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Snoop Dogg gets close to Playboy model?

April 13th, 2014 6:20am EDT
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Snoop Dogg has been getting close to Playboy bunny Carla Howe.
The married rapper is reportedly seeing a lot of the British model, who has previously dated the likes of will.i.am, and isn't trying to hide their meetings from wife Shante Broadus.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday newspaper, an insider said: "She has become smitten with him.
"They've started to spend a lot of time together - she even accompanied him to his birthday party because his wife didn't attend ... Snoop doesn't hide anything.
"He's posted a video on Vine of Carla and her twin. He's also allowed her to post pictures of the...
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Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa to host 4/20 celebration gigs

April 10th, 2014 3:00am EDT
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Rapper Snoop Dogg is preparing to celebrate cannabis culture's 4/20 holiday later this month (Apr14) by hosting two Wellness Retreat concerts with fellow pot-lover Wiz Khalifa.

The Beautiful hitmaker, who has long been an advocate of marijuana use, will headline the first gig in Seattle, Washington on 19 April (14), and he will mark the big day itself on 20 April (14) onstage in Denver, Colorado.

Both locations are among a slew of U.S. states where marijuana use has recently been legalised, although smoking weed in public is technically still illegal.

The slogan for the concerts' posters...
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Kurupt launches Kickstarter campaign to fund new album/documentary project

March 6th, 2014 8:30pm EST
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Rapper Kurupt has launched a crowd-funding campaign online in a bid to raise $15,000 (£9,375) for a new album and DVD project.

The It's Over star recently announced plans for a CD called GTV2, which would be accompanied by a documentary film taking fans behind the scenes of music video shoots, studio sessions, his tour with Snoop Dogg, and movie sets with the likes of Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal.

He is in the process of shooting the project with director Daniel Laughlin, aka Dr. Zodiak, but he has reached out to fans to help cover the costs.

The Kickstarter.com fundraiser is currently...
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17 Unlikely Celebrity Buddies

March 6th, 2014 2:00pm EST
17 Unlikely Celebrity Buddies
Celebrities will always be available to promote off their latest products, films, television shows and endorsements. Yet, they tend to keep their celebrity friendships on the down low. Some of these star buddies are surprising, some are well-known. With all the behind-the-scenes backstabbing that can go along with being in the business, it is a good thing these duos have each other to count on for some real camaraderie.

1. Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio

Leo and Jonah found friendship on the set of "Wolf of Wall Street" and have continued their relationship ever since. Said Jonah to E!,...
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Kevin Hart keeps his clothes on after winning basketball MVP prize again

February 17th, 2014 3:20am EST
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Comedian Kevin Hart saved himself from a Valentine's Day (14Feb14) strip down at basketball's annual Celebrity All-Star Game on Friday (14Feb14) by handing his Most Valuable Player (MVP) honour to the star of the other team.

Fans voted Hart the MVP for a third successive year at the NBA All-Star weekend event, but he decided opponent Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, was more deserving of the honour.

Hart had previously proclaimed he would strip "butt naked" and retire from basketball if he was named the MVP for a third year running.

Duncan, a former Harvard University basket...
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Pharrell Williams performs star-studded set at basketball game

February 17th, 2014 3:20am EST
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Singer/rapper Pharrell Williams thrilled the crowd at a celebrity basketball game by performing a star-studded set with guests including Nelly, Snoop Dogg and Sean 'Diddy' Combs.

The Happy hitmaker made an appearance at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana to perform at the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game.

Williams introduced a number of surprise guests during his pre-game performance, including Nelly, for a rendition of his hit Hot In Herre, as well as Snoop Dogg, Combs and Busta Rhymes.

The set included Williams' hit collaborations Blurred Lines, Get Luck...
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Cypress Hill's B-Real named Stoner of the Year

February 12th, 2014 8:30pm EST
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Hip-hop veteran B-Real has been honoured as High Times magazine's 2014 Stoner of the Year.

The Cypress Hill star, known for songs like Light Another and Something For the Blunted, was presented with a trophy in the shape of a bong during the weekend (08-09Feb14) High Times Awards ceremony, and he used his acceptance speech to celebrate the wider acceptance of cannabis culture.

He said, "To see the culture evolve from what it was 20, 23 years ago to where it is now, it's been constant growth, progress, knowledge, education. And, the product has been much better."

B-Real joins the likes of...
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Snoop Dogg Becomes The Face Of British Website

February 2nd, 2014 6:00pm EST
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Rapper Snoop Dogg has become the unlikely new face of British price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com.

The rapper is lending his face to the money-saving firm, which allows users to compare the costs of mortgages, credit cards and loans, in an advert, suggesting that saving money can make you as cool as the hip-hop icon.

