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In addition to the dangerous, hardened criminals such as Michael Vick and O.J. Simpson, we also cover news related to petty crooks such as Snoop Dogg.

But the Doggfather is "make music, not court appearances," his lawyer said after the rapper pleaded guilty to felony possession of a deadly weapon Thursday.

A somber-looking Snoop (real name Calvin Broadus), wearing a gray sweater and slacks, was given three years probation and 160 hours of community service, after the rapper was arrested last September trying to board a plane with a 20-inch collapsible baton in a computer bag.

These things happen when you're Snoop Dogg.

Snoop initially pleaded not guilty, saying the weapon was only a movie prop.

But "this was an expedient way to end the case," Snoop's attorney, Donald Etra, said.

However, Orange County, Calif., Judge Erick L. Larsh ruled that the rapper cannot serve those hours in any capacity "involving children, gangs or football (due to his existing involvement in his sons' sports league)."

Snoop Dogg, 35, who is giving Pete Doherty a run for his money in the race for most celebrity arrests in 2007, also agreed to make a $10,000 donation to Right Trak, an Orange County anti-gang program.

The rap (sheet) star narrowly avoided prison in April by pleading no contest in a Pasadena, Calif., court to gun possession and sale or transportation of marijuana. He was given five years probation in that case.

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Wonder how Bill O'Reilly feels about this one.

Snoop Dogg has been refused entry into Australia because of his extensive criminal record, the immigration minister said Thursday, the second time this year the rapper has been barred from entering a country.

Snoop Dogg, Dane Cook

Snoop Dogg, real name Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., was due to fly into Sydney this week to co-host the MTV Australia Video Music Awards.

But immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said Snoop Dogg's visa was canceled because he failed to pass the country's character test, which takes one's criminal background into account.

"He doesn't seem the sort of bloke we want in this country," Andrews told Sydney's Macquarie Radio.

The bloke now has 28 days to protest the decision.

Donald Etra, the rapper's Los Angeles-based lawyer, said he had not heard from his client about the visa cancellation and could not comment.

Earlier this month, Snoop Dogg was sentenced to five years' probation and 800 hours of community service after he pleaded no contest to felony gun and drug charges in California.

Snoop Dogg was convicted in 1990 of cocaine possession (see cute young Snoop mug shot) and charged with gun possession after a 1993 traffic stop.

In 1997, he pleaded guilty in exchange for three years' probation and a promise to make public service announcements against violence.

He was acquitted of a murder charge in 1996 after the death of an alleged gang member killed by gunfire from the vehicle in which Snoop Dogg was traveling.

During his last visit to Australia in February, Andrews said he overstayed his visa by two days and Snoop, who just posted his house for sale, was given an official warning.

In March, Snoop Dogg and fellow rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs were forced to scrap a tour of Britain after authorities denied Snoop a visa.

Britain's Home Office rules state that foreign citizens can be barred from entering the country if there are concerns about their presence.

There were rumors Snoop was arrested in Sweden during the tour as well, though those later turned out to be false (to the surprise of many).

In April 2006, Snoop Dogg and five other men were arrested on charges of violent disorder and starting a brawl, and spent the night in jail after trouble flared when some in the rapper's party were denied from British Airways' first-class lounge at Heathrow Airport.

Oh well. If the Doggfather is kept out of the land down under, at least he can smoke herb and play XBox while showing up late for PCD shows here in the United States.

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This much is clear: If you motherf*%kaz want Snoop Dogg to play at an event, then motherf*%kaz best be prepared to pay up.

And not only does one have to cough up the appearance fee (a cool $150,000), one has to accommodate the Doggfather's, um, unusual tastes... and his enormous entourage.

Doggy Dogg

Snoop, who was recently given a suspended sentence for the latest in a long line of drug and gun arrests, apparently made quite a scene this week.

Organizers of Tuesday's PCD show at Cipriani Wall Street to benefit UNICEF, which also featured the rapper, had to fly in more than 10 members of his posse. First class.

Then, at the last minute, Snoop Dogg almost didn't go on because, "he insisted on having an Xbox in his dressing room," an insider said.

"We finally found someone who lent us their kids' Xbox, and had to put Snoop somewhere on the third floor because he was smoking so much weed."

Snoop and his pals were having such a good time, in fact, that they were an hour late making it to the stage, forcing the Pussycat Dolls - who were paid $300,000 to perform, interestingly - to actually talk.

That's never a good thing.

While introducing themselves, one of the blonde dolls thanked "Unicel" instead of "UNICEF." Come on. We know these Jessica Simpson-esque gals aren't paid for their brains, but they could do a little brushing up.

A rep for Snoop Dogg - who is open and candid about his love for the chronic, and his distaste for Bill O'Reilly and Don Imus - didn't return calls.

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The Hollywood Gossip recently took you inside the new digs of Lindsay Lohan. It's time now for a bit of news on a celebrity mansion that you could own - for a paltry $2 million.

