Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse to Come Back in a Hologram

Amy Winehouse fans can see the late singer come back to life after her family gave its blessing to be a technological reincarnation.

Slain rapper Tupac Shakur came back from the grave to ‘perform’ at the Coachella music festival in California earlier this year.

Other tragic stars’ relatives, including the family of Michael Jackson and George Harrison, have ruled out bringing their loved ones back to the stage, but Mitch Winehouse is open to a hologram concert by his daughter.

He tells Britain’s The Sun, “The most important thing to Amy was the music and I’m sure a lot of people would like to hear her sing again.

“It depends on what Amy’s fans want as a way to keep her memory alive. If it’s a book, an album or a hologram, then so be it.”

However, he insists he would not want to see the footage: “I can’t watch Amy on TV or listen to her songs, it’s really difficult.”

Amy Winehouse’s Dress sells for $68,000

The dress the late British soul singer Amy Winehouse is seen wearing on her blockbuster “Back to Black” album was sold at auction for $68,000, E! News said.

The Disaya-designed frock was purchased by the Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile.

Winehouse died of accidental alcohol poisoning during the summer. She was 27.

“Lioness: Hidden Treasures,” a collection of previously unreleased Winehouse recordings, is set for release on Dec. 6.

George Michael Cancels European Dates Due To Illness

George Michael has canceled the remaining leg of his European tour due to sickness. The “Faith” star was hospitalized in Vienna and was advised to cancel the remaining dates of his tour.

“George was recently forced to postponed tour dates in Vienna and Strasbourg, [France] under doctor’s orders after being diagnosed with pneumonia. He is currently receiving treatment,” said the message on his website.

Michael was in the midst of his Symphonicatour, which had 14 remaining dates. He has told fans to hang on to their tickets and await news of rescheduling.

On Symphonica, Michael performs songs from his catalog with a full orchestra backing him. He has also thrown in a few contemporary covers for good measure, including hits byNew Order, the Police, Rihanna and Amy Winehouse.

Amy Winehouse new album— Lioness: Hidden Treasures out Dec 6th..

Following her tragic passing on July 23, 2011, some of the producers and musicians who worked closely with 5x Grammy Award winning artist Amy Winehouse, among them Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson,  spent time listening over the many recordings that Amy had made, before, during, and after the release of albums Frank and Back To Black.  It was said by all who worked with Amy that she never sang or played a song the same way twice. It quickly became apparent to both Salaam and Mark that they had a collection of songs that deserved to be heard, a collection of songs that were a fitting testament to Amy the artist and, as importantly, Amy their friend.
The album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, the third album from Amy Winehouse, without question one of the most talented, original, and best loved artists to emerge in popular music for decades, will be released in the United States on December 6th through Universal Republic Records. The 12 track collection features previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions of existing classics as well as a couple of brand new Amy compositions, and has been compiled by long-time musical partners Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson in close association with Amy’s family, management and UK record label Island Records.Lioness: Hidden Treasures proves a fitting tribute to the artist, the talent and the woman, and serves as a reminder of Amy’s extraordinary powers as a songwriter, a singer and an interpreter of classics.
After hearing the album Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse had this to say: “I spent so much time chasing after Amy, telling her off that I never realized what a true genius she was. It wasn’t until I sat down with the rest of the family and listened to this album that I fully appreciated the breadth of Amy’s talent, from jazz standards to hip hop songs, it really took my breath away. “Halftime”, I’d never heard before, is just incredibly beautiful. If the family had felt that this album wasn’t up to the standard of Frank and Back To Black we would never have agreed to release it. We believe it will stand as a fitting tribute to Amy ‘s musical legacy.”
A portion of the proceeds from the sales of the album will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.www.amywinehousefoundation.co.uk 

Amy Winehouse Was Poisoned by Alcohol

Singer Amy Winehouse was more than five times the legal drink-drive limit when she died, an inquest heard today.

A verdict of death by misadventure has been recorded at the inquest into the death of the star,after a coroner heard how Winehouse hit the bottle after being dry for three weeks and was poisoned by alcohol.

The star, as famous for her battle with drink and drugs as for her singing ability, was found in bed in her Camden flat, in north London, on July 23.

The Back to Black hitmaker had 416mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. The driving limit is 80mg.

Amy Winehouse’s Parents Invited To Attend VMAs For Tribute

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 (Aug 28) – 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 hitmaker, who died last month (Jul11). 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 Eonline.com, “We’re still working on it. Some pieces are still coming together.”
The tribute will feature never-before-seen footage of Bennett and Winehouse recording Body and Soul for his upcoming Duets II album at London’s Abbey Road Studios.

