Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Courtney Love weighs in with an unlikely seeming accusation about Dave Grohl, Lindsay Lohan may not have been watching Homeland and not fighting last week, and Jon Huntsman isn't cutting enough checks.
Courtney Love -- who has a reputation for saying weird and provocative things that aren't necessarily true -- accused the former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl of hitting on her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. Love made the accusation in a series of since-deleted tweets from her private Twitter account. In typical Love fashion, the details are vague, with dollops of specificity added for flavor. She says she learned about the alleged pass secondhand, from both an "old friend" and Francis' roommate. And while she notes Grohl put "his hands all over" the now 19-year-old Frances Bean, she doesn't specify when or where it happened. Grohl, who is married and generally considered to be a stand-up fellow, quickly responded with a statement calling the accusation "upsetting, offensive and absolutely untrue” and "another hateful Twitter rant" from the widow of his former Nirvana bandmate. Love, for her part, tells The New York Daily News she is "certainly not going to retract anything," adding that Grohl "used to consistently hit on me back in the day" and "slept with three of my bassists." [Gatecrasher]
Remember the fight Lindsay Lohan denied being in last week, because she was at home catching up on Homeland? Well, an unnamed Standard Hotel employee says he saw her at Smoke and Mirrors, the Standard's nightclub, with Marisa Dugas, who has since filed an incident report with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. According to the man's version of events, Dugas approached a table where Lohan was sitting with some male friends and tried talking to one, at which point people started throwing ice at her. He says Lohan was part of a subsequent scuffle that broke out, which he claims to have helped break up, only adult in the room-style. Once things cooled down, he says Dugas was "escorted out of the club, where she cried hysterically and then said Lindsay hurt her, but... refused medical attention." [TMZ]