Buoyant clairvoyants

Lloyd Gedye

Every now and then a spectacular musical force rises up from the landfill of throwaway hooks, sexy poses and layers of cheese.

UN: Celebrity junkies are bad influence

Staff Reporter

Letting celebrities get away with drug crimes is sending out the wrong message to impressionable young people, a United Nations report warned on Wednesday. The UN drug control agency has for the first time highlighted the damaging influence drug-using celebrities -- such as Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty and Kate Moss in Britain -- have on fans.

Grammys: Kanye West, Aretha Franklin hold court

Solvej Schou

Two years ago, Kanye West's Grammy afterparty was a booze-filled, late-night affair with 3 000 screaming guests, bikini-clad women -- and his mother, Donda, in the house. He was more subdued at this year's party, celebrating four Grammy wins on Sunday night in tribute to Donda West, but it was still a boozy, celeb-filled event.

Winehouse rules Grammys, Soweto choir wins award

Dean Goodman

British pop singer Amy Winehouse, whose rapid descent from promising newcomer to emaciated junkie played out in the full glare of the public eye last year, took home five Grammy awards on Sunday. The Soweto Gospel Choir won a second Grammy for their album African Spirit.

Winehouse spends night in custody

Staff Reporter

Singer Amy Winehouse spent the night in custody after being arrested on suspicion of assault, police said on Saturday. The 24-year-old handed herself in at a police station in central London on Friday to face questioning by detectives. It was not clear when she will be questioned.

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