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Wednesday, July 23, 2008


So Europe has there own rich out of control trust fund brats that run around on the red carpet and do loads of drugs. No not the Royal family. Peaches Galdof ( the daughter of TV presenter and Heroin overdoser Paula Yates and Rocker world poverty fighter Sir Bob Geldof) is one of the up an comers who is quickly making her mark on celebratard media. After being caught buying drugs and saying "I am going to need some valium after this," ( I guess she was buying coke?) Peaches overdosed and was unconscious for seven minutes on Sunday night. When the paramedics arrived she reported yelled at them for invading her privacy. Nice. The damage control has ranged from claiming she passed out from dieting to passing out from dying her hair. Well, Peaches decided to take her pass out serious by attending the premier of Batman the next night in London. I understand that these people pretty much exist so we can hear about thier overdoses and bad decision making, but attending a premier of a movie where the star of the movie died of a drug overdose is awkward to say the least. It kind of shows how fucked up "Hollywack" is. Lets take pictures of someone who overdosed on the red carpet at a movie where the star died of an overdose. I am sure that Peaches didn't even think of this because...well Peaches doesn't think at all. Peaches mom died of a heroin overdose and Peaches was quoted as saying that only interesting people do drugs. Awesome. 

In other Anglophile news, The identity of Banksy has been revealed again. There has already been theories and denials on this recent indentity reveal. Culturegirrrl claims to have uncovered a death notice of one Robin Gunningham.
I don't understand how his identity is being revealed, when I have seen at least three stories claiming such in the last year, and posted about them. Apparently he is a 34-year-old native of Bristol, England, named Robin Gunningham, Britain's the Mail on Sunday reported on July 13. The thread that may have unraveled the mystery was a 2004 photograph taken in Jamaica, which many — including photographer Peter Dean Rickards — say is the only known picture of Banksy.  The Mail used the above picture to track down the person in it, and low and be hold it ended up Banksy. Read the whole article for a more responsible explanation. Didn't I already report this? Anywhocares, will this effect Banksy's art and the ridiculous amount of money that Agelina Jolie spends on it? Probably not. I am sure that this was well calculated so that Banksy could Trademark his work and protect it from infringement. Its all about the Benjamins. Hey I don't blame em. I tend to think that Banksy is a bunch of different people anyway. An art collective if you will.

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