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Ozzy Osbourne Becomes the Prince of Etiquette at NYC Karaoke Bar

Ozzy Osbourne Becomes the Prince of Etiquette at NYC Karaoke Bar

Ozzy Osbourne Sober from Relapse

Mecca band of rock n’ roll, Black Sabbath, releases their long awaited album, "13," this week “after more than two years of writing,” according to The Huffington Post. It is thought the album will “debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.”

For the last 10 years, the heavy metal band has struggled to produce a successful album like they had in their glory years—personal lives of the band-mates constantly getting in the way: “Drummer Bill Ward left the band over a contract dispute. Guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma. And Osbourne began to drink.” Osbourne’s drinking phase quickly turned into an addiction, labeling him an alcoholic.

This week, however, the famously known, “Prince of Darkness” was seen walking into Keats karaoke bar in Midtown, where he politely asked the staff if he could use the restroom. According to a witness reported by the NYPOST, “On his way out he [Osbourne] was being nice to all the employees and threw a substantial amount of money on the bar.” The witness continued, “People were asking to buy him a drink and he politely declined.”

After relapsing with drugs and alcohol again earlier this year, Osbourne has committed to a sober lifestyle. Osbourne had been in the city this week with spouse Sharon Osbourne to help promote the band’s new album.

Whether Osbourne is really turning a new leaf, we don’t really know. We sure hope his son’s 10 year sobriety and Osbourne’s hopeful return to the spot light helps him turn that leaf nevertheless. May his soundtrack be one to play at our summer gatherings these next few weeks.


The Ritz was founded in 1980 by Jerry Brandt in the historic Webster Hall ballroom and concert space on 11th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. The address was 119 East 11th Street. The Ritz focused primarily on live performances, often of newer acts, but also featured dancing. The Ritz was one of the first clubs to incorporate video screens into the club experience with a 30' screen and a projector which cost $120,000. MTV made its debut at The Ritz. In April 1989, The Ritz moved to the site of the former Studio 54 on 254 West 54th Street, where it was called "The New Ritz" and continued to host concerts for several years. [1] From 1990 onward it reverted to the name "The Ritz." The original 11th Street space is now known as Webster Hall.

The club received national attention after an antagonistic performance by Public Image Limited on May 15, 1981. They were a late substitution for Bow Wow Wow, who were originally scheduled to perform. The band was more interested in creating performance art than giving a traditional concert. To this end, they appeared onstage deliberately obscured by a projection screen and played their records through the club's public address system while playing entirely different music onstage. Taunted by lead singer John Lydon (formerly of the Sex Pistols), the Ritz's unhappy patrons rioted, throwing bottles and garbage cans, and pulling on the video screen that covered the front of the stage. [2] [3] [4]


Here are 10 birthday cakes that are just as emo as you

Nothing says happy birthday like your favorite band or an emo unicorn.

Regardless of what age you are, you’re never too old to have cake on your birthday. While it’s nice to eat any treat on your special day, sometimes it’s fun to celebrate with a dessert that takes the decorations to a whole other level.

Pinterest offers inspiration for things such as clothes, household decor and recipes, including cake. We found 10 cakes on the site that are dark, spooky and maybe even a little gory. You can see some of the most emo cakes we found below, and maybe you’ll find some inspiration for what you want on your next birthday.

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This elaborate cake any Black Veil Brides fan would freak over

If someone gave us this Black Veil Brides cake on our birthday, we would probably scream. It shows off the person’s love of the band and also includes a lot of details that really make it unique. Plus, it looks pretty delicious.

A beautifully tragic cake full of blood and roses

This cake brings the drama in a simple yet elegant way that would make it the star of any party. The blood drip detailing on the three layers is expertly done, and the rose petals really make it beautiful. We’d love to try a slice of this one.

An intricate black cake topped with a skull

This cake is elegant and looks delicious. The design on it is beautiful, and the skull is a nice touch without distracting from the beauty of the baked good.

This coffin cake drizzled with blood

This is perfect for someone who’s totally dead inside. It looks like it would melt in your mouth when you took a bite, so you should definitely consider a treat like this for your next celebration.

This dramatic textured cake that’s a work of art

This one has a natural vibe but keeps it emo with dark colors and a textured-looking surface. The flowers and berry decorations keep it simple, and everyone would definitely be talking about the amazing dessert if you served this at your party.

A creepy cake topped with skeletons crying blood

This design is perfect for Halloween or year-round for someone whose favorite movies are those with a lot of blood and gore. While most of the other cakes on this list stray toward dark color schemes, the stark white in contrast with the blood makes it stand out, in a creepy way.

A red velvet cake for the My Chemical Romance fan in your life

This cake is for that person who only sings “Welcome To The Black Parade” at karaoke nights and has a shrine to Gerard Way in their living room. Including the band’s logo and Black Parade character Pepe isn’t over the top, but it looks amazing and probably tastes even better.

This black cake that is as spooky as it is glamorous

This cake is meant for someone who knows that just because something is dark and creepy doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful, too.

This one takes the unicorn cake trend to the dark side

A popular Pinterest trend with cakes is making them look like unicorn heads and sticking a horn on top. This one totally replicates that but with dark colors, skulls and a little blood, which is definitely more our style.

This cake that is just straight-up savage

This looks like it was bought at any regular grocery store, but what’s written on it is just dark on a different level. You might not be happy to receive this on your birthday, but it’ll probably make you laugh a little.


Leon's or Kopp's Frozen Custard (Milwaukee)

Frozen custard is thicker and smoother than ice cream due to the higher percentages of eggs and cream. A Milwaukee rivalry has developed over the years between Kopp's and Leon's. We say, why choose? The frozen custards are made in large machines that kind of resemble soft serve machines, except the custard drips slowly. You can get cups or sundaes, milkshakes or malts.

Leon's Frozen Custard: 3131 South 27th Street, MIlwaukee, WI 53215 (map) 414-383-1784

Kopp's Frozen Custard: 5373 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217 (map) 414-961-2006


Colonnade Row* (1830s)

Also known as La Grange Terrace (named after Marquis de Lafayette’s French estate) which consisted of nine houses (only four remain, some of the first landmarked city building) fronted by 27 Corinthian columns (hence the name, marble cut by Sing Sing prisoners) on the former site of the Vauxhall Gardens Amusement Park.

In 1902, failed a relocation proposal to Bryant Park. First residents included Jacob Astor II, Julia Gardiner, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Washington Irving, Warren Delano and Charles Dickens.


Michael Buble gives surprise NYC subway performance

Ashlee Simpson Ross welcomed her first child, a little girl named Jagger Snow, with husband Evan Ross. The baby joins Simpson’s 6-year-old, Bronx Mowgli, whom she had with former husband Pete Wentz.

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Naya Rivera and her husband, Ryan Dorsey, better be ready for sleeples nights. They have welcomed their first child, son Josey Hollis Dorsey. The “Glee” actress made her pregnancy announcement on the same day her former boyfriend, Big Sean, released his latest album.

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Hello, baby! “Gossip Girl” actress and “The O.C.” actor Adam Brody welcomed a little one to their family, daughter Arlo Day. The private pair tied the knot in early 2014 after meeting on the set of “The Oranges” in 2011.

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Model turned actress Brooklyn Decker and husband and tennis player Andy Roddick have welcomed their first bundle of joy. The couple have been married for six years.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and longtime girlfriend singer Lauren Hashian are expecting their first child together. Johnson is already a father to teenage daughter Simone with ex-wife Dany Garcia.

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Business entreprenuers Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner are ready to become parents for the third time. It’s an incredible blessing,” Trump tells People. “We feel so grateful — and so excited!” The couple tied the knot in 2009 and welcomed daughter Arabella Rose two years later.

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Actors and “Gotham” costars Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie are expecting a child together. This will be the second child for Baccarin, who is mother to baby boy Julius, with her estranged husband, director/writer Austin Chick.

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Carey Mulligan can add the title of mother to her resume -- she and her musician husband Marcus Mumford just became first-time parents. She kept her pregnancy under wraps for the most part.

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Musician Billy Joel and girlfriend Alexis Roderick have expanded their family with their first child, daughter Della Rose Joel. The couple have been together since 2009. This is the second child for Joel, who has a 29-year-old daughter from his previous marriage to supermodel Christie Brinkley.

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“American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson and her music manager husband, Brandon Blackstock, will be parents for the second time. The two are already mom and dad to daughter River Rose. This will be Clarkson’s second child and Blackstock’s fourth.

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“Glee” actress Heather Morris and husband Taylor Hubbell better get ready for sleepless nights. The high school sweethearts are expecting their second child, who will join big brother Elijah.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his entreprenuer wife, Tasha McCauley, are parents for the first time. The pair welcomed a little boy, whose name is yet to be announced.

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Twice as nice! Zooey Deschanel became a new mom and a new wife with producer Jacob Pechenik simultaneously. The pair welcomed their first child together, a little girl. Before she popped, Deschanel told People magazine she and her husband were “over the moon” and “excited to meet our little one.”

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Rapper Macklemore and and fiancee Tricia Davis welcomed their first child, baby girl Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty. The first-time father called his little one “the love of my life,” adding, “She has filled my heart in ways that I never knew were possible.”

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Ever so suitable that Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced on Faceboook that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting their first child. “This will be a new chapter in our lives,” he wrote of their baby girl to come.

Finally, finally! Reality TV stars Coco and Ice-T announced they are expecting their first child together, something they’ve wanted for a while. Little baby will join Ice-T’s two other children from a previous relationship.

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Brandon and Leah, a pair of musicians, are first-time parents to daughter Eva James. The couple, who tied the knot in 2012, announced the news in an Instagram post. Plus, Brandon teased his wife’s growing belly by posing next to her in a stuffed shirt.

The former “Bachelorette” Emily Maynard and her husband, Tyler Johnson, not pictured here, welcomed a baby boy to their family. “God is good. My heart can’t even handle it,” Maynard wrote on Instagram, accompanied by a photo of her cuddling her newborn son. Maynard is already a mother to a 9-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

“Hart of Dixie” actress Jamie King and her director husband, Kyle Newman, welcomed another bundle of joy, a baby boy. The couple, who tied the knot in 2007, are already parents to son James. Their newest addition to the family will have Taylor Swift as his godmother.

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Czech model Karolina Kurkova and actor Archie Drury are at it again! The pair are expecting their second child, which means their young son, Tobin Jack, will have a sibling in no time. Kurkova opted for a natural delivery at home for her firstborn.

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Singer-songwriter Bobby Brown and his wife, Alicia Etheredge, who tied the knot in 2012, have a new addition to their family, a baby girl. Their daughter will join their toddler boy, Cassius. This is the sixth child for Brown.

