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Eminem is back on top, as the rapper has earned the most nominations for the upcoming 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
Scoring a total of 10 nods, Em's newest album, Recovery, is up for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album, while his hit with Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie," is going for Record and Song of the Year.
Source: I Village
Eminem premiered his new video for “Love the Way You Lie” tonight, and it features Rihanna standing in her underpants in front of a flaming house where Dominic Monaghan and Megan Fox are intermittently beating the crap out of each other and playing intense, Stanley Cup levels of tonsil hockey.
Source: Music Mix
Ditching his initial release plans -- and album title -- Detroit rapper Eminem has at last unveiled details about his upcoming new record.
"Recovery," his seventh major label album, will be released June 22, according to an Interscope Records statement issued this afternoon. Originally slated as a sequel to last year's "Relapse" comeback album -- and long billed as "Relapse 2" -- the new album was instead given a title that more accurately reflects its theme, Eminem said.
"I had originally planned for 'Relapse 2' to come out last year," he said via the statement. "But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to 'Relapse' started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album. The music on 'Recovery' came out very different from 'Relapse,' and I think it deserves its own title."
Today's statement is confirmation of rumors that had been swirling for several weeks, bolstered by a brief Twitter post by Eminem this morning that read simply, "There is no Relapse 2."
"Recovery" collaborators include DJ Khalil, Just Blaze, Jim Jonsin and Boi-1da, according to Interscope.
Sounds like Eminem has a true friend in Elton John. The rapper has reportedly been leaning on the singer to fight his addiction to drugs.
"I've been helping Eminem over the last 18 months and he's doing brilliantly," John told BBC Radio on Friday, without going into further detail.
Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers) entered rehab for a sleeping pill addiction in 2005. He later told Vibe magazine that he would take "10 to 20" Vicodin (painkiller) pills daily. "Valium, Ambien, the numbers got so high I don't even know what I taking," he said.
This is not your everyday poseur Eminem wannabe - it's Mariah Carey, who dressed as the controversial rapper while filming her new video "Obsessed" in New York today.
You may recall that in Eminem's "Bagpipes From Baghdad" song, he warns Carey's husband, Nick Cannon, to "back the f--- up."
Eminem has targeted Carey for special abuse in his raps for years, while Carey denies the two ever had a relationship.
Now, Carey has fired back. In "Obsessed," she doesn't mention him by name, but asks, "Why are you obsessed with me/lying that you're sexing me?"
But with this video, it's time for Eminem and Mariah Carey to call a truce.
It's great that Mariah seems to be having fun with this whole "Mininem" thing, but we're afraid of the conflict going any further, because no one wants to see the next step: Eminem in drag.
Source: New York Daily News
Eminem is still hoping his lost Britney Spears notebook containing a collection of lyrics and song ideas shows up - because it features some of his best rhymes.
The rapper reveals he used the Spears fan journal to scribble down words for what was to become The Marshall Mathers Album - but lost it before he got the chance to hit the studio with it.
He says, "It had five or six songs in it and I never got it back. (It had) all of my ideas. Some of them I remembered, but most of them were gone."
Eminem admits fans and critics alike have been trying to dupe him into thinking they'd found the diary over the years.
He adds, "People were putting Britney Spears notebooks, like, with fake lyrics in it, and stuff like that, on the Internet, and whatever, but I never found it."
Source: Contact Music
Eminem has opened up about his battle with prescription medicine addiction.
The rapper has told Vibe magazine how his struggle became got so bad he overdosed on heroin substitute methadone.
Eminem said: "Had I known it was methadone, I probably wouldn't have taken it, but as bad as I was back then, I can't even say 100 per cent for sure."
In Eminem's new music video, Kim Kardashian gets mocked for her famous booty and then stuffed into a wood chipper -- and she loves it!
"I just saw Eminem's new video for 'We Made You,' and he totally spoofs me!" the reality star blogs. "It was a total surprise to me because I had no idea he was going to talk about me in the song."
Continues Kardashian: "I think the video is so funny! I am a huge Eminem fan and find it flattering he would rap about me. He's a bit harsh about some other celebrities, but you just have to let it go and have a sense of humor."
Source: Us Magazine
If Eminem has proven anything throughout his career, it's that he's not afraid to put celebrities on blast. From "My Name Is" to "Just Lose It," he's gone after some of the biggest names in Hollywood, never pulling a punch and never (ever) apologizing.
And his new video, for "We Made You," is no different. In fact, you might even say he's taken the art of celeb skewering to new heights with the clip. The targets come fast and furious, lyrically and visually, so to help you keep track of them all, we've compiled a list.
Alphabetized for your convenience, here's Eminem's "We Made You" celebrity-slam list:
Alba, Jessica: Actress. Appears in a shower scene, ŕ la "Psycho." Causes Em to "make a mess in [his] trousers." Repeatedly punches him in the face.
Aniston, Jennifer: Former "Friend," eternal bridesmaid. Makes a brief cameo as the latte-clutching girlfriend of singer John Mayer. Is apparently "in love" with Eminem.
