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December 31, 2000 - Additional details from the Enquirer on Eminem's nasty phone call with his mother. Em's grandmother Betty Kresin says he told Debbie, "I hope you have a heart attack and die. In fact, I'd like to see you killed in a car accident. But then Nate [Eminem's half brother] probably would be with you and he'd die too. And I wouldn't want that to happen." Grandma says of Eminem now, "Maybe if he sat in jail for a while he'd have time to think about all the cruel things he's done to his mother!"

December 30, 2000 - USA Today's Ken Barnes rated Eminem's Stan as the #1 Song of 2000, saying "In which this enormously clever artist stands the public perception of him as a dubious role model on its head, in a chilling short story in song about an unstable fan, Stan, who flips out when Eminem's Slim Shady persona fails to respond to his stalkerlike attentions. Bonus: the dreamy sample from Dido's Thank You that surrounds the dramatic verses."

December 30, 2000 - Rolling Stone is giving a The Year in Weird award to Eminem's mother, Debbie Mathers Briggs, saying light-heartedly that she "Embarrassed her sweet and loving son Marshall by bringing the noise on a rap record. Vanilla Em was not, shall we say, amused." 

December 30, 2000 - Eminem talked about Britney on MTV's Sex in Pop special.

December 29, 2000 - Interesting point-counterpoint article on TheRumour.com about whether Eminem should be liked or loathed. Read more.

December 29, 2000 - Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP was again recognized as album of the year, this time based on a chart compiled by music retailers HMV and based on the end-of-year polls in the music press. Radiohead's Kid A came in second.

December 27, 2000 - A psychic named Morris Fonte was on TRL today talking about predictions for the new year. He says that Eminem and Kim's reconciliation won't work out and that Em would be doing a duet with Christina Aguilera by 2002.

December 24, 2000 - Yahoo! Internet Life magazine named Eminem the most searched for male of the year, while Eminem was #15 this year in the Lycos 50, tops amongst individual males.

December 24, 2000 - Eminem was at an Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac on Monday for a pretrial hearing.

December 23, 2000 - Byron Williams tells the New York Daily News that he's hired his own bodyguards after receiving threats from Eminem fans unhappy with his new book, Shady Bizzness. Byron also is wearing a bulletproof vest... He may be banking this additional attention will kick start book sales which so far have been slow.

December 23, 2000 - Eminem will be appearing on Farmclub on Friday, December 29th at 11:00pm EST/PST on USA network, and it will replay on Saturday, December 30th at Midnight  EST/PST on USA network also.

December 22, 2000 - Entertaindom.com reports Eminem broke his mother's heart by telling Debbie over the phone after she made a trip to Detroit, staying in a $37/night hotel room, "The only thing I want for Christmas is for you to drop dead of a heart attack." Debbie said of the incident, "I couldn't believe what he said to me. He was so hurtful."

December 21, 2000 - Eminem's album The Marshall Mathers LP cannot be sold to anyone under 18 years old after New Zealand gave the album an R18 classification, according to Worldpop reports.

December 21, 2000 - Eminem's trial on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and brandishing a weapon in public towards a member of ICP was set for April 23rd. Prosecutor Mark Bilkovich says no plea bargain will be offered to Eminem in this case.

December 20, 2000 - The Sun is reporting rumors are around saying Eminem's reps were responsible for the death rumor sent out to help promote his single Stan, though Abstracts.net would strongly disagree. A DSL line tracable IP is not the work of a calculated effort.

December 19, 2000 - Additional details have come out as it seems a problem CNN.com and MTV.com have with allowing people to display redirected URLs made it easy for someone to emulate their web layout and post the death story using his own IP number. The page clarified the joke, but it appears that his ISP has shut him down, and hopefully this idiot will face legal charges. Eminem's mother commented on the story saying, "There's been some really sick, sick horrible stuff being put out there on the Internet." Later adding, "I can't believe these rumors keep on persisting."

December 18, 2000 - Eminem was named the #3 Entertainer of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, with top honors going to Russell Crowe. They called Eminem "the first [white rapper] to channel, with electrifying obsessiveness, the anger and the strut, the power-lust desperation, the proud sociopathic hardness that has become the unholy pathic hardness that has become the unholy essence of hip-hop."

December 18, 2000 - Eminem has not been named Time Magazine's Man of the Year, apparently it was a rumor. The award actually went today to George W. Bush.

