04/06/1998 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Stop the presses: Eminem is to pose naked for the June issue of the British edition of Cosmopolitan, that magazine confirmed on Tuesday. It will be sealed on the newsstands, Reuters was told. Copies go on sale May 17. The Michigan-born, internationally known Grammy winner will join 16 celebrities (mostly British) in the photo spread. Other shots are said to be those of pop stars and soap opera actors. Eminem will reportedly cover his private parts with only a stick of dynamite. In the early '70s, then-TV actor Burt Reynolds posed nude for the U.S. edition of Cosmo. The stunt helped launch his movie career.