British singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her London apartment. The soul singer struggled with drink and drug addiction.
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Singer Amy Winehouse, who mixed pieces of soul, jazz, and gospel into pop ballads, was found dead in her apartment Saturday. Police are so far listing the cause of death as "unexplained." Her career as a musician was often overshadowed by her life off-stage, Winehouse struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout her life.
Winehouse wasn't one to apologize for her substance abuse. In fact, it's a big part of what made the singer so famous, or infamous. Winehouse released her first album, Frank, in 2003, but three years later she shot to super stardom, with her song, "Rehab."
LMFAO, comprising members Redfoo (left) and SkyBlu, are the uncle-nephew duo behind "Party Rock Anthem."
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The No. 1 song in America right now is "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO. It's also hit No. 1 in Denmark, New Zealand, Mexico, Ireland, Sweden, Australia, Germany, Brazil, the UK ... you get the idea. The duo behind LMFAO — the aformentioned party rockers — are Stefan and Skyler Gordy. Respectively, they are the son and grandson of the legendary Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records. (For the record: The two are uncle and nephew, not father and son.)
Host Scott Simon talks about the latest debt negotiation impasse with Republican Congressman Mick Mulvaney. The House freshman, who represents South Carolina's 5th district, serves on the House Budget Committee.
Host Scott Simon talks with Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) about the breakdown in federal debt negotiations. This week, the bipartisan "Gang of Six" — to which Conrad belongs — revived hopes of a grand bargain on a budget deal.
Host Scott Simon speaks to author John Mitchinson about Unbound — a startup that allows authors to pitch book ideas online. Visitors to the site then vote for the ideas they like best. The books that garner the most support get published.
When the U.S. Congress holds an investigative hearing, count on members of Congress to preen and talk and get to a question and then interrupt the answer. As we saw this week when Rupert Murdoch and his son were questioned in the Parliament, the Brits have a very different style.