Courtney Love

Diary: Courtney loves the British press

When one runs into a fellow vacationer abroad, talk naturally turns to home. So it was that at last weekend's "Istancool" cultural festival in Istanbul, I found myself hobnobbing with Courtney Love, who told me how much she adored the British tabloids.

Album: Hole, Nobody's Daughter, (Mercury)

Having dallied awhile on the fringes of Hollywood without ever establishing herself as more than a thespian novelty and car-crash sideshow, Courtney Love has finally returned to music with Nobody's Daughter, the first Hole album in 12 years, and her first musical offering since America's Sweetheart, her self-pitying solo album from 2004.

High-profile and hooked

Richie was arrested in 2006 for driving under the influence of the painkiller Vicodin. She claimed the medication was for menstrual cramps and after her arrest said: "I kept making bad decisions or mistake after mistake after mistake."

The last days of Kurt Cobain, in his own words

He was the voice of Generation X, speaking to disaffected youth with the lyricism of grunge music. Now, 14 years after his suicide, a new film – in his own words – gives fresh insight into the life and death of Nirvana's tortured frontman Kurt Cobain.