Quick Hits: Muse, American Idol / Jennifer Hudson, Eminem
... her reps are currently negotiating with [the show's production company] Fremantle," a source told TheWrap of the process, which could take as long as six months to complete. It is also rumored that Kelly Clarkson is considering an offer to be a judge on the show that made her a star. Eminem
is headlining Belgium's Pukkelpop Festival in mid-August, and he just announced that right after that he'll do three more shows in Europe: August 17 at Slane Castle in Ireland; August 20 at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, Scotland; and August 22 at Stade de France, France. Special guests on those shows will include Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, the Creator, Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse. Quick Hits: Muse, American Idol / Jennifer Hudson, Eminem
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Eminem, Slaughterhouse And More Announce European Tour Dates
is looking to hit the road overseas in the summer. According to his official website, Em will be touring internationally in Europe at a few cities in August. Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, EarlWolf (Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt) and Kendrick Lamar are expected to join the rap superstar. There's no word if stops in United States will be added. Here are the confirmed dates below. August 17, Slane Castle, Ireland Plan B Earlwolf Yelawolf Slaughterhouse August 20, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow Summer Session Kendrick Lamar Earlwolf Yelawolf August 22, Stade de France, France Kendrick Lamar Earlwolf Slaughterhouse [via HHDX] Eminem
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Eminem To Play Three European Shows With Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, the Creator & More In August
... It's beginning: Eminem
news is starting to trickle in a bit more frequently, as hip-hop fans await an announcement about his forthcoming eighth LP. For now, all we know is that the album probably has a Chris Rock cameo. But this summer, we may get a taste of new music from Em - it's just a question of whether he'll unveil it before a string of European dates in August, or wait to roll out the songs live. The rapper is headlining Belgium's Pukkelpop Festival in mid-August, and he just announced that immediately after he'll do three shows in Europe. And he's bringing along some young guns: Kendrick Lamar, Earlwolf (Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt) and Yelawolf, among others. Man, can you imagine the overload of alter egos if Em and Tyler take the stage together? Head below to see the dates and lineups. August 17 - Slane Castle, Ireland (with Plan B, Earlwolf, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse) August 20 - Bellahouston Park, Glasgow Summer Session (with Kendrick Lamar, Earlwolf, Yelawolf) August 22 - Stade de France, France (with Kendrick Lamar, Earlwolf, Slaughterhouse) Eminem
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His real name is Marshall Mathers. "Eminem" comes from his initials, M.M.
He flunked the 9th grade and eventually dropped out of school.
Eminem has two daughters: Hailie Jade and Laney. Hailie is his biological daughter and Laney is Hailie's cousin (Eminem's ex-wife Kim's sister's daughter) who Eminem adopted. He sings about them being sisters in the song "Mockingbird" and they are both featured in the video for the song as well. (thanks, Jaimie - Telford, England)
Eminem was a member of the Detroit rap group D12 before he was famous. He still records with the band and released an album with them in 2001.
He was sentenced to probation, community service, and a fine for 2 incidents on the same day in 2000. In the afternoon, he pointed a gun at the road manager of The Insane Clown Posse, that night, he pistol-whipped a man he saw kissing his wife outside a nightclub.
He had trouble getting a visa to perform 2 shows in Australia in 2001. The Australian Prime Minister tried to keep him out, calling his songs "sickening and offensive."
For a while, he had a cartoon called "Slim Shady World" on the Internet and on DVD. He provided the voice of the title character.
Eminem's first album was called Infinite and it wasn't a big hit. He made it big with The Slim Shady LP. (thanks, luminita - fetesti, Romania)
When Em was at school, he was severely bullied because of his brown hair and buck teeth. (thanks, jade - gympie, Australia)
D12's original name was Soul Intent.
It was the Slim Shady EP that caught Dre's attention, that later was produced by Dre and became The Slim Shady LP.
D12 member Denaun Porter (Kon Artis) produced most of Eminem's first album Infinite.
Eminem's first ever UK gig was in Islington and setup by Paul H of Hiphop.com. (thanks, Drew - London, UK, for above 4)
Eminem has a younger half brother named Nathan. they are 14 years apart.
His mother, Debbie Briggs, has breast cancer. Eminem dissed his mom in the song "My Name Is" (thanks, Nikki - Brampton, Canada, for above 2)
People often picture Eminem as always in trouble with the police. His first arrest came when he hit a police car with a paintball gun, which was portrayed in a scene from his movie 8 Mile. (thanks, Narowin - Lincolnshire)
Eminem's win for Best Rap Album in 2004 for The Eminem Show made him the only Rap artist to win 3 times (previously in 2000 for The Slim Shady LP and in 2001 for Marshall Mathers LP). Instead of offering an acceptance speech when he won in 2004, he reeled off a long list of rappers who inspired him, including Ice Cube, Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, 2Pac and Dr. Dre. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
EM considers Chris Rock the funniest man alive. His favorite character of his is Pookie from the movie New Jack City.
When he writes his lyrics, he starts at the corner of the paper and writes downward instead of writing on the lines. (thanks, Elma - Chennai, India, for above 2)
He drinks massive amounts of Diet Coke, but not out of cans. In his studio, he has a fountain dispenser, because there's no aspartame in the fountain.
He loves vintage video games, and is especially good at Donkey Kong. The movie The King of Kong is one of his favorites.
Starting in 2002, he became addicted to prescription drugs. He tried rehab in 2005, but it didn't take. In 2007, he overdosed on methadone and set out to get clean. His sober date is 4/20/2008.
He adopted his ex-wife Kim's daughter from a previous marriage Whitney, and the daughter of Kim's twin sister.
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.
JJ Burnel of The Stranglers
JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.