Courtney Love

Courtney Love

 

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Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison; July 9, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist. A notable presence in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love has enjoyed a career that spans four decades. She rose to prominence as the frontwoman of the alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989. Love has drawn public attention for her uninhibited live performances and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Kurt Cobain.

The daughter of Hank Harrison and psychotherapist Linda Carroll, Love had an itinerant early life. She spent her formative years in San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, where she was in a series of short-lived bands before being cast in two films by British director Alex Cox. After forming Hole in 1989, she received substantial attention from underground rock press for the group's debut album, produced by Kim Gordon. Hole's second release, Live Through This (1994), gave her high-profile renown with critical accolades and multi-platinum sales. In 1995, Love returned to acting, earning a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Althea Leasure in Miloš Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), which established her as a mainstream actress. The following year, she saw further mainstream success with the release of Hole's third album, Celebrity Skin (1998), which was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards.

Love continued to work as an actress into the early 2000s, appearing in big-budget pictures such as Man on the Moon (1999) and Trapped (2002), before releasing her first solo album, America's Sweetheart, in 2004. The next few years were marked by publicity surrounding Love's legal troubles and drug addiction, which resulted in a mandatory lockdown rehabilitation sentence in 2005 while she was in the process of writing a second planned solo album. That project became Nobody's Daughter, which was released in 2010 as a Hole album but without any other members of the former lineups. Between 2014 and 2015, she released two solo singles and returned to acting in the network series Sons of Anarchy and Empire.

Love has also had endeavors in writing, co-creating and co-authoring three volumes of a manga, Princess Ai, between 2004 and 2006, as well as a memoir, Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love (2006). In 2012, she premiered an exhibit of mixed media visual art titled And She's Not Even Pretty.

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Menendez: Blood Brothers
 
Menendez: Blood Brothers is a 2017 television film directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, written by Abdi Nazemian, and starring Courtney Love, Nico Tortorella, Benito Martinez, and Myko Oliver.
 
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Sid and Nancy
 
Sid and Nancy (also known as Sid and Nancy: Love Kills) is a 1986 British biopic directed by Alex Cox and co-written with Abbe Wool.
The People vs. Larry Flynt
 
The People vs. Larry Flynt is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman and starring Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, and Edward Norton. It chronicles the rise of pornographic magazine publisher and editor Larry Flynt and his subsequent clash with religious institutions and the law.The film, written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, spans about 35 years of Flynt's life, from his impoverished upbringing in Kentucky to his court battle with Reverend Jerry Falwell, and is based in part on the U.S. Supreme Court case Hustler Magazine v.

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Films16

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Other Music-Related Relationships24

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Personal & Professional Relationships7

