April 30, 2001 - Craig Kilborn
on Eminem; "If the rapper is convicted, teens are reminded to enter the
'Share a cell with Eminem' contest on a special Friday edition of TRL."
29, 2001 - Royce Da 5'9" talked to SonicNet about Eminem's appearance on
Rock City, his CD due out July 17th. Royce says, "The reason people don't
see us together no more is, one - we're on two different labels. Two -
his sh** just exploded overnight. The reason you used to see me and him
together so much was because I was his hype man. I used to tour with him,
but once I signed my deal, I couldn't go on tour with him. I started recording
my album." Read more.
April 28, 2001 - The New
York Post's Liz Smith brought up Eminem - Beyonce rumors and asked, "Has
this child of destiny been infected with the Jennifer Lopez 'Bad Boy' syndrome?"
Smith says, "Well, maybe she'll get over it, just as Jennifer did. A zooming
career for a young woman on the rise is not something to be trifled with
and Beyonce's managers, family and others are hoping she'll reconsider."
April 26, 2001 - Jay Leno
again joked about Eminem in his monologue Tuesday saying, "Eminem now says
he's going to appear naked -- he's going to appear naked in the centerfold
of a British magazine. After this, he's really going to have trouble claiming
he's black." [note to EVERYONE reporting this story, the picture is OLD!]
April 26, 2001 - Marketing
Violent Entertainment to Children: A Review of Self-Regulation and Industry
Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game
Industries by the Federal Trade Commission features statements from Lynne
Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, who used the hearing to single
out Eminem's music as an example of explicit material marketed towards
a younger audience. Read the entire report here
April 25, 2001 - Eminem fans
can apply to the Level 1 - D12 street marketing team to help promote the
D12 release Devil's Night, in stores June 12th, by signing up at UrbanEmpire.com.
April 25, 2001 - Christina
Aguilera's mother Shelly Kearns chimed in on the pair's opinion of Eminem
on the LiveDaily message boards saying, "Both Christina and I have always
liked a lot of his work."
April 25, 2001 - A different
tale regarding prosecutors intentions for Eminem in the New York Daily
News today, as the paper reports they'll be pressing for jail time at the
June 5th sentencing.
April 25, 2001 - The Sun
reports Eminem is rumored to be getting $3 million to headline this year's
Reading and Leeds festivals.
April 25, 2001 - A photograph
of Eminem posing nude using a firework to cover his groin area is set to
be in the UK's Cosmopolitan's June Naked Issue. Those familiar no doubt
have already seen this photo thus we're confused over all the news headlines
and secrecy over the photo.
April 24, 2001 - News of
the World reports Eminem has legally adopted a second daughter named Amanda,
whom happens to be the 4 year old daughter of Kim's sister.
April 24, 2001 - The Star
reports a celebrity-friendly West Hollywood hotel had an Eminem look-alike
staying there that horrified a housekeeper with a porn movie. Read more.
April 24, 2001 - Eminem pleaded
no contest Monday to weapons charges stemming from an argument with an
associate of Insane Clown Posse last June. Eminem faces sentencing on June
5th though prosecutor Mark Bilkovic told the Detroit Free Press he wouldn't
seek jail time.
April 24, 2001 - NME.com
reports Eminem has been added to the lineup for The Carling Weekend which
takes place August 24-26. The talk is that Em and Marilyn Manson who also
will be at the event may perform together. Read more.
April 22, 2001 - The New
York Daily News reported today on a story that's been playing out on our
message boards with poster 'CJ', who claims much of the trouble Eminem
has been in is purely for pubicity. Em's spokesman Dennis Dennehy counters
that "any allegations that these are stunts are completely ridiculous.
[Eminem and Kim] prefer that their personal life not be played out in the
media." Dennehy also counters Debbie's claim that Kim bought a home next
to Eminem saying, "That is not true, she bought a home somewhere else."
April 22, 2001 - Worldpop
reports Judge Antonio Viviano is said to be angry about Eminem's comments
that he plans to buy a home in the UK and the judge has promised to refuse
any application by the rapper to leave the country. Read more.
