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March 27, 2006

Doherty - my new love for diet with Preston

So I'm walking along the street, spotting yet another story in the Evening Standard about Pete bloody Doherty and his off/on relationship with drugs/kate mosss/his band.

But I'm puzzled about the size of the support network he must now need. There's PR people galore, minders, legal people and private clinics galore.

The Libertines weren't my bag, but they sold a few records. Not *tons* of records though. Babyshambles seem to be even fewer people's bag.

So where's the money for all this network coming from? Surely not from his record label.

And it hits me - he is the indie Chantelle.

Someone somewhere (and it may not be Doherty himself) must be running Pete for the press like a more cool and underground Kerry Katona, Posh or Jade Goody. Is his lifestyle and PR identity not the subject of newspaper intrusion, but being funded *by* newspaper intrusion?

If he appears on the cover of Grazia you'll know I'm right...

Posted by Tom Dolan at March 27, 2006 02:07 PM


Grazia indeed! Your right to suggest it's more of a class thing, but hasn't rock always been synonamous with bad boys/wild men?
Pete surely qualifies in this regard doin' bird, crack and Kate Moss.

Posh and Co? Hmmm, probably more like the upper class Brian Harvey.

Posted by: Danny Dunno [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 27, 2006 10:45 PM

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