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Courtney Love On Despicable Kurt Cobain Ad Campaign

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Courtney Love has convinced punk shoe brand Dr. Martens to drop their ad campaign featuring her dead husband, Kurt Cobain. Corbis licensed the images to Saatchi & Saatchi for the campaign, and in the UK, didn’t need publicity clearance from deceased celebs. Translation: Love didn’t get paid. Tony Pierce grilled Kate Stanners, the Saatchi account exec. about the ads.

Love, whose good taste is legendary, complained that the use of Cobain’s image without permission is despicable.

Selling off his childhood possessions is not.

Use of Cobain’s music in CSI:Miami is not.

The ringtone contest is not.

Kurt Cobain, who shot himself in 1994, earned over $50 million last year.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.