Sunday, April 13, 2008

Winehouse quietly dropped by the Met

There's some confusion in the Mail's report on Amy Winehouse no longing being on the bill for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala. At one point, it's suggested that her label felt she was no longer up to it; but then a source from the museum is quoted:

A spokesman for the gala night confirmed Amy would not be appearing and told me: "She was asked if she would be interested, and she was considered, but then we moved on from her."

Which makes it sound like Universal is trying to take responsibility for a turning down an invitation which had never actually been confirmed.

The Mail also trots out the "she's a recluse" line:
The singer, who has turned into a recluse in recent weeks, is suffering a skin complaint that could be related to her drug abuse.

Even if it wasn't coming at the same time as stories about her partying, "not going out for a bit" doesn't make you a recluse.