EMINEM BRINGING AUTO WORKERS TO KIMMEL SHOW:
Plan is to fly 200 laid-off employees to L.A. for Friday’s taping.
*The audience for Eminem’s Friday appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will include about 200 laid-off autoworkers who will be flown to the Hollywood studio from the rapper’s hometown of Detroit.
The artist says he and Kimmel want to remind everyone that real people are being affected by the struggles of Detroit’s auto industry. He tells the Detroit Free Press, through his publicist, that news reports ignore people who have lost their jobs without getting big payouts after dedicating their lives to the auto industry.
Eminem says he and Kimmel also want to show some of the autoworkers “a good time while we’re at it.”
Slim Shady is promoting the upcoming release of “Relapse,” his first studio album in four years. He’ll also appear on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on May 19 and May 22.