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Eminem bailed 8 Mile rapper out of jail before shoot

April 17th, 2014 3:10am EDT
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Eminem had to use to his own money to bail his 8 Mile co-star Gerald L. Sanders out of jail after the battle rapper was arrested by police shortly before filming a scene for the 2002 movie.

The Stan hitmaker returned to his native Detroit, Michigan to find real-life rappers who would be able to compete with him in the hip-hop drama, which was loosely based on Eminem's own troubled life and rise to fame.

He cast a number of local Detroit emcees to battle with him in competition scenes in the movie, but Sanders, aka Strike, reveals he almost missed out on the chance to work with Eminem on c...
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MTV Movie Awards to honor Paul Walker

April 13th, 2014 6:20pm EDT
Paul Walker
Paul Walker will be remembered at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards tonight (04.13.14).
The late actor, who died in a car accident in November and has been posthumously nominated for the Best On-Screen Duo award with Vin Diesel for their work in 'Fast and Furious 6, will be honored during a special tribute led by his co-star Jordana Brewster, featuring some his most famous movie clips.
MTV president Stephen Friedman said: "Paul's humanity and kindness clearly showed through every role. We're honored to be able to spend a moment in this year's Movie Awards to celebrate him."
Meanwhile, Conan O'Brien...
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Eminem and Rihanna to perform at 2014 MTV Movie Awards

April 8th, 2014 10:20am EDT
Eminem
Eminem and Rihanna are set to perform 'Monster' at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
The two pop stars have been confirmed to take to the stage at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles this Sunday (04.13.14), where they will sing their number one hit single, 'The Monster'.
The performance will be a precursor to their US summer stadium tour of the same name, which will take them to LA, New Jersey and Detroit.
Eminem and Rihanna, who previously collaborated on two versions of 'Love The Way You Lie', achieved international success with the latest single taken from the rapper's 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2...
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Jealous Eminem tempted to slam Kanye West and Lil Wayne in songs

April 8th, 2014 3:10am EDT
Kanye West
Eminem has confessed he was tempted to write tracks slamming rappers such as Kanye West and Lil Wayne for their standout success while he was taking a hiatus from his music career.

After the Berzerk hitmaker concluded a tour to promote his record Encore in 2005, he took a break from the spotlight and didn't return until the release of his album Relapse in 2009.

During that time, Eminem tells Los Angeles radio station Power 106 that he had a hard time coping with the fact that other up and coming rappers were taking over the game he once ruled, and was eager to channel his jealousy into hi...
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Outkast, Eminem, And Kings Of Leon Headline 2014 Lollapalooza Lineup

March 26th, 2014 1:03pm EDT
Outkast
More than 130 musical acts have been announced for the 2014 Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, and the reunion of rap duo Outkast is only the tip of the iceberg. See the full list below.

On Friday, Eminem makes his first Lollapalooza appearance since 2011. He's joined by Arctic Monkeys and Lorde on the opening day of the festival. Other bands playing Friday include Zedd, Above & Beyond, Broken Bells, Interpol, Lykke Li, Phantogram, CHVRCHES, the Glitch Mob, Portugal. The Man, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, AFI, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, the Kooks, Rudimental, Iggy Azalea, Bombay ...
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10 Celebrities The Internet Loves To Kill - Top Celebrity Death Hoaxes

March 26th, 2014 8:00am EDT
Morgan Freeman
A lot of celebrities have become the target of death hoaxes during their time in the spotlight, but there are some celebs that the internet just loves to kill off. Some of these death hoaxes were believable while others, not so much. These beloved (mostly) celebrities have had the most brushes with internet death that we've ever come across.

Here is our list of the top ten celebrities that the internet has whacked -- in one fashion or another.

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman just may hold the world record for the most amount of death hoaxes created by the internet. To that we must ask...
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Eminem Becomes Second Best-Selling Male Artist Of All Time, Achieves 50th Top 100 Hit

March 24th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Eminem Becomes Second Best-Selling Male Artist Of All Time, Achi
Eminem has a new accolade - he's the second best-selling male artist of all time in the United States, bumping country singer George Strait to number three.

Last week, the rapper's latest album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," surpassed the 2 million mark, boosting his total record sales to 44.9 million.

Strait, meanwhile, has sold 44.89 million albums throughout his 30-year career. It's worth noting that the country singer's career predates the inception of SoundScan data.

The number-one top selling artist? Garth Brooks.

