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  • Kate Moss is obviously the only “rag” who won’t speak to Pete Doherty: the Babyshambles frontman, sporting a hideous peroxide dye job, has spilled his guts to The Sun‘s Victoria Newton. In this interview, he says Kate is “like the Vietnam War,” which I’d say is a bit more insulting than being compared to a soiled cloth.

  • Piggybacking off the Kate/Pete mess, The Independent suggests 30 ways to woo back your lover.
  • Doherty admits he no longer talks to his mother. “Me and mum are not on speaking terms after she wrote a book about me. It kills me. I love her but things are very strained and difficult just now.”(Mirror)
  • Did we mention Pete has gone blond?(Daily Mail)
  • Keith Richards‘ autobiography, which publishers have described as “delicious,” will be released in 2010, reports NME.(NME)
  • Rapper/trip-hop genius Tricky has started his new label, Brown Punk.(NME)
  • Will Amy Winehouse soon say Bienvenidos a Miami?(Digital Spy)
  • Simon Cowell plans an American Idol movie, “the modern day version of Fame, although set on a talent show rather than a talent college.”(The Sun)
  • Paul Weller celebrates 30 years in music with a special “intimate” concert in London.(XFM)
  • Embittered New Order bassist Peter Hook helped design a shoe commemorating the 25th anniversarty of Manchester’s Haçienda club. He, Ben Kelly, and Peter Saville “were given free rein by Y-3’s Yohji Yamamoto to create the shoe, whose laces and mudguards recall the Haçienda’s caution-taped columns and traffic-sign decor.”(GQ)
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Filed Under: Kate Moss, Pete Doherty
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.