Grammy performers announced

The performers for this year’s Grammy Awards have been announced, and it’s a pretty impressive line-up with Lady Gaga, Eminem, and Katy Perry all chipping in with a song.  Cee-Lo Green is also slated to perform, though presumably he’ll be doing the tamed-down version of his hit single rather than the version we actually like.

It’ll be interesting to see what Eminem has to bring to the mix – Gaga is bound to do something big and flashy, and Katy Perry tends to be a bit gimmicky, as well.  Eminem… well, he just does his thing, and usually that’s enough.  Soon we’ll get to see if he still has it, as the Grammys air on the 13th of February.

Eminem on 60 Minutes: “I’m just whatever”

Did anyone check out the Eminem interview on 60 Minutes this week?  That was equal parts inspiring and baffling.  On the one hand, the guy has just come back from a tremendous several-year struggle with addiction and scraping the bottom of the career barrel, and now he’s back on top of his game.  In addition, he came across as a responsible and caring father, taking care not only of his own daughter, but also two other children that are not technically his.  The only kind of awkward moment was when Anderson Cooper asked Eminem if he did or did not like gay people, a rather timely question considering the recent series of suicides prompted by homophobic bullying.  Eminem replied, “No I don’t have any problem with nobody, you know what I mean? Like, I’m just whatever.”  Um, okay.  Off and on during the interview they kept talking about how Eminem is a veritable genius with words, and yet the best the word genius can come up with is, “like, I’m just whatever”?  I’d like to see him answer that question for real at some point.

Video: Sacha Baron Cohen Gives Eminem A Facefull At MTV Movie Awards

Oh, it is ON between Eminem, Sacha Baron Cohen and the producers of the MTV Movie Awards. Em had just finished performing a medley of songs from his new album Relapse. He was sitting in the audience when Cohen’s gay alter-ego, Bruno, flew overhead in a dove outfit, chanting, “Ich bin Bruno. Ich bin dove of peace –” baring his naked butt…and landed upside down on Eminem’s lap. Needless to say, Em was NOT amused, and walked out with his entourage in tow!

Rumors are flying that he may SUE for the teabagging. A sense of humor is not one of Eminem’s strengths, so expect some noise about this one. Snarkista, however, found it pretty dang hilarious!