July 21, 2014

MAY-OCTOBER NEWS FROM 2000

October 31, 2000 - Vanilla Ice and Boy George are out slamming Eminem, with Boy George saying, "I worry that if Hitler or Pol Pot made a good dance record, people would probably buy that as well. Where do you draw the line? It's almost a given that if you're going to rap, you have to be mysogynistic and homophobic, so in that respect it's not particularly clever." As far as Ice, he says of Slim, "To pick on the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync is lame -- they're the easiest targets in the world. Why don't you crack on someone that can say something back -- like me?"

October 31, 2000 - Worldpop reports that The Realest predicts Eminem will join murdered rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. as hip-hop acts who come to a tragic end. Ironically, the originally Death Row backed artist now is under Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records, though this CD will be out under Death Row.

October 31, 2000 - Eminem will perform at Manchester's Evening News Arena on February 8th and then follows up at the London Arena on February 9th.

October 29, 2000 - The UK Sun is warning parents of the arrival soon of Eminem, where he will play the Manchester Evening News Arena on the 8th and the London Arena on the 9th, with more shows expected to be added. They report his concert in Toronto went on as scheduled and he had a chainsaw in hand, as pictured.

October 29, 2000 - Eminem was selected for the My VH1 Music Awards as a finalist for the categories of Most Entertaining Public Feud (vs. Everyone) and Coolest Fan Website (no, not this one) in an interactive music awards show which will air live on VH1, November 30th at 9:00 PM (ET) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. You can vote at VH1.com until the moment of the award being announced.

October 29, 2000 - Eminem told the Toronto crowd Thursday, "They said if I was to perform 'Kill You' tonight," he said, "then they were gonna arrest me. Well, guess what? I already played it. So I don't know if you are all aware of the sh** that's been going on in the media, but I dedicate this song to that motherf****' bitch, Valerie Smith."

October 29, 2000 - Greg Sandoval of News.com... "When today's teenagers grow out of video games, tire of Napster, and consider Britney Spears and Eminem passé, they will turn to the Web less for entertainment purposes and more for financial reasons, a study has found."

October 29, 2000 - Eminem is featured here pictured shirtless in an autographed ebay auction. The photo, item #480691963, is bid at $4.99 and ends today. A cheap auction, perhaps because you can't make out Slim's autograph, which looks more like scribble.

October 27, 2000 - Eminem made it to #3 on PR Week magazine's PR Jobs From Hell list, with boxer Mike Tyson leading the list.

October 25, 2000 - The Detroit Free Press reports that Eminem's wife plead guilty to disorderly conduct in the club incident. The judge had harsh words for Kim, who is still living with Eminem in his new home but is separated from Eminem.

October 25, 2000 - Media Splunge is launching LittlePortal at the Voodoo Festival featuring Eminem. The company's site though is still under construction.

October 25, 2000 - American feminist Camille Paglia on Eminem, "He's tapped into middle-class white kids who are sick of the humanitarian schmaltz of their antiseptic, namby-pamby, culture-starved schools."

October 25, 2000 - Chumbawamba is sampling anti-Napster artists Eminem, Metallica, and Madonna on a remixed song available on their website. The track is called Pass It Along [MP3 Mix]. Vocalist Dunstan Bruce said of the sampled artists, "When Metallica's Lars Ulrich said that he was objecting to his art being traded like a commodity, he was lying. What Ulrich was objecting was his art NOT being traded like a commodity from which he could reap the lion's share of the profits. If Ulrich, Madonna and Eminem had never sold any records and were worried about entering a poverty-stricken old age, then their determination to stop their music being passed around would be understandable. But what we're seeing is some of the richest pop stars in the world making the biggest stink about not being able to screw every last penny from their adoring fans . . . It's difficult to read their statements as anything other than greed."

October 25, 2000 - Eminem is nominated in this year's Maxim Awards for 'Most Overrated Artist' and his Real Slim Shady is nominated for 'Most Overplayed Video'. You can vote at maximonline.com.

October 24, 2000 - Well not only is the now infamous Peaches being discussed here, but on GroupieCentral.com, where the majority of poster's claim her entire existence is a complete fraud. For more information, click here.

October 23, 2000 - Eminem is in trouble with the law again, this time over a Canadian law which Code forbids "communicating statements, other than in private conversation, that willfully promote hatred against any identifiable group." A woman has filed a formal complaint against the rapper which may end in Eminem's upcoming performance being cancelled and music stores to pull his CDs.

October 23, 2000 - The Sun reports that Eminem had a bodyguard watch outside his toilet when he was at Duke's diner in New York, causing an onlooker to wonder, "I don't know why he had to take a minder with him. I can only imagine it's because he's a bit of a tiddler."

October 23, 2000 - Well after checking in with the Daily News, I get word back that they're still working on the Peaches story, so we may be seeing additional news on this confusing situation.

October 23, 2000 - Howard Stern and Robin Quivers attended the Anger Management Tour show in New York over the weekend and the two talked about how much Eminem swears. A guy that was also with them, Ross, yelled out to Eminem that he isn't much of a role model, though Howard pointed out he was drunk when he yelled it so he didn't have much room to talk.

October 22, 2000 - Well Peaches was mentioned by a major publication today in terms of dating Eminem. The New York Daily News today mentioned, "Word is the foulmouthed platinum rapper has been seeing a teenage Staten Island pop singer who calls herself Peaches."

October 22, 2000 - If you've been watching the World Series, you've probably noticed that whenever the Yankees Chuck Knoblauch bats, the song they play to introduce him is Eminem's The Way I Am.

October 22, 2000 - Eminem was spoofed on Saturday Night Live last night as a cast member played the part of Em, with Dana Carvey's Church Lady singing, "Will the real church lady please stand up?" and of Eminem, "I'm Slim Shady I'm headed for Hades."

October 21, 2000 - Eminem and Dr. Dre debuted at #19 in Entertainment Weekly Power Issue. They said of the pair "The Dre-produced The Marshall Mathers LP is the best solo debut in SoundScan's history, positioning the bombastic blond as a lightening rod for criticism and teen adulation."