December 18, 2000 - Eminem's Stan has been named Entertainment Weekly's #1 Single of 2000. They say of the song, "Although this detailed story-song about the dark side of fandom could have easily been a novelty, Emine's increasingly deranged delivery and beguiling Dido sample becomes a chilling comment on fame, fan worship, and responsibility or lack thereof." They also put his Everlast blast I Remember at the #9 position.

December 18, 2000 - Fans of Eminem were shocked over the weekend to hear false reports stating that he'd died in a car crash. The rumor started after a CNN news page was altered to display the untrue story, which doesn't exist on the site. To check out the cause of panic, check here.

December 17, 2000 - There's a parody of Eminem's Stan called Stanley by the artist Jiminem. You can find the song on Napster, though several radio stations have been playing it as well. The song hit #1 on KNDD in Seattle.

December 17, 2000 - Eminem's court date got pushed back again Friday as the judge ordered Marshall Mathers to appear in court on February 13, so he can have extra time to consider a plea bargain.

December 17, 2000 - Megastar reports they obtained several family photographs of Eminem, Hailie, mom, and Kim. One of the photos has Em writing "I love you mom" on the back. Unfortunately, none of the photos appear on the online version of the story.

December 17, 2000 - Eminem is featured in an autographed picture auction on ebay. The photo, item #526963102, is bid at $14.95 and ends today.

December 16, 2000 - The New York Daily News reports Eminem's old house has a $650,000 price tag. The home includes a Jacuzzi, a sauna and an in-ground pool.

December 16, 2000 - The New York Post quotes Kim's lawyer, Harvey Hauer commenting on her client's feelings towards Eminem saying, "She sees very positive things about Marshall, and I have to respect that and take her at her word."

December 16, 2000 - Well the official announcement date of Time's Man of the Year is Sunday, so reports we've been getting that Eminem will be named should still be regarded as rumor, though reports say Time justified the award saying, "Eminem's impact has been so profound and his detractors so vitriolic that the potty mouth from Detroit has challenged our ideas of what's acceptable."

December 16, 2000 - Music insiders are sounding alarms over talk that Eminem will win a Grammy award in his showdown with Madonna. Entertaindom.com reports one insider opposed to Eminem winning stating, "If he wins there will be outrage. A Grammy is not only the embrace of your music peers, but recognition you're one of the industry's heroes. Eminem is one of the industry's embarrassments."

December 15, 2000 - Eminem has been named Time Magazine's Man of the Year. Em beat out Russell Crowe and Harry Potter for the honor.

December 15, 2000 - Eminem and Kim Mathers have reconciled, according to the pair's lawyers. According to a statement from the lawyers, "Mrs. Mathers is pleased that she and her husband have been able to set their differences aside, particularly for the sake of their daughter, Hailie Jade. Kim strongly believes that it is best for Hailie to be raised in a two-parent home." Read more.

December 14, 2000 - Eminem is featured on Enteraindom.com's The God & Devil Show, which depict the rapper as one of Dre's pre-programmed robots. Funny stuff.

December 13, 2000 - Eminem is #25 in Playboy's list of The Sex Stars of 2000.

December 12, 2000 - Eminem has topped Bob The Builder on the UK charts, causing Em to ask the Sun, "What is it with puppets and your charts in Britain? A puppet beat me once before and I sure wasn't going to let it happen again." Bob is an animated kids' star. Em also talked about his critics in the UK saying, "There have been plenty of people slagging me off and I'm looking forward to meeting them when I tour next year."

December 11, 2000 - Rav Singh of New of the World reports Eminem made a phone call to her mother Debbie Mathers-Briggs recently and that the two could actually spend Christmas together.

December 10, 2000 - Eminem is commenting to CDNow about Kid Rock saying, "I like Kid Rock. When he first got his deal with Atlantic, and I didn't have nothing, he came to a couple of my shows just to show support, which was cool. And then I started going to a few of his shows, just for the fact that I respect him as far as being from my town and doing something. It's cool."

December 10, 2000 - Well Eminem's mother Debbie wasn't on the Rush & Malloy show Friday, but we hear that she will be a telephone guest on the Chaunce Hayden show on eyada.com next week. When we find out what day, we'll let you know.

December 10, 2000 - Eminem is featured in an audio/text interview on CDNow talking about the dark side of Marshall Mathers, which you can check out here.

