Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:14 AM
Amy Winehouse will perform at this summer's Glastonbury Festival.
She will play the festival's main Pyramid Stage on June 28, just before headliner Jay-Z, it was announced Wednesday.
Organizers said the late addition of Winehouse to the lineup wasn't the result of issues in the singer's turbulent personal life.
Winehouse, 24, was arrested and questioned by police earlier this month about video footage that appeared to show her inhaling fumes from a crack pipe. Police later said she wouldn't be charged.
The Grammy-winning singer, best known for her breakthrough hit "Rehab," is also scheduled to play Britain's Bestival, T in the Park and V Festivals this summer.
Copyright © 2008 The Associated Press
Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:42 AM
Amy Winehouse is back in the U.K. – with an old hairstyle and a new life.
The singer, 25, arrived early Sunday, sporting her trademark beehive, which replaced the curly mop she had worn during her near three-month extended vacation on the Caribbean island of St Lucia.
And while the hair was back, she has a fresh start ahead of her. Soon after her plane landed at London's Gatwick Airport, Winehouse received a tour of her new home on the northern outskirts of London by her father Mitch, and they spent much of the afternoon watching their soccer team Tottenham Hotspur lose to Manchester United.
"As she said when she got back, 'I love London more than anyone else,'" a source close to Winehouse tells PEOPLE. "She missed London. She's fine."
But there is also the issue of her marriage to sort out, as estranged husband Blake Fielder-Civil moves towards divorce in January.
To the delight of his family, Fielder-Civil was freed from jail late last week after serving his sentence on charges of assault and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
A source tells PEOPLE that the couple have not seen each other since the singer's return. Winehouse has said she's determined not to let Fielder-Civil divorce her, but a source close to him vows to PEOPLE that it will go forward. Her rep, Chris Goodman, has heard nothing official on the possible marriage breakup.
As for a report in the Sun tabloid that Winehouse got into a fight with a fellow passenger on her flight home, a source close to her dismisses it saying, "There was some banter, that's all."
Posted 11 March 2009 - 07:22 PM
Amy Winehouse is ready to quit music to reunite with husband Blake Fielder-Civil.
The 'Rehab' singer is prepared to do whatever it takes to win back ex-convict Blake - who started divorce proceedings while in prison after seeing Amy romantically linked to other men while holidaying in the Caribbean - and would even walk away from her successful singing career.
Writing on her page on social networking website Facebook, she wrote: "Amy would chuck it all in for 'im indoors.
She swiftly followed it with another message, saying: "Nothing is worth as much as Blake."
Friends of the troubled 26-year-old star replied urging her to move on from Blake, who recently moved his 17-year-old rumoured girlfriend Francesca Morralee into his London home.
One wrote: "He ain't worth it."
In a heart-rending final note, Amy said: "Where's my oblivious Blakey boy?" Just a few days ago it was reported Francesca left her Â£11,000-a-year Bancroft school in Woodford, Essex, to set up home with 27-year-old Blake.
A source said: "Francesca wants to leave the area and have a fresh start with Blake at his place in Camden."
In an effort to compete with her younger love rival, Amy - who has been battling drug addictions -has gained weight and is working hard to transform her image.
A friend of the star said: "Amy is like a different woman since returning from St Lucia. For a start off, she's all woman and no longer possesses the body of a pre-pubescent teenager. Since keeping away from the drugs, Amy's finding new pleasures in food - something she used to be pretty indifferent about. She's regained a few of her curves and has gone up a few dress sizes."
Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:08 PM
Amy Winehouse faces paying her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil $3.6 million as a divorce settlement after she admitted cheating on him during their marriage.
The singer's two-year union with Fielder-Civil was ended at London's High Court on Thursday when a judge granted the couple a decree nisi.
It means if no further evidence is submitted to the court within the next six weeks, their divorce will be formally rubber-stamped.
Fielder-Civil filed for divorce in January, citing Winehouse's adultery after he saw pictures of her cavorting with another man on holiday in St Lucia.
And after Thursday's hearing, it emerged Winehouse had confessed to cheating on her husband, eight months before the divorce petition was lodged.