The commercial features Snoop's trademark car, a Chevrolet Lowrider, and is soundtracked by the rapper's debut single Who Am I (What's My Name?).

The music star appears at the end of the advert to deliver the company's slogan, "You're so Money Supermarket."
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Two-thirds of Tha Eastsidaz reuniting for first gig in over a decade

January 28th, 2014 8:40pm EST
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Snoop Dogg's former Tha Eastsidaz bandmates Tray Deee and Goldie Loc are set to reunite 11 years after they split.

Incarcerated rapper Tray Deee is set to be released from prison in March (14) and he has already booked his first public performance for April (14), when he will team up with Goldie Loc for the Krush Groove 2014 concert in Inglewood, California.

It is not yet known if Snoop Dogg will join his old pals to complete the group line-up.

Tray Deee, real name Tracy Davis, was sentenced to 12 years behind bars for attempted murder in 2005 following a gang shooting in 2003, when the ...
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Snoop Dogg hangs out with firefighters after hotel false alarm

January 27th, 2014 3:10am EST
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Snoop Dogg found himself at the centre of a false alarm when firefighters were called to his hotel in Australia on Friday (24Jan14).

The rapper is currently touring Down Under, and he was caught up in a drama at the hotel in Melbourne when a fire crew was called out to investigate an incident.

The firefighters soon determined the call-out was a false alarm, but they attracted the attention of the star, who approached the crew and asked to have his photograph taken with them.

The rapper posted one of the snaps to his Instagram.com page with the caption "Smoke break" while South Melbourne ...
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Snoop Dogg In Hot Water Down Under Over His 'Versace Breakfast!'

January 23rd, 2014 4:20pm EST
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Snoop Dogg has been warned he could be banned from Australia after he published pictures of himself posing with what appeared to be an enormous bowl of marijuana in a hotel room.

The 42 year-old rapper is currently in the country for a brief tour, but has courted controversy by sharing images from his suite at the Palazzo Versace hotel on the Gold Coast.

In one photo on his Instagram page, the legendary hip-hop star can be seen lounging on a sofa behind a table filled with fresh fruit and what appears to be a large pile of cannabis. The star, who is a prolific weed smoker, added in the ...
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Snoop Dogg to feature in Psy's new video

January 20th, 2014 8:30pm EST
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Snoop Dogg and Korean pop star G-Dragon will join hitmaker Psy for his next music video.

The Gangnam Style favourite lit up the Internet with the video to his dance hit in 2012, and its follow up, Gentleman, last year (13), and now he has revealed his next promo will feature a couple of superstar pals.

Photos from the shoot featuring Psy and Snoop posing in a pool hall and slow dancing in a karaoke bar with middle-aged women, have been posted online by Psy and G-Dragon.
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Snoop Dogg becomes a Pokemon character for new video

January 7th, 2014 8:30pm EST
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Rapper Snoop Dogg has become a part of the Pokemon universe.

The Gin & Juice hitmaker has been transformed into a video game character for his new Pokemon-inspired music video for the song Get Away from his 2013 reggae album Reincarnated.

The promo features an animated Snoop walking through a Nintendo GameBoy Pokemon-themed world and battling DJ/producer Major Lazer using creatures similar to those used in the popular video game.
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Snoop Dogg helps to fund Christmas shopping spree for shelter kids

December 30th, 2013 8:30pm EST
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Snoop Dogg helped to make this Christmas (13) a memorable one for homeless children in Los Angeles by teaming up with rap pal Yg to donate $10,000 (£6,670) for gifts.

Toot It and Boot It star YG decided to host his first annual Holiday Shopping Spree event to give back to youngsters at the Los Angeles County Group Homes and encouraged kids to get involved by entering an essay contest.

He chose 60 winners and treated them to a trip to Westfield Culver City mall in California just before the holidays, and he has now released a short video documentary of the trip online.

In the clip, which ...
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Snoop Dogg: 'I Need An Intern'

December 27th, 2013 4:20pm EST
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International hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg is on the search for a fortunate fan to work as his intern in a bid to raise money for charity.

The rap legend has teamed up with celebrity charity website, Prizeo.com, to raise cash for his Snoop Youth Football League, a non-profit organization giving inner-city children the chance to participate in football games.

The 42 year-old star will recruit the lucky winner to work with him on several projects for one day in Los Angeles and will also treat the victor to lunch. All those who donate will automatically be entered into the prize draw.

