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Pete Doherty Stages Gig After Thai Rehab Controversy

August 18th, 2012 6:59pm EDT
Pete Doherty
Troubled rocker Pete Doherty returned to the stage in his native U.K. on Thursday for the first time since he was thrown out of a rehab center in Thailand.

The former Libertines frontman, who has battled substance abuse issues for a decade, was banished from The Cabin in Chiang Mai last month after allegedly disrupting fellow patients' treatment while attempting to beat his drug demons for good.

He returned to Britain soon afterwards, and this week he stepped back into the spotlight for a concert at Kingston Hippodrome in Surrey, south-east England.

The usually-tardy star surprised fans ...
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U.K. Rocker Pete Doherty Checks Into Thai Rehab

June 26th, 2012 7:00pm EDT
Pete Doherty
In a bid to conquer his drug problems, British rocker Pete Doherty has checked into rehab in Thailand.

A statement on the star's official website reads, "Peter has left the building, well not quite, more the country, on his way to rehab in Thailand. He left Heathrow (London airport) last night and will have arrived in Thailand this morning. We wish him well. He has plans to continue working on his new songs for the album which is eagerly awaited."

The Libertines frontman has battled heroin and crack cocaine addiction for several years and he has made no secret of his reliance on illegal ...
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Amy Winehouse And Pete Doherty's Blood Artwork Sells For $56,000

May 13th, 2012 12:58pm EDT
Amy Winehouse
A painting created by late singer Amy Winehouse and her rocker pal Pete Doherty using their own blood sold for $56,000 on Friday night.

The joint artwork, titled "Ladylike", was unveiled by The Libertines frontman Doherty at an exhibition earlier this year and was put up for auction in London alongside other personal effects, including guitars and diaries.

The bizarre artwork fetched $56,000 - much lower than the $128,000 it was expected to sell for.

A portion of profits from the sale will be donated to The Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up after the "Rehab" singer's death last ...
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Libertines Movie Screenings Postponed

March 17th, 2012 5:30pm EDT
Pete Doherty
The U.K. tour of a new film documenting the 2010 reunion of rocker Pete Doherty's band The Libertines has been postponed because the director has tonsillitis.

Roger Sargent was scheduled to chat with fans about the film There Are No Innocent Bystanders after every screening later this month.

A statement from the director reads, "We are really disappointed to have to postpone the tour but I have tonsillitis and cannot do much talking at the moment!"

The screenings will now take place at the end of April and the beginning of May.

According to NME.com, the film features new interviews wit...
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Which Celebrity Couples Will Break Up In 2012?

December 31st, 2011 4:00pm EST
Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley's romance with cricketer Shane Warne is the shakiest in showbiz, according to a leading U.K. bookmaker who is predicting the odd couple will be the first to split in 2012.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand previously topped the break-ups list for William Hill experts, who slashed the odds on their love split in 2012 from 6/5 to 10/11 - but the British funnyman filed for divorce on Friday, thus ending that bet.

And now actress Hurley and her sportsman fiance are the showbiz couple next likely to part ways with odds of 4/1, according to William Hill bookmakers.

Brad Pitt and An...
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Pete Doherty Wrote Amy Winehouse Cover Version Years Ago

September 4th, 2011 2:29pm EDT
Pete Doherty
British rocker Pete Doherty wrote his version of Amy Winehouse's hit song "Tears Dry On Their Own" more than two years before his close pal died.

The former Libertines frontman became friends with the "Rehab" hitmaker and they are reported to have supported one another as they battled their drug demons.

Winehouse's untimely death in July left him "bewildered" and he paid tribute to the singer by performing his own rock cover of "Tears Dry On Their Own" during his headlining set at the U.K.'s Leeds Festival last week.

Many fans believed the previously-unheard track was a new take on the 2...
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Pete Doherty Remembers Amy Winehouse During Leeds Festival Set

August 28th, 2011 7:00pm EDT
Pete Doherty
British rocker Pete Doherty paid tribute to his late pal Amy Winehouse by singing the star's "Tears Dry On Their Own" hit during his set at Leeds Festival on Friday night.

The former Libertines frontman became close friends with the Rehab hitmaker in 2007 and they are believed to have supported each other as they battled their drug demons.

He admits he was left "bewildered" by her death last month, and he honored the late star during his headlining slot at the English event, singing a rock version of Winehouse's moving hit from her "Back to Black" album.
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U.K. Rocker Pete Doherty Jailed For Cocaine Possession

May 20th, 2011 8:49am EDT
Pete Doherty
British rocker Pete Doherty was jailed for six months on Friday for possessing cocaine.

The former Libertines frontman has been battling addictions to heroin and crack cocaine for more than seven years and has notched up a string of convictions for drug offenses.

In January last year he was arrested following the death of his close pal Robyn Whitehead, and was subsequently charged with cocaine possession. He pleaded guilty last month, and at a hearing at Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London on Friday, Doherty was jailed for six months.

