Frances Bean Cobain, Courtney Love

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According to one of those darling little celeb board forums, Courtney Love reportedly spent more than $300k on her kid's, Frances Bean, sweet 16, but that ain't the most attention-grabbing part of the B-day bash:

Celebrated at Sunset Boulevard's House of Blues, the party was a "suicidal 16" (claims the copied and pasted invite that accompanies the original posting), with a cake frosted with the words "R.I.P. Childhood." Check out Francie B's MySpace to see the pics for yourself, if ya dare. There was even a contest awarding prizes for guests who dressed the "most dead."

In terms of class, this is right behind a Holocaust-themed Bar Mitzvah.

Guess if your dad dies when you're a baby, it's easy to get a fixation with death your whole life, maybe? We sure wouldn't know, thank gawd, so we ain't judging the F.B. on her backwards way of bonding with her pops or her obsession with mortality.

Gal's 16, anyway, and most teens go through a dark phase. Remember when Ashlee Simpson had brown hair? Exactly.

But Becky's concerned with mama Love allowing her offspring to throw a suicide-inspired death bash. She wonders, do ya really wanna be glamorizing self-destruction, Court, when your daughter's daddy offed himself? Even if Kurt were still alive and rockin' today, is there any excuse to encourage your kid to fetishize suicide? Whatever. I'm more bothered by the sweet 16-year-old being a spoiled princess playing dress-up, like any other Bev Hills spawn, budding goth goddess, my ass. Except her outfits are off the Hot Topic racks as opposed to Saks'.

Just take a look at Francie's B-day invite, more demanding and diva-ish than Mariah Carey's rider requirements, seriously. Check out a snippet, posted online by one of her party buddies, here:

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Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA

MY one and only sweet 16.....eerrrr actually it's my "suicidal 16".
At the house of blues, on September 2nd from 8:30 (TIME HAS CHANGED FORM 9:30 TO 8:30 KEEP THAT IN MIND) to 11:30 pm.

MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE IS PLAYING
i suggest all who intend on coming go to itunes of youtube and look them. If you don't like them, then please don't come. all will be forced to jump around and dance. ALL.

YOU MUST BE WEARING BLACK OR RED OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN! this does not mean you have to wear something "nice" or "fancy" but there is a color code so do it!

Your bags will be searched at the door
not my rules, but it is the house of blues' rules
so don't be stupid and try to bring shit it
do it b4 you get into the party if you have to
and try to be stealth!

WE ARE ALSO HAVING A CONTEST
its the "who can look most dead contest"
if you dress up dead and are picked as the top 3 you will receive a: IPOD TOUCH and a $200 gift certificate to amoeba.
so get that face paint on, and try to make it as realistic as you can. there will only be 3 WINNERS.

i guess that's it!
hope to see you guys there!

xx franny
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—Additional sass by Becky Bain

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