No drugs or paraphernalia were found at Amy Winehouse’s home when medics discovered her body, according to Scotland Yard — but sources allegedly say the notoriously drug-addled singer was playing “Russian roulette” with her life. A post-mortem examination is scheduled for today.
The U.K.’s Mirror said the singer might have reached a breaking point after arguing with boyfriend Reg Traviss about a phone conversation with her incarcerated ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil.
“Reg found out Amy and Blake had been chatting and got upset,” a source told the paper. “The pair had a fight and Reg walked out.”
“The fear is she deliberately took more [heroin] than usual because she was past the point of caring whether she lived or died,” the source said. “Amy never wanted to die in obscurity, to die having never made a record as good as ‘Back to Black.’ It was almost as if she wanted to die young, to leave a legacy, and to be remembered for her music and her voice.”
Blake’s fiancee and baby mama, Sarah Aspin, says he is “inconsolable, devastated. They were soulmates.”
The singer’s grieving family is asking for privacy to mourn her.
“Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives,” the family said. “We are coming together to remember her, and we would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time.”
RYAN AND CHARLIZE?
Hot-couple alert? Ryan Reynolds is quietly dating Charlize Theron, Us magazine reported. The recently divorced actor and the never-married actress “have been dating for months!” a source said. “They’re exclusive, and it’s very hush-hush.”
“They’re both career-focused,” says the source, “but not in a crazy way.”
The “Green Lantern” star’s motorcycle was allegedly seen outside the Oscar winner’s home; shortly after he exited, the tab reports, she followed.
But if you’re waiting for them to make a splashy public debut on the red carpet, keep waiting.
“She won’t go to an event with him,” the source said. “That’s not her style.”
Aw, c’mon, why not? They both photograph so well!
SCARLETT AND JUSTIN?
Meanwhile, Ryan’s ex-wife, Scarlett Johansson, has been linked to a new man — but are they more than platonic pals? The bombshell saw an off-Broadway play starring “Hangover” actor Justin Bartha and the pair were “completely engrossed in each other” at a cast dinner afterward, a source told the New York Post.
“There were about 15 people at the table, but Scarlett and Justin sat next to each other and talked all night,” the source said. They seemed pretty fascinated with each other and only talked to each other. It looked sometimes flirty, but also they seemed to be involved in a deep discussion.”
And at an NYC karaoke joint, an onlooker spotted the duo “flirting up a storm.”
However, a source close to the actress — lately out of a brief rebound romance with Sean Penn — said, “The truth of the matter is they are just friends.”