With numerous music industry heavyweight expressing their condolences today over Nate Dogg's passing, it's been revealed that one of this season's American Idol favorites knew the hip hop legend personally.

In 2007, Jacob Lusk landed the lead singing role for "InNate Praise," a gospel group formed by the Dogg. This kicked off a close friendship between the singers, as they performed at churches around Los Angeles.

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Has The Hunger Games found its Peeta Mellark?

Sources tell E! News that Weeds star Hunter Parrish is in serious negotiations to take on the male lead in this anticipated movie franchise. He confirmed to the site last night that he has "met the producers" and would be "grateful" for the opportunity.

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Lindsay Lohan and Michael Lohan are once again estranged.

This is far less of a surprise than the fact that, apparently, they were NOT estranged for a time. In any case, they aren't on speaking terms now.

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