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Courtney Love got confidence tips from gay pals

April 18th, 2014 4:20am EDT
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Courtney Love's gay friends taught her how to be a rock star.
The Hole singer credits her homosexual pals with helping her learn how to dress well and have a commanding presence when she enters a room.
She told Gay Times magazine: "When I was a kid I was definitely what you would call a fag hag because that's how I learned to dress and be extrovert and walk into a room.
"But at the same time, [musician] Julian Cope taught me a lot about that when I lived in Liverpool and he wasn't gay.
"I would say my freshman year of learning how to be a rock star was just hanging around drag queens, and m...

Courtney Love: 'Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band isn't rock'

April 16th, 2014 3:10am EDT
Bruce Springsteen
Singer Courtney Love is courting controversy once again after suggesting Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band do not "belong" in rock and roll, days after they were inducted into the industry's Hall of Fame museum.

The Boss paid tribute to his longtime backing band and performed with the musicians as they were honoured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gala in New York last week (10Apr14), but in a new video, Kurt Cobain's widow claims they do not fit into the genre.

Love also admits she isn't a big Springsteen fan and only liked the rocker's 1982 album Nebraska, a series of demo...

Courtney Love hit with tax bill

April 11th, 2014 4:20am EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has been hit with a tax bill of over $300,000.
The 49-year-old star was a handed a $319,749 lien last month for the tax period ending in 2012, according to IRS filings seen by the New York Post newspaper.
The blonde rocker - who has admitted to having financial difficulties in the past - last year received a tax bill for $266,861, which included unpaid taxes from 2009 and 2011 and she also had a lien filed against her in 2009 for money she owed in 2007 but is reported to have paid it off.
And on Tuesday (04.08.14) Courtney was also ordered by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge...

Celebrity Nose Jobs: Before & After Shots

April 8th, 2014 3:00am EDT
Celebrity Nose Jobs: Before & After Shots
Many celebrities have had nose jobs, although only a fraction of them admit it. Of those that do, they often claim a deviated septum forced them to have rhinoplasty. But we know the real reason why so many in Hollywood go under the knife - vanity!

The irony is that not all of them like their new look.

Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Tori Spelling openly admitted to having a nose job and breast implants in her 2008 memoir "sTORI Telling." She said she regretted getting the work done.

See who else in Hollywood has had a nose job...

Ashlee Simpson famously had a bump removed from he...

Courtney Love had 'bad' time with Kurt Cobain

April 7th, 2014 10:20am EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love had a "bad" time as Kurt Cobain's wife.
The Hole singer admits her two-year marriage to the Nirvana rocker - who committed suicide 20 years ago - wasn't "very fun" because they both struggled with drug addiction and had no one to help them.
Asked if she looks back on their time together with fondness, Courtney - who has 21-year-old daughter Frances with Kurt - said: "It was bad. It wasn't very fun. It should have been fun. But I can barely remember it because people didn't take care of us."
And the 'Malibu' hitmaker thinks Kurt's death has been much harder for their daughter t...

Courtney Love on Kurt's memorial day

April 6th, 2014 6:20am EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love "chants and prays" for Kurt Cobain to mark the day he died.
The Hole singer, who was married to the tragic Nirvana star from 1992 until he committed suicide in 1994, insists 20 years on she still thinks about his death "every single day".
She said: "Kurt's death was just the biggest low, man. I have my own private stuff that I do [to mark it] that I don't really wanna share with the world. It's just my thing. It still makes me sad that it happened, every single day.
"On the anniversary day itself, you sort of battle through it. I do my chanting and praying."
Courtney was un...

Kurt Cobain's daughter living as a recluse?

April 5th, 2014 10:20am EDT
Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain's daughter has reportedly become a recluse.
Frances Bean Cobain - the daughter of the Nirvana frontman and his widow Courtney Love - is said to "rarely go out", with insiders claiming she has become "pretty paranoid" over the years.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Frances rarely goes out. Her staff are sent to buy bags of take-out food a few times a day for her and her friends.
"She has barely been seen outside in 18 months and has turned her Mediterranean-style home into a fortress by building giant walls to cut herself off from the world and installing tons of CCTV. She seem...

Police re-examining evidence in Kurt Cobain's death

March 21st, 2014 5:20am EDT
Kurt Cobain
Police are re-examining evidence in Kurt Cobain's death.
The 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' rocker is believed to have taken his own life by shooting himself with a shotgun at home in Washington, US, in April 1994, but investigators are taking another look after new photos of the scene have emerged.
Two new pictures have been released; one showing a cigar box on the floor near the singer's body, as well as cash, a woolly hat and an open wallet displaying his ID and another showing the inside of the box, which contains drug paraphernalia.
The Seattle police force say they found four undeveloped r...

