has recruited a number of big-time celebrities for its 19th season, and recent reports have claimed that yet another industry personality has been tapped to guest-star in the long-running animated series.
Singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, known for her Ivor Novello award-winning single “Rehab,” has reportedly agreed to appear in the upcoming edition of The Simpsons, being an avid follower of the show.
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"Amy is huge in America right now. She was asked if she would consider making an appearance on the show and she agreed. Apparently she is a big fan,” a show insider said. "There aren't many details about the episode yet, but we do know she meets Lisa [Yeardley Smith] in a blues bar and teaches her how to sing."
Winehouse will not be the first British music artist to be featured in The Simpsons
, as past episodes of the animated series have served up cameos from such artists as Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elvis Costello, The Moody Blues, Rolling Stones' Keith Richards and Sir Mick Jagger, Sting and The Who.
Although Amy Winehouse has received much praise for her singing prowess, she has gained notoriety for her alleged alcohol-induced behavior and drug addiction. She has admitted to using cannabis and cocaine, and was recently hospitalized in London following a drug overdose.
She was also supposed to perform at a string of concerts in Norway and Denmark, but her record company said that she was forced to cancel the gigs due to “severe exhaustion.” However, the 23-year-old artist said that she felt compelled to cancel her concerts mainly because she is a perfectionist.
"I know it's last-minute and a bit irresponsible. But I'm a perfectionist and would rather reschedule a show than do it half-heartedly," Amy Winehouse said.
Winehouse's episode on The Simpsons
will reportedly air early next year.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Yahoo UK
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