Pete Doherty told: ‘Get rid of your cats’ – Daily Gossip

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Today’s top gossip:

Pete Doherty has been told he is allergic to cats. The Babyshambles man’s love of the animal is well-documented, and he allegedly has 16 of the feline pets at his Wiltshire home. But doctors prescribing Doherty medicine to help him beat his drug habit have told the singer to get rid of the pets after blaming an allergy he is suffering from on them. Sources say Doherty is distraught (Daily Star).

From the papers:

Lionel Richie wants to collaborate with The Ting Tings, Duffy, Coldplay and U2 (Daily Star).

Ronan Keating has called Thom Yorke a “muppet”. Keating has previously revealed how Yorke blanked him when the two stayed in the same Dublin hotel (Daily Record).

Black Lace are set to re-release their 1984 hit ‘Agadoo’, regularly voted worst song of all time (The Sun).

Sources say Amy Winehouse‘s new demos have been rejected by her record company because she’s gone reggae (The Sun).

Mischa Barton has started learning the guitar (The Sun).

Actor and E Street Band member Steve Van Zandt says he tried to book Primal Scream for a 20-date US tour, but was told the band can’t play that many shows “Because of drug problems, or whatever” (Daily Record).

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