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Empire's Courtney Love: I Was Originally Going to Play a 'Whitney Houston Kind of Character' | Courtney Love

Empire's Courtney Love: I Was Originally Going to Play a 'Whitney Houston Kind of Character'

Originally posted 02/18/2015 08:55PM

Courtney Love is known for being an iconic rock 'n' roll diva – and now she's playing one on TV!

With her current guest star role as rocker Elle Dallas on Fox's Empire, Love – who got a Golden Globe nomination for her role in 1996's The People vs. Larry Flynt – is cementing her return to acting that began with a recurring role on Sons of Anarchy last year and a stage production in New York that ran through January.

Now, the Hole front woman, 50, talks to PEOPLE about returning to the profession, why she left it in the first place, and how her role on Empire is actually a new challenge for her.

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Empire Recap: Cookie Takes on Elle Dallas, a Drug-Addicted Has-Been | Courtney Love

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Empire Recap: Cookie Takes on Elle Dallas, a Drug-Addicted Has-Been

Originally posted 02/12/2015 07:15AM

The client roster of misfit toys belonging to Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) has grown ever larger.

In "Out, Damned Spot," we meet Elle Dallas (Courtney Love), a has-been whom Anika (Grace Gealey) is keen to drop from Empire entirely. Partly to annoy Anika, but mainly to restore Elle to her status as a hit-maker due to the influence she had on Cookie during the early years of Elle's career, Cookie takes her on as a client.

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First Look: See Courtney Love on Empire | Courtney Love

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Courtney Love Guest Stars on Empire – and She Looks Incredible!

Originally posted 01/28/2015 07:35PM

Courtney Love's latest gig has her rocking more than her usual guitar.

The Hole frontwoman is headed to Fox's Empire – and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at her bedazzled appearance on the new hit show.

Empire stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson as the patriarch and matriarch behind a a successful record label. And Love, 50, will have a recurring role on the series as "a hard rock powerhouse, who is part of Empire Entertainment’s stable of artists," according to FOX.

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Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Sundance Film Festival!

Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Sundance Film Festival!

Originally posted 01/25/2015 04:20PM

With Sundance weekend officially in full swing, Hollywood's biggest names continued to invade beautiful Park City, Utah, hitting up gift suites, tucking into multi-course meals and pal-ing around at premieres and parties.

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Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain Share a Hug at Sundance

Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain Share a Hug at Sundance

Originally posted 01/24/2015 08:25PM

Frances Bean Cobain and her mother Courtney Love have had a tumultuous relationship over the years, but a recent project has helped them grow closer.

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Courtney Love, Opera Star? Rocker Headlines Off-Off-Broadway Musical | Courtney Love

Courtney Love, Opera Star? Rocker Headlines Off-Off-Broadway Musical

Originally posted 01/06/2015 05:10PM

Rocker chick, rebel – a lot of titles come to mind when thinking of Courtney Love, but musical theater star isn't one of them. At least not yet!

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Courtney Love: My Relationship with Frances Bean Is 'Really Good'

Courtney Love Says Relationship with Daughter Frances Bean Is 'Really Good'

Originally posted 09/09/2014 07:00PM

To call Courtney Love's long-term relationship with daughter Frances Bean Cobain "rocky" would be an understatement.

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Watch the Jaw-Dropping Trailer for Sons of Anarchy's Final Season

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UpdatePosted 08/27/2014 03:00PM

See Charlie Hunnam Seek Revenge in the Sons of Anarchy Final Season Trailer

Originally posted 08/27/2014 02:30PM



The chickens are finally coming home to roost on Sons of Anarchy.

In this exclusive trailer for the FX motorcycle drama that will kick off its seventh and final season next month, SAMCRO President Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) growls that he's already lost his wife, Tara, and "he's not going to lose his club, too."

As has been the case for every jaw-dropping season of the outlaw biker series, it appears that heads will surely roll as Jax seeks vengeance for the violent stabbing death of his wife in the season 6 finale.

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Guess Who Nabbed a Guest Spot on Sons of Anarchy?

Courtney Love Joins Sons of Anarchy

Originally posted 07/09/2014 03:25PM

Courtney Love is celebrating her 50th birthday in style – by joining the hit show Sons of Anarchy for its final season.

The rocker confirmed the news in a blog for xoJane, listing her role on the FX series as one of 50 obsessions she can't live without on her 50th birthday.

"Acting, acting, acting. Including my newest role on Sons of Anarchy!" she wrote for number 16.

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Courtney Love on Losing the Role of Givenchy Muse to Kim Kardashian

Courtney Love on Losing the Role of Givenchy Muse to Kim Kardashian

Originally posted 06/19/2014 03:20PM

The rocker shares her truly unique style insights with the world

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