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Snoop Dogg wants an intern for a day

December 20th, 2013 6:20am EST
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Snoop Dogg wants an intern for one day.
The 'Drop It Like It's Hot' hitmaker is getting into the Christmas spirit and wants to do something to help others by hiring someone to work with him in Los Angeles to support new charity, the Snoop Youth Football League.
The organization offers opportunities for underprivileged kids to "participate in football" and "cheer" in the hope of helping understand key skills including "dedication" and "hard work".
He wrote on Reddit: "Twas the season for giving! I'm Snoop 'n I'm ready to read ur favourite Xmas stories 'n give 1 of you an internship wit me .....
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Snoop Dogg starstruck by Eddie Murphy

December 11th, 2013 3:20am EST
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Snoop Dogg was left starstruck after one of his idols, Eddie Murphy, asked the rapper to collaborate with him on a track for his new album.

The Beverly Hills Cop star returned to his music roots earlier this year (13) and recorded his first studio album in 20 years, and he enlisted the help of rapper-turned-reggae artist Snoop Dogg.

And in an interview with Queen Latifah on her talk show on Tuesday (10Dec13), Snoop revealed that Murphy's request to work with him left him speechless, because the comedian had been a great influence in his life.

He confessed, "I'm a '70s baby and I grew up ...
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We'll Have Fun Fun Fun Til Lupe Fiasco Walks Off The Stage

November 12th, 2013 10:41pm EST
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If you have ever been to the city of Austin, Texas, you know that it is the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capital of the World” but it can also be a bit weird. Last weekend was the 8th Annual ‘Fun Fun Fun Fest’ at Auditorium Shores in downtown Austin and although we enjoyed one of the best festivals we have attended this year, we also understand why the city tells you to ‘Keep Austin Weird.’ Here are the Top Ten reasons why the ‘Fun Fun Fun Fest’ rocked Austin this weekend:

1.) Next to the Black Stage and adjacent to the on premise skate park was a wrestling rink. We watched a skinny, tattoo...
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Katy Perry was high recording California Gurls

October 21st, 2013 5:20am EDT
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Katy Perry was high when she recorded 'California Gurls'.
The singer was overcome by the weed smoked by her collaborator Snoop Dogg [currently going by the name Snoopzilla], when they recorded a rap in the middle section of the song, for her last album 'Teenage Dream'.
Katy is quoted by The Sun newspaper as saying: "It was really cool. He came by the studio, played the song and rolled a 'J'.
"Everybody was contact [passively] high. But he was super-cool and he's been around forever.
"It's really amazing if you meet someone that's been around for 20 to 25 years and they're still cool, becau...
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Snoop Dogg changes name to Snoopzilla

October 16th, 2013 12:21pm EDT
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Snoop Dogg has changed his name to Snoopzilla.
Less than a year after renaming himself Snoop Lion, the rapper has once again changed his moniker to reflect his new musical direction with funk project 7 Days Of Funk.
The 'Drop It Like It's Hot' hitmaker has formed a collective with Dâm-Funk and the pair are releasing their debut album on December 10.
The newly-christened Snoopzilla said of the new band: "We're the babies of the Mothership. I've had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dâm-Funk is cold. He's keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him."
Snoop has been...
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Snoop Dogg changes name to Snoopzilla

October 16th, 2013 11:20am EDT
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Snoop Dogg has changed his name to Snoopzilla.
Less than a year after renaming himself Snoop Lion, the rapper has once again changed his moniker to reflect his new musical direction with funk project 7 Days Of Funk.
The 'Drop It Like It's Hot' hitmaker has formed a collective with Dâm-Funk and the pair are releasing their debut album on December 10.
The newly-christened Snoopzilla said of the new band: "We're the babies of the Mothership. I've had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dâm-Funk is cold. He's keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him."
Snoop has been...
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Snoop Dogg adopts another new name for funk project

October 16th, 2013 3:00am EDT
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Snoop Dogg has given himself yet another new moniker - Snoopzilla - in honour of collaborative project the rapper has created with singer Dam-Funk.

From Snoop Doggy Dogg to his most recent Rastafarian-inspired name, Snoop Lion, the Drop it Like It's Hot hitmaker is rechristening himself with a name influenced by Parliament-Funkadelic legend Bootsy Collins, who dubbed himself Bootzilla.

Under the Snoopzilla name, the rapper and Dam-Funk have created the 7 Days of Funk, and they'll release an album of the same name.

Snoopzilla shares his excitement for the new venture in a statement that r...
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Kate Upton, Snoop Dogg, Biz Markie Team Up For WTH Hot Pockets Promo

October 10th, 2013 11:50pm EDT
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Supermodel Kate Upton and rapper Snoop Dogg have teamed up for a bizarre new video promoting microwaveable meal Hot Pockets.

The two unlikely co-stars are joined by former talk show host Larry King and perform a parody of Biz Markie's "Just A Friend".

