When ESPN asked me to write about Michael Vick I knew they didn't want me to write about football. I love football but there are many people far more insightful and experienced than me in their database. Plus I wanted to write about the Vick meme -- the ideas around Vick, especially the social and/or racial ideas around him. And just that week on Twitter there'd been a brief argument about Eminem.
ESPN is defending its decision to publish an image of NFL star Michael Vick as a white man for its magazine.
In 1984, during the first ever VMAs, I was a 20-year-old Rutgers student.
A new social media campaign hopes to harness the power of celebrities and a Bob Marley song to help bring awareness to the thousands suffering from the famine in the Horn of Africa.
With 270,000 concertgoers rocking out in Grant Park, the Windy City was the place to be last weekend
The Lollapalooza festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary this summer with a three-day event at Chicago's Grant Park on August 5-7th with headliners Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse and My Morning Jacket.
The rapper has racked up nearly 29 million "likes" on his Facebook page as of Friday morning
Christina Aguilera tumbled, Bob Dylan strained to be heard and Lady Gaga turned up in an egg costume -- just one of the many memorable moments from the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.
Stars from Eminem to Katy Perry shined at L.A.'s Staples Center on Sunday
The country stars nab record and song of the year, while Arcade Fire earns album of the year
From new faces (hello, Bruno Mars) to old favorites (10-time nominee, Eminem!) Sunday's show promises something for everyone
Arcade Fire and Cee Lo Green are among the other acts who will take the stage at the Staples Center
From the rapper's antics to your Song of the Year choices, share your best guesses for what will happen at February's big show
From Alicia Keys to Sade, which artist was overlooked at this year's Grammy nominations
Weigh in on the major Grammy nominees before the Feb. 13 ceremony in L.A.
Wearing hooded sweatshirts, baseball hats and sports gear, the five young men alternated between nodding their heads to the rhythm and taking hold of the microphone to pour out their anger, their insights, their pain.
The rapper nabs 10 nods, while the country trio and Lady Gaga earn six
Riding the strength of his "Recovery" album, rapper Eminem nabbed 10 Grammy nominations when nominations for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday night.
There's plenty to choose from, including Jessica Simpson, Kanye West and the Burlesque soundtrack
The singer, whose parents are divorcing, turns 18 next week
Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber dominated the 2010 American Music Awards, beating out veteran performers to win artist of the year and three other trophies Sunday night.
CNN's Denise Quan talks to Justin Bieber, who took home four American Music Awards.
Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber goes head-to-head with veteran rapper Eminem at 38th annual American Music Awards Sunday night, just 18 months after Bieber's first single hit the charts.
Eminem reveals in a new "Rolling Stones" article he has trust issues with women and that it's hard for him to date.
The following is an excerpt of an article from the new issue of Rolling Stone. This issue is available on newstands Friday, as well online in Rolling Stone's digital archive.
The artists each earn five nods - while Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and more are also recognized
The rapper keeps the cursing in check for the sake of the children
Sara Bareilles claimed the number one spot on the Billboard 200 as her second album, "Kaleidoscope Heart," moved 90,000 copies in its debut week to grab the top spot. Bareilles' first major label album, 2007's "Little Voice," entered the charts at number 45, selling only 16,000 copies, but built to platinum status from there.
From Eminem's sound-off with Rihanna to BoB's double-duet, who stole the show?
The singers address their feud with performances of two unreleased songs
Will Taylor & Kanye make nice? Will Lady Gaga make awards history? Can Snooki get any more orange?
Despite a flurry of Top 10 debuts, Eminem's "Recovery" sold another 116,000 copies to claim No. 1 for the seventh week, Billboard reports.
"Love the Way You Lie" attacks the subject of domestic violence with Megan Fox, Dominic Monaghan
BeyoncÃ©, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha and Katy Perry are also vying for MTV's Moonman
â¢ After performing at L.A.'s Staples Center with guest Eminem, RIhanna had beau Matt Kemp by her side for a late-night bash at Drai's in the W Hollywood. Arriving after 1 a.m., the pop star was delivered a cake with sparklers. She also shared some smooches with Kemp, and listened as rapper Lil Jon performed his hits for the crowd. Also there: Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne, who hung out in the outside, back bar with friends.
On Sunday, "Entourage" kicks off its seventh season with another round of A-list guest stars. Jessica Simpson, Eminem, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Lenny Kravitz, Drew Brees are all set to hang with the boys. And oh yeah did I mention porn star Sasha Grey will have a recurring role?
