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Kiwi Party Learns Copying Eminem Song Was Wrong Move

New Zealand's National Party to cough up $415K, plus interest, for ripping off 'Lose Yourself' in ads

(Newser) - A New Zealand judge said Eminem's lyrics "You own it, you better never let it go" turned out to be prophetic after ruling that a political party breached copyright by using a song similar to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in its campaign ads. High Court Judge Helen... More »

Eminem Unloads on Trump During Awards Show Rap

He raises a fist for Colin Kaepernick, who notices

(Newser) - Tell us how you really feel, Marshall. Eminem delivered a scathing freestyle rap against President Trump that aired during Tuesday night's BET Hip Hop Awards, reports Time . You can watch the video here , but it comes with the obvious warning on language. In fact, the video was both profane... More »

Slim Shady's Fans May Soon Be Able to Fatten Their Wallets

Company plans on offering unique investment opportunity

(Newser) - Between 1999 and 2013, Eminem released some of his most famous work, including 1999's The Slim Shady LP, 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP, and 2002's The Eminem Show. Now a new company has formed to nab the royalties income stream from his songs from that period, and... More »

Week's Oddest Suit: Eminem vs. New Zealand's Ruling Party

'Lose Yourself' copyright is at the heart of it all

(Newser) - They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" as a copyright trial involving the country's ruling political party began Monday. The Detroit-based music publishers for... More »

Eminem: 'You Should Be Afraid' of Trump

The rapper released a new 8-minute track calling out the candidate

(Newser) - With less than three weeks to the election, Eminem decided it was time to weigh in. Rolling Stone reports the rapper released a nearly 8-minute track Wednesday in which he says of Donald Trump: "You should be afraid of this dang candidate." He goes on in "Campaign... More »

11 Stars Who Are Estranged From Their Folks

Brie Larson says she used the experience for 'Room'

(Newser) - Fame doesn't necessarily guarantee ideal familial relations. Ranker rounds up celebrities who are estranged from their parents. A sampling:
  1. Brie Larson: The Room star says her own childhood inspired her performance. Her parents divorced when she was 10, and she ceased contact with her dad when she was 16.
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How Slim Shady Got Slim Again

The rapper takes to exercise like he did drugs

(Newser) - In 2007, when Eminem overdosed on prescription pills, he wound up in rehab and clocked in at 230 pounds. (He's 5-foot-8.) "I'm not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas," the 42-year-old Detroit native tells Men's Journal in an exclusive interview... More »

Spotify's Most-Streamed Song Ever Is...

Avicii's 'Wake Me Up,' with 235M listens

(Newser) - If Spotify listens are a barometer for musical quality, then the best song of all time is, apparently, "Wake Me Up," by electronic dance music producer and DJ Avicii. The song has been streamed some 235 million times, the Huffington Post reports, making it the music service's... More »

Eminem, Ex-Wife May Get Back Together: Her Mom

They see each other 'all the time,' says rapper's former mother-in-law

(Newser) - Eminem and ex-wife Kim Mathers don't exactly have what one might call a healthy relationship, but they certainly have an interesting one (who can forget this definitely NSFW gem he wrote for her?). The latest development: They see each other "all the time" and are getting along "... More »

Fire Burns Eminem's Childhood Home in Detroit

The house is pictured on two of the singer's albums

(Newser) - A fire has burned the childhood home of rapper Eminem in Detroit. Local media report that crews responded last night to the boarded-up bungalow, which is pictured on the cover of Eminem's just-released The Marshall Mathers LP 2. It also was on the musician's 2000 album The Marshall ... More »

YouTube's Debut Awards Show Was ... Kind of a Mess

Critics weigh in on the 'YTMAs'

(Newser) - YouTube threw its first awards show last night, and the results were ... interesting. The unscripted show, directed by Spike Jonze and hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts, took place in New York City and was livestreamed on YouTube. Awards were handed out and artists offered up performances (er, "... More »

10 Stars Who Don't Drink

Some got sober, others just don't like alcohol

(Newser) - Not all celebrities spend their weekends drunkenly partying. The Huffington Post rounds up 19 celebrities who don't drink alcohol. A sampling:
  • Kim Kardashian: Despite plugging Midori in a commercial, she has said, "I do not drink alcohol at all. My sisters drink, so when they get a little
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Eminem's Kid Crowned Homecoming Queen

Rapper looked 'proud' of Hailie Scott, fellow parent says

(Newser) - Eminem's daughter, who has made a few appearances in his lyrics, is (almost) all grown up. Hailie Scott was crowned homecoming queen at her Michigan high school Friday night, the Macomb Daily reports. "Hailie came out with her mother Kim (Scott) when she was introduced with all the... More »

Eminem Makes Really Awkward TV Appearance

Says 'nothing' excites him about new album in promotional appearance for new album

(Newser) - Eminem doesn't do a lot of live TV interviews. Now we know why. The rapper made an appearance on ESPN's Saturday Night Football last night in an effort to promote his new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, and things got, in his own words, "uncomfortable,"... More »

10 Celebs Who Lived Through Drug ODs

One even lived through 6 of 'em

(Newser) - Disturbing news came out last week about Michael Jackson's overdose: Before he died, Jackson hadn't gotten real sleep for 60 days, an expert testified during the wrongful death trial. That's because propofol, which he was on for two months, blocks REM sleep. But not all stories like... More »

18 Male Celebrity Divas

Jay-Z will only eat fancy PB&J, thank you very much

(Newser) - You certainly don't have to be female to be a diva, as these 18 men rounded up by Radar prove:
  • While performing, Kanye West will only use $400 Versace towels to wipe his face.
  • Tom Cruise recently demanded a Montenegro restaurant clear out so he could eat there alone.
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12 Weird Celebrity Duets

Ozzy Osbourne and ... Jessica Simpson?!

(Newser) - Get ready for the smooth sounds of Michael Bublé and ... Reese Witherspoon? Yep, the two are pairing up for a duet on the Canadian crooner's next album. Fortunately we already know Witherspoon can sing, thanks to her role in Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, but one has to... More »

21 Crazy Celebrity Feuds

The latest: Anderson Cooper and Star Jones

(Newser) - Thought Anderson Cooper's epic takedown of Star Jones was awesome? Well, that wasn't the end of the story: After his rant, Cooper was asked about Jones again, and his response was: "I’ve got nothing more to say, nor do I want to be in a room... More »

Meet Facebook's Most-Liked Celeb

Eminem beats out Rihanna, Lady Gaga

(Newser) - It's all about Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber on Twitter, but when it comes to Facebook, Eminem wins. The rapper is the most popular artist on the site, the first to rack up 60 million fans . Rihanna is a close second with 59 million fans, E! reports, while Lady... More »

Celebs Who've Been Bashed in Songs

Chris Brown, Drake not the first to feud via music

(Newser) - Chris Brown burned Drake via rap after the recent nightclub brawl between their entourages (sample lyric: "They throwin' bottles, I'm throwin' models"), and if that's the sort of spiteful gossip you can't help but love, you're in luck: The Huffington Post rounds up 14... More »

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