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Guy Adams: Eminem video mocks Palin, Lohan, Winehouse, half of Hollywood

If you thought Eminem’s first new album for three years couldn’t possibly live up to the hype, think again. The world’s finest white rapper – or, actually, the world’s finest rapper – released his latest single “We Made You” today. The video was posted on www.hiphoprx.com and, t0 put things bluntly, it rocks....

Eminem: The fall and rise of a superstar

In 2006, after the murder of his closest friend, hip-hop's most talented star became its most notorious recluse. As he returns with a new album, Guy Adams travels to Detroit to find the truth behind the tales of breakdown, paranoia and tortured genius

Album: Dr Dre, Detoxification, (Aftermath)

Dr Dre bounces his jeep one last time

The hip hop guide to Tuscany's treasures

The half-term holidays are fast approaching. But how do you keep all the family entertained?

Kimberly Lee: The queen of kiss and tell

...and why the Mosley case may cost her a fortune

Zhang Ziyi: 'I don't just want to kick ass'

The actress learned English from Eminem CDs and conquered Hollywood. But she's not only an action star

Pandora: Blue scarf hides Ken's blushes

When the rapper Eminem crosses swords with someone, you can usually guarantee that sparks will fly. So, understandably perhaps, there has been some uneasy shuffling over at the London-based publishers Orion during the past few days.

US tracked down target after following his deputy

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the insurgent leader blamed for the slaughter of thousands in Iraq, was killed by two 500lb bombs dropped by a US fighter jet after he was tracked down to an isolated house in a date-palm grove north of Baghdad.

Phone fiddles getting worse, claims BT

New rules introduced 12 months ago to crack down on the scandal of home phone mis-selling have failed to tackle the problem, figures to be published today by BT will show.

Jemima Lewis: The difference between sex and pornography

Long before I tried it, I knew that sex could be funny, miserable and embarrassing as well as passionate

Album: Vast Aire & Mighty Mi

The Best Damn Rap Show, EASTERN CONFERENCE

Musical youth

Dido, Brixton Academy, London

Confessions of a feelgood singer

D12 with Eminem, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Sometimes rumours do turn out to true. On Thursday, Eminem did perform for the first time in the UK with his Detroit posse, though D12 were not up to the challenge.This was the hip- hop group that Eminem started out with on his way to fame as Slim Shady. Once established as a player, Marshall Mathers brought them back into his fold. In 2001, he produced and rapped on their debut album, Devil's Night, that featured the bouncing, addictive hit "Purple Pills".

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

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The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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