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Barbara: it was a 'great honour' to unveil Amy's statue

Barbara Windsor unveiled the statue of Amy Winehouse, describing it as "a great honour". The pair met when Winehouse was in rehab near the actress's home. Mitch Winehouse told ITV News Barbara had invited Amy in for a cup of tea and they had become friends. He said Amy would go over Barbara's lines with her when she was learning scripts for EastEnders.


Lohan hopes London shows will boost Oscar dream

Lindsay Lohan at the GQ Men of the Year Awards earlier this month Credit: Lexie Appleby/Geisler-Fotopress/DPA/Press Association Images

Hollywood actor and former child star Lindsay Lohan has said she is hoping a successful stint in London's West End could help her in her ambition to win an Oscar.

The 28-year-old American, who made her name in 2004's Mean Girls, is concentrating on her acting career again after stints in jail and rehab.

Lohan is currently in the UK ahead of a two-month run of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow. She will be making her stage debut later this month when she plays the part of Karen, a role originally played by Madonna.

Speaking to The Sunday Times' Culture magazine, she said she hoped to win an Oscar in five years' time, and another within five years of the first.

She said: "I know, so long as I do what I have to do, I trust myself. I'm sure that will show through."

Amy Winehouse statue installed in Camden

Credit: Ruth Banks/ITV London

A new statue of Amy Winehouse has been officially unveiled in Camden Town. It shows the singer with her trademark beehive hairstyle and high heels.

Her parents Janice and Mitch Winehouse were there for the statue's installation.

The singer died in 2011 , aged 27, of alcohol poisoning. She had previously struggled with a drug addiction.

Today would have been her 31st birthday.


Brixton's Levi Roots is Britain's richest reality star

Entrepreneur Levi Roots is worth an estimated £30 million. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Levi Roots, who found fame on TV show Dragon's Den, has been named Britain's richest reality TV star. The entrepreneur, who's worth an estimated £30m, comes third on The Sun on Sunday's Reality TV’s Richest list behind US stars Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton.

Statue of Amy Winehouse to be unveiled in Camden

A statue of Amy Winehouse will be unveiled today Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

On what would have been Amy Winehouse’s 31st birthday, a bronze statue of the singer will be unveiled this morning in Camden Town. The life-size memorial, designed by Scott Eaton, will stand in the Stables market near to where the 27-year-old lived. Amy died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011.

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