Plus more Winehouse... and flying penguins
It’s April Fools’ Day and, as various music-related pranks have been pinging around on the internet, here’s a quick round-up of a few we saw.
Here on NME.COM we posted a news story about Amy Winehouse appearing in a forthcoming episode of ‘Doctor Who’, complete with a mock-up picture of the singer with David Tennant, star of the series.
Unofficial Oasis blog Stopcryingyourheartoutnews.blogspot.com published a news story about Liam Gallagher streaking in the USA, complete with a mocked-up video of the singer tearing past a bemused news reporter named Apri Foole.
Gigwise posted a news story about Amy Winehouse launching her own beehive hairdo wig named the ‘Wino’.
Although not going down the music route, the Daily Mirror newspaper published a doctored photograph of flying penguins, which it said was from a forthcoming BBC documentary which also featured a lizard that ate itself to protect itself from predators. Footage of the supposed flying Penguins is on the BBC iPlayer.
The Guardian went for a more sober prank, claiming that Carla Bruni-Sarkozy had been enlisted by Gordon Brown to spearhead a government initiative aimed at “injecting more style and glamour into British national life”.
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