(CBS/AP) Police Raid Caused By Winehouse's Hubby
Police raided Amy Winehouse's London home, but the singer's spokesman said she was not there at the time, and drugs were not involved.
Photographs printed Friday in British newspapers showed police officers using a crowbar to force open the door of the singer's home in the Camden district of north London.
"The only thing I can tell you is that it has nothing to do with drugs and that Amy is fine and she has not been charged or arrested," spokesman Shane O'Neill said.
The Metropolitan Police said there had been "police activity" at the house on Thursday as part of an investigation into allegations of perverting the course of justice.
British media reported that the investigation concerned Winehouse's husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, who is due to stand trial next week on charges of assaulting a barman.
Police said four men -- two aged 25, one 22 and one 19 -- had been arrested in connection with the investigation. The force would not say whether Fielder-Civil, 25, was among them.
Retro soul singer Winehouse has won worldwide acclaim for her second album, "Back to Black," but has also made headlines through erratic behavior, health fears and reports of heavy drug use. In August she spent time in rehab and canceled a series of performances in Britain, the United States and Canada.
Last month Winehouse and Fielder-Civil were arrested in Norway and fined US$700 for possession of marijuana.
Another Parting For Heather Mills
Heather Mills has parted company with the law firm that had represented her in her divorce from former Beatle Paul McCartney, the firm said Friday.
Shimon Cohen, of Mishcon de Reya Solicitors, confirmed news reports that the firm was no longer representing her, but declined as a matter of policy to say why or when it ceased to do so.
Mishcon de Reya represented Princess Diana in her divorce from Prince Charles, whose divorce lawyer, Fiona Shackleton, is representing McCartney.
Mills McCartney also recently lost her media spokesman, Phil Hall, because of her decision to give television interviews in which she criticized the media and McCartney.
In another TV interview on Thursday, Mills McCartney said last week's interviews were "cathartic."
Osmonds Honor Father's Memory On Oprah
Despite the death of their patriarch, more than 100 members of George Osmond's family filmed an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" because they thought he would have wanted it that way.
"We talked about it and my father would want us all to be here," Marie Osmond told Winfrey on the show, scheduled to be broadcast Friday. "He loved his family."
George Osmond planned to travel to Chicago to tape the show before he died Tuesday at age 90 at his home in Provo, Utah, Marie Osmond told Winfrey in a transcript provided by Harpo Productions.
George Osmond had nine children, 55 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. His wife, Olive, died in 2004.
"Isn't it interesting how two people can raise a family in show business -- nine children -- and we still love each other," son Donny Osmond told Winfrey.
Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond first became famous as The Osmond Brothers, a barbershop quartet singing at Disneyland and on "The Andy Williams Show." Donny Osmond joined the group at age 6 and later hosted "The Donny and Marie Show" with his sister. The youngest son, Jimmy Osmond, is also a performer.
Marie Osmond is also a contestant on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
Jackson Can Keep The Ranch After All
Michael Jackson isn't worried about losing Neverland.
A day after a notice of default on his Neverland Ranch was made public, his spokeswoman said he was never in default on the loan.
Jackson's former advisers refinanced the loan 2006, spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain said in a statement Thursday. The loan matured last month, and now he's refinancing again. "Mr. Jackson is in the final stages of refinance and will not lose Neverland Valley Ranch," Bain said.
A notice from a San Francisco title default company suggested that Jackson's ownership of the ranch could be at risk.
Posted on the Web site of KSBY-TV, the notice from Alliance Default Services said that as of Oct. 12 Jackson owed $23,212,963 on a $23,000,000 loan.
Jackson no longer lives at the famous, 2,500-acrespread in Los Olivos, a popular tourist spot northwest of Santa Barbara known for its wineries.
Taking Heat Off Of Himself During A Rape Claim?
A representative for David Copperfield on Thursday denied a promoter's claim that the illusionist canceled shows to avoid media scrutiny over a rape allegation.
Copperfield canceled the overseas tour because the promoters failed to pay him and canceled a segment of the tour without the performer's consent, Glenn Bunting said.
"David Copperfield canceled his overseas tour because promoters did not honor their contractual commitments," Bunting said.
Copperfield came under investigation last month after a 21-year-old woman told authorities he raped her in July at his estate in the Bahamas. An attorney for the magician has denied the allegations, and no charges have been filed.
He was sued earlier this week by Viva Art International and Maz Concerts for nearly $2.2 million after he pulled out of 48 shows in the Mideast and Asia.
The lawsuit claims Copperfield backed out because he didn't want to face questions from reporters over the rape claim.
Bunting denied that allegation. He claimed an e-mail from a Maz Concerts executive indicates that Copperfield had the right to cancel the entire tour after the company had canceled a performance in the United Arab Emirates.
The executive's lawyer said the message was presented out of context.
Attorney Dennis Holahan said the promoters and Copperfield's representatives agreed the magician would be paid a fee for the United Arab Emirates cancellation, but that he would perform in Southeast Asia.
"At no point did my client say `You have a right to cancel and keep all my money,"' Holahan said.
Tommy Lee Spinning To The Beats
You can add DJ to Tommy Lee's resume.
The former Motley Crew drummer and Pamela Anderson's ex-hubby was spotted by The ShowBuzz.com last night at Pacha, an Ibiza-themed club in New York City.
The funky venue featured an event called "The Future Of The Mix," which was sponsored by Pioneer PRO DJ to showcase the newest version of professional DVD turntables.
Tommy Lee participated in a Q&A along with well-known DJs such as DJ Aero, BT, SV2 Sandra Collins, Vello Virkhaus and Roonie G. He was scheduled to spin later on in the evening when the club opened up to the general public.
The rocker, who recently had a scuffle with Kid Rock at the MTV Video Music Awards, answered a few questions about the importance of audio and visuals in the music industry.
A member of the audience asked Tommy Lee if he mixes in his own home videos while he's spinning. The whole crowd roared in uncomfortable laughter, recalling the sex tape that was leaked to the public of him and his ex Pam.
Several questions arose about copyright issues involving the sampling of music videos while spinning on the turntables, which were answered mostly by DJ Roonie.
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