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Eminem to contribute to 'Motor City'

Based in the 2002 crime thriller "Narc," a new television show, "Motor City," is in the works, and Detroit rapper Eminem is on board as an executive producer and music supervisor. He'll contribute original songs, much like Timbaland does with "Empire." Casting decisions have not been announced yet. Ray Liotta and Jason Patric starred as Detroit police detectives in the film, which was written and directed by Joe Carnahan, who is on board to write, direct and executive produce "Motor City."

John Hurt is battling pancreatic cancer

British actor John Hurt announced on his website recently that he's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Hurt, 75, is best known stateside for his roles in "The Elephant Man" and "Midnight Express," two films for which he earned Oscar nominations. "I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team," Hurt wrote on his website.

Foo Fighters cancel more dates after Dave Grohl's broken leg

Rock band Foo Fighters were forced to cancel five more European and United Kingdom dates after front man Dave Grohl broke his leg on stage Friday after a fall during a concert in Sweden. The guitarist had surgery Monday, and Tuesday the band's publicist announced the rest of the tour is canceled. It's not yet clear how long Grohl — who finished the concert in Sweden in a chair in spite of the leg injury — will take to fully recover.

Sleater-Kinney adds Detroit, other dates to reunion tour

Indie rock trio Sleater-Kinney has added more dates to its reunion tour, including Dec. 8 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. The band — which includes Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss and "Portlandia" actress Carrie Brownstein — is on tour in support of 2015's "No Cities to Love," their first album in a decade. Tickets for the Dec. 8 show are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday.

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Actor TerrenceHoward's wife, Mira Christine Pak, gave birth to their son, named Qirin Love, a few weeks ago. Howard told "Access Hollywood" that he takes the nightly baby watch so his wife can sleep. "I keep him with me and will take some of the pre-pumped, you know, breast cheese, whatever you want to call it." Um, we want don't want to call it breast cheese, Terrence.

Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton (best known for surviving a shark attack that took her left arm) welcomed the arrival of her son, Tobias, with husband Adam Dirks this week.

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Wednesday's birthdays

Barry Manilow, 72

Greg Kinnear, 52

Will Forte, 45

Kendrick Lamar, 28

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