Sounds shady to Slim's ex

Kim Mathers said to be mad about Eminem-Basinger rumors; Helena Bonham Carter regrets nude scene. Plus: Bombs away: Mariah off to Kosovo for our boys in uniform!

Published December 3, 2001 5:00PM (EST)

You've heard the rumors about Eminem dating Kim Basinger? Well, you're apparently not the only one.

The rapper's ex-wife Kim Mathers has reportedly heard them too, and, though she and Eminem are famously splitsville, she's not too tickled about the whole thing.

"Kim Mathers is on the warpath -- and Kim Basinger had better watch out," a "friend" of the Mathers tells the World Entertainment News Network.

Just as the rapper's mom told me a few months back, this friend maintains that Eminem and his ex will never truly be rid of each other.

"Even though Kim filed for divorce earlier this year she still carries a torch for him," the chatty friend claimed. "They were married for only 18 months but they'd been boyfriend and girlfriend since Kim was 14. Everyone is worried this is going to set off Kim. It could get really ugly."

Are you listening, Jerry Springer?

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Bonham Carter's naked uncertainty

Regrets, Helena Bonham Carter has a few. But, alas, they have nothing to do with swiping other women's husbands or fiancés.

What concerns the oft-corsetted actress is letting it all hang out in those love scenes with Steve Martin in "Novocaine." She thinks it may have been a mistake.

"I'm not shy about my body. I never have been. But I have never just taken my clothes off because somebody thought I should," Bonham Carter told "In this particular instance I didn't think it was necessary and they could have got more out of the situation by me keeping at least most of my clothes on."

Then again, though the "Novocaine" nudity has undoubtedly touched a nerve for her, she's inclined to view it as a learning experience. "It has made me more wary for the future, though," she says. "I shall have to scan scripts more thoroughly and say what I feel."

You mean she wasn't scanning scripts thoroughly when she agreed to "Planet of the Apes"?

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He's no Helena Bonham Carter, either

"I'm no Harvey Keitel. I don't do nudity."

-- Dennis Farina on why he refused to put his booty on display for Ed Burns in "Sidewalks of New York," in the Calgary Sun.

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Juicy bits

They may not be home for Christmas, but the U.S. troops stationed in Kosovo are apparently going to get something glittery and strange in their stockings this holiday season: Mariah Carey. According to the BBC, the occasionally troubled singer is scheduled to perform for the military masses early next week. Note to our men and women in camouflage: You can run but you can't hide.

Has it really been a year since Madonna and Guy Ritchie hopped the broom? Apparently so. According to the U.K. Sun, the perpetual pop star and her director mate are planning to celebrate their first anniversary at the place they wed. The couple have reportedly booked every room in Scotland's Skibo Castle and have invited their friends to join them to celebrate the festive occasion. And they said it would never last.

Typecasting? William Shatner is going to play a big-time bumbler in an upcoming spoof on "Goodfellas." (Move over, Marlon.) According to, the former captain of the Starship Enterprise will star as a mafia don in "Dumbfellas," a film that will be produced by the actor's manager, Larry Thompson. I'm sure it's going to be just as good as it sounds.

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By Amy Reiter

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