Pete Doherty Rocks On
Now that Kate Moss is a happily married missus, it feels like ages ago that she was rocking hard—maybe a little too hard—alongside then-beau Pete Doherty. So what’s the occasionally shambling Babyshambles rocker been up to while Kate’s been quieting down? Sunday’s interview in the The Guardian with Pete Doherty suggests he’s spent the past four years on the mend in Paris. Still trying to overcome his infamous heroin addiction, Doherty has taken up poetry, painting, and, of course, acting—not necessarily to acclaim. But while critics described his performance alongside Lily Cole and Charlotte Gainsbourg (who’s apparently not on the best of terms with the singer since he read her diary on set) in the period film Confession of a Child of the Century as “catastrophic” and “wooden,” his mother credits the project’s director, Sylvie Verheyde, with saving his life. Although he certainly seems calmer than in days gone by, he’s still causing the requisite modicum of trouble. Doherty claims to have been banned from the train system after stealing a conductor’s shoes, and that his presence in Paris offends good-looking French men.