Duffy News And Memorabilia As It Happens.

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...