Super Bowl: Dr Dre and Eminem pack in the hits at half-time show

 It was a show of wall-to-wall hits, but did too many hooks spoil the broth?

We've all been to one of those house parties where nobody can agree on the music.

You might hear the first verse of a song, maybe even a chorus if you're lucky, but it's never long before someone is fiddling with the playlist and impatiently changing the track.

Super Bowl half-time shows often feel a bit like this, albeit on a much larger scale, as performers traditionally try to cram as many of their hits as possible into a tight 14-minute set.

Eminem uses song to say sorry to Rihanna for backing Chris Brown

Eminem raps on his track Zeus: "And wholeheartedly apologies Rihanna for that song that leaked/I'm sorry, Rih, it wasn't meant to cause you grief."

He was referring to a decade-old song that leaked in 2019, on which he said "of course I side with Chris Brown".

Zeus appears on Eminem's surprise album Music to be Murdered By Side B.

The album, which accompanies January's Music to be Murdered By, was released on Friday.

Eminem 'detained an intruder' in his living room

The star was awoken by a security alarm in the early hours of the morning, after someone broke into his gated Detroit-area home.

The 47-year-old found the intruder in his living room. His security guard arrived shortly afterwards, followed by the police.

The suspect was later arrested and remains in custody.

It is understood the intruder entered via the rear of the house, while the rapper's security guard was at the front of the property.

The star, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, was awoken by a security alarm, and found the suspect in his living room.

Eminem defends controversial lyrics

The rapper was criticised for the track Unaccommodating, which references the Manchester bomb attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert.

Eminem said some lyrics on the album were "designed to shock the conscience, which may cause positive action".

He added the album is not intended for people who are "easily offended or unnerved".

On the opening song on the album, Eminem raps: "I'm contemplating yelling 'bombs away' on the game/Like I'm outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting," followed by the sound of an explosion.

Police forced to confirm suspect isn't Eminem after posting images of lookalike

The Rochester Police Department posted images of the Slim Shady lookalike in a bid to identify a male suspect, but they didn't quite get the information they were hoping for.

The Facebook post soon went viral, and authorities were met with an influx of comments about the man's resemblance to the rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers.

The top comment suggests the man was "probably just going 'round the outside, 'round the outside," referencing the lyrics of Eminem's hit song 'Without Me'.


Eminem 'working on new album with Dr Dre'

The man behind a new Dr Dre documentary revealed in an interview that the pair are currently making music together.

Eminem hasn't released a record since 2013's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, but he has put out one-off singles.

So far there has been no official confirmation about new tracks from either artist.

"Dre still records," Director Allen Hughes told the website Uproxx, "people don't know this but Dre records every day.


50 Cent made Eminem want to quit

Slim Shady paid tribute to his fellow rapper on Thursday with some lyrical love, rapping some of 50 Cent's song "Places To Go" from the "8 Mile" soundtrack.

"Yo, Fif, first off, I wanna say happy birthday," Eminem said in a video posted on Instagram. "Secondly, I want to remind you of a verse you did that made me want to quit rapping."

The now bearded Eminem then launched into "Picture a perfect picture/picture me in a pimp hat/picture me starting s**t/picture me busting my gat."

Will the real Eminem please stand up?

Fans of the rapper are going wild after he shared a photo of himself sporting a beard on his usually clean-shaven face.

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, captioned the photo: "Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard." #thedefiantones."

Eminem's Instagram followers seemed to lose themselves -- lyrical pun intended -- and threw shade at Slim Shady.

"The Eminem i've always known never had facial hair so hard catching up to this," wrote on follower.

Others demanded he shave.

Eminem's Stan is now in dictionary

The track, from his The Marshall Mathers LP, features Dido and is about a crazed fan obsessed with the rapper.

The dictionary entry says a stan is "an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity".

It also gives a helpful example about how it might be used. "He has millions of stans who are obsessed with him and call him a rap god.

Eminem sues New Zealand governing party over Lose Yourself

The US rapper says the song, used in the 2014 advert by the National Party, was an unlicensed version of Lose Yourself, one of his biggest hits.

But the party's lawyers argue it was not actually Lose Yourself, but a track called Eminem-esque which they bought from a stock music library.

The case began on Monday, with the two tracks played in court.

A lawyer for Eight Mile Style - a publishing group representing the artist - said Lose Yourself was "iconic" and "without doubt the jewel in the crown of Eminem's musical work".