IT MAY NOT smell like teen spirit anymore, but Kurt Cobain's stuff may smell like it's been in storage for a decade.
No matter. His widow, Courtney Love, is having a sale.
"I'm going to have a Christie's auction," Love told the AOL music Web site Spinner.com. "[My house] is like a mausoleum."
"My daughter [Frances Bean] doesn't need to inherit a giant . . . bag full of flannel . . . shirts," Love said. "A sweater, a guitar and the lyrics to '(Smells Like) Teen Spirit' - that's what my daughter gets. And the rest of it we'll just . . . sell."
"Everyone's been positive and behind me on it," Love says of her friends' support for the idea. "We'll make a lot of money and give a bunch of it to charity."
She'll have a chance to move on from Cobain, too.
"I still wear his pajamas to bed. How am I ever going to go form another relationship in my lifetime wearing Kurt's pajamas?"
Note to bidders: Wash Kurt's pajamas.
Harry to get tanked
Prince Harry is going to Iraq.
And he's going to be in a combat regiment, the Blues and the Royals, for a six-month tour.
Gen. Sir Richard Dannatt, head of the British army, said yesterday that he made the decision himself.
"I would urge that the somewhat frenzied media activity surrounding this particular story should cease in the interests of the overall security of all our people deployed in Iraq," Dannatt said.
Harry, 22, a second lieutenant, is a tank commander trained to lead a 12-man team in four armored reconnaissance vehicles. If deployed, he would become the first royal to serve in a war zone since Prince Andrew, his uncle, was a chopper pilot in the Falkland Islands conflict in 1982.
As if it isn't bad enough in Iraq, there is concern among commanders that sending in the prince will further endanger other soldiers.
Do you really want
to hurt me?
Bangshowbiz.com reports Boy George has been arrested in England after allegedly chaining male escort Auden Carlsen to a wall in his apartment.
Carlsen said he was not working as an escort at the time but was at George's to pose for pictures.
"I walked into the bedroom wearing my white underpants and a T-shirt and then I was jumped on by another man," he said.
"George handcuffed me to a hook by the bed as they held me down."
After the other man left, Carlsen said George took out a box of sex toys and told him: "Now you'll get what you deserve."
Unsure how deserving he wanted to be, Carlsen yanked the hook from the wall and fled half-dressed. He called police from a nearby phone.
* In our item last week about an
NBC "Dateline" producer making it on to the Phil Spector jury, we mentioned the story had been broken by L.A. journalist Eric Longabardi on his blog.
Longabardi actually broke the story on the investigative-news Web site ERSNews.com.
* At the "Tropfest at Tribeca"
party at the Rose Bar at NYC's Gramercy Park Hotel, Matthew Perry and Tattle's Baird Jones talked tennis.
Perry, it seems, was pretty good.
"I was number 17 in tennis in Canada when I was 13," he said. "I had a nice fast serve and I was a good volleyer, but I had a weak backhand. I was not good enough to turn pro so I had to find something else to do."
Perry added he once got to play at Wimbledon against John McEnroe. He got one game.
* The Hollywood Reporter says
Sigourney Weaver is close to signing on to join Upper Darby's Tina Fey and Amy Pohler in "Baby Mama."
The comedy is about a career woman (Fey) who hires a surrogate (Pohler). One can only assume Pohler will be in all her gum-cracking, foul-mouthed, low-class glory. Weaver would play the head of the surrogate agency.
Shooting is to start this month so it's no hiatus for Tina, who'll go right from "Mama" to prepping "30 Rock's" second season.
* Daniel Edwards, the man
who brought us the sculpture of Britney Spears giving birth, has again tapped the pop-culture vein for "Paris Hilton Autopsy."
The statue, reports bangshow-biz.com, is to serve as a warning against drunk driving and shows a naked, tiara-wearing, Paris, with her pet Chihuahua resting its paws on her breasts.
For those of you who enjoy "CSI," the piece has an open abdominal cavity with life-size internal organs you can remove.
Be the first on your block to see it on May 11 at New York's Capla Kesting Fine Art gallery.
"It is designed to counter the disturbingly glamorized trend of Hollywood's girls gone wild," gallery director David Kesting said.
* Rosie O'Donnell announces
she's leaving, Elisabeth Hasselbeck announces she's pregnant.
"When you said you had an announcement, my heart sank!" Barbara Walters joked yesterday on "The View."
"We're going to be lonely without you," Elisabeth said to Rosie, "so Tim and I thought we should get busy and, you know, maybe make a little co-host."
The baby, the second for Elisabeth and her husband, is due in November.
"Sweeps!" said O'Donnell. "Perfect timing."
* If Roma Downey ("Touched
by an Angel") gets voted off the island now, she's going to get quite the settlement.
She married "Survivor" producer Mark Burnett Saturday in a private ceremony at their home, officiated by Downey's former co-star Della Reese.
The couple's publicist, Jim Dowd, (see, they're already sharing) told all yesterday.
A plane above towed a banner that read: " . . . and they lived happily ever after."
Awwwwwwww . . . *
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.