"The Babyshambles frontman was reduced to tears when he was grabbed in his nether regions as he stage dived during a gig... The singer admitted he was so put off by the unusual welcome, he fled the stage and took shelter in the tour bus until the gig finished. He said: 'I hid in the tour bus crying. The gig was going great, so I thought, 'I'll dive in,' and this big Scotsman just grabbed hold of my pants and said, 'Cop a load of this, Doherty.' Those were his exact words.' The embarrassed former Libertines star let it slip that he was too embarrassed to tell his bandmates the reason behind his escape from the stage and even told them he wanted to quit the group. 'When they found me on the bus I was crying my eyes out, going, 'The band's not working out. We should split up.' Nobody believed that was what was wrong, and eventually I snapped, 'All right, I got a wedgie, OK?''"
Pete Doherty Hub
The video for the new single from Pete, er, Peter Doherty's debut solo album Grace/Wastelands, called "Last of the English Roses" features Doherty scenes of Doherty playing football (and looking unusually ordinary) in a playground, and it's capped by a 30-second man-on-man kiss.
The in-an-out-of-detox former Libertines and current Babyshambles lead singer is known for his drug-related run-ins with the law, his relationship with model Kate Moss, and a side career in art in which many of the works are made with Doherty's own blood.
In 2004, Doherty appeared in a photo shoot by Andrew Kendall in which he swapped rocker spit with his friend and fellow musician Peter Wolfe.
In 2005, Doherty said in a biography by Pete Walsh that before he became famous in The Libertines he worked as a gay prostitute and drug dealer to make rent. Said Doherty: "I was working in a bar, selling drugs, working on a building site, writing poetry in the graveyard shift at The King's Head - and I was wanking off old queens for like £20. I remember once being taken back to this mews house in Chelsea, right old f**king badger he was. It was a bit daft actually. As he slept, I locked him in his room, tied a pair of trousers over his head and nicked all these American dollar bills out of his drawer. He's probably still there, with an erection, listening to CLASSIC FM radio."
Watch the video, AFTER THE JUMP...
PIGSKIN: In the Locker Room: Trials of a Gay American Football Player with bully Matt Cavenaugh. Somewhat NSFW.
GAY MARRIAGE: YouTube personalities the 'VGL gay boys' look at the issue.
PETE DOHERTY: Takes the first bath of his life.
MADE IN BRAZIL: Goes backstage at the Rosa Cha fashion show. More here.
NORM COLEMAN: The GOP Senator's new campaign ad, in which his wife pretends she's in the same room as him.
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As California gears up for a gay wedding boom, nine gay rights groups issue statement urging those who get married in California not to rush back to their states and sue: "In an unusual six-page memorandum, written for same-sex couples, groups ranging from the American Civil Liberties Union to Lambda Legal warned that lawsuits would invite 'bad' court rulings that could take years to overturn." Two California countries have announced they'll halt all weddings, saying they lack resources.
Crucified by the media: rocker Pete Doherty undergoes plaster cast for marble statue of himself as Jesus Christ.
Obama meets with Christian leaders...
Jonathan Capehart warns of an Obama-Nunn ticket: "When Bill Clinton sought to keep his 1992 campaign promise to end the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, he met strong resistance in the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill. Nunn, one of the most adamant opponents, led a series of hearings that were stacked against ending the prohibition. Critics noted that Nunn held more hearings about and spent more time on gays in the military than he had on the defense budget or even the Navy's Tailhook sexual harassment scandal ... an Obama-Nunn ticket does not sit well with some prominent gay Democratic fundraisers."
Clay Aiken is not just having a son, but he has another baby in the freezer.
John Aravosis at AmericaBlog got some intense shots of the storm that passed through the east coast yesterday.
Judy Garland to sing on stage again: "Cutting-edge technology unavailable just a few years ago has enabled NY-based production company Running Subway to present Judy's larger-than-life passion and personal story to 21st century audiences in what can only be described as the greatest Judy Garland concert ever."
Dolores Neuman, photographer whose camerawork was central to Rob Epstein's 1984 documentary The Times of Harvey Milk, dies in Washington D.C. of kidney cancer.
Justin Timberlake on Love Guru wardrobe: "This may be TMI but I was constantly digging out those wedgies!"
Canadian gay couple Theo Wouters and Roger Thibault settles $400,000 defamation lawsuit brought by neighbors out of court.
Chace Crawford reads a few juicy scripts in London.
Mitt Romney purchases $12 million home in La Jolla, California.
Democrats don't touch 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': "Since taking control of Congress in January 2007, Democrats have not convened hearings on the matter or taken up legislation that would let gays serve openly, although most party members favor repealing the prohibition. Instead, Democrats have focused their efforts on bringing troops home from Iraq and other issues that have broad appeal among voters, such as lowering gas prices."
Tivo pulls web page which acknowledged their relationship with Focus on the Family.
Gay Kentucky couple blocked from adopting child through state's foster care system: "Phillips and Parsley said they are outraged because they had already passed a criminal background check and a home survey by a Sunrise employee who was fully aware of their living arrangement. And they have attended two of five classes required for certification through the free program, they said."
Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty posts video of himself smoking a cock.
Documentary explores Florida hate crime killing of Ryan Keith Skipper.
Gay porn films pulled from sale in the UK following barebacking investigation: "Two of the DVDs featured footage from a week-long shoot during which eight British models had sex with each other in multiple combinations without condoms. Four of those who took part were diagnosed as HIV positive soon after. One of the men told the BBC he was distressed that footage which he believed showed him becoming infected had been put on sale."
Lance and Ben document their romance.
Simon Cowell to produce Billy Eliot-Style musical on Britain's Got Talent winner, opera singer Paul Potts: "That particular day was one of the worst, the acts were just terrible, we were fed up and on comes this guy with a funny little suit and bad teeth who looked very nervous. I can remember looking at the other judges, with that 'here we go again' feeling. We had 2,000 people in the audience, and I'll never forget how much the room changed when he began singing." Video Flashback...
Steven Spielberg to launch social networking site for people interested in the afterlife: "The focus will be on users who’ve had or who are interested in sharing paranormal and extraterrestrial experiences. The new social network may also have original video content investigating alleged ghost and UFO stories."
Pink Speedo down under: Carson Kressley definitely not a fashion coward.
Dallas man claims he was assaulted at Station 4 nightclub: "Sid Gonzales, 43, said he suffered two broken bones in his wrist, a puncture wound to his hand and multiple bruises on his backside when two men assaulted him at about 11 p.m. Gonzales said he was near the main dance floor of the Dallas gay nightclub when two men and a woman walked over and stood nearby. Gonzales said he was 'a little buzzed' from alcohol but not intoxicated. He said he tried to be friendly and make small talk with the trio. But he said he was not trying to hit on the men, whom he described as straight-looking, well-dressed and college-aged. When Gonzales asked a few questions, the woman responded but the men said nothing and looked uncomfortable, he said. Gonzales said he reached out to shake hands with one of the men. The man grabbed Gonzales’ arm, twisted it in the air and slammed it against a knee. Gonzales said the first man also stabbed him in the hand with an unidentified object, while the second began kicking him in the backside."
American Idol contestant Danny Noriega wishes you a Merry Christmas.