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Amy Winehouse’s Family Is Not Happy About ‘Amy’ Documentary

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This summer, the long-awaited Amy Winehouse documentary film, aptly titled Amy, will finally be released, and while fans are looking forward to getting such an intimate glimpse of the singer and entertainer they so adored (myself included), Winehouse’s family is suddenly not really feeling it, despite the fact that they were originally working directly with director Asif Kapadia. According to the Winehouse family, there are some pretty big problems with the movie and it wasn’t at all what they originally expected it to be.

From Rolling Stone:

“The Winehouse family would like to disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film about their much missed and beloved Amy,” a spokesperson for the Winehouse family said in a statement.

“They feel that the film is a missed opportunity to celebrate her life and talent and that it is both misleading and contains some basic untruths,” the statement continued. “There are specific allegations made against family and management that are unfounded and unbalanced.” Amy is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

“We came on board with the full backing of the Winehouse family, and we approached the project with total objectivity,” a documentary spokesperson said in a statement. “We conducted in the region of 100 interviews with people that knew Amy. The story that the film tells is a reflection of our findings from these interviews.”

One of the big issues Mitch has with the production is the involvement of Blake Fielder-Civil, the drugged up dickhead Amy fell in love with who got her into the drugs that began her downward spiral and eventually killed her.

“Blake is saying in the film that the reason Amy was like that was because of me — not because he gave her crack and heroin and because he completely manipulated and coerced her into Class A drugs,” Mitch Winehouse said. “If the real truth came out about Blake, he wouldn’t be able to walk down the street, so how they can allow him to make that claim about me is so hurtful and beyond belief.”

“Fundamentally, the Winehouse family believes that the film does a disservice to individuals and families suffering from the complicated affliction of addiction,” the Winehouse family statement read. “By misunderstanding the condition and its treatment, the film suggests for instance that not enough was done for Amy, that her family and management pushed her into performing or did not do enough to help her.”

Ugh, what a mess. Even in death, the girl can’t get any piece. Look, Blake is a scumbag and is no doubt at the centre of where the real trouble began, but Amy was an adult. Yes, her judgment was impaired by her unfortunate love for him, and the industry she was in, and any number of things. But her parents weren’t angels. Amy herself was no angel, and she was capable of making her own decisions.

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Courtney Love Sued By Her Biographer

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Courtney Love hired biographer Anthony Bozza a while back to pen her life story, which is one hell of a gig to get (and a hell of a story to have to tell). He apparently went through some serious shit to get the scoop, only to be fired without notice… and without pay! Now he’s filed a lawsuit asking for the rest of what he’s owed, which equals about $200,000.

From TMZ:

Anthony Bozza is suing Love, claiming he got paid $100,000 for his work … but their deal calls for him to get paid an additional $200k.

Bozza — who has written with the likes of Slash, Tommy Lee, Tracy Morgan and Artie Lange — claims he incurred $10,000 in expenses … and didn’t receive a dime in reimbursement. He also claims Love would disappear for months at a time, which caused him to deliver the manuscript late.

In the end, Bozza claims he was never officially fired, but says Love texted him that she was “fixing” the book, and she’d already hired a new writer to rework his version.

Bozza is suing for breach of contract and wants the $200k he claims he’s owed, plus interest.

I mean, whatever. He might get it, he might not. Courtney’s probably not phased – this isn’t her first time at the lawsuit rodeo. Not even close. She’s sorta known for fucking people over and not giving a shit what happens afterwards.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Wants His Mom To Set Him Up On A Date

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The last we heard about Jake Gyllenhaal‘s love life, he was possibly being linked to Rachel McAdams, but it seems like that story was a bust, and thank god (McAdams is way out of his league). No, Jake is totally single and ready to mingle – even if it’s with a woman his mom sets him up with!

Here’s what he had to say in an appearance on the Ellen show yesterday:

“Well, one thing I always do is I always bring my dates to my mother’s house for the first date,” he said, joking. “I think that’s a good move.”

Gyllenhaal said he heeds his mother’s advice when it comes to women and would “absolutely” trust her to set him up.

“My mother believes, she thinks arranged marriages might be able to work. Ya know what I mean, like in a good way,” he added. “She thinks that if she picked for me that I’d do a lot better.”

Maybe you would, Jake. After all, your track record isn’t all that impressive.