October 20, 2000 - Everlast is firing back at Eminem after being dissed by the rapper in a B-side of a new D-12 single. Everlast says, "Everybody's trying to fan the flames now. He made his song; I've got a little something for him on record." Adding, "Controversy and beef are all he's got to hold on to. I'm going to respond in my hip-hop fashion; commercially and all that, I'm not too worried about it. Honestly, homeboy is beneath me, as far as I'm concerned." He also seems to want to have Em settle his dispute physically by adding, "If Shorty wants to come and handle me, he can do it with his hands."

October 20, 2000 - Eminem took a shot at *NSYNC for the opening of the Anger Management Tour by covering their "Tearing Up My Heart" song with a new version "Tearing Up My Ass". The vulgar parody featured the members of D-12 'exaggerating' *NSYNC's dance steps sexually.

October 20, 2000 - Eminem picked up an award for Virgin Megastores Best Album with his The Marshall Mathers LP. The ceremony was held at The Arches in Bishopsgate in London on Thursday.

October 20, 2000 - Death Row Records' Suge Knight in Controversy Magazine speaks of Eminem, saying "He is funny....But he better be careful because he's a white boy who says 'Ni****' a little too often. He's gonna say it around the wrong person who is going to take it to heart and bring his white ass down. I like the guy but he needs to be careful."

October 18, 2000 - Eminem was upset at his birthday party at Solar because everyone there he didn't know, according to Ivy Supersonic who attended the event. He was surrounded by a bunch of strippers, so he had the bar cleared out for him.

October 18, 2000 - Worldpop reports that Eminem will take a shot at Everlast in a song titled I Remember in a B-side of their recent single Sh** on You. Em says of Whitey Ford, "Back in '94, like right before Miss Everlast was Whitey Ford/When House Of Pain was out of fame, destined to never jump around again/Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit came along/Now nobody wants to hear your old ass sing no more/I was right there laughing when I heard the news/I just wish the cardiac would have murdered you /I wasn't trying to steal your light or nothing/But you're a homosexual white rapping Irish/Now you look ridiculous."

October 18, 2000 - Eminem made it to #243 on the Powerlist 300, a collection of the most influential people in Britain, compiled by The Observer newspaper and Channel 4 television station. Eminem beat out Britney Spears who was #250, though British Prime Minister Tony Blair topped everyone.

October 17, 2000 - Openly gay actor and comedian Scott Thompson has recorded a parody of Eminem's Stan addressing Em's anti-gay lyrics in a satirical way. Check it out here. Funnier than sh**!

October 15, 2000 - The New York Post reports that Eminem was seen buying Nyquil with his bodyguard at 2:30 a.m. across the street from the Soho Grand in New York.

October 15, 2000 - The rumors of Eminem and Peaches are continuing, with reports that the two are living together and that 17 year old Peaches was at the SNL taping Eminem performed at. To find out more about Peaches, click here.

October 15, 2000 - An autographed magazine of Eminem in XXL is up for bids on eBay. The mag (item #464546959) is bid at $39.99 and ends today.

October 15, 2000 - E! Online is predicting the future for Christina and Eminem, predicting romance for the two in 25 years. Check the details here.

October 15, 2000 - One more picture of Kim from a court appearance, as this one gives the best shot of her face.

October 13, 2000 - The Eminem comments in full about Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera are available here. But remember, it's the notoriously unreliable News Of The World of the UK.

October 13, 2000 - Christina Aguilera on Fred Durst's recent comments about why he performed with her at the Video Music Awards, "You wish you got some nookie from it, He got no nookie. That did not happen, okay? I just want to clear the table right there, and the thing with Carson too. Eminem's whole song did not happen, okay? It just didn't, but it's some really crazy stuff that people want to insinuate and people want to say, and it is hurtful."

October 11, 2000 - Rolling Stone reports that Em has been unable to work a plea bargain and could face jail time, as his lawyer Brian Legghio exclaimed, "It appears Eminem is being treated differently because of who he is. And who he is is his music and his lyrics."

October 11, 2000 - Eminem's appearance in court yesterday yielded another pre-trial court date scheduled for December 18th, so it appears likely his case won't be heard until 2001.

October 10, 2000 - Entertaindom.com reports that Eminem is interested in 2 of the women he trashes in his lyrics, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Em says, "I'd love a threesome with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. I want them both. That would be great, wouldn't it? They'd love it, I'm sure. I just wanna f*** them. Out in the open, indoors, it doesn't matter. There's something about them -- I don't know what. But what I wanna do is take them to bed and do it. You know, make it an all-night thing. That would be cool."

October 10, 2000 - Pretrial hearings in Eminem's with assault with a dangerous weapon and also carrying a dangerous weapon after an incident last June are scheduled for today.

October 10, 2000 - Gay pop legend Boy George is out with high praise for Eminem that he probably doesn't want. Worldpop reports the Culture Club singer saying, "He's very pretty. Maybe that's why he's so paranoid. Any attractive man will be paranoid about his sexuality. It would be good if he was pro-gay and pro-female, but I think he's just intending to be as obnoxious as possible and sell as many records as he can."

October 8, 2000 - Thirsty.com is reporting that D12 will be performing at the Anger Managment Tour, not just Eminem. The Dirty Dozen, as they're also called, consists of Big Proof aka Dirty Harry, Kon Artis aka Denine Porter Idiotic Bizzare aka Peter S. Bizzare, Swift aka Swifty McVeigh and Kuniva aka Von.

October 8, 2000 - The third-annual "100 Hollywood Most" list, featured in the November issue of Movieline magazine lists Eminem as "Most Horrifying Possible Future Actor."

October 8, 2000 - Eminem was on SNL last night performing Stan with Dido alongside as well as The Real Slim Shady. Slim appeared during the news skit when impersonating old time rappers were talking about him, criticising his lyrics, which prompted Em to say he'd stop the negative lyrics and rap like them, wavin hands in the air like they just don't care.... Not much of an acting role, but a start. GLAAD had wanted a PSA to run about slain gay teenager Matthew Shepard, but it never happened. Em censored himself for the live performance to keep NBC execs happy.

October 5, 2000 - Compliments from critics, something that might not site well with Eminem... But Teen Hollywood is reporting that Stan is bringing praise because he encourages the Stan character to seek counselling. KROQ spokeswoman Lisa Worden admitted, "I think the song is definitely different, it sends a message I haven't heard in other songs he's written."

