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Originally posted 08/24/2011 07:00AM
With her soft, wistful expression and Old Hollywood glamour, Frances Bean Cobain's style is about as far as she can get from that of her parents, the late grunge rocker Kurt Cobain and her wild child mom, Courtney Love.
A new series of photos, taken by fine art photographer Rocky Schenck, captures the now-blonde 19-year-old alternating between sultry and sweet poses.
Cobain, an artist, also posed for some wildly different shots by Hedi Slimane that appeared earlier this month. In that set, she was a brunette shown smoking and covered in tattoos.
Originally posted 04/15/2010 12:00PM
What Courtney Love wants, Courtney Love gets.
Contrary to reports suggesting the rocker was interested in Robert Pattinson playing her late-husband Kurt Cobain in a planned biopic, Love now says she never planned to enlist the Brit.
"Isn't that so stupid, who would cast him? That's just wrong," Love told The Canadian Press. "No offense." Softening her position a bit, the Hole frontwoman later Tweeted: "HEY I LIKE R PATZ HES JUST NOT RIGHT FOR KC!"
So, who would Courtney love to play Cobain? She nominated Ryan Gosling or James McAvoy for the role.
Originally posted 04/09/2010 11:20AM
Robert Pattinson stirs up plenty of teen spirit – but does he have the chops to portray the late, great Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain?
The rocker's widow, Courtney Love, apparently thinks so: Love is working on a planned Cobain biopic and favors the Twilight star for the lead role, according to the U.K.'s Sun newspaper. (For the record, she wants to cast Scarlett Johansson to portray her.)
Pattinson, 23, is already something of a musician – he plays piano and guitar and even wrote two songs that were featured in the original Twilight movie. He has said that music is his backup plan in the unlikely event that his film career falters.
So, tell us:
Originally posted 03/30/2010 07:35PM
When Frances Cobain agreed to be a guest vocalist on pal Amanda Palmer's new concept album, headlines swirled that the 17-year-old daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love was following in her parents' musical footsteps.
Not so fast.
"She's got a great voice," Palmer says. "But she's a really good visual artist. She's really interested in graphic novels."
Cobain was intrigued by Palmer and fellow musician Jason Webley's concept for the album, Evelyn Evelyn, which focuses on twin singer-songwriter duo. Palmer was impressed with Cobain for more than her singing.
Originally posted 03/01/2010 10:30AM
The proposed Kurt Cobain biopic will undoubtedly proceed without his blessing, but Dave Grohl, former Nirvana band mate and Foo Fighters frontman, is taking a stand when it comes to who should portray him.
"I don't know about anyone else, but I'm crossing my fingers that Shelley Duvall plays me," the musician deadpans to PEOPLE. And though it may seem to be an odd choice for casting directors, Grohl explains why the actress made famous by being chased around by an ax-weilding Jack Nicholson is the right "man" for the job.
"Shelley Duvall in The Shining ..." he says, laughing. "That is MY face, you cannot get any closer than that."
Originally posted 12/23/2009 03:10PM
Frances Bean Cobain is protected against her mother Courtney Love by a temporary restraining order – but why?
Although attorneys have revealed few details in the case, court documents released Wednesday speak generally of "personal problems in the family" and more specifically of "domestic violence."
There's no elaboration, and these disclosures came in a motion to seal documents in the case in which the court has stripped Love of legal control of her 17-year-old daughter with the late Kurt Cobain and appointed the teen's grandmother and aunt as temporary guardians.
Originally posted 04/05/2004 01:00PM
REMEMBERED: Music fans will mark the 10-year anniversary of the suicide of Kurt Cobain, front man for the pioneering grunge band Nirvana, this week. Cobain, who also was married to Courtney Love before his death at age 27, was a catalyst for a new generation of music. Nirvana's second album, "Nevermind," has been hailed as one of the most influential records of the 1990s, once knocking Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" from the top of the charts, the Associated Press reports. The musician is believed to have killed himself at his Seattle home on April 5, 1994, but his body was not found until several days later.
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