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Sleepless nights again! Actor Jeff Goldblum, 62, and his wife, actress Emilie Livingston, 32, are now parents to baby boy Charlie Ocean Goldblum. The pair married in November 2014, and this is the first child for Goldblum.

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Actress Lena Headey , who portarys the manipulative Cersei Lannister on “Game of Thrones,” welcomed her second child, a girl. She hasn’t offered details on the father. Heady is already mom to son Wylie, 5, with ex-husband Peter Loughran, a musician.

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Louis Tomlinson of One Direction is headed in a new direction! He and his Los Angeles-based stylist friend Briana Jungwirth, both 23, are expecting a child. The two met through mutual friends in early 2015.

Josh Hartnett and his British model girlfriend, Tamsin Egerton, are expecting their first child. The pair met on the set of the 2011 film “The Lovers” and have had a romantic thing going for nearly four years.

(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Canadian crooner Michael Bublé and his Argentinian actress wife, Luisana Lopilato, can sing to new good news: the pair are expecting their second child. The little one will join their first tot, Noah, born in August 2013.

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It looks like Tiffani Thiessen and her husband, Brady Smith, have expanded their family. Thiessen gave birth to the couple’s second child, son Holt Fisher Smith. Harper Renn, pictured, is one happy older sister.

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Round 2 for Tamera Mowry-Housley, left, and her husband, Adam Housley. They welcomed daughter Ariah Talea Housley, who joins toddler son Aden. “We are beyond overjoyed and blessed with our beautiful baby girl,” Mowry told People. “Aden already made a welcome video for her.”

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At the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie, “Ant-Man,” Evangeline Lilly let her oh-wow baby bump do all the talking. This will be the second child for the actress, who is expecting the little one with partner Norman Kali, a production assistant.

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee has something to forecast: She’s expecting. She and her husband, Ben Aaron, will welcome their first bundle of joy in December. She made the announcement on “Good Morning America.”

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Jennifer Love Hewitt and Brian Hallisay are parents for the second time to son Atticus James Hallisay. “I feel my best when I’m pregnant, which means I probably should have 18 children — it won’t happen — but I do feel good,” Hewitt, told American Baby in April 2015. The pair tied the knot five days before welcoming their first child, Autumn James, in November 2013.

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Alec Baldwin and his yoga-instructor sweetheart Hilaria Thomas are parents again. The welcomed baby boy, Rafael Thomas Baldwin, joins older sister Carmen Gabriela. Alec is also father to daughter Ireland with ex-wife Kim Basinger.

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Jack Osbourne, son of British rocker Ozzy Osbourne and “The Talk” host Sharon Osbourne, will take on sleepless nights again. He welcomed his second child, Andy Rose Osbourne, with his wife, Lisa Stelly. The couple welcomed their first child, a girl named Pearl, in April 2012.

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Benedict Cumberbatch can add the role of father to his long list of accomplishments. He and theater director Sophie Hunter welcomed a baby boy, after having married four months prior. The pair met on the set of the 2009 thriller “Burlesque Fairytales.”

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Actress Emily Deschanel and husband David Hornsby have welcomed a baby boy, who joins older brother Henry. Deschanel’s first pregnancy was actually woven into the sixth and seventh seasons of “Bones,” the drama she stars in.

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Actor Theo Rossi and wife Meghan McDermott welcomed baby boy Kane Alexander Rossi. When the couple arrived at the Tribeca Film Festival, they let McDermott’s belly do all the talking.

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After fertility struggles, reality TV starlet Kim Kardashian announced she is expecting baby No. 2 with husband Kanye West. The Internet agreed that the name of their second child, whether it’s a boy or girl, should be “South.” That way, the couple’s daughter North would have a matching pair.

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Hello, baby No. 4! Terrence Howard and his wife, Miranda, whom he married in 2013, have welcomed their first child together, baby boy Qirin Love Howard, named after qilin, a mythic Chinese creature. Howard is already a father to three children from his first marriage.

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TV reality star Kristin Cavallari and husband Jay Cutler , a Chicago Bears quarterback, are getting ready for another baby. The pair, who tied the knot in June 2013, are parents to little ones Jaxon Wyatt and Camden Jack.

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Actress Keira Knightley and her husband, singer James Righton of the Klaxons, have reportedly welcomed their first child. No details yet on the baby’s sex or name. The pair tied the knot in France in May 2013.

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Royal baby No. 2 has arrived! Prince William and wife Kate Middleton welcomed daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Or more appropriately, Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. As the little princess made her debut, William told the crowd he was “very happy.”

“The Good Wife” actress Melissa George and her French businessman boyfriend, Jean-David Blanc, are expecting their second child. The little tot will join older brother Raphaël Blanc, born in February 2014.

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It’s another girl for Ludacris! He and his new wife, Eudoxie Mbouguiyengue, are expecting their first child together. The singer is already a father to two other girls from previous relationships.

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Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton and her her husband, youth minister Adam Dirks, are now first-time parents. The pair announced the news via a sweet video on YouTube, and shared the arrival of their baby boy, Tobias, on Instagram. The little tot is “named after his great-grandpa Tobias, meaning ‘the goodness of God,’” the new mom wrote on social media. Here, Hamilton is pictured in a scene from “Dolphin Tale 2.”

Model Marisa Miller is now a mother for the second time. She and her husband, Griffin Guess, welcomed son Grayson Lee Bazyl Guess, who joins big brother Gavin Lee. “Being a mother has been the biggest blessing in my life,” Miller told People magazine. “To get to experience it all over again is really exciting.”

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Actor Chad Michael Murray and his wife, Sarah Roemer, are parents to their first child, a baby boy. The pair tied the knot in January 2015 and shortly announced they were expecting.

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Actress Haylie Duff, sister of Hilary Duff, is now a first-time mother to daughter Ryan Ava Erhard Rosenberg, with fiance Matt Rosenberg. The pair, who got engaged on April Fool’s Day 2014, are over the moon about the arrival of their little one.

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While appearing on “Dancing with the Stars,” actor Alfonso Ribeiro announced he and wife Angela Unkrich were expecting their second child together. Now, baby boy Anders Reyn Ribeiro has arrived! The couple tied the knot in October 2012 and welcomed their first baby boy, Alfonso Lincoln, in October 2013.

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“New Girl” actor Max Greenfield and his wife, Tess Sanchez, are in for another round of sleepless nights -- they’re expecting! The two are already parents to a little girl named Lilly, born in 2010.

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Actor Donald Faison and his wife, CaCee Cobb, have welcomed their second child together, daughter Wilder Frances Faison. The pair announced their second pregnancy on Instagram with a photo of thier young son in a shirt that read “I’m a big brother!!”

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Megan Fox is now a second-time mom. She and husband Brian Austin Green welcomed little boy Bodhi Ransom in February. That expanded Fox’s family to four, to include her first boy, Noah Shannon, born in 2012.

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Olivia Wilde and fiance Jason Sudeikis are first-time parents to a little baby boy.

“Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I’m the building),” Wilde wrote on Twitter, including a black-and-white closeup picture of herself cuddling the newborn.

Wilde and Sudeikis met on the set of “Saturday Night Live” and began dating six months later. Sudeikis got down on one knee for Olivia in January 2013. Their marriage will be the second for both. (Jeff Jacobsen / Associated Press)

David Arquette and his “Entertainment Tonight” correspondent girlfriend Christina McLarty have welcomed a baby boy named Charlie West. “Mom, dad and baby are doing well,” Arquette’s rep told People.

This is the second child for Arquette, who is also father to daughter Coco, 9, with ex-wife Courteney Cox. Arquette and Cox finalized their divorce in May 2013. Arquette and McLarty, who was previously married to “Girls Gone Wild” head honcho Joe Francis, have been dating on and off for two years. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Flaunt Magazine)

Just 13 months after giving birth to her first child with husband Will Kopelman, Barrymore got pregnant again.

Now the couple are second-time parents. “Happy to announce that today we are the proud parents of our second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman,” the couple said in a statement. “Olive has a new little sister, and everyone is healthy and happy!”

Barrymore and artist-husband Kopelman tied the knot in June 2012. (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)

The British actor welcomed a baby boy with makeup artist girlfriend Naiyana Garth. “My Son Winston Elba was born yesterday..Truly Amazing :-),” Elba wrote on Twitter.

The bundle of joy will be Elba’s second child. His 11-year-old daughter, Isan, lives with his ex-wife Dormowa Sherma in Atlanta. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Award))

Actor Mike Myers and wife Kelly Tisdale are now second-time parents to a daughter named Sunday Molly. The tot joins her older toddler brother named Spike.

“I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. I knew I wanted to be a father,” Myers told Deadline in the fall of 2013. I didn’t know it was going to be this awesome or that my kid would come out so beautiful and lovely . I had a great dad and always wanted to have the experience, and I’m having it now.” (Stuart Ramson / AP)

“The Hangover” actor Justin Bartha and his fitness trainer wife welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Asa Charlotte, People magazine reported.

This is the first child for the pair, who tied the knot in Hawaii earlier this year. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have welcomed a pair of twins. No genders or names have been revealed yet.

The couple are already parents to a little one named India Rose, born in May 2011. They tied the knot about a year before their daughter’s birth.

“You have to make an effort and try to stay together as much as you can,” Pataky told People in May 2013. “We try and keep it as normal as much as we can -- like a typical family.” (Colin Young-Wolff/Invision/AP)

Evelyn Lozada of the VH1 reality series “Basketball Wives” and her L.A. Dodgers outfielder fiance Carl Crawford welcomed their first child together, a boy named Carl Leo. At first, Lozada remained quiet about the father. She later revealed his identity.

“have EXCITING NEWS! Thank you God for my blessing!” Lozada tweeted, shortly after she gave birth. Before her bundle of joy came into the world, she told People, “I’m excited about being a mommy all over again. This is something I’ve been wanting for years and I can’t believe it’s finally happening.”

Even more, while Lozada was pregnant, her 20-year-old daughter Shaniece Hairston posted a photo on Instagram holding her palm to her mother’s every-growing baby bump, captioning the photo. “You deserve everything that GOD sends your way. I am so excited to meet my new sibling! #youjustkeepwinning #babyswag #JOY @evelynlozada.” (Michael Kovac / Getty Images)

“The X Factor” creator and his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, were enveloped a swirl of scandal when it was announced that Silverman was pregnant, and Cowell was her baby’s daddy. At the time, Silverman was the estranged wife of one of Cowell’s friends and was not yet divorced.

She finalized the divorce with her ex and welcomed little Eric. So far, Cowell appears to be loving every minute of it. “I never knew how much love and pride I would feel,” Cowell tweeted, along with a picture of him cradling his son.

