Courtney Love Update: Art Imitates Life

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She hasn't made a record since 2010's not-so-well-received album, "Nobody's Daughter," but somehow Courtney Love still manages to keep herself busy.

On the heels of a misinformed Twitter rant and subsequent apology to daughter Frances Bean Cobain, the Hole front woman is now showing up on the big screen, on stage, and in the art world.

Love recently accused her late husband's Nirvana band mate, Dave Grohl, of hitting on her daughter, when she tweeted, "I heard from Frannie's roommate that @davegrohl hit on Frances and that she was curious, I'm not mad at her, him I am about to shoot dead," before Bean put her in her place with a frosty retort: "While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn."

With an apology in place-once again via Twitter ("Bean, sorry I believed the gossip…Mommy loves you")-- Love is now going viral via a leaked clip from the rock documentary "Hit So Hard: The Life And Near Death Story of Patty Schemel." The documentary is about former Hole drummer Patty Schemel, but a major highlight of the film is a rare clip of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain singing a duet.

Only a grunge love song would be called "Stinking of You," but the accompanying clip features vintage home video footage of the Cobain family doing things like hanging out in Frances Bean's playpen and eating birthday cake.

The P. David Ebersole-directed documentary hit film festivals last year, and now it's making the rounds in select movie theaters (a complete list of dates can be found here).

Courtney Love is taking on another medium as well. The singer's colored pencil, pastel and watercolor artwork will be featured in a New York art show at Fred Torres Collaborations. The show, called "And She's Not Even Pretty," opens May 3 and will run through June 15. According to a press release for the exhibition, it will feature over 45 works by Love. The artwork is described as featuring "doll-like women surrounded by Love's emotionally fraught writing, excerpts of poetry, or compelling music lyrics."

Movie cameos, art exhibits… but what about Courtney Love's music?

After a "Hit So Hard" screening in Brooklyn last week, Love joined her former band mates-- guitarist Eric Erlandson, bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur and drummer Patty Schemel -- for an impromptu on-stage reunion. It was the first time this incarnation of Hole had performed together since 1999. According to Spinner, after Auf Der Maur beckoned, "Is there a lady in the house who wants to join us for a song," Love joined her former band mates stage. The band performed "Miss World" and the Wipers cover "Over The Edge."

One more thing: Courtney Love is writing a book. According to Rolling Stone, Love's tell-all memoir will hit bookstores this fall. No doubt there will be a lot to tell.

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