And now, the Courtney Love news roundup:
Love Was Advised To Abort Frances Bean
Source: Warner Bros Records boss Danny Goldberg
Goldberg, who managed Nirvana at the time, writes:
“‘You’re not telling me to have a [bleep]-ing abortion, are you?’ asked Courtney, her voice rising with her trademark hostile whine. ‘I mean I’m pro-choice, but that doesn’t mean that anyone has the right to tell me to have a [bleep]ing abortion.’ The doctor suggested that it might not be safe for the baby, and Courtney, who was only six weeks pregnant, went into a confrontational mode. ‘Is that a medical fact, or is that just your opinion? I want to see it in a medical book.’ She was interested in medical facts, not a sermon. The doctor sheepishly acknowledged that at this early stage of pregnancy, a woman could discontinue heroin use with no physical or psychological damage to the foetus. Courtney looked triumphant as she towered over the doctor seated at his desk.”
This is from Goldberg’s new book, Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business.
New Album Still Coming Out
Source: Love’s MySpace Blog
Courtney Love has hit out at reports she has scrapped all the songs from her forthcoming album and started again – insisting the LP will hit record stores later in the year. The singer had reportedly dropped all new tracks from her upcoming Nobody’s Daughter LP, amid speculation she was unhappy with the material which emerged from sessions with songwriter Linda Perry.
“No ‘scrapping’ is going on, simply a few retakes, especially since all those recordings were leaked to the Net. Don’t assume you know any songs on this album. Some may sound somewhat familiar or even have the same titles and arrangements. A few are just precious diamonds I wouldn’t touch, but there’s tons of new ones which you haven’t a clue about.”
Money Stolen By Lawyer and Accountant
Source: Love’s MySpace Blog
“Due to a lawyer without power of attorney illegally signing $2.2 million in checks when I was in the UK, everything he signed was 85 per cent fraud. Then, out of spite, his friend overpaid my taxes by about 400 per cent. So next time the NYC Attorney General calls, I’m happy to speak to him myself. As I
understand it he was dismissed by my former lawyer. I don’t get that guy’s motivation, forcing me to sign tax returns I knew were illegal or pay down ‘diversions’ that are exactly the same amount as a business manager’s phoney corporation. Why? Why take an already complicated situation and f**k it up even worse? To break me? Because I’m worth nothing more than Kurt’s publishing? Which they’ll get over my dead body. No lawyer on this earth will agree that your criminal lawyer is by law allowed to write your contracts which include him wetting his beak at 175k for every deal you make! Toxic man. My police report for $2.4 million is filed and public now.”
“Is anyone’s daddy a fraud lawyer? Forensic? A great Washington lawyer simple and plain and a winner?”
I am the champ, by the way, my FBI guy said in 28 years in law enforcement he’s never seen personal embezzlement or even embezzlement at this level, ever.”
Here’s Courtney with her dogs, Princess Peps, (the Pomeranian) and Ronnie (the golden retriever), taken around May 2006:
By the way, this story somehow got by us, but Courtney’s previous Pomeranian died in 2002 because it ate one of her breast implants. Yes, you heard that right.
Source: Seattle Weekly:
Courtney Love was victim to that harshest of universal truths recently when the silicone boobies she had removed several years ago and kept in her home as a “souvenir” led to the untimely demise of her curious and/or criminally underfed Pomeranian, who swallowed one of the offending jiggly items and was promptly dispatched to that Great Doghouse in the Sky. Love’s press rep insists the implants weren’t his client’s but does confirm: “The dog ate one and died.”
“Through a publicist, Love explained to the New York Post that she had the implants removed some years ago, but kept them as souvenirs. She’s not sure what was in them, because “they were bootleg implants from Mexico.” She’s supposedly disconsolate over the loss.”
This is Ronnie, Courtney’s Golden.
We at Odd Culture also have a golden, so we find this situation very disturbing. Believe it or not, sometimes we call our golden “tits” (don’t ask), but of course, that doesn’t mean we would actually feed her tits. Something for Courtney to think about before she plans another trip to Mexico.