Duffy News And Memorabilia As It Happens.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Duffy's Random December Images

From Duffy's December uploads to her facebook and twitter pages

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Duffy - Watch "Patagonia" New Years Day S4C 21:00

Welsh TV channel S4C will be showing Duffy's first movie "Patagonia" on New Year's day at 21:00.  For viewers outside of Wales it will be available on Sky channel 134, on Virgin TV and on Freesat.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Duffy Attends Sherlock Holmes Premiere

Duffy attends the European premiere of Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows at The Empire Leicester Square on December 8, 2011 in London, United Kingdom.
(Photos by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

And afterwards enjoys some Mexican food (Duffy Twitpic)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Duffy hard at work writing third album.

As well as writing with Albert Hammond and spending studio time with US producer David Banner, Duffy is also writing the songs for album  number 3 at home.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Duffy attends fund raising dinner for Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital 14 November 2011

Duffy wore a lace dress and carried a shimmering clutch bag. She completed the look with a pair of Chanel cap-toe heels.The event was Tamara Ecclestone's annual fundraising dinner in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital Charity on November 14th in London, England.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Duffy - U.K. enters 'Patagonia' for Oscars

BAFTA selects Welsh-Spanish lingo pic
By Adam Dawtrey

The Welsh / Spanish language "Patagonia" is the U.K.'s submission for the foreign-language Oscar, joining the 60-plus other entries submitted by their countries and reported by Variety since last August.
"Patagonia," from Welsh director Marc Evans, was chosen by BAFTA's film committee. The organisation only enters a film for the foreign-language Oscar race when it considers it is a contender with a realistic chance of a nomination. The last film it put forward was "Afghan Star" in 2009. The U.K. has submitted nine films in the past 20 years, seven of them Welsh.
A complete list of the 63 entries this year is available at variety.com. The 84th Academy Awards will be held Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
"Patagonia," with dialogue in Welsh and Spanish, stars Matthew Rhys and pop star Duffy in the story of two parallel journeys, one by a Welsh couple who take a trip to Argentina to work on their relationship, and another by an elderly Patagonian woman and her nephew who travel to Wales in search of their family roots.
"Hedd Wynn" in 1993 and "Solomon and Gaenor" in 1999, received Oscar nominations, but the U.K. has never won the award. "Patagonia" premiered at the Seattle Film Festival in 2010, and subsequently played at several other fests, before getting a small U.K. theatrical release this March.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Duffy Heading To The US For 2 Weeks In The Studio With David Banner.

David Banner Speaks On Upcoming Productions.
by Steven J. Horowitz ,posted October 07, 2011 at 8:50PM UTC+0100

The Mississippi native reveals production for Duffy and John Legend.

“Production-wise, it’s been my best year. Chris Brown, Justin Bieber... I’m about to go into the studio with Duffy for two weeks".

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Duffy and Prince Harry at Charity Trading Day

Duffy yesterday joined royalty, actors television presenters and DJs at a charity day in the City of London.

The BGC Partners seventh Annual Charity Trading Day, at Churchill Place in Canary Wharf, London, raised millions of pounds for 29 UK charities.

Prince Harry became a record breaker on the day when he carried out the largest foreign currency trade ever – worth £15.5bn.
He took to the telephone to complete the deal between Barclays London and a European counter-party based on projected currency values between September 13 and 14.

Also taking part in the day were Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, the Cheeky Girls, television presenter Tess Daly, DJs Chris Evans, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, actor Ray Winstone, London mayor Boris Johnson and Sir Terry Wogan.

Duffy and the others were at the Canary Wharf offices of BGC Partners on behalf of Sentebale, the charity Prince Harry helped to found in order to support vulnerable children and orphans in the southern African country of Lesotho.

The annual fundraising day was started in memory of the 658 staff who worked for the firm’s sister company, investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald, who died in the 9/11 terror attacks Cantor Fitzgerald lost more people than any other organisation caught up in the atrocity 10 years ago.

