Eminem: The new Ralph Lauren?

Slim Shady turns Seventh Avenue style maven; can Lisa Marie fill Dad's blue suede shoes? Plus: "The Bachelorette" is heartbroken! And Liza washn't shloshed, sherioushly.

Published January 10, 2003 9:00PM (EST)

Fashion Mathers?

Eminem is making like Puffy/P.Diddy, J.Lo and others before him and going into the rag business.

The rapper's new collection, Shady, will be in stores late this summer, just in time for back-to-school sales, the New York Post reports.

Of course, Eminem will not be doing the actual designing -- that will be done by Vincent Nesi, a co-founder of Bugle Boy Industries and the man behind Nesi Apparel.

And might a line of Eminem-inspired accessories follow before long? Plastic masks? Chain saws?

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Shady designers, take heed

"Now that hip-huggers are back in fashion, physicians can expect to see more patients with tingly thighs."

-- Canadian doctor Malvinder Parmar, warning against the sensory-nerve dangers of Britney-esque jeans in a letter to the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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Return to sender?

Since her baby, Nicolas Cage, left her, Lisa Marie Presley has apparently found a new place to dwell: the recording studio.

Elvis' little girl has announced plans to release her debut album on April 8. The CD, reportedly in the works for years, will feature music penned and sung by Presley, including done-me-wrong songs like "Indifferent," "Excuse Me," "Gone" and "To Whom It May Concern."

Though whether or not that's such a good thing remains to be seen. One industry source has described the musical efforts of the King's offspring as "very mediocre rock and pop" -- and tattled to Peoplenews.com that her vocals had to be remixed like crazy.

Suspicious minds, everywhere ...

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Life can be so hard!

"It really hurt my heart to think that I could be making someone else sad."

-- "Bachelorette" Trista Rehn on the tremendous personal cost of telling 10 prospective suitors to take a hike on the turned-tables version of the ever-popular ABC show "The Bachelor," to the Associated Press.

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Juicy bits

Kate Winslet may go on and on about loving her residual pregnancy flab, but she's apparently not above letting it get airbrushed out to sell magazines. The actress is under fire in the U.K. for allowing the art staff at GQ to digitally slim down her stomach and thighs on the cover of the magazine's current British edition. Never mind that, in an interview inside, Winslet says, "What is sexy? All I know from the men I've spoken to is that women think in order to be adored they have to be thin. Very thin. I just don't understand that way of thinking." Or maybe she understands it just a little.

Speaking of stars who struggle with their weight (and other addictions), Liza Minnelli is insisting that recent reports that she's begun drinking again are completely bogus. And those stories about her tossing back a few too many whiskey-and-cokes at a New York restaurant? "Totally, completely untrue," her flack has told the press. Forget all that "life is a cabaret" stuff.

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By Amy Reiter

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