It’s official: Kurt Cobain is still more beloved by the late-teen, tortured soul demographic than any other pop icon. Miley Cyrus called the Cobain her “dream boyfriend,” and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Taylor Momsen said “I wanna be Kurt Cobain,” despite the fact that she’s often compared to his widow, Courtney Love.
Momsen, who fronts the band Pretty Reckless, scoffs at being likened to Love, saying “Everyone always compares me to Courtney Love because they think we like dress the same and we both have blond hair, wear lipstick and dresses. But I’m sorry, don’t a lot of girls dress like that? I look at Nirvana. I don’t look at Hole.” Fair enough, but not every girl is the lead singer in a rock band, wears ripped tights, and is more famous for their acting career and often crazy sound bites than for their music. Touché?
In the interview, Momsen also explains why her legs are always visible. ” I don’t really like pants, man. I like tights. I’m not really a pants person. I choose not to wear pants.” Well, at least that’s something we can’t argue with.
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Courtney Love, much like Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, seems to be willing to do whatever she can to stay relevant. It’s possible that she’s sued everyone she can already, so the obvious next step to stay in the news has been to announce that she’s changing her name. Her new moniker? Courtney Michelle, her given first and middle name.
Love, oops, sorry, Michelle, told NME “Courtney Love is dead. We’ve all decided we don’t like her any more. We love her when she goes onstage, but I don’t need her in the rest of my life.” She also added “The name Courtney Love is a way to oppress me.” Hear that, people? If you use her last name, you’re going to oppress her and we wouldn’t be surprised if she attempted to sue us all for reparations for using “Love” for all these years. We have a feeling that, much like Prince couldn’t remain an unpronounceable symbol forever, this change may not catch on.
Miley Cyrus is an enigma to us at this point. She (and her deep, dark soul) are just so dissatisfied with pop culture, including country music and Twilight, and now she doesn’t even like poor, defenseless little Justin Bieber. Miley told MTV News that even though she and Bieber tend to appeal to the same crowd, she’s not really into him. Sayeth Miley “Bieber fever … I’m not necessarily a fan. I don’t listen to that kind of music.” It’s funny because, um, she makes that kind of music. So what is she into? Oddly enough, the same thing we were into at 17 – Nirvana. “I like Kurt Cobain,” she explained. “[He] is like my dream boyfriend.” Sorry, Liam Hemsworth, you don’t smell nearly enough like teen spirit for this grunge chick.
Couple things: a) We wonder if Courtney Love has anything to say about this (of course if she does Tweet about it, Miley will surely be too busy playing sports outside to notice) and b) Why doesn’t Miley try to befriend Frances Bean Cobain? They’re the same age and they both have famous musicians for parents. And who knows, maybe Frances’ dream guy is Billy Ray Cyrus. [Photos: Getty Images]
We’ve found Carmen SanDiego! Oh wait, that’s Sharon Stone, engaging in sex-pionage on the red carpet at Elton John‘s AIDS FoundationBenefit in NYC last night. Stone, honored for work to help AmFAR, posed with John and Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who didn’t look like he shared her antipathy for moose and squirrel.
Among the attendees were Daniel Craig and Courtney Love, who reportedly bid $120,000 in an unsuccessful attempt to win a dinner date with honoree Bill Clinton. Let your mind boggle further by digging through the gallery below.
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Although she is rock royalty, Frances Bean Cobain opted for a very regular mode of transportation when traveling from Boston to New York on Sunday: the Amtrak. Her behavior, however, was not so down to earth, according to a witness. After she was told her ticket had not been paid for, “She caused a huge backup on the line because she refused to pay herself,” a source says. “She was causing a scene and saying her name loudly to the guy behind the counter, but he had no idea who she was. Finally, she got out of line to call her business manager, who paid for her ticket.” Sounds like the once well-behaved Frances may be taking after her erratic mother Courtney Love? [Source: NYPost; Photo: Getty Images]
Lindsay Lohan looked pretty slick in a long black gown last night while attending the Marc Jacobs afterparty at Club Hiro in Manhattan, as part of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. Lilo looked fresh and hydrated for a change. Not bad! Other celebrities including Madonna and boyfriend Jesus Luz, Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain, Janet Jackson, and of course Marc Jacobs and fiance Lorenzo Martone, came out to celebrate the designer. Check out our gallery of celebrities at the Marc Jacobs afterparty. [Photo: Splash News Online]
She used to be the ultimate rock chick, so it’s sort of reassuring that Courtney Love is still playing it really crazy even when it comes to trying to stay youthful. A new report claims the rocker, who’s no stranger to extreme surgery and weight fluctuations, is taking the human growth hormone Genotropin in order to hold back the years — although Love’s rep claims to be “unaware” of her alleged new regimen. It supposedly gives side effects such as decreased body fat, more energy and improved skin tone — but has also been banned for use in sports.
“She’s been using the hormones to help her gain muscle and for anti-aging and likes the results. But she’s not very discreet. She even left a vial of it in her LA hotel room,” reported the Daily Mail. Hey, better a banned hormone than a healthy diet, exercise and skincare regimen, eh Courtney? [Photo: Splash News Online]
A motherly match made in showbiz hell? Or the best, most mental-sounding celebrity pairing for a long while? Apparently Courtney Love has take it upon herself to be an American mom for Peaches Geldof, sharing her home and her wardrobe with the erstwhile Brit when she’s in the U.S.
“Courtney was one of the last people to see Peaches’ mum Paula Yates before she died and has always promised to look out for her girls. She has a special soft spot for Peaches — and the pair chat regularly on the phone and, as is the case these days, over Twitter,” a source says.
But Courtney couldn’t just be spreading maternal love — nope, reportedly she’s also been spreading rumors that Pamela Anderson is broke and trashy. Britain’s Metro reports la Love as claiming Pammy “doesn’t have a credit card” and lives on a “trailer park in Malibu”. Ladies, ladies! How old are we here? [Photos: FilmMagic, Getty Images]
They’ve both come back from the showbiz wilderness to huge success in ’09: Mickey Rourke with his BAFTA-winning turn in The Wrestler, and Courtney Love being named Woman Of The Year by Elle magazine. So could their amazing celebrity synergy turn itself into new supercoupledom to topple Brad and Angelina off their perch? Ahem. That’s what the Mirror reckons anyway, with their story that the pair have been dating in secret for the past three weeks.
“Mickey texted Courtney totally out of the blue, around the time of the Golden Globes, asking to take her out for the night. “They met up in secret and had an awesome evening. Let’s just say they didn’t stop at holding hands and a chaste peck on the cheek,” reports the paper.
Oh, please let last and Mickey’s flirting with rafts of other women not put the kibosh on this blossoming romance. Take her to the Oscars, Mickey! Propose! Do whatever it takes because we can forsee the most compelling and trainwrecky romance of the year right here. [Photos: WireImage]
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Lots of explanations have been given for the success of California’s Proposition 8 (banning gay marriage in the state), but Courtney Love has found a new one: total f*cking incoherency and confusion. From her Myspace blog:
Current mood: bouncy
that prop 8 passsed! motherfuckers! who voted for prop 8!
it was confusing language in malibu there were kids reminding us to vote yes thatthe language was confusing and people were voting yes when they meant no or something..
Not that incoherent, right? Only check out what she originally posted, according to Campaign Silo: