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Lady Gaga's Winehouse tribute

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Lady Gaga's Winehouse tribute

Lady Gaga will record an Amy Winehouse song to raise money for her foundation.

Amy's father Mitch Winehouse asked Gaga, 30, to support the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up on September 14, 2011, two months after her death at the age of 27, and the star was happy to help.

Mitch told The Sun: "I love Lady Gaga. I know she's bit kooky but I've met her mum and dad, they're a lovely hard working family, from New York.

"She's like Amy, when she comes home from work she puts the tracksuit on, watches TV and kisses and cuddles her grand- parents. Lovely kid ..."

"We've got this new YouTube channel where stars all over the world are going to do an Amy track and however many hits we get after the first two million, we start making money for the foundation.

"Leona Lewis is going to do one, Lady Gaga will do one, and a few other stars.

"Hopefully it's going to be a source of revenue for the foundation. We need money and that's a great way to get cash and remember Amy, go on YouTube and have fun."

The foundation recently joined forces with Centra Care and Support to open a home for recovering female drug and alcohol addicts in East London.

Jane Winehouse, Amy's stepmother, of the charity, said: "This project will make such a profound difference to so many young women, enabling them to have a safe environment in which to re-build their lives and put into practice all the learning they have acquired through their treatment journey.

"Fresh starts are difficult to make; full of challenges, but at Amy's Place we will give young women the tools and support to help them make this a reality.

"There is a huge lack of support to meet the needs of women in this area and we hope Amy's Place will show just how much more effective we can be."