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Amy Winehouse Inquest

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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A new inquest has been ordered into the death of singer Amy Winehouse. It was revealed that the coroner who oversaw the original inquest lacked proper credentials and resigned shortly thereafter.

Celebrities, including Bethenny Frankel, Paul Abdul, and Dianna Agron, reacted on Twitter to the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

Bette Midler is waiting by the phone for the call asking her to guest star on Glee.

Barbra Streisand spoke with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross about playing a well-meaning but overbearing Jewish mother in “The Guilt Trip,” which opens in theaters this week.

Lea Michele is GQ’s Woman of the Week.

Adam Lambert did the diva thing, singing Donna Summer and Madonna songs, as he hosted “VH1 Divas” in L.A. on Sunday.

A federal judge gave Christopher Chaney 10 years in prison for hacking the personal online accounts of Scarlett Johansson and other celebrities.

Jack Black is set to produce a comedy web series called “Ghost Ghirls” about a couple of young, female ghostbusters.

Some people are very upset about the decision to rename Gilda’s Club (named for the late Gilda Radner) to the more generic Cancer Support Community.

Those who fancy themselves Hollywood insiders, will want to be informed that David Cross, known best for his role as Tobias Funke on “Arrested Development,” has signed with United Talent Agency.

The Killers’ new video for their song, “Here With Me,” is directed by Tim Burton and stars Winona Ryder. It goes without saying that it is creepy.

Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy made an appearance on SNL this past weekend to teach the audience the story of Hanukkah.

The talented Ophir Ben-Shetrit impressed the judges on the Israeli version of “The Voice.” Ben-Shetrit, a religious young woman, made the surprising move of choosing rock start Aviv Geffen as her mentor.

Mad Men’s Ben Feldman has announced his engagement to Michelle Mulitz. He popped the question while the couple was out walking their dog.


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