Billboard Bits: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Making Movie, Katy Perry Appearing on 'HIMYM'
Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip.
Wiz Khalifa Making Movie with Snoop Dogg
Hip-hop veteran Snoop Dogg revealed in a recent radio interview that he and up-and-coming rapper Wiz Khalifa are working on a movie together. "High School" will be released straight to DVD on the completely arbitrary date of April 20, 2011. "That Good," a new single featuring both rappers, will be featured on the film's soundtrack. ( Rap Radar)
Katy Perry Guest Starring on 'How I Met Your Mother'
Katy Perry will guest star on CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother" later in the sitcom's season. The pop star, who follows Carrie Underwood in making a cameo on the show, will reportedly play Zoey's beautiful and naive cousin. ( USA Today)
Carlos Santana Marries Drummer Cindy Blackman
Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana wed drummer Cindy Blackman in a private ceremony in Hawaii on Dec. 19. "Cindy is a match with everything that I am, from fire of passion to vulnerability," says Santana, whose wedding was attended by fellow musicians Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. (People)
Maroon 5 Singer Poses Nude for Charity
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has been photographed naked to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. A pair of well-placed hands are the only things covering the rocker in the released pic, which will appear in the February issue of Cosmopolitan. ( Now Magazine)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Twin Shadow Touring Together
Indie-rock acts the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Twin Shadow have announced a tour that will kick off on April 1 in Washington DC. The Pains' sophomore album, "Belong," is set for a late March release on Slumberland Records. ( Pitchfork)
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz)