Courtney Love Tweets Angrily About ‘The Muppets’ Star Jason Segel
About a month ago, Kurt Cobain’s widow Courtney Love publicly railed against the movie ‘The Muppets,’ saying Disney and the beloved puppets “raped” her late husband memory by remaking Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ for the film. And it seems she isn’t finished having her say.
Her new target? The star and co-writer of ‘The Muppets,’ Jason Segel.
If you didn’t hear about her original complaints, Love says she alone gets to decide how Cobain’s music is used commercially, and that she never granted such permission to the filmmakers. But there’s just one problem with her argument: she reportedly sold half of her rights to Cobain’s music and the exclusive rights to distribute the complete Nirvana catalog to licensing company Primary Wave Music, which did sign off on using ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ in ‘The Muppets.’
What’s more, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic — Nirvana’s surviving members — gave their stamp of approval as well, with Grohl even doing a cameo in the flick.
Fast forward to last week, when Love apparently posted a long, rambling and frequently incoherent comment to a piece on Gothamist about the song controversy. That article was posted several weeks ago, but she only just chimed in. It must have reminded her how mad she was, because she then took to her Twitter account and turned her anger toward Segel. Mixed in with her usual rambling tweets (really, there are about a billion a day) she said this out of the blue:
@jasonsegel and you are too much a coward to even call and explain it to me? what are you?
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) April 6, 2012
A few minutes later, there was this (naughty words redacted): “i wake up and I’m so happy, this never happens and despite @jasonsegal being a f—ing coward, i don’t care! happy Passover!”
That was followed by a personal plea to filmmaker Judd Apatow to “beat the s–t out of” Segel, adding, “it would not be hard, i love you thanks.”
And if you thought it couldn’t get any weirder, it did the next day when she tweeted to Sam Lufti, whom you may recall has about 30 restraining orders against him for his part in Britney Spears’ mental breakdown a few years ago:
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) April 7, 2012
Love misspelled Jason’s Twitter handle in some of her tweets, but the point was pretty clear — she’s not over this yet.
So in addition to actor and writer, now Segel can add a new title to his business cards: “Muppet Satan.”