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Amy Winehouse Foundation Launching Next Week

September 7th, 2011 11:30pm EDT
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Amy Winehouse's father will officially launch a foundation in his late daughter's name next week.

Mitch Winehouse announced plans to set up The Amy Winehouse Foundation following her sudden death in July, but the grieving dad suffered a setback when an online opportunist decided to register the name as an official company before the former taxi driver could.

Mitch was forced to return the donations he'd already received for the clinic, which he hoped would become a refuge for young Brits struggling with drink and drug addictions, until he could settle the dispute.

He managed to win back ...

Amy Winehouse Left $3.2 Million In Companies

September 5th, 2011 6:08pm EDT
Amy Winehouse
Late soul star Amy Winehouse's companies were worth an estimated $3.2 million at the time of her death, according to newly published accounts.

The "Back to Black" hitmaker, who struggled with substance abuse issues for years, was tragically found dead at her London home on July 23 at the age of 27.

The money she left was tied up in property and other assets, as well as her companies, Cherry Westfield and CW Touring.

According to annual records, published on Sunday, Cherry Westfield was worth $3.2 million at the end of last November, while CW Touring had $12,851.

The singer's official ca...

Pete Doherty Wrote Amy Winehouse Cover Version Years Ago

September 4th, 2011 2:29pm EDT
Pete Doherty
British rocker Pete Doherty wrote his version of Amy Winehouse's hit song "Tears Dry On Their Own" more than two years before his close pal died.

The former Libertines frontman became friends with the "Rehab" hitmaker and they are reported to have supported one another as they battled their drug demons.

Winehouse's untimely death in July left him "bewildered" and he paid tribute to the singer by performing his own rock cover of "Tears Dry On Their Own" during his headlining set at the U.K.'s Leeds Festival last week.

Many fans believed the previously-unheard track was a new take on the 2...

Jessie J And Adele Lead MOBO Award Nominations

August 31st, 2011 5:04pm EDT
Jessie J
British pop star Jessie J will do battle with soul sensation Adele for the big prizes at the 2011 Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards after landing a combined total of nine top nominations.

The two artists, both success stories from London's famous performing arts academy The BRIT School, will go head-to-head for the crown of Best U.K. Act, while Jessie J's Who You Are and Adele's 21 are both in the running for Best Album.

They will also fight it out for Best Song, with Jessie J's Do It Like A Dude and Adele's Someone Like You earning nominations alongside Wonderman by rapper Tinie Temp...

Pete Doherty Remembers Amy Winehouse During Leeds Festival Set

August 28th, 2011 7:00pm EDT
Pete Doherty
British rocker Pete Doherty paid tribute to his late pal Amy Winehouse by singing the star's "Tears Dry On Their Own" hit during his set at Leeds Festival on Friday night.

The former Libertines frontman became close friends with the Rehab hitmaker in 2007 and they are believed to have supported each other as they battled their drug demons.

He admits he was left "bewildered" by her death last month, and he honored the late star during his headlining slot at the English event, singing a rock version of Winehouse's moving hit from her "Back to Black" album.

Amy Winehouse's Parents Invited To Attend VMAs

August 26th, 2011 4:30pm EDT
Amy Winehouse
Producers of the MTV Video Music Awards are hoping Amy Winehouse's parents accept their invitation to attend the show in Los Angeles on Sunday - for what is expected to be an emotional tribute to the late singer.

Tony Bennett will take to the VMAs stage for the first time since the early 1990s to honor the tragic Rehab hit-maker, who died last month. He will introduce a tribute to Winehouse.

And her parents, Mitch and Janis, have been invited to attend the ceremony as MTV special guests.

Executive producer Dave Sirulnick tells, "We're still working on it. Some pieces are st...

Amy Winehouse Bests James Blunt To Become UK's Bestselling Artist Of 21st Century

August 24th, 2011 9:39pm EDT
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Singer Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" has become the bestselling album of the 21st century in her native U.K.

The album returned to the top of the British charts following the "Rehab" singer's death last month and spent three weeks at number one.

The sales boost has propelled the release past James Blunt's debut album as the new century's bestselling album, according to Britain’s Official Charts Company.

Amy Winehouse Had 'No Illegal Drugs' In Her Body

August 23rd, 2011 11:29am EDT
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse did not have any illegal drugs in her system at the time of her death, according to toxicology reports.

The Rehab hit-maker sent fans and celebrity pals into mourning when she was found dead at her London home last month, aged 27.

An initial post mortem examination carried out just two days after Winehouse's passing came back as inconclusive, and an inquest into the tragedy was postponed until October.

