Courtney Love: “These days, I’m very virginal when it comes to drugs”


I’ve been eying this damn Courtney Love interview for days. I didn’t even want to get started on it, because Courtney is a cesspool of delusion, drugs, alcohol, chanting and insanity. CB and I were just debating what’s wrong with her, and whether she’s ever really had a moment of lucidity at any point over the past decade. According to Courtney, she’s totally fine. According to CB, journalists help enable Courtney’s issues by making her sound lucid. According to me, Courtney is a pit of despair, hyper-narcissism and crazy. If you’d like to read her full interview at The Fix, go here. Supposedly, the interview is all about her sobriety. FOR REAL. Here are some highlights:

CL on drugs: “I’ve been maligned as this drug freak for years, and I’m getting tired of it. That’s not the way I live anymore. Obviously I’ve had a lot of issues in the past, but that was years ago. Since then, I’ve worked really hard to get myself together, but for some reason I’ve remained a punch-line. You know, I try to work a good program. I don’t do smack. I don’t do crack anymore. I’ve never taken Special K or Ecstasy. I’ve been tempted, but every time I’ve wanted to try Ecstasy, I was talked out of it. I did do M.D.M.A., however, a very long time ago. I’ve always been an early adapter. But I still can’t escape the stigma for some reason. Even people like Kelly Osbourne feel free to f-ck with me. A few nights ago, when she appeared on Fashion Police with Joan Rivers, the bitch called me a crackhead.”

CL on Kelly Osbourne (and other celebrities): “She called me a crackhead! That’s what my sister told me. I don’t know. I didn’t want to go YouTube it—it would piss me off too much. But we’re talking about f-cking Kelly Osbourne, you know? This is a girl whose life I have saved twice, once with C.P.R. and another time with C.P.R. and violence—by which I mean I had to poke her furiously in certain places to wake her up from her coma. When Kelly was on X Factor, her mother had to pay a P.R. guy in the UK 100,000 pounds a month to cover up her daughter’s drug problems. She’s been sober for how long? Less than a year? Good for her! But it wasn’t that long ago when Kim Stewart was screaming, “Courtney, what are we going to do? Kelly Osbourne is blue on the floor!” Kelly wasn’t doing that well back then. For some reason, Kim Stewart also called me when Paris Hilton got pulled over for her last D.U.I. And Lindsay Lohan called me after she was arrested. The judge presiding over her case was the same judge who presided over mine. He was a very sweet man. I think he was an ex-alcoholic himself. I told Lindsay to just get it together and trust the judge, and Lindsay’s father called me for advice every day. I’m not even that friendly with these girls. What am I, a junkie Auntie Mame?”

Back to Kelly Osbourne: “After Kim Stewart called I rushed over to help her—she was lying unconscious in the bathroom at Rod Stewart’s house. I reached into her massive boobs and I pulled out a tennis ball filled with a substantial amount of blow and 80 milligrams of Oxy. I tried to flush everything down the toilet. But there was a person there who begged me to keep the drugs so we could use them later. I was like, “No, no, the drugs must be flushed! The West Hollywood sheriff is outside. So, it was kind of upsetting to hear that she was trashing me on national TV. Apparently, Joan Rivers ran a red-carpet clip of me on Fashion Police, and Kelly Osbourne kept saying I looked like a crackhead, which was really strange, because she knows perfectly well that I haven’t touched a narcotic since 2005. In fact, I was wearing a glamorous Givenchy gown that was sent to me personally by the head of Christian Dior. I looked impeccable in every way. And I was sober as a judge.

On her addictions: “Yeah, I’m definitely an addict. Maybe [an alcoholic]. But I don’t really think so. I raise my hand at A.A. meetings, but I have never finished a full beer in my life…. Not long ago, I went to this place in Malibu where you can get fresh fish and chips, and ordered a Japanese beer, and sat and watched the sun go down, and I couldn’t finish it. My addiction is just about feeling comfortable in my own skin. I don’t like losing control. You couldn’t pay me a billion dollars to take marijuana. I don’t really like coke anymore. I’m scared of ecstasy. The one drug I’d like to try one day is Ayahuasca, which should be mandatory for everybody. It’s apparently this crazy tea that gives you these intense hallucinations. Everyone who takes it sees a wise old black man who takes you on a wild journey. I’m not going to name names, but everyone who takes it sees the same black guy. I’m not kidding you. Everyone!