In related news, Eminem also earned his 50th Billboard Hot 100 song ...
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50 Cent and Eminem's unbreakable friendship

March 19th, 2014 10:20pm EDT
50 Cent
50 Cent claims his friendship with Eminem is unbreakable.
The 'Candy Shop' hitmaker sparked speculation there was tension between the rappers when he left Eminem's Shady/Aftermath records in February to go independent, but has now insisted the pair have an unshakable bond and credits all his success to his mentor.
He told the Huffington Post: "It's impossible to ruin the relationship Eminem and I have built up. There's no way I would say or do anything that would disrespect what he's done for me. I credit a huge portion of my success to Em because if it wasn't for him being excited about th...
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Music boss urged 50 Cent not to sign with 'white boy' Eminem

March 19th, 2014 4:10am EDT
50 Cent
Record executive Steve Stoute urged rapper 50 Cent not to sign with "white boy" Eminem's record label because he believed the 8 Mile star was a "joke".

The In Da Club hitmaker has had a storied history with Stoute, who signed the then-rising rapper to his first deal at Columbia Records in 1999, but then declined to sign him a second time when he moved to Interscope Records.

50 was on the verge of closing a joint deal with Dr. Dre's Aftermath and Eminem's Shady Record labels in 2002, when Stoute intervened and encouraged the rapper not to sign with Eminem, telling the hip-hop star it would...
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Justin Bieber's 'Baby' Tops 1 Billion YouTube Views - But It Needs Twice That To Be #1

February 24th, 2014 5:03pm EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber's 2010 hit "Baby" has surpassed the 1 billion views mark, but it has some way to go if it wants to be the most-viewed YouTube video of all-time.

After asking Beliebers for a push yesterday, VEVO's Twitter profile wrote this morning, "@justinbieber's 'Baby' has reached 1 BILLION views! Congratulations to Justin & of course the fans!"

The landmark has #BabyHit1Billion a trending topic on Twitter, where fans and haters alike have chimed in on the divisive singer.

Now Bieber's fans only need to give him another billion views so he can beat PSY. The Korean rapper's 2012 hit Ga...
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Rihanna To Tour With Eminem

February 23rd, 2014 2:01pm EST
Rihanna
Rihanna and Eminem are collaborating once again by heading off on tour together.

The pop star has teamed with the rapper on two hit singles, Love the Way You Lie and Monster, and now they are reuniting for a series of joint shows this summer (14).

The Monster tour will stop at stadiums in Los Angeles, New York and Eminem's hometown of Detroit, Michigan in August (14).

Eminem says of the joint concerts, "There are some shows coming up with Rihanna. It's a three-city tour: New York, L.A. and Detroit coming in August. The Monster Tour."
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Bob Dylan to star in Super Bowl car ad

January 30th, 2014 3:20am EST
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan has joined the growing list of celebrities who will appear in Super Bowl telecast TV ads on Sunday (02Feb14).

The folk music legend's 1966 song I Want You will appear in one ad for Chobani yogurt and reports suggest the reclusive singer will actually appear in a commercial for Chrysler, which will debut during the big game this weekend.

The car company's previous Super Bowl ads have featured Eminem and Clint Eastwood.

Dylan's Chrysler spot will advertise the firm's new 200 model, which was introduced at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month (Jan14), according to Billboard.co...
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Pouty Mouths: Celebrities Who Never Smile

January 23rd, 2014 7:00pm EST
Kristen Stewart
It's part of a celebrity's job to show up to public events, pose for photographers, and sign autographs for fans. But some of them don't really look like they're enjoying their time in the spotlight.

Kristen Stewart is notorious for appearing moody at movie premieres and other Hollywood soirees. When the former "Twilight" star does crack a smile, it's like a rare bird sighting.

Sometimes a pout is sexy. Other times, it's just a turn off. It makes us wonder why they're so grumpy. Wipe that smug look off your face and show us some teeth!

Check out several celebs who rarely smile...

Kany...
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Eminem to reunite with D12 for their first album in 10 years

January 23rd, 2014 3:10am EST
Eminem
Eminem is reportedly working on new music with D12 for the group's first album in 10 years.

The Berzerk hitmaker has hit the studio with the Detroit-based musicians for a few tracks on an upcoming album, according to producer Mark Bass.

Bass, who previously produced Eminem's hits Without Me and Lose Yourself, tells the Detroit Free Press newspaper that he has been mixing new material by "the mercurial funk-pop giant Sly Stone with members of the original Family Stone band, along with new D12 tracks, including three with Eminem".

D12's last record, D12 World, was released in 2004, but the...
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The 51 Best Albums Of 2013 - What Made Your List?

December 30th, 2013 6:00pm EST
Daft Punk
Ranking the very best albums of any year is incredibly difficult; there are always misses. 2013 was filled with some triumphant musical moments, though not all of their parent albums were necessarily ‘worthy’ of being considered the best of the year. Because of various factors, this list has its surprises and like any album reviewed, its triumphs and flaws. One thing’s for sure – the top ten to fifteen albums are pretty close to the cream of the crop from my perspective. Here are the 50 (+1) best albums of 2013!

1) Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
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The Ivy Leaguers outdo th...
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Vanilla Ice Claims He Helped Eminem Become Successful

December 29th, 2013 1:03pm EST
Vanilla Ice
Vanilla Ice claims he helped Eminem become a successful rapper.

The 'Ice Ice Baby' star shot to fame with the hit single when he was just 16 years old and claims he "paved the way" for other white rappers such as the 'Slim Shady' hitmaker.

He said: "I definitely opened doors and made it acceptable to get into hip-hop.

"White rappers are few and far between and, during that era, I made it possible to move into that genre and be very successful."

The 46-year-old father of two suffered with depression during the early years of his career but continues to perform and work on new material an...
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20 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

December 29th, 2013 9:00am EST
Marshall Mathers LP 2
2013 has been an exceptional year for rap album releases.  Some were hot, while others were far from it – cold as Antarctica. Still overall, there were plenty of releases to be proud of, no questions asked. Below, you’ll find my ‘MIA’ (or called it in) list as well as my top 20 rap albums of 2013. This excludes mixtapes and previously released material FYI.

1) Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Aftermath

Eminem set out to prove he’s still the illest MC, epitomized by his vicious performance on the epic “Rap God”.  Ultimately, Eminem accomplishes his task of affirming his ‘god status’, sou...
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Eminem Wishes Fans A Merry Chrismas With Creepy Reindeer-Humping Photo

December 25th, 2013 4:46pm EST
Eminem Christmas
Eminem wished his fans a happy holiday season by posting a image of himself getting it on with a reindeer on his Instagram page on Monday.

"Happy F***in Holidays," he wrote.

It's been a huge year for the rapper, whose "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200 chart in November. He also took home two trophies at the MTV European Music Awards, where he tops the list of artists with the most EMAs ever.

Recently Eminem was approached to play a concert for a private NFL football owners party during the week of Super Bowl XLVIII (Feb. 2, 2014), but his demand of $2...
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Eminem demands $2m for Super Bowl gig

December 20th, 2013 6:20am EST
Eminem
Eminem reportedly refused to perform at a Super Bowl party unless he was paid $2 million.
The 'Monster' rapper is said to have been approached to play a concert at the NFL Owners Party during Super Bowl week in 2014.
According to TMZ, the offer was for Eminem to perform a set of his greatest hits for 1,500 guests following a lavish dinner, but organizers were forced to find a replacement act after the rapper demanded the hefty fee
Reps for the event were also eyeing a performance from Kanye West only to find that his fee was also out of budget.
A source revealed: "(For Kanye) it was $1 mill...
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Beyoncé Makes It 5 Number One Albums In A Row

December 19th, 2013 10:45pm EST
Beyonce
Beyoncé tops the Billboard 200 chart with her fifth studio album, the self-titled Beyoncé.  This is huge news, considering the week was initially expected to be a bit slower with Garth Brooks, R. Kelly, and Childish Gambino stealing the notable headlines. Released just Friday, December 13 exclusively to iTunes (CDs are on their way save for Target), Beyoncé not only scores her fifth consecutive no. 1 album, but also her biggest sales week with 617,000 copies sold.  Billboard earlier reported that Beyoncé had the largest selling sales week for an iTunes album.   Compare it to the opening wee...
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Eminem and Rihanna's The Monster keeps hold of Billboard's Hot 100 chart

December 18th, 2013 8:40pm EST
Rihanna
Eminem and Rihanna have scared off the competition to score a second week atop the U.S. singles chart with their hit song The Monster.

The track holds off Pitbull and Ke$ha's Timber and Counting Stars by OneRepublic, which remain unchanged on the Billboard Hot 100 at two and three, respectively.

Meanwhile, Beyonce rules the Billboard 200 with her self-titled album after shifting 617,000 copies in the U.S. alone since its release exclusively on iTunes.com last Friday (13Dec13).

As previously reported, the chart success made Billboard history with Beyonce becoming the first female artist t...
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Eminem reaches out to Justin Bieber

December 17th, 2013 2:20am EST
Justin Bieber
Eminem has invited Justin Bieber to stay at his house over Christmas and New Year.
The 'Rap God' star is reaching out to the troubled 19-year-old and he hopes spending time with him in Detroit, Michigan could help him to get his life back on track.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "He's really hoping he can sort Justin out.
"The way he's going, he's worried he's going to end up in really bad trouble.
"He wants to talk him into going to therapy and counselling to deal with the stress of fame in a positive way.
"Everyone is saying how they think he's a ticking timebomb."
Justin has had an...
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Macklemore thrilled by Eminem's endorsement

November 29th, 2013 7:07pm EST
Macklemore
Rapper Macklemore has been left stunned after learning Eminem's a big fan.

