June 30, 2001 - eYada.com will
have a special show on July 3rd at noon to discuss the implications of
Eminem's edited version of The Real Slim Shady causing a radio station
to be fined. The show will include Russell Simmons, Henry Rollins and a
slew of other musicians and pundits.
29, 2001 - Jay Leno during his monologue Thursday said, "Beach Boy founder
Brian Wilson... admits now he's only gone surfing once in his entire life.
With all those great surfing songs -- says he is not a surfer. Next thing
they're gonna tell us, Eminem isn't really black."
June 29, 2001 - Eminem received
one year of probation Thursday on a weapons charge from his run-in with
an ICP associate. Circuit Judge Denise Langford Morris told Eminem, "Poor
judgment is an understatement for what you did." Read more.
June 29, 2001 - MTVasia.com
reports song-writing duo Leiber and Stoller have said that Eminem is just
like Elvis. Read more.
June 28, 2001 - The New York
Daily News quotes MTV spokeswoman Jeannie Kedas on deciding to play the
D-12 Purple Hills video saying, "We had a dialogue with the label and they
provided us with an acceptable version for our air."
June 28, 2001 - D-12 landed
at #1 on the SoundScan charts this week after selling just under 372,000
copies of Devil's Night. Read more.
June 28, 2001 - A Michigan
court ruled yesterday that Debbie Mathers-Nelson will have to settle with
the $25,000 settlement she claims to have been tricked into agreeing to.
June 27, 2001 - The Sun quotes
Dido joking about future projects with Eminem saying, "We should do a rap
version of My Fair Lady. We could call it My Fair Motherf***er."
June 27, 2001 - Billboard.com
reports that after several days of negotiations, MTV has agreed to air
the D-12 Purple Pills video, but only during overnight hours. Read more.
June 27, 2001 - Danger Kitty
singer Michael Diamond, famous for their Discover Card commercial, says
to Metal-Sludge.com that Eminem is laziest singer in rock today... Rock?
June 27, 2001 - Worldpop
reports the Hookt.com run website SlimShadyWorld.com is in danger of being
shut down as the company has filed for bankruptcy protection.
June 27, 2001 - Worldpop
reports Samantha Mumba laughed off reports that she and Eminem are a couple
saying, "He's not my type at all...give me some credit!"
June 25, 2001 - Eminem and
D-12 are on the cover of Spin's August issue, so be sure to pick up a copy.
June 25, 2001 - GetMusic.com
interviewed Kuniva, Bizarre, of D-12 where they talked about the origin
of the group and details of the album. The guys were in New York ahead
of their album release party. Check it out here.
June 23, 2001 - CDNow's Miss
Truth reports Eminem's publicist has called reports the rapper and Samantha
Mumba dating "complete and utter bullsh**."
June 22, 2001 - The New York
Daily News reports MTV won't be playing the Purple Pills video after the
network wasn't happy with changes made to the video. The paper also says
the D12 release party Tuesday at Swirl was 'rather sedate.' You can check
out photos from the release party at WireImage.com,
though none feature Eminem.
June 22, 2001 - Em apparently
didn't stay at the D12 release party long as the New York Post reports
he was surrounded by a mob of bodyguards, at Serena's new Tuesday night
hip-hop party hosted by model Tyson Beckford.
June 20, 2001 - News of the
World reports Eminem has ended a short relationship with Beyonce and has
now moved on to 18 year old Samantha Mumba. The site also has a picture
of Eminem as Superman in the Purple Hills video. Read more.
June 20, 2001 - Metro reports
Eminem claims that he canít help swearing because he has Touretteís syndrome.
"I want to say bird or bee, but suddenly I hear words like f*** or sh**
or Iíll strangle your mother coming out of my mouth. Iím actually a really
June 20, 2001 - MTV.com reports
D12's debut album will include a public service announcement saying that
anyone offended by words like bi*** and fa**ot should turn off their stereos
immediately. Read more.
June 17, 2001 - The Sun reports
Interscope ordered Eminem to revise the lyrics and title on the D12 song
Purple Pills to Purple Hills, yet drug campaigners are furious that fans
will still be able to hear the original track on Devil's Night. Read more.
June 14, 2001 - Music legend
Paul McCartney commented on Eminem during his Larry King interview earlier
this week saying of rap music, "I like it. I don't really listen to a lot
of it. I like some of Eminem's stuff, because it's kind of clever."
June 14, 2001 - Brian Grazer
talked to Access Hollywood yesterday regarding the Eminem movie he'll be
producing saying, "Right now, it's untitled. It's sort of Saturday Night
Fever today. It's not a bio-pic or anything. But it deals with Eminem,
or that character in Detroit, really living hard."
June 14, 2001 - Melissa Etheridge
talked to Rolling Stone for July's issue and when asked about her controversial
support of Eminem she said, "I drew a lot of fire from some of my community,
my little sexual community, for that. But it's just real clear to me that
I am an artist and an American and a homosexual, and even though I certainly
don't like and am fearful of some of the things in his lyrics, I will never
say that he cannot say it, ever. That would just be hypocritical of me,
to stand up and say, 'Let me be who I am and say what I want, but you can't.'