Prescription drugs: “Well, for the past few years I was taking lots of Adderall, a drug that was legitimately prescribed to me by a respectable physician. But after Britney freaked out a couple of years ago, and her toxicology report said she was taking a much lower dose than I was, I decided to get off that sh-t. I knew I had to work a serious program again.”

The difficulty with full-blown sobriety: It’s complicated. I was arguing with some guy the other day—a sober scion of a very wealthy English family. He’s always righteously lecturing me about abstinence, abstinence, abstinence. After a few hours of this I got angry and screamed, “Get away from me you dumb British f-ck! You probably were just out chasing the dragon!” I mean, abstinence is a nice idea but I don’t know if it’s right for everyone. Especially for someone who was nursed on a steady diet of Valium and Ritalin from the time I was eight, thanks to my fine mother.

On being virginal about drugs: You know what’s funny? People in the flyover states tend to think that all the celebrities on both coasts are constantly high. They think that we’re all on some uber-drug. But the thing is, they’re kind of right. But somehow most of them manage to function, more or less. The biggest celebrities and movers and shakers I know are also some of the worst alcoholics and drug addicts. But you’d never know it by looking at them. Now that I’m trying to stay sober, I try my best to stay away from that crowd, but it’s not always easy. These days, I’m very virginal when it comes to drugs.

On boyfriends: Shut Up! I’m trying to get it together. It’s no secret that I’m looking to fall in love again. I’d like to find a guy who’s more settled and older. But I still have some standards, you know. I’m an alpha female, so I can’t have a troll for a boyfriend…. I had this Norma Desmond moment, I guess. I started sleeping with this dude who wasn’t so great, and then I hooked up with another dude who was in an open marriage, but he wasn’t so great, either. I’m a very sexual person, but in general, I think sex is kind of overrated. Most of the guys I sleep with have tended to be actors and musicians and directors. And they tend to be lousy lays. Actually, these days I’m only interested in plutocrats. Like really, really rich guys. I’m determined to land one sooner or later. My favorite book these days is something called The Official Filthy Rich Handbook, which I study like the Talmud. The thing is, I think I can be a real asset to a wealthy man. I’ve always been a great girlfriend, but until recently I’ve struggled to stay single, because I had never been without a boyfriend before. It’s just my nature to couple up. I’m not saying that I’m completely monogamous—I’m too much of a libertine for that. But I’ve always craved real relationships. I did really well with the boys for a while. But then I developed this reputation as a crazy drug addict and a lot of men were turned off by me. Even now, in New York, my reputation is still pretty shitty. People still think that I’m the same sad skank I was in 2005.

Courtney on her “bottom”: “No, my bottom was snorting blow up Pamela Anderson’s ass! [laughs] Actually my real bottom was buying my pharmacists on both coasts wide-screen plasma TVs for Christmas! The Pam Anderson roast on VH1 wasn’t a great moment for me, either. I was a mess. I had lipstick smeared all over my face. I was doped and dazed. I may have even been drooling. But it’s all Andy Dick’s fault, really. He handed me a pill right before the show and said, “Courtney, take this, it’s like Vicodin without the aspirin.” It f’ed me up bad. Winona Ryder slipped me a similar pill a few months earlier. I’m such an addict that I just swallowed them both, without asking what they were. So thanks to Andy Dick I ended up accidentally getting addicted to benzos, which went on to plague my life.

[From The Fix]

That Pamela Anderson roast was 2005. And Courtney is a mess. Just an absolute mess. I can’t even count or detail all of the contradictions in Courtney’s “I’m SO SOBER, SLUTS!” argument. At one point, she’s even whipping out all of her prescription pill bottles for the interviewer – who is allegedly writing about how Courtney is SOBER. Good God.

Oh, and in case you wanted to know, Courtney says Kurt Cobain was hung like a horse. Who would have thought? Ugh.

UPDATE: The Fix put up Part II of the interview. Go here to read it. There’s some stuff about Gwyenth: “For some reason I don’t have the sense of self-preservation that other people do, which hasn’t always won me a lot of friends. But as Gwyneth once said to me, ‘Once you’re A-list, you’re always A-list,’ and I try to remember that.”



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  1. Quest says:

    I take that headline to mean that Courtney is shoving the drugs up her Vag. Her breast in the first pic looks horrible – her hair looks good.

