Simon Cowell has offered Eminem the job of "celebrity" judge on the UK hit show X Factor.
According to Simon:
"It would be great to have him on as a guest judge....Em – I can call him that because we are on first name terms – the job is yours.”
Q: Your reach spans all facets of entertainment and fashion. Why a fragrance now?
A: I love fragrance and the idea of having one of my own, that was tailor-made for me and my own sensibilities, I thought it was a fantastic idea — ego aside.
Q: There are a lot of celebrity fragrances out there. What was your involvement like with the creation of Queen?
A: Initially a lot of the ingredients smelled nice, but they weren’t how I wanted to be represented for my first fragrance — they were a little too mature or a little too sweet. I tried about 50 different scents before I decided on the warm and sexy fragrance that is Queen. I wanted the bottle to represent the strength of a woman: loving and strong, compassionate and sensual. The raised heart on the face of the bottle expresses what I always say, “Love steps out first."
Q:You are a frequent red carpet walker. What styles do you like and what would you like to see for curvier women?
A: For the red carpet, I choose looks that are sophisticated and polished. I like gowns to express my inner confidence: strong fashion statements that are modern and memorable.
Q:Who are your favorite designers?
A: In the photo for the ad campaign for Queen fragrance, I wear one of the most fabulous gowns ever - made especially for me by Romona Keveza in my favorite color, red.
Q:What are some words that describe you?
A: Confident. Sensual. Strong. Loving. Sexy.
“Who would have ever thought that a young dude from Curassow Street who used to dump faeces outside the back would make it to the highest level in America culture. I made $30 million…I did records with Usher, Justin Timberlake. I shot a video when I was in jail, not saying you guys should do that but anything is possible. We talking about no, we ain’t going to sit here and cry, you got to come up with a plan. That’s what I did.”
“As I look into the audience I see myself. I see Shyne in everyone of you. From the start of my life, the odds have been against me just like you.
I am not special. I didn’t have no family. I never saw my mother, my mother was cleaning somebody else’s house and taking care of somebody else’s kid. I didn’t have nobody but I didn’t let that stop me. And even after selling millions of records and being Shyne they would have been lined up for me. My last album was called Godfather Buried Alive. You why? Because when you go to jail it is like you are dead. But still no excuses. I didn’t make no excuses.
II sat down, I said okay yeah, this is what I am going to do. I understood I made mistakes, I accepted responsibility for my mistakes. I didn’t blame nobody else for my mistakes. It wasn’t my co-defendant’s fault that I shot somebody in the club. I did that.
Over the last ten years instead of worrying abut what this one is doing or what that one is doing, who is responsible for me being there, I took responsibility and I spent the ten years planning what my future was going to be and you have the same power to do that. I know you do because like I said I look into your eyes and I see myself.
I could do it, if I could spend ten years which is like death row, I am telling you because in the music business I can’t even remember who was rapping ten years ago. So for me to be out here and for me to still be calling A-Rod after he won the World Series, for me to still be moving and shaking, calling Rihanna and finding out what she’s going to wear when she’s coming to see me in Belize, that shows that you could do anything.”
The world's best golfer pulled out of his driveway in a 2009 Cadillac SUV, hit a fire hydrant and later a tree, CNN said, quoting the Florida Highway Patrol. No alcohol is related to the accident, although charges are pending, CNN said, again quoting the patrol. Orange County Fire Rescue reached the scene at 2:28 a.m., and Woods was taken to Health Central hospital in Ocoee.
"A lot of those videos are terrifying. I am sure they trigger a response in some of the young people. I can never understand how they can get away with making those things...It has happened too quickly, values have changed so much. I suppose it's peer pressure, that's the problem. You don't want to look the odd one out."
"I am not sure I would have the time to do it full time, but I would come and be a guest judge...Simon tells it like it is and I am down with that...if somebody ain't good enough they ain't good enough...so much average talent comes out of these reality shows, it's time to give people a chance who deserve it. No disrespect to the current judges but you need people who are global, platinum-selling stars. You need to prepare contestants for what it's really like out there."
“I’m trying to proposition the networks right now. If you’re wanting to hire a nice black exciting young male who wants to turn the TV world right up - get at me. I heard Oprah Winfrey is leaving and there ain’t nobody do what Oprah did but ahem - hello! hello! And I can bring my wife on so we can have the women and the men on there discussing things.”
Who’s the most important gay person in your life?
My gay BFF is Sean Patterson, president of Wilhelmina Models, and we always have a blast. It’s a rule that you have to pick one gay BFF, so he’s mine. But I’ve had gay friends forever, and they’ve always been a part of my team and a part of making me successful.
When did you first feel love from the gay audience?
Well, come on, I toured with Cher and Cyndi Lauper in 1999 when I was in Wild Orchid. I love my gays so much, but I don’t think a lot of people know that, which bothers me sometimes. People don’t associate the Black Eyed Peas with the gay market, but our new record is a huge dance record, so people are starting to catch on. I want more gay love!
Gays don’t always know where they stand with straight guys in hip-hop. Do the other three Peas appreciate their gay fans?
They’re completely gay-friendly. Are you kidding me? Look at how they dress! [Laughs] Kanye West really did a great thing for hip-hop and made it very mixed and open.
"No one knew why Tristan was there initially, because it was not an industry party --it was very intimate...But everyone quickly realized they weren't meeting for the first time, because they were openly affectionate for everyone to see."
"I was compelled and moved when I read the script...Winnie Mandela is a complex and extraordinary woman and I'm honored to be the actress to portray her. This is a powerful part of history that should be told."
“She had seven suitcases, three hand-luggage bags and two boxes, all for her mammoth concert. In the cases there were apparently 14 dresses, lots of shoes, make-up and 25 wigs,”
Selected London buskers are giving away more than 800 tickets to singer Beyonce's forthcoming concert at the O2 Arena this weekend.
Fans must ask the street musicians, who will be performing Beyonce tracks, whether they have any tickets and make a donation for their performance.
The "Beyonce Buskers" can be found across the city throughout Friday.
A spokeswoman said: "Some people have donated as little as 10p, but others have given up to £10."
Anyone who makes a donation is given three tickets to the concert on Sunday.
"We've been very generous," Beyonce's spokeswoman said.
"We held these tickets back from the concert. The other 13,000 tickets were won by competition winners.
"It's the first time tickets for a gig at the O2 have completely been given away."