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Read the original here: Television Actor Michael Showers’ Body Found Floating in Mississippi River
Read the rest here: Did “Legal” Drugs Kill Amy Winehouse?
Amy Winehouse’s family has revealed that it has been confirmed through toxicology results that there were no illegal drugs in her system, but the cause of her death has still not been determined.
The test did find some alcohol present in the late British singer’s dead body but it couldn’t be determined if it was in any way responsible for her untimely death.
The highly talented but controversial soul singer struggled with drug and alcohol-related problems for a number of years before she was found dead at her London residence last month. The preliminary tests conducted on her body couldn’tMore >
Jani Lane’s cause of death will also remain a secret for the next few weeks, just as it happened in British singer Amy Winehouse’s case. Yesterday (August 12), an autopsy was conducted on the deceased lead singer of glam metal band “Warrant,” but it failed to shed any light on what might have caused his untimely death at the age of 47.
This means that now a series of toxicology tests will be performed on the Lane’s dead body, a process that can take a couple of months to produce any conclusive reports.
Lane was found unconscious in Woodland Hills’ comfort Inn Hotel near Los Angeles and wasMore >
The giant ‘Michael Forever’ tribute concert set to occur in Wales on October 8 has just announced its first line of stars. Acts will include Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Smokey Robinson, Cee Lo Green and JLS. But Chris Brown and Justin Bieber refused.
The show will also feature several of Michael’s brothers, who are promoted as “the next generation of Jacksons,” and the group ’3T,’ which stars Tito Jackson’s three sons.
Alternative rocker ‘Alien Ant Farm’ and R&B star Craig David will also perform, so will Jay-Z. And other stars are due to be added in the next few days, so the organizersMore >
In a sickening story that should reduce most true fans to tears it’s been reported that the London home of Amy Winehouse has been robbed and several precious mementos may now be gone forever.
The exact date of the theft is unclear at this point, but among the items removed were personal letters, handwritten lyrics for her upcoming album, demo recordings and even a favorite guitar. And Amy’s family are predictably crushed by the heartless act; Especially her father, Mitch.
“This is such a sickening shock to the family, that someone would stoop so low,” a friend tells reporters. ”They can’tMore >
Within days of the death of Amy Winehouse there were already rumors of plans for a film of her life. Now it seems the rumors may be gaining ground; Reports suggest Lady Gaga is now in talks to assume the role of the London-born singer in a major Hollywood film.
“Lady Gaga worshiped Amy and would love nothing more than to transform herself into her idol on the big screen,” a Hollywood insider tells reporters. “She’d be spot on performing Amy’s songs and has the right look and bolshy attitude.”
The name of the studio is not currently known but they are said to be eager to cash in on the globalMore >
When Amy Winehouse died on July 23rd one of the millions who mourned her was ex-boyfriend, Reg Traviss. But if reports are correct the pair were secretly engaged.
Sources close to the late singer now say Reg, 35, had proposed just a few weeks before Amy was lost, and she accepted. They then sealed the bond with a diamond engagement ring.
“Reg asked Amy and of course she said ‘Yes.’ She loved him.” one friend tells reporters. “‘She wanted nothing more than to be his wife and start a family. She wanted to get rid of her demons so badly.”
The wedding was due to happen next year but that’s allMore >
It’s being reported that the first of what’s bound to be several Amy Winehouse albums issued after her death will examine one of Amy’s true low-points – her marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil.
Her first two albums; 2003′s ‘Frank’ and the 2006 Emmy magnet ‘Back to Black’ covered her rise to success and her struggle with finding true love, but the third could be her most personal. Already in production it’s said to give a ‘blow-by-blow account’ of Amy’s ill-fated marriage and frequent fights with addiction.
“Amy always had a notebook on her and would write down lyrics and ideas,” says a rep forMore >
When the world said its farewells to Amy Winehouse on Tuesday it was done with respect. But Amy’s family has now told the press two Brazilian comics gate-crashed the service to play an infantile prank.
Daniel Zukerman and Andre Machado, who host a show called ‘Panico na TV’ (Panic on TV) in their native Brazil posed as friends of the late singer. They wore yarmulkes to blend in and even conned several media outlets into interviewing them on their long and caring relationship with late star…who they’d never met.
“Amy changed the world,” Bruno told German TV Network, RTL while clearly close toMore >
In observance of her faith Amy Winehouse was cremated today in Golders Green, London, at a small, private service attended by just family and friends.
The coroner’s office completed an autopsy over the weekend but the cause of her death will not be known until test result arrive in 4-6 weeks, so the service proceeded as planned. But Police have dismissed foul play as a cause of her death.
Before attending the funeral Amy’s parents, Mitch and Janis visited the home in Camden, north London where Amy was found, lifeless and still by her security guard on Saturday. Fans have transformed theMore >
The sudden loss of Amy Winehouse brought a rightful flood of tributes and memories from fellow stars all weekend, but while most of the music world is still in shock, British soul singer M.I.A and Outkast star, Big Boi have eulogized Amy in what may be the most fitting way – with a song.
The 36-year old, born with the tongue-knotting name of ‘Mathangi Arulpragasam’ posted a link on her Twitter feed to a track called ’27,’ referring to the at which Amy and a saddening number of other artists had died.
“I recorded this song and never put it out,” she told fans on Saturday night. “It’s anMore >
Earlier today (July 24), London’s Metropolitan Police announced that Amy Winehouse’s autopsy will be conducted on Monday morning at the earliest.
In an official statement, the local police said, “Inquiries continue into the circumstances of the death.” Currently, Winehouse’s demise “is being treated as unexplained and there have been no arrests in connection with the incident.”
The highly talented Briton was famous around the world for her singing talent but her drinking and drugs problems, coupled with her run-ins with the law brought her popularity graph down significantly in recent More >
Amy Winehouse, the richly talented but deeply troubled singer whose innate but often misused talents won her five Grammys with a single CD has been found dead at her home in London. She was just 27.
Police have confirmed a woman was pronounced dead at a home in the London suburb of Camden at 4pm local time [11am ET,] but no cause of death has so far been released. A spokesman for the Ambulance service said the victim was dead before their crew arrived on the scene.
Born on September 14, 1983, Amy enjoyed a peaceful childhood among London’s enclaves but her prodigious musical gifts soon shoneMore >
When Ryan Dunn died in a car crash on June 20th at the age of just 34 his friends and fans were rightly distraught, and last night those who worked with him on ‘Jackass’ and other projects gathered on ‘Attack of the Show’ to pay tribute and say their farewells.
“Ryan’s decision to get behind the wheel that night cost him and his best friend, Zach Hartwell the ultimate price,” ‘Attack of the Show’s Kevin Pereira said sadly. “But that doesn’t mean we should forget the laughter he brought to all of us. He’s left behind a legacy of laughter and stunts that will last us a lifetime.”