Here are some photos of Courtney Love attending the Alexander Wang show at New York Fashion week. Given a choice, I think that would be one of my preferred shows to attend aside from a line like Vivienne Westwood, which is the unattainable forever dream. What, were you expecting me to say “Holmes & Yang”? Sorry, Katie Holmes. I may respect what you did in leaving Tom, but your clothes are terribly boring.
Back to Courtney. One of the things that I’ve always appreciated from CLove is that she hilariously validates Gwyneth Paltrow’s existence at every opportunity. You know how Goop consistently name drops her good friends? Well Courtney is really the only celebrity who does so in return to Gwyneth. Over the years, the internet has witnessed some pictures of the two ladies during the occasional girls’ night. We’ve also listened to Courtney talk about how Goop told Courtney to lose weight. Now Courtney is standing up for her BFF in light of Vanity Fair’s alleged upcoming cover story. Courtney never says whether she was one of the recipients of Goop’s email to stop the VF atrocity, but she’s at least heard about it. Here are CLove’s thoughts on the topic:
Just say “Goop”: “Gwyneth is one of my best friends. If Gwyneth says don’t do it, then f— you, Vanity Fair! I’m going to stick up for her and be very articulate and you’re going to publish every word I say!”
Courtney on Goop’s rationale: “If she had something she wanted to sell, or a movie or something like that, then she’d go to her publicist and say, ‘Let’s do Vanity Fair. For Vanity Fair to do a write-around about Gwyneth is uncool and déclassé and boring and terrible of them. And it just shows you where Vanity Fair has fallen. They have Taylor f—ing Swift on the cover getting a puppy.”
She’s not a fan of Katy Perry: “I’m not trying to be a bitch — she’s a nice girl. But she just bores me.”
What do CLove & Lady Gaga Talk about” “We had a really good discussion. She’s cool — we talked for about fifteen, twenty minutes. She’s going through a lot of changes, and has been hanging out with Marina [Abramovic] and also my friend Klaus [Biesenbach], and sort of discovering that side of herself. I really like the natural thing [she's doing lately] — I mean, I’m sure she’ll go back to Gothic stuff. But she heard that I was going to leave so she came to find me. It was cool — like the popular girl came to tell me not to leave lunch hour.”
Has Gaga influenced CLove’s music? “No, not at all. She’s been around gay guys her whole life, and I think she’s finally trying to get her own identity and find out who she is. I thought it was very brave of her at the VMAs to put boos in her audio track.”
CLove’s upcoming album: “We have the single, which comes out when my book comes out this winter. But we’re missing a song that’s modern … I would love to do a duet with Jay Z. Wouldn’t that be great? Gwyneth asked him if he heard my version of ’99 Problems’ and he said it was brilliant, so …”
Is she really friends with Goop? “She’s a great mentor. Gwyneth has never, ever given up on me — even when I was on Adderall and stuff, and I love her for that.”
How about that Adderall? “Terrible drug! And not only that, but everyone’s on it.”
[From NY Mag]
I can admit that Courtney does make a fair point about Vanity Fair. The magazine does seem to have lost its way in the digital age. As Kaiser says, the mag needs to stop featuring dead celebrities on its covers. I don’t know if there is a way for VF to ever recover its former glory, but I do know that (given the chance) Courtney would probably love to do a cover shoot for the mag. By then she’ll have forgotten every nice thing she’s ever said about Goop and Jay-Z. Just saying.
Here’s some photos of Courtney leaving her gig at the Troubadour club in West Hollywood last week. She does look pretty healthy here, right? For her.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN