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October 16, 2013

Eminem will make his sixth appearance as musical guest on Saturday Night Live on November 2, NBC announced on Wednesday. The rapper's performance will promote his eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which drops on November 5. Earlier this week Em released a new track called "Rap God," and he previously announced that MMLP2 will feature cameo appearances from Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Skylar Grey and fun.'s Nate Ruess.

Coldplay will receive this year's Hollywood Song Award at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards on October 21. The award will recognize their hit song "Atlas" from the soundtrack to the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Frontman Chris Martin will accept on behalf of the group and he will perform the song at the award ceremony in Los Angeles, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Meanwhile, the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released on November 19, with the film opening on November 22.

Robin Thicke reportedly wrote, directed and stars in a new short film called Mercy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Thicke's wife Paula Patton, Robert Patrick and Amandla Stenberg also star in the film. Mercy was shot in Los Angeles earlier this year, though it's unclear when the film will be released. Meanwhile, Thicke's headlining tour of North America begins on February 21, 2014. He also will be a headliner on the first Jingle Ball tour, which kicks off December 2 in Dallas.

British Punk Rock legend John Lydon was presented with the BMI Icon Award at the 2013 BMI London Awards on Tuesday night. Lydon was named a BMI Icon because of his "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." The awards, which honor songwriters for the most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television in the past year, also went out to Jorgen Elofsson and Ali Tamposi for Song of the Year Award for penning the hit "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," performed by Kelly Clarkson. Pop Awards were presented to Ellie Goulding for "Lights" and Snow Patrol for "Called Out In The Dark." Other honorees included Ed Sheeran for "The A-Team," Adele for "Rumour Has It" and "Skyfall," Example for penning The Wanted's hit "Chasing the Sun," and Wayne Hector for The Wanted's "Glad You Came."

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