This is the first child for the former “American Idol” judge, and the second for Silverman, who has an 8-year-old boy with her ex, Andrew Silverman. (Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Josh Holloway and his wife, Yessica Kumala, are parents for the second time. Their little girl named Java now has a brother named Hunter Lee.

With two children in the house, dynamics change. “My wife’s a rock star,” he said. “I’m a loser, just ask her. I’m kidding. It’s all good.” (Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

“American Pie” actor Jason Biggs and his wife, actress Jenny Mollen, have welcomed a little one to their family named Sid Biggs.

Mollen documented her birth process on Instagram, and when the little guy was born, she posted a full-face shot of her son with the caption, “Full head of hair, huge penis, 10k twitter followers.”

Biggs gave his wife props. “You did amazing, sweetie, I’m so proud of you. So proud of you. He’s beautiful.” The pair tied the knot in 2008 after meeting on the set of “My Best Friend’s Girl.” (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP )

“The Office” alum John Krasinski and “The Devil Wears Prada” actress Emily Blunt have welcomed their first child together.

“Wanted to let the news out directly,” Krasinski tweeted. “Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today! Happy bday!”

The couple are stronger than ever. “I feel like everyone pooh-poohs actor relationships because they say they always end in divorce and tears,” Blunt told The Times in April 2012. “But that’s only because it’s in the news and it’s broadcast to the world.

“John and I can talk about everything, and it’s nice, because we have a very deep understanding of what the other person does,” Blunt added. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

When this Jonas pair gave birth to their first daughter, it happened to land on the same day as the Super Bowl. “She is precious! We could not be more excited to start building our family together,” they said.

New uncle Nick Jonas tweeted, “My grandfathers memorial was yesterday. Today we welcome a new addition to the jonas family. God is great. Can’t wait to meet my new niece.”

“As one life ends, another begins,” Joe Jonas tweeted. “Incredibly happy to be an uncle for the first time. Welcome to this world my beautiful niece.” (Peter Kramer / Associated Press)

The voice of the ever-adorable snowman Olaf in the Oscar-nominated “Frozen” and his actress-wife, Ida Darvish, are second-time parents now.

“Well, it’s official. I am a daddy again. And my wife deserves an award for her incredible strength and amazing demeanor. #luckiest-man,” Gad tweeted after the birth of his new bundle of joy.

Gad and his wife are already parents to another little one named Ava. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Owen Wilson and his personal trainer Caroline Lindqvist have welcomed their first child together. The baby’s name is Finn Lindqvist Wilson, taking his mother’s last name as his official middle name.

Wilson and Lindqvist met in 2003 and remained close over the years. This will be the second child for Wilson, who is already father to a little guy named Robert Ford with ex-girlfriend Jade Duell. (Felipe Dana / Associated Press)

“Punky Brewster” alum Frye is already the mother of two little girls, Jagger Joseph Blue, 8, and Poet Sienna Rose, 5 1/2. Now, she has a little boy named Lyric Sonny Roads Goldberg.

“We are so excited [for] the newest addition to our family. Thank you for the love! Xo,” she quipped on Twitter after her baby’s birth.

(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Former teen idol Devon Sawa and his wife, Dawni, welcomed their first little bundle of joy, named Hudson.

“I love him. He’s my little pride and joy,” Sawa tweeted. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper)

Anna Trebunskaya, a “Dancing With the Stars” dance pro, welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Amalya Millan with boyfriend actor Nevin Millan.

“It wasn’t planned, but when it happened, I thought, ‘This is perfect -- I’m ready to be a mom,’” Trebunskaya told Us Weekly in September. “This is something really good for me and fulfilling, and it’ll give me a whole new meaning in life. I’m really looking forward to it.” (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

“Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons and husband Jeremy Abrams welcomed their baby girl — Dahlia Rae Abrams — on Dec. 29, 2013.

“Dahlia weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz.,” Simmons’ rep said. “Mother, father and baby are doing wonderfully.” (Rob Kim / Getty Images)

Michael Jordan and Cuban American model Yvette Prieto are expecting their first child together.

The little one will be the fourth child for Jordan, who is father to three grown children -- Jeffrey, 24, Marcus, 22 and Jasmine, 19 -- from his 17-year-marriage to Juanita Vanoy.

He and Prieto exchanged vows in a lavish ceremony in Palm Beach, Fla. in March 2013. (Isaac Brekken / Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational )

Jamie Dornan, set to star as Christian Grey in the movie adaption of E.L. James’ “50 Shades of Grey,” welcomed his first child with actress wife Amelia Warner.

The couple declined to give the baby’s name, though Dornan’s rep did say that their new daughter was born at the end of November.

The pair tied the knot in April 2013. (Dave M. Benett / Getty Images )

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have their third baby boy on the way. Although the singer-songwriter and L.A.M.B. designer initially kept quiet about her pregnancy, she finally obliged.

“I was ready to hand over the crown. but I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys,” Stefani wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of herself in a blue flannel shirt donning a king’s crown bedecked with dark blue jewels. More boys, indeed! Stefani and Rossdale are parents to two boys: Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 5. Rossdale is also father to model Daisy Lowe, 24, from a previous relationship. The ultra-cool pair have been married for more than a decade. (Rich Polk / Getty Images for cinema prive)

Michelle Monaghan and graphic artist husband Peter White welcomed their second child, a boy named Tommy Francis, the day before Halloween 2013.

“Every day feels like Christmas. [Motherhood] is such a profound love,” Monaghan told People. She is already mother to 4-year-old Willow Katherine.

She and White met at a New York City bar through mutual friends, and the day after she asked him out. They’ve been married since 2005. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

Emile Hirsch became a father for the first time to little Valor in November 2013. The child’s mother’s identity has not been revealed but is reportedly a woman he met at an Oscar after-party in 2013 and dated.

“Emile showed up after the baby was born and he is spending time bonding with his new child,” a source told E! News. Hirsch and his son’s mother are in good standing and plan to raise their little guy together. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Pauly D, pictured above in red, made it known on Twitter that he was a father to a little one named Amabella Sophia, whom he had after a one-night stand with a woman he met in Las Vegas. “I’m proud I’m a father,” the “Jersey Shore” cast member told TMZ. “I am excited to embark on this new part of my life.”

(Jeff Daly / MTVPictureGroup)

Morena Baccarin gave birth to a little guy named Julius in October 2013, with husband director-writer Austin Chick.

Baccarin didn’t have an ordinary childbirth her baby was a breech, or came out feet first instead of head first. “I’m so happy I was able to deliver with Dr. Wu,” Baccarin told People. “Breech delivery is a dying art and he gave me the birth experience I wanted.”

Baccarin, 33, married Chick, 41, in November 2011. (Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg)

Kim Zolciak of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” welcomed twins to her already large family, with Kroy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons.

“We are officially the ‘Biermann Bunch’ now!” she wrote on Instagram on a photo note that read: “Guess what. The TWINS have arrived! We welcomed first a baby GIRL and second a handsome little BOY. They are both healthy, and Kroy and I are so thankful!!”

Zolciak has two daughters from a previous relationship, Brielle, 16, and Ariana, 11. She is also mom to two children with Biermann: Sons Kroy Jr., 2, and Kash Kade, 15 months. (Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Mama Walker’s)

Kate Winslet and husband Ned Rocknroll welcomed their first child together in December 2013. The little guy’s name is Bear.

The baby boy is Winslet’s third child. She has a 13-year-old daughter named Mia with first husband Jim Threapleton and a 9-year-old son named Joe with second husband Sam Mendes. (Vince Caligiuri / Getty Images)

Kim Fields, best known as “Tootie” on “The Facts of Life” sitcom in the 1980s, welcomed her second child, a baby boy, in December 2013.

“Praise the Lord Quincy is here! 8 lbs. 8 oz. 20 inches long we are all doing great thank you for your love prayers and support!,” Fields said on Twitter.

Fields married Broadway actor Christopher Morgan in July 2007, after giving birth to Quincy Xavier’s big brother, 6 1/2-year-old Sebastian Alexander Morgan. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images)

Stephen Amell and his wife Cassandra Jean welcomed a baby girl named Mavi Alexandra Jean Amell in October 2013.

The “Arrow” actor announced the good news via Facebook, simultaneously promoting his brother’s new TV series. “She came just in time for Amell Wednesdays,” Amell wrote, sharing a photo of himself carrying his daughter and pointing at his brother Robbie Amell, who stars in the CW series “The Tomorrow People.”

The pair got hitched on Christmas Day 2012 in a Caribbean destination wedding. They later celebrated once more in May 2013 with a New Orleans-themed bash. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)

Kendra Wilkinson and former NFL player Hank Baskett are expecting another child.

“We’re at that point in our lives where everywhere we look, we’re 100%,” Wilkinson told HLN in September. “Now we know it’s time to have another child. Last year, we were 50%, a couple of months ago we were 60%, and now we’re 100%. We’re really happy and that’s the time to have a child -- when you’re happy.”

The duo are already parents to Hank Baskett IV, pictured, who is almost 4 years old. They tied the knot in June 2009. (Angela Weiss / Getty Images)

Dierks Bentley and his wife Cassidy Black became three-time parents in October 2013. They welcomed their first boy named Knox.

“well. our boy knox is here! about to have the best tasting cold beer of my life! so proud of my wife. she rocked it. crazy stuff. #beerme,” Bentley tweeted.

The little boy will have sisters Evalyn Day, 5, and Jordan Catherine, 2, to look after him. His parents married in 2005. (Eric Jamison / AP Photo)

Rachel Zoe and business partner husband Roger Berman welcomde another bundle of joy into the world in December 2013, named Kaius Jagger. They are already parents to Skyler, born in March 2011.

“I’m a living cliché. All those things they say about a baby changing your perspective — it does!” Zoe told The Hollywood Reporter. She feels as though her “life is complete” at this point. (Jason Kempin / Getty Images for Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program)

“It’s a Beautiful Day” singer Michael Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, welcomed their baby boy on Aug. 27, 2013.

“Overjoyed and filled with gratitude at the arrival of our son Noah Buble,” the crooner said, making the announcement with an Instagram photo of himself, his wife and their new son at a Vancouver hospital.

Baby Buble, who they named Noah, was born in papa’s native Canada on Tuesday morning at 2:26 a.m, he said. He is the first child for the singer his wife, an Argentine actress, who married in 2011.

“Dancing With the Stars” alum Edyta Sliwinska is now a first-time mother, with husband Alec Mazo.

“We are extremely happy and in love with him. So far it’s been the most amazing experience of my life” Sliwinska, 32, said.

