Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Exhaust fumes

Amy Winehouse's habit of ringing in "exhausted" rather than turning up for gigs in the North has spawned a special sort of stalking, with Victoria Newton calling for her readers to send in sightings of Winehouse drinking.

It's all good sport, although as Newton reported on Saturday that Winehouse's friends are increasingly worried about her, and it looks increasingly like the woman has quite a serious problem, there's something slightly unsettling about suggesting that people should be rushing to jab cameraphones in her face. There's obviously questions about the line that her management are feeding the fans she's letting down, but setting Sun readers on her like hounds on a fox isn't really a satisfying answer.