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Friday, June 27, 2014

This Week: Courtney Changes Kurt's Story, Kesha Breaks Free, and Troubles at an Avicii Show

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"In the early Eighties, as a 22-year-old queer man living during the Reagan-Bush administration, I was afraid to get tested for HIV for fear of quarantine, the threat of internment camps, and having my basic civil rights stripped away... I am happy that attitudes have matured and changed, and I feel lucky that I live in a country where acceptance, tolerance, and policy toward HIV-AIDS and LGBTQ issues have advanced as far as they have."
Michael Stipe presenting an award at Logo TV's Trailblazers event and reminding us how far we've come. (Logo)

"I'll never know my father because he died young. It becomes a desirable feat because ppl like u think it's 'cool.' Well, it's fucking not. Embrace life, because u only get one life. The ppl u mentioned wasted that life. Don't be 1 of those ppl ur too talented to waste it away."
Frances Bean Cobain puts Lana Del Rey's "I wish I was dead already" quote into some serious perspective. (Twitter)

"He wanted it baaaad. He wrote to every major, minor, any label; 'We'll pay, let us be on your label...' He was just desperate to be the biggest rock star in the world -- absolutely desperate. And he made it look like it was -- oh -- thrust upon him."
Courtney Love talking about her late husband, Kurt Cobain, and sounding a tad jealous of his success. (National Geographic)

"They are between 12 and 15-year-old girls for Christ's sake. I am older and more experienced. Even if 10 to 12 men have to take me every night, I don't care. Just release these girls and let them go back to their parents."
Nigerian singer Adokiye Kyrian publicly offered to sacrifice herself to get the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Harem home. Heavy. (NME)

"It really messed with my head, and I realized I couldn't do it by myself. The decision to take control of it is the scariest thing I've ever done, and this is coming from someone who dives with sharks and jumps out of airplanes for fun."
Kesha says dealing with a media-exacerbated eating disorder in rehab was pretty terrifying. (Teen Vogue)

"What are the rules about biting in the World Cup? There probably should be one. Biting has no place in sports."
Now bitey soccer player Luis Suarez has gone and upset Bruce Springsteen. Unforgivable! (TMZ)

"He made me call my 93-year-old grandma to thank her for my baby blue eyes! What a Q-T"
Katy Perry met Joe Biden and he said some weird shit to her grandmother. (Instagram)

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"You couldn't breathe if you were on the floor. It was the best and worst time ever... People who don't do drugs come here and do drugs."
Fan Michael Santostefano, talking about a Boston Avicii performance where 36 people were reportedly rushed to hospital for dehydration and other issues. (Boston Globe)

"Just hearing the awful news abt tonight. Its a terrible thing, I rly hope everyone is ok! My thoughts go to those affected & their families."
Avicii's response to the rash of medical emergencies at the event (Twitter)

"You could hear his soul. And he was this little kid who hadn't experienced love but he was a vessel. For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure. It was these little things that he did that were just swag. It's something that's God-given."
Beyonce paid tribute to Michael Jackson, on the anniversary of his death (

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