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Originally posted 08/29/2011 02:15AM
Yes, the biggest jaw-dropper of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday happened on the black carpet before the show even began: Beyoncé's baby bump reveal. But that was hardly the only surprise of the famously unpredictable show.
Among the night's big winners: Katy Perry, who scored three Moon Men – her first-ever – including Video of the Year for "Firework;" British soul singer Adele, who won three trophies for her mega-hit "Rolling in the Deep" (and received a standing ovation for her stunning live performance of "Someone Like You"); and Justin Bieber for Best Male Video ("U Smile").
A rundown of the night's other buzz-worthy moments:
Originally posted 08/23/2011 11:00AM
No illegal drugs were in the system of Amy Winehouse when the troubled singer died July 23, says her family.
Spokesman Chris Goodman said in a statement Tuesday: "Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy's system at the time of her death."
The statement also said, "Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death" at age 27.
Originally posted 08/05/2011 10:00AM
Amy Winehouse's parents plan to convert her London home into the headquarters for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity organization to to help children in need, say reports.
The 10-room, $4 million house in Camden, North London, where the singer was found dead July 23, will house the organization, whose official mission statement is set to be announced Sept. 14, which would have been Winehouse's 28th birthday.
"The foundation is going to help thousands of people. That is Amy's legacy," Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse, Tweeted Wednesday.
Originally posted 08/02/2011 02:00PM
The death of Grammy winner Amy Winehouse touched many people, but close pal Kelly Osbourne took it especially hard.
Calling Winehouse her "best friend," Osbourne, 26, Tweeted that she will love the "Rehab" singer "forever."
Obsourne's mom, America's Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne, 58, tells PEOPLE, "There's nothing I can do to take Kelly's pain away," but she can explain why the loss of the troubled singer has been so difficult for her daughter.
Originally posted 07/29/2011 11:45AM
Fans gathered outside Amy Winehouse's London home were treated to special mementos this week, when the singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, started handing out items that had belonged to her.
"There are Amy's T-shirts. This is what she would have wanted – for her fans to have her clothes," Mitch told the crowd. As he handed out the items, a pair of Amy's signature ballet shoes were visible in his back pocket, reports MTV.com.
"God bless Amy Winehouse," Mitch added before riding away in a taxi.
Originally posted 07/28/2011 09:00AM
Amy Winehouse's struggles to quit drugs were well documented. But her family fears that sudden abstinence from alcohol might have been what led to her death last Saturday at age 27, according to a report.
Winehouse ignored doctors' advice to step back gradually from her heavy drinking and went cold turkey in the past month, an unnamed family friend tells Britain's Sun. Her family believes that was too much of a shock to her system, the source adds.
"Abstinence gave her body such a fright, they thought it was eventually the cause of her death," says the source.
PEOPLE has confirmed that this is the family's belief.
Originally posted 07/27/2011 08:00AM
When Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23, many jumped to the conclusion that she'd overdosed after a drug binge.
But what she was really doing, say sources, was surprisingly low-key: She laid low at her London home, spent time with her mother, and had a routine doctor’s visit.
In fact, while the toxicology results may not be available for weeks, those who knew her say she was much more than a party girl.
Originally posted 07/26/2011 12:45PM
After saying goodbye at her funeral, Amy Winehouse's father took comfort in believing she had conquered most of her demons.
"Knowing she wasn't depressed, knowing she passed away, knowing she passed away happy – it makes us all feel better," Mitch Winehouse said Tuesday in a statement. "She was the happiest she has been for years."
Winehouse describes his daughter, who was found dead at 27 in her London apartment Saturday, as in love, over drugs and "in good spirits."
Originally posted 07/26/2011 10:25AM
Music industry executives, her band mates, close friends and family gathered Tuesday at a synagogue in Edgware, North London, to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse, the soulful singer with the beehive and velvety vocals.
Winehouse was found dead at her London apartment on Saturday, and her funeral, held at Edgwarebury Cemetery, was attended by about 150 people, including close friend Kelly Osbourne, who wore her hair in Winehouse's signature beehive style; Mark Ronson, who produced her 2006 album Back to Black, the last of her music released before her death; and boyfriend Reg Traviss.
Originally posted 07/25/2011 03:30PM
There is plenty of buzz over the question of how Amy Winehouse died, but the answer will not be known for some time to come.
According to reports, police say the late singer's autopsy – which took place on Monday at the St. Pancras Mortuary in London – has not established a cause of death. Results are expected in two to four weeks, after further toxicology tests are performed.
Shortly after her death, a police source told PEOPLE that the troubled Grammy winner, 27, was not surrounded by drugs or paraphernalia when she passed away.
– Dahvi Shira
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