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Amy Winehouse is dead

Posted by creative On July - 27 - 2011

British soul singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her London apartment on Saturday July 24. She was 27 years old at the time of her tragic death. Though the official cause of death has not been released, it is presumed she died of a drug overdose.

Amy Jade Winehouse was born in North London in 1983 and rose to fame in 2003 with the release of the critically acclaimed album “Frank”. She released her most successful album “Back to Black” produced by Mark Ronson in 2006, which made her a worldwide mega star. The album earned her Five Grammy awards in 2007 making her the first British female artiste to win 4 Grammy awards and tying for the most number of awards by a female in one night. She went on to record Grammy award winning singles “Rehab” and other successful singles.

She was married Blake Fielder-Civil in 2007 and had a tumultuous relationship which included many incidents of domestic violence. The couple divorced in August 2009. She was dating film Director Reg Traviss, and had split with him shortly before her death.

Winehouse has had continuous problems with drug and alcohol abuse and had been to rehab several times in the past.

Daniel Craig married Rachel Weisz

Posted by creative On July - 27 - 2011

It has been confirmed that James Bond star Daniel Craig has married Oscar winning actress Rachel Weisz in secret at a private ceremony in New York after a whirlwind romance. They have been dating since December last year.

Weisz won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie “Constant Gardner”. She has also appeared in films including “ The Mummy” and “About A Boy” while Craig rose to fame as the sixth actor to play the role of the coveted agent 007 in “ Casino Royale” in 2006 and will be making his third appearance as James Bond in the latest Bond movie to be released in 2012. It is also reported that he has contracted to play the role for three more movies through to Bond 25. His other films include “Layer Cake”, “Elizabeth” and forthcoming film “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. The couple are said to play the role of a married couple in the upcoming movie “Dream house”.

Craig was previously married and has a teenage daughter named Ella while Weisz was married for nine years to “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky with whom she has a five-year-old son Henri.

Victoria and David Beckham welcome baby daughter

Posted by creative On July - 27 - 2011

David and Victoria Beckham’s much longed for baby daughter named Harper Seven was born on 11 July 2011 at 7.55 in the morning at the Cedars Sinai medical center in California. She is the couple’s fourth child joining sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

She is said to be named after British writer Harper Lee. David Beckham explained on his facebook page “ one reason is Harper is an old English name which we loved and one of the other reasons was that Victoria’s favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird and the author was Harper Lee. It’s a very strong, passionate book. That’s where Harper came from”

The proud father paid tribute to his new daughter by wearing pink color football boots for his game against Real Madrid with the name Harper, along with the names of his three sons stitched on to the shoe, while Victoria tweeted that “she has fallen in love all over again”.

The couple have been married since 1999 after they began dating in 1997 when she was a member of the chart topping girl band “Spice Girls.” Since then she has been a successful dress designer and he went on to captain the English Football team.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony separate

Posted by creative On July - 27 - 2011

Jennifer Lopez has announced she and husband Marc Anthony are to separate after seven years of marriage. The couple married in a private ceremony in 2004 and has three-year-old twins Max and Emme. They requested privacy during this time saying, “this was a very difficult decision. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”

This will be the third divorce for Jennifer Lopez who was earlier married to Ojani Noa and her second marriage to back up dancer Chris Judd. Both marriages lasted less than a year. She dated actor Ben Affleck and called it off hours before they were due to get married. This will be the second divorce for Marc Anthony who was married to former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres and has two sons from the marriage.

Though the announcement came as a shock to many after the couple renewed their wedding wows last year, there was speculation at this year’s BAFTA’s where they were to sit at the head table with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge but J Lo arrived with her mother without wearing her wedding ring.