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Amy Winehouse’s Dad Is – Wait For It – Recording An Album

Flipping heck! Only a couple of days after his back-of-a-taxi chat show was announced, Amy Winehouse‘s dad Mitch says he’s to record an album. “It’s a [Frank] Sinatra-ish album. There will be six covers of Sinatra,” he says of the project

First online, now music – what next? The Mitch Winehouse News At Ten? Mitch Winehouse to win an Oscar? Mitch Winehouse apps on your iPhone? You know it’s just  a matter of time…


Jude Law’s Exes Still Love Him


Jude Law may be fighting lots of negative press recently, what with getting Samantha Burke pregnant and not being able to so far even visit his newborn daughter Sophia. But the Brit thesp must be doing something right, as his two most high-profile exes seem to still love the guy.

Jude’s ex-wife Sadie Frost, with whom he’s got three other children, took to the pages of Grazia magazine this week to declare, “He’s a wonderful person and I’ll support him forever.” The same mag claims in another report that, although we think sounds far-fetched, his other ex Sienna Miller has been meeting up with him on “a series of low-key dates” with one source claiming, “I think Jude and Sienna never really got over their feelings for one another.” Hmm!

Banging the nanny, getting a fling knocked up, going bald – it seems that Jude’s still their number one man. You gotta wonder why he ever let these women go. [Photos: GettyImages]


Lady Gaga Giving Away Her Hair To Fans


Christmas is practically around the corner and we’re starting our annual panic search for what to buy our loved ones. But thankfully, resident lunatic-slash-fashion icon Lady Gaga is here to help! Not only is she “reissuing” her The Fame album as The Fame Monster, for the very special price of $114.98 you can get it plus a very special art book including a real bit snipped off your favorite pop star. Bargain!

Yes, stalkers and weirdos rejoice because Gaga is giving away a “lock of her hair” with every purchase of the “Book of Gaga”! Woop!  So, while leafing through Gaga’s “journey into pop superstardom” and wearing those inclusive so-next-season 3-D glasses, you too can develop an unhealthy attachment to a few bits of hair. However, Gaga’s clarified it won’t be her actual hair, just pieces from her many, many wigs. “Some people are saying it is creepy – but they don’t know my fans. My fans love my hair and they want my hair,” she says. [Photo: FilmMagic]

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Joss Stone: Lily Allen’s Not A Singer

Joss Stone fell out of favor in the UK a few years back when she appeared on stage at the Brit awards with a ludicrous American accent and tried to upstage Amy Winehouse by singing “Rehab.” And now about to relaunch herself with a new album, she’s doing no further favors by slating Lily Allen‘s recent attempts to clamp down on illegal file-sharing. By condescendingly stating it’s because Lily’s not a real singer. Riiiight.

“She needs to sell records because she’s not a singer, and that’s not an offence to her because I think that she knows that too… I think it’s probably harder for an artist like Lily and any other pop acts. It’s really about the track and about their personality and their celebrity and that’s how they make their money is selling those records,” she said. Lily’s not known for taking things lying down, and although she’s abandoned Twitter, we can soon see foolhardy Joss at the end of a verbal smackdown. Round two!


Leighton Meester’s Love Lessons Are Depressing


Sebastian Stan better be pretty confident in his relationship with “Gossip Girl” hottie Leighton Meester, because judging by quotes she’s made about relationships, we’d be a bit scared, ourselves. In an interview with UK Glamour, Leighton muses on the nature of love and sex. And it’s fairly bleak.

“I always resist falling in love. My problem is, I lose interest…every time I’ve fallen in love, it’s just momentary,” she says, adding later that, “If I don’t see an end that’s nice. Because I always see an end…Honestly, I’ve hated every boyfriend I’ve had.” (Well, maybe the one that did that sex tape, we’d understand.) And Leighton, would you consider yourself a good girlfriend? “I don’t know. It’s not really the goal of my existence.” Cheer up, love! There’s being a realist, and then there’s being a deadly pessimistic pragmatist, no? [Photo: Getty Images]


Nicole Kidman’s “Strange Sexual Fetish Stuff”


Think Nicole Kidman is some uptight Aussie actress, primly married and behaving like the serious 40-something mother-of-one that she is? Think again, suckers! No, Nicole is totally racy, and has gone through some crazy sh*t in the name of sex. Honestly, she’s told us so. In the current issue of British GQ magazine, Nic not only poses on the cover in her underwear and one chiffon glove (maybe she lost the other one), but also talks about her relationship experiences in detail.

