Amy Winehouse—the London soul singer and most musical Jew since George Gershwin—is having severe severe problems. While we in the States are obsessed with Britney Spears' breakdowns and troubling life decisions, nearly every British tabloid today is featuring a video of Amy Winehouse smoking crack in front of a picture of her wedding. Her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, is in jail. Also in the video, Winehouse snorts ecstacy and cocaine and claims to have downed 6 pills of Valium. The Sun led with "Amy on Crack." The Daily Mail with "Nosedive to Oblivion." This all to say, is Britney is still in pretty good shape! More from the Sun after the jump.
Within seconds of greeting pals at the door, she greedily snorted powdered ecstasy offered on the corner of a credit card. Minutes later, with her head swimming, she is seen on the video being offered cocaine. A friend cautions her not to take too much because the drug is from a highly-concentrated stash. But Amy disregards the warning and hungrily snorts a clump. The star, her new bottle-blonde hair looking dull and lifeless, then drifts through her lounge in search of the next fix. She appears oblivious to booze and drugged-up hangers-on milling around and playing on her pool table. The surreal scene is played out against a soundtrack of 1950s songs from the stereo, including It's All In The Game by crooner Tommy Edwards, who drank himself to death at 47. Just before 5am, Amy heads up a spiral staircase to her dimly-lit bedroom, where she squats on her leopardskin print duvet and chats to scruffy pals as she primes a glass pipe with rocks of crack.