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Rapper Snoop Dogg has mistakenly promoted the Romanian village of Bogata by tagging himself there on Instagram.
He posted an image which appeared to show he was in Bogata in the center of Romania.
Snoop Dogg was actually one letter out – an extra A instead of an O – and more than 6,000 miles away in the Colombian capital Bogota.
Bogata saw immediate interest with even a new website popping up.
The website’s creators described it as “the perfect place to be if you want to relax in nature and take in all it has to offer”.
Romanians got excited, thinking Snoop Dogg was in their country on a surprise trip.
However, others spotted Snoop Dogg’s mistake and one pointed out: “I think you should edit your location.”
The new Visit Bogata website describes the village of 2,000 as the “best place for chillin’ in Romania”.
There is a problem, though: there’s no hotel in the village, so visitors are advised to bring a sleeping bag.
“The village is situated on the river Mureș, offering all that nature has to offer. You can camp there or even ask a villager for housing, if you feel like learning more on the location from its inhabitants,” the website said.
If they get hungry they can feast on a twist of the famous Hungarian goulash.
The website says: “We can trace it back to older times, when it is believed that Hungarian shepherds ate similar food to fill up and gain energy for a full day.”
Bogata mayor Laszlo Barta realized Snoop’s tag confusion was a handy way to promote his town.
“It was a mistake but it’s a good advert for us.”
Snoop Dogg is suing Pabst Brewing, saying the beer maker owes him money from the sale of the company and its beer line in 2014.
In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus Jr., is seeking 10% of the net sales paid to Pabst for its Colt 45 malt beer line in the sale.
Snoop Dogg had signed a three-year deal to endorse the beer line in 2011.
Under his contract, the rapper was to receive a portion of the sale of the brand if Pabst sold it before January 2016.
The sale of Pabst to beer entrepreneur Eugene Kashper and investment firm TSG Consumer Partners was finalized in November, but no purchase price was announced.
Snoop Dogg’s lawyer, Alex Weingarten, however, states in the lawsuit that the beer company was sold for $700 millio, according to AP. The sale price of the beer, called Blast by Colt 45, was not disclosed.
The rapper had a payment of $250,000 for the contract and received another $20,000 for every 10th mention he made of the beer on social media, TV or during a concert.
Pabst, the maker of beers like Old Milwaukee and Schlitz, said in a statement that it had not been contacted by Snoop Dogg or his representatives about the proceed claims.
“We are investigating the matter and would be happy to talk to Snoop or his representatives to try to get to the bottom of this,” the Associated Press quoted the statement as saying.
Psy decided switching genres would be his best bet for another hit with his latest single so he teamed with Snoop Dogg on the hip-hop track Hangover.
The Hangover video, which debuted Sunday on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Psy’s YouTube channel, serves as a lesson in Asian hangover remedies.
“This video is not about dance moves, but it’s about like culture exchanging,” Psy said.
The South Korean pop star said Snoop Dogg signed on immediately after only hearing the song’s title.
Psy teamed with Snoop Dogg on the hip-hop track Hangover
Psy signed with Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, after Gangnam Style’s initial success. He said he appreciates Scooter Braun’s guidance and impressive drinking abilities.
“He is the most strongest tolerance with alcohol among Americans,” Psy said.
“Asians drink really hard and really mixing everything and really drinking hard every day. So literally I was kind of like unbeatable person with the alcohol before I meet Scooter.”
Psy will return to his EDM roots on a new EP, due later this year. But this time he plans to include more English lyrics.
“People always comparing my new thing with <<Gangnam Style>>, which is unbeatable,” Psy said in a recent interview at YouTube Space LA.
“That means I have a severe, heavy pressure on my shoulder. … In that way I don’t like the song.”
Gangnam Style recently surpassed 2 billion views, a record for YouTube. The South Korean pop star also holds the record for most views in a day with 38 million for his Gangnam Style follow up Gentleman.
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Snoop Dogg fist bumped with Secretary of State John Kerry during a party in early December hosted by the Obama Administration at the White House to honor the 2013 Kennedy Center Honorees.
The rapper took his family for the event at the White House and said: “I’ve got my wife, my daughter and we’re going to have a good time.”
Snoop Dogg fist bumped with Secretary of State John Kerry during a party at the White House
Snoop Dogg also said during a video posted by CBS: “Eastside LBC to DC, my baby boo been with me the whole way through… We at the White House doing it big.”
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Martha Stewart has revealed on Today Show how she struck up her unlikely friendship with Snoop Dogg by baking brownies together.
Martha Stewart was chatting with Today Show hosts Natalie Morales and Willie Geist about how “tight” she and Snoop Dogg are – reminiscing about their joint appearance on her Holiday show in 2009 when they made up a batch of “green” Christmas-themed brownies.
