Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Amy Winehouse Remembered at Memorial Service, Cremated Shortly Thereafter

Music executives, former band member, close friends and family gathered Tuesday at a synagogue in Edgware, North London, to mourn Amy Winehouse.

The soulful singer with the beehive, velvety vocals and turbulent personal life took the music world by storm in 2006 with the acclaimed Back to Black.

Tragically, she was never able to overcome her demons and passed away just five years later at age 27. Police found Amy Winehouse dead Saturday.

Her funeral was attended by about 150 people today, including close friend Kelly Osbourne, who wore her hair in Winehouse's signature beehive style.

Mark Ronson, who produced Back to Black, and boyfriend Reg Traviss were also on hand. Not on hand? Ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who's in jail.

No one was more visible this afternoon than her father.

"Goodnight my angel," said Mitch Winehouse, who fought for years to help Amy with addiction. "Sleep tight. Mommy and Daddy love you ever so much."

Sad as the occasion was, there were lighter moments.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Amy Winehouse Cause of Death: "Unexplained"

Amy Winehouse's cause of death is, as of this moment anyway, still being classified as "unexplained" by Scotland Yard. The singer died Saturday at 27.

Police issued a statement saying, "At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained and there have been no arrests in connection with the incident."

Ever since officials pronounced Amy Winehouse dead, they have been "operating under the suspicion" it was a drug overdose that led to her demise.

However, there is no concrete proof of that ... yet.

Scotland Yard said yesterday that, "Police were called by London Ambulance Service to a house in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05 hours on Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased."

However, a TMZ report suggests that when paramedics arrived, there were still "signs of life," although Amy died before she could be transported.

There is no information on who alerted the police.

The autopsy, originally scheduled for today, is now slated for Monday. It may show clearer signs of what killed Amy, but right now, we don't know

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Judge to Lindsay Lohan: Get Your $h!t Together!!

Judge Stephanie Sautner made it clear today that she is unimpressed with Lindsay Lohan and her progress, or lack thereof, in completing her probation.

The actress was reamed out at a progress hearing and told that she had better complete her community service within a year of sentencing - or else.

"I'm not going to give five extra minutes," she said, adding, "I don't want to hear, 'Oh, I couldn't do it because I was on the set of a John Gotti movie
The judge was frustrated that in two months since she somehow avoided jail for stealing a necklace, Lindsay has completed just four days out of 60.

Also upset that Lindsay had not enrolled in psychological counseling - as she's required to do - Sautner is giving her 21 days to sign up, or else!
The L.A. County Probation Dept. asked Judge Sautner to violate Lindsay's probation and remand her into custody for three alleged violations.

It's worth noting that two claims were bogus and the third - LiLo not returning a call from her probation officer - was resolved (she called back).

Judge Sautner made it very clear that she will revoke LiLo's probation if she doesn't get her a$$ in gear, but told off her probation officer, too.