Eminem released his latest song 'The Monster,' a duet with Rhianna, on Monday. His album 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' is due Nov. 5. (Joseph Okpako / Redferns via Getty Images)
Eminem debuts duet with Rihanna
Eminem debuted his latest collaboration with Rihanna on his Sirius Satellite Radio station Monday. The track, “The Monster,” is the fourth selection to be heard from Eminem’s upcoming “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” set for release Nov. 5. On it, Eminem talks about his struggles with fame and his desire to be “the Bruce Lee of loose leaf,” and he briefly yodels at one point. The song, which goes on sale at midnight Tuesday on iTunes, marks the third time Eminem and Rihanna have collaborated. “The Monster” follows previous “Marshall Mathers LP 2” offerings “Berzerk,” “Survival” and “Rap God.” “Rap God” debuted at No. 1 on last week’s Nielsen SoundScan Digital Songs chart, after selling 270,000 downloads its first week. Eminem’s promotional blitz kicks into overdrive this week, as he’s set to appear on “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday, and he’ll also perform YouTube’s first-ever music awards show Sunday. He’s participating in a question and answer session with fans at SiriusXM on Nov. 4, which will be aired on his Shade 45 station at noon Nov. 5.
Katy Perry bemoans 'naked' pop stars
Katy Perry, who is no stranger to showing lots of skin on magazine covers and in her music videos, is crying foul at pop stars showing skin. In an interview with NPR, the “Roar” singer spoke of the “strange world” in which pop stars frequently get “naked to be noticed.” “I’m not talking about anyone in particular,” Perry said. “I’m talking about all of them. I mean, it’s like everybody’s so naked. It’s like, put it away. We know you’ve got it. I got it, too.” Perry — whose naked body was featured on the cover of her 2010 album “Teenage Dream,” didn’t altogether let herself off the hook. “I’ve taken it out here and there, and I’m not necessarily judging,” she said. “I’m just saying sometimes it’s nice to play that card, but also it’s nice to play other cards.”
50 Cent sentenced to probation
50 Cent was sentenced to three years probation Monday in a case where he was accused of kicking the mother of one of his children. 50, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has been ordered to 30 days of community service and must attend counseling, as well as pay $7,100 in restitution to Daphne Narvarez, the mother of his second child, TMZ.com reports. The rapper agreed to plead no contest to one count of misdemeanor vandalism for allegedly kicking down a door during an argument in June.
Former “Saturday Night Live” actor Jason Sudeikis and “Tron: Legacy” actress Olivia Wilde are expecting their frist child together, Usmagazine.com reports. The couple began dating in 2011 and were engaged in January.