  2. Roma says:

    Her lies are overwhelming – though maybe the drug use scrambled her brains to the point that she believes her lies to be the truth?

    I read the whole article yesterday and it drove me crazy. She very much used drugs during her pregnancy – and we’re talking heroin. So many people have documented it but she still goes with “Vanity Fair” was lying.

    Also, a magazine for recovering addicts featuring a still drugged – though of the prescription variety – Courtney Love is disrespectful to the people out there trying to be clean.

    Part 2 comes out today.

  3. Brittany says:

    Andy Dick has been blamed for fueling more than one person’s addictions over the years… He’s a POS in my book!

    Isn’t MDMA the same thing as Ecstasy?

  4. vanessa says:

    I love Courtney Love, her interviews are always entertaining and her early Hole music was fun to listen to when I was a “depressed” teenager. However, I think her idea of sobriety is where she’s in control of the drug, rather than it control her. She’ll never be fully clean..she’s an addict who thinks she is in control. Gotta love the girl

  5. the original bellaluna says:

    I don’t think she’s been remotely close to “virginal” when it comes to ANYTHING in at least 2 decades.

    @ Roma – With all the drugs she’s done, I’m pretty sure you’re correct – her brain is scrambled. (Hubs has that problem with a very close relative, and it drives him nuts!)

  6. brin says:

    Wow….don’t do interviews if you want to try to convince people your sane, Courtney cause that is one delusional piece of work.

  7. flounder says:

    I’m sure there is some truth to her comments. Unfortunately because of her past, no one will ever 100% believe her, even if she is telling the truth.

  8. gloaming says:

    “She’s also on a daily diet of prescription pills, both uppers and downers—“all doctor-prescribed, I promise!”

    Then, on page 4 she says she had cocaine at an art gallery opening.

    mmmkay courtney. Sobriety’s going well then……

    I love how gossipy she is though. The celeb stories could all be BS but they’re entertaining nonetheless.

  9. constance says:

    @Brittany: Yes it is.

    She is such a POS. I feel for Francis Bean every time the sun shines of that beast of a female. Even if she didn’t pull the trigger, she killed Kurt Cobain.

  10. Melissa says:

    She is a walking contradiction. She can’t expect us to buy what she is selling when she constantly contradicts herself over and over again in one article. But I can’t help but find what she says extremely entertaining and a little fascinating. She is delusional, temperamental and manic, yet vulnerable. I can’t help but feel bad for Courtney Love, the child. Her parents were and are the epitome of psychotic.

  11. Slim Charles says:

    What is with her stretched out back skin? It looks like she lost 200 lbs.

    Wasn’t her mother a whack job? I feel kids who are unlucky to have parents like hers are handicapped for life.

  12. RHONYC says:

    “What am I, a junkie Auntie Mame?”



  13. vanessa says:

    @RHONYC- Yea I read that and laughed so loud my cat jumped! Totally agree that is the best line ever

  14. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I can’t even read this whole thing right now. She reminds me of a chick I met early on in AA. I had maybe 4-5 months & she was brand new so I was driving her around to meetings. She would tell me these stories about taking Liza Minelli to AA meetings & having business meeting with Lindsay Lohan & Paris Hilton. I shit you not.

  15. really says:

    and I guess she thinks today is Sunday!

  16. Kendra says:

    She’s a douche bagette

  17. heylee says:

    This interview makes me CRAZY!!! She is like an honest Lindsay Lohan though, so I guess I have to give her that. She is a posterchild addict/alcoholic (news flash, both are addictions to mind altering substances that have dramatic negative affects on you and those around you!)

    But she is as delusional as Kim Kardashian is about her size 4 bum…

    She says this:
    “Yeah, I’m definitely an addict. Maybe [an alcoholic]. But I don’t really think so. I raise my hand at A.A. meetings, but I have never finished a full beer in my life….

    And then she talks in another place in the interview how she was “hammered at the MTV awards on tequila.”

    Alcoholics do not all drink beer, nor do they all drink tequila. The consequences that drinking and drugs have had on her life are enough proof of her addiction demons – more than her lovely “Japanese Beer” story.

    Poor Frances Bean…
    Linsanity, you could learn something about honesty from Courtney Love, and you could teach her something about drug use…

  18. ladybert62 says:

    (1) That dress is ugly
    (2) She looks awful
    (3) She has a strange way of speaking – she says one thing in the first part of a sentence then she immediately discredits what she just said by saying something in the second part of the sentence that contradicts or reduces the first part.