No Illegal Substances In Amy Winehouse’s System

The question mark over the death of Amy Winehouse just grew in size because it’s been revealed there were no illegal substances found in the singer’s system.

The toxicology results haven’t been seen by Scotland Yard yet but in an official statement from her
family they said results indicate that alcohol was present, but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death.

The initial report was unable to pinpoint a cause after she was found dead in bed at her London home a
month ago.

Winehouse famously struggled with drink and drugs although according to dad Mitch she’d quit drugs three years before.

Mitch had previously told The Sun newspaper that Doctors had advised her to gradually reduce the alcohol intake but she went cold turkey instead. The family reportedly said that the withdrawal was a lethal shock to her tiny body.

Once officials have got the new results they are expected to make a final ruling.

Legendary Tony Bennett To Participate in Special Tribute To Amy Winehouse at 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

To celebrate the life and music of Amy Winehouse, the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” will pay special tribute to the late British songstress with music legend, Tony Bennett.  Winehouse and her hero, Bennett, recently recorded the duet, “Body and Soul,” for his upcoming Duets II album, out September 20th.  Marking his first appearance on the VMA stage since 1993, Mr. Bennett, who won one Album of the Year, at the 1995 Grammy Awards for the CD “MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett,” will introduce the tribute, which includes unveiling footage from their recording session together. “Body and Soul” was Winehouse’s final session and took place this past March at Abbey Road Studios in London. The single and video will be released by Columbia Records September 14th, Amy’s Birthday, in support of the Amy Winehouse Foundation established by the late singer’s family to help a number of charities connected with children and young people.  
“It was a thrill to record with Amy Winehouse and when you listen to the recording of “Body and Soul,” it is a testament to her artistic genius and her brilliance as one of the most honest musicians I have ever known,” said Mr. Bennett.
 
Winehouse, known for the depth and power of her soulful voice will be remembered by fans and peers for her awe inspiring talent and classic hits such as “Rehab,” “Back to Black,” “Me & Mr. Jones,” and “You Know I’m No Good.”
Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse said, “Our family is honored that the VMA’s are giving Amy this wonderful tribute. We know that Amy’s performance of Rehab at the MTV Movie Awards played an important part in Amy’s worldwide success.”

2011 VMA performers include Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Pitbull and Young The Giant.  Jonah Hill, Rick Ross, Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Odd Future, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Drake, Joe Jonas, Jared Leto, and JB Smoove from HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm are confirmed to present.  Additionally, Jessie J was just announced as VMA house artist. The “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT).



What About Celebrity Rehab and Recovery?


The recent death of Amy Winehouse has shown us that the celebrity life isn’t always glitz and glamour but, instead, may be plagued with problems of its own.

A friend of Ms. Winehouse has said that in past years Ms. Winehouse had given up drugs but began drinking due to boredom and the inability to leave her home without being chased by paparazzi, bringing up the obvious question, “Is it possible for celebrities to fully recover from their addictions to alcohol and drugs?”

“While fame and fortune can buy you many things, unfortunately it can’t buy or guarantee recovery,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “It’s true that many celebrities get caught up in drug and alcohol addictions but, it’s also true that they can recover from those addictions, provided they seek proper treatment. There are several celebrities who have either dabbled in drugs and gotten away from this practice before it was too late; and, there have been those who have had a full-blown addiction and were able to conquer their problem. Robert Downey Jr., Robin Williams and Drew Barrymore are just a few examples of celebrities who were able to overcome the demons of their addiction. Proper treatment and support is always key.”

As cost is always a factor in obtaining any type of medical treatment, it’s commonly thought that drug and alcohol rehab is available to only for celebrities and the wealthy. Fortunately, that’s not true: effective, affordable drug rehab is available at Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. Their caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified counselors as well as social workers who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, their staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the fields of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

Lady Gaga to Portray Amy Winehouse?

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Is there an Amy Winehouse biopic already in the works?
This is Hollywood…what do you think?
Film executives are reportedly making plans to fast track a movie about the Rehab singers life and according to the UK’s Daily Star, Lady Gaga could be the one bearing the infamous black bee-hive on the big screen.
A source tells the newspaper that Gaga “worshipped” Winehouse and “has been itching to make the transition from music into movies and sees this as the ideal role to launch her film career.”
While we know Gaga is capable of walking in some pretty peculiar shoes, we have yet to hear from the Starstruck singer herself as to whether or not she’s up for it.  
Lady Gaga…the actress.
Disco Heaven or Bad Romance?