Did anyone else see this? It was awesome on the trainwreck level of a live Big Poppa Pump promo! She kept flirting with Letterman, lifting her shirt up & telling rambling stories that were as coherent as the Ultimate Warrior. You could tell Letterman wasn't sure how to handle it. Great TV!
Who's judging American Idol? Paula Abdul? Paula Abdul judging a singing contest is like Christopher Reeve judging a dance contest!
And that wasn't even the highlight of her evening, either...
The Associated Press Updated: 12:18 p.m. ET March 18, 2004
NEW YORK - A few hours after a loopy “Late Show” appearance in which she lifted her shirt to expose her breasts at least six times, rocker Courtney Love was arrested early Thursday for allegedly throwing a microphone stand and striking a man in the head.
The 24-year-old man was taken to a hospital in stable condition, police said. Police said they were charging Love with reckless endangerment and third-degree assault after the 2:30 a.m. incident at a posh Manhattan nightclub.
Messages left for representatives of Love early Thursday weren’t immediately returned.
Love, who is facing felony drug charges in California, repeatedly lifted her olive shirt several times on David Letterman’s CBS talk show.
Her back was facing the camera when she exposed herself while making an entrance. She then stood atop Letterman’s desk, sang a few bars of “Danny Boy,” and offered the host an up-close viewing. The video was altered so a profile of her breasts could not be seen.
She alluded to actress Drew Barrymore, who similarly exposed herself to the talk-show host.
“Very sweet of you,” Letterman said. “We’re going to lose our liquor license.”
Love sat down on Letterman’s couch, gestured to her chest and said, “FCC!”
Of the Federal Communication Commission’s recent crackdown on lewd content on television and radio, Love said, “Is this like Reagan trickle-down economics? Is this like Bush trickle down?”
Love, the former lead singer of the group Hole, was arrested in October after allegedly trying to break into the Los Angeles home of a former boyfriend. Police later called to her home allegedly found painkillers when Love was taken to a treatment center for a drug overdose.
Love has been charged with two felony counts of possession of controlled substances. She also faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
A preliminary hearing in the felony case has been postponed to April 15. She showed up two hours late Tuesday for a court hearing and was scolded by the judge after talking out of turn in court.
During his show, Letterman asked Love whether she could talk about the court case. “Yeah, I’m not supposed to,” she said.
When Letterman later asked if drugs were involved, Love said, “One expired Percocet and one Ambien.”
Love later lit up a cigarette — defying New York City’s strict anti-smoking laws — and asked Letterman, “Are you going to cut this because I’m smoking?”
“That won’t be the reason we cut anything,” he replied.
Letterman looked profoundly uncomfortable with Love’s scatterbrained performance, but he did get the last word. He was looking to cut to a commercial, but Love insisted he ask her one more question.
What is this crazy world comming to. We got Courtney off the wagon, Whitney in rehab, rap artists are getting harrassed in Florida... when did it become 1997 again? All we need now is for Michael Jackson to get accused of pedophilia again.
...err, what a minute.
Cerebus: Barbarian, Prime Minister, Pope, Perfect House Guest.
"Graft is as necessary as throwing up when you drink too much."
I guess I was supposed to say UNRELEASED ('til now) BOB DYLAN TRACK! to get you excited. That still doesn't do it for me, but there's a couple Dylan people around here I figured I should point this out to just in case they hadn't heard.