Courtney Love 'A Little Obsessive' With Finding Lost Malaysia Flight, Posts Her Best Guess

March 18th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has joined the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Love posted a section of the ocean from Tomnod to her Facebook page and wrote, "I'm no expert but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick… prayers go out to the families ‪#‎MH370 and its like a mile away Pulau Perak, where they "last" tracked it 5°39'08.5"N 98°50'38.0"E but what do I know?"

Tomnod, a crowd-sourced map that allows users to browse and search the world, has become a tool for thousands of people to look for clues related to the missing plane.

Unfortunately, Tomnod wrote on their F...

Courtney Love's Hulk-sized addictions

February 10th, 2014 9:20pm EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love says her addictions are "the size of the Incredible Hulk"
The Hole singer has previously battled drug addiction and even though she has been sober for almost ten years, is constantly aware of how bad things could be if she relapsed, comparing her addictions to the huge, powerful green comic book character.
She said: "I've been clean and sober since 2005. Those of us that are addicts, you know, it's like, I do all this spiritual hygiene, I chant and do yoga and stuff like that, but out in the parking lot, there is my addiction doing sit-ups the size of the Incredible Hulk.

Courtney Love Not Guilty In Libel Case

January 24th, 2014 8:50pm EST
Courtney Love Not Guilty In Libel Case
Rocker Courtney Love has been found not guilty of libelling her former attorney.

After a week-long trial in Los Angeles, the former Hole star emerged victorious on Friday afternoon after a jury ruled in favour of the singer, who stood accused of libelling lawyer Rhonda Holmes in a 2010 tweet.

Love suggested Holmes took a bribe when she backed out of a legal battle her then-client Love was waging with the managers of her late husband Kurt Cobain's estate.

The jury deliberated for just over three hours on Friday before handing down a verdict of not guilty, adding it was clear Love wrote th...

Courtney Love breaks down in court over Kurt Cobain

January 22nd, 2014 8:40pm EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love reportedly broke down in tears while in court on Wednesday (22Jan14), as she listened to a Canadian businessman recount how her late husband Kurt Cobain's legacy had been mismanaged.

The Hole rocker is currently in court as the defendant in a libel case brought against her by her former lawyer Rhonda Holmes.

The attorney alleges the singer defamed her on Twitter and in an online interview in 2010, after a falling out between the two women.

A week into the Los Angeles Superior Court trial, witness Phillip Gross took the stand on Tuesday (22Jan14) and confirmed Love's claim t...

Courtney Love trial will be open to the public after judge's ruling

January 8th, 2014 3:20am EST
Courtney Love
Rocker Courtney Love has lost her bid to keep the details of her court battle with lawyer Rhonda Holmes and her partners under wraps.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied a motion by Love’s attorneys to close the trial on Monday (06Jan14).

As a result, the proceedings of a lawsuit between the Hole singer and the California lawyer, who alleges the singer defamed her on Twitter and in an online interview, will be open to the public.

The trial is scheduled to begin next week (13Jan14).

Holmes and her firm Gordon & Holmes represented Love from December 2008 to May 2009.

Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2014

January 2nd, 2014 11:00am EST
Sandra Bullock
Welcome to day two of 2014! Looking back in time 50 years ago, the year was 1964. Major events of that year included President Johnson being re-elected by a landslide over Barry Goldwater. The investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination by the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of the President. In the civil rights movement, three workers were murdered in Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer," and Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a massive earthquake.

In pop culture, Beatlemania had officially hit North America and on February 9 of that year, s...

Courtney Love makes resolution to be friends with exes

December 27th, 2013 9:20pm EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has made a New Year's resolution to make peace with her ex-lovers.
The Hole rocker - the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain - has vowed to start 2014 with a romantic clean slate and has decided to drop any grudges she has against any of her former boyfriends.
In a post made on her Facebook page, Courtney wrote: "I think at nearly 50 the basis of any relationship should be restraint and pragmatism before the big dramatic tsunami -- s - - t I wish I knew this at 20, and to become best friends and to make sure your exes dont all hate you. its important to leave romances nicely...

