In a desperate attempt to reach her daughter, Amy Winehouse‘s mother has written an 1,100-word open letter, asking her daughter to get help. In the plea, appearing in The News Of The World (the American equivalent of The National Enquirer), Janis Winehouse explains she felt compelled to write to her daughter after seeing pictures of Winehouse wandering the streets in the early morning hours wearing a bra and jeans.
“All I wanted to do was rush into those pictures and wrap you up in a big,warm blanket,” said Janis. With pledges of home-cooking to fatten the emaciated Winehouse up and a request for her to pick up the phone, Winehouse’s mother made no reference to her daughter’s possible drug addiction. She did, however, mention she hopes Winehouse’s recently-incarcerated husband Blake Fielder-Civil turns his life around. In the past week, Winehouse has canceled several tour dates, been photographed wandering the streets in her underwear and kept the company of one of England’s most notorious drug addicts, Pete Doherty.
Vh1′s formerly single star Scott Baio made it official with longtime love Renee Sloan on a roof-top ceremony in LA this weekend. How romantic for a guy who’s dated (and done) half of Hollywood! The ceremony was taped for the upcoming season of Scott Baio is 46…and Pregnant, so we’ll all be able to ogle at the adorableness of Chachi settling down. Half way across the country in Orlando, Florida, Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough married his longtime girlfriend in a traditional Catholic wedding. His new wife, Leigh Boniello, was the webmaster for the Boys’ site before the pair started dating six years ago. Web-dorable!
The only former teen heartthrob not getting tied down this weekend was Nick Lachey, though rumors spread all over the web thanks to Fox News claimed otherwise. While he and gal pal Vanessa Minnillo where supposedly down in the Bahamas preparing for their big day, Nick was really home in Ohio working on his new show for NBC, Clash of the Choirs. Jessica Simpson can breath easy – for now!
So much for Diddy getting back together with one if his baby-mammas. The rap mogul and lady lover has cut off ties with his many girls on the side and is now 100% committed to dating his prodigy Cassie. A source revealed that, ?She recently broke up with her boyfriend…They?re holed up together in Miami, very low-key. He?s really in love with her.?
The ‘Diddy and Cassie are doing it’ rumors have been swirling for a while, even though the singer denied it as late as last week. She said, “No I haven?t ever dated Diddy. I?m his artist, and we are actually friends. We really are friends. I am fortunate to have that connection with him, we just happened to have really hit it off as friends, but that?s it.”
Or is it?
Lindsay Banned from Hotel for Trashing Room
LiLo and her ex Riley Giles apparently wrecked a room at Malibu’s Shutters hotel, trashing the mini bar and leaving behind a bloody syringe. Wait, what about rehab? [DListed]
Ellen Still Loves her Pets
Ellen DeGeneres fights back against the Iggy backlash by rebuilding animal shelters across the country. [NYP]
Nicole Kidman Bombs Again
Tommy’s ex can’t catch a break at the box office, but at least her face looks unfazed. Thanks botox![Us]
Britney Spears Steals Lighter, Acts like an Ass
The singer stole a lighter worth $1.39 from a gas station and then sarcastically commented about it to the paps. Being insane is one thing, but being a total asshole? Lame. [TMZ]
Larry Birkhead Thinks He?s a Big Deal
Anna Nicole Smith’s ex thought he was going to be the surprise number one person on Barbara Walters’ special, “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2007.” Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Ha. HAAAAA. [NYDN]
Joss Stone & Leanne Rimes Throw Down Some Country Soul
R&B meets C&W as the two singers connect on Crossroads. They do “Super Duper Love” and others. The show airs tonight on CMT, but you can watch it at the above link now.
Five For Fighting Helps the Troops That Are Fighting
A new CD put together by John Ondrasik has an array of artists including The Fray, Goo Goo Dolls, and Josh Groban, who are giving our military some music for the holidays.
After former jail bird Lil Kim bashed the soon-to-be locked up Remy Ma in a freestyle, the rapper spoke up about Kim’s diss on a Sirius radio show with DJ Kay Slay. Remy said, “That little boy better live [sic] me alone. She was saying ‘I’m going at [Remy] hard, she go hard to me, so I go hard back.’ I feel like if that’s going at me hard, like seriously, I’m just gonna chill out. That’s crazy to me.”
A “little boy?” We love it! Fight on, ladies! Remy continued the slamfest by picking on Kim’s love of all things surgically enhanced. “Like, how could you be conceited, you don’t even like your own face. What are you talking about? Are you serious…You don’t like your nose, you don’t like your cheeks, you don’t like your chin, you don’t like your skin color, you don’t like your t*ts, you don’t like your stomach, you don’t like your teeth…this chic has more ghostwriters than Foxy [Brown].”
When Kim explained her actions earlier in the week, she revealed that she once was cool with Remy but recent actions have created a rift between the two stars. She went on to say, “I’m the hottest bitch out. I’m real cocky these days, huh? I’m loving it.” So are we Kim! Almost as much as we’re gonna love Remy’s sure-to-be sassy comeback.
We decided to get you something special this holiday season. You can’t get it in a store, and you can’t fit it in a box. In fact, the only place you’re going to find it is on VH1 Classic at 9pm tonight. That’s when KISS takes over your television set for 27 hours straight. The costumed rockers are about to drop Kissology: Volume 3 1992-2000, and our KISSmas fest lets you check out some of the DVD’s footage a full week before the disc hits stores. Longtime fans will recall that we covered the band completely at 2006′s Rock Honors. That’s still a good place for newcomers to hang out.
Some gossip stories are too big to forget. We?re counting down the 20 biggest, baddest, most ridiculous and saddest celeb scandals of the year. You?ll get a new one posted every day.
Just when we thought we had seen it all, Britney Spears went way farther off the deep end than anyone expected. Marrying K-Fed was one thing, but shaving her head and then getting some lips tattooed on her wrist? Holy crap! Back in February it seemed, well, effing insane. Now we know better – that bizarre Friday night would just be the first of one of the many inexplicable things America’s ex-sweetheart would do this year that blew our minds. Her makeunder went down just days after she spent 24 hours in a Caribbean rehab facility. Back home in LA something (un)clicked – besides the sound of razors against her head – and she headed to Esther’s Haircutting Studio on a Friday night, where the owner opened the store and allowed Brit to shave her hair herself. Newly bald, she then headed over to a tattoo parlor for some fresh ink. The starlet told people in the shop that she was “sick of people touching her” and acted “distraught and disturbed.” Sadly, not much has changed – besides her hair. [KABC]
Britney Spears is apparently threatening Paris Hilton, via letter, with the release of a video of the heiress caught in a lesbian sex romp if she doesn’t start treating her better as a friend. Through some hardcore investigative journalism (and a little magical tool called Photoshop) we’ve discovered Brit’s handwritten note. Enjoy.
Britney Spears Artist Page