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Frances Bean Now Controls Courtney Love’s Purse Strings

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In a modern take on the Ab Fab Saffy and Edina relationship, it's been revealed that Frances Bean Cobain is taking control and now owns all the rights to her dad Kurt's image, likeness and publicity, after using her mom Courtney Love's request for a multi-million-dollar loan as leverage. With Love coming to her daughter to ask for a $2.75 million handout in 2010, the shrewd 19-year-old businesswoman granted it on the condition that Love handed over control of End of Music LLC, the company that divvies up cash from her late father's publicity rights. Until her mom pays her back the money in full, she earns all profits. "Publicity rights are potentially worth a fortune," said Jonathan Faber, the estate's former attorney. "They amount to the intellectual property rights." Well played. [The Fix]


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Linda Evangelista is pulling out the big guns in her bid to secure $46,000 a month in child support from her ex, Francois-Henri Pinault, revealing he told her to get an abortion. "He suggested she terminate the pregnancy," said her attorney William Beslow. And he isn't denying it, with Pinault telling the court that he was "not involved in the decision" to have the kid but he would "recognize the baby." [NYDN]

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Ashton Kutcher caused an uproar by appearing in brownface for his set of completely (un)hilarious Popchip ads, and it appears that Park And Rec's Aziz Ansari now has something to get off his chest. "In light of the Ashton Kutcher PopChips scandal, I feel obliged to confess that in my AmEx spots I am also wearing brown face," he Tweeted. "In honor of the PopChips scandal, let's all watch Short Circuit 2 today & have our heads explode. #IndianGuyisActuallyFisherStevens." [E!]


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Phew, we can all exhale because Demi Moore has officially changed her Twitter handle to @justdemi. "So hard finding a name that was fun somewhat playful and available. So for now it will be @justdemi It could grow on me!" she Tweeted. "Thanks everyone for your help in finding my new name!" No, Demi, thank you. [Us]

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Kids have the ability to suck the sex and fun out of any marriage, but Jessica Alba is going to fight it tooth and nail. "Carving out this alone time is especially important after almost nine years together," she writes in her new blog. "Making time for our relationship in our daily routine — even though it's surprisingly predictable and may not seem as spicy as our spontaneous pre-kiddo days — really helps keep the romance alive. [iVillage]

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  • Beyond his humor and kind nature, Stacy Keibler is really just into George Clooney's body. [Page Six]
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  • Alicia Silverstone on new film Vamps: "It was just great costumes and beautiful makeup… You get all the perks of Clueless. I think by the end of the movie, all little girls will want coffins." [E!]
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  • How does one get on the guest list to be included when Jake Gyllenhaal screens a film for Jay-Z? [Page Six]
  • Breaking hair news: Amber Rose wears a blonde wig now. [The Life Files]

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You're a smart bunch. Help me parse through this, because I am perfectly willing to concede that there may be a lot of angles I had not considered...

So the Linda Evangelista child support issue... okay. Regardless of whether you wanted a child, I do think that, as a father, you should be required to help support said offspring financially. I'm not arguing for no child support.

But $46K a month?

I'm guessing this number was calculated based on his worth/percentage of his income rather than what it actually costs to rear a child (if it cost $46K a month to raise a kid, I'd be in debt up to my eyeballs 8 months in), and that seems unfair to me: even if whatever is not used in a month is put into some sort of trust for the kid to be used later. I don't think a child is entitled to come into a lot of money later on just because her father or mother was rich (Warren Buffet talks about not wanting to reward people simply for being "members of the lucky sperm club.")

I'd be down with him paying half of her expenses even if those expenses were on the more extravagant side (within reason), like a fancy private school, nannies, horseback riding lessons, whatever. But just basing a number off his wealth seems a touch ridiculous.

Thoughts? Am I not considering other factors?