I’ve been loving Ke$ha’s genre-crossing style for quite some time now. She can easily be classified as a pop star, a female rapper, a rock star or a party animal. Now, she’s making history.
Ke$ha is the latest celebrity to grace the cover of VIBE Magazine’s Octover/November issue. This makes her the very first living, white female to cover the publication by herself.
Though Gwen Stefani appeared on the cover alongside Pharrell Williams in 2005, Amy WInehouse became the first (deceased) white woman to grace the cover solo when the magazine dedicated a posthumous issue to her in 2011.
Though Amy Winehouse passed away over a year ago, the singer was just recently put to rest.
According to Hollywood Rag, Amy Winehouse’s family said their final farewell yesterday as they buried her ashes. Amy passed away in July 2011 aged just 27 from alcohol poisoning and her ashes were set to rest in a Jewish ceremony in Edgware, North London. The memorial was attended by around 70 mourners & her ashes were committed to the ground accompanied by a black & pink headstone.
Last Friday would have been the singer’s 29th birthday. Her family spoke to fans on the Amy Winehouse Foundation website, saying:
“Today marks what would have been the 29th birthday of Amy Winehouse…Whilst the world continues to mourn the loss of a true superstar, her family – first and foremost – remember the daughter, niece and sister that is no longer with them.”
It was a very sad summer day for me this year to learn of Amy Winehouse’s passing.
Amy, known just as much for her talent as for her bad (ultimately deadly) habits, passed away on July 23 at 27-years-old. Allegedly, Amy’s cause of death was related to alcohol poisoning. However, inquiries continue into the circumstances of her death.
The singer joins the famous “27 Club” of musicians who also died at that age, consisting of deceased rock stars such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin & Kurt Cobain.
She will be greatly missed.
Sidenote: If you haven’t purchased &/or listened to Amy Winehouse’s latest compilation CD, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, you’re missing out!
An online report of an impending Amy Winehouse movie hit the ‘net recently — but is it true? According to PopCrush:
Reg Traviss (pictured above), the movie director who was singer Amy Winehouse‘s boyfriend at the time of her tragic death, has been deluged with offers to make a biopic about the singer. However, the pain is too acute for him and he has refused the requests.
Even though Traviss, who was in a relationship with the singer for two years, is turning down offers to lens a film on his beloved, he did tell the Mirror that he believes that a biopic about the tragic singer, who died on July 23 at age 27 from alcohol overconsumption, is “inevitable.” He said, “I have been asked but I honestly don’t think I could do it. I’d be too close to it. But whoever does write and direct the film may exaggerate certain points to make it more ‘Hollywood.’”
He continued, “The family would want to be involved to make sure that it’s done justice. But right now it’s all too raw.”
Dealing with Winehouse’s death is still a struggle for Reg. He said he is “taking each day as it comes. “I feel I’m living a horrible daydream that I just want to snap out of, but can’t.” Winehouse’s legion of fans share in that pain.
Was I the only one unaware that Amy Winehouse had a boyfriend for the past two years other than her beloved Blake?