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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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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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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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Beyonce Confirms Glastonbury Gig

February 12th, 2011 8:10am EST
Beyonce
R&B superstar Beyonce is "pumped" to follow in her husband Jay-Z's groundbreaking footsteps and headline Britain's biggest rock festival Glastonbury in June.

Speculation started earlier this week that the Crazy In Love hit-maker would be one of the big acts to play to thousands of music fans at the annual event after her pal Chris Martin's band Coldplay announced its slot.

Beyonce has now confirmed the news, saying, "This really is the biggest festival in the world and I cannot wait to perform there. Everyone who attends is really appreciative of music and is in such a good mood that en...
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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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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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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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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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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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A Guide To Spotting Celebrities In New York City

April 14th, 2008 9:25am EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker
Imagine carrying loads of shopping bags while pushing aside walls of doe-eyed tourists, teenage Elle Woods' carrying baby Bruisers, and cell phone yelling brokers in Armani power suits. When three strangers from nowhere decide to casually stroll in your way, you lose patience and BAM!, you shove the middle man aside.

Only a few blocks later, you turn around and realize that you pushed third baseman for the Yankees Alex Rodriguez, who was slowly walking and chatting with two much shorter businessmen. This unfortunate incident actually occurred to one embarrassed New Yorker. Yet in th...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 12

March 12th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Aaron Eckhart
Happy Birthday to British singer Pete Doherty (1979), English musician Graham Coxon (1969), "Erin Brockovich" actor Aaron Eckhart (1968), baseball notoriety Darryl Strawberry (1962), Jackson 5 singer Marlon Jackson (1957), Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris (1957), folk singer James Taylor (1948), singer/actress Liza Minnelli (1946), "Get Smart" actress Barbara Feldon (1941), singer Al Jarreau (1940), and beat writer Jack Kerouac (1922; d. 1969).
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Locksley: The Only Unsigned Band With A Video On MTV

October 16th, 2006 11:44am EDT
Locksley
Wisconsin is one of those Midwest states that we all assume is running rampant with overweight Miller High Life drinking blue collar boys at Lambeau Field. Not exactly where you'd imagine the next Brit-Pop sensations coming from, that's for sure. This is a state better known for their cheese and... um, well yeah just cheese, than their good taste in music. But their latest export, Locksley, will be changing that stereotype soon enough.

Having relocated to the more "musically-respectable" neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Locksley is well on their way to becoming everyone's favorite new band. ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 12

March 12th, 2006 3:00am EST
Liza Minnelli
Happy Birthday to British singer Pete Doherty (1979), English musician Graham Coxon (1969), "Erin Brockovich" actor Aaron Eckhart (1968), baseball notoriety Darryl Strawberry (1962), Jackson 5 singer Marlon Jackson (1957), Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris (1957), folk singer James Taylor (1948), singer/actress Liza Minnelli (1946), "Get Smart" actress Barbara Feldon (1941), singer Al Jarreau (1940), and beat writer Jack Kerouac (1922; d. 1969).
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Kate Moss Dating Prince of Darkness Offspring?

January 19th, 2006 9:23am EST
Kate Moss
Kate Moss has stunned pals - by cozying up to Jack Osbourne on a recent wild night out.

The sexy supermodel, who split from rocker Pete Doherty soon after she was snapped snorting cocaine, was said to be "all over" Ozzy Osbourne's son at swanky nightclub Teddy's at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Sexy mum-of-one Kate was also allegedly bumping and grinding with the

20-year-old reality TV star as fellow revellers - including Natalie Portman, Kate Hudson and Jessica Simpson - looked on aghast, according to America's New York Daily News newspaper.

Kate and Jack were first seen ...
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Juliette Lewis Goes Topless for Punk Designer

October 28th, 2005 9:50am EDT
Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis is to pose topless in a new advertisement for punk designer Johan Lindeberg. In the saucy commercial, Lewis - who was once engaged to Brad Pitt - is stretched between two chairs in a dressing room, wearing only a pair of jeans.

The actress-turned-rocker teamed up with the fashion king after he offered to design stage gear for her group Juliette and The Licks on their European tour. Ex-Libertines rocker and on-off friend of Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, also features in the provocative ads.

Meanwhile, Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan has agreed to wear the designer's out...
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