What do you think? Any of you have the hots for him/wanna volunteer to be his arranged marriage partner? Speak up now, you just might get the job.

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Mariah Carey Drops Nick Cannon Diss Track ‘Infinity’

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I don’t care if you like her or not – in the battle of Mariah Carey vs. Nick Cannon, Mariah is clearly the victor. Nick wants to trot around acting like a child, threatening to release a book of his soon-to-be ex-wife’s “secrets” in order to gain money that he can’t earn himself and she won’t give him for free. What’s Mariah doing? She’s putting out the ultimate diss track. It’s called ‘Infinity’ and it’s about to become your ultimate jam.

With lines like “Boy, you corny like Fritos / Wouldn’t have none of that without me, though” basically make my life. Then there’s this little gem:

Is it lack of ice got you so cold?
Have you ever felt this on your own?
Why you tryin’ to play like you’re so grown?
Everything you own boy you still owe 

Sing it, Mariah. I’m with you!

yas queen broad city

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Oh Great, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Are Talking Again

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Khloe Kardashian split from Lamar Odom ages ago – back in December 2013, to be exact. His whole “crack addiction coupled with chronic infidelity” thing wasn’t really flying anymore, and it was time to cut the cord… or at least vaguely starting to gnaw at it a bit, since Lamar has repeatedly refused to file the divorce papers and now it seems like he and Khloe are talking again and a reunion isn’t entirely out of the question.

Sources connected to both Khloe and Lamar tell TMZ, the 2 of them are not romantic and are not talking reconciliation, but they don’t want to close the door on the marriage either. That explains why Khloe’s divorce has been laying dormant in the courts for more than a year … the judge has even said if she doesn’t s*** or get off the pot, he’ll dismiss it.

Our Lamar sources says there’s bad blood on both sides.  It’s not as if he’s begging her to reconcile … he feels betrayed by Khloe as well. The Lamar sources say she’s told him he has to make some sort of “grand gesture” before they can go the next step, and so far he’s not willing to do it.

For her part, we’re told she has “a big heart” and doesn’t want to hurt him by sealing the deal on the divorce.  But it’s more than just mercy … we’re told she still has feelings for him.

Christ almighty, does this woman have an ounce of self-respect? I’m not saying we’re privy to the intimate details of their relationship (although we know quite enough to make a pretty good judgment on it, I’d say, since this family can’t keep anything private), and I’m also not saying that people don’t deserve forgiveness. But come on!

Of course, “talking” doesn’t really mean their marriage is going to stay intact, but let’s get this show on the road. Either get those papers filed and done with or get back with him and resign yourself to a life of fuckery, girl.

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Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed Are Married

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Behold, I bring you tidings of great joy about celebrities you probably don’t care or know that much about! That’s right, Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder and Twilight actress Nikki Reed have joined in blood-sucking matrimony and are now married after a whirlwind 9 months relationship. LOL, congrats?

The 36-year-old Vampire Diaries hunk and the 26-year-old Twilight actress got married Sunday at sunset in Santa Monica, Calif., E! News confirms. Hours before getting married, Somerhalder tweeted, “most beautiful morning ever…”

In a loving gesture, E! News can confirm that in lieu of gifts, wedding guests were asked to donate to the newlywed’s animal rescue charity.

“In a loving gesture”? Okey doke. Anyway, Somerhalder and Reed announced their engagement back in January, roughly six months after they started dating (which in and of itself may have overlapped with Reed’s marriage to some bro named Paul who was once on American Idol).

Something tells me this marriage isn’t meant to last very long, but again, who knows? Stranger things have happened! Maybe they’ll live together in animal charity bliss! (In all seriousness, I love animals and would donate to that cause in a hot second). Mazel, vampires!

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Lea Michele Has “Written” Another Book

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It seems like only yesterday that former Glee star Lea Michele was shilling “her” first book, Brunette Ambition. Actually, it was 2013 and the book – which was “part memoir,  part how-to and part style guide” came out and I guess did well enough to warrant a second book because here we are, awaiting the release of You First: Journal Your Way To Your Best Life. And yes, that’s a serious title. Just look – Lea announced it on Twitter and encouraged all the peons still mourning Rachel/Finn to buy it.

I mean, damn, can you usually pre-order books 6 months in advance? That seems a bit… extreme. Y’all know Lea is my arch enemy, so I cannot support this, but has anyone read her first book?

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