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Amy Winehouse “Vacation:” Relapse, Divorce, Embarrassment and House Cleaned Out By Robbers

January 30, 2009

Amy Winehouse started the new year with a “bang.”

She went to St. Lucia where the British media caught her frolicking with a new beau.  Her husbad saw some pictures and filed for divorce from his jail cell.  Hotel staff says she was drugged or drunk much of the time and she threw water on another hotel guest during a disturbance in the dining room.

When she got home she found out her home had been broken into.

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Associated Press

Amy Winehouse’s spokesman says the singer’s home in north London was broken into while she was on vacation in the Caribbean.

Spokesman Chris Goodman says Winehouse has reported guitars and music-recording equipment stolen.

Goodman said Friday the home was left empty when Winehouse was on her much-publicized vacation on the island of St. Lucia.

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CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/01/30
/winehouse.crime/index.html

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Amy Winehouse pictured on holiday in St Lucia

Amy Winehouse is spotted in the arms of an unidentified man on the beach in St.Lucia
Amy with Josh Bowman

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Amy Winehouse: Sex Fling Meaningless, “I Want My Blake”

January 19, 2009

Amy Winehouse’s husband Blake Fielder-Civil will not succeed in his effort to divorce the singer, she has claimed.

The former studio runner – still serving a prison sentence for assault and attempting to pervert the course of justice – last week instructed his solicitor to file for divorce from the Back to Black star.

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Amy Winehouse pictured on holiday in St Lucia

“I can confirm that I have been instructed to commence divorce proceedings on the grounds of Amy’s adultery,” said a statement from Fielder-Civil’s lawyer Henri Bradman.

But according to the Sun newspaper, 25-year-old Winehouse will fight her husband’s attempt to end their marriage.

“I still love my Blake. I won’t let him divorce me,” she is quoted by the tabloid as saying.

However, Winehouse explained recent photographs of her with actor Josh Bowman in the Caribbean resort of St Lucia by saying she still wants to have “some fun” and a “good time”.

“Blake is the male version of me. We’re perfect for each other. I don’t want to go back home to England. I want to wait for Blake here,” she reportedly told the Sun.

“Josh was lovely. But it was a holiday thing. I’ve got my Blake.”

Read the rest:
http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/amy%20winehouse%20wont%20let%20husband%20divorce%20her_1092203

Amy Winehouse is spotted in the arms of an unidentified man on the beach in St.Lucia
Amy with Josh

Taking Dangerous Drugs in Ways Never Proven Safe, Effective

January 16, 2009

Americans (and many others) are so ready to find “medical solutions” to their troubles that they’ll try just about anything. 

And American drug makers know this and want your money.

Amy Winehouse and Heath Ledger remind me of the ravages of drug use and abuse.  But there are daily reminders in our pop culture and many of us see daily reminders among our families and friends.

In this Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, file photo, British singer, Amy ... 
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Heath Ledger’s legacy is not “Brokeback Mountain” or “The Patriot” or family and children and happy memories.

Sadly, Actor Heath Ledger died from an accidental overdose of six drugs — painkillers and sedatives.  “Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylaminediazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine,” said the medical examiner’s spokeswoman.
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Heath Ledger

Thursday, drug maker Eli Lilly, which makes Zyprexa, plead guilty to charges so egregious they’re criminal: marketing the sometimes dangerous drug in ways never proven safe or effective.

This is called “off label” use of druge: using drugs for purposes not intended and beyond the scope of safety testing.

America has a growing crisis of drug use, addiction, and mis-use of doctor proscribed medications….

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By Sharyl Attkisson
CBS News

Alicia Adams started taking Zyprexa for bipolar disorder when she was just 18 years old. In a matter of months, she ballooned from 93 pounds to 170 and developed severe diabetes.

“The depression got worse,” she said. “I closed myself off from everyone – stayed in my bedroom. I didn’t do much of anything.”

Thursday, Eli Lilly, which makes Zyprexa, plead guilty to charges so egregious they’re criminal: marketing the sometimes dangerous drug in ways never proven safe or effective, CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports.

