Not Necessarily The News: The Divas Edition

Is Madonna out there?

As she promised,

Courtney Love has sold the House that Kurt Bought. Rocker/actress Love, who had

placed the $3 million dollar Seattle estate on the market citing her annoyance

with the constant stream of rubber-neckers pilgrimaging to the spot where her

husband, Nirvana's leader Kurt Cobain, took his life in 1994, unloaded the home

last Thursday, according to a source at the Seattle Times.

The

five-bedroom house in Seattle's posh Broadmoor neighborhood was, pending a

safety inspection, sold to a local family who wishes to remain anonymous, but

who the source said was, "like most of the people up here, of less notoriety."

The source, who described the immaculately-kept grounds as "the most appealing

part of the house," speculated that "the ashes on the mantle probably don't

come with the house."

No Doubt It Would Happen Sometime: No Doubt

kewpie doll Gwen Stefani, who, contrary to all that silly speculation is

definitely not using Madonna's diaries as a blueprint for her career,

has signed with one of Hollywood's major talent agencies. A call to the office

of the "Just A Girl" singer's lawyer, Seth Lichtenstein, confirmed that Ms.

Stefani has joined the ranks of actors Jim Carrey and Sandra Bullock at the

United Talent Agency in her bid to launch a career in Tinseltown. Neither

Lichtenstein, nor UTA's office, however, would confirm what roles Stefani was

pursuing.

Dolly Does "Peace Train": Flipit Records is gearing up to

release a dance remix of Dolly Parton's cover of Cat Stevens' "Peace Train"

(June 17) from her most recent album, Treasures. Really. The original

version of the cover, which featured Ladysmith Black Mambazo singing back-up,

has been retooled by legendary producer Junior Vasquez, as well as producers

Julian Marsh, Paul Andrews and Joey Moscovitch.

The maxi-single will

feature six remixes of the song, with titles including the "Holy Roller Mix,"

Vasquez's 13-minute "Arena Anthem" mix, the "Morning Passage Mix" and a "TGV

Mix." To heighten the divatude of the project, the video for the remix was

lensed by none other than the Material Girls' brother, Christopher Ciccone this

past March in Los Angeles. All we can say is, please don't get any ideas about

the "After the Goldrush" cover!