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Bad To The Marylebone

by | 24th, October 2006

WHEN Pete Doherty and Kate Moss marry and set up home together, one of their showbiz chums should get them a home therapy centre, accessed by 12 big steps.

In this space, Kate and Pete’s showbiz friends could gather to recover from the excesses of the night before. And, as is the way with therapy, they can keep coming back.

Therapy is no one-hit wonder, and we read in the Star of middle-aged rocker Courtney Love, “who has been in and out of rehab countless times”.

Love would be a regular visitor to Kate and Pete’s starter home. And she would surely be welcome – as the Star says, it was Love who persuaded Pete to go to rehab.

As she says: “I phoned Pete Doherty’s mother and persuaded both her and Kate Moss to help Pete and go to a 12-step meeting with him.”

What comfort this must have brought to the elder Doherty can only be imagined. And while Mrs Doherty wonders how Love got her number, and we herald the arrival of Love’s global support group, the Sun bring great news: “Kate IS marrying Doherty.”

And it will be the “ultimate rock ‘n’ roll wedding.” No, there won’t be pink elephants, midgets walking around with tray of cocaine on their heads and an orgy. According to the Sun, the ultimate rockstar wedding will be held at Marylebone Resister Office.

The dowdy venue on a six-lane road in central London has, as the Sun tells us, a “rich musical history”. This is where Paul McCartney married Linda in 1969. And in 1997, Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher tied the knot with Patsy Kensit in this very municipal hall.

And in 2003, it’s where Bongo Freddy, of Bongo Freddy and The Bongos (Kilburn’s leasing Bongo Jake tribute act!”) married Jane Smith.

The pressure is on. Kate and Pete have much to live up to. And it’s a stroke of good fortune that Pete has just met Paul McCartney for the first time.

Says Pete to a pal: “I told McCartney I had nicked a lot of riffs from The Beatles’ White Album. He jokes: ‘That has not gone unnoticed.’”

All we can say is that Pete should take care not to recreate every aspect of Paul’s life – even if Kate’s vegetable lasagne-themed wedding cake is to die for…



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