Less, actually. Rapper Snoop Dogg is asking $1.995 million for his eight-bedroom mansion, which was once featured on the MTV show Cribs.

Snoop Dogg on the Red Carpet

And the 'hood? No, the D-O-G-G isn't rollin' down the streets of the L-B-C. Well, not all the time. The house is in the quiet community of Claremont, Calif., 30 miles east of L.A.

"It's virtually brand new," said Geoff Hamill, the Prudential real estate broker handling the sale. "It's on a cul-de-sac. It's in a family area in a college town."

Sounds like the type of place you'd expect to find, say, Hilary Duff. Not Snoop.

The nearly one-acre Mediterranean estate, in the exclusive Blaisdell Ranch area of Claremont, has a pool, basketball court, home theater and recording studio.

The rare tip-off that Snoop Dogg owned the home is the pervasive odor of weed. Just kidding. We're talking about a sign in the entry: "Wipe Your Bloody Feet."

Snoop, 35, currently on probation on a weapons and drug conviction, bought the home, which has 5.5 baths, in 1994 when it was 3,700 square feet, but expanded it to 6,500.

Among other amenities are marble floors in the entry, a gourmet kitchen, high ceilings and dual master suites. Sounds like it'd be great for David and Victoria Beckham, who are in the market for a place.

All of it could be yours for $1.995M... so long as you're not a biatch. Suffice it to say that Snoop nemeses Suge Knight, Bill O'Reilly and Don Imus shouldn't even bother getting pre-approved for a mortgage.

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We've talked already about how Snoop Dogg has it out for Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. The political pundit had better grow eyes in the back of his head... or at least know that he can "suck it," as far as the Doggfather is concerned.

Well, that was just the beginning of Snoop Dogg's entry into the political arena this week. He's back in the news yet again - and surprisingly, not because he got arrested or given a suspended sentence on felony charges.

Snoop lashed out to the media, jumping into the fray and dismissing recently-made comparisons between sexist hip hop lyrics and the recent sexist, racially-charged remarks made by Don Imus that got the jackass radio host axed:

"It's a completely different scenario," Dogg said. "Rappers are not talking about no collegiate basketball girls who have made it to the next level in education and sports. We're talking about hos that's in the 'hood that ain't doing shit, that's trying to get a n!gga for his money." 

One can only assume he means Heather Mills. Either way, this Dogg isn't done. His the rant against Don Imus, who obnoxiously referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos" continues...

"These are two separate things. First of all, we ain't no old-ass white men that sit up on MSNBC going hard on black girls. We are rappers that have these songs coming from our minds and our souls that are relevant to what we feel. I will not let them moth%&f*%kers say we are in the same league as [Don Imus]. Kick him off the air forever."

The absurd thing here is that Snoop Dogg, for all his personal problems, criminal rap sheet and lack of eloquence, doesn't make awful points. Good riddance, Don.

This celebrity feud may not prove as long-lasting as the rift between Scott Storch and Timbland, nor does it involve possible sex tape rumors (such as the newfound Lauren Conrad-Heidi Montag spat). But it sure is entertaining.

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Borrrr-ing.

Once again, Snoop Dogg pleaded no contest in a L.A. County Superior Court on two felonies related to 2006 arrests on gun and drug charges.

Snoop Dogg on the Red Carpet

And once again, Snoop Dogg was allowed to walk out of there a free man. As the TMZ photo shown here makes perfectly clear, he's pretty bored by the whole charade at this point.

The Doggfather has given a three-year suspended sentence. In other words, no jail time. The possible narc has also been sentenced to five years of formal probation and 800 hours of community service.

If you live in SoCal, look for Snoop in an orange jumpsuit picking up trash on the side of the road soon. Unless he finds a way to weasel out of that as well. Which is not a bad bet.

Snoop, who's been on tour with Diddy, was arrested on October 27 outside Bob Hope Airport in Burbank after police found a gun and marijuana in his car.

He was later arrested on November 28 near NBC Studios after an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Police say they found the rapper in possession of cocaine, a firearm, a large amount of weed, and having a false compartment in his vehicle. Check out the Snoop Dogg mug shot that resulted from this.

None of this matters, of course, if you've got good enough lawyers. Just ask that "hypothetical murderer" O.J. Simpson, druggie Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty or the self-proclaimed King of Child Molestation Pop, Michael Jackson.

Jason Wahler, we hope you're taking notes. And getting kicked in the face.

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He's no Jason Wahler.

Few could match the Laguna Beach graduate's skillz at being arrested - four states, four different incidents, and all in one calendar year.

Nevertheless, Snoop Dogg, a.k.a. Snoop Doggy Dogg, a.k.a. Tha Doggfather, a.k.a. Calvin Broadus, has a pretty long rap (har har) sheet of his own.

Snoop Dogg was charged Tuesday with felony gun and marijuana charges, the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced. The charges stem from his October 26 arrest at Burbank's airport after a handgun and marijuana were found in his car, police say.

The 35-year-old rapper faces up to four years in state prison if convicted. His arraignment was set for Wednesday.

