The Washington Post

In other news. . . : Book deal for Amy Winehouse’s dad; beauty queen was Bulger tipster; Brad Pitt movie set raided

Amy and Mitch Winehouse in 2008. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

• Amy Winehouse’s dad Mitch has signed a deal with HarperCollins to write a book about his late daughter. Some proceeds will go to charity, reports AP.

• The woman who blew the whistle on James “Whitey” Bulger. . . is none other than Miss Iceland 1974, the Boston Globe reports. Anna Bjornsdottir recognized the fugitive mob boss and his girlfriend as her Santa Monica neighbors after she saw a news story about the long FBI manhunt; she dropped a dime and has since collected a $2 million reward. Bjornsdottir — who was named Miss Congeniality at the Miss Universe pageant and went on to a long career as a recognizable face in ’70s TV ads for Noxema — declined to talk to reporters about the case.

• The Budapest set of “World War Z” — a Brad Pitt zombie movie — was raided by Hungarian police Monday for its all-too-realistic arsenal of weapons — guns that “were not fully inoperable as they were supposed to be,” an official told People.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
What can babies teach students?
Unconventional warfare with a side of ale
A veteran finds healing on a dog sled
Play Videos
A fighter pilot helmet with 360 degrees of sky
Is fencing the answer to brain health?
Scenes from Brazil's Carajás Railway
Play Videos
How a hacker group came to Washington
The woman behind the Nats’ presidents ‘Star Wars’ makeover
How hackers can control your car from miles away
Play Videos
Philadelphia's real signature sandwich
Full disclosure: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 ghoul
Europe's migrant crisis, explained