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Development News: Snoop Dogg Heading to NBC, Bill Lawrence Sells Firefighter Comedy

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 6th 2011 12:30PM
Snoop DoggWatch out, Whitney! It looks like Snoop Dogg could be NBC's newest star. The rapper/actor has sold a comedy to the network, TheWrap reports.

Snoop will produce and star in the multi-camera family comedy. 'Two and a Half Men' and 'Everybody Hates Chris' veteran Don Reo is executive producing and writing the project.

This isn't Snoop's first family-themed series. For two seasons he starred in 'Snoop Dogg's Father Hood,' a reality series on E!.

Snoop also appeared in an episode of '90210' last season.

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Billy Ray Cyrus Books '90210' Role, Melissa McCarthy Working on New Comedy Project & More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 19th 2011 6:05PM
Billy Ray CyrusBilly Ray Cyrus is heading to Beverly Hills. Miley's papa will play Judd Ridge, the father of new '90210' character Austin (Justin Deeley).

According to EW, Cyrus' character is a country star. He's really working those acting chops, huh? His episode will air in November.

Cyrus hosts TLC's 'Surprise Homecoming' and is at work on a Syfy reality series about urban legends. His last acting role was in Disney's 'Hannah Montana.'

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Blush Slammed by Critics After Their US TV Debut on 'SYTYCD' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 22nd 2011 6:50AM
BlushOh, the highs and lows of cracking the US TV and music markets. Last night girl group Blush -- themselves the product of a reality TV talent search -- made their US TV debut on 'So You Think You Can Dance,' a pretty major gig in anyone's book.

However, their performance of 'Undivided' featuring Snoop Dogg has been slated by critics. Hardly the reception the girls were looking for on their first outing.

'EW' referred to them as "Pussycat Dolls Lite," adding that "The obvious similarities were unfortunate, especially since their routine was even more mind-numbingly boring than Nicole Scherzinger's performance last week. ... Seriously, though, who did Snoop get high to get those girls on the show?"

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Queen Elizabeth Asked Snoop Dogg to Write a Song for Prince William? (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 1st 2011 6:40AM
Snoop Dogg Talks Prince William's Song on 'Lopez'To say that the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be an extremely dignified affair is surely an understatement. But must the future king's bachelor party be that way? Apparently Queen Elizabeth II doesn't think so.

On 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 12AM ET on TBS), Snoop Dogg claimed that the Queen phoned the rapper and requested "somethin' special for her grandkid. So why not? Let me do it. I'm the best one when it comes to throwin' parties anyway."

'Wet' is the result: a special anthem for the royal "stag" party. He explained, "I want him to have a little bit of fun before he get married ... to see all the girls that you gonna be able to see before you lie down with that one. And enjoy yourself."

George Lopez then asked if Snoop would perform a few lines in the studio, and he obliged.

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Snoop Dogg Unveils His Nate Dogg Tribute Tattoo on 'Wendy Williams' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Mar 30th 2011 4:15PM
Snoop Dogg shows off his Nate Dogg tattoo on 'The Wendy Williams Show'On today's 'Wendy Williams Show' (weekdays, syndicated), Snoop Dogg revealed a tattoo the length of his forearm in tribute to his friend Nate Dogg, who died earlier this month of congestive heart failure. The singer had frequently collaborated with Snoop Dogg, as well as Eminem and Dr. Dre.

Williams said she also loved Nate Dogg. "He was the smooth voice before Auto-Tune," she said. "Any time you needed somebody to put the stank on your hip-hop record, he was just smooth."

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Regis Philbin 'Felt Pretty Good' After Meeting 'Snoopy' AKA Snoop Dogg (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 30th 2011 3:13AM
Regis Philbin, 'Late Show with David Letterman'Regis Philbin looked like he'd just come from hanging out with Snoop Dogg for his appearance on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS). At least, we assume that based on his description of the experience.

He was positively buzzing with excitement from the moment he entered the set. "I met Snoop Dogg," he said excitedly. "I visited with Snoopy upstairs."

"It's not Snoopy," David Letterman corrected.

"Did you notice anything unusual going on up there?" David Letterman asked of his time with the rapper.

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Cameron Diaz Bought Weed from Snoop Dogg -- in High School (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 20th 2011 6:35AM

Cameron Diaz Talks Snoop Dogg on 'Lopez Tonight'Before Cameron Diaz made her acting debut in 'The Mask,' she was a model. And before that, she was just a "homegirl" from "the LBC," as in bad-ass Long Beach, California.

She went to a huge high school ("like 3500 kids") but remembers a particular student stood out: Snoop Dogg. "He was a year older than me," she said on 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 12AM ET on TBS). "He was very tall and skinny, wore lots of ponytails on his head. And I'm pretty sure I bought weed from him -- I had to have."

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Snoop Dogg Books '90210' Cameo, 'True Blood' Adds Another Recurring and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 11th 2011 11:30AM
Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg is heading to the hills -- Beverly Hills. The rapper will appear as himself on an episode of The CW's '90210.'

According to TVLine, Snoop will guest star alongside his daughter Cori, but she'll be playing a character unrelated to him.

Look for Snooop to share a scene with Dixon (Tristan Wilds). The two meet a car wash and Dixon does his best to impress the famous musician.

