The story behind Eminem’s Entourage cameo

Continuing the Entourage buzz this week is another cool feature from Complex as they interviewed Doug Ellin on 8 must-see episodes (1 from each season) that you should re-watch before you see the movie on Thursday.

Among them was Eminem’s memorable cameo in the Season 7 finale when he punched a drugged out Vinny Chase during the latter’s rock bottom freefall. How did that all come about? Here it is from Doug himself:

“I got some flack for this season, but I enjoyed it. It was a thrill to have [Eminem] on the show, he actually put some lyrics about the show in one of his songs about Entourage and Johnny Drama. Paul Rosenberg called me and said Eminem would love to be on the show, you just need to give him an idea that he likes. You get a little nervous when you have to get on the phone with [someone like] Eminem, I don’t know what he is or isn’t going to like. So I said, ‘What if Vince gets drunk and says something to you that you don’t like and you punch him in the face?’ And he goes, ‘I love that.'”

– Doug Ellin to Complex

As a bonus, I found this photo in the ole Google machine.

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And I couldn’t resist posting some of my favorite looks from the Entourage Movie red carpet at the premiere from last night. Enjoy!

The boys are back. #EntourageMovie #EntouragePremiere #KevinDillon #AdrianGrenier #MarkWahlberg #JeremyPiven #JerryFerrara

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Regram from @rondarousey: With the one and only @jerryferrara @entouragemovie

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He's Ari's new assistant in #EntourageMovie, #KidCudi is here! #EntouragePremiere

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@kconnolly88, @troubleman31 and @majorgirl! #EntourageMovie

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@mistercap (Wiz Khalifa) in the house. #EntouragePremiere

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Heavyweight champion of the world @MikeTyson arrives at the #EntouragePremiere. #IronMike

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Sloan's back! The lovely @echriqui is here. #EntouragePremiere #EmmanuelleChriqui

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@mariamenounos looking beautiful at tonight's #EntouragePremiere.

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Hello, @bobsaget! #EntouragePremiere

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Brothers for life. #KevinDillon and @adriangrenier at the #EntouragePremiere! #Vince #Drama

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Regram from @mrdougellin: @russwest44 and Billy Bob at the #entouragemovie #june3

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ICYMI: Kid Cudi & Jeremy Piven cover Complex | Eminem “Phenomenal” (new song off Southpaw)

E’Twaun Moore game-winning 3 vs. Thunder

Classic Bulls.

Undermanned and the backup, backup point guard has a career night and game-winning 3 for a W. E’Twaun Moore follows in the steps of DJ Augustin, Nate Robinson, and John Lucas III with this random breakout game — 19 points, a career high, and 9/10 shooting. The play Thibs drew up proved to be perfect with 4 seconds left as he used Pau as a decoy down low to feed the hot hand. The ensuing Pau/E’Twaun hug was heartwarming too. #SeeRed

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Welcome back, Craig Sager as well! I know you were probably planning on talking to Russell Westbrook (who put up a ho-hum 40, 8, and 7) but no, you’re post-game interview is with E’Twaun Moore.

KD & Russ put away Wizards in OT

12 games in the Association tonight and the best one was the Thunder-Wizards overtime thriller that proved to be a welcomed homecoming for Kevin Durant.

Just ask Marcin Gortat.

The Thunder pulled it off 105-103 in OT as Russell Westbrook took advantage of a defensive lapse to win the game with 0.8 seconds remaining.

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The lay-up was pretty routine, the post celebration photo is pretty fantastic.

In other news this, can’t tell if this is real or not. But wow, hahaha.

Lillard vs. Westbrook Duel

Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook each went for 40 tonite but it was Lillard who sent the game into overtime with the same play as last year. Seriously. Watch the highlight, then the split-screen below.

The Blazers got the win in OT 115-111. Full highlights of the duel up above…

Wale & A-Trak ‘Festivus’

On time today is Wale & A-Trak’s new collab mixtape, Festivus, which features 11 new tracks and features from the likes of Chance, Pusha T, Ab-Soul, ASAP Ferg, and more. Proceed below and look forward to the newly announced The Album About Nothing on March 31st.

1. “Intro: Stroke of Genius” (Prod. by Lee Majorz)
2. “Blood Money 3.5″ f/ A$AP Ferg (Prod. by Marce Reazon)
3. Dew Baby “Loyalty” f/ Wale and Fat Trel (Prod. by Flexx Beats of Band Kampp)
4. “Girls on Drugs” (Prod. by No Credit)
5. “Tonight (Suite 331)” f/ Dino Bam & Sauce of BYB (Prod. by Tone P)
6. “The Deep End” f/ Pusha T (Prod. by Tone P)
7. “Keep it Moving (Freestyle)” f/ Ab-Soul and Magazeen (Prod. by THC)
8. “Friendship Heights” f/ Chance the Rapper (Prod. by Omega and Raak)
9. “Chess” (Prod. by Best Kept Secret)
10. Ab Icee “Juggin” f/ Wale and Wax (Prod. by Ayydot)
11. “Outro: Narcissis-her/Spaceship (Freestyle)” (Prod. by Reggie Volume and Pro Reese)

Westbrook vs. Curry (Full Highlights)

The TNT doubleheader tonight did not disappoint.

That’s easier for me to say since I’m a Bulls fan, admittedly, because the Knicks-Bulls were without Melo and D. Rose, but Jimmy Butler put in a career-high 35 points for a Bulls win that went down to the wire.

Ah, I quickly digressed. That’s probably a personal record for how fast I brought up the Bulls. But back to the headline at hand…

The most entertaining game of the night was the nightcap: Oklahoma City at Golden State. The star power was on full display as Kevin Durant had 30 points at halftime but had to leave the game just before it after spraining his right ankle. It looks like it’s mild though and Durant is confident it’s not a long-term injury.

So providing the show for the entire game were the teams’ all-star point guards. Russell Westbrook and Steph Curry combined for 67 points and 15 assists with a flurry of signature moves and ridiculous baskets along the way.

Westbrook’s pull-up mid-range jumper was pure tonight and Steph Curry’s treys were all equally as pretty. That one where he takes the handoff from Iggy in transition was bonkers.

The Warriors held on to win, 114-109, with Curry putting in 34 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists, and 4 steals. As J.E. Skeets would say, “Whoa Boy!”