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Peaches Geldof Wrote in Blood: Drugs Won't Kill Me

Diary entry written using syringe: reports

(Newser) - Six years before she died of a heroin overdose , Peaches Geldof apparently swore drugs wouldn't kill her. She's said to have made the vow in her own blood—using a syringe—in the diary of rocker Pete Doherty, himself well known for drug use, the New York Daily ... More »

The Real Stories Behind 10 Famous Songs

Even 'I Kissed a Girl' not as obvious as it sounds

(Newser) - In honor of Jay-Z’s Decoded, which breaks down the meanings behind his songs, the Independent offers up the true stories behind 10 hits:
  • Katy Perry, “I Kissed a Girl”: The message behind this one seems fairly obvious, but Perry has insisted it’s actually about heterosexual friendships and
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Pete Doherty Booed Off Stage for Nazi Anthem

German crowd not up for drunken rendition of 'Deutschland über Alles'

(Newser) - British rocker Pete Doherty was booed off a Munich stage after crashing a concert lineup and singing the first verse of the German national anthem—the part associated with the Nazi regime. The Babyshambles frontman and onetime Kate Moss boytoy "sang Deutschland, Deutschland Über Alles four times,"... More »

Ten Pre-Kanye Stage Rushes

West even makes the list with a pre-Taylor Swift intrusion

(Newser) - Kanye West is only the latest celebrity to invade the stage and rain on someone else’s parade. The Daily Mirror runs down 10 other notable moments, from funny to tragic:
  1. Keith Richards: Famously guitar-chopped a fan who rushed the stage.
  2. Noel Gallagher: On-stage shove left him with three broken
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'Embarrassed' Amy Wants Blake Back

She can't help it, still wants druggie ex back

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse will be the first to admit that going back to her jailbird ex-hubby would be embarrassing, but she can’t help it: Blake Fielder-Civil is “my man,” she told the Mirror after a recent performance. “We can make it. We’re so strong together,”... More »

Bardem May Join Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love

(Newser) - Javier Bardem is in talks to join Julia Roberts in the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, reports Variety. Roberts is slated to play the author, and Bardem would play love interest Felipe, whom the real-life Gilbert eventually married. Brad Pitt is producing. Elsewhere: More »

Fest Cops Ban Doherty's Band

Fans get 'geed up' and fight, they say

(Newser) - Police have banned Pete Doherty's band Babyshambles from headlining a UK music festival, citing the group's rowdy stage antics, NME reports. After "an analysis of what Pete Doherty and his band does," police determined they "speed up and then slow down the music" to incite violence. Moonfest... More »

Doherty Freed Early From London Prison

Babyshambles frontman serves a month in drug case

(Newser) - Pete Doherty, the perpetually troubled rock star and ex-boyfriend of Kate Moss, was released early from prison today. The frontman of the band Babyshambles had been imprisoned for violating his probation after a conviction for possession of crack, heroin and other drugs, reports the Telegraph. Doherty had served about one... More »

Celebs Who Dress (Way) Down

Wealthy folks who insist on dressing like they're poor

(Newser) - Just because they have tons of money and access to the hautest of couture doesn't mean they actually have to take advantage of it. Nerve highlights richie-riches who refuse to advertise their wealth with high-class duds. (Or sometimes showers.)
  1. Amy Winehouse: Even smokes crack "just to keep it
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'Gripping' Album Tops Doherty Tabloid Drama

Babyshambles' latest draws thumbs up, thumbs down

(Newser) - Kate Moss' ex, Pete Doherty, may have a rep as a “tawdry drug monster,” but detractors' opinions are sullying his band's great music, says Uncut, giving 5 of 5 stars to Babyshambles’ new release, Shotter’s Nation. The band's previous effort succeeded on “flinty spectrality,” but... More »

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