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Monday
Sep102012

Snoop Dogg, Brad Pitt Endorse Four More Years of Obama

ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) -- Snoop Dogg may be changing his image from rapper to reggae artist, but he doesn't want the White House to undergo that kind of identity change. If it was up to him, President Obama would have four more years to "get his thang together and finish his deal out," Snoop said when asked about the election at a press conference.

"They need to give Obama four more years, man," he told reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Huffington Post reports. "I mean, Bush f***ed up for eight years, so you gotta at least give [Obama] eight years. He cleaned half the s**t up in four years, realistically. It ain't like y'all gave him a clean house. Y'all gave him a house where the TV didn't work, the toilet was stuffed up -- everything was wrong with the house."

Snoop, who was promoting his film Reincarnation. which chronicles his attempt to break into the reggae music scene as "Snoop Lion," gives the president credit for making the world more "peaceful" by killing Osama bin Laden.

"He went and knocked down the most hated, most wanted, the one who had our terror alert on Orange or Red, whatever color it was on," the rapper/reggae singer said. "He went and found him and knocked him down, so don't forget about that. Now everybody is peaceful and able to move and have a good time -- it's because he made that happen."

Days after Snoop Dogg said he was hoping for four more years of Obama, actor Brad Pitt expressed the same sentiment.  Months after his mother wrote an op-ed supporting Mitt Romney, Pitt reaffirmed his support for the opposing candidate, President Obama.

"I am an Obama supporter and I'm backing his election campaign," Pitt said at a London screening of his latest movie Killing them Softly, the The Telegraph reports.

Pitt's mother, Jane Pitt, penned an op-ed in the Missouri's Springfield News-Leader in July calling on Christians to vote for Romney because, she said, Obama "is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage."

Pitt, an ardent supporter of same-sex marriage, said at the screening that "gay marriage is inevitable" and that "it is just a matter of time before it becomes a reality." President Obama is a supporter of civil unions granting same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples. Romney opposes gay marriage.

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Tuesday
Jan312012

Snoop Dogg Endorsing Ron Paul?

Maury Phillips/W​ireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Did Snoop Dogg, born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, endorse GOP candidate Ron Paul for president?

Well, sort of. The rapper posted a photo of Paul on his Facebook page Sunday with the headline “Smoke Weed Everyday.” The caption of the photo reads a simple, “Because I said so.” Broadus, an outspoken marijuana enthusiast, is no stranger to drug-related charges. His most recent arrest for alleged possession occurred in January in Sierra Bianca, Texas.

One user commented: “Thank you Snoop!!!! We need more people like you to stand up for freedom.”

“Substance,” interjected another. “What Ron Paul speaks and Snoop Dog smokes!!! Ron Paul/Snoop Dog in 2012!”

Snoop Dogg’s quasi-endorsement of Paul is presumably because of the candidate’s maverick stance on marijuana and drug policy. During his years in the House of Representatives, Texan Paul has co-authored and signed multiple marijuana-friendly bills that pushed the drug’s decriminalization.

The GOP candidate was a co-sponsor of the States’ Right to Medical Marijuana Act and supported the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2008. In June 2011, Paul paired up with Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., in June to support the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, which would allow states to delegate their own laws regarding the drug.

The rapper isn’t the only celebrity to voice his support for Paul. The presidential hopeful has also received endorsements from Kelly Clarkson, Vince Vaughn and Barry Manilow.

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Tuesday
Jan102012

Coachella 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Snoop Dogg among Headliners

Maury Phillips/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- The full lineup for the annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival set to take place in California in April has been announced, with bands Radiohead, The Black Keys, and rappers Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg slated to headline each night.

The festival, which brings together some of the top musical acts in the world at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, just outside of Palm Springs, is also known for hosting the reunion of bands and musical outfits that have split up. This year’s festival is no exception, as post-hardcore band At the Drive-In, Swedish hardcore punk band Refused and 1980s alternative rock band fIREHOSE have all reformed to play the fest.

