SNOOP DOGG has got this year all rapped up – and has made a pretty penny in the process.
I can reveal the American superstar landed a huge £10million pay cheque for his latest deal with Corona.
And no, not that kind of Corona, but the lovely, crisp lager which in my eyes needs all the help it can get now thanks to its association with a killer virus.
It comes just months after The Drop It Like It’s Hot star pulled in just over £5million to be the face of food delivery brand JustEat.
An insider revealed: “Snoop is one of the most in-demand celebrities when it comes to endorsement deals, and Corona paid big money to snap him up.
“The deal with them made Snoop around £10million — which isn’t bad going if you think he has made £5million already from his deal with Just Eat.
“This year he has been the face of big brands including Just Eat, Burger King and Dunkin’ Donuts.
“Snoop is worth over £100m and does not come cheap.
“As part of the deal, Snoop recorded an advert which was also used as part of a big digital marketing campaign.
“It’s been pretty easy money and who could blame him?”
The insider said Snoop’s laid-back personality was ideally suited to the Mexican beer brand, adding: “The bosses at Corona also liked Snoop’s take on how he lives his life — he’s easy-going and makes the best of every situation.”
The insider went on: “Given what has been going on with coronavirus, they needed to make sure the brand came out on top, without making light of what’s been a really hard year for so many people.”
I’ll say cheers to that.
A kiss on the Lipas
DUA LIPA blows a kiss as she picks up the Powerhouse Award at the Billboard Women In Music do.
Wearing a huge black gown she also performed single Boys Will Be Boys at the event.
Accepting the award, the Levitating singer hailed the feminist element to the accolade, saying: “This award means so much to me.
"All awards are special but this one particularly as it means standing in solidarity with my fellow female artists and women all over the world.”
Powerhouse by name, powerhouse by nature.
Kardashians back already
JUST three months have passed since the Kardashian family announced their show would be ending in 2021 after 14 years and they’ve already lined up their next TV project.
The reality family have landed a megabucks deal to create programmes exclusively for streaming site Hulu.
Disney, the owners of the broadcaster, made the announcement yesterday and said the shows would air late next year.
Kim and her plastic-filled cronies must’ve taken us for fools – announcing the end of Keeping Up With The Kardashians was just another publicity stunt to make more money off their fans.
The word greedy is an understatement.
Hail! Mrs B is the real deal
JUSTIN BIEBER cannot stop gushing over his wife Hailey – and it’s no wonder.
He posted this stunning snap of the model in a pink bikini with palm trees and the sea in the background.
The Yummy singer captioned the snap with three love heart emojis. He added: “Um r u real?”
Justin has posted a number of loved-up pictures of the two of them over recent weeks, clearly enjoying their company.
She has been returning the favour with a number of cosy pictures on her own account.
They got married two years ago but it still feels like they’re in the honeymoon phase.
Justin has been showing Hailey even more love after she was targeted by trolls obsessed with his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.
Biebs this weekend exposed an Instagram user who urged others to target the model, saying: “I just wanted to share this so people get an idea of what we face day to day.”
Doing their Bitt
JAMIE CULLUM, Jess Glynne and Nina Nesbitt are all performing for Amazing Music UK to raise money for charity Help Musicians.
The fundraiser, on December 18, will be hosted by Edith Bowman and streamed on Amazing Music’s Twitch channel from The Roundhouse in London.
Edith will also grill the artists in a question and answer session featuring viewers’ questions.
The event will feature the best from Amazon Music highlights across 2020, with performances by Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X and Foo Fighters included.
Cowell snubbed my lamb biryani
TOP producer Naughty Boy has worked with some of the biggest names in music – cooking them hot dinners as well as hot beats.
The La La La star, who has made songs for the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna and Ed Sheeran, is a big foodie and specialises in the likes of chicken tikka masala linguine, masala fish and chips and keema shepherd’s pie.
But one star who didn’t appreciate his culinary skills was Simon Cowell.
In an exclusive chat, Naughty Boy revealed: “Simon wasn’t impressed when I turned up to his house with a lamb biryani, all freshly baked.
