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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba ivES PLAYHOUSE On the Winnipeg Free February D3 Eminem agrees to guilty plea over weapon MOUNT Rap super star who is nominated for four awards at next weeks has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of car rying a concealed prosecutors announced Eminem faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced on April a publicist for the controver sial whose real name is Marshall Mathers said Eminem will seek pro Marshall is looking forward to putting this matter behind Dennis Dennehey In return for the Macomb Coun ty assistant prosecutor David Portuesi said a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon was The rappers sen tence will be left up to the Portuesi said he was satisfied with the plea We thought it was a reasonable offer and apparently he did So this should resolve the Eminem was charged after an alter cation last June outside a Police said he struck a man who was allegedly kissing Eminems who lives in Macomb Coun tys Clinton still faces charges in neighbouring Oakland County of car rying a concealed weapon and bran dishing a firearm in Dennehey had no comment on pending Messages left with Eminems lawyers were not immediately returned yester Eminems The Marshall Mathers LP has been nominated by the Recording Academy for album of the and the rapper is also nominated for three other he has been criticized by gay and womens groups for his misogynist and antigay and will be the subject of a protest by gay and womens groups at the 21 Eminem is scheduled to perform a duet at the awards show with openly gay entertainer Elton Dennehey said yesterdays plea has no affect on the Hell be there next he Press Puffy unable to open trap NEW YORK A driver testified yes terday that he never taught Sean Puffy Combs or a substitute driver a series of Dick Tracystyle moves required to open a secret compartment in Combs sports utility Prosecutors have alleged that occu pants of Combs Lincoln Navigator tried desperately to open the compart ment as police chased them on to hide two illegal Bill who for three years has been Combs main chauffeur and had the compartment testified he had taught only Paul head of Combs security how to open the also referred to as a trap or Williamson said he did not teach the elaborate access sequence which involved the radio and tem perature controls and a hydraulic latch to Wardell the driver working that but hed seen me open Last a police officer testifying in the rap moguls gun possession trial said he believed the trap was designed to hold But defence lawyer Ben jamin Brafman contends it was for jewelry and and his Anthony Wolf are charged with two counts of gun The four people in the including Combs and his actress singer Jennifer were fleeing Club New a Times Squarearea Cox Arquette finds fat hot NEW YORK Courtney Cox Arquette has been criticized in the media for being too but after playing Fat Monica on the NBC sitcom she knows she never wants to put on Arquette appears on the show in spo radic flashbacks to her character Mon icas younger when she was Isl mostgutwrenchingly fanny evening of theatre I have seen this JHE GLOBE AND MAIL Amazing physical comedy for Teens Adults February 9 18 Teen shows 16 17 at pm Tickets Call 9428898 MNIftOUILY WPfORTOf OIHICTOHi AT TUB CanWestGtobaT Performing Arts Centre TinkyWinkysaystata Following the BBCs announcement that it will not renew its con tract with Ragdoll Productions come the production com pany has decided to pull the plug on the Preverbal fans and parents who count on the show to babysit while they get some chores done shouldnt panic Seeing as how there are 365 finished episodes one for every day of the the brightly coloured creatures are going to be around for quite some time even if it is in Laa Po and Tinky Winky could not be reached for It took me about three hours to get into Fat Monica the actress says in the March issue of Jane maga Its hot to be And I dont mean I mean musician dies NEW YORK Author and musician George who played drums with the Glenn Miller Band and wrote acclaimed books and liner notes on the swing has He was Simon died Tuesday at New York University Medical The cause of death was pneumonia following a battle with Parkinsons according to a archivist Grayson In while working as a writer for Metronome he sat in with the fledgling Glenn Miller Band and played the drums as the band recorded its first halfdozen But he opted to stay in and became Metronomes editor in chief in He held the job for the next 16 championing artists from Frank Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald to Peggy His music career also included writ ing lyrics for Duke Ellington and Alec Wilder sometimes under the pseudo nym Buck Metropolis film restored BERLIN The Berlin film festival took a step back to the 1920s yesterday with a tribute to Austrianborn direc tor Fritz Lang and a new restoration of his classic The team of experts that pieced together the digitally restored version said they hope they have produced a definitive version of the futuristic which premiered in Berlin in 1927 to mixed The elite in Langs highrise city lives a pleasant life in the upper while the working classes are confined to underground quarters an order that is threatened when the son of its richest citizen falls in love with a Born in in Lang wrote the scripts for most of his most famous including in He fled Nazi Germany in 1933 for and later for the United He died in 1976 in Los Author Crichton moves NEW YORK Michael Crichton has agreed to a twobook deal with Harper ending a 30year affiliation with Alfred Although terms were not the contract is almost certainly worth seven Michael does believe in his Lynn told the Associated Press on His relationship with Knopf was but per haps too and he needed a shot of At his new publishing Crich ton will be reunited with Jane Fried a publicist and executive at Knopf for much of his time there and now president and chief executive offi cer of From 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