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Rappers together again...

Eminem and Royce da 5'9' are back recording together more than a decade after the Detroit rappers first joined forces.

The two, who met at a concert in their home city in 1997 and worked together under the name Bad Meets Evil, announced Monday that they're coming out with an EP of new material in June.

One of the songs they recorded in the late 1990s, called "Bad Meets Evil," appeared on Eminem's major label debut, "The Slim Shady LP."

According to a news release distributed Monday by Interscope Records, the rappers pursued solo careers after their initial work together and became embroiled in a feud.

In the years since, Eminem's career has reached superstar levels, with tens of millions of records sold and Grammy and Academy Award wins. Royce da 5'9' also has seen success, but on a much smaller scale, with three of his albums charting in the R&B/hip-hop category.

The two mended fences, however, following the shooting death of their mutual friend and fellow rapper Proof in 2006.


Reiser show axed...

NBC has yanked "The Paul Reiser Show" after just two little-watched airings.

The comedy, which attempted a TV comeback for the former star of "Mad About You," attracted a dismal 3.4 million viewers to its premiere. That same week, TV's highest-rated comedy, "Modern Family" on ABC, had 9.6 million viewers.

The "Reiser" audience then dropped last week to 2.4 million viewers.

NBC says it will air repeats of "The Office" in the time slot -- Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. Eastern -- for the final month of the TV season.


Driving Mr. Sheen...

The commander of the Special Operations Division of the District of Columbia Police Department was apparently unaware of the police escort provided to actor Charlie Sheen last week.

In an e-mail obtained Monday by the Associated Press, Commander Hilton Burton demands details about the escort given to Sheen on the way to his performance in DAR Constitution Hall.

In the e-mail, Burton wrote that questions about the Sheen escort are why they should not be provided to just anyone. He also demands to know how it was approved and seeks other logistical information.

Sheen posted on Twitter last Tuesday night that he had received an escort and included a picture of a speedometer registering about 80 mph. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has said several policies appear to have been violated.


Couric to ABC?...

Katie Couric is contemplating a move to ABC as she prepares to end her five-year run as the "CBS Evening News" anchor, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

Couric, 54, is expected to announce this week that she will leave the show and hasn't made a final decision about her future, said the people, who weren't authorized to speak publicly. The anchor's contract with CBS ends June 4.

Scott Pelley, a correspondent on "60 Minutes," will take over for Couric, one of the people said. Prior to joining "60 Minutes," he was CBS News' chief White House correspondent.

The New York Times reported Monday that CBS would announce Couric's departure this week. The newspaper said April 5 that NBC had offered her a syndicated talk show.

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