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Eminem has a provocative new song. What else is new?
updated 5/24/2005 12:10:31 PM ET 2005-05-24T16:10:31

Eminem is up to his old bad-boy ways.

The provocative rapper has a new video for his song “[three letter vulgarity for derriere redacted] Like That” which features puppets who engage in lesbian activity. What’s more, two of the lesbian puppets are said to represent Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

In the song, Eminem sings, “Mary-Kate and Ashley used to be so wholesome / Now they’re getting older / They’re starting to grow bum bums.” Eminem also makes sexual jokes about Elton John, Gwen Stefani, and sings that Britney Spears “has shoulders like a man.”

When asked about the controversy over the Sapphic marionettes, Eminem’s spokesman told The Scoop, “They’re puppets. People should also be concerned because there’s supposedly a puppet monster out there that eats nothing but cookies.”

Paltrow no fan of her own work

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Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t give her performances very good reviews. In fact, she says she can’t stand to watch herself. But Matt Damon, well, that’s another story.

“It just makes me freak out and think how terrible I am and how awful my voice sounds,” Paltrow said at an event called “The Art of Screen Acting” reports the Financial Times. “I remember doing ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley,’ and Matt Damon really needed to see what he was doing. He was so good in that film that it made me wish I didn’t repulse myself so much, because maybe I could be learning what he’s learning.”

Paltrow also left the audience guessing when she complained about some co-stars, who she refused to name. “Well, I have actually had a couple of experiences with actors who really are a pain in the ass,” she said. “It’s always men, by the way, and it usually has to do with their insecurity. . . . I once worked with an actor where managing him became my primary job, he was so-oo difficult. But as I said, it comes out of insecurity so you also feel empathy towards those people too.”

Notes from all over

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Donatella Versace stunned the crowd at a benefit gala when she worked the red carpet — in a Mini Cooper emblazoned with her company’s logo.  . . .A prequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (scene from the original film shown at left) may not fly. Producer Bill Kong has spent the past few months talking to several Hollywood studios, including Sony Pictures the co-financer of the original film, and failed to bring any one of them into the prequel project, According to the Beijing Youth Daily.  . . . Russell Crowe wants his fans to know his song “Worst In the World” is not about him. In the song, he sings, “I am only as I am, Not Satan, I’m not a Superman.” Notes Crowe: “The character in this song is fictitious. I’m not singing about me. Everybody who’s heard the song so far says something like, “It’s about time you said something about the media.’ I have no idea what that means.”

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