Rapper Eminem has spent a massive $5.4 million (GBP3 million) on a luxury Hollywood mansion - so he can concentrate on his film career.

The STAN star has turned his back on his home city of Detroit, Michigan, to move to the film capital in a bid to further his movie success following the popularity of his acting debut in the semi-autobiographical 8 MILE.

A source says, "He will never lose touch with Detroit but Eminem felt it was time to move to Hollywood.

"He's always staying there for work and has loads of friends in the area.

"The house is new and comes fully kitted out but he is employing an interior designer to personalise it to his taste."

04/10/2004 14:26