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Monday, March 26, 2007
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Eminem and ex-wife Kim Mathers agreed Monday not to criticize each other in public.

The decision to make nice was made following a court hearing in which the on-again, off-again couple agreed that insulting each other could prove harmful to their 11-year-old daughter, Hailie.

The hearing was held because the Grammy- and Oscar-winning performer filed a motion earlier this month in Macomb County Circuit Court that sought to prevent Kim Mathers from making "derogatory, disparaging, inflammatory and otherwise negative comments" about him in the media.

Kim Mathers blasted her ex-husband in recent television and radio interviews, including one on a Detroit radio station in which she said he was unfaithful and uncaring — and disparaged his sexual prowess.

She attended Monday's hearing as well as a closed-door meeting beforehand in the chambers of Friend of the Court Referee David Elias. Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, was not in court, but spoke via telephone in Elias' chambers.

The two sides agreed to the deal, and it was announced at the court hearing.