Courtney Love claims she has been approached to judge top US talent show

Singer also reveals she will release new material later this month

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Courtney Love has revealed that she is close to signing up to become a judge on a big US talent show.

Though not naming the specific programme she is in talks to appear on, Love has revealed that she wants to bring her own brand of honesty to television and promised to be herself while on screen. Speaking to Wonderland, Love says: "I don’t know if it’s gonna happen or not, but they’re looking at me to judge one of these talent shows. Some people go on them and they have butterflies come out of their ass. I’m not saying I’m gonna go on and be a cunt, but I would just be myself."

Continuing to discuss her possible new career in TV, Love adds: "I’m not afraid to be honest. I always said I would never, ever, ever do one, but I’m not talking about the one judging dogs – it’s the other one, I don’t wanna say the name of it. If Ellen DeGeneres can be a judge, I mean, hello?"

The topic of music also came up in the interview with Love revealing that she has a new single coming out later this month. "I have two A-sides coming out in mid-April and I tour through June and July, playing about 70 shows. I had six songs, but I decided to pick the two excellent songs instead of four really good songs and two excellent songs." One of the new tracks is titled 'California', a title the former Hole singer knew had to be paired with a big song. "I keep writing about California so I just finally called a song straight up fucking California. Not even Malibu, which I still don’t have the keys to the city and I’m really pissed – 13,000 people and they don’t give me the fucking keys to the city! It’s like when Billy Corgan told me he was calling a song ‘Tonight, Tonight’. I was like, “If that song isn’t the best fucking song I’ve ever heard, you will be carted out of town on a cross.” You don’t call a song ‘Tonight, Tonight’ or ‘California’ unless you know it’s major."

Meanwhile, Love is currently starring in an advert for Njoy e-cigarettes. Wearing a pink gown, she takes a drag from the cigarette and says: "Relax, it's a fucking Njoy", when lambasted for smoking at a posh indoor event. The Hole song 'Celebrity Skin' then starts playing.

She also recently collaborated with REM's Michael Stipe on Johnny Depp's album of sea shanties. The track, titled 'Rio Grande', appeared on the pirate-themed album 'Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys', which was released in February.

Courtney Love covered Jay-Z's classic hit '99 Problems' at the start of the year. The singer performed the song during an intimate gig at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January and fan footage has now surfaced on YouTube. Before she begins her version of the rap classic, Love says: "This either sucks or it's genius, I don't know."

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