Thursday, February 7, 2008
Nonimmigrant of the Day: Amy Winehouse Denied Visa -- Then Granted; She Will Stay in London for Grammys
Troubled English singer Amy Winehouse, who is being treated for drug addiction, will not be attending the Grammy Awards this weekend. The U.S. government reportedly denied her a visa. The singer instead will perform and accept any awards via video feed, EW.com reports, citing a music executive involved with the Grammys.
UPDATE: On Friday, the State Department changed its mind and granted Winehouse a visa but, according to the N.Y. Times, it was not in time for her to make the trip to Sunday's Grammy Awards. Winehouse will stick to her plan of performing live by satellite from London. Winehouse has been nominated for Grammys in six categories.