Snoop Lion will star in One Life To Live. The rapper-turned-reggae artist will produce and perform the theme song for production company Prospect Park's revival of the legendary soap and will appear as himself on the show.
"We're thrilled to have the support of such an iconic artist, like Snoop Lion. To have him write and produce the theme song for this series and to have the amazingly talented Iza Lach on board, is just incredible. We are extremely grateful and excited for fans to hear the new theme song and of course catch Snoop Lion in upcoming episodes," Jeff Kwatinetz, chairman and CEO of Prospect Park.
Other stars set to appear in the revamped show include Jersey Shore's Jenni "JWoww" Farley and High School Musical's Corbin Bleu, who was thrilled to work with Snoop. "Fantastic day yesterday on the set of @onelifetolive with @snooplion #coolestguyever #OLTLPremiers 4/29 on @hulu (sic)," he wrote on Twitter.
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Snoop Dogg has blasted The Voice.
The "Sweat" rapper has laid into the singing show - where judges don't see what contestants look like before picking them - because he believes you need more than a good voice to be a star.
"The Voice producers don't understand that you need more than a voice to be an artist," he said. Referring to two acts who have come from other reality TV shows, he added, "You could have the best voice ever but be as boring as hell. I don't see it producing a One Direction or Susan Boyle."
The rapper has previously said he is keen to start his own talent search show, based around finding stars from underprivileged areas of the US. "The American Idol and X Factor shows, they're great shows. But I think I need to make a show like that, directed straight to the hood. To the artists that don't get the attention, that don't have the money to make themselves representable. This raw talent and ability. I'm looking for a deal from one of you TV networks to give Snoop Dogg his own hood TV show where I can find America's hottest hood artists," he said in 2011.
Snoop Dogg might not get a chance to play a vampire in True Blood anytime soon, but he did just pay a special visit to Bon Temps.
If you failed to watch past the credits after last night’s episode, you may have missed Snoop’s musical love letter to Merlotte’s own telepathic waitress. In “Oh Sookie,” the rapper sings: “Oh Sookie, can I take you away?/ You ever been to LA?/ Come and play on my team / We’ll do it in the daytime / Bill won’t know a thing.”
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Every year, Grammys are awarded to the music industry’s best, brightest and most tuneful. Many songbirds showed off their stuff on the big stage, but first they had to walk down the red carpet and past the cameras. Which stars made music with their fashion…and which celebs hit a sour note?
Find out who wore what after the jump.
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Rap mogul Snoop Dogg appeared on Martha Stewart Living this week to give her a little vocabulary lesson and show off his cooking skills. Oh, yeah, and he was also promoting the second season of his highly entertaining reality program, Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood.
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For most people who watch soap operas, the shows you follow are sort of like religion: you are usually exposed by a parent when you are young and you usually go through a period in your life (or several, for that matter) when you lose your faith. When I was a child, my mother (the most interesting person I know, by the way) watched General Hospital and One Life To Live. And so I started watching those two ABC soaps. In fact I remember some summers when I was 11 or 12 where my whole day centered around catching the latest news from Llanview or Port Charles. (This is a fact I find extremely disturbing now that I am an adult and parent of two small daughters.)
Though American Idol’s charity extravaganza won’t air until Wednesday, much of the show has been pre-taped…and thus, it’s already happened. Want to know who showed up to sing what? Want to know more about the money the event wants to raise? Want to know what’s going to happen…before it does? Keep reading or turn back now - spoilers to follow.
Last year’s Idol Gives Back spectacular raised more than $75 million for various charitable organizations and even helped FOX score an honorary Emmy award. The official financial statement for the event will be released in May. This year’s goal is to raise at least $100 million in funds for charity. To kick off the night and begin the event, the Top 8 Idols performed Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music.”
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If celebs need to get themselves seen, they may want to start hitting up the hot spots in Llanview.
Over the past few months, One Life to Live has seen a score of musical performers travel through its Pennsylvanian town. Last October, Timbaland hit the stage at Capricorn, a hip night club on the show. One month ago, Mary J. Blige performed during two episodes of the daytime drama. Now it’s Snoop’s chance to bring the house down.
The star of Father Hood will take the mike during the next sweeps period. Snoop Dogg will perform several songs from his new album in another two-day stint. The rapper will also serve up his own treatment of OLTL‘s opening theme and lend his acting skills to the ABC soap.
You can check out Snoop’s gig at Ultra Violet on May 8th and 9th.
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American Idol will continue it’s self-serving humanitarian efforts with another star-studded Idol Gives Back event this year. I gotta tell you, I watched every minute of the charitable broadcast last year and the only thing I was impressed with was Jack Black. During the Thursday elimination show, Ryan Seacrest started to rattle off the big names which will be associated with the big event this year.
As the crowd screamed and Seacrest cheekily grinned, he spit out attention-grabbing names like Brad Pitt, Miley Cyrus, Reese Witherspoon, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry. He slipped Snoop Dogg in there, too, and that’s when I started screaming. Love the Dogg. Love him. Now, I have a reason to watch the event. Thanks, Snoop.
Believe me, the list of names will only get longer and longer as the Idol Gives Back date of April 9 draws near. They’ll over-promote it the point that we’ll all get sick, and then they’ll do the show and suck a good two hours of TV time out of it. It sounds tedious, I know…but don’t forget, Snoop will be there. He brings a certain cool cachet Idol couldn’t hope to achieve otherwise. Way to luck out, FOX.
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Need a cure for the rerun blues? Forget about network and don’t worry about repeats - if you’ve never seen the show, it’s not a rerun to you. Get acquainted with some of the shows you may not even know about…and in some cases, you might wonder how you ever got along without them.
Cable TV offers plenty of diversion, and sure a lot of shows get repeated. But in the middle of a writers strike while studios scramble to find anything to put on the tube, those obscure (and hilarious) cable shows may just become the saving grace of evening TV watching. Check out four relatively obscure, yet hysterical, cable shows and find out just how fun reruns can be.
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