Courtney Love having Alan Partridge's love child!


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 23, 2003
London, UK
Its true! Linky

For yank's who dont know who Alan Partridge is (played by Steve Cougan), he's a very well known sitcom character who is very middle-aged and is known for stunning quotes such as "Wings???? Only the band the beatles could have been!" Info for Norwich's famous son here

In one of the most unpredictable showbusiness pairings the rock singer Courtney Love has claimed she is expecting a child with Steve Coogan, the alter ego of nerdy chatshow host Alan Partridge.
Love, the widow of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain, told the News of the World yesterday: "Yes, I am pregnant with Steve's baby," but refused to comment further.

She and Coogan met while they were staying in the same hotel in Los Angeles and Love is now reported to be embarrassed at the affair, which lasted just two weeks. "What does it make me look like that I have slept with Alan Partridge?" she allegedly told a friend. "Given the A-grade stars I've dated it's embarrassing. I mean ... Alan Partridge!"

The friend went on to tell the newspaper that Love, the former lead singer of the rock band Hole, claimed that Coogan had a sex and drug addiction and said no decisions had been made about the future concerning the baby.
Coogan's spokesman has denied any romance, insisting they are "just good friends".

The singer, 41, who has an 11-year-old daughter from her marriage to Cobain, is undergoing a 28-day drug treatment programme. She was ordered into rehab after using drugs while on probation and will be sentenced for the violations next month.

Coogan, 39, was divorced from his wife of 16 months, Caroline Hickman, last month.
What would Alan Partridge say? Back of the net!


Jun 18, 2004
The man who introduced me to the 'Big Plate Scam' at one-visit buffets. :D


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 23, 2003
London, UK
edesignuk said:

At this point I'm calling BS.
If its in the Guardian it must be true!

I hope it is anyway. What a brilliant hoax if it turns out to be false. Possibly better then when Heat magazine had an 'exclusive' with news that Charlotte Church was duetting with Goldie Lookin Chain on a track called 'Stick it in Cider"!


Jun 18, 2004
edesignuk said:

At this point I'm calling BS.
While I don't believe everything I read why would they make this story up with such bizarre celebs?
I don't care if it is true or not but the idea is quite funny, I've seen Coogan interviewed and he seems like an OK sort of guy, I bet his head is in his hands this morning.


macrumors 68010
Oct 4, 2003
London, UK
BBC News has more!

Oh my god, if only it were true. The possibilities are endless.

I wish I knew what Steve Coogan was like out of Partridge persona, even looking at the photo of him on the news site - i think it's just Alan Partridge after going to a decent stylist...

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Jun 18, 2004
Could this 'news' 'scandal' have anything to do with the forthcoming Alan Partridge: The Movie?? :rolleyes:


macrumors 6502
Sep 17, 2003
Apparently Steve Coogan coerced her into having unprotected sex. I can only imagine how that went… remember the Alan Partridge episode where he’s in bed with Jill (one of the workers from his company, Pear Tree Productions… it’s actually the episode where he utters the immortal “Actually, a pipe of Pringles will suffice” line) and he’s explaining to her that he has no condoms?

I’ve taken the liberty of repeating that scene except with Courtney Love
instead of Jill:

Alan: Right, let battle commence! [Slightly muffled] Do you like me doing that?
Shall I do it more quickly or shall I maintain the same speed?
Courtney Love: That’s fine.
Alan: Right. Shall I move on to the other one? Oh, that’s lovely. That’s first
class. That is superb. Ooh, there you go, it’s all happening! Courtney Love I’m afraid I have no sheathes.
Courtney Love: No what?
Alan: Sheathes, er, prophylactics, you know, rubber johnnies. Actually, being
your age and everything there’s probably no need for them. I’m talking about
the menopau … whoooo! Courtney Love you know your onions! Do you mind if I
talk? It helps me keep the wolf from the door, so to speak. Courtney Love, what do you
think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich town centre? I’ll be honest I’m
dead against it. People forget that [increasingly breathless] traders need
access to Dixons! [Regaining himself] They do say it’ll help people in [half-
sighing] wheeeeelchairs!


Moderator emeritus
May 1, 2005
PaRaGoNViCtiM said:
No, Courtney, No!!! Have my baby!!! Oh wait, I'm a girl! Damn!!
I've been keeping an eye on this thread, wondering how long it would take you to post here. ;) :D


macrumors 68000
coogan's antics have been well known in the industry for quite some time. has a bit of a nose monkey... and courtney is such a waste of space. what a horrible gene pool to take a dip in...blah!

having said that, i do think alan partridge is some of the funniest stuff i've ever seen.

but still, sex with courtney...i feel queesy. :eek:

Jaffa Cake

macrumors Core
Aug 1, 2004
The City of Culture, Englandshire
Pring said:
I’ve taken the liberty of repeating that scene except with Courtney Love instead of Jill: ~snip~
Well, if you're going to quote Partridge...

Alan: Yeah, cheers. So, who's your favourite singer, then?
Ben: Oh, anything, really, you know. Frank Sinatra, Kurt Cobain.
Alan: Who's he?
Ben: Nirvana. Blew his head off with a gun?
Alan: Why?
Ben: He was depressed.
Alan: Why, were they not very good?
Ben: No, they were great.
Alan: Oh. Someone should've told him!


I can't imagine Courtney with Alan Partridge. Now, Courtney with Paul Calf I could imagine...


macrumors 604
Jan 20, 2005
What's up with the bastardization of BV's avatar by people who think they're cool by doing it?


macrumors 6502a
Nov 3, 2001
Indianapolis, IN
Oh come on, let's not gild the lilly. Having Courtney Love for a mother... growing up under her influence... grim as it may sound, let's hope that either the drugs limit the child's self-awareness to the point that they are blissfully ignorant of what a wretched hand they were dealt in life, or he/she is raised by someone else and thereby given something resembling a chance at a normal life.

That woman is a shameful waste of a human suit.


macrumors 68020
Jul 18, 2002
I've been wanting to see I'm Alan Partridge ever since I watched Coogan play Tony Wilson in "24 Hour Party People". BBC America finally got off their arses and started airing the show (albeit only one episode a week, aired Friday/Saturday at midnight - thank goodness for Tivo!), and, I have to say, it was worth the wait. Some of the funniest stuff I've seen in ages. I can understand some of the criticism now that he played Wilson as Partridge, but I think that's just because the Partridge character is so strong that he may be typecast now.

Coogan was also in Jim Jarmusch's film "Coffee and Cigarettes"; his little vignette with Alfred Molina pretending to be his cousin was one of the funniest parts of a rather uneven film.

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