October 3, 2000 - entertaindom.com's poll asking who deserves to be dissed by Eminem has Britney on top currently with 25.8% of the votes, followed by Christina with 21.7%, and *NSYNC with 19.2%.

October 3, 2000 - Thirsty.com reports that Eminem is the first rap artist to sell 500,000 copies of an album in Norway, thus achieving gold status.

October 3, 2000 - entertaindom.com, with their most recent flick flash animation shows a humorous slant on Slim Shady and The Brady's.

October 3, 2000 - Eminem reportedly approached Macaulay Culkin and asked him to play Stan, but Culkin declined the offer because he's in London rehearsing to star in the play Madam Melville, according to the New York Daily News.

October 2, 2000 - entertaindom.com reports Eminem is firing back at the parents that rip his music, saying "Parents should have more responsibility. It's just parents don't pay attention to their f****** kids." Em adds, "Kids are getting bullied everyday and I can guarantee you they're coming home and punching some walls. The parents aren't talking to these kids. Nobody sees it from their side. Growing up in school I was bullied a lot. And I know what it's like to feel you want to kill someone."

October 2, 2000 - Also from entertaindom, Em is saying success is the sweetest form of revenge against his family, saying "And the bigger a success I am, the more it hurts my family." And he says of celebs carrying weapons, "I cannot name you an entertainer who I know who doesn't carry a f****** gun on them at all times. Whether it's registered, whether it's legal, whether it's not legal - it's better to be caught with it rather than without it. I can't carry one no more. Just because of what's going on. But entertainers have got to protect themselves."

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.

September 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 peaceful neighborhood.

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, click here.

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 boards!

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 there."

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 charges 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.

August 31, 2000 - Eminem made it to Spin magazine's 100 Sleaziest Moments in Rock, coming in at #17. What did Em do? During the recording of 97 Bonnie and Clyde, Eminem lied to Kim saying he was taking Hailie to Chuck E. Cheese but instead took her to the recording studio to watch her father rap "Here, you wanna help Dada tie a rope around this rock? ...One, two, three, wee! ...There goes Mama, splashing in the water ...No more fighting with dad... No more restraining order" Spin said of the song "Eminem's use of his own baby in an attack on his baby mama is truly repugnant."

August 31, 2000 - Eminem waived his preliminary exam Thursday at 37th District Court in Warren, Michigan, on two felony weapons charges. Preliminary exams are held to see if there is enough evidence to support a trial. His attorney Walter Piszczatowski said afterwards "We think we're going to be able to handle the case favorably, and we're looking forward to getting it behind us."

August 31, 2000 - Variety reports that Eminem is being courted by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures to star as a bad guy opposite Denzel Washington's good guy in the upcoming flick "Training Day."

August 30, 2000 - Eminem's divorce with Kim has reached a settlement where Eminem will give up physical custody of Hailie Jade to Kim, though he'll be entitled to "liberal" parenting time while in Michigan. In addition, he agreed to support his soon-to-be-ex-wife, provide her with a driver, pay $20,000 in court costs and attorney fees and reinstate her credit cards. Eminem's attorney commented "Everybody took the high road, and everybody's got the best interest of the little girl at heart," said Hauer. "I know that's my client's primary concern. He wants to do what's right."

August 30, 2000 - SOHH.com interviewed Proof from D-12 (and Em's onstage sidekick), Byron Williams (former bodyguard), and Slim's manager Paul Rosenberg in a four part feature. To check it out, click here for part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. The most encouraging of the articles is Proof's claim that Eminem and Kim are trying to work things out between them and he says of Eminem's future plans "Em’s gonna do the D-12 album, a couple of movies, cut a third album and then retire from rap."

August 30, 2000 - Eminem will be releasing a book entitled Angry Blonde through Regan Books. The book which will be published November 7th includes lyrics from Eminem’s solo albums (including unreleased material), personal commentary on his songs, 50 photos (including never-before-seen shots) and an introduction from Eminem himself.

August 27, 2000 - thirsty.com reports that Eminem has been asked by International peace organisation Warchild to contribute to an all-star charity hip-hop album. James Topham, head of communications for Warchild, told thirsty, "It would be nice to do a hip-hop album and getting a major star like Eminem would be a real coup."

August 26, 2000 - We've added message boards to abstracts.net! It's still somewhat under construction but feel free to sign up and post here. Starting next month we'll have a $25 gift certificate at Amazon.com for post of the month!

August 26, 2000 - Despite it's early ending, Eminem was able to receive his Music Video of the Year award for his video " Guilty Conscience" for the Source Awards. Eminem also won Lyricist Of The Year. The awards will be on UPN August 29th.

August 24, 2000 - Worldpop is now countering that Byron Williams wanted $1 million for rights to his book Shady Bizzness and Em only offered $25,000.

August 24, 2000 - Christina Aguilera commented to MTV about the Slim Shady Please Shut Up song to MTV, saying "I heard the song.. It's just hilarious. It's so funny. The girl is so white, it's not even funny. I don't know who out there did this, but it's funny and obviously it's in support of me. It's very cute, and I appreciate that. It may be on my next record.. just kidding."

August 24, 2000 - Dandy Warhols front man, Courtney Taylor, commented on Eminem recently saying "I think Eminem's really great because he's obviously very bright and a completely unorganised thinker."

August 23, 2000 - Harsh words from Eminem's grandmother about Kim, as entertaindom.com reports she said of her grandson's soon to be ex "Kim always wore the trousers in the marriage. They came back here twice last year and Kim pulled his strings. Marshall didn't have a mind of his own. Whenever he's on tour he's wondering who Kim's going to be with. Can you imagine how it is? She's nothing. Kim used the little girl to get to Marshall. Whenever she got upset she threatened he'd never see her again."

August 22, 2000 - Kim Mathers has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit Monday against Eminem, reports the Detroit Free Press. Her lawyer claims Eminem "threatened to...evict her from the marital home and to leave her penniless," and cut off her American Express card. Eminem's manager was quoted as saying "It changes the tenor. Em's not going to be happy with that," he said. "Everybody on our side wanted to keep things low-key and work things out amicably." Rush & Malloy also reported on eYada that Kim is seeking sole custody of Haile.

August 22, 2000 - Now that Eminem's getting divorced, MTV Asia is asking visitors if Christina should give Eminem a second chance and go on a date with him. So far, 57% have said yes.

