Irrelevant, But Fun

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We poke a lot of fun and derision at celebrity, here at Fortune’s Pawn mostly because we think it distracts so many, so frightfully many, people from the important news of our world. A headline over at CNN caught our eye this afternoon, however, which we just couldn’t ignore. “Love loses weight thanks to diet – and colonics” Okay, once we figured out that the headline referred to Courtney Love, it made a bit more sense.

My daughter (Frances Bean) and I were kind of going for it because the dessert’s fantastic,” she says. “I put on 30 pounds, and I put on another 15 out of emotional depression. Then I finally get an Italian Vogue cover, and I’m 182 pounds.””By the way,” she adds, “I hate reading magazines where the actresses are saying, ‘Broccoli and fish, broccoli and fish.’ You liars. You bulimic liars.”

Love, whose last stint in rehab was about two years ago, is trying to leave her troubled past behind.

“For many years, I took pills. I felt like I had this dirty secret,” she says.
Love loses weight thanks to diet — and colonics – CNN.com

As the photo above shows, this diet has had good effect. And if anyone
thinks that Courtney lacks style, you simply must check out this shot.

We could understand the reader thinking that Courtney might be a good role model for Amy Winehouse, given her recent exploits (see below as well):

The father of troubled singer Amy Winehouse has insisted she is on the road to recovery after collapsing from a drugs overdose.The 23-year-old, who is notorious for her wild partying, was treated in a London hospital last week after taking a cocktail of heroin, ecstasy, cocaine and the horse tranquiliser ketamine.

However, after spending a weekend in “crisis” talks with his daughter, former taxi driver Mitch Winehouse said he was confident she would pull through.
Amy Winehouse Admits Massive Overdose, Refuses Rehab, “Will Be Fine” – Entertainment on The Huffington Post

One might think that, but then there’s this:

Courtney Love is being sued by Beau Monde International for $181,286, who claim she didn’t pay her rehab bill.

Courtney checked into the Orange County, California center in 2005.
The rocker put up the $10,000 to check in, but failed to pay the
$10,000 a week tab for the remainder of her two week stay.
Courtney Love Sued For Failing To Pay For Rehab | Pop Crunch

So maybe Amy really does know best (doubt it!).

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