Hole frontwoman Courtney Love is suing her boyfriend’s ex-wife. Her claim? That she’s being stalked.
In the lawsuit, Love claims that Lesley Barber, the ex-wife of Geffen Records exec Jim Barber, allegedly tried to mow her down with her Volvo and threatened to burn her house down during a “20-month campaign of stalking.”
The incident involving Barber’s Volvo resulted in an injury to Love‘s foot when Barber ran over it with her car. The alleged attack on June 4 cost Love an acting part in the sci-fi thriller “John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars” and her $500,000 payment.
BRIDGING THE GENERATION GAP: Will the Material Mom and the queen of teen pop really get to sing together? That’s what Sonicnet.com is reporting. According to a source familiar with the project, Britney Spears and Madonna will hit the studio in May. Spears’ next album is scheduled to be in stores by early summer, meaning their collaboration may be included in the project.
Meanwhile, the two are going up against each other in the Best Female Pop Performance category at this year’s Grammy Awards.
BEATLES ARE NO. 1: The Beatles’ landmark album, “Revolver,” has been named the greatest rock ‘n’ roll album of all time, according to a survey of musicians and critics conducted by VH-1.
Thirty years after the band broke up, they’re still topping the charts with the release of “1,” a compilation of the Fab Four’s 27 No. 1 hits. The Beatles also dominated VH-1’s survey with a total of five albums making the list. They included “Rubber Soul” (No. 6), “Abbey Road” (No. 8), “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (No. 10) and “The Beatles,” better known as the White Album (No. 11).
Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones also had five albums on the top 100 list. Seven other bands had three of their albums on the list, including Led Zeppelin, The Who, Aretha Franklin and Jimi Hendrix. Others to make the list included Nirvana’s “Nevermind” (No. 2) the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” (No. 3) and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” (No. 4).
Music and documentary footage of artists on the list will be shown in a five-hour special, “100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll,” airing on VH-1 Jan. 15 through Jan. 19.
BUSTED! Rapper Vanilla Ice was arrested in Florida for allegedly attacking his wife during a domestic dispute, the Associated Press reports. Police say the musician, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, placed his hand over his wife’s mouth to shut her up. Van Winkle admits to pulling out some of her hair, but he says that was to keep her from jumping out of their truck while they were driving on Interstate 595.
The rapper, 32, was released Wednesday and released from Broward County Jail the next day on $3,500 bail. Prosecutors have 21 days to file charges.
“We had a heated argument,” he said. “That’s about it. It’s not that big of a deal. I would never hit my wife or any girl or anything like that … I love my wife, I love my kids, my life’s fine, everything’s good, no hitting, no drugs.”
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