In other casting news ...

Ryan Devlin is a busy man these days. He's heading back to 'Cougar Town' after pit stops on 'Brothers & Sisters' and 'Grey's Anatomy.' Look for him to return as Smith, Laurie's ex-boyfriend, in April. [Live Feed]

Pedro Pascal has booked a recurring role on 'Brothers & Sisters.' The 'Good Wife' actor will play a homeless veteran who becomes friends with Justin. [TVLine]

'True Blood' is adding yet another recurring character to its bloated cast. Paola Turbay will play Antonia, a fluent Spanish speaker. [Deadline Hollywood]

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Jane Lynch, Jersey Shore, Kathy Griffin, and Everyone Else on the 'Do Something Awards' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 20th 2010 4:20AM
Jane Lynch, Jersey Shore, Kathy Griffin, and Everyone Else on the 'Do Something Awards' It's time to give something back. That was the message of the '2010 Do Something Awards' (Mon., 9PM ET on VH1). This awards show honors the generous work of celebrities and of regular people who make a difference.

'Glee' star Jane Lynch hosted the show, and opened up the performance while surrounded by a "crew" of Jane Lynch lookalikes. Kathy Griffin won as best 'Do Something' comedian, based on her work for human rights, AIDS, and LGBT groups. Snoop Dogg won an award for his work with a youth football league. (And did we ever think we'd see the day that Snoop Dogg would win on a humanitarian awards show? Not that Snoop isn't a great guy. It's just a little ... jarring.)

'Twilight' star Kellan Lutz won for his work with animals, and the 'Jersey Shore' cast also showed up ... for some inexplicable reason. But the big winner for the night was regular, non-celebrity girl Jessica Pozner. She was the grand prize recipient, and got $100,000 to help expand her school for girls in Kenya, which exists in that nation's largest slum. Congrats, Jessica! And excellent work, everyone!

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Snoop Dogg Stops By 'One Life to Live' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 25th 2010 6:45AM
One Life to Live, Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg is pretty friendly with Nora and Bo Buchanan on 'One Life to Live' (weekdays, 2PM ET on ABC), them being in law enforcement and all. And he certainly knows a lot about them, because, you know, "Snoop got the scoop from his East Coast protection."

But his presence definitely kicked their cool factor up a few notches with their son. Bo even calls The Shizzolator by his birth name – Calvin. How cool is that?!

Watch the video after the jump.

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Greg Kelly of 'Good Day New York' Mimics Snoop Dogg ... Poorly (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 5th 2010 1:45PM
Awkward! During 'Good Day New York' (weekdays, 9AM ET on Fox), correspondent Julie Chang tried to convince anchor Greg Kelly to speak like Snoop Dogg. After some prodding, Kelly obliged with an attempt to mimic the rapper, but really only succeeded in embarrassing himself.

"Do your thing and don't put me on the spot like that ever again," Kelly said to Chang.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Most Awkward Award Show Moments (VIDEO)

by Mike Scalise, posted Jan 8th 2010 4:00PM
First she did a twirly hug, then made an odd, slurry joke about a kitten, spoke at a rate of about one word per minute and seemed to have her own personal hype man ('Precious' director Lee Daniels). And what did we do while we watched Mariah Carey's acceptance speech for Breakthrough Actress at last weekend's Palm Springs Film Festival?

We winced. We cringed. Then we watched it again.

Carey's, uh, loosened speech was the first genuinely awkward moment this award show season, but there were many actors, filmmakers, and musicians before her who've heard their name called, stepped to the podium, and made things a little weird for everyone.

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Today, Snoop Dogg baked with Martha Stewart

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 18th 2009 4:26PM
Snoop Dogg dropped by Martha today for her annual "Christmas Cookies" show. They made brownies together, though there is one ingredient that Snoop really wanted to put in the brownies but Martha didn't have on the table. She had vanilla though.

They could be the next great comedy team.

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'Colbert Report' Brings Out the Censor Button for Snoop Dogg (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 15th 2009 9:28AM
Snoop DoggWhen you're dealing with Snoop Dogg, you can never tell what will come out of his mouth. The producers of 'The Colbert Report' are fully aware of this, and come prepared with some specialized equipment for his visit to the show. Stephen Colbert brings out a huge censor button for Snoop to press if he feels the need to say an expletive.

Watch the video from Daily Drama after the jump.

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Snoop Dogg returning to One Life to Live

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 12th 2009 11:01AM
snoop_dogg_handsThe Dogg is back. That's right, rapper Snoop Dogg is returning to One Life to Live on February 24... and you know what? I'm excited about it. Believe it or not, but when it comes to musicians dropping into a daytime soap, Snoop's was one of the best. You do know that singers often are written into a soap for a song and scene or two, don't you? Well, they do. Oftentimes, however, it's just awkward and unreal.

One Life to Live, on the other hand, does it really well. The last time Snoop was there, back in May, he did a couple of songs and interacted with the cast. The writers made it that Snoop had a past history with Bo, so they could get into it a bit in a funny way. When Snoop returns in February, he and Bo wil mix it up again. The Dogg will also do a song from his new CD, Malice N Wonderland.

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