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Chef Massimo Bottura on the Gucci Connection, His New Book and Staying Fresh
  –  February 20, 2018
The menu wasn’t a riff on the dishes served in Bottura’s three-Michelin-starred Modena, Italy restaurant Osteria Francescana, but rather his take on New York-meets-L.A. Diners including Michael Govan, Katherine Ross, Asia and Eva Chow, Courtney Love ...
Courtney Love pays tribute to Kurt Cobain on his 51st birthday
  –  February 20, 2018
Courtney Love has shared an emotional tribute to Kurt Cobain on what would’ve been the late Nirvana frontman’s 51st birthday. Posting on Instagram, the Hole singer shared a photo that showed her cuddling Cobain, prior to the singer taking his own life ...
Release of private eye to the stars has Hollywood 'quaking'
  –  February 20, 2018
Among his star-studded slew of clients were Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone, Roseanne Barr, Courtney Love and scores of others. Some are no doubt quivering about what the PI is going to spill when he emerges from almost a decade in prison.
Pic: Courtney Love shares tribute to Kurt Cobain on his 51st birthday
  –  February 20, 2018
Last week, Love and Cobain's daughter Frances posted a lengthy message to her own Instagram account, revealing that she had struggled with addiction problems in the past but has been sober for two years.
Kurt Cobain Quotes About Music, Drugs On His 51st Birthday
  –  February 20, 2018
There have been speculations about Cobain's wife Courtney Love being involved in some way; Tom Grant, a private investigator, claimed Love and Michael Dewitt, her live-in nanny, conspired to kill Cobain. However, none of the theories were confirmed.
This Week in Rock History, February 19 – 25
  –  February 19, 2018
1992 – Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love of Hole are married at a ceremony in Hawaii. 1995 – Pamela Anderson of "Baywatch" marries Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. 1998 - Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Frances Bean Cobain Comes Clean About Sobriety (Week in Review)
  –  February 18, 2018
The daughter of Courtney Love and late Nirvana legend Kurt Cobain has opened up with intimate and revealing thoughts shared on her two-year anniversary of being sober. "This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018," Cobain wrote on ...
Courtney Love Celebrates 'Bread is Gold' Release With 'Gucci'
  –  February 16, 2018
Courtney Love looked gorgeous in Gucci to celebrate the release of Bread is Gold! The 53-year-old musician stepped out at the brand’s celebration for Massimo Bottura’s new book on Thursday night (February 15) at Christie’s in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Frances Bean Cobain reveals her struggles with addiction: “It is an everyday battle”
  –  February 16, 2018
Frances Bean Cobain has revealed that she is two-year sober. In a new Instagram post, the 25-year-old daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love said she had “decidedly and deliberately” kept her sobriety private, but ultimately decided to share her ...
Channel your inner conspiracy theorist with these Netflix documentaries
  –  February 16, 2018
This documentary goes deep into the marriage of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, putting a magnifying glass on Cobain’s untimely death. This film doesn’t completely focus on the marriage of Cobain and Love, but also focuses on what living in the ...
Frances Bean Cobain Talks Addiction, Her Sobriety: 'It Is an Everyday Battle'
  –  February 15, 2018
Two years sober, Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love's daughter says it's a "kaleidoscopic decision to share my feelings about something so intimate" Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter Frances Bean Cobain opens up about substance abuse and being two years sober.
KURT COBAIN's Daughter Reveals She Is Two Years Sober
  –  February 15, 2018
According to The Pulse Of Radio, Frances Bean Cobain, the 25-year-old daughter of Courtney Love and late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, has revealed that she has been sober for two years. In a new Instagram post, Frances said she had "decidedly and ...
‘Peace, Love, Empathy’: Frances Bean Cobain Opens Up About Being Two Years Sober
  –  February 15, 2018
Frances Bean Cobain recently talked about her sobriety. The daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love revealed that she has been sober for two years. On her Instagram account, the 25-year-old model detailed her previous struggles with drugs and alcohol and ...
Frances Bean Cobain Celebrates Sobriety, Shares Private Struggle With Addiction
  –  February 15, 2018
While unwinding in Oahu, Hawaii this Tuesday (February 13), the daughter of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and Hole's Courtney Love decided to open up to her followers on Instagram for the first time about her private history with addiction by marking her second ...
Frances Bean Cobain Reveals Secret Battle With Addiction
  –  February 15, 2018
Cobain, daughter of late Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, and singer Courtney Love, opened up about her private addiction battle via Instagram. "I thought I would start this post by using a pure moment in Oahu amongst nature, with my love," she wrote.
Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love's daughter Frances Bean reveals addiction battle, celebrates 2 years sober
  –  February 14, 2018
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter, Frances Bean, revealed on Tuesday her battle with addiction and celebrated being sober for two years. Frances posted a Boomerang selfie on Instagram to mark her "2nd sober birthday." “I thought I would start ...
Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Frances Bean Opens Up About Secret Addiction And Says She’s 2 Years Sober
  –  February 14, 2018
On February 13, 2018, Frances Bean Cobain — daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love — made a post about celebrating her second sober year. Previously, the 25-year-old had been battling a very private addiction. But now, she’s opening up about the ...
Frances Bean Cobain reveals she’s two years sober
  –  February 14, 2018
The Instagram post Tuesday marked the first time the daughter of grunge icon Kurt Cobain and Hole frontwoman Courtney Love publicly addressed her battle with addiction. Cobain penned a lengthy letter and accompanied it with a photo of herself in Oahu ...
Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love’s Daughter Frances Bean Celebrates Her Second Sober Birthday
  –  February 14, 2018
A major milestone. Frances Bean Cobain — the only daughter of Courtney Love and the late rocker Kurt Cobain — took to Instagram on Tuesday, Feb. 13, to celebrate her second sober birthday. The 25-year-old’s post marks the first time she has ever ...
Frances Bean Cobain Opens Up on Sobriety Anniversary
  –  February 14, 2018
Frances Bean Cobain is coming clean. The daughter of Courtney Love and late Nirvana legend Kurt Cobain has opened up with intimate and revealing thoughts shared on her two-year anniversary of being sober. “This moment is a representation of who I am on ...
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's Daughter Frances Bean Shares Her Story of Addiction and Recovery
  –  February 14, 2018
Frances Bean Cobain has a lot to celebrate this Valentine's Day. On Tuesday, the daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain posted a selfie to Instagram from her time in Oahu, Hawaii, and announced that she has been sober for two years. "
Frances Bean Cobain Opens Up About Her Sobriety, Reclaims Phrase From Kurt’s Suicide Note
  –  February 14, 2018
Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, opened up about her sobriety in a lengthy note posted on Instagram yesterday, Spin reports. “It’s my 2nd sober birthday,” she wrote in the caption of a short video of her smiling in ...
Frances Bean Cobain Shares Her Story of Addiction and Recovery
  –  February 14, 2018
Frances Bean Cobain, the 25-year-old daughter of rock legends Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, announced on Instagram Tuesday that she was celebrating her second year of sobriety. The visual artist is no stranger to addiction, as both of her famous parents ...
The Anthony Pellicano Prison Interview: Hollywood's Notorious Fixer on His Victims, Enablers and a Coming Release
  –  February 14, 2018
Courtney Love and many more. Or the spectacle of his 2008 trial on 78 counts of wiretapping, racketeering and other charges that featured testimony by industry figures from Chris Rock to then-Paramount CEO Brad Grey. For his A-list clients, Pellicano was ...
Frances Bean Cobain celebrating sobriety
  –  February 14, 2018
The 25-year-old model - who is the daughter of Courtney Love and late Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain - took to Instagram on Tuesday (13.02.18) to reveal she was celebrating her second anniversary since becoming sober, after having kept both her addictions and ...
About A Girl! Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter Frances Bean walks hand-in-hand with beau Matthew Cook as they jet out of LA
  –  February 10, 2018
She filed for divorce back in September. And not only is Frances Bean Cobain in a new relationship but it is also soaring to new heights. The 25-year-old visual artist was spotted hand in hand with boyfriend Matthew Cook as they walked through an LAX ...
Lana Del Rey interviewed by Grimes, Courtney Love, Stevie Nicks & more
  –  February 7, 2018
Lana Del Rey was interviewed for a new L’Official cover story, and the people that interviewed her include past tourmates Courtney Love and Grimes, Lust For Life collaborators Stevie Nicks and Sean Ono Lennon, recent collaborator BØRNS, Kim Kardashian ...

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