Eminem: Child Support Dispute

06/01/2001 at 01:00 AM EDT

Eminem and his estranged wife, Kimberly Mathers, are at odds over the suggested annual $142,480 child-support fee for their 5-year-old, Hailie Jade, Michigan's Macomb Daily reports. He says that's too high. She says it's not enough. A court agency two weeks ago recommended that the Grammy-winning rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, should pay $2,740 a week in support. The couple had agreed in March to share joint custody of their daughter. Court records suggest that Eminem's gross annual income may be $2.7 million. News of the dispute also comes on the same day that Variety reported that Oscar-nominated director Curtis Hanson (Wonder Boys, L.A. Confidential) will collaborate with Eminem to create a fictional rap-musical movie about a troubled hip-hop star from Detroit. The as-yet-untitled project will mark the hip-hop artist's acting debut and contain a score to be written by Eminem and his mentor, Dr. Dre. Asked if he fears working with the controversial Eminem, Hanson said, "Working with actors is what I like best about directing, and Eminem is an extraordinarily gifted artist, one who's already shown an ability to project personas and identities."

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