Martha Stewart has revealed on Today Show how she struck up her unlikely friendship with Snoop Dogg by baking brownies together
In response to Willie Geist’s question about whether they “hang out a lot”, Martha Stewart replied: “Oh yeah, I hang out with Snoop, [like] he has time for me. We, uh, like to bake brownies together.”
In a now famous cooking skit Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg performed together, making up a batch of the delicious chocolate cakes that have become synonymous with cannabis culture.
The two even launched into an impromptu rap of sorts as Snoop Dogg explained to the laughing audience that he and Martha Stewart were: “Trying to make some brownies, but we’re missing the most important part of the brownies.”
Martha Stewart humored the hip hop star by asking what the most important ingredient for a brownies made by Snoop Dogg would be.
“He wants green brownies. Brownish green brownies,” said Martha Stewart.
“The greener the better!” replied Snoop Dogg.
In 2008, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg tried their hands at making mashed potatoes – with Snoop questioning why she was using an electric blender to make the mash and not by hand.
On her blog, Martha Stewart posted how Snoop Dogg “taught me some of his very own language called Snoop-guistics”.
“He and his posse add <<izzles>> onto the ends of words. It’s kind of a code, or a way of communicating so that others won’t know what they’re talking about. Example: fo shizzle is how they say, for sure.”
Rapper Snoop Dogg has been banned from entering Norway for two years after trying to enter the country with a small amount of cannabis last month.
Snoop Dogg, 40, was held at Kjevik Airport while on his way to a music festival, when customs officials found he was carrying eight grams of the drug.
His lawyer said the rapper had no immediate plans to appeal against the ban.
Snoop Dogg could “live with the decision”, he added.
Snoop Dogg has been banned from entering Norway for two years after trying to enter the country with a small amount of cannabis last month
Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was also found at the time to be carrying more cash than is legally allowed in Norway and was fined 52,000 kroner after admitting the two offences.
He went on to perform at Norway’s Hove Festival.
In January, Snoop Dogg was arrested in Texas after border agents found cannabis on his tour bus. He was later released with a caution.
Snoop Dogg is currently on tour and is expected to appear at the Catalpa Festival in New York on Sunday.
Rapper Snoop Dogg launched a foul-mouthed attack on reality star Kim Kardashian in a new web video, Hollywood Reporter.
Snoop Dogg, 40, who uses his Nemo pseudonym in the clip, calls Kim Kardashian “cold blooded” and uses a series of misogynist terms to describe her.
In the video, which is running on the Hollywood Reporter, Snoop Dogg claims to be giving “advice” to Kim Kardashian’s ex husband Kris Humphries, telling him he’s just one of many men who have be burnt by the reality TV star.
Snoop Dogg name checks her other exes Reggie Bush and Ray J, the man with whom she made a notorious sex tape.
The rapper claims Kris Humphries, 26, made the mistake by marrying Kim Kardashian, 31, in the first place.
“You shouldn’t have tried to wife the b****,” Snoop Dogg says while smoking what appears to be a blunt, which is a cigar hollowed out and filled with marijuana.
“She’s cold-blooded, I’m pretty sure she’ll have a book in a month talking about all the n****s that she got and how she played them.”
Snoop Dogg, 40, who uses his Nemo pseudonym in the clip, calls Kim Kardashian “cold blooded” and uses a series of misogynist terms to describe her
The rapper continues: “So, my advice is you can’t make a ho a housewife. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel.”
Snoop Dogg makes several other crude references to Kim Kardashian.
It is unclear why Snoop Dogg decided to record the video and a spokesperson for Kim Kardashian had no comment.
Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian may be too busy celebrating to let it get her down – she has just won a recurring role on a TV show.
Kim Kardashian will appear in the fourth season of drama-comedy Drop Dead Diva – which stars Brooke D’Orsay as a lawyer who has inhabited the soul of a dead supermodel – and will begin production next month.
The reality star is in line play Nikki, who is a love interest for Ben Feldman’s alter-ego Fred, and her character is set to go into business with Stacy, who is played by former Two and a Half Men beauty April Bowlby.
Kim Kardashian wrote on her blog: “I am so excited to announce that I’ll be guest starring on <<Drop Dead Diva>> this summer. I can’t wait to get to work with everyone on set!”
Josh Berman, creator and executive producer of the programme, felt Kim Kardashian’s “humor and passion” made her the right person for the role.
He explained: “I’m ecstatic to welcome Kim to the Diva family.
“In discussing the role of Nikki with her, I’m blown away by her smarts, sense of humor, and passion. This series is all about reinvention and I’m so excited to see Kim ‘reinvented’ in the world of <<Drop Dead Diva>>.”
Kim Kardashian previously starred in Beyond the Break and had a guest role in CSI: NY.