Read Full Article Here

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Duffy at Scotts Restaurant, Mayfair, London 31.08.2011

Duffy was spotted in London last night after eating at Scotts restaurant in London's Mayfair.
She looks like she should eat a little more to me.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Duffy Visits Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead London

Duffy during a visit to the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead, London, to tour the hospice and encourage people to sign up to the Hampstead Hug fundraising walk in aid of the Marie Curie Hospice which took place on Sunday 3 July.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Duffy Joins ie:music Management

ie:music was founded in 1992 by two music industry veterans, Tim Clark and David Enthoven. David was renowned for setting up EG, home to King Crimson, T.Rex, Roxy Music and Emerson Lake and Palmer. Tim is a previous managing director of Island Records and worked closely with Cat Stevens, Bob Marley, Grace Jones and David's EG roster, among others. ie:music is privileged to represent a small roster that includes Robbie Williams, Duffy, Jimmy Page, Ladyhawke, Judge Jules and Passenger

ie:music showreel - July 2011 from IE MUSIC on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Redlie - Can't Live Without You (Duffy/Mounir)

Originally recorded by Duffy and Soren Mounir in 2003 as the duo "Soulego". A studio version by Redlie is to be released soon.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Amy Winehouse 1983 - 2011

No comments, just the Amy Winehouse we will miss.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Duffy counter-sues Angela Becker

BBC On-Line Wales
19 July 2011 Last updated at 19:00

Duffy to counter-sue ex-manager Angela Becker
Duffy's lawyers said she would be defending the action.

Singer Duffy is to counter-sue her former manager, who claims she is owed outstanding payments of up to £200,000.
Angela Becker, who has previously managed Madonna, is suing the Welsh singer in the High Court claiming a breach of a management agreement.
She is demanding 20% of Duffy's gross earnings during the time her second album "Endlessly" was launched.
Lawyers acting for the Welsh musician said she would defend the action and would issue a counter-claim.
The 27-year-old from Nefyn, Gwynedd, whose full name is Aimée Ann Duffy, terminated her business relationship with Ms Becker in December.
Papers filed at the Royal Courts of Justice by solicitors acting for Ms Becker claim she had a "binding oral agreement" with Duffy.
She began acting for the star in March 2010 after the singer parted with her former manager Jeanette Lee.

It is apparent no written contract was signed.

It is alleged that Ms Becker was to handle the Grammy-winning singer's business activities until the end of the promotion of the new album or alternatively four months after its initial release.
The services included managing Duffy's diary and promotion schedule, liaising with her record company and arranging recording sessions.
Ms Becker is now managing the Pet Shop Boys.
The court documents show that the claim is for less than £200,000 and includes over £5,600 of expenses incurred.
David Griffiths, a partner with Clintons, a law firm that specialises in entertainment and media litigation, confirmed it had been instructed by Duffy.
"She will be defending this action and will be entering a counter-claim," he said.
No date for a court hearing has been set.

Read The Full Article Here

Monday, 18 July 2011

Duffy Sued For £200,000

Rain On Her Parade: Duffy's ex-manager sues singer for £200,000, but there's no contract
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:45 PM on 17th July 2011
Duffy is being sued by her former manager for £200,000 - despite there being no contract to breach.
Angela Becker has taken the case to court in an attempt to secure outstanding royalties she claims she has not received.
But the Rain On Your Parade singer has not signed on the dotted line and therefore is not legally bound to forfeit her money.
Becker, who used to manage Madonna, took control of the 27-year-old's business ventures in March 2010.
While the pair failed to put pen to paper to mark their working relationship, Becker says their partnership was due to last until promotion of Duffy's second album Endlessly, released last year, had been completed.
But in December, the Grammy-winner said she wanted to terminate their agreement.

Becker and Duffy were both unavailable for comment last night

Daily Mail On-Line Report

Monday, 11 July 2011

Duffy Awarded Honorary Degree At Bangor University

Duffy has been honoured by Bangor University. The musician from nearby Nefyn, Gwynedd, received an honorary fellowship for her services to music at a ceremony today. "I'm delighted to be back in North Wales," she said. "It's a great honour".
University registrar Dr David Roberts said: "Bangor University has a strong tradition of recognising, with the award of honorary fellowships, the achievements of various men and women in different walks of life.
"Our fellows will add great distinction and glamour to the ceremonies at which we also recognise the achievements of our students."

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Duffy writing more new songs with Albert Hammond

Duffy flew in to Gibralter airport on Sunday (July 3rd) to meet with Albert Hammond. They are currently in southern Spain writing new material together. Duffy returns to the UK on Wednesday (July 6th).

