Blog posts about Amy Winehouse

Revenue from tragic 27 Club member Amy Winehouse’s music has quadrupled since her death – how sad is that?

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In 2008, while backstage at one of her gigs, troubled singer Amy Winehouse reportedly told composer John Altman, “I didn’t want all this…

“I just wanted to make music with my friends.”

She died in 2011 aged just 27 years old, and so she joined the heartbreaking 27 Club, which sadly includes other artists who died before their time, such as Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain. Read more & comment »

When the paparazzi go too far: Harry Styles, Cheryl Cole & other celebrities with paparazzi injunctions!

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We reported yesterday that One Direction star Harry Styles obtained a court order which forbids photographers from approaching him in the street or near his home. In fact a judge ruled that the snap happy paparazzi must not venture within fifty feet of the singer without his permission at any time.

However, the teen idol is not the first celebrity to have resorted to legal action, not even close.

A number of stars in recent years have taken their cases to court when they felt their privacy was being invaded on a repeated basis.

Let’s start with Mr Styles:

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Nicole Scherzinger says X Factor’s Hannah Barrett could be new ‘Adele or Amy Winehouse’

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Nicole Scherzinger has pleaded with X Factor viewers to start picking up their phones and voting for Hannah Barrett, because she really thinks the singer has something very special.

The 17 year old found herself in the bottom two last night, singing against her pal Abi Alton and she was lucky that the judges voted to save her and give her another chance in the competition.

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X Factor 2013: Talented Relley Clarke was “given a big yes” from tragic music icon Amy Winehouse!

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When we saw talented singer Relley Clarke performing on last night’s X Factor, we had one of those You Are So Going Places moments…

In fact, more accurately, it was a puzzled Why Aren’t You There Yet moment, but as Relley herself remarked upon during her VT, having an incredible talent is really only half the battle in the music industry.

And as it’s been revealed today that late singer Amy Winehouse was a big fan of Relley’s, that’s a point underscored by the fact that the Brummy singer is – or was until embarking on her X Factor journey – working as a housekeeper in a hotel! Read more & comment »

The Voice 2013: Nate James thinks Jessie J always wanted Lovelle but doesn’t want to be like Amy Winehouse anyway!

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Nate James has admitted that he wishes he’d never chosen Jessie J as his coach on The Voice.

The singer songwriter was featured on the BBC show on Sunday night battling with 22 year old waitress Lovelle and at the end of their performance of ‘No Air’ the ‘Domino’ hitmaker chose to drop him from her team.

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The Voice 2013: Nate James admits he was inspired by ‘best friend’ Amy Winehouse

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Nate James has revealed that his late best friend Amy Winehouse was a huge inspiration to him in his music career.

The 35 year old star was featured on last night’s episode of The Voice, making a last ditch attempt to boost his fortunes, after he was dropped from his record label five years ago.

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Road in Camden to be named after tragic singer Amy Winehouse

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We reported yesterday that a film about the life of tragic singer Amy Winehouse is about to go into production and is expected to be released early next year…

And today it’s been revealed that – some two years on from her death – a road in Camden is to be named after the singer.

The Sun reports, “Bigwigs in north London are considering calling a new road Winehouse Street — or perhaps Winehouse Way — in her memory.” Read more & comment »

New film about Amy Winehouse will show how “Everyone fell under her spell!”

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Fans of tragic singer Amy Winehouse will no doubt be pleased to hear that a film about her life in the works and will be directed by BAFTA winner Asif Kapadia, who was lauded for his film about the late racing driver, Ayrton Senna.

Of Amy – who was of course found dead in her London home in July 2011 – Kapadia said, “Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent…

“She wrote and sang from the heart and everyone fell under her spell.” Read more & comment »

The Voice 2013: Déjà vu strikes as hopeful Nate James says Amy Winehouse was his “best friend”

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Fans of The Voice may recall that one of last year’s finalists, Tyler James, was left heartbroken after the death of his friend, tragic singer Amy Winehouse, who was found dead in her London home in 2011…

And today it’s been reported that singer Nate James – who is friends with Tyler – who we’re set to meet next weekend when he auditions’ for The Voice, was similarly “knocked for six” by Amy’s death as they were “best friends.”

Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, Nate said, “Amy was a delight to be around, even during the hard times. We were best friends… Read more & comment »

Amy Winehouse’ ex Reg Traviss on the hell he’s endured over rape allegation

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Reg Traviss, who was of course dating tragic singer Amy Winehouse in the weeks before her death, has revealed the hellish time he’s had since being accused of rape by a woman he once thought of as a friend.

Speaking out after being found not guilty of raping the unnamed woman, Reg told The Sun, “When Amy died I thought I couldn’t reach a lower ebb.

“I’m reluctant to say it, but when this came up I don’t think I ever have, or ever will, feel so low.”

Reg’s brother Richard, who owns a nightclub where CCTV footage that was to prove vital in proving Reg’s innocence was recorded, also spoke to the paper about his brother’s ordeal. Read more & comment »