* Snoop Dogg has left rap for reggae and become Snoop Lion. A day after performing his debut album, Doggystyle live at the Catalpa Music Festival, the Doggfather announced his 12th album will be a reggae one, titled Reincarnation, which will be released later this year, along with a documentary about its creation.
* Tributes are being paid to beloved Irish author Maeve Binchy, who has died at the age of 72, in Dublin.
* South African musician Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse is now able to pursue studies in Anthropology after completing his matric at the age of 61. Talk about inspirational!
* After much speculation, it’s been confirmed that a third Hobbit movie can be expected in 2014.
* Aerosmith’s 3-years-in-the-making album, due out in November, is set to feature songs with Carrie Underwood and Johnny Depp.