Election fever is starting to go full tilt as we cruise into fall, and celebs of all stripes have put in appearances at the national political conventions to show their support for their favorite presidential candidate! Democrats seemed to have the hotties in their corner, with appearances from Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria. Yeah, we all know about how most of Hollywood are Democrats (insert evil liberal media bias conspiracy argument here). But what can we say, the pictures speak for themselves! We also have some rap and R&B artists like Common, will.i.am and Mary J. Blige bringing the noise and the funk for Barack Obama. Even U.S. Gynmastic sweetheart Gabby Douglas got in on the red, white and blue fun!
Say what you will about their politics, but the Republican National Convention definitely rocked the hardest of the two. Mitt Romney and the gang had a hand from freakin’ Journey! But that’s not all. Axe-men from 3 Doors Down, Lynyrd Skynyrd shredded their strings for the GOP, and Kid Rock, Trace Adkins and Taylor Hicks also showed up to belt a few tunes. Plus, who could forget Clint Eastwood and his incredible empty chair? Head to the gallery below to check out all the famous folks who have made their voices heard at the national political conferences!
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We kept you up to date about Courtney Love‘s latest Twitter rant, which went down last week. The tirade was due to the fact that she believed that Dave Grohl was trying to get it on with her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. The magnitude of ick here is unbelievable. We all know Grohl was in Nirvana with Love’s late husband, Kurt Cobain. So he’s been around Frances since she was a tyke. But Ms. Courtney never is one for reason and she isn’t one for tact, so one of her many tweets went something like, “Well if bean did have sex with @davegrohl which I’ve now heard reliable sources and a driver 3rd time, its fine on her part, he’s insane.”
Grohl and Frances both denied her allegations, with Grohl saying, “Unfortunately Courtney is on another hateful twitter rant. These new accusations are upsetting, offensive and absolutely untrue.” Frances gave a longer, very strongly worded statement, that ended with, “Twitter should ban my mother.” That doesn’t seem to be happening, but what is unfolding, is Love’s typical Twitter shame-attack which always seems to happen to her a couple of days after she launches into a diatribe. This time her apology comes in the form of a tweet (what else) which reads, “Bean, sorry I believed the gossip. Mommy loves you” which made us want to grab Courtney and shake her by the shoulders. Next time, cut out the baby talk, Courtney. Actually, while we’re wishing for things, how about this — Courtney, stop picking the gossip and talk to your daughter.
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We guess you couldn’t pass a law against just Courtney Love using Twitter … could you? Only her? We know legislature aimed at one specific unstable individual probably wouldn’t fly with the Supreme Court, but we don’t know how else you can stop Love from making some pretty repulsive accusations via social media. For example, her Twitter rant early this week accusing Dave Grohl of trying to sleep with her daughter Frances Bean Cobain. “Well if bean did have sex with @davegrohl which I’ve now heard reliable sources and a driver 3rd time, its fine on her part, he’s insane,” Love claimed in part. Reliable sources and a driver 3rd time, you say? Looks like Courtney might have a quite a case of her own! What it’s a case of, exactly, we’re not completely sure.
“Unfortunately Courtney is on another hateful twitter rant. These new accusations are upsetting, offensive and absolutely untrue,” Grohl replied through his rep yesterday with an almost audible sigh. Today Frances herself denied the icky accusations, telling Us Weekly, “While I’m generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I’m in a monogamous relationship [with the Rambles' Isaiah Silva], and very happy.” Said Bean, “Twitter should ban my mother.” Unfortunately for you, Frances, if they didn’t ban her after her first three or four…hundred Twitter defamation lawsuits, we highly doubt they are going to start now.
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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl took a break from his rocker lifestyle to hit a farmer’s market in Malibu with his wife Jordyn Blum and two daughters. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Wonder what Ryan Murphy will have to say about this. Foo Fighter Dave Grohl went off on Glee at SXSW this week, telling The Hollwood Reporter he’s frustrated with the idea that rock bands should be grateful for autotuned cast renditions of their hits. “It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f—ing Glee,” said Grohl, And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f—ing show… f— that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee. I watched 10 minutes. It’s not my thing.” Fair enough, but you just guaranteed it will be your 4-year-old daughter’s thing, Dave.
Though he left out Nathan Followill’s ill-advised baiting of show creator Murphy (“buy a new bra”), Grohl otherwise did a solid job of explaining the drama to drummer Taylor Hawkins. “[Murphy] wanted to do Guns ‘n’ Roses and Slash is like, ‘I hate f—ing musicals. It’s worse than Grease.’ Then [Murphy's] like, ‘Well, of course he’d say that, he’s a washed up ol’ rock star, that’s what they f—ing do.’ And then Kings of Leon say, ‘No, we don’t want to be on your show.’ And then he’s like, ‘Snotty little a–holes…’ And it’s just like, Dude, maybe not everyone loves Glee. Me included.” Said the philosophical Hawkins, “Yeah, f— that s—.” Looks like Gwyneth Paltrow may have another beef to settle!
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Courtney Love and the remaining members of Nirvana hate each other. Ever since Kurt Cobain‘s death in 1994, Love, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have had a contentious relationship full of disagreements regarding the musician’s estate and legacy, but for the first time in fifteen years they agree on something: they disapprove of Cobain’s likeness being used in Guitar Hero 5. None of them have a problem with Cobain’s likeness being used while he sings Nirvana songs, what they don’t like is the fact that he also sings songs by bands like Bon Jovi and Bush. You know, crappy stuff.
In a statement, Grohl and Novoselic say they are “dismayed and very disappointed” in the game and that “it’s hard to watch an image of Kurt pantomiming other artists’ music alongside cartoon characters. Kurt Cobain wrote songs that hold a lot of meaning to people all over the world. We feel he deserves better.”
Love agrees, but Activision, the company that created Guitar Hero, claims they actually got her stamp of approval for the game. They released their own statement, saying, “Guitar Hero secured the necessary licensing rights from the Cobain estate in a written agreement signed by Courtney Love to use Kurt Cobain’s likeness as a fully playable character in Guitar Hero 5.” Looks like someone didn’t read the fine print. Love, of course, has taken to Twitter rather than releasing a real statement to blast the game makers. [Photos: GettyImages]