August 22, 2000 - Surprise photos of Eminem's dad Marshall Mathers Sr. have sprung up in The Star, as he tells them "I desperately want to meet him and tell him I love him." He says Debbie tought Eminem to hate him and was moving from town to town, making it impossible to find them, though Em's grandmother says "He's full of it, now that my grandson's rich, his father is finally showing some interest."

August 21, 2000 - Byron Williams was on eYada.com again today, for a rundown of his conversation on the Rush & Malloy show, click here.

August 20, 2000 - Boy George is seemingly flabbergasted by compliments coming from Elton John about Eminem, saying the the Post "I am shocked to hear that Elton John has called queer-baiting Eminem the most important voice since Bob Dylan, Cool singers or bands hate being championed by fellow artists they consider uncool, and Eminem will not take too kindly to being championed by one of the world's most famous diamond-studded homosexuals."

August 20, 2000 - The New York Daily News reports that Byron Williams was offered $25,000 by Eminem's attorney for the rights to his book, Shady Business. Williams laughed at the offer and plans to release the book August 31st.

August 19, 2000 - The Detroit News has quotes from Byron Williams, Eminem's fired bodyguard on the divorce, he tells them "I think Em got married because he was trying to do the American Dream thing. But unfortunately sometimes it doesn't work out that way." Kim's attorney is quoted as saying "Kim is going to seek every asset she is entitled to -- not a penny less."

August 19, 2000 - Dido, the artist Eminem covered on Stan with her song Stan, talked about working on the #1 album, "I figured [Eminem's] next album would be pretty huge," she says. "I mean, I'd be stupid if I didn't. But it certainly didn't cross my mind that he would be this big. It definitely helped. It means people can identify with me on a whole different level. But it's not just the hype. It's a whole string of things added together. Touring for as long as I did, that was already having an effect. Add Roswell, add Eminem, and that gives people something to talk about."

August 18, 2000 - Q Ball from the Bloodhound Gang tells MTV Asia that he will work with both ICP and Eminem on his forthcoming solo album, saying of the two "Those guys get the exact same criticisms leveled at them as we do. I've been into Insane Clown Posse since the early days and I've been in the studio while they've been working on their new record. Working with Eminem is great too, because we're on the same wavelength." [we're guessing they won't be in the studio the same day!]

August 18, 2000 - More from the Detroit Free Press is quoting Kim's attorney about the breakup, as he says she was at first reluctant to give up on their marriage, she came to realize "There is no reason for her to shed too many tears over a relationship with somebody who obviously does not want her around."

August 17, 2000 - Worldpop reports that Eminem is being sued by her mother, again, for $1 million for his comments in Shooting Star magazine, where he referred to mom as "strung out on prescription drugs, addicted to bingo, and always looking to earn an easy dollar the good old American way."

August 17, 2000 - We heard back from the Daily News that Eminem's fired bodyguard is going ahead with plans to release his book and that his website is only temporarily down. They also reported in the paper today comments from a friend, who said of Eminem "They haven't been living together. When he's in Detroit, he stops by the house to see his daughter, Hallie. But he doesn't stay there."

August 16, 2000 - Additional Eminem divorce news coming in from the Detroit Free Press, as Marshall will be seeking joint custody of their daughter. Em's divorce lawyer told the paper "We're hoping for an amicable dissolution of the marriage. They're still going to have to parent this child for the rest of their lives." Kim's attorney told the paper "After talking with her, I think that she recognizes that this is an opportunity to remove herself from a relationship that has been holding her back."

August 16, 2000 - NEWS FLASH: Eminem filed for divorce in Detroit on Wednesday. An Interscope spokesperson told Launch.com "In early June, the couple separated, and since then Eminem has come to the decision that a divorce is unavoidable."

August 16, 2000 - Openly gay musician Elton John surprisingly is praising Eminem to EW, saying of the rapper It feels like the nuclear bomb has just hit. This is really hardcore stuff, but it's intelligent hardcore stuff - funny, clever. It's poetry and also musically interesting."

August 16, 2000 - Fred Durst is chiming in on Eminem, saying people outta stop whining or risk inciting Eminem into more controversial lyrics "The more they say Eminem's stuff is terrible, the more he's gonna make his stuff ten times worse than that, and they're gonna want it even more."

August 16, 2000 - Seeing that Eminem's fired bodyguard had his book due out, we decided to check out bigwillz.iuma.com only to find the site has been shut down! We're talking with the Daily News about this and hope to get an answer about what's up soon. Stay tuned.

August 15, 2000 - The Enquirer's Mike Walker reports that Eminem went into a Hollywood drugstore recently and bought a bottle of strawberry bubble bath, a peach scented candle, a tube of eye wrinkle cream, and two romance novels, one which he started reading on the way out.

August 15, 2000 - Our opinion poll asking "Should Eminem and Kim stay together?" produced results that seem to mirror what Eminem ended up doing, ditching Kim, as 64.5% of you thought they should call it quits, while 35.5% urged them to stay together.

August 12, 2000 - Dotmusic reports that Eminem is separated from Kim, which was rumored to be a a factor in her suicide attempt. This follows news that he waited all night for a nightclub waitress to finish her shift so that he could take her home. Also, Groupie Central's message boards are reporting that Em's been telling his female fans he's single.

August 11, 2000 - Eminem has rejected a $2 million settlement offer proposed by his mother which would end the ongoing defamation lawsuit brought on by Debbie Mathers-Briggs. Eminem is scheduled to give a deposition in the case on Sept. 13.

August 11, 2000 - The Seattle Times is running "Will the real offensive pop star please stand up?" today, comparing Britney and Eminem. Several are questioned about who they would rather eliminate, click here for more.

August 11, 2000 - The Seattle PI is profiling Em ahead of their Tacoma concert appearance next week. They say of him "Eminem loves playing the role of spoilsport. The danger is in taking his music too seriously." They also somewhat diss Dre by saying "But unlike Eminem, Dre's vocal delivery is slow and his rhyming lyrics fairly simple."

August 9, 2000 - Eminem is in the tabloids again as this time grandma Betty Kreslin spilled her guts to the Star. She hates her grandson's lyrics, saying "When I hear his vile and disgusting lyrics, I can't believe this is my Marshall, the same boy who used to come sit in my lap." She added "In just over 12 years, he's gone from telling me 'Grandma, I love you' to 'Go to hell!'" She also tells the Star that she's heard Em has bought his deadbeat dad a new car. She offered this of Eminem, "We want the lovable and caring Marshall back, we don't want the nasty, bitter filth-talking Eminem." [that would be Slim Shady grams!]

