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Courtney Love Lost the Rights to Kurt Cobain’s Image

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13:  Singer/actress Courtney Love attends the after party for the Giorgio Armani & Cinema Society screening of "Albert Nobbs" at the Armani Ristorante on December 13, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

From the Fix, another update on Courtney Love's messy personal-slash-financial situation: Love apparently lost publicity rights to Kurt Cobain's name, likeness, and appearance back in 2010. Estranged daughter Frances Bean inherited the rights after Love agreed to step down from the business that controls his image in exchange for a $2.75 million loan from Bean's trust. She won't regain control until she repays the loan. This situation continues to be sad.

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/2011 Getty Images