The Daily Shuffle: Russell Brand Writes Tribute to Amy Winehouse

russell brand, katy perryRussell Brand wrote a tribute to Amy Winehouse on his blog and talked about the first time he heard her sing. He said, “I arrived late and as I made my way to the audience through the plastic smiles and plastic cups I heard the rolling, wondrous resonance of a female vocal. Entering the space I saw Amy on stage with Weller and his band; and then the awe. The awe that envelopes when witnessing a genius. From her oddly dainty presence that voice, a voice that seemed not to come from her but from somewhere beyond even Billie [Holiday] and Ella [Fitzgerald], from the font of all greatness. A voice that was filled with such power and pain that it was at once entirely human yet laced with the divine. My ears, my mouth, my heart and mind all instantly opened.” – Us

Kim Kardashian had her bachelorette party at TAO in Las Vegas on Saturday night, and sipped on penis straws and enjoyed being in the presence of a “miniature male stripper.” Kim told the crowd at the club, “My sisters are doing everything they can to embarrass me.” Then, even though the future couple said they wouldn’t see each other on their bachelorette/bachelor weekends, Kim headed over to where her fiance Kris Humphries was having his party and surprised him in the VIP booth. After mingling together for 10 minutes, Kim and her friends left the men’s company, inevitably putting themselves at risk of meeting up with the “miniature male stripper” again. – People

Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 42nd birthday in Miami on Saturday night in Miami with her mother, sister, manager and stylist. They ate at Scott Conant’s restaurant, Scarpetta, at the Fontainebleau hotel and a source said “Jennifer looped radiant in a purple and silver evening dress. And when they brought out her birthday cake after the meal, she began to sing. She was very happy. The whole group had a blast, staying for hours. They closed down the restaurant.” – People