid is screaming to come out of the closet, so I'm sure every other Justin Bieber is getting some interesting phone calls from those who out the real Justin Bieber

    October 25, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Buster Bloodvessel

    No, but it could be . . . for the right price.

    October 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Name*Tony

    My name is Yanni.

    October 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Chris B

    hay look i commented on this yay im famous

    October 25, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  23. milton

    They, they took my stapler. It was a red Swingline and I want it back, or I'll burn the building down one day. You'll see.

    October 25, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Name*Tony

    My name is Yanni

    October 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Mabel

    My name's Mabel Schwartz too!

    October 25, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Gregg

    That's right. Obama dinner... and none for you, John.

    October 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • John C

      ....well that makes no sense.

      But just to keep everything in the spirt of this blog topic. If your name is Barack Obama you get to be President of the US on this show. If your name is John McCain you get to be Govenor of AZ on this show.

      October 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Gregg

    @John C,
    I guess that makes you one of the idiots that voted him in, huh? MORON!!! I have more respect for people that didn't vote at all, as I do for people that voted for Odumbo.

    October 25, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • John C.

      As George Bush said after winning his second term, "to the victor go the spoils". I'll translate that for you, Winner Winner OBAMA dinner!

      October 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      Yeah, we can see how important it is to be respected by a clown like you.

      October 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  28. PosterBoi

    Please, please, please not another "reality" show. Guess I should appreciate them since I never watch them. I've gotten in great shape since these things took over TV. Now I rarely turn it on and spend more time in the gym. These are mindless shows and are making our county sedentary.

    October 25, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Bill Clinton

    I'm Bill Clinton... close but no cigar

    October 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      U SHOULD HALF SAID YOU WHERE PHIL CLINTON CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN BEETER

      October 25, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Bruce Lee

    My name is Bruce Lee.......'nuff said

    October 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Paul

    Does CNN own stock in Justin Bieber? Seems like everyday there is a new article on JB. ENOUGH ALREADY!!! This kid isnt the second coming nor is he the fifth Beatle! He's just some dumb luck kid who has a bad haircut and Im assuming he will probably copywrite his hair style soon. Please, please, please for the love of Pete, NO MORE BIEBER!!!

    October 25, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  32. homer

    Please detail me on President Obama's allegation against the Republicans as having led Americans into a ditch economically. Thanks

    October 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • John C

      @Homer,
      When you republicans are so stupid that you can't even win a presidental election against a non-citizen black man with a funny name and Biden as his back up, you really don't deserve a response to any of your concerns. Maybe your party can come up with a better ticket than "a nice old guy and dumb broad" for the next election.

      October 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • PosterBoi

      Pretty obvious. They wage failed wars. Reagan's against drugs (can never win), Iraq & Afghanistan (countries that did not attack us). These trillion dollar wars are responsible for much of the economy – all waged by republicans. They deregulated the banks and we all know what happened then, the bottom fell out of the housing market. Need anymore examples?

      October 25, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  33. portalpunk

    my name is portalpunk, and thats just what I need, another imitator.

    October 25, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Pam

    My name is Pamela Anderson, do I finally get a boob job?

    October 25, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  35. dave

    What a geeky little talentless loser. I think he'll fade off the scene. Today would be nice.

    October 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Lohan

    ohh I am the best ever,,,Lindsay Lohan,,,

    October 25, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Runner

      Guess what, on the next show you get to get your gin on, roll with some dealer under the sheets, then get thrown in jail.

      October 25, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  37. madison

    idc who ya are if u ugly but justin biebers name nobody gonna care i wish justin could b my boo.. he look good n sings great..:) im ur biggest fan!

    October 25, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  38. blondie#1

    mi name b maddie n im not famous but i still look good:) bet on it ! <3 ya always maddie
    lovin mi hatas

    October 25, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  39. Nicole

    my name is caira i am hot tall and i am a red bone

    October 25, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  40. Tim

    $100 a month for cable and this is the crap they put on?! I refuse to watch shows like this!

    October 25, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  41. Eric

    It would be lovely to pull up CNN.com one time without seeing the name Justin Beiber. The guy's a no talent tool bag and I have better things to read about.

    October 25, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  42. ME

    This crap aired on television is hardly what I'd call reality.

    October 25, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  43. fonz

    Dis is crazy

    October 25, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  44. mr.ouija

    I'm Charles Manson. He's a celebrity of sorts. :)

    October 25, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  45. Victoria < 3

    i < 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 justin bieber

    October 25, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      DUDE THAT IS TOTALY UNCALLED FOR CUZ HIS HAIRCUT IS DISRESPECTFUL TO LESBIANS

      October 25, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • LMAO@U

      Victoria, wait until you get older. You won't ever admit to have liked this pseudo-boy.

      October 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • PosterBoi

      Should be Justina. I didn't know it was a boy... Tweeny girls are going to be disappointed when he comes out and says who his boyfriend is. He looks so much like a little girl.

      October 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • s

      lmao @cheefsfury..... Thanks for the laugh. I am sitting at my desk cracking up.

      October 25, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  46. jasline

    My name jasline -_-

    October 25, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  47. Jonathan

    Oh Oh! I'm Jon Macenroe but there's no way in hell I'm playing tennis.

    October 25, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • PosterBoi

      What's wrong with Tennis? Ever seen a fat tennis player? Ever? I play every week; keeps me in great shape. You should try it, unless you're too fat.

      October 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Kiki

    He's a pretty talented kid.

    http://thefashioncamp.com

    October 25, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  49. Andrew

    Michael.. Bolton?!

    October 25, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  50. zee

    My name is Zelda. Do i get to jump into a video game? Can't wait!

    October 25, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  51. Steve

    ....So if you don't cast me......Well EXCUUUUUUUUSE MEEEEEEE!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  52. Steve

    I'm Steve Martin....I want to be on the show!!!!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  53. Rick Astley

    you just got rick rolled

    October 25, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  54. Nostradamus

    Just I'm waiting when he writes a press release stating that he's the "Ricky Martin's son" and he's gay too.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  55. rick

    Jack Daniels? What you get,sir, is my respect.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  56. Jack Daniels

    My real name is Jack Daniels. What do I get? WHAT. DO. I. GET?!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • LCD

      Jack Daniels......thats were my weekend went.......dang bottle didn't seem that big.

      October 25, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  57. Rehab

    I pitty the fool who is also called Sarah Palin.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  58. marcus

    Rofl @ cheefsfury. hahah classic

    October 25, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  59. debbie

    You're a moron!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  60. cheefsfury

    MY REAL NAME IS PARIS HILTON SO CAN I GET AWAY WITH DOING DRUGS

    October 25, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • eric

      i'd say yes but would you really want to besides i thought lindsay lohan was the big druggy now

      October 25, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      LINSDSEY LOHAN CANT GET AWAY WITH IT LIKE PARIS HILTON CAN I MEAN SHE GOT CAUGHT WITH A PURSE FOOL OF COCAINE AND LINDAY CANT EVEN DRINK ALCOHOL

      October 25, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |

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