Now, it's emerged toxicology tests show there were no illegal drugs present in her body when she died but she had been drinking alcohol, according to a statement from her...

Celebrity Summer Wrap-Up 2011: Shocking News And Scandals

August 22nd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Celebrity Summer Wrap-Up 2011: Shocking News And Scandals
Summer is almost over and it has turned out to be a wild and wacky one for many Hollywood celebs. From Ryan Reynolds and Charlize Theron hooking up and later breaking up to Hulk Hogan being accused of domestic abuse and drug use, Celebrity Summer 2011 was an interesting one. Here is a round-up of some of the shocking news and scandals surrounding Hollywood's biggest stars this Summer.

Controversy and Scandals

The biggest celebrity scandal this Summer involved high profile politician Anthony Weiner. Weiner, then a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for New York's 9th Congressio...

Amy Winehouse Charity Money Being Sent Back To Contributors Over Name Drama

August 21st, 2011 6:00pm EDT
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Amy Winehouse's father has been forced to return donations intended for a rehabilitation clinic in honor of the late star after opportunists rushed to register the name of the proposed center.

Mitch Winehouse announced last month he wants to set up The Amy Winehouse Foundation to help young Brits struggling with alcohol and drug addictions.

He's since had to delay his plans because the name has already been registered as an official company - and he's fuming because many checks sent to him by well-wishers cannot be banked as a result.

In a series of posts on his page, Mitch W...

Amy Winehouse Biopic In The Works?

August 16th, 2011 11:34am EDT
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TV bosses are reportedly planning to shoot a biopic about tragic singer Amy Winehouse.

The Rehab hit-maker was found dead at her home in London last month after spending years trying to conquer her alcohol and drug demons.

Her passing sparked an outpouring of grief from fans and fellow musicians - and now TV executives are in talks to celebrate the Grammy-winning singer's career by filming a series about her life, according to British newspaper The Sun.

The publication quotes a family source as saying, "The feeling is there wouldn't be an actress under 30 who wouldn't want to play her...

MTV Planning A 'Unique' Britney Spears Tribute At VMAS

August 16th, 2011 8:06am EDT
Britney Spears
Britney Spears will be the guest of honor at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards with a special tribute honoring her lengthy career.

The Toxic hit-maker, who released her debut single ...Baby One More Time in 1998, has been thrilling American audiences with her Femme Fatale tour this summer and is taking her trek to Europe next month. MTV bosses are now planning "something unique" to honor Spears at the annual ceremony in Los Angeles on August 28th.

VMA executive producer Amy Doyle tells Billboard, "Britney will be at the show and we'll be paying tribute to her. She was having an incred...

Hanson Sparked Amy Winehouse's Interest In Music

August 15th, 2011 10:30pm EDT
Hanson star Isaac Hanson has been left floored after learning his family trio was the band that sparked Amy Winehouse's interest in music.

Winehouse was a big fan of the "MMMBop" hitmakers as a teenager in north London - a fact Hanson didn't know until recently.

And the information hit him hard after the young Brit died last month.

He tells WENN, "It is really, really tragic when you see someone like Amy Winehouse. You go, 'She had a really great voice. She's got a talent that is unique and powerful...' She had this soulful passion and intensity.

"It is tragic to see people not be able ...

Dr. Drew Clarifies His Feelings On Amy Winehouse, Jeff Conaway

August 15th, 2011 10:26am EDT
Between Celebrity Rehab and his HLN show on CNN, Dr. Drew Pinsky has said a lot about celebrities struggling with addiction in the public eye. After introducing his new show, Dr. Drew’s Life Changers on The CW to the Television Critics Association, Pinsky clarified how the subject of Amy Winehouse came up on HLN.

“Just so you know what happened, people have missed the actual fact, Janice Dickinson was on my HLN show,” Pinsky said. “We were doing a panel on addiction and she all of a sudden blurted out and started crying that she had given Amy my number, she was trying to call me, she said ...

Wishes Of A Television-aholic: 'Glee'

August 12th, 2011 9:58am EDT
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Believe it or not, this television-aholic actually scoffed at the early promos of what would come to be FOX’s mega-hit, “Glee.” The show looked silly and childish, and I thought it would be cancelled before the fourth episode. My initial assumptions were glaringly and wonderfully wrong. “Glee” is the television equivalent of cotton candy—brightly colored, lighthearted and achingly sweet. It makes me feel inspired and happy while most of my favorite shows make me want to curl up in the fetal position and ugly-cry.

