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AMY WINEHOUSE SIGNS DEAL TO SELL A RANGE OF GIFT CARDS AND WRAPPING PAPER

According to The Sun Waste Woman Winehouse has signed a deal with EMI to sell a range of wrapping paper and greeting cards featuring her lyrics. The first release will be ‘Rehab’-themed gift wrap, followed by ‘You Know I’m No Good’ and ‘Back To Black’ cards. …………………………………………………………………………………….. They just can’t get enough of the tragic freak show that is Amy Winehouse. What next? Themed sexy underwear?

MUSIC NEWS: SINGER MARK MORRISON ARRESTED

Via Yahoo News Singer Mark Morrison has been arrested on an allegation of assault, according to reports. The former international chart-topper was taken into custody last night in London after an incident involving another man. The news was confirmed in a statement, which reads: “Police were called to the lobby area of Warren House, Beckford Close, London W14 at 21:50 on 10th June 2009 to a report of an assault. Continue Reading….. Does anyone remember the time when “bright” Mark was jailed for sending a []

AMY WINEHOUSE DROPPED FROM QUINCY JONES TRIBUTE

Via Digital Spy Amy Winehouse has reportedly been dropped from a forthcoming tribute album for music legend Quincy Jones. The producer has been forced to remove the singer from the record after waiting nearly a year for the finished track, The Mirror reports. Winehouse and Mark Ronson were also said to have been dropped from a concert with Michael Jackson which was supposedly planned to promote the release. Ronson said: “The track isn’t finished and she’s not around. If she’s not here []

ESTELLE’S TERROR AT SHOOTING

The Sun reports today that rapper/singer Estelle ‘came within moments of being involved in a terrifying shoot-out’, which left rapper Dolla (real name Roderick Anthony Burton II dead. Estelle had apparently been at the mall where Burton was fatally shot on the 18th May just moments before and assured her friends and family via Twitter that she was safe. She then went on to describe the carnage as “freakin’ nuts”. …………………………………………………………………………………………. “freaking nuts”.. still drinking from the Marsha Ambrosius transatlantic twang cup I see. You’re from North West London luv! Anyway I am relieved to hear that Estelle is []

RAPPER SHOT DEAD, MAN CHARGED

I read about this terrible incident yesterday but didn’t get around to posting news on it until now. Another tragic and senseless killing. When will it all end? Via Billboard Rapper Dolla, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot and killed while waiting in the valet area of the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles on Monday (May 18). He was 21. According to the Los Angeles Times, the up-and-coming rapper, who signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label in 2007, had flown to Los []

UK NEWS: RIO FERDINAND TO INTERVIEW MICHAEL JACKSON

Footballer Rio Ferdinand Via Digital Spy Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he has arranged an interview with 50-year-old popstar Michael Jackson. The England and Manchester United footballer was called by Jackson and invited to one of his summer concerts at London’s O2. Ferdinand recently launched a digital lifestyle magazine called No.5. Rapper 50 Cent appeared in the first issue. “I was shaking when I got off the phone. It was a real surprise,” the footballer told the BBC. “I’m hoping to interview []

LAURYN HILL TO MAKE EUROPEAN COME BACK

Via Digital Spy Lauryn Hill is to return to the spotlight in July by headlining the Stockholm Jazz Festival in Sweden. The former Fugee is also booked to play Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival on July 11. The shows will be part of a ten performance European run for Hill, the organiser of the Stockholm Jazz Festival told The AP. The Stockholm event, which attracts annual crowds of 30,000 people, will mark Hill’s most significant performance in Europe in nearly two years. I []

AMY WINEHOUSE TURNS DOWN EMINEM COLLABORATION

Via Digital Spy Amy Winehouse has reportedly turned down the chance to collaborate with Eminem. Eminem is said to have been interested in working with the Back To Black star to reprise the success of his partnership with Dido on hit single ‘Stan’, The Sun reports. One source said: “Amy was flattered by the offer. She loves hip-hop and is a big fan of Eminem. But she didn’t feel it was the right thing to do at the present time.” Thank you Jesus!!! []

JIM JONES/KERI HILSON – FIRST WEEK SALES

Rapper Jim Jones’ latest album Pray IV Reign (EI/Columbia/Sony) has entered the Billboard album chart at No.9 and sold 43,000 (first week sales). Keri Hilson’s debut album In a Perfect World went in at No. 4 and sold 94,000 (first weeks sales). Jim sold more when he was just signed solely to an independent label. It hurts me to say this but to be brutally honest I think his album will be out of the top 10 come next week. I think Bruk Pocket Dash cursed Jim’s latest offering by saying []

KELLY ROWLAND CONFIRMS SPLIT FROM COLUMBIA RECORDS

Singer Kelly Rowland has released a statement confirming her split from Columbia records and insists that it was her decision to leave the label. She says, “Because Columbia Records has been my home base as an artist for more than a decade, the decision to move out on my own required a lot of soul-searching. As a solo artist, I felt the need to explore new directions, new challenges, and new freedoms outside my comfort zone and my friends and family at Columbia []