The Daily Shuffle: Mitch Winehouse Will Write Amy’s Memoir

amy winehouseAmy Winehouse‘s father, Mitch Winehouse, is set to publish a memoir about the late singer, which will be called Amy, My Daughter. Mitch stated writing the “true story” about Amy’s life will help him come to terms with her death. The book will cover different aspects of the singer’s personal, private, and public lives. Publisher HarperCollins will release the book next summer and described the book as a “heartfelt and revelatory memoir.” All proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up to help children and young adults facing difficulties like poor health, disabilities, and financial hardships. Mitch commented, “I believe that through Amy’s music, her foundation, and this book, her name will live forever.” – Mirror

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated $340,000 to a Somali relief aid, which provides health care for homeless children in the war-torn country. They are experiencing the worst famine in 60 years, and has killed 29,000 under the age of five. Jolie recently spoke about the impact the Somali refugees have had on her life at the U.N. Refugee Agency Awards in Switzerland, stating, “Most of all I’m so grateful — I don’t want to cry — to the refugee families that I have the honor and privilege to spend the last years with. From them I’ve learned so much. I’ve learned to be a better person, a better mother. They’ve inspired me by showing me the unbreakable strength of the human spirit.” – E!

Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh was found dead in his Chicago hotel room on Saturday afternoon, according to the The Chicago Tribune. The musician — who left the band in 2001 — reportedly died of a drug overdose, but the cause of death hasn’t been confirmed. The Chicago police stated the Raffaello Hotel staff found Welsh unresponsive on the floor after he failed to check out of the hotel on time and was pronounced dead at 2:50 p.m. He was only 40 years old. – US

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