The Not Afraid hitmaker revealed he's fond of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' new album The Heist in a new Rolling Stone article and the news came like an early Christmas present for the Thrift Shop hitmaker.

Eminem told the publication, "He's really dope... I think there's very technical s**t that he does. He's a really good songwriter, too. Conceptually, the s**t he does is pretty f**kin' incredible."

The quote prompted Macklemore to respond and he tells the magazine, "I really want to Instagram that quote, but Ryan to...
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Eminem's Childhood Home Demolished Over Safety Concerns

November 26th, 2013 5:00pm EST
Marshall Mathers LP 2
A wrecking crew in Detroit, Mich., demolished Eminem's childhood home on Monday after it was ravaged by a fire earlier this month.
 
Representatives at Michigan Land Bank were forced by law to demolish the building and said in a statement last week: "The condition of the property post-fire presents a safety hazard that the Land Bank is responsible for removing. The goal is to demolish and clean up the site, so neighborhood safety and order can be restored."
 
The rapper featured pictures of the property on his albums "The Marshall Mathers LP" and recent release "The Marshall Mathers LP 2."
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Rumor Patrol: Lamar Odom's Infidelity Rap, Leann Rimes Faked Pregnancy, More

November 23rd, 2013 1:07pm EST
Lamar Odom
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Lamar Odom Raps About Infidelity: It's been rumored for some time that Lamar has been unfaithful to wife Khloe Kardashian and has been using cocaine. So it's gotta be false that there's a video floating around with Lamar rapping about sleeping around, right?

Verdict: True. The video exists and even worse, he might be high in it. Odom slurs through lyrics in the grainy footage, which includes the line "...
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Eminem Dating Kim Mathers Again?

November 21st, 2013 12:14pm EST
Eminem
This former toxic Hollywood couple haven’t been in the news for years!

But on Wednesday, a shocking report hit the web that Eminem and baby mama Kim Mathers are getting back together, according to Kim’s mother.

Kim’s mom reveals that Em’s buying the mother of his child a brand new home in Macomb Michigan in hopes of winning back his former flame’s heart, adding that the two see each other all the time and “get along better than ever.”

“She has been clean all these years, she just takes care of her family. She’s doing very well,” Kathy said. “I think they might get back together soon. I’v...
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Eminem credits music with helping him beat drug demons

November 19th, 2013 3:20am EST
Eminem
Eminem has credited music with giving him the focus to overcome his drug addiction issues.

The Slim Shady hitmaker is now sober after a four-year hell of painkiller and sedative abuse, which led to a near-fatal overdose in 2005.

The rap icon reveals he is thankful that he overcame his demons, unlike other addicts, and believes his passion for making music drove him to get clean.

He tells BBC Radio 1, "I certainly could have taken another path. I know that there are so many addicts in this world and people who have problems like that that don't make it. I think that one thing that keeps m...
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Cara: I'd shave my eyebrows for role

November 18th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Eminem
Model Cara Delevingne would shave her eyebrows off for the right acting role.
The 21-year-old, who has moved into acting and recently said she would like to be a Bond girl, has revealed the lengths she would go to in regards to changing her appearance to secure a role.
In an interview in the latest addition of i-D magazine, she says: "I'd shave all my hair off and my eyebrows, I'd gain weight, I would do anything, sky dive, jump off buildings, do my own stunts, I want to learn all there is to learn."
Cara, who appeared on the catwalk at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show this month...
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Eminem and Kim could get back together, says her mum

November 17th, 2013 6:20am EST
Eminem
Eminem could rekindle his relationship with his ex-wife Kim Scott, according to her mother.
Kathleen Sluck has revealed the 'Berzerk' rapper - who has twice been married to the mother of his 17-year-old daughter Hailie - and her daughter are closer "than ever", and she wouldn't be surprised if they got back together.
She told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "We see him all the time. I think they might get back together. They get on better than ever."
Meanwhile, Marie Hartter - the grandmother of the musician's adopted daughter Whitney, who Kim had from another relationship - also insisted the ...
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Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Debuts Big On Billboard 200

November 14th, 2013 11:11am EST
Marshall Mathers LP 2
Eminem unsurprisingly debuts at the penthouse with The Marshall Mathers LP 2. And yes, the numbers are gargantuan.  While Eminem was unable to beat the 968,000 copies that Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, he did sell 792,000 copies.  The former second-largest debut of 2013 was Drake’s Nothing Was The Same (658,000 copies), which now settles for third-largest debut.  Eminem is the biggest news, but not the sole news on the Albums chart this week.

Celine Dion’s Loved Me Back To Life debuts at no. 2, selling 77,000 copies.  Those numbers are  nothing to ‘write home about’.  Sure, the...
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