News Roundup: Family and Friends Pay Their Respects to Amy Winehouse
The private funeral for Amy Winehouse was held today (July 26) at the Edgwarebury Cemetery in North London, BBC News reports. Producer Mark Ronson, friend Kelly Osbourne, and boyfriend Reg Traviss were the most famous guests among the estimated 300 to 400 attendees. Osbourne and others wore their hair in Amy’s iconic beehive style in honor of the late singer, who died Saturday (July 23) at the age of 27.
Amy’s father, Mitch, read a eulogy that ended with, “Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much.” Prayers were recited in both English and Hebrew, a nod to Amy’s Jewish heritage, and the service concluded with a version of Carole King‘s “So Far Away.”
Amy’s ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, was not allowed out of prison to attend the funeral. (NME)
MTV is set to re-air a 2007 Amy Winehouse concert as a tribute on Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
• The long-running BBC sitcom, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, has been cancelled.
• Liam Gallagher needs parenting tips? Apparently so, as Supernanny‘s Jo Frost says she’s provided some pointers to the Beady Eye frontman and his wife, Nicole Appleton, on how they can keep their three boys in line.
• Speaking of parenting, Spice Girl mommies Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham, who gave birth weeks apart from one another, are trading tips, via email, on how to manage life with their new little ones.
• Elle magazine reports that English model/TV personality Alexa Chung has a new fashion show called 24-Hour Catwalk. It’s slated to air in the U.S. on Lifetime.