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Throwback! X Factor’s Raign is a Dead Ringer For Amy Winehouse…

Posted on August 20th, 2015 at 8:42 am by    

If Amy Winehouse wasn’t long gone (god rest her soul)… I swear, after seeing this pic I would have been convinced that somewhere out there she was alive and kicking and back on stage!

Earlier this week, singer Raign posted a throwback pic on her Facebook page that shows her performing dressed up as Winehouse, and by golly she is a dead ringer for the late superstar… Oo-er!

You must remember Raign, real name Rachel Rabin, she was that feisty contestant who appeared on last years X Factor (UK) and tried to convince the judges (all but Cheryl) that she had what it takes to be Britain’s newest star.

Well, all didn’t go exactly to plan…

Raign performed her amazing track ‘Don’t Let Me Go‘ that also featured on the hit TV show ‘Vampire Diaries‘ on 2014’s X Factor, but the singer failed to go through to the finals after a much publicized spat with that annoying judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini who on numerous occasions expressed she couldn’t stand Rabin, and sadly that was the end of Raign’s TV reign so to speak…

However, since this picture was posted it has ignited much interest and Raign’s army of loyal fans who are now demanding more Raign, as Winehouse.

Raign told the British Weekly:  “It’s a funny story how it all came about, I was doing karaoke in Surbiton, England singing the famous Amy track, Black to Black just for fun and a girl came up to me and said her boyfriend was a guitarist in a band and they needed an Amy Winehouse style singer.

“Next thing, I went to an audition 3 weeks later I got the job and that was that.”

A picture is worth a thousand words, so if this pic is anything to go by anything can happen… We all know that Raign can sing, bless her heart… So how about you pen ‘Amy’ the musical?

Go on girl, give it a go!

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Memorial Statue of Amy Winehouse Unveiled in Camden Town!

Posted on September 18th, 2014 at 6:39 am by    

The late singer Amy Winehouse has been honoured on what would have been her 31st birthday as a statue of her was unveiled at Camden earlier this.

Fans  gathered last Sunday at Stables Market in Camden, North London to witness the unveiling of a memorial created in the singer’s likeness.

The tragic star’s parents Mitch and Janis gathered with fans and friends, including ex-Eastenders star Barbara Windsor, as they paid an emotional tribute to her.

The life-size permanent representation, designed by Scott Eaton, was unveiled in the ceremony and depicts Amy with her trademark beehive.

The location of Camden was chosen because of Amy’s close ties to the area, and the house where she tragically died in July 2011 is just around the corner.

Amy’s dad Mitch said: “It is incredibly emotional to see Amy immortalised like this, but Scott has done an amazing job in capturing her. It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time.Parents

He added: “Camden meant a lot to Amy and vice versa and to have her forever standing at the heart of the hustle and bustle of that area just fits.”

Amy died aged 27 after struggles with alcohol and drugs. An inquest into her death found that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning.

Her family later set up a charity, The Amy Winehouse Foundation, to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people.

We miss ‘our’ Amy terribly!

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Cheryl Cole Bounces Back In-Style!

Posted on November 9th, 2011 at 8:36 am by    

In December’s issue of InStyle magazine (UK) singer Cheryl Cole reveals how she was ordered by Doctors to put on weight after a health scare that almost killed her…

The ex-Girls Aloud star who caught malaria in June last year while on holiday with dancer Derek Hough, claims she was given just 24 hours to live and had no choice but to obey them to beat the illness. “I had to take good care of myself and I was told to stop exercising and to gain weight to get well. I just ate everything,” she said.

Now, Cheryl insists on keeping a low profile, while dividing her time between Los Angeles and the UK working on her music.

Currently single after a short reconciliation with ex-hubby, footballer Ashley Cole the former X Factor judge said, “It’s now less about work, work, work and more about making time to chill and be with my friends and family.”

She recently filmed a cameo role in the film What To Expect When You’re Expecting with Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez and has other movie roles in the pipeline. Although, she was quick to quash rumors that she is taking a judging role on the next season of Britain’s Got Talent after Amanda Holden admitted she would love to work with Chezza.

However, in the revealing interview, Cole states that she turned down the job a few years ago, before she even landed her X Factor seat. Saying that, “Simon had previously asked me to do Britain’s Got Talent and I’d kind of said ‘‘yes’’, then said ‘‘no’’ at the last minute and dropped them in it.”

Surprisingly, Chez also credits the late singer Amy Winehouse for introducing her to her favorite tipple. “I like a drink if it’s a night out,” she added. “Amy Winehouse once got me on to Jack Daniel’s and lemonade, which sounds strange but it’s really refreshing.” 

Aww… Well, I think it’s refreshing to see Cheryl bouncing back and looking all gorgeous again after a whole year of misery, and mishaps… Good on ya’ girl!

You can read the full interview in the December’s issue of InStyle UK on sale Thursday.

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Goodbye Amy Winehouse… R.I.P 1983-2011

Posted on July 26th, 2011 at 6:41 am by    

Fans lined the streets outside the cemetery today as the body of Amy Winehouse was taken to a crematorium in Golders Green, North London.

Her parents Mitch and Janis planned a private ceremony as Jewish tradition dictates the funeral should take place as soon as possible, it came just days after her untimely death at her home in Camden last Saturday.

Mitch paid an emotional tribute to his daughter as her friends and family exchanged stories of her childhood and how happy she had been recently. Ending his eulogy with the words: “Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much.”

Among those paying their respects to the tragic star was her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield, close friends Mark Ronson, singer Bryan Adams, and Kelly Osbourne, along with her music ‘family’ including her backing singers and manager. Osbourne sported a signature “Beehive” hairstyle (pictured) her close pal was so famous for.