The pair tied the knot in 2007 and competed in the Latin ballroom dance competitions before joining the ABC reality competition in 2005. (Kelsey McNealabc / ABC )

“The Sopranos” alum Jamie-Lynn Sigler welcomed a baby boy named Beau with fiance Cutter Dykstra on Aug. 29, 2013. Sigler and Dykstra announced their pregnancy just after they were engaged in January 2013.

MORE: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, fiance Cutter Dykstra welcome baby boy (Jason Merritt / Getty Images for Art of Elysium)

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem welcomed their second child on July 22, 2013, at the Ruber Internacional Hospital in Madrid.

Cruz is already mom to 2-year-old son Leonardo Encinas Bardem, who arrived in January 2011.

“The Ides of March” actress Evan Rachel Wood and husband Jamie Bell welcomed their first child: a “beautiful” son, according to her rep, who confirmed the news without giving the child’s birth date.

“Parents and baby are all doing well,” the rep said.

However, Wood did share the happy tidings on Twitter.

“Its a boy!! Song of the day ‘beautiful boy’ #johnlennon,” she wrote on Monday July 29.

MORE: (Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images)

Actor Vince Vaughn has a pint-sized party crasher to worry about now: The actor and his wife Kyla have welcomed a baby boy!

It’s the second child for “The Internship” star and his wife of nearly three years.

The little guy was born in a hospital outside Los Angeles on Aug. 7 and is named Vernon Lindsay Vaughn. Baby Boy Vaughn weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

The Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly and her husband Douglas Brunt welcomed their third baby on July 23, 2013.

Thatcher Bray Brunt, who arrived at 8 pounds, 2 ounces, joins big brother Yates and big sis Yardley.

“X Factor” mastermind Simon Cowell is expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, the estranged wife of one of the talent-show judge’s good friends Andrew Silverman, who he met reportedly through Lauren.

(Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum welcomed their first child -- a baby girl -- in London on May 31. The “White House Down” actor and his wife met on the set of the 2006 dance flick “Step Up,” began dating and were married in March 2009. They named their bundle of joy Everly and we’re pretty sure she’s a Magic tyke for the “Magic Mike” actor.

Country singer Chely Wright and her wife Lauren Blitzer Wright made two new additions to their family: The couple welcomed identical twins in May. The singer, 42, gave birth to their baby boys in New York City, her rep said.

The Wrights named the boys George Samuel and Everett Joseph after their great-grandfathers. The duo was due this summer but were born a little early and are said to be “thriving.”

“We are grateful for all the amazing medical care and the love and support of family and friends,” Wright said.

She and Blitzer, 31, a music exec, married in Connecticut in August 2011, announced the pregnancy in January 2013, and revealed the sex of their twins last March.


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Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. was born in Long Beach, California to Vernall Varnado and Beverly Broadus (née Tate). [11] [12] Vernall, who was a Vietnam War veteran, singer, and mail carrier, left the family only three months after Calvin's birth, and thus he was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr. [13] His father remained largely absent from his life. As a boy, his parents nicknamed him "Snoopy" due to his love and likeness of the cartoon character from Peanuts. [14] He was the second of his mother's three sons. His mother and stepfather divorced in 1975. [11] When Broadus was very young, he began singing and playing piano at the Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church. In sixth grade, he began rapping. [15] [16] As a child, Broadus sold candy, delivered newspapers, and bagged groceries to help his family make ends meet. He was described as having been a dedicated student and enthusiastic churchgoer, active in choir and football. Broadus said in 1993 that he began engaging in unlawful activities and joining gangs in his teenage years, despite his mother's preventative efforts. [17]

Broadus would frequently rap in school. As he recalled: "When I rapped in the hallways at school I would draw such a big crowd that the principal would think there was a fight going on. It made me begin to realize that I had a gift. I could tell that my raps interested people and that made me interested in myself." [17]

As a teenager, Broadus frequently ran into trouble with the law. He was a member of the Rollin' 20s Crips gang in the Eastside neighborhood of Long Beach [18] although in 1993 he denied the frequent police and media reports by saying that he never joined a gang. [15] Shortly after graduating from high school at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in 1989, he was arrested for possession of cocaine, and for the next three years, was frequently incarcerated, including at Wayside Jail. [13] With his two cousins Nate Dogg and Lil' ½ Dead and friend Warren G, Snoop recorded homemade tapes the four called their group 213 after the area code of their native Long Beach at that time. One of Snoop's early solo freestyles over "Hold On" by En Vogue was on a mixtape that fortuitously wound up with Dr. Dre the influential producer was so impressed by the sample that he called Snoop to audition. Former N.W.A affiliate The D.O.C. taught him to structure his lyrics and separate the themes into verses, hooks, and choruses. [19]

1992–1998: Death Row, Doggystyle, and Tha Doggfather

When he began recording, Broadus took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg. Dr. Dre began working with him, first on the theme song of the 1992 film Deep Cover and then on Dr. Dre's debut solo album The Chronic along with the other members of his former starting group, Tha Dogg Pound. This intense exposure played a considerable part in making Snoop Dogg's debut album, Doggystyle, the critical and commercial success that it was. [13]

Fueling the ascendance of West Coast G-funk hip hop, the singles "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" and "Gin and Juice" reached the top ten most-played songs in the United States, and the album stayed on the Billboard charts for several months. [13] Gangsta rap became the center of arguments about censorship and labeling, with Snoop Dogg often used as an example of violent and misogynistic musicians. [20] Unlike much of the harder-edged gangsta rap artists, Snoop Dogg seemed to show his softer side, according to music journalist Chuck Philips. Rolling Stone music critic Touré asserted that Snoop had a relatively soft vocal delivery compared to other rappers: "Snoop's vocal style is part of what distinguishes him: where many rappers scream, figuratively and literally, he speaks softly." [15] Doggystyle, much like The Chronic, featured a host of rappers signed to or affiliated with the Death Row label including Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, and others.

A short film about Snoop Dogg's murder trial, Murder Was the Case, was released in 1994, along with an accompanying soundtrack. On July 6, 1995, Doggy Style Records, Inc., a record label founded by Snoop Dogg, was registered with the California Secretary of State as business entity number C1923139. [21]

Broadus was acquitted of his murder charge on February 20, 1996. According to Broadus, after he was acquitted he did not want to continue living the "gangsta" lifestyle, because he felt that continuing his behavior would result in his assassination or a prison term. [22] [23]

After his acquittal, he, the mother of his son, and their kennel of 20 pit bulls moved into a 5,000-square-foot (460 m 2 ) home in the hills of Claremont, California and by August 1996 Doggy Style Records, a subsidiary of Death Row Records, signed the Gap Band's Charlie Wilson as one of its first artists. [24] He collaborated with fellow rap artist Tupac Shakur on the 1996 single "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted". This was one of Shakur's last songs while alive he was shot on September 7, 1996, in Las Vegas, dying six days later.

By the time Snoop Dogg's second album, Tha Doggfather, was released in November 1996, the price of appearing to live the gangsta life had become very evident. Among the many notable hip hop industry deaths and convictions were the death of Snoop Dogg's friend and labelmate Tupac Shakur and the racketeering indictment of Death Row co-founder Suge Knight. [13] Dr. Dre had left Death Row earlier in 1996 because of a contract dispute, so Snoop Dogg co-produced Tha Doggfather with Daz Dillinger and DJ Pooh.

This album featured a distinct change of style from Doggystyle, and the leadoff single, "Snoop's Upside Ya Head", featured a collaboration with Charlie Wilson. The album sold reasonably well but was not as successful as its predecessor. Tha Doggfather had a somewhat softer approach to the G-funk style. After Dr. Dre withdrew from Death Row Records, Snoop realized that he was subject to an ironclad time-based contract (i.e., that Death Row practically owned anything he produced for a number of years), and refused to produce any more tracks for Suge Knight other than the insulting "Fuck Death Row" until his contract expired. [18] In an interview with Neil Strauss in 1998, Snoop Dogg said that though he had been given lavish gifts by his former label, they had withheld his royalty payments. [25]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic said that after Tha Doggfather, Snoop Dogg began "moving away from his gangsta roots toward a calmer lyrical aesthetic": [13] for instance, Snoop participated in the 1997 Lollapalooza concert tour, which featured mainly alternative rock music. Troy J. Augusto of Variety noticed that Snoop's set at Lollapalooza attracted "much dancing, and, strangely, even a small mosh pit" in the audience. [26]

1998–2006: Signing with No Limit and continued success

Snoop signed with Master P's No Limit Records (distributed by Priority/EMI Records) in March 1998 and debuted on the label with Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told later that year. He said at the time that "Snoop Dogg is universal so he can fit into any camp-especially a camp that knows how to handmake shit[] [a]nd, No Limit hand makes material. They make material fittin' to the artist and they know what type of shit Snoop Dogg is supposed to be on. That's why it's so tight." [sic] [27] His other albums on No Limit were No Limit Top Dogg in 1999 (selling over 1,510,000 copies) and Tha Last Meal in 2000 (selling over 2,100,000). [13] In 1999, his autobiography, Tha Doggfather, was published.

In 2002, he released the album Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$, on Priority/Capitol/EMI, selling over 1,310,000 copies. The album featured the hit singles "From tha Chuuuch to da Palace" and "Beautiful", featuring guest vocals by Pharrell. By this stage in his career, Snoop Dogg had left behind his "gangster" image and embraced a "pimp" image.

In June 2004, Snoop signed to Geffen Records/Star Trak Entertainment, both distributed by Interscope Records Star Trak is headed by producer duo the Neptunes, [28] which produced several tracks for Snoop's 2004 release R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece. "Drop It Like It's Hot" (featuring Pharrell), the first single released from the album, was a hit and became Snoop Dogg's first single to reach number one. His third release was "Signs", featuring Justin Timberlake and Charlie Wilson, which entered the UK chart at No. 2. This was his highest entry ever in the UK chart. The album sold 1,730,000 copies in the U.S. alone, and most of its singles were heavily played on radio and television. Snoop Dogg joined Warren G and Nate Dogg to form the group 213 and released The Hard Way in 2004. Debuting at No.4 on the Billboard 200 and No.1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, it included the single "Groupie Luv". Snoop Dogg appeared in the music video for Korn's "Twisted Transistor" along with fellow rappers Lil Jon, Xzibit, and David Banner,

Snoop Dogg appeared on two tracks from Ice Cube's 2006 album Laugh Now, Cry Later, including "Go to Church", and on several tracks on Tha Dogg Pound's Cali Iz Active the same year. His song "Real Talk" was leaked on the Internet in the summer of 2006 and a video was later released on the Internet. "Real Talk" was dedicated to former Crips leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams and a diss to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California. Two other singles on which Snoop made a guest performance were "Keep Bouncing" by Too $hort (also with will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas) and "Gangsta Walk" by Coolio.