In court papers, Fielder-Civil is asked to outline his reasons for the divorce, and states: "The respondent confessed the adultery to me in April 2008."
In a separate document, Winehouse is asked: "Do you admit the adultery alleged in the petition?," and answers: "Yes."
No name is given for the person she had an affair with.
Fielder-Civil, who now lives in Nottinghamshire, England, also states he finds it "intolerable" living with the singer, and they have not shared a home since April 2008.
Winehouse, who has an estimated $15 million fortune, has agreed to pay for the cost of the divorce proceedings.
Posted 11 October 2009 - 08:07 AM
Amy Winehouse screamed and spat at a young teenager she believed was bullying her goddaughter.
The livid 'Rehab' star reportedly stormed to London's Southgate school on Monday (21.09.09) to confront a pupil who had been tormenting 13-year-old Dionne Bromfield.
A source said: "The altercation outside of the North London secondary school quickly turned sour when Amy began hurling abuse at the young accused bully and began spitting at her."
Celebrity gossip blog I'm Not Obsessed added: "Amy's tirade did not stop there, as witnesses say that the 26-year-old then went on to shout at a group of Dionne's fellow students."
The altercation was eventually stopped by a passer-by who managed to calm Amy down. The 26-year-old singer then agreed to sign autographs before leaving the school.
The website added: "The brawl was finally broken up by a concerned bystander. After signing some autographs for waiting fans, Amy was eventually persuaded to return home, much to the relief of Dionne's fellow students."
Amy - who is preparing to release Dionne's debut album on her own label Lioness Records - recently spoke about her close relationship with the teenager and predicted she will enjoy a long music career.
She said: "She's a great songwriter and guitarist but I want her to experience life so she can write more.
"Singing songs that are so personal, it's deep. But she knows what she's doing. To be honest, when I say Dionne's like my sister, a lot of the time she's like my older sister."
Posted 11 October 2009 - 08:18 AM
Amy Winehouse has reportedly spent £9 million on partying.
The 'Rehab' singer - who hasn't released a record since 2006 - has blown her fortune on wild nights out and a seven-month stay on the Caribbean island of St Lucia earlier this year.
Documents filed at Britain's company house show the three companies Amy owns are now worth £1 million, a sharp contrast from her estimated fortune of £10 million in 2008.
A source told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "Amy's voice has made her a fortune, but her lifestyle costs a lot to maintain.
"There is still cash coming in from royalties. But a new album or tour would really help top up her coffers."
The 26-year-old singer is, however, still making money in royalties from her two albums, 'Frank' and 'Back to Black' - the latter of which has sold over 11 million copies.
Another source added: "The firms are not the only place she keeps her money."
Amy's finances are presently controlled by her parents Mitch and Janis, who were tasked with handling them earlier this year.
Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:02 AM
Amy Winehouse is dating a mystery man.
The 'Rehab' singer has been on a string of dates with the unknown hunk, but is keen to keep the fledgling romance a secret until she is sure it has a future.
A source told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "Amy's been seeing a new guy for just over a month. He's good for her. He tells her she's a beautiful woman and wants her to value her life.
"Amy has a lot of self-doubt and often loathes the life she's created. But her new man is slowly making her like herself again."
However, it has been claimed Amy is still pining for her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil and hopes they will one day reunite.
The source added: "Amy still longs for Blake's attention. She will always love him. He's in her blood and bones. Everything she does is about Blake."
Amy, 26, made her return to the UK stage on TV talent show 'Strictly Come Dancing' on Saturday night (10.10.09) - performing backing vocals for her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield, who is launching a pop career.
Posted 08 November 2009 - 04:44 AM
Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil have sparked speculation they have remarried.
Less than two months after their divorce was finalised, the couple - who are both recovering from heroin and crack cocaine addictions - have changed their Facebook profiles to read "married".
Minutes after updating his relationship status, Blake posted a message on the social networking website reading: "Can't argue with true love. What's the point?"
The post prompted dozens of the couple's friends to write messages of congratulations on the social networking site.
The reunion is likely to infuriate the 'Back to Black' singer's father Mitch, who blames Blake for his daughter's problems with drugs and alcohol.