August 9, 2000 - Eminem has been forced to pull out of England's hugely popular Reading and Leeds Festivals at the end of the month due to his pending court cases in Michigan. His label announced "Eminem has had to pull out of scheduled performances at Reading and Leeds later this month. Eminem does not have permission to leave the U.S. due to forthcoming legal matters." His next court date is scheduled for August 31st.

August 6, 2000 - Pagesix.com reports hotel heiress Paris Hilton recently expressed her admiration for rapper Eminem: "No one's gonna copy him, either, 'cause he will totally embarrass them!"

August 3, 2000 - Eminem is featured on the cover of Vibe this month, alongside Dr. Dre. Eminem is quoted as being Aftermath record's savior, as Mel-man puts it "You remember Titanic?... Lucky, a helicopter came, and it was Eminem. He dropped a ladder... and we climbed up." Eminem says of the Up In Smoke Tour "The tour is f***in great, man. Though I can't take a sh*t without somebody standing right in my face." Dr. Dre cautions though of Em "Like Tupac, Eminem has a lot of energy, a lot of spirit, a lot of talent. But you just have to be careful."

August 3, 2000 - Eminem was named in Vibe magazine's 100 Most Influential People, Places, and Things where they said of him, "Though criticized for being a potty-mouthed rapper, Eminem has proven he's one of the most talented MCs around."

August 2, 2000 - Worldpop reports the woman behind the My Reply song was a Las Vegas musician named Emily Ellis, who begged the Real Slim Shady to "please shut up."

July 29, 2000 - From the Yahoo Chat with Pagesix.com's Chris Wilson "the_bomb_4500 asks: Will eminem ever run into nsync? If he does, what do you think he'd do? p6_chris_wilson: Hopefully beat them with a bat...just kidding.....probably run."

July 29, 2000 - Dr. Dre talking about Eminem to Reuter's Gary Graff "I've just told him about the things that I went through and had to deal with,'' Dre says. "It's really not worth it; for the couple of minutes it took you to get in trouble, you could spend the rest of your life trying to get out of it. It took me years upon years to get out of the few incidents that I had. So I just tried to tell him, and he definitely understands. I think he's on the right path now. We're in the position right now to where we can not only build for ourselves but build for generations to come. We're in a position to make a lot of money and leave something here for our kids and their kids. Why f--- it up over some nonsense.''

July 29, 2000 - Off The Wall with Redman & Eminem is on the Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps soundtrack which is on sale and in theaters now.

July 28, 2000 - Getmusic/Yahoo will have an audio chat with Eminem on Tuesday, August 1st 6pET/3pPT.

July 28, 2000 - From the Royal Oak Police Department Report: Derek Diehl Witness: "As Mathers drove by Dail, Dail recognized him as the rap entertainer. Diehl stated that Dail called Mathers a 'punk-ass bitch'" Dail wrote for the report "Marshall was looking at me with a dirty look drove by and stop his car and got out and said, 'What did you say to me?' I told him, 'I didn't say anything'.... He pulled a gun out of the ankle area. He said 'I'll kill you' and I should, 'You call me a Bastard, Motherf***** and *sshole.'"

July 28, 2000 - Despite puting Eminem on the cover recently, Spin wasn't impressed with his Up in Smoke Tour performance in Anaheim, as Franklin Bruno said of Eminem "...his set favored showmanship over shock, and attempts to focus on the music were doomed."

July 27, 2000 - Worldpop had special coverage of Eminem today as they report his movie has "some things that did happen to me that aren't going to be in the movie. We're leaving the mystique, I suppose." They also report that Kim has went to see a therapist.

July 27, 2000 - Eminem's #1 in album sales streak finally ended as he's now #3 behind a compilation album and Britney.

July 26, 2000 - One more important quote from the Enquirer interview with Em's mom, who asks "If life was so bad, why did he live with me until he was 25?"

July 25, 2000 - Eminem's The Real Slim Shady was nominated for Best Male Video, Video Of The Year, Best Rap Video, Viewer's Choice, Best Direction In A Video, and Best Editing In A Video in this year's MTV Video Music Awards, which will be hosted by the Wayans brothers, reports Worldpop. Em's also got a spot with Best Rap Video with Dre in Forgot About Dre.

July 25, 2000 - Worldpop reports that Eminem stayed at a separate hotel from Dre and Snoop on the Up in Smoke tour when they were in Massachusetts. [this report gives credibility to comments made by Eminem's fired bodyguard along these same lines]

July 25, 2000 - Eminem was again on Farmclub.com last night, where he French kissed a notebook with Britney Spears' picture.

July 24, 2000 - A huge and shocking story about Eminem and his mother appears in this weeks Enquirer. The tabloid reports Debbie Mathers-Briggs says Eminem punched and kicked her during a tantrum, while she says Kim almost broke her neck with a footstool when she told her he couldn't spend the night with Eminem. Debbie says Kim's suicide attempt was phony "She knew just how to cut herself so she wouldn't hit any arteries and ended up being treated for superficial wounds." She also explained the 6' Mathers towers over Eminem (see Kim crouching in accompanying photo) and "wears the pants and instructs him on everything from table manners to when to go to bed" describing her son as a "wimp".

July 24, 2000 - Top Japanese sumo wrestler Konichki was on the Dan and Scott show on eYada last night talking about Eminem, saying "He has something to say, every time you come out with something new people talk about you and give you attention."

July 22, 2000 - Eminem.com was nominated for Best Artist Website in this years Wammy Awards which will be awarded Thursday evening, September 21, 2000 at the famed Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

July 22, 2000 - Eminem is probably going to be touring with Limp Bizkit later this year along with Papa Roach, which likely will start in October and run until December.

July 22, 2000 - Eminem will again be on Farmclub.com on the USA Network Monday.

July 22, 20000 - Eminem again is atop the record sales selling nearly 250,000 to secure the #1 slot for the 8th straight week.

