PHOTO Courtney Love being Courtney Love in New York City

Hot mess Courtney Love without makeup

Every so often we like to check in with the incomparable Courtney Love just to make sure she is fulfilling her role as Miss Hot Mess America. (Or should that be Hot Mess America?) Today we found the 47-year-old singer-songwriter, actress, Honorary Patronage recipient, journalist, and visual artist about to light up a cigarette while sporting a gray trench coat in the Lower East Side of New York City. Obviously her title is safe.

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