Since Any Winehouse was found dead in her London home in July, there has been much speculation over what caused her to lose her life. Today the coroner who performed the tests after Amy Winehouse passed away revealed the true reason for the soul singer’s sudden death. Amy, who was just 27 years old, died from consuming an excessive amount of alcohol. While it was released months ago that the singer was not found with any illegal substances in her body, she did consume over five times the legal limit of alcohol in the U.K. which caused her untimely and unexpected demise. In the U.K., the legal amount to operate an automobile is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood. Depending on the person’s body type, the amount of alcohol that can be deemed fatal is about 350 milligrams. Upon her death, the singer had consumed an amount of alcohol that was estimated to bring her blood-alcohol content to 416 milligrams per 100 milliliters.
Amy had quit drinking completely in July when she was struggling to fight her addictions. When she relapsed and consumed such an overwhelming amount of alcohol, her body likely went into shock.
In interviews prior to the release of this information, Amy’s parents were open with their thoughts about how they thought their daughter’s death may have been caused. “Abstinence (from alcohol) gave her body such a fright, they thought it was eventually the cause of her death,” a source close to the family revealed in July after the singers death.
According to the coroner, the truth was in fact just the opposite. “The unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels (of alcohol) was her sudden and unexpected death,” he wrote. Since Amy voluntarily put the alcohol into her system, the coroner stated “misadventure” to be her cause of death.
“It is some relief to finally find out what happened to Amy. We understand there was alcohol in her system when she passed away, it is likely a build-up of alcohol in her system over a number of days,” her family said in a statement released today. “The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time. She had started drinking that week again after a period of abstinence. It underlines how important our work with the Amy Winehouse Foundation is to us, to help as many young people and children as we can in her name. It means a lot to us and from the overwhelming messages of support we have had since Amy died, we know she meant a great deal to people all over the world.”
While Amy Winehouse’s untimely and very unexpected death came as a shock to many, we hope fans find some comfort in the closure that this information offers. As many would agree, Amy’s legacy lives on through the Amy Winehouse Foundation and of course, through her legendary and soulful songs. On behalf of her fans, we here at Celebstalk would like to send out condolences to her friends and family and make a promise that we’ll never forget the amazing talent Amy shared with us during her short life. For the fans, it’s plain to see “We only said goodbye with words….”
Rest in peace, Amy.
For years, we’ve known Jon Bon Jovi as one of the many musical mougs from New Jersey who made it big. While you might assume he’s busy in the studio working on songs for his newest record (which you’d assume correctly…the rockers next CD will be hitting shelves in 2013 followed by a world tour), what you may not have known is that he and his wife, Dorothea Bongiovi, have been active in the community the rocker grew up in trying to make a difference for those less fortunate. The pair are at it again and have just unveiled their latest project to try and give back.
The Soul Kitchen is the new gourmet restaurant the couple have opened. However, it’s not like any celebrity gourmet restaurant you’ve ever heard of, this is one everyone can afford. Their “pay-what-you-can” menu offers some of the finest gourmet quality meals to those who can’t afford to eat out. Paying customers are asked to leave what they can in the envelopes left on the tables while those who can’t pay money are simply asked to pitch in.
“With the economic downturn, one of the things I noticed was that disposable income was one of the first things that went,” Jon explains. “Dining out, the family going to a restaurant, mom not having to cook, dad not having to clean up – a lot of memories were made around restaurant tables.”
“When I learned that one in six people in this country goes to bed hungry, I thought this was the next phase of the Foundation’s work.” he added.
The Foundation Jon is talking about is the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. Other projects they’ve completed through the help of their namesake is building 260 houses for low income families, charity concerts, a local food pantry they began helping in several years ago, and their soup kitchen, Lunch Break, which feeds over 100 people per day, the one that started it all.
Now, after a year and $250,000, The Soul Kitchen is open to those who still want to enjoy fine quality dining at a price they can afford while giving back to the community.
“This is not a soup kitchen,” Bon Jovi makes clear. “You can come here with the dignities of linens and silver, and you’re served a healthy, nutritious meal. This is not burgers and fries.”
The restaurant offers a menu rich in gourmet soul food you’d find in any of the areas most famous eateries. Cornmeal crusted catfish with red beans and rice, grilled chicken breast with homemade basil mayo and rice pilaf and grilled salmon with soul seasonings, sweet potato mash and sauteed greens. Not only do the options sound mouth watering, many of the ingredients were grown in the herb and vegetable garden right outside the doors of the establishment.
“There are no prices on the menu, so if you want to come and you want to make a difference, leave a $20 in the envelope on the table. If you can’t afford to eat, you can bus tables, you can wait tables, you can work in the kitchen as a dishwasher or a sous chef,” he says. “If you say to me, ‘I’m not a people person,’ I say, ‘That’s not a problem. We’ll take you back to Lunch Break to volunteer with those people. If you don’t want to volunteer with that, we’ll take you to the Food Bank.”
“If you come in and say ‘I’m hungry,’ we’ll feed you,” he says. “But we’re going to need you to do something. It’s very important to what we’re trying to achieve.”