Snoop's 2006 album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment debuted on the Billboard 200 at No.5 and sold over 850,000 copies. The album and the second single "That's That Shit" featuring R. Kelly were well received by critics. In the album, he collaborated in a video with E-40 and other West Coast rappers on the single "Candy (Drippin' Like Water)".

2007–2012: Ego Trippin', Malice n Wonderland and Doggumentary

In July 2007, Snoop Dogg made history by becoming the first artist to release a track as a ringtone before its release as a single, "It's the D.O.G." On July 7, 2007, Snoop Dogg performed at the Live Earth concert, Hamburg. [29] Snoop Dogg has ventured into singing for Bollywood with his first ever rap for an Indian movie, Singh Is Kinng the song title is also "Singh is Kinng". He appears in the movie as himself. [30] The album featuring the song was released on June 8, 2008 on Junglee Music Records. [31] He released his ninth studio album, Ego Trippin' (selling 400,000 copies in the U.S.), along with the first single, "Sexual Eruption". The single peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 100, featuring Snoop using autotune. The album featured production from QDT (Quik-Dogg-Teddy).

Snoop was appointed an executive position at Priority Records. His tenth studio album, Malice n Wonderland, was released on December 8, 2009. The first single from the album, "Gangsta Luv", featuring The-Dream, peaked at No.35 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album debuted at No.23 on the Billboard 200, selling 61,000 copies its first week, making it his lowest charting album. His third single, "I Wanna Rock", peaked at No.41 on the Billboard Hot 100. The fourth single from Malice n Wonderland, titled "Pronto", featuring Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, was released on iTunes on December 1, 2009. Snoop re-released the album under the name More Malice.

Snoop collaborated with Katy Perry on "California Gurls", the first single from her album Teenage Dream, which was released on May 7, 2010. [32] Snoop can also be heard on the track "Flashing" by Dr. Dre and on Curren$y's song "Seat Change". He was also featured on a new single from Australian singer Jessica Mauboy, titled "Get 'em Girls" (released September 2010). Snoop's latest effort was backing American recording artist, Emii, on her second single entitled "Mr. Romeo" (released October 26, 2010 as a follow-up to "Magic"). Snoop also collaborated with American comedy troupe the Lonely Island in their song "Turtleneck & Chain", in their 2011 album Turtleneck & Chain.

Snoop Dogg's eleventh studio album is Doggumentary. The album went through several tentative titles including Doggystyle 2: Tha Doggumentary and Doggumentary Music: 0020 before being released under the final title Doggumentary during March 2011. [33] Snoop was featured on Gorillaz' album Plastic Beach on a track called: "Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach" with the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, he also completed another track with them entitled "Sumthing Like This Night" which does not appear on Plastic Beach, yet does appear on Doggumentary. He also appears on the latest Tech N9ne album All 6's and 7's (released June 7, 2011) on a track called "Pornographic" which also features E-40 and Krizz Kaliko.

2012–2013: Reincarnated and 7 Days of Funk

On February 4, 2012, Snoop Dogg announced a documentary, Reincarnated, alongside his new upcoming studio album entitled Reincarnated. The film was released March 21, 2013 with the album slated for release April 23, 2013. On July 20, 2012, Snoop Dogg released a new reggae single, "La La La" under the pseudonym Snoop Lion. [34] Three other songs were also announced to be on the album: "No Guns Allowed", "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks", and "Harder Times". [35]

On July 31, 2012, Snoop introduced a new stage name, Snoop Lion. He told reporters that he was rechristened Snoop Lion by a Rastafari priest in Jamaica. [36] In response to Frank Ocean coming out, Snoop said hip hop was ready to accept a gay rapper. [37] Snoop recorded an original song for the 2012 fighting game Tekken Tag Tournament 2, titled "Knocc 'Em Down" and makes a special appearance as a non-playable character in "The Snoop Dogg Stage" arena. [38] [39]

In September of the same year, Snoop released a compilation of electronic music entitled Loose Joints under the moniker DJ Snoopadelic, stating the influence of George Clinton's Funkadelic. [40] In an interview with The Fader magazine, Snoop stated "Snoop Lion, Snoop Dogg, DJ Snoopadelic—they only know one thing: make music that's timeless and bangs." [40] In December 2012, Snoop released his second single from Reincarnated, "Here Comes the King". It was also announced that Snoop worked a deal with RCA Records to release Reincarnated in early 2013. [41] Also in December 2012, Snoop Dogg released a That's My Work a collaboration rap mixtape with Tha Dogg Pound. [42]

In an interview with Hip Hop Weekly on June 17, producer Symbolyc One (S1) announced that Snoop was working on his final album under his rap moniker Snoop Dogg "I've been working with Snoop, he's actually working on his last solo album as Snoop Dogg." [43] In September 2013 Snoop released a collaboration album with his sons as Tha Broadus Boyz titled Royal Fam. [44] On October 28, 2013, Snoop Dogg released another mixtape entitled That's My Work 2 hosted by DJ Drama. [45] Snoop formed a funk duo with musician Dâm-Funk called 7 Days of Funk and released their eponymous debut album on December 10, 2013.

2014–2017: Bush, Coolaid, and Neva Left

In August 2014, a clip surfaced online featuring a sneak preview of a song Snoop had recorded for Pharrell. [46] Snoop's Pharrell Williams-produced album Bush was released on May 12, 2015, [47] with the first single "Peaches N Cream" having been released on March 10, 2015.

On June 13, 2016, Snoop Dogg announced the release date for his album Coolaid, which was released on July 1, 2016. [48] He headlined a "unity party" for donors at Philly's Electric Factory on July 28, 2016, the last day of the Democratic National Convention. [49] Released March 1, 2017 through his own Doggy Style Records, "Promise You This" precedes the release of his upcoming Coolaid film based on the album of the same name. Snoop Dogg released his fifteenth studio album Neva Left in May 2017. [50]

2018–present: Bible of Love, I Wanna Thank Me, and From tha Streets 2 tha Suites

He released a gospel album titled Bible of Love on March 16, 2018. [51] [52] Snoop was featured on Gorillaz' latest album The Now Now on a track called: "Hollywood" with Jamie Principle. [53] In November 2018, Snoop Dogg announced plans for his Puff Puff Pass tour, which features Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Too $hort, Warren G, Kurupt, and others. The tour ran from November 24 to January 5. [9]

Snoop Dogg was featured on Lil Dicky's April 2019 single Earth, where he played the role of a marijuana plant in both the song's lyrics and animated video. [54] On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Snoop Dogg among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire. [55] On July 3, 2019, Snoop Dogg released the title track from his upcoming 17th studio album, I Wanna Thank Me. [56] [57] The album was released on August 16, 2019. [58] Snoop Dogg collaborated with Vietnamese singer Son Tung M-TP in "Hãy trao cho anh" ("Give it to Me"), which was officially released on July 1, 2019. [59] As of October 3, 2019, the music video has amassed over 158 million views on YouTube.

Early in 2020, it was announced that Snoop had rescheduled his tour in support of his I Wanna Thank You album and documentary of the same name. The tour has been rescheduled to commence in February 2021. [60] In May 2020, Snoop released the song "Que Maldicion", a collaboration with Banda Sinaloense de Sergio Lizarraga, peaking at number one on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100. [61]

On April 20, 2021, Snoop Dogg released his eighteenth studio album From tha Streets 2 tha Suites. It was announced on April 7, 2021, via Instagram. [62] The album received generally positive reviews from critics.

Snoop Dogg has appeared in numerous films and television episodes throughout his career. His starring roles in film includes The Wash (with Dr. Dre) and the horror film Bones. He also co-starred with rapper Wiz Khalifa in the 2012 movie Mac and Devin Go to High School which a sequel has been announced. [63] He has had various supporting and cameo roles in film, including Half Baked, Training Day, Starsky & Hutch, and Brüno.

He has starred in three television programs: sketch-comedy show Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, [64] variety show Dogg After Dark, [65] and reality show Snoop Dogg's Father Hood (also starring Snoop's wife and children). [66] He has starred in episodes of King of the Hill, Las Vegas, and Monk, one episode of Robot Chicken, [67] as well as three episodes of One Life to Live. [68] He has participated in three Comedy Central Roasts, for Flavor Flav, Donald Trump, and Justin Bieber. Cameo television appearances include episodes of The L Word, Weeds, Entourage, I Get That a Lot, Monk, and The Price Is Right. He has also appeared in an episode of the YouTube video series, Epic Rap Battles of History as Moses. [69]

In 2000, Snoop (as "Michael J. Corleone") directed Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle, a pornographic film produced by Hustler. The film, combining hip hop with x-rated material, was a huge success and won "Top Selling Release of the Year" at the 2002 AVN Awards. [70] Snoop then directed Snoop Dogg's Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp in 2002 (using the nickname "Snoop Scorsese"). [71]

Snoop founded his own production company, Snoopadelic Films, in 2005. Their debut film was Boss'n Up, a film inspired by Snoop Dogg's album R&G, starring Lil Jon and Trina. [72]

On March 30, 2008 he appeared at WrestleMania XXIV as a Master of Ceremonies for a tag team match between Maria and Ashley Massaro as they took on Beth Phoenix and Melina. [73] At WrestleMania 32, he accompanied his cousin Sasha Banks to the ring for her match, rapping over her theme music. He was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016. [74]

In December 2013, Snoop performed at the annual Kennedy Center Honors concert, honoring jazz pianist Herbie Hancock. After his performance, Snoop credited Hancock with "inventing hip-hop". [75]

On several occasions, Snoop has appeared at the Players Ball in support of Bishop Don Magic Juan. [76] [77] Juan appeared on Snoop's videos for "Boss Playa", "A.D.I.D.A.C.", "P.I.M.P. (Remix)", "Nuthin' Without Me" and "A Pimp's Christmas Song."

