Grapevine: Eminem sneaker sale raises more than $150k

Michael H. Hodges
Detroit News Fine Arts Writer

Eminem sneaker sale benefits MSU

With three days left to go, Eminem’s eBay auction for 10 pairs of limited-edition Air Jordan sneakers has netted more than $150,000. The black-and-grey shoes, a makeup of the Air Jordan IV model featuring an upper made of Carhartt material, are commanding between $11,000 and $19,000 each, with proceeds benefiting Michigan State University’s Community Music School. Only 300 pairs of the sneakers were produced, and the eBay auction represents the only public offering of them that will be made. The auction went live last week and wraps up at 1 p.m. Monday. To check out the auction or to place a bid, visit

Kylie & Tyga splits-ville

Rapper Tyga and Kylie Jenner reportedly called it quits Thursday after the former, 26, returned from a trip to Australia. “It’s something Tyga did,” said one of TMZ’s famous unnamed sources, but no other specifics were forthcoming. Tyga’s people apparently blame the Kardashians, though Page Six insists its sources say the “sudden and nasty” break-up had nothing to do with Jenner’s notorious family. Both publications agree Jenner, 18, made the call.

In other break-ups ....

Kate Beckinsale and hubby Len Wiseman are also on the rocks, with the latter spotted squiring a young model around Los Angeles while his wife works in Prague on her new film, “Underworld 5.” “They are still friendly and spend time together in L.A. when Kate is there,” an unnamed source told of the 42-year-olds, adding they’ve been separated for months. “There has been no drama,” the source added. “It’s just not Kate’s style.”

Ro Spit in charity boxing match

Pontiac rapper Roland “Ro Spit” Coit is stepping in the ring today not for a battle of rhymes, but a battle of fists. He’s one of the boxers on the card at The Brawl for It All 2, a charity boxing event where he’ll go toe to toe with Marcellus Hogan. The Coit-Hogan bout is one of a half-dozen matches scheduled to take place during the Brawl, along with a weigh-in and mock press conference. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit Kicks 4 Kids, which gives sneakers to school-aged children in Southeastern Michigan. The event begins at 2 p.m. today at Jab’s Gym, 2285 Cole St. in Birmingham. For information, call (248) 534-4177 or (248) 543-3000.

Saturday’s birthdays

Levi Jones, 18

Michael Strahan, 44

Goldie Hawn, 70