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February 23, 2004 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
So you were expecting a proper, packaged promotion of her new album when Courtney Love played a post-midnight show at the Roxy on Friday? From rock's queen of chaos? Love appears to be campaigning hard for "America's Sweetheart," her first album in six years and her first without her old band Hole, but that obviously doesn't mean she's become a good girl willing to jump through the record industry's hoops. Taking the Roxy stage at 1 a.m.
February 12, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A bench warrant was issued Wednesday for singer Courtney Love after she failed to appear for a hearing on her felony drug-possession case, but the judge stayed the order until another hearing Tuesday. Love's lawyer, William Genego, blamed "security concerns" for her failure to appear. Love, 39, has pleaded not guilty to charges of illegal possession of two painkillers allegedly discovered Oct. 2.
February 8, 2004 | Robert Hilburn; Richard Cromelin; Randy Lewis
Norah Jones "Feels Like Home" (Blue Note) *** 1/2 This album doesn't knock you out on first listening, but then neither did "Come Away With Me," Jones' 2002 debut that ended up winning a Grammy for album of the year. How many times did you hear someone ask, "What's all the fuss about?" after first hearing the album -- only to eventually fall under its seductive spell? The same pattern may repeat itself here. As the follow-up to an album that has sold 8 million copies in the U.S.
October 29, 2003 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Rock star Courtney Love has been criminally charged with drug possession, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Tuesday. Love faces two counts of possession of the painkillers hydrocodone and oxycodone. She is free on $20,000 bail. The charges are punishable by a maximum of three years and eight months in prison. Authorities said she may be eligible for a drug treatment program. The charges stem from an incident on Oct. 2.
October 9, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Rock star Courtney Love was charged Wednesday with being under the influence of a controlled substance after she allegedly broke several windows of a friend's house on Oct. 2. The city attorney's office charged Love with one misdemeanor count, which could bring a maximum sentence of one year in county jail. Prosecutors believe the controlled substance was either cocaine or an opiate, said city attorney spokesman Eric Moses.
February 6, 2003 | From Reuters
British police released rock star Courtney Love without charge after she received a warning for swearing at a crew member on her plane flight from Los Angeles. Love, 38, had been arrested at London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday. Upon her release, she admitted she had sworn at a flight attendant but insisted there was little more to the incident than that.
February 5, 2003 | From Reuters
British police arrested rock star Courtney Love at London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday after the cabin crew said she had abused them during a transatlantic flight from Los Angeles. A spokesman for Virgin Atlantic said the 38-year-old singer and actress had become disruptive and had verbally abused cabin crew during the flight, which had 200 passengers on board. No one was injured. British police said Love was arrested for disruptive behavior and endangering an aircraft.
December 10, 2002 | Kristina Sauerwein and Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
Jules Mark Lusman, whose medical license was revoked last week for prescribing addictive drugs to celebrities, frequently provided narcotics on a "cash-and-carry" basis to the rich and famous, including Winona Ryder and singer-actress Courtney Love, according to a state report. Lusman, 49, may face criminal prosecution, authorities said Monday. In its report, the Medical Board of California said the Santa Monica physician's stated specialty was laser surgery.
Rock star Courtney Love strode into the Beverly Hills Hotel in late February for the recording industry's hippest party: the annual pre-Grammy bash thrown by music mogul Clive Davis. When she walked into the hotel, she had been at war with her record company, Vivendi Universal's Universal Music Group, for more than a year.
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