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Eminem does a Jackson impersonation

By Times Wires
© St. Petersburg Times
published June 26, 2003

The real Slim Shady stood up and made fun of Michael Jackson by dangling a baby doll over a hotel balcony, reports the Associated Press.

Rapper Eminem also wore a surgical mask over his face Tuesday in an obvious swipe at Jackson, who dangled his baby, Prince Michael II, over a balcony railing in Berlin in November.

Eminem, who was staying at the Art House Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, went further than Jackson by tossing the doll into the air and catching it.

Style commentator joining "ET'

Steven Cojocaru is joining the Entertainment Tonight family. Beginning in August, he'll do celebrity interviews, monitor pop-culture trends and provide fashion commentary for the syndicated TV show.

Basically, Cojocaru is the new man about town - make that two towns - for ET.

"I'm in L.A. and New York on a weekly basis and I think that was attractive to ET - that I can be in two places at the same time," Cojocaru said.

The deal with Paramount Domestic Television, signed Tuesday, allows Cojocaru to remain People magazine's West Coast style editor and keep his weekly fashion segment on NBC's Today show.

Man admits posting "Hulk' online

A New Jersey man pleaded guilty Wednesday to making a bootleg copy of the action film The Hulk and posting it on the Internet before the movie was released in theaters.

Kerry Gonzalez, 24, of Hamilton, N.J., faces six months to a year in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 26. He pleaded guilty to a single count of copyright infringement.

Officials at Universal Studios, which produced the film, alerted the FBI in early June when the pirated copy of the movie began circulating online.

50 Cent among winners at BET Awards

Rapper 50 Cent captured best new artist and best male hip-hop artist honors at Tuesday's BET Awards, but it was Michael Jackson who stole the show.

The embattled pop star presented the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, with a lifetime achievement award, reports ABC News.

Jackson garnered a huge ovation as he danced briefly with the 70-year-old Brown.

Other winners included R&B quartet B2K for top group and Queen Latifah for best actress. Tennis star Serena Williams beat out her sister Venus for best female athlete. For a complete list of winners, go to www.bet.com

Fatone to wed longtime girlfriend

Joey Fatone of 'N Sync, who has appeared on Broadway in Rent and is hosting the talent search show Fame, is preparing for a new role - husband.

Fatone, 26, said Tuesday he asked his longtime girlfriend, Kelly, to marry him June 18 in Orlando. He told host Craig Kilborn on CBS's The Late Late Show that the two have been dating for 10 years and have a 2-year-old daughter together.

Fatone's fiancee's full name was not released and no wedding date was available.

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