July 21, 2000 - Eminem is officially selling his house now that the city decided not to let him build an 8 foot spiked fence to keep intruders out, as he argued he's had his mailbox burned and found empty M&M candy wrappers strewn on his lawn. His agent tells the New York Daily News the 6 foot fence they'll let him build won't help anything.

July 21, 2000 - The Daily News reports that Sean Puffy Combs was near tears as a comedian who opened for Eminem and Dre asked if they liked Puffy, only to hear a chorus of boos from the crowd.

July 21, 2000 - Marilyn Manson is commenting on Eminem, saying on his website: "[Eminem's] new album will play an important role in the fight for free speech. I think he's not afraid to tell anyone and everyone to 'fuck off,' and I like and respect him for it."

July 21, 2000 - The guys from ICP were on Howard Stern again today, and Crazy Cabbie called in and said how awful these guys are and how Eminem sold more records in a week than these guys will sell in their careers. Then Howard played the ICP intro with Dr. Dre giving it to Eminem up the butt while rapping.

July 20, 2000 - NME reports that Eminem is 'beyond angry' at the results of a Britney and Eminem mixed track that's been showing up on Napster, while Britney is said to be cool with it.

July 20, 2000 - Rolling Stone reports the prosecutor negotiating a plea bargain with Eminem's lawyer expects him to spend no more than 7 months in jail if convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and felonious assault against the man who kissed him girlfriend. For his felony against Insane Clown Posse's associate, he most likely will only get probation, according to Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca.

July 20, 2000 - We're getting more comments in from Eminem's bodyguard, who told a London tabloid that Eminem originally liked both Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera but was upset that both of them blew him off. He said Eminem used to listen to Britney Spears' music often.

July 15, 2000 - One more picture of Eminem with Kim has hit the wires, as you know their group pictures are pretty rare on the web.

July 15, 2000 - Eminem magazine nemesis XXL was featuring Slim on the cover of this month's issue, although they never got to talk to Eminem. They mention that, because of race, Eminem is afraid to diss any black MC's and that Eminem will never fit into the hip hop scene because he's white. Because of this, Em resorts to making fun of pop acts instead.

July 15, 2000 - More details are emerging about Kim's suicide attempt as the 911 call has been released. When cops asked Kim why she said "There has got to be a better place than this." Also, the tape contains Kim's mother who's quoted as saying "She won't let me touch her... Put it down. Put it down!" when Kim was holding a razor blade. Her attorney says Kim never wanted to be a celebrity but was brought into the attention of the media because of Eminem.

July 15, 2000 - Rolling Stone has a Q&A with Eminem this weekend as he defends his lyrics and scoffs at the notion he's gay bashing. He says he's doing alot on this tour to bring together black and white races.

July 14, 2000 - The story we broke earlier this week about Em's bodyguard hit the Daily News yesterday. He said of Eminem's romances "He's very selective, but he had more than a few." And regarding his alledged sexual affair with the underaged Swedish girl, Eminem's spokesman, Dennis Dennehy, denies that anything sexual happened.

July 14, 2000 - Eminem was featured in a story on the Today show this morning. While not interviewed himself, fans of his defended him while gay and female activists denounced his lyrics. [yeah, nothing new]

July 14, 2000 - Eminem's album is #1 for the 7th straight week, beating out the Ruff Ryders new release.

July 11, 2000 - Eminem was on Farmclub.com last night when he recalled the wierdest thing a relative has said to him, saying "One said to me 'You remember when I changed your diapers?' I was like 'How the f*** was I supposed to remember that?'" When he was asked if he had any other forms of expression besides a middle finger, he hung a BA.

July 11, 2000 - eYada.com's Joanna Malloy reports more comments about Eminem's bodyguard, who admits to taking pictures of all these groupies from around the world who had to flash him with clitoral rings or showing their breasts in order to get on the tour bus. He said they did this in order to prevent them from later claiming that they were raped. Williams also said that the rumor about why Kim tried to kill herself is because she heard his comments on a local radio station and that is what made her depressed. She always was told by Byron that Eminem was faithful to her. Byron was asked if he felt guilty about all this going down but he said while sure he doesn't want to see either of them die, he's still coming out with the book.

July 11, 2000 - Eminem comments in a Toronto press conference, saying "I say half of the sh** I say I just make it up to make you mad, so kiss my white naked ass. So I'm telling you that I'm making this sh** up and it's pissing you off and you're letting me get to you. So when you let me get to you, you let me win, so I'm winning." adding "I haven't heard of any instances where somebody raped a girl listening to my album or shot somebody listening to my lyrics."

July 11, 2000 - Eminem's mom is making a rap song entitled "Why Are You Doing Me Like You Are?" according to Q online. Her mother says "I really hope it's a success for her, she really needs to make some money because Eminem gives her nothing."

July 10, 2000 - Eminem's wife Kim Mather's was released from a local hospital after attempting suicide Saturday. Kim reportedly slit her wrists 5 times on both arms.

July 10, 2000 - Eminem is in a custody battle with his mother over his 14 year old half brother. He had been staying with Eminem and Kimberly but went back to his
mother's recently.

July 8, 2000 - Eminem will be performing Monday on the USA Network at 11 PM EST/PST for Farmclub.com. He'll also be on July 24th.

July 8, 2000 - Auburn Hills city officials failed in an attempt to ban Eminem from showing a video for their Up in Smoke concert showing partially nude women and a liquor stor holdup. The federal judge asked the officials "What makes you think you can edit content? Isn't that classic censorship and prior restraint?" Em did agree not to bring his nude inflatable Christina/Kim (whomever he's currently most pissed off at) doll on stage.

July 8, 2000 - Eminem commenting to the Detroit Free Press about his current legal problems: "I have no idea what's gonna happen. I hate not knowing that, but I guess it's part of the life I lead." adding "I should have been out celebrating my record sales, instead I'm sitting there in jail. Whenever something good happens, the bad always follows. That's the story of my life since the day I was born."

July 7, 2000 - Eminem was again in court on Friday date in connection with his arrest on a felony charge of possession of a concealed weapon and a misdemeanor charge of brandishing a firearm in public against Douglas Dale, who works for Insane Clown Posse. The arraignment date for the charges is July 17th. His court date against the guy who he assaulted for kissing Kim is next Tuesday.

July 7, 2000 - Eminem.com reports he will be launching his own tour after Up In Smoke wraps up.

