Digital Domain Productions's Ed Ulbrich is the man most capable of bringing the Gipper to life for the Republican National Convention. He didn't. But since reverse aging Brad Pitt in Benjamin Button and resurrecting Tupac for Coachella, he's become the de facto agent for dead icons.
What does a gangster rapper turned reggae artist have in common with the founders of YouTube, Facebook, and Flickr? He's borrowing a move from the Silicon Valley startup playbook—he's pivoting. Meet Snoop Lion.
MTV2's broadcast of an animated version of rapper Snoop Dogg accompanied by two bikini-clad black women in neck collars and chains squatting on all fours and defecating on the floor has drawn the ire of leading African-Americans and media watchdog groups, who label the show racist, misogynist, and irresponsible.