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July 31, 2001 - Dees Sleaze reports Eminem drinks 25 cases of Mountain Dew per month. He says it's his favorite drink and that Mountain Dew may start sending it to him for free.

July 31, 2001 - MTVasia.com reports Mariah Carey could walk out of hospital straight into a live concert with Eminem at Gig On The Green in Glasgow, Scotland next month. Read more.

July 31, 2001 - Eminem is currently touring in Japan though with much less fanfare than his Australian gigs. For a review of Devil's Night in the Japan Times, click here.

July 31, 2001 - Eminem was asked by an Australian reporter if he was looking forward to leaving the country on his way to Japan. Slim responded, "I'm looking forward to getting you out of my face. You (media) are aggravating me." Eminem then flipped off the media as he walked away.

July 30, 2001 - Pagesix.com reports Eminem declared war on the prime minister of Australia over the weekend after his earlier comments. Read more.

July 30, 2001 - Australian Prime Minister John Howard bashed Eminem saying, "I don't like his music. I don't like his lyrics. I don't like the allusions to violence that are involved in his performance."

July 29, 2001 - Royce Da 5'9" talked to Vibe about Slim's help in launching his career saying, "I'll do anything for Slim, 'cause he did so much for me." Vibe also placed Slim on The Vibe 100 list in the September issue.

July 29, 2001 - News of the World reports Eminem took up fishing while on tour in Australia where he reportedly told pals, "It's different and it's cool. When I go fishing I can take time out and think about things."

July 28, 2001 - In an abstracts.net poll asking if you thought Eminem's  diss of Limp Bizkit in 'Girls' is a PR nightmare for Interscope, the label for both bands, 24.1% said yes, while 50.5% said no, and 25.4% labeled it a publicity stunt, with 390 total votes.

July 27, 2001 - Eminem told fans at his performance last night at the Rod Laver Arena, "I want to buy a house and move here, but I don't think your Prime Minister would like it." Read more.

July 27, 2001 - News.com.au has a report on Eminem and D12 ahead of their performance in Australia, where Slim refused to talk to the Australian media. Read more.

July 26, 2001 - Foxnews.com has an update on the Eminem starring film temporarily named Untitled Detroit Project, will begin shooting in and around the city of Detroit in September. Read more.

July 25, 2001 - Eminem arrived quietly into Australia at Melbourne Airport this morning, where only a handful of fans were there to greet him. Read more.

July 24, 2001 - Eminem received 5 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards including Best Video Of The Year (Stan), Best Male Video (Stan), Best Rap Video (Stan), Best Direction In A Video (Stan), and Best Cinematography In A Video (Stan). Check out all the nominations here.

July 22, 2001 - Hilary Rosen, president of the Recording Industry Association of America was asked to read out some violent, sexually graphic lyrics from Eminem's Kill You by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet on Friday but she declined. Read more.

July 22, 2001 - An autographed picture of Eminem flipping the bird is up for bids on ebay. The photo, item 1448573425, is unbid at $21.99 and the auction ends today.

July 21, 2001 - The New York Daily News reports the Eminem-Mariah Carey meeting last weekend may have ended her 3 year romance with Luis Miguel. Write Mitchell Fink says, "There is little doubt in my mind that the pop diva and the artist formerly known as Marshall Mathers 3rd have struck up a relationship that goes beyond business."

July 21, 2001 - D12's Swift says the decision to tone down Purple Hills was theirs alone. "The controversy over the song is kind of crazy because it ain't nothing but music. It's not anything that'll make anybody go out and do something wrong. It's just music. We're trying to bring the fun back out of rap. They're taking it too seriously."

July 20, 2001 - The Star reports Kary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are upset with their mother because she refuses to let them go see Eminem in concert. She says the rapper is a 'horrible influence' while the twins tell mom, "We never get to have any fun!"

July 20, 2001 - The Sun reports Eminem was forced by British safety officers to agree to use a toy chainsaw instead of a real one as the officers feared it could fly out of his hands.

July 20, 2001 - NME.com reports Eminem will headline the inaugural Reading USA festival in Camden, New Jersey on September 8th at the Tweeter Center. Also on the bill will be Linkin Park, Xzibit, and more bands to be announced. Read more.

