Henry Winkler: “I love Eminem. He is out in orbit.”

Who does he think is the Fonz of today? The question fires him up. “You know who I think that is? Ryan Gosling has that in him. He’s funny, he is intense, he is crazy, he is romantic, he is desperate, he is great.” I didn’t expect that, I tell him. I was thinking along the lines of Eminem. Winkler gasps. “I love Eminem. His new album Recovery, I think that might be a little bit of brilliant genius. He is out in orbit. And I have a connection with him.”

Oddly, a voicemail message left by Winkler’s daughter Zoe appeared on Eminem’s first release, The Slim Shady LP, on a track called Bitch. The then-teenager can be heard trashing the rapper in a dissipated Hollywood drawl: ” This is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard … I’m now nauseous and I can’t eat lunch.”

“And Eminem called her up, gave her $300 to buy the rights,” Winkler continues. “She forgot to talk to me before she made the deal, but anyway …”

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