July 24, 2012
One year after her death, a movie about Amy Winehouse remains a possibility, while new music is almost a certainty. Mitch Winehouse, father of the Grammy-winning singer who died from alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27, had earlier downplayed the possibility of greenlighting a film based on his daughter's life. But in an interview with the Associated Press late last week, the concept appeared to be back up for discussion. "We don't want a sensationalized movie going out, you know, but equally there's no point in sort of massaging the fact that Amy was an alcoholic and drug addict; no point in pretending that didn't happen," he said.
May 31, 2012 |
Ten months after the death of Amy Winehouse, the singer's family has put her London home up for sale at $4.2 million. After Winehouse died at age 27 in July, mourning fans quickly transformed the site of her three-bedroom home into a shrine dedicated to the soul diva, blanketing the sidewalk with flowers, candles, photos, cards and other mementos. According to the Sun , a family spokesperson said, "The Winehouses have decided to put the house on the market, with great regret," and added, "Amy loved that house but none of the family felt it appropriate that they should live in it. " Despite earlier speculation that the house might be turned into headquarters for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, the family ultimately "decided it would be impractical to base the charity at the house.
March 29, 2012
Records show that Amy Winehouse left an estate worth $4.66 million after her death last year. The 27-year-old soul diva was found dead in bed on July 23 at her London home. Probate documents showed Wednesday that she left behind assets totaling more than $6.7 million, with $4.66 million remaining after debts and taxes. Since Winehouse did not leave a will, the money will go to her parents. Nothing goes to her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, whom she divorced in 2009.
December 13, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday. Amy Winehouse's dad is quoted as saying Lady Gaga "would be great" to play his daughter in a movie about her life. But another report quotes him as saying a movie won't happen. ( Mirror , Daily Mail ) The music industry executive injured in the Hollywood shooting last week has died. ( Los Angeles Times ) The song isn't so rosy for "Glee," which is seeing its ratings drop in its third season. ( Los Angeles Times )
October 31, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday: Months after Amy Winehouse's untimely death, a new album "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" will feature 12 previously unreleased songs. ( The Sun ) Ali Williams, the actress who shares a smooch with Justin Bieber in his "Mistletoe" video, says the kissing was "just a job. " ( MTV ) Michael Lohan, Lindsay Lohan's dad, is denied bail after allegedly contacting his former fiancee Kate Major, violating a no-contact order.
October 27, 2011
Amy Winehouse drank herself to death. The soul diva who had Grammy-winning songs and fans around the world died with empty vodka bottles in her room and lethal amounts of alcohol in her blood — more than five times the British drunk driving limit, a coroner ruled Wednesday. Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of "death by misadventure," saying the singer died of accidental alcohol poisoning when she resumed drinking after weeks of abstinence. The 27-year-old singer, who had fought a very public battle with drug and alcohol problems for years, was found dead in bed July 23 at her London home.
October 27, 2011 |
Soul singer Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning with empty vodka bottles in her room -- a "death by misadventure," according to the investigating coroner. The news is a sad coda for the "Back to Black" singer's passing. Before her death in July, Winehouse had reportedly been attempting to recover from alcohol and drug abuse. Family members were quoted as saying she may even have died from detoxing too quickly and suffering alcohol withdrawal. But the coroner's report found that Winehouse had consumed 416 milligrams per deciliter of blood.
October 26, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: Amy Winehouse's cause of death was alcohol poisoning, according to a coroner's report. ( Los Angeles Times ) "60 Minutes" icon Andy Rooney has been hospitalized after suffering serious post-surgical complications. ( Los Angeles Times ) Chaz Bono gets the boot from "Dancing With the Stars. " ( Los Angeles Times ) "Footloose" star Julianne Hough debuts her new 'do. ( People ) Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his wife Candice Crawford are expecting a baby.
September 26, 2011 |
It saddens and pains me to say it, but the granddaddy of all Halloween theme park events has gotten tired, old and complacent. After 39 years, Halloween Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm looks like a creaky, middle-aged zombie that's lost its will to rise from the grave every night. > Halloween Haunt 2011 preview: Mazes | Shows | Photos I'm not sure whether to blame the malaise on contemptuous familiarity, increased competition or just a slow night on an opening weekend, but the Buena Park theme park that set the bar for haunted attraction excellence has become overrun with interchangeable mazes full of indistinguishable monsters.
August 25, 2011
Toxicology results released to the family of singer Amy Winehouse this week raised almost as many questions as they answered, experts said Wednesday, keeping the cause of the "Rehab" singer's death a mystery. The Winehouse family issued a statement on Tuesday saying no illegal substances were found in the 27-year-old's system after her death at her London home on July 23. The absence of banned drugs may come as a relief to her father, Mitch, given Winehouse's history of drug and alcohol addiction and rampant speculation about the role narcotics may have played in her death.