Unfortunately, the last season was a little more sour than sweet thanks t...

Amy Winehouse's Charity Fashion Collection To Hit The Stores

August 8th, 2011 12:58pm EDT
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Proceeds from Amy Winehouse's final collections for fashion label Fred Perry will be donated to a charity set up in her memory.

Bosses at the British brand are set to release ranges the tragic soul star designed before she was found dead last month. Winehouse's previous creations have been a hit for Fred Perry, and now her father Mitch has announced pieces from the autumn/winter 2011 collection will be sold to benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

In a statement, Mitch says, "When Fred Perry came to us to ask what we would like to do with the new collection it was natural to continue. A...

International Forgiveness Day: 3 Celebs We Should Forgive & 3 We Shouldn't

August 7th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Today is International Forgiveness Day. Here at Starpulse we thought it would be a good time to take a hard look at some of our most scandalous celebrities, and the troubles they’ve gotten into, and see if we can find it in our hearts to forgive them.

But as the Roman philosopher Seneca said, “To forgive all is as inhuman as to forgive none,” so it was impossible to be completely charitable.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Forgivability Rating: 7/10

No, it’s never all right to cheat on your spouse. It’s a betrayal of love that earns most people a “I’m an untrustworthy person” forehead...

Amy Winehouse's Dad Thrilled About Tony Bennett Charity Track

August 7th, 2011 8:12am EDT
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Amy Winehouse's father Mitch is delighted his daughter's duet with Tony Bennett will benefit a charity in her memory - because the late star was "so excited" about the collaboration.

Bennett was left devastated by Winehouse's death last month after working with her on a track, Body And Soul, for his upcoming record Duets II in March.

The 85 year old announced earlier this week that he planned to release the song in Winehouse's memory and donate all the proceeds to the Amy Winehouse Foundation - and Mitch is grateful Bennett is backing the cause.

He says, "I couldn't be happier that eve...

Rumor Patrol: Amy Winehouse Engaged? 'Bachelorette' Ring Worth $160K? And More!

August 4th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Amy Winehouse and Reg Traviss
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Amy Winehouse Engaged: The Sun reported that the late star was secretly engaged to boyfriend Reg Traviss after dating for two years. They planned to tie the knot in 2012.

Verdict: Probably False. There's little reason the couple would keep their engagement a secret. They were publicly dating, and they were both grown adults able to make their own decisions. They were probably headed down that road and discussed...

Tony Bennett Releasing Amy Winehouse Duet For Charity

August 3rd, 2011 4:27pm EDT
Tony Bennett
Veteran crooner Tony Bennett is releasing his new duet with tragic Amy Winehouse to help fund a charity in the singer's memory.

Bennett, who worked with the late star on a track for his upcoming record Duets II in March, was left devastated by Winehouse's sudden passing last month.

Upon hearing about her death, he said, "She was an extraordinary musician with a rare intuition as a vocalist... when we recorded together she gave a soulful and extraordinary performance. I was honored to have the opportunity to sing with her."

After her funeral, the Rehab hit-maker's dad, Mitch Winehouse,...

Amy Winehouse's Rep Slams Adoption Reports

August 1st, 2011 2:30pm EDT
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A representative for Amy Winehouse has dismissed reports the tragic singer was set to adopt a child in the weeks leading up to her death.

A recent article in British newspaper the Daily Mirror claimed the Rehab hit-maker had been in the process of adopting a 10-year-old girl, named Dannika Augustine, from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.

The publication printed quotes from Dannika and her mother to back up the story, and the rumours were further fuelled when photos surfaced showing Winehouse walking along a beach with the young girl.

However, Winehouse's rep has denied the reports, ...

The Final Days Of Amy Winehouse

July 31st, 2011 9:43am EDT
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After years of struggling with addiction, British soul singer Amy Winehouse is dead at the age of 27. This week's issue of PEOPLE examines the five-time Grammy winner's anguished life – and why those who loved her could not prevent her tragic death. "It was only a matter of time," her mother Janis, 56, said.

"Up until a couple of months ago, she was doing really well," her longtime rep and friend Chris Goodman tells PEOPLE. "And then she had a step backward and it spiraled." After the disastrous June 18th incident in Serbia -- during which the tattooed rebel appeared intoxicated, stumb...

Amy Winehouse's Dad Hands Out Singer's Possessions To Fans

July 29th, 2011 8:49am EDT
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse's grieving father stunned fans holding a vigil at her London home on Thursday by handing out her clothes.

