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Eminem teases ‘Houdini’ single, arriving Friday: ‘I’m gonna make my career disappear’

Eminem attends a ceremony honoring Curtis “50 cent” Jackson Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. Invision via AP

DETROIT — In a new video posted to his Instagram Tuesday, Eminem is teasing a new single titled “Houdini,” set to arrive Friday.

In the video, Eminem is Facetiming with illusionist David Blaine, and the two contemplate a collaboration.

“How far can we go with this magic? Can we do a stunt or something?” Eminem asks Blaine. The magician, wearing dark shades and a baseball cap, responds by drinking a glass of wine and taking a bite of the glass. In the background, people can be heard gasping in horror.

Eminem responds by saying, “well for my last trick, I’m gonna make my career disappear.”

“Wait, what?” Blaine responds.

The video ends with the “Houdini” title and a snippet of an instrumental, followed by Friday's date.

“Houdini” is set to be the first single from Eminem's upcoming album “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce),” which was announced last month, tied to Eminem’s appearance at the first night of the NFL draft. (The single shares a title a Dua Lipa single, released in November, which was the first offering from her new album, “Radical Optimism.”)

Earlier this month, an obituary for Slim Shady ran in The Detroit News and other newspapers, an analog piece of marketing for the album that ended up going viral.

Last week, Eminem teased a May 31 date on social media with the message, “ … and for my last trick!” Fans speculated whether a single was forthcoming, or a track listing for the album, or the full “Death of Slim Shady” set, which hasn't announced a release date other than “Summer 2024.”

“The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce)” is Eminem's 12th studio album, and follows 2020's “Music to Be Murdered By.”


Writer Malcolm Gladwell attends the premiere screening of ‘Faces of America With Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.’ at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 in New York. Little, Brown and Company announced Wednesday, May 29, 2024, that Gladwell's “Revenge Of the Tipping Point" will be published Oct. 1. The book arrives nearly a quarter century since the release of Gladwell's “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference,” his million-selling debut. Little, Brown is calling “Revenge of the Tipping Point” a “fresh perspective" on a variety of social issues. Associated Press File Photo

NEW YORK — Coming this fall: “The Tipping Point,” the sequel.

Little, Brown and Co. announced Wednesday that Malcolm Gladwell’s “Revenge Of the Tipping Point” will be published Oct. 1. The book arrives nearly a quarter-century after Gladwell's “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference,” his million-selling debut. Little, Brown is calling “Revenge of the Tipping Point” a “fresh perspective” on a variety of social issues.

“Why in the late 1980s and early ’90s did Los Angeles become the bank robbery capital of the world? What is the Magic Third and what does it have to do with racial equity? What do big cats and clusters of teen suicide have in common?” the publisher's announcement reads in part.

“These are just some of the questions Malcolm Gladwell addresses in this provocative new work, which revisits the phenomenon of social epidemics and examines the ways in which we have learned to tinker with and shape the spread of ideas, viruses, and trends — sometimes with great success, sometimes with disastrous consequences.”

Gladwell’s other books include “Blink,” “Outliers” and “The Bomber Mafia.” He is also a longtime New Yorker staff writer and host of the podcast “Revisionist History.”


Actress Mamie Laverock, best known for playing Rosaleen Sullivan on Hallmark Channel series “When Calls the Heart,” is reportedly on life support following a devastating fall on Sunday.

The 19-year-old actress plunged five stories from a balcony walkway in an incident that occurred following intensive treatment for a previous medical emergency, Variety reported on Tuesday.

Her family has provided updates through a GoFundMe page, which has raised over $23,000 in donations as of Tuesday evening.

Laverock’s mother, Nicole Compton, wrote that on May 11, her daughter was first transported to a hospital in Winnipeg due to an undisclosed emergency.

Following initial treatment, Laverock was transferred to a Vancouver hospital for further care and began to show signs of improvement, but then suffered the tragic accident on May 26.

According to the latest update, Laverock was escorted out of a secure hospital unit and fell from a balcony walkway, though the exact details remain unclear.

“She sustained life-threatening injuries, has undergone multiple extensive surgeries, and is currently on life support,” the family wrote. “We are all devastated, in shock, at this intensely difficult time.”

Hallmark Media offered a statement to Variety on Tuesday, saying, “We are deeply saddened to hear the news about Mamie. As a beloved member of our ‘When Calls the Heart’ community, we wish her and her family peace, comfort, and many prayers during this difficult time.”

Several of Laverock’s colleagues also posted messages of support on social media, encouraging their followers to donate to the GoFundMe page.


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