Once you’ve volunteered at these places, you’ll earn a food certificate good at The Soul Kitchen for your meal. This idea is all part of a bigger plan for the Foundation to help bring back some community and help people who are struggling know that there are people out there who care about them while giving a little back in return.
“This is not an entitlement thing,” the rocker adds. “This is about empowering people because you have to earn that gift certificate.”
Bon Jovi urges those who can afford to dine out to patron The Soul Kitchen to help make this a true community resource. They are open for dinner near the Red Bank train station in central New Jersey Thursday through Saturday and also offer Sunday Brunch. He and his wife have been staying active in the restaurant and the New Jersey moug we all know and love has been working there at least once per week to pitch in. While you might think he’s busy creating delicious dishes to don the menu with his decades of experience dining in the worlds best restaurants, you might be surprised.
“Last Friday, I was at the White House, serving on the Council for Community Solutions, got on a train, changed in the bathroom and got here in time to to wash dishes Friday night,” he said. “I’m the dishwasher, for real. I can’t cook a lick.”
We have to say, this is by far one of the coolest things we’ve heard of recently. We wish Jon and Dorothea and the rest of The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation much success.
So what do you think about this Celebstalkers? Isn’t is great to see celebrities giving back to the community?
Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart was reportedly injured onset while filming her most recent project, Snow White and the Huntsmen. A rep from Universal told Access Hollywood that production wouldn’t be affected due to the actresses minor injury.
While no details have been given regarding the type of injury KStew endured, filming is due to be back on schedule starting on Friday according to her costar, Max Manganello.
“It’s a wrap for today. Kristen has hurt herself…nothing scary. We shoot on Friday,” Max tweeted.
Snow White and the Huntsmen also stars Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth and opens in theaters June 1, 2012.
Can’t wait that long to see Kristen grace the screen? See her in the latest installment of the Twilight Saga where she reprises her role as Bella Swan alongside Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One hits theaters November 18th.
Funny man Seth Rogen and his longtime girlfriend tied the knot last weekend in a private ceremony in Sonoma, California. The pair were joined by family and a few famous friends such as Paul Rudd, Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Craig Robinson and Jonah Hill. The three day Jewish celebration was filled with laughter according to US Weekly.
The pair met back in 2004 while Seth was a writer for Da Ali G Show and were engaged in September of 2010. It seems Rogen is a romantic at heart and has faith that he and Miller’s relationship is the real deal. When asked in an interview last year with Howard Stern if he’d be getting a prenup, the Pineapple Express and Knocked Up star revealed he wouldn’t be filing for the paperwork even though he’d been strongly advised to.
“Marriage can be expensive and if I lose millions then it’ll be the best millions I’ve spent,” he told Stern in the interview.
(All together now….”AWWWWWWWW!!!)
If you’d like to see more of Seth, check out his latest project 50/50 with co-star Joseph Gordon Levitt. This comedy is based off of Rogen’s story about his friends real life battle with cancer and is in theaters everywhere now.
Celebstalk wishes the couple a lifetime of happiness and laughter.
For the past few years, people all over the globe have been speculating that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are dating. There have been stories about them moving in together, flying across the globe to see one another and more. All the while, the two have been denying they are an item. Well today Celebstalk learned (from KStew herself) that the rumors we’ve so long believed are true.
In an interview done for British GQ, the starlet accidentally divulged her big secret. She said she’d really love to see more of the UK while on location for Snow White and the Huntsman, “because my boyfriend is English.”
After she was asked about her statement, Stewart uncomfortably said, “I never would have said that if I knew you were interviewing me.”
She went on to say, “So much of my life is easily Googled…I mean, it’s like, ‘Come on guys, it’s so obvious.'”
Due to the rising popularity in the Twilight Franchise, which Stewart plays lead role of Bella Swan, Kristen knew her admission wouldn’t be met without skepticism.
“I don’t think you realize what a big deal it is for people. Well, it is a big deal. They would be ‘Oh. My. God.’ There would also be still a 50/50 split,” she says. “Some people would still be, ‘See, told you they’re not together.'”
So do you think maybe the pair might start sharing some fun stories about their relationship? Not likely.
“I’m selfish. I’m like, ‘That’s mine!’ And I like to keep whatever is mine remaining that way,” Kristen explains. “It’s a funny little game to play and it’s a slippery slope. I always say to myself I’m never going to give anything away because there’s never any point or benefit for me.”
Not all hope is lost, however. If you’d like to get a peek at the pair together, you can at least catch them together on their latest project. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One premieres in theaters November 18th.
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, has passed away. While it hasn’t been released how he passed, we do know he’s been battling with a few health problems. Earlier this year, he underwent a liver transplant after enduring a long struggle with cancer and was forced to step down from many of his duties as CEO of Apple. While Steve wasn’t a big fan of being in the spotlight, it’s clear he really loved what he did and strived to revolutionize the future of Apple. He was only 56 years old.
”Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” You’ll be greatly missed Steve.
