The man who landed Kate Moss on the cover of Daily Mirror prepping a line of powder pulled off a supercool feat today. Pete Doherty, former Libertines frontman, current singer for Babyshambles, and Great Britain's new version of Syd Barrett was arrested today at about 3pm. Police picked him up trolling around Whitechapel and charged him with Class A drug possession.
The cover of the new Rolling Stone features Kanye West in a Jesus pose. A bit like the pic of Howard Stern which was originally slated for the cover in '97 but ran on the inside of the magazine. Here's the image, along with this disturbing painting of Stern as Christ by Elizabeth Fox. Freaky.
"The man you just killed was just released from prison. He got caught at a company warehouse full of hot items. He could've fuckin' walked. All he had to do was say my dad's name, but he didn't; he kept his fucking mouth shut. And did his fuckin' time, and he did it like a man. He did four years for us. So, Mr. Orange, you're tellin' me this very good friend of mine, who did four years for my father, who in four years never made a deal, no matter what they dangled in front of him, you're telling me that now, that now this man is free, and we're making good on our commitment to him, he's just gonna decide, out of the fucking blue, to rip us off? Why don't you tell me what really happened?"
Two words: Disney iPod.
After telling Michael Eisner to go to hell just a few years ago, Steve Jobs is now the majority shareholder in Walt Disney Company, now that Eisner's replacement, Bob Iger, gave the Mac man the keys to the kingdom in the form of a $7.4 billion deal. Is it worth it? Sure, but only because Disney's homegrown studio wouldn't know a good story if it swam up and bit them on their public-domain-cribbing asses (save Lilo & Stitch, of course).
Hero Builders, the company that brought you the Talking Osama action figure (soundchip: "I suck, please stop bombing me.") and the Talking Uday action figure (left; soundchip: "Oh, someone must help me, I'm still alive but I'm badly burned. Can someone call my father!"), has brought out a few new action figures into its 12-inch stable.