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Film Prop Puts Snoop Dogg On The Hot Seat
Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus, may face charges after authorities discovered a 21-inch collapsible baton in his bags upon boarding a New York bound flight.
Snoop had the baton in his laptop case as he went through a security checkpoint at John Wayne International Airport, sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said.
The rapper told sheriff�s deputies that the baton was a prop for a movie he was filming in New York.
District attorney spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder said the prosecutors had not yet decided whether to charge Snoop Dogg and that their office only received the sheriff�s report. The rapper was not arrested.
A collapsible baton is classified as a dangerous weapon. Snoop�s baton collapsed to eight inches.
This wasn�t the first time the rapper had a problem at an airport.
In May, Snoop Dogg and five other men were arrested at Heathrow Airport in London on charges of violent disorder and starting a brawl after some members of the rapper�s party were denied entry to the first class lounge of British Airways.
Snoop, however, accepted responsibility for using �threatening words or behavior.�
It has been reported that after the incident, British Airways has banned Snoop Dogg from future travel on the airline.
Moreover, Snoop Dogg was convicted in 1990 of cocaine possession and was charged with gun possession after a 1993 traffic stop.
He faced possible three years in prison, which was reduced to three years probation after the rapper pleaded guilty and promised to make anti-violence public service announcements.
In 1996, he was acquitted of murder following the death of an alleged street gang member killed by gunfire from the vehicle Snoop Dogg was traveling in.
On the lighter side, Snoop Dogg recently had a successful premiere of Snoop Dogg�s Hood of Horror as part of Screamfest 2006. The celebrity red carpet arrivals and screening were held at Grauman's Mann Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood.
The Xenon Pictures release, produced by BloodWorks, Social Capital and Snoopadelic Films, will open in theaters on November 17, 2006.
The celebrity packed after party of the premiere was also a surprise birthday party for Snoop, which was planned and hosted by his wife, Shante Broadus. The guest list included the filmmakers and co-stars from HOOD OF HORROR, as well as Xenon Pictures executives and a packed house of family and friends from the world of music, film and sports. Snoop Dogg treated partygoers to an impromptu musical performance.
Joining Snoop Dogg for the evening were his HOOD OF HORROR co-stars Danny Trejo, Anson Mount, Brande Roderick, Lin Shaye, Noel Gugliemi, Pooch Hall, former WCW champion Diamond Dallas Page and Detroit Piston Tayshaun Prince. The film also stars Ernie Hudson, Method Man, Daniella Alonso, LA Laker Lamar Odom, NFL stars Teyo Johnson, Justin Fargas and Glenn Cadrez, as well as Billy Dee Williams and Jason Alexander. Captain Morgan Original
Snoop Dogg�s Hood of Horror presents three terrifying tales from this nefarious neighborhood, whose depraved denizens can all look forward to a very unpleasant eternity.
A blend of horror, anime, live action, gore, and a strong dose of gallows humor, Snoop Dogg stars as Devin, a deceased gangster who has the dubious honor of escorting Satan's latest "conquests" to their just reward, and our personal escort through this City of the Damned.
Snoop Dogg's Hood Of Horror was written by Jonathan McHugh, Tim Sullivan, Chris Kobin and Jacob Hair. Martin Shore of Social Capital and Christopher Tuffin of BloodWorks, as well as Ted Chung, McHugh and Sullivan served as producers. Gordon Steel and John Baca of The Steel Company served as executive producers, in addition to Snoop Dogg.
The anime segments were produced by Japan's Madhouse, known for such classics as ANIMATRIX and TOKYO HUNTER, under the Direction of Academy Award� winner John Gaeta, known for his work on the MATRIX trilogy. The film is rated R for pervasive strong violence and gore, sexuality, nudity and language.
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