Eminem Says He's Not Retiring Eminem is fighting back about rumors that he's retiring. He clarified his future plans to MTV News, saying, "I'm not retiring." His management company said he wanted to take a break after a September 17 concert in Ireland. "When I say I'm taking a break, I'm taking a break from my music to go in the studio and produce my other artists and put their albums out. That's called taking a break for me," Em told MTV News. "When I know my next move, I'll tell everyone my next move. Not some reporter who writes a story about 'This is Eminem's last album.' I never said [Encore] was my last album. I never said anything yet. I don't know what I'm doing yet. Nothing is definite, you know what I'm sayin'? Nothing is written in stone." He says that he won't be rapping forever. We thought he had some pretty great screen presence in 8 Mile (remember how hot that factory sex scene was?), so Em can always fall back on his acting career.
Jury Deliberates in Polanski Case Roman Polanski's libel case against Vanity Fair magazine is now in the hands of the jury. The trial is held in London, but Polanski testified via video link from Paris so that he wouldn't face extradition to the U.S. over a decades-old charge of him having sex with a minor. The Vanity Fair case concerns charges that film director Polanski made a pass at a Swedish woman while he was en route to the funeral of his slain pregnant wife, Sharon Tate. Both Polanski and the magazine now seem to agree that the incident may have taken place, but weeks after his wife's burial. A verdict could be handed down today.
Jacko Might Be Off for Germany Michael Jackson may be bidding for Berlin. The pop star's father, Joe Jackson, told a German newspaper that Jacko has fallen in love with the city and wants to move there. Hey, they seem to love David Hasselhoff over there, so maybe Jackson could find a whole new set of fans. The Bild newspaper said that Joe is already trying to find MJ a house in Berlin. Jackson has a history with the city -- that's where he famously dangled his baby from a hotel window in 2002. Joe is in Berlin celebrating his 76th birthday; he said he hoped Michael would come visit him in the city to celebrate.
Blabber Bits Courtney Love has been released from an L.A. hospital. The rocker had been at a party when she felt faint. A friend called an ambulance to take her to the hospital, and she was quickly released. Tammy Faye Messner, the former televangelist and ex-wife of Jim Bakker, says that she is now battling cancer for the third time. A jury has found that singer Ashanti did breach a contract with her first producer and owes Genard Parker $630,000. Entourage star Adrian Grenier tells Lloyd Grove that Colin Farrell shouldn't be so sensitive about his sex tape. "Let it all hang out, bro!" Grenier said. "You do things in your past, and then you become a celebrity. What're you gonna do? It sucks being a celebrity." We've actually seen Grenier strip it all off to go skinny-dipping at a film festival party, so this comment doesn't surprise us.