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Coke, Superstars, Booze, Jail and Rehab: Amy Winehouse

November 5, 2008

Singer Amy Winehouse’s husband, jailed for an assault on a pub landlord in 2006 and perverting the course of justice, has been released from prison.

Blake Fielder-Civil, 26, of Camden, north London, was jailed for 27 months for assaulting James King at the Macbeths pub in Hoxton, east London.

From the BBC

Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil

Blake Fielder-Civil admitted assault on the pub landlord

He also admitted trying to bribe Mr King to withdraw his complaint.

He is believed to have checked into rehab soon after he was freed from Edmunds Hill Prison in Suffolk.

In July Fielder-Civil was jailed by Snaresbrook Crown Court after admitting both charges against him.

The nine months he spent in jail on remand was deducted from his sentence.

It is believed his time in rehab is a part of the terms of his release.

Winehouse was not present when her husband was released from prison.

Teen Sex, Exploitation, Drugs and Alcohol (Again) – Who is Using Who (Or What)?

April 29, 2008

By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom

Again we find ourselve discussing American culture and its rancid down side.

Fifteen year old pop star Miley Cyrus posed for celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The photographs, which some have called erotic child porn or nearly so, are to appear in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair.  If they are not child porn they are at least “partially clothed.”
 
Vanity Fair.  The cover of the June issue of Vanity Fair and the photograph of Miley Cyrus, inset.

Ms. Cyrus, alread the teen star of the Walt Disney Company’s billion-dollar “Hannah Montana” franchise, financial analysts say, will be worth $20 million by the time she is 18 years old.

Now Ms. Cyrus, daughter of singer Billy Ray Cyrus, claims she was used by Ms. Leibovitz and Vanity Fair.
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She says she’s been wronged.

“I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be ‘artistic’ and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed,” Cyrus said Sunday in a statement through her publicist. “I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.”

Well, gosh, even a 15 year old daughter of an American pop star knows how to get publicity, sell records and make more money. Sex in America sells and she knows it and so does her dad, the photographer and Vanity Fair.

Ms. Leibovitz is a renowned celebrity photographer whose edgy, sexy portraits have included subjects such as Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and a naked, pregnant Demi Moore.

She’s pretty well known. Sitting for her isn’t an accident waiting to happen. It is an entertainer hoping to become mega-rich.
In this April 14, 2008 file photo singer and actress Miley Cyrus ...
In this April 14, 2008 file photo singer and actress Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2008 CMT Awards in Nashville, Tenn.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Ms. Cyrus told PEOPLE Magazine, “My goal in my music and my acting is always to make people happy. For Vanity Fair, I was so honored and thrilled to work with Annie [Leibovitz].”
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PEOPLE also reported that Ms. Cyrus appears to be topless, but was actually clothed during the shoot.

Keep your 15 year old daughter in view in your teaching and in your prayers. If she reports she is sitting for Vanity Fair photographers, she probably knows what she’s doing. Get her an IRA. And make sure she knows how to use a condom, unlike one other pop star: Jamie Lynn Spears.


Jamie Lynn Spears
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Because we have seen so many people ruin their lives due to the agony of addiction, we sometimes shed light upon the “rich and famous.”  They are not immune from the ravages of drugs and alcohol.  Far from it.  In fact, because many entertainers and celebrities have a lot of “disposible” money (Amy Winehouse, who was arrested for cocaine possession and use, is reportedly worth $20 million) they can even mnore easily slip into addiction than some others.
Troubled soul singer Amy Winehouse, pictured on January 18, ... 
Troubled soul singer Amy Winehouse, pictured on January 18, 2007 after some serious drug use, was admitted that week to a rehabilitation clinic to help her battle against drug addiction, her record company said.

Last week sexy model and movie actress Angie Everhart was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).

Wikipedia speaks about her career this way:

Following a playful photo session with her mother and the submission of the results to a local modeling agency, Everhart was on a plane to Paris later that year. By the end of the following year, she had graced the covers of such fashion mainstays as ELLE and Glamour magazine (for which she was the first-ever red-haired cover girl). Though a riding accident in which she broke her back at the age of 19 nearly put an end to her aspirations, Everhart eventually recovered through physical therapy. Early in her career, Everhart was advised she would never be a top model because she was a redhead. However, she succeeded in her chosen career and posed for numerous publications. She appeared in several issues of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, starting in 1995. After years of publicly insisting she would never pose nude, Everhart did just that for the February 2000 issue of Playboy. She was ranked #98 on the FHM 100 Sexiest Women of 2003.

Everhart made her film debut in 1993 with the Arnold Schwarzenegger action-comedy Last Action Hero. She has since appeared in such features as Tales From the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (1996), Denial (1998), Trigger Happy (1996) and Gunblast Vodka (2000).

