Amy Winehouse's Dad Accepts Award On Her Behalf

  • Amy Winehouse showed up so late to the Novello awards in London that she arrived just as her dad was on stage accepting and saying, "Amy unfortunately couldn't make it." The songwriting award was for "Love Is a Losing Game." Also a losing game? Drugs. [People]
  • Oh! Tina Turner has offered to help Amy kick drugs, says this headline. But hmm. The quotes don't exactly support that. Tina says: "My view of Amy is that her problems started before her success. And the drugs are making it hard for her to deal with this success. You get nothing from drugs except a feeling and bad health." [Mirror]
  • Amy might go to rehab in Israel. Mazel Tov! [The Sun]
  • Lindsay ♥ Sam. Just look at these snuggle pix. Pretty sure they are making out. [The Sun]
  • In Cannes yesterday, Michelle Williams walked her first red carpet since the death of Heath Ledger. And she glowed. [People]
  • The rumor about Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder is untrue, and it was started by Star magazine. [Perez Hilton]
  • Did Diddy and Naomi Campbell have some kind of showcase showdown? She walked into a party on his yacht all smiles, and left at 3am "shaken and upset." Honestly? In a fight, I think Naomi would win. [Perez Hilton]
  • Jessica Simpson is a daddy's girl, which is making for trouble between her and Tony Romo. Tony hates how Joe Simpson is always giving him advice and how Jessica always defends her father's motives. A source says: "Tony took her to the wedding to be a nice guy. But at this point, he just wants to back out gracefully." Just do it! [E!]
  • Usher and Tameka: Still together. The reports of their breakup are "100% not true," says his rep. We say: Yet. [E!]
  • Usher talked about being a dad on Ellen: Of his 6-month-old son, he says, "He is my reason for living. [Aside from] my wife, obviously, for helping me have him." [People]
  • Baby-wipe loving actor Terrence Howard admits that he threatened to kill his 14-year-old daughter's boyfriend. He says: "She's supposedly in love with some guy. I made her break up with him and I've threatened to kill him. I was like, you picked a green fruit from the tree that's far from ripe. I'm sure he's still kind of her boyfriend. This summer I'll take her off to another country where her phone won't work, and he'll start dating someone else." [IMDB]
  • Madonna auctioned off a private concert at a dinner, raising $560,000 for AIDS charity amFAR. [Reuters]
  • Apparently Madonna's documentary about Malawi is pretty good. [Guardian]
  • Madonna and Sean Penn: Avoiding each other in Cannes, despite staying at the same hotel. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Production has begun on Hannah Montana: The Movie, which will be filming in and around Nashville. It's gonna be all Miley Cyrus, all the time. Her 3-D concert film made $65.3 million at the box office for crying out loud. [E!]
  • The "other woman" named in Shania Twain and Mutt Lange's breakup says she is not to blame for their marital woes. She does not however deny that she had an affair with Lange. Sigh. [Showbuzz]
  • An attorney for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the owner of famed L.A. baby boutique Petit Tresor for selling false details about Suri's stuff. Apparently the boutique told Life & Style magazine about TomKat's shopping habits. TomKat's lawyer says: "Petit Tresor is trying to get publicity for themselves by telling the press that celebrities are shopping in their store when they're not." [E!]
  • Kanye West, Method Man, Redman and Common are being sued for using samples by late jazz musician Joe Farrell. Farrell's daughter is looking for $1 million and asked that no further copies of the songs be made, sold or performed. Good luck with that. [Reuters]
  • Adam Sandler is preparing his 2-year-old for a sibling by saying: "Mommy's not like bad sick. She just has something growing in her that's eventually gonna shoot out her vagina and take half your toys." [People]
  • Are Drew Barrymore and Justin "I'm A Mac" Long gonna get engaged? Apparently Justin suggested they go look for rings and Drew said, "You know what I like, surprise me." [MSNBC]
  • Nigella Lawson admits that she bans camera men from shooting her derriere. She says: "There's a rule... no one's allowed to shoot my bum unless it's out of focus. Not if they want me to be nice and feed them." Aw, Nigella, own that booty! [Mirror]
  • More Denise Richards/Charlie Sheen drama. Is any of this crap true? Or just well-timed publicity for her new show? [Page Six]
  • Michael Gross's book, Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women, may be turned into a movie. Have any of you guys read it? [Page Six]
  • Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News used to weigh 417 lbs., but he lost 52 recently and had lapband surgery this week. He says: "I've been a happy fat man, but when diabetes came into the equation, which has a possibility of blindness - which would really [bleep] up my favorite passion in life, film - I have taken the steps necessary to defeat [it]." [Page Six]
  • Michael Lohan says: I haven't seen my kids in two months. [Dina] brought them to Vegas for her reality show, then to California. Before that, she missed 15 out of 29 appointments. She doesn't care. She does what she wants." [Rush & Molloy]
  • Rocker Rikki Rockett has been cleared of felony rape charges. Apparently there was an impostor at work! [TMZ]
  • Cops are looking for that guy who knocked out Suge Knight. Bet they're not the only ones. [TMZ]
  • Yeardley Smith Erickson, the voice of Lisa Simpson, has filed for divorce from her husband of six years Daniel Erickson. D'oh! [TMZ]
  • George Clooney with his shirt off. [TMZ]
  • Wesley Snipes was granted bail in his tax fraud case. He's free and an appeal is pending. So scary that he's messing with the IRS. [Reuters]
  • Oasis/Coldplay feud? Yawn. [The Sun]
  • Shia LaBeouf, 21, and Megan Fox, 21, made out in Transformers and Megan says Shia is "the best kisser - ever." Is she secretly seeing Shia? Even though she's engaged to David Silver Brian Austin Green (who is 13 years older)? Signs point to yes. [Janet Charlton's Hollywood]