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Nate Dogg's family members attempt to block sale over his home

April 11th, 2014 3:00am EDT
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Family members of late rapper Nate Dogg are attempting to block the sale of his California home in the hope of receiving more funds from his estate.

The Area Codes hitmaker died in 2011 after suffering complications from multiple strokes, but the 41 year old did not have a will at the time of his passing, and members of his family have been at odds over his estate ever since.

Last month (Mar14), an estate executor agreed to sell the hip-hop artist's residence in Pomona for $340,000 (£202,537) in order to pay off a portion of his outstanding debts, according to court documents obtained by ...

Nate Dogg's son to play college American football

July 4th, 2013 4:34pm EDT
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Tragic rapper Nate Dogg's son has been recruited to play American football at the University of Arizona.

Naijiel Hale announced his decision to join the Arizona Wildcats as a cornerback next autumn (14) on Tuesday (02Jul13).

He tells local publication the Arizona Daily Star, "I've known I've wanted to play for them since the day they offered me (the job). They've been my top school since day one."

The teenager, whose Regulate hitmaker father, real name Nathaniel Hale, died of stroke complications in 2011, has struggled to overcome the tragedy, but he hopes the new gig will give him the c...

Tupac Shakur 'Resurrected' During Snoop Dogg's Performance At Coachella

April 16th, 2012 8:12am EDT
Tupac Shakur
Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre brought Tupac Shakur back from the dead for a show stopping finale to the first Coachella weekend on Sunday night.

Shakur appeared as a hologram on the festival stage after a tribute performance of his hit California Love and the late star 'teamed up' with Snoop on Ain't Nothin' Like A Gangsta Party after an eerie solo rendition of Hail Mary from beyond the grave.

The ghostly apparition drew mixed reactions from those watching the set online, with one fan calling it "wrong on so many levels" and others stunned by the Tupac trick, tweeting, "WTF!"

However, most ra...

Nate Dogg To 'Perform' At Coachella Via Hologram

April 12th, 2012 2:18pm EDT
Nate Dogg
Late rapper Nate Dogg is reportedly set to appear at the Coachella festival in California this weekend - as a hologram.

The hip-hop star, real name Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, passed away in March, 2011, after suffering complications from multiple strokes.

However, the 41 year old is set to rise from the dead for the much-hyped music festival and "perform" a short set with his former 213 bandmate Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre on Sunday during their all-star headlining set.

According to, the late rapper's image will be projected onto a large screen beside the stage, allowing both artists t...

Nate Dogg Sex Tape Surfaces

February 20th, 2012 9:12pm EST
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A sex tape reportedly featuring late rapper Nate Dogg has surfaced, nearly one year after his death.

The 41 year old passed away last March after a long battle with ill health and now explicit footage allegedly featuring the star engaging in sexual activity with an unidentified female is being shopped around.

According to, the owner is currently in talks with a number of pornography studios with plans to sell the video to the highest bidder.

Few details are known about the contents of the five-minute tape but it was reportedly filmed several years ago.

This isn't the first time ...

Nate Dogg Laid To Rest

March 27th, 2011 11:48am EDT
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Nate Dogg was buried in true hip-hop style on Saturday as rappers Snoop Dogg, Warren G and The Game all turned out to pay their respects.

The 41 year old died earlier this month after a long battle with ill health and the singer was laid to rest in a star-studded funeral in his native Long Beach, California.

His cousin Snoop Dogg and childhood pal Warren G were among the rap royalty who flocked to the event and both read eulogies.

In his reading, Snoop said, "He was a loving, caring individual. If you listen to his music, he took church melodies and flipped it with hip-hop. I'm so honore...

Fans Pay Tribute To Nate Dogg In California

March 26th, 2011 1:03pm EDT
Nate Dogg
Hundreds of fans flocked to pay tribute to late hip-hop star Nate Dogg at a public viewing of his body in California on Friday.

The 41 year old died last week after a long battle with ill health and his loyal devotees were given a chance to say goodbye at the New Hope Baptist Church in his native Long Beach, California ahead of a planned funeral on Saturday.

Hundreds queued up outside the church as they waited to go inside and many left notes and tributes to the late star as they paid their last respects.

Nate Dogg's family has made 1,000 tickets available for his funeral at the Long ...

