Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Talk about a turd in a punchbowl:

Pete Doherty is being lined up to play a zombie in a new BBC sci-fi show. With his dead-eyed expression and pale skin, the singer, 28, already looks like the flesh-eating undead. Buffy The Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, 43, wants to cast Pete in Ripper, a spin-off of the cult series. Anthony Head, 53, will reprise his role as Giles to battle monsters in England.

'Joss admires [the] pop references in Doctor Who and thought it would be great to get some British musical and comic cameos in the new series,' a source tells the Daily Star. 'Pete seemed the obvious choice, with his love of the macabre. The blood paintings and the self-styled night creature are perfect. 'It's thought he'll play an approximation of his real-life persona – the zombie remnants of a rock star and poet unable to rest and therefore haunting London – with grisly results, of course.' If Pete signs up, he'll begin filming in January, for a June air-date.


I'm beyond pleased that the long-talked about Ripper spin-off may actually see the light of day-I'm a Buffy nerd, and so I care about this kind of stuff. But seriously, Pete Doherty? Do I love Anthony Head as Giles enough to suffer through watching Pete Doherty acting his way through a heroin haze?

Answer: Yes. Yes, I do.

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