Snoop pitches rap ‘Idol’
As if this reality television hasn’t already gotten out of control, Snoop Dogg wants to launch rappers answer to “American Idol.” The rapper has been pitching a TV series to discover the next hot hip-hop act. We hear that Oxygen, Bravo and NBC aren’t biting but that E! and MTV have shown interest. Snoop is touting that the show could be as popular as Fox’s “American Idol,” but TV execs are not convinced. He’s also working on wrangling a celebrity panel of hip-hop icons to judge.