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The Fix is all fixed up and ready for a new chapter in covering recovery.
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:
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Named alongside Mr. Roshan are Allison Floam, founder of MicroDialogue, and Paul Allen McCulley, a former managing director at PIMCO, according to CityBiz.
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La Vida Loko
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