It’s a sad day in music history today as we learn that British soul artist Amy Winehouse has died. Earlier today the “Back to Black” singer was found in her London home. Although it is speculated by sources that she had suffered a drug overdose, the official cause of death has yet to be determined. Amy had dealt with a number of personal demons including drug and alcohol abuse as well as eating disorders. Her untimely death has come just weeks after the singers latest stint in rehab to conquer those demons.
Amy Winehouse rose to stardom with the release of her second album, Back to Black, which included her smash hit “Rehab”. Winning numerous awards for her soulful voice, Amy was on the fast track to a highly successful music career. Unfortunately, her life off the stage became more famous than her sensational voice. Having been treated multiple times for her addictions and arrested for assault twice, her talent, though undeniable, was overshadowed. With her latest visit to rehab, many of her fans were hoping for her to turn over a new leaf in her music. Today, with news of her death, fans and colleagues of Amy Winehouse such as Rihanna, Tony Bennett, Rob Thomas and Hayley Williams of Paramore have spoken out about the grief they’ve been feeling at the news of her death. Amy was 27 years old.
While her time onstage may have come to an abrupt end, her musical legacy will live on forever.
Happy Birthday Johnny Depp! Today, Celebstalk tips their hats to the mougariffic dish that is you! Some may be wondering why, of all the celebrity birthdays throughout the year, would we make an extra special post just for Johnny? Ummm….because he’s JOHNNY FREAKING DEPP! Besides, you don’t think Celebstalk would have let our 2010 Mougar of the Year slip by without notice on his 47th birthday, do you? Of course not! Lets journey back through the years to celebrate Johnny!
It all started way back in the 80’s when Nick Cage helped Johnny get into the acting biz. His first big role was in A Nightmare on Elm Street where he played sexy jock Glen Lantz and was sucked into the mattress and pulled into our hearts. Glen never saw it coming….and neither did we.
Fast forward a few years to a little show called “21 Jump Street” where Johnny played badass cop Tom Hanson for 3 years. He was tough, sexy, somewhat believable as a cop from the wrong side of the beat, he had handcuffs and women all across America wanted a strip search. Grrrr!
Over the next 4 years, Johnny stayed busy taking on blockbusters like Edward Scissorhands (where he first met Winona Ryder and Tim Burton-who he would go on to star in multiple projects), Benny & Joon, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (with then nearly unknown Leonardo DiCaprio) and Ed Wood. While there still were a few nonbelievers out there, in 1994, Johnny took a role that would skyrocket him to the top of the mougar charts.
Don Juan DeMarco. In all his open shirt, bronzey chested, spanish accent glory. This was the role that had women across the world losing their shit. This would be the first of the many roles Johnny would take that would send out hearts pacing and our minds reeling over his hotness. Did Johnny have lines in the movie? Sure. He was the star, wasn’t he? Did we hear any of them? No. No we did not.
Since 1994, Johnny has starred in over 30 more mind-numbingly hot roles where he has demonstrated his talent as an actor and as one of the most magnificent mougars who has ever walked this planet. Chocolat, Blow, Pirates of the Caribbean, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Public Enemies, Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist (with Angelina Jolie) are just a few of the amazing works we’ve seen throughout the years from Johnny and luckily for us, much more is to come. Just a few projects on the horizon for one of our favorite mougs includes The Rum Diary, Dark Shadows and a cameo in the upcoming 21 Jump Street movie where Johnny will be reprising his role of the hunky handcuff carrying Tom Hanson. Right now, you can see Johnny in theaters for his fourth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean where he returns as the eccentric, charming and sexy Captain Jack Sparrow. For a guy who used to sell pens for a living, Johnny’s doing pretty damn good.
So, Johnny, we raise our glasses to you and all your hotness. We’ve come a long way, baby! Happy Birthday!
Soulful songstress Amy Winehouse is giving rehab another go before she starts her European tour.
“Amy Winehouse has embarked on a treatment program at the Priory Clinic,” her rep said in a recent statement. ” “She wants to be ready for performances in Europe this summer and decided to seek an assessment. She will remain at the Priory on doctors’ advice.”
According to sources at People, Winehouse’s father urged her to seek treatment for her drinking.
Winehouse is responsible for hits such as “Back to Black”, “You Know I’m No Good”, and ironically…”Rehab”.
Celebstalk wishes Ms. Winehouse the best of luck.
Amy’s tour kicks off June 18th. What do you think Celebstalkers? Will Amy finally “clean” up her act?
The newlyweds announced their engagement back in December that the pair were engaged, but as with most Hollywood weddings, nobody had any idea about the details of their wedding plans. A rep for the bride confirmed the news to USMagazine.com!
Some of the details that have been released about the super secret ceremony were that some of the guest included Tobey Maguire, Renee Zellweger and Alyssa Milano and Reese wore a custom designed gown by Monique Lhullier while her children from her previous marriage with Ryan Phillippe, Deacon and Ava, took part in the ceremony. The bands were designed by jeweler William Goldberg, who also designed Reese’s gorgeous 4-carat Ashocka cut engagement ring.
Reese Witherspoon’s next project, Water For Elephants, co-starring hottie Robert Pattinson, is in theaters on April 22nd!