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Courtney Love PISSED

Disney and Kermit the Frog

Are RAPING Kurt Cobain

3/13/2012 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0313_kermit_courtney_love_getty2_EXCourtney Love believes Kermit the Frog and his gang of Muppet friends "raped" the memory of her late husband Kurt Cobain -- by bastardizing Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in their 2011 movie ... without her permission.

Courtney says she has the absolute power to approve or nix the use of Kurt's music for commercial purposes, and she never gave the OK for the 2 companies to use the song for the 2011 Muppets movie.

But there's another side to this ... We're told Courtney sold off half of her rights to Kurt's music to a company called Primary Wave Music. And there's more ... Courtney also gave Primary Wave the exclusive right to distribute Nirvana's entire catalog.

As far as "Smells Like Teen Spirit" goes ... not only did Primary Wave approve the use in the Muppet's movie, they got permission from the two surviving Nirvana members -- Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. And Dave is even in the movie.

But it's not all that bad for Courtney. We're told a chunk of the profits from songs in the catalog go to Courtney and her daughter, Frances Bean.

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mebrat24    

Now she can get some more drugs as soon as that check arrives.

893 days ago
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himminy    

so........all in all it sounds like there's no story here. just a misunderstanding. tmz, try harder next time to come up with a relevant story.

893 days ago
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northern gypsy    

speaking of train wrecks ...we have passage for this one to final destination of delusional...with a quick stop at greed...

893 days ago
4.

wiptidoo    

This dopehead has no rights to that crappy music

893 days ago
5.

Jay W.     

Your getting paid... shut your pie hole.

893 days ago
6.

lori    

DO NOT USE RAPE,UNLESS IT IS RAPE. IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN RAPED, STOP NOW. HOW MEAN ARE YOU...

893 days ago
7.

Cricket    

Yes, that's what is embarrassing to Kurt's memory.....Kermit the Frog. Give me a break! This crack-whore sold the rights, get over it. But in a temporary moment of clarity she realized she f--cked up for DRUG MONEY. Idiot. Just end it man.

893 days ago
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gpzjack    

and we wouldn't want to tarnish the memory of a drug addict that killed himself and left a wife and child behind...give me a break..

893 days ago
9.

Robert    

What? Kurt Cobain actually had a sense of humor and I'm sure he would have enjoyed this

He loved the Weird Al parody so why wouldn't he like this? Courtney Love is losing it

893 days ago
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Robert    

Are you kidding me? Cobain actually had a sense of humor

He enjoyed the Weird Al cover and I'm sure he would have liked this

893 days ago
11.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Raping him is better than murder for money, which is what she seemed to have pulled off.

893 days ago
12.

Sassy    

Wait. She sold rights, and before checking if approval was obtained, used the word "rape" of the music in a family-friendly movie like the Muppets?! Rape and Muppets in the same sentence, Courtney? Really?

893 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

3/4's of what she gets will go to drugs. The other 1/4 will go to plastic surgery to try to cover up the effects of all the drugs.
In reality, she probably doesn't get that much. half will go to Primary Wave Music, and most of the other half will go to her daughter. Whatever Courtney gets will be gone in a blink - or should I say a snort, or maybe a syringe.

893 days ago
14.

b    

This drug addict thinks Kermit is a real person. Don't cover anything on this loser. Let her crawl under a rock and go away.

893 days ago
15.

Shane!    

Kinda funny since Courtney has been raping Kurt since before he shot himself.
She must be pissed then about the $hittiest version of 'Heart-Shaped Box' I heard on The Voice.
Go F yourself Courtney and give the remaining members of Nirvana their music back, you have no dog in this fight.

893 days ago
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