Zyprexa is only FDA-approved to treat a specific bipolar disorder and severe schizophrenia. But millions have taken it for unapproved or so-called “off label” use, including:

  • children in foster care
  • people who have trouble sleeping
  • elderly in nursing homes.Prosecutors say Eli Lilly engaged an army of thousands of sales representatives in widespread illegal marketing.They were “trained to use the slogan ‘five at five,’ meaning five milligrams at 5 o’clock at night will keep these elderly patients quiet,” said Laurie Magid, acting U.S. Attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania.Problem is: Zyprexa has serious side effects including weight gain, diabetes, even heart failure.

    Shahram Ahari is a former Eli Lilly sales rep and told his story for an education project for doctors.

    “Seizures, things like that have happened as well. And those are, you know, pretty catastrophic side effects to have in your patient,” Ahari said.

    Read the rest:
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  • Amy Winehouse Vacation With Boyfriend Could Lead to Divorce, More Relapse

    January 12, 2009

    “On the grounds of Amy’s adultery.”

    “I have been instructed to commence divorce proceedings.”

    Those two phrases came today from Henri Brandman, solicitor for Amy Winehouse’s husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who is himself in jail.

    He is serving time for grievous bodily harm and perverting the course of justice.

    Amy Winehouse, right, and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, ... 
    Amy Winehouse, and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, arrive at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles in this June 3, 2007, file photo. A lawyer for the husband of Amy Winehouse says, Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, he is seeking a divorce on the grounds of the soul diva’s infidelity. Attorney Henri Brandman says he has been instructed by Blake Fielder-Civil ‘to commence divorce proceedings on the grounds of Amy’s adultery.’(AP Photo/Matt Sayles/FILE)

    Ms. Winehouse’s very public life became even more public when she took a holiday to St. Lucia.

    There she engaged in a public display of sex and merry making with Josh Bowman.

    Amy Winehouse is spotted in the arms of an unidentified man on the beach in St.Lucia

    Playful: The pair were inseparable as they cavorted around together

    Winehouse told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “When I’m with Josh I don’t need drugs to feel good because he makes me feel so amazing.”

    “Before I came out here I looked at a photo of myself in the newspaper and was horrified. My skin was a spotty mess and I was so pale and skinny. I thought to myself ‘Girl, you got to sort yourself out or you’ll be dead soon.'”

    “I was depressed, doing drugs and had no life at all. Coming here has changed everything. I don’t want the holiday to end. Home is hell for me, I’ve escaped from it.”

    But when Josh left so did Amy’s peace of mind, apparently.  She summoned her dad, Mitch Winehouse, to join her.  Her father has assisted her in her efforts to quit drugs and alcohol.

    Fielder-Civil was quoted in a British tabloid on 28 November 2008 that he wants to end his marriage to the singer, saying, “I have to let her go to save her life”.

    Winehouse was quoted in a British tabloid in January 2009 as saying about Fielder-Civil “I don’t know what’s going on with us now and for the time being I’ve just forgotten I’m even married.” She said then that she would deal her marriage when she got back from holiday.

    Well, the holiday seems over now.

    Now divorce may be the next life crisis for Winehouse….

    Related:
    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090112/tuk-
    winehouse-hubby-demands-divorce-45dbed5.html

     Drunk, Naked and Care-Free: Vacation of the Superstar

    Amy Winehouse: Topless Part “Looks Healthy!”

    CNN:
    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Mu
    sic/01/12/winehouse.divorce/index.html

    Amy Winehouse: Sex, Drugs and Rock … Now less Sex?

    January 12, 2009

    Troubled singer AMY WINEHOUSE has reportedly begged her dad to join her on holiday in St Lucia to comfort her after reported new beau JOSHUA BOWMAN returned to the U.K.
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    The Rehab hitmaker escaped to the Caribbean island in December and has since been snapped by paparazzi cuddling up to the clean-cut former rugby player and looking healthy.
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    And she insists she is so happy spending time with Bowman she hasn’t been tempted to use any drugs – and is even considering staying in the Caribbean permanently, telling reporters she’s feels the best she has in years.
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    In a candid interview with Britain’s News of the World newspaper, Winehouse compared handsome Bowman to her incacerated husband Blake Fielder-Civil….

