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January 27, 2003 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
In Hollywood, if you can't get someone's attention, you can always try to buy it. Witness the unusual ad campaign that Universal Pictures is mounting on behalf of "8 Mile," starring Eminem. The film opened in November to strong reviews from some of the nation's top critics. Its grosses to date: $116 million. Its Oscar buzz at the moment: close to zero. Universal's ad, which has run in the Hollywood trades as well as in newspapers in New York and L.A.
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January 27, 2003 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
In Hollywood, if you can't get someone's attention, you can always try to buy it. Witness the unusual ad campaign that Universal Pictures is mounting on behalf of "8 Mile," starring Eminem. The film opened in November to strong reviews from some of the nation's top critics. Its grosses to date: $116 million. Its Oscar buzz at the moment: close to zero. Universal's ad, which has run in the Hollywood trades as well as in newspapers in New York and L.A.
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December 15, 2005 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
AFTER ceding the top spot on the national sales chart to pop, rock, R&B and country for most of the fall, hip-hop came back with a bang this week as new albums from Eminem and Lil' Wayne grabbed the No. 1 and 2 positions. Eminem's "Curtain Call" hits collection sold 441,000 copies, easily securing No. 1. Lil' Wayne's "Tha Carter II" followed in the No. 2 slot with sales of 238,000, the highest first-week figure of the New Orleans rapper's career.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2003 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
Outside Room 263 in Morlan Hall, four parents lean near a door that opens to two single beds, small refrigerator and their sons' adulthood. In the coming weeks, Chris Bartlett and Ames Ressa, buddies at a San Diego-area high school, will savor all the firsts of college at Chapman University in Orange. First class. First paper. First "Whoops! I overslept my morning class!" But also: First kegger. First college girlfriend. First time living away from home.
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November 30, 2003 | Robert Hilburn, Times Staff Writer
This year's Grammy nominations will be announced Thursday and the choices for best album and best record could be ugly. We all know how much the recording academy voters love mainstream bestsellers, and this year's crop of hit albums, especially, has been the least distinguished in memory. If you look at the list of the 100 bestselling albums of the eligibility period (which runs from Oct. 1, 2002, to Sept.
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