The new jingle, titled "You Got What I Eat", also features Oliver Cooper and Bow Wow in an attempt to get people who actually eat Hot Pockets to vote on whether or not it's the new "premium cuts of meat" or the new "buttery seasoned crusts" that keep fans coming back for more.

The song features updated lyrics sung by Biz (and lip-synched by...
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Eddie Murphy's musical comeback includes weed and strip club anthems

September 25th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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Eddie Murphy's musical comeback features a strip club anthem and a reggae-flavoured ode to marijuana.

The Beverly Hills Cop star has been recording a new album with pal Snoop Dogg, who features on new track Red Light, and he admits he's very happy with the finished product.

Murphy tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I got s**t that sounds like country tracks, I got smooth ballads, I got a song that sounds like you'd play it in a strip club.

"We did another song that's like, the new weed anthem - Mellow Miss Mary. It sounds like a love song to this chick, but when you listen it's like, 'Hey ma...
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Snoop Lion Donating Funds To Slain Girl's Family

September 13th, 2013 4:31pm EDT
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Snoop Lion has followed in fellow rapper The Game's footsteps and donated an undisclosed amount of money to the family of a six-year-old girl slain in California.

Tiana Ricks was shot and killed on Sunday (08Sep13), when two men opened fire on the family's Moreno Valley home.

Earlier this week (begs09Sep13), The Game contributed $10,000 (£6,660) to Ricks' grieving relatives for the funeral services, but the money was reportedly not enough to cover the bills, so Snoop has decided to step in and help.

A statement released by the hip-hop icon reads, "Little six-year-old girls are not supp...
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Snoop Dogg to host BET Hip Hop Awards

August 23rd, 2013 3:10am EDT
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Rap icon Snoop Dogg has signed on to host the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.

The Gin & Juice hitmaker will make his debut as the ceremony's host when he fronts the show at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Georgia on 28 September (13).

Announcing the news, Snoop says, "I'm excited to be hosting this year's BET Hip Hop Awards 2013. We're going to have fun this year and I will make it a show to remember, ya dig?! I'll be giving a ton of surprises... and bringing all my nieces and nephews to the stage for an exciting night of hip hop."

Kendrick Lamar leads all nominees with 14 nods,...
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Cori B steals from dad Snoop Lion's closet

August 15th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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Teenage singer Cori B. is constantly landing in trouble with her superstar father Snoop Lion because she is always stealing clothes from his extensive wardrobe.

The dad and daughter share a love of tracksuits and cool sneakers, but Cori B.'s penchant for rummaging through his closet has not gone down well with the Gin and Juice hitmaker, aka Snoop Dogg.

She tells Teen Vogue magazine, "Our styles totally match. He likes Adidas tracksuits and so do I. We both don't care about getting dressed up. I just like wearing big and comfortable clothes.

"I go into his closet all the time for jackets...
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Cash Money Records founders to be honoured at BMI Awards

July 18th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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Rap icons Birdman and RONALD 'SLIM' WILLIAMS will be honoured with the Icon Award at the Broadcast Music, Inc. R&B/Hip-Hop Awards next month (Aug13) in New York City.

The Cash Money Records founders will be saluted for their "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers".

A statement from Birdman, real name Bryan Williams, reads, "It's absolutely incredible to be honoured in this fashion. Cash Money Records is a family first and foremost, and we share this achievement with our entire team and roster. It's because of the immensely talented artists we're blessed to work wit...
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Snoop Dogg angers fans with Aaron Hernandez support

July 6th, 2013 10:39pm EDT
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Rapper Snoop Dogg has come under fire from fans after sending an online message of support to his friend, disgraced American football star Aaron Hernandez, following his recent arrest on murder charges.

The former New England Patriots tight end is being held without bail by Massachusetts police amid allegations he was involved in the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near the sportsman's home in North Attleborough last month (Jun13).

Hernandez, who also stands accused of unlawful possession of firearms, faces life without parole if convicted, but Snoop Dogg, aka Snoop Lio...
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Snoop Dogg Facing Fan Backlash Over Support For Accused Murderer Aaron Hernandez

July 6th, 2013 3:59pm EDT
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Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion has felt the wrath of his fans on Twitter after posting an image of himself with accused murderer Aaron Hernandez.

The rapper-turned-reggae singer showed support for the former New England Patriots star, who was arrested last month and held without bail in Massachusetts over the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found near his home. Hernandez is also a top suspect in another double homicide in Boston.

"Keep ya head up !! We prayn 4 ya," Snoop wrote as the photo's caption, showing his support for his friend while he faces life in prison if he's convicted.

"Prayi...
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