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    Drunk, Naked and Care-Free: Vacation of the Superstar

    January 11, 2009

    “She walks around in the same grimy bikini bottoms each day with her boobs on show, gets drunk, gropes waiters and is rude to male staff. She’s hardly the most popular guest.”

    A source told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “Everyone wants Amy to disappear. Her attack on this guest was the last straw.”
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    The attack?
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    Amy Winehouse stunned holidaymakers in St. Lucia after throwing a glass of water over a fellow diner.

    The 25-year-old singer – who is enjoying a relaxing vacation in a luxury resort on the Caribbean island – is said to have doused a female tourist in water while she was having dinner with her partner.

    Following the incident, Amy refused to apologise to the 27-year-old woman but later changed her mind when the couple threatened to call the police and press assault charges.

    Singer Amy Winehouse, seen here in July 2008, has decided not ... 

    Explaining the reasons behind Amy’s actions, her spokesperson said: “Amy misunderstood a conversation and wrongly believed a slight was made. The matter has been resolved.”

    The confrontation is the latest in a series of events which have angered staff at the resort.

    From The Sun (UK)

    And from:
    The Herald on Sunday
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/alcohol-abuse/news
    /article.cfm?c_id=115&objectid=10551272

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    From BANG:

    The ‘Back to Black’ singer says she’s quit drugs for good and gained a new lease of life from holidaying in the Caribbean and meeting new man Josh Bowman.

    Amy, who has been at an exclusive resort in St Lucia since New Year, told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “When I’m with Josh I don’t need drugs to feel good because he makes me feel so amazing.

    “Before I came out here I looked at a photo of myself in the newspaper and was horrified. My skin was a spotty mess and I was so pale and skinny. I thought to myself ‘Girl, you got to sort yourself out or you’ll be dead soon’.

    “I was depressed, doing drugs and had no life at all. Coming here has changed everything. I don’t want the holiday to end. Home is hell for me, I’ve escaped from it.”

    Amy – who is married to jailed Blake Fielder-Civil – met 21-year-old actor Josh Bowman while on the island and the pair quickly struck up a romance.

    The 25-year-old singer added: “Josh couldn’t be more different from my husband, which is not a bad thing. Blake looks like me, a right mess, but Josh is handsome and clean and that’s what I like about him.

    “Blake was rubbish in bed. Almost every time I slept with him it was like I was dead. I don’t know what’s going on with us now and for the time being I’ve just forgotten I’m even married.”

    Blake has reportedly started divorce proceedings against Amy from prison – where he is being held for attempting to pervert the course of justice and Grievous Bodily Harm – hiring celebrity lawyer Henri Brandman and demanding up to £5 million of Amy’s fortune.

    Speaking of Amy, he is said to have told his mother in a phone call: “We’ve reached the point of no return.”
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    Above: Amy Winehouse, pictured in St Lucia on just before Christmas, has piled on the pounds while recovering from addiction

    Amy Winehouse Summoned to Drug Court

    December 31, 2008

    British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse has been summoned to appear in a Norwegian court on Jan. 12 in her appeal against a fine in a drugs possession case, a police prosecutor said Wednesday.

    Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were arrested in the western city of Bergen in October 2007 during a concert stop on charges of possessing 7 grams (1/4-ounce) of marijuana. They were held overnight and released after paying fines of 3,000 kroner ($415) each.

    The 25-year-old Winehouse later appealed the fine, claiming Norwegian police made mistakes in the case. An initial trial date in March 2008 was postponed at the request of her attorney.

    Associated Press

    In this Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, file photo, British singer, Amy ... 
    In this Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, file photo, British singer, Amy Winehouse performs at the V Festival, near Chelmsford, England. Winehouse has been summoned to appear in a Norwegian court on Jan. 12 in her appeal against a fine in a drugs possession case, a police prosecutor said Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.(AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

    Police prosecutor Rudolf Christoffersen says the star and her husband had been informed of the date by British police and will probably have to appear in person in the Bergen appeals court.

    “She is the one who appealed, so that makes it her appeal,” Christoffersen told The Associated Press by telephone. “Often, if you don’t appear at your own appeal hearing, then the court will dismiss the appeal.”

    Winehouse’s Norwegian attorney, Ole Kvelstad, has said that payment of the fine amounted to a guilty plea, which he said could have serious consequences if she sought to enter the United States. Winehouse was denied a U.S. visa this year when she wanted to perform at the Grammy awards ceremony.