  19. Charmander says:

    @ brittany and constance

    MDMA is a pure drug that is usually found in ecstasy, but ecstasy usually has other ingredients in it as well (like caffeine, amphetamines, procaine, lidocaine, TFMPP, etc.) Some of the crappier ones have no MDMA at all.

    In summary, the illegality of ecstasy means that really anything can be put in them and you will have no idea. It’s very dangerous and unhealthy.

  20. sapphire says:

    Totally delusional-if your’ve ever read her whiny blog, complete with rants against her daughter, conspracy theories etc, this isn’t new. The funniest part is she thinks she is a fashion maven and artiste.

  21. Chereth Cutestory says:

    I like her. At least she’s always entertaining, as opposed to the vapid and soulless Blake Lindsay Paris Kim crowd.

  22. Mingy says:

    what a name dropper damn…
    but this was very entertaining lol

  23. Blue says:

    She is nuts! Like everyone has said she’s a walking contradiction. This is Lindsay in a couole more years. I don’t even know how with all the shit she’s done she’s still alive.

  24. Kimbob says:

    Why didn’t somebody tell her, ‘Once you’re a crazed, delusional drug addict, always a crazed delusional drug addict.’

    She’s a BAD EXAMPLE of an addict/alcoholic in recovery. Believe it or not, we’re not all LIARS. People like Courtney and Lindsay are horrible, & make it look like all addicts/alcoholics in recovery just LIE about everything…which is furthest from the truth.

    Some of actually DO seek to improve ourselves, seek spirituality, & actually work the steps.

    If Courtney Love was a “regular person,” she’d be one of those at the meetings I attend where everybody just tries to avoid her, because she’s such a mess and troublemaker, & will never see herself for who she really is, therefore will never seek to improve herself, because as she sees it, she has no problems.

    Also, I just think it’s RICH that she loves to name-drop…to make herself seem relevant and important. LMAO!!!

    One more thing…why does she tell the interviewer about how she’s ‘never been able to finish a beer.’ I can see right through her bullshit…she’s speaking in present tense there. Those attempts were of recent. She can’t ‘finish beers’ because she’s also riddled w/eating disorders. She forgot to mention how she didn’t finish that beer & got irritated & went ahead & ordered shots. Shots, in her mind, are better for her figure, plus she “can get there” faster. Disgusting.

  25. MJ says:

    This interview is the best thing I’ve read all week. I have no respect for this woman, but she is highly entertaining.

  26. vickie says:

    ugh. where to begin.

    1. total liar. i especially like the line “i don’t REALLY like coke anymore”.
    2. she doesn’t have to worry about “staying” a-list because she was never there!
    3. those things hanging from her chest should be harnassed and covered at all times.

  27. Solveig says:

    The two neurons left in her shrivelled brain must feel very lonely.
    She’s entertaining tho, and I totally believe her when she talks about K. Osbourne’s and K. Stewart’s addiction, and in total honesty I respect her more than the others celebrities who always claim to be squeaky-clean and drug-free. There’s no other reason for me to respect her, tho.
    Finally if you – Courtney – have saggy boobs, and your skin is falling off of your bones, don’t wear dresses like that, for the sake of my poor innocent eyes.

  28. serena says:

    Kelly Osbourne is full of shit.

  29. susie.q says:

    How rich is it that Gwyneth got name dropped by Courtney?

    “But as Gwyneth once said to me, ‘Once you’re A-list, you’re always A-list,’ and I try to remember that.”

    Pay back is a bitch, eh Goopy?

  30. gg says:

    saggy, saggy, saggy. Go to the dang gym, Courtney.

  31. Rhiley says:

    Yeah put Katherine Heigl’s face, hair on this body and you got one icky Miami granny.

  32. Twinkle says:

    Funny, i just happened to stumble upon this blind item today:

    WHICH rock star’s daughter has a major drug problem? Trying to keep up with her boyfriend, she recently passed out “foaming at the mouth” at an L.A. club, where a rehabbed pal found a huge bag of cocaine hidden in her bra.

    -NY Post

    That sure sounds similar to Court’s story about Kelly.

  33. Kim says:

    She pops pills like no tomorrow i bet but since they are prescription she feels she can say she doesnt use drugs (illegal ones).