The Rehab hit-maker's devotees have descended on her apartment in Camden, north London since news of her death broke on Saturday. Mitch Winehouse turned up at the property on Monday to thank fans for their support and for leaving mounds of floral tributes outside the house where the star passed away.

And her devastated dad returned to the property three days later, along with Amy's mom Janis and boyfriend Reg Traviss, to remove items owned by the late singer - before h...

Duff McKagan Takes Aim Amy Winehouse Critics

July 28th, 2011 4:56pm EDT
Duff McKagan
Reformed rocker Duff McKagan has taken aim at critics of tragic singer Amy Winehouse, insisting "no one loves to be addicted" to drugs.

The Rehab hit-maker, who battled alcohol and drug demons for years, was found dead at her London home last weekend. A post-mortem examination on Monday failed to establish a cause of death.

Her sad passing has dominated headlines across the world, but some TV commentators and columnists have used the opportunity to blame Winehouse herself for her troubled personal life, as well as those in her inner circle of "advisors".

However, McKagan, who is now so...

Fans Flocking To Buy Amy's Winehouse's 'Back To Black'

July 28th, 2011 8:55am EDT
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Amy Winehouse has returned to the U.S. albums chart from beyond the grave - her critically-acclaimed "Back To Black" has re-entered the Billboard 200 at number nine.

Fans have been flocking to buy Winehouse's music following her death on Saturday and the sudden surge in sales has propelled the Grammy Award-winning disc back into the top 10. Her debut release, 2004's "Frank," is also climbing up the chart at 37.

Meanwhile, fellow Brit Adele claims her 11th non-consecutive week at number one - 21 bumps Blake Shelton's "Red River Blue" from the top spot to sixth place.

Children's music fran...

Amy Winehouse Fashion Line Put On Hold

July 27th, 2011 3:56pm EDT
Amy Winehouse
Late singer Amy Winehouse could release a new fashion collection from beyond the grave - she completed several designs shortly before her death.

The Rehab hit-maker was cremated on Tuesday after she was found dead at her home in north London on Saturday afternoon. Winehouse has already released two clothing lines for fashion label Fred Perry, and since her death, items in the range have sold out on the company's website.

Now, more clothes could be released after the singer revealed in a recent interview with Harpers Bazaar magazine she had completed designs to take the range up to the e...

Lady Gaga Says She Was Often Mistaken For Amy Winehouse

July 27th, 2011 11:32am EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga was especially moved by Amy Winehouse's death because she was often mistaken for the troubled singer before she hit the big time.

The Poker Face hit-maker paid tribute to the tragic Rehab star after hearing of her death on Saturday, taking to to write, "Amy changed pop music forever, I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues."

She further spoke of her respect for the late singer during a radio interview, revealing she looked up to the Brit before she was famous - because New Yorkers would often shou...

Amy Winehouse's Family To Set Up Charity In Her Honor

July 26th, 2011 5:08pm EDT
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse's heartbroken family is setting up a charitable foundation in her honor, aimed at providing care for children and drug addicts.

The Rehab hit-maker's father, Mitch, announced plans for the Amy Winehouse Foundation during a moving eulogy at her funeral in London on Tuesday.

He told mourners the organization will be set up to provide help and support for those with a drug problem, including possible treatment at a rehabilitation clinic. It will also benefit children and horses, which Winehouse loved.

In a speech at the service, Mitch said, "I was in New York with my cousin...

Amy Winehouse Cremated After Funeral Service

July 26th, 2011 12:40pm EDT
Amy Winehouse
Tragic singer Amy Winehouse has been cremated following an emotional funeral service in London on Tuesday.

The Rehab hit-maker was found dead at her home on Saturday and her family and close friends attended a private service at a cemetery in north London on Tuesday.

The star's dad Mitch delivered a touching eulogy at the funeral and according to reports, his last words to his daughter were, "Good night, my angel. Sleep tight. Mummy and daddy love you ever so much."

Mourners in attendance included Kelly Osbourne, who carried a single white rose and sported a Winehouse-style beehive ha...

U2 Dedicate A Song To Amy Winehouse

July 26th, 2011 10:52am EDT
U2 have honored Amy Winehouse by dedicating a song to the tragic singer during a gig in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The band was playing at the city's TCF Stadium on Saturday, the day the tragic Rehab hit-maker was found dead at her home in Camden, north London.

The group proceeded to pay tribute to Winehouse during the show, dedicating their 2001 track Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of to her. The song was originally written for late INXS rocker Michael Hutchence, who committed suicide in 1997.

Frontman Bono told the crowd, "We wrote this next song for Michael Hutchence, but you wil...