WWE has released the following press release this morning touting the involvement of several celebrities at WrestleMania. Note that aside from the names listed below, rapper 50 Cent and socialite Kim Kardashian are also scheduled to appear.
Celebrities Pack a Punch at WrestleMania® XXIV:
John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Raven-Symoné Join WWE® Superstars March 30
STAMFORD, Conn., March 5, 2008 – In addition to recently announced Floyd Mayweather, who will wrestle 7-foot, 399 lb Big Show® in a David vs. Goliath match up, WWE is packing a Hollywood punch confirming four more celebrities for WrestleMania XXIV.
Five-time Grammy-winner and multi-platinum singer, songwriter and performer John Legend will perform “America the Beautiful” live at this year’s bash in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday, March 30. Snoop Dogg will also be on hand as Celebrity Ring Announcer for a “BunnyMania” match with Playboy cover girls Candice Michelle™ and Maria™ squaring off against the Glamazon™ Beth Phoenix™ and Melina.
Also confirmed is popular actress/musician Raven-Symoné, who will be a part of the WWE’s biggest wish-granting event ever, hosting the Bacon, Bagels and Biceps brunch and accompanying more than 50 Make-A-Wish children at WrestleMania XXIV. Rounding out the extravaganza, Red Hot Chili Peppers will lend their hit single “Snow (Hey Oh)” as the theme song this year.
John Legend’s albums — “Get Lifted” and “Once Again” — have secured his place as one of the most striking, vital and important American musical artists to emerge in the 21st century. Legend originally gained notoriety as an in-demand all-star studio session writer and musician whose credits included work with Lauryn Hill, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Common and Kanye West, among others
Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus is a rare exception in the turbulent world of Hip-Hop, managing to stay tremendously relevant throughout his 16-plus years in the game. From music to movies, video games to clothing lines and now his own hit TV show (E!’s reality series Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood), Snoop Dogg is an all-out pop culture icon and household name.
Raven-Symoné is well known as the star of “That’s So Raven,” “The Cheetah Girls” series and “The Cosby Show” as well as the Dr. Dolittle film series. Raven is starring in and executive producing the upcoming film “College Road Trip,” which will be released on March 7 by Walt Disney Pictures and co-stars Martin Lawrence. Her fourth album – titled Raven-Symoné