Sideshow: Courtney Love has already blown through $27 mils of Cobain fortune

Singer Courtney Love says cocaine and nine months of crack helped her spend $27 million of late husband Kurt Cobain's estate.
Singer Courtney Love says cocaine and nine months of crack helped her spend $27 million of late husband Kurt Cobain's estate.
Posted: August 13, 2014

Courtney lost $27 mil

It's not like it's a big deal or anything, but Courtney Love already has spent $27 million of her late husband Kurt Cobain's estate. "I know that's a lifetime of money to most people," Courtney tells Britain's Sunday Times newspaper, "but I'm a big girl, it's rock 'n roll, it's Nirvana money, I had to let it go. I make enough to live on, I'm financially solvent, I focus on what I make now."

The Hole frontwoman had a unique system for keeping track of the cash. "I had to run very fast to look after my money and I felt cocaine helped me do that," she said.

Her flirtation with the drug soon "turned into nine months of crack." Charming.

The Rock's mom is injured

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on Saturday announced that his mom, Ata Johnson, and cousin Lina Fanene were injured last week in a head-on collision with a truck in Clermont, Fla. The Rock said on his Instagram page that the driver of the truck was drunk.

Sean Bean's many masks

United States of Tara's heroine Tara ( Toni Collette) has no choice when it comes to her alters. A multiple personality disorder sufferer, she's inhabited by several different people. But Legends star Sean Bean's new character, undercover FBI agent Martin Odum chooses to go all MPD as he takes on new identities - with full life stories of their own - for months at a time.

"The opportunity to play multiple characters in the same series is exciting," Bean ( Game of Thrones) tells USA Today. "I'm often a lead guy who is kind of an anchor. But [Odum] turns into complex, quite flamboyant characters."

Bean, who costars with Ali Larter and Steve Harris, undergoes exhaustive preparations before assuming each persona. He thinks through "how [the guy] looks, walks, what he would wear. Does he wear glasses? How does he talk? Is he American? Is he English?" he says. "You put all those things together. When it does click, that's a good feeling."

Cranston, Berry at Emmys

Emmy award fever is upon us. The Seth Meyers-hosted Aug. 25 kudosfest will have a gaggle of celebs as presenters including new additions Halle Berry, Bryan Cranston, Zooey Deschanel, Woody Harrelson, Adam Levine, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julianna Margulies, and Matthew McConaughey. The ceremony will air live on NBC, most likely go way over the three-hour limit, and bore the socks off all America.

Gossip petits fours

USA Network has renewed Suits for a fifth season. The legal drama stars Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, and Gina Torres. . . . People.com has posted photos of January Jones with a bangs-heavy new hairdo. . . . Actor Eva Amurri Martino and hub, NBC Sports analyst Kyle Martino, have welcomed a baby girl, Marlowe Mae Martino, People reports. . . . Miley Cyrus has a new piglet. Miley posted an Instagram pic showing her giving baby piggy Bubba Sue a smooch right on the kisser. . . . Kings of Leon had to postpone their Sunday show in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., when drummer Nathan Followill was injured in a minor traffic accident.


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