A family friend said: "Amy's family, especially Mitch, will be furious. They have been so happy with her progress and are terrified that if she gets back together with Blake she will fall back into drugs again."
Blake, 27, divorced Amy, 25, in July on the grounds of her infidelity.
Since then, they have been communicating via the internet, using Facebook to reminisce about their relationship and profess their love for each other.
In one rambling post, Blake - who nicknamed Amy 'Lioness' - wrote: "Love you too innit and vairvair proud of youse, know dis lioness civilishous. X (sic)."
Amy also posed as her cat to send secret online messages to Blake and weeks after their divorce, Mitch caught the couple - who married in 2007 - in bed together.
Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:00 PM
Amy Winehouse reportedly wants to fix her "witch-like" nose.
The 'Rehab' singer recently splashed out £35,000 to have her breasts boosted from a 32B to a 32D and is now planning more surgery to improve her appearance further, against the wishes of her loved ones.
A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Everyone tells her there's nothing wrong with her nose. But Amy does nothing by halves. Now she's beaten drugs, plastic surgery must not become her next obsession.
"Since changing her boobs Amy has been scrutinising her body."
It has also been revealed Amy, 26, wants a doll of her made so she can become the next Barbie.
The pop star has been busy sketching designs for the toy which she believes would be a hit with kids, just like the famous blonde doll.
A source said: "She loves all the compliments and wolf whistles she gets from her new figure. She's been sketching lots of drawings of herself and wants to bring out a doll for fans."
Amy's father Mitch recently claimed his daughter decided to have a boob job because she had "saggy" breasts.
He said: "I don't think the boob job was about confidence. I think that when she lost all that weight, the weight never came back on her boobs and they were saggy. So whatever the reason is, she looks great now."
Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:00 PM
Amy Winehouse's stay in the hospital earlier this week was prompted by problems with her recent breast implants, according to her father, Mitch.
The singer entered The London Clinic in the U.K. capital on Sunday, reportedly due to an adverse reaction she suffered after taking medication for a cold.
But her dad, Mitch, says she actually entered the facility because of complications from her breast enhancement operation in October.
He says, "It wasn't because she has a cold. She's fine, she just had a little leaky (Mitch points to his chest) something or other."
A friend explains to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "She saw something oozing out on to her top. She was worried as to see stuff seeping out was horrible."
Posted 21 December 2009 - 08:42 AM
AMY WINEHOUSE's ex-husband BLAKE FIELDER-CIVIL has confirmed they are engaged to be married for a second time.
The couple divorced in July (09) following a turbulent two-year marriage, which saw the pair sink into drug abuse and Fielder-Civil jailed on charges relating to a 2007 attack on a pub landlord. The union ended with the singer admitting adultery in court papers.
Rumours of a reunion have been rampant since they were spotted enjoying an intimate night out in September (09).
Winehouse has since been seen wearing her engagement ring and was snapped visiting her ex-husband's apartment in Sheffield, England earlier this month (Dec09), where he is undergoing treatment for drug addiction.
Fielder-Civil has now confirmed reports they are engaged and planning to re-marry - and even considering starting a family.
He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "We're back together, and we're engaged. Amy and I have talked about getting married again and starting a family - we both definitely want kids.
"This time we are doing things properly and hopefully that will help both our families come round to the idea. We've both been through a lot but we love each other the same as ever. We've tried to get on with our lives and to see other people, but it wasn't the same. There's no one like Amy. She will always be the love of my life."
And Fielder-Civil is adamant they will make their second marriage work now they have both kicked their drug habits.
He adds, "We're free of drugs now and we're more responsible now. I'm 100 per cent clean and I'm not going to let anyone down. Amy said, 'You inspire me.' She's proud of me for staying off drugs and she's determined to do the same."
Posted 25 December 2009 - 05:39 PM
Amy Winehouse has been charged with common assault.
The 'Back to Black' singer voluntarily attended Milton Keynes police station this afternoon (23.12.09) to answer questions about an incident at the city's theatre on Saturday (19.12.09) and was formally arrested and charged with a Section 5 public order offence and common assault.
