Pete Doherty in Vanity Fair
This month's Vanity Fair, in addition to the outing of Deep Throat, has Nicole Kidman on the cover (she's described as "beguiling," barely sidestepping the name of her movie that's opening this weekend) and a profile on ex-Libertine and current Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty. I'd imagine he's pretty much unknown to the American public, and here they use the hook of "Kate Moss's boyfriend," but they give plenty of play to his status as drug addict (a rock'n'roll star on drugs? I'm shocked--shocked!). As far as I can tell, Babyshambles has no U.S. record contract, but they've had a hit in the UK, and their first album is due out there in September (he's also a known quantity from his time with the Libertines, whose glowing critical notices in the UK press shared space with his drug exploits). We'll see if this profile ups his intrigue for potential U.S. fans or if the drug angle really does turn them off.