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    Amy Winehouse: Turning Point?

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    Amy Winehouse: Turning Point?

    December 29, 2008

    Amy Winehouse will one day remember 2008 as the year in which she started to recover or the year in which she started to decline even further.

    We just don’t know.

    We do know that Ms. Winehouse suffers from addiction which has been, as it usually is, costly, sickening and destructive….

    We pray that her addiction is behind her now and 2009 will be a better year.

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    From: Bang Media International

    Amy Winehouse spent £3,500 a week on drugs at the height of her addiction, it has been claimed.

    The singer was often so desperate for a hit she used a screwdriver to scrape heroin remnants from her drug-taking paraphernalia according to Alex Haines, who claims he had an affair with Amy earlier this year.

    Alex said: “Amy had to have a heroin or a crack pipe near her or she freaked out. She’d keep taking drugs until she passed out. I reckon she spent £3,500 a week on them.

    “When Amy ran out of drugs she would cut the bottle she used to take them in half and sit there on the floor completely wired, scraping the inside to get the residue with a screwdriver.”

    Alex says he began a relationship with Amy – whose husband Blake Fielder Civil is currently in prison serving a 27-month sentence for grievous bodily harm and attempting to pervert the course of justice – after he joined her team as a junior assistant manager in 2007.

    He claims the 25-year-old singer is “addicted” to sex, adding their relationship was fuelled by lust.

    He told the News of the World newspaper: “It was like having my own little porn star. Amy was so dirty – she wanted sex all the time. We did it four or five times a day and she’d even wake me up for it. She was addicted to sex like she was to drugs.”

    Alex revealed Amy – who was recently pictured looking the picture of health during a festive break in St. Lucia – suffers from eating disorder Bulimia, which sees sufferers binge on food and then make themselves sick, and sometimes gorges on 10 chocolate bars a day.

    He said: “Amy suffered from bulimia, which is why she looked so thin. She would have a massive McDonalds and then throw it all up in the bathroom. I found my toothbrush covered in sick, and asked her about it.

    “She told me she suffered from it for a long time. Several times I went into her bathroom and saw sick all over the sink.”

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    Drink and Drug Too Much? Treatment Rarely A “Cure”
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    Above: Amy Winehouse, pictured in St Lucia on just before Christmas, has piled on the pounds while recovering from addiction

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    Gaining a Lasting Legacy from Those that Died in 2008

    December 24, 2008

    Sometimes, there is a lasting good when someone passes.

    Heath Ledger entertained and  enlightened me.  Mostly he enlightened.

    As we near the end of this year, we often think about the rich and famous who have enlightened or entertained us.  I am thinking about Heath Ledger and Tim Russert: both enlightened me much more than they entertained.

    And both have a lasting legacy in my mind….

    Cocaine is a “party drug” right? You want it after you’ve been thinking and drinking.

    But that is really bad thinking.

    Heath Ledger’s legacy is not “Brokeback Mountain” or “The Patriot” or family and children and happy memories.

    Sadly, Actor Heath Ledger died from an accidental overdose of six drugs — painkillers and sedatives.  “Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylaminediazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine,” said the medical examiner’s spokeswoman.
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    This sent me on a months long journey to discover the impact of mixing so many dangerous drugs.

    The results were frightening but probably completely predictable: most medical doctors say the risk of mixing so many dangerous drugs if frightening to the extreme. Even mixing a few can be and often is deadly.

    “If you come in on alprazolam (Xanax) I know what to do.  If you come in using Xanax and alcohol and Ambien you have created a very difficult dilemma for me.  How much, when, what have you eaten?  If you come in with various types of drugs in you; you create, sometimes, a gordian knot the physician is ill euipped to deal with.”

    That’s a quote from one of many M.D.s we interviewed.  All had experience dealing with people who had ingested several drugs over time.

    “There is just no good outcome to mixing drugs.  Your friend Heath Ledger is the epitome of that,” said a doctor to me.

    A friend of mine, already addicted to alcohol and cocaine, was recently hospitalized.  While there, a doctor prescribed oxycodone and hydrocodone.  We moved him to another facility after consulting other medical professionals.

