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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 10/10/2011

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.

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