September 30, 2000 - The Star
reports that Eminem is meeting with Levi's to launch a new clothing line.
He apparently wants to be actively involved as well, contributing to the
designs and appear in the ads.
30, 2000 - Eminem's autographed picture is featured in an eBay auction.
The photo (item #452928253) is bid at $34.95 and ends October 8th.
September 30, 2000 - Thirsty.com
reports that Nelly has been putting Eminem on blast both on MTV's TRL and
on Midwest radio stations. Em has yet to respond, though he's yet to attack
any of his hip-hop peers of color to date, focusing on pop stars and Everlast.
September 29, 2000 - Thirsty.com
reports Dido, the UK artist who Eminem samples on Stan, will be Stan's
girlfriend in the video that's being made for the song. They also add that
Dido will open for Eminem for 6 tour dates (presumably in Europe).
September 28, 2000 - The
Detroit Free Press reports that Eminem has a new woman, and D12 co-manager
Mark Hicks says of her, "She's had a hard life, he's had a hard life, and
they both have a f*cked up kin. I wouldn't be surprised if he actually
settled down with her. They're like the same, except she's a shorter, prettier
version with t*ts." A message board poster on our site claims to know the
girl, named Peach.
September 28, 2000 - Again
Mark Hicks on Em's decision to move to a Sterling Heights mansion, "He
couldn't pick up a newspaper off his porch. You had people that would take
cargo vans and act like they were delivering a package to meet Eminem.
You had people jumping in the swimming pool. He loves his fans but my God!"
The Free Press adds that neighbors are worried about him invading their
September 28, 2000 - Vibe's
story on Eminem brought some mixed reaction from readers. One said, "I
love and respect his music..." though another said, "His voice is trash,
he's got no skills, and his raps sound the same and are all monotone."
adding "Eminem's corny and wouldn't last 24 hours in the ghetto."
September 28, 2000 - petitiononline.com
currently has a poll condeming Eminem saying, "losers such as Marshall
Mathers (Eminem) that are at fault for the constant downgrading of our
society and social values." and asks those that agree to sign, but most
of the posters seem to attack the author of the petition. To check it out,
September 27, 2000 - Thirsty.com
reveals that Eminem's next video for Stan will be a 15 minute mini movie,
as a source at Interscope explained, "It will be a 15-minute special. I
can't reveal any more." The video's location has been kept secret.
September 26, 2000 - Tour
information for the Xzibit Anger Management Tour
is out, strangely without DMX, who was originally scheduled on the bill.
To check it out, click here.
September 24, 2000 - Eminem's
mother is responding to his comments "It's disgusting my own mother is
suing me" by countering "You've just got to stay positive when you've got
so many negative people in your life." They also report Em has checked
into a 'very exclusive' mansion in the Manchester Estates.
September 24, 2000 - Eminem's
The Real Slim Shady has been nominated for Best Clip of the Year, Rap/Hip-Hop
for the Billboard 2000 Music Video Awards.
September 23, 2000 - Eminem.org
for $50,000? Is he nuts? Well, check it out for yourself here.
Yeah, like I'd wanna pay $50k for a chance to get sued for cybersquatting.
He does say the site receives over 1000 hits a day without any content.
September 23, 2000 - Eminem
won this year's Wammy award for Listen.com Most Downloaded Artist, which
took place last Thursday.
September 21, 2000 - Pagesix.com's
Jesse Nash on Eminem's wife during a recent Yahoo chat "How would you feel
if you were the wife of the hottest music entertainer in the country right
now, and on his right arm, you read a tattoo that says about his wife that
she should rot in pieces? And he says in one of his songs, that he wants
to slit her throat...does that sound like true love to you? How would you
feel? How would I feel? My ego would be reduced to an ant on a marshmallow.
I don't know if I'd ever take my own life, I don't think I'd have the guts
to do that, but I've never lived the life of a rapper. That world can be
pretty sick, so my heart goes out to the poor woman that maybe she'll recover
and one day realize how pathetic her husband really was."
September 20, 2000 - More
details on Eminem and Pink from Ellen K, who reports on Dees Sleaze that
Eminem has agreed to go on a date with Pink. What do you think of a Eminem-Pink
pairing? Sound off in our message
September 19, 2000 - Details
are emerging in Eminem's disposition during his defamation suit, as his
mother's lawyer told the Detroit Free Press, "He made it clear that he¹d
rather pay his attorneys $100,000 and make sure she doesn¹t get a
dime." He also revealed that Em said the drugs her mom abused were prescription
drugs, to which the lawyer admitted she had used Vicatin and Valium when
raising Marshall, but didn't abuse them.
