Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Rolling Stone Perks Francis Bean

Francis Bean Cobain poses with mother Courtney Love - Photo courtetsy of Celebrity Smack
Saw this bite-sized nugget at Celebrity Smack and started feeling a prickly tingling in the back of neck.

For starters, Cobain Jr.'s stark blue eye peering out from wavy brunette locks is unnerving, like the little bugger might suddenly decide to reach out from the computer screen and rip my soul clean out of my body. Remember The Ring and Ring Two? Scary.

Don't mean to detract from this news story (if you could call it that). I'm just saying that lipid blue eyeball in a meadow of dark black mascara creeps me out.

Rumors are circulating about candy-eyed 15-year old Francis Bean Cobain flaunting her celebrity pedigree at Rolling Stone magazine. Someone with an axe to grind says the daughter of heavy metal rocker Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain isn't doing her share of drudge work despite having landed a coveted summer intern position.

According to Page Six, insiders say "she doesn't get coffee for anyone . . . calls in sick all the time and wears funny outfits."

Oh, the horror. Rock 'n roll royalty who basically doesn't need a job acts like she owns the place and gets funky. I'm with the Smacker on this one, those outfits would have to be pretty darn outrageous to register with the granddaddy of music mags. If some sniveling co-worker can't deal with the obvious favoritism, that's their problem.

Boo-hoo-hoo. Cobain either doesn't show up or is sitting around swapping hooplah with the natives, making them feel good about working in tiny cubicles while elevating her own status in the music biz. Big deal. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Did it ever occur to anyone that FrannyB is doing Rolling Stone a favor by hanging around? Having a direct pipeline into behind-the-scenes antics of Courtney Love and cohorts has got to be worth a pretty penny, doncha think? No wonder their reps deny any impropriety, claiming "She's a great girl, and we're thrilled to have her."

I would too if the arrangement might lead to a juicy magazine story. Although ... well ... first I'd make the kid buy some Ray-Bans.