Describing her current marriage to singer Keith Urban as “raw and dangerous” and reiterating again that she “never will” discuss her marriage to Tom Cruise in detail (boo), Nicole nonetheless is pretty open about what she’s gone through. “I’ve explored obsession. I’ve explored loss and love in terms of being in a grief-stricken place, I’ve explored strange sexual fetish stuff, I’ve explored the mundane aspect of marriage, and monogamy,” she says. Yikes, who could she possibly mean? Our filthy minds are racing with distressing images of Tom, Keith or maybe even Lenny Kravitz!  Nicole – what have you done to us?! [Photo: GQ]


More Celebs Welcome Babies

Call it a mini-baby-boom of celebs we’re not usually that interested in except for when they pop out a new sprog (oh, we’re so fickle). Supermodel Karolina Kurkova has welcomed her first child, son Tobin Jack Drury last Thursday. Plus, actress Mary Stuart Masterson is also a first-time mom to a son, too, at the impressive age of 43! Congratulations to both hot mamas. 


Simon’s Mom Reveals Embarrassing Secrets

If there’s one thing we can’t help loving, it’s celebrities’ veneer of super-cool sophistication falling by the wayside when their family start embarrassing them by speaking to the press. Forget Michael Lohan-style dysfunction, we’re more thinking Justin Timberlake‘s grandma Sadie Bomar ‘fessing up that he’s not ready to marry that Jessica Biel girl. And now Simon Cowell‘s glamorous mom Julie has got in on the act, giving an interview to UK showbiz mag New!, which is the equivalence of opening up those baby photos of him on the potty to the whole world.

  • On Simon’s early musical prowess: “He formed a band with his brother and two friends. We were on holiday in the Caribbean once and he convinced the hotel to let them play. They were awful!”
  • On Simon’s tragic first loss: “When Hammy the Hamster died, Simon was upset for a very long time.”
  • On Simon’s ex-girlfriends: “Top of the class was Terri Seymour...she was my favourite but sadly Simon is married to his work.”
  • On Simon’s bad habits: “His smoking – I hate it.”

Ahhh, parents. Don’t you just love them?


Amy Winehouse’s Dad Gets A Chat Show

Amy Winehouse‘s cabbie father Mitch is starring in an online chat show, it’s been announced. The singer’s dad – who’s become a famous face in his own right through Amy’s very public drug addiction – is set to host a fairly random-sounding segment on new web channel Liv where he interviews stars in his very own black cab. Budget-tastic!

The show, called “Mitch Winehouse’s Showbiz Rant,” sees Pop Winehouse interview another crazy mess, David Hasselhoff, in the first episode.  Brilliant flash of post-modern genius or total barrell-scraping cheapo nonsense? Watch the first ep and decide for yourself… personally, we’re a fan of old Mr W, but think his talents deserve better than the £4.27 this “show” clearly cost to make. [Video: Living TV]


Kate Hudson Knows What Men Want (Mainly, Sex)

Finally, Kate Hudson has revealed the understanding of men that have led her to hook up with some high-profile guys like Owen Wilson,  Lance Armstrong and A-Rod. Namely, that they’re simple creatures who need little more than “sex and a sandwich.”

“I sometimes feel like when you’re talking to boys, they just hear certain keywords…But if you had a bubble above their head, they’d be thinking about game scores, masturbation and food,” she tells the current issue of UK Elle magazine. “I love boys…but I believe they’re really simple. Every guy likes to say that they’re complicated, but they’re so easy to figure out.” We’d like to think men of the world rise up in horror at this simplistic appraisal, but we actually reckon she’s pretty right. With A-Rod, anyhow.