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Ozzy Osbourne saved miner Rodger Shaffer from being trapped in the Pennsylvania mine where nine men suffered a 77-hour ordeal, reports U.S.A. Today.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Feature: Stars of stage, screen and arena

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood's long-running partnership with the sports world may soon feature a new TV show created and produced by Shaquille O'Neal, the star center of the three
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

RAINFOREST FOUNDATION BENEFIT Jeff Beck, Carole King and Rebekah Del Rio, country's Wynonna Judd, Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson, and Lulu are among the performers who'll appear at Saturday's Rainforest Foundation benefit concert ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

EMINEM Eminem has agreed to pay $100,000 to a Michigan man he allegedly pulled a gun on after the man kissed the rapper's wife.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

WORLD MUSIC AWARDS Enya, Destiny's Child and Dido were the big winners at the 14th Annual World Music Awards, presented Wednesday night in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

SEAN 'P. DIDDY' COMBS After being threatened with jail time for failing to appear at several court hearings in a paternity suit brought by the mother of his young son, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs paid a visit to Manhattan Family Court Tuesday.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

GRAMMY AWARDS The 44th Annual Grammy Awards turned out to be a big night Wednesday for the neo-soul of Alicia Keys and the old-time sound of bluegrass ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

PAUL MCCARTNEY Paul McCartney remembered his former band mate, George Harrison, by performing the classic Beatles tune ?Yesterday? at a tribute concert in the Fab Four?s hometown of Liverpool, England.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 22)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 22)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 21)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 15)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

'Harry' sets US box office record

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- "These are the same kind of numbers you expect for a 'Star Wars' film," said analyst Arthur Rockwell of Rockwell Capital Management. "It's the first original id

'Harry' sets US box office record

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The opening of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" smashed the nation's box office records with an estimated $93.5 million at 3,672 theaters during the Frid

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

THE BEATLES
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg arrives in the press room at the 2008 CMT Awards at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee on April 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (born October 20, 1971), better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entertainer. Snoop is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. Snoop Dogg was a Crip gang member while in high school. Shortly after graduation, he was arrested for cocaine possession and spent six months in Wayside County Jail. His music career began in 1992 after his release when he was discovered by Dr. Dre. He collaborated on several tracks on Dre's solo debut, The Chronic and on the titular theme song to the film Deep Cover.

Snoop's debut album, Doggystyle was released in 1993 under Death Row Records debuting at #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. Selling almost a million copies in the first week of its release, Doggystyle quickly became certified quadruple platinum in 1994 and spawned several hit singles, including "What's My Name" and "Gin & Juice". In 1994, Snoop released a soundtrack on Death Row Records for the short film Murder Was The Case, starring himself. In early 1996, Snoop Dogg was cleared of charges over his bodyguard's 1993 murder of Philip Woldemariam. His second album, late 1996's Tha Doggfather, also debuted at #1 on both charts with Snoop's Upside Ya Head as the lead single. Though the album sold only half as well, being certified double platinum in 1997.

Tha Doggfather was his last release for Death Row before he signed with No Limit Records, where he recorded his next three albums. Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told in 1998, No Limit Top Dogg in 1999 (making it his last album of the 90s), and Tha Last Meal in 2000, which was his last No Limit Records album. Snoop then signed with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records in 2002, where he released his album Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss. Then he signed with Geffen Records in 2004 for his next three albums R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, Ego Trippin', and Malice 'n Wonderland. His most recent release, which was on Priority, was Doggumentary in March of 2011.

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