Snoop Dogg Sets Up Trust Fund For Nate Dogg's Children

March 24th, 2011 3:32pm EDT
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Rapper Snoop Dogg has appealed to friends and fans of his late cousin Nate Dogg to donate to a special trust fund set up in the tragic star's memory.

The Regulate hit-maker, 41, died last week of stroke complications and Snoop Dogg was one of the first to pay tribute to his relative.

He and close pal Warren G are among the stars expected to play key roles at the singer's funeral ceremony in Long Beach, California on Saturday as part of a weekend of events celebrating the hip-hop star's life.

And Snoop has taken on the responsibility of looking out for Nate Dogg's six children by estab...

Snoop Dogg Leads The Tributes To Nate Dogg

March 16th, 2011 10:32am EDT
Snoop Dogg
Stars of hip-hop including Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ludacris and The Game have paid tribute to rapper/singer Nate Dogg, who died on Tuesday after a lengthy battle with ill health.

The 41 year old passed away in Long Beach, California, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to his family. The cause of his death is not yet known, but the hip-hop star spent the last few years struggling to recover from a series of strokes, which paralyzed him down the left side of his body.

Snoop Dogg has now spoken of his devastation following the tragic news, insisting his longtime friend and form...

Rapper Nate Dogg Dies At 41

March 16th, 2011 8:23am EDT
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Rapper Nate Dogg has died at age 41.

Snoop Dogg's cousin - real name Nathaniel Hale - passed away on Tuesday following a lengthy battle with numerous health issues, reports the Long Beach Press Telegram.

Hale, whose cause of death is not yet known, suffered a series of strokes in 2007 and 2008, which left him paralyzed down the left side of his body.

His pal Warren G appealed to fans in November asking them to help contribute to the star's medical costs as he underwent a lengthy rehabilitation process to regain the ability to walk and talk.

Hale rose to fame with Snoop Dogg and Warr...

Nate Dogg Recovering After Strokes

January 25th, 2010 8:26am EST
Nate Dogg Recovering After Strokes
Rapper Nate Dogg is re-learning basic human functions while in physical therapy following a series of strokes. The hip-hop artist, cousin of Snoop Dogg, was paralyzed on the left side of his body following a mild stroke in 2007.

The star, real name Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, then suffered another stroke in 2008, forcing him to turn to an assisted breathing tube to survive. However, he has made progress in his recovery with the help of expert physicians - he's now learned to "lift his head up," according to his longtime friend and collaborator Warren G.

Warren G tells, "He'...

Overheard: What Celebs Say About Christmas

December 26th, 2009 11:16am EST
Paris Hilton
"I totally love Christmas. I love the parties and the glitter. I'm still like a kid on Christmas morning but I also get a kick out of getting really cool gifts for my friends and family. I put a lot of effort into my Christmas shopping." Paris Hilton is a big fan of the holidays.

"It should be cold, you should be bundled up. You shouldn't be wearing a tanktop and flip flops." Actress Christina Applegate looks forward to a having a white Christmas every year.

"Scrooge was the first corporate scumbag and so, in this time where all our constructs are breaking down because of greed and se...

Nate Dogg Suffers Second Stroke?

September 16th, 2008 8:49am EDT
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Hip-hop star Nate Dogg has reportedly suffered a second stroke.

Snoop Dogg's cousin - real name Nathaniel Dawayne Hale - was left paralyzed on the left side of his body after a mild stroke last year. According to, the rapper has suffered a second stroke and is unable to breathe on his own.

No further details of the reported stroke are available as Wenn goes to press.

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Nate Dogg In Custody

July 16th, 2008 6:23pm EDT
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Troubled rapper Nate Dogg will remain behind bars after failing to raise bail money following his stalking arrest. The star, real name Nathaniel Hale, was arrested on June 23 after a car chase with his estranged wife.

He was charged with three felony counts of making criminal threats and stalking, and one misdemeanor count of driving with a suspended license.

After a court appearance in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the wheelchair-bound rap star was remanded into custody and bail was set at $100,000.

He was also ordered to stay 100 yards away from his ex-wife, Latoya.

Hale ...

Nate Dogg Free On Bail

June 24th, 2008 7:30pm EDT
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Hip-hop star Nate Dogg has been released from a Los Angeles jail after posting $50,000 bail following his arrest on Monday morning. The "Area Codes" singer - real name Nathaniel Hale - was pulled over by California Highway Patrol officers after a car chase with his estranged wife.

