Daily Digest: Amy Winehouse's Teenage To-Do List; Willow Smith to Remake Dad's Hit

Plus: Abba reunion may be on the horizon

December 29, 2010 12:20 PM ET
Daily Digest: Amy Winehouse's Teenage To-Do List; Willow Smith to Remake Dad's Hit
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Amy Winehouse's Teenage Notes Found In London
A collection of lyrics and notes written by an adolescent Amy Winehouse was found in a London trash can. The most interesting and poignant of the discarded papers is a note outlining the young singer's goals for her post-fame life, including a wish to "live like the bombshell I really am." [Vulture]

Willow Smith Wants to Remake Will Smith's First Big Hit
Willow Smith has expressed a desire to put her own spin on "Parents Just Don't Understand," her father Will's breakthrough hit as the Fresh Prince. Though she has yet to record the song, she told Yahoo Music that there is a strong possibility that she will in the near future. [JustJaredJr]

Abba Singer Open to Reunion
Though she has yet to broach the topic with her bandmates, Abba vocalist Agnetha Faltskog says she is interested in performing with the band again, preferably for a charity event. The Swedish pop group have not reunited since breaking up in 1983. [NME]

Radiohead Benefit Concert Footage Surfaces Online
A full video of Radiohead's one-off gig in Los Angeles in January benefiting Oxfam's Haiti Earthquake Response Fund has turned up online, edited from footage recorded by fans in attendance. The set includes one unreleased new song titled "Lotus Flower" in the encore. [LA Times]

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