July 7, 2000 - The next video for Eminem, The Way I Am, should be out in the next few days, according to MTV.com.

July 5, 2000 - Eminem's ex bodyguard again was on eYada.com, this time with Rush & Malloy, and he detailed Em's involvement with a 15 year old groupie. For more details, click here.

July 5, 2000 - Worldpop reports that Eminem has been talking to United Talent Agency to handle his movie, TV, and entertainment business.

July 5, 2000 - Despite being released 1 week earlier, Britney Spears' album sales are trailing Eminem by 2 million.

July 4, 2000 - Lost in Eminem's troubles with Christina Agulera and ICP, perhaps there's a fued closer to home with DMX. Poster's on Usenet are aguing weather the lyrics in DMX's Party Up are a stab at Em, where he says, "...but I'm not him, aight slim? So watch what you do Or you gon' find yourself, buried next to someone else" and "You wack, you're twisted, your girl's a hoe You're broke, the kid ain't yours, and e'rybody know." Leading more fuel to the fire is Eminem's track on the Marshall Mathers title song "the son of a bitch won't quit barking" where he proceeds to bark afterwards. Coincidence?

July 2, 2000 - Worldpop reports that Eminem's request to build a fence in his yard to deter fans and enemies from reaching his house has been rejected. The rapper is only allowed to build a fence under 6 feet. Eminem's response: "'I have got to have security guards sitting outside my house now because they won't let me put a fence up."

July 1, 2000 - eBay has a rare Eminem autographed picture up for auction. The 8x10 (item #365142348) has a current bid of a whopping $41 and ends July 2nd and also says 'Thanks *sshole' in the sig.

July 1, 2000 - Eminem is commenting to the Detroit Free Press about the price of fame, saying "It's almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream." He added I miss going to the park and playing basketball,'' he added "I was never that person who wanted the big cars and Benzes. All I really wanted was to have a career in hip-hop."

July 1, 2000 - Eminem's mother, Debbie Mathers-Briggs, was denied a request to change the date of her son's deposition. Her lawyer argued he was clearly in town and able to testify before the scheduled September 13th date.

July 1, 2000 - Eminem has been nominated for the second annual Hip-Hop Music Awards in the categories of Lyricist of the Year and Music Video of the Year (for Guilty Conscience)

July 1, 2000 - Eminem stays at #1 in album sales for the 5th straight week, beating out Britney Spears and The Deftones White Pony release.

June 30, 2000 - An extensive interview with Eminem's former bodyguard, Byron Williams, took place Thursday night on eYada.com's Dan and Scott show, for full highlights, click here. He talks about Em's groupies, drug use, and gun problems.

June 29, 2000 - A few pictures from the Eminem story, including Em posing with his Christina Aguilera doll and a picture of him and Kim from his May record-release party in New York.

June 29, 2000 - There's an illegal spliced mix of Eminem's 'The Real Slim Shady' with Britney Spears’ 'Oops!... I Did It Again' which is available via Napster.

June 29, 2000 - Shady Business is a new book coming out by Eminem's former bodygaurd, saying Eminem is majorly into shrooms, valium, and Tylenol w/ codene. He admits he decided to write the book as revenge because he got fired in November. Em cancelled a $6k Xmas bonus he was supposed to get and the bodyguard wasn't able to buy any Christmas presents. He wants to save Eminem's life so he doesn't end up like Kurt Cobain. He's supposed to be on eYada.com in the next few days.

June 27, 2000 - Eminem is featured in a huge cover story by Spin this month. In the issue, he talks of pulling guns on people who sneak up to his house, a prophetic interview done before his arrest, saying "Sometime's they'll be looking in the windows and shit, so I'll open the door, and if I can shove the gun in their f**ing mouth, I'll shove the gun in their f***ing mouth," adding "and my gun is legal this year, so nobody better f*** with me." Em's sidekick proof adds on Em's mom "She's always suing somebody," ripping Debbie more mater saying "I mean, he got kicked out of his house so much, I stayed there more than he did." In all, a must read for any Eminem fan.

June 26, 2000 - Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC was interviewed by Worldpop and commented on the Eminem diss saying "Even though he doesn't like us, I know Eminem's a talented MC and a good rapper." adding "When I put an album together I don't think, 'What's Eminem gonna think about this?'" more of the interview is on Worldpop.com.

June 24, 2000 - I was at Eminem's performance at Memorial Stadium last night in Seattle. His short set was quick yet strong, he sang for only 20 minutes before giving way to Dre and Snoop, coming out for Forgot About Dre later. He said Kim came along and then Kid Rock came out with a blow up doll (signifying Kim) while Eminem said all the news about their marital problems aren't true. He then proceeded to call the 'Kim doll' a bitch and kicked it into the audience.

June 22, 2000 - Our Eminem poll asking "Does Eminem diss others in music only to sell records or does he mean was he says?" came inwith 47.30% saying he means what he says, 14.62% say it's to sell records, and 38.08% say both, with 759 total votes cast.

June 21, 2000 - Click here for lyrics to Christina Aguilera's (?) response to The Real Slim Shady.

June 19, 2000 - Is this really Christina? Check out The Real Slim Shady diss song that is intended to be sung by Christina here.

June 17, 2000 - Eminem fans are threatening to burn down the town of Warren if Eminem's charges are not dropped. A letter sent to Warren City Attorney General George Constance anonymously said "We're coming uptown with 20-oz. Mountain Dew bottles full of gasoline and charcoal lighting fluid and matches." Eminem's attorney says Em has nothing to do with it "I'm confident he had nothing to do with any such letter and would not condone it."

June 12, 2000 - Dr. Dre was on Access Hollywood tonight talking about Eminem, basically saying that this comes with the territory of wealth and success and that people will do whatever they can to get a piece of the pie.

June 12, 2000 - Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse were on Howard Stern today talking about the Eminem gun incident earlier in the month. They said that Eminem is too much of a pussy to use the gun to actually shoot someone so he carries it unloaded. The guys in ICP said that she was "getting banged" at the
club but Eminem didn't see that happening [Howard censored that part]. They then played the Slim Anus track and Howard thought it was funny, with words from Slim Shady twisted around to make Eminem sound gay.

June 12, 2000 - We're hearing now from John Guerra that the kiss he had with Kim was "passionate."

