In the least surprising news since hearing Madge and Guy were splitting up, Amy Winehouse‘s erstwhile husband Blake Incarcerated has revealed that he was the one that dragged her down into junkie-dom. In an incredibly candid “mea culpa” interview with the News of the World, Blake goes further than any past newspaper report, painting himself as totally guilty — “the man who caused it all” — turning Amy into the drug-addled wreck she is today.
“I dragged Amy into it and without me there is no doubt that she would never have gone down that road. I ruined something beautiful. Now I have to let her go to save her life. I am not abandoning her. I am doing this out of love,” he told the paper.
Gruesome, grotty details abound in the confessional, from Amy’s first seizure, to her self-harming and fling with manager’s assistant Alex Haines. It makes for uncomfortable reading — especially when BI sobs, “I’m distraught and can’t stop crying. I can’t believe that because of drugs I’m going to lose my soulmate … I know drug dealers are still supplying her. It’s just amazing that the police haven’t stopped them. But how can a criminal comment on the Old f***ing Bill. I just wish someone would do something.” The whole thing is really sad — and maybe (as we’ve said a million times before) this will actually make Amy get some help finally? [Photos: Getty Images Entertainment]
What to do if your movie is on fire at the box office? If your Kristen Stewart, you celebrate by lighting up the peace pipe on your front porch (see the incriminating photo at BuzzFeed). This gorgeous ganga lover got us thinking that there is a whole list of Hollywood hotties who love to indulge in smoking the Mary Jane. Check out our gallery of Hollywood’s Hottest Stoner Chicks. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Sigh. We are really now starting to think that Amy Winehouse is reading our blog and starting to act out accordingly. After we accused her of staying in and watching the X-Factor, she went out on the lash the next night. And now after we dared to hope that it was all over with Blake Incarcerated and she might be able to put her life back together, she only goes and binges on drink and drugs, ending up in the hospital (again). The Sun reports that Amy suffered a seizure after overdoing it somewhat on a “cocktail” of pharmaceuticals following a phone row with estranged husband Blake.
“They had a screaming row. She was beside herself after the call — and she just totally lost it,” a source claims.
Reassuringly, Amy’s spokespeople claim it was a “bad reaction” to prescribed medication. Uh huh. It would be funny if this whole sorry saga wasn’t like a bad case of déjà vu over and over again. [Source: The Sun, Photo: FilmMagic]
We all gritted our teeth in bitterness when we watched the A-listers whoop it up last week at the credit-crunch-defying opening of the $1.4 billion Atlantis resort in Dubai last week. And originally we thought they didn’t have to pay for the pleasure of snaffling champagne, oysters and the coolest hotel rooms going — but oh, they did pay. Not with cash, but with their dignity. Because it’s emerged that stars like Lily Allen and model Agyness Deyn were subjected to total strip searches upon arriving in Dubai. Ouch.
“I knew I didn’t have anything on me, so I wasn’t worried. I wasn’t paranoid, just terrified. It was at the airport and took more than an hour. It was really scary as they didn’t tell you what they were doing, they just said, ‘Take off trousers’ and I was like, ‘Ahhh, help’,” Lily told the Mail on Sunday.
We love Lily, and especially the way she phrases “I knew I didn’t have anything on me,” which begs the unspoken suffix “at that moment in time.” But we do pity the poor girl for her bum deal. Heh. Heh. [Photo: Getty Images Entertainment]
What’s Winona Ryder been up to lately? Nope, not working on a sequel to Beetlejuice, sadly.She’s been too busy getting her stomach pumped in England! The actress – whose once-promising career has been replaced by general shoplifting-related weirdness – overdosed on a plane from L.A. to London this week after taking too many Xanax pills. Apparently she’s a very anxious flier, and went a little nuts with her anxiety meds. “She turned a deathly shade of pale,” said a fellow passenger. “It was scary.”
Winona’s condition forced the plane to land early, and she was taken to a hospital where she had her stomach pumped and was later released. But this incident is just the latest in what has become the very strange life of Winona Ryder. Since her arrest for shoplifting in 2001, her career has floundered. Gone are the days of Winona Forever tattoos and blowing up high schools with Christian Slater. Will her role in JJ Abrams‘ new Star Trek flick help revive our favorite actress of the 80s and 90s? Maybe, but only if her personal life tags along for the ride. [Photo: WireImage]
The drama continues in the wake of the tragic suicide death of Paula Goodspeed, the scorned American Idol contestant and Paula Abdul fan found dead in her car outside of Abdul’s home. Goodspeed’s brother Charles McIntyre is speaking out in defense of his sister, and told E! Online that “she was not a stalker.” McIntyre insists that his lil’ sis did not have a criminal record, mental problems or suicidal tendencies, and that she was “just like anyone else, trying to make it big as an actor or singer.”