Courtney Love's Defamation Case Going to Trial

December 23rd, 2013 10:43am EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love is heading to trial over allegedly slanderous Twitter posts she shared about her former lawyer in 2010.

The 49 year-old musician was slapped with lawsuit from honchos at Gordon & Holmes in 2011 amid accusations Love had caused damage to the California firm's reputation with her social media updates.

The messages, posted online in June, 2010, suggested her former attorney, company partner Rhonda Holmes, had been "bought off" with a bribe as she investigated a fraud case concerning the reported mismanagement of her late husband Kurt Cobain's estate.

Love's new legal represent...

Courtney Love wants a second chance

November 5th, 2013 10:20am EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love wants a "second chance".
The Hole singer has struggled with drug addiction in the past but after seeing how stars including 'Sherlock Holmes' actor Robert Downey Jr. and 'Orange is the New Black' actress Natasha Lyonne have put their problems behind them to enjoy further career success, she doesn't see why she can't do the same and make a fresh start.
She told America's Fashion magazine: "Listen, if Natasha Lyonne can burn down a house and Robert can go to prison for two years, I deserve a second chance. I know there is hope for me."
The 'Doll Parts' rocker claimed her drug pr...

Courtney Love: 'Actors try to bed me to land Cobain movie role'

November 5th, 2013 3:10am EST
Courtney Love
Rocker Courtney Love is often propositioned by young actors eager to land the lead role in a planned biopic about her late husband Kurt Cobain.

The former Hole singer has been working on the idea of turning the tragic Nirvana frontman's life story into a film for several years, and she recently hired Brett Morgan, the director of the Rolling Stones' Crossfire Hurricane documentary, to take charge of the project.

However, Love, 49, claims the news has turned her into a target for actors determined to bed her in the hope that she will cast them as Cobain - although she has stopped short of ...

Courtney Love sues her ex-attorney for ruining relationship with daughter

November 1st, 2013 7:20am EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love claims her ex-attorney destroyed her relationship with her daughter.
The 'Hole' singer and daughter Frances Bean Cobain have now made peace after Frances filed a restraining order against her mother in 2009.
But Courtney is suing her former lawyer Rhonda J. Holmes claiming she illegally meddled in their lives and caused the feud between them.
Rhonda was hired in 2008 to help track down millions of dollars that Courtney suspected was stolen from the estate of her dead husband, Kurt Cobain.
According to a lawsuit filed by Courtney and obtained by TMZ,
she claims Rhonda wrote a ...

Courtney Love is no fan of 'sad' Katy Perry

October 23rd, 2013 10:20am EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love thinks Katy Perry's is "kind of sad".
The grunge rocker isn't a huge fan of the 'Roar' singer since she got her major record label deal in 2007, saying she preferred her when she had just been discovered by producer Glen Ballard when she was still a teenager.
She told Interview magazine: "I liked Katy when she was in a black shag and the shy girl on Glen Ballard's arm at events. She was damaged goods by the time she got to Capitol [Records]. She really worked for it - 'It' being a career I find so boring it's sort of sad, but what she wears is cute and in her own universe."

Chelsea Handler Splits From Boyfriend

September 26th, 2013 5:30pm EDT
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler has split from boyfriend Andre Balazs.

The 38-year-old TV star has separated from her on/off 56-year-old millionaire beau who she rekindled her romance with in February 2012 after first meeting him in 2011.

A source told Life & Style magazine: "He's been telling his friends they're done - they're definitely over."

The 'Chelsea Lately' host has also "stopped wearing the vintage compass necklace André gave her" as a gift.

However, the hotelier has not let the break-up get him down and he has been spotted out in New York City at an event hosted by fashion house Hugo Boss.


Courtney Love facing another defamation lawsuit

September 25th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has been slapped with a new defamation lawsuit from fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir, two years after settling their previous court action.

The plaintiff, aka Dawn Younger-Smith, fell out with the rocker in 2009 after Love reportedly refused to pay for some custom clothing she had commissioned from Simorangkir.

Shortly afterwards, the designer took the star to court amid accusations the Hole frontwoman had ruined her business by posting a series of nasty messages about her on

They reached a financial agreement in 2011, but Simorangkir claims the singer has con...

Courtney Love Slams Katy Perry During NYC Concert

September 11th, 2013 11:38am EDT
Courtney Love
Ever the epitome of style and class, Courtney Love slammed Katy Perry in a strange tirade during a performance in Manhattan this week, branding the pop star "boring" and advising her to be more like Miley Cyrus.