In January 2016, a Change.org petition was created in the hopes of having Dogg narrate the entire Planet Earth series. The petition comes after Snoop narrated a number of nature clips on Jimmy Kimmel Live! [78]

In April 2016, Snoop Dogg performed "Straight outta Compton" and "Fuck tha Police" at Coachella, during a reunion of N.W.A. members Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and MC Ren. [79]

He hosted a Basketball fundraiser "Hoops 4 Water" for Flint, Michigan. [80] The event occurred on May 21, 2016 and was run by former Toronto Raptors star and Flint native Morris Peterson. [80]

In the fall of 2016, VH1 premiered a new show featuring Snoop Dogg and his friend Martha Stewart called Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, featuring games, recipes, and musical guests. [81] Snoop Dogg and Stewart also later starred together in a Super Bowl commercial for T-Mobile during Super Bowl LI in February 2017. [82]

Snoop currently hosts a revival of The Joker's Wild, which spent its first two seasons on TBS before moving to TNT in January 2019. [83] He is set to be in the upcoming SpongeBob Squarepants film in an undisclosed role. [84]

Snoop has also created a fried chicken recipe, with barbecue flavor potato chips as an added ingredient in the batter. [85]

In early 2020, Snoop Dogg launched his debut wine release, under the name "Snoop Cali Red", in a partnership with the Australian wine brand, 19 Crimes. The red wine blend features Snoop's face on the label. [86]

Snoop provided commentary for Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr., who some pundits described as having "won" the night through his colorful commentary and reactions. [87] At one point, Snoop described Tyson and Jones as "like two of my uncles fighting at the barbecue" he also began singing a hymn, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, during the undercard fight between Jake Paul and Nate Robinson, after Robinson was knocked down. [87]

Snoop made a special guest appearance in All Elite Wrestling on the January 6, 2021 episode of AEW Dynamite, titled New Year's Smash. [88] [89] During this appearance, Snoop appeared in the corner of Cody Rhodes during Rhodes' match with Matt Sydal. He later gave Serpentico a Frog Splash, with Rhodes then delivering a three-count. [90]

Kool Moe Dee ranks Snoop at No. 33 in his book There's a God on the Mic, and says he has "an ultra-smooth, laidback delivery" [91] and "flavor-filled melodic rhyming". [92]

Peter Shapiro describes Snoop's delivery as a "molasses drawl" [93] and AllMusic notes his "drawled, laconic rhyming" style. [13] Kool Moe Dee refers to Snoop's use of vocabulary, saying he "keeps it real simple. he simplifies it and he's effective in his simplicity". [94]

Snoop is known to freestyle some of his lyrics on the spot – in the book How to Rap, Lady of Rage says, "When I worked with him earlier in his career, that's how created his stuff. he would freestyle, he wasn't a writer then, he was a freestyler," [95] and The D.O.C. states, "Snoop's [rap] was a one take willy, but his shit was all freestyle. He hadn't written nothing down. He just came in and started busting. The song was "Tha Shiznit"—that was all freestyle. He started busting and when we got to the break, Dre cut the machine off, did the chorus and told Snoop to come back in. He did that throughout the record. That's when Snoop was in the zone then." [96]

Peter Shapiro says that Snoop debuted on "Deep Cover" with a "shockingly original flow – which sounded like a Slick Rick born in South Carolina instead of South London" [97] and adds that he "showed where his style came from by covering Slick Rick's 'La Di Da Di'". [93] Referring to Snoop's flow, Kool Moe Dee calls him "one of the smoothest, funkiest flow-ers in the game". [92] How to Rap also notes that Snoop is known to use syncopation in his flow to give it a laidback quality, [98] as well as 'linking with rhythm' in his compound rhymes, [99] using alliteration, [100] and employing a "sparse" flow with good use of pauses. [101]

Snoop popularized the use of -izzle speak particularly in the pop and hip-hop music industry. [102] A type of infix, it first found popularity when used by Frankie Smith in his 1981 hit song Double Dutch Bus. [103]

Snoop married his high school girlfriend, Shante Taylor, on June 12, 1997. On May 21, 2004, he filed for divorce from Taylor, citing irreconcilable differences. [105] The couple renewed their wedding vows on January 12, 2008. [106] They have three children together: sons Cordé (born August 21, 1994) and Cordell (born February 21, 1997), who quit football to pursue a career as a film maker, and daughter Cori (born June 22, 1999). [107] Snoop also has a son from a relationship with Laurie Holmond, Julian Corrie Broadus (born 1998). He is a first cousin of R&B singers Brandy and Ray J, [108] and WWE professional wrestler Sasha Banks. [109] In 2015 Snoop became a grandfather, as his eldest son, Cordé Broadus, had a son with his girlfriend, Jessica Kyzer. [110] Cordé had another son, Kai, who died on September 25, 2019, ten days after birth. [111]

Since the start of his career, Snoop has been an avowed cannabis smoker, making it one of the trademarks of his image. In 2002, he announced he was giving up cannabis for good [112] that did not last long (a situation famously referenced in the 2004 Adam Sandler movie 50 First Dates) and in 2013, he claimed to be smoking approximately 80 cannabis blunts a day. [113] He has been certified for medical cannabis in California to treat migraines since at least 2007. [114] [115] [116]

Snoop claimed in a 2006 interview with Rolling Stone magazine that unlike other hip hop artists who had superficially adopted the pimp persona, he was an actual professional pimp in 2003 and 2004, saying, "That shit was my natural calling and once I got involved with it, it became fun. It was like shootin' layups for me. I was makin' 'em every time." He went on to say that on the advice of some of the pimps he knew, he eventually gave up pimping to spend more time with his family. [18]

Sports

Snoop is an avid sports fan, including hometown teams Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, and USC Trojans, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers. [117] He has stated that he began following the Steelers in the 1970s while watching the team with his grandfather. [118] He is also a fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, and Dallas Cowboys, often wearing a No. 5 jersey, and has been seen at Raiders training camps. [119] He has shown affection for the New England Patriots, having been seen performing at Gillette Stadium. [120] [121] He is an avid ice hockey fan, [122] sporting jerseys from the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins as well at the AHL's Springfield Indians in his 1994 music video "Gin and Juice". On his reality show Snoop Dogg's Father Hood, Snoop and his family received hockey lessons from the Anaheim Ducks, then returned to the Honda Center to cheer on the Ducks against the Vancouver Canucks in the episode "Snow in da Hood". [123] Snoop appeared in the video game NHL 20 as both a guest commentator and a playable character in the "World of Chel" game mode. [124]

Snoop is a certified football coach and has been head coach of his son Cordell's youth football teams. [125] [126] Cordell played wide receiver and defensive back at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cordell played on the 2014 state championship team, and received football scholarship offers from Southern California, UCLA, Washington, Cal, Oregon State, Duke, and Notre Dame. [127] [128] [129] [130] [131] Cordell committed and signed a letter of intent to play for UCLA on February 4, 2015. [132] On August 14, 2015, UCLA announced that Cordell had left the UCLA football team "to pursue other passions in his life". [133]

Since 2005, Snoop Dogg has been operating a youth football league in the Los Angeles area. He is a coach in the league, and one of the seasons he coached was documented in the Netflix documentary Coach Snoop.

Religion

In 2009, it was reported that Snoop was a member of the Nation of Islam. On March 1, he made an appearance at the Nation of Islam's annual Saviours' Day holiday, where he praised minister Louis Farrakhan. Snoop said he was a member of the Nation, but declined to give the date on which he joined. He also donated $1,000 to the organization. [134] [135] [136]

Claiming to be "born again" in 2012, Snoop converted to the Rastafari movement, [137] [138] [139] [140] switched the focus of his music to reggae [141] and changed his name to Snoop Lion after a trip to Jamaica. He released a reggae album, Reincarnated, saying, "I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated". [142]

In January 2013, he received criticism from members of the Rastafari community in Jamaica, including reggae artist Bunny Wailer, for alleged failure to meet his commitments to the culture. [143] Snoop later dismissed the claims, stating his beliefs were personal and not up for outside judgment. [144] Wailer is credited for giving Snoop the name "Lion". [ citation needed ]

After releasing Bible of Love in early 2018 and performing in the 33rd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, Snoop Dogg told a TV One interviewer while speaking of his Gospel influences that he "always referred to [his] savior Jesus Christ" on most of his records, and that he had become "a born-again Christian". [145]

Charity

Dogg partners with city officials and annually gives away turkeys to the less fortunate in Inglewood, California at Thanksgiving. He gave away 3000 turkeys in 2016. [146]

Politics

In 2012, Snoop Dogg endorsed Representative Ron Paul in the Republican presidential primary, [147] but later said he would vote for Barack Obama in the general election, and on Instagram gave ten reasons to vote for Obama (including "He a black nigga", "He's BFFs with Jay-Z", and "Michelle got a fat ass"), and ten reasons not to vote for Mitt Romney (including "He a white nigga", "That muthafucka's name is Mitt", and "He a ho"). [148]

In a 2013 interview with The Huffington Post, Snoop Dogg advocated for same-sex marriage, saying, “People can do what they want and as they please." [149]

In his keynote address at the 2015 South by Southwest music festival, he blamed Los Angeles's explosion of gang violence in the 1980s on the economic policies of Ronald Reagan, and insinuated that his administration shipped guns and drugs into the area. [150]

He endorsed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live in May 2015, saying, "I would love to see a woman in office because I feel like we're at that stage in life to where we need a perspective other than the male's train of thought" [151] and "[. ] just to have a woman speaking from a global perspective as far as representing America, I'd love to see that. So I'll be voting for Mrs. Clinton." [152]

Following the deadly shooting of five police officers in Dallas on July 7, 2016, Snoop Dogg and The Game organized and led a peaceful march to the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. [153] [154] The subsequent private meeting with the mayor Eric Garcetti and police chief Charlie Beck, and news conference was, according to Broadus, "[. ] to get some dialogue and the communication going [. ]". [155] The march and conference were part of an initiative called "Operation H.U.N.T. ", serving as a police brutality protest in response to the police shooting and killing of two black men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, [156] whose killing prompted nationwide protests including those that led to the Dallas killing of police officers. Broadus stated that "We are tired of what is going on and it's communication that is lacking". [155] Reports of attendance range between 50–100 people. [153] [155] [154] [157]

Snoop Dogg advocates for the defunding of police departments, saying "We need to start taking that money out of their pocket and put it back into our communities where we can police ourselves." [158] He endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States. [159]

Animal rights

Snoop Dogg regularly appears in real fur garments, especially large coats, for which he attracts criticism from animal welfare charities and younger audiences. In a video podcast in 2012, the rapper asked "Why doesn't PETA throw paint on a pimp's fur coat". [160] In 2014, Snoop Dogg claimed to have become a vegan, although he was filmed wearing fur less than a year later. [161] [ failed verification ] In June 2018, he performed at the Environmental Media Association (EMA) Honors Gala. While he was performing, the logo for Beyond Meat was displayed on the screens behind him. [162] In 2020, Snoop Dogg invested in vegan food company Original Foods, which makes Pigless Pork Rinds, which he has said are a favorite. [163] He is an ambassador for vegan brand Beyond Meat. [164]

Broadus has been an active entrepreneur and investor. In 2009, he was appointed creative chairman of Priority Records. [165]