That's not my job." Etheridge added, "I think he's a great artist. I think
June 13, 2001 - MTVasia.com
reports Eminem recieved 5 nominations in The Source Awards, which will
be held in Miami in August. Read more.
June 13, 2001 - Further fallout
from the FCC $7,000 fine against KKMG in Colorado as Kathleen Kirby, a
lawyer representing the station said, "Everybody's been put on notice that
'The Real Slim Shady' clean version is indecent. If they play it and a
listener complains, they're in even more trouble." Read more.
June 12, 2001 - News of the
World reports Eminem is kicking his alcohol habit in an effort to stay
sober so that he can give his new label, Shady Records, his full
June 11, 2001 - The New York
Daily News reports Mariah Carey, Eminem, Eve, Nelly and Run DMC hung out
together at NV/289 on Wednesday in New York. The group danced and drank
Veueve Clicquot until the club closed at dawn.
June 10, 2001 - Debbie Mathers-Nelson,
formerly Debbie Mathers-Briggs, tells the Detroit Free Press she was hoodwinked
into accepting a $25,000 settlement saying, "My lawyer pressured me into
this. I tried to fire Mr. Gibson twice, and he wouldn't accept it. He refused
June 10, 2001 - Fashion designer
Betsey Johnson, a breast-cancer survivor, keeps herself in shape by exercising
to the music of Eminem. Read more.
June 10, 2001 - Rapper Fabolous
gave his opinion to Sonicnet on the Grammys saying, "I think they should
get a new board to handle the hip-hop. They should get some hip-hop people
to handle the hip-hop board. They probably have the same people that handle
pop and country pick the rap category. And all they gonna do is look at
the Billboard [charts] and see who's at the top. 'OK, Will Smith, Eminem.'"
June 10, 2001 - Dido talked
to The Seattle Tims' Patrick MacDonald about how her career took off after
Eminem sampled her song Thank You on Stan. Read more.
June 10, 2001 - Eminem is
featured in a sketch art poster up for bids on ebay. The 17.5x22.5 inch
print is unbid at $9.99 and the auction ends today.
June 9, 2001 - Eminem is
blasting Britney Spears in a sexually charged song entitled Ain't Nuttin
But Music, which is featured in the new D12 album. The lyrics can be found
while the song can be downloaded on AudioGalaxy.com.
June 8, 2001 - Eminem and
D-12 was on 106&park where an unnamed member of D12 sarcastically said
"Christina is my homie, ma dog!" and later after playing Lady Marmalade
Eminem said, "Christina Aguilera, b****." Em also took shots at Fred Durtz
and Dj Lethal.
June 8, 2001 - You can check
out the new D12/Eminem Purple Hills video in RealVideo here.
June 8, 2001 - Worldpop reports
the Eminem movie based on his life will be titled Fight Song.
June 7, 2001 A Colorado radio
station was fined $7,000 for airing the radio edit of Eminem's The Real
Slim Shady. KKMG's parent company, Citadel Communications, claimed that
it wasn't violating FCC rules, according to the notice issued by the agency.
June 7, 2001 - A judge has
denied a request by Eminem's mother to collect more money for settling
a pair of lawsuits against the rap superstar. Read more.
June 7, 2001 - The Sun reports
Eminem's grandmother Betty Kresin has told her Eminem has his heart set
on a London home and that he will take a look at properties during breaks
from touring the UK this summer.
June 6, 2001 - Eminem's sentencing
for gun charges last year that was originally scheduled yesterday has been
pushed to June 27th.
June 4, 2001 - Thanks Blueeminemz.
Eminem was interviewed by Power 106 in Los Angeles on Friday and you can
check out the interview
June 3, 2001 - The Sun reports
Kenny will be killed in the finale episode of South Park by Eminem. He
will be replaced by Damien - the son of the Devil.
June 3, 2001 - Neek of Trickology.com
reviewed the D12 Devil's Night album. Neek says, "Overall, this is a cool
album. I mean I'm far from an Eminem fan, but he proves consistency with
this LP." Read more
(and yes, Girls is a track on the album).
June 2, 2001 - The New York
Post reports Mariah Carey and Eminem were seen together at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday
night having drinks at the Church Bar in the Tribeca Grand Hotel before
going to her home nearby. Her rep Cindi Berger told the Post, "Mariah has
worked with every rapper in the business and showed Eminem the video [Loverboy]
which debuts June 8."
June 2, 2001 - MTVasia has
more info and insight on the Eminem song Girls that apparently is a track
on D12's upcoming Devil's Night. Read more.
June 2, 2001 - In an abstracts.net
poll asking if you consider Eminem a 'tough' guy, 66.5% said yes while
33.5% said no, with 1318 total votes.
June 1, 2001 - eYada.com's
Joanna Molloy has discussed the Eminem track on her talk show on Wednesday
(right at the end of the 2 hr show) and Thursday. Check out the archives
In fact, it's the lead item on the eyada.com homepage, as the New York
Daily News columnist (Rush & Molloy) broke the story Thursday thanks
June 1, 2001 - A support
recommendation filed by the Macomb County Friend of the Court is being
contested by both Kim and Eminem, both arguing about the financial figure.
Kim's lawyer said, "The sum recommended for child support and the percentage
allocation recommended for health care expenses are, by reason of the parties'
singularly disparate incomes and holdings, inadequate and inequitable."
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