March 2, 2010 |
Like the large-living criminals who inspired them, gangsta rappers tend to have a short life span. Success isn't the problem, since even the wealthiest ex-thug has a rich well of violent incidents to draw on (and plenty more to invent once those run dry). It's a simple matter of aging: Who wants to hear some guy in his late 30s talk about shooting cops and smoking weed? As it turns out, plenty of people, at least when the rapper in question is Snoop Dogg, who plied his trade at the TLA on Sunday night.
June 27, 2012 |
MICHAEL VICK didn't mince words when he spoke at the NFL's rookie symposium Monday. According to NFL.com, Vick spoke openly about the time he spent in jail for torturing and killing dogs and his role in a dogfighting ring. "As I sat in a prison cell, I understood why I was in there. That's bad. You don't want to end up that way. True story: I could see it all coming. I could see it happening. I thought about it. I asked myself, ‘Should I stop doing what I was doing?' And I didn't stop.
July 31, 2012 |
Batman held on to his lofty box-office perch over the weekend, as The Dark Knight Rises clocked in with a gate of a little more than $64 million. Still, that was a 60 percent decline from the film's opening weekend receipts of $160.9 mil. Total take in the first 10 days of release for the final installment in Christopher Nolan 's trilogy now stands at $289 million. That's well behind the initial 10-day total of $313.8 million of its 2008 predecessor, The Dark Knight . Second place in the box-office sweeps went to Ice Age: Continental Drift , with $13.3 million in its third week.
October 28, 2006 |
Dick Clark will rock in the new year again Dick Clark, the icon of eternal adolescence, will rock in another new year on national TV. The 76-year-old will cohost the annual New Year's Rockin' Eve program, which he created in 1972. Ryan Seacrest and musical guest Christina Aguilera will help the former host of American Bandstand welcome 2007. Clark missed the show two years ago when he suffered a stroke but returned last New Year's Eve. American Idol host Seacrest, 31, who cohosted last year, is the heir apparent to Clark's Rockin' Eve throne.
January 9, 2005 |
Two actors who embody the term Hollywood glamour couple are splitting up. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have separated after 4 1/2 years of marriage but remain "committed and caring friends," the couple said Friday. "We would like to announce that after seven years together, we have decided to formally separate," the couple said in a joint statement released by Pitt's publicist, Cindy Guagenti. "For those who follow these sorts of things, we would like to explain that our separation is not the result of any speculation reported by the tabloid media.
February 8, 2005 |
SO MICHAEL Jackson's father is blaming "racism" for his ghoulish son's persistent legal and personal problems. Joe Jackson has told CBS News' "48 Hours": "This is just the United States. All the rest of the countries, all over the world, are proud of Michael. It's here we have the most trouble out of them. It is racism. " After millions of Americans of all races propelled Michael Jackson to fame and fortune, we are now supposed to believe that this nation's unparalleled intolerance for black people led to the King of Pop's fall from grace.
May 3, 1998 |
Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke got married at a New York cathedral decorated with lilacs, cherry blossoms and candles lining the bride's walk up the aisle, the New York Post reported yesterday. The actors exchanged vows Friday night at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, a church in upper Manhattan touted as the world's largest Gothic cathedral. Invited guests included Richard Gere and other celebrities, the newspaper said. Thurman, who is pregnant, wore a plus-size Vera Wang wedding gown.
October 18, 2002 |
Calvin Broadus wants to protect his kids. I find myself of two minds about that. Part of me wants to slap him on the back in congratulations. Another part just wants to slap him. If his name sounds familiar, there's a reason. To disciples of hip-hop and other jiggy people - and I know that you, dear reader, embody the very height of jigginess - Broadus is better known as Snoop Dogg, one of the lords of hard-core, or gangsta, rap. Recently, he did a surprising thing - he pronounced himself clean and sober.
December 12, 2004 |
Coach Snoop? That's Snoop Dogg's role in real life - and in a movie of that name in the works from 20th Century Fox, based on the rapper's experiences coaching his son's youth football team. Fox has paid $1 million for the story, according to the Hollywood Reporter, besting rival bidders Sony and Paramount. Snoop will star and be executive producer. The Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus) is, well, hot. His hit "Drop It Like It's Hot," featuring equally sizzling producer Pharrell, is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
April 28, 2006 |
ASPIRING AUTHOR Snoop Dogg (aka Calvin Broadus) was released on bail yesterday after a brawl over access to a first-class lounge at London's Heathrow Airport. The fracas injured seven police officers, according to his lawyers. Snoop attorney Peter Binning declined to reveal the amount of money posted for the rapper's bail, and said that Snoop has not been charged. London police responded late Wednesday to reports of a disturbance involving 30 people at British Airways' first-class lounge.