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Posts Tagged ‘Kurt-Cobain’

Cobain’s Daughter to Lana Del Rey: ‘Death of Young Musicians Isn’t Something to Romanticize’

Ifrances600-1403529625n a recent interview with The Guardian, Lana Del Rey discussed her heroes like Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse, and when asked whether she felt their early deaths were glamorous, answered, “Ummm, yeah,” and then stated that “I wish I was dead already…I do! I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am.”

While these comments may have stirred up emotion for many, one person in particular — Kurt Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean -- took it upon herself to reach out to Del Rey, and send a message that “the death of young musicians isn’t something to romanticize.”

In a series of tweets, Bean called out Del Rey, reminding her that Cobain was not just a glamorous musician, but her father — one she will never get to know because of his 1994 suicide. She went on to encourage Del Rey to embrace her life, saying that the singer is far too talented to waste her life the way her heroes did. Read more

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Courtney Settles ‘Twibel’ Lawsuit Out of Court

Lovers of libel law and haters of bullying – cyber and otherwise -  will be pleased to learn that original trainwreck Courtney Love has settled a lawsuit by agreeing to pay $430,000 to a fashion designer for writing defamatory Tweets about her in 2009. Courtney, singer in the band Hole, will be making payments to Dawn Simorangkir (a.k.a. the “Boudoir Queen”) until 2014, for Tweeting, among other things, that Simorangkir was an “asswipe nasty lying hosebag thief.”

Tweeters around the world are calling this an expensive lesson, and have created a new word for this kind of online ranting: “Twibel.”

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