    Hilarious how she names drops as many celebs as she can to seem like she is close to these people & that she is as relevant as them.

    She was NEVER A list – NEVER WAS, NEVER WILL BE!

  34. Deb says:

    She sounds so out of it and contradicts herself multiple times in the interview. However, I tend to believe her about Kelly Osbourne. I also wouldn’t be surprised that Sharon Osbourne has paid to keep stories of Kelly’s usage out of the press.

  35. Trillion says:

    She thinks she was ever “A List”? Oh my…

  36. Rhiley says:

    I have to say that I think at one time she was A list. It was after Kurt died and she was doing movies (nominated for an Oscar I think for the People vs. Larry Flynt) and dating Ed Norton. She had lost a lot of weight and looked really pulled together. She was keeping the crazy underwraps too. I would say that even in 1992, ’93 she was probably pretty A list, getting into fights with Axl Rose and Madonna, giving birth to Grunge’s first daughter. But she nosedived and has never recovered. I think the problem with her logic, and Goopy’s and Lindsey’s and even Jennifer Aniston’s, is that just because you were once an A lister, you can fall off that list and never see it again. She will likely never recover and never be A list again. Same with Lindsey. These two feel they are entitled to an A list lifestyle even though they do not work for it and cannot afford it. Goopy and Jen are not really A listers in the sense that they get offered the best movie roles these days, and they do not have the personalities to become legends like Streep and Streisand, but they work hard to keep their names out there so they are not quite B or C listers either.

  37. Quercus says:

    I thought the interview was crazy, but then I read the comments to the original article at “the fix”. Thanks to all of you here for being so sane.

  38. Jen34 says:

    At best, CLC is entertaining. At worst, she is a liar extraoidinaire.

  39. jc126 says:

    The first time or two I read an interview with her, years ago, I thought she was somewhat interesting. Now, every interview is an endless blah, blah, blah, a mix of celebrity gossip and cultural/literary references that are supposed to make her look smart. I think she’s possibly bipolar, certainly a junkie, and indisputably a tiresome bore.
    It also took her about 15 years to admit that she HAD shot heroin in that interview when she was pregnant, after years of threatening the reporter. But yes, she did act the scumbag, shooting drugs into her veins. And LIED about it.

  40. katiemarie says:

    She’s totally loco but this interview was amazingness. The full version is really entertaining.

  41. Ruffian9 says:


    In the words of Inigo Montoya: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

  42. hollywood101 says:

    WTF?!!?? Yah sure, and that ain’t a crack scab on your face. Whatever

  43. Becky says:

    In addition to her substance abuse problems, she clearly has some sort of personality disorder. The fact that she primarily blames the author of the 1992 or 1993 Vanity Fair article for Kurt Cobain’s suicide shows how warped her thinking is. I feel so sorry for Frances Bean. I can’t imagine having Courtney as a parent. Yeah, she certainly knows how to give an interesting interview but I think she’s a scary person who would be exhausting to deal with.

  44. CeeCee says:

    why does she qualify for air and photographic time? What has she done since Hole and a couple of movies, besides attend Hollywood parties and be the laughing stock with her trashbag antics.

    You know I used to scoff when drug addicts talk about their ‘disease’ but she really truly is sick.

    I hope Francis Bean can break the cycle.

  45. Nice post! I’ve added it to my favorites!

  46. margaritachum says:

    still like her. no matter how crazy and f*cked up she is. at least she talks openly about everything. yes she’s a walking contradictions sometimes and yes she insane, you can say whatever you about her but i don’t think any of us would be sane or able to feel comfortable in your own skin if we all had the kind of life she had. she’s been f*ucked up since she was a little girl.
    i’m a bit insane too. mostly because of drug abuse in the past. but hey i’m not in magazines and i wasn’t married to Kurt Cobain and i wans’t accuse of murder for years.
    i like this woman. i like her music and i like the fact that she doesn’t care about being the bitch and i really hope she can forgive herself and start loving herself again like she did when KC was alive and she had Francis and she can have a better relationship with her daughter.

    and that is it, my opinion, my dear ladies.=)
    have a great weekend.=)

  47. Trashaddict says:

    As crazy-ass bitches go, she’s more entertaining than Lilo….

  48. gillyatt82 says:

    CL on drugs: “I’ve been maligned as this drug freak for years, and I’m getting tired of it. That