Eminem’s prediction drug addiction left a hole in his stomach.
The Real Slim Shady rapper saw his weight balloon to 230lbs at the height of his problems, and attributes the gain to trying to relieve stomach ache brought on by the discomfort caused by drugs such as Vicodin and Valium.
He said: “In 2007, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital. I was close to 230 pounds. I’m not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas.
“The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating – and eating badly.”
After leaving rehab, the 42-year-old star was determined to tackle his problems by exercising, but quickly found himself with a new addiction, to running.
Writing in the September issue of Men’s Journal magazine, he added: “When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober.
“Unless I was blitzed out of my mind, I had trouble sleeping. So I started running. It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect.
“It’s easy to understand how people replace addiction with exercise. One addiction for another but one that’s good for them. I got an addict’s brain, and when it came to running, I think I got a little carried away.
“I became a f***ing hamster. Seventeen miles a day on a treadmill. I would get up in the morning, and before I went to the studio, I would run eight and a half miles in about an hour. Then I’d come home and run another eight and a half. I started getting OCD about the calories, making sure I burned 2,000 every day. In the end I got down to about 149 pounds.
“I ran to the point where I started to get injured. All the constant pounding from the running began to tear up my hip flexors.”
Actress Lena Dunham was rescued by professional surfer Laird Hamilton when she ran into trouble during a charity paddle board race in New York.
The Girls star was taking part in the Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink event to raise money for breast cancer research when she drifted off course.
Surf star Hamilton saw the actress was in trouble and went to her rescue, helping her eventually cross the finish line.
Dunham shared a picture of the dramatic rescue in a post on her Instagram page and added in a caption, “It’s hard to tell from this blurry shot, but this is an image of Laird Hamilton coming to save me. He is literally King Triton and as I struggled to complete BCRF’s (Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s) Paddle for Pink (an amazing event to support breast cancer research) he appeared as if from the ocean’s depths and guided me to the finish line.
What is it with morning show hosts and awkward interviews?
First it was Cara Delevingne on Good Morning Sacramento, now two cast members of the new Fantastic Four film have been subjected to awkward and offensive questions from two US radio hosts.
In the frosty interview, Atlanta’s Rock 100.5 Morning Show radio hosts Steven J. Rickman and Jason Bailey start off by blasting actors Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara for not having watched the movie.
“You haven’t [seen the film]?” Bailey said.
“You just know your scenes and that’s it?” Rickman asked. “When will you see it, or do you not see movies?”
Bailey goes on the ask the “obvious” question about how their two character could be brother and sister despite being different races.
“You’re white and black. But how does that happen? … There was no back story.”
“There’s a whole bunch of family dynamics that could be without the ‘obvious’ adoption,” Bailey responded.
Just to add to the awkwardness, Rickman asks why they even bothered making another Fantastic Four film.
Hollywood may have come some way in tackling its diversity problem over last 100 years but there’s still a long way to go.
Up-and-coming actress Gemma Chan, best known for her role in Channel 4’s Humans, has now given her thoughts on the situation, saying both sexism and racism are still problems within the film industry.
In an interview with the Telegraph, she claimed she would often be declined an audition as they were “only going to see white people.”
Speaking of on-screen gender balance, Chan said: “The statistics are really depressing. I remember reading some that made me think, ‘Oh, you are more likely to see an alien in a Hollywood film than an Asian woman.’”
With what seems to be half of the park closing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios the rumors of things opening anytime soon seem to be rare. However, one rumor that keeps popping up is a Star Wars preview center taking residence in the former The Magic of Disney Animation attraction area.
Numerous Disney fan blogs are now reporting some aspect of Star Wars to be in Disney’s Hollywood Studios by the time the new film is released this December.
Hollywood Studios has long relied on Star Wars Weekends as one of its main drivers for attendance. The popular festival is a must visit for Star Wars fans each spring. Numerous panels, autograph sessions and specialty merchandise are featured at the event that stretches over multiple weekends. Star Wars is one of the major aspects of Hollywood Studios redo with the new Star Wars land replacing up to nearly a third of the existing park.
The strongest rumors include a new meet and greet in a replica Millennium Falcon deck (likely an exact replica of the deck being installed on Disney Cruise Line ships). The popular Animation Academy classes look to be returning, but with a Star Wars theme. That attraction will focus on the animated version of Star Wars.
The most interesting rumors regarding this new mini-Star Wars pavilion include a Star Wars Launch Bay, similar to the one announced for Shanghai Disneyland, that would include movie props from the films. A similar movie prop based attraction is also expected to open in Disneyland Anaheim this Fall as well.
Across the country, 16-year-olds are nervously awaiting the results of the GCSEs which will dictate the future path their lives take.
Apart from Brooklyn Beckham, it seems, who is apparently going full-steam ahead with his own career plans – which seem to revolve around being even more famous than his parents.
Brooklyn – who looked set to follow his father’s footsteps onto the football pitch until earlier this year – is understood to have signed a modelling contact, and is now said to be eyeing up a career in Hollywood.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC, based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D. The series is produced by ABC Studios, Marvel Television, and Mutant Enemy and is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It revolves around the character of Phil Coulson, with Clark Gregg reprising the role.
As you know very well, success for a TV series means a combination of many factors, and we can subscribe that one of those factors is having on board a girl like Chloe Bennet.
Don’t worry, Anne Hathaway is OK.
Recently paparazzi photos circulated of the Oscar-winner on vacation in Hawaii with her husband and looking like she was having an emergency while in the ocean. Reports stated she had gotten caught in a riptide, was injured and had to be rescued.
While attending the Sundance premiere of her movie “Song One,” Hathaway said: “I’m fine. … I really do appreciate everybody’s concern but that was a picture that had a false story attached to it. The real story is not as interesting.”
She also joked to a reporter that someone told her to say she was playing Charades and “pulled Titanic.”
“Song One” stars Hathaway as a woman estranged from her family but returns home when her brother is in a serious accident. While she deals with her emotions as her brother is in a coma, she explores the Brooklyn music scene.
Hathaway does sing in the film and says it was far less pressure than when she had to sing “I Dreamed a Dream” for “Les Miserables.”
“It wasn’t as much pressure because my character is not a singer, a musician anything, so there is no pressure to, I don’t know — to please the fans of the music I guess,” she said.
“Song One” is directed by Katie Barker-Froyland and also stars Ben Rosenfeld, Johnny Flynn and Mary Steenburgen.