Eminem is arguably one of the best rappers to have ever come onto the rap scene, and he’s proven it time and time again. Here are our favorite iconic Eminem moments.

With the release of his new song “Rap God,” few would argue that Eminem has lost his touch. Ahead of the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which debuts on Tuesday, November 5, we’ve decided to look at the five most iconic moments featuring the legend himself.

The birth of Slim Shady

In 1999, Eminem released his first major studio album, The Slim Shady EP. This album featured the song “My Name Is,” which contained the lyrics, “Hi my name is, what? / My name is, who? / My name is, chka-chka Slim Shady.”

The Slim Shady LP highlighted this alter-ego of Eminem’s that was more violent, sarcastic, and insane than the rapper’s usual personality. Slim Shady quickly became a fan-favorite persona, and “My Name Is,” the first single off of The Slim Shady LP, has topped charts on numerous occasions. It won a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance and became the first rap song to reach the #1 spot on MTV’s Total Request Live.

A million Shadys take over the VMAs

In 2000, Eminem showed up at the MTV Video Music Awards to take over the joint with an army of Slim Shady lookalikes. With each one sporting a white shirt, blue jeans, and a blond ‘do, the only way you’d be able to tell the real Slim Shady apart from the crowd was on the account of his rapping.

Starting outside the awards show, Eminem marched the hoard of Slim Shadys inside the building (where the crowd was already cheering), down the aisle (high-fiving Carson Daly at exactly the right moment, of course), and up to the stage, where he finished the song to an audience that may have been a little confused and terrified, but definitely very impressed.

‘8 Mile’ was actually a really good movie

No one would be blamed for thinking Eminem’s acting career would go the way of Ice Cube. Rappers get notoriously terrible movies (or maybe they’re just notoriously terrible actors), and why would anyone think any different about 8 Mile, a movie loosely based off of Eminem’s own life?

Except that 8 Mile is actually good. And not only was it good, but Marshall Mathers led the movie like a veteran actor, easily switching between the comedy and the drama. It holds up to rewatches and the music is, of course, worth the watch alone. Although Eminem has made cameos in other movies, he hasn’t had a role as large as that of Jimmy Smith Jr, and that’s left his fans ravenous for him to return to the big screen.

That time Eminem got an Academy Award

That’s right, ladies and gents, Eminem won an Oscar. In fact, it was the first time a rap song won the award for Best Original Song. We bet Barbara Streisand never thought she’d be handing out that one.

Eminem won in 2003 for “Lose Yourself,” the hit single that came off of the 8 Mile soundtrack. And while Eminem wasn’t there to accept the award, it was nice to see it be recognized for its lyrical genius and emotional depth.

A duet with Elton John

No one saw this coming when Eminem first took the stage to perform one of his most popular songs, “Stan,” at the 2001 Grammy Awards. The rapper walked out amid a simple set, sitting on a bed to perform the first verse of the song. When the hook came around, a circular panel off to the side spun around and Elton John stood at a piano, playing and singing the part that would normally be performed by Dido.

The crowd cheered at the elder icon’s reveal. Not only was this an incredible and emotional performance, but the ending was Eminem’s way to show all of his critics that what he said in his songs didn’t necessary reflect him as a person. Surrounded by accusations of being homophobic, Eminem hugged Elton when the song finished, and the pair have remained good friends, with Elton actually being a huge supporter to a now sober and drug-free Eminem.

What’s your favorite iconic Eminem moment?

Official pictures from the Gilmore Girls revival hint that Stars Hollow’s pride and joy went on to become a teacher. Tanc Sade’s Instagram suggests otherwise.

Rory Gilmore — high school English teacher or staff writer on The Stars Hollow Gazette? When the first official photos of the Gilmore Girls revival were released by TV Line, Rory Gilmore was shown standing at the front of a classroom with some chalkboard notes that seemed to indicate she was teaching high school English. And she wasn’t just any high school teacher, but a Chilton high school teacher.

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Source: TV Line

However, while promoting an upcoming charity fundraiser, Tanc Sade, everyone’s favorite Life and Death Brigade member, Finn, gave away that Rory Gilmore is an above the fold writer of the Stars Hollow Gazette. Sure it’s a long cry from covering the parking lot pavement of Chilton, but it does not strike us as the type of hard-hitting journalism that would satisfy a girl who hit the road to cover the Obama campaign at the close of the series. This issue, dated July 19, 2016, will appear sometime in the “Summer” installment of the four-part series.


