CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2001
Re "Grammy Duet by Elton John, Eminem Puts Spin on Uproar," Feb. 10: It seems that Elton John, rock legend and ardent champion of all causes gay, has brought anathema upon himself by his decision to perform with Eminem. John's willingness to mingle with the top pop gods and goddesses of this first decade of the new millennium is one of the reasons he remains fresh and relevant. Of course, he's no longer at his creative apex. However, Eminem is in the midst of his afflatus, and who can blame John for wanting to share in the glory and controversy?
February 18, 2001
The hits, the confrontations and more. April 2000 The bawdy, "The Real Slim Shady" lands as an instant radio and video hit, generating more heat for the upcoming "The Marshall Mathers LP," Wwhose producers include Dr. Dre, left. Eminem muses about a million youngsters who want to look, sound and act like him. It also boasts the now-famous line: "You think I give a damn about a Grammy?" May 14 In an interview with The Times, Eminem defends himself against accusations that his music is dangerous.
March 3, 2001
Re " 'Stan' Carries the Night" (by Robert Hilburn, Feb. 22): In order to begin to appreciate Eminem's work, the listener must hear past the offensive language to detect the self-mockery and rampant emotions expressed in his songs. Those willing to do this (mostly adolescents) can enjoy the songs as wonderfully expressive and funny recordings. In a way, his colorful language helps to filter out the listeners who are unwilling to face the heat. Beyond the lyrics, however, is yet another level that challenges and piques the avid listener.
February 3, 2001
Re Geoff Boucher's interesting article "Will the Real Slim Shady Show Up at Grammys?" (Jan. 23): I found the quote by C. Michael Greene, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, very strange. As to whether Eminem was a sure-fire jackpot with viewers, he was reported as saying: "I think we would lose as many 34- to 54-year-old viewers in Dubuque and Ames, Iowa, as we will gain in a more hipper audience." Does Greene think no one over 54 watches the Grammys?
December 21, 2006 |
Rap star Eminem and his high school sweetheart divorced for a second time Tuesday, less than a year after they remarried. Eminem and Kim Mathers agreed to divide property and to share custody of their 10-year-old daughter, Hailie Jade Scott. Eminem, 34, and Mathers, 31, remarried Jan. 14. He filed for divorce April 5. They first married in 1999 in a secret ceremony in Missouri and divorced in 2001.
July 13, 2004 |
Howard Stern has flirted with the idea of taking his microphone to satellite radio, but it turns out that Eminem will be the sector's first big-name firebrand. This fall, Sirius Satellite Radio will debut a 24-hour "cutting-edge hip-hop music and lifestyle channel" created by the rap star. While it won't feature Eminem as a daily host, it will have him as a frequent voice and guiding hand.