In May 2013, Broadus and his brand manager Nick Adler released an app, Snoopify, that lets users plaster stickers of Snoop's face, joints or a walrus hat on photos. Adler built the app in May after discovering stickers in Japan. As of 2015, the app was generating $30,000 in weekly sales. [166]

In October 2014, Reddit raised $50 million in a funding round led by Sam Altman and including investors Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto. [167] [168]

In April 2015, Broadus became a minority investor in his first investment venture Eaze, a California-based weed delivery startup that promises to deliver medical marijuana to persons' doorsteps in less than 10 minutes. [169] [170] [171]

In October 2015, Broadus launched his new digital media business, Merry Jane, that focuses on news about marijuana. "Merry Jane is cannabis 2.0", he said in a promotional video for the media source. "A crossroads of pot culture, business, politics, health." [172]

In November 2015, Broadus announced his new brand of cannabis products, Leafs By Snoop. The line of branded products includes marijuana flowers, concentrates and edibles. "Leafs By Snoop is truly the first mainstream cannabis brand in the world and proud to be a pioneer", Snoop Dogg said. "LBS is blazing a trail for the industry." In such a way, Broadus became the first major celebrity to brand and market a line of legal marijuana products. [173]

On March 30, 2016, Broadus was reported to be considering purchasing the famed soul food restaurant chain Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles out of bankruptcy. [174]

In 2019, Snoop Dogg ventured into the video game business, creating his own Esports league. He named it the "Gangsta Gaming League". [175] [176]

Largest paradise cocktail

At the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival on May 26, 2018, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Kendall Coleman, Kim Kaechele and Michael Voltaggio set the Guinness World Record for the largest paradise cocktail. Measuring 550 liters (150 U.S. gal 120 imp gal), the "Gin and Juice" drink was mixed from 180 1.75-liter (0.46 U.S. gal 0.38 imp gal) bottles of gin, 156 1-liter (0.26 U.S. gal 0.22 imp gal) bottles of apricot brandy and 28 1-U.S.-gallon (3.8 L 0.83 imp gal) jugs of orange juice. [177] [178]

Reported volume and content

Time reported its total volume as ". more than 132 gallons, according to Guinness. ", following with an embedded tweet by Liam Mayclem via GWR (the Guinness World Records' official Twitter account), showing a reply from GWR to its own tweet stating "[t]he cocktail contained 180 bottles of Hendricks gin, 154 bottles of apricot brandy and 38 3.78 litre jugs of orange juice. " [179]

Mixmag, NME and USA Today published the same content quantities as GWR's tweet. [180] [181] [182] with Mixmag reporting that "[a]ccording to Guinness the cocktail measured at 132 gallons." [180] NME states that the total volume was ". more than 132 gallons" [181] and USA Today's European website states that "[a] Guinness World Records official was on hand to certify the record of the 550 liter cocktail." [182]

Billboard published that ". the concoction required 180 handles of Hendricks gin, resulting in a gigantic beverage. ". [183]

Shortly after graduating from high school in 1989, Broadus was arrested for possession of cocaine and for the following three years was frequently in and out of prison. [13] In 1990, he was convicted of felony possession of drugs and possession for sale. [184]

While recording Doggystyle in August 1993, Snoop Dogg was arrested in connection with the death of a member of a rival gang who was allegedly shot and killed by Snoop Dogg's bodyguard Snoop Dogg had been temporarily living in an apartment complex in the Palms neighborhood in the West Los Angeles region, in the intersection of Vinton Avenue and Woodbine Street - the location of the shooting. Both men were charged with murder, as Snoop Dogg was purportedly driving the vehicle from which the gun was fired. Johnnie Cochran defended them. [185] Both Snoop Dogg and his bodyguard were acquitted in February 20, 1996. [186]

In July 1993, Snoop Dogg was stopped for a traffic violation and a firearm was found by police during a search of his car. In February 1997, he pleaded guilty to possession of a handgun and was ordered to record three public service announcements, pay a $1,000 fine, and serve three years' probation. [187] [188] [189]

In September 2006, Snoop Dogg was detained at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California by airport security, after airport screeners found a collapsible police baton in Snoop's carry-on bag. Donald Etra, Snoop's lawyer, told deputies the baton was a prop for a musical sketch. Snoop was sentenced to three years' probation and 160 hours of community service for the incident starting in September 2007. [190] Snoop Dogg was arrested again in October 2006 at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank after being stopped for a traffic infraction he was arrested for possession of a firearm and for suspicion of transporting an unspecified amount of marijuana, according to a police statement. [191] The following month, after taping an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he was arrested again for possession of marijuana, cocaine and a firearm. Two members of Snoop's entourage, according to the Burbank police statement, were admitted members of the Rollin 20's Crips gang, and were arrested on separate charges. [192] In April 2007, he was given a three-year suspended sentence, five years' probation, and 800 hours of community service after pleading no contest to two felony charges of drug and gun possession by a convicted felon. He was also prohibited from hiring anyone with a criminal record or gang affiliation as a security guard or a driver. [184]

On April 26, 2006, Snoop Dogg and members of his entourage were arrested after being turned away from British Airways' first class lounge at Heathrow Airport in London, England. Snoop and his party were denied entry to the lounge due to some members flying in economy class. After being escorted outside, the group got in a fight with the police and vandalized a duty-free shop. [193] Seven police officers were injured during the incident. After a night in jail, Snoop and the other men were released on bail the next day, but he was unable to perform a scheduled concert in Johannesburg. [194] On May 15, the Home Office decided that Snoop Dogg would be denied entry to the United Kingdom for the foreseeable future, and his British visa was denied the following year. [195] [196] [197] As of March 2010, Snoop Dogg was allowed back into the UK. [198] The entire group was banned from British Airways "for the foreseeable future”. [199]

In April 2007, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship banned him from entering the country on character grounds, citing his prior criminal convictions. [200] He had been scheduled to appear at the MTV Australia Video Music Awards on April 29, 2007. [201] The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship lifted the ban in September 2008 and had granted him a visa to tour Australia. The DIAC said: "In making this decision, the department weighed his criminal convictions against his previous behaviour while in Australia, recent conduct – including charity work – and any likely risk to the Australian community . We took into account all relevant factors and, on balance, the department decided to grant the visa." [202]

Snoop was banned from entering Norway for two years in July 2012 after entering the country the month before in possession of 8 grams (0.3 oz) of marijuana and an undeclared 227,000 kr in cash, or about US$24,900 as of August 2018. [203] [204] [205]

Snoop Dogg, after performing for a concert in Uppsala, Sweden on July 25, 2015, was pulled over and detained by Swedish police for allegedly using illegal drugs, violating a Swedish law enacted in 1988, which criminalized the recreational use of such substances – therefore making even being under the influence of any illegal/controlled substance a crime itself without possession. During the detention, he was taken to the police station to perform a drug test and was released shortly afterwards. The rapid test was positive for traces of narcotics, and he was potentially subject to fines depending on the results of more detailed analysis. [206] [207] Although final results "strongly" indicated drug use, the charges were ultimately dropped because it could not be proven that he was in Sweden when he consumed the substances. [208] The rapper uploaded several videos on the social networking site Instagram, criticizing the police for alleged racial profiling police spokesman Daniel Nilsson responded to the accusations, saying, "we don't work like that in Sweden." He declared in the videos, "Niggas got me in the back of police car right now in Sweden, cuz,” and "Pulled a nigga over for nothing, taking us to the station where I've got to go pee in a cup for nothin'. I ain't done nothin'. All I did was came to the country and did a concert, and now I've got to go to the police station. For nothin'!" He announced to his Swedish fanbase that he would no longer go on tour in the country due to the incident. [209] [210] [211]

Snoop Dogg has also been arrested and fined three times for misdemeanor possession of marijuana: in Los Angeles in 1998, [212] Cleveland, Ohio in 2001, [213] and Sierra Blanca, Texas in 2010. [214]

In the Death Row Records bankruptcy case, Snoop Dogg lost $2 million. [215]

