As is common whenever a celebrity of her magnitude passes away, there has been a steady cavalcade of rumors floating around about Amy Winehouse.
Over the weekend, news started surfacing that Winehouse was in the process of adopting a 10-year-old girl from the island of St. Lucia (where Winehouse had spent quite a bit of time) when she died. A British newspaper spoke to the girl and her grandmother, both of whom said the plan was in motion and that both of the girl’s parents had signed off on the idea. There was even a photo of Winehouse and the girl that floated around online.
But according to Winehouse’s rep, there’s no truth to the story (celebrity site Gossip Cop first reported the rep’s denial of the story on Sunday). While Winehouse did meet the girl in St. Lucia, there were no plans for adoption.
Another story that broke over the weekend claimed that the next James Bond film would feature Winehouse’s music in it, though considering that film won’t even start shooting for another few months, it’s unlikely they have come close to making any decisions about the soundtrack. In fact, while several reports have surfaced about Winehouse’s unreleased music, there still remains no concrete plan to put anything out, though there are a number of demo tracks that exist that could be cleaned up for posthumous release.
There are a few stories that are true: Winehouse’s father Mitch did give away a bunch of his daughter’s clothes to fans gathered outside her home, and Amy’s music has in fact skyrocketed up the charts, with Back to Black sitting in the number one spot in the U.K. this week and also in the top 10 in the United States.
And Mitch Winehouse met with British politicians earlier today to discuss the possibility of setting up a drug rehab center in Amy’s memory. Expect more rumors surrounding Winehouse and the legacy she left behind to continue in the coming weeks and months, but just remember to take them all with a fistful of salt.
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