News: Eminem Plays Shady Claus, Offers Personalized Autographs For Fans

Monday, Dec 21, 2009 10:25AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Eminem has gotten into the holiday spirit by offering fans an opportunity to purchase a personalized autograph with all proceeds going to his Marshall Mathers Foundation charity.

According to the rapper's website, fans will have up until President's Day to make the deadline.

Get a high quality-suitable for framing - AUTOGRAPHED - photo print of you on Shady Claus' lap! Just upload your face to the Santa shot of your choice, pick a photo size, and the deranged elves will pass it to Shady Claus' hand for his REAL signature before they have the reindeer fly it to you sometime before President's Day. All proceeds from the sale of Shady Claus autographed photos will go to The Marshall Mathers Foundation, Eminem's charitable organization for the support and development of disadvantaged youth. Please allow 4 -6 weeks for delivery. Happy Holidays and a Shady New Year! (Eminem)

Slim Shady is known for participating in various charity-based events.

When Eminem appears on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" for a rare interview and performance Friday, he'll have about 200 laid-off autoworkers from the Detroit area in tow. Eminem and Kimmel are flying the unemployed workers to Los Angeles for the show's taping. It was unclear how the unemployed autoworkers were being selected for the performance, but according to the publicist, they are UAW members. After the Hollywood visit, they will be invited -- with a guest -- to a secret show in metro Detroit the following week. (Detroit Free Press)

The rapper said his decision was based on Detroit's contribution to the auto industry.

"In all the media coverage Detroit is getting, everyone forgets about the people that have lost their jobs without getting big cash payouts after dedicating themselves to the auto industry," Em said in a statement. "Jimmy Kimmel and I got to talking, and we wanted to remind everyone that there are real people affected by what's going on in Detroit, and try to show some of them a good time while we're at it." (Statement)

Aside from being crowned the top-selling artist of the decade, Em earned a spot on iTunes 2009 year-end album charts.

Top Albums of 2009: 1. Kings of Leon (Only by the Night) 2. Twilight 3. Lady Gaga (The Fame) 4. Taylor Swift (Fearless) 5. Dave Matthews Band (Big Whiskey & the GrooGux) 6. The Essential Michael Jackson 7. The Fray 8. Jay-Z (The Blueprint III) 9. Eminem (Relapse) 10. Black Eyed Peas (The E.N.D.) (Hits Daily Double)

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