Friday, March 02, 2012

Gordon in the morning: Creating the next generation to hound

Given the way The Sun treated Amy Winehouse as a kick-toy when she was alive, an announcement from Gordon Smart that he's teamed up with Winehouse's family to find a new Amy is a bit scary.

What criteria will they use to judge that one?

Although there seems to be some confusion about what, exactly, they're trying to do.

Gordon says they're looking for a new Amy:

Sylvia Young, though, is insistent they won't find a new Amy:
Sylvia said: "We loved Amy and we are thrilled and honoured the Amy Winehouse Foundation is setting up this scholarship in her name.

"It would be wonderful to find another Amy but there was only one of her. We would be happy to find a singer, dancer or actor who has a special talent."
The Sun sponsoring a prize in the name of someone whose decline they helped precipitate. Presumably applications must be accompanied by a long-lens photo.