Superstar rappers 50 CENT and Eminem talk to each other on the telephone daily, even if they have nothing to say.

Despite their badboy reputations, the stars have become such good friends, they spend hours gossiping to one another on the phone each week.

50 Cent says, "He'll call and I'll say, 'What's going on?' and he'll say, 'Nothing.'

"I'll say, 'Well what do you want?'

"He calls because he knows he can say whatever. He can have nothing to do and say, 'I'm going to call 50.'

"I credit everything that's going on with me to Em - he gave me a shot."

17/02/2005 09:42