CNN entertainment producer KJ Matthews visits the set of HBO's hit show.
The rapper's been clean for almost two years after a Methadone overdose that almost killed him
It's been a long battle for Eminem, whose latest album "Recovery" is dedicated to the addictions he overcame to Vicodin, Valium, Ambien and Methadone.
When Michael Jackson died last summer, it kick-started a year with a disturbing number of celebrity deaths. Which is why we are so extremely overjoyed when a celebrity survives a life-threatening incident. Of course, we are referring to rocker/reality TV star Bret Michaels.
"He's doing brilliantly," the British musician says of the American rapper
Adam Lambert cleaned up his act for his CBS "Early Show" appearance Wednesday morning, giving a performance no one could take offense with.
American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert discusses his much talked about performance on the American Music Awards.
If Taylor Swift has any lingering insecurities after the Kanye West incident at the MTV Video Music Awards, the six nominations she received for the American Music Awards should clear those right up.
Paula Abdul explains why Michael Jackson deserves to be nominated for an American Music Award.
After winning video of the year, Knowles invites the best female video winner on stage
She looks like her nemesis during a video shoot for the song "Obsessed" in N.Y.C.
Arriving at the London premiere of his self-titled mockumentary dressed in an enormous bearskin hat, cropped red army tunic and barely there hot pants, flamboyant Austrian fashionista, "Bruno," paid sartorial tribute to the British as only he knows how.
Borat is back but this time as Bruno! CNN's Ayesha Durgahee was at the London premiere of Bruno.
"I went back to my hotel and laughed uncontrollably," says the rapper
The actor/singer dishes to PEOPLE about his tattoo, his curfew - and Eminem
The rapper fumes after Sacha Baron Cohen, as the flamboyant BrÃ¼no, lands face-down in his lap
The stars - plus several more - will present at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday
There's not a lot of mystery about the Must Watch of the Week.
CNN's JD Cargill works the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of "Terminator: Salvation."
"For that moment in time, she was fat," the rapper says, adding that he is a big Tony Romo fan
Nick Cannon isn't the first to take issue with the rapper. Vote for your favorite face-off - including one with a puppet
POLL: It's a battle of words - song lyrics versus blog posts - whose side are you on?
His dangerous (but kicked) habit included Vicodin, Ambien, Valium, and nearly resulted in his death, he says
It faces Slumdog Millionaire for year's best flick and breakthrough performances
"You just have to let it go and have a sense of humor," she says of him skewering celebs
Britney, Jessica, Lindsay, Amy, Kim and more get mocked in his first solo video since '03
Friedrich Nietzsche said, "Without music, life would be a mistake." Music is a big part of many people's lives. For some, music is life.
The tortured white rapper finally sets the record straight
In a new book, the rapper says he "never felt so much pain" after a close friend died
The Detroit rapper poses as a "diehard" fan named Jason during a radio show
"He's gonna look real good when you see him return," 50 Cent says
You've seen the movie, now read the book.
Eminem was hospitalized with pneumonia over the holidays, but is now on the mend.
Concert promoter Live Nation said Monday it is buying a controlling stake in fan club operator Musictoday, a move that could bring fans closer to their favorite musicians.
The diamond-studded watch Buddy Holly was wearing when he was killed in a plane crash has been sold at auction for $155,350.
Rapper 50 Cent sure knows how to make the best of a bad situation.
An Eminem impersonator has been jailed for life in Britain for murdering a law student.
A lawsuit has been filed against Eminem, his bus driver and tour bus company seeking unspecified damages for a July accident involving seven vehicles in western Missouri.
Grammy- and Oscar-winning rapper Eminem is being treated for a dependency on sleeping pills, his publicist announced Thursday.
Ford Motor Co. is ending a newly formed relationship with rapper Eminem, according to a published report.
"Gilligan's Island" is getting a little diversity.
''Different day, same s---,'' intones 50 Cent near the beginning of "The Massacre."
Sirius Satellite Radio announced Thursday that multi-platinum artist 50 Cent will create his own exclusive programming for the satellite radio provider.
With Michael Jackson entangled in a child molestation case and currently in a spat with rapper Eminem over an unflattering music video, the time may be ripe to anoint a new pop music king.
A British woman has been banned from owning a stereo or a television after playing music so loud that furniture in neighboring flats was moved by the vibrations.
The 46th annual Grammy Awards find themselves caught in a culture war.
A list of Grammy winners:
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