June 11, 2000 - John Guerra is now suing Eminem, reports Sonicnet. He tells the music site "Kim and I were embracing, she gave me a kiss and the next thing I hear is, 'Gun! Gun! Gun!' " he added "I truly believe he was going to kill me. He was in such a rage."

June 11, 2000 - It's sounding like Eminem if convicted would probably get around a year in jail for his gun charges, because his otherwise clean record.

June 11, 2000 - Well the Kendra Jade item made it's way into the New York Daily News [gee, wonder how they found out?]. Em's spokesman tells the paper "It's not true," the spokesman tells us. "Gee, why am I not surprised that someone would come out of the woodwork and say that they've had sex with two of the biggest-selling rappers?"

June 8, 2000 - Just when you thought Eminem couldn't have a worse week, prosectutors are now charging Eminem for brandishing a weapon during an argument with an employee of Insane Clown Posse, a rival Detroit band who refers to Eminem as "Slim Anus". The victim, Douglas Dail, is being termed as a "reluctant witness."

June 8, 2000 - 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey is chiming in on Eminem, saying before a Zootopia concert "I think it's somewhat ironic that Eminem's becoming everything he's bashing." He added "He's become a pop act. These are not all rap and hip-hop fans on 'Total Request Live' -- these are young pop kids voting for his song."

June 8, 2000 - Commenting from the Zootopia concert in New York, Christina Aguilera said Em can dish it out but can't take it "I've been really protesting about domestic violence, that issue is something I feel very strongly about, just the same way he feels very strongly about voicing his opinion on pop music and pop singers. But whenever someone does it back, he can't take it. So, whatever!"

June 7, 2000 - eYada.com's Joanna Malloy reports that a movie is being developed to cover the life of Eminem. Eminem will play himself. Imagine Entertainment will produce the film.

June 7, 2000 - A suit and tie wearing Eminem appeared in court today and allowed the judge overseeing the case to enter a not guilty plea on his behalf. Eminem posted a $10,000 cash bond and is next expected to be in court on July 11 for a preliminary hearing. Em's lawyer said "Eminem is looking forward to getting this matter behind him and to returning to what he does best, namely making records and entertaining crowds."

June 7, 2000 - Eminem was the subject of radio talk show host Tom Leykis today where callers talked about when they've caught a boyfriend or spouse kissing someone else.

June 7, 2000 - Britney Spears is on the wires today in the UK saying she thinks it's "cool" and "flattering" that someone wants to write about her and that Eminem is "brilliant".

June 7, 2000 - Kim Mathers writes to the Detroit Free Press about the Eminem charges, click here to view [yeah, she knows about you groupies out there!]

June 6, 2000 - Prosecutors in Macomb County, Michigan have formally charged Eminem with carrying a concealed weapon without a license and assault with a deadly weapon. The proscutor explained that apparently Kim went to this bar to see this Guerra person, Eminem suspected it, went to a friends, then those two went to the bar and surprised the two. He pulled out an unloaded gun to scare him. Eminem faces up to 9 years in prison if convicted on the two counts.

June 6, 2000 - Eminem was discussed quite a bit on the Dan and Scott show on eYada.com, Dan said of Em, "He's a white guy, used to get picked on in school, then he copied the rappers and now he's cool." The two said they don't get rap and most of the callers disagreed with them. They said they should just get a talk show if they wanted to discuss issues.

June 5, 2000 - NEWS FLASH Eminem was arrested Sunday morning following an altercation with John Guerra, a friend of Kim's who was seen kissing her on the cheek at the Hot Rocks Café in Warren Michigan. Reports say either Eminem or friends of his had an unloaded gun intended to pistol whip Guerra. Eminem and Kim were released later Sunday and chief assistant prosecutor Joe Cosalino said Monday that a decision will be made whether to formally charge Marshall will come Tuesday.

June 3, 2000 - eBay has an Eminem poster (3) up for auction. The posters (item #345460052) has a current bid of a whopping $12.99 and ends June 9th.

June 3, 2000 - Eminem had alot to say to Detroit's Gary Graff. He tells the writer "I just had a lot of criticism when I came out; a lot of people didn't get me, didn't really get what I was trying to do,They didn't get the joke, I guess." Eminem admits it's difficult to judge when he's joking or not "A lot of people ask me, 'You joke so much, you say so much ... When do we know you're joking and when do we know you're not? When do we know to take you seriously?' You don't. It's your guess. It's kind of like that mystique I want to leave around me. It's the only real mystique I've got. As far as my personal life, it's all out there, you know?"

June 1, 2000 - As promised, Metal-Sludge.com is out with details about Eminem that every groupie wants to know... From porn star Kendra Jade "Em and Dre were at universal amphitheater, and my friend Leah and I decided to go check em out. We ended up onstage and backstage...and I'm sure you can figure out the rest!!! Em is definitely packing," [this backs up other reports on GroupieCentral.com, who refer to Em as 'Slim Slutty']

June 1, 2000 - Eminem spoke out to worldpop on Christina and threatened lawsuits, saying, "No. I believe I should be able to say what I want on a record. She wants to sue me and I don't care whether she does or not. By the time my career ends I'll have no money left thanks to all the lawsuits. I'll be broke!"

May 31, 2000 - Eminem suffered a scare last week at the Virgin Megastore when a huge guy rushed the autograph table he was sitting at. He didn't make it to Em but he apparently was a process server, who Eminem thinks was going to hand him a court summons for a copyright complaint from another artist.

May 31, 2000 - Britney Spears was overtaken by Eminem for the 2nd best opening week for an album, with 1.76 million in sales. Britney had over 500k in sales this week herself.

May 28, 2000 - Metal-Sludge.com is promising information that Eminem cheats on his wife that they will publish on June 1st.

May 20, 2000 - Eminem host EmTV on MTV. For a complete rundown, click here for highlights of the show.

May 20, 2000 - Eminem was interviewed by Kurt Loder at House of Blues. For what Em had to say, click here.

May 18, 2000 - Worldpop reports that Eminem forgot to put curtains up at his new house.

May 2, 2000 - Eminem tells the crowd at a gig in London "London, I think it's time for a news flash. You might have heard a lot of things in the press about me and a certain little *****. I wanna' tell you that it's all good between me and that ****." [no, we don't know what the **** words are, sorry, though we'd guess the 1st starts with b, the second with a c]