Fashion Week Observed
It was Wednesday, more than a week into the biannual cocktails-and-couture marathon. And though there’s still one more night, the bash for Olivier Zahm’s ultra hip magazine seemed like the grande finale. Read More
A few weeks before The Paris Review’s Spring Revel, the Transom asked Courtney Love if she would be in attendance to watch her grandmother, the novelist Paula Fox, accept the Hadada Award.
No, she would not.
“Paula’s absolute dislike of me is shocking and inexplicable,” Ms. Love told us.
The strained relationship is perhaps not Read More
The tempestuous relationship between Frances Bean Cobain and her mother Courtney Love have been making headlines for as long as the now-19-year-old has been able to talk. (Her first word? ‘Adoption.’) Though the two have been able to occasionally set aside their differences and smile for the press, much more often we hear about the skirmishes: the hotel fights, the custody battles, and most recently, a Twitter skirmish in which Ms. Cobain asked the creators of micro-blogging platform to ban her mother once and for all.
But now the only daughter of Kurt Cobain finally has gained what might be the ultimate leverage on mommy dearest: the rights to her father’s likeness.
In a barrage of barely legible Tweets, Courtney Love recently (hysterically, sadly) told followers of her locked Twitter account that former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl had “hit on” her 19 year-old daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. This is scandalous because Grohl was once the drummer in a band you may have heard of (Nirvana) with Ms. Cobain’s deceased father (Kurt Cobain).
In statement emailed by her representatives, Ms. Cobain—an artist who shows under the name Fiddle Tim—has denied her mother’s accusation, explaining:
In addition to her @Courtney Twitter account, sometimes a source of entertainment, consternation and lawsuits, kaleidoscopic rock queen Courtney Love has a second, private and much more personal account on the microblogging site: @Cbabymichelle. “Personal” as in Cbabymichelle is actually written by Ms. Love and not an assistant. According to former Radar Magazine chief and current Fix-meister Maer Roshan‘s new eBook about Ms. Love, Courtney Comes Clean: The High Life and Dark Depths of Music’s Most Controversial Icon, Ms. Love has used the lesser-known account to have barbarically yawping dialogues with her public persona, one online voice acting as a PR-friendly saint to Cbabymichelle’s heckling sinner. Mr. Roshan writes:
The Daily Transom
“I don’t know how the entire fucking news media has my phone number,” said a peppy Courtney Love earlier today. “It’s like when Amy Winehouse died — everyone called.”
We can’t speak for our peers, but The Observer does indeed have her digits, and we had rang her to chat about the recent frenzy over Read More
Frances Bean Cobain, the 17-year-old daughter of rockers Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, sold out her first solo exhibition at L.A.’s La Luz de Jesus Gallery, which runs from July 2 through August 1. The ten drawings feature distorted faces, bulbous nudes, and cryptic, graffiti-style messages like, “Treat me like your mother Read More
Is Courtney Love changing representation? The Transom has learned that the Hole lead singer and widow of Kurt Cobain has paid a few visits recently to the East Village offices of Crush Management, the young, downtown music agency that’s made stars out of teen-approved pop-punk bands like Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco. Read More
Sean Avery may be lining up his next fashion internship. The New York Ranger was seen visiting the offices of Marie Claire and perusing the magazine’s fashion closet with editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles. As usual, he was wearing shorts. [P6]
Meanwhile, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s 15-year-old daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, Read More