Rapper Eminem has reached out to his mother Debbie Mathers in a bid to repair their complicated relationship in a video for his new song Headlights, which premiered on Mother's Day (11May14) in America.
In the video, which was directed by Spike Lee, the 41 year old hugs a woman resembling his, apologising for his role in their lengthy feud.
He raps, "I went in headfirst, never thinking about who what I said hurt/In what verse, my mom probably got it the worst, the brunt of it/ But as stubborn as we are, did I take it too far, Cleaning Out My Closet/And all them other songs, but regardless I don't hate you/Cause ma, you're still beautiful to me, cause you're my mom."
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Television broadcasters in the U.K. came under withering criticism from several commentators today (Monday) for Sunday's coverage of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee pageantry that included an estimated 1,000 boats accompanying the Royal Barge along the Thames River. In the Daily Mail, columnist Jan Moir remarked that "something died" during the BBC's coverage. "It was the BBC's reputation as a peerless television broadcaster of royal events," she wrote. "It just could not survive under an onslaught of inanity, idiocy and full cream sycophancy uttered, muttered and buttered on thickly by a team of presenters who were encouraged to think that they were more important than the events unfolding around them." Graham Smith, who heads the group Republic, which advocates the abolition of the British Monarchy, charged, "Rather than act as an impartial commentator, the BBC has become cheerleader-in-chief for an institution that is controversial and contested." Britain's Guardian newspaper noted that at one point, Sky News suddenly cut live to an announcer, Eamonn Holmes, displaying the "shocked glare" of a rabbit caught in the Headlights, who then provided this obviously unnecessary commentary "There's some sort of barge going past. ... There's a bit of steam, horns going off ... It's some sort of river boat, well, that just about sums it up." On Twitter, British comedian Stephen Fry asked, "Has the BBC ever presented a more mind-numbingly tedious program in its history?" British MP Rob Wilson tweeted "Low Grade, celebrity driven drivel. How did Beeb get it so wrong?" Several U.S. reviewers were equally put off by the adulatory remarks by CNN broadcasters, in particular Piers Morgan. The Hollywood Reporter quoted Morgan as saying at one point that he doubted he would "ever do anything bigger or better in TV than co-anchor this glorious event to celebrate my queen."
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Stevie Nicks admits she was a ''selfish'' songwriter until she worked with Dave Stewart and realised how ''easy'' collaborations could be.
The former Fleetwood Mac singer - who collaborated with the ex-Eurythmics star on 'In Your Dreams', her first solo album in a decade - admitted the experience made her realise how "easy" duos can be.
She said: "I'd been a staunchly selfish, staunchly private songwriter before the project. But Dave came to my house, pulled and poem out and said, 'Let's start here'. There's a mic hanging over the coffee table, and he's plugged into a little amp and he starts playing. I'm just in the Headlights.
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Some Racing, Some Stopping
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