April 2, 2014

It's been 20 years since Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain died, and his widow Courtney Love is commemorating the anniversary with a surprising announcement.

In an interview with NME, Love announced that she and the couple's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, would fully support a Broadway-style production based on Kurt Cobain's life and work as long as "the right people" were involved.

Love originally resisted the idea when it was first suggested in 2012, but in an unlikely move, the grunge band's loyal fans have convinced her that Broadway is the way to go. An outpouring of support on social media was enough to make Love and her daughter change their minds.

Love told NME that one of her biggest motivations for backing a show is to share the story "that hasn't been told before" and to give her and Cobain's daughter, who is 21, an opportunity to experience her father's life and legacy. "I know her father's spirit will be on that stage, and sitting in that theater with her will be the most emotional experience of our lives," Love said.

As someone who detests musicals and loves Nirvana, I can't help but think the whole Nirvana on Broadway idea is doomed. Would any true Nirvana fan want Nevermind becoming the next Wicked? Or risk "Come as You Are" resembling some peppy, Glee-inspired song-and-dance? How painful is it to think of a high school theater club energetically belting out the lyrics to "About a Girl"? Maybe the story "that hasn't been told before" involves Kurt Cobain's secret obsession with Guys and Dolls and Oklahoma! — but it all seems a bit out of character. Kaitlin Roberts

1:14 p.m. ET
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) maintained Friday that he'll support the Republican presidential nominee, even if that somebody happens to be Donald Trump, The Palm Beach Post reports.

In fact, Rubio might be more impressed with the billionaire business mogul than usual, saying his "performance has improved significantly" recently.

It's also worth noting that Rubio doesn't agree with former House Speaker John Boehner that Ted Cruz is Lucifer. Julie Kliegman

12:39 p.m. ET

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was none too thrilled Saturday with the protesters who blocked his way into California's Republican convention the day before:

Leave it to Trump to make an off-color joke about the incident once he made it inside the hotel Friday.

'We went under a fence and through a fence," Trump said. "Oh boy, it felt like I was crossing the border, actually." Julie Kliegman

11:51 a.m. ET

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook is perhaps best used for admiring photos of Mark Zuckerberg's dog. Beast, a Puli Hungarian Sheepdog, is quite good at camouflaging himself, as you can see in photos the social network's founder posted Friday:

This rug has eyes.

That's an awfully big mop. Julie Kliegman

11:29 a.m. ET

Jimmy Fallon has been singing bits and pieces of Styx's "Too Much Time on My Hands" on The Tonight Show for days. On Friday, he and actor Paul Rudd took the obsession to its natural conclusion, creating a shot-by-shot remake of the '80s music video. The end result is sufficiently goofy. Take a look below. Julie Kliegman

11:05 a.m. ET

Hundreds of activists stormed Iraq's parliament building Saturday in support of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who had accused Iraqi politicians of corruption, CBS News reports.

The demonstrators climbed over blast walls in Baghdad's Green Zone, which houses most of the country's ministries and foreign embassies, after parliament couldn't reach quorum to hold a session. The protesters broke furniture, chanted, and waved Iraqi flags.

For months, protesters have been demanding Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi take more steps to fight corruption. The capital announced a state of emergency amid the protests Saturday. Julie Kliegman

10:28 a.m. ET
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San Francisco Police Chief Gregory Suhr released nine pages of racist and homophobic text messages sent between officers Friday and ordered all officers to undergo anti-bias training, The New York Times reports.

"We have nothing to hide," Suhr said of his 2,000-member force. "These are the actions of a few."

The messages, which disparaged blacks, Latinos, South Asians, and LGBT people, were found as part of an investigation into a rape charge against one of the officers.

The department is under federal investigation for the 2015 fatal shooting of Mario Woods, a black man. Julie Kliegman

9:33 a.m. ET

The head of an evangelical legal organization has pledged to carry a gun into Target's bathrooms to defend against transgender women. Liberty Counsel President Anita Staver is calling for a boycott of the retail chain after it announced that it will allow patrons to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity, The Huffington Post reports. Staver tweeted the following:

Staver later claimed she always brings guns into public restrooms. The Week Staff

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