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Snoop Dogg changes his name to Snoop Lion


Say goodbye to Snoop Dogg, because the 40-year-old rapper has renamed himself Snoop Lion. He's gonna need a new passport and everything.

The erstwhile Calvin Broadus told reporters at a press conference at Miss Lily's in New York on Tuesday that he experienced a cultural and spiritual rebirth while working on his new album Reincarnated in Jamaica last February, the New York Times reports. "I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated," he said, with Bob's son Rohan assenting. "I have always been a Rastafari. I just didn’t have my third eye open, but it's wide open right now." Well, he's always smoked that nickel like one, anyway.

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Taylor Swift may be dating grandson of Robert F. Kennedy


Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy, grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, were seen schmoozing all over each other at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass. last weekend, the New York Post reports. The proof? Two photos: One of Kennedy holding Swift around the waist and another of them holding hands. Remember what happened when there were photos of Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders doing that?

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Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart in a custody battle over dog and other updates


Not only has Kristen Stewart clubbed Robert Pattinson's heart with a sledgehammer after she admitted to cheating on him with director Rupert Sanders, she now wants custody of their dog, Bear, RadarOnline reports. So she's a cheat AND she's greedy!

"Rob was so hurt by Kristen's actions he decided that he wants the dog to help him get over what happened", a source told RadarOnline. The couple rescued the pooch from a high-kill shelter in New Orleans. Stewart is also taking her cat, Max, who lived with them in the home.

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Dennis Hopper's son Henry sued for allegedly raping 15-year-old girl

tbd-henryhopper080112.jpgThe late Dennis Hopper's 21-year-old son, Henry Hopper, has been sued for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl after befriending her on Facebook, TMZ reports.

The mother of the now-16-year-old girl says the pair met through a mutual friend in February 2011, but began getting close through Facebook communications. The suit says the girl, called Jane Doe, was invited to Hopper's Venice, Calif., home several times with the lure of drugs and alcohol.

The suit says when the girl was over, Hopper would get her drunk or high and then "engaged in sexually offensive conduct with her," which includes sexual intercourse, forced oral copulation and sodomy, TMZ says. The site says it's unknown if Jane Doe ever called the cops.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. shoves bartender, faces arrest in New Orleans


The New Orleans PD is looking for Cuba Gooding Jr. after the actor allegedly shoved a bartender who asked him to leave. He's gonna need a lot of help from Oprah Winfrey on this one.

TMZ says Gooding, who is in town to shoot The Butler with Winfrey, was at the Old Absinthe House about 2 a.m. Tuesday when other customers started taking his photo. Understandbly, he was upset when a female bartender told him he was the one who had to go. He allegedly pushed her into a wall before she told him the cops were on the way. Then he shoved her again and left.

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Scout Willis gets community service for beer charge


Scout Willis has had her underage drinking and false ID charges resolved, agreeing to two days of of community service in the misdemeanor case, the AP reports. There's still no word on who Katherine Kelly really is.

Willis, the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, used that name when cops asked her for ID as she was drinking an eight-ounce can of "Pakistani beer" in Union Square in Manhattan on June 4. Problem was, the Brown student was only 20. She's 21 now, and really sorry, so the judge excused her from court without requiring a plea -- a course of action referred to as an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, the AP says, an apparently common response to first-time misdemeanors.

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The Conservative Lorax solves all the problems

Have one hit movie and your whole point of view changes.

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Chris Brown makes homophobic remark about Frank Ocean, then denies it on Twitter


Chris Brown continues to make himself look like a real moron -- this time by allegedly making homophobic remarks about R&B singer Frank Ocean, who admitted he was once in love with a man.

When asked by paparazzi as he was coming out of a nightclub in France what he thought of Ocean’s bisexuality, Brown said: “Man, no homo,” The Advocate reports. The phrase, used as slang, refers to the disgust of any homosexual activity. This guy really has no filter.

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'Modern Family' cast settles lawsuit, signs through eight seasons


The showdown between 20th Century Fox Television and the cast of its hit show Modern Family has already ended, less than a week after the six adults filed a lawsuit to terminate their seven-year contracts. Given that this is a common negotiating tactic on solid TV shows, we don't know exactly how contentious you can call it, but hey, more Modern Family!

Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara will be getting a raise from $105,000 per episode for the third season to a little more than $170,000 or $175,000, including back-end bonuses, the Hollywood Reporter says. That's less than the $200,000 they wanted, but that's not shabby for a 22-episode season, mind you.

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Peter Jackson announces 'The Hobbit' will be three movies


Speaking of Olivia Munn's target audience, Peter Jackson has officially announced his two Hobbit movies will now become three Hobbit movies. His back-end paycheck deal just went up 33 percent!

"It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently (co-writers) Fran (Walsh), Phil (Phillippa Boyens) and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie -- and a large chunk of the second," Jackson posted Monday on Facebook. "We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.'" He says "two films will become three," which is a lyrical way of saying, "we don't know what to cut."

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Mark Paul Gosselaar, Catriona McGinn get married


Saved by the Bell -- excuse us, Franklin & Bash star Mark-Paul Gosselaar has remarried, but it still isn't Kelly Kapowski. He and advertising executive Catriona McGinn were married Saturday at the Sunstone winery in Santa Ynez, Calif., People reports. We reckon they got a heckuva deal on drinks.

"He was so excited to have found the woman of his dreams. He couldn't wait to propose," jeweler Neil Lane told the magazine, in an effort to sell more of his engagment rings and wedding bands like the one he created for the couple. Gosselaar has two children with ex-wife Lisa Russell.

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Olivia Munn has social anxiety and rips out her eyelashes


After many fits and starts, our favorite geek goddess Olivia Munn's acting career is finally getting out of neutral with Magic Mike and her so-far successful stint on The Newsroom. But with the pending release of her movie The Babymakers, the weird tics are really starting to come out. Did you know she obsessively plucks out her eyelashes? We never saw that on Attack of the Show.

"I don’t bite my nails, but I rip out my eyelashes," the 32-year-old tells the New York Daily News during an interview about the movie, which is about a woman desperate for a baby convincing her husband to rob a sperm bank. It's a real thing, too, an impulse control disorder called trichotillomania. "It doesn’t hurt, but it’s really annoying. Every time I run out of the house, I have to stop and pick up a whole set of fake eyelashes." She also suffers from social anxiety, explaining her comfort around G4-watching nerdss so it's safe to say she doesn't want the stress of her own kid just yet, then.

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It's Music Monday!: Analogue Monsta, 'Time To'

Suzy Analogue and Tokimonsta hit Crowbar a couple years back, but they weren't showing this video by The Great Nordic Sword Fights back then. Check it.

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Pattinson no longer cares, Bieber really swears, Brown almost throws chairs


-- Robert Pattinson allegedly told Kristen Stewart "You've completely humiliated me" during a phone call, the U.K.'s Daily Mirror says. And that was before she cheated on him, we're betting.

-- Justin Bieber and his posse allegedly had to be shushed by a mother of two because they were shouting bad swears during a 12-hour flight to New Zealand a week ago, TMZ reports. An 18-year-old away from his folks swearing like a sailor? Never heard of such a thing.

-- Chris Brown got into a heated argument with security at a nightclub in Cannes, France, because his table wasn't in an exclusive upstairs VIP area, the New York Daily News claims. Is this kind of thing even surprising anymore? Same thing with allegedly kissing Rihanna. Who cares anymore?

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Eric Dane is leaving 'Grey's Anatomy' next season


As if killing off Chyler Leigh and sending Kim Raver to the East Coast at the end of last season wasn't enough fat-trimming at Grey's Anatomy, it looks like Eric "McSteamy" Dane will be checking out, as well. Don't worry, it's his idea. 

"I am extremely grateful to everyone at Grey's, ABC and Shondaland for the experience and memories I have had over the course of this run," Dane told, noting he wanted to work on other opportunities. "It has been wonderful to work alongside and learn from a creative force such as Shonda Rhimes."

Series creator Rhimes noted Dane "did not come to this decision lightly, but after much consideration and conversations, he and I have decided that this is the right time for his storyline to end."

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