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We Heard What!?

2008-06-05 17:28
Smells like a publicity stunt
Courtney Love just can’t seem to catch a break. Her solo music career is taking its own weird downward spiral into obscurity and she was recently admitted to hospital with chest pains. Now the singer-actress-basket case has revealed she’s been feeling suicidal since her husband’s ashes were stolen from her Hollywood home, according to News of the World. Courtney kept Kurt Cobain’s ashes in a pink Teddy bear-shaped bag, along with a lock of the Nirvana frontman’s hair. "I can't believe anyone would take Kurt's ashes from me. I find it disgusting and right now I'm suicidal. If I don't get them back I don't know what I'll do," said a distraught Love. Earlier this year, Love also alleged that someone had used Cobain's social security number to steal more than $200 million from his estate. She now believes that the person responsible for both thefts is known to her. Which has conspiracy written all over it – Courtney’s been fooled twice now, within a few months. What’s the deal? Flogging a music icon’s ashes on eBay is hardly going to be smart move, so why would anyone steal Cobain’s ashes? A word of caution to the “thief” though: DO NOT make like Keith Richards and attempt to sniff those ashes! There’s no telling what drug toxins remain…

Kabelo “still a druggie”
Kwaito star Archibald Motlhatlhedi - aka Gurash - formerly of Black Jack, has left the group because the “holy” Kabelo kept trying to feed him drugs, the Sunday World reports. Kabelo is no stranger to drugs controversy after admitting he had a drug addiction back in 2002. The former TKZee singer was then admitted to rehab and has since cleaned up his image, becoming a fitness enthusiast and marathon runner. He also found God and was ordained into the church as a pastor. But Gurash is saying that it’s all a lie as Kabelo was still offering him drugs while he was studying to become a pastor at Rhema Church in Randburg, Joburg. Gurash has even gone so far as to trash Kabelo on his new album, Winner Takes All, which will be released in July. In the song the muso disses Kabelo for trying to bring him down by offering him drugs.

Did Fiddy try to kill his son?
He used to be the target of men with murder on their minds, having nine bullet wounds to show for his violent past, but now 50 Cent is at the centre of an attempted murder skandaal. Bang Showbiz reports that his ex-girlfriend has accused him to trying kill her – and their 10-year-old son – in an arson attack. Shaniqua Tompkins – mother of the rapper’s son Marquise – claims a Molotov cocktail started the fire which destroyed the star’s million-dollar mansion in Dix Hills, New York, while she, the child and four others were inside. They all managed to escape with minor injuries. Tompkins seems sure of her case, saying, “He tried to kill me and his own child. I know this came from 50 Cent. I know he did it.” The blaze comes just days after Fiddy tried to get his ex-lover evicted from the house following a heated argument. The rapper, who was in Louisiana shooting his latest movie when the blaze broke out, denies starting the fire. His attorney, Brett Kimmel, said: "Any suggestion that Mr. Jackson had anything whatsoever to do with the fire at his home is outrageous and offensive." Fire officials confirmed the blaze was “definitely suspicious” and have launched an investigation. Time for Fiddy to start wearing his bullet-proof vest again, we reckon.

Chicco airs his dirty laundry
The Sunday World reports that musician and business tycoon Chicco Twala is accusing his ex-wife Thembi of cheating on him while they were married. He says he saw his wife enter a house with two white men and leave much later, in a skimpy mini-skirt. Chicco was so embarrassed that he chose not to include this juicy bit of info in his divorce decree. One day, he says, he arrived home in the wee hours of the morning from a business meeting and found that Thembi was not in the house. “Imagine arriving home at about 4am in the morning, only to find that your wife is not there!” the singer said. He soon received confirmation of her cheating ways when he followed her and the two white men to a private residence in Hyde Park. She finally emerged four hours later, looking ruffled and unkempt. Chicco says he jumped out of the car and started punching on one of the men. “I thought of klapping her but something said, ‘no Chicco, don’t beat a woman’,” he says. While the incident happened years ago, Thembi denies being unfaithful and says Chicco is only trying to destroy her. Why now? Thembi is taking her ex to court, alleging that he owes her nearly half a million rand in maintenance.

Kylie’s too sexy for Coldplay
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has revealed to Q Radio that the band’s collaboration with Kylie Minogue has been scrapped from their new album because the track was “too sexy” for the record. When quizzed on why the song was not included on new album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, the singer said, "Well, its just too sexy. At this point we cannot be that sexy, also we haven't quite finished it. It's a song called Lunar and Kylie is particularly brilliant on it." But not to worry Kylie fans, Martin has assured everyone that the song, called “Lunar”, will definitely be released next year. Which means that another Coldplay album is not too far away – and their latest hasn’t even been released yet!

Sources: News of the World, Bang Showbiz, Sunday World, Q Radio

- Shaheema Barodien

This week: Kurt Cobain’s ashes go AWOL, Kabelo is accused of pushing drugs, Chicco talks about his marriage woes and the question on everyone’s lips - did 50 Cent try to murder his own kid?
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