According to Amy Winehouse’s rep, Chris Goodman, the tragic superstar died alone in her bed after consuming a lethal cocktail of street drugs and alcohol Friday night:
“She was in her bedroom after saying she wanted to sleep and when he went to wake her he found she wasn’t breathing. He called the emergency services straight away. He was very shocked. At this stage no one knows how she died. She died alone in bed.”
Over the weekend, Outkast member Big Boi tweeted a link to this unreleased remix of Amy’s “Tears Dry On Their Own” by the Dungeon Family (Rico Wade and ’em)
It wasn’t just another party for reality TV star Kim Kardashian last night at Tao in Las Vegas. It was a celebration to mark the end of her troubled history as a single woman who had problems keeping a man.
After running through half the eligible bachelors on both coasts, the 30-year-old silicone Queen decided New Jersey Nets star Kris Humphries, 26, would do nicely.
Kim threw her Bachelorette shindig — complete with midget exotic strippers — at Club Tao in Vegas with her mom, Kris Jenner, sisters Khloe and Kourtney, and friends such as La La Vazquez-Anthony, 32, in attendance.
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ABC’s Robin Roberts scored an exclusive interview with the hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her in a scandal that made headlines around the world.
“I want justice. I want him to go to jail,” Nafissatou Diallo told ABC’s Robin Roberts in an interview to air Monday on “Good Morning America,” “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline.” “I want him to know that there is some places you cannot use your money, you cannot use your power when you do something like this.” Source
Diallo said she decided to break her silence after Strauss-Khan’s high powered attorneys attempted to disgrace her by dragging out her past rape accusations in Guinea.
“God is my witness I’m telling the truth. From my heart. God Knows that. And he knows that,” she told Roberts.
Rihanna was spotted outside her New York hotel wearing denim cutoffs and a plaid button down shirt. It’s amazing how you can see all of a woman’s flaws when you no longer like her. Rihanna’s legs look like meat hooks. Not sexy at all.
Nicki Minaj was spotted in Miami on her way to open up for Britney Spears in concert on Friday (July 22). Nicki makes sure she is no longer photographed with her loser boyfriend, Safaree Samuels, the one who bashed her in the mouth with her suitcase 2 weeks ago. He still travels with her though. But he carries his weed and drug paraphernalia in his own suitcase. Yes, that’s a Louis Vuitton bag she’s carrying. The shoes are hawt!
With time running out for releasing a new deficit plan before overseas markets open just a few hours away, House Speaker John Boehner is putting the blame on Barack Obama.
Boehner says Obama is stalling because he’s worried about losing the upcoming presidential election in 2012.
In a speech Friday evening, Obama said that he would be willing to work on “any plans” that lawmakers brought him over the weekend. “The only bottom line that I have is that we have to extend this debt ceiling through the next election, into 2013,” President Obama said.
Boehner criticized Obama for recommending a debt ceiling deal be timed to last beyond the next election season.
“The president’s worried about his next election, but my God, shouldn’t we be worried about the country?” Boehner said. “I’m not worried about the next election,” Boehner continued: “I told the president months ago: Forget about the next election!”
But isn’t that what narcissists do — worry about themselves?
Sad news: British songstress Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment in Camden Square earlier today. She was only 27 years old.
The singer’s body was found by British police around 8 p.m. London time after being called by ambulance services. Winehouse battled drug and alcohol addictions following the 2003 debut of her critically acclaimed album, Frank. Her follow up album, Back To Black, garnered 5 Grammy awards.
Winehouse was never able to balance her need for privacy and being thrust into the harsh glare of the worldwide stage.
She blamed her struggles with drugs and alcohol on being in love in her song “Rehab” which went on to win 3 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Winehouse’s addictions — and her attempts to self-medicate her emotional problems — led to numerous stints in drug rehab (both voluntary and involuntary) — and serving time in jail, along with her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil.
Winehouse will be remembered for her jazzy, soul blues sound and her beehive hair style that took inspiration from the female soul singers of the 60s.
Last night, British songbird Estelle hosted a private concert affair at Atlanta’s newest crown jewel, Club Reign (the new Vision). “This is not the Grand Opening, it’s just a soft opening,” said club owner Alex Gidewon of AG Entertainment. He added: “AG Entertainment is working hard to finalize the preparations for the big Grand Opening!” So stay tuned for the details!
Celebs like comedians Bill Bellamy, left, and Chris Tucker showed up to support the talented chanteuse.
The lines stretched down the block and around the corner at 6 p.m. on Thursday as Estelle fans queued up in the blazing heat to see her perform for the first time in the Dirty South!
BBQ Wives stars Tami Roman and Meeka Claxton got into it at an Italian nightclub recently. Tami got Meeka in a headlock, and according to TMZ.com, Tami “assaulted, battered, beat, threatened, menaced, attacked, jumped on, pushed to the ground, thrashed, punched, and shoved” Meeka … causing serious injury to the BBQ Wives newcomer.