September 18, 2000 - Amy
Reiter says Eminem wrote "mash notes" to Pink during the VMAs, and she's
quoted as saying "I've got a crush and I'm not afraid to say it." (the
next made for MTV couple?)
September 18, 2000 - Eminem
is speaking out in the new issue of The Face, saying of his mother "It's
disgusting, my own mother is suing me. I'll tell you what she's doing,
she's grasping at straws is what she's doing." And he says of Kim and Hailie
"The only thing I'm scared of is being taken away from my little girl.
I've got nothing to hide. I've got a daughter, I'm proud of her. I've got
a wife, I'm not so proud of her right now." Em also comments on Elton John,
who recently complimented Eminem to the surprise of many saying ": "I didn't
know he was gay. I just read about that recently. I respect him as an artist
and as a musician."
September 15, 2000 - Byron
Williams was on the Dan and Scott show again now that his book is out.
Byron says Shady Bizzness is selling well and he had just returned from
an autograph signing. He says Eminem took Byron's bulletproof vest back
after he quit in addition to not paying him. He says instead of hiring
extra security for the VMAs he hired a bunch of lookalikes.. He says it
was a gimmick to save money, decoys in effect. He says the majority of
Em's fooling around on Kim was before they were married.
September 15, 2000 - Eminem
was in court Wednesday to address charges in the $10 million lawsuit filed
by his mother. Em gave a 3 hour video deposition.
September 15, 2000 - Tipper
Gore, who railed against musicians for labeling before her husband was
elected Vice President (promting Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder to lead audiences
in the early 90s to shout "Tipper Gore is a whore!"), only to remain mum
afterwards, was tongue-tied when asked her opinion of Eminem, saying "Eminem?
Who? What?" The flustered Gore had no idea of Lynne Cheney comments just
a day earlier, though she said of rock lyrics of today "I have the same
reaction ... some of it was so graphic ... it's not much different. Our
position then - and our position now - is that we don't want censorship.
It's great that the music industry has been doing voluntary labeling."
September 14, 2000 - The
wife of Republican Vice Presidential nominee Dick Cheney put Eminem on
blast today in a US Senate hearing in Washington DC yesterday. Lynne Cheney
said of Eminem "He talks about choking women slowly so he can hear their
screams for a long time. He talks about using O.J.'s machete on women,
and this is a man who is honored by the recording industry." Cheney wants
more regulation on explicit material on records.
September 13, 2000 - Eminem
on *NSYNC, Britney, and Christina all being at the VMAs "This is the one
night where you can fit all the people that I don't like into one room."
September 13, 2000 - Steven
Jenkins of Third Eye Blind was on eYada.com today talking about Eminem
on the Rush & Malloy show saying "I met Eminem and he rapped on one
of my songs. Publically that's something [his rep] that's filtered through
the media and I don't trust the media at all." He says the fact that he's
white is what is making people upset. Eminem does what he does because
he has massive skills and blonde hair.
September 11, 2000 - An editor
for Teen People was on eYada.com talking about Britney's outfit, Christina's
clothes, and Eminem's lyrics. To check out her and host's Lori Kramer's
comments, go about 2:15 into her Monday archived broadcast.
September 11, 2000 - Howard
Stern said today on his show he thought that Britney and Christina looked
great at the VMAs, unlike Jennifer Lopez. And of Eminem, Howard couldn't
understand why Eminem had a problem with Christina and Britney, since they
all are the same thing... teen pop idols.
September 11, 2000 - Eminem
lashed out at Britney and Christina at his first VMA performance in LA
on Saturday "I did get a chance to run into them backstage and talk to
them for a minute, and Christina and Britney and I have officially squashed
the beef. It's all cool between me and Christina and Britney... Do you
all believe me?" Afterwards he brought out his familiar blowup dolls and
rubbed their faces against his crotch, screaming "F***ing c**ts!" He also
added of the moon men "F*** the awards! It's what the fans think, and that's
why I'm here tonight."
September 10, 2000 - Thirsty.com
reports that Eminem will be the musical guest in the season premiere of
SNL on October 7th. Rob Lowe will host.
