Snoop Dogg Stars In New Stage Play, Redemption Of A Dogg – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire, rap icon Snoop Dogg has done just about everything when it comes to entertainment. More importantly, he's been successful each time. The Dogg Father went from rap, to reggae, and gospel. He's conquered the big screen staring in blockbusters films, to the kitchen on the small screen with his hit TV show Martha & Snoop Potluck Dinner. Now according to AllHipHop reports Snoop is heading to Broadway in upcoming semi- autobiographical stage play, "Redemption Of A Dogg."
The play, is directed by playwright superstar, Je’Caryous Johnson, and will premiere in his hometown Houston next week. Snoop will star in his theatrical debut as himself, and he'll be joined by one hell of a cast to include - Songstress Tamar Braxton as Snoops guardian angel, singer Eric Benet who'll also make his stage play debut as Terrence, Snoop womanizing manager, Omar Gooding will embody Ray Boogie Snoops longtime friend and DJ, singer/actress Demetria Mckinney as the rappers wife Shani, and comedian/actor James "Lil JJ" Lewis, as a young Snoop Dogg.
Je’Caryous said this play will be like nothing anyone has seen. He added, “Audiences will not be ready for what this show is going to give them,” said Johnson. “This will be unlike anything urban theatre audiences have seen. Think of merging some of the best moments of Cirque Du Soleil, 'Preacher’s Wife,' 'Straight Outta Compton' and 'Back to The Future' all into one. It will be one of the most moving, visually stimulating, dramatic and musically charged shows they have seen with some of the most talented, iconic musical stars of our time. They can’t afford to miss this show. “
Get ready Houston your the first stop! The Redemption of The Dogg stage play will do a 10 city tour, through November 18 for the grand finale in Oakland, CA. See it live at the Houston Hobby Center, Friday October 5 - October 7, 2018. There'll be one show Friday, and two shows each day Saturday and Sunday. Get your tickets now!
Finally, in a shocking turn of events a man known for decades as America's dad, is now in jail. Tuesday September 25, 2018 entertainment legend Bill Cosby, was first high profile figure, since the Me Too Movement began in 2017 to be convicted for sexual assault. The former Cosby Show creator was led out of court in handcuffs, after being convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and molesting former Temple University basketball coach, Andrea Constand.
While being taken into custody Mr. Cosby's publicist, Andrew Wyatt, told reporters outside courtroom the verdict was “the most racist and sexist trial in the history of the United States.”
The iconic comedian/actor declined to address the courtroom before hearing. As Judge Steven O’Neil announced his sentence of 3 to 10, Cosby leaned back in his seat, and stared at the ceiling. The 81-year old gave no reaction, as he was taken into custody immediately after the hearing. His defense team pleaded with the court for leniency, asking Judge O'Neil to take into account the stars age, and poor health. Cosby's council asked that prison be taken off the table, in exchange for house arrest as he is legally blind and poses no threat to the community. The judge responded, “I am not permitted to treat him any differently because of who he is or who he was.” He added, “Of course, the higher the ascent, the sharper the fall. I recognize that impact on you, Mr. Cosby, and I am sorry for that.”
However the judge felt he already showed mercy, because the original sentence was a maximum 30-year prison term, 10 years for each of three counts of assault. On Monday Judge O’Neill combined the counts into one, because they stem from the same event. . He ruled Cosby would have to serve no less than 3 years in a Pennsylvania State prison, before being eligible for parole. According to the New York TImes, Ms. Constand reported the sexual assault a year after it occurred 2004. She accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her, after giving her pills that made her drift in and out of consciousness. The female coach couldn't get the charges to stick, due to insufficient evidence. However, she sued Cosby, whom agreed to pay her $3.4 million dollars in an out-of-court settlement. Montgomery County prosecutors would revisit the case 10 years later, when more women accused the star of abusing them in the same manner.
AllHipHop reports no one was at the sentence hearing with Cosby, including his wife Camille. Mrs. Cosby had been outspoken throughout the trial, and made it clear she was not happy with the way the case was handled. Her spokesperson, Ebonee Benson, issued a statement on her behalf criticizing the D.A. of “egregious injustices.”
The New York Times reports denied assaulting anyone, but he did admit to years of philandering, and to giving quaaludes to women as a method to have sex. During a retrial in April, in the same courthouse with the same judge, a jury convicted Cosby after two days of their deliberations. The biggest difference was reportedly the judge’s decision to allow five women to testify against the star.
Cosby’s lawyer, Joseph P. Green, has filed for an appeal.