Get ready for some tears at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.
Not only is Tony Bennett introducing a tribute to Amy Winehouse, but also the show's producers just told me...
Winehouse's parents, Mitch and Janis, may make an appearance, too.
"We hope so," executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic said earlier today at Nokia Theater L.A. Live, where the awards are taking place. "We're out to them. It would be amazing."
Fellow exec producer Dave Sirulnick said, "We're still working on it. Some pieces are still coming together."
MTV announced earlier this week that the tribute will include never-before-seen footage of Bennett and Winehouse recording "Body and Soul" together in March at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London. It was the "Rehab" singer's last recording session before she died last month at age 27.
"She touched so many people and her music touched so many people," Sirulnick said. "She influenced so many of the people who have come since. It had only been a few years since she burst on the scene but when you think of all those people she has influenced, there are so many. Her voice, her presence, and talk about the timelessness of her music."
We already have our Kleenex in hand.
(Originally published Aug. 25, 2011, at 7:12 p.m. PT)