Of course, he won't get that, because as Suge Knight says, he's a narc - and the man don't its their own informants.

But who knows. Police executing a search warrant at his suburban L.A. home in November allegedly discovered another gun. Because Snoop Dogg is a convicted felon from a 1990 cocaine bust, he is forbidden from possessing a gun for life.

His attorney, Donald Etra, tells People: "These are the charges that were fully expected, and they will be dealt with in court."

Well, that clears it all up.

The musician also has a case pending in Orange County - a felony charge of knowingly possessing a dangerous weapon. On September 27, Snoop tried to board a plane in Santa Ana, Calif., while carrying a 20-inch collapsible baton in a laptop computer bag, police say.

He faces up to three years in prison if convicted.

"Snoop's not guilty plea (in that case) says it all," Etra previously told People. "The item he's charged with was a movie prop, not a weapon. Snoop never intended it to be used as anything other than a prop."

This was the latest trouble for Snoop, who last month canceled his British tour with rapper Diddy after Snoop was denied a visa into the country.

There were rumors Snoop was arrested in Sweden and detained by police during said tour, but that turned out to be false. For once.

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Wherever Snoop Dogg goes, controversy and possible arrests (or rumors of arrests later proven false) are sure to follow. Hey, so it goes when you're Snoop Dogg. This is especially true on the Doggfather's recent European tour with Diddy.

Not to worry, Snoop Dogg hasn't been thrown into the pound this time - but when he made an appearance on a Dutch TV recently, an interviewer asked the noted fan of weed and guns to touch upon the subject of Bill O'Reilly.

Snoop Dogg, Dane Cook

That's up there with Suge Knight on the list of Snoop's favorite topics. After all, the bombastic Fox News blowhard once ambushed Snoop's lawyer / backup singer / ho with accusations that Snoop was selling drugs.

Snoop, who is by all accounts a nice dude, was quick to dispense with all diplomacy in sharing his thoughts about Bill O'Reilly, including a request for O'Reilly to... let's say, perform a certain act, if he were so inclined. See below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwmC-6hzLpk[/youtube]

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The party went on for Sean Combs Tuesday night.

But following the cancellation of his London concert with Snoop Dogg, the man better known as Diddy says it just isn't the same without his pal.

Doggy Dogg

"I am going through Snoop withdrawal right now. I miss him a lot," Diddy told People Tuesday at a party he threw at Paper in London.

Snoop and Diddy are currently on a European tour and had been expected to play five dates in Britain, but their One Love Peace Tour UK was unexpectedly sidelined.

Why? Snoop Dogg, who was arrested in London last year, was banned from the country.

Hey. These things happen when you're Snoop Dogg.

"We are going to get together in Dublin and we will be back here," Diddy said. "We are going to work everything out so that we can come back because I think we can have a positive impact."

Still, Diddy partied on without his friend, and helped Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas celebrate her 32nd birthday.

"I am 32. It is wonderful. I have had so many experiences so I am happy to be 32," said the singer, accompanied by boyfriend Josh Duhamel.

"You can't have a party on the same night that Diddy is having a party. You can't compete, so expect me to join it. He is a really good friend of mine. He throws the best parties."

He also throws a good left hook, we're told.

Diddy, who has some time to kill in London until his concerts in Dublin on Saturday and Sunday, said he has been hanging out with David and Victoria Beckham. On Monday night, he was spotted out dining with the pair.

"We're both at the top of our game. A lot of people BS us all the time, but we really just check on each other," Diddy said of David Beckham. "He is a real cat. A lot of people you meet, you know, they ain't really real."

Interestingly, that's what a lot of people have said about Posh's huge breasts.

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Okay, so that story yesterday about Snoop Dogg getting arrested on drug charges in Sweden was bulls$h!t. Fo' shizzle.

But come on. The guy isn't running at 2:1 in our Jason Wahler jailbird sweepstakes for nothing. This Dogg practically has his own column in the local police blotter. When you hear Snoop gets nailed for drugs, one's first inclination is not to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Doggy Dogg

Nevertheless, we apologize to The Doggfather and his family for perpetuating what turned out to be a false rumor.

It turns out the 35-year-old was indeed questioned by Swedish authorities, but was later released.

Repeat: Unlike Pete Doherty, he was not jailed.

"Contrary to erroneous press reports, Snoop was not arrested in Sweden," a representative of the D-O-Double-G's confirms. "He was questioned and released with no charges filed."

Snoop's rep also says that the chronic-puffing star is excited to continue his successful co-headlining European tour with another star who's had some legal woes of late, Diddy.

All we need is Bobby Brown to join these two and we can start printing up the first batch of "Locked the F*%k Up: European Tour 2007" t-shirts.

Snoop Dogg Biography

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Snoop Dogg Quotes

Communication, and being able to fight and get back up. To have misunderstanding and [then] get some understanding

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I'd like to dedicate this record, right here, to my main man Johnny Cash – a real American gangster.

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