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Morning Quickies: Amy Winehouse Died From Detoxing “To Excess,” Says Dad

  • Amy Winehouse may have died from an overdose of an anti-anxiety drug and a seizure she had during detox. Her father Mitch tells Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show “Anderson” that she “did detox to excess.” [People]
  • After drama last week surrounding Ali Lohan’s disturbing new appearance, big sister Lindsay Lohan tweeted that Ali looks “gorgeous” and “every runway model is just as thin.” [RadarOnline.com]
  • Andy Whitfield from “Spartacus” died from cancer this weekend at age 39. So sad. [Dlisted]

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Amy Winehouse’s Dad Makes A Record. Other Fame-Hungry Celebrity Parents.

It makes sense to me when children follow in their parent’s footsteps, but not so much when it’s the other way around. Amy Winehouse‘s dad, Mitch (pictured at left), is a taxi driver. But he’s started recording an album of Frank Sinatra covers, along with a sprinkling of his own songs. A source at The Sun says, “Mitch has been working on [the album] for a while now. Amy always credits her dad with getting her into singing. He loves music. He has a good voice and wants a go at turning professional.” [Contact Music]

So he thinks fame is hereditary? Here’s a round-up of other parents who’ve grabbed at their kiddie’s coat strings, thinking that because they passed on such incredible genes, they should have a shot at fame, too. Keep reading »

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