So Meeka filed a frivolous lawsuit against Tami — but not against Bravo who filmed the beat down. Hmm…
TMZ broke the story … Meeka and Tami had been at odds with each other for a long time — and according to sources close to the show, Tami tried to settle the score once and for all last month … with a fist fight.
Meeka wants Tami to cough up unspecified damages, claiming the incident cost her a day of filming — and put her through an emotional and physical hell.
So far, no word back from Tami’s camp.
When is the justice system going to get tired of these reality stars using the system for publicity?
An irate McDonald’s manager punched a customer in the face during a heated argument over a service dog that the customer brought into the Cobb County restaurant.
The customer, Jennifer Schwenker, told police that the incident occurred on July 12 at the McDonald’s restaurant on Bells Ferry Road in Marietta, Georgia.
Schwenker said she took her autistic twin sons to lunch at the restaurant, along with their service dog.
The manager, Tiffany Allen, who was off duty (and carrying her toddler), approached Schwenker to tell her that the service dog was not allowed inside the fast food restaurant.
But Georgia law is clear on service dogs being allowed everywhere in Georgia, including inside restaurants. Schwenker said she informed Allen of the law that’s been on the books for years.
Still, Allen continued to argue with Schwenker, even pursuing her down the hall and into the restroom.
When Schwenker lost track of one of her twins, she threw down her soda and went to look for him. That’s when Allen, who thought Schwenker intentionally splashed her with the soda, placed her child on a counter and chased after Schwenker. Surveillance video shows two of Allen’s co-workers attempting to hold Allen back.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson was arrested last weekend and charged with the misdemeanor assault on his former roommate. The roommate, Clavens ‘Miami’ Charles, accused Benson of roughing him up on an Austin, Texas, street corner at 5 a.m. Sunday.
According to police, Benson approached Charles on the corner, and after a brief argument, Benson began throwing round house punches and pummeling Charles about the face and neck.
The police report mentioned that the fight started after Benson told Charles they “needed to talk about their problems.”
Earlier this week, two NY women brawled over a subway seat — and it was all caught on tape. The fracas appeared to start when one hoodrat, a mom with a baby stroller, pulled out a pocket sized can of mace and sprayed another subway rider in the face.
Subway passengers scatter as fists fly and the hair pulling begins. As the women brawl, screams of “Where’s the baby?” fill the air. Meanwhile, the unattended baby stroller rolls out the door and onto the subway platform. Concerned passengers are seen running after the runaway stroller as the fisticuffs continue. Luckily, the baby wasn’t injured.
Eventually, female passengers try to break up the altercation, but only after an elderly gentleman intervened first.
When it’s all over, the aggressor (the one who was maced and who ultimately won the fight) picks up her wig off the filthy floor and dusts it off. The moral of the story is: if you’re going to pull out a can of whip azz on a crazy bish, make sure it’s the industrial strength kind that will put her on the floor and clear out the entire subway car.
If Rihanna didn’t have bad luck, she would have no luck at all.
A Manhattan judge yesterday greenlighted famed photog David LaChapelle’s multi-million dollar copyright suit against the troubled songstress.
According to the NY Post’s Page Six:
In a ruling released yesterday, Manhattan federal Judge Shira Scheindlin said the surrealist shutterbug “successfully alleges” that the songstress, her record label and video director may have copied his provocative images for Rihanna’s “S&M” video.
Scheindlin cited the “hot-pink and white striped walls,” “women wearing frizzy red wigs” and “black tape wrapped around a man.” Source
And yesterday, MTV delivered yet another blow to the 23-year-old pop star when the network released its nominations for the 2011 MTV VMA Awards. Rihanna received only two nominations for guest appearances on Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” and Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie.”
MTV ignored her hits “Only Girl In The World,” “What’s My Name,” “S&M,” “California King Bed,” and “Man Down.”
They say Rihanna’s unrealistic demands and Diva-like behavior is what led MTV to deliver the ultimate snub!
We believe it. We told you that her record label held a top secret meeting earlier this year to discuss their temperamental superstar.
A grisly video making its rounds on the Internets gives new meaning to the phrase ‘dead man walking.’
The footage shows three men lined up on top of buses as a crowd of onlookers gather nearby. Ropes are looped around the men’s necks and tied to the bridge supports above them. After their crimes are announced over a loudspeaker, the buses on which the condemned men stand are slowly driven away, leaving the men swinging by their necks as the crowd, including children, cheer.
The convicted men are literally forced to “walk it out” before the nooses tighten around their necks and robs them of their life breath.
The Middle East arm of Amnesty International has denounced the public executions of the three Iranian men convicted of rape and sentenced to hang by bus.