Detroit-Area Auto Workers Fill the Audience for Eminem’s Exclusive Late-Night Performance on ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ May 15

May 13, 2009

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ — Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and nine-time Grammy Award winner Eminem will bring approximately 200 laid-off auto workers from Eminem’s home state of Michigan to Hollywood, CA for an exclusive late-night musical event on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” airing Friday, May 15 on ABC (12:05 a.m. ET/PT).

The auto workers, many of whom live and work in the Detroit area and are affected by the auto industry crisis, will come to Los Angeles to enjoy a rare talk and musical performance by Eminem. The following week, each of the chosen autoworkers, along with a guest, will also be exclusively invited to an Eminem concert in Detroit to show support for the community and demonstrate the resiliency of the city.

To coincide with the release of Eminem’s highly anticipated new album, Relapse on May 19, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will air a new song from the album on both May 15 and May 19, with additional music on May 22 from his Detroit performance.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” will work in association with 5-Hour Energy to put on this unique performance on the Pontiac Garage Outdoor Stage.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Packed with hilarious comedy bits and a house band led by Jimmy’s childhood best friend, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. Each night, Jimmy delivers up-to-the minute news addressing the hottest topics of the day in his monologue and recently has welcomed such notables as Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr., Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Don Cheadle, Hilary Swank, Orlando Bloom, Reese Witherspoon, Robin Williams, Kanye West, Heidi Klum, Kobe Bryant and Janet Jackson as well as performances by Coldplay, The Killers, Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Incubus, Destiny’s Child, Tim McGraw, Avril Lavigne, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and many more including Matt Damon … well, almost Matt Damon. Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers and Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. For more go to www.jimmykimmellive.net

UAW (International Union)

The UAW is one of the nation’s most diverse labor unions. UAW members work in the automobile, aerospace and construction equipment manufacturing facilities, as well as in the health care industry, higher education, the gaming industry, and other workplaces in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

5-Hour Energy

5-Hour Energy is a two-ounce energy shot that provides hours of energy, with no crash and no jitters. It contains a blend of B-vitamins and amino acids, zero sugar, and only four calories. It is available at retail outlets throughout the United States and Canada. “5-Hour Energy – Hours of Energy now, No Crash* later.” For more information, please visit http://www.5hourenergy.com

* Crash equals energy below the baseline and individual results may vary.

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SOURCE Interscope Records

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