Friday, July 15, 2005


The world is all a-twitter: what does it mean that at the end of his current live gigs, an on-screen Eminem puts a gun to his head. Could it mean that Marshall is about to retire one of the best loved comedy characters of our age?

Sources, friends and deep throats are lining up to say this is the end:

"Em has definitely gotten to the level where he feels like he's accomplished everything he can accomplish in rap," said rapper Proof, Mathers' right-hand man onstage. "He wants to kick back and get into the producing thing."

Detroit producer Jeff Bass, who won an Academy Award for cowriting Eminem's "Lose Yourself," said while he won't rule out the possibility of further solo albums from Mathers, "the Eminem part of his career isn't going to be at the forefront anymore."

Don't tell us he's going to do more acting, though: please, anything but lots more of his trademark slightly confused, slightly angry staring.