Babbit, Raymond: Lead character in 1988's "Rain Man." For reasons clear to only him, Em spends a large portion of the "We Made You" video dressed as Babbit, an autistic savant with eidetic memory. Lands a 21 at a Vegas blackjack table, repeatedly hits, loses all of his (and 50 Cent's) money. Falls over.
DeGeneres, Ellen: Comedian and talk-show host. Em beams onto the set of her show, punches her wife, Portia de Rossi, in the leg. Propositions de Rossi, asking, "What's Ellen DeGeneres have that I don't? Are you telling me tenderness? Well, I can be as gentle and smooth as a gentleman."
Fielder-Civil, Blake: Skeevy on-again/off-again husband of Amy Winehouse. Appears in a jailhouse scene. Makes out with Winehouse in excruciating detail.
Kardashian, Kim: Celebutant of questionable talent who "is a man," according to Eminem. Goes on a dinner date with the rapper (who, for reasons never fully explained, is dressed like Disco Inferno), attacks him with her ample posterior. Is put in a wood-chipper at clip's end, ŕ la "Fargo."
Lohan, Lindsay: "Actress"/ paparazzi fodder. Is picked up by the long-haul-trucker version of Eminem (along with former love interest Samantha Ronson), who advises her to end her relationship and "come back to seeing men/ Samantha's a 2, you're practically a 10." Perhaps she listened.
Mathers, Marshall: The real Slim Shady. No, really. Proving that he's not above poking fun at himself in his videos, Eminem includes a shot that harkens back to his mulleted past, when he wore pink "ALF" T-shirts and apparently loved birthday cake.
Mayer, John: Guitar-slinging troubadour/ celebrity-cruise enthusiast. Only makes a brief cameo in "We Made You," as a sensitive, porkpie-hat-wearing singer/songwriter. Impressive, if only because we don't think we've actually ever seen Mayer wear a porkpie hat.
Michaels, Bret: Em opens the clip dressed as the "Rock of Love" star, mocks his impressively arched eyebrows and bandanna-and-cowboy-hat predilection. Is later seen in bed with Sarah Palin, where he clears the room with his flatulence. Is finally revealed to be bald.
Palin, Sarah: Former Republican vice-presidential candidate. Is portrayed in the "We Made You" video by porn star Lisa Ann, who also starred as Palin in Hustler Video's astute political melodrama "Who's Nailin' Paylin?"
Presley, Elvis: Deceased rock legend. Em dons the same prison stripes Presley wore in the 1957 flick "Jailhouse Rock" and imitates his dance routine too. There's also a pretty apt Elvis-as-cultural-appropriator metaphor that applies here, but let's just move on.
Romo, Tony: Dallas Cowboys quarterback. Em puts on Romo's pads, thrusts his pelvis, rubs up on an actress portraying Jessica Simpson, tosses a hamburger for a touchdown. Unlike real-life Romo, he does not also choke during playoffs.
Ronson, Samantha: Celebrity DJ/ paparazzi fodder. Appears alongside Lohan in Eminem's truck, latter battles him on "Planet Womyn," while hundreds of lesbians cheer her on. Believe it or not, this is only about the third most insulting scene in the "We Made You" video.
Simpson, Jessica: Fallen pop star masquerading as country artist. A favorite Eminem target, this time around, she's portrayed as the cheeseburger-devouring, Daisy Duke-wearing, General Lee-washing girlfriend of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. This is actually fairly accurate.
Spears, Britney: Embattled pop star/ cultural icon. Another Em fave, in the "We Made You" video, Brit is seen pole-dancing and knocking out former flame Adnan Ghalib. Also, we're fairly certain she's played by a drag queen.
Spock: Half-Vulcan, half-human science officer of the USS Enterprise. Eminem adopts the Spock persona several times in the "We Made You" video, dispensing Vulcan nerve pinches and spying on Jessica Alba. If they gave out awards for "eyebrow acting," Em's turn here would definitely land him a nomination.
Winehouse, Amy: British singer/ train wreck. The beehived one receives a lot of attention in the "We Made You" clip, making out with Em and generally looking like a vampiric bit of roadkill. She may very well be the easiest target in the world, but, hey, even Eminem isn't above a layup or two.
Eminem is a liar...well that is according to his mum!
The rapper's mum, Debbie Nelson claims her superstar son has portrayed her in the wrong light, saying things like she was addicted to medication and treating her now famous son badly through his youth.
In her new memoir My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem, she says, "At first I went along with it for Marshall's sake - if I made one mistake as a mother, it was giving in to my eldest son's every whim."
Slim's mum also claimed that he said all the negative things because the fans loved it "the fouler he was, the more the audience loved him".
"He never knew his father and I did all I could to make up for it. I wasn't happy when he made up a whole new life for himself - what mother wants to be known as a pill-popping alcoholic who lives on welfare?
"To tell the truth, I was heartbroken. The lies started coming thick and fast - and not just from Marshall. I think he's forgotten the good times we had, and this book is my way of setting the record straight."
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