Celebrity Roundup: August 3, 2012

By Sam Lansky 08/03/12

Pot habit gets Snoop Lion (née Dogg) banned from Norway, Dennis Hopper's son is accused of drugging, raping a teen, and Celeb Rehab's Shifty Shellshock says sorry.

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The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg (it’s Snoop Lion now, y’all!) may be popular in the States, but don’t expect to see him playing sold-out stadiums in Oslo anytime soon: after trying to enter the country holding marijuana last month, he’s been banned from the Scandinavian nation for two years. Although his fine was only about $8,600, his Norwegian fans will pay a heavier price. 

Actor Henry Hopper, whose father is the late, legendary actor Dennis Hopper, is the subject of some disturbing allegations: the mother of a 15-year-old girl is accusing him of “luring her into his home with promises of alcohol and illegal drugs” and then engaging in “sexually offensive conduct with her.” The girl, referred to only as Jane Doe, reportedly suffered emotional damage as a result. Hopper has yet to speak out regarding the allegations.

Adult film star-turned-mainstream actress, author and TV personality Jenna Jameson may have transformed her career, but her reputation took a hit when she was arrested for DUI in Orange County in May. Last week, Jameson pleaded not guilty to the three misdemeanor counts with which she was charged, although prosecutors say that her BAC was .05% above the legal limit. No word yet on whether the follow-up to her 2004 autobiography, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, will be called How to Drink and Drive Like One.

Celebrity Rehab alum and Crazy Town frontman Shifty Shellshock (born Seth Binzer), whose struggles with drug addiction and alcoholism attracted much public scrutiny, apologized for his bad behavior via TMZ, saying that he feels “very bad for those who I have offended” throughout his addiction, which featured an arrest for assaulting his ex-girlfriend at a Ross store while carrying rock cocaine. (Yikes.) Sources report that he’s been in treatment since April and is doing better than in any of his previous attempts at sobriety.

Jersey Shore star Jonathan “The Unit” Manfre may not be an official cast member on the MTV hit, but he sure partied like one. He was arrested last summer for ketamine possession outside the Shore house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. But this week, he struck a plea deal with prosecutors resulting in a $125 fine for disorderly conduct, and all drug-related charges were dropped. The last thing Snooki needs around her baby is more bad influences.

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