His unnamed spouse had called emergency services after the star allegedly made death threats against her and followed her "dangerously."

He was taken into police custody on suspicion of making terrorist threats and driving on a suspended licence, but was released from the Twin Towers jail early on Tuesda...

Nate Dogg Arrested

June 24th, 2008 8:49am EDT
Nate Dogg
Rapper Nate Dogg has been arrested by California Highway Patrol officers after a car chase involving the star and his estranged wife.

Cops pulled over two cars, one driven by Dogg, early on Monday, after the unnamed woman he was pursuing had called emergency services. She claimed the star - real name Nathaniel Hale - had made death threats against her and was following her "dangerously".

Hale was arrested for making terrorist threats and driving on a suspended license and booked into a facility for medical supervision. The 39-year-old is still on the road to recovery after suffe...

Manager Refutes Rumors Of Nate Dogg's Death

May 14th, 2008 9:48am EDT
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The manager of hip-hop star Nate Dogg has blasted "vicious" rumors alleging the singer is dead, insisting he is alive and well.

Snoop Dogg's cousin - real name Nathaniel Dawayne Hale - was said to have passed away at the weekend after suffering complications following his stroke late last year.

The news spread across the internet after a message was posted on the 38-year-old singer's MySpace page - but his manager Rod McCrew insists the cruel reports are all false.

And he claims the MySpace post was made by a member of the public who had hacked into Nate Dogg's account on the...

Snoop's Cousin Nate Dogg Sentenced To Three Years Probation

March 26th, 2008 8:18am EDT
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Snoop Dogg's rapping cousin Nate Dogg has been sentenced to three years informal probation after pleaded guilty to aggravated trespassing and battery. The hitmaker was sentenced in Orange County, California last week.

The charges come from a domestic violence complaint from 2006, when Nate Dogg allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend's Huntington Beach, California home and beat up a love rival. Nate's ex and her boyfriend both filed restraining orders against the hip-hop artist after the incident, according to

As well as the probation, the rapper - real name Nathaniel Da...

Nate Dogg Paralyzed After Stroke

January 18th, 2008 10:24pm EST
Nate Dogg
Hip-hop star Nate Dogg has been left paralyzed down one side of his body after suffering a mild stroke during the holiday season. The Next Episode singer - real name Nathaniel Hale, the cousin of Snoop Dogg - was admitted to Pomona Valley Hospital in California last month following the cerebrovascular accident at his home on December 20.

But the illness has resulted in the 39-year-old being unable to move the left side of his body, and he is now recovering in an occupational rehab facility.

His representative, Rod McGrew, tells, "Time will tell everything, obviously. The ...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 19

August 19th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Matthew Perry
Happy Birthday to Australian actress Tammin Sursock and singer Missy Higgins (1983), "The Upside of Anger" actress Erika Christensen (1982), "House" actress Jennifer Morrison (1979), Relient K drummer Dave Douglas (1979), actress Tracie Thoms (1975), British actor Callum Blue (1973), rapper Nate Dogg (1969), "Friends" star Matthew Perry (1969), country star Lee Ann Womack (1966), "The Closer" star Kyra Sedgwick (1965), Europe singer Joey Tempest (1963), "Full House" actor John Stamos (1963), actor Adam Arkin (1956), "The O.C." actor Peter Gallagher (1955), "Star Trek TNG" actor Jonathan Fra...

Snoop Dogg Wants To Produce For Celine Dion

May 8th, 2007 1:43pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg would love to work with Canadian singer Celine Dion - because producing hip-hop beats for his rap friends is "too easy". Dogg has produced tracks for Diddy, Warren G and Nate Dogg, but is eager to move out of the hip-hop genre and has already prepared songs for artists like Dion and soul star Sade.

He tells, "I got beats for mothaf--kin' everybody, man. I got beats for Celine Dion, and mothaf--kin' Sade.

"I've got music for everybody, not just rap. Rap s**t is easy - whoever I call, I can get, just because I'm Snoop Dogg. That's too easy (in rap). I want t...

Diddy & Snoop Dogg Plan European Tour

December 14th, 2006 9:11am EST
Snoop Dogg
Two icons of the hip-hop world, Diddy and Snoop Dogg, have unveiled plans for a major co-headlining European concert tour. The historic 18-city trek will see the superstars sharing stages in nine countries across the continent.

The Snoop/Diddy tour will kick off on March 12th at Oslo, Norway's Spektrum, then travel across Europe through an April 2nd date at the UK's Nottingham Arena (see itinerary below). Along the way, the itinerary will make stops in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, and Ireland. Among the momentous tour's many highlights will be a pair of two-...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 19

August 19th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Matthew Perry
Happy Birthday to Australian actress Tammin Sursock and singer Missy Higgins (1983), "The Upside of Anger" actress Erika Christensen (1982), "House" actress Jennifer Morrison (1979), Relient K drummer Dave Douglas (1979), actress Tracie Thoms (1975), British actor Callum Blue (1973), rapper Nate Dogg (1969), "Friends" star Matthew Perry (1969), country star Lee Ann Womack (1966), "The Closer" star Kyra Sedgwick (1965), Europe singer Joey Tempest (1963), "Full House" actor John Stamos (1963), actor Adam Arkin (1956), "The O.C." actor Peter Gallagher (1955), "Star Trek TNG" actor Jonathan Fra...

The Second Round Is On Obie Trice

August 7th, 2006 4:15pm EDT
Obie Trice
Shady Records artist Obie Trice will release his new album, Second Round's On Me, on August 15, 2006. Trice's major-label debut, Cheers, which included the hit single "Got Some Teeth," sold over one million copies.

The first taste of Second Round's On Me, the controversial "Snitch," featuring and produced by Akon, and its next offering, the gritty hit "Cry Now," have been searing airwaves around the world since their release earlier this year. Videos for both songs have generated significant buzz on televisions nationwide, with "Snitch" receiving heavy airplay on MTV, BET, and Fuse. "W...

DJ Quik To Release Live Hits Disc June 6

June 5th, 2006 11:41am EDT
DJ Quik Greatest Hits Live
In February of 2006, DJ Quik compiled a live 12-piece band, the horn section coming from the Rolling Stones' touring band, and did 3 sold out shows in Southern California at the world famous House of Blues.

Artists like B-Real (Cypress Hill), Nate Dogg and Chingy are a few names amongst the celebrity guest list that appeared on stage to perform alongside Quik and his band. For over 2 hours, the sold out crowds were entertained with classic material from all of DJ Quik's albums.

The shows were recorded and the result, "Greatest Hits Live At The House Blues," will go down in histor...

Tamala Jones Is Eager To Display Her New Assets

March 8th, 2006 10:14am EST
Tamala Jones
Booty Call star Tamala Jones is so thrilled with her cosmetic breast enhancement that she's looking for saucy film roles so she can show her assets off. The sexy actress, who was once engaged to rapper Nate Dogg, is keen to bare all on the big screen - so fans can get a peek at her new chest.

She says, "I'm very happy with them, and they don't look, or feel, fake to me. I did my homework and looked for a specialist. I didn't go to any ol' body to get them done. I went to someone who works on breast cancer patients, and he creates a breast that looks and feels real. I can't wait to get ...

First Greatest Hits Album From Eminem Due

November 29th, 2005 3:48pm EST
Curtain Call: The Hits (click for review), the first greatest hits album from rap superstar Eminem, will be issued on December 6, 2005. Released simultaneously will be a two-disc deluxe edition featuring special packaging and a second CD titled "Stan's Mixtape." Along with 13 of Eminem's biggest hits, Curtain Call includes three new songs -- "Fack," "Shake That" (featuring Nate Dogg) and "When I'm Gone" -- each written and produced by Eminem. In addition, the Curtain Call bonus track marks the album premiere of the controversial Eminem-Elton John live duet of "Stan" from the 2001 Grammy A...

Notorious BIG Duets Album Boasts Amazing Guests

October 26th, 2005 2:59pm EDT
Notorious B.I.G.
Bad Boy Records has announced the superstar line-up for the most eagerly anticipated album in hip-hop history, "The Notorious BIG Duets: The Final Chapter." Over two years in the making, the 22-track collection is slated for release Dec. 20, 2005. The album features rhymes recorded by B.I.G. throughout his career, melded with newly recorded performances by some of contemporary music's greatest vocalists and MCs. Dozens of superstars have come together to perform with and pay homage to the legendary rapper on this unprecedented, history-making release. In addition, "The Final Chapter" incorp...

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