Courtney Love claims to have set the stage for Britney’s breakdown

Courtney Love has given a surprisingly intelligible interview, which really would be any interview which didn’t involve her chewing the furniture while demanding ashes of Kurt and Internet access so she could broadcast her random thoughts her myspace. She told Elle Magazine that she was the one who pioneered the public breakdown and that she did it first before Britney. Love also said that she didn’t get a gastric band to lose weight as has been rumored, and that she did by simply not eating.

She told Elle magazine: ‘I had a long, hard fall. I set the stage for Britney to crash and burn. I went through it all first.’

The 44-year-old also set the record straight about rumours she used a gastric band to lose weight.

She said: ‘Baby, if I could get a gastric band I would. I’ve heard it’s a lot of vomiting and a pain in the ass but it’s still easier than a diet.’

Also, she said a Hollywood doctor vetoed the idea after which she tried liposuction, which ‘was horrible and didn’t work’.

After slimming by ‘simply not eating’, the Hole singer was shocked to ‘look like a skeleton’.

She said she then started eating again. Love also described the family unit with Cobain and Frances Bean before the rock star shot himself in 1994: ‘We were excellent parents and I say that despite pretty much always having an edge on.’

She said she has told Frances Bean that she took drugs early in pregnancy but her daughter was born healthy and a good size.

Love also put to bed claims she has been sleeping with Russell Brand. She added: ‘Russell and me are just good friends.’


While some might suggest that it is unlikely perpetually high parents can parent a child well, Francis Bean seems to be a reasonable sort of teenager. Of course, she’s only 16 so it’s not like she’s all grown up yet. It’s reckless to say that ‘you can take drugs and parent’ because you shouldn’t encourage that sort of thing.

Maybe this is just proof that Courtney is as batshit crazy as her myspace rants suggest, and an excellent editor can always find some kind of line to include for an interview. I have a vision of Courtney lying on the floor slurring down the phone various thoughts that pop into her head, and the Elle reporter turning them into clear statements.

Courtney Love is shown out shopping on 9/16/08. Credit: Fame Pictures

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  1. photo jojo says:

    Courtney Love is still trying to remain relevant looong after her 15 minutes are over.

  2. Cinderella says:

    Taking massive amounts of drugs had nothing to do with looking skeletal I’m sure.

  3. Codzilla says:

    photo jojo: I agree. CL just can’t let go, even though she’s as washed up as they get. I’m sorry, but she’s a f*cking loser.

  4. Trillion says:

    Hollywood ambulance chaser, Courtney Love,
    now wants credit for other people’s breakdowns by saying she did it first? Wow. There’s no limit to her megalomania and desperation to be relevant. At least Madonna, who has the same problem, actually makes records and in amazing physical condition.

  5. Trillion says:

    …and is IN amazing physical condition.

  6. paris hilton says:

    Madonna’s songs are awful, sugarcoated pop. Love’s are raw and rock and still good.

    I like hiphop anyway, so nothing beats Tpain.

    Oh, and Nicole Richie’s album will be out soon…and not as good as mine.

  7. Kai says:

    Wow, nobody cares what kind of music you like. Musical taste is a personal preference, so to each his own. Some people like pop music- I do. And Madonna has always made good pop music. That’s my preference.

    I did like Courtney, especially with Hole. Live Through This was a great album. Too bad she doesn’t make any music anymore, ever.

  8. Nicole says:

    I’d like to have it known that I orchestrated Courteny’s breakdown. I inadvertently offered her meth instead of cocaine. Oops. :mrgreen:

  9. the devil says:

    those boots are KICK-ASS smokin’-hot !!!!

    no matter what courtney is EVER going through in her life (always a mess), her music always stays consistantly FIVE-STAR.

    i’m positive the new cd will rock as hard as all her other ones. i just hope it’s not over-produced like the last 2 cds.

    the girl’s a rock-star.

  10. Trillion says:

    Live Through This was obviously not written by CL. She’d have more good songs if that were the case. I think those songs were written by Kurt. The lyrics are clearly hers, and I think that’s the only thing she really does half-way decently.

  11. Trillion says:

    I want those boots.

  12. KattyBitch says:

    I’m still waiting for her to turn up in Fresno, half naked, and looking for the aliens….

  13. nmn says:

    i like her look. she looks like an aging rock n roll chick. better when she wears big sunglasses to hide that hideous mug of hers. time has been very cruel to courtney.

    that being said, she is ridiculously unstable in the mental category and always has been.

    i think frances bean seems pretty “normal” compared to a lot of other rock n roll parents kids or whatever. go figure.

  14. zumazuma13 says:

    I think she’s saying F*ck in the top pic.
    probably said F*ck You.
    Or F*ck Me.
    or maybe F*ck This.. or That.


  15. Simon Scowl says:

    What does she mean, “went”?

  16. kate says:

    so she’s skinny again? yikes – i have never seen anyone’s weight fluctuate so quickly as courtney’s.