Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Unsurprisingly, Pete Doherty isn't exactly a go-to quote guy

TMZ seems a little surprised that Pete Doherty didn't offer much in the way of reaction when a heavily-accented German reporter asked him for reaction to Heath Ledger's death. There was a genuflection - possibly a shrug.

Maybe Doherty couldn't place Ledger. Or maybe he misheard and didn't know quite whose death he was commenting on - after all, it's not like Ledger was a mucker of Pete's, was it? And to be fair, last night, we had to rewind Newsnight to double-check that we'd heard Jeremy Paxman correctly. And Paxman isn't a heavily-accented German.