I am at a loss for words as Amy Winehouse had her funeral service today and is will be cremated before being buried.
According to People.com and others, Amy's father Mitch provided a somber and humorous eulogy for Amy. Producer Mark Ronson, who called Amy his musical soulmate, and produced her 2006 album "Back To Black" attended along with Kelly Osbourne. Her boyfriend of the past two years, Reg Traviss was in attendance. Not in attendance was her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil who is serving time in prison and was not granted permission to attend. Amy's father made it known that Blake was not welcome at the funeral.
The Carole King classic "So Far Away" was played at the Jewish funeral and all were asked to join in and sing. Amy is to be cremated after the service.
Music lost a woman who will now live in infamy and it could be some time til we hear a voice as powerful as Amy's. Mitch Winehouse however, lost a daughter. Imagine you having to bury your child. No matter the issues she had. No matter the people who say they all saw this coming. Burying your child or loved one is one of the hardest things I could ever imagine doing.
Mitch Winehouse had this to say at the end of the funeral;
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony traded the sunshine of Florida for the sunshine of California as they spent the holiday out here and visitied Disneyland.
They had their entourage family in full tow as well. They visited Disneyland on Christmas Eve and hit up Disney California Adventures on Christmas Day.
J. Lo brought her friend Leah Rimini along for the outing as well. I am sure it was a lot of the kids wishes to spend Christmas and Disneyland and Jennifer n Marc were happy to oblige. I wonder if Disneyland is open all day til midnight? Hmm. That might be a good way to spend Christmas next year.-Dr.FB
Tiger Woods has just released a statement through his web site;
"I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves,"
"I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone."
Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives. The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect. But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don't share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions. Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it's difficult. I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology."
There you have it. We told you first. You knew it first. Wish it wasn't Tiger but there you go.-Dr.FB
Jennifer Hudson attended the conceert/play of the Wizard of Oz in New York last night held in Central Park.
Jennifer looks great only a couple of months after giving birth to a beautiful baby boy. She is looking forward to getting back into the studio and recording. She hasn't been that far removed from the tragedy last year when most of her family was murdered by another family member, but Jennifer has been strong and persevered through it.
I look forward to new good music from the former American Idol contestant soon.-Dr.FB
Madonna with pant legs too long, and her family along with Jesus Luz took in a day of sight-seeing of one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Spain, over the weekend.
Madonna, whom other so-called great blogs who claim to be in the know said she split with Jesus, was there with Jesus. Oops! Madonna, who is currently on tour, has a greatest hits CD entitled "Celebrate" coming out at the end of September.
I wonder how "Immaculate" this greatest hits collection will be.-Dr.FB