For Eminem, it should be a familiar scenario by now: While his career continues to yield good news, his personal life remains a different story.
According to “Variety,” Em is being courted by Hollywood executives for a new Denzel Washington thriller. “Variety” reports that Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures are trying to work out a deal with Eminem that would see the rapper play a villain in “Training Day,” which stars Washington as a Los Angeles cop who is breaking in a rookie narcotics officer.
“The Replacement Killers” director Antoine Fuqua will start shooting the flick next spring. It would be Em’s official screen debut, not counting his cameo in “The Hip- Hop Witch” (see “Eminem To Voice Web Cartoon; Wants Out Of ’Witch’ ).
Meanwhile, Eminem’s tumultuous personal life continues to make headlines. On Monday, the rapper reached an undisclosed settlement on the $10 million lawsuit filed August 21
by his estranged wife, Kim Mathers, agreeing to give her physical custody of their child during a divorce hearing held in Macomb County, Michigan.
Eminem will retain joint legal custody of their 5-year-old daughter and has been granted liberal visitation rights.
The rapper (real name Marshall Mathers) and his wife had separated in June, and Em filed for divorce earlier this month (see “Eminem Files For Divorce” ). Shortly thereafter, Kim Mathers sued Em, seeking a share of the couple’s joint marital estate and an additional $10 million for the intentional infliction of emotional distress (see “UPDATE: Eminem’s Wife Seeks $10 Million, Sole Custody Of Child”).