December 10, 2000 - Eminem adresses his legal problems, his fans, his daughter, and Kim in Don't Approach Me, a cut from Xzibit's Restless which is due to hit stores Tuesday though is currently on Napster. He raps in the single, "It's a disgrace Hailie can't play with her toys in the front yard without you driving by honking your horns."

December 10, 2000 - 14 year old British singer Charlotte Church is responding to Eminem's attacks on Christina Aguilera saying, "Poor Christina. If he would have said that about me I would have gone up to him and punched him on the nose."

December 10, 2000 - Eminem's court date that was scheduled for Friday has been postponed until this coming Friday at 1:30 PM EST.

December 9, 2000 - MTVasia reports the Beastie Boys Ad Rock's comments on Eminem, where he says of his peer, "People place a lot of importance on what he says and give him a lot of s**t for what he says, but you've got to blame society. You can't take all the blame off him, but you've also got to put the blame on a society that, in America at least, raises boys to be sexist, to be homophobic, to be knuckleheads -- that's the American way."

December 9, 2000 - Christina Aguilera commented on Eminem's video Stan when she hosted TRL Friday by saying and e-moting, "We're gonna move into the #9 video and um (pauses) Gee, (sarcastically, grinning) it's Eminem with Stan. Eminem had a huge year and recently was named artist of the year by Spin magazine...gosh, good for him (sarcastically). Today, Slim Shady is down three spots...awww, he's down three spots ya'll (crowd goes awww, she laughs)...on the the countdown. On #9 it's Eminem with Stan. Very talented artist (rolls eyes, tongue touches lips)."

December 8, 2000 - We hear that Eminem's mother will be on the Rush & Malloy show on Friday (today) at eYada.com. There's an excellent chance you can talk to her by calling 1-877-eYada99. The show airs 3-5 PM EST and can be found here.

December 8, 2000 - Eminem's younger brother Nathan is setting up to be a hip hop star according to reports yesterday from The Sun.

December 6, 2000 - AJ McLean is courting Eminem to do a duet, according to Entertaindom.com. McLean says his alter ego band Johnny No-Name would be a more realistic pairing, "Johnny could pull it off. I couldn't, but Johnny could. Johnny has anger built up inside him as well. A.J.? Nah. I'd be like, 'Hell no!' I think it could work, if he would let it work. I could say 'til I'm blue in the face, 'Yo man, I wanna do a duet with you but not as a Backstreet Boy. I wanna do it with a Limp Bizkit kind of vibe.' He'd probably say yes, probably, maybe not -- but you know what? Next time I see him I'm gonna ask him."

December 6, 2000 - Entertaindom.com reports Eminem's thoughts on pop music, summed up as "My instinct is to screw Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears and kill every member of 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys."

December 6, 2000 - Barry Williams of The Brady Bunch did a parody rendition of The Real Slim Shady at the Billboard Music Awards last night. Click the photo to check out our gallery including his pictures plus the transcript of the song on the message boards.

December 4, 2000 - Rav Singh reports Kim is using video from the Up In Smoke Tour with Eminem on stage to prove he's unfit as a husband.

December 4, 2000 - There seems to be an orchestrated effort going on to help push Stan to the #1 spot on TRL when Christina Aguilera hosts the show on Friday in an effort to humiliate her, as our message boards attest.

December 4, 2000 - Entertainment Weekly is dreaming up a white-rap Christmas featuring Eminem of course. Amongst the titles they've conjured up, I saw Mommy Doing Santa Clause, Wigger Wonderland, and I'll be a Homie for Christmas.

December 3, 2000 - Heavy.com's Behind the Music That Sucks features an animated comedic look at Eminem which focuses on Dr. Dre and even an appearance by Kurt Loder.

December 2, 2000 - Byron Williams was on KNDD in Seattle this morning talking about Shady Bizness. His tone seemed much different today, more of a sales pitch for the book than ever, probably because by his admission he's only sold 2,000 copies... Maybe he should've taken that $25,000.

December 2, 2000 - Eminem's song I Remember, directed at Everlast, is available for listening at KNDD, along with Everlast's song, Whitey's Revenge.

December 2, 2000 - The New York Post was at the Everlast show in New York and reported that Everlast taunted Em by holding up his guitar and saying, "This is my gun." Everlast also dedicated Jump Around to Eminem because because that "was the song that probably made him want to be a rapper in the first place."

December 2, 2000 - Eminem's response to Whitey's Revenge is available for listening on Napster as well as a Real Audio stream here.

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