Morning Memo: Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil Split; Michael Jackson Settles; The Ciprianis Get Tough

amy winehouse Morning Memo: Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder Civil Split; Michael Jackson Settles; The Ciprianis Get ToughAmy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil‘s marriage is supposedly over. Also, if you’re interested, a helpful friend of the former couple told the UK’s News of the World "[they] were into some real kinky stuff…really gross stuff you couldn’t mention in a newspaper." [Page Six]

Guy Ritchie may not have gone after ex-wife Maddona‘s $450 million in court, but he’ll probably end up with at least $15,000 per month from her in child support if he is awarded joint custody of sons David and Rocco. [Full Disclosure

A memoir by former call girl Natalie McLennan includes claims of relationships with celebrities like Fred Durst and Lenny Kravitz, along with graphic details regarding the behavior of a then 19-year-old Ashley Dupre. [R&M]

Meanwhile, Eliot Spitzer is considering writing a book of his own, though it promises to be far less interesting. [NY Mag

State Liquor Authority head Daniel Boyle claims he was "intimidated" by the govenor’s office into renewing liquor licenses for Cipriani-owned restaurants, including the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, Harry Cipriani at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel and Cipriani Wall Street. [NYP via Eater]

Michael Jackson has settled the lawsuit brought against him by a Bahraini sheik who claimed he had invested $7 million in an album Mr. Jackson never completed. [TMZ

Heatherette designer Richie Rich (real name: Richard Eichhorn) successfully sued former parent company the Weisfeld Group over his right to continue to use his adopted name as a designer. [Page Six Magazine, second item]


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