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Jonah Hill Takes on Snoop Lion in ‘Words With Friends’ Tournament

The ’21 Jump Street’ star joins 7 other celebrities in Zynga’s charity event
By: Sarah Bauder
Published: September 27th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News
Words With Friends Celebrity Challenge

Jonah Hill, star of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, is battling Snoop Lion (Dogg) in the first round of Zynga’s ‘Words With Friends’ Tournament.

The ‘Words With Friends Celebrity Challenge’ runs from September 27th- October 3rd. Eight celebrities will play their favorite word game in attempt to win $500,000 for a charity of their choosing.

Joining Jonah Hill and Snoop Lion in the competition are Kristen Bell, Sophia Bush, Eva Longoria, Edward Norton, John legend, and Boston Celtics captain, Paul Pierce.

‘Words With Friends’ players that haven’t reached celebrity status yet can help their favorite teams by joining in and playing words during live games. Players who join a celebrity team will get 50 free Word-O-Meters when they play their first word. After five words, they will be entered into the Play a Celebrity sweepstakes for a chance to play directly against their selected team’s celebrity.

Senior Vice President of Zynga, Travis Boatman, is thrilled that a word game has become so popular among both daily users and celebrities.

“We had the idea to do a celebrity tournament some time ago when it became apparent that the game was a hit among celebrities… It seems like everyone from Katie Couric to Snoop Lion is into the game. It’s really inspirational for the team to see how Words With Friends has become part of the cultural mainstream, and I think it has struck a chord because it’s not just a game, it’s a way for people to connect and keep in touch with each other.”

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