Amy Winehouse ‘in denial’ over drugs – Daily Gossip

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Today’s top gossip:

According to her parents, Amy Winehouse is in denial over her drug and alcohol addictions. Her mother Janis has said: “She probably feels trapped, her body is trapping her… But I know with addiction you do not have the choice because the substance itself directs you” (ITV).

From the papers:

Gary Barlow has a phobia of ballet pumps – they have been banned from the backstage area of Take That‘s recent gigs (Daily Mirror).

Britney Spears continued her tour of the sights of the UK capital by taking her two sons to London Zoo (Daily Mirror).

Lenny Kravitz is struggling with celibacy, saying: “Sometimes it’s easy, then it’s really hard” (The Sun).

Just Jack has revealed that he wants to work with Damon Albarn, but added that he was never a big fan of Blur (Daily Star).

Kelly Rowland says she wants to work with Dizzee Rascal and tour again with Destiny’s Child (The Sun).

DJ Kissy Sell Out had to inform Armand Van Helden that ‘Bonkers’, the Dizzee Rascal track he worked on, was the biggest-selling UK single of the year so far (Daily Star).

Mercy JamesMadonna‘s newly adopted daughter – is likely to be issued her visa today (June 17) and could arrive in the US by the end of the week (Daily Record).

VV Brown has designed a limited edition poncho for Glastonbury with phone folk Orange (Daily Mirror).

Reality TV star Susan Boyle is to record an album of Broadway hits with a full orchestra in the Czech Republic (Daily Record).

Brian May went to a Katy Perry gig and blogged that she is a top lass and a lot like his late bandmate Freddie Mercury (The Sun).

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has said that if her next album – which contains a song about a stalker – flops, it’ll be over for her and the music industry (Daily Record).

Paloma Faith has revealed that she used to run a music night and put on fellow singing London lasses Adele and Kate Nash (Daily Star).

Scottish DJ Mylo has said he’s “not really sure about Calvin Harris going trance” (Daily Star).

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