Friday, September 01, 2006

Ignorance Is Bliss
By Patrick Griffith

The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, apparently. Staunch druggie and media jackass Pete Doherty has been out of control as usual – facing drug charges earlier this month, being photographed shirtless (barf) with (sober?) girlfriend Kate Moss and most recently being evicted from his UK apartment for not paying rent.

In light of all the controversy, out pops Jackie Doherty, Pete’s mum, who has written a book on her son called Pete Doherty: My Prodigal Son. In a recent interview with Times, she cries about how she raised her son right and what a genius he was, and she never though he would turn out to be a raging drug addict. It’s sad to hear this coming from any mother whose son has turned out this way, but you also have to question some of her comments. Upon learning that Pete was smoking heroin and crack, she was relieved to learn he wasn’t injecting the drugs (yet). That’s like being relieved to know you’re going to die but it’s only from natural causes.

Then there’s the Kate Moss subject, in which her only comment is, “I think everyone should leave them alone. They’ve been deeply in love and people just won’t leave them alone.” Right, maybe that’s because they’re both drug addicts and are dumb enough to get caught with it constantly? Or maybe because they’re both famous?

When asked about why there’s no mention in the book of Pete’s disgusting living habits, with drug paraphernalia littered throughout his apartment and paintings he created using his own blood, she says, “But some people live in chaos, you have to allow people to live how they want to live. Because amid the chaos is an awful amount of creativity that I don’t understand. Now that might be madness in some people’s mind. But what is mad? People thought Impressionism was mad.” I’ll tell you what’s mad, making paintings with your own blood. Mrs. Doherty, are you retarded, or just plain stupid?

But alas, the best is saved for last. When asked about the Glastonbury festival, at a point where Pete was at the height of his drug addiction, she replies, “Have you been to Glastonbury? I was in the Chas & Dave tent and I danced my legs off, with girls, with boys. It was fantastic! I’d go again.”

Mrs. Doherty, are you sure you didn’t snag some of Pete’s crack the last time you saw him? How long are you going to write off all of your sons fuck ups? It’s not too hard to see why Doherty apparently doesn’t take his mom’s concern for his well being seriously; because no matter what he does, she’ll be there to make the wrongs seem not so bad. The guy can get away with anything! I’m sure that makes Mrs. Doherty the envy of every high schooler with a curfew of midnight.

Look for Jackie Doherty’s book Peter Doherty: My Prodigal Son in a bargain bin near you.
Pure Gold
by PopCultureWhore

K-Fed's video for "Lose Yourself," shot at Pure nightclub in Las Vegas. This is some quality stuff, I'll tell you that much. Yup. Almost on par with the Pussycat Dolls' award winning "Buttons" ... (sigh) ... still trying to wrap my head around that one.
"If They Were Up Your Ass You'd Know"
by PopCultureWhore

Britney and K-Fed showed off their stellar acting skills and killer chemistry at the VMAs, pretending to lose Sean P before presenting an award. At least Britney looked halfway decent, but for the love of God, what were thinking with K-Fed?! Come on now!
Beyonce Goes For Street Cred
By PopCultureWhore

Beyonce showed up looking like a bachelorette party stripper ... a stripper with sound effects that sound like a cocked gun, that is. The black outfit looks like the ensemble Britney wore on her Onyx Hotel tour.

Christina Aguilera at VMAs
by PopCultureWhore

I'm not sure how I feel about the new album as a whole, but the girl can sing. This seems like it'll be "The Voice Within" type song from the record.
Justin's Post VMA Show
By PopCultureWhore

Justin Timberlake hit the Roseland Ballroom in NYC tonight after the VMAs for a nearly two-hour set of old and new material. Diddy held court in the VIP section, but the real action took place on stage, where artists like T.I., Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas, Three Six Mafia, Timbaland and JC Chasez from N’Sync joined Justin on stage during the show. Look for a more thorough review tomorrow after I sleep off a lovely head cold, but here are some pics to tide you over; not the greatest quality but we were packed like sardines in there!

T.I. and Justin

Timbaland and Justin

Justin on keyboard while JC Chasez sings