Rapper SNOOP DOGG stood up the producers of live American talent show STAR SEARCH on Friday night (16MAY03) - prompting host Arsenio Hall to taunt him on air.

The BEAUTIFUL hitmaker was booked in as the night's guest judge, but when the curtain went up on the hit show, the rapper was nowhere to be seen.

An anxious Hall said, "This is live TV, that's live TV. That seat is empty and Snoop's on the freeway."

19/05/2003 09:14