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Courtney Love: Frances Bean turned down playing 'Twilight's' Bella

Courtney Love sat down with Howard Stern on Thursday with a few very interesting revelations -- many about her sometimes-estranged daughter Frances Bean (whose father is the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana) and one big tease about herself.First off, Love and Bean are no longer really estranged, she insisted: "I'm really good with my daughter now, we're really good." But it's still in the virtual worl
Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain; Kristen Stewart as Bella in "Twilight."
Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain; Kristen Stewart as Bella in "Twilight."Getty Images, Summit Entertainme

Courtney Love sat down with Howard Stern on Thursday with a few very interesting revelations -- many about her sometimes-estranged daughter Frances Bean (whose father is the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana) and one big tease about herself.

First off, Love and Bean are no longer really estranged, she insisted: "I'm really good with my daughter now, we're really good." But it's still in the virtual world: They email "and we tweet, too," she told Stern on his SiriusXM radio show.

(Warning: Video contains bleeped-out obscenities.)

E! reported that elsewhere in the interview Love said that she hasn't yet met Bean's finace Isiah Silva, though they have spoken online. She says she approves of Bean's choice, noting that Silva seemed "really, really nice."

Bean has apparently always had a mind of her own, though; Love revealed that her daughter was offered the role of Bella in the "Twilight" movie series, and said no.

"When she was 13 she was offered 'Twilight,' she was offered Bella in 'Twilight.' That's a true story. Someone just saw a picture of her in a magazine and sent me the script for 'Twilight,'" Love said. "She was like, 'That's a sexist, moron piece of s---."

When Stern seemed surprised, Love added, "It would have destroyed her life."

But then she dropped her own news about a particular offer -- Love brought up Stern's "America's Got Talent" job, then said "I'm going to do a big TV show. I'm not saying what it is."

Could it be "American Idol," which just lost three of its judges, Stern wondered? He said she'd "hinted" about doing that show in the past.

"I'm not telling you," she said. "You know how those people are and ... we can't." Still, it's "a pretty done deal," so look for announcements in the future.