Today is a day to be full of glee and joy that Courtney Love does not self-censor. Because glorious things come out of her mouth. For instance: "Kurt [Cobain] had more presence and more beauty than Brad Pitt. He was a leader, he was strong, in fact he was well fucking hung, if you really want to know." All praises due to the goddess of external monologues. [GQ, Digital Spy]

An additional gem: "My addiction is just about feeling comfortable in my own skin. I don't like losing control. You couldn't pay me a billion dollars to take marijuana. I don't really like coke anymore. I'm scared of ecstasy. The one drug I'd like to try one day is Ayahuasca, which should be mandatory for everybody. It's apparently this crazy tea that gives you these intense hallucinations. Everyone who takes it sees a wise old black man who takes you on a wild journey. I'm not going to name names, but everyone who takes it sees the same black guy. I'm not kidding you. Everyone!" — Courtney Love. [The Fix]

In case you haven't gotten a good look at it yet, this is Kim Kardashian's whopper of an engagement ring. It almost covers her knuckle, and it can be used to guide small boats to shore late at night. Kris Humphries says he wasn't exactly sure what he was looking for, "I just knew I wanted it to be big!" What we don't know is whether Kim feels weird about marrying someone with the same name as her mom. [ONTD]


"Kim Kardashian's Wedding Will Make Her Millions." No shit, Sherlock. [Pop Eater]

Hey, remember when Kim Kardashian was just Paris Hilton's friend? And remember her old face? Yeah. Good times. [The WoW Report]

A quote from Beyoncé regarding that allegedly copycatted performance: "My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much… I then met with the talented people who worked on it. The technology and concept were so genius. Thank god for YouTube or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring. I never worked so hard on anything in my life as that performance for the Billboard Awards." [AOL Music]

Amber Rose is on the cover of Vibe, and inside, she says: 
"What am I supposed to do? Crawl up in a corner and die ‘cause I'm not with Kanye anymore? Am I supposed to go back to the strip club and not take these opportunities that I have?" And: "Kanye would always tell be how beautiful I was and that I was going to be iconic. He always said that, 'Baby, you are iconic. You don't understand what you have.' I didn't. I didn't understand it." [The Life Files]

  • Scotty McCreery is your new American Idol, which means you can stop caring about him. [People]
  • Just one day after strolling through Portofino with Blake Lively, Leonardo DiCaprio was seen with a brunette named Natalie at the Monte Carlo Beach Club. They ordered food and Leo smoked a cigar and took off his hat — "a sign, our source says, that he was relaxed in the presence of the mystery woman." [Gatecrasher]
  • After taping the last-ever episode of her show, Oprah had dinner with BFF Gayle King, BF Stedman Graham and Maria Shriver, among others. [People]
  • Bradley Cooper and Olivia Wilde have been seen talking closely, and you know what that means. [Daily Mail]
  • Former lover Gigi Goyette says that Arnold Schwarzenegger was so "frisky" and "rough" in bed she once had to go to the hospital. Vom. [Digital Spy]
  • What would you buy if you were a rich teen popstar? Justin Bieber spent $25,000 on a diamond and ruby pendant shaped to look like Stewie from Family Guy. A noble investment. []
  • Cheryl Cole has been fired from Simon Cowell's X-Factor because American audiences couldn't understand what the hell she was saying. "Her Geordie accent is to blame," apparently. You may be wondering what that sounds like; here is a video called "How To Do A Geordie Accent." And here is Cheryl Cole speaking. I can understand everything she says, but whatever. It's too late. Nicole Scherzinger will replace Cole. [Daily Mail, TMZ]
  • Russell Brand is miffed and dismayed about Cheryl Cole getting sacked. "Our Cheryl? That cannae be right! Our Cheryl, kicked off X Factor? What, the American one? And I've come to this country in good faith and they've kicked Cheryl off, our Cheryl? Oh no! She's Britain's sweetheart." [Digital Spy]
  • This one time, Kara DioGuardi was at Paula Abdul's house, and she ate some brownies she found in the fridge. In fact, she ate six of them. "Six hours later I was like, 'What's going on?'" says Kara. "I fell out of bed, on the floor ... and the ambulance comes, and this guy is like, 'This bitch is high as a kite! This bitch is high as a kite!'" Kara says she spent the next "three days in bed ... I was hallucinating, I was on an IV, it was bad news!" [Radar]
  • Tony Romo is getting married this weekend, to a blonde lady who is not Jessica Simpson. [Radar]
  • Here is an adorable story about the time Dolly Parton's wig got stuck in a tree. [Showbiz Spy]
  • "Not [like I'm] a horrible parent, but I've certainly made mistakes and had to make up for it." — Brad Pitt. [People]
  • "When I am not onstage I feel dead. Whether that is healthy or not to you, or healthy or not to anyone, or a doctor, is really of no concern to me. I don't feel alive unless I'm performing, and that's just the way I was born. It would be so mean, wouldn't it, to say, 'For the next month, I'm going to cut myself off from my fans so I can be a person.' What does that mean? They are part of my person, they are so much of my person. They're at least 50 percent, if not more." — Lady Gaga. [Daily Mail]