File this one under, "Attention Whoring 101". When no one will pay attention to you with your regular name, what does a washed up star do? Why they pick out a new name!
Jermaine Jackson has filed a request to legally CHANGE his last name ... trading out "Jackson" for "Jacksun" ... TMZ has learned.
Jermaine filed a petition for a change of name with L.A. County Superior Court yesterday asking for the change in nomenclature.
In the docs, Jermaine says he wants to make the change for "artistic reasons" ... but he does not give any further details about the move.
The request has NOT yet been approved by a judge -- but a hearing has been scheduled.
Wait. Jacksun? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Damn plastic face, you couldn't come up with anything more original or catchy than that? Artistic reasons? What, you're an artist now?
Someone please dust off a place on Irrelevant Island and direct Jermaine to have a seat.