Jan 10, 2010
Elton John has been helping his friend Eminem kick drugs. Read more of what Elton had to say about rapper Eminem below.
Sir Elton John talked with BBC Radio about aiding his friend Eminem kick his drug addiction.
“I’ve been helping Eminem over the last 18 months and he’s doing brilliantly,” John, 62, told BBC Radio on Friday, without going into further detail.
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, had entered rehab for his addiction to sleeping pills and prescription pain medication in 2005. The rapper revealed to Vibe magazine that he would take “10 to 20″ Vicodin (painkiller) pills daily. “Valium, Ambien, the numbers got so high I don’t even know what I taking,” he said.
Elton John had battled drug and alcohol abuse early in his career but has remained sober since the eighties.
“I’m there if people want my help,” he said in the BBC interview. “If people ask for help you tell them where to go but there’s no point advising people if they don’t want to do it.”
Eminem said in a recent interview: “[Elton] had a substance-abuse problem in the past. So when I first wanted to get sober, I called him, because he’s somebody in the business who can relate to the lifestyle and how hectic things can be. He understands the pressure and any other reasons that you wanna come up with for doing drugs.”
The musicians met and became friends in 2001 after performing Eminem’s hit song “Stan” at the Grammys.
Rap music producer Demetrius Stewart, who goes by Shawty Redd, has been charged with murder and is being held in Atlanta. Read more on Stewart’s murder charges below.
Shawty Redd is currently being held in a suburban Atlanta jail on a murder charge.
Demetrius Stewart was arrested on Friday morning.
“Shawty Redd”, real name Demetrius Stewart, is accused of shooting 35-year-old Damon A. Martin of Detroit in an argument at Stewart’s home in Hampton.
According to reports, Shawty Redd got into an argument with another man at his residence and feared for his life when the victim was shot and killed.
Currently no bond has been issued for Shawty Redd, whose real name is Demetrius Stewart, as he awaits for arraignment.
Shawty Redd has produced numerous hits for Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, 8 Ball & MJG and was responsible for Snoop Dogg’s hit “Sexual Eruption/ Sensual Seduction.”
Shaquille O’Neal reportedly had an affair when married to a model named Vanessa Lopez, who is suing O’Neal for harassment. Read more Shaquille’s affair below.
NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal had a five-year affair with model Vanessa Lopez, who at one point believed she was pregnant, which allegedly prompted Shaquille to begin harassing her.
A friend of Vanessa’s said that O’Neal started harassing Lopez in September 2009.
“It went to the extremes of the police getting involved and a report being filed,” the insider stated.
Now Lopez has hired high-profile attorney Gloria Allred to represent her in the harassment case against Shaqille.
“I can confirm I’m representing Vanessa Lopez,” Allred revealed.
At the time of the affair, Shaq had been married to Shaunie, but she has filed for legal separation with the intent to divorce O’Neal.
Rihanna seems to be moving past her dark days with ex Chris Brown and has been spotted with a new love, Los Angeles Dodger Matt Kemp. Read more on Rihanna’s new love below.
Rihanna, 21, was introduced to Matt Kemp, 25, by mutual friends back in November and the couple was spotted on vacation at a resort in Cabo San Lucas.
An eyewitness that saw Rihanna and Matt said they, “couldn’t keep their hands off of each other.” And also added that the new couple, “kept kissing while gazing out over the ocean.”
“Rihanna wants the world to know that she is happy with Matt,” a friend says.
Rihanna and Kemp were also seen together at The Grove outdoor mall in Los Angeles right before Christmas and said Kemp had Rihanna “constantly giggling.”
“They’ve only had a few opportunities to be together, but those times have been fun,” says Kemp’s agent Dave Stewart.
Mariah Carey got a little tipsy at the International Film Festival awards gala and gave a long rambling acceptance speech after being named Breakthrough Actress for her role in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.” Read more below and see video of Mariah Carey’s drunken speech below.
Mariah Carey accepted her award with “Precious” director Lee Daniels, who escorted the drunken mess onto the stage.
Carey hesitated on stage and sighed and said, “Please forgive me, because I’m a little bit, um …” A member of the audience finished her sentence and Carey replied, “Yeah!” laughing.
“Oooooooh, my goodness!” she bellowed.
Mariah praised Lee’s work and then suddenly began applauding.
“Sorry,” she told Daniels. “Sometimes I get a little …” Carey then stopped cold to snap her fingers, then added “… you know, difficult.”
Carey didn’t return to the stage Tuesday night, but everyone remembered her drunken speech. Before handing out a music award actor Sean Penn quipped, “Think anything’s going to make YouTube tonight?”
One of Tiger Woods’ mistresses, Loredana Jolie Ferriolo, is writing a book about the golfer and even claims she saw him engage in gay sex. Read more of what Loredana reveals about Tiger below.
Loredana Jolie Ferriolo, one of Tiger’s many mistresses, is shopping around a tell-all book about the golf star.
Loredana claims she saw Tiger having sex with other men. We knew he liked threesomes but the gay sex is something new!
She is wanting to sell her book for $1 million and it will graphically described Tiger’s group sex romps, that included men.
Loredana will entail how she and Tiger “came about, his healthy appetite for arranged sex, threesomes, girls next door, girl-girl, and an answer to all the rumors surrounding Woods’ sexuality.”
Loredana is a gorgeous blonde from Siciliy and was reportedly one of Tiger’s favorite mistresses.
Her rep said: “She is in talks with a number of publishing companies regarding a tell-all book deal.”
Just weeks after her sister Kourtney Kardashian gave birth to a son, Khloe is off her birth control and trying to get pregnant. Read more on Khloe’s baby plans below.
Khloe Kardashian was interviewed on 104.3 MY FM’s Valentine in the Morning show and she revealed she is ready to get pregnant.
Khloe says, “I want to so badly! That’s a goal for me.” She then qualifies: “I’m 25. I’m not rushing it.”
Khloe recently married Lamar Odom and reveals she is off birth control, “I’m also not doing anything to prevent it…I want to, we both want to, we’re in an ideal situation.”
The host of the show asked if Lamar, 30, knew she was off birth control, she quips, “Oh, he knows. Lamar wants to have a baby tomorrow!”
Khloe added that when she had a tummy bug on New Years and was throwing up, “He was like ‘Yeah! You’re pregnant,” Kardashian says, and even went out to get a pregnancy test. “He was all on it!” she says.