Snoop Dogg was immortalized as a wax figure at Madam Tussauds on Monday. Why Snoop? He was the most-requested celebrity waxee, so says The Venetian museum.
Monday was also April 20, or "4/20," the day pot smokers consider the biggest pot-smoking holiday of the year — just as 4:20 p.m. is a daily get-high moment for many. I asked Snoop if he would be honoring 4/20.
"You better know that," he said and laughed.
But he gave no weed specifics.
"What better way to celebrate 4/20 than to put yourself in wax and go down in history with some of the greatest who’ve ever done it," he said.
He suggested it was a coincidence his wax figure was unveiled on 4/20.
"I just think about fate. You know, some things fall on certain days for certain reasons. When you’re doing it the Snoop Dogg way, it just happens like that."
Snoop’s done many wild things in Vegas. But while he was standing next to wax figures of the first astronauts to walk on the moon, he insisted Monday’s museum entrance was his best Vegas moment ever.
"It’s gotta be No. 1 right now, because I’m gonna be here forever," he said. "I’m lookin’ at President Kennedy and Marlon Brando and all these great wax figures in here. And now they got me in here. This is beautiful. … Dude, can you dig that?"
I didn’t want to be a downer, but I asked if, when he comes to Vegas, he reminisces about the late Tupac Shakur (killed in Vegas) or Biggie Smalls.
"When I come to town, I come out here to have a good time and just to be me and do me," he replied. "My thing is a good time. Fun. Pleasure. And just havin’ a good time. That’s Snoop Dogg. That’s all I symbolize."
BRITNEY VS. CRITICS
Britney Spears isn’t messing with critics anymore. Unlike previous (and panned) tours, she isn’t letting music reviewers into her show for free. Apparently, she just knows they’ll crucify her on Saturday at MGM, so she figures they might as well pay their own way. Can hardly blame the little scamp.
PEREZ HILTON VS. CRISS ANGEL
Perez Hilton — the man behind "Hollywood’s Most-Hated Web Site" — joked this weekend that Criss Angel might attack both Perez and me, since I critiqued Angel’s Strip show, and since Angel called Perez nasty names in front of a Luxor crowd on Friday.
Angel isn’t going to attack anyone, of course.
But while talking with me, Perez went schoolyard on Angel: "He probably has a small (uh-oh!). I have a very large (uh-oh!)," Perez said. Perez has since Twittered his taunt. I asked Angel’s PR for a response but got none.
If you missed Norm‘s coverage: Perez went to Angel’s show on Friday. Angel asked Perez to stand, then berated him as "the world’s biggest douchebag asshole."
That’s already a lot of body parts in this column. So check out my blog for the rest of what Perez had to say about Angel and his "unbelievably bad" show, plus Perez answers my question, "What’s your net worth at this point?"
MR. BIG VS. THE PRESS
Celebrity reporters encountered a spirited Chris Noth — aka Mr. Big in "Sex and the City," and the iconic detective from "Law & Order" — at Saturday’s red carpet opening for "Peepshow" at Planet Hollywood.
Noth was talking to me, a writer from People and a woman from another publication. The other two were asking about the "Sex and the City" sequel. At first, Noth simply said there is no script yet and "no one knows what it is."
Then, he started joking/supposing what kind of sequel he’d like to see, a fantasy along the lines of "Mr. Big goes diving" or "Mr. Big and Carrie take a safari." Suddenly, Noth started talking like the New Yorker he is:
"That’s what I’d like it to be. But then you guys will twist it and say that’s what it’s gonna be, because your journalism is bullshit. Sorry. Don’t twist it and say that. But that’s what I’d like it to be," a fantasy.
Check out Noth’s entire back-and-forth with the press in my blog.
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