The discovery of Amy Winehouse's body at her London home gave Rupert Murdoch and his clan a brief respite from an avalanche of bad press, supplanting the phone-hacking scandal that had remained the lead story for weeks in British newspapers and TV shows.
Microsoft received much Twitter flak after a small PR account for its Xbox system encouraged followers to remember recently deceased musician Amy Winehouse by purchasing her last album on the company's entertainment marketplace, Zune.
Actor and comedian Russell Brand has led the tributes to singer Amy Winehouse following her sudden death at the weekend, and called for a change in how society treats those with alcohol and drug problems.
Amy Winehouse's attempt at a European concert tour ended in Belgrade, Serbia, with a train wreck of a performance Saturday night in which she staggered around the stage and stumbled through several songs.
Amy Winehouse -- who last month gave a surprise performance with her producer Mark Ronson at a London movie premiere -- has taken another step closer to functional stardom, contributing a song to the upcoming Quincy Jones tribute album Q: Soul Bossa Nostra, due November 9th.