Amy Winehouse's family claims that not boozing may be what killed her. Family sources say she was advised to cut down on her drinking gradually, but instead she quit cold turkey, putting her body into shock. In a story that comes to us via the fairly disreputable British paper The Sun, family sources say she hadn't had a drink in three weeks, and the dramatic withdrawal gave her a seizure. That's a real thing, according to a doctor interviewed by the L.A. Times. [The Sun, LAT]
Sources close to Amy Winehouse say she left the "framework" of about a dozen songs. [USA Today]


Kat Von D posted a message on Facebook titled "What can I say? I suck." She notes that her relationship with Jesse James "sprung a lot of negativity from the outside world," and adds, "Never planned on walking away from this relationship, let alone the timing of things." [Kat Von D]
Jesse James' ex, Janine Lindemulder was arrested for harassment after calling him more than 25 times in the past few days. [TMZ]


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Christopher Schwarzenegger, who was injured while boogie boarding, is better than okay — he's having dinner with Oprah. [TMZ]
Maria Shriver wants her divorce finalized ASAP so she can get back to work. "All of the major networks have approached her, but she hasn't made any decision yet. Maria doesn't want any new job to impede on time she spends with Christopher, and Patrick, who live with her. Patrick, 17, is going to be a senior in high school and she will be visiting colleges with him. Christopher is only thirteen, and the two have a very close relationship," says a source. [Radar]


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Check out Kim Kardashian's wedding invitation, which includes a klassy "k" logo. [TMZ]


  • Mad Men season five will start shooting next week. In the meantime, amuse yourself by rewatching the series on Netflix. [EW]
  • Scarlett Johansson had to turn down an invitation to the Marine Corps Ball, but she's sending a case of champagne in her stead. [People]
  • More adorable shots of Pink's baby, Willow Sage? Yes, please! [E!]
  • Linda Ronstadt is writing a memoir. [AP]
  • After holding a contest in which they let their fans decide what the name of their new jointly-written novel would be, the Kardashian Klan announced today that the winning title is Dollhouse. Thankfully, they strayed away from naming it with a word that begins with a K, even though Khloe's "favorite" choices for the book were Komplicated, Kaleidoscope, Klassified and Kandid Konfessions. [Kourtney Kardashian]
  • Rob Kardashian will appear on the next season of DWTS. I was annoyed about the prospect of having to see Kardashians in the audience every week, then I remembered I don't watch the show. [TMZ]