“I spent the whole day in the kitchen thinking Simon’s going to love this. I found out he doesn’t eat lamb. But his chef liked it.”
Naughty Boy added: “I cooked my keema shepherd’s pie for Mary J. Blige and she said it was the best she’d ever had.
“She even took the leftovers home with her.”
But he worries other stars pretend they eat properly, when in fact they never sit down to a decent meal.
He revealed: “I’ve seen some artists that you think are eating – they act like they eat whatever they want, especially a couple of female artists.
“You don’t ever see them eat anything and you hope that they are eating something.”
Naughty Boy has now launched Naughty Boy Kitchen, an online food site, borne out of his love for his Pakistani mother’s home-cooking with British dishes, complete with his signature “naughty kick”.
The musician wants to start up a food truck which will be stationed at all gig venues he DJs at and at the next Brit Awards too.
Sounds like Naughty Boy’s planning to be self-sufficient.
AFTER four days a week listening to Piers Morgan ranting it’s not surprising his co-star Charlotte Hawkins needs to do something calming immediately afterwards.
And now the Good Morning Britain star has released her first ever record, a three CD album comprising 45 of her favourite classical tracks from the likes of Bach and Beethoven.
Speaking about the release of Mindful Moments, out now, Charlotte said: “I’m so proud of how it’s all come together.
“It’s one of those pinch yourself moments. These are my favourite pieces of music.
“I have crammed 45 tracks onto three CDs and it is an incredibly personal selection of music to me.
“These are the pieces that have kept me going over the past three months.
“This is the music I listen to after spending the morning with Piers and my head is exploding.”
Pele tackled by Galantis
DANCE duo Galantis have remixed football legend Pele and Rodrigo y Gabriela’s song Listen To The Old Man.
One half of Galantis Christian Karlsson said: “I had no idea Pele was a great songwriter with an amazing voice.
"This song was a great way to celebrate his 80th birthday this year.”
Fellow former footballer Chris Kamara want fans to contribute to his own song, Happy New Year.
Kammy is asking them to submit videos about what has made them thankful.
Rob, king of tinseltown
THE dust has barely settled on his five-year building feud with Jimmy Page but Robbie Williams is already battling another set of neighbours.
This time there’s a friendlier feel to it as he and wife Ayda are trying to outdo their fellow Los Angeles celebrities with Christmas lights.
Robbie said: “Let me just run through the list of people we beat at Christmas: Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys, Tom Jones, Charlie Sheen, Paris Hilton, Shaquille O'Neal and Christina Aguilera."
However, the Rock DJ singer accepts defeat when it comes to Halloween decorations – to Guns N’ Roses star Slash.
They told Lockdown Parenting Hell podcast, hosted by comics Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe: “We completely battered Slash at Christmas but Slash isn’t bothered about Christmas.
"His Christmas is Halloween and he went massive at Halloween."
CHRISTMAS songs must be on everyone’s playlists at the moment with no fewer than seven of the Top Ten places occupied by festive classics.
Mariah Carey is the darling of this time of year and is the most played song this week.
- All I Want For Christmas – MARIAH CAREY
- Last Christmas– WHAM
- Positions – ARIANA GRANDE
- Fairytale of New York – POGUES feat. KIRSTY MacCOLL
- Sweet Melody – LITTLE MIX
- Merry Christmas Everyone – SHAKIN’ STEVENS
- It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like – MICHAEL BUBLE
- Do They Know It’s Christmas – BAND AID
- 34+35 – ARIANA GRANDE
- Step Into Christmas – ELTON JOHN
YUNGBLUD’s brilliant new album earns him his first UK No1. The Arctic Monkeys’ live record also enters the Top Ten.
- Weird! – YUNGLBUD
- Together at Christmas – MICHAEL BALL & ALFIE BOE
- Live At The Royal Albert Hall – ARCTIC MONKEYS
- Classic Diamonds – NEIL DIAMOND & LSO
- Music Played By Humans – GARY BARLOW
- Jolly Holiday – ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
- Christmas – MICHAEL BUBLE
- Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day – KELLY JONES
- Power Up – AC/DC
- Believe – ANDREA BOCELLI
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