Amy Winehouse's Dad Steps In: Is She Grounded?

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  • Amy Winehouse may be placed under 24-hour surveillance, if her family has its way. Her dad wants to hire someone to watch her around the clock. Good idea? [The Sun]
  • In fact, Amy's dad, Mitch, is going to move in with her. Good luck, Mr. Winehouse! [Daily Mail]
  • Boy George says Amy Winehouse "reminds me of myself in the early days of Culture Club." He seems to mean the voice and not the drugs but hey, whatevs. [Telegraph]
  • Joel Madden: "I had no idea what love even was until Harlow came along." Aww, someone's gonna grow up spoiled! [People]
  • Reports say that Jake Gyllenhaal is in New Mexico, shooting a movie called Brothers. He's very upset about the death of his close friend Heath Ledger, and the set has been closed to non-crew members and extra security has been hired. Jake is Matilda Ledger's godfather. [TMZ]
  • Matilda and her mother, Michelle Williams, arrived in New York yesterday — Michelle had been filming in Sweden but left the set upon hearing of Heath's death. [People]
  • Detailed reports about Heath Ledger's dire insomnia abound; he would take long walks or party. [People]
  • Preggers Jessica Alba has been having baby dreams, including one about breastfeeding, which, she says, "is the only thing I'm paranoid about." [People]
  • Kristin Cavallari is getting her NZ tattoo removed — she broke up with Nick Zano in December 2007 and "wants the thing off." The surgeon she's seeing? The same one who did Heidi Montag's boob and nose jobs. Ah, The Hills, keeping it real. [E!]
  • New York's "drug dealer to the stars" is trying to sell his story, but so far no one's buying. The only name he's dropped is Lindsay Lohan's... Wonder who else has the dude on speed dial? [Gatecrasher]
  • Blind item! "Which TV star and his (female) publicist's nicknames for each other are 'old velvet nose' and 'the baldheaded champ'? I can't decide - is that sweet or not?" [Gatecrasher]
  • Britney Spears showed up at the courthouse yesterday but changed her mind and left before the closed-door hearing started. Meanwhile, the American Psychoanalytic Association is begging people to stop trying to diagnose the pop star, saying you can't determine what's wrong with her if you've never met her. [Rush & Molloy]
  • And yet! Britney is a hot topic for shrinks; all the magazines get quotes of speculative armchair diagnoses. [Showbuzz]
  • Big bust for a lil rapper: Lil Wayne was arrested in Arizona on Tuesday after drug-sniffing dogs found 105 grams of marijuana, almost 29 grams of cocaine and 41 grams of Ecstasy on his tour bus. Was that for the whole tour or just one night? [Rush & Molloy]
  • Steve Carell was picked for jury duty? Well, with the writers' strike, it's not like he'll be missing work. [TMZ]
  • Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross is lobbying Congress to end "drive through" mastectomies — in which women are forced to leave the hospital mere hours after surgery. Sounds like a good cause to uh, support. [USA Today]
  • L.A. city officials have asked a judge to ban members of a street gang and Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight was included in the injunction. Knight says, "I'm a 42-year-old businessman, not a gang member. I don't even live in Compton anymore." Poor city officials, so old skool. [Yahoo News]
  • Diddy says he wants to be known as Sean John now. Noted! [Perez Hilton]
  • Courteney Cox, launching her own line of furniture? Yawn. [Perez Hilton]
  • Perez Hilton will get $85,000 to pay his legal costs in a defamation lawsuit Samantha Ronson filed against him (and lost). That cash will buy a whole lot of coke scribbles on paparazzi pix. [USA Today]
  • Sylvester Stallone took human growth hormone for the new Rambo movie and has no regrets: "Anyone who calls it a steroid is grossly misinformed," he says. "Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older." Why are we so grossed out? [Page Six]
  • Lily Allen made an appearance at a London restaurant frequented by celebs; her first evening out since the miscarriage. Couldn't have been easy. [Daily Mail]



Amy Winehouse being watched 24 hours reminds me of that Simpsons episode in which Bart gets an abandoned factory for a dollar and Milhouse is the night watchman. Bart stops by one morening to discover it has collapsed... "Milhouse! I told you to watch the building." "I did watch it. I watched it start to fall down, then it fell down."

And someone please tell PUFF DADDY you only get one well-known nickname per career. He's gone through, like, 10 now.