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She's never been seen as much of a role model so it was perhaps a bit of a surprise to see Amy Winehouse put in temporary charge of a young child. But it came as no shock that the singer didn't let the situation inconvenience her - she was still able to knock back shots and smoke a few cigarettes. The 24-year-old was looking healthier than usual but still raised eyebrows as she cuddled a friend's baby during a break in recording the James Bond theme tune. The Back To Black star has been holed up with producer pal Mark Ronson at his studio in his Henley, Oxfordshire retreat over the past week recording the main track for the upcoming 007 movie Quantum Of Solace. After hours in the studio, Amy couldn't wait for a break in the fresh air and joined a group of friends for a midday drinking session in a country pub. When one of Amy's friends brought along their young son to the afternoon festivities, the singer reached out for a cuddle - despite the fact she was smoking. After pulling faces and playing with the baby, Amy happily accepted a shot of melon-flavoured Midori from a male friend - even though she was still clutching the child.
I'm at a complete loss ... just when you think that Amy Winehouse couldn't possibly exercise any poorer judgment she goes and outdoes herself. A few months ago, I'd have believed that Britney Spears (at her craziest) might've employed Amy to babysit for her kids but, thankfully, now that she's getting better (every day) I'm sure Brit Brit wouldn't let Amy anywhere near her kids. It's a shame that Amy's friend doesn't feel the same way ... I just don't see how it is at all excusable to let anyone smoke and drink while holding YOUR BABY. This is a pretty sad sight. [Source]