MTV.com released information about controversial rock star Courtney Love this week. Love was arrested at 3 a.m. for breaking several windows at a male friend’s residence, followed by a trip to the emergency room for drug overdose.
Love’s “male friend” called 911 to report a burglary, but when police arrived on the scene, he requested she not be taken into custody. Police, however, noted that her behavior showed signs of drug use and was later admitted to Century City Hospital in Los Angeles.
Reps for Love and the hospital were unavailable for comment.
Xtina on Top
Supertalent Christina Aguilera is still riding high on her year-old LP Stripped. The 23-year-old singer’s track “Dirrty” was just named best single by London’s Q Awards and she will host MTV’s 10th Annual Europe awards. To top things off, she also received two nominations. After major set destruction at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, the Aguilera and Justin Timberlake “Justified/Stripped” tour has bowed out. Christina is headed to tour Europe through January.
Box Office ‘Rock’ed
Jack Black’s dark horse comedy School of Rock opened big last weekend with an unexpected $20.2 million, the fifth biggest October opening in history. Black, who promoted the movie heavily is no doubt relieved after facing relentless pressure to open big after the disappointing Shallow Hal and other slump vehicles.
Speaking of pressure, Hollywood information service Exhibitor Relations reported a 54 percent drop in the long-shelved Miramax flick The Duplex. Even megawatt stars like Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore couldn’t keep movie-goers in seats. The numbers do not bode well for director Danny DeVito’s shot-calling credibility.
Kill Bill. The ungodly buzzed-about return of Tarantino is EVERYWHERE. The $55 million over-budget, star packed (Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Darryl Hannah, Vivica A. Fox) action film was not only cut in half (to avoid major editing of Quentin’s epic) but is experiencing a firestorm of…what? Positive reviews? Although being dubbed the most violent film in cinematic history to date, rumor has it that this is Tarantino’s best work yet. Perhaps ditching writing partner Roger Avery (Pulp Fiction) was a good move on Tarantino’s part. Regardless, to bone up on Bill, check out Uma’s recent turn in Entertainment Weekly, as well as a healthy feature on Philly.com.
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