Entries in Eminem (12)


Jonah Hill Wanted to be a Rapper in High School

C Flanigan/F​ilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Jonah Hill says he wanted to be a rapper just like Eminem when he was a teen in high school. 

In an interview with Parade magazine to promote his new movie, 21 Jump Street, Hill recalls, "I had bleached hair and wanted to be Eminem badly!"

Hill's Jump Street co-star, Channing Tatum recalls his high school days, saying, "I played football and wore a letterman jacket a lot. But I could not wait to get out of high school. When graduation day came, I could not get out fast enough. It wasn’t a bad experience; it wasn’t just something I enjoyed."

When asked if anything surprises him about today's teenagers, Hill says, "This is going to make me sound 150 years old, but it's technology. They live their lives through Facebook and stuff. And I don’t live my life through that at all. I prefer talking."

The pair portray undercover cops who pose as teenagers to track down a high school drug ring.  21 Jump Street opens nationwide March 16.

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New Eminem Boxing Movie Stepping Closer to the Ring

Michael Caulfield/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Southpaw, which is set to be Eminem's first movie since 2002's 8 Mile, just inched one step closer to reality.  The Hollywood Reporter says that Antoine Fuqua, who directed Training Day, is in talks to direct the movie, which is about a welterweight champion who fights his way back to the top after experiencing a tragedy.  The plan is for the movie to start shooting in the fall.

Eminem will play the Bonnaroo festival this Saturday in Tennessee, and then will spend the rest of the summer performing at various other festivals in North America, Europe and the UK, including Lollapalooza and the V Festival.  He'll wrap up his live performances at the end of August, leaving his schedule clear for the movie, should the project go forward.

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Lollapalooza: Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse to Headline

Michael Caulfield/WireImage(CHICAGO) -- The lineup for Lollapalooza 2011 was posted online Monday night at 

Heading the bill for the 20th anniversary of the landmark festival are Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle and Cee Lo Green.

Also on the bill are two recently re-formed 1980s rock mainstays, The Cars and Big Audio Dynamite.

Other notables on the bill include Bright Eyes, Cage the Elephant, OK Go, Deftones, Arctic Monkeys, Ween and Bright Eyes.

The 20th anniversary Lollapalooza festival takes place in Chicago's Grant Park August 5-7.

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Eminem Is First Person to Hit 30 Million Facebook Fans

Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records(NEW YORK) -- It seems as though Eminem is the new king of The Social Network.

According to the website, which provides statistics on social media services, a few days ago the rapper became the world's first person to rack up 30 million fans on Facebook.  That's more than the entire populations of Australia and New Zealand combined. 

Two weeks ago, Eminem beat out Lady Gaga for the title of most popular living person on Facebook, and last week, he overtook Michael Jackson to become the most popular person ever, alive or dead, on the network. While Eminem crossed the 30 million mark, so has Lady Gaga: she currently has 30,153,089 fans, while Eminem has 30,335,319.  Michael Jackson has 29,886,984.

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Eminem Takes Crown from Lady Gaga for Best-Selling Digital Album

Aftermath Records(NEW YORK) -- Eminem's Recovery now officially holds the record for the best-selling digital album in history, according to Yahoo!'s Chart Watch column.

Recovery took the spot from Lady Gaga's The Fame by selling 922,000 digital copies so far, compared to The Fame’s 919,000.  Recovery also sold its first 500,000 digital copies in just six weeks, which is faster than any other album to date.

The first album to ever hold the title for best-selling digital album was Coldplay’s X&Y, back in 2006.  It eventually lost out to The Fray's How to Save a Life.  Then, The Fray lost the title to John Mayer's Continuum, until Coldplay took it back with Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends.  Gaga then took the title from Coldplay.

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Dr. Dre Will Join Eminem, Adam Levine Onstage at Grammys 

Photo Courtesy - Bryan Bedder/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Dr. Dre will join his protégé Eminem, as well as Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, onstage this Sunday at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, marking the rap veteran’s first live TV performance in more than 10 years.

Complete details about their onstage collaboration have not been revealed.

Eminem has 10 Grammy nominations this year and Dr. Dre is nominated in the album of the year category as producer on Eminem’s best-selling Recovery.  Maroon 5 is nominated for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals.

Dre’s first album in more than a decade, Detox, is due out this spring.

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Report: Foo Fighters, Muse, Eminem Will Headline Lollapalooza

Photo Courtesy - RCA Records(NEW YORK) -- It looks like the Lollapalooza festival, which takes place in Chicago from Aug. 5-7, already has a few headliners in place.

Billboard reports that the Foo Fighters, Muse and Eminem will play the main stage at the summer festival.  While the fest's promoter, C3 Presents, hasn't confirmed the rumor, Billboard claims that multiple sources have confirmed the information to them.

The full lineup for this year's installment will be released some time in April.

Last year's Lollapalooza headliners included Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Green Day.

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First Batch of Performers Announced for Grammy Awards

Photo Courtesy - Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Arcade Fire, Eminem, Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert and Katy Perry are among the first group of acts announced as performers at this year's Grammy Awards.  All are nominated in various categories.

Arcade Fire and Lambert will take the Grammy stage for the first time ever, while the other acts have all performed in past years on music's biggest night.

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 13 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Eminem to Star in Crime Thriller

Photo Courtesy - Michael Caulfield/WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Eminem's acting career is ramping up.  Both The Hollywood Reporter and New York magazine are reporting the rapper will star in a new crime thriller for 20th Century Fox called Random Acts of Violence.

According to the publications, the movie will cast Eminem as an ex-con just out of prison who's trying to keep his nose clean.  But he gets caught between his old crew, who want him to join them in additional criminal pursuits, and the FBI, who wants to recruit him to bring down the bad guys.

Though he's made a few cameos, Random Acts of Violence would mark Eminem's first big-screen starring role since 2002's 8 Mile.

It will be directed by David Von Ancken, who works on the Showtime series Californication.

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Eminem Had 2010's Best-Selling Album; Katy Perry Best-Selling Single

Photo Courtesy - Aftermath Records(NEW YORK) -- Eminem's Recovery is now complete.  Billboard reports the album has been officially confirmed by Nielsen Soundscan as the best-selling album of 2010 in the U.S., with 3.42 million copies sold.

Eminem also had the year's best-selling album back in 2002, with The Eminem Show, making him the only artist to grab that honor twice since 1991, when SoundScan started tracking music sales.

The second-best-selling album of 2010 was Lady Antebellum's Need You Now, with 3.09 million copies sold, followed by Taylor Swift's Speak Now, with 2.96 million copies sold.  Swift is also 2010's best-selling artist overall.  All of her albums put together sold a total of 4.47 million copies in 2010.

The other best-selling albums of the year are, in descending order, My World 2.0 by Justin Bieber, The Gift by Susan Boyle, The Fame by Lady Gaga, Soldier of Love by Sade, Drake's Thank Me Later, Raymond v. Raymond by Usher, and Ke$ha's Animal.

On the singles side, Nielsen Soundscan says Katy Perry's "California Gurls" was the year's best-selling digital track, with 4.40 million copies sold.  Train's "Hey Soul Sister" was second, with 4.31 million copies sold, and Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna, was third, with 4.25 million.

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