July 19, 2001 - Apparently the "white powdery substance" police found on in the police car Kim Mathers was in were dope. Michigan police charged Kim with drug possesion though her lawyer told the Detroit News, "The drugs were not hers."

July 18, 2001 - News.com.au reports Eminem and D12 had their Australian visa applications approved by the federal Government, their promoter said. Read more.

July 18, 2001 - The New York Daily News reports Mariah Carey and Eminem met up at her apartment in New York last weekend, though Em's rep insists the two are "just friends." Mariah's rep Cindi Berger said "They are working on a potential deal involving a new artist. His aunt, uncle and five cousins were with him." Read more.

July 18, 2001 - Christina Aguilera and Eminem were the first two people voted off Smashhits.com's Pop Brother House. Artists such as J.Lo and Fred Durst still remain. Vote here.

July 17, 2001 - MTVasia.com reports the members of D12 are giving thanks to Eminem for sticking to the group's pact. Read more.

July 17, 2001 - The Sun reports Eminem has been warned by safety experts that they will stop his gig at Astoria theatre in London's West End on August 23 if young fans are in danger.

July 15, 2001 - The National Post interviewed *NSYNC where Justin was asked who would he like as a sixth member of the group, "Eminem. He would totally fit in with us." Read more.

July 14, 2001 - The New York Daily News reports a parent of a Tourette's sufferer isn't laughing at Eminem blaming his nasty lyrics on the syndrome. Drew Nieporent revealed, "Hugh Grant and Eminem are mimicking what they think the disorder is. Outbursts of profanity happen in less than 10% of the cases, but that's what's been popularized."

July 14, 2001 - Eminem is quoted in US Weekly's loose talk section on being a responsible parent saying, "Of course you don't want your kids [swearing]. But remember how fun it was to cuss when you were in the first grade?"

July 13, 2001 - Kim Mathers was arrested July 8th in suburban Detroit and could face cocaine possesion charges. Read more.

July 13, 2001 - D12 is back on top of the music charts in a weak week for music sales. D12 beat out Alicia Keys by about 300 copies, clearing 174,000 sales last week.

July 7, 2001 - MTVasia reports Australian MP Reverend Fred Nile has compared Eminem with Hitler, describing him as a "preacher of hate." Read more.

July 7, 2001 - Eminem's video Stan is up for final nominations in the MTV Viewer's Choice awards where nominees will be announced later this month after voting concludes for the September 6th awards show. Vote for Slim here.

July 7, 2001 - Eminem has taken a shot at Madonna as the New York Daily News reports Slim says, "I wasn't impressed with her recent live shows. I'd rather sit in a dentist's chair."

July 4, 2001 - Assistant prosecutor Mark Bilkovic on the judge who sentenced Emimen last week, "She's going to be holding a hammer over his head for the next year. If he screws up one time, she'll be on him."

July 4, 2001 - Time magazine reports Tori Amos will cover Eminem's '97 Bonnie and Clyde on her upcoming album. Read more.

July 3, 2001 - Thanks Becky. Janet Jackson was on Larry King Live Monday and was asked about Eminem.

July 3, 2001 - The Sun reports those behind the Eminem film are looking for an actress to star as Slim's girlfriend, where the requirements are that she must be brash in an "I am beautiful, 18 and know everything kind of way."

July 3, 2001 - NME.com reports Australian Prime Minister John Howard blasted Eminem's lyrics which he said were demeaning to women saying, "You cannot have these constantly gratuitous exhortations to violence and not expect some impact, some consequence, some spin-off." Eminem will hold a press conference in Australia July 26th to address people's concerns. Read more.

July 3, 2001 - Psychologist Hannes Niggenaber told the Scottish Daily Record that Eminem is serving as a positive influence to children saying, Kids need rebellion. If they don't dare to rebel themselves, they let bad boys like Eminem do it. Parents want their kids to idolise scientists or sports stars, but kids laugh at that idea and look for role models who fit in with their own state of mind, idols who they can look up to."

July 1, 2001 - Eminem is shown here at his sentencing on a weapons charge in the Oakland County courtroom Thursday. Read more about the setencing here.

July 1, 2001 - Eminem is featured in an autographed photo auction on ebay. The picture, item 1442503333, is unbid at $20.99 and the auction ends July 7th.

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