  • Doggystyle (1993)
  • Tha Doggfather (1996)
  • Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998)
  • No Limit Top Dogg (1999)
  • Tha Last Meal (2000)
  • Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss (2002)
  • R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece (2004)
  • Tha Blue Carpet Treatment (2006)
  • Ego Trippin' (2008)
  • Malice n Wonderland (2009)
  • Doggumentary (2011)
  • Reincarnated (2013)
  • Bush (2015)
  • Coolaid (2016)
  • Neva Left (2017)
  • Bible of Love (2018)
  • I Wanna Thank Me (2019)
  • From tha Streets 2 tha Suites (2021)
  • Tha Eastsidaz with Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
  • Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way with Tha Eastsidaz (2001)
  • The Hard Way with 213 (2004)
  • Mac & Devin Go to High School with Wiz Khalifa (2011)
  • 7 Days of Funk with 7 Days of Funk (2013)
  • Royal Fam with Tha Broadus Boyz (2013) [44]
  • Cuzznz with Daz Dillinger (2016)
Films
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Murder Was the Case: The Movie Himself Main role
1996 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate Himself Cameo
1998 Half Baked Scavenger Smoker
1998 Ride Mente
1999 Urban Menace Preacher Caleb Main role
1999 Whiteboyz Himself Cameo
1999 Hot Boyz C-Dawg
2000 The Wrecking Crew Dra-Man Main role
2000 Up in Smoke Tour Himself Concert film
2001 Training Day Blue
2001 Baby Boy Rodney
2001 Bones Jimmy Bones Main role
2001 The Wash Dee Loc Main role
2003 Old School Himself Cameo
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted Ronnie Rizzat Voice role
2003 Bigg Snoop Dogg: Raw 'N Uncut Vol. 1 [216] Himself Main role
2004 Starsky & Hutch Huggy Bear Brown
2004 Soul Plane Captain Antoine Mack
2005 Racing Stripes Lightning Voice role
2005 The Tenants Willie Spearmint Main role
2005 Boss'n Up Corde Christopher Main role
2007 Arthur and the Invisibles Max Voice role
2008 Singh Is Kinng Himself Bollywood movie
2009 Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder Himself Voice role
2009 Falling Up Raul
2009 Brüno Himself
2009 Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard Max Voice role
2011 The Big Bang Puss
2012 We the Party Big D
2012 Mac & Devin Go to High School Mac Johnson Main role
2013 Turbo Smooth Move Voice role
2013 Reincarnated Himself Documentary
2013 Scary Movie 5 Ja'Marcus
2014 The Distortion of Sound Himself
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Himself
2015 The Culture High Himself
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Himself
2017 Grow House Himself
2018 Future World Love Lord
2019 The Beach Bum Lingerie
2019 Trouble Snoop Voice role
2019 Dolemite Is My Name Roj
2020 Unbelievable. Major LeGrande Bushe
2020 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Himself
2021 All-Star Weekend Himself Post-production [217]
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1993–1994 The Word Himself 2 episodes
1994 Martin Himself Episode: "No Love Lost"
1997 The Steve Harvey Show Himself Episode: "I Do, I Don't"
2001 King of the Hill Alabaster Jones Episode: "Ho Yeah!"
2001 Just Shoot Me Himself Episode: "Finch in the Dogg House"
2002–2003 Doggy Fizzle Televizzle Himself 8 episodes
2003 Playmakers Big E Episode: "Tenth of a Second"
2003 Crank Yankers Himself Episode: "Snoop Dogg & Kevin Nealon"
2004 Chappelle's Show Puppet Dangle/Himself Episode 10
2004 Las Vegas Himself Episode: "Two of a Kind"
2004 The Bernie Mac Show Calvin Episode: "Big Brother"
2004 The L Word Slim Daddy Episodes: "Luck, Next Time" & "Liberally"
2004 2004 Spike Video Game Awards Host/Himself TV special
2006 Weeds Himself Episode: "MILF Money"
2007–2009 Snoop Dogg's Father Hood Himself 2 seasons, 18 episodes
2007 Monk Murderuss Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Rapper"
2008, 2010, 2013 One Life to Live Himself 3 episodes
Wrote and produced theme song [218]
2009 Dogg After Dark Himself 1 season, 7 episodes
2009 2015 WWE Raw Host/Himself TV special
2010 The Boondocks Macktastic Episode: "Bitches to Rags"
2010 Big Time Rush Himself Episode: "Big Time Christmas"
2011 90210 Himself Episode: "Blue Naomi"
2011 The Cleveland Show Himself Episode: "Back to Cool"
2014 Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Himself Guest appearance
2014 Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Himself Guest appearance
2015 Snoop & Son, a Dad's Dream Himself 1 season, 5 episodes
2015 Sanjay and Craig [219] Street Dogg Episode: "Street Dogg"
2015 Show Me the Money 4 [220] Himself Episode 4
2016–2017 Trailer Park Boys Himself 5 episodes
2016 Lip Sync Battle Himself Episode: "Snoop Dogg vs Chris Paul"
2016–present Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party Himself Co-host
2017 The Simpsons Himself Episode: "The Great Phatsby"
2017 Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Himself Guest appearances
2017 The Joker's Wild Himself Host
2018 Coach Snoop Himself All 8 Episodes of Netflix documentary
2018 Sugar Himself Episode: "Snoop Dogg surprises a young father who is working to turn his life around."
2019 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit P.T. Banks Episode: "Diss"
2019 American Dad! Tommie Tokes Episode: "Jeff and the Dank Ass Weed Factory"
2020 F Is for Family Rev. Sugar Squires Voice episode: "R is For Rosie"
2020 Utopia Falls The Archive Series regular
2020 Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special Himself Television special
2021 Black Mafia Family Pastor Swift Upcoming series
Stage play
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Redemption of a Dogg Himself Musical tour
Video games
Year Title Voice role Notes
2003 True Crime: Streets of LA Himself Playable character
2004 Def Jam: Fight for NY Crow Likeness
2012 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Himself Likeness
2013 Way of the Dogg Himself Likeness
2013 Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Announcer (DLC) Likeness
2015 Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff Himself Playable character
2019 Madden NFL 20 Himself Playable character
2019 NHL 20 Himself Occasional announcer
Biographical film portrayals
Year Title Portrayed by Notes
2009 Notorious Anwan Glover Biographical film about the Notorious B.I.G.
2015 Straight Outta Compton Lakeith Stanfield Biographical film about N.W.A
2017 All Eyez on Me Jarrett Ellis Biographical film about Tupac Shakur

Snoop Dogg was also a judge for the 7th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers. [221]


Jennifer Aniston wears sheer dress at SAG Awards: 'I wonder if [she] knows how visible everything is'

Hollywood exes Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were photographed having a tender moment backstage after each won SAG Awards. Pitt won for 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' while Aniston won for 'The Morning Show.'

Jennifer Aniston's reaction to ex-husband Brad Pitt at the SAG Awards wasn't the only reason why the "Friends" actress made headlines at the Sunday night show.

The actress, 50, turned heads in her hip-hugging white satin slip dress from Christian Dior by John Galliano.

Aniston took home the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series in Apple TV's ''The Morning Show.''

Jennifer Aniston attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Aniston confidently walked the red carpet in the silky dress and her appearance quickly lit up Twitter when eagle-eyed fans pointed out the outfit left very little to the imagination.

Aniston attends opted for a Christian Dior dress for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. (Amy Sussman/WireImage)

"Jennifer Aniston wearing a white dress with no bra while Brad Pitt is in the room is the mood I’m going for in 2020," one person tweeted.

"I wonder if Jennifer Aniston knows how visible everything is in that dress," wrote another.

"can see jennifer aniston’s nipples thru her dress not sure how to feel," one person noted.

"I know way too much about Jennifer Aniston's breasts thanks to her dress."

Later in the night, Aniston and Pitt were snapped backstage looking happy as ever as they reunited to talk about their respective SAG Award wins. In one photo of their backstage chat, both are smiling as Aniston speaks to her ex while touching his arms. Another photo shows him holding onto her wrist as she walks away with her hand on his chest.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston attend the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Turner)

Brad and Jen married in 2000 but split in 2005 after he got together with his “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” co-star Angelina Jolie. Pitt and Jolie married in 2014 but split in 2016. In 2019, their divorce was finalized.


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Why Do So Many People Hate Gwyneth Paltrow? Let Us Count the Ways

Gwyneth Paltrow may have just had the honor of world’s most beautiful woman bestowed upon her by People magazine, but she won another, less coveted, title recently: most hated celebrity.

You probably get the "most beautiful" part: tall, thin, blond, perfect teeth, perfect skin. But if the "most hated" part has you scratching your head (who could hate the girl from "Shallow Hal" who used to date Brad Pitt and won an Academy Award?), allow us to explain.

Thanks to Gwyneth’s recent stab at becoming a lifestyle/nutrition/fashion/travel/parenting expert with her personal blog, paid apps, multiple cookbooks, advice-laden interviews, and strong feelings about gluten, the mom of two has been sharing her tips and tricks with the world, proving along the way to be a bit out of touch with the way most of the population lives and landing herself a reputation as an elitist.

No “I’m a celebrity, but I’m just like you, average working mom!” fakery here. More like "I’m a celebrity, but I’m just like you, wealthy person who can afford a personal trainer and is probably looking for a good organic wine bar to visit during your next jaunt to Paris."

Read on for the top 10 examples of why the Oscar winner ticks off the rest of us.

10. She has her own pizza oven … and she wants you to know about it.
"We've got a wood-burning pizza oven in the garden -- a luxury, I know," she wrote in her 2011 cookbook "My Father’s Daughter," “but it's one of the best investments I've ever made." She also touted it on her goop blog: "As a home cook, one of the best things I've ever done was to build a wood burning oven in the back yard. I use this thing all the time, especially now that it is spring." Grrr. Pass the Pizza Hut.

9. She couldn't get through an interview without breaking into a yoga routine.
During a 2012 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, during which she addressed her detox plan gluten, dairy, and sugar, allergies and being in tune with her adrenal cortex, it became clear Gwyneth had been popping good-for-your-posture yoga poses while the writer was interviewing her. You may be able to get through an hour or two without stretching, but for Paltrow, it’s out of the question. "Gwyneth's calm beauty is striking, as is her extraordinary discipline," the article’s author gushed. "As she falls naturally into yoga stretches during the course of the conversation, supple as a cat, you realize that this is a woman for whom working out has become essential." Clearly.

8. She thinks she’s a 'bad mutha.'
Paltrow told the London Evening Standard earlier this month that when hubby Chris Martin isn't home, “I turn on the hip-hop -- I'm like a bad mutha rapping along to every word as I cook." Ugh.

7. She refused to walk down the street once. (Hey, Gwyneth likes to pay for her exercise, remember?)
Last April, when an event at her designer pal Stella McCartney’s boutique continued with a dinner at an eatery four doors down, she had her chauffeur drive her while the rest of the guests, including her own husband, Chris Martin Miranda Kerr and a then-74-year-old Jane Fonda, walked. Her rep said she wanted to drive to avoid the paps. Likely story.

6. She can cook for dozens without batting an eye (while you’re struggling to get dinner on the table for a family of four).
"After three years of hard work, my cookbook is finished, and in stores!” she wrote on goop when her first book of recipes was published in April 2011. “To celebrate the release, I made dinner for 60 friends and foodies.” We're going to cook dinner for 60 friends and foodies too some day. We just have to make 60 friends first. All of whom are foodies. And then publish a cookbook. So maybe this won't actually happen.

5. She insists that you too can have flawless skin like she does … you just have to go to France.
"Many of the absolute best beauty products I've found come from regular French pharmacies," the "Iron Man" leading lady insisted on her blog in January 2011. "I always stock up on these items when I’m in France or ask friends to bring some back when they’re passing through. Below is a list of all of my favorites." Because really, who among us doesn't have a friend heading to Paris on a regular basis?

4. She insulted the cupboards of Americans everywhere.
"I would rather die than let my kids eat Cup-a-Soup," she once told Conan O’Brien. Well, then you’d have motherless children, Gwyneth. Motherless children who might very well eat Cup-a-Soup. And then what?

3. She likes to think of her body as an inspiration to the rest of us.
"It's so much easier to sit home and not exercise and criticize other people. What I love is inspiring people,” the actress said in Elle’s September 2011 issue. “People come up to me and say, 'I want to have two kids and wear a bathing suit and not feel terrible about myself. I see how hard you work and it makes me feel like I can do that too.'" Thanks, Gwynnie!

2. She explained her reasoning for launching goop … and it's just as ridiculous as we imagined.
“When you go to Paris and your concierge sends you to some. restaurant because they get a kickback, it's like, no. Where should I really be?” the unabashedly fit 40-year-old shared in the same issue of Elle. "Where is the great bar with organic wine? Where do I get a bikini wax in Paris? People know that I know that. " Yes, you do!

1. She shared her picks for spring wardrobe must-haves with goop readers earlier this year. And If you decided to actually buy every one of her recommendations, you'd have to shell out nearly half a million dollars.
Turns out $800 Valentino iPad cases, $3,570 leather jackets, $1,150 Gucci sunglasses, and $475 hand-woven shorts really do add up. We can hear the conversations in kitchens across America now. “Sorry, Billy. We really wanted to send you to college but mommy took Gwyneth Paltrow's wardrobe advice a few years back. It was probably the wrong decision, but at least you'll always know you had the most fashionable mom in the PTA."


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