Journalist and occasional pickup artist Neil Strauss claims in his new book that Courtney Love suggested they snort Kurt Cobain's ashes during an interview. Supposedly Courtney showed him the ashes, then said, "Too bad you don't do coke. Otherwise I'd suggest taking a metal straw to it." He replied, "Yeah, I don't think that would be the right thing to do," to which Courtney said, "I'd like to though." [Radar]


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Jodie Foster defends Mel Gibson once again in a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter promoting their film The Beaver. "God, I love that man," says Foster. "He brought a lifetime of pain to the character that we've been talking about for years, that I knew was part of his psyche and who he is. It's part of him that is beautiful and that I want people to know, too." She adds, "He is the most loved actor I have ever worked with on a movie. And he's not saintly, and he's got a big mouth, and he'll do gross things your nephew would do. But I knew the minute I met him that I would love him the rest of my life." [AP]


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In her Vogue interview, Rihanna cries while discussing her dad talking to the press repeatedly, including right after the Chris Brown incident. She says, "It's really strange. That's the only word I can think of to describe it, becaue you grow up with your father, you know him, you are part of him, for goodness sake! And then he does something so bizarre that I can't begin to wrap my mind about it. You hear the horror stories about people going behind people's backs and doing strange things, but you always think, not my family. My father would never do that to me." [Radar]
Also from the interview: "Over the holidays, and during filming (Battleship), I realized I actually like my body, even if it's not perfect according to the book .... I just feel sexy. For the first time, I don't want to get rid of the curves. My body is comfortable, and it's not unhealthy, so I'm going to rock with it." [Rolling Stone]


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Photos have surfaced in which LeAnn Rimes looks thinner, prompting the usual "scary skinny" tabloid articles. She Tweeted in response, "Maybe it's time for a nude pic so peeps can see how I look nowhere near what these stupid pics are trying to make me look like, LOL #joke ... I don't care about the dumb articles. I know how healthy I am. Maybe those people should start taking care of themselves...inside and out." [Radar]


  • The jewelry store Kamofie & Co., of Lindsay Lohan necklace theft fame, is shopping a book deal, but a literary agent told them, "You shouldn't waste any literary agent's time. Call the Enquirer if you want." It looks like now we'll never hear the gripping tale of a troubled celebrity trying on a necklace and walking out of the store. [TMZ]
  • More nude photos that Vanessa Hudgens took years ago have surfaced. E! is impressed that she managed to stop weeping long enough to attend a friend's concert this week. [E!]
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter's daughter Lyssa, who doesn't really count a celebrity, was arrested in Hawaii for harassment and criminal property damage. [Radar]
  • After a short stay at the Sober Valley Ranch with Charlie Sheen, Brooke Mueller and her twins are moving back into their old home. [Radar]
  • Some hack author who's never met Kate Middleton says she used "bad girl techniques" to woo Prince William, including losing weight, wearing a see-through dress, and making him jealous. [Radar]
  • Matt Damon is saying cute stuff about his family once again. "No job is as important to me as my role as father," he says. "Whenever I get the impression that a project is taking me away from my family too much, I get out of it." He also boasts that he can name all of the Disney princesses. [Star]