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For the first time this year, the increasingly popular festival, which has become a worldwide destination event, will take place over two weekends: April 13-15 and April 20-22. Each weekend will have identical lineups, and currently only weekend passes are available, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Tickets for the festival, which takes place across five stages, have gone up in price since the first event in 1993. This year a three-day pass will cost approximately $315, with prices exceeding $1,300 for the full VIP experience.

Other bands set to take the stage at the festival in April include recent Record of the Year Grammy nominee Bon Iver, hit maker Florence + the Machine, and the recently reunited Britpop favorites Pulp, amongst dozens of other acts set to perform each day.

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Monday
Jan092012

Snoop Dogg Arrested in Texas

Maury Phillips/WireImage(SIERRA BLANCA, Texas) -- Snoop Dogg was arrested in Texas over the weekend after a police dog sniffed out marijuana on his tour bus.

Authorities tell TMZ that Snoop's bus was stopped in Sierra Blanca, the same small town in West Texas where country singer Willie Nelson was caught with weed in 2010.  At the time, Snoop spoke out on Willie's behalf, telling TMZ that cops "better leave Willie the f*** alone."

Border patrol agents on Snoop's bus over the weekend say their dog led them to a wastebasket, where they found a prescription bottle with several joints inside.  Snoop -- who has a prescription for cannabis in California -- was taken into custody because Texas has a zero-tolerance policy for weed, regardless of a person's status elsewhere.  Authorities issued Snoop a citation for misdemeanor drug possession and released him.  If he's convicted on the drug charge, he could face up to 180 days in jail.

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Tuesday
Jan032012

VIDEO: 'Price Is Right' for Rapper Snoop Dogg

Maury Phillips/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Did you catch Snoop Dogg’s appearance Monday on The Price is Right?

The rapper played several games and collected $72,585 for his Snoop Youth Football League, and then took on the role of announcer in describing fabulous showcase prizes for contestants.

One of the showcases featured a trip to New Orleans for a three-night stay to enjoy Snoop’s upcoming Voodoo Music Festival. The prize included an all-access VIP pass backstage, including the rapper’s dressing room, which host Drew Carey pointed out was “priceless.”

That showcase also included a brand new car. Snoop also wrote his name on a number of Price is Right nametags which were raffled off.

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Wednesday
May112011

Charlie Sheen and Snoop Dogg Release 'Winning' Single

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Charlie Sheen isn’t the only one winning -- Snoop Dogg is "a winner every day."

At least, that's what Snoop says in his new single, "Winning," which features guest "vocals" by Sheen.  However, The Warlock doesn't do much besides repeat the word "winning" over and over as Snoop raps.

Carmen Electra, the fiancee of the song's producer, is also featured on the track in a cameo.

Published reports say Sheen will donate all proceeds from the track to his "Torpedoes Against Tornadoes" charity.

In an interview with Access Hollywood Live, Charlie said of the devastation left in the wake of the recent tornadoes in the Southeast, "What I'd seen on the television was unlike anything I could describe once I got down there.  I just wanted to do something.”

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Friday
Apr012011

Charlie Sheen's 'Violent Torpedo of Truth' Tour Kicks Off

Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage(DETROIT) -- Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth" blasts onto stage Saturday. What comes with it remains unclear.

The former Two and a Half Men star and current online sensation is taking his rants and raves on the road, kicking off his month-long "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option" tour with a live show at Detroit's Fox Theater.

On Friday, Sheen talked about his debut show but offered little insight into what he has planned. He confirmed that his "goddesses" and rapper Snoop Dogg will be with him at the theater. When asked if he'll also rap, he said, "Depends what type of mood I'm in."

Initial reports said Sheen's Detroit show sold out on Ticketmaster in less than 20 minutes, but as of Friday afternoon, Ticketmaster was still showing seats available. There are plenty more to be had for his New York, Chicago, Cleveland, San Francisco, Denver and Dallas stops, among others.

Thousands of tickets people bought are being resold on sites like StubHub.com for a fraction of their original cost. As of Friday afternoon, tickets for the main floor of the Detroit show, originally $52, were going for as little as $14 each on StubHub.

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