Pete Doherty: ‘Amy [Winehouse] And I Were Lovers’

Pete Doherty is opening up about his relationship with Amy Winehouse, telling an interviewer in Paris that they were in love (and late husband Blake Fielder wasn’t the only one she beat the crap out of).

“This is difficult for me to admit. But, yes, it’s true. Amy and I were lovers. I loved her then and, well, I still do today. But towards the end, as only lovers can, she became quite mean and cruel to me.”

“She didn’t suffer fools…and believe me, she had a mean right hook,” the Libertines frontman told the Daily Mail.

Modern-day Kurt and Courtney/Sid and Nancy were photographed together the most in 2008, and Pete recalls a meeting in 2010, so I’m setting a 2008-2010 timeline of on and off friendship/romance.  Continue reading “Pete Doherty: ‘Amy [Winehouse] And I Were Lovers’”

Amy Winehouse’s Ex-Husband Blake Fielder Is In An Alcohol-Related Coma

A little more than a year ago, in July of 2011, Amy Winehouse died of alcohol intoxication.

Fielder, who married the troubled singer in 2007 and found himself divorced two years later, is in an induced coma after the mother of his child (Sarah Aspin) reportedly found him choking in his bed due to organ failure from alcohol intoxication.

Winehouse’s father Mitch often spoke out about the danger of his daughter’s relationship to Blake, but still urges you to send good thoughts his way. “Terrible news about Blake this morning. Remember Amy loved him. Let’s pray for his recovery,” He wrote on Twitter.

Aspin has a similar message. “I’m praying he’ll survive, but I’m having to prepare myself that he may never wake up.”

Tony Bennett On Amy Winehouse: ‘A True Jazz Singer’

Tony Bennett spent time with Amy Winehouse during her final vocal recording for the song “Body And Soul” on his Duets II album.

Bennett recently told The Daily Show with Jon Stewart that he could tell the singer was in trouble.

He also mentioned to Entertainment Weekly that he had plans to sit her down in during his Birthday party in October, to express his concern.

Here are his touching words on Amy, to Jon Stewart:

“She was in trouble at that time because she had a couple of engagement s that she didn’t keep up but what people didn’t realize at that time [was] that she really knew…She really knew that she was in a lot of trouble. That she wasn’t going to live…

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Top 5 Soulful White Ladies

I listen to all sorts of music but still find myself surprised at how soulful certain white women are capable of being. When you’re casually sitting around listening to a song you naturally get a certain vision of someone. Like when I first heard Gin Wigmore, there was that assumption, I just knew she was a black lady, with an amazing voice. Same with Amy Winehouse…

When I first heard “You Know I’m No Good,” a skinny Jewish/British woman with pin-up tattoos and a black beehive hairdo just isn’t what flew into my imagination. With these artists, I’m too busy listening to their voices to really really consider anything, there’s just a fleeting moment when you decide they’re soulful black women serenading you.

Here is a list of the top five most soulful white ladies of fairly recent years…

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Rest in Peace Miss Winehouse. You Were a Fucking Genius.

Amy Jade Winehouse
September 14th, 1983-July 23rd 2011

If you were to ask me a few months ago what celebrity was most likely to not make it to the age of 30, I would have thought about it for less than two minutes, and then said “Amy Winehouse.” My second guess would have been Lindsay Lohan, though we all know LL isn’t quite spiralling down a glass pipe smoke slide in the same way that Amy Winehouse was. This chick was in St. Lucia for over a year, becoming more and more bizarre with the release of each tabloid. Ex-husband drama, weight issues, drugs, breast implants…

…The great thing is, nobody cared about any of that even a fraction as much as they cared about news of new material. Amy Winehouse made two CDs in her lifetime. Her first, Frank, out in 2003, was more of an experimental growing process for Winehouse.

Her second, Back To Black was another story. Like Lady Gaga’s The Fame or Adele’s 21, Back To Black become a huge part of pop culture. The crucial time had arrived when actually going to rehab was simply a better option for celebrities. Plus, it boosted morale to venture to Cirque Lodge or Promises. For a celebrity, it signified improvement. “I am better, I am checking into rehab, I admitted my problem and am seeking help.”

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