New hearing on Winehouse inquest
LONDON - Officials in London say the inquest into the death of soul singer Amy Winehouse, above, was overseen by a coroner who lacked the proper qualifications and will be re-heard next month.
Camden Council says a new hearing will take place on Jan. 8.
Winehouse was found dead in her London home in July 2011 at age 27. An inquest in October 2011 found the "Back to Black" singer had died of accidental alcohol poisoning.
Assistant deputy coroner Suzanne Greenaway, who oversaw the inquest, resigned the next month after her qualifications were questioned. She had been appointed by her husband, Andrew Reid, the coroner for inner north London.
Reid was suspended, and resigned earlier this month.
Winehouse family spokesman Chris Goodman said Monday family had not requested a new hearing.
Honorary degree for Goodman
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Missouri State University will award an honorary degree next May to actor and alumnus John Goodman.
The St. Louis native and 1975 graduate of the school then called Southwest Missouri State University will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities at the spring commencement.
Goodman was nominated for the honor by the faculty senate and Missouri State president Clif Smart. The Board of Governors approved the nomination Friday.
University officials say Goodman been a strong supporter of the Springfield school, speaking to students and classes, donating to scholarships and supporting both athletic and theater activities.
The university also noted Goodman's work and contributions on behalf of victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, where he now lives.
Channing Tatum, wife expecting baby
NEW YORK - The Sexiest Man Alive will soon be a sexy dad.
Actor Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum are expecting their first child in 2013, their reps confirm.
The news was first reported by People.com, which named Tatum the Sexiest Man Alive in November.
The couple, who recently co-starred in the film "10 Years," met on the 2006 dance film "Step Up," and wed in 2009.
Besides a baby, the new year will be a busy year for the parents-to-be. Tatum has at least four movies in the works while Dewan-Tatum appears on this season of "American Horror Story: Asylum" and has a TV movie called "She Made Them Do It" premiering Dec. 29 on Lifetime.