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Omigod—chances are you missed this because it's a reality show that airs on Tuesdays on Oxygen, but Courtney Love appeared on Running Russell Simmons last night and it was epic. Everything that came out of her mouth was bonkers insane yet pure magic; and—sorry Courtney—she really seems as random and rambling, prone to left field tangents and seemingly wasted (or maybe just nuts) as she gets credit for in print.
Magic poured forth from the moment she stumbled through the office muttering hello hellos to nobody over an hour early for her meeting—seriously, thank god for playback. Her insane laugh; her suggestion that since Russell Simmons wasn't yet available to meet with her that she and one of his assistants leave to go shopping (it won't take that long, "it's all pulled"); her demand that said assistants photograph her for her style blog (putting her feet up on Russell's desk and saying "I want my McQueens in there"); her horrified speech detailing how and why the name Courtney is a "white trash name."
But things really got wonderful when Russell got in and the duo got down to business. They were discussing a Courtney Love reality television project with a "post-shabby West Village punky-girl aesthetic." Less important than the look but still worth discussing: The show will allow her to be the fostering, wise den mother figure she knows she can be because, well, she's "good at mentoring girls, that's [her] strength." Though the meandering premise sounds more like a bizarro super-group version of Making the Band with celebrity musicians and a panel of judges her final takeaway (unrelated, if totally awesome): "Here's a picture of me on the ground drunk and here's a picture of me on the cover of Vogue."
And then—and then!—Courtney asked how much she was getting paid, she asked for help finding a husband and then she practically fell over while trying to show off the gigantic mood boards she created: A wedding cake on fire, make-up looks, Hole logos, fashion spreads, and "a little trailer just for the hell of it."