Will Snoop Dogg perform at Soul playoff game? Fo' shizzle!

Snoop Dogg will be joined by Biz Markie, who will perform at halftime. associated press
Snoop Dogg will be joined by Biz Markie, who will perform at halftime. associated press
Posted: July 12, 2012

Snoop Dogg will perform a 30-minute concert after the Philadelphia Soul's first-round Arena Football League playoff game July 28 at the Wells Fargo Center.

Joining Snoop will be Biz Markie, of "Just a Friend" fame, who will perform that hit and a few other tunes at halftime.

Snoop's show is free to those who attend that game as well as to all season ticketholders. VIP meet-and-greet passes are available for an additional cost.

Snoop is a youth-football coach, and his son Cordell is a football star at Diamond Bar High in California who received a scholarship offer to play at UCLA.

For tickets to the playoff game, or to the Soul's final regular-season game — July 22 against the Utah Blaze — call 215-253-4900, or visit philadelphiasoul.com.

Congratulations to Fox 29 "Good Day" anchor Sheinelle Jones and husband Uche Ojeh, whose twins, a boy (5 pounds 10 ounces) and a girl (5 pounds 7 ounces), were born around 11 a.m. Tuesday. We're told that mom and babies are doing well and that names have not been picked out yet. The babies have a brother named Kayin, who is almost 3.

Marlton actress Andrea Langi will be seen in Sunday's premiere of USA's "Political Animals" in an important if not lengthy role. She plays the Playboy model who sleeps with the president (Ciaran Hinds), causing his wife (Sigourney Weaver) to divorce him.

Weaver goes on to become secretary of state. The series shot in the area for the past several months. Langi's last major role was in "The Wrestler," in which she had a bathroom sex scene and a morning-after scene with Mickey Rourke.

Charitably minded

Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence's "Let's Go Eat" quote parlayed him into being a spokesman for Glassboro, N.J.'s Liscio's Bakery. From noon to 1 p.m. July 24, Pence and the Phillie Phanatic will appear at Liscio's for a canned-food drive for Philabundance. The first 200 people to bring canned goods will get Pence's autograph.

Tony Roni's Pizza is also teaming up with Philabundance with its 93 Days of Summer campaign.

Since June 21, Tony "Roni" Altomare has donated $1 from every tomato pie sold at his seven area locations to Philabundance. Hashtag Multimedia organized both partnerships to benefit the Delaware Valley's largest hunger-relief organization.

Horror business

"Cross Bearer," a horror movie about a maniac who preys on strippers, screens at 7 p.m. on, appropriately enough, Friday the 13th at the Trocadero (1003 Arch).

The film is half of a double feature by director Adam Ahlbrandt to be released in the fall, with demonic-possession film "The Cemetery" filling the second half. To attend Friday's free screening R.S.V.P. to CrosseteryRSVP@gmail.com.

"Cross Bearer" is narrated by Fishbone singer Angelo Moore, for whom Backseat Conceptions, which produced the film, just shot a music video. Moore will also be filmed July 20 at the Warped Tour at the Susquehanna Bank Center for "Punk Rock Holocaust 3."

Backseat, which celebrated its 10th anniversary making movies in Philadelphia, soon shoots a video for funk veterans Trouble Funk. The company also just finished six months of work for Comcast-owned PhillyInFocus.com.

Ahlbrandt and Backseat producer Doug Sakmann are also working on "A Night Under the Lights," shooting now in town and starring Tony Luke Jr., Shaun Paul Costello and Joe Gariffo. It's a gritty drama about a baseball player injured in his first at-bat.

‘Step Up' and vote

Teens from the new "Dancin' on Air" show recently performed a flash-mob dance as part of the Wawa Welcome America! festival. Now they hope their routine wins a "Step Up Revolution" contest on YouTube, in which the winning city receives a premiere screening of the dance film, which opens July 27. You can view and vote for the Philly submission online at YouTube.com/StepUpMovie. The group is to perform its routine at halftime of the July 22 Soul-Blaze game at the Wells Fargo Center, says Dancin' on Air casting director Patti Claffy.

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