On Monday, the Hole star performed during a book launch at the Dream Downtown hotel in New York City and during her set she took aim at the I Kissed a Girl singer.

Love told the audience she is a fan of former child star Cyrus, who has been astounding critics with her risqué performances in recent weeks, but insists Perry doesn't take enough risks.

She says, "I liked Miley, fra...

Courtney Love facing large tax bill

July 21st, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has been hit with a hefty bill from U.S. authorities over allegations she failed to keep her taxes up to date.

Officials at America's Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed a tax lien against the Hole star earlier this month (Jul13), alleging she owes around $260,000 (£167,742) from 2009 and 2011, according to

She previously fell foul of tax authorities back in 2009, when she was hit with a lien for around $324,335 (£209,248), which was subsequently paid off.

Patti Smith & Russell Brand autobiographies inspire Courtney Love

June 25th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Patti Smith
Rocker Courtney Love is using the literary works of Russell Brand, Patti Smith and silver screen icon Tallulah Bankhead as inspiration for her upcoming memoirs.

The Hole star is co-writing the tome with author Anthony Bozza and she is mining her favourite books for ideas on style, tone and what to include.

She tells Rolling Stone, "I'm reading Just Kids again because I know Patti wrote that by herself, and My Booky Wook by Russell Brand, which I think is a great book in terms of just his voice. And then I found an old Tallulah Bankhead book, where she is very fabulous. So it's a combinati...

Jay-Z asked Courtney Love for permission to use Cobain's lyrics on new album

June 22nd, 2013 6:55pm EDT
Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail will feature lyrics written by the late Kurt Cobain, according to the rocker's widow Courtney Love.

The former Hole singer has revealed she gave the rapper permission to use lyrics from Nirvana hit Smells Like Teen Spirit, and admits she's concerned her estranged daughter Frances Bean will "freak" when she finds out.

Explaining her decision, Love, who owns the rights to her late husband's music, tells The Huffington Post, "Jay-Z's huge and we're friends."

The new album is set to become an instant hit when it is released next month  thanks to a dea...

Courtney Love Claims Her Daughter Turned Down The Lead Role In 'Twilight'

May 31st, 2013 4:25pm EDT
Courtney Love
Apparently Kristen Stewart's role in the Twilight movie franchise nearly went to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter Frances Bean, according to her mother.

On Thursday, the Hole rocker told host Howard Stern that her 20-year-old daughter was offered the role of Bella Swan in the films, but rejected the opportunity because she objected to the vampire storylines.

Love told the host, "When she was 13 she was offered Twilight, she was offered (the part of) Bella in Twilight. Someone just saw a picture of her in a magazine and sent me the script for Twilight. She was like, 'That's a sex...

Amanda Bynes unleashes vicious attack on blogger Perez Hilton

May 30th, 2013 11:21am EDT
Perez Hilton
Amanda Bynes has launched a vicious attack on celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, demanding he "stop living" and kill himself after he posted an article suggesting the troubled actress had been spotted at an indoor trampoline park.

The 27 year old actress has been lashing out at gossip about her erratic behaviour and legal issues in recent months, taking to her page to blast reporters, bloggers and fellow celebrities for raising concerns about her mental health.

Perez Hilton, a former friend, has had the worst of the backlash after he urged the Hairspray star's parents to step in ...

Courtney Love can't find girls for her new band

May 28th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Courtney Love
Rocker Courtney Love has abandoned plans to form an all-girl band because there aren't enough females who want to join her onstage.

The former Hole star is embarking on a comeback with a band full of guys after failing to persuade women to sign on for her latest venture.

She tells Bust magazine, "I put an ad on Craigslist (listings website) that said, 'Band in the style of Hole looking for bassist in the style of Melissa Auf der Maur'.

"I got exactly one response. There's just not a lot of chick bass players."

And she warns fans not to hold out hope for a Hole reunion because she has fa...

Courtney Love Offers Support To Amanda Bynes, Tells Her To 'Pull It Together'

May 28th, 2013 7:47pm EDT
Courtney Love
Amanda Bynes had a few choice words for the New York City police officer who arrested her Thursday night, along with some unkind words to rocker Courtney Love.

The retired actress has been tweeting non-stop to proclaim her innocence following her arrest for possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment and obstruction of justice.

Bynes says that her lawyer will get the charges dropped, and the officier -- who she accused of sexually harassing her while taking her into custody -- will face a punishment worse than jail despite being found innocent after an Internal Affairs investigation Tu...

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