Pocketless Pete Doherty in Fred Perry debacle – Daily Gossip

Madonna for 'Question Time', Johnny Borrell 'not rock and roll', Blur in candlelit paradise – your music gossip stop

Welcome to the Daily Gossip: your daily stop-off to find out who in the world of music has been up to what.

Today’s top gossip:

Pete Doherty was left red-faced after being unable to buy £1,000 worth of Fred Perry clothes because he didn’t have any money on him. To make matters worse, Doherty had requested the Covent Garden Fred Perry store open late especially so he could get some clobber there in peace.
A “well-placed source” claimed that Doherty “looked bewildered after turning out his pockets to find he had no cash” while at the tills. A frantic call to a mate with a credit card ensued, but when said friend turned up at the boutique, his plastic was declined, meaning Doherty had to leave empty-handed (Daily Star).


From the papers:

Louis Walsh revealed he once turned down the chance to manage U2 (Daily Mirror).

Blur‘s Alex James says the band were treated to a “candlelit, post-show soiree in an ancient amphitheatre on a hilltop” after their Les Nuits de Fourvière show in Lyon on July 5. The bassist is now taking a well-earned rest in Copenhagen after finishing Blur‘s comeback shows. “[I’m] the most content I’ve been in a long time,” he commented (Independent).

Bottles of Michael Jackson-branded perfume made 19 years ago are rumoured to be going on sale – despite the fact they’ve gone rotten (The Sun).

Lily Allen is set to duet with ’70s pop crooner David Cassidy at Flatlake Festival in Co. Monaghan on August 14-15. The bash is organised by her uncle, Kevin Allen (Independent).

David Dimbleby told the BBC ‘Question Time’ audience that Madonna has been approached to appear on the political discussion show (Daily Star).


Johnny Borrell‘s brother Willy has shattered the Razorlight frontman’s gleaming rock and roll image. “He goes to bed early, doesn’t do any drugs and hardly drinks any alcohol,” he said. “Then he gets up really early and goes running” (The Sun).

Amy Winehouse‘s St Lucia apartment was apparently left needing £25,000 worth of repairs after she departed the island to go back to the UK (Daily Star).

From NME.COM users:

“Was that ‘One Show’ and ‘Match Of The Day 2’ man Adrian Chiles at Placebo‘s iTunes gig last night? Remarkably it was!” (From Nigel)

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