Viva La Libertines
Heroin-rock chic’s most notorious poster boy, Pete Doherty, former member of the Libertines, caught a natural high this week when he learned that robbery charges against him were dropped. According to NME.com, the Crown Prosecution Service chose not to continue pressing robbery and blackmail charges against the beleaguered singer and guitarist. Doherty was initially arrested on charges relating to the alleged assault of filmmaker Max Carlish back in February. Pete has been in and out of the British tabloids over the past year or so, not only for his drug mishaps and frequent arrests, but also for his romance with former heroin-chic poster girl Kate Moss. Doherty is currently making music with his new band, Babyshambles.