The bloke over at CMU has done a wonderful round-up of all that is going on in the world of the ex-Libertines front-man's life. Even the Daily Telegraph has noticed the saga his pathetic life. Its amusing to note that NME has nominated the bloke in every catagory for their upcoming awards show.
...Number one: Having been arrested last week on charges of burglary and
blackmail neither Doherty's management, label or publishing company could get together the somewhat hefty £150,000 bail demanded by Highbury Corner Magistrates Court for his release by end of play Friday, which meant the former Libertine had to spend the weekend behind bars in Pentonville Prison. If only someone had called, we'd have had a whip round - I'm sitting on quite a large jar of coppers here.
Number two: Assuming someone finds a spare 150 grand today (perhaps some of London's drug dealers could help out - surely an investment in the long term), Doherty, like fellow musician Alan Wass, also facing the same charges, will have to observe a curfew restricting him to his home between the hours of 10pm and 7am. He has also surrendered his passport, will have to report to his local police station each day and will be accompanied by a security firm whenever he leaves his house - which all sounds kinda serious. And kinda irrelevant, this week at least, given that the singer is expected to spend the next five days in a drug rehab centre.
Number three: The BBC have decided to pull the 30 minute programme they had on file dedicated to the Babyshambles man - based primarily around an interview between Doherty and Kirsty Wark, and extract of which appeared on Newsnight before Christmas. No word on when it will be rescheduled.
Number four: An ex-con former friend of Doherty this weekend told the Sunday Mirror that if Doherty is sent to jail over the current charges that he reckons: "Prison will kill him". Will Brown - who got to know Doherty through their shared interest in, erm, heroin - told the paper: "There's no way Pete will be able do any serious time. He thinks he's a hardman - but he's just a pretty little rich boy. There'll be a lot of seriously hard bastards who will want to make mincemeat out of him inside. And with his money, he'll have every skag dealer inside throwing drugs at him until he's bled dry and out of it. It's easier to get heroin inside than out and at £80 a gramme he can afford it. I'm seriously worried about what could happen to him. I'm worried he might swing."