The rocker was in the midst of a U.K. tour but all...
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Macaulay Culkin & Pete Doherty Make iPhone Film

April 9th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Macaulay Culkin
British rocker Pete Doherty has teamed up with "Home Alone" child star Macaulay Culkin for a bizarre new iPhone movie.

New York singer Adam Green is behind the quirky 70-minute film, titled "The Wrong Ferrari."

NME.com reports the movie, which is already available online, follows Green as he attempts to stay sane during a ketamine-fueled fantasy involving the world of Super Mario videogames.

Green shot the film entirely on an iPhone.
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Kate Moss' Parents Confirm Her Engagement

February 4th, 2011 10:10am EST
Kate Moss
Kate Moss' parents have confirmed the British supermodel is engaged to marry her rocker boyfriend Jamie Hince and revealed the couple has already set a date for the wedding.

The catwalk star, who has previously dated actor Johnny Depp and musician Pete Doherty, was rumored to have become engaged to Hince earlier this week. Moss was photographed wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger after The Kills star reportedly popped the question at their home in London on Tuesday night .

The model's parents have now confirmed the impending nuptials, with her father, Peter, revealing Hince sou...
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Kate Moss Engaged?

February 2nd, 2011 11:01pm EST
Kate Moss
British supermodel Kate Moss is planning a wedding later this year after accepting longtime boyfriend Jamie Hince's proposal on Tuesday, according to a U.K. report.

Moss, who has previously dated actor Johnny Depp and was engaged to rocker Pete Doherty, started romancing The Kills star in 2007.

Rumors of an engagement have dogged the couple in the past few months, with tabloids reporting Hince had proposed on vacation in the Caribbean last month. One British newspaper even claimed the couple had wed in secret last summer.

But now Moss is planning to make her union with Hince official - t...
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Judge Refuses To Dismiss Pete Doherty's Drug Possession Case

January 16th, 2011 1:38pm EST
Pete Doherty
A London judge has rejected a plea by British rocker Pete Doherty's legal team to have his cocaine possession case thrown out of court.

The singer was charged with the drug count in September, alongside his two friends, Peter Wolfe and Alan Wass, following an investigation into the death of filmmaker Robyn Whitehead.

Director Whitehead, who was working on a documentary about the troubled Libertines star, was found dead from a suspected drug overdose in an apartment in Hackney, London in January 2010.

The trio's legal team requested that the case was thrown out at Thames Magistrates’ Cour...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: August

January 2nd, 2011 11:00am EST
Lindsay Lohan
There were festival dramas aplenty in August, with The Libertines and Guns N' Roses dominating headlines at Britain's Reading and Leeds weekenders. Pete Doherty's group reunited earlier this year and played sets at the festivals - but their performances were blighted when overeager fans got crushed and trampled during the frenetic gigs, forcing the rockers off the stage to allow the revellers chance to recover. Axl Rose sparked an ongoing war-of-words with event boss Melvin Benn after he decided to shut the sound off when the band overran its curfew.

Further drama occurred in August when N...
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Pete Doherty Party Death Case Re-Opened

December 19th, 2010 11:24am EST
Pete Doherty
British rocker Pete Doherty is facing the possibility he will be re-interviewed by police over the death of an actor at a party he attended in 2006 after cops re-opened the investigation.

Mark Blanco toppled from the railings of an apartment block in east London in December 2006 after he was thrown out of a bash attended by The Libertines frontman.

Police officials ruled out suspicious circumstances, insisting Blanco had either committed suicide or plunged to his death as he tried to jump onto a nearby lamp-post, but the actor's mother Sheila was unsatisfied with the findings and has long...
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Pete Doherty's Drug Case Adjourned Until January

December 2nd, 2010 10:40pm EST
Pete Doherty
British rocker Pete Doherty headed to court on Thursday to face a charge of cocaine possession following an investigation into the death of filmmaker Robin Whitehead.

Director Whitehead, who was working on a documentary about the troubled Libertines star, was found dead from a suspected drug overdose in an apartment in Hackney, London in January.

Doherty was one of four people questioned following the death of the 27 year old.

The singer was charged with the drug count in September, alongside his two friends, Peter Wolfe and Alan Wass. Wolfe is also accused of supplying cocaine.

All thr...
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Kate Moss Secretly Married In August

October 14th, 2010 9:20pm EDT
Kate Moss
British supermodel Kate Moss secretly married her rocker boyfriend Jamie Hince in August, according to a U.K. report.

The beauty has been dating The Kills star since 2007 and Hince was rumored to have proposed to Moss during her 36th birthday celebrations in January.

The pair fueled speculation they were engaged further when Moss was spotted wearing a diamond on her ring finger earlier this year.

And now Moss, who has previously dated Johnny Depp and rocker Pete Doherty, has managed to wed away from the spotlight.

The blonde model exchanged vows at a small church on the Mediterranean is...
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Pete Doherty Charged With Cocaine Possession

September 28th, 2010 8:59pm EDT
Pete Doherty
British rocker Pete Doherty has been charged with cocaine possession following an investigation into the death of filmmaker Robin Whitehead.

Whitehead, who was working on a documentary about the troubled Libertines star, was found dead from a suspected drug overdose in an apartment in Hackney, London in January.