McIntyre also asserts that Paula had coffee with her idol, Abdul, in 2005, something the singer has yet to comment on. But a source close to the American Idol judge reveals that Goodspeed had apparently exhibited eccentric and inappropriate behavior, including sending Abdul flowers that claimed to be from her boyfriend, phone calls, letters (over 100), and visit attempts. The wannabee Idol also changed her name from Sandra to Paula, but her brother says it was done sixteen years ago, soley because she liked the name. Still, no one seems to have a concrete answer as to just what happened, or why. “Why they found her dead in her car near Paula Abdul’s house, I do not know,” said Goodspeed’s niece. “But I don’t believe my aunt killed herself.” [Photos: GettyImages, WireImage]
The identity of Paula Abdul‘s stalker, found dead outside of her home Tuesday night, has been revealed by TMZ. Paula Goodspeed, the victim, actually auditioned for American Idol in 2005, appearing on the tryout portion of the show. In the clip above, Goodspeed describes drawing life-size drawings of Abdul (“…as a kid, my first drawing was of Paula”) and howls a painful version of “Proud Mary”. After her rejection, Goodspeed dismisses their critiques (“I was pitchy on a couple notes, big f*cking deal.”) while Simon Cowell mocks her braces (“how did she get through the metal detector?”). Ryan Seacrest, previously referring to Goodspeed as “Paula’s #1 fan,” ends the sequence with “strange way to start out the day.” He doesn’t know the half of it.
Her MySpace page—unedited since 2006—has several references to Abdul (“my secret crush, shhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!“) and a blog post concerning her appearance on the show, which aired in February ’06.
It’s very hard reading such awful things being written about yourself…..or hearing things being said….. not like alot of people would understand what it’s like having so many haters , just because I made the mistake of trying out for a singing competition before I was ~even~ ready vocally, emotionally and physically.
UPDATE: Police were called to Abdul’s residence on “multiple occasions” over the last two years to deal with Goodspeed. “I can’t say whether Ms. Abdul was directly harassed,” an LAPD representative toldPeople. “Ms. Goodspeed had been causing enough of a disturbance [to have police called].” TMZ claims this was not the first time that the victim overdosed in front of the Sherwood Oaks home.
With Amy Winehouse downing shots and mugging for the cameras yesterday, estranged husband Blake Fielder-Civil must have realized the opportunity for an image change. Less than a week ago, Blake was smoking by the gate at rehab, wearing the usual fedora. Now, leaning on a bridge in a winter coat, he looks wholesome enough for a clothing catalog.
Fitting with his clean-cut look, Mr. Wino swears sobriety, and that he and his beloved will patch things up soon. “We are not breaking up. She hasn’t dumped me. We both love each other very much and will be together forever…After being in prison the only drug I need is the smell of free air—that and my beautiful wife Amy.”
California police have confirmed that a dead woman found in a car outside of Paula Abdul‘s home had “an unnatural obsession” with the American Idol judge. The victim’s parents reported her missing to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department at 3:00pm yesterday, suggesting that authorities may find the unnamed thirty-year-old near Abdul’s Sherman Oaks residence. Footage at the scene shows stickers of the “Straight Up” singer on the victim’s car, and a Forever Your Girl tour laminate hanging from the rear view mirror.
While police have yet to verify the cause of death, a suicidal overdose of prescription drugs is suspected. Abdul was reportedly taping an episode of Idol when the body was found.
Any hope that Amy Winehouse has been cleaning up was put on notice when the singer did shots in a pub earlier today (we almost wrote “troubled singer,” but “troubled Amy Winehouse” is kind of redundant). Before her daytime boozing with photographer Blake Wood and friends, Wino surprised paps by chatting in a fishnet shirt and flesh-colored bra—mmm, almost as tasty as the cheese and toast she was munching on.
Who knows? Maybe this entire ugh-fest was meant to piss off the other Blake. You know, the one she married that’s trapped in a rehab she won’t pay for.
Check out the gallery and marvel at how many hideous faces she can make in a day.