Angie Everhart, 2003

Other movies she has appeared in include Jade (1995), and Executive Target (1997), Since then, her feature film roles have been restricted to low budget erotic thrillers and softcore porn, such as Another 9 1/2 Weeks (1997) and Bare Witness (2001). She also appeared in the 2004 television series Celebrity Mole: Yucatan, in which she was the rogue agent sabotaging the group. She was one of the “Gingers” on the second season of The Real Gilligan’s Island  (the other was Erika Eleniak), but left the show when she accidentally cut her finger severely enough to sever tendons and require surgery. Angie was also a panelist on “To Tell The Truth” from 2000 to 2001.

Here is a woman that recovered from a broken back.  She has a lot to live for.  We pray that she gets her life straightened out — and fast.


 

Rehab Renegade: Amy Winehouse

April 25, 2008

By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom

Almost anybody who has a tendency toward addiction can wind up in a court ordered rehabilitation or “rehab” treatment facility.

Case in point: Grammy winning singer Amy Winehouse.

She was admitted to the Capio Nightingale clinic in north London on January 24, days after a video emerged showing her apparently smoking crack cocaine.
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Above: Amy Winehouse in better days. 

In today’s news: she was arrested on suspicion of assault in London after a wild night out.

London’s legendary tabloids quoted a man as saying Ms. Winehouse hit him when he interrupted her game of pool in a bar. Then she apparently head-butted a second man who was trying to get her into a cab and headed out of the neighborhood. All this in the wee hours of Wednesday.
 
The once beautiful and compelling performer is now performing not on stage but in an entirely new venue: the stage of international interest in those afflicted with addiction.
British singer Amy Winehouse arrives at a police station in ... 
Winehouse under arrest in London, April 25, 2008.

Her bizarre behavior over a protracted time can hardly be interpreted any other way – as London judges can attest.

Ms. Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were arrested in the Norwegian city of Bergen in October and held overnight on charges of drug possession. A video of her allegedly smoking crack with her husband appeared on the Internet shortly before she won five Grammys this year for her critically acclaimed album “Back to Black.”

Her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, was also accused of assault last year for hitting a bartender but the charges were dropped.
Troubled soul singer Amy Winehouse, pictured on January 18, ... 
Troubled soul singer Amy Winehouse, pictured on January 18, 2007 was admitted that week to a rehabilitation clinic to help her battle against drug addiction, her record company said.(AFP/Shaun Curry)

Rehab Report: Singer, Addict Winehouse to Miss Grammys Due to Rehab, No U.S. Visa & More

February 8, 2008
By Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press Writer 

LONDON – Amy Winehouse will not attend this year’s Grammy Awards because her request for a visa was denied, but she will perform by satellite at Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles. Winehouse and her acclaimed “Back to Black” album are nominated for Grammys in six categories.
Singer Amy Winehouse arrives at the MTV Movie Awards in Los ... 
Singer Amy Winehouse arrives at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, in this June 3, 2007, file photo.
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Winehouse’s potent blend of blues, jazz, pop and soul has won praise from critics and fans, but her chaotic personal life has increasingly upstaged her music.
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Concerned family members regularly beg Winehouse to seek help in letters splashed across the pages of British tabloid newspapers and magazines.
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Last month, The Sun newspaper ran still images from a video that it claimed showed Winehouse inhaling fumes from a small pipe. The images were said to have been filmed during a party at her London home.

Shortly thereafter, Winehouse entered a London rehabilitation center, and has been questioned by police.

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Related:
Singer Amy Winehouse: Court Ordered Rehab

Troubled soul singer Amy Winehouse, pictured on January 18, ... 

Troubled soul singer Amy Winehouse, pictured on January 18, was admitted to a rehabilitation clinic in Britain to help her battle against drug addiction, her record company said.(AFP/Shaun Curry)
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More Rehab Report

By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
The Washington Post
Friday, February 8, 2008; 12:44 AMRehab: Not just for Amy Winehouse! Suddenly, there is a slew of boldface names checking in:

Kirsten DunstFor what: Too much bubbly?

After hitting the Sundance Film Festival party circuit, Dunst, 25, checked into rehab this week, reports People magazine. Dubbed “Kirsten Drunkst” by the tabloids, she told Jay Leno in 2005 she stocks up on Veuve Cliquot champagne at Costco and “I have lots of alcohol and no food in my fridge. . . . Maybe in a few months you will see me in a rehab clinic.”Eva Mendes

For what: Rep’s not saying.Before temporarily checking out Wednesday, Mendes spent several weeks in a Utah center without reporters knowing she was there. The 33-year-old actress decided to “proactively attend to some personal issues that, while not critical, she felt deserved some outside professional support,” her rep told People.

Delta Burke For what: Depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding (!)Burke, 51, checked into a psychiatric hospital last week to sort out her meds. “They just weren’t working,” she said in a phone interview posted on TMZ.com. And her pack-rat problem? “OK, have you seen those shows where they don’t find the body for days, and they go in to clean up, and it’s stacks of newspapers up to the ceiling? That’s hoarding, and I hate it.”