Amy is accused of kicking the theatre's front-of-house manager Richard Pound after he tried to eject her from the audience during a performance of pantomime 'Cinderella'.
The 26-year-old star - who is thought to have been drinking - reportedly spent more than half an hour of the first act of the performance yelling expletives.
Her outbursts were said to include "f**k Cinders, Prince Charming, marry me" and branding the Ugly Sisters "b***hes."
Families in the audience got upset when Amy repeatedly stood up, blocking their view to jeer at the cast.
She is due to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 20 January 2010.
Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:40 PM
Amy Winehouse is addicted to shopping.
The troubled 'Back to Black' singer - who has rekindled her romance with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil - has delighted her family by finally quitting drugs but is still causing them concern by obsessively indulging in her new hobbies, which also include exercise.
Her father Mitch Winehouse revealed: "Amy quit the drugs in her own way. In August 2008 she said to me, 'Dad, I don't want to do this any more.' And she hasn't. I'm more proud of her for that than her music - she's done it all by herself. But she's not out of the woods yet.
"She's a recovering addict and other problems have developed. Shopping is a problem - she'll go into Agent Provocateur and spend Â£3,000 on underwear in one go.
"She works out for three to four hours a day in the gym."
Mitch also admitted he is worried about Amy's alcohol consumption, but doesn't think he can get her to cut down.
He added to Closer magazine: "Amy's still drinking. Not to excess, but she drinks perhaps more than she should. The ideal situation is that she steers clear of alcohol, but she's 26 and she wants to be with people and have a drink."
Posted 12 January 2010 - 07:36 PM
Amy Winehouse has blasted her father for talking about her problems in public.
The troubled 'Back To Black' singer is furious with her "embarrassing" dad, Mitch, after he appeared on British TV documentary 'My Daughter Amy' last week, and spoke about her battle with drug addiction, relationship woes with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil and other struggles.
She wrote on twitter: "Why don't my dad write a song when something bothers him instead of going on national tv? And you thought your parents were embarrassing. (sic)"
Taxi driver-turned-TV presenter and swing singer Mitch, 58, has been vocal about Amy's problems in recent months, revealing she is now struggling to curb her spending.
He said: "Amy quit the drugs in her own way. In 2008, she said to me, 'Dad, I don't want to do this any more.' And she hasn't. I'm more proud of her for that than for her music - she's done it all herself.
"But she's not out the woods yet. She's a recovering addict and other problems have developed.
"Shopping is a problem. She'll go into Agent Provocateur and spend £3000 on underwear in one go."
He also blasted 26-year-old Amy's ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, 31 - who is currently undergoing court-ordered treatment for his own drug problems - and admitted he is worried they have reconciled.
He said: "Their relationship was a disaster. It was destructive and they're lucky one of them didn't die. Two addicts can't be in a relationship."
Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:00 PM
Amy Winehouse has taken up the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira.
The 'Rehab' singer has turned to the exercise - a mix of martial arts, music and dance, which is performed in a non-violent way - to help her concentrate while working on her long-awaited new album.
A source said: "Amy loves it because it's good for strength, toning and great for working up a sweat. It is also helping her focus."
Amy, 26, has also been using the technique to help her stay in shape while she records her next LP - the follow up to 2006's 'Back to Black' - and keep her away from the temptations of London's Camden area, where she is reportedly moving back to.
The singer - who has now overcome her drug problems - originally lived in the area at the height of her hedonism, but moved to the area of Barnet, in the city's suburbs, in 2009 to change her lifestyle.
Posted 10 April 2010 - 10:46 AM
AMY Winehouse is back in hospital!
The troubled singer was rushed to a London medical center where she was kept overnight after experiencing agonizing pains from her breast implants.
Winehouse may have to undergo corrective surgery or have her 32D implants removed
“Amy was in agony and became convinced it was something to do with her boobs,” a family friend told British newspaper The Sun.
“She thought she would leave it for a while but the pain got worse. She went into the clinic on Thursday and they kept her under observation.
“She is waiting for a decision on whether the implants have to come out or not.”
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