September 9, 2000 - Eminem
won GroupieCentral.com's coveted Sluttiest Male Celebrity award for the
VMAs this year. They say of Em "The real Slim Shady knows he's hot right
now and he's taking full advantage of it by hooking up with as many groupies
as he can. He was kind of keeping it on the down low because he was having
some of the people in his huge entourage do the dirty work by scoping out
the ladies for him. But after the show, Eminem partied with several women
and was acting more like a rock star than some of the rock stars who were
September 9, 2000 - We're
hearing on the message boards and email that Eminem was wearing his wedding
band when interviewed by Kurt Loder after the VMAs, leading one to believe
if Proof's comments about the two trying to reconcile may be correct? No
doubt he's wearing it here while giving the finger with Fred!
September 9, 2000 - Speaking
of Eminem's middle finger, check out this eBay auction, where they have
a hard to find autographed picture of him up for bids. The photo (item
#433563099) is unbid at $39.99 and ends September 16th.
September 8, 2000 -
Eminem after winning Video of the Year: "I'm gonna take [my Video of the
Year trophy] home and put it between my Christina Aguilera and Britney
Spears posters." Em later admitted, I don't have any differences [with
pop stars], I just don't like them."
September 8, 2000 - Jim Carey
on Eminem "I enjoy his music, but he scares me."
September 8, 2000 - Entertainment
Weekly's Kristen Baldwin on Em "Eminem's performance was the only one to
get the crowd on its feet -- but perhaps that's because we were all craning
our necks to see him walk into the building and down the aisle to the stage.
Still, he did seem to get the crowd going more than any other act -- although
maybe it just seemed so to me because I was getting a contact high from
the joint someone lit up behind me around that time."
September 8, 2000 - TRL today
had all the "other Slim Shadys" on and one told Carson that Eminem was
actually looking for Christina during the portion that he dissed her and
slapped hands with Carson.
September 7, 2000 - Eminem
was a big winner at the VMA's tonight picking up awards for Video of the
Year, Best Male Video, and best Rap Video along with Dr. Dre. Eminem was
worried that MTV had set him up having Britney and Christina come on only
to introduce Whitney Houston, who later presented Em his award along with
a very 'out of it' Bobby Brown. Eminem also performed The Real Slim Shady
walking from outside Radio City Music Hall into the crowd, where he dissed
Christina while shaking Carson's hand.
September 7, 2000 - EW reports
MTV agreed to reair an antiviolence public service announcement featuring
hate crime victim Matthew Shepard's mother after Eminem's performance.
A spokesperson for GLAAD told EW "I said, 'I think it would be important
for MTV to make some kind of statement here, and one way you could do that
is to air the PSA after Eminem performs.' And they've agreed to do that."
She also added of MTV "these are folks who have a really great track record
of public responsibility."
September 5, 2000 - We hear
that Eminem was also permitted to tour until his next court date after
his appearance last Thursday. Seems Eminem also wore eyeglasses for the
first time we've ever seen.
September 5, 2000 - Ken Tucker
of Entertainment Weekly on MTV VMA's, predicts Britney backlash, selecting
*NSYNC's Bye Bye Bye as Video of the Year and Best Group Video, Eminem's
The Real Slim Shady for Best Male Video and Best Rap Video, and Christina
Aguilera's What a Girl Wants for Best Female Video.
September 5, 2000 - A representative
from Cosmogirl.com called into eYada.com today to reveal that Eminem voted
sexiest musician alive for their recent survey. Justin Timberlake had been
leading for most of the competition.
September 5, 2000 - The Smoking
Gun has a copy of the lawsuit filed in Michigan's Macomb County courthouse.
To see it, click here.
September 3, 2000 - As his
new book comes out, Eminem's bodyguard Byron Williams is talking again,
this time to The Star, as he reveals Eminem "gave [Aguilera] a kiss on
the neck on national TV, but she didn't like it. I could tell he was upset."
adding "...Christina made it clear that she has the same clout he has and
could probably have anybody she wants." And after Christina's comments
on her MTV special, he says of Em "That just kind of set him off and turned
his crush into anger."
September 3, 2000 - Pagesix.com
has a huge writeup on Eminem ahead of his controversial appearance at the
VMAs, as members of GLAAD and NOW plan on protesting his lyrics and MTV
giving him airtime. Ice-T is quoted in the piece saying "His image is just
a f---up kid. His head's f---. He says the worst possible s--, and there's
an art in that. Listening to his stories is like watching Jerry Springer."
For the full scoop, click here.
September 2, 2000 - Thirsty.com
reports that Eminem's lawyers revealed he may plea guilty to the weapons
he's facing in an attempt to strike a plea bargain with prosecutors.
September 1, 2000 - In an
interview with Metal-sludge.com, porn star Jenna Jameson says she has never
slept with Eminem.
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