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Friday, 17 June 2011

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Duffy Chats With Prince William

The Duke of Cambridge left new wife Catherine at home to attend a polo match yesterday. Prince William, back from his honeymoon in the Seychelles, showed off his skills as he went on to win the Audi Challenge at Chester Race Course. He was joined by celebrities including singer Duffy and Lemar, who he chatted to after the exclusive event. The race was under the radar until racegoers commented on celebrity appearances on social networking sites, leading paparazzi to rush over. The Umbugo team won 8-51/2, raising funds for Mountain Rescue England and Wales, English Schools’ Swimming Association and SkillForce, an education charity. Making the presentation, Jeremy Hicks of Audi UK referred to William and Catherine as ‘the best known bride and groom in the world’ … Next week the couple will attend the Absolute Return For Kids gala dinner in London.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Duffy - Cry To Me 2007

A surprising number of people have never seen this retro performance from 2007.  So once again here she is,  covering Solomon Burke's hit Cry To Me. Just a little taste of the Duffy  we are all missing right now.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Duffy Puts Mike Behind Her

Spotted out for dinner with management guru Moira Bellas Welsh singer Duffy seems to have put Mike Phillips behind her.
Nice outfit, but maybe a few lessons on how to exit a car would be in order judging by these photos!


Thursday, 19 May 2011

Duffy and Mike Phillips Officially "Over"

Duffy and Mike Phillips have officially ended their romance “once and for all”, we can reveal. Despite feverish speculation that they had split earlier this month, we understand they finally decided to call it quits in the last week. Strain had been put on the relationship by the uncertainty about where the Wales international scrum-half will be playing his rugby next season – which is still unresolved.

A source close to the couple said: “They have officially ended.
“It is a very unfortunate and sad situation but things had been deteriorating for quite a few months.”
The source added arguments had been getting more frequent and now though said to be on good terms, they have split. “The arguments were increasing as the uncertainty surrounding Mike’s career increased.

“They tried to reconcile things on several occasions and were both keen to make it work but it is now over once and for all. “It’s all very amicable. It is just unfortunate the way things didn’t work out. “They both would have liked it too, it just wasn’t meant to be. “He doesn’t know where he is going to be playing – he has never had this in his career.  “You can’t really plan a life together.”

Duffy & Mike Split

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Duffy To Receive Honorary Fellowship from Bangor University.

Duffy who dropped out of university after being told to “go on the dole and become a singer” is to receive an Honorary Fellowship from Bangor University.
She will receive the fellowship during degree ceremonies for students between July 9 and July 15.

Duffy Goes Back To School

Monday, 9 May 2011

Duffy meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace May 9 2011

Duffy meets The Queen at Buckingham Palace

WELSH singing sensation Duffy was a special guest of the Queen as Buckingham Palace held its first event since the royal wedding.
The Mercy singer joined fellow pop star Ellie Goulding and comedian Michael McIntyre in the palace’s White Room which last hosted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding reception.
Duffy, whose real name is Aimee Ann Duffy, joined the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh for a production of another celebrated love story, Romeo and Juliet.
The palace’s 450 guests were treated to a modern interpretation of the Shakespeare work, told through street dance and rap performed by some of the UK’s hottest new acts.
Monday night’s 30-minute show, directed by the English National Ballet, opened with Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture before the English National Ballet then followed with a piece to Prokofiev’s The Dance of the Knights.
Grammy award-winning artist Duffy, from Nefyn, on the Llyn Peninsula, rose to fame following the success of her first album Rockferry.
Last year she made her acting debut in the Marc Evans’ touching drama, Patagonia, which was inspired by the 19th century exodus of Welsh farmers and miners from poverty in England to new hope in Argentina.
Despite receiving mixed reviews for her second studio album, Endlessly, the 26-year-old has seen her stock continue to rise.
Only recently was she invited to 10 Downing Street for the launch of Save the Children’s No Child Born to Die initiative.
Yet in a Western Mail interview earlier this year, Duffy insisted that despite travelling the world and meeting famous people, she was still the “same girl” who grew up in the small seaside village of Nefyn, with her twin sister Katy and older sister Kelly.
“I guess my life is a lot more glamorous than it used to be in terms of the things I wear, the places I go, the places I stay, the places I eat at and the people I meet,” she said.
“Everything is just wonderful, it’s really fantastic – but I don’t get too caught up in it.”

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Duffy and Mike Phillips splitting?

Duffy calls it quits with Mike Phillips
by Dean Piper, Sunday Mirror 8/05/2011

  Welsh warbler Duffy has been having a tough old time in her relationship with rugby player Mike Phillips over the past few weeks.
They were splitting, then they weren’t and now word reaches me they have parted – this time for good.
A pal of the 25-year-old star says: “Mike wasn’t sure he wanted a full-blown ­committed relationship. Whereas Duffy was actually up for ­something more proper.”
Chin up, Duffs...