Doherty and two friends, Peter Wolfe and Alan Wass, have each been charged with possession, while Wolfe has also been charged with supplying cocaine.

All three men are due to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on October 18.

Doherty was one of four people questioned following t...
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Kate Moss: 'I Have Decided To Change My Lifestyle'

September 10th, 2010 8:39am EDT
Kate Moss
Supermodel Kate Moss has put her partying days firmly behind her - she has quit her "many vices" just five years after she was caught up in a cocaine scandal.

The hard-living British beauty was at the center of a storm in 2005 when she was pictured apparently snorting drugs at a recording studio during her high-profile romance with hell raising rocker Pete Doherty.

Experts predicted the scandal would finish her career, but Moss bounced back and remains one of the most sought-after catwalk queens - and now she's revealed she's turned her back on her wild past.

The model, who is current...
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Pete Doherty Is Out Of The Hospital And Partying Already

July 10th, 2010 3:37pm EDT
Pete Doherty
Mystery surrounds rocker Pete Doherty's health after photos of him enjoying the French sun with friends appeared online a day after the singer/songwriter canceled a gig in Nice on Thursday night amid reports he had been hospitalized.

Nice-Matin reported the Brit was in hospital but new reports suggest he never left Paris, where he was spotted hanging out with friends on Friday.

According to Le Parisien, Doherty did briefly visit a private clinic in the French capital on Thursday.

Doherty's management officially canceled the Nice concert due to medical reasons, but the Babyshambles and Th...
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Happy Father's Day! Check Out The Worst Celebrity Dads

June 21st, 2009 8:08am EDT
Bad Celebrity Dads
It's Father's Day, and you know what that means: time for a countdown of the worst celebrity dads. Whether it's excessive partying, too many baby mamas, or just plain bad parenting, these guys have shown the world what NOT to do when raising a kid. Check out our list after the jump...

Alec Baldwin - Offense: calling his daughter a rude little pig

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Lil Wayne - Offense: he has two kids by different mothers & allegedly has two more on the way - with different mothers

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Pete Doherty Arrested Over Drug/Plane Drama

June 7th, 2009 1:12pm EDT
Pete Doherty
Babyshambles star Pete Doherty has been arrested at an airport in Switzerland after he was suspected of taking drugs in an airplane bathroom.

The singer was flying from London to Geneva, Switzerland on Friday ahead of a planned concert in the country. But cabin crew on the British Airways flight became concerned when they allegedly found the star slumped in the aircraft's lavatory.

He was believed to be intoxicated and was returned to his seat, but flight staff alerted police when a hypodermic needle was later found on the plane. Doherty, who has been battling addictions to heroin...
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Fanboys (Links & Stuff)

May 19th, 2009 7:00pm EDT
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

Real or fake? Extreme basketball shots:

More hot pics of KELLY CLARKSON!! - The Superficial

Hot sauce shots (your lips will burn just watching this) - Olivia Munn.com

Alec Baldwin will get his ...
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You Know The Rules, And So Do I (Links & Stuff)

April 1st, 2009 7:00pm EDT
April Wine
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

Guess tonight's theme and you could win $1,000,000*! (Not from us though, maybe if you play the lottery)

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

Angelina Jolie gives birth to nine, beats Octomom's record - Pop Bytes

Paris Hilton to be Valtrex spokesma...
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Tis The Season For... Things We Love (To Hate!)

December 24th, 2008 5:45pm EST
Pearl Harbor
With the holiday season upon us in full force, we thought it would be totally inappropriate if we came up with this list of things in the entertainment world that totally annoy us, repulse us, bother us, and that we just plain can't stand. Yeah, "hate" is a really strong word so we aren't going to use that any further than just hyperbole for our headline here.

But seriously, we get tired of hearing about the celebs, despise these films and cannot stand either the music or image of the bands and musicians listed below. Be sure to add your comments at let us know who you can't stand at ...
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Christmas Eve Eve Links

December 23rd, 2008 6:00pm EST
JFK
Check out some of the best links we found around the web today. And be sure to visit our Daily Links section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the web.

Jeremy Piven has so much mercury in his system that he's left Broadway to become a thermometer - ABC News

Hollywood films tend to get it wrong when it comes to history. Well duh. - KSL.com

The six worst vacations people actually pay to take - Cracked

Hysterical Crying Sorority Girl (hysterical as in she's hysterical and this video is hysterical):

Watch the season 2 premiere of "Fligh...
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Infamously Bad Rock Teeth

June 20th, 2008 9:25am EDT
Amy Winehouse
Today the cosmetic dentistry industry is booming. Bringing in millions of dollars a year, everyday joes can get procedures as intense and expensive as veneers or cheap and easy as Snap-on-Smile caps ($1,200 to $1,600). Pretty shinny teeth are so important to our culture that just about every drug store in America sells home whiteners, so why do some of the highest paid entertainers in the world still have horrible teeth?

Following are some musicians that might want to set up an appointment with their dentists:

Amy Winehouse: The stereotype that the Brits have horrible teet...
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