A spokesman for the family said: “Mitch told some great stories from childhood about how headstrong she was, and clearly the family and friends recognized the stories and laughed along.

“He stressed so many times she was happier now than she had ever been and he spoke about her boyfriend and paid tribute to a lot of people in her life.”

The service finished with the congregation singing her favorite song, Carole King’s hit So Far Away.

According to Amy’s wishes, she has been cremated. Her ashes are to be mixed with those of her beloved grandmother Cynthia, who died of lung cancer in 2006.

Though still no official cause of death has yet been determined, there is much speculation that booze and pills were responsible for Amy’s downfall.

R.I.P Amy Winehouse 1983-2011

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Mitch and Janis Share an Intimate Kiss As They Remember ‘Their’ Amy

Posted on July 25th, 2011 at 8:07 am by    

The grief-stricken parents of the late Amy Winehouse visited the scene of their soul singer daughter’s death earlier today.

Fans cheered in support as Mitch leaned across to kiss Amy’s mother Janis in front of hoards of fans that also showed up to pay tribute. One fan said: “It was a ‘heartbreaking moment.”

The mood on the streets of Camden, London was somber as Amy’s army gathered to remember her. Pictures, flowers and even bottles of VODKA lined the pavement outside her home, resembling a shrine for the tragic star who died on Saturday.

Another fans added: “It was so touching when we all saw Mitch lean over to kiss Janis, everyone cheered, I’m sure she [Amy] would be smiling down at them from heaven after seeing that, it would have made her very happy.”

Mitch Winehouse fought back the tears as he thanked Amy’s loyal followers, saying: “You people in the street, I can’t tell you how much this means to us — it really is making this a lot easier for us. 

Amy was about one thing and that was love, her whole life was devoted to her family and her friends and to you guys as well. 

We’re devastated and I’m speechless but thanks for coming.”

According to today’s Sun newspaper, the troubled songstress died alone in her bed and could have been dead for up to SIX HOURS.

It was her security guard Andrew Morris who discovered the body, alerting the emergency services after realizing the star wasn’t breathing

Friend and rep for Winehouse, Chris Goodman explained, “She was in her bedroom after saying she wanted to sleep and when he [Andrew Morris] went to wake her he found she wasn’t breathing.”

At this stage there is still no official word on how the Back to Black singer died, a post-mortem examination held today was unable to establish a cause, but reports suggest it was a cocktail of hard drinking sessions and pills that eventually lead to Amy’s untimely death.

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Mitch Winehouse ‘Completely Devastated’ Over Daughter Amy’s Death

Posted on July 24th, 2011 at 7:10 am by    

Mitch Winehouse had always lived in fear that one day the phone would ring with the news that his daughter Amy was dead from a drug a drug overdose, yesterday his recurring nightmare became a reality.

The ex-cabbie and budding jazz singer was in New York at the time performing a gig when he was told that Amy was gone.

His immediate response was, “This isn’t real. I’m completely devastated,”

Telling friends, “I’m getting the next plane back. I’m coming home. I have to be with Amy.

“I can’t crack up for her sake. My family needs me. I’m devastated, it’s such a shock.”

Reports suggest that Amy was ‘beyond help’ on Saturday afternoon after her bodyguard found her and alerted the emergency services.

The tragic 27 year-old was pronounced dead shortly after 4pm (UK time).

The star’s mother Janis had met up with Amy just 24 hours before her passing and believed her death was “only a matter of time.”

Janis told the Sunday Mirror, “She seemed out of it. But her passing so suddenly still hasn’t hit me, I’m glad I saw her when I did.”

Friends say Amy seemed back on form at her final public appearance last Wednesday night at Camden’s Roundhouse, where the singer performed with goddaughter 15 year-old Dionne Bromfield.

Scotland Yard is currently describing Amy Winehouse’s death as “unexplained.”

Police issued a statement today regarding the singer’s death, saying, “At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained and there have been no arrests in connection with the incident.”

An autopsy will take place on Monday.

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Amy Winehouse’s Tragic Death Sees ‘Back to Black’ Sales Soar Again

Posted on July 24th, 2011 at 6:04 am by    

The tragic death of soul singer Amy Winehouse on Saturday afternoon has seen her second album Back To Black re-enter the iTunes album chart in 4 territories including the UK, U.S, France and Germany so far.

Sales of Winehouse’s songs had increased by 37 times as fans rushed to download her award winning albums.

According to data from the Official Charts Company, track sales were up 23 times. The recored re-entering the charts almost five years after its release made it to number 59 in the few hours after the singer’s death, it also occupied third spot, with a package comprising “Back to Black” and her 2003 debut “Frank,” while a “Deluxe Edition” of “Back to Black” was at number four.

Official Charts managing director Martin Talbot said: “We would expect an even bigger impact to roll through over the coming days,”

Throughout her career, the British songstress, who was on the Universal Music label, had earned numerous awards including five Grammys, but the success paid a heavy price and Winehouse often found it hard to cope with fame.

She gained public notoriety for substance abuse as the breakthrough smash hit topped the charts when it was released in 2007.

Produced by Mark Ronson, Back to Black is by far one of the greatest recordings of the last 20 years and it’s hardly surprising that people are going ‘back’ to it, as music fans the world over mourn Amy Winehouse’s passing.

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Winehouse Update: Singer’s Body Removed From North London Home

Posted on July 23rd, 2011 at 1:34 pm by    

This was the scene earlier today when Paramedics removed the body of Amy Winehouse after she was tragically found dead at her North London home.

Superintendent Raj Kohli said it would be “inappropriate” to discuss what killed the singer before a post-mortem examination has taken place.

Speaking near the singer’s home in Camden, he said: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to a house in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05 today to reports of a woman found deceased.”

A post-mortem examination is scheduled for Monday morning.

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