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April 12, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Rapper-actor Snoop Dogg will avoid jail time after pleading no contest Wednesday to two felony charges -- but he might be legally allowed to continue smoking marijuana. The entertainer, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, entered the plea to a charge of gun possession by a convicted felon and a marijuana-related drug charge, prosecutors said. Dogg, 35, appeared before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Terry Smerling in Pasadena clad in a leather jacket, black jeans and a T-shirt.
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April 27, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Snoop Dogg has been refused entry into Australia because of his criminal record, the immigration minister said Thursday. The rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was due to fly into Sydney this week to co-host the MTV Australia Video Music Awards. Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said Snoop Dogg's visa was canceled because he had failed to pass the country's strict character test, which takes criminal convictions into account. He's also currently on bail in a weapon possession case.
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November 21, 1993 | JONATHAN GOLD
SNOOP DOGGY DOGG "Doggy Style" Death Row/Interscope * * * 1/2 This is his very first album, but at this point Snoop Doggy Dogg may be the most famous rapper in the world. He has been on the cover of every music publication worth its ink, his escapades (some nefarious) are notorious, and his new video has been the most-requested on MTV for the last few weeks, despite the fact that he had not so much as a single out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Rapper-actor Snoop Dogg will avoid jail time after pleading no contest Wednesday to two felony charges -- but he might be legally allowed to continue smoking marijuana. The entertainer, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, entered the plea to a charge of gun possession by a convicted felon and a marijuana-related drug charge, prosecutors said. Dogg, 35, appeared before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Terry Smerling in Pasadena clad in a leather jacket, black jeans and a T-shirt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1997
Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg pleaded guilty Friday to being an ex-felon in possession of a handgun, accepting a plea bargain to serve three years' probation and perform community service, prosecutors said. The entertainer, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, entered the plea before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jacqueline A. Connor. The charges stemmed from a July 21, 1993, traffic stop in which police found a weapon in a car Broadus was traveling in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
In yet one more brush with law enforcement, Snoop Doggy Dogg and another rapper were issued citations for possession of marijuana, following a comedy show at the Universal Amphitheatre, sheriff's deputies said Saturday. Snoop Doggy Dogg, 26, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, and Delmar Arnaud, also 26, were given citations for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana at a Def Comedy Jam performance Friday night, said Sgt. Tom Bryski of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1993
Rap performer Snoop Doggy Dogg and two co-defendants pleaded innocent Friday to murder charges in the shooting death of a reputed gang member in August. The rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was charged with murder last month after the incident in which his bodyguard allegedly shot 22-year-old Phillip Waldemariam during a confrontation in Woodbine Park. Broadus was arrested hours after appearing at the MTV Music Video Awards Sept. 7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996
The deputy district attorney in the Snoop Doggy Dogg murder trial was held in contempt of court Tuesday and ordered to pay a $200 fine after he leaped to his feet and yelled for the judge to stop a defense attorney from asking a witness a question that he deemed improper. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul G. Flynn ordered Deputy Dist. Atty. Ed Nison to pay the fine by Thursday. Nison attempted several times to stop lawyer Donald Re from questioning LAPD Det.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1996
The prosecution in the murder trial of rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg completed its rebuttal case Wednesday, setting the stage for the conclusion of the two-month trial. Closing arguments are scheduled to start Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, and his bodyguard, McKinley Lee, have both been charged with murder in connection with the August 1993 shooting death of Philip Woldemariam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1995
The judge in the murder trial of rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg and two other men has agreed to begin screening potential jurors later this week on whether they can spare the time to participate in the high-profile case, which is expected to last six weeks. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul Flynn ordered the attorneys back in court at 8:30 a.m. Thursday to begin initial screening of the first 100 jury candidates in the case. Prosecutors and defense attorneys, including Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Rapper-actor Snoop Dogg was charged Tuesday with gun possession by a convicted felon and a marijuana-related drug charge, prosecutors said. The 35-year-old Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, is scheduled to be arraigned on the two felony counts Wednesday morning in Superior Court in Pasadena, said Los Angeles County district attorney's office spokeswoman Jane Robison. The charges stem from Dogg's arrest Oct.
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March 28, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Snoop Dogg was forced to scrap a tour of Britain after authorities denied him entry, according to a statement Tuesday. Snoop has been on a European tour with Sean "Diddy" Combs and had expected to play five dates in Britain. Tour organizers said the concerts, starting with one at London's Wembley Arena today, would go ahead without Snoop. British Home Office rules state that foreign citizens can be barred from entering the country if there were concerns about their presence.
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November 30, 2006 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Snoop Dogg, the rapper and actor who attended a USC practice last season and caught a football that was tossed to him by LenDale White after a touchdown, has not visited a Trojans workout or stood along the Coliseum sideline this season. But Snoop Dogg was a hot topic of conversation among the Trojans on Wednesday.
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May 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Snoop Dogg has accepted responsibility for using "threatening words or behavior" in a brawl last month at Heathrow Airport in England. The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, appeared at Heathrow police station and "accepted a caution for a Section Four Public Order Act matter, using threatening words or behavior," police said Thursday. A caution means a person has accepted responsibility for the offense and a record will be made. No further action will be taken, police said.
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April 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Snoop Dogg was released on bail Thursday after a fracas over access to a first-class lounge at England's Heathrow Airport, which injured seven police officers, his lawyer said. The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was driven away from the airport's police station, police said. They did not give details of five men arrested with him.
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February 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
A celebrity makeup artist has filed a $25-million lawsuit against rapper Snoop Dogg, alleging he and several men in his entourage drugged and raped her two years ago. The woman also claims that one of Snoop Dogg's associates beat her after a taping of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show, which the rapper guest-hosted in January 2003. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. In addition, the suit names ABC Inc. and its parent, Walt Disney Co.
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January 21, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT
Snoop Dogg is creeping up on Mariah Carey. His "Doggystyle," which slipped to No. 4 last week, appeared ready to slip down the chart. But he's back up to No. 2, barking at chart-leader Carey's door. Singer-rapper R. Kelly's steamy "12 Play" continues its rapid rise, bounding from No. 22 to No. 11. Giant steps up the chart: Counting Crows' "August and Everything After" (No. 70 to No. 32) and the "Philadelphia" soundtrack, featuring a new Bruce Springsteen song, climbed from No. 74 to No. 34.
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November 3, 2001 | Karla S. Blume
Making its debut on the singles' chart this week is Maxwell's "Lifetime." It comes in at No. 10 on the local chart and stands at No. 13 nationally. The song is another single off the multi-platinum-selling album "Now." The neo-soul artist will perform at the Shrine Auditorium on Nov. 14-15. On the album chart this week, Incubus' new release, "Morning View," takes the top spot, with DMX also making an impressive entry at No. 2.
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May 1, 2001 | Patrick Goldstein
The Question: When I got seven teens together last week to watch trailers for 17 of the most anticipated summer movies, who was the actor who got by far and away the biggest reaction when he showed up screen? The Answer: Not Jennifer Lopez. Not Heath Ledger. Not Ben Affleck, Paul Walker, Angelina Jolie, Brendan Fraser or Rob Schneider. Not even Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan or the Rock.
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