April 22, 2001 - Launch.com
reports on Eminem's upcoming court appearance tomorrow in Oakland County
(Michigan). Prosecutors expect Eminem to enter a plea at the proceeding.
April 20, 2001 - PBS Frontline
did a special this week on The Merchants of Cool and a focus was Eminem,
who is described as "Currently no music star is more denounced for this
than Eminem, a white rapper and hugely successful mainstream artist whose
lyrics vulgarly denigrate women and gays and celebrate violence." Read
April 20, 2001 - The Sun
reports Kim is building a $1.5 million mansion next door to him, prompting
Debbie to say, "It was so good that Marshall and Kim were separating. She's
a really bad influence on him and she turns him against me. But we've just
found out she's building a home next door to him in Detroit."
April 20, 2001 - Peoplenews.com
reports Eminem is looking for a home in London, admitting "I plan to look
for an apartment while I'm over but don't know what area to look in at
the moment. I have people scouting for me so I'll choose while I'm there.
I loved Britain and all in all spent a lot of time there last year." Read
April 25, 2001 - Foxnews.com's
Roger Friedman reports Pamela Anderson spent three days with Kid Rock in
Detroit where at one point they were joined by Eminem, who has been talking
to Kid about some joint projects. Read more.
April 19, 2001 - Andrew Dice
Clay talked Eminem to New York Newsday, "I'm not saying I influenced Eminem,
but it didn't wind up being another comic. I loved watching the reaction
of the media, turning this guy into a superstar. Basically, it's the same
material I do as a comic, but he puts a beat to it."
April 19, 2001 - Eminem's
attorney Walter Piszczatowski told the Detroit Free Press that he hopes
to get probation for Eminem on his second criminal case. Read more.
April 18, 2001 - The Sun
reports Eminem does reply to his fan mail as he admits, "I get letters
and I'll read them and if it's a good letter and it's not saying something
stupid, I'll stuff it in my bag and take it home. I keep stacks of them
and every now and then I do actually get a chance to personally write my
fans back. I've actually gone to the post office, got stamps and mailed
the s**t myself."
April 17, 2001 - Suge Knight
is commenting on Eminem stealing Dr. Dre's thunder at the Grammys telling
Newsweek, "Dre's a talent - I ain't taking that away from him. But look
how the Grammys and Interscope did him. He put out the best sh** last year
with his album, and Eminem, who Dre gave credibility. But who did they
have onstage? Eminem and that f***** Elton John. Not Dre, didn't even give
him a chance to get up and say sh**... I would have made sure he got his
time." Read more.
April 15, 2001 - News of
the World reports Eminem has been secretly dating Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's
Child. The two met at the Brit Awards in February and a friend revealed,
"Theyíve been out secretly a few times and get on very well. Itís very
early stages for both of them but they get on like a house on fire." Read
April 15, 2001 - Worldpop
reports Eminem has signed on to appear in an episode of South Park, which
may include him killing Kenny.
April 14, 2001 - NME.com
reports on rumored dates for Eminem for a UK summer tour in August. Read
April 12, 2001- Jay Leno
again joked about Emine's sentencing in his Wednesday monologue saying,
"Controversial rapper Eminem went before a judge yesterday, got two years
probation, no jail time. One time he's glad he's a white guy. You know
Eminem has caused a lot of controversy because of his songs, considered
derogatory to gays and women. Good thing he didn't go to prison, huh? He
would have wound up gay and a woman."
April 12, 2001 - Eminem won
Favorite Male Artist of the Year and Favorite Artist, Rap at the
Blockbuster awards Monday night.
April 12, 2001 - We have
additional vidcaps of Eminem's court appearance on Tuesday.
April 12, 2001 - MTV.com
reports further details on Eminem's 2-year probation sentencing as he told
reporters afterwards, "I'm glad the judge and the courts treated me fair
and as a human being. I just want to get it behind me and get back to spending
time with my little girl and making music." Read more.
April 11, 2001 - Jay Leno
joked about Eminem during Tuesday's Tonight Show monologue saying, "Today,
Eminem was convicted and sentenced to two years' probation for carrying
a concealed weapon. Eminem convicted... Just another case of the cops hasslin'
the black man, huh? How 'bout that?"
