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Posts Tagged ‘Snoop Dogg’

Sounding Out Snoop Dogg’s Social Media Team

It’s always interesting to hear from those specialists tasked with managing the social media presence of major personalities and celebrities. This field, which barely existed a few years ago, is now growing by leaps and monthly-billed bounds.

In the case of Snoop Dogg (more than four and a half million followers on Twitter, 12.1 million likes on Facebook), the social media whisperer is LA’s Cashmere Agency. Company co-founder Seung Cheung recently told Entrepreneur magazine about two platforms they are funneling people like Snoop towards:

Viddy.com allows users to record brief video clips, apply various filters and then share with their friends… We helped Snoop Dogg get started on the platform and then we aided in launching an actual Snoop Dogg-themed filter late last month…

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VH1 Pop Up Videos Reboot to Target Rap, Hip-Hop

Has it really been ten years since Pop Up Videos was on the air? Man, do we feel old.

The Hollywood Reporter‘s Marisa Guthrie reports exclusively today that the show is coming back to the VH1 airwaves, with a great new mandate. The program will now get to lampoon rap and hip-hop music videos, which were previously off-limits because they were part of the MTV sister curriculum. Co-creator Woody Thompson (pictured) is back on board with the new version, and it sounds like he’s been itching to bust out the witty bubbles:

“I have sat on the sidelines for the last decade and watched as everyone and their brother has ripped off Pop Up in some way or another, with the Internet coming out of nowhere and Twitter being hauntingly familiar and all of these devices that are using snarky, pithy text,” said Thompson.

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Trump Gets Roasted, But ‘The Situation’ Gets Burned

The Hammerstein Ballroom was packed to the brim with wannabes, has-beens and the occasional celebrity last night, as Comedy Central taped its roast of Donald Trump.

The roast, which will air next Tuesday, saw a lineup of comedians like Lisa Lampanelli and Jeff Ross, join some celebrity roasters like Marlee Matlin, Larry King and Snoop Dogg to mock one another and Trump himself.

Also in attendance: Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, but more on him later.

Trump, who made (and lost) billions in real estate and casinos, and is said to be considering a Republican presidential run, spent much of the night in a chair in the middle of the stage, glowering, as his daughter Ivanka and wife Melania watched from the audience. FishbowlNY also spotted John Legend, Ice-T, Norah Jones and Russell Simmons in the crowd.

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Buzz Aldrin, An American Icon… Of Hip Hop

Buzz Aldrin is an astronaut, a hero, and a hip hop legend. He hits the studio with Snoop Dogg and Talib Kweli to record his latest track, Rocket Experience. Quincy Jones and Soulja Boy also weigh in on Buzz’s lyrical genius and impact on the music world.”

How Will Batman’s Assault Hurt the Brand?

x40454508-22073906.jpgWithin seconds… seconds…of receiving the Batman news, we were flooded by e-mails from PR folks, therapists and life coaches about the implications of Christian Bale‘s assault arrest on the Bat brand. Surprisingly, nobody has written to speculate how the arrest will affect, say, Bale’s mom and sis.

Here’s one interesting missive:

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LAT In 90 Seconds

juliavvstrike.jpgOld Christine, New T-Shirt: From the blogs, Julia Louis-Dreyfus joined her writer hubby on the picket line. The New Adventures of Old Christine show-runner Kari Lizer said she shut down production on the show so the actress wouldn’t have to make any awkward moral choices — just bad wardrobe ones.

33646575.jpgLeave It To Beaver: The LAT seems tickled to find raunchy/violent rap stars showing off their “softer sides” for TV. Apparently Greg Braxton has forgotten that everyone from Salt-N-Pepa to Snoop Dogg is an entertainer. And entertainers are hell-bent on giving the audience what they want. The new faces of gansta thugs says way more about society than it does about Flavor Flav.

33648553.jpgToo Much Of A Good Thing: If you don’t feel like reading Patrick Goldstein’s column, we’ll summarize it for you: Too Much Money Going Into “Art House” Movies + Good Television = Bad Box Office Returns. You’re welcome.

Ben Lyons: Snoop Dogg In Da House

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We don’t understand half of what E!’s Ben Lyons says, but he’s cute as a button and the kids seem to like him, so we give him the benefit of the doubt.

And he hasn’t disappointed. Reporting that Snoop Dogg is getting his own reality show on E!, Lyons decides to explore the rapper’s acting oeuvre, concluding that the Dogg’s got chops. And then ending his column with the earnest exclamation, “Chuuuuuuuurch!” Which, coming from a rich, white Jewish boy, is really nothing short of funny.

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