Friends, celebs mourn Amy
Crowds gathered as family and friends attended the funeral of singer Amy Winehouse in north London on Tuesday, as the 27-year-old singer was cremated in the same place as her grandmother, People reports. About 150 people attended the funeral at Edgware Cemetery, including friend Kelly Osbourne, Back to Black producer Mark Ronson and boyfriend Reg Traviss. The hourlong memorial was conducted partly in Hebrew at the synagogue as part of Winehouse's Jewish background. "Goodnight my angel," her father, Mitch, said during the eulogy. "Sleep tight. Mommy and Daddy love you ever so much."
Kat, Jesse are kaput
Just in time for the season premiere of L.A. Ink on Thursday, lovebirds Kat Von D and Jesse James have gone their separate ways. And here we thought a bipolar tattoo artist and a philanderer with a fetish for neo-Nazi strippers would have been together for life. "I am no longer w Jesse, and out of respect for him, his family and myself, thats all the info I'd like to share. Thanks for respecting that," Kat tweeted via @thekatvond. The couple got engaged in January.
America singer dies
Dan Peek, a founding member of the popular 1970s band America and singer of high harmonies on hits that included A Horse With No Name and Ventura Highway, has died at 60, his father said Tuesday. Peek's wife, Catherine, found him dead Sunday in bed in his home in Farmington, Mo., about 60 miles southwest of St. Louis, Milton Peek said. The cause of death was not known, and an autopsy was planned. All told, America had three platinum and three gold albums, along with eight Top 40 hits, from 1971 through 1975. "Dan & his music will live on in the great songs he shared with us all," band co-founder Gerry Beckley wrote on the group's website.