April 11, 2001 - Stephen
Gately tells NME.com that he'd "love to do something with Eminem" adding,
"I don't know if he is homophobic or not. If he is, that's just his mentality
and I don't hold a grudge against that." Read more.
April 11, 2001 - Eminem was
sentenced to two years' probation and fined $2,500 Tuesday at Macomb County
Circuit Court on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. Eminem's probation
involves no longer being able to possess a weapon, excessive use of alcohol,
or drug use or he'll face up to 5 years in prison. Read more.
April 10, 2001 - Eminem won
Music Artist of the Year - Skateboarding at the ESPN Action Sports &
April 10, 2001 - Eminem and
D12 performed at Spring Bling 2001 and BET will air the performance on
Thursday, April 12th at 8 PM. Read more
and check out photos from the performance here.
April 10, 2001 - The Macomb
Daily reported additional details on Eminem's performance at the 11th annual
Detroit Music Awards Friday night, including his brother Nate telling the
crowd, "Everything I said on the Sally Jessy Raphael Show was bullsh**."
April 8, 2001 - Eminem won
Best Album for the Marshall Mathers LP and Best Single for The Real Slim
Shady at the Detroit City Music Awards Friday and was on hand to
perform with D-12.
April 8, 2001 - Eminem is
featured here in a concert autograph photo being auctioned on ebay. The
photo, item #1421599480, is bid at $14.50 and the auction ends April 13th.
April 6, 2001 - Jay Leno
and Judge Judy discussed Eminem on the Tonight Show Thursday and made some
eye-raising comments about Slim. Read more on our message
April 5, 2001 - Want to ask
Eminem a question? News of the World is running a feature where if you
send an e-mail to them,
they'll select a few to have Slim respond to. Read more.
April 5, 2001 - REM's Michael
Stipe is taking shots at the top pop artists and includes Eminem in the
bunch telling NME, "One of the great things about being around as long
as we have is you watch stuff come and go," Stipe told NME.COM. "It's there,
it serves its purpose, it's gone. I really like the disposable pop music
that's prevalent on American pop radio: *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys and
Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and Eminem." Asked to comment if
Em just like the other bands mentioned, he said, "Very much...It's no less
April 5, 2001 - MTVasia.com
reports Donny Osmond met up with Eminem after the Brit awards as he revealed,
"I was at this awards show, and Eminem came on two minutes after me. He
was at the Universal (Records) party, too, and I saw him in the corner,
so I walked on over and I said, 'Eminem, I'm Donny Osmond.' And he goes,
'I know you! When I was growing up in Detroit, I used to listen to you
all the time. You were a big influence on me.' So there you go. It's my
fault! But he was very nice, very well-spoken. A lot of people hate him,
but I enjoyed meeting him."
April 5, 2001 - Getmusic.com
has an animated short feature with Eminem that is both censored
Check out the Absolute Zero interview which is a few months old.
April 4, 2001 - MTVasia.com
reports Weird Al Yankovic has said he'll not impersonate Eminem in his
future work, as he admits, "Performing one of Eminem's tracks would be
good, but there's so much humour to his stuff already, it seems like it
might be a little redundant to parody that. It's always funnier to make
fun of somebody who takes themselves a little bit more seriously." Read
April 3, 2001 - Eminem's
record "The Marshall Mathers LP" was rated by Jane magazine records as
"the most overrated piece of crap the industry has ever pimped out" in
the magazine's annual entertainment poll readers.
April 3, 2001 - Eminem and
his brother Nathan were on hand with Kid Rock at the premiere of his movie
Joe Dirt. Access Hollywood talked to Robert who explained, "Everybody is
in l.A. Jamie Presley, Eminem, Mark McGrath, and everyone. So we said,
let's all roll together."
April 1, 2001 - The Orlando
Sentinel reports Eminem angered Orlando mayor Bud Asher after he repeatedly
shouted obscenities during what was supposed to be a profanity-free show.
Asher said, "Thatís it; heís through" and vowed Eminem would never perform
in the city again.
April 1, 2001 - Eminem Friday
during Black College Reunion performed at the band shell in Daytona Beach,
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