Whose to say that Rory Gilmore can’t juggle two careers at once? She was, after all, the Editor in Chief of The Yale Daily News and a star student who graduated on time after taking a semester off to have a breakdown. Maybe her staff writing position is just a hobby.

This is not the first inside look into the Gilmore Girls reunion that Sade has provided. One quick browse through his Instagram and you will be treated to tons of behind the scenes goodies! Here are some of our favorites.

A Gilmore and her LDB boys


LUKES LIVES


They’ve come a long way from moving Rory out


Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life arrives on Netflix soon.

Twitter announces slew of changes to give you more room to tweet, get noticed

You'll also be allowed to retweet yourself. Umm...

11:15 am EDT, May 24, 2016

Twitter has confirmed that they’ll be making a few changes to let you fit more in a single tweet. Changes to retweeting and chatting with a user are also in the pipeline.

Earlier this month we told you Twitter would stop counting photos and links as part of the 140 character limit, but it looks like the social network is taking things a step further. Not only will URLs and photos no longer be a part of the character count, but they will also stop counting usernames.

Here’s Twitter’s full breakdown of the upcoming changes:

– Replies: When replying to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character count. This will make having conversations on Twitter easier and more straightforward, no more penny-pinching your words to ensure they reach the whole group.

– Media attachments: When you add attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets, that media will no longer count as characters within your Tweet. More room for words!

– Retweet and Quote Tweet yourself: We’ll be enabling the Retweet button on your own Tweets, so you can easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself when you want to share a new reflection or feel like a really good one went unnoticed.

– Goodbye, .@: These changes will help simplify the rules around Tweets that start with a username. New Tweets that begin with a username will reach all your followers. (That means you’ll no longer have to use the ”.@” convention, which people currently use to broadcast Tweets broadly.) If you want a reply to be seen by all your followers, you will be able to Retweet it to signal that you intend for it to be viewed more broadly.

One or two of these additions may be controversial. For example, giving people the option to retweet themselves if “a really good one went unnoticed” sounds like a cheap solution to fix the issue of tweets not getting noticed. Why should it be upon the user to do something to get the tweet noticed? It’ll look obnoxious if we’re retweeting ourselves — it’s the equivalent of asking aloud, “Hey, did anyone just hear my excellent thought?” even when everyone heard it but purposely ignored it.

Twitter isn’t ready to launch these changes today because they want to give developers time to prepare. This way, third party apps like Tweetbot (It’s great — there are no ads in it!) will be ready to support Twitter’s new rules right at the start of the official launch. Expect to see these features in a few months.

Sadly, we’re still waiting for Twitter to launch an “edit” button. It sucks to be unable to fx a mistake.

James Corden invited the now world famous Chewbacca Mom onto The Late Late Show for some sh**s and giggles.

Ah, Chewbacca Mom. A literal ray of sunshine whose viral video is sure to put a smile on your face. Proof that even the simplest materialistic things can bring us joy if we have the right outlook on life.

A small, simple video… and now a national sensation to the point you can’t escape that Chewie mask anywhere. Talk about oversaturation!

For those not yet burdened by the cynicism of age and the Internet, her overnight fame means that there are plenty of new ways to laugh with Chewbacca Mom — the best of which were provided by James Corden Monday night on the Late Late Show.

Corden, in a video reminiscent of his Carpool Karaokes, invited Chewbacca Mom (real name Candace Payne) and her daughter to drive around with him, with humorous results:

Chewbacca Mom does a flawless impersonation of herself as she participates in the spoof, and then suddenly, J.J. Abrams appears to add his support of the mask’s authenticity.

It ends with them all wearing masks and laughing hysterically. (Are there… fumes in these masks?)

Anyway, if you want even more Chewbacca Mom, check out another video of her on Corden’s show:

Did you find it as hilarious as James Corden does?

Kohl’s, which is selling Chewbacca masks like hot cakes since this went viral, has a lot to thank Chewbacca Mom for. And they’ve been showing their appreciation with extra Star Wars-related merch for her and her family. Now we’re just waiting for the inevitable reality series.