Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Bad news for Lily Allen

Allen had been hoping to flee to America in a bid to avoid Amy Winehouse's overpowering shadow.

Bad news, Keith Allen's daughter: While you're slogging it round on an MTV package tour, fighting for column inches, Winehouse is already soaking up fawning press coverage by the acre. The :Washington Post is in thrall to the myth of the tortured artist:

To witness Winehouse is to wonder why art and self-destruction so often dance together. Insiders wonder if she'll keep it together long enough to fulfill her glittery promise -- or at least the promise that music marketers hold out.

Of course, rather than suggesting that Winehouse take care of herself, the Post just suggests we pull up a chair.

[Thanks to Jim McCabe for the link]