    And treatment, once one is hooked, will be frightening, prolonged and painful.

    “If you can just get me to rehab I’ll be O.K.”

    We’ve heard that time and again.  Rehab is not nirvana — the state of being free from  suffering.  Rehab is often just a way-station. 

    Getting clean and sober takes time, effort, commitment and sometimes, a lot of money.

    But it is worth it. If one achieves lasting recovery.

    Britney Spears performing at the National Mall during the “NFL Kickoff Live 2003” Concert.

    The alternative is death while you are still young.  You’ll miss the party completely.

    Lots of Hollywood types and entertainers have been dealing with drugs.  This should put us all on notice that drugs and alcohol are life threatening.  Just this year we’ve seen Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Ryan O’Neil and many others in trouble with drugs.

    So we write this as a caution as we all prepare to “celebrate” Christmas and New Years. Don’t mix drugs during the holidays: or at any other time.

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    Substance Abuse In America: Treatment Rarely A “Cure”

    Lasting Legacy: Tim Russert Made Me Think

    Video at CNN:
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/12/15/yir.20
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    There is a huge likelihood that a teenager you know shares these following things with Heath Ledger and Britney Spears: Vicodin, Oxycontin and Xanax and the belief that since doctors prescribed these they are OK to use.

    But what few grasp is this: doctors are not saints.  Several told us that they prescribe drugs quickly so they can get to the next patient faster.

    Add to this people who mix drugs, take more than is prescribed, mix drugs with alcohol, mix drugs without the primary care physician’s knowdge and “doctor shop.”

    You end up with addiction, other illnesses and death.

    Sadly, Heath Ledger’s Dad knows this too well.

    “While no medications were taken in excess, we learned today the combination of doctor-prescribed drugs proved lethal for our boy,” he said.

    Intervention is that course of action that stops an abuser or an addict dead in their tracks — before death knoks on their door.

    If you know someone who needs care due to drug (including alcohol) addiction or abuse: take action.  Show your love by causing an intervention.

    You’ll regret looking the other way for the rest of your life.

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    Heath Ledger, President Bush, The Addicted and Our Medical Professionals

    Addicts Neglected, Over-Medicated Despite Vast System of “Care”

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    Amy Winehouse: Topless Part “Looks Healthy!”

    December 22, 2008

     I find Amy Winehouse to be irrestistable.  She’s talented, beautiful and unafraid.

    She is also a drug addict and she is just like a bunch of people in our modern society.  She gets into trouble and she needs help.

    Help means “rehab” and rehab means doctors and a wide variety of  “cures.”  But the fact that is looming ever larger is this: there is no cure to drug and alcohol addiction, really.  There are programs and there is effort and hard work — but there is no cure….

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    Drunk, Naked and Care-Free: Vacation of the Superstar
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    Amy Winehouse’s Addiction: Costly, Sickening, Destructive But Is It Over?

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    Amy Winehouse was spotted this weekend looking healthier than she has in months as she showed off some new curves while frolicking topless on a Caribbean beach.

    The “Rehab” singer, 25, who is currently receiving treatment at a London clinic after a drug overdose, seemed to be quite comfortable with herself as she relaxed and sunbathed in St. Lucia in nothing but a pair of skimpy bikini bottoms.

    And according to the Daily Mail, Winehouse has not only gained a few much-needed pounds, but also hired a personal trainer to help her get back into shape.

    “She’s very enthusiastic about her sessions and bounds in to work out on the bikes, weights and Power Plate,” a source told the Mail.

    Perhaps it’s her separation from husband Blake Fielder Civil that has done her well. Civil was recently sent back to prison after failing a drug test and breaking the early release terms of his 27-month sentence, the Mail said.

    Her family is also thrilled at Winehouse’s apparent progress in treatment. “She’s being taken care of. She’s resting and eating well, and there are no drugs there,” her mother Janis said.

    From Fox News
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,470882,00.html

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    Amy-Winehouse-looks-picture-health-piles-pounds.html

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    Curvy: Amy Winehouse, pictured in St Lucia on Sunday, has piled on the pounds as she enjoys a relaxing break in the sun

    http://www.people.com/people/amy_winehouse

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